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Bad Reaction From a New Tattoo? Here’s What to Do

Bad Reaction From a New Tattoo? Here’s What to Do

Latest Skin News FRIDAY, March 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The biggest worry a person usually has when they’re getting a tattoo is how it will look. But sometimes, getting inked can lead to something worse than bad body art, an expert warns. If you suffer skin problems after getting a tattoo, see a dermatologist […]

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Coping With Diabetes Is a Family Affair

Coping With Diabetes Is a Family Affair

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Diabetes News FRIDAY, March 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — When Giuseppina Miller’s 8-year-old son, Peter, was first diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, he necessarily got a lot of his parents’ attention. “We tried to adjust pretty well, but I was getting no sleep because I had to check his blood […]

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tacrolimus ointment (Protopic)

tacrolimus ointment (Protopic)

What is tacrolimus ointment, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Tacrolimus ointment is a topical drug (a drug that is applied to the skin) that is used for the treatment of atopic dermatitis (eczema). Atopic dermatitis is a chronic (long-lasting) disease of skin in which the skin becomes inflamed, causing itchiness, redness, swelling, […]

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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)

What are side effects of HIV therapy? There are many potential side effects associated with antiviral therapies. The most common ones for each class of drug are summarized in readily available product information. Some specific toxicities are summarized by class below. NRTIs Most NRTIs can cause mild nausea and loose stools. In general, these symptoms […]

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lidocaine patch (Lidoderm)

lidocaine patch (Lidoderm)

What is lidocaine patch-topical, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Lidocaine is an amide-type, local anesthetic medication available in a patch form. Lidocaine, like other local anesthetics causes a loss of sensation by reducing the flow of sodium in and out nerves to decrease the initiation and transfer of nerve signals. The FDA […]

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doxycycline (Vibramycin, Doryx)

doxycycline (Vibramycin, Doryx)

Do I need a prescription for doxycycline? Yes What is doxycycline? Doxycycline is a synthetic (man-made) antibiotic derived from tetracycline. What brand names are available for doxycycline? Brand names for doxycycline hyclate include Vibramycin, Oracea, Adoxa, Atridox, Acticlate, Acticlate Cap, Doryx, Doxteric, Doxy, Monodox, and others. Is doxycycline available as a generic drug? Yes Why […]

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What can cause pain in the hand or wrist?

What can cause pain in the hand or wrist?

Hand pain is often the result of a recent injury or from overusing the hand or wrist. However, persistent or reoccurring pain in the hand may be the sign of an underlying condition. In this article, we describe the possible causes of pain in the hand and when to see a doctor. We also cover […]

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What causes flank pain?

What causes flank pain?

Flank pain is pain on the side of the torso, just below the ribs. Sometimes, the pain may extend to the low back. There are many organs and muscles in or near to the left and right flanks, making flank pain a common symptom. Some causes of flank pain, such as a kidney infection or […]

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What are the best dietary sources of vitamin D?

What are the best dietary sources of vitamin D?

Vitamin D is a type of nutrient that the body produces when a person’s skin has exposure to direct sunlight. People can also consume vitamin D, but it is not naturally present in many foods. High quantities of vitamin D are present in oily fish and certain types of mushrooms.According to the Office of Dietary […]

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What causes upper stomach pain?

What causes upper stomach pain?

Stomachaches are a common complaint in children and adults. The upper stomach houses several vital structures, including the upper intestines, gallbladder, liver, and pancreas. While many issues responsible for upper stomach pain, such as gas or a stomach virus, are not cause for concern, others may require medical treatment. Several conditions can cause upper stomach […]