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Sore Throat by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:40pm 1 Comment The inflammation of the pharynx, or back of the throat is commonly known as Sore Throat. It occurs frequently when a person has a cold or an attack of influenza. This inflammation may also involve the tonsils and adenoids if these have not already been removed. An irritating condition of the throat may range from the harmless to the potenti ... Read on »
NICE: Cut down on Antibiotics Prescribing by Alan T. Patient Expert Posted Fri 03 Oct 2008 11:31am The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) recently released their latest guideline on antibiotic prescribing in respiratory tract infections, suggest the doctors to cut down their antibiotic prescriptions. Although the guideline is targeted on doctors in UK, I think, it's applicable for doctors all around the world. ... Read on »
Strep Throat (Group A Streptococci Infections) by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 2:24pm 3 Comments Signs and Symptoms Approximately 15% of children who have a sore throat and fever are infected by Group A streptococci. When Group A streptococci infect the throat, they cause pharyngitis, which is a painful inflammation of the throat (pharynx). Swallowing may become so painful that the child has difficulty eating. A child with strep phary ... Read on »
Matrix and Salvatrix: Sage as Mother and Healer by Kiva R. Healthy Living ProfessionalComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Sun 07 Jun 2009 10:11pm I thought the earth remembered me, she took me back so tenderly, arranging her dark skirts, her pockets full of lichens and seeds. - Mary Oliver Nature was my first mother. I memorized the forest floor as I would my mother’s body. This forest skin smelled like pine sap and sweet rot, and it stained my diapers green a ... Read on »
Tonsillitis by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:40pm Acute inflammation of the tonsils is known as Tonsillitis. It is also known as acute sore throat. Enlargement of the tonsils accompanied by repeated attacks of infection are known as chronic tonsillitis. The tonsils are two small lymphoid organs that lie one on each side of the throat. They can be seen just behind the back of the tongu ... Read on »
My CFS Case (Post # 2) by Carlitos G. Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Dec 2008 3:06am SUMMARY OF MY CASE My name is Carlos Gonzalez and I live and work in The Netherlands since November 1.999. I started to feel not well in October 2004, when I experienced pain in my wrist. The neurologist in Amsterdam (Dr. Stenvers) diagnosed me with RSI (Repetitive Strain Injury). He explained to me that this pain is caused b ... Read on »
More Than a Third of Kids With Sore Throat Likely Have Strep A by Poh Tin Tan Posted Wed 11 Aug 2010 8:57pm From Reuters Health Information By Robert Saunders NEW YORK (Reuters Health) Aug 09 - A substantial proportion of children with pharyngitis probably have group A streptococcal infection, a new meta-analysis shows. Furthermore, about one in every eight healthy kids is a carrier. Those numbers are drawn from 29 studies with data on the pre ... Read on »
Needing, Wanting, and Taking Narcotics: Do opiate addicts need more or less? by SuboxDoc Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted Wed 02 Sep 2009 11:19pm Today I received a call from a patient who has been taking Suboxone for about six months, asking for help with a pain issue.  Before getting into the specific details I’ll mention something that I have mentioned many times before; some people do very well on Suboxone maintenance for opiate dependence, and others do less well.  Some people take th ... Read on »
Poléo: The Meandering Ways of Wild Mint by Kiva R. Healthy Living ProfessionalComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Wed 27 Jun 2012 9:10pm Herbs of the Canyon: Poléo and the Grasshopper Mouse © Kiva Rose Poléo: The Meandering Ways of Wild Mint by Kiva Ringtail Rose Botanical Name: Mentha arvensis (often considered synonymous with M. canadensis) Common Names: Wild Mint, Corn Mint, Brook Mint, Horse Mint, Corn Mint Energetic Tendencies: Variable temperatu ... Read on »