May, 2016

MRSA Skin Infections

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

MRSA, or methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus infections, are skin infections caused by bacteria that are resistant to many commonly used antibiotics. MRSA can also spread to the lungs or blood. These infections are more serious and harder to treat. The majority of MRSA skin infections occur in nursing homes residents and hospital patients, although the infections...  read more

Plantar Warts

Monday, May 16th, 2016

Plantar warts are warts that develop on the feet. Typically seen on the plantar surface – sole – of the foot, the warts can be painful and irritating. Like all warts, plantar warts, also known as foot warts, are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). There are more than 100 types of HPV, but only...  read more

Caring for Minor Skin Burns

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

Most everyone has suffered a minor skin burn at one time or another. This type of burn can be the result of sun overexposure, scalding from hot liquid, fire, contact with chemicals or even an unfortunate encounter with a faulty electrical outlet. Before treating, it is important to determine the severity of the burn since...  read more

Treatment of Fire Ant Bites

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

Some species of fire ants are native to Texas and additional species of the pesky insects likely made their way in the soil of plants that were transported on ships. But, however they got here, the red fire ant is common throughout the state and most Texans know to avoid the large, round mounds of...  read more

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