Herpes vs HPV: how are they different?

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Both herpes and HPV tend to be associated with sexually transmitted infections (STIs), but how are they different?  Dr. Rasanathan, MD, answers some questions about these conditions here. Herpes vs HPV Herpes is a viral infection that has two types HSV-1 and HSV-2. You can get oral, as well as genital herpes.  Herpes is known for the […]

How To Treat Sore Throat In Italy

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Can a sore throat ruin my vacation? Your so longed for Italian gateway is just a few days away.  Soon, you will be wandering around the crowded streets of Rome, stumbling upon magnificent buildings at every corner and getting lost in the Eternal city’s ancient ruins.  You can already taste your first bite of Carbonara […]

Sinusitis: How quickly can I get rid of it?

How quickly does prednisone work for sinusitis? This is very often the first question that pops into your mind when sinus infection is troubling you.  In the era of Dr. Google, with self-diagnosis running wild it’s easy, as a doctor, to hear this question before even starting an exam.  Prednisone, in addition to antibiotics, can […]

12 Facts You Should Know About Genital Warts

Genital warts are usually not a topic of common conversation, and it’s not easy to ask questions to your family doctor, friends and relatives about this.  So how do you find out how you can treat genital warts?  Where do you look for genital warts removal in Italy and who can suggest you which remedies for genital […]

Everything You Need To Know About The Flu Shot In Italy

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Early Fall. Days are shorter, jackets get out of the closet. Flu season is approaching. Don’t get sad, get the flu shot and prepare to enjoy a healthy winter. If you are afraid of spending your time in Venice or Milan sick with the Flu, we prepared some useful information about the next flu season and […]

How To Treat A Jellyfish Sting In Italy

Got a jellyfish sting? It’s easier than you may think! Jellyfish causes most marine envenomations (that’s the technical term for the poisonous sting). There are more than 100 species of jellyfish (“Medusa” in Italian). The most common in Italy is called rhizostoma pulmo, aka the barrel jellyfish. Recently another species has become a regular in the […]

Tick Bite: Symptoms, Prevention and Removal

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Lyme disease in Italy – How to avoid freaking out after a tick bite​ Is there Lyme disease in Italy? According to the Italian Health Ministry the most affected regions are in the north: Friuli Venezia Giulia, Liguria, Veneto, Emilia Romagna and Trentino Alto Adige, while the south of Italy reported few cases. Recent studies demonstrated […]

Mononucleosis, the Kissing Disease

Can it be the heat of Roman summer that makes you feel so tired? The countless hours spent walking through the streets of Rome that make your body ache? When you are unwell in a foreign country, it is way too easy to blame changes in weather or eating habits. If it doesn’t get better, […]