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Whitlow/ Weaklo

Whitlow is a painful infection of the nail bed, it is often found on the fingers near the nails. It is called ‘weaklo’ in lay terms. It occurs when the skin or cuticle at the nail bed is broken and it comes directly in contact with infected body fluids. When the infection is caused by […]

Surgery 101

A few months ago, a pilgrim arriving Saudi Arabia, after going through the metal detector machine at the airport was told he required a further scan at the hospital. He was informed that he had surgical scissors in his abdomen. The Pilgrim confirmed he had been operated on, 15 years ago but never felt any […]

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