Infections and Infestations

Swollen Arm & Swelling of the Hand, Forearm, Fingers

Swelling (edema) of the arm is an indication of inflammation or disturbances of blood or lymph flow causing a swollen appearance of the hand, forearm or fingers. The swelling may be accompanied by other signs and symptoms which may assist with diagnosing the cause of the swollen >> Read More ...

Swine H1N1 Flu Spread-Cause, Symptoms, Treatment, Prevention

What is swine flu? Swine flu , now known as the 2009 H1N1 flu, is caused by the orthomyxovirus which usually affects pigs but viral mutations allows the virus to cross species to other hosts like humans. The swine influenza virus (SIV) is another example of cross species viral infection which was previously seen with other >> Read More ...

Can Piercings Cause Staph Infection?

Skin piercings are a common cosmetic and cultural practice across the world. Its main purpose is for the placement of ornaments and jewelry, with the ear lobes being among the most commoly piered area of the body. Piercings are usually safe if done properly and if appropriate measures are taken before and after the >> Read More ...

Vaccinations For Travel to India (Recommended by CDC)

About Vaccinations (Immunizations) For Travel to India Large numbers of travelers are visiting developing countries, like India, from developed countries (Europe, North America). Studies show that 50-75% of travelers to the tropics and sub-tropics (including India) report some health problem during their stay or after >> Read More ...

Acrylic Nails Health Problems – Nail Fungi

What are Acrylic Nails? Acrylic nails are a clear heat sensitive plastic often referred to as false nails. They cover most of the nail plate (refer to parts of the nail) and are fairly hardy and resistant to different environmental conditions. The term acrylic nails is now widely used to describe all manner of false nails >> 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 ...
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