Medical Articles

Treatment of Varicella-Zoster Infection

Initial infection with the varicella-zoster virus results in a widespread vesicular eruption known as varicella or chickenpox. Reactivation of the same virus results in a more localized infection known as herpes zoster or “shingles.” Varicella clinical evidence of infection begins with a prodrome of fever and malaise 10-14 days after exposure to the virus. Shortly…

Best Remedy for Sore Throat: Simple Natural Treatments

A sore throat may be caused by a viral or a bacterial infection. Viral infections, such as the common cold, flu and mononucleosis, are more common. Bacterial infections include strep, mycoplasma and hemophilus-conditions which are considerably more serious than viral infections. However, bacterial infections respond well to antibiotics, whereas viral infections don’t. If your sore,…

Watch That Sore Throat

For people on the go, it pays to know that sudden changes in weather conditions and body temperature can lead to illnesses like sore throat. Sore throat is defined as a disease that leaves the tissues sore, affecting the area around the tonsils. It is caused by viruses, bacteria or irritation. The illness, also known…

Acid Reflux Therapy

How to get your acid reflux under control Proper digestion is extremely important to ensure optimal health. Incomplete or improper digestion of food is one of the main causes of many diseases. The problem is eating healthy, high quality food and nutritional products are inefficient if these nutrients are not properly absorbed and in turn…

Types of Diabetes

Before we start discussion about type of  diabetes  we must know what exactly is  diabetes ?  Diabetes  is a disorder of metabolism–the digestion system of our body for growth and energy. Almost every food we eat broken down to glucose, the form or sugar which is the fuel for our body. After digestion, glucose passes into…

Obesity and Self Esteem

Why does obesity exist (when not caused by medical problems)? This question has been asked by many in the medical and psychiatric profession worldwide. The reason obesity exists is in all honesty very simple. If it is not caused by a medical condition, it is because folk have eating disorders such as eating too much,…

So You Want To Be An Endurance Rider

Since I began endurance riding about 10 years ago I have been asked many questions. Many of these questions had to do with which rides do I like best, how to do something and in general things you could find in a book or by trial and error. Recently, I had the fortunate experience of…

Diaper Rash And the Way I Handled It

I thought I was the perfect mother. Changing diapers after every nap and before every feeding and often between. Making sure to clean thoroughly with wonderfully scented baby wipes each time. The baby’s bottom was beautfiul. Notice I used the past tense. And this was baby number six! As foster parents we had cared for…

Cold Sore Remedies Work Fast

Cold  sores  usually show up at the worst times and it is a single or a group of small blisters on the lips, mouth or nose after having a fever or for me when my stress level is high. The affected region turns into pink, inflamed in addition to  sore  and will cause irritation or…

The Curse of Psoriasis

If you are one of the many who are suffering from psoriasis then it is just understandable that you might feel you are cursed. The skin condition is chronic, meaning it recurs when exposed to triggers like stress, weather condition and the likes. There is no known cure which definitely intensifies the burden of the…

Cure Fingernail Fungus

When seeking for a remedy of a persistent medical problem, especially that of the skin, hair, and nails, it is important to understand the cause and what the problem exactly is. Fungus in the nails is made out of dermatophytes which are tiny organisms that grow and dwell on either or both human fingernails and…

Grass Allergy

Grass allergy is one of the most common and prevalent form of allergy that affects people with histories of it during certain seasons. Grass allergy normally occurs all throughout the spring season and during the onset or ending of the summer season. Grass allergy is somehow directly linked to hay fever, because their symptoms and…

Cure Impatience and Irritability for Leaders

Impatience and irritability with others do so much damage… subtle yet insidious. Leaders, regardless of their level in the hierarchy, have gotten to that position because they were considered able to manage others to greater achievement. Have you met, or worked with someone where someone has risen to the level of their own incompetence? They…

Depression – What You Should Understand

Recession, inflation, climate change, natural calamities, and terrorism–the combination of these global problems may just be the reason for the increase in the number of people suffering from depression. Add to that advances in technology that have virtually made real-world social interactions obsolete, and we get the modern-world’s depression equation. Depression is a disease that…

How to Overcome Bridge Phobia

Gephyrophobia, also known as bridge phobia, is an unreasoning fear or dread of crossing bridges. There are several reasons for this phobia to exist. In many cases, this is a part of a larger group of phobias, such acrophobia, fear of heights, or a fear of the water. In other cases, this phobia stands alone.…