Its June 1st…which means its officially summer

Summer sun is upon us & as a young woman, I so love basking in the warmth beside a pool with a drink in my hand. As I’m bearing my pale skin for the first time in months, theres one thing we must all keep in mind………sunscreen! Cases of melanoma have decreased over the last decade, but that doesn’t mean its disappeared. Yes, tan skin seems to have a natural glow and it does indeed provide contouring of our curves. And lets face it, having a nice base tan provides us with protection from getting severely burned every time were outside! But that doesn’t mean our skin has to be naked when were getting our tan. My favorite new brand of products that incorporates SPF into everyday use products? Meet COOLA. I received their makeup setting spray in my summer FabFitFun box and its honestly a god-send. I use aloe as a moisturizer, which obviously doesn’t incorporate SPF, so spraying this after my daily routine is an easy way to stay protected!! They have an entire line of products that use SPF, so check them out and stay protected this summer! ☀️

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How many people are ACTUALLY allergic to Penicillin?

Are you one of the many people that claim they’re allergic to Penicillin? Approximately 30 million Americans believe that their allergic to penicillin, which would require them to use an alternative antibiotic when treating a certain infection. While its true that many bacteria have already become penicillin resistant due to overuse of the medication in the past, it remains a staple in the pharmaceutical world, and is still prescribed as prophylaxis treatment. Do you know the actual number of people that have a penicillin allergy? The truth is, only 10% of people that report having a penicillin allergy, actually are allergic. So why do they other 90% of people think they are allergic? Chances are its because Penicillin naturally comes with adverse side effects, and people that are more sensitive to the AE’s determine it must be an allergy. So what does the photo I posted have to do with penicillin allergies? Well, let me tell you (since you asked). The picture relates to the PAST. In this case, its not the term we use to describe history. PAST stands for Penicillin Allergy Skin Test. The PAST has been effective in safely testing patients to determine wether or not they have an allergy to Penicillin, which is useful information in treating future infections.

All information from this post came from PharmacyToday’s article

https://www.pharmacytoday.org/article/S1042-0991(19)30498-0/fulltext