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Food intolerance

Food intolerance is a condition where a person has trouble in digesting certain foods. The difference between food allergy and food intolerance is that food allergy triggers an immune response while food intolerance does not but instead people suffer from digestive issues after consuming certain foods, even though the immune system has not reacted. An […]

Foot blisters

Foot blisters are small pockets of fluid that form on your foot because of numerous reasons. These blisters can vary in size and can be caused by mostly because of friction but others such as an injury to a blood vessel, frostbite, an allergic reaction, a bacterial infection, and others can also trigger these blisters […]

Laryngitis

Laryngitis is an inflammation of the vocal cords in the larynx or the voice box. It is caused by overuse, irritation and infections. Symptoms of laryngitis Sore throat Hoarseness Dry throat Dry cough Weak voice or loss of voice Tickling sensation and rawness of the throat Severe symptoms such as coughing up blood; fever; difficulty […]

Whooping cough

Whooping cough is an infection caused by a germ called Bordetella pertussis. It can be spread to others through droplets in air, due to coughing. Direct contact with an infected person can cause spreading of the disease. The bacterium infects the cells which lines the airways, grows rapidly and cause the symptoms. Stages Stage 1 […]

Hyperextended elbow

Hyperextended elbow happens when the elbow joint moves outside the normal range of movement or bends backward and cause severe pain. Anyone can be affected by this condition, but it is usually common in people playing contact sports or performing strenuous physical activities. Symptoms of a hyperextended elbow Severe elbow pain with stiffness and swelling […]

Knee hyperextension

Knee hyperextension is a condition where the knee becomes extended beyond the normal range of movement. It causes severe stress on the major ligaments of the knee. It can happen to anyone but frequently caused by athletic injuries. Playing contact sports such as lacrosse, soccer, and football are susceptible to this condition. Causes of knee […]

Black widow spider bite

The bite caused by the black widow spider can affect the nervous system. This neurotoxic is one of the strongest venoms secreted by an animal. People have different reactions to the venom, some are slightly affected while others have a severe response. The first symptom that arises from the bite is an acute pain at […]

Cat bite

A cat bite can penetrate and puncture the skin, leaving a small but deep wound. This wound is particularly dangerous as a cat’s mouth carries many bacteria and the puncture wound caused by the cat bite seals rapidly overtime which can cause bacteria to be trapped underneath the skin where they can rapidly multiply. Because […]

Arsenic poisoning

Arsenic poisoning is a severe and potentially life-threatening form of poisoning caused by arsenic, a metalloid that is very toxic to most biological systems. The symptoms of arsenic poisoning depend on the type and concentration of arsenic. The main cause of arsenic poisoning is the consumption of large amounts of arsenic. If arsenic is consumed […]

Bacterial pneumonia

Bacterial pneumonia is a form of lung infection caused by certain bacteria that can be potentially fatal if left untreated. The most common one to cause this is Streptococcus (pneumococcus). This condition causes your air sacs to become inflamed and may be also filled with fluid, pus, or cellular debris. Pneumonia can also be caused […]