Omiete Charles-Davies, MBBS

Dr. Omiete Charles-Davies graduated from the University of Lagos with a degree in medicine and surgery. He is a licensed medical doctor and has worked in different private and government-owned hospitals as a general medical practitioner. For fun, he loves to travel and experience new cultures.

Black Stool: Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment

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Black stools aren’t always a health problem. Sometimes it’s caused by your diet, supplements, and medication. Other times, it can be due to health conditions like bleeding from the digestive system. It’s good to report it to your doctor to be sure what exactly is causing it. Causes Of Black Stool 1. Dark Foods Foods …

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Inner Thigh Pain: Causes And Treatment

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Pain in the inner thigh can be uncomfortable and may even affect your ability to walk properly. It is mostly caused by muscle strain and should get better within a few days. In some cases, other conditions like a hernia, a blood clot or a back or hip problem can lead to inner thigh pain. …

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Root Canal vs Extraction: Which Is Better?

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If you have visited your dentist because of severe toothache, you may have been given the option of either saving the tooth by doing a root canal treatment or extracting the tooth. There are differences between these two options. What Is A Root Canal Treatment A root canal treatment is a procedure done to save …

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Pain After Root Canal: Causes and Treatment

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It’s normal to experience mild to moderate pain for a few days after a root canal. Any pain beyond a few days is not normal and this may warrant additional treatment or procedures from your dentist. What Is A Root Canal Treatment? A root canal is a very common procedure that dentists use to try …

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Mucus in Stool: Possible Causes and Treatment

Mucus is a sticky, slimy, jelly-like fluid that is normally produced by our bodies. If you notice a small amount of mucus in your poop, it usually isn’t something to be worried about. However, if you begin to notice a significant amount of mucus in your stool, it could signify a possible problem. What Causes …

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Throbbing Tooth Pain That Comes And Goes: Causes & Treatment

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Tooth pain can be very uncomfortable. Sometimes it’s throbbing and intermittent- you feel a pulsating pain for a few hours, then it goes away. It is usually a sign that there is a problem in the tooth, gum or around the mouth. Causes Of Intermittent Throbbing Tooth Pain 1. Cavities This is one of the …

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Why Does Metformin Cause Diarrhea?

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Metformin is a first-choice drug in the treatment of type 2 diabetes and belongs to the class of drugs known as Biguanides. Diabetes causes an increased blood sugar level and metformin acts to reduce blood sugar levels. However, metformin is known to cause diarrhea in many people. This side-effect is mostly noted shortly after commencing …

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Food Stuck In Wisdom Tooth Hole: What To Do

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Visiting the dentist to have your wisdom tooth removed may be a relatively smooth experience. It’s just that after the tooth extraction, you would notice a large hole in your gum and the bone beneath the gum where the tooth used to be. In most cases, the hole may be stitched up by your dentist, …

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AC Joint Sprain: Causes, Treatment & Recovery Time

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The acromioclavicular joint, also known as the AC joint, is that bony bump you notice and feel on top of your shoulder. It enables us to raise our arms over our heads. It is formed by 2 bones: the clavicle, which is known as the collar bone and the acromion process which is found on …

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Pulled Calf Muscle: Symptoms, Treatment And Recovery Time

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The calf muscles are found at the back of the leg. A pulled calf muscle is when these muscles are pulled beyond their limit leading to a muscle strain. These muscles are responsible for carrying the heel off the floor when we are walking, jumping or running. They also help to propel the body forward …

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Milia Under Eyes: How To Get Rid Of Them

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Milia are skin growths on different parts of the body, especially around the eyes. They are formed when keratin, a protein in our skin, is trapped under with dead cells, forming cysts. While they may look like pimples or acne, they are unrelated. Milia are often grouped together but may be solitary. A single cyst …

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Tooth Pain and Sensitivity After Filling: What to Know

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It is possible for newly filled teeth to become painful or sensitive after a filling. The pain is usually for a few days but could last up to a few weeks after the filling. It typically is not a sign of any imminent danger to the tooth, neither is it always an indication that there …

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Wellbutrin Withdrawal: Symptoms, Treatment & More

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Wellbutrin is an antidepressant drug. It has established safety and tolerability advantages over other antidepressants and is very potent. The active pharmaceutical ingredient in Wellbutrin is Bupropion Hydrochloride. Wellbutrin Withdrawal Symptoms After taking Wellbutrin for a while, you may become dependent or ‘used to’ the drug. In other words, if you stop taking Wellbutrin suddenly …

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Tooth Extraction Aftercare: What To Do

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Tooth extraction aftercare is a set of instructions given after tooth extraction to facilitate quick and proper healing and also quick recovery. Following these instructions after the procedure reduces the chances of infection, delayed healing and also complications such as a dry socket. These instructions are divided into two. The first set of instructions addresses …

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All I Want To Do Is Sleep: 13 Possible Reasons Why

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Everyone deserves a good sleep after a busy day. However, we sometimes find ourselves struggling to stay awake despite having a fairly stress-free day or even after having 8 hours of overnight. When all we want to do is sleep, it may be a signal that something might be wrong with our body. In this article, …

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Lisinopril and Cough: What You Should Know

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A class of drugs well known for inducing dry coughs, a type of a cough that does not produce mucus, is called Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) inhibitors. Lisinopril is an example of an ACE inhibitor. According to a study, about 5-35% of patients on ACE inhibitors are likely to come down with a dry, persistent …

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When Can I Stop Worrying About Dry Socket?

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Dry socket, which is also known as “Alveolar Osteitis”, is an inflammation of the alveolar bone socket after tooth extraction. It is the most common complication following tooth extractions, especially the extraction of the third molar (wisdom tooth). The risk of developing dry socket increases with extractions involving impacted lower wisdom teeth. Even though a …

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MCL Sprain: Grades, Symptoms, Treatment & Recovery Time

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The Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) is one of the four major ligaments in the knee. It is located at the inner aspect of the knee joint. It attaches the tibia bone (found in your leg) to the femur (thigh bone) and prevents the knee from going inwards. An MCL sprain is an injury to the …

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Bell’s Palsy vs Stroke: What’s The Difference?

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When there’s a sudden facial deviation to one side, two major things come to mind: a stroke and Bell’s palsy. Bell’s palsy and stroke tend to mimic each other because of some of the presenting signs of these conditions. However, they aren’t the same thing. Knowing how to differentiate them is important because their associated symptoms, treatment, …

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Hamstring Tendonitis: Symptoms, Treatment And Recovery Time

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The hamstrings are the muscles found at the back of our thighs. They work together with the quadriceps (in front of our thighs) to move us from one point to the other. While the quadriceps straighten the knee joint and flexes the hip, the hamstrings bend the knee and take the entire leg backward. Hamstring …

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Dislocated Wrist: Symptoms, Treatment & Recovery Time

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The wrist is formed by many bones that are joined together by ligaments. A dislocated wrist means that one or more of the bones that form the wrist joint has been shifted out of place. A tear or injury to ligaments can cause the bones to be out of place. Causes Of Wrist Dislocation 1. …

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Quadriceps Tendonitis: Exercises, Treatment and Recovery Time

The quadriceps muscles are a group of four muscles found in the thigh of our legs. Muscles are joined to the bones by a tough tissue called the tendon. The quadriceps tendon joins the quadriceps muscle to the top of the kneecap. Quadriceps tendonitis is an inflammation of the quadriceps tendon. When the quadriceps contracts, …

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Why Do My Teeth Hurt? 8 Likely Causes To Know

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Dental pain is a very uncomfortable condition that can have a huge impact on your daily life, making it become so difficult to perform simple tasks or activities such as talking, chewing, swallowing, sleeping or even being attentive at work. Regardless of what you think the cause of a toothache is, it is always good …

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Is Cracking Your Neck Bad For You?

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Occasionally we tend to feel pain in our neck and in an attempt to provide some relief, we crack, pop or twist it quickly from side to side. What Causes Cracking Sounds In The Neck? Some things can cause cracking or popping sounds in the neck. Some of them may be due to: 1. Ligaments …

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Why Am I So Tired And Sleepy All The Time?

There are many things can lead to you being tired and sleepy all the time. Not all of them are medical conditions. Sometimes, it’s caused by certain lifestyle choices. In this article, we’ll discuss some of the medical and non-medical reasons that may be causing tiredness. Tiredness and sleepiness are the body’s natural response when …

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Sprained Knee: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

The knee plays a major role in our regular daily activities and is also the largest joint in the body. It is a hinge joint in the body found between the thigh and leg. It is made up of bones, ligaments, and muscles. A sprained knee is when there is an injury to the surrounding …

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