Atopic Dermatitis: Itchy, Irritated Skin

Atopic Dermatitis Atopic dermatitis is also called atopic eczema and it refers to an inflammation of the skin that causes itchy, irritated lesions. These lesions are most often found on the face, arms, legs, and neck. It typically occurs during…

Folliculitis: Infected Hair Follicles

Folliculitis Folliculitis is the medical term for an infected hair follicle. Commonly referred to as “razor burn,” these infected hair follicles appear as small red, white, or yellow bumps on the skin. They are most often caused by damage to…

Gingivitis: Bacterial Infection Of the Gums

Gingivitis Gingivitis is a periodontal disease, resulting from a bacterial infection of the gums that causes gum inflammation. It is incredibly common, with over 200,000 new cases every year in the U.S. alone. If left untreated, it can lead to…

Pre-Eclampsia: A Common Pregnancy Complication

Pre-Eclampsia Pre-eclampsia is a common pregnancy complication that typically occurs during the third trimester. It is characterized by extremely high blood pressure and excess protein in the urine. Severe, untreated cases of pre-eclampsia can lead to liver damage or seizures…

Dandruff: Scalp Flaking and Itching

Dandruff Dandruff is a common skin condition that affects the scalp, causing dryness and flaking of the skin. While it is not medically dangerous, it can cause flakes of dead skin to appear on clothing and in the hair, leading…

Chikungunya: A Rare Viral Infection

Chikungunya Chikungunya is a very rare viral infection spread by mosquitos. It is most often found in Africa and Asia amongst elderly people. It can be difficult to diagnose, as symptoms can take weeks to develop after being bitten by…

Photophobia: Sensitivity to Light

Photophobia Photophobia refers to an extreme sensitivity to light exposure. A feeling of pain and discomfort will causes people with photophobia to close their eyes or squint in the presence of a normal degree of light. Photophobia is rarely regarded…

Somnambulism: What Is Sleepwalking?

Somnambulism Somnambulism is more commonly known as sleepwalking. Sleepwalking is characterized by walking or trying to perform daily activities while still asleep. Someone suffering from sleepwalking may walk around their house while they are sleeping or try to perform household…

Raynaud Syndrome: Reduced Blood Flow To Fingers

Raynaud Syndrome Raynaud Syndrome is also known as Raynaud’s Phenomenon. It refers to a reduction in blood flow to the fingers that is caused by spasms in the blood vessels leading to the fingers. This effect can also, less frequently, …

Sinusitis: Nasal Passage Inflammation

Sinusitis Sinusitis is more commonly known as a sinus infection. It refers to an inflammation of the air cavities within the nasal passages. Sinusitis ranges in severity from a mild sinus infection (lasting up to 4 weeks) or a severe…

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