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...
Dermatitis - diaper and Candida; Candida-associated diaper dermatitis; Diaper dermatitis
The best treatment for a diaper rash is to keep the diaper area clean and dry. This will also help prevent new diaper rashes.
Always wash your hands after changing a diaper
Ask your doctor if a diaper rash cream would be helpful. Zinc oxide or petroleum jelly-based products help keep moisture away from baby's skin when applied to completely clean, dry skin
Avoid using wipes that have alcohol or perfume. They may dry out or irritate the skin more
Do NOT use corn starch on your baby's bottom. It can make a yeast diaper rash worse
Do NOT use talc (talcum powder). It can get into your baby's lungs
Change your baby's diaper often, and as soon as possible after the baby urinates or passes stool
Lay your baby on a towel without a diaper on whenever possible. The more time the baby can be kept out of a diaper, the better
Generic Name: PROGESTIN/ESTROGEN CONTRACEPTIVE - ORAL Pronounced: (proe-JES-tin/ES-troe-jen) Ortho Tri-Cyclen (28) Oral Precautions
See also Warning section.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or
pharmacist if you are allergic to any estrogens (e.g., ethinyl estradiol,
mestranol) or any progestins (e.g., norethindrone, desogestrel); or if you have
any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can
cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more
This medication should not be used if you have certain
medical conditions. Before using this product, consult your doctor or
pharmacist if you have:
history of stroke or other blood clots (e.g., in the legs,
severe high blood pressure
abnormal breast exam
cancer (especially endometrial or breast cancer)
diabetes that has caused kidney/eye/nerve/blood vessel
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