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VDRL: What It's For, How It's Done, & Results

Updated in 02-19-2024

The VDRL test is used to diagnose or monitor syphilis. This test is typically ordered if this infection is suspected, or to determine the risk for syphilis in a pregnant woman. Learn more about how this test is done and what results mean.

Herpangina: Symptoms, Diagnosis, Transmitted & Transmission

Updated in 02-19-2024

Herpangina is a viral disease that affects babies and children between the ages of 3 and 10. It can cause symptoms such as sudden fever, mouth ulcers and sore throat. Learn more about why it happens, what symptoms you should look out for and how treatment is carried out.

Blisters in Throat: Top 7 Causes, Symptoms & Treatment Options

Updated in 02-19-2024

Blisters in the throat can be caused by infections, certain treatments or illnesses and can spread to the tongue and esophagus. These blisters can become red and swollen, making swallowing and speaking difficult. Find out the main causes of blisters in the throat and how to treat each condition.

Copaiba Oil: Health Benefits, How to Take & Contraindications

Updated in 02-16-2024

Copaiba oil is a type of resin that is used for wound healing, to treat coughs and to soothe symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, It contains healing, expectorant and anti-inflammatory properties. Learn about the other health benefits of copaiba oil and the recommended dose.

Lemon: 10 Health Benefits, Nutritional Info & How to Use (plus Recipes)

Updated in 02-16-2024

O limão é um fruto muito versátil que tem diversos benefícios para a saúde, desde melhorar a imunidade até prevenir o aparecimento do câncer. Confira 9 benefícios do limão para a saúde e veja ainda algumas receitas para usar mais limão no d.

7 Food Poisoning Medications for a Speedy Recovery

Updated in 02-16-2024

In most cases, food poisoning resolves on its own with just rest and hydration. However, in some cases, medications may be necessary to manage related symptoms, like nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. Learn more about medications for food poisoning that can help to relieve symptoms and speed-up recovery .

Cherry Angioma: What It Looks Like, Causes & Treatment

Updated in 02-16-2024

A cherry angioma is characterized by a red, raised spot on the skin. They are usually found on the trunk in adults and are not associated with any symptoms. Learn about what causes them and what treatment options are available to get rid of cherry angiomas.

How to Get Rid of Dark Elbows: 5 Home Remedies to Try

Updated in 02-16-2024

Uma ótima dica para clarear cotovelos escurecidos é esfoliar a área delicadamente uma vez por semana e mantê-los sempre hidratados. Confira 5 opções naturais e eficazes para clarear os cotovelos.

Dry Mouth: 7 Causes & What to Do

Updated in 02-15-2024

A dry mouth, or xerostomia, normally occurs due to decrease saliva prodution. However it can also be a sign of an autoimmune disease or a thyroid problem. Learn about what causes dry mouth and what to do.

Coombs Test: Direct & Indirect, How It's Done and Results

Updated in 02-15-2024

The Coombs test is typically ordered by the doctor to rule out or confirm hemolytic anemia, but it can also be used to identify other diseases. Two types can be ordered: a direct or indirect Coombs test. Check-out when a Coombs test is ordered, what the different types mean and how results are interpreted.

24 Hour Urine Test: Uses, How to Perform & Normal Levels

Updated in 02-15-2024

A 24-hour urine test evaluates different substances in the urine, such as clearance of creatine, albumin, and sodium. It is ordered to analyze kidney function and monitor disease progression or treatment. All urine in the period of 24 hours is collected in a special plastic container. Learn more about this test below.

Heart Pain: 8 Causes, What to Do & When to Go to the Hospital

Updated in 02-15-2024

Heart pain is commonly thought to be associated with heart attacks, however this type of pain is usually not related to a heart attack. Heart pain can be related to many causes and often occurs with with different symptoms, such as tingling.

11 Pomegranate Health Benefits (Nutritional Info, Recipes & More)

Updated in 02-15-2024

Pomegranate is a fruit that is rich in antioxidants that help to boost immunity and prevent or treat some diseases, like cancer, Alzheimer’s, tonsillitis and pharyngitis. Learn about the 11 health benefits that pomegranate can offer and how.

Ingrown Toenail Home Treatment: Step-by-Step

Updated in 02-14-2024

An ingrown toenail can be treated at home by trying to lift the corner of the nail and inserting a small piece of absorbent cotton or gauze. This can be beneficial for mild cases of ingrown toenails. Check out a step-by-step guide to treat ingrown toenails at home and read about when you should see a doctor.

Swollen Vagina: 8 Causes & What to Do

Updated in 02-14-2024

A swollen vagina can happen due to skin irritation, infections or cysts. It may also occur at the end of pregnancy or after sex. Learn about the main causes of a swollen vagina and what to do in each case .