Allergies, Asthma

Allergies, Asthma

The dramatic climate changes triggered by the storm may also cause mild to life-threatening allergy and asthma symptoms, according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI). Experts say the hurricane’s heavy rains will wash away ragweed pollen currently in bloom, but once the rain clears, pollen counts can skyrocket. Cold and …

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Allergies Are Out of Control

Allergies Are Out of Control

The Allergic Salute You vacuum with a HEPA filter. You stay indoors when the pollen count is high. You take medications as directed. But do you really have your allergy symptoms under control? If you’re constantly doing the “allergic salute,” the answer is probably no. This gesture — a swipe …

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How is Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever treated?

How is Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever treated?

How is Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever treated? Treatment for CCHF is primarily supportive. Care should include careful attention to fluid balance and correction of electrolyte abnormalities, oxygenation and hemodynamic support, and appropriate treatment of secondary infections. The virus is sensitive in vitro to the antiviral drug ribavirin. It has been used …

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Ebola Virus History

Picture 5 – Ebola Virus Geographic Distribution Source – wikimedia The first case of ebola virus outbreak occurred in the form of ebola virus hemorrhagic fever in the year, 1976 in Zaire. The disease also broke out in Sudan in the same year. The species that led to the outbreak in Zaire …

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Ebola Virus Transmission

Ebola Virus Transmission

The transmission of Ebola virus between natural reservoir species and humans is quite rare. The outbreaks can usually be traced to a single index case where humans may contract the disease while handling the dead carcasses of marsupials and some other animals. The usual mechanism of transmission that has been …

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Homeopathy can help combat Dengue!

Homeopathy can help combat Dengue

Nine years ago, when I was president of IHB (Instituto Hahnemanniano do Brasil), some homeopathic colleagues and I were summoned to the Municipal Department of Health of Rio de Janeiro by a doctor who worked in the homeopathy department of the Department of Health. She asked us to create a …

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What is Ebola Virus?

What is Ebola Virus

What is Ebola Virus? The Filoviridae family has two specific genera: Ebola and Marburg viruses.   Although there is no such exact scientific name for ebola virus, yet it gets its name from the Ebola River Valley in Zaire (presently being renamed as Democratic Republic of Congo). For those enquiring as …

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Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever

Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever

Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever  What is Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever? Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is caused by infection with a tick-borne virus (Nairovirus) in the family Bunyaviridae. The disease was first characterized in the Crimea in 1944 and given the name Crimean hemorrhagic fever. It was then later recognized in 1969 as the cause of …

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Hemorrhoids / Piles

Hemorrhoids / Piles

Haemorrhoids (often known as Piles) are enlarged and engorged blood vessels (varicosities) in or around the anus. These may be associated with pain, bleeding, itching and feeling as if a lump or bump is hanging down. Symptoms of Hemorrhoids The most common symptom of internal hemorrhoids is painless bright red …

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Fissure, Anal

Hemorrhoids / Piles

An anal fissure is a small tear or cut in the skin lining the anus which can cause pain and/or bleeding. The typical symptoms of an anal fissure are extreme pain during defecation and red blood streaking the stool. Patients may try to avoid defecation because of the pain.

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