What To Expect When Your Allergist Orders A Skin Patch Test

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If you have been suffering from allergy symptoms like itching, red skin, prolonged skin dryness, and eczema, your allergist may recommend that you undergo a skin patch test in order to determine what it is that you’re allergic to. This is different than a skin prick test, which involves pricking your skin with various allergens. In a patch test, various patches are applied to your skin and left in place for a while before the test results are read.…

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Sesamoid Bone Problems & Your Feet

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Two very important bones in your feet are the sesamoid bones located in the balls of your feet just below your big toe. These bones provide a major function for your foot and therefore they take a lot of punishment. As a result, fractures and other problems can easily manifest themselves, especially if you are an athlete and put pressure on your big toe frequently. Here is more about the rigors that your sesamoid bones go through as well as more about sesamoiditis and its treatment.…

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What Can You Expect After Vasectomy Surgery?

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Having a vasectomy is a step that takes a bit of bravery. Although you are probably looking forward to the result — permanent birth control — you may not be looking forward to the discomfort that you’re expecting after the procedure. Much of your apprehension may, in fact, come from your uncertainty about the recovery process. To ease that uncertainty, here’s a look at what you can expect in the days and weeks that follow.…

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