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Can Adults Get RSV?

Vandana Annavaram
Updated on 27-Feb-2023 11:12:02


RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus) is a common respiratory virus which infects most people especially during the early age. You can be infected by this virus multiple times in your life without even recognizing it. This is because without a lab test for confirming the diagnosis, it is generally lumped together with other respiratory problems having cold-like symptoms. RSV commonly infects children including infants and premature babies. However, it is likely to infect adults with low immunity and suffering from other health diseases like heart problems. Since it is as common as cough and cold, people tend to take it lightly ... Read More

What are Antihistamines?

Bhaswati Mukherjee
Updated on 23-Feb-2023 16:12:33


Commonly used to alleviate allergy symptoms, antihistamines belong to a class of drugs called antihistamines. These drugs are used to treat conditions brought on by an immune system chemical called histamine. Antihistamine usage is higher among those who are allergic to pollen and other allergens than among the general population. As an added bonus, they are also used to treat a wide variety of other illnesses, such as the common cold, anxiousness, and gastrointestinal problems. What is an Allergy? Your body protects you. Ribs shield your upper body organs. The skin helps protect you from UV radiation, wind, and ... Read More

What are Aminoglycosides?

Bhaswati Mukherjee
Updated on 23-Feb-2023 16:11:00


Antibiotics belonging to the aminoglycoside family are efficient against bacteria that reproduce quickly and are resistant to the conventional treatments that are most often used. Because of their direct action on bacteria, aminoglycosides are categorized as bactericidal antibiotics and are used to treat bacterial infections. They are effective due to the fact that they suppress protein production in bacteria. Infections that might potentially be fatal are often treated with aminoglycosides, which are typically administered in the form of intravenous injection (intravenously or IV). In contrast, some aminoglycosides can be administered orally or even topically (in the form of ear ... Read More

How to Know if That Rash is Scabies?

Maithili Potnis
Updated on 16-Feb-2023 16:07:11


An itch is a temporary annoyance for the skin, but if that itch persists, gets worse at night or begins to develop as a rash on the body, you may have scabies. This skin condition occurs when human itch mites (Sarcoptes scabiei) burrow into the upper layer of your skin. These eight-legged critters lay eggs on your skin and once the eggs hatch, the mites climb to the surface of the skin. Later on, these mites spread to other parts of your body and cause itching and red spots. In adults, 10 to 15 human itch mites can cause scabies ... Read More

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Strains 16 and 18

Maithili Potnis
Updated on 09-Feb-2023 10:42:27


The Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted disease (STD) also referred to as sexually transmitted infection (STI). There are more than 100 types of HPV and they are categorized as low-risk and high-risk HPV. The two most common high-risk HPV strains are HPV 16 and 18 which may lead to a high risk of cervical, vaginal, vulvar, anal and penile cancers. HPV infections are eventually cleared without treatment within 18 to 24 months and hence, doctors may recommend a watch-and-wait approach as the infected cells are shed naturally for the majority of people. However, if the persistent ... Read More

Skin Sensitivity and Peeling Inside the Mouth

Bhaswati Mukherjee
Updated on 02-Feb-2023 10:37:54

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Our oral cavity is lined with a membrane called the mucosa. The mucus membranes provide a lining all over the inside of the mouth. Hence the skin inside the mouth is called oral mucosa. Whenever the mucous membranes get irritated, they encounter tissue sloughing. So skin inside the mouth, cheeks, back of the throat, palate, and inner lips will peel. Such skin peeling in the mouth is quite painful and is indicative of certain oral & systemic diseases. Sodium lauryl sulfate, sometimes known as "SLS, " is a leading cause of inner cheek peeling. Because of SLS's foaming effect, certain ... Read More

Herpes Treatment: Home Remedies and Complementary Therapies

Bhaswati Mukherjee
Updated on 02-Feb-2023 10:37:04


Genital herpes is caused by a viral infection and cannot be cured. Despite this, if you suffer from genital herpes, you can employ supplementary methods to lessen the frequency of your outbreaks. When an outbreak does develop, some people find relief from the associated pain and discomfort with the help of alternative remedies. Like the common cold and other viruses, an outbreak of herpes can be triggered by emotional or physical stress. Making healthy decisions is an important part of an integrated medical and lifestyle approach to treating herpes. By doing so, you strengthen your body's defences against herpes simplex ... Read More

Recovery After Hysterectomy: What to Know

Bhaswati Mukherjee
Updated on 01-Feb-2023 21:06:53


Hysterectomy refers to the surgical removal of the uterus, an organ found in the pelvis of female humans. On each side, one ovary and one fallopian tube are connected to the uterus. A fertilized egg inserts itself in the uterine lining, nourishing the growing baby until delivery. The uterus, or womb, plays a vital role in the reproductive process. After a hysterectomy, a woman would no more have periods and will be unable to have children. Preparing for Hysterectomy Surgery and Recovery The length of time it takes for patients to recuperate after surgery varies. The time it takes ... Read More

Is E. coli an Infectious Disease? How to Minimize your risk of Infection?

Bhaswati Mukherjee
Updated on 01-Feb-2023 21:03:49


Both viral gastroenteritis (also known as the stomach bug or stomach flu) and Escherichia coli caused by ingesting contaminated food can cause similar symptoms, including diarrhea, cramps, and nausea (E. coli). However, the mechanisms by which they are passed on are relatively distinct. For instance, viral gastroenteritis is transmissible from one individual to another through casual contacts, such as shaking hands or drinking from the same glass as an infected person. The Mechanisms of Transmission Used by Escherichia Coli Similarly, suppose E. coli bacteria are found in the feces of a person with an E. coli illness connected to ... Read More

Allergies: Swollen Tongue

Bhaswati Mukherjee
Updated on 01-Feb-2023 21:02:43


Medications, allergies, and underlying health issues are the most prevalent causes of tongue swelling, but there are other possible causes. Angioedema is a type of swelling that develops in the subcutaneous fat, which may explain the cause of the bulge. Not just the front of the tongue but also the rear of the tongue, the mouth, the gums, and even the larynx (voice box) may swell up when someone has a cold. Tongue anatomy is largely muscular, with epithelium covering the surface. The taste buds on its surface let humans recognize and respond to a wide range of flavors, ... Read More

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