Category Archives: Infections

Swollen Finger By Thorn Prick

Thorn pricks It’s common to get pricked by a thorn while working in the garden, plucking flowers, fruits or vegetables. Better not ignore a thorn prick. You need to be watchful. A simple thorn prick may lead to serious medical emergencies like cellulitis, abscess formation, lymphangitis, synovitis or even sepsis or shock like condition. Earliest […]

Abscess Near The Anus

Perianal Abscess Having a boil or a painful bump around the anal opening? This may be a perianal abscess. Abscess is a localized collection of pus any where in the body. It commonly occurs near or around the anal opening, since this area is exposed to a lot of bugs. Abscess in this location is […]

All About Typhoid Spread And Prevention

How Does Typhoid Spread? It spreads by consuming food or drinks contaminated by salmonella bacteria. The route is called oro fecal, that is, the infected individual passes stools containing the bacteria. These bacteria may someway contaminate food or water, that is consumed by another healthy individual, who later on contracts the disease. Is Typhoid Contagious? […]

Recognizing Chancroid Sores And Treatment

Chancroid Sores Chancroid is an infective disease, which commonly infects the genital area. It is highly infectious, that is, may pass on easily from one person to another. How Do You Get Infected? It is caused by a bacteria haemophilus ducreyi. This bacteria may infect the skin or mucosal area of your genital region, when […]

Blurry Vision in Diabetes

Eye Problems In Diabetics Diabetes is a state of uncontrolled blood sugar in the blood stream. This affect almost all parts of the body. All tissues are affected, both functionally and structural, to some extent. Common Eye problems Detected in Diabetics Progressive vision loss Sudden loss of vision Having floaters in the eye Double vision […]

Symptoms Scrub Typhus

Scrub Typhus Scrub typhus in a commonly encountered illness, especially in those staying or traveling in eastern Asia countries. The disease often goes undiagnosed because of its presentation resembling common viral illness. What is Scrub Typhus? This is basically a bacterial infection. It is caused by a bacteria called Orientia tsutsugamushi. This bacteria cannot infect […]

Causes of Having Fluid in the Pouch of Douglas

Pouch of Douglas Pouch of Douglas is a peritoneal fold present behind the uterus. It lies between the uterus and the rectum. It is present only in females. How is it formed? All our visceral organs are carefully packed inside and covered by a membranous layer, called the peritoneum. As this membranes covers the internal […]

How Long Does Swine Flu Last?

How do We Know It’s Swine Flu? This illness is not well demarcated from many other respiratory illness, like sore throat, other influenza viral sickness, tonsillitis etc. All above mentioned conditions would have fever and pain in throat in common, making it difficult to diagnose the condition. Diagnosing swine flu is difficult on the basis […]

What Causes Bleeding Gums?

Bleeding Gums It is common to find a tinge of blood on your tooth brush in the morning. Often, people ignore it. Remember, it is never normal to bleed from the gums. There are many causes of getting blood from the gums. The commonest among them is gingivitis. Gingivitis Gingivitis is inflammation or irritation of […]