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Dr. Femke's Health Tips

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Trigger Finger

February 15, 2017 by Dr. Femke

Trigger finger is a  condition in which one of your fingers gets stuck in a bent position. It can be very painful. The finger may straighten with a snap or… Read more…

Swollen Taste Buds

February 9, 2017 by Dr. Femke

Tastebuds are very small fingerlike structures that protrude over your tongue. Their function is to help you to taste foods. Those at the tip of the tongue detect sweet and… Read more…


January 31, 2017 by Dr. Femke

A hordeolum is more commonly known as a stye. It is an inflammation on the eyelid containing a small amount of pus (abscess). In most cases, the infection is caused… Read more…

Overactive Bladder

January 25, 2017 by Dr. Femke

If you have an overactive bladder, you will probably feel an intense, urgent need to urinate. The urge may be difficult to stop and you may not make it to… Read more…

Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease in Children

January 18, 2017 by Dr. Femke

Hand, foot, and mouth disease is a contagious viral infection. It most commonly occurs in children under the age of 10. it is not a pleasant condition, however, it is… Read more…

Verucca Seborrhoica

December 21, 2016 by Dr. Femke

Verucca seborrhoica is known as a seborrheic keratosis or, more simply, a senile wart. It is one of the most common skin growths in older adults but the good news… Read more…

Pneumococcal Vaccine

November 30, 2016 by Dr. Femke

The pneumococcal vaccine prevents serious blood, lung and brain infections caused by the Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria. These infections are called pneumococcal disease and they also include pneumonia, meningitis and septicemia…. Read more…


October 27, 2016 by Dr. Femke

A pterygium is a raised, yellowish, wedge-shaped thickening on the white part of the eye. It can occasionally spread to cover part of the cornea and in this case, it… Read more…

Flu Vaccine

September 14, 2016 by Dr. Femke

It’s that time of the year again, when the weather starts changing and the days get shorter! Soon it will be time to take out the winter pullis and to… Read more…

Mallet Finger

August 24, 2016 by Dr. Femke

Mallet finger is an injury to the end joint of the finger that causes it to bend inwards towards the palm. You won’t be able to straighten the finger because… Read more…