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The Dreaded Pink Eye Strikes Again! by Susan H. Patient ExpertFacebook Posted Tue 24 Mar 2009 3:17pm One of my twins came home from preschool on Monday with pink eye. It’s the second time in just a few months, and he also had it a year ago (along with his twin brother). Unfortunately, pink eye, also called conjunctivitis, is highly contagious, so it tends to circulate frequently in the schools. The first sign for my kids is usually the “gunk ... Read on »
Eye Allergies Explained ... by David K. Patient Expert Posted Thu 17 Feb 2011 8:08pm Eye Allergies Explained We often hear that “making eye contact is good!” What if you possess red, blotchy eyes that instantly make people want to look away?! Allergic Conjunctivitis is a common allergy. It can be caused from something irritating the eye (called an “allergen”). The eye fights back and certain cells within the eye (ca ... Read on »
Fellow Fighter Sandra by megse5 Patient Expert Posted Wed 01 Apr 2009 2:45pm 2 Comments My name is Sandi. I am now a 33 year mother of four. Starting sometime in 2003 or 2004 I began having *issues*. They were really what I considered fairly minor in the beginning. My family and I moved into a pretty big house. It was a beautiful house but it was an older house with what I considered a fair amount of dust in it so I wasn't too sur ... Read on »
Skin Rash: Skin rashes are common and due to many factors ranging from serious diseases or allergic by Danny & Susan S. Health Maven Posted Mon 26 Jan 2009 3:39pm Skin rashes come in all shapes and sizes and have many different causes, ranging from an allergic reactions to rashes caused from bites and stings. Skin rashes are mostly temporary and self-limiting and with a little tender love and care, most skin rashes can be treated quickly and easily. However, there are some medical conditions that presen ... Read on »
Testosterone for Dry Eyes by Jeffrey Dach MD by Jeffrey Dach MD Medical Doctor Posted Fri 19 Mar 2010 9:50am Testosterone for Dry Eye Syndrome  by Jeffrey Dach MD  Mrs. B was 58 years old with typical menopausal symptoms of night sweats and hot flashes, and came to see me because of dry itchy, red eyes.  The lids sometimes swell because of the irritation.  Over the years, Mrs ... Read on »
When to Suspect Lyme by Dr. Virginia S. Medical Doctor Posted Fri 12 Sep 2008 10:49am The most useful diagnostic reference: the “Bible” of Lyme medical literature. by John Bleiweiss, MD. The When To Suspect Lyme Disease essay: This essay, written by John D. Bleiweiss, M.D., in April, 1994 is very long, but also very comprehensive and helpful. Any doctor checking for Lyme disease would do well to read this essay first; any ... Read on »
Trick of the Trade: Retracting Swollen Eyelids by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted Wed 14 Apr 2010 12:00am Eyelids can become edematous from blunt trauma and local inflammation, making it difficult to visualize the orbit. How do you retract the eyelids, if you don't have the fancy ophthalmology eyelid retractors? Trick of the Trade: Use a Q-tip I thought of this idea when I was rolling up a projector screen in a conference room. Why can't we ... Read on »
KULITI: Sty in the Eye by Anthony R. Patient Expert Posted Sun 05 May 2013 12:00am There’s a stigma attached to having “kuliti” (hodeolum or sty) in the eye, and that is having a habit of secretly sneaking and maliciously looking on somebody’s private parts. In other words, you are a “Peeping Tom.” Well, there might be a medical basis on this accusation as you might be putting your eye in dirty peepholes as you sneak and pe ... Read on »
ALS and Lymphedema, Leg Swelling and Lymphatic Drainage - Ways to Manage the Progression of Swollen Legs and Limbs by Melissa G. Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Fri 12 Apr 2013 7:01am Recently I had the honor of beginning a lymphatic drainage protocol on an individual with an early onset of ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) related Lymphedema in his legs. ALS is a restrictive and progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. As the nerves are impacted so are the muscles and ult ... Read on »
Trick of the Trade: Benzoin for opening traumatic, swollen eyelids by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted Wed 23 Mar 2011 12:00am Patients who sustain facial trauma often have swollen eyelids. They may be so swollen that it is impossible to pull back the eyelids for an ocular exam. You use one of our "Tricks of the Trade"ideas and attempt to "roll" the upper eyelid using the Q-tip trick  (above). Fresh blood on the face, however, makes the Q-tip a little slipper ... Read on »