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No Needle Allergy Tests

Do you have a chronic cough, chronic sinus congestion, chronic sore throat? These may all be indicators of allergies. If you are constantly going to the ER or urgent care center maybe its time to ask why you haven't been tested yet.


Detox Services

Most people cannot just walk away from opioid addiction. They need help to change their thinking, behavior, and environment. Unfortunately, "quitting cold turkey" has a poor success rate - fewer than 25% of patients are able to stay clear for a full year.

PharmacoGenetic Tests

Medications - One size does not fit all. More than 75% of people have genetic variations that determine how their bodies process and use drugs. This applies to prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines, herbal and dietary supplements.



Dermatitis/Rash

Rash

Your skin is your largest organ, and it provides the first line of defense against threats that could cause serious damage to the underlying tissue.  Your skin comes into contact with many irritants and substances, and these can cause a number of skin conditions.  Environmental factors and stress can also exacerbate some skin conditions. 

One of the most common skin conditions you may experience is a rash.  A rash refers to a red, inflamed patch of skin that may or may not be itchy.  When the rash is caused by contact with an irritant, it's called contact dermatitis.  A mild case of dermatitis might present itself as simply a discoloration of the skin.  A more severe reaction will be deeper red and inflamed, it may be accompanied by blisters. 

 

 

Many substances can cause contact dermatitis, and you may not experience a reaction the first time you come into contact with these substances.  Here are some of the more common irritants you may encounter:

-- Poisonous plants
-- Perfumes, soaps, deodorants and other scented substances
-- Jewelry, especially containing nickel
-- Latex

Rashes can also more rarely be caused by medication allergies, fevers and even emotional stress.  Viral, fungal and bacterial infections can all be responsible for skin rashes; parasites and insect bites are also known to cause rashes and other skin reactions.  Finally, some skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis can be accompanied by a rash. 

Depending on the cause and severity of your rash, treatment options will vary.  Many mild rashes resolve on their own once the irritant has been removed.  Steroidal creams can help to reduce inflammation and manage symptoms.  If the rash is caused by an infection, that infection will need to be treated with an antibiotic, anti-fungal or other type of medication to destroy the pathogens behind the infection. 

Because rashes can have such diverse causes, it's important to follow up with a doctor for any rash that's long-lasting or severe.  It's also important to obtain medical care for any rash that's accompanied by a fever, nausea, or shortness of breath.  Additionally, if your rash peels or weeps fluid, you should see a doctor for immediate treatment.







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