This seemed to be a natural topic to tackle, as I have now heard of two people who have developed this issue in the last couple of months. Both have been married for over 8 years. The story goes the first person began to notice irritation, dryness and itching to her ring finger. The same finger that she has had her wedding ring on for the last 9 years! What changed? Was she now allergic to that beautiful piece of jewelry? Well, as it turns out, this phenomenon is not as rare as we thought. The second individual also developed the EXACT same symptoms. Read more to learn about this all-to-common phenomenon. Continue reading
It’s that time of year again. The sun is hot, the water is cold and the rashes are…well, spreading. That’s right. As much as we love our camping and outdoor activities here in Placer County, there’s an often unnoticed evil hiding among the vegetation. Often it is noticed too late, or not at all. Not until that unrelenting rash shows up that makes you want to scratch like a dog full of fleas. You guessed it, I’m talking about the dreaded poison oak, poison ivy or poison sumac. It’s called poison for a reason. Here we’ll help with prevention, identification and some home remedies in case it rears it’s ugly head.