Articles for tag: Rheumatic Fever, Scarlet Fever, Strep Infection, Strep Throat, Tonsils

St. Anthony’s Fire: Erysipelas Skin Disorder

Skin disorders are a complex and highly frustrating health complication for many adults. From complications that are attributed to genetic or hereditary disorders to those that result from sun exposure and bacterial infections, individuals who suffer from skin disorders often find struggle in daily living. One skin disorder that is quite frustrating for the person ...

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Key Symptoms and Complications of Strep Throat

Are you having a sudden and severe sore throat but don’t have other cold like symptoms? Do you have a fever over 101 degrees and having difficulty swallowing? You may have strep throat. Below are seven common symptoms showing you have strep throat: 1. The first symptom that occurs when you have strep throat is ...

What Causes a Red Tongue?

Like fingernails, a person’s tongue says a lot about their general health – which is why doctors typically ask patients to stick out their tongue during a physical exam. A healthy tongue is usually moist and pink in color with a thin, white surface coating. On the other hand, the relatively smooth, pink appearance of ...

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Cellilitis: A Deadly Infection Anyone Can Get

Let me start by explaining what cellulitis and how you can get it. If you have a crack or break in your skin, even a pimple and you scratch it, you could get this deadly infection. It can be caused of two types of common bacteria, streptococcus and staphylococcus. Both of these are bad bacteria ...

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Childhood Tourettes Syndrome: One Family’s Story

It all began benignly enough. In January 2004 I noticed my six-year-old son, Kage, shaking his head frequently. It almost seemed as though he was being pestered by a fly or was trying to clear his thoughts. After I first noticed it, I dismissed it as something that kids do sometimes. We home school and ...

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Candida Albicans Symptoms and Causes

Candida Albicans, also called Candidiasis or thrush, naturally lives in the intestinal tract, mouth and vagina. Certain medications, climate, and stress can trigger an overgrowth of this fungus and affect the entire system. The yeast causes a long list of symptoms that are often confused with many other illnesses and diseases. Up to 70% of ...

How is Mono Diagnosed?

Are you feeling tired lately with swollen lymph nodes – and concerned that you might have mono? Mononucleosis is a common viral infection that most people have been exposed to at one time or other – since over ninety percent of people have antibodies against the Epstein Barr virus that causes this infection. Despite being ...

Treat Your Cat’s Respiratory Infection with Lincocin

When your family pet is ill, there are unique family dynamics that are involved. Because your family dog or family cat is unable to verbalize how they feel, they will rely heavily upon your instincts and willingness to seek medical attention on their behalf. For many cats, there is a risk for developing a complication ...