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  • Scabies is a nasty condition and is usually extremely itchy. Sadly, treatment is not instantaneous, and the condition can get worse before it gets better. Here are some tips to help you cope.

    Is Your Scabies Worse After Treatment?

    Is Your Scabies Worse After Treatment?

    by infostreamnetwork4

  • The author shares her experiences with low vitamin D levels. What is vitamin D, what does it do and how much should a person take are the topics discussed. Lack of sunlight also comes into play as it is discussed in relevancy to low vitamin D Levels.

    Can Lack of Sunlight Make You Ill - Examining Vitamin D Deficiency

    Can Lack of Sunlight Make You Ill - Examining Vitamin D Deficiency

    by Carla J Swick20

  • An ear abscess (medical name - mastoiditis) is a dangerous infection of the skull, provoked by bacteria in the ear. It primarily affects toddlers and infants, although in rare occasions older individuals may be susceptible. The cause is always the...

    Ear Abscess: Everything You Need to Know

    Ear Abscess: Everything You Need to Know

    by piplaw lm6

  • When your glucose levels spike and there are no emergency medical resources around, here are some ways to quickly and naturally lower your blood sugar. Look for these diabetes symptoms.

    How to Lower Your Blood Sugar Fast

    How to Lower Your Blood Sugar Fast

    by Lori Phillips127

  • Women need to be aware of the top issues affecting their health. With the medical technology and information available today, it is totally possible to avert these health problems and live longer.

    Top Issues Affecting Women's Health

    Top Issues Affecting Women's Health

    by Chin chin2

  • What are freckles and how do you get them? Find out what causes freckles and who is more likely to get them. If you don't like your freckles, there may be ways to remove or fade them.

    What Are Freckles and What Causes Them?

    What Are Freckles and What Causes Them?

    by Sarah Johnson1

  • Staph infection is caused by a bacterium that has evolved to resist many of our current antibiotics. Though many infections are minor, some can cause serious damage or even death.

    Staph Infection and MRSA: Symptoms and Treatment

    Staph Infection and MRSA: Symptoms and Treatment

    by Whitney175

  • Recovery from a pulmonary embolism takes a lot of time. Lung damage from blood clots is very serious. Based on my own experience with this condition, I will share what to expect during your recovery.

    What to Expect During Pulmonary Embolism Recovery

    What to Expect During Pulmonary Embolism Recovery

    by Lena Welch753

  • Your feet can itch for all kinds of reasons, ranging from skin irritations to systemic health issues. This article will explain everything you need to know about itchy ankles.

    Itchy Ankles Explained

    Itchy Ankles Explained

    by Sree Vani0

  • When a person undergoes surgery, the raw surfaces created can leak out tiny amounts of fluid that usually get absorbed back into nearby capillaries. However, in some instances, the leaking fluid may accumulate, leading to a fluid-filled collection known as a seroma.

    Seroma: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention

    Seroma: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention

    by Dr Pandula2

  • A sleep disorder called catathrenia causes a person to moan in their sleep, which can make it difficult to sleep next to them. Yet, there are several methods which help to prevent this condition.

    How to Stop Moaning in Sleep

    How to Stop Moaning in Sleep

    by David7

  • Learn how to take care of your skin when you have lupus. Reduce malar rashes and other skin irritations by following a few common-sense precautions, as well as your doctor's instructions.

    Lupus Skin Care Tips

    Lupus Skin Care Tips

    by Kylyssa Shay7

  • Difficulty sleeping spoils your day, undermines relationships, and makes you less effective at work. Many causes of sleep problems relate to your lifestyle. This article explains 13 gentle but effective changes you can make to help you get a good night's sleep and wake refreshed and raring to go.

    13 Gentle but Effective Strategies to Help You Get a Good Night’s Sleep

    13 Gentle but Effective Strategies to Help You Get a Good Night’s Sleep

    by Amanda Littlejohn6

  • Have bloating or gas in the afternoon or evening? Here's how to diagnose the source of the problem; the culprit is usually something you ate for breakfast or lunch.

    Afternoon and Evening Bloating and Gas

    Afternoon and Evening Bloating and Gas

    by Jason Menayan15

  • Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva, or FOP, is a genetic disease that turns the human body into a living, breathing statue. There is no cure. Louise Wedderburn and Harry Eastlack are discussed.

    What Is FOP? The Mannequin Disease

    What Is FOP? The Mannequin Disease

    by Nell Rose119

  • Pinworms are parasites that live in the intestine. Sometimes they try to exit through the anus and cause an uncomfortable and embarrassing itch. Here's how to get rid of the worms and the itch.

    How to Get Rid of Pinworms and Itchy Anus

    How to Get Rid of Pinworms and Itchy Anus

    by JamieRiderBush114

  • Nasal folliculitis, or nasal vestibulitis, is caused by a buildup of oil and/or dead skin cells. This leads to the pores getting infected by staph which can lead to a painful and maddening pimple.

    Nasal Folliculitis: Causes and Treatment

    Nasal Folliculitis: Causes and Treatment

    by John R Wilsdon0

  • Worms in humans are common, even in developed nations. They take a toll on a person's health, and cause horrific disfigurations and disease. Let's take a look at the most common of these parasites.

    The Most Common Worms in Humans

    The Most Common Worms in Humans

    by Gable Rhoads15

  • Over my many years in the medical field, I've witnessed many deaths. Some people see death as a tragedy. Some see it as a release from pain and suffering. One thing is certain: death is inevitable.

    Final Symptoms of Terminal Lung Cancer and Dying

    Final Symptoms of Terminal Lung Cancer and Dying

    by Lela29

  • Sickled feet are considered as the bane in any form of dancing. It is also a problem of many athletes as well. Well there is that and rolling, which make two of the biggest issues out there. However, it should be noted that sickling of the feet when performing is a bit harder to get rid of.

    Sickled Feet: Quick Fixes, Causes, Symptoms, Correction, Prevention and Tips

    Sickled Feet: Quick Fixes, Causes, Symptoms, Correction, Prevention and Tips

    by Sree Vani2

  • If you have a mole that looks strange, is causing you problems, or is located in an area you dislike, you can easily have it removed. Read on to learn more about how to have your mole removed.

    Everything You Need to Know About Mole Removal

    Everything You Need to Know About Mole Removal

    by Shanna64

  • Does milk cause your body to produce more mucus, making your cold and asthma symptoms worse? The research says no. But you might be surprised at the other tricks that milk can play on your system.

    The Myth of Milk and Mucus: Coughs, Colds, and Asthma

    The Myth of Milk and Mucus: Coughs, Colds, and Asthma

    by Redberry Sky40

  • Rabies is found throughout the world, caused by lyssavirus that is transmitted through bite wounds. The disease is now treatable, though the success rates vary immensely.

    Rabies in Humans: Symptoms and Treatment

    Rabies in Humans: Symptoms and Treatment

    by Leah Lefler10

  • In this article, common causes of high LDL cholesterol are discussed, and suggestions for improving cholesterol levels are given in the conclusion.

    What Causes High LDL  (Bad Cholesterol)?

    What Causes High LDL (Bad Cholesterol)?

    by Simon Lam4

  • Many people who use Accutane (isotretinoin) for acne are aware that it can cause severe hair loss. I lost 70% of my thick, long hair from Accutane; luckily, I managed to regain most of my hair within 2 years due to topical minoxidil (Rogaine), peppermint oil and an anti-inflammatory, fat-rich diet.

    How to Recover From Accutane Hair Loss: Rogaine, Peppermint Oil and Low-Carb

    How to Recover From Accutane Hair Loss: Rogaine, Peppermint Oil and Low-Carb

    by Lucy3

  • Can fallen arches cause knee pain? Not only that, flat feet affect the entire body structure. Learn how the foot works and practice these simple exercises to cure the painful symptoms of fat feet.

    How to Fix Flat Feet (With Targeted Exercises)

    How to Fix Flat Feet (With Targeted Exercises)

    by Juliette Kando FI Chor28

  • This article is a compilation of questions I've received from readers of my other tinnitus articles, with helpful answers based on my research and personal experience.

    Why Does My Tinnitus Get Worse Sometimes?

    Why Does My Tinnitus Get Worse Sometimes?

    by Glenn Stok13

  • If your body does something unexpected, it's often a sign that something's wrong. One of the things that should never happen is bleeding from the belly button or navel.

    Bleeding From the Belly Button or Navel

    Bleeding From the Belly Button or Navel

    by Sree Vani3

  • A hip labral tear is a painful condition that may require arthroscopic surgery to repair. The cause may be traumatic or spontaneous.

    Hip Labral Tear

    Hip Labral Tear

    by Mickmc9

  • Biotech companies are striving to find new cancer treatments using immune therapies and targeted biologics. New detection and screening tests are also under development to diagnose patients earlier.

    Cancer Treatment & Biotechnology

    Cancer Treatment & Biotechnology

    by Leah Lefler16

  • Sort out your itchy, flaky scalp! Find out what causes this condition and how to relieve the symptoms. You may need to evaluate your hair products as well as your diet.

    Why Is My Scalp Dry and Flaky?

    Why Is My Scalp Dry and Flaky?

    by Emma Kisby24

  • Why are your hands blue? Let's explore the potential causes. Do they turn blue somewhat regularly? Perhaps you have Raynaud's disease. We'll discuss that, too!

    Why Are My Hands Turning Cold and Blue?

    Why Are My Hands Turning Cold and Blue?

    by Simone Haruko Smith113

  • Sleep architecture is the amount of time spent in each sleep cycle. Abnormal architecture may be caused by sleep-disordered breathing, periodic leg movements, or other sleep disorders.

    What Is Sleep Architecture?

    What Is Sleep Architecture?

    by Leah Lefler17

  • Lemons are not the miracle cure for diabetes—but they may offer some surprising benefits that could be helpful to diabetics.

    Lemon and Diabetes

    Lemon and Diabetes

    by Mary Craig63

  • Cystitis is a painful illness, but there are a few self-help ideas that you can try. Based on my experience, these remedies will work relatively quickly, as long as you follow these instructions.

    The Quickest Way to Get Rid of Cystitis Symptoms

    The Quickest Way to Get Rid of Cystitis Symptoms

    by Nell Rose105

  • The appearance and odor of urine could be an indicator of your lifestyle and health. Medications, food, dyes, pigments, and poisons like phenol can change the color of urine anything from red to green. Usually the cause is harmless. However, it may sometimes indicate an underlying disease condition.

    Urine Colors Chart : Medications and Food Can Change Urine Color

    Urine Colors Chart : Medications and Food Can Change Urine Color

    by Sherry Haynes3

  • Through the years, I have witnessed a few physicians determine the possibility of cancer by using the sense of smell. Cancerous moles exude an olfactory protein that non-cancerous moles do not.

    Can You Detect Skin Cancer by Smell?

    Can You Detect Skin Cancer by Smell?

    by Patty Inglish MS33

  • Death is difficult to accept, and yet it is a part of life that we cannot change. Having a better understanding of the stages of the dying process will help ease the experience for all involved.

    Stages of the Dying Process and What to Expect

    Stages of the Dying Process and What to Expect

    by Sharon Smith152

  • The death of a loved one while sleeping can come as an enormous shock, particularly if the deceased had no known health issues. Some, however, view death while sleeping as the most peaceful way to go.

    Dying in Your Sleep: Possible Causes of Death

    Dying in Your Sleep: Possible Causes of Death

    by Sree Lakshmi88

  • Explanation for the newly diagnosed and their caregivers about lupus. Tips about living with the disease, exercise and saying "no."

    Lupus Survival Guide

    Lupus Survival Guide

    by Charlotte Gerber20

  • Bright red blood in stool can be from a life-threatening medical condition. It can also be a false alarm, hence completely harmless.

    Bright Red Blood in Stool

    Bright Red Blood in Stool

    by Edmund Custers1

  • Is a person more likely to develop multiple sclerosis if he or she has a family member with the condition? Recent developments have shed some light on the matter.

    Is Multiple Sclerosis or MS Hereditary?

    Is Multiple Sclerosis or MS Hereditary?

    by Edmund Custers3

  • What does a green bowel movement in adults mean? Is it a sign of a serious medical condition? Green stool can be the result of several different causes, which range in severity. Learn more here.

    What Does a Green Bowel Movement Mean?

    What Does a Green Bowel Movement Mean?

    by Edmund Custers5

  • A popping, clicking, or cracking sound of your sternum, or breastbone, is usually not a cause for alarm. What causes this phenomenon, and when should you be concerned?

    Sternum Popping: Everything You Need to Know

    Sternum Popping: Everything You Need to Know

    by Sree Vani2

  • Stubbing your toe or catching a fingernail can cause a blood blister to form under the skin. Relieving the pressure is a simple and painless procedure that can prevent complications from occurring.

    How to Treat a Blood Blister Under the Nail

    How to Treat a Blood Blister Under the Nail

    by Bobby4

  • Your stool can serve as a good indicator of your general state of health. Discovering black specks in the stool can be distressing for anyone. Learn why this might happen—and when to worry.

    Black Specks in Stool: When Should You Worry?

    Black Specks in Stool: When Should You Worry?

    by Sree Vani0

  • When there is difficulty moving, clenching, or opening the jaw, there could be a lump under the jawline. A discussion of the possible causes, treatments, and when to seek help.

    Lump Under the Jawline

    Lump Under the Jawline

    by Sree Vani1

  • If you have diabetes, you should be aware of the recommended foods that best maintain your health. You can get healthy blood sugar levels by combining complex carbohydrates, low-fat protein, and fiber in your diet.

    Best Foods for a Diabetic to Eat: Diabetes Meal Planning

    Best Foods for a Diabetic to Eat: Diabetes Meal Planning

    by Stephanie Hicks25

  • To determine whether your body is processing sugar properly, you need to know what normal blood sugar levels are, especially if you have a metabolic disorder like diabetes.

    What Are Normal Blood Sugar Levels?

    What Are Normal Blood Sugar Levels?

    by Edmund Custers4

  • Dysautonomia, any disorder of the Autonomic (Involuntary) Nervous System, is likely the most misdiagnosed condition of all time. Know the signs and symptoms of this invisible, chronic illness.

    Dysautonomia: Invisible, Often Misdiagnosed

    Dysautonomia: Invisible, Often Misdiagnosed

    by KellyFreeman LM79

  • This is my story about how I cured fibromyalgia—and how you can cure it, too.

    How I Beat Fibromyalgia

    How I Beat Fibromyalgia

    by Donna Steiner38

  • A dialysis (or renal) diet is one that is prescribed for people who have chronic renal failure and are on dialysis. Diet and nutrition are a vital part of living well with kidney disease/failure.

    The Dialysis Diet: What It Is & Why It's Necessary

    The Dialysis Diet: What It Is & Why It's Necessary

    by Dominique Powell2

  • If you have trouble falling asleep or maintaining a regular sleep pattern, foods with naturally high levels of melatonin can help you without the need for sleep medication.

    Melatonin-Rich Foods to Help You Sleep

    Melatonin-Rich Foods to Help You Sleep

    by Marisa Hammond Olivares53

  • Anemia is a condition in which you do not have enough red blood cells or your red blood cells do not carry oxygen efficiently. This can lead to many other complications. Knowing the symptoms of anemia can help you treat the condition before it gets worse.

    The Signs and Symptoms of Anemia

    The Signs and Symptoms of Anemia

    by xmetow9

  • Tons of easy, fun, and successful breast cancer fundraising ideas that allow you to simplify your group's fundraiser planning and get down to the business of raising money for charity.

    Breast Cancer Fundraising Ideas That Really Work

    Breast Cancer Fundraising Ideas That Really Work

    by Melanie Palen36

  • Sciatica-related lower back pain is caused by an inflammation of the sciatic nerve, which runs from the spinal cord through the hip area and down the back of each leg.

    Sciatica Pain Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

    Sciatica Pain Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

    by Kelly W. Patterson42

  • Colon bacteria make butyric acid. This acid improves the health of the intestinal lining. It may also reduce inflammation and decrease the risk of colon cancer.

    Butyric Acid, Gut Bacteria, and Colon Health

    Butyric Acid, Gut Bacteria, and Colon Health

    by Linda Crampton20

  • Although only prescription medications can kill scabies, they don't really address the symptoms. Conversely, over-the counter treatments are useful in reducing itchiness and redness caused by a scabies infestation, but they won't kill the mites or the eggs.

    Top Over-the-Counter Scabies Treatments & Prescription Medications

    Top Over-the-Counter Scabies Treatments & Prescription Medications

    by Steve Cures4

  • Pneumonia can be a killer. It is often a serious complications of other medical conditions. What exactly is pneumonia, and is it the same as pleurisy?

    Understanding Pneumonia and Pleurisy

    Understanding Pneumonia and Pleurisy

    by Helen Murphy Howell12

  • Most people today have heard of Crohn's disease but do not fully understand it. Here are three things you should know about the painful disease—from someone who has lived with Crohn's for over 20 years.

    The Truth About Crohn's Disease: Dispelling the Myths

    The Truth About Crohn's Disease: Dispelling the Myths

    by enchanted1375

  • Corn allergies and intolerances mean avoiding all sources of corn derivatives. But what happens when you get sick? How do you find safe medication? What do you eat? A guide to all this and more.

    How to Survive the Flu When You're Allergic to Corn

    How to Survive the Flu When You're Allergic to Corn

    by msviolets3

  • Since 1975, when Lyme Disease was first discovered near Old Lyme, Connecticut, the illness has spread to every continent except Antarctica.

    Understanding Lyme Disease

    Understanding Lyme Disease

    by Harry Nielsen2

  • While relatively uncommon, an avocado allergy can cause a variety of symptoms ranging from mild to life-threatening. Here are some facts about this type of allergy.

    Avocado Allergy Symptoms

    Avocado Allergy Symptoms

    by carolynkaye11

  • When the pain of costochondritis flares, it can feel like a heart attack. Once cardiac causes have been ruled out, you are often just given a prescription. Here are other healing treatment options.

    Costochondritis Treatments: Chest Pain Relief

    Costochondritis Treatments: Chest Pain Relief

    by Kymberly Fergusson112

  • Hypercupremia is a state of high copper within the body that alters our biochemistry in a prominent way. It increases the likelihood of neurological/behavioural alterations and mental illness.

    Hypercupremia: High Copper

    Hypercupremia: High Copper

    by Natural Insight6

  • Have you ever seen someone who can bend their thumbs backwards? A hitchhiker's thumb is a recessive trait that causes this flexibility. Here is an explanation, complete with video and pictures.

    What Is a Hitchhiker's Thumb?

    What Is a Hitchhiker's Thumb?

    by Amy Gillie41

  • Slipping rib syndrome occurs when one of the ribs intermittently slips out of place, thereby stretching the ligaments that support the front and back of the affected rib.

    Slipping Rib Syndrome

    Slipping Rib Syndrome

    by Sree Vani1

  • Having a sore throat at night is a problem that many people have. Sometimes, the problem fades away by daytime prompting individuals to shrug it off. Here are the possible causes of the condition.

    Sore Throat at Night: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

    Sore Throat at Night: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

    by Sree Lakshmi16

  • Our faces can say so much about us—the mood we are in and the emotions we feel. However, look more closely, and it can also reveal something about our physical health.

    How Poor Health Shows on Your Face

    How Poor Health Shows on Your Face

    by Helen Murphy Howell32

  • A pelvic hematoma can occur when there is serious trauma to the pelvic region. A hematoma in this region is a very serious condition that normally requires surgery.

    Identifying and Treating a Pelvic Hematoma

    Identifying and Treating a Pelvic Hematoma

    by Bobby0

  • How do normal cells become cancerous? Here are six properties of cancer cells that make them mutate and proliferate -- six properties that distinguish normal from abnormal cells.

    Cancer Cells vs. Normal Cells: Six Differences

    Cancer Cells vs. Normal Cells: Six Differences

    by LM Gutierrez2

  • Chronic hives are a result of an underlying disease condition. My experience is with acute hives, which results from an allergic reaction that may occur only once in a lifetime.

    Chronic Hives and Angioedema Survey

    Chronic Hives and Angioedema Survey

    by John R Wilsdon12

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