Do you have tinnitus?

Tinnitus – a word that is used to describe a collective of symptoms like ringing, buzzing or humming noises without any outside stimulation. This condition can cause a lot of distress to individuals, from frustration, to insomnia to even depression and anxiety.

A few common causes of tinnitus are exposure to loud noises, certain medications and medical conditions. Today’s article by Jasmine Han provides an overview on some strategies to help manage symptoms of tinnitus. Of course, contacting your healthcare professional before trying medications is of the utmost importance.

Essential Tremor

Have a “shake” that you can’t seem to shake? Essential tremor is one of the most common neurological disorder and can significantly impair a person’s quality of life.

But there are ways to manage it. From occupational and physical therapy to medications, finding the right treatment is a matter of collaboration with your healthcare team.

Today’s article by Kevin Huang gives us the details on this and more!

Are Peanut Allergies a Millenial Problem? Is Immunotherapy the Next Step?

Peanut allergies are common – you yourself or someone you know may have allergies to them. Allergic reactions can vary in severity from mild to severe and life-threatening.

Recently this year an experimental drug was put forth by researchers as a future move to treat peanut allergies and reduce their severity, instead of just treating the reaction itself.

Today’s article by Aaron Chy explains all this and more!

Testing for Strep Throat

RADT – point of care testing at its finest. This simple test takes less then 10 minutes and helps healthcare professionals determine if you have strep throat. By confirming the presence of bacteria through this test, treatment can occur much faster than having to wait for lab results!

Depending on whether Strep throat is viral or bacterial in origin, treatment varies – today’s article by David Poon explains the differences between the two!

Treating Plantar Warts

Previously we discussed the differences between corns, calluses and warts. We discussed how to prevent them as well as how to treat corns and calluses. Today we tackle plantar warts and how to treat these specifically.

Plantar warts don’t have to be treated if they aren’t casing any difficulties – however if you are wishing to remove them, the main options are cryotherapy, salicylic acid and formalin solutions.

Today’s article by Jasmine Han outlines all these treatments in detail!