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UAE: Allergic conjunctivitis on the rise in summer, say medical practitioners
Filed on 2022-07-28
Cases of allergic conjunctivitis have gone up in the UAE across varied age groups with children below 15 being most affected, ophthalmologists said on Wednesday.  This comes as many residents complain of red, itchy, and teary eyes, which seemingly indicate the condition.  “There’s an increase in the number of patients during the summer either with acute allergic conjunctivitis or with recurrent or chronic allergic conjunctivitis with relapse of allergic conjunctivitis, especially with adenovirus conjunctivitis,” says Dr Haitham Abdul Hafez Moued, Consultant Ophthalmology and head of the department, Burjeel Day Surgery Center, Reem Island, Abu Dhabi.  He adds, “There are different types of conjunctivitis: seasonal which is related to weather, and ve ... Read More..
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Surgery extracts coconut-sized enlarged lump of thyroid gland
Gulf Today
Filed on 2022-07-28
A 38-year-old Gambian would no longer put up with breathing problems and would no longer need to take thyroid gland medications throughout his life after undergoing a two-hour delicate surgery under regional anaesthesia. Medeor Hospital (Dubai) records identified the recovering patient as UAE resident for eight years Gibril Ceesay, whose eight centimetres X 10 centimetres (cms) thyroid gland enlarged mass – described by specialists as “the size of a small coconut” –had been extracted recently.   It was Ceesay’s first surgery. He admitted to getting nervous when informed by Otolaryngology specialist Dr. Kishore Chandra Prasad that the multi-disciplinary team, with Anaesthesiology specialist Dr. Abdul Aneez on board, was going to apply regional an ... Read More..
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Hay fever and allergies in the UAE: why are they so bad right now?
Nick Webster | The National News
Filed on 2022-07-27
If you're reading this while sneezing and rubbing your eyes, you're not the only one.  High humidity, pollen and poorly maintained air-conditioning units are causing moreallergic reactions, like sneezing and coughing, during the summer, according to doctors. A potent cocktail of contributing factors have created a miserable few weeks for some, as more time is spent indoors as the summer heats up. That has left those with allergic reactions feeling the effects of pollen, poorly maintained AC units and dust mites embedded in carpets and bedding, causing runny noses, itchy eyes and even breathing difficulties. Poor air quality a driving force Climatic conditions, with poor air quality delivered by pollution and dust, are often worse in warmer weather.  An air quality i ... Read More..
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UAE: How to stay Covid-safe as summer travel opens up
Khaleej Times Report
Filed on 2022-07-27
Covid-19 re-infection is becoming increasingly common among residents as summer travel and pre-pandemic activities are rising, according to UAE doctors. Medical practitioners advise people on protecting themselves against the recent rise in positive cases.  Dr Mohamed Elsayed Ramadan, Medical Director, Burjeel Farha Hospital, Al Ain, says, “You must maintain the same precautions directed by the health authorities. Currently, many people are travelling abroad. Eligible people should get a booster dose before travel.  "Also, it is advised to do a routine PCR test before departure and after arrival. If you have any symptoms, it is better to isolate yourself, do a PCR test, follow the doctor’s instructions, and avoid contact with elderly people or someone who is immunoc ... Read More..