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Pruritus

Pruritus is a symptom of intense itching that is caused by underlying diseases with an urge to scratch. The severe and stubborn itching can result to inflammation of the skin and can be weakening and unbearable. Systemic diseases, skin infections, dry skin and other disorders of the skin can result to pruritus. People with asthma, allergies, eczema, diabetes, hay fever and AIDS are susceptible to pruritus. ...

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Swine flu

Swine flu is oftentimes transferred from pigs to humans, usually to hog farmers and veterinarians. An individual infected by the swine flu can transmit the infection to other people. It spreads from person to person through mouth and nasal secretions such as sneezing, talking, coughing and singing or direct contact with the hands of the infected person or kissing. The incubation period is spans for 1-4 days ...

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Swollen finger joints

Each finger of the hand has three joints and swollen finger joints causes discomfort. The swelling involves inflammation of the surrounding tissues due to injury to the joint or arthritis. The areas can become stiff and eventually lose movement. [su_youtube url="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XaWpWlTkK-U"] Causes of swollen finger joints The joints of the fingers are coated with a membrane called synovium ...

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Narcolepsy

Narcolepsy is a neurological disorder where the brain is not capable of maintaining normal sleep habits that result to excessive sleepiness and frequent sleep attacks during day time that last for a few seconds up to a minute. In some cases, it can sometimes last for an hour. In this type of sleeping disorder, the affected person is not capable of controlling the body and simply falls asleep anywhere or any ...

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How to treat esophageal spasms

Esophageal spasms involve erratic, uncoordinated and oftentimes strong contractions of the esophagus. With this condition, the food is prevented from entering the stomach and becomes stuck in the esophagus. A contraction that helps move the food through the esophagus but causes severe pain is called nutcracker esophagus. [su_youtube url="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8aFuOgRuRdI"] The esophagus is the tub ...

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Pinched nerve in the arm

Pinched nerve in the arm and other parts of the body causes severe pain. It prevents a individual from performing normal every day activities. A pinched nerve occurs when the surrounding tissues such as the cartilage, tendons, bones or the muscles are pressed abnormally against a nerve. Poor nutrition and general health can cause worsening of a pinched nerve. [su_youtube url="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v ...

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How to treat pinched nerve in the leg

A pinched nerve in the leg causes pain, weakness or numbness of the affected leg. In most cases, a pinched nerve is due to overuse, obesity, injury and nerve disorder. [su_youtube url="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbOFHfWL29Q"] Causes Pinched nerve in the leg can be caused by overuse of the limb such as performing repetitive exercises for long periods of time which places significant pressure on some tis ...

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Nasal polyps

Nasal polyps are soft, painless and non-cancerous growths that develops on the lining of the nasal passages or sinuses. The growths develop due to chronic inflammation of asthma, allergies, recurring infections, sensitivity to drugs or immune disorders. [su_youtube url="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbAB_VkatkQ"] Small-sized nasal polyps does not cause symptoms, but the larger growths or groups of nasal p ...

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How flat feet is managed

Flat feet or pes planus develops once the ligaments, tendons and small bones found in the foundation of the feet could not properly support the body. Flat feet is normal among developing infants and toddlers, but the tissues found underneath the feet becomes fixed with age and form a shock-absorbing arch. [su_youtube url="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZ22SfQVKRg"] Flat feet in children are normal until t ...

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