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SKIN IRRITATIONS & HOW TO USE SHUTTLE LOTION TO TREAT

ACNE

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 Acne vulgaris (commonly called acne) is a common  skin condition, caused by changes in the pilosebaceous units, skin  structures consisting of a hair follicle and its associated sebaceous  gland via androgen stimulation.
Acne Symptoms:

Acne is most common during adolescence, affecting more than 85% of  teenagers, and frequently continues into adulthood. The cause in  adolescence is generally an increase in male sex hormones, which people  of both genders accrue during puberty. [2] For most people, acne  diminishes over time and tends to disappear—or at the very least  decrease—after one reaches one's early twenties. There is, however, no  way to predict how long it will take to disappear entirely, and some  individuals will continue to suffer well into their thirties, forties  and beyond.

Symptoms Of Acne:

Acne is characterized by noninflammatory follicular papules or comedones  and by inflammatory papules, pustules, and nodules in its more severe  forms. Acne vulgaris affects the areas of skin with the densest  population of sebaceous follicles; these areas include the face, the  upper part of the chest, and the back. Severe acne is inflammatory, but  acne can also manifest in noninflammatory forms. Acne lesions are  commonly referred to as pimples, blemishes, spots, zits, or acne.

Treatment of Acne with Shuttle Lotion:

There are many products available for the treatment of acne, many of  which are without any scientifically-proven effects. Generally speaking,  successful treatments show little improvement within the first two  weeks, instead taking a period of approximately three months to improve  and start flattening out. Many treatments that promise big improvements  within two weeks are likely to be largely disappointing. However,  Shuttle Lotion has been proven to give very quick results over other  treatments and can rapidly improve some active spots.

 

Athletes Foot

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 Athlete's foot (tinea pedis) is a fungal infection  of the skin that causes scaling, flaking, and itching of affected areas.  It is typically transmitted in moist areas where people walk barefoot,  such as showers or bathhouses. Although the condition typically affects  the feet, it can spread to other areas of the body, including the groin.

Symptoms of Athletes Foot:

Athlete's foot causes scaling, flaking, and itching of the affected  skin. Blisters and cracked skin may also occur, leading to exposed raw  tissue, pain, swelling, and inflammation. Secondary bacterial infection  can accompany the fungal infection, sometimes requiring a course of oral  antibiotics. 

The infection can be spread to other areas of the body, such as the  groin, and usually is called by a different name once it spreads, such  as tinea corporis on the body or limbs and tinea cruris (jock itch or  dhobi itch) for an infection of the groin. Tinea pedis most often  manifests between the toes, with the space between the fourth and fifth  digits most commonly afflicted
 

Treatment with Shuttle Lotion:

There are many conventional medications (over-the-counter and  prescription) as well as alternative treatments for fungal skin  infections, including athlete's foot. Important with any treatment plan  is the practice of good hygiene. Several placebo controlled studies  report that good foot hygiene alone can cure athlete's foot even without  medication in 30-40% of the cases.  The remainder of the time requires a  topical treatment such as Shuttle Lotion. Applied twice daily to the  infected area, Shuttle Lotion has the ability to cure Athletes foot no  matter where on the body it might spread.

Bed Sores

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 Bedsores, more properly known as pressure ulcers or  decubitus ulcers, are lesions caused by many factors such as: unrelieved  pressure; friction; humidity; shearing forces; temperature; age;  continence and medication; to any part of the body, especially portions  over bony or cartilaginous areas such as sacrum, elbows, knees, ankles  etc. Although easily prevented and completely treatable if found early,  bedsores are often fatal – even under the auspices of medical care – and  are one of the leading iatrogenic causes of death reported in developed  countries, second only to adverse drug reactions. 

Symptoms of Bedsores:

The definitions of the four pressure ulcer stages are revised  periodically by the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) in  the United States. Briefly, however, they are as follows:

Stage I is the most superficial, indicated by non blanchable redness  that does not subside after pressure is relieved. This stage is  visually similar to reactive hyperemia seen in skin after prolonged  application of pressure. Stage I pressure ulcers can be distinguished  from reactive hyperemia in two ways: a) reactive hyperemia resolves  itself within 3/4 of the time pressure was applied, and b) reactive  hyperemia blanches when pressure is applied, whereas a Stage I pressure  ulcer does not. The skin may be hotter or cooler than normal, have an  odd texture, or perhaps be painful to the patient. Although easy to  identify on a light-skinned patient, ulcers on darker-skinned  individuals may show up as shades of purple or blue in comparison to  lighter skin tones. 

Stage II is damage to the epidermis extending into, but no  deeper than, the dermis. In this stage, the ulcer may be referred to as a  blister or abrasion. 

Stage III involves the full thickness of the skin and may  extend into the subcutaneous tissue layer. This layer has a relatively  poor blood supply and can be difficult to heal. At this stage, there may  be undermining damage that makes the wound much larger than it may seem  on the surface. 

Stage IV pressure ulcer 

Stage IV is the deepest, extending into the muscle, tendon or even bone. 

Unstageable pressure ulcers are covered with dead cells, or eschar and wound exudate, so the depth cannot be determined.

 Treatment with Shuttle Lotion:
The most important thing to keep in mind about the treatment of bedsores  is that the most optimal outcomes find their roots in a  multidisciplinary approach; by using a team of specialists, there is a  better chance that all bases will be covered in treatment.
There are six major contributors to healing:
Debridement * Infection Control * Nutritional Support * Proper Care * Caregiver Education * Wound intervention

 Shuttle Lotion has been proven effective in treatment of bedores in  Stage 1 & 2. If you believe that your symptoms have moved into a  more serious stage please consult your physician immediately!

Bee Stings

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 A bee sting strictly means a sting from a bee (honey  bee, bumblebee, sweat bee etc). In the vernacular it can mean a sting  of a bee, wasp, hornet, or yellowjacket. Some people may even call the  bite of a horsefly a bee sting. The stings of most of these species can  be quite painful, and are therefore an object of dread for many people. 

It is important to differentiate a bee sting from an insect bite. It  is also important to recognize that the venom or toxin of stinging  insects is quite different. Therefore, the body's reaction to a bee  sting may differ significantly from one species to another.

The most aggressive stinging insects are vespid wasps (including  bald-faced hornets and other yellowjackets) but not hornets in general  (e.g., the European hornet is gentle). All of these insects aggressively  defend their nests, although they have not developed a sting targeted  at mammals like the honey bees.

In people who are allergic to bee stings, a sting may trigger a  dangerous anaphylactic reaction that is potentially deadly. Honey bee  stings release pheromones that prompt other nearby bees to attack.

Symptoms of Bee Stings:

The severity of a sting is determined by a number of factors. The type  of insect, the location of the sting, the number of stings, and the  allergic sensitivity of the victim can all affect the outcome. Most  people do not have allergic reactions to bee and wasp stings however  below are some symptoms related to localised stings:

  • Immediate pain, redness, swelling, and itching at the sting site may occur. 
  • A large (greater than four inches across) local reaction may develop over the next 12-36 hours. 
  • A bacterial skin infection, although uncommon, may also begin during the first 12-36 hours (or even after the first few days). 
  • These may cause an enlarging area of redness at the sting site.  It may be difficult to tell a local skin reaction and a local bacterial  skin infection apart.

    Treatment with Shuttle Lotion:

    The first step in treatment following a bee sting is removal of the  sting itself. The sting should be removed as fast as possible without  regard to method: studies have shown the amount of venom delivered does  not differ if the sting is pinched or scraped off and even a delay of a  few seconds leads to more venom being injected. Once the sting is  removed, pain and swelling should be reduced with a cold compress.
    Many traditional remedies have been suggested for bee stings  including damp pastes of tobacco, salt, baking soda, meat tenderizer,  toothpaste, clay, garlic, urine, onions, aspirin or even application of  copper coins.
    Bee venom is acidic and these interventions are often recommended to  neutralize the venom; however, neutralizing a sting is unlikely to be  effective as the venom is injected under the skin and deep into the  tissues, where a topically applied alkali is unable to reach, so  neutralization is unlikely to occur. In any case, the amount of venom  injected is typically very small (between 5 and 50 micrograms of fluid)  and placing large amounts of alkali near the sting site is unlikely to  produce a perfectly neutral pH to stop the pain, that is however until  the invention of Shuttle Lotion. The cool and calming effect of Shuttle  Lotion is used all over the world to cure the inflammation and  irritation that comes along with a bee sting. The active ingredients in  Shuttle Lotion act as a neutralizer to the acidic properties of a bee  stings.

Chicken Pox

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Chickenpox or chicken pox is a highly contagious illness caused by  primary infection with varicella zoster virus (VZV). It generally starts  with a vesicular skin rash appearing in two or three waves, mainly on  the body and head rather than the hands and becoming itchy raw  pockmarks, small open sores which heal mostly without scarring. 

Chickenpox has an incubation period of 10 to 21 days, and is spread  easily through coughs or sneezes of ill individuals, or through direct  contact with secretions from the rash. Following primary infection there  is usually lifelong protective immunity from further episodes of  chickenpox.

Chickenpox is rarely fatal, although it is generally more severe in  adults than in children. Pregnant women and those with a suppressed  immune system are at highest risk of serious complications. The most  common late complication of chicken pox is shingles, caused by  reactivation of the varicella zoster virus decades after the initial  episode of chickenpox.

Symptoms of Chicken Pox:

Chickenpox is a highly infectious disease that spreads from person to  person by direct contact or by air from an infected person's coughing or  sneezing. Touching the fluid from a chickenpox blister can also spread  the disease. A person with chickenpox is infectious from one to five  days before the rash appears. The contagious period continues until all  blisters have formed scabs, which may take 5 to 10 days. It takes from  10 to 21 days after contact with an infected person for someone to  develop chickenpox.

The chicken pox lesions (blisters) start as a two to four millimeter  red papule which develops an irregular outline (a rose petal). A  thin-walled, clear vesicle (dew drop) develops on top of the area of  redness. This "dew drop on a rose petal" lesion is very characteristic  of chickenpox. After about 8 to 12 hours the fluid in the vesicle  becomes cloudy and the vesicle breaks leaving a crust. The fluid is  highly contagious, but once the lesion crusts over, it is not considered  contagious. The crust usually falls off after seven days sometimes  leaving a crater-like scar. Although one lesion goes through this  complete cycle in about seven days, another hallmark of chickenpox is  that new lesions crop up every day for several days. Therefore it may be  a week before new lesions stop appearing and existing lesions crust  over. Children should not be sent back to school until all lesions have  crusted over.

It is not necessary to have contact with the infected person for the  disease to spread. Infected persons can spread chickenpox before they  know they have the disease, i.e. before any rash develops. They can  infect others from about two days before the rash develops until all the  sores have crusted over, usually four or five days after the rash  starts.

Treatment with Shuttle Lotion:

Although there have been no formal clinical studies evaluating the  effectiveness of topical application of Shuttle Lotion, a topical  barrier preparation containing zinc oxide and one of the most commonly  used interventions, it has an excellent safety profile. It is important  to maintain good hygiene and daily cleaning of skin with warm water to  avoid secondary bacterial infection.[citation needed]. Addition of a  small quantity of vinegar to the water is sometimes advocated.

To relieve the symptoms of chicken pox, people commonly use  anti-itching creams and lotions such as Shuttle Lotion. Shuttle Lotion  is not to be used on the face or close to the eyes.

Dermatitis

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 Dermatitis is a blanket term meaning any  "inflammation of the skin" (e.g. rashes, etc.). There are several  different types of dermatitis. The different kinds usually have in  common an allergic reaction to specific allergens. The term may be used  to refer to eczema, which is also known as dermatitis eczema or  eczematous dermatitis. A diagnosis of eczema often implies childhood or  atopic dermatitis, but without proper context, it means nothing more  than a "rash".

Symptoms of Dermatitis:
 

  • Red Skin 
  • Itchy Skin 
  • Blisters 

Treatment with Shuttle Lotion:

The best treatment for any form of Dermatitis is an application of  Shuttle Lotion a couple of times each day. The soothing and medicated  properties of Shuttle Lotion help relieve itching, redness, dry skin and  the mild pain related to Skin Rashes!

Eczema

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 Eczema is a form of dermatitis, or inflammation of  the epidermis.The term eczema is broadly applied to a range of  persistent skin conditions. These include dryness and recurring skin  rashes which are characterized by one or more of these symptoms:  redness, skin edema (swelling), itching and dryness, crusting, flaking,  blistering, cracking, oozing, or bleeding. Areas of temporary skin  discoloration may appear and are sometimes due to healed lesions,  although scarring is rare. In contrast to psoriasis, eczema is often  likely to be found on the flexor aspect of joints.

Symptoms of Eczema:

Almost always, there's an itch before a rash appears in eczema. Typically, eczema shows itself as: 

  • Patches of chronically itchy, dry, thickened skin, usually on the  hands, neck, face, and legs. In children, the inner creases of the knees  and elbows are often involved. 
  • Scratching can lead to sores with crusts. 

Treatment with Shuttle Lotion:

Atopic Dermatitis, commonly known as Eczema, is a chronic site of  itchiness on the body. Often associated with allergies, this topical  skin irritation can be soothed with Shuttle Lotion’s anti-itch formula.  Good for short or long term use. Shuttle lotion helps provide relief to  dry patches of itchy skin caused by eczema.

Fire Ant Bites

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 Fire ants are a variety of stinging ants with over  280 species worldwide. They have several common names including Ginger  Ants and Tropical Fire Ants. Fire ants can be distinguished from other  ants by their copper brown head and body with a darker abdomen. The  worker ants are blackish to reddish. These different sizes of the ants  can all exist in the same nest.

Symptoms of Fire Ant Bites:

The venom of a fire ant sting causes stinging and swells into a bump.  This can cause much pain, skin irritations, itchy skin, and, skin rash at times, especially when stung  repeatedly by several at once. The bump often forms into a white  pustule, which is at risk of becoming infected if scratched; however, if  left alone, it will usually go down within a few days. The pustules are  unattractive and uncomfortable while active and, if the sting sites  become infected, can turn into scars. Additionally, some people are  allergic to the venom and, as with many allergies, may experience  anaphylaxis, which requires emergency treatment.

Treatment with Shuttle Lotion:

First aid for fire ant bites includes external treatments and oral medicines: 

  • External Treatments: Use Shuttle Lotion Cream for a quick and  simple relief for the itching, pain and discomfort caused by fire ant  bites. 
  • Oral Medicine: In extreme and severe cases, antihistamines should also be used to aid the healing of fire ant bites. 

Patients who experience severe allergic reactions to fire ant  insect stings should visit a doctor or hospital immediately upon contact  as these reactions can result in death. These more severe reactions  include severe chest pain, nausea, severe sweating, loss of breath,  serious swelling, or slurred speech.

Heat Rash

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Miliaria (miliaria rubra, sweat rash, heat rash, or prickly heat) is a  skin disease marked by small and itchy rashes. Miliaria is a common  ailment in hot and humid conditions, such as in the tropics and during  the summer season. Although it affects people of all ages, it is  especially common in children and infants due to their underdeveloped  sweat glands.

Symptoms of Heat Rash:

There are two common types of miliaria. The plugged pores of miliaria  crystallina result in pinpoint sweat blisters with no redness. The  plugged pores of miliaria rubra (prickly heat) produce small red bumps,  with or without sweat blisters. 

Either way, miliaria tends to show up on covered parts of the skin,  especially where there is friction from clothing. The forehead (under  caps or visors), body folds, the upper back and chest, and the arms are  the most common locations.

Often prickly heat itches in older children, and they often describe a  'prickly' sensation. What newborns feel remains a mystery.

The prickly heat rash can look quite similar to one caused by  infected hair follicles (folliculitis), but if you look at the prickly  heat bumps with a magnifying glass, no hair follicles will be seen

Treatment with Shuttle Lotion:

Medical assistance should be sought for the first episode of a rash with  the appearance of miliaria. The differential includes several  conditions which an experienced practitioner should be able to recognise  and may require treatment distinct from the usual measures taken for  miliaria. In most cases the rash of miliaria will resolve without  intervention. However, severe cases can last for a number of weeks and  cause significant disability. General measures should be recommended for  all patients, including moving to an air-conditioned environment if  possible, avoiding sweat-provoking activities and occlusive clothing,  and taking frequent cool showers.
Ideal for skin irritations,our  specially formulated lotion cools areas affected by the superficial  blisters and itchy, prickly bumps caused by heat rash. The soothing  formula is a rich compound designed to medicate minor irritations.  Simply apply Shuttle Lotion on the affected area as often as need

Itchy Skin

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Itchy Skin (pruritus) refers to an unpleasant sensation that causes the  need to scratch, commonly called itching by most people. Itching may be  localized to a certain area of the body, or can be all over, or  generalized. When there is a rash that goes along with the pruritus, the  cause is usually easily determined and treated. However, the most  difficult cases of pruritus are those without an associated rash. Itchy  Skin and pain are closely related sensations, since the same nerves  transmit both signals to the brain. When the area of skin is scratched,  that same area may become even itchier, leading to more scratching. This  is called the itch-scratch cycle. In general, pruritus can be related  to a problem with the skin or another underlying disease of the body  (systemic disease). When itching is localized to a particular area of  skin, it usually is not caused by a systemic disease. 

Treatment with Shuttle Lotion:

Shuttle Lotion's compund is perfectly designed to assist in the rapid  recovery of several kinds of contact dermatitis. Scratching can lead to  redness, inflammation, and open sores. Shuttle Lotion helps relieve all  of these symptoms with its anti-itch formula that helps relieve the site  on contact. Once applied the mild medication works with your body to  assist in healing the skin. Strong enough to medicate affected areas on  adults and gentle enough to use on babies

Man O' War / Jelly Fish Stings

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The Portuguese Man o' War (Physalia physalis), also known as the blue  bubble, blue bottle, man-of-war, or the Portuguese man of war, is a  jelly-like, marine invertebrate.

Symptoms:

Painful raised red lesions in lines (consistent with contact with the tentacle.) 

Muscle spasms may develop in the affected extremity.

The raised red lesions may develop into fluid filled lesions and may heal with pigmentation.
With extensive or repeated exposures systemic reactions can take place,  such as; nausea, vomiting, headaches, dizziness, muscle weakness and  irregular heart rate may occur.
Other symptoms like, excessive tearing, runny nose and painful breathing.

Treatment:

First remove any adherent tentacles that will cause further delivery of  venom. The tentacles should be lifted off the skin (don't scrape them  off, this causes further stings).

Use a stick or some other object to remove the tentacle(s) so as not to get your fingers stung.

Next, rinse the affected area with sea water to wash away any  adherent nematocysts. DO NOT use fresh water, since this will activate  the nematocysts. DO NOT scrub as this will only activate the nematocysts  and cause further venom delivery.

Luckily, nematocysts are inactivated by Shuttle Lotion! Not only will  Shuttle Lotion relieve the pain  but it will also help with relief of  the persistent redness, inflammation or itchiness.

Measles

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 Measles is an infection of the respiratory system  caused by a virus, specifically a paramyxovirus of the genus  Morbillivirus. Morbilliviruses, like other paramyxoviruses, are  enveloped, single-stranded, negative-sense RNA viruses. Symptoms include  fever, cough, runny nose, red eyes and a generalized, maculopapular,  erythematous rash. 

Measles is spread through respiration (contact with fluids from an  infected person's nose and mouth, either directly or through aerosol  transmission), and is highly contagious—90% of people without immunity  sharing a house with an infected person will catch it. The infection has  an average incubation period of 14 days (range 6-19 days) and  infectivity lasts from 2-4 days prior to 2-5 days following the onset of  the rash.

Symptoms of Measles:

The classical symptoms of measles include four day fevers, the three  Cs—cough, coryza (runny nose) and conjunctivitis (red eyes). The fever  may reach up to 40° Celsius (104° Fahrenheit).
The characteristic measles rash is classically described as a  generalized, maculopapular, erythematous rash that begins several days  after the fever starts. It starts on the head before spreading to cover  most of the body, often causing itching. The rash is said to "stain",  changing colour from red to dark brown, before disappearing

Treatment with Shuttle Lotion:

There is no cure for measles. Most patients with uncomplicated measles  will recover with rest and supportive treatment. That supportive  treatment is Shuttle Lotion. With its extraordinary compound it is  perfectly designed to assist in the rapid recovery of skin irritations  and pain caused by measles. Strong enough to medicate affected areas on  adults and gentle enough to use on babies.

Prickly Heat

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 Miliaria (miliaria rubra, sweat rash, heat rash, or  prickly heat) is a skin disease marked by small and itchy rashes.  Miliaria is a common ailment in hot and humid conditions, such as in the  tropics and during the summer season. Although it affects people of all  ages, it is especially common in children and infants due to their  underdeveloped sweat glands.

Symptoms of Prickly Heat:

There are two common types of miliaria. The plugged pores of miliaria  crystallina result in pinpoint sweat blisters with no redness. The  plugged pores of miliaria rubra (prickly heat) produce small red bumps,  with or without sweat blisters. 

Either way, miliaria tends to show up on covered parts of the skin,  especially where there is friction from clothing. The forehead (under  caps or visors), body folds, the upper back and chest, and the arms are  the most common locations.

Often prickly heat itches in older children, and they often describe a  'prickly' sensation. What newborns feel remains a mystery.

The prickly heat rash can look quite similar to one caused by  infected hair follicles (folliculitis), but if you look at the prickly  heat bumps with a magnifying glass, no hair follicles will be seen

Treatment with Shuttle Lotion:

Medical assistance should be sought for the first episode of a rash with  the appearance of miliaria. The differential includes several  conditions which an experienced practitioner should be able to recognise  and may require treatment distinct from the usual measures taken for  miliaria. In most cases the rash of miliaria will resolve without  intervention. However, severe cases can last for a number of weeks and  cause significant disability. General measures should be recommended for  all patients, including moving to an air-conditioned environment if  possible, avoiding sweat-provoking activities and occlusive clothing,  and taking frequent cool showers.
Ideal for skin irritations,our  specially formulated lotion cools areas affected by the superficial  blisters and itchy, prickly bumps caused by heat rash. The soothing  formula is a rich compound designed to medicate minor irritations.  Simply apply Shuttle Lotion on the affected area as often as needed.

Sea Lice

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 Sea lice are actually the microscopic larvae of  jellyfish and other ocean stingers which contain the same nematocysts  (stinging cells) as mommy and daddy. In many areas of the Gulf and  Caribbean the primary culprit causing "sea lice" infestations is the  larvae of the thimble jellyfish. These larvae, sometimes half a  millimeter in length or smaller, can become trapped between the bathing  suit and skin or in crevices like the armpit and compressed, causing the  stinging cells to fire. 

The larvae are large enough to be visible to the naked eye but become  nearly invisible in the water - unfortunately the only reliable method  of identifying when sea lice are present is by the appearance of the  rash on other swimmers or divers.  During summer months high  concentrations of these stinging larvae may float in "clouds" or  "blooms" that affect large areas of beach or ocean.

Symptoms of Sea Lice Bites:

Common symptoms of sea lice stings include an intensely itchy red rash  with small blisters and elevated areas of skin.  These painful and  unsightly lesions may appear anywhere on the body but are often  concentrated in areas covered by swimwear as large numbers of larvae  often become trapped in these regions.  Severe reactions to sea lice  exposure may include fever, chills, headaches, nausea and vomiting,  especially in children.  Extreme allergic reactions may require  hospitalization in rare cases.

Treatment with Shuttle Lotion:

If you suspect you've been exposed to sea lice, exit the water  immediately, remove your bathing suit, and shower thoroughly. Do not  rinse with fresh water while still wearing the suit as this will cause  the stinging cells still in the fabric to fire, releasing even more  venom. Do not wear the same swimsuit again until it's been thoroughly  machine washed and dried. Once clean, apply Shuttle Lotion to the  affected areas a couple of times each day until the discomfort  disappears. Shuttle Lotion is a great item to keep in any beach bag for  all kinds of bites, itches and burns that can happen at the beach !!!

Swimmers Itch

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 Swimmer’s itch, also known as duck itch, is a  short-term, immune reaction occurring in the skin of humans that have  been infected by water-borne trematode parasites. Symptoms, which  include itchy, raised papules, commonly occur within hours of infection  and do not generally last more than a week.
 

Symptoms of Swimmers Itch:

Within minutes to days after swimming in contaminated water, you may  experience tingling, burning, or itching of the skin. Small reddish  pimples appear within 12 hours. Pimples may develop into small blisters.  Itching may last up to a week or more, but will gradually go away. 

Because swimmer's itch is caused by an allergic reaction to  infection, the more often you swim or wade in contaminated water, the  more likely you are to develop more serious symptoms. The greater the  number of exposures to contaminated water, the more intense and  immediate symptoms of swimmer's itch will be.

Be aware that there are other causes of rash that may occur after swimming in fresh and salt water.

Treatment with Shuttle Lotion:

Swimmer’s itch can be soothed by Shuttle Lotion’s anti-itch formula that  helps to calm redness and swelling while mildly medicating open sores.  This gentle formula allows for multiple applications to be placed on the  affected area daily.

Minor Burns

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 Used as a topical treatment for minor and first  degree burns caused by the sun, cooking, and various types of heat  exposure, Shuttle Lotion works with your body to assist in a speedy  recovery. The rich lotion helps cool areas of redness and inflammation  while the medicating compound helps relieve minor swelling and oozing. 

Mosquito Bites

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Mosquito bites are the itchy bumps that appear after mosquitoes use  their mouth parts to puncture your skin and feed on your blood. The bump  usually clears up on its own in a few days. Occasionally a mosquito bite  causes a large area of swelling, soreness and redness. This type of  reaction, most common in children, is sometimes referred to as skeeter  syndrome.

Bites from mosquitoes carrying certain viruses or parasites can cause  severe illness. Infected mosquitoes in many parts of the world transmit  West Nile virus to humans. Other mosquito-borne infections include  yellow fever, malaria and some types of brain infection (encephalitis).

   

Symptoms

Mosquito bite signs include:

  • A puffy, white and reddish bump that appears a few minutes after the bite
  • A hard, itchy, reddish-brown bump, or multiple bumps, appearing a day or so after the bite or bites
  • Small blisters instead of hard bumps
  • Dark spots that look like bruises

More-severe reactions may be experienced by children, adults not  previously exposed to the type of mosquito that bit them, and people  with immune system disorders. In these people, mosquito bites sometimes  trigger:

  • A large area of swelling and redness
  • Low-grade fever
  • Hives
  • Swollen lymph nodes

Children are more likely to develop a severe reaction than are  adults, because many adults have had mosquito bites throughout their  lives and become desensitized.

 Treatment  with Shuttle Lotion:

  Use Shuttle Lotion Cream for a quick and simple relief for the itching, pain and discomfort caused by Mosquito Bites.
 

Poison Ivy / Poison Oak / More...

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Poison ivy rash is caused by an allergic reaction to an oily resin  called urushiol (u-ROO-she-ol). This oil is in the leaves, stems and  roots of poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac.

Wash your skin right away if you come into contact with this oil,  unless you know you're not sensitive to it. Washing off the oil may  reduce your chances of getting a poison ivy rash. If you develop a rash,  it can be very itchy and last for weeks.

You can treat mild cases of poison ivy rash at home with soothing  lotions and cool baths. You may need prescription medication for a rash  that's severe or widespread — especially if it's on your face or  genitals.

   

Symptoms

Signs and symptoms of a poison ivy rash include:

  • Redness
  • Itching
  • Swelling
  • Blisters
  • Difficulty breathing, if you've inhaled the smoke from burning poison ivy

Often the rash looks like a straight line because of the way the  plant brushes against your skin. But if you come into contact with a  piece of clothing or pet fur that has urushiol on it, the rash may be  more spread out. You can also transfer the oil to other parts of your  body with your fingers. The reaction usually develops 12 to 48 hours  after exposure and lasts two to three weeks.

The severity of the rash depends on the amount of urushiol that gets  on your skin. A section of skin with more urushiol on it may develop a  rash sooner.

Your skin must come in direct contact with the plant's oil to be affected. Blister fluid doesn't spread the rash.

 

Treatment  with Shuttle Lotion:

 Use Shuttle Lotion Cream for a quick and simple relief for the itching, pain and discomfort caused by Poison Ivy and the likes. Apply a coat of Shuttle Lotion over the affected areas. 


USES

Sun Burn

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 A sunburn is a burn to living tissue such as skin  produced by overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation, commonly from  the sun's rays. Usual mild symptoms in humans and animals are red or  reddish skin that is hot to the touch, general fatigue, and mild  dizziness.

Symptoms:

Typically there is initial redness (erythema), followed by varying  degrees of pain, proportional in severity to both the duration and  intensity of exposure.
Sunburn caused by extended exposure on a glacier. 

Other symptoms are edema, itching, peeling skin, rash, nausea and  fever. Also, a small amount of heat is given off from the burn caused by  the concentration of blood in the healing process, giving a warm  feeling to the affected area. Sunburns may be first- or second-degree  burns.

Treatment:

The most important aspect of sunburn care is to avoid exposure to the  sun while healing and to take precautions to prevent future burns. The  best treatment for most sunburns is time. Given a few weeks, they will  heal; however, Shuttle Lotion can help manage the discomfort or  facilitate the healing process. Blistered skin, with or without open  sores, should heal on its own, but consult appropriate sources for  suggestions about whether or not you may need medical attention.

Shingles

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Shingles is a viral infection that causes a painful rash. Although  shingles can occur anywhere on your body, it most often appears as a  single stripe of blisters that wraps around either the left or the right  side of your torso.

Shingles is caused by the varicella-zoster virus — the same virus  that causes chickenpox. After you've had chickenpox, the virus lies  inactive in nerve tissue near your spinal cord and brain. Years later,  the virus may reactivate as shingles.

While it isn't a life-threatening condition, shingles can be very  painful. Vaccines can help reduce the risk of shingles, while early  treatment can help shorten a shingles infection and lessen the chance of  complications.

   

Symptoms

 

The signs and symptoms of shingles usually affect only a small  section of one side of your body. These signs and symptoms may include:

  • Pain, burning, numbness or tingling
  • Sensitivity to touch
  • A red rash that begins a few days after the pain
  • Fluid-filled blisters that break open and crust over
  • Itching

Some people also experience:

  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Fatigue

Pain is usually the first symptom of shingles. For some, it can be  intense. Depending on the location of the pain, it can sometimes be  mistaken for a symptom of problems affecting the heart, lungs or  kidneys. Some people experience shingles pain without ever developing  the rash.

Most commonly, the shingles rash develops as a stripe of blisters  that wraps around either the left or right side of your torso. Sometimes  the shingles rash occurs around one eye or on one side of the neck or  face.

Contact your doctor promptly if you suspect shingles, but especially in the following situations:

  • The pain and rash occur near an eye. If left untreated, this infection can lead to permanent eye damage.
  • You're 60 or older, because age significantly increases your risk of complications.
  • You or someone in your family has a weakened immune system (due to cancer, medications or chronic illness).
  • The rash is widespread and painful.

 Treatment with Shuttle Lotion:

Shuttle Lotion can only treat the symptoms related to the Shingles but will provide temporary relief from itching and burning.
 

Fire Coral

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Fire corals are not true corals. Fire corals (Millepora alcicornis) are members of the Cnidaria phylum, and although fire coral looks like coral, it is a member of the class Hydrozoa and more closely related to jellyfish and other stinging anemones.

Fire corals are typically encountered off the Florida coast, in the Caribbean reefs and across the Bermuda platform.

In addition, fire corals are sessile (fixed in one place) creatures that can attach to rocks, coral, seaweed, or pilings.

The painful stings of M. alcicornis are inflicted using the cnidae (stinging threads), which are released from a cnidoblast on its surface. These are used to stun prey.

Fire coral have minimal toxicity.

These organisms inflict predominantly local pain, usually described as stinging or burning, and possible rash.

Fire corals have a bright yellow-green and brown skeletal covering and are widely distributed in tropical and subtropical waters.

Scuba divers often mistake fire coral for seaweed, and accidental contact is common.

The very small cnidoblast (an organ in some marine animals consisting of a minute capsule) on fire corals contain tentacles that protrude from numerous surface pores. In addition, fire corals have a sharp, calcified external skeleton that can scrape the skin.

Symptoms

Within 5-30 minutes following skin contact with fire coral, an immediate burning sensation or a stinging pain develops.

A red rash with raised wheals or vesicles appears, and itching develops.

Lymph gland swelling may occur over time.

Rarely, nausea and vomiting have been reported.

Fire coral cuts are treated like all other coral cuts.

Treatment of Fire Coral Cuts and Stings with Shuttle Lotion

Rinse with seawater. Avoid fresh water because it will increase pain.

Apply topical acetic acid (vinegar) or isopropyl alcohol. This treatment can inactivate the venom (toxin).

Remove any parts of the fire coral with tweezers or with tape after treating with acetic acid or isopropyl alcohol; this will help remove the toxin that causes the symptoms.

Immobilize the extremity because movement may cause the venom (toxin) to spread.

Apply Shuttle Lotion two to three times daily as needed for itching. Discontinue immediately if any signs of infection appear.

In severe cases, seek medical treatment as soon as possible.

Rashes

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Rash is not a specific diagnosis. Instead it refers to any sort of inflammation and/or discoloration that distorts the skin's normal appearance.

Common rashes include eczema, poison ivy, hives, and athlete's foot.

Infections that cause rashes may be fungal, bacterial, parasitic, or viral.

Over-the-counter products may be helpful treatments for many skin rashes.

Rashes lasting more than a few days that are unexplained should be evaluated by a doctor.

symptoms, and signs of common types of noninfectious rashes

Blister formation

Scaling

Skin ulceration

Skin discoloration

Itching

Bumps on skin

Treatment with Shuttle Lotion:

Most rashes are not dangerous. Many rashes last a while and get better on their own. It is therefore not unreasonable to treat symptoms like itchy and/or dry skin for a few days to see whether the condition gets milder and goes away. Simply Apply Shuttle Lotion to the affected area to feel relief.

Chiggers

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Chiggers are very small and are almost impossible to see with the naked eye. At around 1/50th of an inch in size, most people require a magnifying glass to spot them. These mites resemble tiny spiders, are red in color, and tend to cluster in groups on a person's skin. They are only really visible when in groups.

Contrary to popular belief, chiggers do not burrow into the skin, feed on a person's blood, or carry disease. However, they do feed on human skin cells, although it is only the juvenile form of these mites that do this.

When biting a human, chiggers will insert their feeding structures into the skin. Before they can eat, the chiggers inject an enzyme into the skin to liquefy the tissue. This action makes a hole in the skin and then the skin around this hole hardens, forming a feeding tube, which is called a stylostome. Chiggers then feed on the destroyed tissue through this stylostome. If left undisturbed, the chiggers can feed for a couple of days.

Chiggers have delicate feeding structures. This means that they find it easier to penetrate a person's skin where there are wrinkles, folds, or where the skin is thinnest.

Because the skin hardens around the feeding area, most people develop reddish welts within 24 hours of being bitten, which are then followed by intense itching.

These bumps can resemble blisters, hives, welts, and pimples and tend to appear in groups. They will often grow in size for the next 7 days.

The itching may last for a week or longer if not treated.

Treatment

If a person brushes up against grass or other vegetation where chiggers are present, these mites can quickly attach to their skin. If chiggers bite someone, there are a few things they can do.

Bath or shower: A person should take a bath or shower when they realize they have chigger bites. Scrubbing with soap and water is a good way to remove any other chiggers that may remain on the body. This will prevent further bites.

Apply Shuttle Lotion to the affected area

Contact Dermatitis

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Contact dermatitis is a red, itchy rash caused by direct contact with a substance or an allergic reaction to it. The rash isn't contagious or life-threatening, but it can be very uncomfortable.

Many substances can cause such reactions, including soaps, cosmetics, fragrances, jewelry and plants.

To treat contact dermatitis successfully, you need to identify and avoid the cause of your reaction. If you can avoid the offending substance, the rash usually clears up in two to four weeks. You can try soothing your skin with cool, wet compresses, anti-itch creams and other self-care steps.

Symptoms

Contact dermatitis usually occurs on areas of your body that have been directly exposed to the reaction-causing substance — for example, along a calf that brushed against poison ivy or under a watchband. The rash usually develops within minutes to hours of exposure and can last two to four weeks.

A red rash

Itching, which may be severe

Dry, cracked, scaly skin

Bumps and blisters, sometimes with oozing and crusting

Swelling, burning or tenderness

Seek immediate medical care in the following situations:

You think your skin is infected. Clues include fever and pus oozing from blisters.

Your lungs, eyes or nasal passages are painful and inflamed, perhaps from inhaling an allergen.

You think the rash has damaged the mucous lining of your mouth and digestive tract.

Shuttle Lotion Treatment:

Apply Shuttle Lotion to help soothe the rash of contact dermatitis. Can be applied one or two times a day for two to four weeks if necessary. 

Oral medications. In severe cases, your doctor may prescribe oral corticosteroids to reduce inflammation, antihistamines to relieve itching or antibiotics to fight a bacterial infection.