Bad Breath and Your Child: Causes and Ways to Help

If your child has a bad breath problem, his or her oral hygiene may be a cause. Foul-smelling breath, also known as halitosis, is disconcerting. For teens, it could be embarrassing. However, taking some extra hygiene steps could alleviate or lessen bad breath in your child. Continue reading to learn how and why bad breath develops and how to help your child maintain his or her dental health. How Poor Hygiene Causes Bad Breath Read More 

Polymyalgia Rheumatica: Do You Have Symptoms Of This Condition?

If you're an elderly individual who suddenly experiences stiffness, pain, and inflammation in your buttocks, hips, or thighs, ask a rheumatologist about polymyalgia rheumatic. Polymyalgia rheumatic ( or PMR) is an inflammatory disease that typically affects aging adults. Although PMR is painful, you can treat it with a rheumatologist's help. Learn more about polymyalgia rheumatic and its treatments below. What's Polymyalgia Rheumatica? Like other types of rheumatic conditions, PMR can cause severe inflammation in the body's joints, bones, and organs. Read More 

Contact Dermatitis Caused By Allergies: How Can You Treat It And How Can You Find Out What’s Causing It?

If your skin frequently breaks out in itchy, burning rashes that last for weeks at a time, you may be experiencing chronic contact dermatitis. Contact dermatitis is often caused by a skin irritant, like the harsh chemicals found in some cleaning products. However, it can be caused by an allergic reaction in your skin as well, and it can be tough to figure out what's causing this reaction — allergic contact dermatitis often doesn't appear until days after your skin has been exposed to what triggered the rash. Read More 

Shoulder Subluxation: Definition, Causes, and Treatment

Your shoulder is designed for high flexibility, but that often makes it easy to injure. While a complete dislocation is easy to identify, a shoulder subluxation may be more subtle. If you have a subluxation, there may be no visible signs of it. However, a subluxation could still present significant problems. Here is more information on shoulder subluxation and when to see an orthopedic surgeon. What Is a Shoulder Subluxation? Read More 

Top Reasons Why You Should Make An Appointment For Allergy Testing

Millions of people suffer from allergies. Some may have allergic reactions to things in the air, such as pollen or dust, while others may be allergic to specific types of foods or animals. If you suspect that you or a family member have allergies, the best thing you can do is make an appointment to see an allergist for allergy testing. An allergist is a physician who specializes in diagnosing and treating patients with allergies. Read More