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Managing tension headaches

Tension headaches are the most common types of headaches brought about by muscular contractions in the head and neck regions. They can be mild or moderate which cause agonizing pain in both sides of the head, neck and behind the eyes. It feels like a tight band around the forehead. People suffering from tension headaches experience episodic pains which happen 1 or ...

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How to treat whitlow

A whitlow is a painful and contagious infection on the fingers due to herpes simplex virus. The 2 types of herpes simplex virus – type 1 and type 2 which both causes herpetic whitlow. This condition happens when a break in the skin in the finger comes in direct contact with infected body fluids with herpes simplex virus. Whitlow causes pain, itchiness, redness and ...

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Dealing with calluses

Calluses are hard and thickened areas of the skin that forms due to friction or pressure placed on the skin. They develop naturally to protect the skin under them, usually anywhere in the body where there is repeated friction such as the fingertips of a musician or palms of the mechanic. They can also develop on the sides and top of the toes and balls of the feet. ...

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Dealing with rubella

Rubella or German measles is a mild and contagious viral infection caused by the rubella virus. It is characterized by rashes on the skin and enlargement of the lymph nodes. Children ages 5-9 are susceptible to this condition. Young and non-immunized adults can be affected by rubella. Rubella can be transmitted through direct contact with the nose and throat secre ...

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Managing skin rash caused by antibiotic allergy

Antibiotic allergy can trigger symptoms if an individual uses a certain form of antibiotic. Antibiotics especially the penicillin and sulfa groups are usually the common cause of drug allergies. The allergies cause hives, swelling and skin rashes, but the most dangerous reaction is called anaphylaxis. The allergies are caused by the immune system reaction to the a ...

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