What you can catch when swimming and how to avoid it
As soon as warm days are set, the first most seasoned citizens open the bathing season. Well, when the heat comes, literally everyone rushes to the water. On such days,…

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Unusual Diseases: Morgellon's Disease
The stories of people suffering from this disease resemble a fantastic thriller. And it is not surprising that the doctors whom the unfortunate turn to send them to a psychiatrist.…

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Can a cold be cured in one day?
No one is safe from colds. And for some reason, she always catches up with us at the wrong time: before a responsible exam, on the eve of an important…

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What you can catch in the public pool

Swimming is an affordable and popular form of mass sport. You can swim at any age, there are minimum contraindications for swimming in the pool, and the health benefits are huge. However, many are afraid to visit the public pool for fear of catching some kind of infection. How justified are such fears? Is it possible to get something in the public pool? And if so, how to protect yourself from infections as much as possible?

Where is the danger lurking?
Not at all in the water, as many people think. Water in a public pool is constantly disinfected, and the chances of catching an infection through water are low. Continue reading

Frambesia or “tropical syphilis” – what is it and what is dangerous

Frambesia is an infectious disease that affects the skin, cartilage and bones. It is caused by the bacterium Treponema pertenue. This is a subspecies of spirochetes belonging to the same species as Treponema pallidum – a pale spirochete, the causative agent of a sexually transmitted disease – syphilis. But unlike the latter, frambesia is not sexually transmitted, therefore it is sometimes called a type of non-venereal syphilis and is assigned to the group of treponematoses.

This disease is characteristic of tropical countries with a humid, hot climate, so its other name is tropical syphilis. Frambesia is also known as pian, tropical granuloma, tropical polypapilloma.

The disease is common in equatorial Africa, Southeast Asia, the Pacific, and the Caribbean. Continue reading

Unusual Diseases: Morgellon’s Disease

The stories of people suffering from this disease resemble a fantastic thriller. And it is not surprising that the doctors whom the unfortunate turn to send them to a psychiatrist. Judge for yourself: under the skin, something (someone) crawls, then an ulcer forms and some creature emerges from it, similar to a hair or even an insect. It is difficult to pull it out, and when you try to remove it, it can hide under the skin. How could it be? No and no again. Delusions, hallucinations, dermatitis of a psychogenic nature.

But, unfortunately, this is not nonsense: thousands of people from all over the world have already found similar symptoms. So, the disease exists and something needs to be done. To begin to understand what it is.

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Getting rid of cough correctly
Cough accompanies many different diseases. It may be negligible. In this case, a person has only a slight cough. Or, on the contrary, coughing can be painful. This symptom causes…

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Non-childish problems: what is the danger of measles in adults
Although it is considered a childhood infection, measles may well affect an adult. Is an adult likely to get infected? Should he be vaccinated against the disease? How to understand…

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What to eat so as not to hurt
Our immune system constantly protects us from many different pathogenic microorganisms: viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoa. But sometimes immunity weakens, and then the disease prevails. To maintain the immune system, there…

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Immunomodulators and immunostimulants: truth and myths about magic pills
If earlier it was said that all diseases are from nerves, now weakened immunity is blamed for everything. In order to strengthen it, a large number of various means are…

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