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Urinary Tract Infection

Urinary Tract Infection | BCHS-Cassidy Rae Lester | Scoop.it
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Overview:

There are two types of urinary tract infections: those that occur in the upper half of the urinary tract (pyelonephritis), and those that occur in the lower half (cystitus). Urinary tract infections can be dangerous if not caught in time and spread to other parts of the body.

 

Signs and Symptoms:

Signs and symptoms include the need to urinate frequently even if no urine is present, a burning feeling during urination, and bloody or brown urine. The upper abdomen and/or lower back could be tender, and a fever, chills, vomiting or nausea may be present.

 

Prevention/Treatment:

To prevent getting a urinary tract infection, it is important to keep your personall hygiene up, and to drink plenty of water. Treatment can come in many forms. Something a simple as a medication can be given, but in morem severe casese sugery may be required.

 

Interesting Fact:

Urinary tract infections are more common in women than they are in men.

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Laryngitis - PubMed Health

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Laryngitis is swelling and irritation (inflammation) of the voice box (larynx). Laryngitis is usually associated with hoarseness or loss of voice.
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The swelling and irritation of your larynx, or voice box, is known as laryngitis. The larynx contains your vocal cords, and when these become inflamed it results in hoarsness or loss of speech. Laryngitis is an infection that is usually caused by other viruses, and also smoking. Because of this, simple anitbiotics don't clear up laryngitis, and you normally just have to wait for it to clear up on its own. Symptoms of laryngitis include hoarsness or loss of voice, swollen lymph nodes or glands at the back of your neck and having a fever. This infection is quite simple to avoid. Little things like washing your hands regularly and avoiding sick people in the cold/flu season helps you out a lot. Another prevention from getting laryngitis is to stop smoking. Smoking builds mucus up in your lungs and throat which can add to the swelling. An interesting fact about laryngitis is at some point in all of our lives, we have probably had it. It can be caused by simple things like yelling too loud at a hockey game. Cases like these are only very mild and you return to normal within a few days.

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