In the summer, as a rule, many take a vacation. Someone goes to rest at the resort, someone prefers a summer cottage, some are going to make repairs at home. Well, there are people who decide it is in the summer to radically take care of their health and, for example, to finally make the necessary operation.
Is such a decision correct? Is it worth planning a serious treatment for the summer?
Summer is not the right time for serious operations, especially involving large incisions and suturing. Of course, surgical treatment is not contraindicated in the summer. And if an emergency occurs, for example, acute appendicitis, then the operation must be done. But as for the planned treatment, it is better to transfer it to the fall. Continue reading
Winter cold affects people in different ways. Some more tightly wrapped in fur coats and scarves and easily tolerate cold. They only occasionally notice: “frost is growing.” Others, those who are significantly less fortunate, regularly see skin irritations, rashes, and inflammations. Such manifestations may indicate an allergy to cold. What is a pathology? And can it be neutralized?
For a long time, doctors did not recognize the specific reaction of the skin to cold as an allergy. Not surprising. After all, frost or snow do not contain substances that can trigger a pathological reaction (allergens). Could there be an allergy to cold in this case? Until today, the nature of such an unusual reaction of the skin to frost has not been fully studied. But doctors attributed these manifestations to pseudo-allergies. Continue reading
Women at all times wanted to look beautiful. It is difficult to say when decorative cosmetics originated, but judging by archaeological finds that have come down to us, in ancient Egypt in about the nineteenth century BC women had already let their eyes down, dyed their hair and nails, and used lipstick. Of course, they used unsafe cosmetics: crushed turquoise, malachite, a mixture of antimony and fat, and sometimes ordinary soot.
Modern women are more fortunate. They do not have to use improvised means to emphasize their beauty. However, is all makeup safe and does it harm? Continue reading