Zubair Abdulahi, MBBS

Dr. Zubair Abdulahi is a licensed medical practitioner with a degree in medicine and surgery who is interested in using new media to influence health decisions by providing information on health queries. He has written for top publications in Nigeria like the Guardian. When he's not working as a doctor, he enjoys the game of football as well as sight-seeing and listening to classical music.

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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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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Swollen Lymph Nodes Under Jaw: Causes and Treatment

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Lymph nodes are present in almost every part of the body. They are more prominent in some areas than others. As part of the immune system, they keep our bodies healthy and safe from disease-causing organisms. Typically, they are away from view and only a trained professional may find them. However, they become swollen and …

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Pneumonia In Kids: Causes, Symptoms, Signs and Treatment

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Receiving a diagnosis of Pneumonia for your little one can be quite a shock, especially if you don’t know much about the disease. It is a very common illness and is also, thankfully, a very treatable disease. The recovery rate can be as high as one hundred percent especially if it is discovered early and …

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Forgetting To Breathe: What Can Cause It?

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Forgetting to breathe is, without a doubt, one of the weirdest and surprising things that can happen to you. This is because breathing is automatic and seamless for most healthy people. This means that not a lot of thought or conscious effort is put into it. Forgetting to breathe, while seemingly ludicrous, is something that …

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Yellow Diarrhea: Causes, Treatment and Prevention

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Your stool color says a lot about your gut and overall health. Your gut processes ingested food, absorbs nutrients and discards the waste products which we see as stool. Normal poop is formed, soft and brownish in color. When one passes frequent loose stools – more than three loose stools in the space of twenty-four …

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Numbness In The Left Arm and Hand: Causes And Treatment

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Numbness in any part of the body is not a normal sensation, especially if it persists, and may be due to a number of reasons. It is commonly due to a problem affecting a nerve or the collection of nerves supplying an area of the body. Numbness due to nerve affectation is caused by damage, …

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