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The relationship among ocular surface disease, presbyopia, and cataracts - Optometry Times

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The use of digital devices has dramatically increased as face-to-face interactions were prohibited by the COVID-19 pandemic. Device usage varies by age group. Baby boomers (age 54 to 72 years) use tablets more than younger individuals and are more likely to be online in the morning. 1 Generation Xers get most of their news from their desktop rather than a laptop, and nearly 100% use a smartphone. Millennials own laptops but are likely to use their phone as their only internet source. Children are using laptops for school all day, and more young people are developing dry eye. ODs used to worry about binocularity and near vision comfort in elementary school–aged children but rarely concerned themselves with near visual comfort until patients become presbyopic. Computer vision syndrome may have brought symptomatic patients to the office, but ODs rarely routinely asked about near vision challenges. Dry eye and near vision With a better understanding of dry eye and its relationship with li

Can a Male Yeast Infection Cause Skin Peeling? - Verywell Health

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Most people think a yeast infection is primarily a women's health problem. The condition may be less common in males, but men can also get yeast infections. The fungus candidiasis causes yeast infections, and it's one of the most common types of fungal infections.   Yeast infections can develop anywhere on the skin, but the fungus prefers areas where moisture can accumulate. Common places for yeast infections include the genital area, skin folds, the belly button, the mouth, and the throat. This article discusses male yeast infection and skin peeling in detail.  Thomas Barwick / Getty Images Symptoms of a Male Yeast Infection The first sign of a male yeast infection is an itchy rash on the penis. The rash sometimes appears as white and shiny patches. The skin may feel more moist than usual. In addition, a thick, white, cottage cheese–like substance may appear between folds of skin, like at the foreskin or testic

Relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS): What to know - Medical News Today

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Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease that occurs when the immune system attacks the protective sheaths around nerves. Relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS) has periods of disease activity and inactivity, or remission. During remissions, a person may have no or very few symptoms. In general, the symptoms and their severity vary from person to person. Learning to live with RRMS can be very challenging, but treatments can improve the quality of life and mental well-being. This article explores RRMS, including its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. It also provides questions that can enhance a conversation with a doctor about the condition. MS is a condition in which the body's immune system attacks healthy tissue in the spinal cord, optic nerve, and brain, which make up the central nervous system (CNS). This causes inflammation and damages the fatty substance that protects nerve fibers, which is called myelin. The nerves themselves can also become damaged. As a result, the nerves

COVID-19's Continuing Toll: Increasing Alcohol Use and Liver Disease Disproportionately Affect Women - Psychiatry Advisor

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Substantial increases in mental health concerns and substance abuse have been widely noted since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Public survey results have demonstrated elevated rates of depression and anxiety after the crisis began, and other research has revealed drastic increases in cases of drug overdose and related deaths. 1,2 Alcohol consumption has increased considerably in the context of COVID-19. There was a 54% surge in national alcohol sales during first week of pandemic, and subsequent reports indicated persistent increases in rates of alcohol intake. 3 A survey-based study published in September 2020 in JAMA Network Open found that the frequency of alcohol consumption increased by 14% overall among US adults during the period of May 28 to June 16, 2020, when compared with a baseline period during the previous year. 4 Especially high increases were observed among women in terms of frequency (17% vs 11% among men), days of heavy drinking (41% vs

7 Home Remedies for Boils: What to Do and When to See a Doctor - WebMD

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Boils are painful, swollen bumps under the skin that are red in color and may feel warm to the touch. They often look like large pimples, but they're actually the result of an infected hair follicle. Boils fill with pus and can range from uncomfortable to very painful. Boils are common skin infections that typically occur in places on the body with hair or where rubbing can occur. Usually, they form in places that can get sweaty, such as the face, neck, armpits, breasts, groin, and buttocks. One single hair follicle can get infected, or a group of them can get infected, which is called a carbuncle. There are some common symptoms to look out for if you think you have a boil. While boils are large and red, usually a yellow or white tip appears where the pus will eventually drain out. The boil usually grows over time as it fills with pus. You may also experience a fever with a large boil as your body fights off the infection. Remedies and Treatments for Boils There are several remedie

Yeast Infection Under the Breast: Signs and Treatment - Verywell Health

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Candida is a yeast that lives both inside and outside of your body. It can be found in your gut, mouth, vagina, and on your skin. This yeast particularly likes the warm, dark, moist folds of your skin, and the underside of your breasts is a prime place for it to take up residence. Under normal circumstances, Candida doesn't cause any problems. But in some people—because of things like underlying health conditions or the size of their breasts—skin can break down, causing a rash (called intertrigo). That rash can allow yeast to penetrate, causing a yeast infection under your breasts. Yeast infections are technically fungal infections. Kateryna Kon / Science Photo Library / Getty Images What Does a Yeast Infection Under the Breasts Look Like? A yeast skin rash can appear under the breasts and along the upper torso, where breast skin rubs against torso skin. In fact, the rash under a breast is often a mirror image of the rash on the oth

Dr. Dog, Ralph MD Makes Final Rounds At Children's Hospital - New Country 99.1

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Back in 2019, there was a program that launched at Children's Hospital Colorado that aimed to ease fears and bring comfort and smiles to children while in the hospital. It was spearheaded by Ralph M.D. who is currently set to make his final rounds through the hospital soon. According to Children's Hospital Colorado, Ralph M.D. (or as I like to call him, Dr. Dog) has helped over 19,000 patients during his time at the hospital. He not only offered comfort but also demonstrated medical procedures to make them seem less frightening to children. Dr. Ralph retired recently after many successful rounds of comforting kids and families in need. As a parent, you never want to see your child in a hospital but when it happens, to know that there are wonderful doctors tending to your child (both with 2 and 4 legs) is an incredible comfort. After years of helping kids, Ralph himself needed some medical attention after he wasn't feeling well. So he, along with his longtime traine

Antifungal drugs: Types, uses, when to seek help - Medical News Today

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There are many types of antifungal drugs, some of which people can get over-the-counter and some of which doctors prescribe. Anyone who has a weakened immune system who thinks they may have a fungal infection should contact a doctor immediately. Molds, yeasts, and mushrooms are all types of fungi. Of the millions of different species of fungi, only a few hundred are responsible for making people sick. Fungi can cause a variety of conditions. Most of them affect the nails or skin, causing rashes or other skin conditions, but some can cause more serious infections. Fungi can cause meningitis, blood infections, and lung infections. This article will explore the different types of fungal infections, when to see a doctor, and which antifungal drugs are available to treat fungal infections. Antifungal drugs are the medications people use to treat fungal infections. People can take antifungal drugs orally, apply them topically, or administer them intravenously through an IV drip. Antifungal

The 14 Best Toothache Remedies, According to Dentists - Livestrong

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While garlic can't cure or "kill" an infection, it's one of the oldest home remedies for emergency toothache relief while you wait to see a dentist. Image Credit: sebastianosecondi/iStock/GettyImages There's nothing more annoying than a toothache, and to make things worse, it can often happen at the worst possible time. "Toothaches don't respect normal dentist business hours," says Sanda Moldovan, DDS, a periodontist at Beverly Hills Dental Health and Wellness in Beverly Hills, California. "They quite often strike you in the middle of the night when you are trying to sleep — or over the weekend when your dentist's office is closed." While there is no substitute for seeing your dentist as soon as you can get an appointment, she says, there are some home remedies for toothaches or infections that will provide some immediate relief. Here, dentists break down the toothache remedies they suggest. 1. Apply Warm o