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Signs and Symptoms of Leprosy - Tdap Vaccine

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  • Signs and Symptoms of Leprosy
    This segment of the eMedTV archives lists possible signs and symptoms of leprosy. It explains the incubation period for the disease, as well as factors that can affect the type and severity of symptoms a person may experience.
  • Sjogren's
    Dry eyes and dry mouth are the primary symptoms associated with Sjogren's disease. This eMedTV selection gives a brief overview of this autoimmune disease and includes a link to more details on this topic.
  • Sjogren's Syndrome
    Sjogren's syndrome is an autoimmune disease in which the moisture-producing glands are targeted. As this eMedTV resource explains, it causes dryness, especially in the mouth and eyes. Symptoms, treatments, and additional links are also provided.
  • Sjogren's Syndrome and Connective Tissue Disorders
    This eMedTV Web page explores the link between Sjogren's syndrome and connective tissue disorders. Disorders often linked with the disease include polymyositis, Raynaud's phenomenon, arthritis, scleroderma, and systemic lupus erythematosus.
  • Sjogren's Syndrome and Digestive Problems
    When a person has Sjogren's syndrome and digestive problems, this eMedTV article describes how the treatment depends on the problem involved. Possible complications include painful swallowing, heartburn, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and weight loss.
  • Sjogren's Syndrome and Dry Eyes
    Treatment options for someone with Sjogren's syndrome and dry eyes discussed in this eMedTV article include artificial tears, eye ointment, surgery, and lacriserts. The exact treatment chosen will depend on how severe the dry eyes are.
  • Sjogren's Syndrome and Dry Mouth
    This eMedTV Web page describes how people with Sjogren's syndrome and dry mouth need to practice good oral hygiene, because the lack of saliva can cause cavities and mouth infections. Helpful oral hygiene tips are also provided.
  • Sjogren's Syndrome and Hoarseness
    Different medical problems can occur in people with Sjogren's syndrome, and hoarseness, as this portion of the eMedTV site explains, is a typical complication. Tips to help relieve the condition are offered, as are the reasons behind the hoarseness.
  • Sjogren's Syndrome and Kidney Problems
    The information in this segment of the eMedTV Web site discusses the link between Sjogren's syndrome and kidney problems. Specific problems, treatment options, and when they are commonly used are also discussed.
  • Sjogren's Syndrome and Lung Disease
    This eMedTV article lists the types of lung problems that can accompany Sjogren's syndrome, such as pneumonia. Living with Sjogren's syndrome and lung disease can be made easier by following your doctor's treatment recommendations.
  • Sjogren's Syndrome and Lymphoma
    As this eMedTV page explains, different medical problems can occur as a result of Sjogren's syndrome, and lymphoma develops in about 5 percent of those with the condition. This page also explains how it differs from typical cases of lymphoma.
  • Sjogren's Syndrome and Nerve Problems
    As this page of the eMedTV Web site explains, a person with Sjogren's syndrome and nerve problems can experience carpal tunnel syndrome, peripheral neuropathy, or cranial neuropathy. Treatment options vary accordingly.
  • Sjogren's Syndrome and Skin Problems
    This eMedTV page explores the link between Sjogren's syndrome and skin problems. Issues range from dry skin and itching to cracked, split skin that is prone to infection. Tips to remedy these problems vary, from medications to ointments to sunscreen.
  • Sjogren's Syndrome and Vaginal Dryness
    For a woman with Sjogren's syndrome and vaginal dryness, a vaginal moisturizer may help retain moisture. This eMedTV article provides other suggestions that may provide relief and make sexual intercourse more comfortable.
  • Sjogren's Syndrome Complications
    As this eMedTV segment explains, complications of Sjogren's syndrome can affect the kidneys, lungs, and many other parts of the body. This article takes a quick look at this topic and includes a link to more detailed information.
  • Sjogren's Syndrome Prognosis
    It can be difficult to make a general Sjogren's syndrome prognosis, because -- as this article from the eMedTV archives explains -- the symptoms and complications can vary in each individual case.
  • Sjogren's Syndrome Research
    Sjogren's syndrome research studies are designed to answer questions about the disease and, as this eMedTV page explains, have led to advances in treating the condition. This page also describes current areas of research, such as genetic factors.
  • Skleraderma
    Characterized by hard, thickening skin, scleroderma can cause symptoms such as Raynaud's phenomenon. This eMedTV selection gives a brief overview of scleroderma and links to more information. Skleraderma is a common misspelling of scleroderma.
  • Spreading Whooping Cough
    How is whooping cough spread? As discussed in this eMedTV segment, spreading of whooping cough most commonly occurs when an infected person coughs or sneezes and sends the bacteria that cause the illness through the air to another person.
  • Symptoms of Behcet's Disease
    Symptoms of Behcet's disease can range from inflammation of the eye to blood clots to blindness. As this eMedTV article explains, symptoms of Behcet's disease can also include arthritis, difficulty coordinating movement, stiff neck, and others.
  • Symptoms of Botulism
    Vision problems, slurred speech, and muscle weakness are common symptoms of botulism. This eMedTV page explains the various signs and symptoms, and how they can progress to paralysis of the legs, arms, torso, and respiratory system if left untreated.
  • Symptoms of Influenza
    The most common symptoms of influenza include chills, cough, sore throat, and fever. This eMedTV article offers an in-depth look at the symptoms that may occur, and also includes a list of possible complications in adults, teenagers, and children.
  • Symptoms of Leprosy
    People with possible signs and symptoms of leprosy, as this eMedTV resource explains, may experience a symmetrical skin rash, muscle stiffness, or eye problems. Symptoms can also vary based on the type of leprosy a person has, among other factors.
  • Symptoms of Pulmonary Fibrosis
    Common symptoms of pulmonary fibrosis include shortness of breath and a dry cough that does not go away. This eMedTV resource lists other potentially serious signs and symptoms of the condition, including those that may develop as the condition worsens.
  • Symptoms of Raynaud's
    Symptoms of Raynaud's are often triggered by exposure to cold or emotional stress. This page of the eMedTV library describes these and other symptoms in detail and explains factors affecting the frequency and duration of attacks.
  • Symptoms of Sjogren's Syndrome
    As this eMedTV article explains, common symptoms that may occur in someone with Sjogren's syndrome include dry eyes and dry mouth. This page lists many other symptoms of Sjogren's syndrome and explains the complications they can cause.
  • Symptoms of Typhoid Fever
    Possible signs and symptoms of typhoid fever include high fever, headache, flat, rose-colored spots. This eMedTV article provides detailed information about the symptoms of this condition, including what can happen if they go untreated.
  • Systemic Scleroderma
    Systemic scleroderma is a condition in which, as this eMedTV page explains, skin and tissue become progressively hard and thickened. This page also offers a detailed look at the associated subtypes, which include limited, diffuse, and sine.
  • TB and Pregnancy Review
    As this eMedTV article explains, it is important for pregnant women with active tuberculosis (TB) to start treatment as soon as TB is suspected. This page offers information on treating this condition during pregnancy.
  • Tdap
    Tdap is a diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis vaccine used as a booster for adults and adolescents. This eMedTV Web page describes how the vaccine works, explains how often it is given, and offers general warnings and precautions for this product.
  • Tdap Booster Shot
    A type of "booster shot," the Tdap vaccine is used for preventing diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis. This eMedTV article describes how Tdap works, explains how often you need to be vaccinated, and lists potential side effects of the vaccine.
  • Tdap Dosage
    The standard dose of Tdap is one vaccine given as a single, one-time injection in people ages 10 and up. As this eMedTV page explains, however, there are different guidelines for when it should be given, and in some cases, it can be given more than once.
  • Tdap Immunization
    In order to help prevent pertussis, tetanus, and diphtheria, many people get the Tdap vaccine. This eMedTV segment explains when you should get immunized with Tdap and what you should discuss with your healthcare provider before getting vaccinated.
  • Tdap Shot Reactions
    In clinical studies where people received the Tdap vaccine, reactions occurred at the site of the shot. This eMedTV segment describes these injection site reactions in more detail and lists other common side effects that were reported with this vaccine.
  • Tdap Vaccination Information
    On this eMedTV Web page, the vaccine Tdap is discussed. Information includes its uses, side effects, warnings, and possible drug interactions.
  • Tdap Vaccine
    Tdap is used to help prevent diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis in adults and adolescents. This eMedTV Web page explains when you should get the vaccine and lists some of the potential side effects of Tdap.
  • Tiphoid Fever
    Typhoid fever is a serious illness that is caused by an infection with certain bacteria. This eMedTV Web page explains how common typhoid fever is and lists symptoms of this condition. Tiphoid fever is a common misspelling of typhoid fever.
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