Category Archives for Skin Care

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...

Remedies for Boils

Boils are an affliction characterised by a localised infection, deep in the skin. It starts out as a tender, reddened area and develops, with time, into an area that is firm and hard. Eventually the centre of the hardened area will soften and become filled with white blood cells that the body sends to the site and fight the infection. The collection of white blood cells, bacteria and proteins is commonly referred to as pus; this pus forms a head, which can be surgically opened or spontaneously drained...

Shingles Symptoms

Shingles, which is also known as herpes zoster, is classified as a viral disease marked by blisters and painful skin rash. It only affects limited parts of the body, usually on one side only. Early signs of this illness include malaise, fever and headache, which are soon to be followed by paresthesia, itching and burning pain sensations. Just like chickenpox, this uncomfortable medical condition is caused by the so-called varicella-zoster virus. Patients can understand more this illness by knowing...

Laser Treatment

When people usually talk about laser treatments, they are actually referring to two different techniques. The first technique is called laser while the second one is called intense pulsed light. Each of these techniques has different applications when it comes to laser treatment. However, both techniques work pretty much the same way. The skin receives bursts of light using either technique. Laser Technique This is the first technique used in laser treatment. One of the most common uses or applications...

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...

Heat Rash Symptom

Heat rash is an itchy skin disease that is called by other names such as miliaria rubra, prickly heat and sweat rash. It is common in places with humid and hot weather conditions. It affects infants and children more, mainly because of the underdeveloped state of their sweat glands. This medical condition is caused by several different factors including physical activity, tropical climates and immature sweat ducts. Here is a closer look at the different major and minor heat rash symptoms, as well...

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...

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...