Infections and Infestations

8 Signs of an Infection (Anywhere on the Body)

Infections are one of the most common types of diseases that afflicts humans. It is caused by a number of different infectious agents that are in our environment – from the air around us, to our water supply, foods that we eat, surfaces within our home and even on or within our bodies. Everyday the immune system is >> Read More ...

Measles – Spread, Symptoms, Pictures, Treatment, Prevention

Among the common childhood infections that only occur once in life, measles is among the top three. However, it has been eliminated from the United States due to immunization programs. Yet it still occurs in Americans who are not immunized largely due to infected travelers who bring the virus to the United States. For most >> Read More ...

5 Signs of Zika and How to Spot It

The ongoing Zika outbreak is a cause for global concern as it has been revealed that a bite from an infected mosquito is not the only way to contract the disease. Zika can be spread from mother to child and from person to person through blood transfusion or sexual contact. While these other ways of spreading the virus is >> Read More ...

5 Signs of Herpes (Oral and Genital), First Symptoms, Pictures

There herpes virus is a large family of viruses and several of these can cause diseases in humans. Most of us refer to the herpes simplex virus (HSV) when we refer to the condition as herpes.This is a common virus and the two types are known for causing mouth (oral) and genital diseases. These two types of herpes simplex >> Read More ...

5 Signs of Yeast Infection (Candida) in Women and Men

Yeasts are a type of fungus that naturally occur on and in the human body in small numbers. Most of the time it does not pose any problem to human health but under certain circumstances these fungi can multiply and lead to an overgrowth on the skin surface or within cavities like the mouth or vagina. Although not usually >> Read More ...
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