Category Archives for Skin Care

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 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...

What Causes Ringworms?

Ringworm is defined as any of a number of contagious skin diseases caused by several related fungi, characterized by ring-shaped, scaly, itching patches on the skin and generally classified by its location on the body; the hair and nails can also be affected. The medical term for ringworm is tinea and it is highly contagious. It spreads from direct contact with an infected person or animal. It can also spread when if persons share personal belongings such as towels, clothing, or sports gear. In animals,...

Laser Treatment for Spider Veins

Laser treatment for spider veins come in various forms. Among them are long-pulse Nd, long-pulse alexandrite, yag lasers and diode. Although there are many ways to remove spider veins, laser is considered to be one of the safest methods. How the Treatment Works The laser produces a concentrated light beam. The light wavelength is pointed to the blood pigment. The laser heats and eliminates the veins. In about a month or six weeks, the vein will dissipate. During the therapy, the energy is transmitted...

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...

Acne Treatment

Acne is known to be a common problem among teenagers. However, this disorder is also prone to strike anyone of any age. There are a lot of preventive measures one can take. And there are also acne treatments available for those who currently have this skin disorder. Nevertheless, those who have acne are advised to discern the myths from the facts regarding its treatment. Understanding its causes and who is prone to be affected will also help sifting what treatments work and which ones don’t. Defining...

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...