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: AZITHROMYCIN SOLUTION - OPHTHALMIC Pronounced: (ay-ZITH-roe-MYE-sin) Azithromycin Opht Precautions
Before using azithromycin, tell your doctor or pharmacist
if you are allergic to it; or to other macrolide antibiotics such as
erythromycin or clarithromycin; or to ketolide antibiotics such as
telithromycin; 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 details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or
pharmacist your medical history, especially of:
other eye problems
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
During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when
clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits...
With the Beijing Summer Olympics having taken place last month, combined with the start of school and a new season of athletic competition, we all start thinking about healthy snacks we can provide our kids that nourish their bodies and give them an energy boost just before their games. There are dozens of power bars on the market, with protein and healthy carbohydrates to promote muscle development and aid athlete with a steady source of energy.
But if your child has food allergies , these bars may be off limits to them. Many of these energy bars contain peanuts, tree nuts, whole grain wheat or dairy as their sources of protein or carbohydrates. I can't give these bars to my daughter, so I developed a recipe for an allergen-free energy bar that is both healthy and delicious.
(Note: The recipe below contains coconut, which is actually a seed and not a nut. FAAN and most allergists agree that coconut is not a tree nut, but the FDA has included coconut in their definition of t...
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