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Rashes – Tests and Diagnosis

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The attributes of the skin rash is observed. Whether the rash has ulcers or is scaly, bullous, vesicular, pustular, papular or macular will help ascertain the source of the rash.

 

  • Papular or macular rash – can be the result of a reaction to a drug, pityriasis rosea, exoliative dermatitis, contact dermatitis or eczema.
  • Pustular rash – Fungal skin infection, scabies or staphylococcus.
  • Bullous or vesicular rash – nummular eczema, impetigo, pemphigus, contact dermatitis, dermatitis
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January 25th, 2014 at 11:36 pm

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Pneumonia – Risk Factors

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Pneumonia can strike people of all ages but two age groups are particularly the greatest risks to develop this condition:

  • Babies two years old and below – These babies are just starting to develop their immune system.
  • Older people 65 years old and older

There are other factors and conditions that also increase the risk for getting pneumonia.  These may be from a lung disease and other kinds of health issues like:

  • Sickle cell anemia
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January 19th, 2014 at 6:40 am

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Menopause Risk Factors

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Typically women begin to experience menopause symptoms from ages 40 up to 55. However, certain risk factors can alter a woman’s reproductive function and rhythm that can lead to an early onset of menopause.  Menopause that comes much earlier than expected is called premature ovarian failure or just plain premature menopause. Premature menopause starts before the woman reaches the age of 40 when she normally begins to experience menopause. In the United States, about 1% … Continue reading

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January 19th, 2014 at 6:37 am

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Dandruff Treatments and Drugs

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You don’t need to take in oral medications if you want to resolve your dandruff. This condition is quite harmless and you can treat it at home without any need for prescription medicines.

The best and most common ways to treat dandruff are to use an anti-dandruff shampoo and to regularly brush your hair.

Anti-Dandruff Shampoos

There may be a lot of anti-dandruff shampoos in the market but not all of them are the same. … Continue reading

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January 15th, 2014 at 1:23 am

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Bell’s Palsy Risk Factors

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A lot of risk factors can lead to Bell’s palsy. These can include:

Infections

Viral infections such as mononucleosis, meningitis, mumps, chicken pox, shingles and herpes can make you highly prone to acquiring Bell’s palsy. Bacterial infections including typhoid fever, TB, syphilis, Lyme disease, and ear infections are considered risk factors for an episode of Bell’s palsy. These viral and bacterial infections can all cause swelling and inflammation of the facial nerve affected in Bell’s … Continue reading

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January 13th, 2014 at 11:00 am

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Treatments and Drugs for Allergy

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If you suffer from an allergy naturally you would want an effective and quick treatment for its symptoms. This article will deal with some of the best conventional and natural alternative treatments to ease the distressing symptoms of your allergy.

There might still be no real cure for allergy at this time but there are a lot of treatment approaches you can avail of that would aid you in relieving allergy symptoms like congestion and … Continue reading

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January 13th, 2014 at 10:57 am

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Eczema Tests and Diagnosis

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If you have a skin disorder carefully look at the affected areas of the skin, you need to see if your skin:

  • Has a rash that is itchy
  • Is dry and coupled with a scaly or red rash
  • Has a rash that has developed in the past
  • Is thicker in that area compared to the rest of the skin in the body

If you are positive to any of these conditions, then you may need … Continue reading

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January 5th, 2014 at 2:27 pm

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Dandruff Symptoms

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The appearance of gray or white dry flakes on your hair and scalp is the main symptom of dandruff. The flakes become more obvious if they start to fall from your scalp on to your shoulders. Dryness and itchiness in your scalp are symptoms of dandruff that are oftentimes likewise experienced.

Seborrheic dermatitis

Sometimes skin conditions like seborrheic dermatitis can cause dandruff. If your dandruff is related to seborrheic dermatitis you may then have additional … Continue reading

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January 5th, 2014 at 2:25 pm

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Colitis Treatments and Drugs

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The main aim of ulcerative colitis treatment is to normalize the function of the patient’s immune system. In spite not having a real cure for ulcerative colitis and its corresponding flare ups, treatments abound that can control this condition including its symptoms to enable you to lead a relatively normal and much happier life.

IBD diseases like ulcerative colitis have treatments that entail the use of medicines, surgical procedures and alternative treatments use. Surgical procedures … Continue reading

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January 5th, 2014 at 2:22 pm

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