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How to treat cockroach allergy

Cockroach allergy is caused by the feces, saliva and bodies of these insects. Cockroaches have a protein that is an allergen to people. An allergen is a substance that causes an allergic reaction. Even dead cockroaches can trigger allergic reactions. People with severe bronchial asthma are more susceptible to cockroach allergy. Individuals with chronic stuffy […]

Dealing with the flu

The flu is a viral infection that affects the respiratory system. It causes a mild severe illness and sometimes can result to death. Flu is highly contagious and usually spread through coughing, sneezing of an infected person and also touching or shaking of hands. Adults are usually contagious in 1-2 days before the symptoms can […]

Torn rib cartilage

The rib cage is composed of the bone and cartilage which is connected to the front of the ribs and helps in expanding the chest when breathing and moving. When these areas become overstretched, it will result to tearing of the cartilage. A torn rib cartilage is also known as costochondral separation. The diaphragm which […]

How to Prevent Tuberculosis

According to worldwide statistics, Tuberculosis is estimated to infect around one third of the world’s total population with 30 million of these people having an active, and not just a latent, disease process.  Although the incidence and prevalence of the said disease is gradually decreasing in Western countries, the same cannot be said in Asian […]

Facts About Breathing Difficulties

Those suffering from conditions like asthma and allergies are quite familiar with breathing difficulties. These are mainly problems that can affect the overall quality of life making it less enjoyable. It’s imperative to ensure that proper diagnosis is conducted so that treatment can be administered effectively. Regaining control of one’s life even in such a […]

Shock: Types, Causes, Signs and Symptoms, and First Aid Management

Shock is a fatal condition that results from the body not getting enough blood that is commonly characterized by hypotension requiring immediate medical help. Shock is a life-threatening condition that roots from the body not getting enough blood supply, which can damage the organs of the body. The blood carries the oxygen and other essential […]

Managing Choking Victim

Choking refers to any obstruction of the upper airway. It can be classified either as partial obstruction or complete obstruction. Choking may occur in both conscious and unconscious individuals. Some of the common causes of choking include: Complete relaxation of airway muscles that lead to unconsciousness Inhalation of any foreign body that has lodged in […]