With such health condition, as diabetes, one has to be extremely attentive to what he or she eats, do regular check-ups, track results and, in many cases, perform daily insulin injections. The patients, that need to undergo daily insulin treatment, have to quickly learn how to properly do the injections themselves.
Do I have to use syringes all the time?Nowadays, there are two main ways to do injections: syringes and pens. You shall work out with your doctor which one works best for you. Syringes are more traditional method that has been around for years. Although, there is a bigger room for mistake when getting injections with syringes. On contrary, injectable pens are preloaded with insulin, more user-friendly and fail-proof.
I need to carry those with me wherever I go?Basically, yes. For sure, you know your routine, but if you are planning to be out for quite a long time, you should always carry your kit that includes insulin, syringes or pens, glucometer to test blood sugar levels, disinfectant and topical anesthetic.
Getting comfortable with injections.It is a common belief that getting an injection should hurt a lot, and keeping in mind that many diabetes patients need to do them daily, one can get nervous. No need to panic, though. In order to decrease the potential bruising and pain, use these two techniques. First of all, use different parts of body for injections, and secondly: apply Dr.Numb® 5% Lidocaine Topical Numbing Cream to the skin surface where you are going to make an injection. This way the whole process with go more smoothly and painlessly.
According to different sources, the flu season typically starts in October, but as the virus constantly mutate, it is important to stay alert during the whole cold season. Flu strains constantly evolves, and so do the formulas of the vaccinations in order to prevent this disease in provoking serious health issues.
Is flu vaccination effective?At the moment, flu vaccination is still one of the most effective ways to prevent the flu and flu-related complications such as pneumonia, and it also helps to reduce the severity of the symptoms, even if you do get a flu.
Do I need to get flu shots every year?As flu virus is constantly mutating, it is highly recommended to receive the vaccination at the beginning of each flu season, which is most cases in October – November.
Can I get flu vaccination for my child?Yes, children can receive flu shots as well, with the consent of their parents. If the kids are afraid of needles and pain they can experience during the vaccination, apply a few drops of Dr.Numb® 5% Lidocaine Topical Numbing Cream to the area where the injection will be made just before the visit to the doctor – this way the procedure will go pain-free.
Immunization is one of the most effective ways to prevent and combat various diseases. For instance, since the start of widespread vaccinations in the USA, cases of such childhood diseases like diphtheria or measles dropped significantly, saving millions of lives.
Why do I or my children need immunization?Even though many diseases became rare or almost non-existent in some countries, there is still a high chance that during the lifetime you or your child comes in contact with one of these contagious diseases. It is especially important to undergo proper immunization nowadays, when the world is more mobile and global traveling is a trend.
How long does immunization effect last?It depends on the type of vaccine and disease, for example, like the two for measles or the series for hepatitis B, may make you immune for your entire life. Others last for quite a long period of time, but require repeated shots for prolonged effect.
How can I make vaccines less painful?It is true that the moment when the vaccine is introduced into the skin can feel pretty painful, depending on the area where the injection is made. If you feel that may be too much to take for you or for your child, make sure to apply Dr.Numb® 5% Lidocaine Topical Anesthetic Cream to the area before visiting the doctor. Strong, lidocaine-powered formula will guarantee pain-free session.
During different periods of life, one may need to receive various injections: from flu shots to immunization, injections are some of the most common medical procedures.
Are there any risks when getting an injection?If performed properly by a medical professional, there is almost no risk in getting an injection – medical students are trained the proper technique as a part of their basic training and spend hours mastering it. In case you have to perform an injection by yourself (like in many cases with diabetes patients), make sure to receive proper and detailed instructions, practice with your doctor and consult again even if you have any minor hesitations on whether you are doing it right.
How can I overcome fear of needles?If only one thought of getting an injection throws you into panic, then you probably suffer from trypanophobia, or needle phobia in other words. It is pretty common both among children as adults, and some simple techniques may help to overcome it. First of all, once in the doctor’s cabinet, don’t be ashamed to speak about your fears and emotions – speaking with a health professional can help you distract and relax. If the fear continues, try the breathing technique, concentrating on how you inhale through your nose and exhale through your mouth.
What worries me most is pain during the injection.If painful sensation is what bothers you the most, then the usage of topical anesthetic can help create a positive experience and eliminate that fear. Dr.Numb® 5% Lidocaine Topical Numbing Cream has strong, lidocaine-powered formula that provides almost instant and long-lasting effect.
Minor surgeries are some of the most common types of surgeries, which typically are performed by a single doctor and almost don’t have any downtime.
What are the most common types of minor surgeries?There are numerous procedures, but among some of the most frequently performed are: removal of foreign objects from superficial wounds, stitching and/or removal of stitches, biopsy, incision and drainage, wart removal and others.
Do minor surgeries require anesthesia?In general, as minor surgeries stay on the superficies and do not require penetration of a body cavity, they don’t need a general anesthesia. Although, most of minor skin surgeries can still produce a painful sensation, so the application of Dr.Numb® 5% Lidocatine Topical Numbing Cream is required for pain ease. Apply a thick layer of Dr.Numb® Numbing Cream to the skin at least 20 minutes before the treatment – this way the cream’s strong formula will block pain signals at the skin surface, which will make the process more comfortable.
Is there any aftercare recommendations?Depending on the type of surgery performed, your doctor will indicate which steps you need to take in the following days to ensure smooth healing process. Use Dr.Numb® 4% Lidocaine Disinfectant Foam Soap to clean the wound in these first post-surgery days: it’s formula will help to kill any bacteria, leaving the skin cleansed and providing slight anesthetic effect as well.
This time-saving beauty treatment has been long coveted by women all over the globe. In the fast-paced world of nowadays, spending up to an hour every morning on a skincare and make up routine is a luxury for most. Filling in eyebrows, drawing the eyeliner over a hundred times and applying lipstick over and over again until it looks perfect – wouldn’t it be pleasant to wake up with makeup already done and looking impeccable?
How old is the art of tattoo?It is hard to say, but the archeological data from mummies found around the globe suggest that the practice of tattooing goes back to Neolithic times.
How to choose a tattoo?Research, research, and research. You should be absolutely in love with the design of your future tattoo in order not to regret it afterwards. Each artist has his own distinctive style, so try to find the one that synchronizes with you the most.
Does permanent makeup hurt?Think of it as of getting a mini-tattoo. Some areas may hurt more than others (like lips, for example), but face is already a sensitive enough zone, so the application of topical anesthetic is required. Dr.Numb® 5% Lidocaine Topical Numbing Cream is designed to provide effective anesthetic effect for comfortable treatment, even for the most sensitive skin.
Warts in most cases are harmless and disappear over time, but some of them, for example those situated on the soles of your feet, may become uncomfortable, making exercise and walking painful.
Why someone develops warts?Skin warts can be caused by HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) and can appear on any area of the body, depending on how the contamination happened. Some sexually transmitted warts of certain HPV strains may increase the risk of developing cancerous disease, but common skin warts usually don’t cause any painful sensations and disappear by themselves within a year or two. Although, many practitioners recommend to get rid of warts as soon as possible to prevent further infection of the skin.
How can the warts be removed?In some cases, non-invasive treatments can be offered, like salicylic acid, cryotherapy and others. Although, if none of these procedures work, a quick invasive treatment is recommended. Technically named electrodesiccation (or cautery) and curettage, this treatment involved the clinician drying the wart with an electric needle and scraping it away with a special instrument called curette.
Do I need anesthesia to treat warts?In case of electridesiccation, you will need a local anesthetic to be applied to the wart and surrounding area. Apply a thick layer of Dr.Numb® 5% Lidocaine Topical Numbing Cream to the skin surface, wait for 20-30 minutes for it to take action, and rest assured you won’t have any painful sensations during the procedure.
Cannulation is one of the routine and most common hospital procedures. It is a process when a small plastic tube (a cannula) is inserted in peripheral vein for the administration of fluids, medication or nutrition.
Why may I need cannulation?The necessity of this procedure is determined by the doctor. In most cases, it is performed when the introduction of the medication is needed, that can’t achieved any other way.
What is the process once at the hospital?Once you arrive, the medical workers will explain the procedure to you, and if you consent to go ahead, will proceed with the treatment. Once the skin area has been disinfected, the doctor will gently introduce the cannula into the selected vein. Once installed, no discomfort shall be felt – otherways, make sure to inform your doctor.
What if I’m afraid of needles?If you have needle-phobia (yes, it exists!), it may be a good idea to try to concentrate on your breath, inhaling deeply with your nose and exhaling through your month. If pain is what bothers you, Dr.Numb® 5% Lidocaine Topical Anesthetic Cream will help to eliminate that fear – thanks to its strong formula, you won’t feel a pinch.
Biopsy is one of the procedures that makes most of the patients nervous once they schedule the appointment. It may be prescribed if a patient is experiencing signs or symptoms that the doctor identified as an area of concern. Although, there is no reason to stress out ahead of time: it is always best to check and find out you are healthy, or catch a disease at an early stage, when it is easier to cure.
What does biopsy determine?Other tests, like X-ray for example, may detect masses or areas of abnormality, but they can’t determine whether the cells are cancerous or not. This is why biopsy is necessary at all times when any abnormality has been detected.
What types of biopsy are there?Depending on where in the body the suspicious abnormality has been detected, various techniques of biopsy can be used. For example, bone marrow biopsy, which extracts some marrow sample using a long needle from some of the larger bones in the body in order to determine if there is any blood problem. Needle biopsy is usually used on tumors that can be felt through the skin, such as breast lumps and enlarged lymph nodes. Skin biopsy is used to diagnose skin conditions, such as melanoma. In this case, some cells are being removed from the surface of the body.
Is the process painful?Depending on the type of biopsy, you may or may not need some anesthesia. For minor incisions, for example in case of skin biopsy, you may use topical anesthetic to ease the pain. Dr.Numb® 5% Lidocaine Topical Numbing Cream has a strong formula which guarantees quick effect.
Hemorroids is a very common condition that can be very unpleasant and painful, but is easily and effectively treated and very preventable. Hemorroids usually forms in the rectum or anal area, when the veins get swollen and irritated.
Who is at risk for developing hemorrhoids?Even though this condition can be developed by patients of any age, there are certain conditions that may be considered as the ones provoking hemorrhoids. Pregnant women, patients with chronic diarrhea or constipation, even office workers, as the necessity to sit long hours increases blood pressure in the lower body.
How can hemorrhoids be treated?In most cases, it can be eliminated through non-surgical procedure, such as rubber band litigation or sclerotherapy. If none of these techniques suit for the particular case, the surgery may be performed under general anesthesia, and in most cases, the patient can return home the same day.
Is there any at-home treatment to combat pain?Ice packs and cold compresses may relieve the swelling, meanwhile sitz bath can help with burning or itching symptoms. Although, the effect of these treatments doesn’t always last long enough, so it is recommended to use Dr.Numb® 5% Lidocaine Topical Numbing Cream to block pain the itching for up to 3 hours.
Anal itching, also known as Pruritus Ani, is a common condition. Though sometimes seen as embarrassing or uncomfortable, it is experienced by numerous patients and can be totally cured with adequate therapy and care.
What causes anal itching?This condition has many possible causes, such as skin problems (for example, psoriasis or contact dermatitis), hemorrhoids, or even washing too much or not enough. The itching is usually associated with such symptoms as redness, soreness and desire to scratch.
When do I know I need to contact a doctor?Most anal itching doesn’t require an urgent medical care, although you must contact your doctor if anal itching is severe and persistent, you notice anal bleeding or stool leakage, or the area seems to be infected.
How can I relieve the symptoms?If your condition doesn’t require medical treatment, you may use Dr.Numb® 5% Lidocaine Topical Anesthetic Cream to ease the itching. Just apply it to the area and keep the cream for 20-30 minutes – the numbing effect shall last up to 3 hours.
Anal fissures is a condition that is very common among your infants, but can happen to patients of any age. An anal fissure is a small tear in the tissue that lines the anus. It is usually caused by passing hard or large stools during a bowel movement, and can provoke pain and bleeding.
Do I need medical help if I have anal fissures?In most cases, just a simple treatment can make the symptoms better, but in some severe cases medication or even surgery may be necessary.
How can one prevent anal fissures?Keep special attention on your diet. As diarrhea and constipation are two of the most common causes of anal fissures, it is important to keep the diet in check to avoid these conditions. Incorporate high-fiber foods and enough liquid in your diet, and exercise regularly to avoid having to strain during bowel movements.
Is there anything I can do to reduce painful sensation?Dr.Numb® 4% Lidocaine Foam Soap can help to keep the area well disinfected and clean. It contains lower levels of lidocaine, so can provide some certain anesthetic effect, but in case pain is pretty strong, it is recommended to use Dr.Numb® 5% Lidocaine Topical Numbing Cream after disinfecting the area.
Muscle and Joint Pains
On a Global Scale, over 1.5 billion people suffer from the chronic pain on a daily basis, many of these cases are muscle and joint pains. Apart from the therapy, it is also important to incorporate some pain management techniques to improve life levels of such patients.
What is muscle and joint pain?Joint and muscle pain is one of the most common types of the chronic pain. Multiple health issues can provoke it: from bursitis to inflammation and fibromyalgia. One must consult with the physician to start an adequate treatment, although topical anesthetic may improve the state of the patient by blocking the pain signals and bringing an instant relief.
How can Dr.Numb® help with muscle and joint pain?In order to use Dr.Numb® to improve condition by eliminating pain syndrome, make sure to apply a thick layer of Dr.Numb® 5% Lidocaine Topical Numbing Cream and hold it for around 20 minutes, so that the cream can penetrate deeper layers of the skin tissue.