Infections and Infestations

Signs of Strep Throat and Dangers

Every year there is an estimated 12 million cases of sore throat reported to health care providers across the United States. The most common cause of sore throat is Group A Streptococcus, commonly referred to as strep throat. This type of throat infection (pharyngitis) is mainly seen during winter and early spring, and >> Read More ...

10 Signs of Mono, What Causes It and Dangers

Most of us known of infectious mononucleousis by its common names, such as mono or glandular fever. It is also commonly known as kissing disease and is said to be spread by the act of kissing. However, this can be misleading as there are many ways in which mono can be spread even without kissing. It is a very common >> Read More ...

7 Signs of Shingles (Pain, Rash and Other Symptoms)

Chickenpox is a well known infection mainly occurring in children. However, the same virus that causes chickenpox can cause another infection mainly in adults. This condition is known as shingles or herpes zoster and any person who had chickenpox earlier in life is at risk of developing shingles. It is more likely to occur >> Read More ...
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