Bacterial infection

Infections During Pregnancy – Causes And Symptoms!

By Dr. Indu Bala Khatri, Gynaecology Vaginal infections during pregnancy are not difficult to diagnose once they start showing symptoms. Constant vaginal discharge is often not a good sign. An abnormal increase in the hormone level of the body makes it even more susceptible to contract vaginal infections. It is usually of four…

MRSA – Know Its Causes, Symptoms and Prevention!

By Dr. Preetham Raj , General Surgery MRSA or Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus is a bacterial infection caused by a type of staph bacteria which is now popularly referred to as ‘Super Bug’ because of its strong resistance against antibiotics. MRSA is associated with severe skin infections and can also lead to harmful…

Fungal Infections In Nails – Symptoms And Prevention

By Dr. Nitin Jain, Dermatology Fungal infection in the nails is caused due to the growth  of fungi. When the growth of fungus happens on the fingernails or toenails, it is known as onychomycosis or tinea unguium. Here are some of the risk factors which trigger such infections: People at risk 1. Have diabetes…

Infections During Pregnancy – Causes And Symptoms

By Dr. Shailee Agrawal, Gynaecology Vaginal infections during pregnancy are not difficult to diagnose once they start showing symptoms. Constant vaginal discharge is often not a good sign. An abnormal increase in the hormone level of the body makes it even more susceptible to contract vaginal infections. It is usually of four…

Causes and Symptoms of Necrotizing Fasciitis

By Dr Amit Seth , Dermatology Also called flesh-eating bacteria, necrotizing fasciitis is a very rare but serious infection caused by bacteria which is capable of destroying fat, skin and the tissues covering the muscles in a very short duration. Fournier gangrene occurs when it affects the genitals. Necrotizing fasciitis, when it…

Tetanus: Symptoms and Treatment

By Dr Jatin Soni , General Physician Tetanus is a dangerous disease caused by clostridium tetani which enters the body through a cut by a contaminated object and these kind of bacteria are commonly found in mud and rusted articles.The bacteria releases a toxin called tetanospasmin, which disrupts the functioning of the…