Infections and Infestations

Mononucleosis (Kissing Disease) Recurring, Symptoms, Vaccine

It is a viral disease that affects at least half of all American by the age of 5 years and most of the rest of the population by early adulthood. However, most of us think little of infectious mononucleosis beyond the severe sore throat and long-lasting fatigue that it causes. The disease is not given as much attention yet >> Read More ...

Zika Virus Outbreak, Spread, Symptoms, Testing, Treatment

Zika virus has been dominating public health news and alerts in 2015 particularly with the South America outbreak. However, with the ease of modern travel, there are cases of Zika virus being reported in various parts of the globe. It is important to note that prior to 2015 there were Zika virus outbreaks in other parts of >> Read More ...

Resistant Lice on the Head Treatments and Remedies

The emergence of resistant head lice has become a public health concern in recent years but the possibility of this drug-resistance has been known for decades. Head lice infestation is estimated to affect as many as 12 million children in the age group of 3 to 11 years in the United States. The growing resistance has far >> Read More ...

Favus (Severe Head Fungus) Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

It is an uncommon scalp problem and not usually serious in terms of being debilitating or life-threatening but a lesser known infection can lead to extensive damage of the scalp. It may result in hair loss and scarring of the scalp which can be irreversible. The cosmetic effects may have a host of psychosocial >> Read More ...

Gonorrhea (Men, Women) Symptoms, Relapse, Treatment

Gonorrhea is a relatively common sexually transmitted infection in the United States, along with chlamydia and syphilis. It may not be life-threatening but can cause severe and debilitating symptoms. It can also be transmitted to newborns born to infected mothers during childbirth and lead to blindness in babies. Yet it >> Read More ...

Chlamydia (Men, Women) Infection Signs, Treatment, Prevention

It is the most commonly reported STD and two to three times more common than gonorrhea yet many people, both men and women, do not know that they have chlamydia.  In fact as many as 8 out of 10 women and 5 out of 10 men may have no symptoms of chlamydia despite being infected. It can still be spread to partners and even >> Read More ...
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