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Common blood pressure drug may increase cardiac arrest risk

Common blood pressure drug may increase cardiac arrest risk

A preliminary study concludes that a drug that doctors commonly prescribe to treat angina and blood pressure might increase the risk of sudden cardiac arrest. A recent study looked at the risk factors behind cardiac arrest. Cardiac arrest occurs when the heart stops pumping blood around the body. If a person does not receive treatment, […]

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How can psoriatic arthritis affect the feet?

How can psoriatic arthritis affect the feet?

Psoriatic arthritis can cause substantial pain and swelling in the feet and toes. Feet-related symptoms are a common cause of decreased mobility in people with the condition. Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is a chronic condition that causes pain, swelling, and inflammation in the joints. It also causes dactylis, which is the swelling of entire toes or […]

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Hot tub folliculitis: Everything you need to know

Hot tub folliculitis: Everything you need to know

Hot tub folliculitis, or pseudomonas folliculitis, is a skin infection that results from bacteria called Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The infection is usually the result of using poorly maintained hot tubs.In this article, learn about the causes and symptoms of hot tub folliculitis, as well as what it looks like and how to treat it. Causes P. […]

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Exposing Baby to Foods Early May Help Prevent Allergies

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Allergies News MONDAY, March 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) — New parents worry about a lot of things, but the American Academy of Pediatrics says one thing they can cross off that list is concern about giving high-allergy foods too early in life. In fact, the pediatric group says it’s likely […]

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benzoyl peroxide (Proactiv, Neutrogena, Clearasil)

benzoyl peroxide (Proactiv, Neutrogena, Clearasil)

What is benzoyl peroxide? Benzoyl peroxide is a topical medication used for treating acne (pimples). It is active against Propionibacterium acnes, a bacterium which has been associated with acne. Why is benzoyl peroxide used? Benzoyl peroxide is used for the treatment of acne. Is benzoyl peroxide available as a generic drug? Yes Do I need […]

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finasteride (Propecia)

finasteride (Propecia)

What are the uses for finasteride-oral (hair growth)? : Finasteride (Propecia) is used for the treatment of male pattern baldness or androgenetic alopecia in males only. What brand names are available for finasteride-oral (hair growth)? Propecia (for male hair growth) Is finasteride-oral (hair growth) available as a generic drug? Is finasteride-oral (hair growth) available as […]

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lidocaine injection (Xylocaine)

lidocaine injection (Xylocaine)

What is lidocaine injection (local), and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Lidocaine injection is a local anesthetic. This means that it reduces sensation or pain in the area of the body where it is injected and does not affect other areas. It is similar to bupivacaine (Marcaine), articaine (Zorcaine), and Mepivacaine (Carbocaine). These […]

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lidocaine and prilocaine (EMLA)

lidocaine and prilocaine (EMLA)

What is lidocaine w/prilocaine cream, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Lidocaine and prilocaine is a topical anesthetic cream. Lidocaine and prilocaine enter through the skin and block pain receptors in nerve endings. Lidocaine and prilocaine reduce conduction of nerve impulses by interrupting the transfer of sodium ions across the membranes of nerve […]