Posts Tagged ‘skin’

Never try to tan???– Your teen may hate to hear this but a tan is never healthy. A tan is nothing more than the body’s way of trying to protect itself from the damaging rays of the sun.
Avoid tanning salons altogether — There is absolutely nothing that your teenager can gain from the harmful ultraviolet rays in a tanning salon. Read on »

There is no cure for lupus, but it is possible to put the disease into remission for long periods of time with medications that suppress the immune system. Much progress has been made in easing the symptoms and relieving the discomfort of lupus. Your healthcare team has a variety of medications that may help you. There are four groups of drugs currently used in lupus treatment: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs — Aspirin and other drugs, also called NSAIDs, are often the first medication taken by people with lupus because they are usually effective in relieving symptoms. Many are available over the counter without a doctor’s prescription. At times, they may also be used safely with other medications to relieve symptoms. NSAIDs are commonly prescribed for fever, mild inflammation and aching joints. Read on »

Getting stung is no fun. Minor, individual stings usually pose no serious physical threat, but multiple stings can be very serious.

With a minor sting you can expect to experience:

Pain at the sting site that may persist for several hours
Swelling, redness and itching or burning at the sting site
To Treat a Minor Bee or Wasp Sting:

Remove any stinger, scraping it out with a knife, the edge of a credit card or a fingernail. Do not use tweezers and do not push on the stinger, which may squeeze more poison into the skin.

Wash the area with soap and water
Apply a cold compress
If the person stung experiences sever allergic reactions, call 911 immediately or go to the emergency room.

Q.Please explain what reflex sympathetic dystrophy is. Also, is this an orthopedic or a neurological problem? Read on »