Archive | November, 2016

Splinter removal

Almost everyone had experienced a splinter at some point in life. Working with wooden tools or simply touching an old bench puts one at risk for getting a splinter that can cause pain. Luckily, splinters are easy to get rid of with the right tools and technique. Steps on how to remove a splinter Cleanse […]

Chikungunya

Chikungunya is transmitted to an individual who has been bitten by an infected mosquito. It is important to note that the virus is typically found in Asian and African countries. What are the indications? Headache Muscle pain Fever Chills Joint pain, swelling and stiffness especially in the morning Rashes on the limbs or trunk that […]

Anthrax

Anthrax is a bacterial condition brought about by Bacillus anthracis. The condition usually affects grazing animals in various parts of the globe, including livestock. Remember that it is a rare condition among humans. What are the indications? Cutaneous anthrax – dark-colored, painless sores develop within 3-10 days after being exposed which are linked with swelling […]

Alcohol: Why do I have rashes?

Rashes that erupt after drinking alcoholic beverages is a reaction to one of the ingredients. Inability of the body to metabolize alcohol can result to flushing that strikingly resembles rashes especially in some ethnic groups. Since allergic reactions often worsen with frequent exposure, a doctor should be consulted for proper testing. Intolerance to alcohol Alcohol […]

Nummular dermatitis

Nummular dermatitis typically arises after a skin injury such as an abrasion, burn or insect bite. There might be one or several patches that can last for weeks or months. It is important to note that nummular dermatitis typically affects women. Men usually have their initial outbreak between ages 55-65. Women develop the condition at […]

What is bradycardia?

Bradycardia is a heart rate of less than 60 beats per minute among adults. Remember though that this usually depends on the age and physical condition of the individual. Adults who are physical activity usually have a resting heart rate slower than 60 beats per minute (BPM) but it does not trigger any issues. The […]

Atrial fibrillation

An erratic pulse might be an indication of an abnormal heart rhythm such as atrial fibrillation. This is one of the most prevalent forms of arrhythmia and the main cause of stroke. Essentially, the natural pacemaker of the heart transmits regular electrical impulses. Atrial fibrillation occurs if these impulses fire off from various places in […]