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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...

Everything You Need to Know About Mumps

Contagious diseases such as mumps are not dangerous just for us—we can easily transmit them to the people around us, as is the case with mumps. What is mumps? Mumps is a viral disease that affects the salivary glands, also...

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....

Amino Acid Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease

James Parkinson, a physician in 19th-century London, is credited with being the first to detail the symptoms of a neurodegenerative disorder now called Parkinson's disease. Symptoms of the disease, however, were described as far back as 5,000 BCE in ancient...

What You Need to Know About Bed Bugs, Kissing Bugs and Chagas Disease

“Don’t let the bed bugs bite.” Many of us heard this phrase throughout childhood and probably dismissed it as a silly way to tuck kids into bed. But, believe it or not, bed bugs are real. Kissing bugs are real...

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...

Acid Reflux: What Causes It and Remedies to Help Soothe the Burn

You may be among the millions of people who suffer from acid reflux and heartburn. Some reflux is normal and harmless, but when it happens frequently, it can burn the inside of your esophagus and lead to more serious problems....

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