Category Archives for Skin Care

Psoriasis Remedies

By definition Psoriasis is a chronic, non-contagious autoimmune disease (where the body attacks its own cells) that affects the skin and joints and commonly causes red, scaly patches to appear on the skin. The scaly patches also known as psoriatic plaques result from inflammation and excessive skin production. Skin rapidly accumulates at these sites and takes on a silvery-white appearance. Read more

Remedies for Herpes

Herpes is a contagious disease caused by the herpes simplex virus Type 1 and Type 2. The Type 1 virus also causes cold sores on the mouth, face and lips as well as on the genitals. The Type 2 virus, most commonly promotes the formation of sores on the genitals. Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease, but it can also be spread from a cold sore on the face if hand washing and other hygienic precautions are neglected. Blisters do not have to be present for a person to spread their virus...

Treatment for Shingles

Although the infection is not fatal, treatment for shingles may be necessary to alleviate the pain. Proper treatment can also reduce the risk of suffering further health complications. Oral Antiviral Medications Antiviral drugs should be taken within 72 hours of the initial signs of the infection. Among the medications that may be tried are famciclovir (Famvir), valacyclovir (Valtrex) and acyclovir (Zovirax). For the pain, numerous drugs may be taken. Among them are oxycodone and anticonvulsants...

What Causes Red Moles?

Common skin lesions include moles, freckles, benign lentigines, seborrheic keratoses and skin tags. These lesions are usually benign and therefore are not considered as health threats. Moles are defined as small congenital pigmented growths on the human skin, which are usually dark, slightly raised and dark and sometimes hairy. Moles can be seen in any area of the skin and will appear in different sizes, shapes and colors. They are usually benign but there are some types that can be dangerous. Brown...

What Causes a Boil?

A boil is a skin infection that starts in a hair follicle (sac from which hair grows) or oil gland. The infected area becomes red, tender and appears as a hard lump. After several days the lump will become softer, bigger and more painful, as white as white blood cells, liquefied tissue and cellular debris accumulate under the skin forming a thick whitish-yellow fluid known as pus. An infection that invades the deeper skin tissues may have a collection of pus sites known as abscess. Boils commonly...

Eczema Treatment

What we often call eczema is also known as atopic dermatitis. It is a skin disease that is long lasting or chronic. The term atopic basically means something which is inherited while dermatitis means a skin inflammation. Those who suffer from atopic dermatitis have skins that become very itchy. A patient’s skin is usually marked by scaling, crusting, reddening, swelling, and weeping with a clear fluid. Understanding it is also the key to finding the proper eczema treatment. Types of Eczema The...

Hair Loss Treatment

In lay man’s terms, hair loss basically means a state or condition when your hair is lacking where it used to grow a lot. The connotation, of course, is that the loss of hair usually occurs on the head. Hair loss is a condition that is also called alopecia, which is often seen as unpleasant or unwelcome. Understanding Alopecia All of our hairs grow in a cycle. They begin by growing on your head, then they rest, and finally fall out. This hair cycle is usually repeated year in and year out. If you...

Remedy for Poison Ivy

Poison ivy are plants that can occur anywhere, even in your own backyard. Poison ivy’s green leaves tend to camouflage well with other harmless plants and brush, so it is possible to touch it without being aware. You will notice that you had contact with poison ivy, only after the horrible rash and itching begins. Although it is a rational start, it will not be enough to know what poison ivy looks like, in protecting yourself from it. Poison ivy exists in several types, and looks different depending...

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