Vaginal Infection

  Although they may have different symptoms, a diagnosis can be tricky even for an experienced doctor. Part of the problem is that you could have more than one at the same time. Let us check out the Symptoms, Causes and Treatment of Vaginal infection.   What are the symptoms of a vaginal infection? Vaginal infections can manifest in many varied ways. The commonest symptoms that women present with include: 1) Abnormal vaginal discharge 2) Vaginal itching  &  anal itching 3) Pain/Discomfort of the vaginal & anal skin 4) Pain on...

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Symptoms of Syphilis

  Signs, Symptoms and Treatment of Syphilis Syphilis is a Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) caused by a bacterium called Treponema pallidum. Infection is divided into four stages (primary, secondary, latent, and tertiary) and signs and symptoms will vary depending on the stage at presentation. It is highly contagious and can be spread via direct contact with a syphilis sore or syphilis rash, usually through vaginal, anal, or oral sex. If left untreated, syphilis can spread to other organs around the body and cause potentially...

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Anal Itching Causes and Pain Relief

  Anal itch is something that happens quite commonly but yet too embarrassing to consult your friend or even doctor about. It can be due to something very simple and harmless to something that may require medical attention. Let me go through what could be the common causes and how to manage them? What are the 5 Common Causes of Anal Itch?   1.) Non medical: Simple non medical causes include anal perspiration, frequent liquid stools, diarrhea, residual stool deposits, or the escape of small amounts of stool as a result...

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Oral Thrush: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Oral thrush is caused by a fungal infection of the mouth and tongue. It is caused by a group of yeast organisms called Candida, and is also known as oropharyngeal candidiasis. It is normal to have a small amount of these fungal organisms living in your mouth and gastrointestinal tract without causing any harm, but if they start to multiply uncontrollably, you can develop an infection. Oral thrush is usually a mild infection which is easily treatable with antifungal medications, but it can also be an indication of a weakened immune system,...

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HIV Prevention: To HIV PrEP or not to HIV PrEP?

If you’re reading this, most probably you would have an awareness about HIV and are worried about getting infected. Rightfully so, as there is still no cure for HIV and it can lead to a severe disease called AIDS and eventually death.   Every year more than 400 new cases of HIV are reported in Singapore majority of which are still in the prime of their lives between the ages of 20-49. So if you are HIV negative and sexually active, you have a right to be afraid of HIV infection. So what do we have to protect ourselves from this deadly...

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HIV Stigma: Not Retro, Just Wrong (World AIDS Day 2016 Singapore)

HIV Stigma: Not Retro, Just Wrong World AIDS Day 2016 – Singapore #HIVNOTRETRO   1st December is World AIDS day. How fast another year has gone by and here we are again recognizing another World AIDS day.   This year’s theme seeks to remind us that the disease that we know as HIV/AIDS wears a very different face today compared to when it was first discovered in the 1980’s. Back then the face of AIDS was a painfully skinny person lying on a tattered mattress atop a plain wooden bed in a straw hut. With flies buzzing around him...

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