Monthly Archives: November 2015

Torn meniscus

A torn meniscus is damage from a tear in the cartilage that is located on top of the tibia and makes the femur glide when the joint of the knee moves. The tears are described by where they are found anatomically in the C-shape and in their appearance such as “bucket handle”, “parrot beak”, transverse and longitudinal tear. A torn ... Read More »

Seborrheic dermatitis

Seborrheic dermatitis is a skin condition affecting the scalp and causes scalp patches, reddened skin and dandruff. It can also affect the oily parts of the body such as the upper chest, face and the back. This is a long-term condition and also called dandruff. If it develops among babies, it is called cradle cap. Symptoms Red skin Patches of ... Read More »

Body lice

Body lice are tiny insects about the size of sesame seeds and lives in clothing, beddings and travels to the skin several times every day to feed on blood. Areas of the body that are usually bitten by body lice include the groin, armpits and the waist which are the places where the seams of clothing touches the skin. Body ... Read More »

Skin allergies in children

Skin allergies are quite common among children. These allergies can develop in any child but it is common among children suffering from asthma and hay fever. In most cases, itchiness and rashes are the usual symptoms of skin allergies and typically manifests as a response of the immune system of the body. It develops when the immune system of the ... Read More »

Eye strain due to fluorescent lights

Eye strain is a condition that happens when the eyes gets tired due to intense use such as driving long distances, looking at computer screens and other digital devices. Eye strain can cause a lot of discomfort such as irritation or redness, dry or watery eyes, difficulty in focusing, increased sensitivity to light, pain in the shoulders, neck and back, ... Read More »


Indigestion is also called dyspepsia which is a feeling of fullness while eating or an uncomfortable feeling of fullness after a meal along with pain or burning sensation in the upper abdomen. Indigestion is a disorder in the digestive tract in which the stomach acid goes back into the esophagus. As a result, the lining of the stomach are irritated ... Read More »


Adenoids are mass of tissue together with the tonsils that keeps the body healthy by trapping harmful germs passing through the nose or mouth. The adenoids also produce antibodies that help the body fight infections. The adenoids become smaller when the age of the child is 5 or 6 and eventually disappears by the teen years. The adenoids can become ... Read More »

Atopic dermatitis

Atopic dermatitis also known as eczema is a condition that makes the skin itchy and dry. This skin condition is quite common among children but it can also happen at any age. Atopic dermatitis can have asthma or hay fever and flares up regularly and eventually subsides. Symptoms Red to brownish-gray patches can develop especially on the hands, ankles, wrist, ... Read More »


Neurodermatitis is a condition of the skin which makes it inflamed and severely itchy and scratching makes even more itchy. The itch-scratch cycle makes the affected area thick and leathery while the itchiness can spread to the forearm, neck, wrist, thigh, ankle and also the genital area such as the scrotum, vulva or anus. Adult women are more susceptible to ... Read More »

Anal abscess

An anal abscess is a painful condition with the accumulation of pus near the anus which can be caused by infection of the small anal glands. A common type of abscess is the perianal abscess which develops as a painful boil-like swelling found near the anus. These are usually colored red and warm when touched. Sometimes, anal abscess can develop ... Read More »