Health

Crohn's Disease

Crohn’s Disease: Symptoms | Causes | Treatment

Understanding Crohn’s Disease What is Crohn’s disease? Crohn’s disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease. As many as 780,000 Americans have the condition, according to the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation (CCF). More research on Crohn’s disease is necessary. Researchers aren’t sure how it begins, who is most likely to develop it, or how to best manage it. …

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VRE

VRE: Symptoms | Causes | Treatment

VRE (Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus) Overview VRE stands for vancomycin-resistant enterococcus. It’s an infection with bacteria that are resistant to the antibiotic called vancomycin. Enterococcus is a type of bacteria that normally lives in the intestines and the female genital tract. It usually doesn’t make us sick. However, sometimes it can cause infections in the: bloodstream urinary …

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Bullous Myringitis

Bullous Myringitis: Symptoms | Causes | Treatment

What Is Bullous Myringitis? Overview Bullous myringitis is a type of ear infection in which small, fluid-filled blisters form on the eardrum. These blisters usually cause severe pain. The infection is caused by the same viruses or bacteria that lead to other ear infections. However, bullous myringitis doesn’t cause fluid to build up behind the eardrum, like …

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Calamine Lotion

Calamine Lotion: Uses | Benefits | Application | Side Effects

Uses for Calamine Lotion and How to Apply Overview Calamine lotion is an over-the-counter (OTC) medication that’s used to treat mild itchiness, also called pruritus. It can also help dry out oozing skin irritations. This soothing pink lotion can help relieve the following skin conditions: reactions to poisonous plants, such as poison oak, poison ivy, and poison sumac insect …

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Kidney Infection

Kidney Infection: Symptoms | Causes | Treatment

Overview Kidney infection (pyelonephritis) is a type of urinary tract infection (UTI) that generally begins in your urethra or bladder and travels to one or both of your kidneys. A kidney infection requires prompt medical attention. If not treated properly, a kidney infection can permanently damage your kidneys or the bacteria can spread to your …

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Cholesteatoma

Cholesteatoma: Symptoms | Causes | Diagnosis

Cholesteatoma: Causes, Symptoms, and Diagnosis Overview A cholesteatoma is an abnormal, noncancerous skin growth that can develop in the middle section of your ear, behind the eardrum. It may be a birth defect, but it’s most commonly caused by repeated middle ear infections. A cholesteatoma often develops as a cyst, or sac, that sheds layers of …

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Superiority Complex

Superiority Complex: Understanding It, Traits, Treatment & Causes

What Is a Superiority Complex? Overview A superiority complex is a behavior that suggests a person believes they’re somehow superior to others. People with this complex often have exaggerated opinions of themselves. They may believe their abilities and achievements surpass those of others. However, a superiority complex may actually be hiding low self-esteem or a …

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