Archive | January, 2013

What Are Antibiotics?

Antibiotic ointments are topical ointments that are usually found in an oil base to kill bacteria and prevent potential infections. The ointment is to be applied to affected areas of the skin that may be susceptible to infections—these include burns, minor cuts, and abrasions. Do NOT use antibiotic ointment on puncture wounds, severe burns or […]

Recognizing and Managing Chicken Pox

Chicken pox is a mild childhood infection experienced by almost everyone, at least once. The infection results in the formation of itchy red spots that turn into fluid filled blisters later on. Before the formation of rashes, the infection is very contagious and children should not be sent to public places as other people may […]