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Poison Ivy

Poison Ivy

Poison ivy, oak, and sumac facts Picture of Poison Ivy Poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac are poisonous plants than can cause an itchy rash upon contact. A substance called urushiol, found in these plants, causes the rash. The rash is not contagious. The rash usually disappears in one to three weeks. The majority […]

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Ondansetron (Zofran) vs. alosetron (Lotronex)

Ondansetron (Zofran) vs. alosetron (Lotronex)

What drugs interact with ondansetron and alosetron? Ondansetron Ondansetron and apomorphine should not be used together due to sudden lowering in blood pressure and loss of consciousness. Phenytoin, carbamazepine, and rifampin can increase ondansetron elimination and decrease blood levels, possibly lowering the effects of ondansetron. Dronedarone can increase blood levels of ondansetron by reducing its […]

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Valtrex (valacyclovir) vs. Famvir (famciclovir)

Valtrex (valacyclovir) vs. Famvir (famciclovir)

Valtrex vs. Famvir: What’s the difference? Valtrex (valacyclovir) and Famvir (famciclovir) are antiviral drugs used to treat infections with shingles (herpes zoster), genital herpes (herpes simplex genitalis), and cold sores (herpes labialis). Side effects of Valtrex and Famvir that are similar include headache, nausea, vomiting, reduced white blood cells, diarrhea, and rash. Side effects of […]

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Diverticulitis (Diverticulosis, Diverticular Disease)

Diverticulitis (Diverticulosis, Diverticular Disease)

Source: iStock Diverticulosis and diverticulitis definition and facts Most people with diverticulosis (diverticular disease) have few or no symptoms, and the symptoms that occur with diverticulosis probably are not caused by the diverticula, even though this has been referred to as “diverticular disease.” The symptoms of diverticulitis include: When diverticulosis is associated with inflammation and […]

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Health Tip: Controlling Oily Skin

Health Tip: Controlling Oily Skin

(HealthDay News) — Skin that is too oily can clog pores and lead to acne breakouts, says the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD). Latest Skin News The academy says the key to healthy skin is maintaining its natural moisture without excess oil. To control oily skin, the AAD recommends: Wash your face every morning, evening […]

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Valtrex (valacyclovir) vs. Zovirax (acyclovir)

Valtrex (valacyclovir) vs. Zovirax (acyclovir)

Valtrex (valacyclovir) vs. Zovirax (acyclovir): What’s the difference? Valtrex (valacyclovir) and Zovirax (acyclovir) are antiviral drugs used to treat infections with shingles (herpes zoster), genital herpes (herpes simplex genitalis), and cold sores (herpes labialis). Zovirax is also used to treat Epstein-Barr virus (mononucleosis). Side effects of Valtrex and Zovirax that are similar include headache, nausea, […]

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Ragu Pasta Sauces Recalled Due to Plastic Bits

Ragu Pasta Sauces Recalled Due to Plastic Bits

TUESDAY, July 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Certain Ragu pasta sauces in the United States have been recalled because they may contain plastic fragments, Mizkan America, Inc. says. Latest Prevention & Wellness News Consumers with the recalled jars of pasta sauce should throw them away. No injuries linked to the recalled products have been reported, […]

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Health Tip: Signs of Heat Stroke

Health Tip: Signs of Heat Stroke

(HealthDay News) — Heat-related illness is preventable, says the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Latest Prevention & Wellness News Few Deaths Tied to Dirty Air, But Threats Persist Health Tip: Which Foods to Wash Health Tip: Avoid Distracted Driving California Bill to Tighten Vaccine Exemptions Health Tip: Escaping Rip Currents Want More News? […]

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Some Women Still Getting Pregnant While on Acne Drug Tied to Birth Defects

Some Women Still Getting Pregnant While on Acne Drug Tied to Birth Defects

Latest Pregnancy News MONDAY, July 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Hundreds of pregnancies still occur every year among U.S. women taking an acne medication that carries a high risk of birth defects, a new study finds. “While the number of pregnancies among patients taking isotretinoin is low, even 200 pregnancies is too high,” said corresponding […]

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Extreme Eating Habits Could Be an Early Clue to Autism

Extreme Eating Habits Could Be an Early Clue to Autism

Latest Neurology News TUESDAY, July 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Lots of kids are picky eaters. But when eating habits in young children are extreme, it could be a sign of autism, researchers say. A new study finds atypical eating behaviors — such as hypersensitivity to food textures or pocketing food without swallowing — in […]