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Ganglion cysts are soft, round fluid-fill lumps that usually appear along the joints, ligaments or tendons of your wrist, but can also develop on your shoulder, feet, or ankles. Women and people with arthritis are more at risk of developing this condition. Ganglion cysts are usually harmless and non-cancerous. Depending on the severity of the cysts, your doctor may prescribe surgical or non-surgical treatments, though recurrence of these cysts is possible.
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) affects women between the ages of 15 and 44. Women between this age group have between 2.2% to 26.7% chances of...
When unusual lumps are noticed on your body, it sends the alarm bells ringing and fears that it may be cancerous creep in. However, not all such lumps are cancerous and there is no need to be alarmed, as most of them may disappear without needing any medical attention. But, they should not be ignored either and you must learn to identify them and know when to consult your doctor.
Every sore and bump on the vagina isn’t a sexually transmitted disease. If sweat ducts get blocked, small bumps called syringomas may develop. Shaving, trimming, and waxing pubic hair can lead to ingrown hair. This increases the risk for pus-filled bumps called boils. Swollen hair follicles may lead to sebaceous cysts, while blocked Bartholin’s glands might form tender bumps. These conditions aren’t life-threatening, but visit the doctor anyway to avoid infection.
Belly button lint forms when abdominal hair traps fibers from cotton clothes. It also collects dead skin cells, oil, bacteria, and dirt. This can get smelly if you don't practice good hygiene. Have a cut or damaged skin? Watch out for a stinky bacterial or yeast infection. An inflamed sebaceous cyst in or around the navel may also cause odor. To clean belly button lint, gently use warm salt water, coconut oil, or diluted tea tree oil.
Belly button odor is usually caused by poor hygiene. When bacteria on the skin mixes with sweat, dirt, and oil, the area gets stinky. An infection can develop if there is bacterial overgrowth. Even a cyst can form, potentially causing pus and pain. To prevent belly button odor, practice good hygiene and bathe regularly. Damaged skin increases the risk for infection so clean it gently. If other symptoms show up, talk to your doctor as soon as possible.
Pilonidal cysts form at the top of the cleft between the buttocks. They are accompanied by symptoms like swelling, redness, pus or blood, foul odor, and severe pain in the affected area. These cysts are believed to be the result of loose hairs that penetrate the skin as a result of friction or hormonal changes. Treat them at home with remedies like tea tree oil, castor oil, garlic, and a warm compress.
A sebaceous cyst develops when the gland of a sebaceous gland gets blocked due to trauma or infection. Sebaceous cysts are filled with sebum and not usually painful. Simple home remedies can be done to help in the resolution of the cyst. these include applying a warm compress, turmeric, aloe vera, tea tree oil while following a diet rich in antioxidants. However, in some cases, the sebaceous cyst could grow in size and become painful. Such situations demand medical attention.
We may not notice a small bump on the wrist. Indeed, as long as it is a painless outgrowth, we may never seek medical attention for it. A wrist bump can happen because of stress on the arm, a tumor or even tuberculosis. While most bumps are unassuming and disappear on their own over time, other may pain, or grow rapidly, at which point medical intervention is needed. You can opt for treatment depending on whether or not the bump is benign..
Most women suffering from an uncomfortably enlarged and painful Bartholin gland cyst want to try essential oils as a comfort care measure and to...
The wisdom teeth are no indication of an individual's degree of wisdom. In fact, in many people, the partially or completely erupted third molars can actually cause a lot of problems to oral health. From allowing cavities to develop to causing crowding of teeth, wisdom teeth can become problematic. However, in some cases, they are not so and can be retained in the mouth
Periods a monthly occurrence can worry many women as it brings with it cramps that can be very painful. These cramps may stay back even after the period is over. Several reasons could be behind this, post-period cramps could be due to the presence of ovarian cysts, uterine cysts, ovulation, uterine fibroids, and hormonal imbalance. These post-period cramps can be eased by drinking warm beverages and by placing heat pads at the source of the pain.
Over 65% of world's women population suffers from breast pain at least once in their lifetime. Breast pains can be due to various reasons and not all of them cause cancer. Breast pains could be cyclic or non-cyclic in nature, it can also be due to medication, surgery, and poorly fitted bras. Formation of cysts and breast arthritis can cause breast pain too, but these may not lead to breast cancer.
There are some things that many of us are shy to talk about, and the health of our area down there is certainly at the top...
Belly button piercing or navel piercing is a common fashion statement and body art, especially among youngsters. Most people who flaunt their navel piercing...
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