Archive | July, 2016

Close look on meningitis

Meningitis involves infection of the fluid in the spinal cord and fluid surrounding the brain. The condition is often triggered by a bacterial or viral infection. It is vital to determine if the condition is present due to its severity and the treatment tends to vary. What are the types? Viral meningitis This type of […]

What is alcohol flush reaction?

The facial flushing that occurs right after drinking alcoholic beverages is alcohol flush reaction. This is oftentimes referred to as the Asian flush syndrome since some East Asians usually manifest such flushing after consumption of alcohol. What are the associated symptoms? The severity of the symptoms that can occur varies from one individual to another […]

Silica gel poisoning

Silica gel packs that are utilized in packaging various products to keep out moisture usually have warning labels on them. Some products that utilize these packs include food, leather shoes, medications and electronics. When moisture is kept out, this desiccant prevents the growth of mold, mildew and even corrosion. The instructions on the silica gel […]

How to care for a weeverfish sting?

A weeverfish sting can cause intense pain along with other detrimental symptoms due to its neurotoxic venom. Weeverfish are colorful and can grow up to 50 cm in length and usually found in the Mediterranean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean. Generally, they are found buried in the mud or sand. Take note that they […]

Alcohol poisoning: When to worry

Excessive drinking of alcoholic beverages that leads to a black out is an indication of alcohol poisoning which is due to potentially lethal intake of alcohol is that unexpectedly easy to reach. It is important to note that alcohol does not absorb precisely at the same rate all the time, regardless whether the individual has […]

Allergies: How sleep is affected

All forms of allergies including asthma, allergic rhinitis and atopic dermatitis have increased in the recent years. The symptoms of asthma and allergic rhinitis often manifest during night time which detrimentally affects the quality of sleep. As a result, sleeping disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea is increasing in both adults and children and might […]

Overview on oral allergy syndrome

Oral allergy syndrome (OAS) is triggered by cross-reactivity between the proteins in fresh vegetables and fruits and pollen. The syndrome affects a large percentage of individuals who have pollen allergy. Remember that the proteins in fruits and vegetables capable of causing OAS are readily broken down during cooking or processing. With this in mind, the […]