Antibiotic resistance is a growing threat since it jeopardizes treatment of infections where antibiotics are necessary. Medical care depends on effective antibiotics in situations such as surgery, transplants and cancer treatment that may involve an increased risk of infection.
Eczema is a skin disease that causes inflammation in the skin’s outer barrier. It is a condition that is not contagious. The term eczema or dermatitis, meaning inflammation in the skin, is a collective term used for several skin conditions where the symptoms are similar.
Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory disease that has become one of the most common diseases.
Head lice are the most common of our mammalian parasites to infect humans and infest the hair and scalp. Epidemics often occur at the start of each school year. Head lice live on human blood and bite the skin a few times each day.
Impetigo is a contagious infection of the surface layers of the skin that is most common in children aged between 0-12 years of age, but also affects adults. Impetigo is commonly occurring and is caused by streptococcal and/or staphylococcal bacteria.
The scabies mite, Sarcoptes scabiei, is a small animal closely related to spiders that can barely be seen with the naked eye. The aid of a microscope is required to see the scabies mite and the tunnels it burrows through the skin.
No matter the size of a wound, it is important for the healing process that the wound is well treated and controlled. During any healing process the goal should be to heal the wound as quickly as possible because even the smallest wounds can lead to an infection.
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