Category Archives: Infections

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 […]

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 […]

Pelvic Inflammatory Diseases (PID)

Pelvic Inflammatory Diseases (PID) This is a broad term encompassing infections of the female reproductive organs, including the ovary, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix or the vagina. The infection is in the pelvic region of the female, hence the term. Most infections are transferred upwards during sexual activities via the vaginal canal. Therefore, many STDs are […]

Recognizing STD – the Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Signs and Symptoms Indicating STDs There are many types of STDs and each present with typical signs and symptoms. Recognizing them requires a careful examination followed by investigations. Syphilis Caused by a bacteria called treponema pallidum. It is a sexually transmitted disease that affects the nerves and body tissue in an irreversible way. How Do […]

How to Screen STDs?

Screening Sexually Transmitted Diseases STDs may give symptoms and express out themselves. However, they may sometimes remain absolutely silent for years. Screening is, therefore, required to catch them is phases of dormancy. STDs and Their Spread There are a variety of sexually transmitted disease. As the name suggests, STDs spread mainly via unprotected sex. However, […]

ILD Associated With Rheumatoid Arthritis

Interstitial Lung Diseases This is a group of lung conditions characterized by scarring of lung tissue and consequent reduction in lung performance. ILD is a broad term, encompassing many varied disease conditions of the lung, where the lung tissue reacts by scarring or fibrosis. This is basically an autoimmune disease, and can be understood as […]

White Spots Over Finger Nails

White Spots on Nails It is common get white spots over nails. Some people develop white spots, while others may have white colored lines or striations over their nails. On the basis of the pattern, white discoloration of the nails can be of three types: Discrete white spots over the nail (Partialis) Condition where the […]

Prevention of Infective Hepatitis and Jaundice

Preventive Steps to Be Taken for Infective Hepatitis Infective hepatitis may spread via contaminated food or water. Majority of outbreaks occur in a population via these media. What Is Infective Hepatitis? Hepatitis means inflammation of the liver or hepatic tissue. When infective causes such as viruses and bacteria affect the liver tissue, they cause irritation […]