Acute Care News - Page 8

Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
Many popular sunscreen options don’t adhere to American Academy of Dermatology efficacy guidelines.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Jogger’s heel, tennis heel, and policeman’s heel are common names for a common problem. All of them are actually plantar fasciitis, and approximately 1 million Americans visit health care providers every year because they have inexplicable—and often excruciating—pain in their feet.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
Patients with cuts and scrapes likely have questions about how to prevent or reduce the appearance of scars.
Daniel Holland, PharmD
If left untreated, Lyme disease can have serious complications.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Patients presenting with bumps on their hands and wrists likely have benign ganglion cysts.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
Certain plant- and herbal-based therapies may be able to offer relief for women experiencing menopause symptoms.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
When a patient presents with a red, swollen, and painful area close to the nail bed, it may be more than just a cut.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
On any given day, 20% of Americans are infected with tinea pedis.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Poisonous life overwhelms many gardens, and as summer arrives and patients head outside, poison ivy becomes a timely concern.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Nausea and vomiting are common symptoms that can stymie even the most experienced practitioners.

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The Educated Patient

Katarzyna Lalicata, MSN, FNP-C, FNP-BC
The symptoms associated with colds, most commonly congestion, coughing, sneezing, and sore throats, are the body's response when a virus exerts its effects on the immune system. Cold symptoms peak at about 1 to 2 days and last 7 to 10 days but can last up to 3 weeks.
Kristen L. Marjama, DNP, APRN-BC, FNP
Exposure to damp and moly environments may also result in a variety of other health issues.
Bethany Rettberg, NPC
An accurate medical history and a physical exam are critical to rule out more serious conditions.
Bethany Rettberg, NPC
Practitioners should get a detailed medical history and conduct a thorough physical to treat sinus infections.
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