Infections and Infestations

Ringworm Fungal Infections – Skin Fungus

A ringworm is a superficial fungal infection of the skin that causes mild irritation, itching and cracking of the skin. A skin fungus is commonly called a ringworm due to the round or oval shape of the skin lesion with a red raised border. While a fungal infection of the skin can be treated, it often returns, especially in >> Read More ...

Bloody Urine – Causes of Red Color, Blood in Urine

Urine with a reddish color does not always indicate the presence of blood or bleeding within the urinary tract. Similarly, the presence of blood in the urine may not be visible to the naked eye. In order to differentiate between reddish brown discoloration of urine and bloody urine, it is important to test for the presence >> Read More ...

Folliculitis

What Is Folliculitis? Folliculitis is an inflammation of the hair follicles, from which the hair grow. Folliculitis is not the same as acne (Picture 1). Acne primarily involve only oil (sebaceus) glands that are clogged with oil (sebum) and shed skin cells. Acne may subsequently get infected and affect the whole hair >> Read More ...

Causes of Ear Discharge (Secretion, Fluid)

Blood, fluid and other secretions from the ear is known as otorrhea or commonly referred to as ear discharge. In otorrhea, the discharge exits through the ear and should not be confused with natural ear wax (cerumen) that occurs within the ear canal. Ear discharge should not be ignored, especially if there is  constant >> Read More ...

Sudden, Unilateral Hearing Loss – Deaf in One Ear

Sudden sensorineural hearing loss may vary from mild to severe (deafness) and usually affects only one side (unilateral). This type of hearing loss occurs over a short period, within a few hours or sometimes almost instantaneously. In most cases of sudden loss of hearing, the condition may spontaneously resolve with a >> Read More ...

Flood Facts – Prevention of Infections – Flood Pictures

1. Flood Water Is Contaminated Flood water may contain sewage from rivers, soil and manure from fields, dead animals, dust from roads and factory yards, and other dirt. Such a water may contain eventually harmful chemicals, bacteria and parasites. Do not drink flood water or store it for watering plants or any other >> Read More ...

Prevention and Treatment of Bowel Infections in Tropical Areas

Water and Food Poisoning Due to Bad Sanitation Inappropriate sewage disposal may result in contamination of drinking water with human and animal stools containing viruses, bacteria or parasites. Drinking or swimming in such water is the main source of stomach and bowel infections in tropical areas. If water, contaminated >> Read More ...

Chronic Stomach and Bowel Infections – Symptoms, Treatment

Stomach Problems Due to Chronic Infections Stomach pain, bloating, belching, gas and diarrhea, lasting for several weeks or months may result from chronic infection by parasites, bacteria or, rarely, viruses or yeasts. There is often no fever in these infections. Parasites Intestinal parasites, like giardia >> Read More ...
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