26 June 2016
If you have a painful and chronic condition like osteoarthritis, then you may use topical ointments to help soothe your discomfort. Most of these creams contain counterirritants. A counterirritant is a substance that is meant to create slight irritation across the surface of the skin. This irritation creates a hot or cold sensation that overpowers the pain sensations that are felt by the joints. The result is a soothing feeling. While most counterirritant creams are purchased online or at your local pharmacy, you can actually make your own at home.
20 June 2016
Many diabetics dealing with slow wound healing may have serious problems with issues like infection. Because of the way diabetes impacts the arteries, blood flow is restricted to wounds, disrupting healthy healing. When a diabetic's blood sugar level rises, it causes the arteries to narrow and stiffen, restricting proper circulation. While you may be managing your diabetes, you may still have troubles with wounds healing in a healthy time frame if your white blood cells cannot reach wounds fast enough.
8 June 2016
Some types of rosacea can cause the skin on the nose to thicken (rhinophyma). In addition to making people self-conscious about their appearance, blackheads and clogged sebaceous glands are significantly more common with rhinophyma and exacerbate the problem. There are several ways of managing rhinophyma and making the condition less noticeable. Have Regular Extractions Although extractions will not reduce the appearance of rhinophyma, it can minimize the acne and trapped oils under the skin that also contribute to changes in the skin's appearance.
24 May 2016
If you have an elderly parent who has osteoarthritis, then you should be concerned. Aging puts you at risk for this condition. It has a lot to do with your cartilage and joint not being able to recover from damage and stress. Osteoarthritis decreases your range of motion and causes an uncomfortable grinding on your joints. This results in inflammation, pain, and swelling. These symptoms make it unpleasant and difficult to stay mobile.
9 May 2016
A baby is considered premature when they are born less than 37 weeks gestation. In the United States, one out of every ten babies is born early. Parents of preemies often feel overwhelmed and unsure of how to properly care for their baby. This is especially true for babies born very preterm with low birth weights which often requires lengthy stays in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). There does come a day though when preemies get to go home, and here are a few things to consider when that finally happens.
25 April 2016
Spring allergies are particularly cruel. After surviving all the cold and unpleasant months, you should be able to go outside and enjoy the beauty of nature without sneezing and sniffling. Allergies can make you miserable, but you can take steps to minimize your suffering. Outdoor Exposure Pollen from grass and trees are often the cause of many of your allergy problems. These pollen particles are so small and light that they can travel long distances during a windy day.
7 April 2016
As a parent, you want to be sure that you are always taking care of your child's health and well-being. And while you try to do just that, sometimes they develop a health condition that you never expected, like diabetes. If your child has been diagnosed with diabetes, you may be in shock and not understand what you can do to help them. Get to know more about diabetes and children so that you can be better prepared to help them understand and treat their condition.