RHINITIS

RHINITISWhat is it?Rhinitis may be either seasonal or perennial. Seasonal rhinitis is commonly known as heyfever and is an allergy to pollen. Perennial rhinitis occurs all year round and is an adverse reaction to airborne allergens. Both have the same symptoms.Symptoms: Sneezing, itchy, watery eyes, runny nose, intermittent blocked noseCauses: Hayfever is usually due to sensitivity to grass, weed or tree pollen. Perennial rhinitis is caused by an allergic reaction to house dust mites, animal fur, feathers etc. An allergy to cow’s milk may also cause rhinitis.Possible complications: Allergic rhinitis has

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RINGWORM

RINGWORMWhat is it?Ringworm is a contagious fungal infection of the skin.Symptoms: A red itchy rash that spreads out in a shape of a ring. Mild scaling of the skin is common. Usually appears in warm, moist areas such as groins, armpits and under the breasts. Ringworm caught from domestic animals or cattle may affect any part of the body. When ringworm affects the scalp, the skin flakes and itches and bald patches develop. On the nails ringworm may cause white spots, or the nails may be yellow and crumbly.Causes: Fungal infectionPossible

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