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Upper Respiratory Infection: Symptoms to Look Out for, Types to Know and Treatments to Try

Wondering if you’ve ever had an upper respiratory infection? If you’ve ever suffered from the common cold, then the answer is almost certainly yes. According to Johns Hopkins University, this illness is one of the most common in adults and...

How to Treat Oral Thrush: Beware of These Symptoms!

Oral thrush, also called oral candidiasis, occurs when the fungus Candida albicans accumulates on the lining of your mouth. This fungus normally lives in the mouth, but it can outgrow and cause infection. For this reason, it’s important to know...

What Causes Tonsil Stones? And What Do We Do About It!

Gland-like structures in the back of the throat, tonsils play a crucial role in immune system function, helping trap bacteria and virus particles attempting to enter the body through the throat. These tissue masses are composed of lymphocytes, cells that...

Esophagitis: Symptoms, Causes and Treatments

The esophagus is a muscular tube that transports food from your mouth to your stomach. Esophagitis is defined as inflammation, irritation, or swelling of that tube. It can be caused by viral or bacterial infections, medications, and acid reflux, the...

Sjogren’s Syndrome: When It’s More Than Just Dry Eyes and Dry Mouth

Everyone suffers from the occasional dry mouth or dry eyes. Usually, upping the hydration and using over-the-counter eye drops will clear up symptoms. But if symptoms persist or get worse, there could be an underlying cause, such as Sjogren’s syndrome....

Gonorrhea: Catching and Treating “The Clap”

Gonorrhea, also known as “the clap,” is a sexually transmitted infection, or STI, that is spread through sexual contact including vaginal sex, anal sex, and oral sex. Gonorrhea is caused by the bacteria Neisseria gonorrhoeae, which can cause a bacterial...

Is Your Sore Throat Strep?

You know the feeling: that tell-tale tickle in the back of your throat that turns into a scratchy sensation and finally a raw pain that keeps you up at night. The good news is not all sore throats are cause...

Measles: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, Prevention

An infectious disease characterized by its reddish brown rash, measles might sound like an illness of yore. However, the truth is that an estimated 100,000 people a year still die from this disease—and many of them are children under the...

Heartburn vs. Acid Reflux vs. GERD: How to Find Heartburn Relief

Heartburn, acid reflux, and GERD, are terms often used interchangeably—the truth is that they are closely related, but do not mean the same thing. Heartburn vs. acid reflux vs. GERD: let’s get it straight! Heartburn Heartburn is a burning pain...

Can Adults Get Scarlet Fever? Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

Scarlet fever might sound like an illness from a 19th-century novel. However, the truth is that this condition still affects patients today and can cause serious damage to the heart, kidneys, and other body parts if left untreated. A bacterial...

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