Category Archives: Immune System

How Long Do Cold Sores Last?

Fever blisters, better known as cold sores, are caused by the Herpes Simplex virus. These annoying blisters are usually found all around the mouth, on the lips, sometimes even on the nose or chin. Starting off as small red spots that resemble pimples, cold sores are extremely itchy and painful. Soon these spots become filled… Read More »

Shingles Without Rash

Herpes zoster, more commonly called shingles, is a viral disease caused by the herpes vericella virus. This virus is in the same family as chickenpox. Doctors have no trouble diagnosing shingles because there is a rash with blisters that usually goes along with the disease. In rare cases one can have shingles without the rash,… Read More »

Numbness In Right Hand

Numbness in either hand may indicate there is a problem with circulation or nerves. Numbness on one side is usually due to a nerve problem in the arm, hand or shoulder. If nerves are not involved, then the numbness is often due to a lack of circulation in the hand. There are a number of… Read More »

Swollen Lymph Nodes in Groin

Lymph nodes are a vital part of the body when it comes to fighting off infection. Even a small or not immediately noticeable infection can cause swelling of the lymph nodes. Swollen lymph nodes are often caused by an infection, whether systemic or localized. They can also be caused by abscesses, or an abscess that… Read More »

Is HPV Contagious ?

Roughly 75% of people who are of reproductive age have suffered one or more genital HPV (human papillomavirus) infections. Five and a half million new cases are diagnosed every year. In most of these cases there are no symptoms at all. In patients with cervical cancer, HPV is usually the cause; this devastating disease will… Read More »

Herpes Inside the Mouth

Herpes inside mouth, a viral infection that is caused by the herpes simplex virus, is also known as oral herpes or simply as a cold sore. This is a very painful and highly contagious condition. Sores often develop on the lips, the tongue, on the gums, on the inside of the cheek, and even on… Read More »

Compromised Immune System

Immunity simply means how well your body is able to keep you safe from illnesses. People with strong immune systems are able to successfully fight off infections. Those with a compromised immune system do not have this same ability to fight off illnesses. People with cancer, diabetes, heart disease, or any other chronic or acute… Read More »