Infectious diseases

Food poisoning remedies

Food poisoning is a closet sickness, which never reveals itself when one sees or tastes the delicious-looking food. It comes about only a few hours or days later after the infected and unhygienic food decides to induce its sickly effects in the form of vomiting, headaches, gastric pain, diarrhea etc. People with weak immune systems […]

Trichinosis treatment

Trichinosis occurs as a result of a parasite colonizing in animal bodies. It is most common in pigs and wild animals. The parasite is called trichina roundworm and it leads to the trichinella infection. This is a very rare and serious medical condition. It used to be more common before the proper safety measures were […]

Leprosy symptoms

The infectious disease leprosy has been around since biblical times. Back then, those who had it were ostracized and secluded for fear of infection, but not only that, because those people were suddenly different, even if they didn’t know why. Today, the symptoms of leprosy haven’t changed, but the treatment has; both treatment of the […]

Swine flu treatment

I have no doubt that you’ve heard about the “swine flu” pandemic. When it hit the United States in April of 2009, a panic arose. At first, people thought that it was much worse than the typical seasonal flu, when in fact, it came at us unexpectedly and we just didn’t have the vaccines to […]

Lyme disease symptoms

Lyme disease was first identified in the United States in 1975. It is named after the town of Lyme, Connecticut, where the first cases were diagnosed. This is a bacterial infection that is transmitted to humans by the bite of certain small black-legged ticks that are infected with the corkscrew shaped bacterium called burgdorferi. Cases […]

Leprosy treatment

Leprosy is a disease that is caused by bacteria. It is chronic, and until the early 1940′s it was virtually untreatable. The result was that the leprosy would attack the body systematically, causing irreversible damage to occur to the limbs, nerves, skin, and even eyes. The disease was something that would cause a person to […]

Chronic mononucleosis

In order to fully understand how chronic mononucleosis occurs, it is important to first know how the mono developed in the first place. Infectious mononucleosis is a disease that is transmitted orally. It is because of this that it is often known as the “kissing disease” by many people. This viral infection is caused through […]

Molluscum contagiosum treatment

If you are someone who suffers from molluscum contagiosum, then you would be experiencing a viral infection of the mucous membranes that is very similar to other pox viruses. This virus is one that is spread through skin to skin contact, although it is possible for it to be spread through the shared use of […]

Malaria symptoms

Are you afraid you may have malaria? Malaria is caused by the parasite Plasmodium, a nasty little parasite that infects red blood cells. Humans have been dealing with malaria for hundreds of years—in fact, it’s very possible malaria has been around since the beginning of the human race. Malaria was first diagnosed in 1880 when […]

Post-polio syndrome

During the early part of the twentieth century polio was one of the most worrisome diseases in America. The reason for this fear was the fact that polio could cause some patients to experience paralysis in their lower bodies, full body paralysis, or even death. While many of the polio infections caused no symptoms at […]

Cure for herpes

There are two types of herpes virus, genital herpes and oral herpes. Unfortunately neither one is curable at this time but the good news is they are preventable and treatable. The two types of herpes viruses are Herpes Simplex Type 1 (HSV-1) and Herpes Simplex Type 2 (HSV-2). Both of these types of virus can […]

Head lice prevention

Schools are one of the places where head lice spread quickly among children; and at a rapid rate. It can be very difficult to prevent head lice among the children in a school, but parents must be on guard to keep the head lice outbreak contained. Head lice prevention will require treatment as soon as […]

Lyme disease treatment

Lyme disease is an illness that is spread via a tick and can cause a host of symptoms in those who are suffering from it. Some of the symptoms of Lyme disease include a rash, chills, fever, body aches and swelling in the joints. Some patients will also feel weak and could suffer from a […]

Shingles symptoms

Shingles, otherwise known as Herpes Zoster, is a rash found on the skin that is caused by a virus that also causes chickenpox. The virus is known as the Varicella Zoster Virus and is part of the Herpes family. Once a person has had the chickenpox, the VZV virus continues to live throughout the nervous […]

Lyme disease

Lyme disease was first discovered back in 1975. In a town called Lyme, Connecticut there were several children all wrongly diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. Since there were several children all diagnosed around the same time and around the same area, researchers were made aware of the coincidence by the group of mothers and research was […]

Herpes zoster

Herpes zoster is commonly called shingles and it is caused by the same virus that is responsible for the chicken pox. It is in the same family as herpes and can remain dormant in the body long after the patient has contracted the chicken pox. Anyone who has had the chicken pox is susceptible to […]

Meningitis

The membranes that cover the spinal cord and the brain are called meninges. When these membranes become inflamed it is known as Meningitis. Although meningitis can be caused by a few medications or other illnesses, meningitis is typically caused by a virus (known as viral or aseptic meningitis) or some of bacteria (known as bacterial […]

Hepatitis B

The term hepatitis means inflammation of the liver and there are a variety of reasons that the liver can become inflamed. Infection, immune system disorders, alcohol abuse, medications or toxic materials are just some of these reasons. When you are diagnosed with hepatitis B, it has been caused by exposure to the hepatitis B virus. […]

Polio (poliomyelitis)

Polio is a very contagious illness that has almost been wiped out because of the efforts of the medical community. The illness can cause paralysis and death in very severe cases, but the vaccine that is commonly given in childhood has caused the rate of the disease to be very rare in cases that are […]

HIV prevention

Sexually transmitted diseases are a growing problem in the world, not only because of poor decisions, but mostly because many of them simply aren’t able to be cured. This means that unless you are being absolutely careful with your partner, you could end up on the wrong side of the equation. Although there are many […]