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11 Natural Remedies for Athlete’s Foot

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Athlete’s foot is a fungal infection that can be recurrent in warm, damp places. The fungus is known to grow on toenails, in between the toes, as well as between the fingers. The appearance of the infection is noticeable as scaly, white patches with redness in the infected area. Being a contagious infection, athlete’s foot tends to frequent indoor swimming ...

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10 Causes of Blood in Your Urine

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The presence of blood in the urine is a condition known as hematuria. When this happens the kidneys or various other segments of the urinary tract let blood cells leak into the urine. The condition may be caused by different reasons that can include the following. 1. Infections of the urinary tract Also known as UTIs, infections of the urinary ...

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11 Symptoms of Cystic Fibrosis

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Cystic fibrosis is a progressive, genetic condition which impacts the lungs and respiratory system. Individuals suffering from the condition are highly susceptible to recurrent lung infections and may exhibit limited ability to breath over time. A thick build-up of mucus results in cystic fibrosis which is caused by a defective gene. The accumulating mucus can obstruct airways in the lungs ...

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10 Symptoms of Angina

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Angina is a condition that is characterized by chest pain and general discomfort as a result of your heart not getting enough oxygen in your blood. Those who suffer from angina will experience a feeling of pressure and weight being put on their chest, and the pain can go beyond the chest and shoulders into the neck, back, arms and ...

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10 Symptoms of Epilepsy

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You might be surprised to learn that epilepsy is actually the fourth most common neurological disorder that affects people in the United States, of all ages. Essentially, epilepsy refers to a number of seizure disorders, where an individual will randomly enter a seizure that includes body convulsions and a number of other symptoms. If you have a history of epilepsy ...

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10 Symptoms of Gastritis

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Gastritis is characterized by the irritation and inflammation of the lining of your stomach. For some people it might be chronic, in that it occurs and appears gradually and continues to cause irritation for a long period of time. For others, gastritis might occur suddenly and last only for a short period of time (acute). Regardless of whether you’re suffering ...

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11 Symptoms of Sun Poisoning

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Sun poisoning is essentially a very severe case of sunburn. This is a condition that burns the skin as a result of UV radiation, and which is accompanied by a number of other symptoms. Sun poisoning is also known as sunstroke or heatstroke, and it affects your body and health overall, resulting in a wide range of symptoms that go ...

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10 Causes of Blood in Your Stool

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Seeing blood in your stool can be concerning, but there are many possible causes and not all of them are hugely concerning. Sometimes, the amount of blood you see in your stool can only be detected by tests conducted by doctors, while at other times, you may notice blood appearing on toilet tissue after you have had a bowel movement. ...

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11 Natural Remedies for Sunburns

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Sunburn is essentially a radiation burn on your skin. The result is pink/red skin that peels and feels sore to the touch, and it doesn’t occur just because your skin gets hot. The ultraviolet (UV) rays are what actually cause the reaction. As well as soreness, an individual with sunburn will also experience fatigue, dizziness and sometimes confusion. In very ...

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11 Natural Remedies for a Sprained Ankle

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A sprained ankle occurs when you somehow twist or turn your ankle in a way that it shouldn’t. The sprain is not an actual break or fracture, and will take days or weeks to heal – but that doesn’t mean it isn’t painful. In fact, experiencing a sprained ankle can put you ‘out of business’ for days, forcing you to ...

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