Rashes, sore throats, kidney problems, and more

Rashes, sore throats, kidney problems, and more

1. Red itchy rash? Chances are, you’ve had a rash at some point, whether it’s poison ivy, wet diapers, or something less common. Why do such red spots appear on the skin? And more importantly, is there anything you can do about it? Dr. Stephen E. Katz, director of the NIH’s National Institute for Arthritis, Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, answers these and other questions by addressing specific conditions such as skin allergies, eczema, and psoriasis. “If you have a severe rash, you should see a dermatologist,” Katz says. A dermatologist or skin doctor is specially trained to determine the cause of the rash and to help you get the proper treatment.

2. Relieves sore throat. When you have a sore throat, it can hurt and hurt when you swallow. Most sore throats are caused by viral infections such as the common cold or flu. The best way to protect yourself from the germs that cause these infections is to wash your hands frequently. Try to stay away from people with colds or other contagious infections. And avoid smoking and inhaling secondhand smoke, as this can irritate the throat.

3. Keep your kidneys healthy. The kidneys are not very large, each about the size of a fist, but they do important work. They keep you healthy by maintaining the correct balance of water and other substances in your body. Unfortunately, if your kidneys start to malfunction, you may not notice it for a long time. Kidney disease usually doesn’t make you feel bad until the problem is serious and irreversible. For this reason, it is important to detect kidney disease early so that we can try to prevent or delay health problems… You are at an increased risk of kidney disease if you have diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, or a family history of kidney failure. Talk with your healthcare provider about whether you should be screened for kidney disease.

4. Should you take nutritional supplements? More than half of Americans consume one or more nutritional supplements daily or occasionally. Common supplements include vitamins, minerals, and herbal products, also known as products. People take these supplements to maintain or improve their health. But not everyone needs to take supplements. “Learn about their potential benefits and risks before consuming them,” says Dr. Paul M. Coates, director of the Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) at the National Institutes of Health. “Talk to your healthcare provider about the foods you are interested in and decide together what to drink.

5Waking up after anesthesia. When faced with surgery, you can have many concerns, including concerns about anesthesia. General anesthesia is a combination of medications that reduce pain, render you unconscious, and prevent you from moving during surgery. Although anesthesia is generally considered safe enough for most patients, many people are concerned about the potential risks and side effects. Some people, especially older patients and children, may experience more prolonged confusion and reasoning problems for several days after anesthesia. Talk to your doctor about your concerns, but don’t delay major surgery for fear of anesthesia.