Category Archives for Skin Care

What Causes Fifth Disease?

Definition Fifth disease is a mild rash illness that occurs most commonly in children. The medical name for fifth disease is erythema infectiosum (EI). It is seen primarily in school-aged children between 5-14 years of age during the spring and winter. The ill child typically has a “slapped-cheek” rash on the face and a lacy red rash on the trunk and limbs. Occasionally the rash may itch. An ill child may have a low-grade fever, malaise, or a “cold” a few days before the rash...

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...

What Causes Skin Cancer?

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer caused by a malignant growth on the skin. There are three types of skin cancer Basal cell cancer – this is the most common type of skin cancer but in most cases basal cell cancer is not lethal. This cancer type is typically found on the head and neck and causes major damage and mutilation to the surrounding tissues Squamous cell cancer – squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is a malignant cancer that develops from epithelial cells. It may affect the...

What Causes MRSA?

What is MRSA MRSA stands for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) bacteria. This organism is known for causing skin infections in addition to many other types of infections. There are other designations in the scientific literature for these bacteria according to where the bacteria are acquired by patients, such as community-acquired MRSA (CA-MRSA), hospital-acquired or health-care-acquired MRSA (HA-MRSA), or epidemic MRSA (EMRSA). A number of Web and popular press articles are...

Hair Loss Remedies

About Hair loss is a concern for many men and women. It may occur because of the natural ageing process or prematurely from an underlying condition like: lupus or diabetes. Other reasons for hairloss may include stress, hormonal changes especially those observed after pregnancy and during menopause, over-active or under-active thyroid, taking certain types of medications and possible infections. Additionally an individual may lose hair because of improper care or wearing hairstyles that promote hair...

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 Dark Circles Under the Eyes?

Dark circles under the eyes are defined as round uniformed areas of pigmentation beneath each eye. Many persons tend to associate dark under eye circles with fatigue, sleeplessness, stress or illness and become distressed when they see them. Dark circles are really oxidizing hemoglobin. Dark under-eye circles begin in the capillaries which are tiny blood vessels in the skin around the eyes. The area around the eyes is the thinnest and most delicate skin of the face. Weak and thin capillaries may...

Acne Laser Treatment

Dermatologists today use lasers and laser technology for just about any blemish you can find on your skin. They use it to smoothen wrinkles, remove birthmarks, getting rid of unwanted hair, and aiding with acne removal. Acne laser treatments are new solutions to an age old problem. Development in Acne Laser Treatment When the idea of using lasers to treat acne, the method was quite frowned at due some of its negative results. The procedure didn’t turn out as well as dermatologists hoped for. Some...