MOUTH ULCERS

MOUTH ULCERSWhat is it?A mouth ulcer is a break in the lining of the mouth that exposes the sensitive tissue beneath.Symptoms: Small, painful white spots on the inside of the mouth, Stinging and discomfort when eating spicy or acidic foods. Usually heals within seven to ten days.Causes: Stress, extreme fatigue or being generally run down, other diseases, for example anaemia, injury to the lining if the mouth, by for example toothbrush, a rough tooth or biting of the mouth or tongue.Treatment in the home: Rinse mouth with an antiseptic mouthwash. Avoid

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MUMPS

MUMPSWhat is it?Mumps is an infectious viral illness, characterized by swelling of the salivary glands. Mumps mostly affects children and young adults.Symptoms: Mumps has an incubation period of between 12 and 21 days before symptoms appear. There may be fever, headache and sore throat. The salivary gland, under the ear, on one or both sides swells: swelling may appear at the same time or one side may follow the other. The gland may be painful. The pain is worse when chewing and it hurts to swallow. The swelling lasts up to ten

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MALARIA

MALARIAWhat is it?A serious infectious disease marked by acute attacks of shivering and high fever. It always requires medical treatment.Symptoms The time between the mosquito bite and the onset of symptoms vary between about 7 to 40 days, depending on the malaria parasite. Usually starts with mild fever, headache, vomiting and muscular pain. Sudden chills and intense shivering. Then follows a   feverish stage with headache and hot flushes. Finally profuse sweating occurs and temperature drops. Similar attacks occur every two or three days. Children with malaria are inclined to have prolonged

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MEASLES

MEASLESWhat is it?Measles is a contagious viral disease that causes a rash and fever. Although measles mainly affects children, it can occur at any age.Symptoms Measles has an incubation period of 7 to 14 days before symptoms appear. The first symptoms are those of a cold-fever, runny nose, red watering eyes and cough. A day or two later tiny white spots may appear inside the mouth. This is followed by a red rash. It starts on the forehead and behind the ears. The spots gradually spread to the rest of the

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MENOPAUSE

MENOPAUSEWhat is it?Menopause is the time at which menstruation ceases. The last menses occurs at an average age of 50, but it can range from as early as 37 to as late as 55 years of age.Symptoms: Menses may stop abruptly or gradually become less frequent and less heavy over a period of months. Hot flushes in the upper chest which spread to the face and neck. Night sweats, Palpitations, Depression, Fatigue, Vaginal dryness, Insomnia A sensation of an ice cold feeling along the entire length of the spine Causes:

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MENSTRUAL PROBLEMS

MENSTRUAL PROBLEMSWHAT PROBLEMS ARE THERE? : The main problems associated with menstrual cycle that may require treatment are: Amenorrhoea ( absence of menses) Dysmenorrhoea (pains during menses) Menorrhagia (excessive blood loss) and Premenstrual syndrome (distressing symptoms prior to menses) AMENORRHOEA (absence of menses)Symptoms: Absence of menses. Episodes of amenorrhoea occur, with the odd menses now and thenCauses: Amenorrhoea is normal before puberty, after menopause or during pregnancy and lactation. Others include: Anorexia nervosa, severe stress, regular strenuous exercise, the contraceptive pill-if this is stopped after

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MIGRANE

MIGRANEWhat is it?Migraine is particularly severe headache, usually on one side of the head.Symptoms: Some or all of the following symptoms may occur: Nausea or vomiting and disturbance of vision, a sensation of flashing lights, shimmering zig-zag lines or strange odours. An area of lost vision, a feeling of numbness in the face, arms or legs, pins and needles anywhere in the body, loss of speech.Causes: Migraine headaches tend to run in families.Trigger factors include: Certain foods, especially coffee, chocolate, cheese, alcohol, citrus fruit, food preservatives and MSG (used in Chinese

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