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Friday, March 23, 2018
Washington, DC, USA


Common Virus That Causes a Disturbing Acne Like Wart
What You Can Do to Help


Molluscum Contagiosum: is a common viral infection of the skin that is characterized by round, firm, or painless bumps. Scratched bumps can spread infection to surrounding skin. The condition spreads through contact with an infected person or a contaminated object.  Common in children however adults are also affected. In adults, molluscum contagiosum is common in genitals area and is causative of disturbing genital wart which is considered a sexually transmitted infection. The bumps may disappear within a year without treatment but medication may be  recommended. Here is an affective simple treatment that can help 

Treatment: ALDARA from your local pharmacy. 

1.Apply 3 times per week (such as Monday, Wednesday, and Friday) for no longer than 16 weeks.

2. Apply the cream from one Aldara packet to the treatment area, and rub in the cream until it disappears.

3. Do not cover the treated skin areas with any type of plastic bandaging, and avoid nylon underwear.

4. You may wear cotton gauze or underwear over the treated area.

5. Use the medicine before going to bed and leave it on for 6 to 10 hours. Then wash off the medicine with water and a mild soap.

6.  When treating genital warts around the vagina, avoid getting the cream on the more sensitive inner layers of vaginal tissue. This could result in vaginal swelling or irritation and painful urination.

7. Aldara is not a cure for molluscum or genital warts and it may not keep you from spreading this condition to others through vaginal, anal, or oral sex. You may develop new lesions during treatment with Aldara.

8. For best results, keep using the medicine for the entire length of time as prescribed.

Facts About Skin Cancer
You Need to Know

Fast Facts About Skin Cancer
•Unprotected skin can be damaged by the sun’s UV rays in as little as 15 minutes. Yet it can take as long as 12 hours for skin to show the full effect of sun exposure. Plan ahead so that when you’re having fun outdoors, you won’t forget to protect yourself from the sun.
•Even if it’s cool and cloudy, you still need protection. UV rays, not the temperature, do the damage.
•Tanned skin is damaged skin. Any change in the color of your skin after time outside indicates damage from UV rays.
•Anyone can get skin cancer, but some things put you at higher risk.
•Indoor tanning exposes users to UVA and UVB rays, which damage skin and can lead to cancer.
•A change somewhere on your skin is the most common sign of skin cancer. This could be a new growth, a sore that doesn’t heal, or a change in a mole.

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, and includes different types. Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays causes most cases of melanoma, the deadliest kind of skin cancer. To lower your skin cancer risk, protect your skin from the sun and avoid indoor tanning.

Tips To Protect Your Skin
Be Sun Safety Concious

Skin is the most visible organ in the body, and the part most exposed to ultraviolet (UV) rays causing most common damaging effects to the skin. To lower your skin risk of developing any deleterious effect, protect your skin from the sun and avoid indoor tanning.

Sun Safety Tips

Plan your sun protection using these tips—
•Seek shade, especially during midday hours.
•Cover up with clothing to protect exposed skin.
•Wear a hat with a wide brim to shade the face, head, ears, and neck.
•Wear sunglasses that wrap around and block as close to 100% of both UVA and UVB rays as possible.
•Use sunscreen with broad spectrum (UVA and UVB) protection and a sun protection factor (SPF) 15 or higher.
•Remember to reapply sunscreen at least every 2 hours and after swimming, sweating, or toweling off.

5 Top Spas and Skin Treatment Centers
In the Nations Capitol

Spectacular Spas Soothe Those Who Are Stressed Out in the Nation's Capital
By Gina Gallucci White

Washington, D.C. has a number of spas that can melt tension away, soothe aching muscles and lessen those pesky lines around your face.

Eco-friendly and organic practices abound at Nusta Spa which features a number of must-have treatments including the waterless nourish mani + pedi which uses warm cream instead of water for the pampering.

The Petite Spa at the Jefferson Hotel offers top-notch services in an intimate setting with a nod to it's namesake by using herbs and botanicals from Monticello.

Need to feel more centered? Head to the Spa at the Mandarin Oriental where you may refresh your body, mind and spirit. Take some time for contemplation in one of their zen relaxation room, take a dip in their vitality pool or have a time reversal facial to get ride of unwanted lines.

Time flies when you are working hard in the district but make sure to pencil in some well-deserved breaks for yourself at one of these top spas. Your body will thank you for it!

The Spa at Mint courtesy of The Spa at Mint

MINT focuses on total body health and wellness so after a hard work out of weight lifting, Pilates or aerobic classes, make your way over to their rejuvenating spa. Located in DuPont Circle, guests may chose from a number of different treatments... Read More

Bliss Spa at the W Washington Photo courtesy of Bliss Spa at W Washington

When you walk into a majority of spas, you will find warm, neutral colors used throughout the space. That's not the case with the Bliss Spa at the W. Bright, bold colors pop everywhere and give your eyes much to see at this 3,000-sq.-foot fun... Read More

The Spa at the Mandarin Oriental Photo courtesy of Mandarin Oriental Washington

In a nod to the hotel's Asian heritage, this spa aims for zen-like ambiance and to be a place where guests may come to refresh their body, mind and spirit. Take a dip in their vitality pools, center yourself in a zen relaxation room or unwind in... Read More

The Spa Room

Guided by three principles: simplicity, authenticity and self-expression, The Spa Room succeeds as a great place to be nourished through a number of different nourishing treatments. Mix and match massage sessions so they are perfect for your... Read More

The Spa at the Four Seasons Photo courtesy of Four Seasons

When you hear Four Seasons, you automatically think luxury and pampering. The hotel's spa upholds these standards with a number of treatments that will leave you feeling refreshed and invigorated once you step outside their doors. Unwind with.

Things You Can Do To Prevent
Skin Cancer

Prevention and detection
Because exposure to UV light is the most preventable risk factor for all skin cancers,6 the American Academy of Dermatology encourages everyone to protect their skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays by seeking shade, wearing protective clothing and using a sunscreen with a Sun Protection Factor of 30 or higher.
Because severe sunburns during childhood may increase one’s risk of melanoma, children should be especially protected from the sun.6
People should not use tanning beds or sun lamps, which are sources of artificial UV radiation that may cause skin cancer.
Skin cancer warning signs include changes in size, shape or color of a mole or other skin lesion, the appearance of a new growth on the skin, or a sore that doesn't heal. If you notice any spots on your skin that are different from the others, or anything changing, itching or bleeding, the American Academy of Dermatology recommends that you make an appointment with a dermatologist.

The American Academy of Dermatology encourages everyone to perform skin self-exams to check for signs of skin cancer and get a skin exam from a doctor. A dermatologist can make individual recommendations as to how often a person needs these exams based on risk factors, including skin type, history of sun exposure and family history.
Individuals with a history of melanoma should have a full-body exam by a board-certified dermatologist at least annually and perform regular self-exams to check for new and changing moles.31

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