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 [...]
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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]