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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: CORTISONE - ORAL Pronounced: (KOR-ti-sone) Cortisone Oral Uses
Cortisone is a corticosteroid hormone (glucocorticoid). It
decreases your body's natural defensive response and reduces symptoms such as
swelling and allergic-type reactions.
This medication is used to treat conditions such as
arthritis, blood/hormone/immune system disorders, allergic reactions, certain
skin and eye conditions, breathing problems, and certain
How To Use Cortisone Oral
Take this medication by mouth with food or milk to prevent
stomach upset. Take this medication by mouth with a full glass of water (8
ounces/240 milliliters) unless your doctor directs you otherwise. If you take
this medication once daily, take it in the morning before 9 AM. If you are
taking this medication every other day or on another schedule besides a daily
one, it may help to mark your calendar with a reminder.
The dosage and length of treatment are based o...
I had an opportunity to talk with Robert Fisher, professional travel writer and editor at Frommers.com. Bob and I could have been separated at birth we have so many allergies in common, but most inspiring is how he's safely traveled the world for the past 30 or so years with allergies. For anyone who has allergies or is the parent of a child with allergies, you know how frightening it can be to eat somewhere new, leaving your safe home base. Below, Robert tells me some of his experiences, both the good, the bad and the itchy. SLOANE MILLER: What are your allergies? ROBERT FISHER: I'm anaphylactically allergic to peanuts and legumes like green peas, as well as having asthma and the usual environmental allergies to pollen, dust , dogs and cats. SM: Wow, just like me! Do you have your Epi-Pen and Benadryl with you? RF: Yes and prednisone as well. SM: We're like twins! I have the same medications in my purse and I always carry th...
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