Archive | January, 2014

Breast Lumps

A breast lump is the presence of a lump, swelling or growth of tissue within the breast. It may slightly vary in appearance. It can be described as a mass or fullness. Breast lumps can occur in both men and women, as both sexes of all ages have normal breast tissue. Moreover, breast lumps can […]

Breast Rashes

Breast rashes refer to irritation and redness of the skin particularly found in anywhere of the breasts. The affected area of the breast may swell and result to bumpy, scaly or flaky spots that may or may not have blisters. Rashes can vary in appearance, location, pattern and extent. It may occur anywhere in the […]

Toxic Shock Syndrome

Toxic shock syndrome is a rare but severe complication that arises from a bacterial infection. It is commonly caused by toxins produced by the Staphylococcus aureus (Staph) bacterium but a similar condition, called toxic shock-like syndrome, may arise from toxins produced by Streptococcal(Strep) genus. It should be noted that not all staph and strep infections […]

First Aid: Skin Rashes

Skin rashes pertain to noticeable changes in the skin color and texture. The skin typically becomes bumpy, chapped, scaly and itchy. It is a general term that pertains to skin inflammation outbreak rather than a disease on its own.It can be caused by a wide variety of conditions, usually from skin irritation.Some causes are serious, […]