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: KETOTIFEN - OPHTHALMIC Pronounced: (KEE-toe-TYE-fen) Zyrtec Itchy Eye Drops Opht Precautions
Before using ketotifen, tell your doctor or pharmacist if
you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may
contain inactive ingredients (such as the preservative benzalkonium chloride in
the multi-dose container), which can cause allergic reactions or other
problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or
pharmacist your medical history, especially of:
eye problems (e.g., glaucoma)
After you apply this drug, your vision may become
temporarily blurred. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that
requires clear vision until you are sure you can perform such activities
Do not use this medication in children younger than 3
years unless directed by the doctor.
During pregnancy, this medication should be used only whe...
Some women become afflicted with pelvic pain accompanied by itching, burning, cannot sit without suffering , can't think about sex pain in the vulvar area. The opening of your vagina, or the vulva can become afflicted with vulvodynia spontaneously and though you clearly feel all the symptoms - the physical exam may not be that impressive. So what typically happens? You don't get help - the condition persists and you suffer.
Alot of women don't report it because they will examine themselves - see nothing - and feel actually stupid going to the doctor. So be clear - this condition does exist and you can get help.
Symptoms of vulvodynia include:
Painful intercourse (dyspareunia)
The pain can be constant or intermittent and it can last for months, even years. It can also vanish spontaneously. A rule out diagnosis is vulvar vestibulitis which may cause pain when there is pressure app...
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