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Adult cellulitis

Adult cellulitis is defined as a bacterial infection that involves the skin and underlying tissues. It generally forms in the legs but can develop in any body part. Remember that this form of infection is not contagious. The condition is brought about by various strains of bacteria. The usual cause of the infection is the […]

What is the bends?

The bends or decompression sickness occurs among scuba divers or hiking in high altitudes. The condition occurs if the dissolved gases, usually nitrogen turn into bubbles that can affect any body part including the lungs, joints, heart, skin and the brain. What are the indications? The musculoskeletal and nervous systems are typically affected. If a […]

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 […]