Articles by Jan Modric

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Causes of Tingling and Numbness – Paresthesia

What Does Tingling, Numbness and Paresthesia Mean? Paresthesia (Greek para- = abnormal, esthesia = feeling) is abnormal sensation on the skin that has no apparent physical cause (1). Paresthesia includes numbness and tingling, and can be temporary or permanent. Numbness is a decreased or lost sensation in the >> Read More ...

Vancomycin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus ~ VRSA (and VISA)

Drug resistant microbes have become a major public health concern. Some microbes are not only resistant to older generation antibiotics due to overuse and incorrect use, but are now also showing resistance to new generation antibiotics. This has taken the form of extreme drug resistance and the term ‘superbug’ >> Read More ...

MRSA Staph Infection, Superbug (CA-MRSA, HA-MRSA) Pictures

What Is a Superbug? Superbugs, also called Multi Drug Resistant (MDR) bacteria are resistant to several antibiotics. Not all superbugs necessary cause a severe infection, though. A common superbug is MRSA. What is MRSA? Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a strain (a genetic variant within the same >> Read More ...

MRSA Staph Infection Pictures

MRSA and “Usual” Staph Aureus Pictures It is impossible to say from staph skin infection pictures, if the cause of infection is MRSA (Methicilin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus) or an “usual” staph – MSSA (Methicillin Sensitive Staphylococcus Aureus). Even a staph carrier without any >> Read More ...

Staphylococcus Epidermidis – Coagolase Negative Staphylococci

There are numerous species of bacteria that naturally live on the skin surface. These bacteria are referred to as the normal skin flora, just as naturally occurring bowel bacteria are known as the normal intestinal flora. Some of these bacteria are relatively harmless but can undergo changes where it may become pathogenic. >> Read More ...

Staph Infection Symptoms

Staph Infection Symptoms Staph infection symptoms include various skin changes, symptoms of infected internal organs, and symptoms related to staph blood poisoning (sepsis). What is Staph? Staph infection is caused by the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus (staph for short) and rarely by S. epidermidis or other >> Read More ...

Bleach in Teabags (Chlorine, Dioxin) Health Risks

A number of different food products undergo a bleaching process for several reasons, such as enhancing the color of the food. In recent times there has been widespread debate about the saftey and potential health risks of bleaching foods. For example, white flour is known to undergo a stringent bleaching process to ensure >> Read More ...

Staph Skin Infections Pictures

Staph Skin Infection Pictures Staph (pronounced staff) skin infection may appear as : a red bump or pus-filled blister (folliculitis) aboil (furuncle) infected cystic acne, hidradenitis suppurativa, pilonidal cyst a vesicle which may burst and crust over (impetigo) an erythema (cellulitis) a skin scalding >> Read More ...

Swimmer’s Ear (Otitis Externa)

What is Swimmer’s Ear? Swimmer’s ear is an inflammation of the outer earear canal and eventually the earlap, occurring in people who often have wet ears. It occurs mostly in children and teenagers who spend a lot of time in water, but also in persons who sweat a lot or have skin diseases. Picture >> Read More ...
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