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Typhoid Alternative Name: Typhoid fever Typhoid is a bacterial illness, caused by the organism Salmonella Typhi (S.Typhi), which is spread via food and water. It is common in developing countries. Symptoms include headache, fever, abdominal pain, constipation (initially, followed by diarrhoea), bloody stools, confusion, and rash (rose spots)....

Tuberculosis Tuberculosis is a bacterial infection affecting any organ through the lymph nodes and bloodstream. What to look for a mild cough. fatigue and loss of weight. a bloody cough. fever and night sweats. pain in the chest, back, or kidneys. Tuberculosis is usually found in the lungs. The bacteria present will eat away...

Toxic Shock Syndrome Toxic Shock Syndrome is a sudden and dangerous condition started by the release of toxins caused by the staphylococci bacteria. What to look for high fever. low blood pressure vomiting and/or diarrhoea. a rash resembling a sunburn with peeling skin on fingers and toes. dizziness or mental confusion. It usually...

Toothache What to look for soreness in teeth, gums, or jaw. Tooth decay cannot be cured but it can be controlled by looking after your teeth properly and regularly visiting your dentist. Other causes of dental pain include impacted teeth and gum disease. Causes The most common cause of toothache is...

Tonsillitis Infection of the tonsils caused by bacteria or a virus. What to look for fever. a very sore throat with red, swollen tonsils with white discharge or spots on the tonsils. swollen and tender lymph nodes in the neck under the jaw. headache. severe pain at the roof of the mouth,...

Tinnitus Tinnitus a sensation of ringing in the ears or the head. What to look for a noise in the ears, such as ringing. It may come and go or be continuous. hearing loss occasionally. With tinnitus, the noise heard can be so soft that the person can hear it...

Tics and Twitches These are involuntary contractions of a muscle or muscles. What to look for a brief, flicking sensation confined to a small part of the body, such as the eyelid; usually indicative of a harmless involuntary muscle contraction. a repetitive, uncontrollable, purposeless contraction of an individual muscle...

Thyroid Problems The thyroid gland is situated in the neck and can be seen or felt as the Adam’s apple What to look for Hyperthyroidism: weight loss despite increased appetite. increased heart rate, higher blood pressure, and increased nervousness, with excessive perspiration. more frequent bowel movements, sometimes with diarrhoea. muscle weakness, trembling...

Throat Cancer What to look for… As with most cancers, in the beginning, throat cancer does not cause any symptoms. The early warning signs are similar to the symptoms of a chest cold. Symptoms caused by a tumour in the upper or lower throat may include: nagging cough. hoarseness. persistent sore...

Tetanus This is a condition caused by bacteria usually found in the soil. What to look for If you have a cut or wound and any of these things occur - call your doctor stiffness of the neck, jaw - lock jaw, and other muscles uncontrollable spasms of the jaw...

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