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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: MICONAZOLE - TOPICAL Pronounced: (mye-KON-a-zole) Rash Relief Antifungal Top Uses
Miconazole is used to treat skin infections such as
athlete's foot, jock itch, ringworm, and other fungal skin infections
(candidiasis). 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. Miconazole is an azole
antifungal that works by preventing the growth of fungus.
How To Use Rash Relief Antifungal Top
Use this medication on the skin only. Clean and thoroughly
dry the area to be treated. Apply this medication to the affected skin, usually
twice a day or as directed by your doctor. If you are using the spray form,
shake the bottle well before applying. Dosage and length of treatment depends
on the type of infection being treated. Do not apply this more often than
prescribed. Your condition will not...
Who knew that changes that result from going through menopause could be the culprit that causes some women to have a painful mouth? New research that’s just been published in the May/June 29011 issue of General Dentistry has linked damage to a woman’s nervous system that may occur during menopause to “burning mouth syndrome” (BMS).
Almost 5% of the United States population has reported having a constant burning sensation that is most commonly experienced on the top of the tongue, lower lip and roof of the mouth. The Mayo Clinic website stated, “Burning mouth syndrome causes chronic burning pain in your mouth. The pain from burning mouth syndrome may affect your tongue, gums, lips, inside of your cheeks, roof of your mouth, or widespread areas of your whole mouth. The pain can be severe, as if you scalded your mouth.”
Researchers are not sure what causes BMS, although they believe it is a neuropathic condition. "For reasons unknown, it seems that the...
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