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First Aid for Fire Ant Bites Summer in the south has arrived. Unfortunately, with the increase in the temperatures comes an increase in the activity of all sorts of critters. Fire ants are just about everywhere these days, and they can ruin your summer fun. A few simple tips can limit the pain and problems associated with fire ant bites. As anyone...
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Vicks Vapo-What?? My mother is consistently one who loves a “catch all”. From using Robitussin as a cough aid, allergy medication, “hot toddy” additive and hair growth serum, she loves to use one thing for ALL things. Coconut oil for dry skin, scalp dryness, sunscreen, cholesterol.  The list is infinite.  I have found that my patients are very...

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Do You Suffer From Hyperhidrosis? Did you know that there are over 250,000 sweat glands in your feet? Each foot normally produces half a pint of moisture per day. Three percent of the population suffers from excessive perspiration, which is called hyperhidrosis. Disproportionate sweating can be a very embarrassing problem for some people, but the good news is there are many...
What You Need to Know About Gout Part 3: Treatment Read Part 1 and Part 2 How Can I Treat Gout? The goals of the treatments are alleviation of pain, prevention of future gout attacks, and most importantly, prevention of the development of long-term complications like kidney damage and joint damage. Medications are an efficient way to treat an acute attack of gout. This includes: Non-steroidal...
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What You Need to Know About Gout Part 2: Signs & Symptoms You can read Part 1 of this blog here. What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Gout? Gout is characterized by sudden attacks of severe pain, along with swelling, redness, and tenderness in the joints, often at the base of the big toe. This is called podagra. It may occur suddenly and can be extremely painful...
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What You Need to Know About Gout Part 1: Causes Do you often wake up in the middle of the night with sudden attacks of severe pain in your joints? Having a hard time moving or walking? If the answer is yes, it’s probably gouty arthritis.Gouty arthritis, or quite simply gout, is one of the most painful types of arthritis. It remains a major health concern,...
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Sports Injuries: The Achilles Tendon There are many famous athletes that have injured their Achilles tendon including Kobe Bryant and David Beckham.  A torn Achilles tendon can lead to prolonged period of not able to participate in the sport. In many instances the torn tendon requires surgical repair and rehabilitation that likely requires 6-9 months before the athlete is able to...

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The Do's and Don'ts of Shoe Shopping I remember nostalgically how I loved to go to the local “Shoe Show” before the beginning of each school year as it was time for me to pick out my new shoes!!  Yay! The excitement within me was palpable. I would run through the aisles looking at all of the shoes hearing each delicate pair whisper...
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Medical Myth Buster: Green Alcohol for Foot Pain!? In the last few months I have had a rash of patients come in to the office describing the usage of green alcohol for just about every foot ailment under the sun. Patients have attempted using this product for the relief of pain from ingrown nails, ankle sprains, bunions and pretty much anything else you could...

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How to Prevent Blisters Blisters are due to repeated friction, heat, or excessive moisture that can create a superficial sore just beneath the skin. When the foot rubs against your socks or shoes, the friction created can cause excessive fluid build-up within the upper layers of skin.  It is important to keep your feet well hydrated but not overly hydrated. ...
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