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Close look on optic neuritis

Optic neuritis is defined as inflammation of the optic nerve. The condition can abruptly flare-up from a nerve disease or an infection. Take note that the inflammation typically causes brief loss of vision that affects only one eye. Pain is often experienced. As the individual recovers and the inflammation subsides, vision is likely to return. […]

Electric shock

An electric shock involves damage to the skin, muscles, bones and organs by the passing of electric current in the body. Depending whether it is mild or severe, an electric shock can be a life-threatening emergency. The usual factors that increases the risk for ending up with an electric shock include lightning, faulty electrical equipment, […]

Close look on sleeping sickness

Sleeping sickness is brought about by Trypanosoma brucei. The parasite is spread to humans via the bite of the tsetse fly. When bitten, a reddened sore develops. This is followed by other symptoms such as fatigue, fever, rashes and joint or muscle pain. As the condition progresses, excessive sleepiness along with other neurological irregularities might […]

Pulmonary aspergilloma

Pulmonary aspergilloma is a type of fungal infection where a fungal ball forms in the lung cavities. Generally, older males are likely to be affected by this infection. The main cause of the Aspergillus fungus. Those who have underlying ailments such as cystic fibrosis or asthma and a weakened immune system are prone to develop […]

Pityriasis alba

Pityriasis alba is a prevalent, chronic, benign skin condition that typically affects adolescents and children. It is characterized by the formation of pale, whitish, hypopigmented patches on the face and skin in other body parts such as the upper trunk. The cause of the condition is unknown, but it is linked with allergic ailments such […]

Coconut allergy

Coconut allergy is considered rare and brought about by an erratic immune response to products containing coconut. A reaction might arise right away or delayed after a few hours after exposure. Generally, exposure is via the ingestion of food or after using any coconut-based products. The condition can affect both adults and children and typically […]

What is tonsillitis?

Tonsillitis can manifest at any age and a prevalent form of childhood ailment. The tonsils are 2 lymph nodes positioned on each side of the back of the throat. They function as a defense mechanism to prevent infection. In case the tonsils are infected, it is a condition known as tonsillitis. The condition is often […]

Close look on diabetes joint pain

Diabetes can damage the joints which is a condition known as diabetic arthropathy. The pain of this condition develops over time. It can be accompanied by other symptoms such as: Shoulder pain Thickened skin Changes in the feet Carpal tunnel syndrome The joint pain brought about by diabetic arthropathy arises in various forms. Why diabetes […]

What is a massive stroke?

A massive stroke is considered deadly, but recovery from one is possible but it is a lengthy process. A stroke occurs if the flow of blood to a region in the brain is disrupted. This deprives the brain tissues of oxygen which can cause disturbing effects. The ability to recuperate from a stroke is based […]

What is purpura?

Purpura are blood spots with a purple-colored appearance on the skin. These spots might also be located on the mucous membranes or the mouth including the membranes on the interior of the mouth. It occurs once the small blood vessels rupture, resulting to the buildup of blood under the skin. This results to purple-colored skin […]