TA is a free and easy going 15-year old. Lately, she had been feeling a bit under the weather but her parent thought it was nothing more than a bad cold and she’ll be able to shake it off. But it didn’t get better. She started vomiting, had diarrhea with accompanying blood spots, and she was shivering. Then her joints started to ache, and so was her head and the rest of her body. At this stage, her parents had no option than to convey her to the general physician. The doctor asked for the symptoms and she listed fatigue,
Infertility is a condition that plagues many people in the world and it is defined as “the inability to conceive after 12 months of unprotected intercourse”. This definition applies to women who are less than 35 years old and are of childbearing age. However, women who are older than 35 years can also be referred to as being infertile if they are unable to conceive after 6 months of trying. In recent times, there have been an upsurge in the use of fertility drugs and the pharmacists being the first port of call for most health enquiries, need to understand
Fungal infections are some of the world’s most common infections, affecting about 25% of the world’s population and cuts across all ages. Some of the common fungal infections include athlete’s foot (tinea pedis) and jock itch (tinea cruris) which affect adolescents and adults more. Children are more prone to ringworm on the body or scalp called tinea corporis and tinea capitis, respectively. It is worthy of note that people living in the tropics are more susceptible to fungal infections. Also diabetic or obese patients and people who wear a lot of tight clothes that don’t allow free movement of air.