FROM OUR EXPERTS
As I prepared to write this post to tell you about our plans for December, I wondered where the year went. It was just summer last week it seems and now it's snowing outside my window. Up on the corner they're selling Christmas trees, pine cones and reindeer made of slender birch trunks and people in my neighborhood have started tormenting each other with the annual question of "have you finished your shopping yet?" I'm pretty sure the goal is to find someone who's more disorganized and stressed that you are yourself.
The holiday season has taken off like a rocket with the Thanksgiving celebrations and subsequent retail celebrations of Black Friday weekend. Throughout this month, we'll all be rushing around, getting ready for the holidays. There's shopping to be done, parties to go to, presents to wrap and that's on top of everything else we're already doing. Remember that this time of year is a marathon, not a sprint and pace yourself - your chances of having a happy holiday s...
Recently, in a private discussion group, a friend posed the question whether it was possible to have PTSD from dealing with a child that has had serious medical problems. While I admittedly do not have a psychology background, I definitely related to the symptoms she described and it made me wonder. I thought about everything parents dealing with a child that has IBD go through, as well as what we went through with our child. In my case, I had just had my twins six weeks earlier and the hormones were nuts! One of my twins never slept, was in pain constantly from GERD and had issues with her airway that we later determined was from severe asthma. Watching your child frequently struggle to breathe or scream in pain while you are helpless to do anything is heart-wrenching, to say the least. When my daughter was six-weeks old she had an apnea related to her GERD that was later determined to be an ALTE, apparent life-threatening event. She stopped breathi...
Alternative Names Radiation poisoning; radiation injury Symptoms Bleeding from the nose , mouth, gums, and rectum Bloody stool Bruising Confusion Dehydration Diarrhea Fainting Fatigue Fever Hair loss Inflammation of exposed areas (redness, tenderness, swelling, bleeding) Mouth ulcers Nausea and vomiting Open sores on the skin Skin burns (redness, blistering ) Sloughing of skin Ulcers in the esophagus, stomach or intestines Vomiting blood Weakness Your doctor will advise you how best to treat these symptoms. Medications may be prescribed to help reduce nausea, vomiting, and pain. Blood transfusions may be given for anemia . Antibiotics are used to prevent or fight infections.
You should know
Answers to your question are meant to provide general health information but should not replace medical advice you receive from a doctor. No answers should be viewed as a diagnosis or recommended treatment for a condition. Content posted by community members does not necessarily reflect the views of Remedy Health Media, which also reserves the right to remove material deemed inappropriate.