If you or someone you love is struggling with drug or alcohol addiction and you want to attempt to kick your habit, you should consider going to a professional rehab facility. Making this decision can literally save your life. However, the facility that you choose to do your rehab at will be critical to your overall recovery. Therefore, this decision must be made with great care. All rehab facilities are not created equal. They vary greatly in the experience of their staffs and the quality of care they provide to their patients. This is why you must take your time and do the research that is needed to make the choice that is best for your recovery. Here is how you can go about finding a good rehab facility for drug and alcohol detox.
1. Speak to others who have been through rehab
The first thing you should do in your search for a good rehab facility is to get the opinions of other people who have actually gone through the process. If you have any friends or family members who have received treatment at a rehab facility, their feedback will be incredibly valuable to you. If none of your friends and family have been to rehab, ask some of the people that you work with. If you are able to find a few people who have experience in rehab, ask them where they went. Was the staff helpful and knowledgeable? Do they feel the treatment they received was effective? Would they recommend that you receive your treatment at the same facility? Read more…
Home remedies for dermatitis are many. Home remedies cannot cure the condition, but can be of great help in making life comfortable and have a soothing effect. Among number of home remedies for dermatitis, here are some:
- You can try using over-the-counter non-prescription medications such as hydrocortisone cream, calamine lotion etc. which can provide temporarily relief from inflammation and itching. Oral antihistamines, (e.g. diphenhydramine) may also be helpful if itching is severe. However they may cause drowsiness and one should be aware of this common side effect of antihistamines.
- Use cotton clothing for comfort and avoid synthetic cloths. Cotton cloths can prevent irritation to the affected area.
- Use moisturizer regularly, especially if you suffer from atopic dermatitis. In fact milder form of atopic dermatitis may need only moisturizer.
- You may try a bleach bath, which can help in reducing bacteria in the skin. Use half cup (approximately 100 ml) of bleach for average size bathtub and take bath in it.
- Apply cool compression to affected area or try warm bath for symptomatic relief from dermatitis.
- Avoid irritants, especially if you have contact dermatitis.
- Avoid stress. If required, take professional help for stress management.
As a person begins to age, they will start to notice that their skin is not looking how it did in the past. There are a number of factors which can lead to a person’s skin becoming worn and wrinkled. With all of the treatments out there for the skin, finding the right one will usually take some research on you part. Among the most used and successful ways to revitalize the skin is by partaking in microdermabrasion. In order to get the right results from this procedure, you will have to find the right professionals to handle it for you. Here are a few of the benefits which come with using microdermabrasion for your skin.
It is Not Invasive
One of the biggest benefits of having this type of procedure done is the fact that it is not invasive. There are a number of procedures out there, such as face lifts and other cosmetic surgeries, which will leave a person having to recover for a while. Instead of taking such drastic measures, you can take part in microdermabrasion and get similar results. Make sure to do some research on the professionals in your area to figure out which one can give you the best service.
No Pain Involved
Another benefit of having this type of procedure is that it is very painless but effective. Other skin procedures, like chemical peels will result in a great deal of pain afterwards. For most people, having a long recovery time is not an option due to their work schedule. Make sure you go in for a few consultations before settling on which procedure and which professional you will use to help revitalize your skin. The time and effort which goes into this process will be more than worth it in the end. Read more…
For most patients your doctor can diagnose cases of dermatitis by symptoms and by asking you some questions, regarding the disease and trouble it is causing. Your doctor may ask about
- Symptoms, and when and how the symptoms start?
- Does anything trigger your symptoms or any triggering agent with your symptoms?
- If you are taking any medications at present, including oral medications, injections or creams or ointments that you apply to your skin?
- Do you have a family history of similar problem or any family history of allergies or asthma?
- If you have taken any treatment for this problem and is it helpful in any way?
- Is there any similar past history?
Your doctor may ask such questions which will help him/her to arrive a diagnosis and in most cases the diagnosis based on physical examination and history taking can be accurately made. Read more…
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Dermatitis in simple medical term is inflammation of skin. There are various causes of inflammation of skin (dermatitis) and can occur in various forms. However, most commonly in case of dermatitis, there is itchy skin rash on swollen and reddened skin. Dermatitis is fairly common skin problem and affects large number of individuals of all age groups and both sexes.
Dermatitis does not cause life threatening condition and usually cause discomfort and disfigurement. Dermatitis is also not a contagious disease and cannot spread from one person to another.
Various types of dermatitis include atopic dermatitis (due to allergy and commonly known as eczema), seborrhic dermatitis (commonly known as dandruff), contact dermatitis (as a result of contact with various substances such as poison ivy, soaps and jewelry) etc.
Symptoms of dermatitis:
Various tyopes of dermatitis may produce different types of symptoms and they may appear in different locations/parts of the body.
Symptoms of atopic dermatitis or eczema:
This a common type of dermatitis and usually appear at the time of infancy. The common sites of skin that involves in atopic dermatitis include inside the elbows, behind the knees and the front of the neck (these are the sites where skin is flexed). When scratched, the rash can leak fluid and crust over. People with atopic dermatitis are at higher risk of developing asthma and also may experience remission and then flare-ups. Read more…
Dermatitis is inflammation of skin and have various causes and risk factors involved in the disease process. Depending on the cause and site of involvement the symptoms of dermatitis may vary and also treatment/management option.
Risk factors of dermatitis:
A number of factors may increase the risk of developing dermatitis. However, just because you have the risk factor, does not mean that you will get dermatitis. The risk factors of dermatitis are:
- Occupation: if you are engaged in certain occupations, you are at greater risk of developing dermatitis than general population, especially contact dermatitis. Certain jobs can get you exposed to various metals, detergents and various other chemicals, which may lead to contact dermatitis. Health care workers are also at higher risk of dermatitis, such as hand eczema.
- Asthma and allergy: if you have family history of allergy or asthma, you are at greater risk of dermatitis, (especially atopic dermatitis) and vice versa. If you are a sufferer of allergy, asthma, hay fever etc. you have much greater risk of developing/contacting dermatitis.
- Age: this is not an important factor, however, eczema or atopic dermatitis usually starts at infancy.
- Health status: certain health conditions make you vulnerable to contact dandruff or seborrheic dermatitis, such as HIV infection, AIDS, CHF (congestive heart failure), Parkinson’s disease etc.
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