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In fact, wounds heal best in a sterile and moisture-controlled environment. To list, here are some ways that can help to accelerate the wound healing process: Gentle cleansing with normal saline solution. Application of a mild antiseptic gel (e.g. octenisan) or ...
14 Nov 2019
I can provide you with numerous examples but perhaps I will share one common scenario that many doctors face: Patient A comes into the clinic and he holds a medical benefits card belonging to a third party administrator, Company X. He has a minor headache and requires some painkillers. Howev...
8 Nov 2019
Your parents can use their MediSave monies to help pay for approved treatments. Account-holders can use their MediSave to pay for their own treatments or for dependents as approved by the CPF. These dependents include: Spouse Children Parents Grandparents Sibling...
7 Nov 2019
Strawberry legs is not a medical diagnosis but a descriptive term of the leg looking like the surface of a strawberry with their prominent seeds on the surface. The 'seeds' correspond to prominent hair follicles on the legs. Our legs have a lot of follicular openings evenly and regu...
2 Nov 2019
Fishbone stuck in the throat is an ENT (Ear, Nose & Throat) Emergency and you should see a doctor (GP, A&E doctor or an ENT Specialist) as soon as possible. There are some red flags that would warrant an urgent or immediate review by a doctor: Severe sore throat on...
15 Oct 2019
Having unprotected sex puts one at high risk of getting HIV and STDs. People who have an STD may be at increased risk of getting HIV . This is because the behaviour that puts someone at risk for one infection (eg not using condoms, multiple partners, etc) often put them at risk...
10 Oct 2019
Patients with nasal allergies generally present with nasal issues such as: sneezing runny nose with thin clear mucus nasal obstruction The commonest allergens are dust mite allergies and often these patients wake up with these symptoms. They often b...
10 Oct 2019

Cancer Caregivers: The Greatest Form Of Support Through The Cancer Journey

Cancer Caregivers: The Greatest Form Of Support Through The Cancer Journey

Caregivers are the people that provide physical and mental support for cancer patients. They are undoubtedly an irreplaceable force and an important aspect in a patient’s cancer journey.

Cancer is scary and stressful for anyone. Its diagnosis tends to be sudden and random. I would believe that not one person in this world could have been prepared for it.

Treatment for cancer can be a long and tiring process, both physically and mentally. Caregivers are the ones that can give the greatest support to the patient throughout the treatment.

Providing support can be stressful in itself. I wrote this article to highlight the importance of caregivers. If you know of someone who is a caregiver, do give them a warm hug and applause. You may not realise it, but they are in as much stress and worry as the patients.

Find out more in the article!

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Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is classified under functional abdominal pain with a heighten sensation or exaggerated body response to otherwise normal stimuli. As the name implies, the bowel is more "irritable" than one would expect. Dyspepsia and hyperacidity on the other hand, are sympt...
8 Oct 2019
Body odour is also known as Bromhidrosis. This occurs more commonly when an individual hits the pubertal age group and is caused by an increase in the secretions by of the eccrine (sweat) glands and apocrine glands. Bacteria present to degrade the secretions by the apocrine gland ...
30 Sep 2019
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