Monthly Archives: February 2016

Allergy on mosquito bites

Mosquito bites can transmit diseases such as dengue fever, malaria and encephalitis. Mosquitoes usually bite either at dawn or dusk which is the time of the day the mosquitoes are usually active. The male mosquitoes do not bite humans. The females are the ones that bite both animals and humans. Female mosquitos find their prey on exhaled carbon dioxide which ... Read More »

Finger arthritis

Joints are parts of the body where two bones connect together. Arthritis causes damage to the normal joint surfaces which provides smooth motion. This smooth surface is cartilage and when it is damaged, it will result to arthritis. Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are the two types of arthritis that affects the fingers. Osteoarthritis is also called the wear-and-tear arthritis. Among ... Read More »

Gas pains

Excess gas in the stomach is due to excessive drinking, not properly chewing food, stress, eating gas-forming foods and spicy foods and bacterial infection or digestive disorders. Anything that can cause intestinal gas like constipation or diarrhea can result to gas pains and usually happen when gas accumulated in the intestines which are not expelled. Some people pass out gas ... Read More »

Bumps on the tongue

Fungiform papillae are small bumps on the tongue that are found on top and sides. They are the same color with the rest of the tongue and under normal condition cannot be seen. The texture of the tongue is rough that helps when eating. The tongue has also taste buds and temperature sensors. If there are large, painful bumps that ... Read More »

Ingrown eyelashes

Ingrown eyelashes are also known as trichiasis. An ingrown eyelash happens when one of the lashes starts to develop in an internal direction in the area around the eye. It will cause swelling of the follicles of hair or eye blister that sometimes result to loss of vision. It causes obstruction and irritation of vision as the eyelashes rub against ... Read More »

Atopic dermatitis in babies

Atopic dermatitis or eczema is an inflamed condition of the skin that causes severe itchiness. Children are more susceptible than adults. Eczema can occur along with other conditions such as allergic rhinitis, asthma, conjunctivitis and others. This condition can be resolved in childhood or when the child becomes older, but inflammatory susceptibility still persists. The skin lesion of the eczema ... Read More »

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