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Thrush (Definition)

A yeast infection of the mucus membranes lining the mouth and tongue is called thrush or oral thrush. If in the vagina, it is called ...Read more


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What is called dropsy and what is it caused by?

What is called dropsy and what is it caused by?

Depends on cause: Dropsy is a term for generalized edema. It may be due to heart failure, liver and kidney disease, malnutrition etc. Other symptoms depend on the underlying pathology and may included respiratory trouble, jaundice, uremia etc. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for salmonella and what is it caused by?

What is the treatment for salmonella and what is it caused by?

Depends: It is always caused by a bacteria called salmonella . We only treat it if absolutely necessary as there is a greater incidence of a severe complication called hemolytic uremic syndrome when antibiotics are used. ...Read more

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What is Formication and how is it caused?

What is Formication and how is it caused?

FORMICATION: THIS IS A SOMEWHAT UNCOMMON DISORDER. IT IS THE FELING OF SOMETHING, LIKE ANTS, CREEPING OR CRAWLING OVER THE SKIN. IT IS A "TACTILE HALLUCINATION." CERTAIN DRUGS CAN CAUSE IT. ...Read more

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What is progeria and how is it treated?

What is progeria and how is it treated?

Supportive care: This rare pattern of premature aging is seldom seen by primary care providers. Assessment and confirmantion of any such DX by a geneticist is imperitive. Most work with a team of specialists who can monitor the DX specific healthrisks & provide guidence for your local source of care.They can also help you find support groups & other parents in the same situation. ...Read more

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How to know what is best for a common cold that is severe?

How to know what is best for a common cold that is severe?

Cold Tips:: Sore throat – gargle w warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a netti pot. *for anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or nsaid's for pain. ...Read more

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What exactly is rsv? Is it fatal? What are its causes?

What exactly is rsv? Is it fatal? What are its causes?

Paramyxovirus: This relative of measles can only be transmitted from human to human thru respiratory secretions, often more by droplets on hands than by inhalation. It usually infects children less than 2 yrs. Old, and most develop symptoms. It can produce pneumonia with occasionally severe effects on breathing and require hospitalization. The incubation period is about 5 days from exposure. Rarely fatal. ...Read more

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What is broncholithiasis? How is it treated?

What is broncholithiasis? How is it treated?

See below: It's an abnormal dilation of the airways. It is treated in different was depending on symptoms. You may just need to watch it up to taking daily antibiotics to help with infection flare ups. ...Read more

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What is lichenoid and how is it treated and what is the cause?

What is lichenoid and how is it treated and what is the cause?

Lichenoid Dermatitis: It is believed that lichenoid dermatitis is caused by an allergic reaction to medication or other chemicals, or that it develops as a result of a viral infection. Treatment is to remove the cause and treat with topical prescription cortisone. ...Read more

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What is intestinal infection? What is intestinal infection and how do woman get this type of infection? Is this dangerous?

What is intestinal infection? What is intestinal infection and how do woman get this type of infection? Is this dangerous?

An : An intestinal infection is an infection of the small or large bowel caused by a bacteria, virus or a parasites. These are usually transmitted via the fecal/oral route which means that someone ingests the bacteria, virus or parasite from the feces of another infected person. This could be through contaminated water or food or poor hygiene (handwashing) by the infected person. There is another type of intestinal infection called c. Difficile which can be caused by antibiotic use. The antibiotic kills off the good protective bacteria in the gut allowing c. Difficile bacteria to grow and cause illness. How dangerous the infection is depends on what is causing the illness, the health and age of the person who is sick, and their access to care if they need it. Intestinal infections and diarrhea is one of the leading causes of death in the third world, but is rarely a cause of death here in the us. ...Read more

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What is MRSA and is it cureable?

What is MRSA and is it cureable?

Bacteria: Mrsa is a bacteria that resists being killed by antibiotics from the penicillin family. It cannot be cured but can be killed. ...Read more

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What is MRSA and how is it transmitted?

What is MRSA and how is it transmitted?

Usually Benign Bact: Staphylococcus aureus frequently present human skin & respiratory tract, especially nose. Mrsa merely means resistant multiple abs. Control of this bacteria, as with all, a function of the immune system. Sa is most commonly a commensal bacteria, but that reality not good for marketing fear. Dietary choices, activities, emotions & any internal control affecting staph & immune function can change. ...Read more

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What is lugaxil and what is it got ?

What is lugaxil and what is it got ?

May be penicillin: Lugaxil is not a U.S. Medicine, but some web sites list it as being a penicillin antibiotic. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is ridalin and what is its purpose?

Could you explain what is ridalin and what is its purpose?

Ritalin (methylphenidate): Ritalin (methylphenidate) is a central nervous system stimulant that may be used in the treatment of attention deficet hyperactivity disorder. ...Read more

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What is gastroentinitus and how is it treated?

Viral infection: It implies nausea/vomiting with diarrhea (and usually also fevers / muscle aches). It is a "gi bug" and is usually short-lived. (1-5 days). ...Read more

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Please advise what is the medicine called pimacin and what is it for?

Please advise what is the medicine called pimacin and what is it for?

Primacin: Contains primaquine. It is in a class of drugs called antimalarial quinolines. It can be used for malaria prevention, malaria ; pneumocystis pneumonia. ...Read more

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What is the main problem that makes a person get pcos? Is it preventable?

What is the main problem that makes a person get pcos? Is it preventable?

Overweight: The majority of people with pcos have pre-diabetes. People with pcos are at very high risk for diabetes. There is a genetic (family history) component to pcos and diabetes, but daily exercise, staying at a healthy weight and eating a healthy diet that is very low in saturated fat is vital. There are some (very few) pcos women who are thin and the disorder is purely genetic. ...Read more

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What is anorgasmia? and is there a cure

What is anorgasmia? and is there a cure

Inability to orgasm: Anorgasmia is the inability to achieve orgasm, even with adequate stimulation. It is only a disorder if it causes personal distress. There r many potential causes, and it is very treatable. Many women and some men cannot achieve orgasm by penile/vaginal sex, but can via oral or manual stimulation, which is normal. If you or your partner have anorgasmia, see a licensed sex therapist who can help ...Read more

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What is a fistula and what is its treatment?

What is a fistula and what is its treatment?

Abnl connection: Abnormal connection between organs (ie intestine) and other organs or vessels. ...Read more