Monthly Archives: May 2016

Athlete’s foot

Athlete’s foot is a fungal infection affecting the feet and commonly called as tinea pedis. This fungus thrives in warm and moist areas such as the area between the toes. Athlete’s foot causes itching and flaking of the affected skin. Men are more prone to this condition and people with weakened immune system. Even children can also be affected by ... Read More »

How to handle snake bites

Venomous or poisonous snake bites involves a punctured wound caused by a snake capable of secreting, injecting and spitting a toxin into the wound where then toxins can be absorbed. Most common venomous snakes include rattlesnakes, cottonmouths/water moccasins, coral snakes and copperheads. The non-venomous or non-poisonous snake bites are made by snakes that do not release a toxin. The bites ... Read More »

Bell’s palsy

Bell’s palsy is paralysis or weakening of the muscles on one side of the face due to damage of the facial nerve that functions in controlling the muscles on the face and can cause that affected side of the face to droop. The damaged nerve also affects the sense of taste and production of tears and saliva. There is difficulty ... Read More »

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