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  1. Head to toes Psalams 139:13-16

  2. Skin • Even though skin is exposed to the harsh environment, it is very sensitive and fragile • Three important things to take care of skin: • 1. keep it clean • 2. keep it moist • 3. keep it protected

  3. Skin • Common Skin Problems • Acne- pores of the skin become clogged with oil • Wash twice daily • Use moisturizers sparingly • Eat balanced diet • Don’t squeeze and pick at acne, will make it worse • Avoid touching your face, it leaves oil • Don’t rub areas inflamed areas with washcloth/towel • Warts – growth on the skin caused by a virus • Eczema – itchy, scaly, inflamed skin • Psoriasis – over production of skin cells, result in large red scaly patches of skin

  4. Hair • Your hair is made up of dead cells! • Hair resides in small pockets called follicles, when hair cells die, they are forced out of the follicle and new hair cells form to take their place • Common Problems: • Dandruff – flaking of the outer layer of dead skin cells • Head lice – insects that live in your hair

  5. Eyes • Common Eye Problems • Farsightedness – can se far, but not close • Nearsightedness- can see near, but not far • Astigmatism – distorted vision • Pinkeye – an infection causing inflamation

  6. Ears • Taking Care of Your Ears • Protect ears from the weather • Avoid loud noises • Use earplugs when around loud devices • Keep small/sharp objects away from ears • Have regular hearing exams • Ear Problems • Infections- inflammation of ear canal • Earaches – pain in the ear/throat • Motion sickness – feeling of dizziness/nausea, caused by ear moving around, confusing the brain

  7. Teeth • As an adult you will have 32 teeth, and that is it! • Problems: • Gingivitis – gum disease caused by build up of plaque and tartar • Plaque – grainy, sticky coating that forms on your teeth • Brush regularly to limit, and have teeth cleaned to remove build ups • Cavity- tooth decay that leaves hole through tooth

  8. Teeth • Care • Brush/floss regularly (2x per day) • Avoid sugary foods • Replace tooth brush after illness, or when worn • Receive regular check-ups

  9. Feet • Common Problems • Blister- caused by rubbing against foot, a water-filled pouch forms at contact spot • Corn – overgrowth of skin on toe • Callus – hard thick part of skin on foot • Bunion – bump on the inside of the foot near the big toe • Most of these are caused by poor fitting shoes • Athlete’s foot – fungus growing in warm/moist places of foot, very contagious • In-grown nails – nails cut into the skin