October 29th is World Psoriasis Day ~ What You Need To Know

If you don't live with it yourself, I am pretty sure you probably know someone who has the skin condition, psoriasis.  I personally know a couple of people and in my career as a nurse, I helped care for many people who were living with psoriasis. If you are unfamiliar with this condition: Psoriasis is an inflammatory condition characterized by lesions, which are areas of inflamed skin where the cells grow too fast. This creates red, scaly, thick patches of skin (called “plaques”). … [Read more...]

Your Family Doesn’t Need to Rely on Dr. Google

I definitely know better; however, I need to confess, I have on occasion visited Dr. Google.  I didn't want to wait a week to get into see my family physician or I thought the problem was minor enough to treat on my own. I have typed "treatment for" and "cause of" such symptoms as, itchy rash; muscle aches; acne; seasonal allergies and sore throat into Google, a.k.a., "Dr. Google", often with erroneous results. A few weeks ago I had a terrible rash on my legs and torso. I needed to wait a … [Read more...]