infection

Infections During Pregnancy – What Causes It?

By Dr. Masooma H Merchant, 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…

What Causes Vaginal Infections?

By Dr. Nidhi Aggarwal, Gynaecology, Vaginal infections or vaginitis is the condition in which the vagina gets inflamed due to bacterial action. It results in excess vaginal discharge, pain and itching in the genital area. Another cause that can be attributed to vaginal infections is the reduced levels of estrogen after menopause…

What You Need To Know About Lymphadenectomy?

By Dr. Asfar Ahamed, General Surgery Lymphadenectomy is generally defined as a surgical procedure which involves the removal of the lymph nodes followed by a microscopic inspection of a sample of tissue for possible threats of cancer. It can be further divided into a modified or limited lymphadenectomy in which only…

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…

Bloated Stomach – Know The Causes Behind It!

By Dr Sudeepta Kumar , Gastroenterology Excessive gas build-up in your digestive system can make you stomach protrude outwards. It also makes you feel “heavy”. If this sounds familiar, you have a bloated stomach. There are myriad reasons behind a bloated stomach, and the symptoms could be mild and temporary…

Herpes – Know Its Ayurvedic Treatment

By Dr. Pradnya Aptikar , Ayurveda Herpes is a sexually transmitted disease that spreads primarily by the ‘Herpes Simplex’ virus; through unprotected sexual intercourse and sexual contact as well. The ‘Herpes Simplex’ virus can also pass from the mother to the child during pregnancy. This infection can significantly increase the chances of a…

Abdominal Bloating and Pain: Warning Signs You Shouldn’t Ignore

By Dr.Vijay Rai,Gastroenterology Excessive gas build-up in your digestive system can make your stomach protrude outwards. It also makes you feel “heavy”. If this sounds familiar, you have a bloated stomach. There are myriad reasons behind a bloated stomach, and the symptoms could be mild and temporary or could mean…

MRSA Treatment, Causes, Symptoms and Prevention

By Dr Aditya Vikram Shaunik , 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…

8 Common Diseases In Monsoon

By Dr Rachna Kashyap , General Physician Seasonal diseases are always a cause for concern, but they spike especially during the monsoons; which more often than not, claim lives simply because we underestimate their effects. Here are 8 diseases which are always a threat during monsoons: 1. Malaria Malaria is the most…

Low-quality eye makeup can cause infection

In India, there has been a considerable rise of Blepharitis, a chronic eye condition among young women. Use of bad or low-quality eye makeup is one of the potent causes of this condition. Other than contaminated cosmetics, overexposure to computer screens and wearing lenses beyond the recommended period of time…