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Seasonal Affective Disorder SAD

We have always heard that the holidays are hard on some people. In fact, the incidence of suicide and depression increase during the holiday season. It could be physiological. Find out more about seasonal affective disorder.

Certified Organic Body Products

There are body products popping up on shelves everywhere marked as organic. They claim to be much more beneficial for you than other body products.

First Aid Kit Essential Checklist

It is important to be prepared for whatever life throws at you. One way you can do this is to have a well-stocked first aid kit. What items should you include?

How to Prevent and Treat Toenail Fungus

As you get older, it can be harder and harder to take care of yourself. Most seniors do well, but there are a few things that can get missed. Case in point: the toenails.

Natural Remedies for Yeast Infections

Natural remedies are one of the best ways to cure a condition without all of the potential side effects. Modern medicine is fantastic but sometimes the cure is worse than the disease. Home-made remedies use everyday items that can get the job done just as well if not better, and they won’t cost you a lot of money.

Now back to yeast infections. These are mostly found in the vaginal region. The infection in question is caused by “candida albicans.”

Tongue Inspection

What should the tongue normally look like? Well, it is a powerful but small muscle that is medium pink in color. It attaches to the back of the mouth cavity. When you speak, the tongue moves against the palate to help you to form words. When you eat, the tongue helps to break down the food as you eat it.

Now that you know what the tongue needs to look like, you are going to hear about what happens when we are not taking good care of ourselves.


Types of Herpes

First, let us say that herpes is spread by a virus. As such, there is no cure. People with herpes have to be careful not to spread it to their partners.

There are two forms of the herpes virus. One is the herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1). This is the virus that most often leads to oral herpes. This is a herpes infection that occurs in or around the mouth area.

Second is herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV-2). This strain of the virus often leads to genital herpes. Lesions occur on or around the genitals.

Symptoms and Signs of Shingles

Shingles is a viral infection that is caused by the same virus that is responsible for chickenpox. It can be a painful condition that shows up mostly in older adults.

Oral Herpes and How to Treat It

Oral herpes occurs around the mouth, inside the mouth, on the lips, gums and even the tongue. These painful sores show up and can stay for a couple of weeks to a month. The virus is spread by contact with erupted infected sores. It is easy to catch.

Complications with Shingles

Shingles is like chickenpox but only because of the offending virus. Usually, a rash will form on the back of the torso and loop around one side of the body until it reaches the breastbone. Within the rash are many blisters that are filled with fluid. When they open up, you are able to spread the condition to other parts of your body as well as to other people. Anyone infected with shingles will not develop that condition but chickenpox.