Eczema

A skin complaint characterised by redness, itch, dryness with pimples or blisters. What to look for... patches of itchy, dry, thickened skin, usually on wrists, face, and inner creases of the knees and elbows. skin sores, patches of redness, scaling, sometimes small bumps or blisters that may ooze fluid. Eczema is a form…

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Emphysema

A serious lung disease where the alveoli and the narrow passages leading to these air sacs become permanently swollen with air. What to look for Typical symptoms of emphysema include: breathlessness, worsening over the years. a chronic, mild cough, sometimes accompanied by a small amount of phlegm brought on by the slightest exertion.…

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Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a chronic disease of the nervous system characterised by fits or seizures. What to look for Seizures (episodes of abnormal mental or muscular activity) are the basic indicator of epilepsy. They vary widely... Staring straight ahead and lapsing into complete immobility for a few seconds. Loss of consciousness, rhythmic jerking motions,…

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Food Poisoning

This is an illness caused by eating food contaminated with bacteria, toxins or chemicals. What to look for Usually, food poisoning causes some combination of nausea, abdominal pain, vomiting, and diarrhoea that may or may not be bloody, sometimes with other symptoms. If you eat food contaminated by viral, bacterial, or chemical agents…

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