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Constipation in children

It is important to note that constipation is quite common in children and typically caused by not drinking enough fluids, not enough fiber in the diet or having a diet that is high in constipating foods (cheese, whole milk and bananas). What are the symptoms of constipation? Children with constipation typically have either large-sized hard […]

Dust mite allergy

Dust mites are microscopic creatures that thrive in bedding, mattresses and pillows and feed on human dead skin flakes as well as synthetic materials. Many individuals can be allergic to the dropping of dust mites. Luckily, the dust mite allergens are not usually airborne since these are heavy and fall to the floor, bed and […]

Atopic eczema (AEDS)

Atopic eczema involves skin inflammation with reddening, intense itching, dryness, blistering and scaling. Since not all cases can be associated to allergy, atopic eczema/dermatitis syndrome (AEDS) is the preferred term. This not a contagious condition but can persist with varying degrees of severity throughout a number of years. Symptoms AEDS typically starts with “cradle cap” […]

Vitamin D and food allergy

There has been an increase of individuals with food allergy throughout the years. Since the number of individuals with food allergies increased, the level of vitamin D in the population evidently decreased. It is estimated that many individuals at the present are vitamin D insufficient and a small percentage are vitamin D deficient. What is […]

What is chronic fatigue?

A certain degree of fatigue is considered normal among athletes who undergo training for their sport. Fatigue is usually experience by those who undergo strenuous training who were not able to rest properly. In most cases, many can gain their full strength after getting enough rest. On the other hand, persistent and excessive fatigue and […]

What is athlete’s foot?

Athlete’s foot or tinea pedis is basically a skin infection that commonly occurs among athletes and those who use trainers and other non-breathable types of footwear. Symptoms The symptoms of athlete’s foot include varying degrees of itchiness or burning sensation on the skin of the foot. Oftentimes, there is peeling or flaking skin present. When […]