Bacterial conjunctivitis is a microbial infection involving the mucous membrane of the surface of the eye. It is less common than viral conjunctivitis. The source of bacterial conjunctivitis can be endogenous or exogenous. It can have a slow, acute, or hyperacute onset. Depending on the pathogen, bacterial conjunctivitis may be a benign self-limited illness (most cases), may be sight-threatening, or may signify a severe underlying systemic disease. In patients with chronic unilateral bacterial conjunctivitis, the ipsilateral nasolacrimal system should be examined to rule out canaliculitis, nasolacrimal duct obstruction, or dacryocystitis
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RE: Psoriasis: Manifestations, Management Options, and Mimics
@rohit Management of psoriasis may involve topical and systemic medication, phototherapy, stress reduction, climatotherapy, and various adjuncts such as sunshine, moisturizers, salicylic acid, and other keratolytics such as urea. Expert dermatologists from across the globe released a consensus report on treatment optimization and transitioning for moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis. Recommendations of the 2013 consensus report include the following:
Methotrexate may be used for as long as it remains effective and well-tolerated.
Cyclosporine is generally used intermittently for inducing a clinical response with one or several courses over a 3–6 month period.
Transition from conventional systemic therapy to a biological agent may be done directly or with an overlap if transitioning is needed because of lack of efficacy, or with a treatment-free interval if transitioning is needed for safety reasons.
Combination therapy may be helpful.
Continuous therapy for patients receiving biologicals is recommended.
LDL Cholesterol Genetics?
Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDLc) is well established as a key causal factor in the development of atherosclerotic vascular disease, especially coronary heart disease (CHD). Although there is wide variability of LDLc levels within the population, several studies have demonstrated that LDLc levels in related individuals tend to be similar, indicating that the LDLc level is a heritable trait. Because of these findings, there has been considerable investigation into the genetics that determine the LDLc plasma concentration, which is part of the larger effort to improve the risk assessment of future cardiovascular disease in any given person. Because of these findings, there has been considerable investigation into the genetics that determine the LDLc plasma concentration, which is part of the larger effort to improve the risk assessment of future cardiovascular disease in any given person.
Getting headache during my menstrual cycle, what can I do to get rid of this?
Hello, I am getting headache during my menstrual cycle, what can I do to get rid of this? I would like to know some home remedy. Please help me to get through this.
RE: Management of the Burn Patient?
@abhigna Most minor burns can be treated at home. They usually heal within a couple of weeks. For serious burns, after appropriate first aid and wound assessment, your treatment may involve medications, wound dressings, therapy and surgery. The goals of treatment are to control pain, remove dead tissue, prevent infection, reduce scarring risk and regain function. People with severe burns may require treatment at specialized burn centers. They may need skin grafts to cover large wounds. And they may need emotional support and months of follow-up care, such as physical therapy.
How to treat urticaria?
Hello, I am a nurse. In my hospital, a 19-year-old male patient presented with a two-month history of urticaria with intermittent episodes of angioedema. His initial symptoms included facial pruritis, periorbital erythema and angioedema involving the upper and lower lips. Within 30 minutes of his first episode of angioedema, he developed widespread urticaria. What should be the treatment option?
Came in contact with a person having Conjunctivitis.
Hi, yesterday in school I was partnered with a girl. I touched my eyes after touching the desk. Later I came to know that she had eye Conjunctivitis. Is there any chance I can be infected? How to prevent it?