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The Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning that an uncommon form of salmonella has been linked to certain types of raw red tomatoes and foods containing raw red tomatoes. Here's how you can stay in the clear of salmonella:There have been 167 reported cases of salmonella caused by the rare form that has been found in raw red plum, and roma and round tomatoes. The bacteria CANNOT be eliminated by simply washing, so consumers are advised to avoid raw red plum, roma, and round tomatoes completely (and foods containing them) for the time being. However, you should wash ANY produce you buy at the store or your market, or grow in your own backyard. The following types of tomatoes have NOT been linked to the outbreak and are safe to eat:cherry tomatoesgrape tomatoestomatoes still on the vinetomatoes grown at homeFurthermore, tomatoes in the following areas have NOT been linked to the outbreak: AlabamaArkansas California Georgia HawaiiLouisian...
About once or
twice a month, I see a young male in his late teens or early 20s who come to me
to evaluate a bump or lesion on his penis. Interestingly, many of these men
have sought evaluation before and STILL don't know what they have.
Here are the
most common causes of this symptom:
grouped lesions on the penis that are painful? Think about genital herpes as the cause. These lesions can also occur on the buttocks or anal area. The
initial outbreak may be associated with fever. Herpes is the most common STD in
and most genital lesions in men are herpes.
Have a bump
that looks like a wart or has a cauliflower appearance? You may have genital
warts. Warts are caused by certain strains of human papillomavirus --
different ones than those that cause cervical cancer in women. In most cases,
the warts do not cause symptoms, but occasionally they can burn, itch or be
tender. They can also produce a discharge. The lesions may be tan, pink or
How Do You Get HPV? Human papilloma virus (HPV) is a sexually transmitted infection caused by direct, skin-to-skin contact by way of sexual intercourse or oral sex. Genital warts come from the same family of viruses as the common warts people get on their hands, but only genital warts are transmitted through sexual contact. Genital warts, also called condyloma accuminatum, are found on the cervix of approximately one-third of women in their teens and early twenties. Your odds of being infected with the virus increase with each sexual partner. While there are fewer statistics on men's rate of infection, common sense suggests that an equal number of men are probably infected as well. After all, the women with HPV would have either transmitted the virus to their partners or gotten it from them in the first place. What Do Genital Warts Look Like? Genital warts are caused by particular strains of HPV. Direct contact with these highly contagious warts transmits the virus to the sex p...
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