Whitlow finger (herpetic whitlow) is a painful finger infection caused by the herpes virus. It’s easy to handle, but it can return. Anywhere on your finger a herpetic whitlow can appear, but it typically affects the top of your finger ...

The synovium, which is also sometimes called the stratum synoviale or synovial stratum, is connective tissue that lines the inside of the joint capsule. A joint capsule, also called an articular capsule, is a bubble-like structure that surrounds joints such as the shoulder, ...

Shock is the state of insufficient blood flow to the tissues of the body as a result of problems with the circulatory system. Initial symptoms of shock may include weakness, fast heart rate, fast breathing, sweating, anxiety, and increased thirst. This may be followed by confusion, unconsciousness, or cardiac arrest, as complications ...

Palpitations make you feel like your heart, missing a beat, or fluttering, is pounding too hard or too fast. In your chest, throat or neck, you can notice heart palpitations. They can be bothersome or scary. However, they’re generally not ...

Neuralgia is a chronic pain condition that affects the trigeminal nerve, which carries sensation from your face to your brain. If you have trigeminal neuralgia, even mild stimulation of your face — such as from brushing your teeth or putting ...

People will be able to treat most cases of stinging nettle rash with home treatments, which can usually relieve the symptoms within a few hours. In some cases, stinging nettles may cause a severe allergic reaction, and a person will require immediate medical ...

Laryngitis is an inflammation of your voice box (larynx) from overuse, irritation or infection. Inside the larynx are your vocal cords — two folds of mucous membrane covering muscle and cartilage. Normally, your vocal cords open and close smoothly, forming ...

Several essential oils in the Basic Care Kit can ease headaches, but since headaches arise from a variety of causes, refer to all the sub-sections here before deciding which treatment is most appropriate. General headache, with no apparent cause Massage ...

Cold-like signs and symptoms such as runny nose, itchy eyes, congestion, sneezing, and sinus pressure are caused by hay fever, also called allergic rhinitis. But unlike a cough, a virus doesn’t cause hay fever. Hay fever is caused by the ...

We’ve all had those days. You start the morning full of energy, only by lunchtime to be yawning. Of course, coffee can be great to give you an extra push to complete the day, but it is probably not what ...

Influenza or flu is a respiratory disease that results from a viral infection and is extremely infectious and spreads by droplets of respiration. While talking or by physical contact, such as shaking hands, a person may pass it on. Symptoms: ...

Fibrositis syndrome is a clinically defined entity characterized by spontaneous pain, particularly in the lumbar and cervical regions and more rarely in other moving sections, multiple tendomyosis, tendonitis and tendonitis insertion, as well as a broad range of functional syndromes, ...