The absolute worst time to discover a life-threatening bee sting allergy is when you or a loved one has just been stung. At this point, your only course of action is calling 911 and heading to the nearest emergency room. Here's what you need to know about allergy testing and being prepared for a life-threatening event. Step One: Get an Allergy Test If you have a family history of severe allergic reactions, or you or your child has shown a systemic reaction to bee stings in the past, getting a formal test from an allergist is a good place to start.
When you do to the dermatologist for a regular checkup, or because you noticed something strange like a new mole or other such skin issues, the last thing you expect or want to hear is that you have skin cancer. However, skin cancer is far more common than most people would think. Around 5 million people in the United States receive treatment for skin cancer every year, after all. What is less common is a diagnosis of Merkel cell carcinoma, a rare and aggressive form of skin cancer.
The traditional plaster cast has been used since the early 1800s to hold broken bones in place while they heal. Little has changed in this particular material since then but a variety of other types of casting materials have evolved. If your doctor offers you a choice of one of these different products, here is what you can expect from each. Plaster of Paris Casts The first plaster casts required the patient to sit with their arm or leg in a box.
Pregnant women and women who are obese are at higher risk for getting gallstones. These stones can be very painful and even lead to necessary surgery. If you're concerned about the possibility of getting gallstones, this article can give you some basic information on why they happen and how you can prevent them. What Are Gallstones? Your gallbladder is a small organ that sits in the right upper part of your stomach, right under your ribs.
Discovering the presence of varicose veins in your legs can be troubling, particularly if they're highly visible. Varicose veins are swollen veins that become visible through the skin due to the increased size and dark purple or blue color. They commonly appear in the legs because the veins in your legs are constantly under more pressure from standing and walking. In addition to some medical intervention, there are a few natural ways that you can manage your varicose veins.
My name is Shawna Banks and this is a blog that focuses on health issues that affect women. I became interested in women's health when my sister began having medical problems. After her condition worsened, she went to see a doctor. After her diagnosis and successful treatment, I helped her research the different kinds of health conditions that are common in women. By becoming knowledgeable about these types of problems, we can keep ourselves healthier. I hope that when you read this blog, it will help you to identify symptoms that shouldn't be ignored. If necessary, you can schedule an appointment with your physician as soon as possible.