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Close look on lower respiratory infections

Lower respiratory infections affect the respiratory system below the level of the throat. Any infection that involves the lungs and lower airways is considered as a lower respiratory infection. The most prevalent form of lower respiratory infection includes bronchitis and pneumonia as well as bronchiolitis among children. Common forms of lower respiratory infections Pneumonia Pneumonia […]

Gastroenteritis: Is pasta sauce a possible trigger?

Gastroenteritis involves infection in the stomach and intestines which causes symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea and nausea. If related to food, it is commonly the result of food poisoning. Always bear in mind that a food allergy can trigger symptoms similar to gastroenteritis but there is not actual infection. Various pasta sauces can contain milk, […]

Paronychia

Paronychia involves infection of the skin surrounding a fingernail. In most cases, the infected tissue becomes tender and sore with evident swelling. The common culprit for acute cases of paronychia is staphylococcus bacteria and then followed by streptococcus. As for chronic cases of paronychia, it is usually due to a fungus rather than a bacterium. […]

What is conjunctivitis?

Conjunctivitis is a common eye infection that affects both adults and children. This condition is often known as “pink eye” which involves inflammation of the conjunctiva which is the tissue that lines the interior surface of the eyelid and exterior coating of the eye. The condition can be due to bacteria, virus, allergens, irritants or […]

The Danger Behind Septic Shock

The third and most life-threatening stage of sepsis is septic shock. It refers to the complications that develop from an infection in the body. Septic shock results to a full-body inflammatory response. The inflammatory response is caused by the formation of small blood clots in the blood vessels. These blood clots can decrease or completely […]

What is a fever blister?

Fever blister or cold sores are considered as common skin conditions that affect many individuals all over the globe. Fever blisters are actually triggered by the herpes simplex virus (HSV) and the usual manifestation of a herpes simplex virus infection. Connection of fever blisters and herpes simplex virus It is important to note that fever […]

Folliculitis

Folliculitis involves infection of the hair follicles. This can occur on any part of the skin or even the scalp. In most cases, there is itchiness and oftentimes minimal soreness. This skin condition appears similar to acne or crusty sores that do not seem to heal. An acute outbreak that only lasts for a limited […]