Beyond killing tuberculosis

Historically, our view of host defense against infection was that we must eliminate pathogens to eradicate disease. However, this perspective has recently been challenged as scientists have taken a lesson from plant biologists about an ancient strategy involving the ability to “tolerate” rather than “resist” infection to maintain health. This concept, referred to as “disease […]

Why does skin peel between the toes?

Causes Shoe contact dermatitis Athlete’s foot Trench foot Dyshidrotic eczema Cellulitis Treatment Prevention When to see a doctor Outlook The feet take a lot of wear and tear, which can lead to some of the skin between the toes peeling occasionally. However, skin peeling between the toes can sometimes be a sign of an infection […]

Causes and treatment of a black neck

Causes Diagnosis Treatment Home remedies Outlook The skin on the neck is prone to darkening, whether due to hormones, sun exposure, or other skin-related conditions. A person whose neck darkens or turns black may also notice changes to the texture of their skin, such as thickening or feeling softer than the surrounding skin. While most […]

What does it mean when your eyes are glassy?

What are the causes of glassy eyes? Dry eyes Allergies Intoxication Certain medications Dehydration Conjunctivitis Herpes Graves’ disease Hypoglycemia Cholera Ways to prevent glassy eyes Stay hydrated Reduce screen time Visit the eye doctor regularly Avoid sharing eye products Keep the hands clean Avoid alcohol abuse Takeaway When the eyes become shiny or glazed, they […]

Scientists halt flesh-eating disease in mice

Flesh-eating disease Bacterial toxin triggers immune silencing Underlying molecular mechanisms Two possible ways to halt the disease The bacterium that is the main cause of necrotizing fasciitis, or flesh-eating disease, causes widespread, deadly infection by getting the nervous system to stop the immune system from attacking it. Researchers investigate the bacterial infection that causes necrotizing […]

What does a maculopapular rash look like?

What does it look like? Zika virus rash Scarlet fever Zika virus rash Pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy (PUPPP) Measles Other symptoms What are the causes? Infection Allergic reaction Reaction to medication Complications How is it diagnosed? Treatment Infection Allergic reaction Reaction to medication Relief from itching Takeaway A maculopapular rash causes flat […]

What to know about diverticulitis surgery

When should a person have diverticulitis surgery? Types of diverticulitis surgery Preparing for surgery Recovery time After surgery Risks and complications of diverticulitis surgery What causes diverticulitis? Outlook Diverticulitis causes pouches in the colon, also called the large intestine, to become inflamed and irritated. It can often be treated with changes in diet, medications, and […]