eye infections

Managing Shingles ­Naturally

Shingles—officially known as herpes zoster—is an infection of a nerve and the area of skin supplied by the nerve. It is caused by the varicella zoster virus, a virus in the herpes family that also causes chickenpox. After a person has chickenpox, some virus particles remain inactive in the nerve … Read More

Do You Know About These Manuka Honey Uses?

Honey made from the manuka plant has enhanced antimicrobial and wound healing properties that make it excellent at treating cuts, scrapes, infections, and burns. It kills or inhibits more than 30 strains of common bacteria, does not contain any artificial chemicals or preservatives, and is safe to use even in … Read More

6 Ways to Avoid Pinkeye

Oh pinkeye, you always choose the best times to visit. Your attractive symptoms (crusty, pink, itchy, and watery eyes) are so easy to disguise—if eye patches were in fashion, that is! Since they’re not, it’s time to learn what pinkeye is, what causes it and how to treat it, or—better … Read More

Are Eye Infections Clouding Your Vision?

Eye infections occur in different parts of the eye and can affect one eye or both. Bacteria, fungi, or viruses are the most common sources. They can originate from exposure to chemical, fumes, or smoke. Allergies also can cause infection as can an injury that may have caused the eye … Read More

Bisphosphonates Side Effects Prompt the Need for a “Drug Holiday”

When the drug companies themselves start recommending “drug holidays” for certain osteoporosis patients to reduce the risk of serious bisphosphonates side effects, it’s time to take notice. That’s essentially what’s happening as problems with long-term use of these drugs continue to get reported. Bisphosphonates are the main class of drugs … Read More

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