Ear canal infections (acute otitis externa) occur when either a bacteria or fungus infects the skin of the ear canal. This causes severe pain in the ear with hearing loss, buzzing, itching and a discharge. The ear looks normal, but the ear canal is very tender to touch and often there is a foul discharge. Predisposing factors for otitis externa are swimming, trauma such as removal of wax and diabetes.
Eardrum perforations are caused by infection or injury in your ear, and can affect your hearing or make you more prone to recurring ear infections.
Early stage breast cancer means breast cancer that has not yet spread beyond the breast or the lymph nodes in the nearest armpit.
Eczema runs in families, affecting around 20% of children in the UK, often from an early age. Many children grow out of it and the prevalence of eczema in the adult population reduces to about 8%.
Encephalitis is a swelling of the functional parts of the brain that can be caused by specific viruses or by an autoimmune response.
A common condition in which small pieces of the womb lining (the endometrium) are found outside the womb. This could be in the fallopian tubes, ovaries, bladder, bowel, vagina or rectum.
Someone with essential tremor is troubled by erratic shaking of their arms and hands, which can prevent them doing everyday tasks easily.
Eye melanoma, also called ocular melanoma, is a rare type of eye cancer that arises in melanocytes. These pigmented cells occur in several different tissues in the eye. An eye melanoma can develop from an obvious benign mole in the eye or from tissue that does not appear obviously pigmented.
Eye rosacea is a subtype of rosacea, a common chronic skin condition. Eye rosacea, although often mild, should be treated promptly to prevent rare complications that can cause loss of vision.
Eye strain occurs when your eyes become tired from activities such as driving or reading for extended periods of time. By far the most common cause of eye strain today, however, is from computer use.
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