Skin Care

HIV and AIDS Alternative Treatments HIV and AIDS Alternative Treatments
Alternative treatments for HIVMany people with HIV or AIDS use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in combination with traditional medical treatments to improve their health and well-being. There is some evidence that CAM treatments can relieve some symptoms of HIV infection or AIDS. However, there is no evidence that these treatments can treat or cure these conditions. And there’s als
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Lipase Test: Purpose, Procedure, and Results Lipase Test: Purpose, Procedure, and Results
What is a lipase test?Your pancreas makes an enzyme called lipase. When you eat, lipase is released into your digestive tract. Lipase helps your intestines break down the fats in the food you’re eating.Certain levels of lipase are needed to maintain normal digestive and cell function. But abnormally high levels of the enzyme in your blood can indicate a health problem.A serum lipase test measur
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Pyogenic Granuloma: Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatments Pyogenic Granuloma: Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatments
What is a pyogenic granuloma?Pyogenic granulomas are skin growths that are small, round, and usually bloody red in color. They tend to bleed because they contain a large number of blood vessels. They’re also known as lobular capillary hemangioma or granuloma telangiectaticum.These skin growths mainly develop in children and young adults, although they can develop in people of all ages. They’r
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How to Pop a Cyst: On Your Face, Back, At Home, and More How to Pop a Cyst: On Your Face, Back, At Home, and More
Home remedies for cystsCystic acne is the most severe type of acne. Unfortunately, this type of inflammatory cyst is also the most difficult to get rid of on your own.Most cysts don’t have heads. They’re located deep in your skin around the hair follicles. Sebaceous cysts are a combination of oil (sebum) and bacteria that gets trapped in this area.This causes the infamous fluid-filled bumps.
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Oil for Penis Enlargement: Alleged Herbal Remedies, Side Effects, More Oil for Penis Enlargement: Alleged Herbal Remedies, Side Effects, More
Does oil work for penis enlargement?There aren’t any oils on the market that will make your penis larger. However, penis enlargement is possible through other measures. There’s some evidence to suggest that vacuum pumps (sometimes just called penis pumps) and penile traction devices (or stretchers) can be effective.But no research supports the idea that oils or other supplements will enlarge
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What Your Child’s School Should Know About GHD What Your Child’s School Should Know About GHD
Growth hormone deficiency (GHD) affects more than just your child’s stature. It can also mean that your child gets treated differently by teachers, peers, and other school staff.Before your child starts school, it’s a good idea to meet with the staff to discuss what GHD is, and what your child’s peers and teachers should know about their condition.1. Children with GHD should be treated accor
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Doctor Discussion Guide: Treating GHD Doctor Discussion Guide: Treating GHD
If your child is diagnosed with growth hormone deficiency (GHD), you’ll likely have many questions before you start treatment with growth hormone injections. After all, your child is about to embark on a treatment journey that could last for many years.Your child’s pediatrician may refer you to a pediatric endocrinologist who specializes in treating children with hormone disorders.Here are som
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Taking the Sting Out of GHD Injections Taking the Sting Out of GHD Injections
Growth hormone injections can be scary and painful for kids, especially at first. After undergoing training with your doctor, you’ll likely be giving your child injections of recombinant growth hormone (r-hGH) for many years. Once you are both used to the process, it will likely become routine.Here are some tips to make it easier on yourself and your child.Stay calmYour attitude and emotions can
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Drinking Blood: A Disorder or Safe Treatment for Some Conditions? Drinking Blood: A Disorder or Safe Treatment for Some Conditions?
Fact or fiction?Lestat, Dracula, Angel, Spike: When you hear “vampire,” you probably think of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” or any one of Anne Rice’s novels. But vampires aren’t just a matter of lore or drugstore fiction. Some people do drink human blood. Sanguinarians, or “real vampires,” crave blood as a life force. They shouldn’t be confused with lifestyle vampires — people in
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How to Make Saline Solution for the Nose, Eyes, Kids, and More How to Make Saline Solution for the Nose, Eyes, Kids, and More
What is saline solution?Saline solution is a mixture of salt and water. Normal saline solution contains 0.9 percent sodium chloride (salt), which is similar to the sodium concentration in blood and tears. Saline solution is usually called normal saline, but it’s sometimes referred to as physiological or isotonic saline.Saline has many uses in medicine. It’s used to clean wounds, clear sinuses
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