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Patients often assume wrongly that they are allergic to penicillin

... may cause such symptoms as breaking out in severe rashes and breathlessness. However if a person develops rashes or an upset stomach three days after taking penicillin injections then it is very unlikely to be a d...

FDA Approves Elidel Cream for Eczema

...ndition is common, causing red, swollen, and itchy rashes that often seep and ooze. The drug maker, Novartis, notes more than 40 million people in the U.S. develop flare-ups of eczema. // It is a prescription cream for the skin condition called atopic dermatitis or eczema. It is intended for people who ca...

Capsaicin patches help reduce post-shingles pain

... pox.Shingles results in the occurrence of painful rashes on one side of the body andthe pain can persist even after the rashes have disappeared.// Researchers havenow seen in a study patients with post-shingles pain that capsai...

Experimental vaccine for shingles is effective

...pes zoster) is the condition that gets symptoms of rashes or blisters on the skin, along with sensations of burning pain, tingling, and numbness on the area. There may be fever with chills, headache or upset stomach. The infection is somewhat like chicken pox and is caused by the same virus varicella-zoster...

New Combination Therapy Option for HIV Patients

...dverse events seen in clinical trials include skin rashes and raised cholesterol and triglycerides levels. Specialists also say that patients using Aptivus with low-dose ritonavir should report the use of any concomitant medication due to the possibility of potential drug interactions. Some of the drugs t...

Meningitis is rocking the capital again

...s more serious. The commonest signs include fever, rashes appearing as small areas of bleeding in the skin and low blood pressure,'' said Dr. Aggarwal, President of the Delhi Medical Association. The term ‘Meninges’ refers to covering of the brain and spinal cord and ‘itis’ refers to inflammation. Meningi...

Plant based vaccine for Anthrax

... side effects of // inflammation, flu symptoms and rashes involved in conventional anthrax vaccine fermentation process. Daniell feels that an affordable anthrax vaccine of 360 million doses in one acre of tobacco plant, as the threat of anthrax bioterrorism is very high. The study was funded by NIH and U....

French Minister To Visit La Reunion Island To Monitor Chikungunya Epidemic

...ius). A number of people who have developed severe rashes and high fever are slowly recovering from the disease. The mosquito disease was first reported in East Africa as early as 1952 and derives its name from Swahili that means ‘stooped walk’. It refers to the characteristic posture of those afflicted w...

Threat from Chikungunya, No Longer a Fear

...nzania in 1952. It is marked by high fever, severe rashes which are extremely painful but not fatal. Health experts say it can weaken the immune system, allowing other deadly diseases to set it. Statistics show that about 1,298 confirmed cases and 4,706 suspected cases and authorities are awaiting test re...

New Delhi Hit By Meningitis Deaths

...ache, stiffness and pain in the neck, vomiting and rashes on the body," Deputy Municipal Health Officer NK Yadav said, adding that if people noticed even two or three of the above symptoms, they should immediately contact their doctor. He also said that 173 cases have been reported since December and 20 dea...

Possibility Of A Meningococcal Outbreak In NSW

...ms of high fever, nausea or vomiting, headache and rashes that are either pinpointed or blotchy and purple in color. It more commonly occurs during the colder months. However, some cases may occur sporadically, during any time of the year. Although the disease can affect individuals of all ages, young adu...

Malaysia to Beef in Medical Care to Fight against HFMD

... in case their child shows symptoms such as fever, rashes on hands, feet and mouth and painful mouth ulcers. They have requested them to approach the doctors immediately. This is because the disease can be treated if it is identified at an early stage. The children, who had succumbed to the disease, are u...

Spread Of Fungal Infections At Gym Could Be Avoided By Using Towel

...spread// of fungal infections. Fungi cause itchy rashes or in the worst case, circular patches where no hair grows, explains Hans-Juergen Tietz of the Institute for Fungal Illness in Berlin. According to him, fungus is a huge problem as it spreads when it is rubbed off the skin of someone infected and l...

Waiting Period Of Over 10yrs For Women Needing Breast Reduction Surgery

...rk. They further said that the women also suffered rashes under their bust and found it difficult to exercise, which led to further health problems, including increased cardiovascular risks. The FMC also stated that women in need for abdominoperineal surgery also faced similar kinds of problems. They expla...

Budding Footballers at Risk from Blood Infection

...mmediately obvious, and to be aware that secondary rashes occur.’ <br...

Common Causes of Dermatitis

...rmatitis, an allergic disease with red, sore itchy rashes was caused by exposing skin to things like chemicals, medications, certain plants, jewellary, fragnance, cosmetics, metals, creams, etc. The July issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter lists the top 10 causes of contact dermatitis that were recently id...

Chikungunya In Mauritius Claims 77 Lives

...zed by fever, joint and muscle pain, headaches and rashes and is potentially lethal. It has ravaged the Indian Ocean islands since the first two months of 2006. Researchers from the University of Lausanne, Switzerland have reported the cases in The Lancet. They have described the case of a woman who had rec...

Analysis Shows Lamictal As An Effective Additional Therapy For Treatment of Grand Mal Seizures

...p discontinued due to an adverse event. No serious rashes occurred among patients taking LAMICTAL or placebo. No patient experienced worsening of myoclonus. Overall, adjunctive therapy with LAMICTAL appeared to be effective in controlling PGTC seizures among patients 2 to 20 years of age and was associate...

Europe Faces Threat Of Rise In Infectious Diseases

...h a variety of symptoms, including diarrhoea, skin rashes and hay fever type illnesses." Stating that the incidence of another condition that is known as Crimea Haemorrhagic Fever has been seen recently in areas where it had not previously been a problem, hunter said, "The view is that it is not because ...

‘Search and Destroy’ operation against dengue mosquitoes in Philippins

...ccompanied by loss of appetite, vomiting, red skin rashes and abdominal pain are its symptoms. Source-Medinia GYT...

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