She visited Mayaro beach in Trinidad — What happens next will blow your mind!

Vibrio Vulnificus is a commonly known bacteria responsible for causing gastroenteritis from eating shellfish, along with its relative, Vibrio cholerae. But did you know V. vulnificus is also a FLESH EATING BACTERIA?

 

According to the CDC, this bacteria is found in warm, marine waters. 

 

 

 

An open wound or a simple scrape while at the beach must always be monitored.

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What happens next can save your life. Once V. vulnificus enters the bloodstream, the CDC reports, a 50% fatality rate.

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note: This blistering dermatitis resembles pemphigus or pemphigoid.

 

If untreated, a necrotizing wound may develop– the “flesh-eating” bacteria phase 

 

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How to protect yourself?

Discussed in another post.

 

 

TOP 3 FOOT problems

The following is a (incomplete) list compiled by the CPMA (California Podiatric Medical Association).

 

  1. Plantar Fasciitis
  2. Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (Shin Splints)
  3. Achilles Tendonitis

 

Continue reading the article here at: https://www.podiatrists.org/visitors/foothealth/other/common

Sports Medicine – An introduction

Sports medicine is considered a “multifaceted, multidisciplinary approach to the diagnosis and management of athletic injuries which employs relative rest, alternative activity, and rehabilitation with emphasis on the preservation of form and function” as per Dr. Losito.

To understand this definition, it is imperative that some terms are further defined in the context of Sports Medicine.

Relative rest: This basically refers to a reduction in terms of length or frequency of an exercise that is a usual part of an athlete’s training.

Alternative activity: On the other hand, this pertains to an activity that is not necessarily part of an athlete’s regular training. The athlete may not be able to do relative resting, and an alternative activity will be employed.