Posts

Showing posts from December, 2021

Visual Distortion Guide: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment - Verywell Health

Image
Visual distortions can affect your ability to see normally. Often called visual disturbances, they can cause changes in eyesight such as blurry or wavy vision. Different medical conditions may cause visual distortions. This article will explain more about visual distortions and your treatment options. PonyWang / Getty Images Eye Anatomy and Function  To understand visual distortions, it is helpful to learn about eye anatomy and function. The eye has different parts, including the: Cornea: Clear, outer layer of the eye that is located in the front and focuses light Iris: Colored portion of the eye that controls how much light enters Lens: Clear part of the eye that is behind the iris and is important for focusing light Macula: The center of the retina that allows you to see details and colors Optic nerve: A sensory nerve that carries information Pupil: An opening in the center of the iris that allows light in Retina: Tissue

How to Get Rid of Peeling Skin Gently and Effectively - Verywell Health

Image
Peeling skin, also known as desquamation, occurs when the outer layer of your skin is shed as damage to your skin heals. It can be caused by external events, such as a burn, or internal causes, such as a reaction to medication or an autoimmune disease. In some cases, treatment may be simple and involves over-the-counter (OTC) or home remedies. Peeling skin could also be a sign of an underlying health condition that requires treatment. Barcin / Getty Images Causes of Skin Peeling When the skin peels, it is usually a part of the healing process after it has been damaged. There are many different causes of this damage, including: Sunburns: This is the most common type of burn, and it's caused by exposure to the ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun or tanning beds.  Skin irritation: Skin irritation can occur when the skin is chafed, or rubbed against other skin, clothing, or shoes for prolonged periods of time.  Chemical

We are a team: Six siblings with albinism break world record - Guinness World Records

Image
In May 2021, a British family officially received the Guinness World Records title for most albino siblings . The Coventry family counts six siblings affected by the genetic condition: Naseem Akhtar, Ghulam Ali, Haider Ali, Muqadas Bibi, Musarat Begum and the youngest, Mohammed Rafi. "Achieving a Guinness World Records is amazing. Finally, that uniqueness that we were born with and perhaps our story will inspire others." -  Naseem Akhtar "I'm Naseem Akhtar, and this is my family", says Naseem – who works as an NHS rehabilitation officer, the "mother figure" of this close-knit clan.  She "is the clever one", her siblings say. With a proud smile, Naseem introduced us to her brothers and sisters: "This is Rafi, the youngest and the cheekiest one. This is Musarat, the organised one. This is Muqagas, and she's a perfectionist. This is Haider: he's the peacemaker. And this is Ghulam, the funny one." – Naseem&

Best Home Remedies For Ringworm | Femina.in - Femina

Image
As we gear up to burn it out this summer, it's time to stock up on all essentials to ward off sweat-related health issues. While perspiration is a natural and important phenomenon, it is absolutely annoying, especially when it can bring along issues like ringworms, skin rashes, and others; not to forget the itching. If your skin is prone to ringworms, you know how tough it can be. The best way is, of course, prevention. By wearing loose clothes, keeping your skin clean and also hydrated as some of the ways to get rid of this skin condition. 1. What Is Ringworm 2. What Causes Ringworm? 3. Home Remedies To Treat Ringworms 4. FAQs On Ringworm What Is Ringworm Image: Shutterstock If your nails are affected by ringworm they may become thicker or discolored, or they may begin to crack. If your scalp is affected by ringworm, the hair around it may break or fall off, and bald

Impetigo: Overview and More - Verywell Health

Image
Impetigo is a highly contagious bacterial skin infection that causes sores and a honey-colored crust or blister-like bumps. It can be itchy and painful, and it occurs when skin—especially already irritated or broken skin—comes in contact with a common type of staph or the bacteria responsible for strep throat. Impetigo on a child's arm. Matthew Roberge / Getty Images Types and Symptoms of Impetigo Impetigo can happen to anyone, but it typically affects infants and children and is most common in those ages 2 to 5.   Those diagnosed with impetigo are usually treated with topical antibiotics or oral antibiotics to avoid complications and prevent its spread. There are three types of impetigo that are classified based on the appearance of the infected skin and how deep the infection goes into skin layers. Though there are some common areas where impetigo begins, untreated infections can quickly spread to other areas on the child's b

Molluscum Is The Childhood Rash We All Dread — But It’s Going To Be OK…Eventually - Scary Mommy

Image
kickstand/Getty I recognized it right away when a parent in one of my social media groups posted a close-up of their child's skin. The pink, raised bumps were shiny, and the child's parent noted that the bumps seemed to have multiplied overnight. The commenters played a familiar round of name-that-rash, some suspecting chicken pox, eczema, and contact dermatitis. One mom (always) asked if the child had recently been vaccinated. Another one asked if the child had tried any new foods the day before. But I knew the truth. The child had molluscum, and I commented, sorrowfully, letting the parent know my unofficial medical opinion. All four of my kids have had this dreaded, highly-contagious, aggressive skin issue in the past. Molluscum isn't the end of the world, but it can take weeks or even months (up to a freaking year!) to clear up, and meanwhile, the kids pass it to each other. Cue David Rose saying, "Ew." Thankfully, Scary Mom

65% of radiologists suffer 'computer vision syndrome,' prompting researchers to call for action - Health Imaging

Image
For the study, a web-based survey was distributed to all radiologists and radiology residents practicing in Saudi Arabia. Out of the 416 respondents who participated in the survey, 65.4% showed CVS. When broken down by severity and symptom progression, mild CVS was observed in 188 participants, while 69 were considered to have a moderate case. Severe CVS was noted in 15 participants, and researchers revealed that women appeared to be more susceptible.  Radiologists who spent fewer than 20 hours per week in front of a monitor were less at risk.  The most common symptoms documented were headache, dryness and burning of the eyes. However, over half of those with confirmed CVS experienced blurred vision and increased sensitivity to light. Regarding preventative measures, the authors suggest taking fre

What is keratosis pilaris? A dermatologist suggests do’s and don’ts - The Indian Express

Image
The quest for smooth, desirable skin is often fuelled with healthy diet, exercise and beauty regime. Often, you may find yourself with concerns of tiny bumps on the skin over parts of your body that you can't seem to get rid of, regardless of what you do. It may be a case of keratosis pilaris, said dermatologist Dr Geetika Mittal Gupta. She clarified, "Keratosis pilaris is a skin condition that causes patches of rough bumps on the skin and is harmless." She took to Instagram to share a few dos and don'ts if you suspect you may be suffering from this condition. Take a look here: Dos: Use a moisturiser containing urea or lactic acid A moisturiser containing ingredients such as urea or lactic acid can help remove dead skin cells. For people dealing with uneven skin texture, skincare products with these ingredients may help refine texture and provide deep exfoliation without being harsh. Use a mild cleanser Cleansers or face washes are usually foamy

9 Common Bacterial Skin Infections - Verywell Health

Image
MRSA Skin Infections CDC / Bruno Coignard, M.D.; Jeff Hageman, M.H.S. / Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain  Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a serious bacterial infection that is resistant to standard antibiotic treatment. It will often cause a mild, blister-like sore on the skin. Sometimes MRSA leads to serious infections. In these cases, it can spread through the bloodstream and infect other organs, such as the lungs or urinary tract. The symptoms of an MRSA infection depend on the part of the body that is infected and may include redness, swelling, pain, pus, or fever. Some MRSA infections look like other bacterial skin infections and can even be confused with a spider bite. Laboratory tests are usually required to diagnose MRSA accurately. If left untreated, MRSA can easily spread from person to person and may be contracted in the hospital following surgery. Summary Bacterial infections of the skin ar

Did the doctor say flesh-eating disease? My cellulitis scare - South China Morning Post

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Did the doctor say flesh-eating disease? My cellulitis scare    South China Morning Post

Internuclear Ophthalmoplegia: Overview and More - Verywell Health

Image
With internuclear ophthalmoplegia (INO), proper side-to-side eye movement can become impaired. This is an eye movement disorder that affects the cranial nerve fibers that usually work together to allow the eyes to gaze in the same direction. In cases of internuclear ophthalmoplegia, while it's still possible to move the eyes up and down, one or both eyes become unable to turn inward. When just one eye is affected, it can shake and appear to gaze straight ahead while the other turns sideways as it normally would. The Good Brigade / Getty Images Types of Internuclear Ophthalmoplegia There are a few types of internuclear ophthalmoplegia. These include: Unilateral cases in which only one eye is involved Bilateral cases in which both eyes are impacted Bilateral wall-eyed cases in which both eyes turn out Internuclear Ophthalmoplegia Symptoms Those with internuclear ophthalmoplegia typically have a variety of eye-related symptoms, i