Patrice Burgess MD FAAFP


Burow’s Solution

Burow’s solution (5% aluminum subacetate) is a liquid made with water and aluminum acetate. This solution relieves the itching and stinging of irritated, inflamed skin and helps stop the growth of bacteria and fungus. Burow’s solution is available without a prescription in many drugstores and supermarkets.

Fungus

A fungus is an organism that can grow on living and nonliving things. Fungi (the plural of fungus) include many types of organisms including yeasts, mold, and mushrooms. Fungi that cause problems for people include yeasts and molds and other types of fungi. In some situations, fungi can infect and damage tissue, such as…

Protecting Your Skin From the Sun

Covers possible effects of sun exposure, including sunburn and skin cancer. Explains UVA and UVB rays. Offers tips for children and adults on how much time to spend in the sun. Discusses protective clothing and sunscreen protection, including proper SPF.

Protecting Your Skin From the Sun

Covers possible effects of sun exposure, including sunburn and skin cancer. Explains UVA and UVB rays. Offers tips for children and adults on how much time to spend in the sun. Discusses protective clothing and sunscreen protection, including proper SPF.

Cough Suppressant

A cough suppressant is a medicine that acts on the nervous system to suppress the cough reflex. Cough suppressants can be nonprescription or prescription. Before you use cough and cold medicines, check the label. They may not be safe for young children or for people who have certain health problems.