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 ...

Sinusitis is an inflammation of the tissue lining the sinuses, or swelling. They fill safe sinuses with air. But germs can develop and cause an infection when they become blocked and filled with fluid. Conditions that can cause sinus blockage ...

What is lumbago? Back pain? Lumbago causes severe pain which occurs suddenly in the small of the back. It is often triggered by a sudden movement or strain. Also known as pain in the lumbar region. In the smaller section ...

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 ...

Hand washing remains the best method of disinfection, but there are times when we don’t have available soap and water, so a natural hand sanitizer becomes absolutely necessary. To order to function properly, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ...

A condition marked by stiffness and discomfort in your shoulder joint is frozen shoulder, also known as adhesive capsulitis. Typically, signs and symptoms start progressively, deteriorate over time and then resolve, usually within one to three years. When you recover ...

Frostbite is an injury that causes the skin and underlying tissues to freeze. Your skin gets really cold and red first, then numb, hard and pale first. Is most prevalent on the fingers, toes, nose, ears, cheeks and chin. Exposed ...

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: ...

Diarrhea may be caused by a whole range of conditions that generally fall into three categories: food-related, nerve-related, and viral-related. In all cases, drink large quantities of water and take a rehydration solution to help prevent dehydration and balance the ...

Your nervous system sends an alert to your brain when something irritates your throat or airway. By telling the muscles in your chest and abdomen to contract and to expel a burst of air, your brain responds.A cough is a ...

Common cold, also known as simple cold, is an upper respiratory tract viral infectious disease that mainly affects the respiratory mucosa of the nose, mouth, sinuses, and larynx. Less than two days after exposure to the virus, signs and symptoms ...

A common viral infection is cold sores, also called fever blisters. They are tiny blisters on and around your lips that are fluid-filled. In patches, these blisters are always grouped together. A scab forms after the blisters crack, which can ...