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Skin Tag: Common Causes & Treatment Options

Updated in 03-15-2024

Soft tags, also known as acrochordons, are a small mass that can appear on the skin. They do not usually cause symptoms and does not pose a health risk. Understand better what soft fibroma is and what treatment options can be used to eliminate it.

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TMJ Treatment: 6 Ways to Treat Pain

Updated in 03-14-2024

TMJ treatment can involve the use of bite plates, physiotherapy, medication, psychotherapy or even surgery. The treatment approach depends on the underlying cause. See the main types of treatment for TMJ pain and when these are indicated.

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How to Increase Serotonin: 9 Natural Methods

Updated in 03-13-2024

To increase serotonin levels, you arvised to exercise daily, to include foods with tryptophan in your diet, and to get sun for at least 15 minutes everyday. Check out other natural ways you can increase serotonin levels.

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Keloid Removal: 7 Treatment Options Your Doctor May Consider

Updated in 03-13-2024

Keloid removal can be easy and effective. Your doctor may prescribe treatment with ointments and silicone dressings, which can also be combined with corticosteroid injections or laser therapy. Learn more about the different treatment option.

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Naegleria Fowleri: Symptoms, Transmission & Diagnosis

Updated in 03-13-2024

Naegleria fowleri, also known as the brain-eating amoeba, is a parasite that lives in warm waters. It can enter the body through the nose and cause damage to brain tissue, leading to headaches, fever, hallucinations and loss of appetite. Learn more about the Naegleria fowleri infection and how it's diagnosed and treated.

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Microalbuminuria: Causes, Diagnosis & Treatment

Updated in 03-06-2024

Microalbuminuria is characterized by the presence of amounts 30 to 300 mg of albumin in a 24-hour urine collection. This finding is usually a sign of kidney damage. Learn more about what microalbuminuria is, what causes it, and how it is treated.

Illustrative image of the article ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis): Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis): Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

Updated in 02-28-2024

ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) is a neurodegenerative disease that destroys the motor neurons responsible for movement. It causes symptoms such as muscle weakness or loss of motor coordination. Learn more about what ALS is, the symptom.

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Aphasia: Symptoms, Types, Causes & Treatment

Updated in 02-27-2024

Aphasia is a language disorder caused by brain damage from stroke, tumors or head trauma. It is characterized by difficulty understanding and/or expressing language. Learn more about aphasia, the symptoms it presents with, the types (Wernicke's and Broca's), what causes it and how it's treated.

Illustrative image of the article Polyps in Stomach: Symptoms, Types, Causes & Treatment

Polyps in Stomach: Symptoms, Types, Causes & Treatment

Updated in 02-22-2024

Polyps in the stomach are masses of cells that arise due to the abnormal growth of tissue in the stomach mucosa. They normally do not cause symptoms, but large polyps can cause heartburn, abdominal pain or nausea. Learn about other symptoms of stomach polyps, the different types, what causes them and how to treat .

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Bubonic Plague: Symptoms, Transmission & Treatment

Updated in 02-20-2024

The bubonic plague is a serious infection caused by Yersinia pestis bacteria. It causes symptoms such as fever, headache, red skin, low blood pressure, rapid heartbeat, shortness of breath or chest pain. Learn more about the bubonic plague, its symptoms, and how it's transmitted and treated.

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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.

Illustrative image of the article Cherry Angioma: What It Looks Like, Causes & Treatment

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.

Illustrative image of the article Heart Pain: 8 Causes, What to Do & When to Go to the Hospital

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.

Illustrative image of the article Ingrown Toenail Home Treatment: Step-by-Step

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.

Illustrative image of the article Infected Piercing: Symptoms, Aftercare & Ointment

Infected Piercing: Symptoms, Aftercare & Ointment

Updated in 02-12-2024

An infected piercing can be noted if there is swelling, redness and pus in the area. It is important to take several aftercare measures if you notice an infected piercing, such as cleansing with saline, keeping the area dry and applying an antiseptic. Your doctor may prescribe ointments to speed up recovery.