Infections and Infestations

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 ...

Signs of Lice (Head, Body, Pubic) and How to Spot It

Human lice are tiny insects that live on the body. It differs from lice found on other animals and the species of lice that affect different parts of the body may also vary. Head lice is by far the most common and can affect both adults and children. Pubic lice is another type that is mainly a problem for adults. Although >> Read More ...

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 ...
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