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Botulism

Botulism is defined as a rare but dangerous condition brought about the toxins released by the Clostridium botulinum bacteria. Remember that the toxin is considered as potent and attacks the nervous system and trigger paralysis. Generally, most can completely recover with treatment, but paralysis can spread to the muscles responsible for breathing if not promptly […]

Atopic eczema

Atopic eczema is a prevalent form of eczema characterized by skin that is reddened, itchy, dry and cracked. This skin condition is common among children, often developing before reaching 1 year old. Nevertheless, it might also manifest for the first time among adults. Generally, it is a chronic condition, but tends to improve significantly or […]

Cholera

Cholera is a deadly form of bacteria infection caused by consumption of contaminated water or food. Nevertheless, not all who are infected will end up with symptoms but those who do typically experience the following: Stomach cramps Severe, watery diarrhea Feeling sick The symptoms usually manifest within a few days of being infected but can […]

Sinus headache

A sinus headache can trigger continuous and deep pressure in the cheekbones, nasal bridge or forehead. The pain typically worsens with sudden head motions or straining and accompanied by other symptoms such as sensation of fullness in the ears, nasal drainage, facial swelling and fever. The doctor should determine if the symptoms of the headache […]

Sinus bradycardia

Sinus bradycardia is the most prevalent form of slow heart rate or bradycardia. Generally, it is considered normal and not a medical concern. In some instances, though, sinus bradycardia can be triggered by an underlying health condition that necessitates treatment. In some cases, it can be brought about by disease or damage to the sinus […]

Psoriatic arthritis

Psoriatic arthritis is defined as a form of inflammatory arthritis. This is a life-long condition of the skin. It is important to note that psoriasis is characterized as elevated, reddened patches or skin lesions covered with silver-white buildup of dead skin cells or scales. What are the indications? The indications of psoriatic arthritis might manifest […]

Tinnitus

Tinnitus is defined as noises heard without an external source. The noise might have varying qualities and can be loud or soft. Generally, only the individual can hear the sounds. It can occur either with or without loss of hearing and can be recognized in one or both ears in the head. In some individuals, […]

Lyme disease

Lyme disease is a bacterial condition brought about by the Borrelia burgdorferi bacterium. It is defined by a reddened rash called as erythema migrans. What are the signs? Generally, the initial indication of Lyme disease is a red rash or erythema migrans. The rash starts as small, reddened spot that spreads over days or weeks, […]

Necrotizing enterocolitis

Necrotizing enterocolitis is defined by tenderness in the intestines that can be hazardous if not correctly and immediately treated. The condition might only affect the coating of the intestine or its whole thickness. The damage to the tissues of the intestine can result to a perforation in the intestines that enables the bacteria normally present […]

Injectable epinephrine: How to properly use one

A food allergy is considered common among children which is why an injectable epinephrine must be on hand always. Those who are prone to severe reactions or anaphylaxis are required to bring one. Close look on anaphylaxis Anaphylaxis a serious allergic reaction. An individual might even lose consciousness which requires emergency assistance. The usual indications […]