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Steroid Shot for Allergies

The human body has a unique defense system called the immune system. The task of immune system is to fight germs and protect the body from infections and diseases. The immune system can sometimes lead to allergic reactions which are nothing but false alarms in most of the cases. Sneezing, …

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Why Am I Sneezing After Eating?

Imagine eating out at a swanky restaurant with your dream date and then sneezing uncontrollably. How embarrassing! Is this even a medical condition? Or is it a cruel trick your body is playing with you? You can rest assured that this is a common condition experienced by many people. Sneezing …

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What Causes High White Blood Cell Count?

White blood cells (WBCs) or leukocytes are an integral part of your immune system and help fight infections by eliminating viruses, bacteria and germs from your body. While these cells originate in the bone marrow, they circulate throughout your body. To check the number of white blood cells in your …

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Coughing When Lying Down

According to figures, coughing is among the most common culprit leading to a medical visit. It is known that many different causes can make you cough. Usually, it requires no concern, yet coughing in certain positions (like lying down) may indicate something serious. And most doctors will want to figure …

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How to Deal with Laundry Detergent Allergy

Some people are so sensitive that a normal household item like laundry detergent can elicit an allergic reaction. Your body’s immune system tends to overreact in the presence of any specific irritating substance contained in the laundry detergent. This irritant substance can be a chemical added to the laundry detergent …

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Bell’s Palsy vs. Stroke

The nerve effects of Bell’s palsy are peripheral, while in a stroke, the nerve effect is central. As you can see in the figure, motor innervation in the forehead comes from both cerebral cortex hemispheres. A stroke with symptoms of facial paralysis would show drooping only in the lower part …

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Food Poisoning from Chicken

Although food poisoning is a common problem, it is distressing and at times life threatening for millions of Americans and other people across the globe. Food-borne organism may cause no symptoms or mild symptoms such as intestinal discomfort. Other times they may cause severe symptoms including bloody diarrhea and dehydration. …

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Can You Be Allergic to Weed?

Derived from the plant Cannabis sativa, marijuana is consumed for its recreational and medicinal purposes through oral ingestion and through the inhalation of smoke from burning various parts of the plants. Cannabis sativa also produces pollen and releases it during the summer. This pollen spreads by the wind and can …

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Can You Get Chickenpox Twice?

Chickenpox, medically known as varicella, is a viral infection characterized by the development of an itchy rash with fluid-filled blisters. It is a contagious condition, especially for people who have not been vaccinated against it or never had it in the past. Before the introduction of chickenpox vaccination, it was …

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Infected Tragus Piercing

Tragus is the small ovoid cartilaginous flap just outside the canal of the ear. It has become a common spot to pierce and pin up jewelry and such a piercing is known as tragus piercing. Traditionally, ear lobe piercing has remained a popular choice for people but due to the …

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