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Pitted keratolysis: Causes, symptoms, and how to treat it - Medical News Today

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Pitted keratolysis is a bacterial infection of the skin that affects the soles of the feet or the palms of the hands. People with physical jobs that require them to wear enclosed footwear for extended periods, such as those working as farmers or soldiers, may be more likely to develop the infection because bacteria thrive in dark, moist conditions. In this article, learn more about pitted keratolysis, including its causes, symptoms, and treatment. Share on Pinterest Pitted keratolysis can affect both the feet and hands. Image credit: Evan Saap, 2016 Pitted keratolysis is a bacterial infection of the skin. It can affect the palms of the hands and, more commonly, the soles of the feet, particularly the weight-bearing areas. This infection causes small depressions, or pits, in the top layer of the skin. It can also lead to a bad smell. Pitted keratolysis usually affects people who wear enclosed warm footwear for long periods, including soldiers, sailors, and athletes. It also tends to be

The bizarre condition that keeps a choir singing Land of Hope and Glory inside Bill Oddie's head - Daily Mail

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The bizarre condition that keeps a choir singing Land of Hope and Glory inside Bill Oddie's head: New book reveals what happens when our senses go haywire... including a woman who smelled rotting flesh for years, and another who felt scalded by cold water By Professor Guy Leschziner For The Daily Mail Published: 22:44 GMT, 24 January 2022 | Updated: 02:00 GMT, 25 January 2022 Consider any instant in your life, from the mundanities of your daily grind to those special moments — the smell of a freshly brewed cup of coffee; the taste of a dish that takes you straight back to childhood; your favourite track suddenly playing on the radio; the feel of your child's hand in your own. These snapshots represent the merging of our external and internal worlds — the coming togethe

ADHD and ODD: Why They're Diagnosed Together - Verywell Health

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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that is characterized by impulsive and hyperactive behaviors and/or inattentive behaviors. Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) is a behavior disorder marked by behaviors, particularly those directed towards authority figures, that are uncooperative, defiant, negativistic, irritable, and deliberately annoying. While they are separate conditions, they often occur together. Some research suggests that as many as 40% of children with ADHD also meet the criteria for an ODD diagnosis. This article will look at why ODD often occurs with ADHD, how the conditions are treated and managed, and coping strategies for parents and children. Catherine Falls Commercial / Getty Images Can You Have Both ADHD and ODD? It's common for people with ADHD to also have ODD. According to Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD), between one-third

Are itchy eyes an omicron symptom? - NewsNation Now

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Depression, anxiety in children jumped during pandemic, study shows - The Times of Israel

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Children in Israel living through the COVID-19 pandemic are seeing rising rates of depression, anxiety and physical violence towards those around them, according to a report released by an advocacy group Tuesday. From 2019 to 2021, there was a 39 percent rise seen in children ages 12-17 diagnosed with depression, a 33% rise in those diagnosed with anxiety and a 20% rise in those diagnosed with stress and emotional disorders, the National Council for the Child said. The data came from statistics provided by the Maccabi health care provider. Officials and activists have long warned about the deleterious effects on children from forced lockdowns, quarantines and remote learning or school cancellations. According to the report, many parents said their children who were forced to quarantine — either due to infection or exposure to COVID — exhibited signs of violence toward family and friends. Get The Times of Israel's Daily Edition by email a

Omicron symptoms: The signs in your ears, head and eyes which 'may come and go' - Express

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The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that people with COVID-19 have reported "a wide range of symptoms". These may range from mild symptoms to severe illness, and some may call for medical attention. The organisation suggests that symptoms may appear two to 14 days after exposure to the virus and that anyone can have mild to severe symptoms. Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, a headache or sore throat, congestion or runny nose and nausea or vomiting, are also signs.

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD): Dry type - Medical News Today

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Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a condition that causes progressive vision loss. Dry AMD is a subtype, and it typically progresses more slowly than wet AMD. The cause of dry AMD is damage to the light-sensitive cells on the macula, which is part of the retina at the back of the eye. This damage prevents the brain from understanding visual information, leading to a loss of central vision. This article explores what dry AMD is, its symptoms, causes, and treatment. Share on Pinterest Tonpor Kasa/Getty Images. A view inside the eye of someone with severe age-related macular degeneration. Dry AMD is a disease of the macula, which is the part of the eye that sits near the center of the retina. This part of the eye allows for high resolution color vision. However, in dry AMD, the macula's light-sensitive cells die, making it difficult to see clearly. Often, blurry vision is the first sign of AMD. Eventually, a person experiences loss in their central field of vision. With dry AM

Viral vs. bacterial meningitis: Symptoms and treatment - Medical News Today

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Meningitis is inflammation of the meninges, the lining of the brain. It typically occurs due to an infection, which may be viral or bacterial. In adults and older children, the most common type of meningitis is viral. This information comes from the Meningitis Research Foundation. Meningitis can also result from the use of certain medications, as well as from injury or a medical condition such as cancer. The severity of the inflammation and the best treatment depends on the cause. In this article, we look at the similarities and differences between viral and bacterial meningitis, including their symptoms, treatments, and outlook. Meningitis is inflammation of the meninges, the brain's lining. The meninges consist of three protective tissue layers that surround and support the brain. Meningitis occurs when one or more layers becomes inflamed. Viral meningitis happens when a virus spreads to the brain or spinal cord. Different viruses can cause it, but in the United States, non-poli

Boric Acid Eye Wash: Uses, Procedure, and Side Effects - Verywell Health

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Boric acid eyewashes have been used for generations to cleanse irritated eyes and fight infection. Boric acid, also known as hydrogen borate (H 3 BO 3 ), is a weak acid derived from the mineral boron that is widely used in over-the-counter (OTC) antiseptics and astringents. In its natural form, boric acid is a colorless or white crystal that can be finely ground into a powder and dissolved in water. While toxic if ingested, boric acid has beneficial properties when used as an eyewash. Most of these washes are prepared in an isotonic saline solution comprised of purified water, sodium chloride (salt), and other ingredients. A boric acid eyewash can be effective for irrigating eyes exposed to grit or other foreign objects. It can also be used to ease dry, irritated, or burning eyes. Verywell / Brianna Gilmartin Benefits Because the level of boric acid in an OTC eyewash is extremely low—generally around 0.02 percent—it poses no harm to the eyes or

Can a Male Yeast Infection Cause Skin Peeling? - Verywell Health

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Most people think a yeast infection is primarily a women's health problem. The condition may be less common in males, but men can also get yeast infections. The fungus candidiasis causes yeast infections, and it's one of the most common types of fungal infections.   Yeast infections can develop anywhere on the skin, but the fungus prefers areas where moisture can accumulate. Common places for yeast infections include the genital area, skin folds, the belly button, the mouth, and the throat. This article discusses male yeast infection and skin peeling in detail.  Thomas Barwick / Getty Images Symptoms of a Male Yeast Infection The first sign of a male yeast infection is an itchy rash on the penis. The rash sometimes appears as white and shiny patches. The skin may feel more moist than usual. In addition, a thick, white, cottage cheese–like substance may appear between folds of skin, like at the foreskin or testic