Is some new chemical being added to the paper to make it dissolve faster or something? This reaction also can make me feel as if I have a urinary-tract infection that lasts only a day or so.
Do not assume, however, that moist, flushable wipes would be safer. Many brands use a preservative that can trigger allergic dermatitis (Pediatric Dermatology, March-April 2014).
Once you identify a brand of toilet paper that does not cause a skin reaction, you may wish to carry some with you to avoid the unpleasant results of relying on public restroom paper.
A specialist in insomnia told me I do not have insomnia, but I had already gotten hooked on Lunesta. What is the best way to quit?
I stopped cold turkey three days ago, but I just can’t get to sleep. It takes hours, and I’m very sleepy all the next day. If tapering off is better, how would you do it?
Partly in response to the study, the Food and Drug Administration has just recommended that starting doses of Lunesta be lowered to 1 mg. This may work to your advantage by making it easier for you to taper your dose gradually.
Some studies have shown that certain vitamins can improve cognitive function, reduce the risk of cancer or lower the chance of getting cataracts (JAMA, Jan. 1, 2014, and Nov. 14, 2012; Ophthalmology, February 2014). In addition, millions of people take drugs that may interfere with nutrient absorption. In such cases, vitamins and minerals can be essential.
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