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Trichomycosis is a bacterial infection affecting the underarm hair. In rare instances, the infection can also affect the pubic hair. The condition is not dangerous but can trigger discomfort and irritation. What are the indications? Trichomycosis does not generally trigger any symptoms and might be missed. Nevertheless, there are some signs to watch out for: […]

Spinal stroke

A spinal stroke arises if the blood supply to the spinal cord is disrupted. Once this occurs, the spinal cord is not supplied by oxygen and essential nutrients. The tissues of the spinal cord might be damaged and nerve impulses could not be transmitted to the entire body. These nerve impulses are vital in controlling […]

Scalloped tongue

A scalloped tongue is defined by wave-like or rippled indentations along the sides of the tongue. The notches of a scalloped tongue are not generally painful. Any discomfort might be due to an underlying condition responsible for the ripples. The lining of the mouth particularly on the sides near the tongue can turn reddened or […]

What are varicose veins?

Varicose veins are defined as engorged veins with a rope-like appearance. Generally, they are bluish or purplish in color which forms beneath the skin and affect the feet and legs. The condition is brought about by malfunctioning valves in the veins that could not supply blood back to the heart effectively against gravity. What are […]

Cracked nipples

Cracked nipples is a common issue among breastfeeding mothers. It is typically due to poor latching which stems for incorrect positioning of the child at the breast. Aside from breastfeeding, other possible causes of cracked nipples include the following: Sucking problems Nipple confusion Baby retracting or incorrect positioning of the tongue during nursing It is […]

Status epilepticus

Status epilepticus is a serious form of seizure. With this form, it does not stop, or one episode occurs after another without allowing time for the individual to recover. This is considered as an extreme form of epilepsy or a characteristic of a serious brain disorder such as a stroke or brain tissue inflammation. What […]

Whipple’s disease

Whipple’s disease is brought about by the Tropheryma whipplei bacteria and affects the digestive tract but can spread to other body parts. It is an uncommon disease but can be dangerous. It is believed that there is a hereditary predisposition to the development of the disease. The risk is high in areas with poor sanitation […]

Ulnar nerve palsy

Ulnar nerve palsy is defined as weakness in the hand once the ulnar nerve is damaged. The condition can affect fine movements and ability to perform various tasks. In severe cases, the condition can lead to muscle wasting or atrophy where the hand assumes a claw-like appearance. What are the indications? Ulnar nerve palsy is […]

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Trochanteric bursitis

Trochanteric bursitis is simply hip pain brought about by swelling of the bursa on the external border of the hip. The bursa serves as a cushion between bone and soft tissue. It prevents bones from brushing against the muscles and tendons. Trochanteric bursitis involves the exterior region of the femur at the edge of the […]