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Light flashes in the eye: What are the causes?

Various conditions can trigger light flashes in the eye or photopsia. Seeing phantom flashes of light is oftentimes harmless, but it might be an indication of a serious ailment that necessitates immediate medical care. The light flashes typically originate inside the eye itself but can also arise due to conditions that affect the visual nerve […]

Pinched hip nerve: How is it managed?

A pinched hip nerve is usually due to injury or damage to the nerve from constriction, compression or stretching. Generally, the indications including burning, numbness or radiating pain. If not treated, a pinched hip nerve can lead to peripheral neuropathy. Luckily, there are several treatment options available for the injury. Commonly used treatment options for […]

What is dysentery?

Dysentery is an infection that affects the intestines which results to diarrhea streaked with mucus or blood. Other symptoms of dysentery typically include: Nausea or vomiting Sore stomach cramps Fever of 38 degrees C or higher The condition is highly infectious and can spread to others if the right precautions are not observed such as […]

What is catarrh?

Catarrh is the accumulation of mucus in an airway or body cavity. It generally involves the rear part of the nose, throat or sinuses. In most cases, it is temporary but some experience it for months or even years. The condition can be a nuisance and hard to get rid of, but it is not […]

What is vernal conjunctivitis?

Vernal conjunctivitis is triggered by an allergic reaction. The condition results to chronic eye inflammation that frequently occurs during the spring and summer season. This is usually due to the normal increase of allergens in the air. The condition can also be triggered by an allergic response to the following: Cigarette smoke Chlorine in swimming […]