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Definition Strep throat is caused by Group A Streptococcus bacteria. It is the most common bacterial infection of the throat. Alternative Names Pharyngitis - streptococcal; Streptococcal pharyngitis Causes, incidence, and risk factors Strep throat is most common in children between age 5 and 15, although anyone can get it. Strep throat is spread by person-to-person contact with nasal secretions or saliva. It commonly spreads among family or household members.
Many people winterize the house, the car, and the landscaping in preparation for freezing temperatures. How about winterizing you? If you have chronic pain, you know what happens when it gets cold outside . Everything starts to ache. Everything starts to get stiff. And life gets just a little more miserable. Wintertime does not have to be all bad if you can make a few adjustments to help your body prepare for colder temperatures. Some adjustments might need to happen in the medicine cabinet. Medications can be added, increased or eliminated to help make life a little more bearable during the Burrrr-winter.
Adding a medication just for the winter months can be extremely useful and proactive. One medication that might be worth adding is Celebrex, an anti-inflammatory drug. Daily use of Celebrex all year long for years on end is usually not advisable. However, using Celebrex daily for a short period of time, like during the winter time, might be a good way to keep those aches and p...
Hello, I have been having sharp throbbing pain and stiffness in my neck and shoulders. This pain has been going on for a few weeks. I also have bad pain all around the top of my head. The pain occurs at night and in the morning when I wake up and usually last all day long. It may go away for a couple hours throughout the day but it does come back. Other symptoms I am experiencing is nausea, occasional tenderness, I feel emotional and vulnerable, and there is pressure in my head and I do feel it when I move it or sit still. I do not feel any pressure in my eyes or any vision problems and I do not hear any swishing in my ears. I have tried over the counter medications such as Advil, Aleve, and Excedrin migraine. But none of them work. I have also been experiencing shortness of breath in the morning for the past few days, feeling very cold before going to bed and a sharp pain going across my upper abdomen. I have gone to the doctor and he wasn’t very much help...
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