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Superbug. It's a term that's been in the news a lot lately. However, I was hearing about this infection even before it became a recent headline. Earlier this fall, my son was very concerned about contracting it. Superbug is a nickname for MRSA, which stands for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. It's a type of "staph" infection that is resistant to certain antibiotics. Staph infections including MRSA are most common in people who are in the hospital or nursing homes, and people who have a weakened immune system. These infections can be fatal to young children, the elderly and those with a compromised immune system. But lately, these infections have been popping up throughout communities, at schools, daycare centers, and among healthy people who were not recently hospitalized. These infections are called CA-MRSA. In fact, some doctors believe staph infections are one of the most common causes of skin infections in the commu...
Any time I hear or see enough chatter about a fitness related topic, either in person, on line, or both, I feel compelled to share my knowledge with readers regarding that topic. One particular issue that has moved to the forefront of health club chatter is MRSA (pronounced mer´ suh), which is an acronym for methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus. MRSA is a bacteria that, for years, used to attack the very disabled, sick and elderly who resided in hospitals, nursing homes and institutional facilities.
The problem is that it is resistant to many commonly used antibiotics. In recent years, however, a strain of these bacteria has emerged in the general population called CA-MRSA, or community acquired MRSA. Now, anyone can contract the bug which is capable of causing anything from a small pimple to a full blown life threatening skin infection called necrotizing fasciitis (aka flesh eating bacteria). What does all this have to do with working out at the gym, you a...
Generic Name: TERBINAFINE CREAM - TOPICALPronounced: (ter-BIN-uh-feen)Jock Itch (Terbinafine) Top Uses
This medication is used to treat a variety of fungal skin
infections such as ringworm, athlete's foot, and jock itch. This medication is
also used to treat a skin condition known as pityriasis (tinea versicolor), a
fungal infection that causes a lightening or darkening of the skin of the neck,
chest, arms, or legs. Terbinafine is an antifungal that works by preventing the
growth of fungus.
How To Use Jock Itch (Terbinafine) Top
Use this medication on the skin only. Clean and thoroughly
dry the area to be treated. Apply a thin layer of the medication on and around
the affected area, usually once or twice daily as directed on the product
package. If you are uncertain about any of the information, consult your doctor
or pharmacist. Wash your hands after using unless the area being treated
includes the hands. Do not wrap, cover, or bandage ...
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