Pain Behind Knee: Common Causes and Treatment

The body’s biggest joint is the knee, which makes it one of the areas most prone to injury. While pain behind the knee may suggest muscle strain or a ligament tear, it may signal an underlying medical condition. Here are the usual causes of pain behind knee, its symptoms, and...

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Warm or Burning hands: What Causes This?

The cliché saying goes “Cold hands, warm heart.” So, would the opposite of it mean the same? While occasionally having warm hands isn’t an issue, it does once it is accompanied by pain. Here are the other possible causes of burning hands and several treatments. Causes & Treatment: Medical Conditions ...

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Schirmer Test: What is It For?

Are you suffering from dry eye? It’s important for the human eye to release a certain amount of pressure during the day. This provides various benefits like preventing high pressure. Sometimes eyes become dry due to common factors like dry air around them. It’s important to test whether or not...

Frontal Sinusitis: What Causes It and Are There Complications

Difficulty breathing accompanied by a feeling of pressure around the forehead, particularly the eyes, could be an indication of inflamed frontal sinuses. So, what causes the inflammation of the frontal sinus and how is this condition treated? Plus, what are the symptoms of frontal sinusitis? Quick Overview of the Frontal...

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Erythrodermic Psoriasis: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

Some skin conditions cause symptoms that just include a little pain or discomfort. However, some diseases like erythrodermic psoriasis can be very dangerous. That’s because it prevents the skin from its normal functions. That includes keeping fluids in and toxins out and maintaining the right temperature. This form of psoriasis...

Insulin Pen: Uses, Types, and Tips on Using It

You’ve probably heard of insulin but what about an insulin pen? This is a tool used for people with diabetes to inject insulin. This is more convenient than a syringe so if you’re looking for a more convenient way to boost your blood sugar levels then this is definitely an...

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Dental Dam: What Is It for and Is It Effective?

Do you want to prevent sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) during oral sex? If so then one of the best options is a dental dam. These products are made of stretchy materials like latex but are different from condoms. However, they can have the same function by preventing a person’s lips...

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Sprained Finger: Treatment and Management Tips

Fingers may be small appendages but the injuries they incur are just as painful as any part of our body. They have quite a complicated anatomy comprised of tendons, arteries, veins, and nerves that are intertwined and laced around the joints. Most common finger injuries are pricks, cuts, splinters, burns...

What is a Colles Fracture?

A Colles fracture is one of the different ways you can break your arm. It’s often referred to as a “broken wrist” but actually involves a bone in the forearm known as the radius bone. This is also known by other terms including “dinner-fork deformity.” The fracture is named after...

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Pain Behind Ear: Causes, Treatment, and When to Seek Help

The head has many nerves running through and across connecting many parts of the body. Pain behind the ear can be one of many things afflicting a person and may even radiate down the neck. Neck pain can make other parts of your body hurt such as the shoulder, arms,...