Category Archives for Skin Care

Natural Remedies for Allergies

Those that suffer from allergies usually have to rely on numerous allergy alleviating drugs for relief. Despite their dependency on generic drugs, often those drugs provide mixed results. For instance, a person suffering from allergies may take a drug that targets and provides relief from sneezing and itching, but does little to nothing to treat congestion. Taking a holistic approach to allergy alleviation encompasses the use of natural remedies to obtain allergy relief. Natural remedies often...

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...

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...

What Causes Hives?

Hives are also known as urticaria, welts, wheals, or nettle rash. It is a red, raised, itchy skin rash that is sometimes triggered by something that produces an allergic reaction – an allergen. When there is an allergic reaction the body releases a protein called histamine. When histamine is released our capillaries (tiny blood vessels) leak fluid. The fluid accumulates in the skin and causes a rash. The wheals usually occur in batches, and frequently appear on the face or the extremities (arms,...

Shingles or Herpes Zoster

Herpes zoster or zoster, commonly referred to as shingles, is caused due to the reactivation of chickenpox virus or the herpes zoster virus (HZV). This virus is also known by another name, the varicella-zoster virus (VZV). Shingles is typically characterized by painful rashes that appear on the skin. Unlike the rashes seen during chickenpox, these are localized and cover a small portion of the skin. These blisters are often filled with fluid and are normally seen on the trunk, buttocks neck or scalp....

Remedy for Sunburn

Sun burned skin is painful–when people are exposed to the sun for extended periods of time without sunscreen or moisturisers with high SPF content, it is extremely likely that they will become sun burned. Sun screen protects the skin from the harmful UV rays emitted from the sun; when we neglect to use proper protection on our skin against these dangerous emissions we damage our skin to harmful extremities. However, ifsun screen is forgotten on a day out in the sun, and a burn develops, the...

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...

Home Remedies for Burns

There are several degrees of burns, ranging from the least severe first degree burn, to the major third degree burn. A first degree burn is minor and only affects the epidermis layer of the skin. It causes pain, redness and swelling. Second degree or partial thickness burns affect both the epidermis and dermis layers of skin. This causes the same symptoms of first degree burns plus blisters. A third degree burn is the worst, and is characterised as a full thickness burn, or a burn which extends into...