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Skin Exam - Spastic Colon

This page contains links to eMedTV Health Topics containing information on subjects from Skin Exam to Spastic Colon. The information is organized alphabetically; the "Favorite Articles" contains the top articles on this page. Links in the box will take you directly to the articles; those same links are available with a short description further down the page.
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  • Skin Exam
    A regular skin exam will help you learn what is normal for your skin. This article on the eMedTV Web site provides a detailed explanation of how to perform this exam, when to perform it, and lists unusual things to look for.
  • Sklice
    Sklice is a type of medicated lotion prescribed to kill head lice. This part of the eMedTV Web site contains an overview of this medication, including details on how it works, potential side effects, and dosing tips for effectively using this medicine.
  • Skullcap
    Skullcap is a perennial herb that is often used as a dietary supplement. This page on the eMedTV site explains what it is used for, lists possible side effects that may occur, and explores the safety and effectiveness of skullcap supplements.
  • Skyla
    Skyla, an intrauterine device (IUD), is used to prevent pregnancy. This part of the eMedTV Web site gives an in-depth overview of this product, with details on how it works, dosing instructions, possible side effects, and more.
  • Sleep (Health Channel Home)
    Many factors -- from being depressed to being overweight -- can interfere with your ability to sleep. This eMedTV resource describes the types of articles featured on the Sleep Health Channel, such as sleep disorders, good sleep habits, and more.
  • Sleep (Overview Article)
    As this eMedTV article explains, exercising during the day, going to sleep at the same time each night, and avoiding caffeine late in the day are some of the habits that can help you get better sleep. This page offers other good tips for improving sleep.
  • Sleep Apnea (Health Channel Home)
    Most people with sleep apnea (interrupted breathing while the person is asleep) don't know that they have it. This eMedTV article explores the types, causes, and symptoms of sleep apnea and lists possible treatments.
  • Sleep Apnea (Overview Article)
    Sleep apnea is characterized by temporary pauses in breathing during sleep. As this eMedTV page explains, it's a serious disorder that can lead to daytime drowsiness, accidents, and medical problems. This page takes an in-depth look at the condition.
  • Small Cell Lung Cancer
    Small cell lung cancer is a general type of lung cancer that grows and spreads quickly. This eMedTV article defines the three different types, lists possible symptoms of the disease, and explains how it is diagnosed and treated.
  • Smallpox
    Smallpox is an infectious disease that is characterized by bumps on the face and body. This part of the eMedTV site offers an in-depth look at the history of this disease, with information on its causes, symptoms, and prevention methods.
  • Smallpox Vaccine
    Fever, mild rash, and blisters on the body are a few smallpox vaccine side effects. As this eMedTV page explains, there is also a risk of developing severe side effects, such as encephalitis, that can lead to serious complications.
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
    Social anxiety disorder is characterized by an overwhelming sense of insecurity in social settings. This eMedTV article covers the different types of social anxiety disorders, along with symptoms that may occur and available treatment options.
  • Social Phobia
    Social phobia is defined as a persistent, chronic fear of being judged by others in a social setting. As this eMedTV resource explains, the condition can interfere with work or school; however, it can be treated successfully with medication and therapy.
  • Sodium Picosulfate/Magnesium Oxide/Anhydrous Citric Acid
    Sodium picosulfate/magnesium oxide/anhydrous citric acid is taken prior to a colonoscopy to prep the bowels. This eMedTV page examines this colon-cleansing product, including how it works, side effects, and more. Links to more details are also included.
  • Sofosbuvir
    Sofosbuvir can be used in combination with other medications to treat chronic hepatitis C infections. This eMedTV page presents an overview of this prescription medicine, including when it is used, how it works, side effects, and links to more details.
  • Solaraze
    Solaraze Gel is a prescription NSAID approved for treating precancerous patches on the skin. This eMedTV page explores this product in more detail, including information on possible side effects, dosing guidelines, and some general precautions.
  • Solia
    Solia is a birth control pill that contains an estrogen and a progestin, and works by stopping ovulation. This eMedTV article offers a complete overview of this drug, with information on its possible side effects, dosing tips, and general precautions.
  • Solifenacin Succinate
    Solifenacin succinate is commonly prescribed to treat symptoms of an overactive bladder. This eMedTV segment discusses specific uses of the medication, explains how it works, and offers dosing information, as well as when and how to take it.
  • Solodyn
    Solodyn is used to treat acne -- in particular, the red, pus-filled bumps seen with this condition. This eMedTV segment provides a detailed look at this prescription tablet, with information on how it works, dosing guidelines, side effects, and more.
  • Soma
    Soma is a form of muscle relaxant that is available by prescription only. This eMedTV article describes how Soma works to treat muscle spasms, explains how and when to use the drug, and lists potential side effects that may occur with treatment.
  • Sonata
    Sonata, a prescription drug, is licensed to treat insomnia in adults who have trouble falling asleep. This eMedTV article describes the effects of Sonata and offers details on its dosing information and potential side effects.
  • Sorafenib
    Sorafenib is a chemotherapy medicine used to treat kidney, liver, or thyroid cancer. This eMedTV article takes a closer look at this medication, including details on its effectiveness during clinical studies, dosing tips, and more.
  • Sore Throat
    Sore throats can make the throat scratchy and dry -- they are also a common health complaint. This page from the eMedTV Web site further discusses these throat infections, including possible symptoms, prevention tips, and treatment options.
  • Soriatane
    Soriatane is a prescription retinoid approved for treating severe psoriasis in adults. This eMedTV Web article explores the drug in more detail, including information on possible side effects, dosing guidelines, and some general precautions.
  • Sorilux
    If you have plaque psoriasis, your doctor may recommend a prescription medication called Sorilux. This eMedTV selection offers a detailed description of this medication, including information on dosing guidelines, side effects, warnings, and more.
  • Sorine
    Sorine is a prescription medicine approved for the treatment of certain irregular heart rhythms. This eMedTV article explains how the medication works, describes the specific effects, offers information on when and how to take it, and more.
  • Sotalol
    Sotalol is often prescribed for the treatment of irregular heart rhythms. This page on the eMedTV Web site discusses these uses in more detail, describes how the medicine works, and offers important information on when and how to take it.
  • Sotret
    Taking Sotret capsules twice daily for 15 to 20 weeks can help clear up severe nodular acne. This eMedTV article features an overview of various aspects of this prescription drug, including how it works, possible side effects, dosing tips, and more.
  • Sovaldi
    Sovaldi is prescribed to treat chronic hepatitis C infections. This selection from the eMedTV Web site offers more details on this prescription medicine, with information on how it works, dosing instructions, side effects, and more.
  • Soy Lecithin
    Soy lecithin is a supplement claimed to be useful for treating Alzheimer's disease and other conditions. This eMedTV segment covers other benefits of soy lecithin, explores the effectiveness of this product, and lists its potential side effects.
  • Spanish Flu
    The Spanish flu is estimated to have killed several million people worldwide. This eMedTV article examines this pandemic in more detail, including what caused it, when it occurred, and whether it is likely to re-emerge.
  • Spastic Colon
    Spastic colon is a disorder that often results in diarrhea, constipation, and abdominal cramping. This eMedTV Web page offers an overview of this condition, including how it is diagnosed and other symptoms that may occur.
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