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What is influenza?

The influenza is a viral infection that can affect both adults and children. The symptoms of influenza are worse than common cold and lasts longer. Most of the outbreaks occur in late fall and winter. Since the symptoms might not start for several days, the condition can be spread to others before the individual knows […]

Cellulitis

Cellulitis is a common form of skin infection due to the spread of bacteria in the skin to the deeper tissues. In most cases, the condition is mild and lasts for several days up to several weeks. On the other hand, it can oftentimes progress to a serious infection resulting to severe sickness that involves […]

Allergic rhinitis

Allergic rhinitis occurs once the immune system overly reacts to the particles breathed in. The immune system attacks these particles which triggers symptoms such as sneezing and runny nose. Individuals who have allergies typically have symptoms for several years. The symptoms often occur throughout the year or during certain times. Other health issues might also […]

Child care: How is tonsillitis managed

Tonsillitis involves inflammation of the tonsils due to an infection. The tonsils are oval-shaped, pink-colored masses of tissue found on both sides of the throat. Indications of tonsillitis Reddened and swollen tonsils “Throaty” voice White or yellowish coating on the tonsils Fever Sore throat Swollen lymph nodes in the neck Painful or uncomfortable swallowing Management […]

How to manage a poison ivy rash

Many individuals are highly sensitive to poison ivy. If an individual is sensitive to the plant, he/she can develop an itchy, blistering rash upon exposure. Commonly used remedies for a poison ivy rash If an individual was accidentally exposed to the poison ivy plant, the initial step is to thoroughly wash the area using water […]

Impetigo

Impetigo is a form of skin infection triggered by bacteria. It is typically caused by one of the following: Streptococcus pyogenes Staphylococcus aureus Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) It is important to note that impetigo can be categorized as either primary or secondary: Primary – infection affects the healthy skin Secondary – infection involves skin that […]

Glue ear

Glue ear is described as having a middle ear filled with fluid like glue. This condition can affect one or both ears. The fluid diminishes the vibrations of the eardrum and ossicles created by sound. Once the cochlea receives dulled vibrations, the volume of hearing is turned down. This condition typically occurs among young children […]