Nearly everyone has experienced getting a cut or wound at some point in their lives. It's an injury in which either an external or internal tissue, mostly the skin that ruptures. These injuries can be body scratches, small cuts, burns, pressure sores, lacerations, etc. Wounds can also be surgical like a cut during an operation or traumatic from any accident, fights, bites, falls, or a weapon. Generally, minor damages are non-life-threatening and, with proper care, can be easily treated … [Read more...] about How to Tell if My Wound Is Infected
Cellulitis is a fairly common but potentially serious bacterial skin infection. Your skin begins to appear red and swollen and is accompanied by pain. Your skin also tends to feel warm to the touch. It can occur on any part of the body. When a crack or break in your skin occurs the bacteria responsible for cellulitis has the potential to enter. It can spread to your lymph nodes and enter your bloodstream, thus becoming life-threatening if left untreated. Signs and symptoms Redness of … [Read more...] about Cellulitis Symptoms
We have all been sick with a viral illness at one time or another in our lives. As a matter of fact, viruses are one of the most common causes of fever in children. So you may be wondering exactly what a virus is. It is a molecule with genetic material, it can only replicate inside of the living cells of another organism. The virus’s genetic material takes control of the host cell and forces it to reproduce. Viruses can infect all types of life forms, including plants, … [Read more...] about Viruses vs Bacteria… What’s The Difference?