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Yeast Infections

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The B Vitamin that Treats Fungal Infections

By Dr. Kristie

Could a common vitamin found in meats such as chicken, beef, and seafood be used to treat fungal infections? People who suffer from common yeast infections, particularly vaginal yeast infections, are familiar with the fungus Cand…

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Toenail Fungus

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Yellow Toenails: What do they Mean?

By Dr. Kristie

Has one of your toenails turned an unsightly shade of yellow? It can be disturbing to look down at your feet during sandal season and catch a glimpse of yellow toenails. What causes this phenomenon and what can you do about it?

There ar…

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Strep Throat

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When Does a Sore Throat Need Medical Attention?

By Dr. Kristie

Most sore throats are caused by a virus and will resolve on their own within five to seven days, but in some cases a sore throat can be a sign of a more serious infection such as strep or mononucleosis which needs medical tr…

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Shingles

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Shingles: Learn from someone who Experienced it!

By Mary M. Alward

Every year approximately one million people in Canada and the United States are afflicted with this virus, also known as herpes zoster. (I was unable to find statistics for other countries.) It is a painful viral infec…

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Scabies

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What every Parent needs to know about Scabies

By JD

Discovering your child has scabies may be distressing for you as a parent, but it's a common disease that affects all children regardless of their race and social background. Information about the disease, its symptoms and how best to tre…

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Ringworm

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Five Things you Need to Know about Ringworm

By Robert Rister

Ringworm used to be a children's infection limited to the spring and summer but now now children get it year round. Known in the medical literature as tinea capitis or tinea tonsurans, ringworm attacks the skin around the eyeb…

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Mononucleosis

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How is Mono Diagnosed?

By Dr. Kristie

Are you feeling tired lately with swollen lymph nodes – and concerned that you might have mono?

Mononucleosis is a common viral infection that most people have been exposed to at one time or other – since over ninety percent of people have antibod…

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Lyme Disease

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Lyme Disease: Symptoms and Treatment

By Beth Navage

Lyme disease is a bacterial infection that is spread through the bite of infected ticks. Because its symptoms mimic those of other illnesses, and because patients may not have noticed a tick bite, Lyme disease is sometimes difficult to…

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Impetigo

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Description and Symptoms of Impetigo

When you have children, it is a good idea to become educated about varying skin conditions that they might develop at different ages.  One such infection, called impetigo, tends to affect babies and children under age 6. According to the Kids Health websi…

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Bladder Infections

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How to Prevent Bladder Infections

By Dr. Kristie

Bladder infections (also known as cystitis) are among the most common reasons women visit their doctors. It's estimated that 25 percent of women will have a bladder infection in their lifetime and that 80 percent of these women will exper…

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Athletes Foot

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Natural Home Remedies for Athlete's Foot

By J. E. Davidson

Athlete’s foot is a fungal infection characterized by itching between the toes. Moist, white lesions may appear and cause a burning sensation. The skin of the feet may begin to crack open and blisters may appear. Damp cond…

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What Causes Crumbling Toenails

By Dr. Kristie

Crumbling toenails are not a pretty sight, particularly if you’re fond of wearing open toed sandals. This symptom is common, accounting for up to half of all toenail complaints seen by a dermatologist. There are several conditions that can cause a toenail to crumble, but the mo…

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What's Available for Treating Vaginal Yeast

By Dr. Kristie

Vaginal yeast infections are caused by tiny fungi called candida. These organisms are normally present on the skin and cause no problem, but sometimes changes occur that allow this organism to start multiplying – leading to vaginal itching, discharge, and irritation.  Fortunate…

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