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What is hypersensitivity vasculitis?

Hypersensitivity vasculitis is brought about by a bodily response to a drug. The common medications associated with the condition include: Some antibiotics such as sulfa drugs and penicillin Some drugs for blood pressure control Allopurinol for gout Phenytoin (anti-seizure drug) There are also chronic bacterial infections or even viruses that can trigger this form of […]

What is leishmaniasis?

Leishmaniasis is a form of parasitic condition brought about by the parasite Leishmania which is present in sand flies. One can acquire this condition after being bitten by a sand fly. The sand flies that harbor the parasite generally thrive in subtropical and tropical regions. What are the types? Leishmaniasis has 3 forms – cutaneous, […]

What is typhus?

Typhus is a condition triggered by infection by one or several rickettsial bacteria. Mites, fleas, ticks or lice transmit the bacteria after a bite. Once fleas, ticks, mites or lice carrying the rickettsial bacteria bites a human, they transmit the bacteria responsible for causing typhus. If the site is scratched, it further opens the skin […]

Stress-induced asthma

Stress-induced asthma is brought about by stress. It is important to note that asthma is a lingering lung condition where the airway is inflamed, constricted and packed with secretions which causes difficulty breathing. Various factors can initiate an asthma attack including stress. What are the signs? The indications of stress-induced asthma are similar with other […]

What is Rocky Mountain spotted fever?

Rocky Mountain spotted fever is a bacterial infection transmitted by an infected tick. The condition is characterized by abrupt fever of up to 102-103 degrees F, vomiting, rashes, abdominal pain and muscle pain. This is considered as a serious form of tick-borne ailment. Even though the infection can be effectively managed using antibiotics, it can […]

Overview on a cauliflower ear

A cauliflower ear is a deformity brought about by trauma. The deformity develops if blood builds up in the pinna or outer ear after it has been struck. The accumulation of blood or hematoma requires prompt treatment. Even though there is no available treatment, it can be prevented even after trauma has transpired. What are […]

Augmentin: What are the allergy symptoms?

Individuals with  a bacterial infection of the skin, ear, lungs, sinuses or urinary tract can be treated with Augmentin. This is a prescribed drug that contains 2 active components – amoxicillin and clauvulanate potassium. Those who are highly sensitive to any form of cephalosporin antibiotics or penicillin must not use this drug due to the […]