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How to get rid of a Hickey ?

By Dr. Raj MD on May 4th, 2017 in Uncategorized

What is a hickey ? It is a bruise caused by suction. The suctioning process causes the tiny blood vessels under the skin to burst. The vein ruptures, which causes the blood to leak out and forming a bruise. The severity of the mark depends on how hard the suck on the skin. Hickey can […]

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Amoxicillin Rash

By Dr. Raj MD on March 7th, 2017 in Skin

Amoxicillin is an antibiotic belonging to the penicillin family. It is used to treat bacterial infection and available in many forms like tablet, capsule, and oral suspension. It is one of the medicines that causes rash to people who are sensitive to it. The rash is accompanied by other symptoms and usually disappear on their […]

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By Dr. Raj MD on March 3rd, 2017 in Diseases and Conditions

What is Lipolysis? Definition : Lipolysis (1) is the process of breaking down lipids including triglycerides stored in the fat tissues to generate energy. Today, it is a widely used non-surgical way of removing fat deposits in various parts of the body. It removes fats around the waist, chin, under the upper arms, and abdomen. […]

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Roseola Rash

By Dr. Raj MD on March 3rd, 2017 in Uncategorized

What is Roseola Rash? Roseola is a mild viral infection common in young children. It is also called sixth disease, exanthema subitum, and roseola infantum (2). It is characterized by a sudden onset of high fever that lasts for about three to five days, nasal congestion, and loose stool. Once the fever subsides, roseola rashes […]

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By Dr. Raj MD on March 1st, 2017 in Diseases and Conditions

Definition Anisocytosis is a condition in which the red blood cells are unequal in size. It is common in people suffering from anemia, thalassemia, and other types of blood cell disorders. It comes from the word “aniso” which means dissimilar or unequal and “cytosis” meaning movement of or features of cells. Anisocytosis represents a serious […]

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Inflamed Colon

By Dr. Raj MD on February 23rd, 2017 in Diseases and Conditions

Inflammation of the colon is medically known as colitis or inflammatory bowel disease. Health experts associate the condition to weak immune system, hereditary, and environmental factors. There is no definite cure for inflamed colon. The focus of care is palliative or easing the symptoms of the disease. Image 1: A view of the colon comparing […]

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Itchy Ankles

By Dr. Raj MD on February 20th, 2017 in Skin

Are your ankles itchy? Does the itch bother you? Did it lead you to scratching your ankle frequently? If yes, then you are suffering from itchy ankles. Such condition is fairly common but at times can be serious and proper care of the ankles should be done. Americans and Caucasians are usually a victim of […]

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Greenstick Fracture

By Dr. Raj MD on February 12th, 2017 in Diseases and Conditions

Most of us are aware of the medical term, ‘fracture’. It means breakage of bones. Fractures are caused when the tensile strength of the bone is overcome by the deforming forces acting on the bones. There are different types of fracture based on the bone in which it occur and the mechanism by which it […]

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By Dr. Raj MD on December 31st, 2016 in Diseases and Conditions

Definition of Ecchymosis Ecchymosis [pronunciation: (/ˌɛkᵻˈmoʊsᵻs/, ICD-10: R23.3] is defined as hemorrhagic blotching due to pooling of blood under the skin or mucous membrane caused by medical conditions, hematologic diseases, or trauma. Violaceous discoloration of the skin is observed which is usually negative for pain, induration, and firmness [1, 2]. After the trauma, red blood […]

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Dermal Piercing

By Dr. Raj MD on October 2nd, 2016 in Uncategorized

Dermal piercings are the new rage in the body art industry. Because only the stud or jewelry is visible you can put them almost anywhere on your body. There are quite a few common complications but when placed by trained individuals and with proper aftercare they can be very safe. There are various names that […]

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