Category Archives for Skin Care

Natural Skin Remedies

The skin can come under a variety of ailments due to poor lifestyle choices and genetic makeup. For some, using harsh, commercially made products to alleviate skin ailments procures more ill than good. Some treatments are simply too harsh for some skin types, and in those cases, natural remedies are always better suited. Read more

Treatment for Stretch Marks

Stretch marks are streaks that can appear on the arms, breasts and other body parts. Pregnant women often get these marks. These stretch mark treatments will reduce them, but total eradication is not yet possible. They may fade away on their own, but it takes time. Pulsed Dye Laser Therapy This laser therapy reshapes the underlying skin by stimulating growth of elastin and collagen. This treatment works best on new streaks, but can also be used on marks that are a bit older. Tretinoin Cream These...

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...

Treatment for Boils

You will not usually require any immediate form of emergency attention when you have boils. However, those with poor health or those that develop any form of complication from the infection will require a visit with your doctor or even to the hospital. If your boil is larger than the size of a pea and has a lot of redness around its area on the skin then you should seek medical help. Otherwise, treatment for boils can be done at home. Home Treatment Self care treatment for boils should only be applied...

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...

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...

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...

Skin Treatments

The skin is the largest organ of the human body. With that in mind it is easy to understand why the skin is susceptible to a lot of ailments. There are various skin treatments that can be used for the many different skin problems we may face. The treatments range from over the counter prescription medicines and topical creams and lotions to various therapies and prescription medicine. Here are summaries of the many skin treatments for different skin problems: Acne Treatment The most common acne treatments...