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Syphilis This is an infectious sexually transmitted disease affecting the sex organs and the mouth. What to look for There are three stages of syphilis. In the first stage, 9 days to 7 weeks after having the infecting intercourse, ulcers and sores appear on the genitals, rectum, or mouth....

Swimmer's Ear Swimmer's ear, also known as otitis externa is Inflammation of the canal between the Eardrum and the external opening of the Ear. . What to look for itching inside the ear. watery discharge from the ear. severe pain and tenderness in the ear, especially when moving your head...

Sunburn Sunburn is the inflammation of the skin caused by excessive exposure to sunlight What to look for pink or red colour on the skin, the skin also feels tender. itchy blisters. pain and irritation of the eye associated with overexposure to ultraviolet rays from sunlight or other sources. Gone are...

Sty A sty is an acute inflammation of a gland at the base of eye. What to look for a red swelling near the edge of the eyelid. A sty is a pimple on the eyelid. It usually means the gland on the eyelid is infected. Sties are very painful...

Stroke Occurs when the blood supply to the brain is stopped. What to look for abrupt loss of vision, energy, coordination, sensation, speech. weaknesses or paralysis down one side of the body, loss of balance. sudden and severe headache followed rapidly by loss of consciousness. Our brain must be continually supplied...

Stress Stress can be said to be our physical or emotional reactions to outside stimuli that is beyond what is normally experienced by us. What to look for Physical symptoms may include headache, fatigue, insomnia, digestive changes, neck or backache, loss of appetite, or overeating, increased use of...

Stomach Ulcers These are holes or loss of tissue in the lining of the stomach or the duodenum. What to look for burning upper abdominal pain. black, or bloody stools. The most common type are duodenal. The second most common are gastric ulcers, which develop in the stomach. Duodenal ulcers, whose...

Stomach Cancer As with most cancers, stomach cancer usually does not produces any early symptoms. However, you may suffer from mild indigestion or loss of weight and appetite. Eventually the symptoms will be more noticeable. Warning signs of stomach cancer may include: indigestion, heartburn, ABDOMINAL_PAIN, or discomfort...

Staph Infections Infections caused by the staphylococcus bacteria. What to look for Swollen areas around a cut. boils or pus filled pimples around hair follicles. swollen lymph nodes. Usually infections remain in the one organ or area, but staph infections can produce disease in any part of your body. It can...

Sprains and Strains Sprains and strains are common injuries of the ligaments and muscles. What to look for Sprains, which affect joints, and strains which affect muscles, usually occur after an accident. For a sprain: pain in the joint. swelling of a joint. difficulty moving a joint. For a strain: sharp pain at injury,...

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