The intertwined serpents on this light represent the most common and recognized symbol of Healthcare and the Medical field in the world. There are two of these snakes wrapped around the street lights at the entrance to The Royal Society of Medicine in London. The school is one of the major providers of accredited postgraduate medical education in the United Kingdom and is home to one of the largest medical libraries in Europe.
Chances are you rarely think about what your urine looks like, but your urine’s clarity and color can alert you to both health and hydration issues.
The color of your urine is a great barometer of whether you’re hydrating well enough. If it’s clear or straw-colored, then you’re drinking sufficient fluid. If it becomes dark yellow or brown, then you are likely somewhat dehydrated. -Clear to yellow urine falls within the normal, healthy range, Clayman says.
-Odd colors such as blue or orange are usually the result of medications such as certain antibiotics, antidepressants and laxatives.
-But there are two colors you should never ignore: dark brown and red.
FAMILIES PERSONAL COMB
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Use your own comb and dont use same comb more than 2 months
What happens when you share a comb?
combs can also spread many diseases like #ringworm fungus, #scabies and sometimes even a staph #infection . Ringworm can affect the scalp, so if you are sharing a friend s comb that has ringworm, you can develop a rash, suffer from temporary #baldness , have crusty and dry scalp and brittle hair. You should #avoid sharing brushes with your family as well
As a sensitive person with a sensitive nervous system, part of my practice around boundaries is redefining “normal”. I remember the doctor saying I would recover in no time because I am a young and healthy individual. News flash, I am not recovering quickly - I might never recover as quickly as other people. And I’m okay with that. The hard thing is the expectation of “normal”, of people around you who are moving at a different pace.
So I have to set firm boundaries: other people’s opinions about my recovery are none of my business, putting other people’s timeline on my body is not helping, pushing myself because I feel like I should is not healing.
Every body is different. Read that again and let it sink in. Every. Body. Is. Different. So whenever you feel angry at your body, for not being normal, remember this, this is your pace, your body knows best.
Periods can make life a bit more complicated when it comes to maintaining hygiene. Like we’ve mentioned in an earlier post, the vagina (internal) cleans itself & therefore we don’t really need to clean it out using soap or any fluids at all, however, maybe add some extra care during periods to maintain the vulva (external), & as usual clean regularly using water & gently pat dry with cloth.
If you’re using pads, disposable or otherwise, make sure you change it every 3-4 hours, depending on your flow. Similarly, change tampons in a similar time period to avoid Toxic Shock Syndrome or just even spotting. Moreover, you can wear menstrual cup for 10-12 hours, based on your flow. If you use other sanitary products like period panties, sea sponges, & so forth, make sure you check how frequently you require to change them, & that they are chemical free & not bleached.
Wear breathable cotton underwear. Sometimes grooming the pubic hair might be useful in order to avoid sweat & moisture related infections.
Feel free to share in comments any tips or hacks you’ve figured out to maintain your little best friend during periods or otherwise!
So today didn’t go quite as planned. Little ladies second unaccompanied morning at nursery was cut short because green gunk started coming out of her ear. Checked out at the doctors - apparently she is a bit of a drama queen and it’s only a very minor infection. Chatting and flirting away at the Doctor’s Surgery. She obviously wanted to be home with mumma; Hopefully tomorrow goes more smoothly! Only spent one morning at nursery and is contagious already! 🤦🏻♀️ #whydotheyalwaysactsupersweetatthedoctors#bugbreedingground
Measles outbreak in Europe- Are you at risk?
Europe is currently under the grip of a major outbreak of measles with a record number of cases. More than 41,000 people have been infected already this year with at least 37 deaths. UK has also been severely affected with Public-Health England recording 828 confirmed cases already this year. Most of the cases were reported in London (291), the South-east (169), South-west (138) and West Midlands (85)
So why have they been an increase in the number of cases?
To be completely protected from measles, two doses of the MMR vaccine are required but many children were not vaccinated in their childhood for unfounded fears of side effects of the vaccine. Some only had one dose of vaccine and therefore also remained vulnerable to this potentially deadly disease.
How can I catch measles?
Measles is an extremely infectious virus spread by coughing, sneezing, close contact, etc with those infected. Children and young people are particularly vulnerable at this time of year during summer festivals, summer camps and university.
What symptoms should I look out for?
Firstly, it is most common in children and teenagers. The first symptoms are a runny nose, sore eyes, cough and a high fever. After several days a rash appears usually starting on the face and the upper body and eventually spreading to the rest of the body. It lasts about 5-6 days and often confused with other viral infections.
What’s the big deal about measles, is it really dangerous?
It can make you seriously ill. It can cause severe ear infections, pneumonia and an inflammation of the brain called ‘encephalitis’ that can lead to permanent brain damage. It can be particularly severe in those who have poorly functioning immune systems. Finally it can kill but thankfully this is quite rare in the UK.
So how can I protect myself from measles?
If you’ve never been vaccinated or only received one vaccine, call Travel Klinix on (024) 7621 6519, email email@example.com for further advice on vaccinations
Lyme disease is an infection that can be spread to humans by infected ticks. Ticks are mainly found in grassy and wooded areas, but only a small number carry the bacteria that causes Lyme disease. #lymedisease#infection#ticks
Did you miss it? If you are struggling with unexplained infertility or unable to conceive despite diagnosis and treatment, then this is a must watch webinar! I speak with @elizabethmucci about the role of infection in fertility as well as causes, treatments and practical advice to help you get the answers you need, to help you conceive and carry your healthy baby. Watch the replay now. Link in my Bio #infertility#fertility#infection#ivf#getpregnant#naturalkillercells#webinar
Did you ever wonder how warts can be removed from dogs?🧐
Today I treated Todd ( our dog) as he had developed numerous warts over the past few months. Todd is a 10 year old Cocker Spaniel. These breeds are predisposed to developing warts.🐶
Warts in dogs are caused by #infection with a papillomavirus. Dogs with warts are contagious to other dogs, but *not* to other animals or people. Many different types of canine papillomaviruses have been identified and each type tends to cause a particular form of the disease. Once a dog has been infected with one type of papillomavirus he is immune to that type but not to others.🐕 #Dogs get infected with papillomavirus through a weakness or break in the skin from other dogs who have the virus. #Papillomavirus can live in the environment for weeks, so it’s possible for a dog with warts to leave the #virus behind in a particular area and then for another dog to pick up the virus from that area at a later time. It generally takes a month or two for warts to develop after a #dog is infected.
How do we treat them? The best way is surgical when that is possible as this removes the whole wart immediately. In Todd’s case I surgically removed three warts that were infected, and then used cryotherapy for the smaller warts ( as seen in the video)🎬
What is cryotherapy?❄️
Cryotherapy uses freezing temperatures to destroy cells in the target tissues. Most of the body’s cells are comprised of about 70% #water . When cells are subjected to freezing temperatures, ice crystals form inside the cells, causing them to tear and rupture.
The most common method of performing #cryotherapy is with liquid nitrogen. The super-cooled liquid nitrogen is sprayed on the diseased tissue. Once performed the tissue does within 4-7 days. Usually treating a wart once is enough, but some times multiple applications may be required.
This ink 😍 from @stefano_pullara85 👍 I am seriously craving tattoos on a real level it consumes most of my thoughts, I was looking at everyone’s art today on campus. Today was just one of those days 🙄 my Ebike was dead this morning when it had been charged sufficiently, I had to actually bike my ass to class so I wouldn’t be late the first day and I was so tired and exhausted when I got on campus I fell off the bike in front of a fair amount of people I was mortified -.- (it’s quite heavy since it’s electronic making it even harder to pedal normally and it’s 100 degrees). Thankfully the worst of it is some aches and a busted knee I’m very grateful my hardware is okay.....I also found out the only class I’m excited to take was not payed for so I might get dropped 🙃 in all the mess with the bike I forgot to talk to financial aid after my classes, but I’m back bright and early for work tomorrow so I’ll go then. 3 of my friends tried to help me get the bike back and eventually we got it back in a truck since I couldn’t ride it back...just overall not the ideal first day 🤕 however, I made it to my classes on time! The bike is okay and so am I even with the fall, and I felt very thankful to have people show up to help me when I needed it 😌 ☤
En la búsqueda de posibles moléculas secretadas por las bacterias para desencadenar las respuestas inmunes innatas - una de ellas, la inflamación mediada por citocinas - Zhou et al. (2018), han identificado un nuevo tipo de PAMP (pathogen-associated molecular patterns) o mejor conocidos como antígenos, que consiste en moléculas de azúcar (HBP y ADP-heptose, de la gráfica) que se une a enzimas de nuestras células huésped para activar la vía de NF-Kb en la producción de citocinas proinflamatorias. Este descubrimiento de un nuevo "hallmark" que activa nuestras respuestas inmunes contribuye a nuestra comprensión de los tipos de estructuras moleculares implicadas, entre las que se han identificado péptidos, proteínas y lípidos. Queda por saber a qué PRR (receptores de reconocimiento) se unen específicamente estos azúcares.
📸: Zhou et al. (2018)
Accede al artículo en el siguiente enlace. 👇
Are you up to date on your Vaccines? The specific vaccines you need as an adult are determined by your age, job, lifestyle, health conditions, travel destinations, and which vaccines you’ve had in the past. Throughout your adult life, vaccines are recommended for protection against:
1. Seasonal influenza - Flu (for all adults)
2. Pertussis - Whooping cough (for all adults who have not previously received the Tdap vaccine and for women during each pregnancy)
3. Tetanus and diphtheria (every 10 years following the first Tdap vaccine)
4. Shingles (for adults 50 years and older)
5. Pneumococcal disease (for adults 65 years and older and adults ages 19-65 who have specific health conditions or who smoke cigarettes)
Talk to your doctor and stay on top of your vaccine schedule!
A new inflammated spot popped up on the edge of my left areola. Exactly like the infections I had 2 months post-op or so. Just that I'm more than 5 months post-op now and didn't expect to have to deal with that sh*t again.
Sorry for being graphic but I'm frustrated and worried: There was a huge clot of pus oozing out and then blood and then there was a hole. On the edge of the areola. I'm having a déjà-vu. It was exactly like that 2 months post-op.
Of course, I didn't bring my antibiotic ointment from back then with me to France. And don't have any proper disinfectant and dressing material here.
Good thing is that I don't work tomorrow, so I can go on an adventure finding a doctor. Who ideally speaks a little English or German. Otherwise I'll just point at my chest and they will see what's going on there.
Then it would be good, too, if they weren't transphobic.
It's August, though, and in August EVERY Lyonnais is out of town for the whole month. So it might be difficult to find a doc who forgot to go on vacation. .
My chest is a never-ending story
Healthcare professionals get a very small glimpse into people personal lives, especially those that work in a prehospital environment. This small glimpse though may be all it takes to notice that people aren’t coping with general day to day living very well. .
In England we’re fortunate to have fantastic access to support for these people, but it is often not utilised by the people who need it most. .
I attended a patient who’d injured them selves months ago. This injury was left untreated which resulted in the patient being prealerted into ED with necrotic and gangrenes tissue on the limb. This could’ve been well avoided if the correct care was sort after at point of injury. The patient was also living in inadequate circumstances, aiding to the infection and determination in overall health. .
A decision was made to refer the patient to social services, to evaluate and offer appropriate support at home. .
Spare a moment to think about your patients circumstances. Does everything seem okay? Or are there underlying issues that can be addressed. ✌🏼