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Top 5 Proven Home Remedies For Stomach Infection

23 May, 2019
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Stomach flu is often caused by viruses which get into your body either after contact with an infected person or after consumption of contaminated food and water. For the latter reason, it is essential to scrutinize the cleanliness of the place before consuming any food or water. The symptoms of stomach flu are generally seen …

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8 Symptoms of Kidney Infection & Disease You Must Know About

14 October, 2018
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Kidneys are important organs of the body with multiple functions. But, due to various factors, they may experience problems that can affect the whole body. Mostly all kidney or renal diseases are asymptomatic which makes it difficult for early diagnosis. Thus, it is very important to know the early symptoms of kidney infection/diseases. Therefore, to …

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Gastrointestinal Infection and Bleeding: 8 Major Symptoms

3 October, 2018
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Gastrointestinal infection and bleeding is a painful condition in which the patient experiences extreme pain and disorder in the gastrointestinal tract because of infection or accidental tissue damage. The condition can take serious shape if the extent of damage is critical and will need to be addressed immediately by a doctor. In many cases, surgery …

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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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Infection With No Cure – All About Nipah Virus Outbreak

22 May, 2018
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Nipah virus (NiV) infection is a relatively new zoonosis (a disease which can be transmitted to humans from animals). The natural hosts of the virus are fruit bats. These bats have the citizens of Kerala on high alert with the deaths of three people due to the Nipah Virus. The nurse who was taking care …

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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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Pyelonephritis – A Serious Form of Urinary Tract Infection

22 July, 2016
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What is Pyelonephritis? Common urinary tract infections (UTIs) involve the urethra and bladder. However, a serious form of UTI develops when it progresses towards the upper urinary tract, i.e. the ureters and kidneys. This form of UTI is known as pyelonephritis. This form of UTI is further classified as: Acute pyelonephritis – It is a …

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Treating Worm Infection in Children

26 June, 2016
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Worm infection is a common occurrence in children. It is the condition wherein worms are present in the child’s intestine. It may have occurred due to the child consuming unhygienic food, contaminated water or by playing barefoot in soil. The worms within the body lay eggs that give birth to more worms in the intestine. As …

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Urinary Tract Infection: Cause, Symptoms & Prevention

22 June, 2016
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Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) can come about in any person and at any age; however, women are more prone to be infected than men. UTIs can influence the entire urinary system or various parts of it. The evidence of urinary tract infection is exceedingly common, and just about everyone is susceptible. According to a well-known gynecologist in Mumbai, …

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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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TORCH infections in mothers

26 February, 2015
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TORCH does not stand for one particular disease – it actually is an acronym which represents various diseases that can affect a growing foetus inside the womb of his mother if exposed to them while still inside the uterus. The disease which TORCH represents is as follows – T – toxoplasmosis O – other diseases …

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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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Urinary Bladder Infection: Treatment & Prevention

24 November, 2014
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What is a Urinary Bladder Infection? The bladder is the site of urine storage before it is passed out of the body once the bladder is full. The bladder passes the urine through the urethra, which covers the length of the penis in males and is quite short in females. Bladder infection, also known as …

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Chikungunya: A Viral Infection

4 September, 2014
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What is chikungunya? Chikungunya is a viral infection that spreads through the bite of an infected mosquito. It was first discovered in south Tanzania in 1952. The term ‘chikungunya’ is derived from Kimakonde dialect in which it means ‘to become contorted’, referring to the stooped appearance of patients. The infection is characterised by fever and …

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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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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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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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