How can I avoid genital herpes?
The risk of getting genital herpes can be reduced by practising safe sex, which means using a barrier, such as a condom, when having sex. Consistent use of condoms will reduce the risk of contracting …
How is a bunion diagnosed?
Bunions can be easily identified by your doctor during an examination. Your doctor will look for a V-shaped protrusion from the side of your foot at the base of your big toe.
How is bowel (colon) cancer diagnosed?
Bowel cancer is diagnosed using procedures such as a colonoscopy or laparoscopy, as well as scans such as computerised tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
How is Haemophilus influenzae type B diagnosed?
Haemophilus influenzae type B is diagnosed by laboratory tests that detect the bacteria in tissue samples, such as the blood.
How is mumps diagnosed?
Your doctor will diagnose mumps by noting the symptoms, especially the enlarged salivary glands. That is usually enough, but blood tests (checking for the presence of the virus and for antibodies agai…
How is nappy rash treated?
The main form of treatment for nappy rash is home care ensuring that the skin is irritated as little as possible. If the nappy rash is severe, or there is infection of the skin, medicated creams such …
How is pneumonia diagnosed?
A doctor will diagnose pneumonia on the basis of a physical exam and test results. During a physical examination a doctor may use a stethoscope to listen for crackles or abnormal sounds caused by brea…
Is costochondritis serious?
Costochondritis is not serious. It will typically resolve itself. However, you will need to be tested to make sure the cause of your chest pain is not something serious, such as a heart problem.
Is it possible for teenage girls and young women to get breast cancer?
It is possible for teenage girls and young women to get breast cancer, but it is very rare. If you are concerned, it is best to see a doctor.
What are the symptoms of a hip fracture?
Most hip fractures happen after a fall or blow to the hip. Symptoms include severe pain around the hip and groin, bruising and swelling, not being able to stand on the injured leg or move or rotate it…
What are the symptoms of hypoparathyroidism?
Signs and symptoms of hypoparathyroidism include muscle cramps and spasms, which can be severe. You may also experience seizures, cataracts, difficulty breathing, dry hair and skin, and painful menstr…