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Causes of Tinnitus

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Tinnitus can come about due to of a number of reasons.

Cochlea damage – A vast majority (about 85%) of individuals with tinnitus have this condition because of damage to their cochlea. Listening to very loud ear-deafening sounds (explosions, loud sound from mp3 players or iPods, firecrackers, industrial noise, loud stereos, concerts, etc.) for prolonged periods of time can lead to cochlea damage. When your cochlea has been damaged it may not only lead to … Continue reading

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December 29th, 2013 at 4:22 am

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Definition of Tonsillitis

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Tonsillitis is the swelling and inflammation of the tonsils. The tonsil swells due to a strep throat infected by a virus or bacteria. The tonsils are the organs found in the back of the mouth. Tonsils are lymph nodes that usually prevent germs and bacteria from infecting the body. Some other parts of the throat may also be infected when one has tonsillitis. One related infection is the inflammation of the pharynx termed as pharyngitis.… Continue reading

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December 29th, 2013 at 4:20 am

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Symptoms of Allergic Reactions

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Your allergic reaction symptoms usually depend on the type of allergy you are suffering from.  The different types of allergies include pet allergies, seasonal allergies, food allergies and a whole lot more.

Pet Allergies

Dog allergy symptoms include:

Sneezing
Stuffy, itchy, runny nose
Itchy, red eyes
Wheezing and coughing

Cat allergy symptoms:

Sneezing
Stuffy, itchy, runny nose
Skin redness on the body part where the cat has licked, bitten or scratched you
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December 25th, 2013 at 3:54 am

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Acne Treatments and Drugs

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The goals of acne treatments are fourfold: reduce the inflammation, neutralize bacterial infection, accelerate skin regeneration and lessen oil production. Prescribed medications may provide results after a month or two and the look of your acne may even become worse before improvements start to show.

Some of the medications your dermatologist or physician may prescribe for your acne include oral drugs or topical drugs. Oral acne drugs should never be taken by pregnant women particularly … Continue reading

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December 22nd, 2013 at 9:41 am

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Weight Loss – Lifestyle and Home Remedies

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Unexplained weight loss is obviously a result of nutritional deficiency stemming from a loss of appetite or from certain types of sickness. Listed below are some home remedies that can help stimulate the appetite and reverse the effects of weight loss.

Topical Treatments

One recommended therapy that may help boost your appetite is dry-skin brushing. It aids the lymphatic system in flushing out toxins. It also helps improve kidney and digestion function when utilized … Continue reading

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December 22nd, 2013 at 9:38 am

Causes of Allergic Reactions

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Allergic reactions happen when the body, particularly the immune system, fails to recognize a foreign material that has entered the body and as a result responds negatively to its presence.

A person can acquire allergies to specific conditions and foods that he often is not aware he is allergic to until he has been in contact with or has consumed them. An allergic reaction is often termed as an “attack” by doctors. When a person … Continue reading

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December 16th, 2013 at 7:11 am

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Asthma Treatments and Drugs

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Unfortunately asthma has no known cure and is a chronic type of disease. The aim of asthma therapy, therefore, is to control the symptoms and their frequency. Asthma treatment should:

  • Block bouts of asthma which may necessitate hospitalization
  • Enable you to live a normal life and help you sleep well at night
  • Enable you to enjoy healthy lung function
  • Lessen your need for instant relief medications
  • Hinder discomforting and chronic symptoms like shortness of breath
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December 16th, 2013 at 6:50 am

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Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder

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Listed below are some helpful tips to help you deal much better with your attention deficit disorder (ADD) or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms.  Perhaps not all these tips are applicable to you so select those that relate to you and practice them on a regular basis. You will discover that the more you apply any one of these tips, the easier will you be able to deal with your disorder.

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December 15th, 2013 at 7:14 am

Coping with Allergic Reactions

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Listed below are some recommendations to help you deal with allergic reactions effectively.

Getting Adequate rest even with allergies – You can feel very tired and have problems sleeping if you suffer from nasal allergies. If you have an allergy treatment and prevention plan formulated by you and your doctor, you need to follow it to the letter. Other suggestions to let you be able to sleep well at night include:
Exercising regularly probably around … Continue reading

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December 9th, 2013 at 2:57 am

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Acne Symptoms

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Acne has 4 overt types of symptoms all visible as they rise up to the skin’s surface.  Listed below are the types of acne, their symptoms and description.

Blackheads – These are sebum that got trapped in the pores and have turned black not because of dirt accumulation but due to the oxidization of the pores from the skin pigment when the pores open up. Blackheads are the most common types of acne.

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December 9th, 2013 at 2:35 am

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