Category Archives for Skin Care

Treatment for Cold Sores

Also known as fever blisters, these sores are fluid-filled wounds brought about by the herpes simplex virus type 1 infection. The following treatments for cold sores can limit their frequency and also shorten its duration. Medication These sores usually clear in a couple of weeks even without treatment. In cases where the symptoms are severe, topical medication may be prescribed. Lidocaine is used to relieve pain, while benzocaine (Zilactin) can shield sores from irritation and trauma. Oral antiviral...

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...

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...

Treatment for Rosacea

Rosacea treatments can limit the symptoms, making this inflammatory skin disease more manageable. Treatment is necessary because the condition will get worse if not attended to. Treatment Your doctor may recommend various types of prescription medications. A change in lifestyle may also be recommended. There are also numerous kinds of soaps, moisturizers and other skin products that may be used to improve the look of your skin. If the condition is caused by hot flashes, there are medications you...

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...

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....

Morgellons Disease

Morgellons Disease or Morgellons Syndrome  refers to a condition that is referred to by the Centers for Disease Control as an unexplained dermopathy. It is characterized by a range of skin-related symptoms such as crawling sensations on and under the skin, fibers on or under the skin and lesions or rashes that are persistent. There is question as to whether this newly identified disease is actually a new disease, because of its similarity to another existing condition known as Delusional Parasitosis....

What Causes Mercer Disease?

Mercer disease or Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is defined as “a strain of Staphylococcus aureus that is resistant to a large group of antibiotics called the beta-lactams, which include the penicillins and the cephalosporins”. “Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus is a bacterium responsible for difficult-to-treat infections in humans”. The bacterium develops resistance when there is haphazard use of antibiotics which is what makes treatment difficult. MRSA is a...