The laundry is never-ending. As soon as you get it completed and put away, someone throws something in the hamper. It is a job that goes on forever. Today, laundry can be complicated, with many different fabrics that may need special care. To make matters worse, laundry rooms are often small rooms and sometimes you are working in a closet. Where are you to put all the many items necessary to do the wash and what do you do with the tools, such as laundry baskets? Tips for helping the daunting task of doing laundry not so daunting: Teach older children to do their own wash. In my house it is a “right of passage” when a child enters sixth grade. At this age, they are tall enough to reach the top of the washer and dryer and can understand the basics of washing clothes. Keep a laundry basket specifically for socks, rather than sorting them for each person. All socks go into one basket; each family member can sort through for their own socks. Once clothes are fol...
Definition Porphyrias are a group of rare disorders passed down through families, in which an important part of hemoglobin , called heme, is not made properly. Heme is also found in myoglobin, a protein found in certain muscles. Alternative Names Acute intermittent porphyria; Hereditary coproporphyria; Congenital erythropoietic porphyria; Erythropoietic protoporphyria Causes, incidence, and risk factors Normally, the body makes heme in a multi-step process. Porphyrins are made during several steps of this process. Patients with porphyria have a deficiency of certain enzymes needed for this process. This causes abnormal amounts of porphyrins or related chemicals to build up in the body. There are many different forms of porphyria. The most common type is porphyria cutanea tarda (PCT). Drugs, infection, alcohol, and hormones such as estrogen may trigger attacks of certain types of porphyria.
Did you know the largest internal organ of the body is the liver? But the overall largest organ of the body is the skin. It’s no wonder the skin is involved with so many aspects of diseases: rash, itching, fever, external bleeding, swelling, pallor (turning pale), and cyanosis (turning blue). Doctors look for signs of hundreds of diseases by examining the organ that is most accessible, the skin.
Often the skin is our first line of defense against adverse conditions such as hot and cold temperatures, external trauma (for example falling on hard ground) and harmful rays of the sun. We are protected from a myriad of germs (bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites) by having a finely woven coat of armor, our skin.
Unfortunately certain substances, after contacting the skin, may cause a break down in protective barrier forces. This may be followed by inflammation and a skin eruption (rash) that signals the development of contact dermatitis (CD) .
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