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To Fight Epidemic Near-Sightedness, Send Your Kids Outdoors - Psychology Today

The past few decades have seen a stunning rise in the incidence of near-sightedness, also called myopia. Mounting evidence points to children now spending most of their daylight hours in relatively dimly-lit classrooms. The same applies to homeschooling set-ups and remote learning during the pandemic lockdowns. Interior office and school lighting measures only about 300 lux and the average home even less, whereas outdoor light intensity can measure 50,000 lux. Just three generations ago, people got an average of 10 hours of daylight exposure every day. Today's kids—and the rest of us—are relegated to relatively dim light for the bulk of our waking hours. This can have serious health consequences. The reduction in daily light exposure over the years compared to that enjoyed by earlier generations coincides with the rising incidence of near-sightedness. The COVID-19 pandemic kept school-aged kids confined indoors and focused on screens, which further sped up the worldwide t

What's the Link Between Glaucoma and Dry Eyes? - Healthline

Glaucoma is a vision condition that results from damage to your optic nerve, often due to elevated pressure in the eye. It's one of the most common causes of vision loss in adults and can lead to blindness without treatment. Eye drops and other treatments can cause dry eyes in many people with glaucoma. People who have glaucoma might already be at heightened risk for developing dry eyes because the conditions share some risk factors. Dry eyes can be chronic and uncomfortable, interfering with daily life. It's possible to treat both glaucoma and dry eyes with a combination approach. We'll overview the link between these conditions, symptoms, and available treatment options. It's common for dry eye and glaucoma to occur together. Dry eye is a type of ocular surface disease (OSD), which also includes blepharitis (eyelid inflammation). 2020 research states the global prevalence of OSD in people with glaucoma is around 40 to 59 percent, substantially higher than the general

Pediatric rosacea: Symptoms, complications, and more - Medical News Today

Pediatric rosacea commonly affects the skin on the face and causes symptoms such as flushing, dry and rough skin, and a stinging face. It can also affect the eyes. Roughly 16 million people in the United States have rosacea, a chronic, inflammatory skin condition. Doctors often diagnose it in middle-aged women , but rosacea can also affect children in rare instances. The condition is also more common in people with lighter skin. Read on how rosacea affects children, symptoms, causes and triggers, diagnosis, treatment and management of the condition. Pediatric rosacea is not common, and doctors may underdiagnose the condition. When rosacea affects the eyes — ocular rosacea — a child may get styes, and pinkeye, even with treatment, may continue to occur. These symptoms are often a warning sign of ocular rosacea. Ocular involvement tends to occur before any skin manifestations. Having rosacea in the family may increase the likelihood of developing the disease. A National Rosacea Society

The 6 Best Products For Under-Breast Rashes - Bustle

It's common for people to develop irritated, itchy, raw, red, or discolored rashes (also known as intertrigo) in their body folds, dermatologist Dr. Laurel Naversen Geraghty tells Bustle, but certain products — both medicated and unmedicated — can help. When shopping for the best product for under-breast rashes in particular, there are various approaches you can take. The dermatologist recommends a few steps: Use a mild cleanser once or twice daily, and apply a daily dusting of powder, ideally one that contains a yeast-fighting ingredient, such as miconazole, to keep the skin under your breasts dry and rash-free. Use plain, soothing, fragrance-free moisturizers or ointments daily to reduce irritation and keep your skin barrier strong, and when skin is red, discolored, raw or irritated, apply a medicated anti-yeast cream, such as one with clotrimazole. In addition to using topical products, Dr. Geraghty says to keep the area under your breasts dry. She explains, "Moisture can k

Axillary and inguinal erythrasma - CMAJ

A 50-year-old man presented to the dermatology department with a 1-year history of itchy axillary and groin lesions. He had been treated with a topical antifungal preparation (cyclopyroxolamin), without improvement, by his family physician, who had suspected fungal intertrigo. On physical examination, we observed well-circumscribed, erythematous, brownish, scaly plaques affecting both armpits and the groin area bilaterally (Figure 1). To rule out superficial mycoses, we examined skin scrapings from the infected site under direct microscopy after potassium hydroxide preparation. We did not find any signs of fungal infection and did not isolate any dermatophytes in Sabouraud agar. Photographs of a 50-year-old man showing erythematous, brownish scaly plaques affecting (A) groin and (B) armpit. " data-icon-position data-hide-link-title="0"> Figure 1: Photographs of a 50-year-old man showing erythematous, brownish scaly plaques affecting (A) groin and (B) armpit. We suspe

Dyshidrosiform Bullous Pemphigoid Triggered by COVID-19 Vaccination - Cureus

Vaccination has made a substantial contribution to global health improvement throughout history. The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccinations have provided us with a ray of hope for combatting the ongoing pandemic and saving lives. However, following COVID-19 vaccination, a wide spectrum of cutaneous adverse effects have been observed. We report a case of dyshidrosiform bullous pemphigoid, a rare clinical variant of bullous pemphigoid, following COVID-19 vaccination in an elderly female patient. The biopsy revealed subepidermal splitting with positive direct and indirect immunofluorescence studies. Introduction Since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared it a global pandemic in March 2020, coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), has affected millions of people worldwide. The massive impact of COVID-19 has led to the world's largest immunisation campaign. All approved COVID-19 vacc

Multiple Myeloma Skin Conditions: Types and Treatments - Healthline

Multiple myeloma, also called myeloma, is a rare blood cancer that's estimated to currently affect about 100,000 people in the United States. It makes up about 1 percent of new cancers in people of European descent and 2 percent of cancers in people of African descent. Skin conditions aren't among the typical signs of myeloma but can occur. The most common signs of myeloma fall under the acronym CRAB: C alcium elevation R enal (kidney) failure A nemia B one problems Each of these signs can cause additional issues, some of which can affect your skin. Read on to learn more about the skin conditions associated with myeloma, when they usually appear, and how they're treated. Multiple myeloma develops in plasma cells, a type of white blood cell that produces proteins called antibodies that tell other cells in your immune system to attack foreign invaders. Myeloma or treatment for myeloma can cause a variety of skin conditions, including rashes, sores, and bumps. Symptoms can dev

6 Skin Conditions That Need Medical Attention - AARP

Is your skin sending up red flags? Even if you diligently watch for changing moles and other possible signs of skin cancer, you should not ignore changes that are unlikely to be cancer but could spell trouble, skin-health experts say. In some cases, these changes are warning signs of other potential problems; in others, they are treatable conditions that tend to get worse if you do nothing. Here are a few common skin changes to watch for. 1. Very dry skin Dry skin isn't deadly, but it can make you vulnerable to more serious problems, including skin infections and inflammation. As we age, the glands in our skin produce less oil, making it dryer. Joseph Jorizzo, M.D., a professor of dermatology at Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, estimates that about one-third of people are especially prone t

Pink Eye and Contacts: Are They Safe to Wear? - Verywell Health

You wake up to a slightly red, puffy eye with some discharge, and you realize you likely have pink eye. But it doesn't seem too bad, and you're wondering what to do about your contact lenses this morning. Can you take a chance and still pop them in? Pink eye (conjunctivitis) is an inflammation of the transparent conjunctiva membrane that covers the white part of the eye known as the sclera . When the blood vessels in the area become inflamed, they swell, and the eye appears red. Conjunctivitis is often caused by a viral or bacterial infection and can be contagious. In other instances, conjunctivitis can result from an allergy or chemical irritation caused by makeup, chlorine in pools, or even air pollution. This article will discuss what to do about contact lens use when you have pink eye, your treatment options, and when to see a healthcare provider. LanaStock / Getty Images Can I Wear Contacts If I Have Pink Eye? Wearing cont

Astigmatism and lights: How astigmatism affects light perception - Insider

Astigmatism occurs when the eye is shaped more like an oval than a sphere, causing blurry vision. Astigmatism affects about one in three Americans and it occurs more frequently as you age. The condition becomes more noticeable at night due to the contrast between dark and light. Astigmatism is an eye condition that causes blurry vision, especially in dim light. That's because astigmatism occurs when the eye is shaped more like an oval than a sphere, which distorts the light that enters. And when there's little light to begin with — like at dusk or night — visual cues are scarce which can exacerbate the problem. "The cornea is not perfectly round. It's actually slightly oval. It's a very subtle difference, but it's important from a visual perspective," says Manhattan-based ophthalmologist

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Dogs Are Not Actually Fully Colorblind - Psychology Today

Source: Image from SC Psychological Enterprises Ltd. If you ask the average person whether or not a dog sees colors they are apt to give you the stock answer that dogs are colorblind. That is true; however, people misinterpret that particular fact as meaning that dogs see no colors and that for canines the world appears to be much like a black-and-white photograph. Actually, dogs do see colors, but the colors that they see are neither as vivid nor as varied as those seen by humans. It may be interesting to give you a peek as to what the world looks like through a canine eye. What Is Meant by Colorblindness? If we look into the eyes of people and dogs we would find that both contain special light-catching cells called cones which are tuned to respond to color. We have a lot of cones in our eyes and dogs have fewer, suggesting that their color vision won't be as rich or intense as ours. Much more important, however, is the fact that humans have three different

Intertrigo: Causes, symptoms, pictures, and treatment - Medical News Today

Intertrigo is a skin condition that causes a rash in folds of the skin, such as under the breasts, in the groin, or under the tummy fold. It happens when areas of moist skin rub together. Bacteria and yeast can grow in this environment, leading to an infection. In this article, we describe what intertrigo is, what it looks like, and what causes it. We also cover diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. Intertrigo is a skin condition that happens when folds of skin chafe against each other. It usually develops in the inner thighs or armpits, or under the breasts or tummy fold. Some people may experience yeast or bacterial infections in the folds of skin. Areas of moist skin rubbing together cause intertrigo. The warm, damp environment makes the skin conducive to irritation and the growth of yeast and bacteria, which can lead to an infection. While it can happen at any age, intertrigo tends to affect infants, older people, and those with a reduced ability to move around. In babies, it is of

Delta Gamma and State Parks Foundation Fund EnChroma Lenses at Oak Mountain | Outdoor Alabama -

The palette of fall foliage at Oak Mountain State Park ranges from deep greens to warm reds to bright yellows. With the recent installation of color corrective lenses by EnChroma on two viewfinders at the park's Peavine Falls overlook, the vibrant fall display of Double Oak Mountain can now be enjoyed by those with red-green color blindness. Kelly Ezell, North Region Operations Supervisor for the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources' (ADCNR) State Parks Division, learned about the EnChroma lenses while attending a state parks conference in Tennessee earlier this year. "I immediately knew Oak Mountain was the perfect location to install them," she said. "We recently installed an ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) accessible viewfinder at the Peavine Falls overlook. This was an ideal opportunity to expand our inclusion efforts for those with color blindness." In addition to enhancing the experience of viewing fall color for those wit