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Treatment for a tanning bed burn

It is important to note that burns caused by a tanning bed and exposure to the UV rays of the sun have strikingly similar symptoms and treatment options, a tanning bed burn tends to occur with minimal exposure. This is due to the fact that the ultraviolet light within a tanning bed is highly concentrated. […]

Managing a hand burn

When treating a hand burn, it usually depends on the severity of the burn. This type of burn can occur at home or in the workplace and most are by accident such as touching a kettle of boiling water. A hand burn can be treated at home if the symptoms include minimal pain and irritation. […]

Home remedy for sea lice

If you have not heard about sea lice before, they are the small-sized larvae of jellyfish. They also have the similar make-up just like with the adult jellyfish and stinging ability. Sea lice are tiny and can easily get trapped between a swimming gear and the skin or in the crevices of the body, resulting […]

Chemical burn

Chemical burns usually occur at home or in the workplace due to accident or negligence. Even though only a few actually die after contact with chemicals at home, many substances present can cause harm. Most cases of chemical burns typically occur through misusing certain products especially those used for the skin, hair and nails. Although […]

Penicillin Allergy

Penicillin allergies occur when the immune system creates an abnormal reaction when an individual takes penicillin. In cases of penicillin allergy, the immune system mistakes penicillin as a harmful substance trying to infect the body. An allergic reaction will occur after the immune system of the body produces an antibody called IgE against penicillin. The […]

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 […]