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Poison Ivy: Tips for treating and preventing


Poison Ivy: Tips for treating and preventing A rash from poison ivy, poison oak or poison sumac is caused by an oil found in these plants called urushiol (you-ROO-shee-all). When this oil touches your skin, it often causes an itchy, blistering rash. Most people can safely treat the rash at home. However, if [...]

Poison Ivy: Tips for treating and preventing2019-06-05T01:17:51+00:00

What is skin glue?


What is skin glue? Skin glue is a special type of medical adhesive. It joins the edges of a wound together, while the wound starts to heal underneath. Doctors and nurses may use skin glue to close wounds instead of other methods, such as: stitches (sutures) skin staples adhesive tape Skin glue can [...]

What is skin glue?2019-06-05T01:17:57+00:00

When stitches are needed


When stitches are needed It is important to determine if your wound needs to be closed by a doctor. Your risk of infection increases the longer the wound remains open. Most wounds that require closure should be stitched, stapled, or closed with skin adhesives (also called liquid stitches) within 6 to 8 hours [...]

When stitches are needed2019-06-05T01:18:03+00:00

Water & Dehydration


Water & Dehydration During hot summer days, it is very necessary to remember to hydrate yourself often.Your body is made up of about 45%-75% water, based on how much fat you have; therefore, water should be part of your daily routine. Lack of water can cause dehydration which can lead to thirst, dry [...]

Water & Dehydration2019-06-05T01:18:12+00:00

What is Urgent Care?


What is Urgent Care? Emergency Care or Urgent Care? During an intense situation when adrenaline is pumping and every second counts, it can be difficult to judge whether a person needs urgent or emergency care. You’ll first need to determine if the individual requires Emergency or Urgent Care. A situation needing Emergency Care [...]

What is Urgent Care?2019-06-05T01:18:26+00:00

How to drain a blister, by Sugarloaf Urgent Care


How to drain a blister, by Sugarloaf Urgent Care To reduce blister-related pain, drain the fluid while leaving the overlying skin intact. Here’s how: Clean your hands and the blister with soap and warm water. Swab the blister with iodine. Sterilize a clean, sharp needle by wiping it with rubbing alcohol. Use the needle to puncture [...]

How to drain a blister, by Sugarloaf Urgent Care2019-06-05T01:18:32+00:00
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