Category Archives: Infections

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 […]

Latent Tuberculosis

What is Latent T.B.? A condition where the person has the tubercular bacteria in his body, however there are no symptom. The individual looks normal on examination, no cough, fever, loss of weight etc. The person may give a positive skin test, a positive blood test (quantiferon test), but the chest X ray is normal. […]

Red Itchy Round Patches Over Skin

Ringworm Infection Also called dermatophytosis. This infection is not due to any worm. It is basically a fungal infection. When a fungus affects the skin and gives discomforting symptoms, we call it a ringworm infestation. The appearance is very typical. There are red colored circular patches, which grow in size with time, as if a […]

Scabies Rash – Cause and Treatment

How to Identify and Treat Scabies? It’s common to get red itchy lesions over the skin. Redness anywhere would mean that there is something irritable. This could be an infection, some bug, mosquito bite, pimple or some kind of allergy. A physical examination by a dermatologist is usually required to ascertain what the lesion is. […]

Swine Flu

Swine Flu This is a viral illness caused by H1N1 flu virus. Like any other type of flu (common cold), this illness is featured by fever, cough, soreness in throat, running nose. The patient may also get headache and feel tired or weak. Some cases present with stomach upsets including loose stools or vomiting. Since […]

Chilblains (Pernio)

Chilblains (Pernio) Injuries caused due to exposure to cold can be grouped under the name Chilblains. There are chiefly two factors that contribute towards this injury- Exposure to cold temperature Poor blood circulation in the parts of the body that suffered Common areas affected include our peripheries. This is so because the peripheries are supplied […]

Managing Fever at Home

How to Lower Down Temperature Immediately? A little fever is good to the body to act against the infective germ. However, if the fever shoots up high and for a long time, your brain starts getting fried up. You may even have some headache, pain in the eyes and some uneasy feeling due to fever. […]

Scrotal Abscess

Scrotum Abscess Abscess or collection of pus inside the scrotal sac is termed as scrotal abscess. There can be many causes of getting a scrotal abscess. They include various kinds of infections in and around the scrotum. Common Causes Folliculitis on the scrotal surface Testicular infection Epididymitis Drainage from ruptured appendix into the scrotal sac […]