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  • Nasal folliculitis, or nasal vestibulitis, is caused by a buildup of oil and/or dead skin cells. This leads to the pores getting infected by staph which can lead to a painful and maddening pimple.

    Nasal Folliculitis: Causes and Treatment

    Nasal Folliculitis: Causes and Treatment

    by John R Wilsdon0

  • Pareidolia is a condition in which one perceives familiar patterns in inanimate objects. One of the most common examples is seeing faces. This is known as facial pareidolia.

    Face It: You Just Might Have Pareidolia

    Face It: You Just Might Have Pareidolia

    by Stephen Barnes13

  • Basic information on using an insulin pump for managing diabetes, and the differences between pump and manual insulin shot therapy.

    Insulin Pumps—Pros and Cons

    Insulin Pumps—Pros and Cons

    by Stephanie Hicks2

  • Tips for living with dizziness and inner ear disorders. These are the techniques I use to reduce my symptoms and get on with my life.

    Eight Ways to Cope When You're Dizzy

    Eight Ways to Cope When You're Dizzy

    by Kim Kennedy33

  • Are you really flexible? Have you dislocated your knees or other joints? Hypermobile joint symptoms may mean you have a disorder often called hypermobility joint syndrome, or Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome.

    What Is Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome? My Story

    What Is Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome? My Story

    by MaryBeth Walz28

  • I've had more than my fair share of urinary tract infections. This is what I've learned—from my doctor and through personal experience—about how to prevent them from happening in the first place.

    Daily Habits to Prevent Urinary Tract Infections

    Daily Habits to Prevent Urinary Tract Infections

    by Andromeda107

  • Eczema is a distressing condition that causes the skin to become itchy, red, dry and cracked. It afflicts children and adults alike.

    What Is Eczema and How Do I Treat It?

    What Is Eczema and How Do I Treat It?

    by Eugene Brennan11

  • Lupus is a unique, sometimes deadly auto-immune that presents differently for everyone. This article focuses on the many ways that lupus can manifest in each individual and provides patient insight into this disease.

    The Many Faces of Lupus

    The Many Faces of Lupus

    by Shannon Perry1

  • Have bloating or gas in the afternoon or evening? Here's how to diagnose the source of the problem; the culprit is usually something you ate for breakfast or lunch.

    Afternoon and Evening Bloating and Gas

    Afternoon and Evening Bloating and Gas

    by Jason Menayan15

  • Ingrown toenails can be painful and debilitating, but surgery to remove the toenail is no fun, either. You may be able to avoid surgery with these tips.

    How I Avoided Ingrown Toenail Surgery

    How I Avoided Ingrown Toenail Surgery

    by Sondra Rochelle2

  • Working and having a successful career with fibromyalgia is possible! Learn how to save energy, be productive, and stay healthy in the workplace.

    How I Manage Fibromyalgia at Work

    How I Manage Fibromyalgia at Work

    by Kymberly Fergusson3

  • An ear abscess (medical name - mastoiditis) is a dangerous infection of the skull, provoked by bacteria in the ear. It primarily affects toddlers and infants, although in rare occasions older individuals may be susceptible. The cause is always the...

    Ear Abscess: Everything You Need to Know

    Ear Abscess: Everything You Need to Know

    by piplaw lm6

  • Does milk cause your body to produce more mucus, making your cold and asthma symptoms worse? The research says no. But you might be surprised at the other tricks that milk can play on your system.

    The Myth of Milk and Mucus: Coughs, Colds, and Asthma

    The Myth of Milk and Mucus: Coughs, Colds, and Asthma

    by Redberry Sky39

  • I had a herniated disc (L5-S1) and suffered for five grueling months of different treatments before I got surgery. Here I explore those options I tried; others share their experiences in the comments.

    Herniated Disc Treatment Options and My Experience

    Herniated Disc Treatment Options and My Experience

    by Jason Menayan101

  • Your feet can itch for all kinds of reasons, ranging from skin irritations to systemic health issues. This article will explain everything you need to know about itchy ankles.

    Itchy Ankles Explained

    Itchy Ankles Explained

    by Sree Vani0

  • Urinary Tract Infections can occur in any person of any age. The one thing they have in common is that they totally suck. Learn at-home-treatment options and ways to prevent future infections.

    What Causes Urinary Tract Infections?

    What Causes Urinary Tract Infections?

    by Kierstin Gunsberg9

  • Learn the signs and symptoms of diabetes, then ask your doctor for a simple blood test to determine if you have the disease

    The Early Warning Signs of Diabetes

    The Early Warning Signs of Diabetes

    by Stephanie Hicks92

  • Chronic hives are a result of an underlying disease condition. My experience is with acute hives, which results from an allergic reaction that may occur only once in a lifetime.

    Chronic Hives and Angioedema Survey

    Chronic Hives and Angioedema Survey

    by John R Wilsdon12

  • Tendinosis is a degeneration of the collagen fibers of a tendon. It is caused by a repetitive micro-trauma. Unlike tendinitis, there is no inflammation. This is my story.

    Treatment for Tendinosis (Not Tendinitis)

    Treatment for Tendinosis (Not Tendinitis)

    by MickiS5

  • Histamine has important functions but also causes the symptoms of hay fever. It's released from mast cells. Helpful techniques can prevent or reduce hay fever symptoms.

    Histamine, Mast Cells, and Hay Fever Allergies

    Histamine, Mast Cells, and Hay Fever Allergies

    by Linda Crampton20

  • An asthma inhaler can transform the life of an asthma sufferer. All asthmatics should have some kind of inhaler and understand how to use it.

    Inhalers for Asthma Relief

    Inhalers for Asthma Relief

    by Kate Swanson36

  • Are you home from school or work because you're sick but you've checked Facebook one too many times already? Here's 22 productive things to do when you're home sick and bored.

    Things to Do When You're Home Sick and Bored

    Things to Do When You're Home Sick and Bored

    by Kierstin Gunsberg2

  • Anemia is a condition in which you do not have enough red blood cells or your red blood cells do not carry oxygen efficiently. This can lead to many other complications. Knowing the symptoms of anemia can help you treat the condition before it gets worse.

    The Signs and Symptoms of Anemia

    The Signs and Symptoms of Anemia

    by xmetow9

  • Do you know, or suspect someone has sleep apnea; maybe even yourself? This is a condition that not only affects your sleep, but it contributes to many other life-threatening disorders. I know personally what it can do because I have it.

    Sleep Apnea: Do You Have It? Causes, Symptoms, and Diagnosis

    Sleep Apnea: Do You Have It? Causes, Symptoms, and Diagnosis

    by Gerry Glenn Jones4

  • It's no secret that obesity has become a serious problem in America. This article explores the causes of obesity and the effects it can have on your health and well being.

    The Obesity Epidemic: Root Causes

    The Obesity Epidemic: Root Causes

    by Kevin W6

  • Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva, or FOP, is a genetic disease that turns the human body into a living, breathing statue. There is no cure. Louise Wedderburn and Harry Eastlack are discussed.

    What Is FOP? The Mannequin Disease

    What Is FOP? The Mannequin Disease

    by Nell Rose119

  • The symptoms of thyroid malfunction can easily be mistaken for other conditions such as allergies, menopause, and depression. It is important to insist on a blood test to determine whether this is the cause of your problems as the thyroid gland plays such a huge part in many bodily functions.

    Is It Allergies or a Thyroid Disorder?

    Is It Allergies or a Thyroid Disorder?

    by tebo44

  • Heel pain can have many causes. The most common cause is plantar fasciitis, which can be related to heel spurs and policeman's heel.

    Expert Heel Pain Advice

    Expert Heel Pain Advice

    by Heel Fix Kit0

  • Although there's no official medical "cure" for lactose intolerance, sufferers can learn to manage it so completely that they never experience any symptoms.

    The Only Way to "Cure" Lactose Intolerance

    The Only Way to "Cure" Lactose Intolerance

    by Jo Kenyon1

  • Lack of sleep is very detrimental, not only to your daily life, but also to your health. I know from personal experience! Here are 20 strategies that helped me get a better night's sleep.

    20 Tips That Helped Me Cure My Insomnia

    20 Tips That Helped Me Cure My Insomnia

    by just helen8

  • When a person undergoes surgery, the raw surfaces created can leak out tiny amounts of fluid that usually get absorbed back into nearby capillaries. However, in some instances, the leaking fluid may accumulate, leading to a fluid-filled collection known as a seroma.

    Seroma: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention

    Seroma: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention

    by Dr Pandula2

  • This article explains the lung disease of bronchiectasis, including tests and treatments. Childhood cystic fibrosis is also discussed, as it can be related.

    Bronchiectasis - Irreversible Lung Disease

    Bronchiectasis - Irreversible Lung Disease

    by Pamela Oglesby27

  • This is the story of how my husband and I dealt with his colostomy, colostomy bag, stoma care, and several surgeries. I have included personal photos and informative videos, as well.

    Colostomy and Colostomy Bag: Our Experience

    Colostomy and Colostomy Bag: Our Experience

    by Holle Abee15

  • What is Ichthyosis, and what can you do to help treat it? There isn't a lot of information out there on this skin disorder , so I'm trying my best to help others who suffer from it.

    Living With Ichthyosis

    Living With Ichthyosis

    by Misty May30

  • The side effects of chemotherapy can be difficult, but they are not as bad as many seem to believe. Here are the more common issues cancer patients face during chemo treatments.

    What Really Happens to Chemotherapy Patients

    What Really Happens to Chemotherapy Patients

    by Rebecca Burg4

  • If you were diagnosed with cervical dystonia, you may be wondering what it is. I know I had no clue what it was when I was diagnosed with it.

    My Experience With Cervical Dystonia

    My Experience With Cervical Dystonia

    by Becca Hubbard-Woods2

  • The caloric test examines inner ear function in patients who have balance problems or who suffer from dizziness. Knowing what to expect can ease anxiety about the procedure.

    Caloric Test for Dizziness - What to Expect

    Caloric Test for Dizziness - What to Expect

    by Kim Kennedy18

  • Lemons are not the miracle cure for diabetes—but they may offer some surprising benefits that could be helpful to diabetics.

    Lemon and Diabetes

    Lemon and Diabetes

    by Mary Craig63

  • Stubbing your toe or catching a fingernail can cause a blood blister to form under the skin. Relieving the pressure is a simple and painless procedure that can prevent complications from occurring.

    How to Treat a Blood Blister Under the Nail

    How to Treat a Blood Blister Under the Nail

    by Bobby4

  • What started as a fun weekend at a local water park ended in two surgeries and a hospital stay. Nail infections, known as paronychias, are a serious condition.

    My Experience With Paronychia

    My Experience With Paronychia

    by Jennifer53

  • Costochondritis is a rare condition results that in inflammation of the cartilage connecting a rib to the breastbone (sternum). I have personally experienced this condition.

    What Is Costochondritis?

    What Is Costochondritis?

    by NHJinx1

  • The life expectancy of someone living with multiple sclerosis is somewhat lower than that of the general population. Recent research estimates the difference to be about 7 years.

    Multiple Sclerosis and Life Expectancy

    Multiple Sclerosis and Life Expectancy

    by Edmund Custers0

  • Pilonidal cysts appear most commonly on the tailbone area at the top or near the top of the cleft of the buttocks. Most doctors believe that it is caused by an ingrown hair that then becomes infected.

    What the Heck Is a Pilonidal Cyst? My Son's Story

    What the Heck Is a Pilonidal Cyst? My Son's Story

    by fishtiger58221

  • Coronaviruses often cause mild to moderate problems in the respiratory tract, but the effects are sometimes more serious. One type of coronavirus is the MERS virus. This can produce a deadly infection in some people.

    The Coronavirus and MERS: Viral Infection and Prevention

    The Coronavirus and MERS: Viral Infection and Prevention

    by Linda Crampton22

  • Spotting fordyce spots for the first time can be very distressing and can make people think of cancer. This article aims to provide some reassurance and explain what is really going on.

    Are Fordyce Spots Cancerous?

    Are Fordyce Spots Cancerous?

    by infostreamnetwork0

  • The causes, signs, and symptoms of having foot drop. This article is about my personal experience dealing with foot drop.

    Living With Foot Drop

    Living With Foot Drop

    by April Green1

  • Insomnia is a hell beast in itself, but the side effects can be so much worse than the lack of sleep itself. It's nearly impossible to live a normal life.

    13 Eye-Opening Side Effects of Insomnia

    13 Eye-Opening Side Effects of Insomnia

    by Sacha0

  • This article discusses the causes of excessive flatulence and the key methods to prevent and treat it.

    Causes of Excessive Flatulence

    Causes of Excessive Flatulence

    by Edmund Custers2

  • Dysautonomia, any disorder of the Autonomic (Involuntary) Nervous System, is likely the most misdiagnosed condition of all time. Know the signs and symptoms of this invisible, chronic illness.

    Dysautonomia: Invisible, Often Misdiagnosed

    Dysautonomia: Invisible, Often Misdiagnosed

    by KellyFreeman LM78

  • Twenty-two years after surviving breast cancer, I was diagnosed with stage IV inoperable lung cancer. I decided not to let cancer beat me. This is my story.

    My Battles With Breast and Lung Cancer

    My Battles With Breast and Lung Cancer

    by Susan Zutautas244

  • Atrial fibrillation and heart disease in general are topics that are close to my heart (no pun intended). I hope this article inspires you to look into your own health and take preventative measures where you can.

    Atrial Fibrillation: My Father Is Always Out of Rhythm!

    Atrial Fibrillation: My Father Is Always Out of Rhythm!

    by Sarah Hurst0

  • I used to suffer terribly from psoriasis. This alternative treatment restored my healthy skin, and I hope it will help you, too.

    Psoriasis Cure or Am I Dreaming?

    Psoriasis Cure or Am I Dreaming?

    by Jeffrey Watters9

  • While relatively uncommon, an avocado allergy can cause a variety of symptoms ranging from mild to life-threatening. Here are some facts about this type of allergy.

    Avocado Allergy Symptoms

    Avocado Allergy Symptoms

    by carolynkaye11

  • Injuring part of the hand can cause long-term pain if not treated correctly in the initial stages. Learn how a mere pinky injury affected my life, and what I did about it.

    A Severed Flexor Tendon in the Pinky Finger

    A Severed Flexor Tendon in the Pinky Finger

    by Rosie writes8

  • Post-Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome is a growing global medical issue. "Persister" cells of the Lyme bacteria may be the cause of this life-changing chronic illness. The research is promising.

    New Hope for Treating Chronic Lyme Disease

    New Hope for Treating Chronic Lyme Disease

    by M G Del Baglivo2

  • Sciatica-related lower back pain is caused by an inflammation of the sciatic nerve, which runs from the spinal cord through the hip area and down the back of each leg.

    Sciatica Pain Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

    Sciatica Pain Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

    by Kelly W. Patterson42

  • Whether you’re young or old, the thought of being housebound due to illness or disability is probably pretty horrifying. For some of us, though, it’s a reality—and not an easy one to live with.

    How I Keep Motivated When I'm Housebound

    How I Keep Motivated When I'm Housebound

    by BeckyC18

  • Bright red blood in stool can be from a life-threatening medical condition. It can also be a false alarm, hence completely harmless.

    Bright Red Blood in Stool

    Bright Red Blood in Stool

    by Edmund Custers1

  • Over my many years in the medical field, I've witnessed many deaths. Some people see death as a tragedy. Some see it as a release from pain and suffering. One thing is certain: death is inevitable.

    Final Symptoms of Terminal Lung Cancer and Dying

    Final Symptoms of Terminal Lung Cancer and Dying

    by Lela29

  • This is the story of how I survived a battle with prostate cancer. I received my diagnosis at the age of 38, which is a young age for this disease.

    Prostate Cancer: A Survivor's Story

    Prostate Cancer: A Survivor's Story

    by Akwasi Maru5

  • I had carpal tunnel surgery by a hand specialist. Later my primary physician found compressed discs in my neck. He said that may have been causing my hand to get numb and I may never have had a carpal tunnel issue.

    My Story of Misdiagnosed Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    My Story of Misdiagnosed Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    by Glenn Stok17

  • I noticed my son itching the back of his knee and noticed it was not his eczema. It looked like warts. In fact, he had molluscum contagiosum. Find out what the condition is and how to treat it.

    What Is Molluscum Contagiosum and How to Treat It

    What Is Molluscum Contagiosum and How to Treat It

    by Karen Lackey12

  • Acid reflux disease is the result of a variety of genetic, age-related, and environmental factors. Some are controllable and some are not.

    How Do You Get Acid Reflux Disease?

    How Do You Get Acid Reflux Disease?

    by Scott S Bateman15

  • Do you find yourself crying in public and unable to control your tears? There are biological as well as emotional forces at play. Learn about easy ways to stop crying.

    How to Control Tears and Stop Crying

    How to Control Tears and Stop Crying

    by Alison-Jean14

  • A pelvic hematoma can occur when there is serious trauma to the pelvic region. A hematoma in this region is a very serious condition that normally requires surgery.

    Identifying and Treating a Pelvic Hematoma

    Identifying and Treating a Pelvic Hematoma

    by Bobby0

  • Colon bacteria make butyric acid. This acid improves the health of the intestinal lining. It may also reduce inflammation and decrease the risk of colon cancer.

    Butyric Acid, Gut Bacteria, and Colon Health

    Butyric Acid, Gut Bacteria, and Colon Health

    by Linda Crampton20

  • Sever's disease is a horrible name that makes parents and gymnasts cringe. Despite its name, Sever's disease is a common gymnastics injury, and it can be easily managed.

    Understanding Sever's Disease and Gymnastics

    Understanding Sever's Disease and Gymnastics

    by Tawnya0

  • Acne is a disorder of the pilosebaceous unit, which is made up of the sebaceous gland, hair, and hair follicle. Today, almost all types of acne and acne scars are treatable if correctly recognized.

    Acne: Causes, General Care, and Treatment

    Acne: Causes, General Care, and Treatment

    by Sherry Haynes0

  • Insomnia is a side effect of steroid use. It can vary in its intensity and duration, but it is quite normal given the way steroids interact with our bodies.

    Insomnia While on Solu-Medrol Steroids

    Insomnia While on Solu-Medrol Steroids

    by Jen's Solitude19

  • Have you ever wondered what it feels like to be in a coma? This is my story. I remember hearing people around me. I could feel everyone staring at me—but I couldn't open my eyes or respond.

    What It Feels Like to Be in a Coma

    What It Feels Like to Be in a Coma

    by Aubrey Allyn91

  • Growing up with a cleft lip and cleft palate is a unique experience, and I want to share my story in the hopes that it will help others understand what it was like, and to spread awareness and promote empathy for others with this condition.

    Growing Up With Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate: My Experience

    Growing Up With Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate: My Experience

    by Melissa Clason0

  • Unless you’re having unusual chest pains, you probably don’t have pericarditis—but I wanted to share my experience because of how quickly I was broadsided by this condition.

    My Experience With Pericarditis

    My Experience With Pericarditis

    by M. T. Dremer8

  • Death is difficult to accept, and yet it is a part of life that we cannot change. Having a better understanding of the stages of the dying process will help ease the experience for all involved.

    Stages of the Dying Process and What to Expect

    Stages of the Dying Process and What to Expect

    by Sharon Smith150

  • I have epilepsy, also known as seizure disorder. Living with epilepsy is different but possible. For those who have been recently diagnosed, here are a few things to expect.

    Things About Epilepsy Nobody Tells You

    Things About Epilepsy Nobody Tells You

    by Cecil Kenmill68

  • Remedies for every stage of the cold sore. If you get cold sores, these are some of the best ways I've found to get rid of them.

    Get Rid of a Cold Sore Fast

    Get Rid of a Cold Sore Fast

    by JRs5

  • Here are the natural and medicinal treatments that I use to control my psoriasis. Everyone is different; they may or may not work for you. Speak with your doctor before trying any new treatment.

    How to Treat Psoriasis

    How to Treat Psoriasis

    by Ritchie Hicks0

  • Nearly 1,500 in Ohio need healthy lung transplants annually, but there are not enough donor lungs for them all. That changes now, because a leading university hospital can fix damaged lungs fast.

    Damaged Lungs Can Be Repaired in Four Hours

    Damaged Lungs Can Be Repaired in Four Hours

    by Patty Inglish MS32

  • Through the years, I have witnessed a few physicians determine the possibility of cancer by using the sense of smell. Cancerous moles exude an olfactory protein that non-cancerous moles do not.

    Can You Detect Skin Cancer by Smell?

    Can You Detect Skin Cancer by Smell?

    by Patty Inglish MS33

  • Klova sleep patches helped me get the sleep I need. Learn how to use them properly to get the best results.

    Klova Sleep Patches Review

    Klova Sleep Patches Review

    by Chelsea Lynne0

  • Being diagnosed with scoliosis is stressful. Once you add in high school drama, lots of pain, and major surgery, you end up with my life story.

    Life With Scoliosis

    Life With Scoliosis

    by Laura1

  • As an eczema sufferer, I have a lot of experience with moisturizing creams, ointments, and lotions. Here I discuss CeraVe, Cetaphil, Vanicream, Eucerin, TriDerma, and Aquaphor.

    Best Skin Products for My Eczema

    Best Skin Products for My Eczema

    by Dorian Bodnariuc12

  • Millions of people are affected by eczema. Understand what causes flare-ups, and learn how to maintain proper skin care.

    How I Healed My Eczema

    How I Healed My Eczema

    by Chernika Lipscomb0

  • Arthritis is a very painful disease, and is typically a result of the aging process. But it doesn't have to be. There are steps you can take to decrease your chances of getting arthritis, and this article explains how.

    How to Decrease Your Chances of Getting Arthritis

    How to Decrease Your Chances of Getting Arthritis

    by Melissa Flagg COA OSC27

  • There are a variety of foot sanding tools on the market, but I find most of them rather ineffective. The assistant at the podiatrist's recommended using the Dremel. Here's my experience with it.

    Foot Sanding With a Dremel Rotary Tool

    Foot Sanding With a Dremel Rotary Tool

    by Virginia Allain5

  • Susan Holland was diagnosed with breast cancer in March of 2016. She shares the story of what led up to the cancer diagnosis, the diagnosis, and the importance of having an advocate.

    My Experience Being Diagnosed With Breast Cancer

    My Experience Being Diagnosed With Breast Cancer

    by Susan Holland18

  • Learn about the different complications of gout if you are not careful in treating your high uric acid in the blood.

    Complications of Gout

    Complications of Gout

    by Spiro Koulouris0

  • Difficulty sleeping spoils your day, undermines relationships, and makes you less effective at work. Many causes of sleep problems relate to your lifestyle. This article explains 13 gentle but effective changes you can make to help you get a good night's sleep and wake refreshed and raring to go.

    13 Gentle but Effective Strategies to Help You Get a Good Night’s Sleep

    13 Gentle but Effective Strategies to Help You Get a Good Night’s Sleep

    by Amanda Littlejohn4

  • IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) affects about 15% of the world's population and can lower the quality of life if left untreated. Read more about lifestyle changes that improve this health condition.

    IBS Information and Management

    IBS Information and Management

    by Miriam Parker4

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