A febrile seizure occurs as a convulsion in young children, which is caused by a sudden spike in body temperature, often from an infection.
It could be alarming for parents to watch their child experience a febrile seizure and it may seem like an eternity but last only a few minutes.
However, these seizures aren’t as dangerous as they look. Usually, a seizure that is triggered by a sudden fever does not indicate a ... more
In case a person consumes large amounts of alcohol in a short period of time they will get alcohol poisoning, which is a serious and sometimes even deadly condition. When someone drinks too much too quickly their heart rate may be affected, their breathing and gag reflex and it could potentially lead to coma and death. The main cause of alcohol poisoning is binge drinking, which is when a person drowns five or more drinks in a row. It can ... more
Also called amnestic syndrome, amnesia refers to a loss of the everyday sense of memory responsible for knowing facts, information, experiences and events. This memory loss can't be accounted for by problems with perception, attention, language, motivation and reasoning.
Usually, people with amnesia maintain a sense of self and are lucid, but may not be able to recall information and memories of past experiences. They also meet with ... more
Listeria infection is a food-borne illness that causes mild symptoms, which could be easily mistaken for other illnesses, such as flu. Because of this, people could have this illness without even knowing it.
A listeria infection could be quite devastating for pregnant women and people with weak immune systems. However, most healthy people exposed to listeria don't become ill.
To help reduce the effects of a listeria infection, ... more
The inability to control bowel movements is called fecal incontinence, which causes stool to leak unexpectedly from the rectum. Fecal incontinence, also called bowel incontinence, could range from an occasional leakage of stool while passing gas to a complete loss of bowel control.
Constipation, diarrhea and muscle and nerve damage are some of the causes of fecal incontinence. Bowel incontinence is usually due to a weakened ... more
Affecting both men and women, genital herpes is a common sexually transmitted disease. Pain, itching and sores in the genital area are some of the features of genital herpes.
A type of herpes simplex virus (HSV) causes genital herpes, which enters the body through small breaks in the skin or mucous membranes. The primary way that the virus spreads is sexual contact.
Genital herpes, which is a recurrent ... more