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Tick Bites and Lyme Disease

Tick Bites and Lyme Disease

TICK BITES AND LYME DISEASE (BORRELIOSIS)   What is a Tick?  Ticks are tiny, blood sucking insects about the size of a pin head.  They feed by biting the skin and sucking blood from humans as well as animals, such as mice, sheep or family pets. There are four stages to a tick’s life cycle:  egg, […] Read more
Flea Bites – How to Prevent or Treat them

Flea Bites – How to Prevent or Treat them

FLEA BITES  What are Flea Bites? Fleas are parasites who in order to survive need to feed on the blood of their victims. Flea bites on humans, generally come from family pets. e.g. a cat or a dog, or they can also come from an infestation in your carpet or bedding. The bites are often […] Read more
Bee Stings – Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention

Bee Stings – Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention

BEE STINGS  What is a Bee Sting?  A bee sting only happens when female worker bees think they, or their colony, is under attack, and they then act in self-defense. If a person disrupts a bee hive, they may be attacked by a swarm of bees and if stung multiple times, this in turn can […] Read more
Precaution against Mosquito Bites

Precaution against Mosquito Bites

MOSQUITO BITES  What is a Mosquito Bite? A mosquito bite is given only by the female of the species, who needs to feed on blood in order to lay her eggs.  She bites her victim when she smells the scent and chemicals that attract her.  She injects saliva with her proboscis into the person’s skin.  […] Read more
Symptoms and Treatment for Mumps

Symptoms and Treatment for Mumps

MUMPS  What is Mumps  Mumps is a virus called a paramyxovirus and is highly infectious.  The virus lives in the salivary glands, which lie in the cheeks, in front of the ears. It spreads through coughs and sneezes and touching objects which have been infected e.g. crockery, cutlery, door handles etc. Mumps can be prevented […] Read more
Symptoms and Treatment for Rubella (German Measles)

Symptoms and Treatment for Rubella (German Measles)

RUBELLA (GERMAN MEASLES)  What is Rubella Rubella or German Measles is a virus, which spreads by droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes.  It is generally mild in children but if passed to a pregnant woman, it could cause a health risk to the unborn child. e.g. deafness, blindness, heart or mental defects. It […] Read more
How to prevent and get rid of Acne Scars

How to prevent and get rid of Acne Scars

How to prevent and get rid of Acne Scars Acne can be very problematic for many and acne can leave lasting scars. In this article we will look at how to prevent and get rid of acne scars, as well as some methods of prevention. If you are looking for how to get rid of […] Read more
Symptoms and Treatment of Pompholyx

Symptoms and Treatment of Pompholyx

Pompholyx is a kind of eczema which affects both the hands and feet.  It is also known as dyshidrotic or vesicular eczema. What are the Symptoms of Pompholyx? It first appears as very itchy, tiny blisters, like bubbles under the skin.  It also can give a painful, burning sensation on the affected areas.  The blisters appear […] Read more