Month: May 2020

Gingival Hyperplasia

Gingival Hyperplasia: Causes | Symptoms | Treatment

Gingival Hyperplasia What is gingival hyperplasia? Gingival hyperplasia is an overgrowth of gum tissue around the teeth. There are a number of causes for this condition, but it’s often a symptom of poor oral hygiene or a side effect of using certain medications. If left untreated, this oral condition can affect the alignment of your …

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Butterfly Stitches

Butterfly Stitches: How and When to Use

How to Apply and Remove Butterfly Stitches Overview Butterfly stitches, also known as Steri-Strips or butterfly bandages, are narrow adhesive bandages that are used instead of traditional stitches (sutures) to close small, shallow cuts. These adhesive bandages aren’t a good choice if the cut is large or gaping, has ragged edges, or won’t stop bleeding. They’re also …

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Senile Purpura

Senile Purpura: Vitamin K | Natural Remedies | Treatments

Senile Purpura What is senile purpura? Senile purpura is benign, easy bruising that affects older adults. It’s sometimes called actinic purpura. This occurs because the skin and the blood vessels become more fragile as we age, making it easier for our skin to bruise from minor trauma. This is different than conditions that cause easy …

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Prognathism: Causes | Treatments | Prevention

What to Know About Prognathism Overview If your jaw protrudes, it’s known as prognathism. This trait is sometimes called extended chin or Habsburg jaw. Typically, prognathism refers to the lower jaw sticking out more than usual. However, there are several different types of prognathism: mandibular prognathism: your lower jaw protrudes maxillary prognathism: your upper jaw …

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Athazagoraphobia: Symptoms | Causes | Treatment

What You Need to Know About Athazagoraphobia, the Fear of Being Forgotten What is athazagoraphobia? Phobias are long-term anxiety disorders that can disrupt your daily life. For some, the condition can bring strong feelings of panic, anxiety, stress, and fear. In severe cases, you might experience physical or psychological reactions that interfere with your daily …

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