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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,...

Cloudy Urine: Common Causes

That look on people’s faces when words like urine and feces are mentioned tells you just how disgusted they are. You would expect that since they come out of our bodies we are no longer irritated by them. Or the fact that we come in contact with them on a...

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Psyllium Husk: Uses, Benefits, and Risks

Are you getting enough fiber? This is an important substance that can help us to process food better. When we think of fiber we tend to focus on sources like fruits and veggies. It’s worth noting that there are also different types of fiber like psyllium husk. This fiber dissolves...

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What is Benign Fasciculation Syndrome?

Fasciculation is a term used in the medical world to refer to involuntary muscular twitching. Meaning, you cannot control when will your muscle twitch or move. You cannot consciously stop the twitching and the movement, but you can try to relieve the twitching by moving the particular muscle that is...

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Flea Bites: Symptoms, Risks, and Treatment

Having pets usually means adopting their fleas as well. They are always a package deal. However diligent you may be with your pet’s hygiene and surroundings, fleas are a seasonal circus you need to deal with. Flea bites are itchy and can be quite irritating both for dogs and humans....