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Lhermitte's Sign and MS: What It Is and How to Treat It Lhermitte's Sign and MS: What It Is and How to Treat It
What are MS and Lhermitte’s sign?Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disorder that affects your central nervous system.Lhermitte’s sign, also called Lhermitte’s phenomenon or the barber chair phenomenon, is often associated with MS. It’s a sudden, uncomfortable sensation that travels from your neck down to your spine. Lhermitte’s is often described as an electrical shock or buzzing
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HIV and AIDS Alternative Treatments HIV and AIDS Alternative Treatments
Alternative treatments for HIVMany people with HIV or AIDS use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in combination with traditional medical treatments to improve their health and well-being. There is some evidence that CAM treatments can relieve some symptoms of HIV infection or AIDS. However, there is no evidence that these treatments can treat or cure these conditions. And there’s als
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Paleness: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment Paleness: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment
PalenessPaleness, also known as pale complexion or pallor, is an unusual lightness of skin color compared with your normal complexion. Paleness may be caused by reduced blood flow and oxygen or by a decreased number of red blood cells.It can occur all over your skin or appear more localized. Localized paleness usually involves one limb. You should see your doctor if you have sudden onset of gener
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Microalbuminuria Test: Purpose, Procedure, and Results Microalbuminuria Test: Purpose, Procedure, and Results
What is a microalbuminuria test?If your doctor believes you may be at risk for kidney damage or kidney disease, it’s likely that you’ve had or will have a microalbuminuria test. The microalbuminuria test is a urine test that measures the amount of albumin in your urine.Albumin is a protein that your body uses for cell growth and to help repair tissues. It’s normally present in the blood. A
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How to Pop a Cyst: On Your Face, Back, At Home, and More How to Pop a Cyst: On Your Face, Back, At Home, and More
Home remedies for cystsCystic acne is the most severe type of acne. Unfortunately, this type of inflammatory cyst is also the most difficult to get rid of on your own.Most cysts don’t have heads. They’re located deep in your skin around the hair follicles. Sebaceous cysts are a combination of oil (sebum) and bacteria that gets trapped in this area.This causes the infamous fluid-filled bumps.
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How to Make Saline Solution for the Nose, Eyes, Kids, and More How to Make Saline Solution for the Nose, Eyes, Kids, and More
What is saline solution?Saline solution is a mixture of salt and water. Normal saline solution contains 0.9 percent sodium chloride (salt), which is similar to the sodium concentration in blood and tears. Saline solution is usually called normal saline, but it’s sometimes referred to as physiological or isotonic saline.Saline has many uses in medicine. It’s used to clean wounds, clear sinuses
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Skin Neoplasm: Malignant, Benign, Uncertain Behavior, and Cancer Risk Skin Neoplasm: Malignant, Benign, Uncertain Behavior, and Cancer Risk
What is a skin neoplasm?A skin neoplasm is an unusual growth on your skin. The word neoplasm is sometimes used interchangeably with cancer, but neoplasms can also be noncancerous. You might also hear neoplasms referred to as tumors.The cells in your skin grow and divide as needed. When you don’t need them anymore, they die. However, sometimes cells continue to grow when they shouldn’t. This c
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Tympanitis: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment, and More Tympanitis: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment, and More
What is tympanitis?Tympanitis is the medical term for an inflamed tympanic membrane, also known as the eardrum. This membrane can become inflamed for a number of reasons, from bacteria to trauma. When the membrane is inflamed, it can have a serious impact on your hearing. Function of the eardrumThe eardrum is a thin, fragile, and pliable membrane that stretches across the ear canal, much like ski
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Beard Dandruff: What Causes It, and How Can You Get Rid of It? Beard Dandruff: What Causes It, and How Can You Get Rid of It?
What is beard dandruff?Dandruff is a common skin condition that tends to affect the scalp. It’s known for causing red, flaky skin that’s often itchy as well. If you have scalp dandruff, you’ll probably be able to see flakes of skin in your hair. Dandruff is sometimes called seborrheic dermatitis.The same thing can happen to facial hair, causing white flakes and itching in your beard. Keep r
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Oily Urine: Ketosis, Pregnancy, Vitamins, and Other Causes Oily Urine: Ketosis, Pregnancy, Vitamins, and Other Causes
What is oily urine?Some health conditions can cause changes to your urine, including making it look oily. For example, you might notice what look like drops of oil floating on top of the toilet water after urinating. Several things can cause this, from certain vitamins to underlying conditions that need treatment.Keep reading to learn about the different causes and when you should follow up with
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