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Open wound: Indications of an infection

An open wound should heal spontaneously if kept dry and clean. Oftentimes, using topical medications such as peroxide or bacitracin can help with wound healing. Nevertheless, an open wound can become infected and require medical attention. It is vital that you are familiar with the indications of an infection such as drainage, fever, swelling or […]

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Upper arm muscle pain: What are the usual causes?

Upper arm muscle pain can drastically affect daily activities. The precise cause of the discomfort might be easy to pinpoint especially if the individual sustained a traumatic injury or recently strained during exercise. Other causes of upper arm muscle pain such as nerve compression, shoulder injuries or medical ailments such as stroke, cancer or heart […]

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Close look on the salmonella bacteria

The salmonella bacteria is responsible for causing food poisoning. Any individual is at risk for salmonella but young children, elderly and those with weakened immune systems face a higher risk for becoming severely sick. Indications The usual indications of salmonella include: Abdominal cramping Diarrhea Vomiting Fever Generally, it requires 12-72 hours for the symptoms to […]

Pediatric sore throat

A sore throat is a throat infection typically brought about by the bacteria Streptococcus where it is called as “strep throat”. It is important to note that strep throat can result to severe issues such as rheumatic fever which is why treatment is essential. Indications Fever, usually higher than 100 degrees F Redness in the […]