The Drs: Infrared Saunas + What To Do For Bug Bite & Tick Removal

The Doctors: Infrared Saunas For Relaxation

Many celebrities have admitted to using infrared sauna treatments to make themselves sweat. Stars like Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Jones, and Jessica Simpson have allegedly used the treatment, so Dr Travis Stork paid a visit to Joseph Harounian at Firm Body Evolution to find out more about it. Joseph explained that the infrared is the same waves you get from the sun, without the UV. Basically, it heats your body without heating the area around you. Reportedly, the treatment is good for relaxation and pain management.

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Dr Stork got into the sauna for 30 minutes and said he could feel the heat penetrating his body, but described it as different than sitting in a hot sauna. He particularly liked that his head was out, while the rest of his body was inside the sauna. He said the experience was certainly relaxing, and while there are lists of claims about what the treatment can do, that’s really what it’s best for.

The Drs: Infrared Saunas + What To Do For Bug Bite & Tick Removal

The Doctors learned more about how you can protect against bug bites and stings, and how to properly remove a tick. (s_p_e_x / Flickr)

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The Doctors: Keep Your Family Safe From Bugs This Summer

Health officials are raising alarm over the zika virus, but already more than 4,000 babies in Brazil have been born with microcephaly. Naturally, pregnant women in the United States are concerned, but the truth is that as the weather turns warmer, everyone is at a greater risk for bug bites and stings in general. Dr Freda Lewis-Hall joined the show to reveal tips for keeping you and your family safe. First, pregnant women should avoid traveling to an area where zika has been spreading, and test for the zika virus if they recently traveled to those areas.

The Doctors: What To Do When Bit Or Stung By A Bug

Everyone should apply insect repellent frequently, wear long sleeves and pants while outside, and stay in places where mosquitoes are blocked. As for bees, wasps, and fire ants, if you get bit by one of them, first be sure that the stinger is out by removing it carefully and quickly. If you notice a fire ant, kill it immediately by slapping it, then immediately and thoroughly clean the area. Of course, don’t scratch the area. If you or someone you know suddenly has difficult breathing, becomes hoarse, begins wheezing, or starts to swell quickly around the face, hands, or feet, call 911.

The Doctors: How To Properly Remove A Tick

As for ticks, they tend to show up in warm, moist places like your armpit or groin. Early removal is important because it typically takes about 36 hours for a tick to start transmitting disease. If you’re bitten by a tick, use fine-tipped tweezers to grab the tick close to your skin’s surface, pull upward with even pressure but don’t whisk or jerk. Also, don’t squeeze, crush, or puncture the body of the tick. Thoroughly clean the area and your hands with soap and water or rubbing alcohol.

If the tick is still alive, submerge them in alcohol inside a closed container, then dispose of it after wrapping with tape. If you don’t have that available, flush it down the toilet. Look for a bulls-eye shaped rash to see if you could possibly have been infected with Lyme disease.

The Doctors: Piano Lullaby Helps Baby Fall Asleep

Next, The Doctors shared a video of a unique way one father was able to help his sick infant fall asleep. He began playing a sweet lullaby on the piano while the boy was strapped to his chest and the video was so adorable, even Dr Travis Stork said it made him want to become a dad. He then shared other techniques for helping your baby get to sleep include swaddling, bedtime stories, and even massage.

It’s important for a baby to get enough rest! Rest was the word of the day and you can use the word rest on The Doctors’ website to enter for a chance to win a Regenica anti-aging package worth more than $200.

The Doctors: Michigan Governor Pledged To Drink Flint Water For 30 Days

During The Doctors’ News in 2:00, it was reported that Michigan governor pledged to drink Flint water for 30 days to prove that it’s safe. Just days before, Snyder had picked up five gallons of filtered water from a home in Flint that was confirmed to have had high levels of lead. For 18 months, residents in Flint drank and bathed with improperly treated water that had run through aging lead pipes. Snyder apologized for not moving faster on the crisis.

The Doctors: Super Gonorrhea

Health officials in the U.K. upped their efforts in containing the spread of the so-called “super gonorrhea.” Two antibiotics have been used to treat the STD and doctors are now reporting a widespread resistance to one of the medications, saying the other will be next. It was stated that resistance to antibiotics will be “an even greater threat to mankind than cancer.”

The Doctors: Full Face Transplant Five Years Later

After receiving a full face transplant almost five years ago, Mitchell Hunter has gone public in an exclusive interview with WishTV 8. He wanted to talk about the successful procedure and show his new face to the world. In 2001, the Indianapolis resident lost his face and left leg when a car he was in hit an electrical pole. He endured 10,000 volts of electricity for five minutes. The face transplant included a new nose, eyelids, facial animation muscles and nerves.

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