Acne and Blackheads : Causes, symptoms and treatments

Acne is a skin condition resulting in the formation of red spots and pimples, especially on the face, neck, shoulders, back, chest and upper arms. Blackheads are a mild form of acne and are not painful to touch. These are ...
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Athlete’s foot : Causes, symptoms and treatments

Athlete’s foot is the name given to an Ikin disease which usually affects the skin lying in and around the sole of the foot. It shows up as red and scaly eruption which can also gradually develop into fluid-filled small ...
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Birthmarks : Causes, symptoms and treatments

Birthmarks are pigmented spots on the skin that are present at the time of birth or occur shortly after birth. The pigmentation can occur in a number of different colors like tan, dark brown, purple, red, black, pink, white, pale ...
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Boils : Causes, symptoms and treatments

Boils are infections occurring in the hair follicle or the oil glands. When the pores get clogged, the dirt and oil trapped inside become the breeding ground for bacteria. First, the skin turns red after which a tender lump develops ...
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Cellulitis : Causes, symptoms and treatments

Cellulitis is a painful skin condition caused due to bacterial infection. It first appears as a swollen, red area that feels hot and tender to touch and may rapidly spread to other parts of the body. Although the infection can ...
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Chlamydia : Causes, symptoms and treatments

Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease caused due to the bacteria Chlamydia Trachomatis ...
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Cold sores

Cold sores : Causes, symptoms and treatments

Cold sores are also known as fever blisters. Some people frequently get cold sores while others may not get them throughout their lifetime. When they do come out, they feel very itchy and painful. Cold sores are, however, a treatable ...
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Cysts : Causes, symptoms and treatments

Cysts are a closed sack like structure that can develop anywhere on or within the body. There are abnormal outgrowths and are usually filled with liquid, semi-solid or gaseous materials. Sometimes they can be microscopic and sometimes big enough to ...
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Balanitis : Causes, symptoms and treatments

Balanitis is a condition in which the glans or the head of the penis gets inflamed due to some kind of infection or some other cause. It is not a very threatening condition. However, it can cause quite a lot ...
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Dermatitis : Causes, symptoms and treatments

Dermatitis is a skin inflammation characterized by red, dry and itchy skin. If the condition gets severe, it could also lead to painful cracks, crusty scales, and fluid filled blisters. There are many types of dermatitis and the diagnosis is ...
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Eczema : Causes, symptoms and treatments

Eczema is a condition in which the affected person experiences a dry, red and itchy area on the skin caused due to inflammation. Although it is most common in children, people of any age can get affected too. Eczema also ...
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Erythema : Causes, symptoms and treatments

Erythema is a skin inflammation on the fatty layer of the skin. On spreading of the legs, they give the skin a red appearance along with pain and tender lumps. The lumps could vary in size from one to five ...
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Folliculitis : Causes, symptoms and treatments

Folliculitis is a condition in which the hair follicles get inflamed. This could develop in any part of the body that has hair, but is most common in the beard area, arms, buttocks, backs, and legs ...
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Genital Herpes HSV2 : Causes, symptoms and treatments

Genital Herpes is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases. Most of the cases are caused due to Herpes Simplex Virus 2 or HSV 2. Although the condition can get quite severe in some cases, this virus can also ...
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Oral Herpes HSV1 : Causes, symptoms and treatments

There are mainly two strains of Herpes virus, HSV1, and HSV2. HSV1 affects the areas in and around the mouth and lips. Although HSV1 is the most prevalent cause of oral herpes, 20 % of the cases result from HSV2 ...
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Gonorrhea : Causes, symptoms and treatments

Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted infection caused due to the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhea. It is very painful and if not treated on time, it could lead to serious health issues including infertility ...
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Hemorrhoids : Causes, symptoms and treatments

Hemorrhoids, also known as piles, is a very common condition and is caused due to the swollen veins in the anus and the lower rectum area. It is estimated that every three out of four adults have hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids do ...
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Impetigo : Causes, symptoms and treatments

Impetigo is caused due to a bacterial infection on the skin. It appears as red sores on the surface of the skin, they may get filled with fluid, break open and form crusting. These can develop on any part of ...
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Lymphoma : Causes, symptoms and treatments

Lymphoma is cancer occurring in the lymphatic system. The condition occurs when the white blood cells are affected by the lymphatic cells as a result of which the entire lymph nodes get replaced by follicular lymphoma. Since lymphoma is present ...
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Lichen planus : Causes, symptoms and treatments

Lichen planus is a chronic skin condition that appears as a rash. It occurs due to the inflammation of the skin and mucous membranes and is accompanied by small, flat topped, polygonal bumps. These bumps can grow in clusters and ...
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Pityriasis rosea : Causes, symptoms and treatments

Pityriasis rosea is a rash that usually appears on the chest, back or abdomen. It often begins as a small oval or circular spot, but with time, it could spread into a larger area of up to 4 inches across ...
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Pruritus : Causes, symptoms and treatments

Pruritus is the medical term used for itchy skin. The itchiness can very intense and chronic. It could give rise to a strong urge to scratch, thus puncturing the skin. However, this should be avoided as the breaking of the ...
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Psoriasis : Causes, symptoms and treatments

Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition that results in the thickening and scaling of the skin. Although it is a non-contagious condition, the dried and flaky skin can rapidly proliferate in the affected person thus covering up a large portion ...
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Rosacea : Causes, symptoms and treatments

Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that causes redness and visible blood vessels in the face. If the condition gets severe, these red bumps on the skin can also swell up and get filled with pus. The symptoms can keep ...
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Scabies : Causes, symptoms and treatments

Scabies is itchy and contagious skin condition caused due to parasitic infestation. They are caused due to the itch mites known as Sarcoptes scabiei. These are very small eight legged parasites that can burrow into the skin so as to ...
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Vitiligo : Causes, symptoms and treatments

Vitiligo is a bodily disorder in which white patches of skin develop in different parts of the body. This occurs due to the destruction of pigment producing cells or melanocytes in the skin. Vitiligo can also affect the mucous membranes ...
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Shingles : Causes, symptoms and treatments

Shingles is caused due to the same virus that causes chicken pox. The virus is known as varicella – zoster virus and it belongs to the group of herpes viruses which is why shingles is also known as herpes zoster ...
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What should I do if I am pregnant ?

When you first find out about your pregnancy, you may go into a state of ecstasy or complete shock. Whatever be the case, you have to start bracing up for the pregnancy and maintaining a good health both for you ...
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How does my body work : Periods

Men keep on producing sperms for the better part of their life. Women, on the other hand, are born with all the eggs that they will ever have during their lifetime. At the time of birth, the number of eggs ...
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How to know if I am pregnant? The signs that make you doubt

Pregnancy symptoms are not the same for all women. In fact, they may not even be the same for one woman during different pregnancies. The symptoms vary in intensity, duration, and frequency. Sometimes, they can be just so mild that ...
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How to know if I am pregnant ? The means to know

There are mainly two types of pregnancy test, the urine test, and the blood test. Both of these methods rely on the detection of the hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin or HCG. This hormone is released by the placenta shortly ...
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How to get pregnant : natural means

It has been estimated that currently, every, one out of seven couples has problems conceiving a child. The infertility rates are expected to rise more in the future and experts blame this entirely upon the modern lifestyle and eating habits ...
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Scar : Causes, symptoms and treatments

A scar is a mark left on the skin after a wound has healed. It is a natural part of the skin’s healing process ...
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Warts : Causes, symptoms and treatments

Warts are small tumors caused due to the Human papillomavirus. Although they are most common in the hands and feet, they can also affect other parts of the body. There can be different types of warts including common warts, flat ...
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How to get pregnant : biological means

The fertility of a woman is mainly connected with the eggs that are stored in the ovaries. Females come with these eggs at the time of birth itself. When born, she will have around two million eggs in her ovaries, ...
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Miscarriage is when a baby dies in the womb within 20 weeks of pregnancy. Almost 10 % of the pregnancies end up in a miscarriage. However, this is only the recorded figure. It is very much possible for the rates ...
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How does my body work : anatomy of a woman

To have a better understanding of the female reproductive anatomy, it is better to study it in two parts the external and the internal female sex organs ...
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How to get pregnant : what is the best time ?

Every month, there comes a phase when your body is most likely to get pregnant. This phase usually lasts for up to six days and is known as the fertile window. The logic is that a sperm can survive inside ...
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Contraception – Types and measures to achieve it

Contraception or birth control is a means to prevent pregnancy which works by interfering with the process of ovulation, also called as fertilization or implantation. There are different measures of birth control which can help in achieving contraception. Before taking any ...
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Effects of emergency contraception

Emergency contraception pills are birth control pills that can be taken after an unprotected sexual intercourse for preventing unwanted pregnancy. These pills are also known as ECPs (Emergency Control Pills) and the morning after pills and produce results by altering ...
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The different types of emergency contraception

Emergency contraception is used after a sexual intercourse in order to avoid unwanted pregnancies. There are different types of contraception which provide the results in different ways. They are discussed below in detail. Barrier method Barrier method refers to the ...
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The Hormonal Contraception

Hormonal contraceptive means the birth control measures which act on endocrine system of human being.  Hormonal contraceptive methods are very popular as well as effective birth control measures all over the world. A large number of populations all over the ...
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The Material Contraception

Contraception means birth control process, which prevents pregnancy. There are many methods of contraception. Over the time there has been numerous changes taking place regarding the contraceptive methods. Some methods of contraception are: Long acting reversible contraception for example, Implant ...
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The Natural Contraception

Natural contraceptives mean natural family planning which does not require any medication or device. These methods are natural because these do not require any hormonal manipulation from an external agent. It totally depends on the mindset of the partners involved ...
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What form of contraception to choose after pregnancy ?

Although doctors suggest not having sexual intercourses at least till the postpartum checkup, which is after 4 to 5 weeks of giving birth, it has been estimated that most women will already have resumed intercourses before that. After giving birth, ...
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What form of contraception to choose for young women ?

Although there has been a huge decline in the rate of teen pregnancies, statistics show that there are almost 1700 births each week in the age group of 15 to 17 year olds. Therefore it is a long way to ...
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Sexuality during pregnancy

During pregnancy, the body goes through a lot of hormonal changes. This can affect everything from body shape, size, weight and even the mood of the expectant mother. When it comes to the sexual activity that a woman can have ...
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How does my body work : Body during pregnancy

A pregnant woman goes through a number of physical changes, all of which are geared towards delivering a healthy child without harming the mother. Starting from the day of conception to the day of delivery, pregnancy lasts for 266 days ...
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The role of father during pregnancy

It may seem like the pregnancy is only a mother’s affair, but the truth is that it can be as equally challenging for the dad as it is for the mother. The physical aspects of the pregnancy are obviously relatable ...
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Living well during pregnancy

When you are pregnant, you go through a lot of emotional and physical changes. There are major hormonal changes going on inside your body and it becomes extremely necessary to sketch out a plan for a healthy child delivery. The ...
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Medical follow-up of pregnancy

Any couple who is thinking of having a baby should first see a doctor ensure if they are in good health to do so. Although childbirth is a natural process and should be without any complication, certain disorders in the ...
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The ills of pregnancy

Pregnancy comes with an armload of maladies. From the conception till the delivery, your body goes through a number of hormonal changes. This does not only influence physical changes but also the emotions. It is quite normal for pregnant women ...
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