WOMEN TRAVELLERS-HEALTHY TRAVELLING

WOMEN TRAVELLERS-HEALTHY TRAVELLING

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Travelling in africa and in world in general isn’t particularly hazardous to your health but women’s health issues are relevant wherever you go. And can be a bit more tricky to cope with when you are on the road. Practicalities It’s a good idea to take with you all the Read More

Clotrimazole Cream With Applicator

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This medication is used to treat vaginal yeast infections. Clotrimazole reduces vaginal burning, itching, and discharge that may occur with this condition. This medication is an azole antifungal. It works by stopping the growth of yeast (fungus) that causes the infection. The vaginal product comes in 2 forms (a vaginal Read More

Hypothyroidism, causes signs $ symptoms.

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Hypothyroidism is defined as deficiency in thyroid hormone production. It can be either primary or secondary. It usually characterised by; Accumulation of  polysaccharides and proteins in the skin. The body retains water giving it puffy like appearance-myxedema. Low metabolism and the person is lethargic, with bradycardia and cold intolerance. In Read More

Yeast Infection and sex; What you need to know.

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Is yeast infection sexually transmitted? Yeast infections are not considered sexually transmitted infections (STIs). This is because most yeast infections are not transmitted person to person and they can occur in people who have never had sex. Most of the time yeast infections develops because of factors that cause imbalance Read More

Appendicitis; causes, symptoms & treatment

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Appendicitis is inflammation of the vermiform appendix .It may be acute or chronic. It’s most common acute surgical condition of abdomen What is relevant anatomy The vermiform appendix is a vestigial narrow blinded tube usually about 3-4″ (7.6-10cm) long that extends from the caecum in the RIF at the termination Read More

Stroke/Cardiovascular Accident

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Definition of stroke/cardiovascular accident Acute neurologic injury that occurs as a result of ischemic infarction or bleeding into part of the brain manifested by rapid onset of focal CNS signs and symptoms with or without a focal higher cerebral dysfunction (e.g. aphasia, hemisensory loss, visual defect) lasting >24 hours. Epidemiology Read More

INFECTIONS FROM BITES, SCRATCHES/ BURNS

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The skin is an essential component of the nonspecific immune system, protecting the host from potential pathogens in the environment. Breaches in this protective barrier thus represent a form of immunocompromise that predisposes the patient to infection. Bites and scratches from animals and humans allow the inoculation of microorganisms past Read More

What is Gum Disease (Gingivitis)?

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Gum disease, or gingivitis is inflammation of the tissues surrounding and supporting the teeth and is most commonly a result of poor dental hygiene . Gingivitis is a very common condition and varies widely in severity. It is characterized by red, swollen gums that bleed easily when teeth are brushed or flossed. Gingivitis is Read More

What Causes Bad Breath(halitosis)?

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Bad breath (halitosis) facts Bad breath, or halitosis, is characterized by an unpleasant odor of the mouth. Causes of bad breath include food, tobacco products, poor dental hygiene, health problems, dry mouth, oral infections, dental problems, or medications. Symptoms of bad breath include unpleasant odor or taste in the mouth,dry mouth , or Read More

Bacterial Vaginosis causes and treatment

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Bacterial vaginosis is a polymicrobial clinical syndrome .It result from replacement of the normal hydrogen peroxide producing Lactobacillus sp. in the vagina with high concentrations of anaerobic bacteria. Some women experience transient vaginal microbial changes, whereas others experience them for longer intervals of time.Among women presenting for care, bacterial vaginosis  Read More