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9 Signs of Possible Drug Use

9 Signs of Possible Drug Use

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We’re losing more and more of our loved ones to overdose. The rate of drug-related deaths in the past few years has skyrocketed to record-breaking levels. In 2000, there were about 17,000 drug overdose deaths in America. That number grew to over 63,000 in 2016, which was the highest recorded yet. However, even that record was topped again in 2017, with over 72,000 overdose deaths. How do we stop this ever-growing problem?   One way is through education. We need to be aware of (and help others to be aware of) the signs of drug use in order to combat the epidemic sweeping our country. When it comes to your friends and family members, be on the lookout for the following changes: Isolation – Are they isolating themselves from friends or family who don’t drink or do drugs?
Types of hand eczema. Is it different from underarm rash

Types of hand eczema. Is it different from underarm rash

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Most people suffer from mild degrees of hand eczema, as dryness or chapping, sometime or other during their life time. Hand dermatitis and underarm rash are more common in females to the ratio of 2:1. In most of the cases the condition is self limiting, but if spreads further a visit to eczema specialist is a must. Pompholyx Pompholyx is also known as dyshidrotic eczema or vesicular eczema of the palms and soles, as most of the time the soles are also affected. Tense fluid filled, intensely itchy vesicles appear on the sides of fingers and palm. Hereditary predisposition, emotional stress, ide eruption to fungal or bacterial infections, ingested allergens, chromate and nickel sensitivity all have been cited as causes for pompholyx. This is a bit different from underarm rash. R...
A guide to healing eczema in infant or baby

A guide to healing eczema in infant or baby

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No mother wants to worry about skin rashes, inflamed skin and irritation on her baby's body caused by atopic dermatitis, which is a type of eczema. It is a skin condition (usually hereditary or in infants with allergies) that cause patches of tiny itchy red bumps that tend to develop on the baby's scalp face and cheeks. Atopic dermatitis is the most common type of eczema that affects infants. It is important to know what to expect and how healing eczema is easier with below guide. Don't be alarmed; the skin condition isn't harmful. Conversely, it can be extremely irritating for infants and painful to watch. The first stages usually occur with infants between two to six months of age. It usually disappears or improves from two to three years of age. If an infant has eczema, small ...
Treatment of Nummular eczema baby with homemade lotion, lavender oil, other ways

Treatment of Nummular eczema baby with homemade lotion, lavender oil, other ways

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Generally, there is a strong family history associated with eczema. In more than 90 percent of cases, it starts before five years of age. In infantile eczema, the face, arms and legs are usually affected. If it continues into toddlerhood, the neck, front of elbows and area behind knees, get involved. Sometimes the dry skin patches can also be very localized such as on palms, soles or on limbs. There is also a variety known as Nummular eczema baby and it appears as round itchy patches over arms or legs. This may be hard to differentiate from fungal skin infection at times. Here are Certain Important Points for Parents to Note If your child's eczema starts before nine months of age, there is a high possibility that he/she may have certain food allergies (particularly milk - as i...
Adult Atopic Dermatitis – Eczema of Grown Ups

Adult Atopic Dermatitis – Eczema of Grown Ups

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Around 20-40% of cases of childhood atopic eczema go into adolescent and adult atopic dermatitis. The adult atopic dermatitis has a similar distribution to the childhood atopic dermatitis with more pronounced thickening of the skin and increased skin markings. Signs and Symptoms of Adult Atopic Dermatitis The chronic eczema changes are more on the flexures and hands. In adolescents and young females, eczema of the nipples is common, with scaling, crusting, and, at times, acute exacerbation characterized by oozing and severe itching. Lip borders show itchy skin rashes in many cases of adult atopic dermatitis. Hair follicle related thick bumps are seen in the black skinned and the Japanese. Adult atopic eczema cases are more sensitive to sunlight, and may present with itchy s...
Acute eczema treatment with cream, lotion, oil

Acute eczema treatment with cream, lotion, oil

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Acute eczema can appear de novo as the first attack of inflammatory skin diseases or can occur as an exacerbation of an existing itchy skin rash. It typically presents with oozing, redness and swelling of the affected area. A stinging or burning sensation followed by pain and itching are the main symptoms. The commonest examples of acute eczema presenting as itchy skin rashes are contact dermatitis or an acute exacerbation of atopic eczema in children. The treatment of acute eczema involves general measures applicable to all types of eczema whatever be the cause and specific measures related to the itchy skin rash. Acute Eczema Treatment: General Measures The sudden appearance of eczema can be alarming and distressing for an individual. The intense burning sensation, itching a...