The first written account of pneumonia dates back to Hippocrates (460–370 BC) in Greece, according to News Medical. However, Hippocrates referred to it as a disease named by the ancients, so the disease was known even before his time.Know More
Edwin Klebs is credited with the discovery in 1875 of bacteria in the airways of deceased pneumonia patients, states News Medical. Carl Friedlander and Albert Frankel identified two strains of bacterial pneumonia in 1882 and 1884, respectively.
The Centers of Disease Control lists the more recent discovery of Mycoplasma pneumoniae, an atypical form of the disease, as occurring in 1944.
Hippocrates' account not only named pneumonia, but also described its symptoms such as pain and cough and the color and consistence of mucous, News Medical states.Learn More
Applying witch hazel compresses, drinking plenty of water and adding fiber to the diet combine to shrink hemorrhoids quickly, according to About.com. Applying an over-the-counter medicine, such as Preparation H, helps to shrink the hemorrhoids even more quickly, notes WebMD.Full Answer >
Damage to the esophagus can be treated with drugs called proton pump inhibitors. Some PPIs such as lansoprazole and omeprazole are available over the counter, while others such as esomeprazole and rabeprazole require a prescription, according to WebMD.Full Answer >
Dizziness, also called vertigo, is a symptom of an ear infection, according to WebMD. An inner ear infection is caused by a virus that typically goes away on its own within one to six weeks.Full Answer >
HIV cannot be transmitted through a nick or cut at the barber, according to AIDS.gov. HIV is transmitted through unprotected sexual contact, injected drug use, occupational hazards and rarely through organ transplants or blood transfusions. It can also be transmitted from mother to child during pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding.Full Answer >