Patient discussion about cream

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Q. could i be allergic to ice cream?

I've been having stomach aches and diarrhea's lately. and it usually comes after eating ice cream. i love ice cream - it'll be a shame if I'll have to stop eating it...
A1I don't know about being allergic to ice cream, but maybe you are Lactose intolerant? i have the same problem - love ice cream, can't digest it. BUT - don't worry! you don't have to stop eating ice cream! all you have to do is take a pill that contains the enzyme that requires to digest milk half an hour before you eat and it'll be O.K! welcome to the family:)
A2you could be allergic, but you can also be Lactose Intolerance. two different things. Allergy is an immune response to ice cream. lactose intolerance means you lack the enzyme that digest milk. have you been having the same symptoms while eating any other dairy products? if so- you are probably lactose intolerant. here is more information on Wikipedia about it:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lactose_intolerance

Q. Do you think the sugar in the ice cream might have caused my fibromyalgia?

I have had fibromyalgia for 14 years. For many years I ate lots of ice cream. Recently I have begun breaking out in a rash if I eat anything sweet. Do you know why sugar might cause me to break out? Do you think the sugar in the ice cream might have caused my fibromyalgia?
A1Yes, Even Bryers ice cream makes me hurt. I do much better if I avoid highly processed foods. Some nutritionals that I have found to be highly effective in keeping me pain free are:
calcium/magnesium
kelp
cod liver oil
flax seed oil
raw apple cider vinegar


A2So you stopped enjoying ice cream or still continuing? If you have stopped then I have good news for you: It is rare for sugar to cause an allergic skin eruption, so your rash may be completely unrelated to your sugar consumption. Likewise, I have never seen any evidence that sugar or ice cream causes fibromyalgia. I would recommend that you speak to your own physician about both of these issues. He/she should be able to give you some insight into what's going on in your body.

Q. what does a sun block cream do? and what are a UV rays?

A1It blocks out harmful Ultra violet rays from the skin as the previous entries have related; however it can also block your ability to produce vitamin D. If you live in a northerly area or one that receives limited sunlight, its recommended to get at least 15 minutes of sun a day (this is probably best done with minimal sunblock) and according to personnal sun sensitivity. Another thing to keep in mind is that sunblock works best if applied 20 minutes before sun exposure.
A2I define uv rays in term of skin care as your skin is regarding this subject. Sunlight consist of different wavelength's radiation. Among them ultra violet is one of the most dangerous for skin and invisible portion of light.
UV rays are further subdivided on the base of wave-length ranges.
these are uvb, uva and uvc rays.
uvb radiation has the wave lenght range 280 to 315 nm, whereas the uva radiations have the w-l range 315 to 400.
http://www.antivitiligo.com/vitiligo-treatment/uvb.html
uva is found in huge quantity as compare to the uvb in sunlight. And burning and tanning effects of the sunlight is due to the uva.
uvb most harmful for skin and causes skin cancer by damaging DNA in skin.
A3UV rays are rays of light (essentially, a form of energy transmitted) that are beyond the spectrum we are able to see. These light rays can damage the skin, precipitating its aging and increasing the risk to skin cancer like squamous cell carcinoma and basal cell carcinoma (the relationship of sun exposure and melanoma hasn't been proven definitely).

Sunscreen blocks these rays and so prevents some of its deleterious effect, although it hasn't been proven definitely to reduce the incidence of skin cancer.

Remember that even in the shade these rays are still reflected from other surfaces, and that they penetrate through glass window.

You may read more here:http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/sunexposure.html

Q. Are these stretch marks very common and how to avoid them? I mean which cream to be used?

I am in my 8 th month. Everything is going good. Just a worry came when I saw one woman having stretch marks. Are these stretch marks very common and how to avoid them? I mean which cream to be used?
AHi , this is my 2nd baby. During the last pregnancy I had stretch marks. I have seen some ladies, who do not have at all. I met one woman with 4 children she did not have any. One of my friend; had in the very first pregnancy. There are creams available for use by pregnant woman before and after pregnancy to avoid stretch marks altogether.

Q. My son has atopic dermatitis that is treated with topical cream. Is he in a greater risk for other diseases?

My 1 year old son has atopic dermatitis. We treat him with topical cream and he is getting better. What kind of a diseases is this? Is he in a greater risk for other diseases because of his skin lesions?
A1Atopic dermatitis is an immunological disease. As a guy that has many allergies I can say that i believe the best treatment is not topical cream. You need to find what causes the allergy and to exclude it from your life. This way you prevent the disease not just treat its symptoms.
A2Your son has an increased risk for other diseases. this is not because of his skin lesions but because of the base pathology of his diseases. Atopic dermatitis is an immunological disease and someone that has it is in a greater risk to have other immunological diseases. It is not connected to how much you care for him or how much you keep him clean.
My little brother had atopic dermatitis when he was 9 months old and now he is 12 years old and he is healthy
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