July 2015

Tinea pedis

It is important to note that tinea pedis is common in tropical countries during the summer and monsoon season where men are more susceptible than in women. The fungus grows in the upper layer of the skin or epidermis, usually in warm and moist areas. Damp socks and environments that are warm and moist are …

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Phlegm in the throat

Phlegm is a thick substance that is secreted by the mucous membranes of the respiratory tract. There is abnormal production of phlegm when the individual is currently suffering from common cold or other respiratory conditions. Phlegm will develop in the throat after the accumulation of cough which can be due to infections or allergy in …

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Swollen throat

A swollen throat is a symptom of various systemic diseases. The throat is the organ of the body that serves as the passage of food and water as well as the air that we breathe that passes the wind pipe in the throat. The voice box comes from the larynx is located in the throat. …

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Nail eczema

The nail is made up of hard keratin which helps in protecting the fingertips and toes. Nails can also be affected by damages and diseases such as nail eczema. Usually eczema only affects the skin, but it can also affect the nails and people of all ages can end up with this condition. Nail eczema …

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