When the fungus Candida albicans accumulates on the lining of someone’s mouth, oral thrush occurs. It results in creamy white lesions, often on the tongue or inner cheeks. Scraping the lesions could be painful and might bleed slightly. In some cases, oral thrush might spread to the roof of the mouth, gums, the back of the throat and tonsils.
Although oral thrush is more likely to occur in babies and people wearing ... more
Also known as a strawberry hemangioma, a hemangioma is a birthmark that appears as a bright red patch or a nodule of extra blood vessels in the skin. Birthmarks come in all shapes and sizes. Usually, a hemangioma grows during the first year of life and then recedes over time. It isn't associated with other medical conditions, and is usually benign.
A child who had a hemangioma in infancy, by the age of 10 will have a little visible ... more
Peanut allergy is common in the first years of life. An allergic reaction to peanuts could range from a minor irritation to anaphylaxis, which is a life-threatening reaction. While several children outgrow allergies to other foods like milk or eggs, most kids do not outgrow peanut allergy as they get older. Even people who have had only a mild reaction in the past might be in danger of a stronger reaction in future. So when a child or adult ... more
When the arch on the inside of someone's feet is flattened, it means that they have flatfeet, a common and painless condition. Flatfeet could sometimes develop when the arches don't develop properly during childhood. This condition could also occur after someone's had a pregnancy or as they age.
In case this condition causes the person's ankles to turn inward, problems may occur in their knees, ankles and feet; ... more
When an injury to the network of nerves that sends signals from the spine to the shoulder, arm and hand occurs, it is called brachial plexus injury. This injury occurs when these nerves are stretched, or in some severe cases torn, which generally happens when a person's shoulder is pressed down forcefully while their head is pushed up and away from that shoulder.
Although a brachial plexus injury can occur in auto accidents, ... more
There’s no specific disease called dementia; rather, there is a group of symptoms that describe as affecting intellectual and social abilities harshly enough to hamper daily performance. Conditions or changes in the brain cause dementia and there are different types of dementia depending on the cause. Alzheimer is the most common type.
Memory loss is usually connected with dementia, but memory loss alone doesn’t ... more