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Prevention of Traveler’s Diarrhea

Prevention of Traveler’s Diarrhea

Traveler's diarrhea is a frequently encountered intestinal condition that occurs when a visitor to a third world country ingests food or water infected with a micro-organism that the traveler does not have an immunity to.  The condition is characterized by at least...

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Nasal Sores

Nasal Sores

Nasal sores are a common, painful nuisance.  They frequently come and go, and often are accompanied by blemishes on the face and scalp that typically have white, pus-filled tops (see picture). These sores are most commonly due to staph bacteria.  The majority of...

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Health Risks of Antibiotics

Health Risks of Antibiotics

Antibiotics are most commonly used to treat bacterial infections.  Appropriately used, they significantly shorten the duration and severity of disease, and have dramatically helped increase life expectancy in the last century.  However, antibiotic use is not without...

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What to do for Shingles

What to do for Shingles

Herpes zoster, commonly known as shingles, is a localized, blistering rash which is usually quite painful and more common in those over 60.  The rash usually lasts up to two weeks, but the pain can often continue indefinitely.  It develops as a localized reactivation...

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