AuthorTheodoros Manfredi

What to Do If You Have Ingested Poisonous Substances

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There are many things around the average home that we of course shouldn’t eat – or at least should only eat a certain amount of. These obviously include things like strong medications, bleach, cleaning products, pesticides etc., and it’s highly important to ensure that you prevent this as far as possible by keeping them labelled as toxic, by keeping them out of reach, and by ensuring they are...

Adenoid Removal

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Adenoid removal of course refers to the removal of the adenoids. This is a surgical procedure also known as an adenoidectomy. The adenoids are a mass of lymphoid tissue which are situated at the back of the nasal cavity. If they are prone to infection and swelling then they can cause other infections, breathing difficulties (especially through the nose), ear aches and headaches. The surgery most...

Burn Blister Care

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Burn blisters are large blisters that occur as a result of a second degree burn which means that the burn has gone through the epidermis and to the dermis below. It causes the thin remaining layer of skin to fill with something called ‘serum’ which is a watery liquid that comes from the nearby cells and blood vessels that have been destroyed. This then creates a ‘pillow’ of protection for the...

Wrist Fracture Symptoms

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A wrist fracture is a term for a ‘broken wrist’. Whereas once the term fracture was used only to describe hairline cracks in the bone, today it is used more widely to describe all manner of breaks both minor and severe. Recognizing you have a broken wrist is very important in order to ensure you get the correct treatment and are thus able to make a full recovery. Otherwise you might find that...

Gum Infection

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A gum infection is an unpleasant but common problem in which a viral infection affects the tissue of the gums. Also sometimes called gum disease, this can result in a number of symptoms including potentially the loss of teeth. Fortunately, if you spot a gum infection early on there are various forms of treatment that can help you to overcome it – both home remedies and medication that will be...

Pulpitis Treatments

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Pulpitis is a condition where the dental pulp becomes inflamed, dental pulp being a substance in the center of the tooth made up of connective tissue and cells. This then causes sensitivity to hot and cold foods or very sweet foods and in some cases a chronic throbbing pain. Usually it is caused by dental caries that can penetrate through the enamel and dentin layers of the tooth to reach the...

Onycholysis Treatment

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Onycholysis is the detachment of the nail from the nail bed – a painful and somewhat unsightly problem which can be the result of psoriasis, eczema, infection, impaired circulation, allergy or trauma. Treatment Generally treatment should first of all address the cause and this means it will vary from case to case. By eliminating the predisposing cause of the problem it is possible to allow the...

Macrobiotic Shiatsu

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Macrobiotic shiatsu has nothing to do with the dogs, but is rather a touted treatment for a range of health problems. Shiatsu means ‘finger pressure’ in Japanese, and this is an alternative form of medicine that utilizes manipulation, massage and focussed pressure in order to treat a range of problems. Here we will examine shiatsu, and specifically ‘macrobiotic shiatsu’ and we will look at...

Saving a Dead Tooth

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A dead tooth describes a tooth that is either suffering from infection or cavity or is generally damaged beyond repair. However while teeth can ‘die’ in this way, it is worth noting that the definition for ‘alive’ when it comes to teeth is quite different to being alive as a human or an animal. After all a tooth doesn’t need to move in any way in order to be alive, and it doesn’t need to make any...

Cancer Survival Rates

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Cancer is one of the most frightening diseases that exists today and one of the conditions that we hear most about. The reason for this is partly its prevalence, but also its danger, a fact that means many of us have in some way been touched by cancer – most of us know someone who has been affected by cancer or have had a brush with it ourselves. The good news is that cancer survival rates have...

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