Typhoid Fever: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment, Test Results

Typhoid Fever - Symptoms, Causes, Treatment and Test Results

If you have a persistent fever that is as high as 104 degrees Fahrenheit accompanied by diarrhea, poor appetite, and lethargy, it could be typhoid fever. The fever is caused by Salmonella enterica serotype Typhi bacteria. This acute illness is most common in the Indian subcontinent, South-east Asia, Africa, and South America. Typhoid fever can be diagnosed by analyzing stools, urine, and blood samples of the affected person.

Typhoid fever, though can be controlled with antibiotic treatment, is a serious health threat, especially for children. It is a communicable disease that spreads through contaminated food and water. So, it is important to avoid close contact with an affected person.  Typhoid vaccines fever are available but are partially effective in combating the illness.

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Autoimmune Diseases: Types, Symptoms, Causes & Diagnosis

Autoimmune Diseases - Types, Symptoms, Causes & Diagnosis

The human body comprises of a defense mechanism, known as the immune system. Its primary function is to fight off any viruses or infections that might be present in the body. Many of the infections and diseases are dealt by the immune system, but there are a few that can unexpectedly harm the body. Also known as autoimmune disease, these diseases trick the immune system into attacking the healthy cells of the body. As a result, the entire body is susceptible to this disease, and treating it can be a problem.

There is no apparent cause for the rise of an autoimmune disease, but it’s most likely due to genetic factors.  Also, women are more likely to have an autoimmune disease as compared to men.

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Chickenpox Treatment-Symptoms, Stages, and Causes

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Chickenpox is a viral infection, much feared for being contagious. The varicella-zoster virus (VZV) is known to affect mostly kids, but adults are not spared either! Telltale signs of chickenpox are the occurrence of super-itchy, fluid-filled, red blisters all over the body. Fever in the range of 101-102 F (38.3-38.8OC) accompanied by a bad headache, sore throat, and stomach ache are usual chickenpox symptoms. The temperature may last for a few days, and over time the blisters pop and start to leak. These blisters take a few more days to crust and scab over. Even after complete healing, the scars often remain all over the body for a long time.

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Stomach Ache Reasons for Abdominal Pain, Cramps, Treatment

Stomach Ache Reasons for Abdominal Pain, Cramps, Treatment

Stomach pain is not something anyone wouldn’t have had in a lifetime. It can be as simple as temporary gastric symptoms, or as serious as a heart attack. Generally, pain in any area in the digestive tract, below the chest area, till the pelvis can be called as stomach pain by people. The most appropriate term here is abdominal pain. As the abdominal area contains many kinds of organs, medical practitioners divide them into 4 quadrants – left upper, left lower, right upper and right lower.

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The Health Hazards of Air Pollution

The Health Hazards of Air Pollution

Air Pollution – Types, Causes, Effect & Solution

 

What is Air Pollution?

 

Air Pollution refers to the contamination of the air with harmful substances which includes the biological molecules, organic and inorganic particles, and hazardous gases such as Carbon Dioxide (CO2), Carbon Monoxide (CO), Sulphur Dioxide (SO2), Chlorofluorocarbon (CFC), Radon, etc.

 

Types of Air Pollution:

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