"Pink eye" (conjunctivitis) is an inflammation and redness of the conjunctiva (the layer of blood vessels covering the white part of the eye). It can appear suddenly or overnight. Pink eye is usually caused by viral or bacterial infections and is a common ailment. Pink eye is commonly acquired through contact with contaminated objects like pillow cases, towels, books, others' make-up. These objects become contaminated through direct contact with infected eye discharge or from hands that were not properly washed after touching an infected eye.
Abdominal pain and abdominal cramping is caused the inflammation of the walls and eventually thickens the walls with scar tissue and leads to cramping. Mild Crohn’s causes moderate intestinal discomfort and in more severe cases, can cause nausea and vomiting. Blood in the stool is caused by food being moved from the digestive tract through the inflamed tissue. The bleeding might be notices as bright red directly in the toilet or darker red blood that is mixed into the stool. Crohn’s also causes small sores or ulcers on the surface of the intestines that eventually penetrate into the intestinal walls.
Some of the more common complications associated with the disease are bowel obstruction, ulcers, and fistulas. Bowel obstruction is the most common and results from the thickening of the intestinal wall with swelling and scar tissue, narrowing the passage. The narrowing of the intestines blocks flow of digested material through the affected area. In severe conditions surgery is needed to remove the dead and damaged tissue of the bowel. Chronic inflammation that accompanies this disease can lead to the formation of ulcers.
Cystic fibrosis is an autosomal recessive gene disorder. This disease affects the lungs most significantly. It also affects the pancreas, liver, and intestines, and various organs. This disease is characterized by the buildup of thick, sticky mucus that can damage vital organs. This abnormal mucus can clog the airways which will lead to severe problems with breathing and bacterial infections in the lungs.
uncontrollable, violent coughing which may last 6-10 wks *Clinical Manifestations: -1st Stage: mild URI, no-low grade fever, runny nose, water eyes and mild productive cough -2nd Stage: Cough changes, inspiration after each cough produces the typical whooping sound as pt tries to breath against an obstructed glottis. Vomiting may also occur w/coughing *Tx is abx to minimize symptoms and prevent spread of disease. Cough suppressants & antihistamines should not be used since they are ineffective & may induce coughing episodes. Check what ya know: (Answers at
The symptom that has traditionally been associated with lupus has been the butterfly-shaped rash that appears across the patient’s cheeks, along with mouth ulcers and hair loss. One of the reasons that lupus is so often misdiagnosed is that its symptoms are much like the symptoms of many other diseases. For example, lupus often mimics arthritis with joint pain, redness, and swelling. The warring antigens, anitbodies, and resulting stress on systems can often produce an abnormal urinalysis, leading to a misdiagnosis of kidney disease. If the lungs, heart, or abdominal organs are affected, then pleurisy, pericarditis, and / or peritonitis can appear and suggest lung, heart, or abdominal diseases.
Cystic Fibrosis: Thick Mucous Frances Bowman Medical surgery 1 Cystic fibrosis is a life-threatening disorder which can cause minor to severe damage to the lungs and digestive system. This is an inherited condition which affects the cells that produce mucus, sweat and the other digestive juices. These secretions are supposed to be thin and slippery and act as a lubricant. Instead with this disorder they are thick and sticky and plug up tubes, ducts, and passageways in the lungs and pancreas mainly. This disorder is most common in white, northern European ancestry people; can also affect Hispanics, African Americans; and rarely in people of Asian or Pacific Islander origin.
Common symptoms are acral necrosis of the extremities (such as the toes, fingers, lips and tip of the nose), high fever, nausea, vomiting, and breathing difficulty. Left untreated, Yersinia pestis can multiply rapidly in the bloodstream, possibly causing septicemic plague or even creep towards the lungs causing pneumonic plague. In order to diagnose bubonic plague, testing in the laboratory is required. Identification of the bacterium Yersinia pestis culture in a sample of serum from a patient’s blood is used for confirmation of the
Diagnosis is often made after a series of abdominal x-rays, an upper gastrointestinal series, or a colonoscopy. Endoscopy tests may include flexible sigmoidoscopy which allows the doctor to directly examine the colon with a lighted tube that is inserted through the anus. The mucosal layer of intestine that absorbs nutrition contains immune cells that act like defenders of the body. When this mucosal layer breaks down, harmful bacteria enter deep layers of the intestine. This results in inflammation causing swelling, increased blood flow, and ulcerations.
It is accepted that a trigger is required for psoriasis to develop and this can be a throat infection, injury to the skin, certain drugs and, importantly, stress of some kind. Research has found that very often there is a significant emotional factor in the triggering of psoriasis, which is why hypnosis has proven so helpful in many cases. Psoriasis can have a negative impact on one’s quality of life, interfering with many different areas. Sleeping may also be a problem. Many people with psoriasis tend to persist with a poor self-image, always thinking negative thoughts about themselves and feeling they “deserve it”.