Skin moles

Is My Skin Mole Normal?
Moles, which usually look like small brown spots, are just groups of cells. The average adult has between 10 and 45 of them on their body. Most aren’t dangerous. Some go away as you get older. But how do you know if yours are normal? The best way is to look for specific features or changes that mean you should get a mole checked out.
What to Watch For
Start by asking yourself these questions:
Does the left side of the mole look like the right side, or does the top half look like the bottom half?
Is the mole the same size it was when you first noticed it?
Is the border well-defined, sharp, and uniform?
Is the mole smaller than one-fourth of an inch? (Measure it at its widest spot.)
Is the color mostly solid, and either tan, brown, or fleshy colored?
If you answered “yes” to every question, your mole is probably normal.
If you answered “no” to any of the questions, you should make an appointment with your doctor. They can tell you if your mole is a problem.
Check your moles once a month to make sure they look OK. This will make it easier to notice if they change. Look at yourself from head to toe, including between your fingers and toes, on your scalp or armpits, and under your nails. Use a mirror for any areas that are hard to see.
If you have a dark complexion , it’s common for your moles to be darker than those on people who are fairy skinned.

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Toxic shock syndrome

What Is Toxic Shock Syndrome?

Toxic shock syndrome is a sudden, potentially fatal condition. It’s caused by the release of toxins from an overgrowth of bacteria called Staphylococcus aureus, or staph, which is found in many women’s bodies. Toxic shock syndrome affects menstruating women, especially those who use super-absorbent tampons. The body responds with a sharp drop in blood pressure that deprives organs of oxygen and can lead to death.

Toxic shock syndrome is still mostly a disease of menstruating women who use tampons. But it has also been linked to the use of menstrual sponges, diaphragms, and cervical caps. A woman who has recently given birth also has a higher chance of getting toxic shock.

What Causes Toxic Shock Syndrome?

Toxic shock syndrome is caused by a poison produced by Staphylococcus aureus bacteria. This bacteria is one of several staph bacteria that cause skin infections in burn patients and hospital patients who have had surgery.

Researchers investigating the causes of toxic shock syndrome have ruled out feminine deodorant sprays and douches, underwear, and other clothing. The condition is also unrelated to the woman’s menstrual history, drug or alcohol use, cigarette smoking, swimming or bathing, or sexual activity.

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Can you get herpes from kissing without the outbreak?

Herpes is an infection caused by herpesevirus. The total number of herpes virus is100 but only about 8 can infect human beings, but out of those eight herpes simplex is the most common in human beings. Their are two types of herpes simplex virus infection: HSV_1 and HSV_2. HSV_1 occurs on the leaps and mouth, HSV_2 associated with genital herpes.
HSV infections are usually asymptomatic , they do not cause any symptoms unless you go for a check up.

Herpes is transmitted through human to human contact usually through kissing and sex. A person with herpes can effect another person even if they are not exhibiting any symptoms.
Both HSV_1 and HSV 2 are notorious for laying dormant in nerve cells where they can remain inactive for some time. When the virus become active it replicates and becomes transmittable through saliva and other body secretions. This process is called viral shading.

Once a person becomes affected with herpes simplex the virus never leaves the body. As long as someone has herpes infection they can spread it even if an outbreak has never occurred.
If an outbreak dies occur visible symptoms such as sores and blisters will show off on infected areas. This symptoms may become visible about two weeks after exposure.

   Treatment

Their is no cure for herpes but you can treat the symptoms with antiviral treatment.
You can also reduce the number of outbreak and speed up the healing process with antiviral treatment.

Episodic therapy involves taking antiviral medication the moment you notice the first signs of an outbreak. Doctor may also prescribe suppressive therapy if you have genital herpes. It involves taking antiviral medication everyday to prevent the virus from recurring.


Prevention

Avoid any sexual contact with an uninfected person if you have cold sores or blisters on the mouth or genital areas

Use condoms
If you share sex toys with your partner make sure to disinfect them before use.

PILES

Health is a paramount factor in one’s life and has always stood a chance of top priority. Good life runs on the same lane with good health and so the two cannot prevail without leaning on each other. One therefore has to be keen with their health status to avoid falling a victim of health unrest.
In a research, the piles are one of the common disease that is pinning down the public due to its sites of attack. Piles or well known for hemorrhoids is a swollen and inflamed veins in the anal and rectum regions of the oesophagus system of the human being characterized by bleeding and discomforts brought about by itching from the affected region.
According to Dr. Opiyo of St.Joseph Hospital, piles do exist among many but they go unnoticed in assumption of normal mild conditions that may disappear naturally after some time.
“This condition lives among the people but most of them shun stepping forward for diagnosis process for fear of stigmatization,” Dr. Opiyo said.
Dr. Opiyo further notices that people do conceal the condition and don’t even want to mention or try talking about it in public.
“A few do visit health centers for diagnosis because of the negative perception they already have set in their mind. They will seek the hospitals’ attention after several herbalists’ attempts fail,” he noted.
Dr. Opiyo elucidates that the piles do exist in two categories; internal and external and do vary in sizes.
Internal piles are the commonest kind of piles growth that mostly attack the anal cavity. Dr. Opiyo says that these kind of piles range from 2-5 cm wide and are located at the edge of the anus. He observes that the internal piles derail one’s health by causing leakage of blood through the wounded region and if not attended to can worsen into tetanus conditions.
In every medical condition there must be some symptoms that are earmarked for the condition’s conspicuity trait and so it applies to the piles disease. However according to Dr. Opiyo, piles doesn’t have much in terms of symptoms because of its mild seriousness on the patient’s health until when it develops into a worrying stage and so it’s upon the victim’s responsibility to make an effect of doctor’s examination on their piles status.
Dr. Opiyo mentions blood in the victim’s stool as one of the signs of the piles disease. He says that after defecation if one notices blood stains in their droppings, then that could be an aftermath of the piles.
Itchy, painful and swollen anus is also another sign not to doubted or sidelined when suspecting the piles disease invasion in one’s system.
Painful feeling in the bowels during long calls is another effect brought in by the piles and so one should be on the lookout when they are experiencing such.
He also warns against ladies who undergo pain during their menstrual period particularly during long calls. He says that most women will go around ignorantly thinking it’s the normal way of their periods.
He therefore calls upon those in the mentioned conditions to visit medical practitioners for establishment of the piles and to set a blockage for further spread of the disease.
In his source, piles, like any other disease, have the facilitators or the causative agents. In his list, he says that the piles can be passed down from one generation to the other [inherited condition]
It can also be linked with constipation. He observes this for obvious reasons that the piles are brought about by digestion disorders. Constipation is a condition of digestive system where someone has hard feaces that cost hard time during egestion. This therefore causes one to strain beyond their capability and so forcing their anal walls to crack hence exposing the area capillaries to hazardous environment that will later on develop into swollen state.
Dr. Opiyo confirmed that some piles conditions are resilient and can gradually revert themselves on terms of no more painful effect or bleeding.
He added that the condition can be attended to in different approaches. The patient can be enrolled to the necessary medicines that will cool down the itchy effects and bleeding too.
He also discloses that in some medical cases, piles can be tied up [by use of plastic devices] from their regions of growth to prevent blood flow that will with time force them to wither and fall off after a lengthy period of denial of nutrients from their root source.
Surgery is another probable solution to the piles problem. Through surgery, Dr. Opiyo noted that after successfully removing the piles growth, one may afterward suffer a problem during egestion periods or even the condition might resurface by growing again.
Dr. Opiyo advices that eating meals containing fibers plays a vital role in boosting one’s system against the piles disease, that is keeping a surplus supply of roughages in the body that counteracts constipation from invading it. He therefore tells the public to pay attention to fruits and vegetables for the betterment of their health.
He conclusively urges that frequent checkups helps one notice a problem in their body before it wires up the whole system. If the condition is diagnosed early it can easily be tracked down and probable remedy found. The early, the better.