Drinker's nose is a colloquial term for a red, bulbous, lumpy nose, which was once thought to be caused by alcohol abuse, according to WebMD. Instead, a red and swollen nose can be a caused by rhinophyma, an uncommon form of the skin disorder rosacea.
Rosacea and rhinophyma occur just as frequently in non-drinkers as in drinkers, WebMD states. Rosacea presents as redness of the face, particularly the cheeks. Many rosacea and rhinophyma sufferers are unjustly stigmatized by the widespread belief that heavy drinking causes their condition. Though alcohol consumption does not cause rhinophyma, it can trigger a flare-up of this condition. Typically appearing after age 30, the facial redness of rosacea comes and goes, but over time grows worse and more persistent.
Rhinophyma is more common in men than in women, according to Medline Plus. Rhinophyma is treated with surgery, but currently there is no cure. Perhaps the most famous rhinophyma sufferer is the film actor W.C. Fields.Learn More
According to WebMD, hair loss treatments for women include minoxidil (Rogaine), androgen receptor inhibitors, estrogen and progesterone, oral contraceptives, ketoconazole (Nizoral), finasteride (Propecia or Proscar) and cyproterone acetate with ethinyloestradiol (Diane 35, Diane 50). Only Minoxidil is FDA-approved, and the others are used "off-label" for hair loss.Full Answer >
Hair loss can be a result of hormonal changes, medical conditions, such as thyroid problems, scalp infections and certain medications used to treat diseases, according to Mayo Clinic. Hair loss can also be attributed to hereditary conditions, states WebMD.Full Answer >
There are many remedies for sacroiliac joint pain, including ice or heat along with plenty of rest, pain medications, chiropractic treatment, supports or braces, sacroiliac joint injections, and sacroiliac joint fusion, says Spine-health. Physical therapy can also help.Full Answer >
According to Mayo Clinic, a grand mal seizure is a type of bodily convulsion that is also known as a generalized tonic clonic seizure. This type of seizure is characterized by loss of consciousness and violent muscle contractions.Full Answer >