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Managing Shingles ­Naturally

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

Light Sensitivity? “Photophobia” May Be Part of the Picture

Light Sensitivity? “Photophobia” May Be Part of the Picture

Light sensitivity or photophobia is eye discomfort in bright light. Bothersome light sources may include sunlight and harsh indoor lighting such as fluorescent or incandescent light from old-fashioned bulbs.

Light sensitivity is a common symptom that may be accompanied by headache. In most cases, it’s not due to disease. However,

Sore Throat Causes and Treatment

Sore Throat Causes and Treatment

Sore throats often begin with a slight tickling sensation that progresses to a painful irritation, which ultimately makes swallowing and talking difficult. But what are the most common sore throat causes, and what’s the best way to treat a sore throat?

The condition—also called pharyngitis—occurs when your throat becomes infected from

Erenumab: Is This Migraine Medication a Miracle Drug?

Erenumab: Is This Migraine Medication a Miracle Drug?

If you suffer from migraine headaches, you will likely have tried a range of treatments to ease the pain and any other migraine symptoms you suffer. Now there is a new medication available: erenumab (Aimovig). Erenumab, approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on May 17, is treatment that

Gastritis Treatment: Medication and Lifestyle Changes

Gastritis Treatment: Medication and Lifestyle Changes

Gastritis refers to inflammation of the lining of the stomach. It may last for a few days (acute gastritis) or it may linger for months or years (chronic gastritis). It is a clinical finding, caused by a variety of disease processes including medication reactions, excessive alcohol intake, and bacterial infection.

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