Pink Eye, or Conjunctivitis, is a condition where you suffer inflammation of a thin membrane that coats the surface of your eye and eyelid. If you are infected by pink eye you will notice redness, pain or itchiness, and discharge from your eye. How Do You Get Pink Eye? Not only is it quite common, but it is also incredibly contagious. Something as simple as touching a contaminated surface, or shaking hands with someone who is infected and passes the infection on to you. … [Read more...] about Pink Eye Prevention & Treatment
Fever blister, also known as cold sores are a nuisance that cause annoyance and discomfort to millions of Americans. The condition is caused by a contagious herpes virus, either herpes simplex one or herpes simplex 2. Over 95% of cases are caused by herpes simplex virus one (HSV1). The virus causes “blisters” or small sores that are found on the face, lips, or in the mouth or in the nostrils. These sores cause pain, itching, and burning before crusting over. Most people who carry the … [Read more...] about What Causes Fever Blisters?