Category Archives for Skin Care

Acne Scar Treatment

There are many forms of acne scar treatments that one can try. Each kind of scar treatment depends on the type of acne scar you are trying to heal. The different forms of treatment include medications, safe practices, and medical procedures. No matter what type of scar treatment you use, remember that you should first consult with your doctor. Treatment for Early Acne Scars There are a few options you can go for in case your acne scars are quite new. Wearing sun screen for instance is quite important....

Treatment for Toenail Fungus

This infection occurs when a fungi gets to your toenail or fingernail. It starts as a yellowish or whitish spot below the toenail. It leads to nail discoloration and can be painful. The following are the toenail fungus treatments available. Oral Antifungal Medication There are many kinds, but two of the most effective are itraconazole (Sporanox) and terbinafine (Lamisil). These and other medications like it will replace the nail infected by the fungus. These medications are taken anywhere from six...

Acne Treatment

Acne is known to be a common problem among teenagers. However, this disorder is also prone to strike anyone of any age. There are a lot of preventive measures one can take. And there are also acne treatments available for those who currently have this skin disorder. Nevertheless, those who have acne are advised to discern the myths from the facts regarding its treatment. Understanding its causes and who is prone to be affected will also help sifting what treatments work and which ones don’t. Defining...

Hemangioma Pain

About a third of these cases appear at birth and the rest among young children. While its cause is still unclear, significant information about the symptoms have been discovered. Causes of Hemangioma Pain Its cause is still unknown. Several studies indicate that estrogen signaling may have something to do with it. The research seems to show soft tissue hypoxia and estrogen may be causing it. Meanwhile, researchers at Harvard University show that maternal placenta undergoes embolizing to the fetal...

What Causes Strawberry Birthmarks?

The Strawberry birthmark also known as Strawberry Hemangioma is a common type of birthmark. It occurs as a tumor of cells called endothelial cells which line the blood vessels, are benign and multiply abnormally fast. Strawberry birthmarks usually occur at birth, a few weeks after birth, or they may be congenital; and will completely regress by the time a child gets to age ten leaving little sign of prior existence. The birthmark is generally more common in fair-skinned females, and in Caucasians,...

Microdermabrasion Treatments

Microdermabrasion treatment is a type of skin resurfacing procedure that aims to restore the natural smoothness of skin. The products can be used at home. Before, surgeons had to use machines to spray the skin in clinics. How the Process Works The tool used is comprised of a pump and a compressor. These combine abrasion with suction. Together they remove the top skin layer (10-15 microns). The whole process lasts for 30 to 60 minutes and is painless. The treatment can be done on the face, the hands,...

What Causes Leprosy?

Leprosy is a chronic infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium leprae, an acid-fast, rod-shaped bacillus. The disease mainly affects the skin, the peripheral nerves, mucosa of the upper respiratory tract and also the eyes. It may also involve the throat and testicles. Leprosy is also known as Hansen’s disease. Leprosy has existed for centuries and has been regarded as a contagious, mutilating and incurable disease. This disease is common in parts of tropical and subtropical Asia, Africa, Central...

Herpes Symptoms

Primarily a viral disease, people suffer from herpes due to the presence of herpes simplex viruses. The most common form is genital herpes, which is a sexually transmitted disease. It is characterized by the presence of sores, itching and sharp pain in the genital area. This medical condition is easily transmitted through sexual contact. Patients of this severe disease experience emotional distress and embarrassment. Let’s take a closer look at the various minor and major herpes symptoms, together...