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Types of Skin Diseases

As is true of many of the diseases on the medical spectrum, skin diseases reference a wide array of conditions which affect the skin. Diseases affecting the skin can be caused by complications of other medical conditions, fungal infections, bacterial infections, allergic reactions, and even insect...

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What Is a Yeast Infection?

A yeast infection is a condition that is brought about by a group of microscopic fungi called Candida. Other names for yeast infection are candidiasis and thrush. While most people think of yeast infections as a woman’s issue, yeast infections can actually occur in many other parts of the body...

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10 Deadly Skin Diseases

Skin diseases are difficult conditions to live with, to say the very least. Though some skin diseases may cause minimal discomfort, the visual effects of the conditions can cause significant self esteem and confidence issues. The majority of skin diseases cause scarring or disfigurement. Skin...

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What Do I Do if I Get Urinary Tract Infections Frequently?

Urinary tract infections can be quite painful, and they need to be treated as soon as possible. This kind of infection can start out gradually, with the symptoms not being severe. The signs and symptoms of a urinary tract infection vary depending on the exact nature of the infection and its...

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How Do I Treat a Bladder Infection?

A bladder infection is a kind of urinary tract infection, and is in fact, the most common type. It is also called acute cystitis and involves the accumulation of bacteria in the urinary bladder. If you have a bladder infection, you may experience one or more of the following symptoms: - Having...

15 Medical Conditions With Benefits

15 Medical Conditions With Benefits

There are a number of diseases, infections, viruses, and medical conditions that come with some surprising - if occasionally dubious - side benefits.

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How Do I Treat a Yeast Infection?

A yeast infection is a condition which results from the proliferation of fungi in various parts of the body. The most common fungi that causes yeast infections is Candida. This fungi is present on the skin surface, but if there are too many or there is a cut on the skin, an infection can arise....

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How Should I Care for an Infected Piercing?

It used to be that body piercings were not really accepted by many people. Ear piercings were considered normal in most societies, but piercings in other parts of the body didn’t enjoy the same status. Today, though, more and more people are considering body piercings as acceptable. Piercings...

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10 Signs of Poor Skin Health

How many times have you heard how important first impressions are? People will tell you when you first meet someone new, the individual decides within the first few minutes of the initial encounter whether or not you are someone he/she would like to: befriend, hire, become lovers with, or avoid...

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How Do I Get Rid of a Boil?

A boil is an infection of the hair follicle that results in a painful swollen bump in the skin. When there are a lot of boils grouped together, this results in a carbuncle. The bacterium Staphylococcus aureus is almost always the cause of the infection, although there are other bacteria that can...