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albecker

albecker   , 36

from Scarsdale

How to Choose the Best Self Tanner

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If you want to achieve the appearance of newly returned from the beach and incredible bronze skin, then you need a better tan. The bronzing car provides a beautiful golden glow to your skin without exposing yourself to harmful ultraviolet rays. However, you can not rely solely on any tanning product available on the market, as some may give your bodyskin a shameful color or make the skin look uneven or pale.

Here are some tips for choosing the best self-tanner

Search for ingredients

The main objective of sun tanning is to avoid harmful effects, such as skin cancer and sunburn, from sun tanning. But remember that self-tanning contains chemicals that interact with the cells in the top layer of the bodyskin to give it a sober look. So, before buying a tanning product, you should check its ingredients. They must be safe and not cause any side effects. Some of the best parts in the tan car are DHA (acetone dihydro) and tyrosine. If your skin is sensitive, you should consult a dermatologist before buying automatic tanning.

It must contain reactants

The best tan comes with moisturizers to give you a light tan. Also, they are easy to apply and provide the same color. Therefore, you should look for tanning products like minetan without sunlight that contains moisture, such as Aloe Vera and plant extracts. These products will not only give you a golden tint but also make your skin soft and fresh.

It must be suitable for the color of your skin

Especially if you are light-skinned, you should choose the tan very carefully. Your bodyskin should give a natural bronze glow. Avoid products that darken your skin; otherwise, it may end up looking artificial.

It must be free of odors

Some chemicals used in self-tanning have strong odors. Therefore, you should choose a product that has an odor that is odorless or fun. Otherwise, you will find it challenging to use the product

Test the product before buying it

Even the best self-tanner may not suit you. Therefore, before buying the product, you must ask for samples from the brand. That will help you to know how effective the product is, the type of odor you enjoy if it is suitable for the color and color of your skin, and if it has any side effects.

To optimize the use of the product you choose, you must carefully read the instructions on the label. Tanning products work best when applied to bodyskin exfoliation. The peel eliminates dead skin cells and ensures an even tanning of the skin. Also, you must first use only a small amount of product. These products take a few hours to show results and can be reapplied to the type of color you want.

There are many lotions, creams, and automatic suntan sprays available in the market. Therefore, choosing the best tan can be a difficult task. Before buying a product, you should read the comments about it online. That can help you avoid products that can cause a severe rash or a wrong color to the bodyskin tone.


How to choose the right drone for you

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Drones, also known as birds, are the small unmanned flying vehicle that is often controlled on the ground using remote operator. Drones are essential as they help you survey your surrounding from a high aerial view. So if you have decided to acquire one, you will realize that there are a variety of options from which to choose. It is, however, important to consider your own needs and abilities when it comes to flying these fantastic vehicles. As such, the following highlights the types, features, and prices of different drones, which will help you make a solid decision.

Types of drone

There are no much details to consider when it comes to drones selection. However, they can be broadly categorized into three: the large camera bearings, smaller camera bearing, and the camera free drones. While some customers would like to purchase drones mounted with powerful cameras to enable them to capture high-quality footage from the sky, other customers prefer to have small drones with simple cameras.

However, small cameras won't give you high-quality capture. Therefore they are mostly used by beginners.

Features

It is also essential to choose a drone that matches your skill level and has some specific features you need. The quality of drone, however, is much determined by the price. In simple terms, more expensive drones will often come with a lot of features that may suit your piloting needs. On the contrary, less costly drones come with basic features. It is therefore essential for you to a made decision based on the amount you’ll want to spend for a drone. The following are some of the features you should consider.

• Battery life. Drones are often powered by batteries. Therefore, the more you fly it, the more it gets its battery drained. Therefore, if you prefer flying the drone for a considerably longer time, you will have to buy a drone that has a larger battery capacity. Or, you can decide to have a spare battery which comes at an extra cost.

• Brush-less motors. Drones can either have brushed motors or brush-less motors. When you need a quieter drone, you will have to settle for the brush-less ones. However, these drones are not only expensive but also durable.

• Camera. If at all you want to have quality footage capture, you will have to consider camera specifications. Look for drones with high camera resolutions. Majority of drones comes with an inbuilt camera. However, you might as well install your camera if your drone lack one.

• Integrated GPS. Some drones come with an inbuilt GPS. This helps them to determine the location in which they are flying. This upgrade, however, comes with a price. Besides, improved stability, this feature helps the drone to navigate their way back to the initial point (home). GPS feature also enables the drone to use the follow me mode, which instructs the drone to track you on the ground.

• Obstacle avoidance. Majority of premium drones uses this feature to prevent them from crushing on obstacles such as trees, buildings. This, therefore, ensures their safety hence longer lifetime.

• Flight range. The range with which your drone can fly is also an essential factor to consider. Professional level drones often fly longer ranges than simple ones.

Lastly, if you want to acquire one, the following includes some of the top picks: Blade Nano QX, hubsab X4, and DJI Mavic Pro.


Important information for patients taking FARXIGA

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Type Diabetes is a serious ailment which can adversely affect the quality of life of the patient. Hence the patient will try different medicines to treat the ailment, and reduce the blood sugar levels in the patient. One of the most common methods to measure the blood sugar level is the A1C blood test. This test measures the level of glycated hemoglobin in the blood and is an indication of the blood sugar levels of the patient for the last three months. If the A1c test result is more than 5.6% it indicates that the patient is likely to get diabetes, and FARXIGA is one of the medicines prescribed by doctors.

Benefits

Based on clinical studies, it is shown that when adult diabetes patients are taking FARXIGA once daily for a period of twelve weeks along with other diabetes medicines like metformin in some cases, there is a significant improvement in the blood sugar levels. The pill helped in removing blood sugar from the patient's body through the urine. This resulted in a lower A1C levels in blood tests. Additionally patients who were also consuming metformin also lost 3% weight on an average. The systolic blood pressure of these patients was also reduced due to the medication during the clinical study.

Clinical study

The benefits mentioned above are based on twenty four clinical studies which have been carried out on more than eleven thousand people who were suffering from type two diabetes. Out of these participants in the clinical study, more than six thousand patients were treated with FARXIGA. Some of these patients only combined the pill with a proper diet and exercise. In other cases, the patients combined FARXIGA with other diabetes medicines like metformin, insulin, glimepiride, pioglitazone, sitagliptin. The results were carefully tabulated and the patients, doctors were advised accordingly

Advice for patients

Diabetes patients should provide full information to their doctor before he prescribes FARXIGA since this could help in avoiding major health problems in future. The doctor should be informed of all the medical conditions like those of the kidney, liver, bladder and pancreas. The patient should also provide details of risk factors, like any past illness, surgery, type one diabetes, or any future surgery plans. Pregnant women or women who are likely to become pregnant should also inform the doctor, since the medicine can affect the baby. If the patient is taking any medication, they should also inform the doctor.

Side effects

Though FARXIGA can significantly reduce the A1C levels there are major side effects, which can adversely affect the health of the patient. Dehydration is a major problem due to the loss of water and salts, especially when the person is standing up. Acidosis or increase in the levels of ketones in blood or urine is major side effect of taking these pills, and may result in hospitalization and death in some cases. Other health problems include kidney injury, serious urinary tract infection, low blood sugar levels, bacterial and yeast infection, increase in blood cholesterol levels and bladder cancer in some cases.


Ciprofloxacin for bacterial infection

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Ciprofloxacin is an antibiotic that is used to treat bacterial infection in children. It can be in the form of tablets or liquid form. This medicine can be used to clear bacterial infections this is by stopping the growth of these bacteria. It can be in the form of tablets or liquid form.

The medicine takes two days for its effect to kick in and it should be administered twice per day with an interval of between 10-12 hours apart, with an exception where the patient (child) becomes sick after less than 30 minutes after taking the drug then in this case you give them another dose but if they fell sick after 30 minutes of taking the drug then a normal dose is to be administered.

Cipro like other medicines, there are medicines that you cannot take while taking Ciprofloxacin at the same time such medicine include those that contain magnesium, calcium, or aluminum. Since this medicine contains antacids or indigestible remedies and thus there should be a time interval before administering ciprofloxacin, which can be 1-2 hours before this medication or 4 hours after the ingestion of this medicine that contain antacids. Others include ibuprofen which can cause a seizure if taken together with Ciprofloxacin and also medicine that contains theophylline in their prescription.

Side effects include;

• Diarrhea

• Vomiting

• Nausea

• Stomach pains

However, some of the side effects if experienced they should be reported immediately to a health facility include;

• Short of breath

• Swelling of tongue, lips or even the face

• Development of rash

• Allergic reaction

• Swelling of joints

• Diarrhea that contains blood or severe watery or if it takes more than four days.

Precaution

I. If the medicine is in tablet form, swallow it with a glass of water or even juice. The medicine should not be chewed.

II. If the medicine is in liquid form then shake it well before giving it to the child.

III. Correct measurement should be given using either an oral syringe or medicine spoon. One is discouraged from using a teaspoon as one might not measure correctly.

IV. Ensure the child is not dehydrated. If you suspect they are, give them water and contact your pharmacist, doctor or nurse for advice.

V. Care should be given to the Child before they get used of the medicine especially when doing tasks that require coordination.

VI. Ensure you complete the dosage.

VII. Protect the child from the strong sun if you notice the change in their skin sensitivity. Can wear long-sleeved trousers, tops, and a hat or even use a sunscreen with high factor (at least SPF 30).

VIII. The medicine should be kept out of children’s reach.

IX. Only give this medication to your child for their current condition.

Disadvantage of Ciprofloxacin

1. Ciprofloxacin can cause an effect on the capability of the child to do skilled tasks such as driving, riding a bicycle or even playing sports.

2. The medicine may increase the child’s skin sensitivity to sunlight.

In conclusion, consult the pharmacist before administering any other medicine to your child while taking Ciprofloxacin. Tell the pharmacist if the child has had an allergic reaction to any antibiotic before given.


The Difference Between Augmentin and Amoxicillin

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Augmentin and amoxicillin are the two categories of antibiotics. Antibiotics are very useful in treating bacterial infections which is too powerful for the body immune system.

These drugs have similarities. Amoxicillin is a common type of antibiotic and augmentin is rich in amoxicillin and clavulanic acid, which enhances its effectiveness against various kinds of infections.

In this article, we are going to look at the differences between Augmentin and amoxicillin and their side effects.

Both augmentin and amoxicillin belong to the penicillin drug class, which is a pool of common antibiotics.

Augmentin contains amoxicillin as the main ingredient and also has some clavulanate ingredients.

Clavulanate can be used to treat infections provoked by antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

These antibiotic drugs are very helpful in defending the body against disturbing bacterial infections.

It is essential to understand that these kinds of drugs do not act on viral infections like the common cold. Antibiotics should only be taken when one has infections, they should not be taken unnecessary because they will become less effective in the long run and may result in bacteria developing resistance to these drugs.

Amoxicillin Uses

Amoxicillin and Augmentin are used mainly by doctors to fend off bacterial infections

Most people are aware of amoxicillin. It's a common drug that pharmacist prescribe to treat various bacterial infections both in children and adults.

This drug is mostly prescribed to children because of its effectiveness in treating various childhood infections and is not associated with many side effects.

Amoxicillin fights a variety of bacteria ranging from gram-positive to gram-negative strains. Pharmacists may recommend amoxicillin for infections like strep throat, ear infections, respiratory infections such as bronchitis and pneumonia, urinary tract infections, tonsillitis, skin infections, Helicobacter pylori infections as well as sexually transmitted infections like gonorrhea.

Augmentin Uses

Augmentin is an antibiotic which is made of several drugs. It contains amoxicillin and clavulanic acid.

Clavulanic acid acts as a beta-lactamase blocker. It deactivates the enzymes produced by the infectious bacteria which are more resistant to antibiotics.

Due to the presence of clavulanate, Augmentin can cure various strains of bacteria which are resistant to traditional antibiotics. Because of this, the drug becomes more effective to a wide range of bacteria.

Doctors recommend the usage of Augmentin to treat similar infections like amoxicillin. They can also prescribe it treat infections which are antibiotic resistant. Some of these infections include laryngitis, sinus infections, pharyngitis, bacterial infections linked to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, as well as critical skin infections, like abscesses or erysipelas

Augmentin can also be prescribed to people suffering from recurring infections such as strep throat.

Side effects

These two drugs share some common side effects, while others are associated with augmentin. These similarities arise because both drugs contain amoxicillin. Some of the common side effects include abdominal pain, vomiting, easy bruising, rashes, bloody diarrhea, nausea as well as heartburn.

Augmentin and amoxicillin may tend to affect the healthy growth of intestinal bacterias. This may cause a temporary imbalance in the intestinal flora.

Antibiotic frequent users may be prone to these problems since their gut bacteria may not have adequate time to recover.