Archives for March 2020

Marla Ahlgrimm | Bug Bites And Spring

Marla AhlgrimmNow that we are all planted firmly at home, many of us are spending more time in the back yard. And according to Marla Ahlgrimm, that means that more of us are getting bitten by bugs. Do you know how to treat common insect bites and stings? Ahlgrimm answers your questions below.

Q: How concerning are bug bites?

Marla Ahlgrimm: Most are mild and cause very few symptoms beyond slight swelling and a temporary and annoying itch. However, rarely, wasp and hornet stings can cause a more significant reaction, including cellulitis and staph infection. Some insects, including mosquitoes and ticks, also carry diseases like West Nile virus and Lyme disease.

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Marla Ahlgrimm | What Are Anti-Inflammatories?

Marla AhlgrimmAnti-inflammatory medication can help relieve pain. According to Marla Ahlgrimm, the most popular over-the-counter anti-inflammatory drugs are aspirin, naproxen, and ibuprofen. Although common and effective, these non-steroidal anti-inflammatories do have side effects. Keep reading as Ahlgrimm answers a few questions on the topic.

Q: What are anti-inflammatory drugs used to treat?

Marla Ahlgrimm: Many women use ibuprofen and similar medications to relieve menstrual aches and pains. Further, when taken correctly, these types of medicines are effective at relieving the pain associated with sprains, muscle aches, and headaches. Many people take over-the-counter anti-inflammatories for arthritis.

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