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Dealing with rubella

Rubella is a mild and contagious viral infection due to rubella virus. It is characterized by rashes on the skin and enlargement of the lymph nodes. Rubella is common in children ages 5-9, but young people and not immunized adults can be vulnerable to rubella. The illness is dangerous during pregnancy which can result to […]

Ways of treating heatstroke

Heatstroke is the most serious form of heat injury. It is caused by overheating of the body from a prolonged exposure to high temperatures or performing physical exertion in high temperatures usually combined with dehydration and result to failure of the temperature control system of the body. Temperature of the body rises to 104 F […]

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 […]