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Gingivitis

Gingivitis is a common and mild form of disease of the gums or mild infection. Anyone can develop gingivitis but some people are not aware that they have this disease. Gingivitis causes redness, irritation, swelling and puffiness of the gums. The affected person might lose a tooth or have bad breath, receding gums and gums […]

Febrile seizure

Febrile seizure is a unique reaction of the brain to fever and usually on the first day of the fever. This is harmless and will not always indicate an underlying condition. Febrile seizure usually happens among children between the ages 9 months and 5 years with toddlers who are at highest risk. Febrile seizures sometimes […]

infectious disease

Management of Hepatitis: An Infectious Disease

Hepatitis means an inflammation of the liver. It can be caused by harmful chemicals or infectious agents. These infectious agents cause damage and inflammation of the liver that can be transmitted via fecal-oral route or sexual, parenteral, or perinatal route. The disease comes in different types, requiring various forms of treatment approach and management. The […]

Insect bite

First Aid for Insect Bites and Stings

Each person has a different reaction to an insect bite. Some will have no significant reaction to it while there are others that react with great sensitivity to an insect bite. Common bites and stings from insects common occurs from bees, spiders, wasps, mosquitoes, hornets and fleas. When a person experiences pain in the bitten […]

Care for individuals with Epistaxis

Epistaxis, an acute bleeding episode or hemorrhage from the nose, is caused by the rupture of tiny, distended Vessels in the mucous membrane of any area of the nose as well as the innermost underlying structures of the nasal cavity. Rarely does Epistaxis originate in the densely vascular portions of tissue over the turbinates. The location […]