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Holistic Health, Second Degree Burn and Food Allergy Later in Life: Top ASKs of the Week

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We saw a wide variety of interesting healthy questions in our community this week. Women asked about second degree burns vs infections, the likelihood of food allergies later in life and more. Do you have a health question? Post it to our community, and we promise to respond within 24 hours.

Here are some answers to the top ASKs this week:

1. How do I recognize infection from a second degree burn?

A: A second-degree burns involves the epidermis and part of the dermis layer of skin. The burn site appears red, blistered, and may be swollen and painful. So swelling is considered normal. An infection has various symptoms including fever, increased pain, red streaks spreading from the burn and more. Read the full answer here.

2. What is holistic health?

A: Holistic health deals with the entire body - the body, the mind and the spirit. Western medications and technologies are used on conjunction with diet, nutrition, acupuncture, relaxation techniques, stress management, meditation and reflection. This is done to heal both body and mind/spirit. Read the full answer here.

3. Can you develop a food allergy later in life?

A: Generally, people with allergies come from families in which allergies are common -- not necessarily to food but perhaps allergies to pollen, fur, feathers, or drugs. Thus, a person with two allergic parents is more likely to develop food allergies than someone with one allergic parent. It is possible to develop food allergies at a later time in life. Read the full answer here.

4. Should I Shampoo My Hair Every Day?

A: Washing hair every day is not recommended as it strips hair of it's natural oils. However, some women have very oily hair and do need to shampoo every day or their hair looks very oily/greasy and cannot be styled. Read the full answer here

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