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Septic Arthritis: Bacterial Infection in a Joint

16 April, 2014
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What is septic arthritis? Septic arthritis, also known as infectious or bacterial or pyogenic arthritis, refers to the inflammation of a joint due to bacterial infection. The most common joints affected by the disorder are the knee and hip. Infants under the age of three are mostly afflicted with septic arthritis of the hip. The …

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Can In-ear Headphones Cause Infection? Learn Tips for Safe Usage

13 August, 2018
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There are several reasons for an ear infection such as allergies, sinus related infection, smoking or air pressure changes. But can in-ear headphones cause infection? You’d be surprised to know that in-ear headphones are one of the biggest cause of hearing loss, as per some studies. Therefore, this question has been at the center of …

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Signs of Bladder Infection in Men

18 March, 2017
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Bladder infection in men are usually not found below the age of 50. Most of these infections are caused by the internal bowl flora, which may be harmless to bowel but may cause infection in nearby organs. Most of the times, they make their passage through the ureters or urethra. In the elderly patients, with …

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Preventing Bladder Infection

16 March, 2017
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Bladder infection can be really hard on the patient since apart from frequent visit to the washroom, is causes burning sensation in the genital area and is painful. Preventing Bladder Infection however is always beneficial than cure and following the essential pointers given below, would reduce the chances of bladder infection to a minimal. Hygiene …

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3 Types of Brain Infections

25 May, 2016
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A majority of the times infections in the brain are because of a virus or bacteria, but in some cases parasites and fungi can infect the brain too. Mainly, there are 3 types of brain infections Brain Abscess Meningitis Encephalitis Brain Abscess is the collection of material (usually from an infection) inside the brain. Meningitis …

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Throat infection: Treatment and Prevention

17 December, 2014
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What is a throat infection? Throat, also known as pharynx, is the tube that transports food to the oesophagus and air to the larynx (or the voice box). Throat infection refers to an infection in the pharynx, experienced as pain, irritation and discomfort, especially while swallowing. A commonly used generic term that describes the symptoms …

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Sinus Infection: signs, symptoms & more

16 December, 2014
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What is a sinus infection? Sinuses are the hollow spaces within the bones that surround the nose, producing mucous that drains into the nose. Sinus infection or sinusitis refers to the inflammation and pain of the nasal passage and sinuses. Different forms of sinusitis include: Acute sinusitis – An acute sinus infection has a sudden …

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Throat Infection a.k.a Croup

9 August, 2014
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Croup: Prevention and cure Croup is respiratory infection that leads to swelling inside the throat. This condition results in the inflammation of the airways; the windpipe and the voice box. Croup obstructs breathing and results in a characteristic barking cough. The most common cause of croup is a viral infection. The symptoms are more common …

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Bone Infection: Osteomyelitis Meaning

21 April, 2014
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People often aren’t aware of osteomyelitis meaning, therefore, we would like to answer that common question today. So, osteomyelitis refers to a bone disease that is infectious and inflammatory of bone that is often of bacterial origin and is marked by local death and separation of tissue. Osteomyelitis Meaning? A rare but serious condition, osteomyelitis …

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Tuberculosis Arthritis: Infection in joints due to TB

16 April, 2014
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What is tuberculosis arthritis? Tuberculosis arthritis is an infection of the joints caused due to tuberculosis (TB). Tuberculosis is a chronic, debilitating illness caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which commonly affects the lungs once the microorganism enters the body through droplet infection. In some cases, however, TB occurs outside the lungs, and is known as extra-pulmonary …

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Can my back pain be a spinal infection?

10 March, 2014
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What is spinal infection? The spinal cord and its surrounding structures can become infected due to bacteria or fungi in the following regions: Vertebral column (bones) Intervertebral discs Dural sac (covering around the spinal cord) Space around the spinal cord The different types of spinal infections are as follows: Vertebral Osteomyelitis – The most common form …

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7 Ways to Prevent Urinary Tract Infection

10 March, 2014
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Find yourself rushing to the washroom every 20 minutes? How annoying can that be…..uncontrollable urge to pee, a burning sensation and pain in lower abdomen. All these can put off the patience and grace of any women, a particularly embarrassing and distracting situation for those who are working. We bring forth seven simple tricks to …

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How Do I Treat Common Cold & Cough?

10 August, 2019
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Almost everyone has undergone a bout of the common cold. It is a viral infection that affects the nose, throat and sinuses, and is mainly manifested in the form of sneezing, runny or blocked nose, sore throat and cough. Common cold lasts for about a week in adults and around two weeks in young children. …

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How to Remove Pimples – Common Question Asked By Youth

10 June, 2019
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Everyone is concerned about how to remove pimples and how it can be cured. This is because no one wants that ugly and unwanted marks on the face or body. It looks unpleasant. There are several home remedies for pimple treatments. Pimples are caused by an excess amount of dead skin cells and sebum clogged …

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8 Food Items To Help Recover From Dengue Faster

10 June, 2019
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Dengue is a fever which is caused due to viral infection transmitted by a mosquito bite. This can be serious if not diagnosed and treated on time. Two major things to keep in consideration while treating you against this viral is the recurrence of dengue and the diet to be maintained and followed. Once the …

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Steatorrhea – Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

5 March, 2019
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Human feces typically contain water, dead cells, fibre, mucus, salts, protein, fats, cell lining and other waste that is unable to excrete out of your body. Steatorrhea is a medical condition where there is more amount of fat in the stool. This article will give you insights regarding the Steatorrhea causes, Steatorrhea symptoms, and treatments. …

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Ayurveda Home Remedies For Bleeding Gums

17 October, 2018
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Strong & healthy gums are like pillars for bright & strong teeth & such a shining smile can instantly win hearts. The health of your teeth directly proportional to the health of your gums. If your gums bleed when you brush your teeth, you are probably suffering from a slightly mild case of gingivitis. Gum …

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Top 3 Most Common Causes of Halitosis

1 October, 2018
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Halitosis (bad breath) is usually the result of poor dental and oral hygiene habits that have built up over time. Because you have been doing these things for so long, it can be really difficult to determine exactly what the problems are and what you, therefore, need to do to fix them. I wanted to …

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Blood Tests & Lab Investigations for Dengue Fever

25 July, 2018
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Early and accurate diagnosis of dengue fever is essential for appropriate patient management. The course of treatment for dengue includes a diet full of fruits, cereals, and juices. This diet helps to fulfill the mineral and vitamin requirement of the patient. As the initial symptoms of dengue fever are similar to dengue fever, it is …

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10 Signs of Unhealthy Body

20 June, 2018
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Long before that trip to the hospital becomes an absolute necessity with a threatening illness, the body gives out a number of indications that it is not in the best of health. Pay attention to the following 10 signs of unhealthy body, to know if something is not right and control these symptoms from becoming a major …

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