The beginning of summer kicks off the camping and hiking season, anxiously awaited by those who have endured a long cold winter. This year will likely prove to be one of the busier camping seasons as many Americans bypass more expensive vacations that involve pricey airline tickets or gas guzzling road trips. Emergency department staff will probably see a greater number of people with contact dermatitis caused by exposure to poison ivy, poison oak or poison sumac. Many people have never seen poison ivy , or perhaps wouldn't recognize it if they saw it. Poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac belong to the plant genus Toxicodendron (previously referred to as Rhus ). Toxicodendron means "poisonous tree." These plants have an oil-based substance in the resin on their leaves and in their stems and branches called urushiol that causes a delayed skin reaction in about 50% of people that contact it. Urushiol may cause severe contact dermatitis in people that have previousl...
Generic Name: NAPHAZOLINE - OPHTHALMIC Pronounced: (nah-FAZZ-oh-leen) Clear Eyes Itchy Eye Relief Opht Precautions
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After you apply this drug, your vision may become
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Do you ever get the sensation of itching all over your body? I had it so bad last week that I could barely sleep. I kept waking up to scratch my back and legs, and was convinced I had bed bugs. As I developed an outbreak over the next few days, I began to wonder if the itching had anything to do with herpes. Like maybe it’s a form or neuralgia, with itchiness instead of pain. Since herpes lives in the nervous system, why wouldn’t it cause itchy sensations in other parts of my body, besides down below?
When I looked online to see if there was any connection between herpes and general bodily itching, I did find several others who were concerned about the same thing. Though others reassured them that there was no correlation between herpes and random skin itching, I did find it interesting that there was some discussion about it already. I thought maybe some of you who frequent this site might have the same concerns and some i...
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