Alternative Names Enteric fever Symptoms Early symptoms include fever , general ill-feeling, and abdominal pain . A high (typically over 103 degrees Fahrenheit) fever and severe diarrhea occur as the disease gets worse. Some people with typhoid fever develop a rash called "rose spots," which are small red spots on the abdomen and chest. Other symptoms that occur include: Abdominal tenderness Agitation Bloody stools Chills Confusion Difficulty paying attention (attention deficit) Delirium Fluctuating mood Hallucinations Nosebleeds Severe fatigue Slow, sluggish, lethargic feeling Weakness Signs and tests A complete blood count (CBC) will show a high number of white blood cells. A blood culture during the first week of the fever can show S. typhi bacteria. Other tests that can help diagnose this condition include: ELISA urine test to look for the bacteria that cause Typhoid fever Fluorescent antibody study to look for substances that are specific to Typhoid bacteria Platelet count (platelet count will be low) Stool...
Now that you are chilled to the bone; think about what is happening to your bones during the winter months. The winter can be bad for the bones because there is less sun, more ice and less exercise occuring; none of this is good for bone health. You should take counteractive measures to ensure year-round bone health despite the seasonal changes.
Less sun means that your body is making less Vitamin D. Vitamin D is produced when sunlight hits the skin and triggers a series of chemical reactions to produce Vitamin D. People in northern latitudes with less year round sun exposure have to be very mindful of the fact that their bodies do not produce this essential vitamin in large enough quantities. In order to counteract the lack of sunlight, more Vitamin D supplements should be consumed during the winter months in order to keep the bones healthy and strong.
Even the strongest bone will be at risk when it is icy. One slip and fall can break a bone in two. Now is the time when...
What is atopic dermatitis?
It's a chronic, often long-lasting skin condition marked with itching, skin rashes, inflammation. Eczema is often substituted as a clinical term. The atopic dermatitis triad includes: eczema, asthma and allergies like hayfever (and when the term atopic dermatitis is used, we often mean the triad) and is is typically found in males. In atopic dermatitis the skin can get very itchy, inflamed, red, crusty and scaly and ooze fluid. It typically runs in families. Dry skin features prominently.
What causes atopic dermatitis?
First, let's make clear that it is not contagious . There seems to be hypersensitivity and a tendency to have itchiness stimulated easily. It is associated with stress as an instigator of recurrences. Clearly there is a relationship with allergies. It can be familial.
How is it typically treated?
Doctors will typically create a personalized treatment plan that may involve avoid...
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