Lamictal - also sold under the generic name lamotrigine - is a medication that was developed to treat seizure disorders like epilepsy. Since then it has also come to be used as a mood stabilizer for people with bipolar disorder. Studies are showing that Lamictal is one of the better mood stabilizers for treating bipolar depression as well as to help control mania and hypomania.
However, when you first start taking Lamictal, your doctor should warn you to report to him or her immediately if a rash develops. Why? Because the rash may be serious or even life-threatening. If you can't get in touch with your prescribing doctor right away , seek emergency treatment.
Almost all cases of dangerous rashes caused by Lamictal occur within 2-8 weeks of starting treatment. The occurrence rate in patients taking Lamictal for mood disorders was less than 1 in a thousand during clinical trials, but there isn't enough post-marketing data yet to confirm that number. In patients taking Lami...
Generic Name: BACITRACIN - TOPICAL Pronounced: (BAS-i-TRAY-sin) Rash Relief Antibacterial Top Uses
This medication is used to prevent minor skin infections
caused by small cuts, scrapes, or burns. Bacitracin works by stopping the
growth of certain bacteria. It belongs to a class of drugs known as
This antibiotic only prevents bacterial infections. It
will not work for virus or fungus infections. Unnecessary use or overuse of any
antibiotic can lead to its decreased effectiveness.
Do not use this product over large areas of the body. Do
not use it for serious skin infections. Ask your doctor first before using this
product for serious skin injuries (such as deep or puncture wounds, animal
bites, serious burns). A different treatment may be necessary for these types
of conditions. Consult your doctor for more information.
If you are self-treating with this medication, it is
important to read the package instructions...
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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