Fungal Infections are generally mild and commonly affect the outer layer of the skin, nails and hair. Fungi that commonly cause infections include dermatophytes (e.g. tinea), yeasts (e.g. candida) and molds.
A sore throat is a condition characterized by discomfort, pain, or scratchiness in the throat causing swallowing to be difficult and painful. There is often dryness and redness of the throat as well as a raspy feeling when a person has a sore throat.
Smoking Cessation is encouraged to reduce the risk of developing diseases caused by smoking and to improve health in general. Cigarette or tobacco smoking can lead to nicotine dependence and addiction.
Pregnancy brings about physical changes that allow the fetus to develop inside the womb. However, it is also accompanied by a number of possible health-related problems including tiredness, breast soreness, morning sickness, constipation, anemia, backache, leg cramps, frequent urination, urinary infection, hemorrhoids, insomnia, itching, swelling of the feet and ankles (edema) and varicose veins.
In patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), temporary cessation of methotrexate (MTX) treatment for 2 weeks following influenza vaccination appears to improve the immunogenicity of the vaccine without increasing RA disease activity, according to a study.
Short-term treatment with methotrexate at >0.5 defined daily dose (8.75 mg/week) may help reduce the risk of ischaemic stroke in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients, while hydroxychloroquine and sulfasalazine have neutral effects, a retrospective study has found.