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Rhinitis

Rhinitis is defined as inflammation of the nasal cavity mucosa. Take note that this condition is different from rhinosinusitis. What are the types of rhinitis? Rhinitis can be further categorized into several types. Acute Acute rhinitis is defined by nasal congestion, drainage, fatigue, sore throat and cough. Generally, adults suffer from 3 episodes in a […]

Hangover

A hangover is a usual complaint that arises after excessive alcohol consumption. In most cases, it occurs the next day after spending the night drinking alcoholic beverages. What are the signs? Headache Appetite loss Poor sense of overall well-being Diarrhea Fatigue Shaking or trembling Nausea and/or vomiting What is the cause? There are various theories […]

Overview on campylobacter

Campylobacter is the bacterium responsible for campylobacteriosis which is defined by vomiting, diarrhea, stomach cramping and fever. It is typically spread via contaminated water and food. The condition generally affects individuals with lower immune functioning such as the elderly and young children. It is important to note that campylobacteriosis is one of the main causes […]

Chigger bites

Chigger bites are likely found in areas in the body with thin skin, usually in the groin, armpits, ankles and knee folds. Other sites where bites can occur are those that are compressed by clothing which presents as blockades to their path of migration. Once a chigger bites, it implants its feeding apparatus and mouth […]

Motion sickness

Motion sickness is a condition defined by feelings of dizziness, nausea and vomiting linked with travel. It can be travel in any form such as by rail, road, air or water. The condition is mainly caused by a disruption in the inner ear which is responsible for controlling equilibrium and balance. What are the signs? […]

Overview on lichen planus

Lichen planus is basically a form of skin rash brought about by the immune system. The precise cause why an immune response occurs is still unknown. There are various contributing factors and every case is unique. Some of the possible causes include: Stress Allergens Viral infections Hereditary predisposition Oftentimes, lichen planus is present with autoimmune […]

Papular urticaria

Papular urticaria is an allergic response to insect stings or bites. The skin condition results to itchy, reddened lumps on the skin. Some of these bumps are blisters filled with fluid which are known as vesicles or bullae. The condition is prevalent among children between the ages of 2-10. It can affect adults and children […]

Chocolate allergy: What are the signs?

The signs of chocolate allergy can arise in just minutes or within several hours after eating chocolate. A reaction can range from rashes to difficulty breathing. The severe symptoms might require emergency care. An actual allergy to cocoa is considered rare. In most instances, an allergy or intolerance to other components in chocolate or chocolate-based […]