Category Archives for Skin Care

What Causes Strawberry Birthmarks?

The Strawberry birthmark also known as Strawberry Hemangioma is a common type of birthmark. It occurs as a tumor of cells called endothelial cells which line the blood vessels, are benign and multiply abnormally fast. Strawberry birthmarks usually occur at birth, a few weeks after birth, or they may be congenital; and will completely regress by the time a child gets to age ten leaving little sign of prior existence. The birthmark is generally more common in fair-skinned females, and in Caucasians,...

Heat Rash Symptom

Heat rash is an itchy skin disease that is called by other names such as miliaria rubra, prickly heat and sweat rash. It is common in places with humid and hot weather conditions. It affects infants and children more, mainly because of the underdeveloped state of their sweat glands. This medical condition is caused by several different factors including physical activity, tropical climates and immature sweat ducts. Here is a closer look at the different major and minor heat rash symptoms, as well...

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...

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...

IPL Treatment

IPL treatment is a type of laser treatment that uses high intensity light. The technology makes use of a combination of lamps and rapid discharge capacitors in order to produce the necessary energy. It is usually used by medical practitioners for various purposes. One of the most popular of which is hair removal. Benefits of IPL Treatment IPL Treatment has a number of attractive features and capabilities. This mode of laser treatment makes use of broadband light. It can treat blemishes, veins, and...

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...

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...

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...