Category: Diseases and Conditions

Syringomas

Syringomas are described as harmless sweat duct tumors which are usually seen in clusters around eyes or on the eyelids. However, such cluster of boils may also occur on armpits, navel or vulva in females. Though the condition may seem to be serious it is actually benign. This condition is often caused due to eccrine […]

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What to do for a wasp sting?

Wasp sting are common bites experienced by people especially during warmer seasons when people are outdoors for longer time. Wasps can be described as small insects such as bees, ants, hornets etc that belong to Hymenoptera or its sub-type Apocrita. They have smoother stringers which can be withdrawn from the human skin easily. This enables […]

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What does pneumonia feel like?

Pneumonia is an illness characterized by infection and inflammation of the air sacs present in either or both the lungs. There may be buildup of pus or fluid in the air sacs, leading to fever, coughing with pus or phlegm, breathing problems, and chills. Pneumonia may arise due to infection by varied pathogens such as […]

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What side is your liver on?

Just like the heart and the brain, the liver is also a vital organ in the body. It is therefore important to know information about the organ, such as liver functions, liver diseases, and what side is your liver on? The liver is the biggest internal organ in the human body. It is pinkish-brown or […]

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Why is my poop black?

Black stool can be caused due to minor reasons like intake of certain medications or foods, or it can arise due to serious causes like internal bleeding in the upper or lower gastrointestinal tract. Contact of feces with blood can make the poop change its color to black or bright red. It is best to […]

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Epidermolysis bullosa

Epidermolysis bullosa refers to a group of disorders that is inherited. It leads to blister formation and physical trauma. It is caused by mutations in 14 genes giving birth to other major diseases and risks for more complications or premature death. It is a chronic and autoimmune blistering disorder of the skin and the mucous […]

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What is a hammer toe?

 Hammer toe is a term used to describe a type of foot deformity. It typically occurs in women who use high-heeled or narrow toe box shoes. Such footwear generally push the toes towards the front area of the shoe, consequently causing an anomalous curve/bend. The presence of an abnormal curve in the middle joint of […]

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Acalculous cholecystitis

Acalculous cholecystitis is a  kind of inflammation of gallbladder that occurs without development of gallstone as the primary cause. Acalculous is a word used to typify cholecystitis that is not associated to development of gallstone. Cholecystitis is a medical anomaly characterized through gallbladder inflammation. Gallbladder is a tiny organ which is pear shaped and is […]

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Glucose in Urine

The condition marked by the presence of high amounts of glucose in urine is known as glycosuria. Healthy people usually feature low levels of glucose in urine. High levels of glucose in urine is a common feature in diabetic patients, especially if the high levels of blood sugar in diabetics remains untreated. In addition to […]

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