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Food intolerance

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

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

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 […]

Black widow spider bite

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

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 by the cat bite seals rapidly overtime. This can cause bacteria end up trap underneath the skin where they can rapidly multiply. Because a […]

Arsenic poisoning

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. Generally, the main cause of arsenic poisoning is the consumption of large amounts of arsenic. If an individual […]

Blisters

Blisters

Blisters are a bubble-like formations on the top layer of your skin, the epidermis. Blisters are common symptoms of numerous diseases and conditions. Blisters are commonly caused by burns, infections, freezing, and friction on the skin. The purpose of blisters is to protect and cushion the skin layers below. Serum, plasma, blood or pus can […]

Fainting

Fainting

Fainting (medically known as syncope) is a condition where a person temporary loses consciousness caused by a temporary loss of blood supply to the brain and is a symptom that can be associated with a more serious medical condition. Anyone can faint at any age but in the case of elderly persons, it could be […]