Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Hypertension Video on KUAM Healthy Living TV Program

Welcome Back!  Hope you had a great Memorial Day weekend.
 Today's KUAM segment was on high blood pressure. Watch it below!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Pigmentation Problems

Hafa Adai and Welcome Back!

This week's video blog is from the KUAM Healthy Living program.  The topic is pigmentation problems, and we discuss birthmarks, moles, sun spots, and melasma.  Enjoy!



Friday, May 20, 2011

KUAM Healthy Living TV Programs ....Watch them Online Here!

Healthy Living on KUAM!

Hafa Adai!
Every Tuesday,  I will be answering your health and skin care questions on KUAM's show "Healthy Living".  It airs at 6:30pm on channel 8, and repeats on channel 11 at 7:30 pm.  You can also watch it on YouTube.  Here are the segments for the past two programs. 

Next Tuesday, the program will be about Pigmentation Problems.  You can submit your questions to KUAM online at kuam.com.

Have a terrific weekend!

KUAM Shows: 

Week 1  Topics:  concussion, eczema, protecting your skin.

part 1   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-jL-5u6wls
part 2   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDTFsfob00c

Week 2 Topics: Environmental allergies
Part 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jQv10NoyzUPart 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMP3Wdkw1a4

Thanks for watching!
Jitka Lom MD 

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Welcome to ExpressCare's Blog!

We hope to provide you with more up-to-date information both on our services and on health problems that affect you.  Our focus will change weekly, so check in with us to keep up-to-date.  You can also email us your questions.  Our newsletter is a great way to keep in touch and let us tell you about our latest specials.

This week, I want to talk about wound care.  So often, I see patients in the clinic who have tried all sorts of home remedies to take care of their skin rash or wound.  I want to tell you about the most common pitfalls I see, and how to take care of things at home to prevent trouble later.

Clean them with warm water and soap, for as long as it takes to sing the Happy Birthday song.  Don't use peroxide.  Really.  It stings, hurts the skin, and can cause a chemical reaction that actually prevents the skin from healing.  Just use warm water and soap .  Pat dry, and put on a clean bandage.  If the wound looks like it needs stitching, don't wait more than six hours.  After that it's too late.

Don't walk around town with oozing pus coming out of wounds on your legs or arms.  Wash them and cover with gauze or wear clean socks.  If your skin is open, you are leaking germs on others,  and you are open to collecting more bacteria.  Wash your sores carefully in the shower.  Don't go in the ocean to clean your sores.  You risk getting more bacteria there too.  If your sores are not healing after one week, or you are diabetic, get seen in the clinic.  You will need antibiotics to heal up quickly.

Don't squeeze them.  Put a hot compress and allow the boil to settle down.  If you are diabetic, or it's getting worse, go to the clinic to get antibiotics.  The goal is NOT to get the boil to "pop" or to cut it open.  If you take antibiotics early on, you will have an easier time with healing.

Remember, at ExpressCare, we're here for you.
Get in, Get out, Get Better!

'Til next time,

Jitka Lom MD