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Scabies - Selzentry

This page contains links to eMedTV Health Topics containing information on subjects from Scabies to Selzentry. The information is organized alphabetically; the "Favorite Articles" contains the top articles on this page. Links in the box will take you directly to the articles; those same links are available with a short description further down the page.
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  • Scabies (Health Channel Home)
    Scabies is a skin condition spread through direct, prolonged, skin-to-skin contact with a person who is infected with the scabies mite. This eMedTV channel features articles on scabies transmission, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
  • Scabies (Overview Article)
    Scabies is an infectious disease of the skin caused by Sarcoptes scabiei, a microscopic mite. This section of the eMedTV library describes conditions in which this mite is spread and identifies common symptoms and treatment options for the infection.
  • Scalp Psoriasis
    Scalp psoriasis is a skin disorder characterized by inflamed, scaly skin. As this eMedTV article explains, over half the people with psoriasis have it on their scalp. This portion of the Web site offers an in-depth look at this skin disease.
  • Scarlet Fever
    Scarlet fever is an illness that is characterized by a rash, fever, and sore throat. As this eMedTV Web page explains, it is caused by bacteria. This article discusses the cause, symptoms, treatment, and possible complications of this condition.
  • Scarlet Fever Bacteria
    As this eMedTV page explains, scarlet fever bacteria are known as group A streptococcus. These bacteria cause more than 10 million mild infections each year. This page offers an overview of scarlet fever bacteria and the conditions they can cause.
  • Schizophrenia (Health Channel Home)
    Schizophrenia, a mental disorder that tends to run in families, causes delusions and social withdrawal. This eMedTV channel offers dozens of articles on schizophrenia, including symptoms as well as where someone with schizophrenia can turn to for support.
  • Schizophrenia (Overview Article)
    Schizophrenia is one of the most disabling and puzzling mental disorders in existence. This eMedTV resource provides an overview of this condition and its causes, symptoms (such as hearing voices), and treatment options.
  • School
    Rotavirus, strep throat, and lice are just a few of the infections that can occur in school-aged children. This eMedTV article provides a detailed description of these and other common ailments, with details on signs and symptoms, treatment, and more.
  • Sciatica
    Sciatica is a condition that can cause numbness, pain, and some loss of motor control over the leg. This eMedTV article offers an overview of this condition, including what causes it, how it is treated, and more.
  • Scleroderma
    Although scleroderma may be referred to as a single disease, it is really a symptom of a group of diseases. This eMedTV article discusses this condition in detail, including information about symptoms, subtypes, treatment options, and prognosis.
  • Scoliosis
    Scoliosis is a disorder that is characterized by a sideways curvature of the spine. This portion of the eMedTV Web site offers an in-depth look at this condition, including information on its causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
  • Scoliosis Brace
    A scoliosis brace is used to keep a spinal curve from getting worse. This eMedTV Web page offers information about the different types of braces that are available, including what your healthcare provider will consider before making a recommendation.
  • Scopolamine Patch
    By affecting certain areas in the brain, scopolamine patches can help prevent nausea and vomiting. This eMedTV segment contains an overview of this prescription medicine, including specific uses, how it is applied, possible side effects, and more.
  • Sculptra
    As a facial filler, Sculptra works to replace facial fat loss and improve the look of wrinkles. This eMedTV page offers an in-depth look at this product, including information on how it works, possible side effects, dosing information, warnings, and more.
  • Seasonale
    Seasonale is an oral contraceptive that allows women to only have a period once every three months. This eMedTV page describes how Seasonale works, explains what you should know before taking the contraceptive, and lists possible side effects.
  • Seasonique
    Seasonique is an oral contraceptive that allows women to only have four menstrual periods a year. This eMedTV article provides an overview of Seasonique, including information on how it works, possible side effects, and when and how to take it.
  • Secondary Biliary Cirrhosis
    Secondary biliary cirrhosis occurs when the large bile ducts outside of the liver become blocked. This eMedTV page takes an in-depth look at secondary biliary cirrhosis causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment -- and also links to more information.
  • Sectral
    Sectral is a prescription drug licensed to treat high blood pressure and certain irregular heart rhythms. This eMedTV article describes how the medicine works, explains when and how to take it, and lists some of the potential side effects.
  • Seizure Disorder
    A person is considered to have a seizure disorder when he or she has had two or more epileptic seizures. This eMedTV article provides an overview of this condition, including details about the current research on their treatment and prevention.
  • Seizures
    Caused by abnormal brain activity, seizures briefly alter a person's consciousness, movements, or actions. This eMedTV segment offers an in-depth look at seizures, including detailed information on their causes, symptoms, and treatment.
  • Selegiline
    Selegiline is a medicine licensed to treat Parkinson's disease. This eMedTV resource explains how selegiline works to increase dopamine levels, lists potential side effects of the medication, and provides some tips on when and how to take the drug.
  • Selegiline Transdermal Patch
    The selegiline transdermal patch is a prescription drug used to treat depression in adults. This eMedTV resource describes the medication in more detail and offers information on how it works, potential side effects, and dosing guidelines.
  • Selenium
    The body uses selenium (a trace mineral) to help treat or prevent certain health conditions. This eMedTV Web article provides an overview of selenium, including information on how it works, possible side effects, and general safety concerns.
  • Selzentry
    Selzentry is a prescription medicine that is specifically designed to treat a certain type of HIV virus. This eMedTV article explains how Selzentry works, outlines some possible side effects, and provides some tips for when and how to take the drug.
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