Itchy skin is an uncomfortable, irritating sensation making one want to scratch. It seems simple; when one itches, they scratch. But itchy skin (pruritus) can have hundreds of possible reasons for its occurrence. It may be the outcome of a rash or another condition, like dermatitis or psoriasis. Itchy skin may be a symptom of an internal disease, like kidney failure or liver disease. The skin may look normal, even though it’s itching. ... more
The chronic headaches that can cause significant pain for hours or even days are called migraines. Sometimes all the patient can think about is finding a dark, quiet place to lie down when the symptoms are so severe.
Tingling in the arm or leg, blind spots or flashes of light are some of the sensory warning signs or symptoms (auras) that some migraines are preceded or accompanied by. Extreme sensitivity to light and sound, nausea and ... more
In Fuchs' dystrophy, the cornea, the transparent front surface of the eye, is affected. This is a rare condition, which usually occurs as an inherited disorder, the cause of which is still not known.
Usually, excess fluid is prevented from accumulating in the cornea by the cells that line the back surface (endothelium) of the cornea. This helps maintain the cornea its transparency. However, those endotherlial cells slowly ... more
The chronic, inflammatory skin condition that affects adults and causes redness in the face and produces small, red, pus-filled bumps or pustules, is called rosacea.
Rosacea tends to be progressive, which means that if left untreated, it gets worse over time. Rosacea is cyclic in most people, which means that the rosacea signs and symptoms may flare up for a period of weeks to months and then lessen for a while before flaring up again. ... more
One of the most allergy-causing foods is eggs. Even though egg allergy is more common in children, but it could also occur in adults. Most children, by the time they’re five years old, outgrow their egg allergy.
Typically, allergic reactions occur a few minutes to a few hours after eating eggs or foods containing eggs. Hives, skin rashes, vomiting and inflamed nasal passages are some of the signs and symptoms of an egg ... more
Wegener’s granulomatosis, which is a rare disorder that causes inflammation of the blood vessels that restricts blood flow to various organs, is not an infection or a type of cancer, but its exact cause is still not known. The kidneys, lungs and upper respiratory tract are the most commonly affected organs by Wegener’s granulomatosis. This restricted blood flow can damage these organs. Wegener’s granulomatosis also produces ... more