Warts Overview: Warts are noncancerous growths of skin that can occur anywhere on the body.  There are many different kinds of warts but there are six main types.  Common warts mainly occur on the hands and are grayish domes on the skin.  Plantar warts appear on the soles of the feet.  They are areas of hardened skin with dark specs.  Flat warts are found on the face, legs, or arms.  Flat warts are usually small and flat.  Filiform warts are… Read More

Whooping Cough

Whooping Cough Overview: Whooping Cough (Pertussis) is a highly contagious bacterial infection of the lining of the upper respiratory system.  The bacteria irritate this area causing difficulty breathing and a harsh cough.  This disease is very severe with three stages and can often last months.  Children under the age of one year are most susceptible to Whooping Cough because modern vaccinations prevent this disease.  A doctor can diagnose Whooping Cough by taking a patient’s history and cultures of the affected… Read More