Archive | January, 2014

Dermatitis

Dermatitis is a condition that results to the inflammation of the skin. It is not contagious and usually occurs due to a variety of causes. The condition is not considered life-threatening but it can cause a lot of discomfort. There are types of the condition that are chronic such as atopic dermatitis, however treatments are […]

Aspirin poisoning

Aspirin is basically the trade name for acetylsalicylic acid which is a commonly used pain reliever. The history of this drug can be traced back in the 15th century BC, where it was used by Hippocrates to treat pain and fever. Aspiring poisoning can occur if the exceeded the recommended dose. Causes of aspirin poisoning […]

TULAREMIA

Tularemia is a serious disease of animals and human caused by the bacterium Francisella tularensis and is susceptible in humans, rabbits, hares and rodents. Ticks and deer flies are the primary vectors of tularemia. But it can cause infection through skin contact with infected animals, ingestion of contaminated water, laboratory exposure or inhalation of contaminated […]