Archive | June, 2017

What is aspergillosis?

Aspergillosis is an infection or allergic reaction brought about by various forms of mold. It is important to note that mold is often present outdoors in soil, plants or rotting vegetable matter. It is also present indoors on food items, household dust and construction materials. Aspergillus fumigatus is the mold that is likely to trigger […]

What is bacterial meningitis?

Acute bacterial meningitis is the prevalent form of the disease and can be life-threatening. The infection causes the tissues surrounding the brain to become swollen. This disrupts the flow of blood and result to paralysis or even stroke. What are the causes? Bacteria is often accountable for this form of meningitis and they are widespread […]

Close look on appendicitis

Appendicitis is characterized by the inflammation and infection of the appendix. Generally, a blockage inside the organ results to an infection, leading to overgrowth of bacteria. In 20-30% of cases in children, the appendix might rupture and release the infection into the abdominal cavity. Indications Since the appendix is positioned in the lower right region […]

Overview on anthrax

Anthrax is an infection triggered by the bacteria Bacillus anthracis. The condition generally affects animals but can develop among humans who were exposed to animals or tissues of the infected animals or even the Bacillus anthracis spores. The condition can be found all over the world but prevalent in developing countries or areas that have […]

What is a MRSA infection?

Methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is brought about by a strain of staphylococcus that developed resistance to various types of antibiotics. The bacteria naturally thrive on the skin and within the nose and do not cause any harm. Nevertheless, if they start to multiply, a MRSA infection can occur. This usually occurs from a break […]

Eye allergy: How is it managed

Eye allergy or allergic conjunctivitis can trigger reactions such as itchiness, redness, burning or tearing. A reaction arises if an individual was exposed to an allergen such as pollen, dust mites or animal dander. Management of eye allergy The initial approach in managing either seasonal or perennial forms of eye allergy is to avoid the […]

Management of peripheral artery disease

Peripheral artery disease involves the constriction of the peripheral arteries to the arms, legs, stomach and head. In most instances, the arteries in the legs are affected. The treatment for the disease is aimed on minimizing the indications and preventing it from progressing further. Generally, lifestyle alterations, regular exercise and claudication medications are sufficient to […]

What is a post-concussion syndrome?

A post-concussion syndrome includes any lingering symptoms after a concussion or mild traumatic brain injury. This condition is diagnosed if an individual who recently sustained a head injury continues to experience some symptoms after a concussion such as fatigue, dizziness and headaches. The syndrome might start to occur within days after the head injury. In […]