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Showing posts with label Health. Show all posts

How to induce vomiting in adults and children: when to do it, risks

How to induce vomiting in adults and children: when to do it, risks
Overview If you have just swallowed something poisonous or harmful, your first instinct could be to make you vomit. For decades, many people, including doctors, thought that this was the best course of action. The parents were instructed to keep a bottle of syrup of ipecac, which is a thick substance that makes people vomit, for cases like this. Nowadays, doctors and experts in poison control advise not to make you vomit yourself or someone else after swallowing something potentially dangerou… ...Read more

7 types of foods that cause diarrhea

7 types of foods that cause diarrhea
What foods can trigger diarrhea? Diarrhea, or watery, loose stools, is a symptom of upset stomach. Most adults have some type of diarrhea every year. Most of the time, these episodes are caused by a harmful bacteria or a virus that your body is trying to eliminate in a hurry. But it is also not uncommon for diarrhea to be caused by specific foods that you eat. Foods that cause diarrhea tend to contain high amounts of artificial ingredients, oils, spices or stimulants. These are some of the c… ...Read more

Acetaminophen (Tylenol) and Alcohol

Acetaminophen (Tylenol) and Alcohol
Introduction Many people drink alcohol, especially when they socialize. Many people have also taken acetaminophen (Tylenol) to relieve mild pain, pain or fever. These pains often go hand in hand with drinking, so you may even have used alcohol and acetaminophen at the same time. If you were thinking about your safety, know that the combination is not dangerous if you do not misuse either and do not have certain risk factors. Read on to learn how acetaminophen and alcohol work in your liver, … ...Read more

Allergy to citrus fruits: symptoms, foods that should be avoided and more

Allergy to citrus fruits: symptoms, foods that should be avoided and
more
Overview Allergies to citrus fruits are rare, but they do happen. Citrus fruits include: oranges lemons limes grapefruit You may have an allergic reaction to fresh fruit and citrus juice or to peels. Read on to learn more about the causes of citrus allergy and the symptoms of citrus allergy. Symptoms of citrus allergy Most people who are allergic to citrus fruits experience symptoms after eating food or a drink made with raw citrus fruits. The symptoms are often localized, which means you feel … ...Read more

Symptoms of a sinus infection: when to see a doctor

Symptoms of a sinus infection: when to see a doctor
Sinusitis Medically known as rhinosinusitis, a sinus infection occurs when the nasal cavities become infected, inflamed and inflamed. Sinusitis is usually caused by a virus and often persists even after other upper respiratory symptoms disappear. In some cases, bacteria, or rarely fungi, can cause a sinus infection. Other conditions, such as allergies, nasal polyps and dental infections can also contribute to the pain and symptoms of sinusitis. Chronicvs. acute Acute sinusitis only lasts a … ...Read more

How long is your period? Frequently asked questions about menstruation

How long is your period? Frequently asked questions about menstruation
Overview Menstruation typically works in a monthly cycle. It is the process by which the body of a woman passes while preparing for a possible pregnancy. During this process, an ovum will be released from the ovaries. If that egg is not fertilized, the lining of the uterus is removed through the vagina during a woman's menstrual period. Your period, also known as menstruation, usually lasts between two and eight days. Many women experience symptoms during their period. Certain symptoms su… ...Read more

Hemangioma: symptoms, diagnosis and treatment

Hemangioma: symptoms, diagnosis and treatment
What is ahemangioma? Hemangiomas, or infantile hemangiomas, are non-cancerous growths of blood vessels. They are the most common tumors or tumors in children. They usually grow over a period of time and then disappear without treatment. They do not cause problems in most babies. However, some hemangiomas may open and bleed or ulcerate. This can be painful. Depending on their size and location, they may be disfiguring. In addition, they can occur with other abnormalities of the central nervous… ...Read more

AFib Treatments: 7 Options

AFib Treatments: 7 Options
Atrial fibrillation Atrial fibrillation (AFib) is the most common type of severe cardiac arrhythmia. It is caused by abnormal electrical signals in the heart. These signals cause the atria, the upper chambers of your heart, to fibrillate or shake. This fibrillation usually results in a rapid and irregular heartbeat. If you have AFib, you may never have symptoms. On the other hand, it can have serious health complications. The irregular beating of your heart can cause blood to accumulate in yo… ...Read more

Open Esophagectomy: Purpose, Procedure & Risks

Open Esophagectomy: Purpose, Procedure & Risks
Open Esophagectomy An open esophagectomy, or esophageal resection, is a type of surgery in which a part of the esophagus or the entire esophagus is removed. The lymph nodes near the esophagus and the stomach may also be removed during this operation. The esophagus is a hollow muscular tube that passes food from your mouth to your stomach during digestion. A connection has to be rebuilt when any part of the esophagus is removed. An open esophagectomy does not refer to a single type of procedure.… ...Read more

Bone spurs and osteophytosis

Bone spurs and osteophytosis
Overview Despite its painful-sounding name, bone spurs often have no symptoms. In reality, they are smooth projections that extend from your bones, often where two bones meet in a joint. The formation of bone spurs, called osteophytosis, is much more common after the age of 60. But younger adults can also develop bone spurs. If you have osteoarthritis, a risk factor for bone spurs, you should know what symptoms to look for and when a treatment may be necessary. The symptoms Most of the tim… ...Read more

Turmeric and other 7 anti-inflammatory spices for arthritis

Turmeric and other 7 anti-inflammatory spices for arthritis
Inflammation Inflammation is the body's natural response to an injury or infection, which often causes redness, swelling, pain or warmth. It can cause loss of function of the affected tissues. Acute inflammation is usually a protective and localized response to infection or injury. It is designed to heal the body and restore normal tissue function. Joint inflammation, including stiffness and swelling, are common symptoms of arthritis. If the inflammation persists for a prolonged period of … ...Read more

Bacitracin vs Neosporin

Bacitracin vs Neosporin
Introduction Cutting your finger, scraping your toe or burning your arm does not just hurt. These minor injuries can become bigger problems if they become infected. You can use an over-the-counter product (OTC) to help you. Bacitracin and Neosporin are over-the-counter topical antibiotics that are used as first aid to help prevent infections from minor abrasions, wounds and burns. These medications are used similarly, but contain different active ingredients. One product may be better than th… ...Read more

Maximum expiratory flow rate: purpose, preparation and procedure

Maximum expiratory flow rate: purpose, preparation and procedure
What is a maximum expiratory flow rate test? The Peak Expiratory Flow Rate (PEFR) test measures how fast a person can exhale. The PEFR test is also called maximum flow. This test is commonly done at home with a portable device called a maximum flow monitor. For the PEFR test to be useful, you must maintain continuous records of its flow. Otherwise, you may not notice the patterns that occur when the flow is low or decreasing. These patterns can help you prevent your symptoms from getting wors… ...Read more

Neurofibromatosis 2 (NF2): symptoms, treatment and more

Neurofibromatosis 2 (NF2): symptoms, treatment and more
What is neurofibromatosis? Neurofibromatosis (NF) is a genetic disorder that causes tumors to develop in the brain, spinal cord and nerves. The condition occurs as a result of a genetic anomaly. There are two types of NF, which cause the growth of tumors in various areas of the body. Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is more common than neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2). NF1 causes tumors to form in various tissues and organs of the body. This causes skin problems and bone deformities. NF2, on the … ...Read more

Proof of gender of baking soda: What is it, how to do it and how does it work?

Proof of gender of baking soda: What is it, how to do it and how does
it work?
Overview You've probably heard of many ways to predict if you have a boy or a girl. Some of the stories of these old wives are very popular, especially in forums and several sites about pregnancies that you will find online. The gender test of baking soda is particularly easy and economical, but does it work? This is what science has to say, as well as some more reliable ways to learn the sex of your baby. Everyday family Get baby stuff for free! Join EverydayFamily for free samples, coupon… ...Read more