Erythema Nodosum

February 17, 20130 Comments

Erythema Nodosum is a skin disorder in which red bumps are formed under the skin causing inflammation. This type of skin inflammation occurs only in specific fatty areas and not on other parts of the skin. This causes painful reddish lumps on the affected parts and is very often found in front portion of the legs and below the knees. The lumpy nodules may grow in size anywhere from 1-5cm in length. Unlike other skin disorder, this type of nodular swelling exhibits a specific pattern thus easy to identify. The good thing about Erythema Nodosum (EN) is it will disappear on its own after few weeks, leaving only small scar on the infected area.

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February 16, 20130 Comments

Erythrasma is a bacterial infection caused by Corynebacterium minutissimum (Gram positive bacteria). Unlike Erythema Nodosum, this is a long term infection in which the area of the skin which remains folded gets infected fast. The part of the skin which overlaps gets this type of bacterial infection and is more prominent in areas like groin, armpits and other skin folds.

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Eye Stye

February 15, 20130 Comments

A stye is tender bump like structure found on the base of eyelashes or inner side of eyelids. Eye stye is harmless since it does not cause any pain to the affected person. In medical terms, sty is called hordeolum and is classified as external hordeolum if the sty occurs at the corners of eyelash or hair follicle of the eyes. It is known as internal hordeolum if stye is found in the gland of the lower eyelids. The meibomian gland is responsile for secreting oil like substance in the eyeballs and sometimes stye occurs in these glands causing excess of oily secretion giving rise to bacterial infection.

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Fever Blisters

February 14, 20130 Comments

Fever blisters are also known as cold sores and is one of the common skin problems in USA affecting millions of people each year. This infection is caused by popular virus called herpes simplex virus (HSV). This virus infection affects almost 80% of the world’s population at least once in lifetime.

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February 13, 20130 Comments

Fibromyalgia is a condition in which there will be tenderness in muscles, joints and tendons of your body. It is a chronic disorder and takes long time to heal and may cause various other problems like fatigue and depression on the affected person. There may be pain on the entire body from joints to joints thus making life more difficult. It can produce various complications like sleeping sickness and severe headache and anxiety related disorder when not cured for long term.

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Fragile X Syndrome

February 12, 20130 Comments

This disorder is also called by names Marker X syndrome and Martin Bell syndrome named after the scientists who invented this syndrome. Fragile X syndrome is a genetic condition affecting the intellectual ability of boys in particular causing mild to serious mental retardation. This disorder occurs when there is some change in a gene by name FMR1 (Fragile X Mental Retardation-1).

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Fungal Rash

February 11, 20130 Comments

Fungal rash is a skin problem that occurs when there is excess of growth of bacteria causing infection. Generally this disease is not severe and not contagious but sometimes it may develop into deep infection causing serious problem. Many people are exposed to fungal infection, but do not get any rash due to increased immunity. Fungal rash is one of the most common type of infections affecting millions of people around the world.

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February 10, 20130 Comments

Medically called as Cholecystitis, gallbladder stones or bile duct stones is really safe and does not have any risks, if the surgery is performed on elective basis. If Cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal) is performed on emergency basis, the rate of mortality is high.

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February 9, 20130 Comments

In medical terms, “Gangrene” is described as death of particular organ or area of the body when blood supply is totally blocked. Gangrene may occur in any part of the body but it is found more commonly in fingers, toes, feet and hands.

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Appendix Pain

January 26, 20130 Comments

Appendix is a small organ extending from large intestine and it does not have any positive function. It measures about 3.5 inches long and looks like a small tube. Appendix pain is caused when there is inflammation on the appendix due to infection. Severe form of infection requires immediate surgery failing which there is chance for the appendix to burst inside causing serious complications. If the entire infectious materials are poured into the abdomen during the bursting process of appendix it can cause serious inflammation in the abdomen which should be treated on emergency basis.

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