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Archive:  September 2017

Strep Throat: Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment

  What is strep throat? Streptococcal pharyngitis, better known as strep throat, is an infection of the throat and tonsils. It is caused by group A streptococcus. This bacterial infection usually begins showing symptoms one to three days after initial exposure. Once you have it, strep throat typically lasts seven to ten days.   What are the symptoms? A sore throat is the major symptom of strep throat. However, many illnesses result in a sore throat, so this is not enough to necessarily point the finger at strep throat. A sore throat caused by strep will appear quickly. It is continue –>

by Paco Gonzaba
Posted: 09/18/2017

Eye Infections & How to Treat Them

The most common type of eye infection is conjunctivitis. Conjunctivitis is a highly contagious eye infection that results in inflammation of the layer of tissue covering the front of the eye, known as the conjunctiva. This is often referred to as “pink eye,” due to the white of the eye turning a pink or red color. Often, conjunctivitis begins in one eye, then moves to the other. It is possible to avoid this by remaining diligent about washing hands and avoiding cross contamination. However, if the patient is a child, this may be incredibly difficult to manage. Instead, it will continue –>

by Paco Gonzaba
Posted: 09/07/2017

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