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PostHeaderIcon Poison Ivy Treatment Of Symptoms

Poison Ivy is a plant that causes irritation to the skin. The most common symptom of poison ivy skin irritation problem is painful itchiness. Fortunately, there are a number of treatments available for itchiness caused by Poison Ivy. You do not even have to go to hospital to find an effective cure; you can make use of some of your household items to treat this symptom.

Oatmeal is one of the common treatments for Poison ivy symptoms. To prepare the treatment, you need to boil oatmeal and then wait for it to cool for a few minutes before applying it on the affected part of the skin. You should apply a thick layer of the oatmeal and then wait for it to cool on your skin. By the time it is completely cold your itchiness will have disappeared. A thick mixture of baking soda and water can also help deal with this itchiness.

PostHeaderIcon Blood in Stool – Cause for Concern

nullSometimes when you pass stool you can notice blood streaks in the stool or in the tissue paper something which is alarming to anyone. There are various causes of blood in stool and all of this could be due to gastrointestinal bleeding or rectal bleeding. This is not something to be taken lightly so you should be heading to your physician at once. You need to ask yourself whether the loss of blood can lead to other complications.

There are several factors that can cause rectum bleeding including gastroenteritis. This is a condition that causes the stomach lining or intestines to become inflamed. In addition, this condition can cause weakness, diarrhea, abdominal pain and nausea. Another cause of blood in stool can be as a result of internal bleeding. This refers to the bleeding of blood vessels within our bodies. A person can become weak due to internal bleeding.

PostHeaderIcon Gastroenteritis in Children

Gastroenteritis is a disease that is common in both children and adults. However, children are more prone to this because their stomach lining is not strong enough to handle some of the food. Symptoms of Gastroenteritis include diarrhea which may contain mucus or blood or it may be frothy, watery or greasy. Your child may also have nausea and he even vomits.

Other symptoms of gastroenteritis include bloating, tummy cramps or pain, and fever. If you see any of the above symptoms in your child it is advisable that you take him/her to the doctor as soon as possible. Most children who suffer gastroenteritis recover within a week but if there is severe infection, the illness may even persist for weeks. In older children, gastroenteritis symptoms can be confused with other symptoms such as the ones that cause irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s condition.