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Cape Gazette HEALTH & FITNESS TUESDAY, AUGUST13- THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 201"3 13 Q. What bacteria causes ath- lete,s foot? Athlete's foot is not caused by bacteria. It is caused by tinea, a fungus that also can give you jock itch and ringworm. You can catch it from another per- son, from animals or from wet surfaces such as the floors of public showers. Athlete's foot symptoms include dry skin, itcliing, burn- ing, scaling, inflammation and blisters. If blisters break, tissue becomes exposed, and this can be painful, the Northeast, the upper Mid- heart, the person may feel an Athlete's foot usually shows west and the West Coast as the irregular or slow heartbeat. The up between the toes, especially places you're most likely to get disease is rarely fatal. the last two toes. Tinea thrives Lyme disease. Lyme disease is treated with on feet because they are usually Lyme disease is caused byantibiotics. in shoes, which are perfect for bacteria spread by bites primar- In most cases of early Lyme fungus - they are warm, dark ily from deer ticks, which are disease, two to four weeks of and humid, brown and often no bigger than oral antibiotics kill the bacteria. The fungus can spread on the a pinhead. The disease was If the disease has progressed, feet. It can also travel to other named for a Connecticut town your doctor may recommend parts of the body if you scratch where it was first recognized in an intravenous antibiotic for your feet and then touch else- 1975. two to four weeks. This IV where, Lyme disease can cause fever, treatment is usually effective, For a mild case of athlete's headaches, fatigue, joint pain, although it may take some time foot, your doctor may recom- sore muscles, stiff neck and a to recover. mend an over-the-counter or skin rash that usually begins prescription preparation. There where the tick dug in. The Q. What causes bipolar disor- are antifungal sprays, powders, rash may start out as a small der? creams and lotions, red spot that can get bigger. A It's not known what causes If you have a severe case of ring within the spot-can fade bipolar disorder, but a v riety athlete's foot, your doctor may and create a "bull's eye." Some of biochemical, genetic and prescribe an oral medication, people with Lyme disease get environmental factors seem to many red spots, be involved in causing and trig- Q. In whatparts of the country If you don't treat Lyme dis- gering bipolar episodes. are you most likely to get Lyme ease, it can spread to the.-heart, Bipolar disorder - also called disease2 joints and nervous system, manic'depressive illness - The federal government's Patients with late Lyme disease causes extreme mood swings. Centers for Disease Control can suffer permanent damage. When people with bipolar dis- and Prevention has identified If Lyme disease spreads to the order are happy and energetic, they are in the mania phase of the illness. When they are sad and listless, they are in the depression phase. The shifts from mania to depression and back again can occur quickly. The deep mood swings of bipolar disorder may last for weeks or months. Often, there are periods of normal mood in between. Sometimes, severe episodes of mania or depression include symptoms of psychosis such as hallucinations. Some people with bipolar disorder become suicidal. Some studies indicate that people with bipolar disorder have physical changes in their brains. And researchers are trying to find genes that may be involved in the condition. Fred Cicetti is a first- class geezer over 60 who writes a health column for senior citizens. Email questions to fred@ healthygeezer.com or go to healthygeezer. com. Cancer Supp.ort Community' Wings of Hope campaign underway Aug 14 Whngs of Hope is a commu- munity Delaware is scheduled nity-wide celebration of life in for 10. a.m. to 1 p.m Saturday, support of Sussex County neigh- Sept. 14 (rain date Sept. 15). The bors who have been touched by event will be heldat the Medi- cancer. This very special event cal Arts Building, 18947 John ]. embodies the Cancer Support Williams Highway in Rehoboth Community Delaware's mission Beach. of hope and support. Admission is free and all ages The monthlong Wings of Hope are welcome. The event includes Campaign of Support begins activities, entertainment, ven- Wednesday, Aug. 14. Everyone dors and refreshments. is encouraged to purchase $10 Seeded butterfly cutouts at $10 seeded butterfly cutouts to honor will be available for purchase as those who have been touched well as the opportunity to release by cancer. The butterfly cutouts alive butterfly for $30 in advance, will be displayed at the Wings of $40 at the event; quantities are Hope butterfly release, very limited. Butterfly cutouts will be for The event culminates in a but- sale at" locations around the terfly garden created by Sposato region including Inner Reflec- Landscape with the release of tions Day Spa; Tomato Sunshine; 250 live monarch butterflies. Soul Yoga; Surf Bagel; CAMP The 3rd Annual Wings of Rehoboth; All Saints' Church; Hope is sponsored by WBOC- All About U Salon; the office TV, Delmarva Broadcasting of Christine Hannaway, MD; - Cool 101.3 and Eagle 97.7, Cape the Rehoboth Beach Farmers Gazette, Tunnell Cancer Center, Market; Rehoboth Beach Public SecureNetMD, Jack Lingo Real- Libral'y and many others. They tor, Grotto Pizza and Sposato are also available for purchase at Landscape. http://www:wellnessdelaware. For more information or to org/upcomingevents.php. Ev- purchase butterflies, visit www. eryone can get into the butterfly cancersupportdelaware.org/ spirit by purchasing $1 paper wingsofhope. butterflies at Brafman Family The mission at the Cancer Dentistry and all Grotto Pizza Support Community Delaware and Hocker's and Super G food is to ensure that all people im- stores in Sussex County. pacted by cancer are empowered The Third Annual Wings of by knowledge, strengthened by Hope A Butterfly Release to action and sustained by corn- benefit the Cancer Support Com- munity. All of programs are offered free of charge. In addition, all funds raised in Sussex County stay in Sussex County to help neighbors. 1st Trea ffent FREE - Limited time offer / Safe for Kids Safe for Pets Sadfor Mosquitos Our Barrier Spray Program utilizes an EPA approved solution that our trained applicators apply to trees, shrubs and foliage surrounding your outdoor living areas. 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