Scabies

Scabies: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment, & Precautions

Sarcoptes scabiei are mites or parasites that may be invisible to the naked eye, but causes immense damage to the human skin. These eight legged mites fall under the arthropod class Arachnida. They make the upper layer of the skin their home, forming burrows, where they lay eggs and multiply. The female mite hatches about 3-4 eggs a day. These mature in about 3 weeks, make more burrows and increase in population. There are many different species of these mites each having its own distinct host. The mites that affect an animal like a dog shall not be able to survive on a human skin and vice-versa. Read more about Scabies: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment, & Precautions

sunburns

Causes of sunburns and methods of prevention against it

When the skin is overexposed to sun, the ultraviolet (UV) radiation affects living tissues. Severe cases of such effect are called sunburns. Sun bathing actually causes sunburns yet it is vaguely indulged into by people for sun tanning. Health experts have clearly stated the harmful effects of sun’s rays on human skin, most of which are ignored by people. Naturally, both adults and children suffer due such ignorance. More than 30% of adults and about 70% of children have experienced sunburns. However, with appropriate care, skin can protected from the harmful effects of sun. Read more about Causes of sunburns and methods of prevention against it

Bisceps Tendinitis

Tendinitis: Causes, Symptoms, Precautions, Cure

Tendons (thick fibrous cords) are connective tissues at the end of the muscles which connects the muscles to the bones. An inflammation or an irritation in the tendon is called Tendinitis. It is also called an ‘occupational disease’. Injury to tendons around the upper and lower limb area is very common. The different types of tendinitis are Wrist tendinitis, Achilles tendinitis, posterior tibial tendinitis, Patellar (kneecap) tendinitis, rotator cuff tendinitis and Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). Read more about Tendinitis: Causes, Symptoms, Precautions, Cure

Tingling In Fingers

Tingling In Fingers: Causes, Symptoms, Cure, Precautions

There are a lot of conditions that are unheard of – one such bizarre one is tingling of fingers. The pins and needles sensation on the fingers is rather unusual and might or might not cause pain. Pricking sensations at the fingertips may not be as harmless as you think – look for the symptoms and if matches what we have on our list, seek medical opinion. Read more about Tingling In Fingers: Causes, Symptoms, Cure, Precautions

Pyelonephritis

Pyelonephritis: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment, Precautions

The bean shaped organ, located below our ribcage is known as kidney. Every human has two kidneys, one in each side. The right kidney is located behind the liver whereas the left one is behind the spleen. Their main function is to clean the blood of the waste products and send it back to the heart for distribution to all the organs of the body. In addition to this, it helps in removing the waste products out of the body by converting it into urine and sending it to the bladder from where it gets discharged. Read more about Pyelonephritis: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment, Precautions

Pseudodementia: Symptoms, Treatment, Precautions & Cure

Depression is a disorder in which the person feels intense sadness such that it interferes with the functioning of the body. Depressive dementia with cognitive impairment is called Pseudodementia. In other words when a person shows signs of dementia which is caused by depression other than a disease like Alzheimer’s is called pseudodementia. When a person is impaired on the neuropsychological testing of the memory and concentration, then the person is said to be suffering from pseudodementia which shows dementia like symptoms. This disorder   is reversible, thus it is also called ‘reversible cognitive disorder’. It was first discovered by psychiatrist Leslie Kiloh in 1961. Read more about Pseudodementia: Symptoms, Treatment, Precautions & Cure