Archive for December, 2007

Self Home Treatment for Warts

Saturday, December 29th, 2007

Home care is effective for treating warts.Most of the techniques requires no medications.
Adhesive tape therapy: Place several layers of waterproof adhesive tape over the wart region (even duct tape) for 6 1/2 days. Then take off the tape and provide it exposure for 12 hours.Place the tape for another 6 1/2 days.The tape is recommened for warts around the fingernail.

Salicylic acid therapy : Salicylic acid can be used in a form of liquid which can be applied on the wart or as a plaster placed on the wart tissue. First soak the infected area in warm water for 5-10 minutes.Remove the top layer with a razor. Do not shave far enough to make the wart bleed. Apply the salicylic acid to the wart tissue. Do not apply it to other skin because of salicylic acid’s potential to injure normal tissue.

Symptoms of Warts

Tuesday, December 25th, 2007

Warts are generally small, flesh coloured or grey sweelings observed on the genital area.Sometimes several warts appear together and take on a cauliflower shape.The common symptoms of the disease are summed up as below.it includes itching or discomfort in your genital area and bleeding while intercourse .Often genital warts show no symptoms.At times they are so small and flat that they can’t be seen with the naked eye.

Pregnancy may sometimes trigger a dormant infection, or an active infection may worsen during pregnancy.

How are Warts Caused

Friday, December 21st, 2007

Warts are caused by the DNA-containing human papillomavirus (HPV). There are more than 100 different types of HPV, in which 63 types of HPVs causes genital warts. The virus enters the skin after direct contact with recently shed viruses kept alive in warm, moist environments such as a locker room, or by direct contact with an infected person. These strains of the virus are highly contagious and can spread through sexual contact with an infected person. The entry site is often an area of recent injury. The incubation time—from when the virus is contracted until a wart appears—can be 1-8 months.Contrary to popular mythology, touching a frog will not give you warts.

What are Warts ?

Monday, December 17th, 2007

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A wart is generally a small, rough tumor which occurs on hands and feet. Warts are caused due to a viral infection, specifically by the human papillomavirus (HPV) and are contagious when in contact with the skin of another. Virus causing warts can transfer from patients by sharing objects, towels etc. The warts dissapear within a few months in usual circumstances however it can also last for years and can reoccur. More common in kids than in adults, warts are skin infections caused by viruses of the human papillomavirus (HPV) family. Warts are usually painless unless they’re on the soles of the feet or another part of the body that gets bumped or touched all the time.

Classifications of Pneumonia According to Causes

Tuesday, December 11th, 2007

Pneumonia is sometimes classified according to the cause of pneumonia:
 
Community-acquired pneumonia : This takes place in the course of your daily life while carrying out daily life activities.

Hospital-acquired (nosocomial) pneumonia : This kind of pneumonia is common with people who are hospitalizedThe chances increases if the patient is on a mechanical ventilator. This type of pneumonia can be extremely serious, especially for old people, young children and people with chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD) or HIV/AIDS.
 
Aspiration pneumonia : This kind of pneumonia occurs when foreign substance is inhaled (aspirated) into your lungs — most often when the contents of your stomach enter lungs after vomiting. This commonly happens when a brain injury or other condition affects your normal gag reflex.
 
Pneumonia caused by opportunistic organisms : This type of pneumonia strikes people with compromised immune systems.Organisms that aren’t harmful for healthy people can be extremely dangerous for people with AIDS, organ transplantation and other conditions that impair the immune system. For example, P. carinii pneumonia almost never occurs in otherwise healthy people.
 
Emerging pathogens : Outbreaks of the H5N1 influenza (bird flu) virus and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) can also cause pneumonia infection.

Causes of Pneumonia

Thursday, December 6th, 2007

The body of every human being is provided with mechanisms to protect lungs from infection.  The nasal cilia screen out most of the organism in the air passage. White blood cells (leukocytes), a key part of your immune system, begin to attack the invading organisms. The accumulating pathogens, white cells and immune proteins cause the air sacs to become inflamed and filled with fluid, leading to the difficult breathing that characterizes many types of pneumonia. If both lungs are involved, it is termed as double pneumonia.

Other common causes include consumption of too much alcohol. If someone’s unconscious, it’s possible to aspirate the liquid contents and possibly solid food from the stomach into the lungs, causing aspiration pneumonia.

Treatment Options for Pneumonia

Saturday, December 1st, 2007

The treatment for pneumonia varies depending upon the severity of the disease and the cause of pneumonia.
 
Bacterial : When Bacterial Pnuemonia occurs,the treatment takes place with antibiotic.The full completion of medicine course is neccesary for complete cureness from disease.Incomplete medication create strains of bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics.
 
Viral : Antibiotics are not considered total effective against viral pneumonia.The recommended treatment for the disease is taking rest and having plenty of fluids in diet.However, a few viral pneumonias may be treated with antiviral medications.
 
Mycoplasma : Mycoplasma pneumonias are treated with antibiotics. Even so, recovery may not be immediate. In some cases fatigue may continue long after the infection itself has cleared. Many cases of mycoplasma pneumonia go undiagnosed and untreated.
 
Fungal : In case of fungal pneumonia,treatment with antifungal medication are considered most effective treatment.