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  • De Quervain tenosynovitis

    De Quervain tenosynovitis is a painful condition affecting the tendons on the wrist’s thumb side. If you’re experiencing this condition, you may feel pain when you rotate your wrist, grip objects, or make a fist. While the exact cause of de Quervain tenosynovitis is unknown, any activity involving repetitive hand or wrist movement – like gardening, golf, playing racket sports, or carrying a baby – can aggravate it.

  • Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)

    If you experience leg pain or swelling, it could be a sign of deep vein thrombosis (DVT). DVT happens when a blood clot forms in one or more of the deep veins in your body, typically in your legs. It’s possible to have DVT without noticeable symptoms. Certain medical conditions can cause DVT by affecting how your blood clots. However, it can also develop if you don’t move for an extended period. This may happen during long-distance travel or if you’re on bed rest after surgery, illness, or an accident. DVT is a serious condition because blood clots in your veins can break free and travel through your bloodstream. If a clot gets stuck in your lungs, it can block blood flow and cause a pulmonary embolism. It’s known as venous thromboembolism (VTE) when DVT and pulmonary embolism occur together.

  • Dandruff

    Dandruff is a prevalent skin condition that leads to the flaking of the skin on the scalp. While it may not be contagious or life-threatening, it can be a source of embarrassment and challenging to manage. Fortunately, mild dandruff can be conveniently treated by using a gentle shampoo daily. If this fails, a medicated shampoo could be a better option. However, it’s important to note that even with treatment, symptoms may recur at a later time. It is worth noting that dandruff is a mild form of seborrheic dermatitis. Understanding this can be helpful in treating and managing the condition effectively.