Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease Is on the Rise Again
New York Mets star pitcher Noah Syndergaard has been placed on the 10-day disabled list thanks to a nasty run-in with hand-foot-and-mouth disease.
Pain & Swelling From a Rose Bush Thorn Prick
The thorn on a rose stem provides an excellent device for injecting infectious material into your skin. Any of the treatments you use in your garden for the health of your roses can provoke an inflammatory reaction when injected by a scratch or prick. So can various bacteria and simple dirt.
What Should You Do With a Can of Food That Is Bulging Out?
A bulging or swelling can indicates that the contents have been infected with Clostridium botulinum, a bacteria that is responsible for botulism. Bulging or swelling cans should never be opened, sniffed or consumed. Commercial and homemade products are all at risk for botulism, as are jarred products.
Home Remedy to Prevent a Mouth Infection
A tooth abscess, canker sores, inflammation of the gums and build-up of oral bacteria can cause mouth infections. You can make a number of preparations at home to help prevent mouth infections. Before using herbal preparations, you should consult your doctor.
4 Ways to Cure Fungal Infections on the Heels
The fungal infection on your heels is likely a form of athlete's foot, a relatively common and very treatable condition, and your doctor will probably prescribe a topical antifungal medication for you to apply directly to the affected skin.
Signs of an Infection in an Open Wound
Most open wounds heal spontaneously if kept clean and dry. Sometimes the use of topical medications such as peroxide or bacitracin may aid in wound healing. However, an open wound may easily become infected and require medical care. It's very important that you know the signs and symptoms of infection.
Home Remedy for an Infected Pimple
An infected pimple occurs when the follicle under your skinís surface clogs from excess oil, dirt buildup or dead skin cells, which allows bacteria to form and cause the infection. Pimples, or acne, can develop on any area of the skin, but the common areas include the face, chest, shoulders, neck and upper back.