2015

Methods For Treating Ingrown Toenails

If you have an ingrown toenail, then there are quite a few different home remedies that you can try before consulting a doctor, such as: Salt Water Soaking One of the most basic solutions is simply to soak the afflicted foot in a warm salt water bath for a few minutes, several times a day. This will do a good job at reducing the swelling caused by the ingrown toenail and making you a lot more comfortable.

4 Things You Need To Know About Chronic Plaque-Type Candidiasis

You probably already know that oral candidiasis is a fungal infection, but you may not know that there is more than one type of this infection. One severe form of oral candidiasis is chronic plaque-type candidiasis, also called candidal leukoplakia. Here's what you need to know about the condition. What are the symptoms of chronic plaque-type candidiasis? People with this infection develop chronic, raised white lesions inside their mouths. Usually, these lesions develop on the insides of the cheeks, but they can also develop on your tongue or other oral tissues.

Should You Time Your Breast Augmentation Surgery Around Your Menstrual Cycle?

If you've wanted to increase your breast size for years, you may have finally taken the step of meeting with a plastic surgeon and planning your procedure. While you may not be putting much thought into the timing of your surgery (other than to make sure you'll be able to have your work shifts covered during the operation and your recovery), there is one factor you may not want to ignore -- your menstrual period.

3 Questions About Prescription Contacts Answered

If your eyesight is not perfect, you may need to rely on corrective lenses to assist you in seeing better. It's estimated that 34 million people in the United States wear contact lenses. This corrective vision wear makes it easier to see and doesn't attract attention to your face like eyeglasses do. In fact, other people won't have any idea you're wearing contacts unless you provide this information. It's ideal to have specific questions answered about prescription contact lenses if you need to rely on these daily.

What Happens During Arthroscopic Knee Surgery

Your knee gets hit from the side as you're playing soccer and you go down quickly. Your knee collapses underneath you and now it's swollen and painful. The swelling is the natural response of your body to such an injury and so is the pain. Your doctor determines that you have a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and recommends arthroscopic surgery to do the repair. Here is what you can expect from this surgery and the recovery afterward.