Bedbugs are tiny bugs that live in and around beds. They stay hidden during the day, and they come out at night and bite. Bedbugs need blood to live and grow.
Back injuries can be very painful. They can also be difficult to heal. After having one back injury, you are more likely to have another one again. It is important to learn how to avoid injuring or re-injuring your back. The following tips can help you to prevent a back injury.
An abrasion is a cut or a scrape on the outer surface of the skin. An abrasion does not go through all the layers of the skin. It is important to care for your abrasion properly to prevent infection.
Asthma is a long-term (chronic) condition that causes repeated (recurrent) swelling and narrowing of the airways. The airways are the passages that lead from the nose and mouth down into the lungs. When asthma symptoms get worse, it is called an asthma flare, or asthma attack. When this happens, it can be difficult for your child to breathe. Asthma flares can range from minor to life-threatening.
Osteoarthritis is a type of arthritis. It refers to joint pain or joint disease. Osteoarthritis affects tissue that covers the ends of bones in joints (cartilage). Cartilage acts as a cushion between the bones and helps them move smoothly. Osteoarthritis occurs when cartilage in the joints gets worn down. Osteoarthritis is sometimes called "wear and tear" arthritis.
Diaper rash is a common condition in which skin in the diaper area becomes red and inflamed.
A herniated disk, also called a ruptured disk or slipped disk, occurs when a disk in the spine bulges out too far. Between the bones in the spine (vertebrae), there are oval disks that are made of a soft, spongy centre filled with liquid that is surrounded by a tough outer ring. The disks connect the vertebrae, help the spine move, and keep the bones from rubbing against each other when you move.
When doctors talk about depression, they mean the medical illness called major depression. Someone who has major depression has symptoms like those listed in the Symptoms section nearly every day, all day, for two weeks or longer. There is also a minor form of depression that causes less severe symptoms. Both kinds of depression have the same causes and treatment.
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