Treatment for Bacterial Vaginosis

Treatments for bacterial vaginosis or BV usually consist of antibiotics. Keep in mind this is not a sexually transmitted disease. What happens is that bacteria overgrow because the vaginal pH becomes more alkaline. Antibiotic Medications There are several antibiotics that may be used such as clindamycin and Metronidazole (vaginally or orally). For Metronidazole, the dosage is twice a day, 500 mg. This is to be taken for a week. Alternatively one can take a single 2 g dosage. Probiotics are not effective...

What Causes Hiccups?

Hiccup, also known as synchronous diaphragmatic flutter (SDF) is the “spasmodic contraction of the diaphragm that repeats several times per minute”. It is the abrupt rush of air into the lungs which causes the epiglottis to close, creating the “hic” sound. Hiccups are irritable and reflexive; as the muscle contracts repeatedly, the opening between the vocal cords snaps shut to check the inflow of air, causing the hiccup sound. Irritation of the nerves, extending from the neck to the...

Heat Rash Symptom

Heat rash is an itchy skin disease that is called by other names such as miliaria rubra, prickly heat and sweat rash. It is common in places with humid and hot weather conditions. It affects infants and children more, mainly because of the underdeveloped state of their sweat glands. This medical condition is caused by several different factors including physical activity, tropical climates and immature sweat ducts. Here is a closer look at the different major and minor heat rash symptoms, as well...

Celiac Disease Symptoms

Widely misunderstood in the past, more information about this disease has come to light in recent times. The following are some of the common symptoms and indicators.Celiac Disease Signs The major warning sign is severe and painful diarrhea. The bowel movement will be frequent. The excrement may be liquid. Most of the time, the stool is fatty and very greasy. The excrement also has an exceedingly foul smell. Patients also suffer from gas pains. The stomach becomes distended. In severe cases weight...

What Causes a Leg Cramp?

Definition Cramps are unpleasant, often painful sensations caused by contraction or over-shortening of muscles. Leg cramps are painful feeling of tightness and tension in the muscles of the legs. Also known as ‘charley horse’, leg cramps usually occur when the leg muscles suddenly and forcefully contract. There are three prime areas where these cramps mainly occur: calf (crossing the ankle and knee), the hamstring (crossing the knee and hip) and the quadriceps (also crossing the knee...

Symptoms of Blocked Carotid Artery

When the carotid artery is blocked, a stroke could take place. By knowing the facts about the disease, early treatment can be administered.Carotid Artery Disease Signs The best way to tell if there is a problem with the carotid arteries is by recognizing the symptoms of a stroke. These are collectively known as TIA (transient ischemic attacks). Among the minor and major symptoms are headaches, nausea or dizziness. Patients also feel a tingling or numbness in various parts of the body. Vision...

What Causes Skin Tags?

What are skin tags Skin tags are small, benign growths that are composed of a core of fibers and ducts, nerve cells, fat cells, and a covering or epidermis. Additional names for skin tags include acrochordon, cutaneous papilloma, cutaneous tag, fibroepithelial polyp, fibroma molluscum, fibroma pendulum, papilloma colli, soft fibroma, and Templeton skin tag. They are often seen raised from the skin on a stalk called a peduncle. Skin tags can occur almost anywhere there is skin. However, favorite areas...

Lower Leg Pain

Due to many different factors, people can experience severe pain in the lower, upper, right and left portions of their legs. Of course, lower leg pain is one of the most common, which is basically caused by injuries, accidents and other medical conditions. The most common causes include lateral compartment syndrome, deep vein thrombosis and contusion of the calf muscles. Overall, it is good to know its symptoms, causes and treatments in order to be free from the discomforts that this condition can...

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