Anal Itching Causes and Pain Relief

  Anal itch is something that happens quite commonly but yet too embarrassing to consult your friend or even doctor about. It can be due to something very simple and harmless to something that may require medical attention. Let me go through what could be the common causes and how to manage them? What are the 5 Common Causes of Anal Itch?   1.) Non medical: Simple non medical causes include anal perspiration, frequent liquid stools, diarrhea, residual stool deposits, or the escape of small amounts of stool as a result...

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Ouch! What Causes Testicular Pain?

Ouch! Any man who has ever suffered a hard knock to the groin will still cringe at the memory. But apart from direct trauma, what other conditions can result in pain in the testicles?   What are the Testicles? The testicles, or testes, are two egg-shaped reproductive organs in males located in the scrotum. They produce sperm and sex-hormones (primarily testosterone). As most men are aware, the testes are very sensitive and even the slightest trauma or injury can cause pain and discomfort. While some causes of testicular pain may be mild...

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Oral Thrush: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Oral thrush is caused by a fungal infection of the mouth and tongue. It is caused by a group of yeast organisms called Candida, and is also known as oropharyngeal candidiasis. It is normal to have a small amount of these fungal organisms living in your mouth and gastrointestinal tract without causing any harm, but if they start to multiply uncontrollably, you can develop an infection. Oral thrush is usually a mild infection which is easily treatable with antifungal medications, but it can also be an indication of a weakened immune system,...

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HIV Prevention: To HIV PrEP or not to HIV PrEP?

If you’re reading this, most probably you would have an awareness about HIV and are worried about getting infected. Rightfully so, as there is still no cure for HIV and it can lead to a severe disease called AIDS and eventually death.   Every year more than 400 new cases of HIV are reported in Singapore majority of which are still in the prime of their lives between the ages of 20-49. So if you are HIV negative and sexually active, you have a right to be afraid of HIV infection. So what do we have to protect ourselves from this deadly...

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Does my Child has Hand Foot Mouth Disease (HFMD)?

Hand, foot, and mouth disease is caused by a coxsackie virus. It is most common in children under 10 years of age. It can occur all year round in Singapore. How do I know my Child has HFMD? The Signs and symptom of Hand Foot Mouth Disease (HFMD). Usually start suddenly. It includes fever, sore throat, headache,small painful blisters inside the mouth on tongue, palate, palms of child’s hands, on their fingers,on the soles of their feet , buttocks.   It can last anywhere between 4 – 10days. Child can also find it painful to...

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