Caroline Evans

Asthma – Allergenic or environmental?

Asthma – Allergenic or environmental?– ‘Azma’ is the Greek word for panting. Asthma is a respiratory disorder characterized by recurring episodes of paroxysmal (sudden spasms) dyspnoea (air hunger), accompanied by wheezing on expiration and/or inspiration. This is caused by constriction of the bronchi, coughing, and a swelling of bronchial secretions or mucous membranes. Bronchial asthma …

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Cold Sores ~Herpes Simplex~

‘Herpes’ comes from the Greek word herpein meaning ‘to creep’. Herpes is a recurrent viral infection of the skin characterized by single or multiple clusters of small vesicles frequently occurring on the mouth (herpes gingivostomatitis), lips (herpes labialis), genitals (herpes genitalis) and conjunctive and cornea (herpes keratoconjunctivitis) amongst others. These small blister type spots can …

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