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Cinnamon allergy: Is my infant allergic?

Cinnamon allergy usually triggers contact dermatitis if a child is highly sensitive. This form of allergic reaction forms on the skin right after direct contact. Babies do not normally ingest excessive amounts of cinnamon which makes it an unlikely food allergy. In case the child is given a food product that includes cinnamon that triggers […]

Vitamin C toxicity: What are the signs?

Vitamin C or ascorbic acid is a water-soluble vitamin necessary for the synthesis of collagen and neurotransmitters. It also possesses antioxidant properties that protect molecules in the body from damage by the oxidative free radicals. The supplements that contain vitamin C are available over-the-counter and generally safe and well-tolerated, but some side effects can arise […]

Intestinal virus: What are the signs?

Intestinal virus is responsible for causing millions of cases of diarrhea yearly, specifically viral gastroenteritis. It is highly contagious and even though it is generally mild, can result to severe disease among the elderly, young children and those with weakened immune systems. What are the types of intestinal virus? Various viruses can cause gastroenteritis. Rotavirus […]

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Intercostal muscle injuries

The intercostal muscle is prone to injuries especially among physically active individuals. In most cases of an intercostal muscle strain, the doctor will prescribe the same treatment used for a rib fracture. Even though excessive twisting of the trunk typically results to an intercostal muscle strain, it might be unusual for the individual to damage […]