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Rashes: Swimmer’s itch

Swimmer’s itch is an itchy rash which happens due to direct contact with certain parasites that generally lives on freshwater snails and waterfowl. These parasites are released into the freshwater ponds and lakes during warm days. When swimming in infested waters, the parasites burrow into human skin and cause swimmer’s itch. The rash just lasts […]

Shortness of breath

Shortness of breath is also known as dyspnea which involves difficulty breathing and feeling suffocated. Breathlessness can be mild, moderate or severe and sometimes accompanied by anxiety and stress that can make the condition worse. There is shortness of breath when exceeding the usual activity level or climbing high altitudes where oxygen level is low […]

Whiplash

Whiplash is a common injury involving the neck of a person following a strong acceleration and deceleration that can cause uncontrolled, strong forward and backward movement of the head and neck that is usually due to vehicular accidents. Whiplash injury involves damage to the structure of bones and soft tissue. In most cases, “whiplash-associated injuries” […]

Mold allergy

Mold is a fungus which makes spores rather than seeds such as plants and floats in the air similar to pollen. When an individual inhales the spores of mold, it can result to symptoms of an allergy. Outdoor molds grow in fallen leaves, rotting logs, compost piles, on grasses and grains. Even during early winter […]

Shin Splints

As a common exercise problem, shin splints basically refer to the pain on the interior edge of the shinbone or tibia. Shin splints usually develop after a physical activity and often linked with running. Any rigorous sports activity can also cause shin splints, particularly if the individual starts a fitness program. There are simple steps […]

Flank pain

Flank pain is basically the pain or discomfort in the upper back or abdomen. It is situated beneath the ribs and above the pelvis on the side. This type of pain usually affects the side and back. In most cases, the pain is worse on one side of the body. Many individuals experience flank pain […]

Allergic reactions-first aid

Types of allergies

If the immune system of an individual reacts abnormally to a common substance in the environment, an allergic response occurs. The substance that triggers the response is called an allergen which causes an inflammatory response in the body that can range from mild to life-threatening. Globally, individuals who are suffering from allergies continue to increase. […]