A double ear infection is when both ears become infected by bacteria or a virus. Double ear infections are not always more serious than single ear infections, but their symptoms are often more severe.
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Whether you burn your hand on a pan of cookies, spend too much time in the sun, or spill hot coffee on your lap, burns are certainly not pleasant. Unfortunately, burns are one of the most common household injuries.
Back pain during pregnancy isn't surprising, but it still deserves attention. You're gaining weight, your center of gravity changes, and your hormones are relaxing the ligaments in the joints of your pelvis. Often, however, you can prevent or ease back pain during pregnancy. Consider seven ways to give pregnancy back pain the boot.
Learn how electrolyte levels and carbohydrates can keep you healthy, happy and performing your best.
When you have food poisoning, the first thing you want is relief. Your symptoms depend on what caused you to get sick, but you usually have diarrhea, throwing up, and an upset stomach at the least. It’s no fun, but it’s how your body tries to kick out the toxins and get you better.
A urinary tract infection (UTI) may not only make you feel miserable, but it can cause serious problems if left untreated. With as many as 60% of women likely to get a UTI some point (and upwards of 15 percent of men), prevention is key to avoiding the persistent and sometimes severe complications of infection. While safer sex and good genital hygiene are central to preventing a UTI, there are other practices that may help if you are prone to recurrent infection.
If back pain occurs when a person breathes, it can signal an underlying medical condition. In some cases the pain is sharp, and possible causes range from inflammation or infection of the chest to spinal curvature and lung cancer.
If you stub your toe or drop something heavy on your feet, you may develop a subungual hematoma, which is blood trapped beneath the toenail. This gives the toenail a red, black, or purple discoloration. It is often called black toenail for that reason.
Your toe is red, swollen, and sore. Could it be infected?
Toe infections are common -- especially in people with diabetes or a weakened immune system. Knowing what caused your infection can help you figure out whether you can treat it yourself, or you need to call a doctor.
Bloody noses (officially known as epistaxis) are uncomfortable and scary-looking, but most of the time, they're usually not dangerous. Kids get nosebleeds more often than adults, typically either from irritating the nasal membrane with digital trauma (picking their noses) or from other external trauma (like a soccer ball in the face). When adults get nosebleeds, it could be an indicator of a more severe medical problem. Be sure to tell your doctor if you have gotten bloody noses, especially without physical trauma.