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Blepharitis

Blepharitis is a condition associated with irritation of the eyelids and eyelid margins. There is no cure for blepharitis, but it is manageable. If left untreated blepharitis can cause blurry vision and light sensitivity. Prevention of the condition includes proper eye hygiene and a diet rich in omega-3. What Is Blepharitis? Blepharitis is a condition associated with irritation of the…

Oral Thrush

The most common source of yeast infections of the face is Candida albicans, a species of fungus that normally resides in the mouth, skin, and gut. Candidiasis infection occurs when the Candida fungus is allowed to overgrow -- in the face, this may cause oral thrush or perleche. Candidiasis is generally treated with antifungal medications, although a number of over-the-counter…

Carpe Lotion

Carpe lotion is a fast-acting and inexpensive cream for treating sweaty hands and feet. It can be used as needed but works best when applied overnight on clean skin. Portability and effectiveness make Carpe a practical option for busy people with palmar hyperhidrosis. Imagine being so worried about your sweaty palms that you cancel a date, avoid a work presentation,…

Skin Tests for allergies

Although skin tests are widely used and generally effective, identifying allergy triggers can be tricky. These tests involve applying minute amounts of allergens to the skin and observing the reactions over time. Allergy tests may generate false results or not be suitable for patients suffering from certain medical conditions. Although allergies are fairly common and affects millions of Americans, diagnosing…

Cold sores and canker sores occur in and around the mouth, but they’re two totally different issues. Cold sores are caused by the herpes 1 virus, while the cause of canker sores remains a bit of a mystery. Both types of sores generally clear up on their own in two weeks or less, but there are a variety of treatments…

Treacher Collins syndrome

Treacher Collins Syndrome is not necessarily a hereditary condition. Complications include hearing and vision loss. Researchers are working on a way to prevent the condition. What is Treacher Collins Syndrome? Treacher Collins Syndrome is a medical disorder caused by a genetic mutation, but it’s not necessarily hereditary.  It will affect approximately 1 in every 50,000 babies. There is usually no…

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

We now know there’s a genetic component to developing carpal tunnel syndrome. If your case is bad enough, surgery may be your only option. The most reliable treatment is known as carpal tunnel release. Recovery time from this procedure is long but worth it. What is the carpal tunnel? The carpal tunnel is a physical space in your wrist that…

Arthritis in hands

Surgery for hand arthritis is often a last resort when other treatment options have failed. Many surgical options eliminate arthritis pain at the expense of hand function. The type of surgery available to you depends on the type of arthritis you have. Approximately 54.4 million adults in the United States were diagnosed with some form of arthritis from 2013 to…

brachial plexus

Brachial plexus injuries can go away in a matter of days or can require major surgery. Don’t wait to see a doctor. Untreated severe brachial plexus injuries can lead to permanent disability. Full recovery from brachial plexus surgery takes several months to several years. What is the brachial plexus? Take your hand and press it to the side of your…

Diagnosing Lupus

Although the exact causes remain unknown, scientists believe that lupus develops from a combination of internal and external factors. Symptoms of lupus can vary depending on patients, which makes diagnosis difficult. An official list of 11 criteria has been established for diagnosing Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). What is lupus? Lupus -- also known as Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) -- is…

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