Category Archives for Skin Care

Remedy for Hives

Hives appear on the skin as red, raises, itchy rashes that are sometimes triggered by allergens. When the body is faced with an allergic reaction, the body releases a protein called histamine. When histamine is released, our capillaries leak fluid; the leaked fluid is what accumulates in the skin and promotes the rash. Hives, are also commonly referred to as uticaria, welts, or nettle rash. Uticaria can be triggered by: specific foods, insect bites and stings, contacts with an irritant such as nettles,...

What Causes Petechiae?

Definition Petechiae are pinpoint-sized red dots under the surface of the skin. The dots are red because they contain blood that has leaked from tiny blood vessels (capillaries) into the skin. Petechiae may be an indication of a serious underlying problem that requires medical evaluation. Causes Petechiae are quite tiny (less than 3 millimeters in diameter) and do not blanch when pressed upon. It commonly appears on the lower legs, but may be distributed all over the body. There are many conditions...

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...

Home Remedies for Heat Rash

Heat rash or miliaria, also referred to as sweat rash or prickly heat, typically occurs in hot and humid conditions or during the summer season. Although it can affect people of any age, it is more commonly seen in infants and children, probably owing to the fact that their sweat glands are still not fully developed at this age. Heat rashes may occur due to excessive heat from high environmental temperatures, overly warm clothing or due to fever. Most parents believe that any rash exhibited on...

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...

Dandruff Remedy

Dandruff is an irritation, resulting in the flaking and itching of the scalp. Those afflicted with dandruff will experience flaky, small white scales falling into their faces and onto their shoulders and eyebrows. Dandruff can stem from multiple sources, the most common being the over growth of the naturally occurring malassezia furfur fungus. Other contributors include Read more

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...

What Causes Skin Tags?

What are skin tags Skin tags are small, benign growths that are composed of a core of fibers and ducts, nerve cells, fat cells, and a covering or epidermis. Additional names for skin tags include acrochordon, cutaneous papilloma, cutaneous tag, fibroepithelial polyp, fibroma molluscum, fibroma pendulum, papilloma colli, soft fibroma, and Templeton skin tag. They are often seen raised from the skin on a stalk called a peduncle. Skin tags can occur almost anywhere there is skin. However, favorite areas...