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Remedies for fissured tongue

Fissured tongue is called scrotal tongue which is characterized by fissures and folds found on the top surface of the tongue. The tongue has cracks on the surface and the edges. They are of variable depths and extend laterally from a middle groove. This condition does not cause pain, but when food particles and debris […]

Treating De Quervain’s tenosynovitis

De Quervain’s tenosynovitis is a painful condition that causes inflammation of the tendons on the thumb side of the wrist. It affects specific tendons which function in extending the joints in the thumb. It causes pain when turning the wrist, grasping an object and making a fist. Symptoms of De Quervain’s tenosynovitis Swelling of the […]

Ways of treating a hamstring injury

A hamstring injury happens near the area of the hip, resulting to severe pain at the back of the thigh, groin or the hip. The hamstrings are composed of 3 separate muscles and responsible for bending and flexing the knee and movement of the hip. The hamstring can be injured while kicking, running, skating, weightlifting […]

Treating heat rash

Heat rash is a skin irritation common in hot and humid weather. It usually forms when obstructed pores or sweat ducts hold perspiration under the skin. It interrupts the heat regulating mechanism of the body and result to fever, discomfort and exhaustion. It is characterized by the development of blisters which can be superficial or […]

Remedies for an enlarged heart

An enlarged heart or cardiomegaly is not a disease but symptom of another condition. An enlarged heart can develop temporarily due to stress of the body from pregnancy or medical conditions such as heart valve problems and coronary artery disease. Symptoms of an enlarged heart Abnormal heart rhythm or arrhythmia Shortness of breath Swelling or […]

Caring for a swollen collarbone

A swollen collarbone is characterized by the accumulation of any fluid or enlargement. It is caused by soft tissue injury affecting the muscles and subcutaneous tissue and results to swelling over the collarbone. It also affects the muscles that are connected to the collarbone and the platysma muscles located above and over the top. The […]

How to get rid of pepper spray on the eyes

Pepper spray on the eyes can cause an intense burning sensation in the eyes. The person experiences a “bubbling” or “boiling” sensation and eventually temporary blindness and pain in the eye occurs. It can cause inflammation of the skin and difficulty breathing which is dangerous to people suffering from asthma. The effects of pepper spray […]

Treating lockjaw

Lockjaw is a temporomandibular joint disorder which causes pain in the joint where the lower jaw is connected to the skull. Symptoms of lockjaw Pain in the jaw, ear and face Difficulty chewing or biting foods Headache Difficulty opening or closing the mouth because the joint is locked in place A clicking or grating sound […]