Month: April 2018

Anaphylaxis

Anaphylaxis

Anaphylaxis is a type of severe allergic reaction that is a potentially life-threatening condition. It can occur when you’ve been exposed to something that triggers your allergy such as animal fur, feathers, bee stings, peanuts, and etcetera. This causes your immune system to release a flood of chemicals in your body which can cause shock. …

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Cellulitis

Cellulitis

Cellulitis is a bacterial skin infection that can be potentially serious. This condition typically appears as a swollen and red rash that is painful and warm to the touch. Cellulitis usually occurs on the skin located at the lower legs but can also occur in other parts of the body such as the face and …

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Handlebar palsy

Handlebar palsy

Handlebar palsy is usually common with long-distance cyclists. Generally, the ulnar nerve in the wrist is compressed caused by a prolonged period of direct pressure placed on the nerve especially the weight of the upper body resting on the handlebar during cycling. It causes inflammation and irritation of the nerve caused by shock and vibration …

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Asthma attack

Asthma attack

An asthma attack is a condition where the symptoms of asthma become worse. During an asthma attack, the muscles adjacent the airways constrict, thus the lining of the airways also become distended and production of thicker mucus occurs. An asthma attack occurs if your asthma is not controlled or is caused by being exposed to …

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Ankle fracture

Ankle fracture

An ankle fracture is a condition where one or more bones that make up the ankle joint are damaged or broken. Generally, this kind of fracture has varied severity ranging from a minor ankle fracture that won’t affect your ability to walk to the point where your ankle appears out of place and may get …

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Tonsil infection

Tonsil infection

A tonsil infection is inflammation of the tonsils. Tonsils are two tissues that are found on both sides of the throat. They function as defense mechanism and prevent the body from developing viral or bacterial infections before affecting the respiratory tract and other parts of the body. The tonsils have cells that trap any infections …

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mumps

Remedies for mumps

Mumps is a disease of the salivary glands that is very contagious caused by paramyxovirus. Infections are caused by direct contact with nasal discharge through sneezing or coughing and saliva from an infected person. The virus can be spread on surfaces usually touched such as handles of doors, cutlery, bowls or plates. The condition causes …

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