Migraines headaches are more prevalent in the summer, says Dr. Nina Dieguez, Internal Medicine Physician with Baptist Health South Florida, who also explains if there is any change in temperatures, especially an increase of more than 90 degrees, it will cause an 8% higher risk of developing headaches. With the intention of avoiding these migraines, the specialist advises keeping hydrated and trying to be in a cool environment, especially during the hotter time of the day. Dr. Dieguez affirms headaches are connected to barometric pressure.
The Center of Disease Control (CDC) explains which vaccines are necessary for people in case they travel out of the country. Dr. Nina Dieguez, Internal Medicine Physician with Baptist Health South Florida, advises going under cdc.gov and checking which vaccinations people will need for their travel. She also explains the body reaction with the mosquito saliva.
Skin is the largest organ in our body. Its main function is protecting people from environment, particularly bacteria, fungus and unwanted substances, says Dr. Nina Dieguez, Internal Medicine Physician with Baptist Health South Florida. With a digital imaging, Dr. Dieguez explains what the skin layers are and how infections can occur. She also describes that people have three layers: epidermis, dermis and subcutaneous tissue.
There are several underlying diseases that can cause skin infections such as diabetes, eczema and psoriasis, HIV, Lupus and COPD (Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). Patients who have one, or more, of these conditions are more prone to skin infections, explains Dr. Nina Dieguez, Internal Medicine Physician with Baptist Health South Florida.
Dr. Nina Dieguez, Internal Medicine Physician with Baptist Health South Florida, explains cellulitis is a skin infection that affects the first and second layers of the skin. The big problem, according to the specialist, with this condition is that if it invades, it starts multiplying and reproducing out at a rapid pace, it can go even further and into a bloodstream. If this occurs, the infection can cause systemic disease, sepsis and even septic shock. It is treated with topical and oral antibiotics. Carbuncles are another skin infection. She explains It's an infection of the hair follicle and needs surgical attention.