Food poisoning happens when you consume food or drink that has been contaminated with bacteria, viruses, or parasites. Food poisoning can last from a couple of hours to a few days and can cause a range of unpleasant symptoms including nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and stomach cramping.
When the menstrual period is over, most women expect that any vaginal bleeding will stop until the next period. So, you may be worried if you have noticed signs of spotting after your period has ended. Thankfully, noticing some pink or brown spots on your underwear or having light vaginal bleeding a week or more after your period isn’t usually anything to worry about.
Injury or damage to the collarbone is one of the most common reasons for collarbone pain. The collarbone (also called clavicle) is a long bone that connects your arm to your body. Collarbone injuries are very common among athletes, but you could easily damage or fracture the collarbone if you fall on your arm or fall off a bicycle. However, clavicle pain can also be caused by repetitively overusing your arms, or suffering from medical conditions like arthritis, osteoporosis, or in rare cases cancer.
Gnats around the home can become a real nuisance and getting rid of them can be tricky. One or two of these tiny flying creatures can turn into a large infestation of gnats if they start breeding. Gnats and fruit flies are attracted to rotten fruit in garbage bins and because of this, you will often find gnats flying around your kitchen. Gnats love to live in damp places like drains, and there is even a fungus gnat that can destroy the roots of your houseplants.
Boils (or furuncles) are painful red lumps with a white tip that develop when a hair follicle becomes damaged or infected. Boils on the inner thighs are common because sweat and friction can irritate and infect the hair follicles between the legs. Boils can also appear on the groin, buttocks, facial area, armpit, and back of the neck. Most boils start out as a small swollen bump and gradually become inflamed and filled with pus as the staphylococcal bacterial infection gets deeper.
Whiteheads are a form of acne that look like small white bumps on the skin. Whiteheads are commonly found on the face, especially around the nose, chin, and forehead. Generally, whiteheads are not inflamed red bumps on the skin that are filled with pus. For many people, having one or two whiteheads is not usually a cause for worry, however, having many whiteheads on your nose and chin can make you feel very self-conscious. You may also have shiny, oily skin that is greasy to touch.
Having excessive throat mucus is a frustrating condition that can make you want to constantly clear your throat. This buildup of throat mucus can give you the feeling like there is always something stuck in your throat. Although an infection in the upper respiratory tract can be one cause, conditions like allergies, asthma, and heartburn can leave you feeling that there is too much phlegm in your throat.
Many women experience spotting before their period or at times out of their regular menstrual period. The severity of the spotting can range from a few pink or brown spots on underwear to heavier vaginal bleeding. In most cases, spotting before period isn’t anything to worry about and it will only last a couple of days. Some of the most common causes of bleeding before period are ovulation, implantation bleeding, certain contraception methods, an irregular period, or even stress.
Belly button piercings are one of the most common body piercings today apart from the ears. Infected belly button piercings can be avoided by cleaning the wound properly, and if you do this, the pierced navel should heal within 6 to 9 months. However, sometimes the belly button can become infected due to bacteria and germs getting into the pierced area. This can cause pain, swelling, redness, discharge, and a bump around the belly button jewelry.
A sour stomach is another name for an upset stomach and describes many digestive disorders that can affect your gastrointestinal system. Common symptoms of a sour stomach are nausea, excessive gas which causes bloating and burping, heartburn, regurgitation, acid reflux, and indigestion.