Mild rosacea may not necessarily require treatment if the individual is not bothered by the condition. More resistant cases may require a combination approach, using several of the treatments at the same time. A combination approach may include home care of washing with a prescription sulfa wash twice a day, applying an antibacterial cream morning and night, and taking an oral antibiotic for flares. A series of in-office laser, intense pulsed light or photodynamic therapies may also be used in combination with the home regimen. It is advisable to seek a physician’s care for the proper evaluation and treatment of rosacea.
For many years, before modern methods had been developed, radical circumcision was the only treatment offered for tight foreskin. However, radical circumcision is now obsolete. It is more painful and has a more difficult recovery than the newer conservative treatments. Radical circumcision also destroys much functional tissue, results in severe loss of sexual sensation, and destroys normal male sexual-mechanical functioning. According to cost-benefit studies, radical circumcision is also the most expensive method of treating tight foreskin, but is still promoted by many medical doctors. Holman and Steussi provide us with an excellent description of this traditional but outmoded procedure. Choe and Kim provide a description and images of the traditional procedure.
When you first identify the fire ant you should kill it by slapping it off your body and consequently washing the sting site with soap and cold water. In regards to the itching, it can last for hours and an oral antihistamine can be taken or a topical steroid ointment applied such as hydrocortisone. This same treatment is effective for a local reaction and a large local reaction. The hydrocortisone ointment can be covered with first aid tape to increase absorption of the steroid. Very large local reactions are treated with a prescription steroid ointment and/or an oral corticosteroid such as prednisone. If the patient develops anaphylaxis they should be treated emergently and also evaluated by an allergist. The allergist can administer desensitizing injections in the event the patient is stung again by a fire ant.