by Rose Minutaglio
The origins of the urination-theory are unknown, but it was popularized by a Friends episode where Chandler pees on Monica. Don't believe everything you see on television though, because "it's a total myth," Ted Szymanski, DO, an assistant professor of emergency medicine with the Mayo Clinic tells Prevention. "There's no truth to it." Dr. Szymanski suggests dousing the infected area with vinegar or acetic acid to immediately relieve pain.
Reach: Prevention, established in 1950 and serves as an authoritative, trustworthy and innovative source for practical health information and ideas on healthy living. Written to motivate, inspire and enable people to take charge of their health, become healthier and happier and improve the lives of family and friends. Prevention has a monthly circulation of more than 1.5 million. Its website has more than 9.3 million unique visitors each month.
Context: Ted Szymanski, D.O. is a Mayo Clinic emergency medicine physician. Specialists in the Department of Emergency Medicine at all three Mayo Clinic locations treat life-threatening illnesses. Teams of board-certified physicians, registered nurses, advanced midlevel providers and other specially trained staff are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to treat anyone seeking emergency medical care. Each year, Mayo emergency care physicians see more than 130,000 patients in the emergency care setting. Mayo Clinic Hospitals in both Florida and in Minnesota are certified as Comprehensive Stroke Centers and Mayo Clinic Hospital in Arizona is certified as a Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission. The physicians and nurses who work in the emergency department at each site are vital members of the stroke care teams. In Florida, the Department of Emergency Medicine provides care for patients at Mayo Clinic Hospital, a 305-bed hospital on the Mayo Clinic campus in Jacksonville. The Florida emergency medicine team includes 19 board-certified physicians, 49 registered nurses and numerous other clinical support staff.
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