Category Archives for Skin Care

Bee Sting Remedy

A bee sting strictly means a sting from a bee (honey bee, bumblebee, sweat bee etc). In the vernacular it can mean a sting of a bee, wasp, hornet, or yellowjacket. The insects that are most likely to cause medical problems are bees (including the domestic honey bee, its Africanized “killer bee” race, and the bumble bee), wasps which include the paper wasps, hornets, and yellow jackets, and ants including the fire ant. These insects are all in the Hymenoptera order, and thus stings from...

Treatment for Thrush

Oral thrush occurs when the fungus Candida albicans builds up at the mouth lining. White lesions will appear at the inner cheeks or the tongue. The appropriate thrush treatment will depend on the patient’s age, health status and the cause. For Nursing Mothers and Babies For infected breast feeding mothers, both mother and baby must be treated. Doctors may recommend mild antifungal medication for the infant. For the mother, an antifungal cream can be applied to the breasts. For babies feeding on...

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 a Mole?

A mole (or melanocytic nevus) is an abnormal collection of pigment cells present within the skin. These cells are known as melanocytes. Moles are extremely common and are usually brown or black in color. They can appear anywhere on the skin, alone or in groups. Most moles appear in early childhood and during the first 20 years of a person’s life. Some moles may not appear until later in life. It is normal to have between 10-40 moles by adulthood. As the years pass, moles usually change slowly,...

Remedy for Dry Skin

Dry skin can be a bothersome condition that may be exacerbated, especially during the dry winter months. There are some underlying skin conditions that will allow dry skin to seem like a constant malady. These conditions include eczema, psoriasis and atopic dermatitis. But besides the drying effects of weather and other associated medical conditions, you might be inadvertently inducing dryness of the skin. Some of the common triggers of dry skin include: taking very hot, long baths which will...

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

Wart Remedy

Warts are common benign afflictions, however, as the term benign suggests, warts don’t indicate a serious health problem. They can be painful, and are a nuisance and this is why persons with warts are concerned about having them removed. Warts are caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV), which renders warts a viral infection and makes it contagious. Warts can be removed by professional MDs through a process of either freezing, burning or laser treatment. However, they can also be treated at home...

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...