Repositioning a Dislocated Shoulder

A dislocated shoulder is not only painful, but is also an injury that must be corrected immediately to avoid any long-term damage. If you throw out your shoulder, then you should do the following.   Always be cautious of a patient’s history! Prior to trying to set a shoulder that has been dislocated you will…

Peritonsillar Abscess

What is a peritonsillar abscess? The peritonsillar abscess is the most common complication of tonsillitis (infection of the throat) and the bacteria most frequently involved in this type of Abscess is the Streptococcus. An abscess is a collection of puss that forms and accumulates near the site of infection. It happens because of the spread…

Fastest Cure for Tonsil Stones

Tonsil stones, or tonsilloliths, are caused by impaction of food particles that get mixed with mucous and acted upon by bacteria to produce a sticky substance around tonsils. Once it mixed with calcium and dead epithelial cells (dead as a result of natural wear and tear process), tonsil stones are produced. Prevention and cure for…

Asthma and Enlarged Tonsils

There is a lot of controversy and debate regarding the point whether tonsils should be removed or not in a person suffering from asthma. Different doctors have different opinions in this matter. Some advocate tonsillectomy (removal of tonsils) while others do not. It is therefore important to understand the role of tonsils in the human…

What Is Ischemic Stroke?

Ischemic stroke is a type of brain stroke. This brain stroke is commonly known as CVA or cerebrovascular accident. Along with the other type of stroke, ischemic stroke is also considered fatal. The mere fact that it involves the brain makes the condition detrimental without even going into the details of the disease. The brain…

Signs of Schizophrenia in Adults

Schizophrenia is a chronic mental illness that is not easily understood and because of this, there is a degree of fear from society in reaction to it. This word literally means split mind and the first recorded use of the word was in 1911 by Dr. Paul Eugen Bleuler. There are no known medical reason…

Mental Illness

Mental illness is a psychological pattern that occurs in an individual and it causes distress and disability. This medical condition disturbs a person’s thinking, daily doings, feeling and ability to maintain with others. Serious mental illnesses include major depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and panic disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and borderline personality…

Migraine Syndrome

I have coined the name—migraine syndrome—to explain many different symptoms the migraine patient experiences. The name migraine syndrome puts the emphasis on migraines. The central point with treating any of the symptoms of migraine syndrome is to properly treat the migraines. These patients are very sensitive to light, sound, smell, food, and/or stress. If migraine…

Curled Toenail Can Lead To Infections

A curled toenail is not a disease itself but it can lead to infection of the toe and foot. Although a curling toenail can pierce the soft skin of the toe, it is not the same thing as an ingrown toenail. In many cases, curling toenails damage the underlying skin thus causing infection. Curled toenail…

Treatment of Middle Ear Infections – Antibiotics

Antibiotics are frequently overused for the treatment of middle ear infections (otitis media). Somewhere between 30-50% of ear infections are bacterial. They are most commonly caused by bacteria like Streptococcus pneumonia and Haemophilus influenzae. Viruses can also trigger ear infections, and in these cases antibiotics are useless. The diagnosis of otitis media, is based on ear pain associated…