Rabies is a neurological disease caused mainly by the rabies virus (RABV) and is almost invariably fatal once clinical symptoms develop. Rabies virus is present in the saliva of infected animals. People are usually exposed to rabies through a bite
What is diarrhea?
Diarrhea is a disease characterized by defecation that is soft or runny, or need to go back and forth to the toilet. Diarrhea can occur to anyone both adults and children.
Depending on how long diarrhea lasts,
Otitis externa is a condition that causes redness and swelling of the external ear canal, which is the tube between the outer ear and eardrum. Otitis externa is often referred to as "swimmer's ear" because it is more
If you are indoors during an earthquake
Ensure you do the following if you are indoors during an earthquake:
DROP to the ground; take COVER by getting under a sturdy table or other piece of furniture; and HOLD ON until the shaking stops. If
It is a physiological condition that results from a disruption in the body's circadian rhythms, also known as the body clock. It is seen as a circadian rhythm disorder.
Symptoms tend to be more severe when traveling
What is alcohol intoxication?
Alcohol intoxication is a harmful physical condition caused when you drink more alcohol than your body can handle. It is also called ethanol poisoning, or being drunk.
What are the physical signs and symptoms of
As we all know, a volcano is a land form that has crater or vent where the magma or molten rock, pieces of hot solid rock, and hot gases are formed inside the Earth when the upper crust or the lower crust melts.
When that magma or molten rocks
What Causes Malaria?
Malaria can occur if a mosquito infected with the Plasmodium parasite bites you. There are four kinds of malaria parasites that can infect humans: Plasmodium vivax, P. ovale, P. malariae, and P.
Are you feeling the burn?
So, you forgot to put on sunscreen and fell asleep in your lawn chair. The bad news is that you’re certainly in for some red skin and pain. The good news is that the pain won’t last forever. A
Norovirus infection can cause the sudden onset of severe vomiting and diarrhea. The virus is highly contagious and commonly spread through food or water that is contaminated during preparation or contaminated surfaces. You can also be infected
Most reactions to insect bites and stings are mild, causing little more than redness, itching, stinging or minor swelling. Rarely, insect bites and stings, such as from a bee, a wasp, a hornet, a fire ant or a scorpion, can result in severe
What is near drowning?
Near drowning is a term typically used to describe almost dying from suffocating under water. It is the last stage before fatal drowning, which results in death. Near-drowning victims still
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All incidents of Electric Shocks should be evaluated by a trained medical professional, as soon as possible! DO NOT wait! Failure to obtain evaluation as soon as possible may result in serious injury or
What is HIV?
HIV is the virus that causing AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome), which disease caused by damage that HIV does to your immune system.
How do you get HIV?
HIV transmitted in body fluid that include
Tetanus, also called lockjaw, is a serious infection caused by Clostridium tetani. This bacterium produces a toxin that affects the brain and nervous system, leading to stiffness in the muscles. The infection can
HYPOGLYCEMIA (LOW BLOOD SUGAR)
What is hypoglycemia?
Hypoglycemia is a condition where there is not enough glucose, or sugar, in the blood.
Levels of blood sugar are below 4 mmol/L (72mg/dL).
Possible causes, with
Typhoid fever and paratyphoid fever are bacterial infections occurring worldwide, acquired through the consumption of fecal contaminated food or water, mainly in settings with a very poor standard of
Zika virus disease is mainly spread by mosquitoes. For most people it's a very mild infection and isn't harmful. But it may be more serious for pregnant women, as there's evidence it causes birth defects – in
Burns are tissue damage that results from heat, overexposure to the sun or other radiation, or chemical or electrical contact. Burns can be minor medical problems or life-threatening emergencies.
When to see a doctor
Wound care - dressing change
Your health care provider has covered your wound with a wet-to-dry dressing. With this type of dressing, a wet (or moist) gauze dressing is put on your wound and allowed to dry. Wound drainage and dead
Vertigo gets better in most cases without treatment. See a GP if it keeps coming back or is affecting your daily life.
Check if it's vertigo
Vertigo feels like you or everything around you is spinning –
Your skin does some amazing work. It protects you from the elements, heals its own wounds, and even grows your hair. With all that going on, things are bound to go wrong once in a while.
If you have sore red
Dyspepsia (also known as Indigestion) is a word used to describe stomach pain or discomfort after eating. It is not a disease on its own, but a group of symptoms (such as stomach pain, bloating, or a sense of fullness) you feel soon
Psoriasis is a skin condition that causes red, flaky, crusty patches of skin covered with silvery scales.
These patches normally appear on your elbows, knees, scalp and lower back, but can appear anywhere on your body. Most
What is epilepsy?
Epilepsy is a chronic disorder that causes unprovoked, recurrent seizures. A seizure is a sudden rush of electrical activity in the brain.
There are two main types of seizures. Generalized seizures affect the
Barotrauma refers to injuries caused by increased air or water pressure, such as during airplane flights or scuba diving. Barotrauma of the ear is common. Generalized barotraumas, also called decompression sickness, affects
Dehydration occurs when you use or lose more fluid than you take in, and your body doesn't have enough water and other fluids to carry out its normal functions. If you don't replace lost fluids, you will get
Four Things You Should Know About Viral Hepatitis:
Hepatitis A, hepatitis B and hepatitis C are all different diseases.
Each type of hepatitis is caused by a different virus and spread in different ways. Hepatitis A
Yellow fever is a hemorrhagic condition that can lead to a high fever, bleeding into the skin, and cell death in the liver and kidneys. If enough liver cells die, liver damage occurs, leading to jaundice, a condition in
Asthma is a chronic lung disease that inflames and narrows the airways. Asthma causes recurring periods of wheezing (a whistling sound when you breathe), chest tightness, shortness of breath, and coughing. The coughing often occurs at
Cholera is a bacterial disease usually spread through contaminated water. Cholera causes severe diarrhea and dehydration. Left untreated, cholera can be fatal in a matter of hours, even in previously healthy people. A bacterium