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Scabies are parasites that feed and breed under skin

Blurred Lines   The phrase “the seven-year itch” was made popular by the classic movie starring Marilyn Monroe. But the real seven-year itch—scabies—is anything but romantic! Scabies are parasites that feed and breed under human skin. They are uncomfortably itchy, cause unsightly grey lines on the skin, which can be …

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Genital warts are soft growths

What Are Genital Warts? Genital warts are soft growths that occur on the genitals. Genital warts are a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by certain strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV). These skin growths can cause pain, discomfort, and itching. They are especially dangerous for women because some types of …

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How to define Septic Shock

Septic shock is what happens as a complication of an infection where toxins can initiate a full-body inflammatory response. It often occurs in people who are elderly or have a weakened immune system. It is thought that the inflammation resulting from sepsis causes tiny blood clots to form, which can …

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fungal infection of the vulva and vagina

Vulvovaginal candidiasis (moniliasis) is a yeast or fungal infection of the vulva and vagina. The most common causative organism is Candida albicans. Two other pathogens sometimes involved in this infection are Candida glabrata and Candida tropicalis. What Causes Candidiasis? Candidiasis occurs when the normal number of microorganisms that reside in …

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Identify your snake bite

What Are Snake Bites? According to the Wexner Medical Center at Ohio State University, about 5,000 snake bite cases are reported every year in the U.S. (Wexner). A bite from a venomous snake can be deadly, and should always be treated as a medical emergency. Even a bite from a …

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What are Boils?

What are Boils?Bacterial infections, or the inflammation of one or more hair follicles, can result in the formation of a boil. They are usually painful and can be quite distressing, especially if they are recurring. A boil generally starts off as an inconspicuous pink and tender bump localized to one …

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Abssess and types

An abscess is a painful collection of pus that is caused by a bacterial infection. Types of abscessThere are a number of different types of abscess including: skin abscesses internal abscesses dental abscesses brain abscesses Bartholin’s abscesses liver abscesses skin abscesses spinal cord abscesses anorectal abscesses peritonsillar abscesses This article …

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Treating an abscess

Treating an abscess Abscesses can be treated in a number of different ways including: antibiotics a drainage procedure surgery The treatment you receive will depend on the type of abscess and how large it is. Skin abscessesSome small skin abscesses may drain naturally and get better without the need for …

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sinusitis ,natural treatment

Avoid Sinus Infection… Naturally Believe it or not, sinus infection, which affects 37 million Americans each year, is more prevalent today than it was in the preantibiotic age! That’s not to say that antibiotics aren’t effective. When sinusitis (the technical name for a sinus infection) occurs, treatment with antibiotics is …

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Dysentery

Dysentery is an infection of the gut caused by a bacterium called shigella. Shigella sonnei is most often responsible for outbreaks in the UK. S. flexneri, S. boydii and S. dysenteriae are also causes. Dysentery is usually spread by hand-to-mouth transfer from person-to-person or from surfaces that have been contaminated …

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