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Cuboid syndrome

Cuboid syndrome

Cuboid syndrome occurs if the ligament and joint near the cuboid bone in the foot is torn or damaged. It is also called as subluxation where the bones in a joint is moved slightly out of position. What are the signs? The main sign of cuboid syndrome is foot pain, usually on the lateral side […]

Patellar tendonitis

Patellar tendonitis

Patellar tendonitis is a prevalent type of injury or inflammation of the tendon linking the kneecap to the shinbone. The pain it causes can range from mild to severe. Any individual can end up with the condition but likely to affect athletes, especially those who engage in basketball and volleyball. What is the precise cause? […]


Metatarsalgia or ball of foot pain is defined as pain and inflammation in the padding directly beneath the toes. It is the site where most pressure is placed when moving and standing. The discomfort is typically present in the metatarsal heads. There is also shooting pain, numbness and discomfort when the toes are flexed. The […]

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 […]