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Amoxicillin rash

An amoxicillin rash can occur if a child is taking the antibiotic. Most antibiotics can trigger rash as a side effect, but amoxicillin is known to frequently cause one. It is important to note that both ampicillin and amoxicillin are derived from the penicillin family. Characteristic There are 2 types of rash where one is […]

Swollen earlobe

A swollen earlobe can be painful, reddened and uncomfortable. The usual causes of the swelling include allergies, infection and trauma. Although most cases of earlobe injuries can be managed with over-the-counter medications and home remedies, a doctor must be seen if the symptoms are severe. Common causes of swollen earlobe There are various causes for […]

Mosquito bites

Mosquito bites are prevalent in various countries all over the globe. When a mosquito bites, blood is drawn out while injecting some saliva which contains proteins and anticoagulants. This might trigger the immune response of the body including the release of histamine. This chemical is responsible for causing inflammation, itchiness and swelling. Oftentimes, an individual […]

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Nosocomial infection

A nosocomial infection is a type acquired in a healthcare facility. It is also called as a hospital-acquired infection. The infection is likely to occur in an intensive care unit (ICU) where doctors manage serious conditions. What are the signs? For an infection to be categorized as a nosocomial type, it must occur: Up to […]

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MRSA infection

MRSA or methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus is an infection by the staphylococcus bacteria that is highly resistant to various antibiotics. An infection is considered highly contagious and spreads via direct contact with an infected individual. Even though a MRSA infection can be serious, it can be managed effectively with antibiotics. What are the types? A MRSA […]

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Itchy eyes

Itchy eyes can cause discomfort, but it is rarely a serious health concern. There are various causes for itchy eyes. What are the usual causes? Dry eyes Eye infection Allergic rhinitis Eczema or atopic dermatitis Poorly fitting contact lens Foreign object in the eye In such cases, itchy eyes can be treated at home. Management […]

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Eye cold

An eye cold is a viral variant of conjunctivitis. The condition might take 7-10 days to settle and considered highly transmittable. If an eye cold is suspected, it is vital to avoid contact with others and regularly wash hands. The adenovirus is the usual cause for an eye cold. What are the indications? The indications […]

Morning diarrhea

A morning diarrhea might have various causes. It is considered normal to experience occasional episodes of loose stools in the morning. On the other hand, if it occurs regularly over a span of several weeks, it is best to consult a doctor. Aside from loose stools and frequent bowel movement, a serious case of morning […]