TICK-BITE FEVER

TICK-BITE FEVERWhat is it?Tick-bite fever is a serious infectious disease transmitted by hard ticks. It always requires medical treatment.Symptoms: The time between the tick bite and the onset of symptoms is about seven days. Fever, severe headache, rash, also on the soles and palms, Conjunctivitis, sometimes nightmares, in severe cases mental confusion, on examination, one or several tick bites (known as eschars) may be found.Causes: The Microorganism, rickettsia conori var. pijperi, both common veld ticks and common dog tick transmit the infection.Possible complications: Complications occur if treatment is delayed, disturbed

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TONSILLITIS AND PHARYNGITIS

TONSILLITIS AND PHARYNGITISWhat is it?The tonsils are two glands at the back of the throat. The pharynx is the part of the throat between the tonsils and the vocal chords. Tonsillitis and pharyngitis refer to inflammation of these parts respectively.Symptoms: Sore throat, difficulty in swallowing, glands in the neck may be swollen, fever, bad breath, headache and malaise, young children may complain of abdominal pain.Causes: Bacterial or viral infection, tonsillitis and pharyngitis are more prevalent during the winter months.Possible complications: Abscess formation, scarlet fever, rheumatic heart disease, kidney infection.Treatment in

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TRAVEL SICKNESS

TRAVEL SICKNESSWhat is it?Travel or motion sickness is the nausea and/or vomiting experienced by many people when travelling by road, rail, sea or air. Children in particular, are prone to travel sickness.Symptoms: Nausea and vomiting, the person feels faint, cold and clammy, loss of appetite, pallor, there may be abdominal discomfort and diarrhoea.Causes: Motion causes a temporary disturbance of the balance mechanism of the inner ear.Possible complications: NoneTreatment in the home: fresh air helps. If you are travelling by car, stop regularly, lie down and rest.When to consult a doctor: If

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