Tag Archives: Causes

What causes kidney stones (and what to do)

Stone disease has plagued humanity since ancient times. Kidney stones have been identified in Egyptian mummies. The Hippocratic oath describes their treatment: “I will not use the knife, not even verily, on sufferers from stone, but I will give place to such as are craftsmen therein.” Who gets kidney stones and why? The lifetime risk… Read More »

Why do my ears itch? Causes and treatments

Itchy ears are a common problem that can be bothersome but are not usually harmful. Treatment for itchy ears depends on the underlying cause and may include ear drops, antibiotics, or syringing. In this article, learn about the causes of itchy ears, as well as which treatments and home remedies can help. Causes Causes of… Read More »