December 2018 archive

WHAT DOES AGORAPHOBIA MEAN?

Agoraphobia (ag-uh-ruh-FOE-be-uh) is an anxiety disorder in which you fear and avoid places or situations that might cause you to panic and make you feel trapped, helpless or embarrassed. You fear an actual or anticipated situation, such as using public transportation, being in open or enclosed spaces, standing in line, or being in a crowd. …

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ACNE SKIN DISEASE

Acne is a skin condition that develops when your hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells. It usually causes whiteheads, blackheads or pimples, and often appears on the face, chest, forehead, upper back and shoulders. Acne is most common among teenagers, though it affects people of all ages. Effective treatments are readily …

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WHAT TO DO FOR ACUTE SINUSITIS

Acute sinusitis (acute rhinosinusitis) triggers the cavities around your nasal passages (sinuses) to be inflamed and swollen. This interrupts the drainage and causes mucus to accumulate. With acute sinusitis, it might be challenging to breathe through your nose. The part surrounding your eyes and face might be swollen, and you might have throbbing facial pain …

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