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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Gonorrhea, or gonorrhea
What it is Not everyone knows that gonorrhea and gonorrhea are one and the same disease related to sexually transmitted diseases. Gonorrhea is a term used in official medicine, but…

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How to get rid of barley in the eye
If at the word “barley” the imagination draws a picture of an eared field, then you are very lucky. So, you have never encountered an unpleasant and painful pathology in…

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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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The most popular breeding grounds for viruses and bacteria
If ordinary people are asked the question: “Where are the viruses and bacteria most often found?”, Then nine out of ten people will say: “In the toilet”. And make a…

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How to escape when everyone around is sick?
In the fall, the cold season begins, a little later the flu epidemic comes to us. And so it goes on all winter: coughing, sneezing, blowing their nose citizens surround…

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What is the danger of rubella in adults?
German measles, measles rubella, rubella - rubella, a viral disease related to childhood infections, is hidden behind all these names. Children are more susceptible to this infection, but an adult…

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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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