August 04, 2008 Archives - Clinical Advisor

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Fabric softener for louse nits

To remove nits after treating for lice, work a small amount of fabric softener into the patient’s hair and scalp, cover with a plastic shower cap for 20 minutes, and then comb out.—RETA LUMPKIN, MSN, CFNP, FNP-C, Picayune, Miss. (118-19)

When the taste buds start to go

The last two taste sensations to diminish in elderly patients are sweet and sour, so be sure to include snacks that feature those flavors when trying to improve senior appetites. Also, watch out for supplement drinks that make the patient feel full without the additional benefits of fresh fruits and vegetables.—BETTY PELLETIER, ANP, Chapin, S.C.…

Difficult-to-assess blood findings

For the past several years, on a consistent basis, an asymptomatic 70-year-old Asian American man has had the following hematologic findings (with lab ranges) indicative of…

SUSPECTED SPOUSAL ABUSE

If a woman relates a history that makes you highly suspicious of spousal abuse, are you obligated to report this to the authorities? What if the woman is adamant in her…

RECALCITRANT PLANTAR WARTS

For the past six months I have been treating plantar warts on the foot of a 20-year-old woman. After two Histofreeze treatments, the warts appeared…

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