Archive | March, 2017

Management of angina

Angina is a type of chest pain caused by insufficient supply of oxygen to the heart. When the demand of oxygen of the heart is greater than the supply, the coronary flow of blood is reduced and causes chest pain. Angina is usually a symptom of coronary heart disease. Causes of angina Excessive smoking High […]

Dealing with herpetic whitlow

Herpetic whitlow is an infection of the fingertip that causes severe pain. It usually affects one or several fingers and usually affects the terminal phalanx. This condition is caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). The condition causes severe pain and blisters. Symptoms of herpetic whitlow Redness and swollen Development of rashes with vesicles filled […]

How to treat cradle cap

Cradle cap is a common condition among babies between ages 2-4 weeks old. It is characterized by scaly patches that are rough that develops on the scalp of babies. It usually heals on its own after a few weeks but sometimes the condition becomes persistent and shows signs of inflammation, bleeding, swelling or pus that […]

How to treat sesamoiditis

Sesamoiditis is an inflammatory ailment that involves the sesamoid bones of the 1st matatarsophalangeal joint that cause forefoot pain especially during weight bearing. The sesamoid bones are small bones embedded in the tendon of the flexor hallucis brevis muscle under the bottom of the big toe. Symptoms of sesamoiditis Pain in forefoot especially with weight […]

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