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Food allergies can be terrifying. Not only do they make you feel uneasy but also keep you from eating foods that everyone else can...
You can use extra virgin olive oil to remove your makeup and moisturize your skin. Any type of olive oil can also be used to polish your furniture and shoes. Because of its anti-inflammatory features, olive oil can help treat a diaper rash and it acts as a protective barrier against rashes and infections. Only use extra virgin oil for skin-related issues.
A rash on any part of your body is bad, but one over your genitals is the worst. A genital rash is any patch...
Your skin is the largest organ in your body so it's natural that it can reflect how healthy you are on the inside. If...
An itch in your ankles can make keep you from doing your daily chores. Not only is it irritating but can also be painful if you repeatedly scratch the itchy area. In addition to dry skin, itchy ankles can be caused due to injuries, allergens, environmental conditions, and insect bites. It can be treated with medications, cold press, mint, or aloe vera. To prevent itchy ankles, keep your feet clean, dry and moisturized.
Women around the world face many common problems, and one of them is getting rashes under the breasts. A rash under the breasts is...
Sun poisoning is the most severe form of a sunburn. You can’t reverse the damage, but it helps to know the symptoms. An itchy, red rash is a sign that your immune system is fighting something. It actually recognizes sun-damaged skin as an intruder! This can snowball into fever, chills, and other flu-like symptoms. Drowsiness and nausea are also possible. In the future, make it a priority to avoid sun poisoning to lower your risk of skin cancer.
Rashes aren’t normal, so don’t ignore them. Hives mean that you’re allergic to food, plants, bug bites, or toiletries. Take an anti-histamine, especially if you have other symptoms. A sunburn is caused by overexposure to ultraviolet radiation, while a heat rash is caused by blocked sweat glands. If you have eczema, triggers like sweat or perfume can cause an outbreak. And shingles is caused by the same virus as chickenpox, which resurfaces decades later.
Autoimmune disorders affect the way millions of people live each day across the world. As autoimmunity can arise anywhere in the body, it can lead physically manifest as signs of almost any other disease. If you are persistently experiencing digestive trouble, headaches, muscle and joint pain along with signs of weakness or weight gain you could be having an autoimmune condition.
Olive oil is a staple in most kitchens. However, its benefits go beyond cooking. Its antibacterial properties treat fungal and bacterial infections. It can also be used to suffocate head lice. When combined with honey and beeswax, olive oil suppresses cytokines and heals diaper rashes. Regular doses of olive oil can treat constipation. Cyclosporin A, a compound found in olive oil, significantly delays hair shedding. Olive oil also reduces sun damage and relieves knee pain.
Anemia rashes often cause petechiae, or red and purple tiny dots, caused by blood vessels breaking apart. Aplastic anemia is a common cause, but other conditions may also lead to anemia. Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura uses up platelets, causing constant clotting. Red blood cells breaking down too fast can cause paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria. If a gastrointestinal infection releases toxins, hemolytic-uremic syndrome develops, leading to hemolytic anemia. Treatments range from blood transfusions to iron supplements.
Certain behaviors in our body are common and normal, like sneezing and snoring. However, these can indicate an underlying health issue! Constant sneezing is an indicator of an allergy, as is frequent mucus formation in the throat. Snoring is a serious condition that can result in sleep apnea. An off-color eye discharge with itching can be an infection. Stress can lead to heart disease and depression and rashes can be an indication of leukemia.
A mild to moderate diaper rash clears up within 2–3 days with hygienic cleaning routines and airing of the area. While diaper creams may be prescribed for persistent rashes, mild to moderate rashes can be treated with home remedies such as aloe vera gel, calendula tea, evening primrose oil, and coconut oil. Homeopathic remedies such as sulfur and thuja can also be considered depending on the nature of the rash.
Skin problems in adults are problematic and annoying to deal with. These skin problems include psoriasis, hives, shingles, athlete's foot, sunburns, rosacea, eczema, groin rash, cold sores, and acne. Symptoms of these disorders are very similar, which makes it hard to diagnose which symptoms fit the right disorder. They could be rashes, bumps, pimples, or red patches on the skin. The treatment for some of the conditions includes medication, both topical and oral and being hygienic in general.
Lichen planus is an inflammatory condition that causes rashes or ridges on the nails, skin, mouth, and genitalia. A rare form of the disease, familial bullous lichen planus, is inherited. Otherwise it's mostly an autoimmune disorder or a reaction to certain painkillers, antibiotics, or metal dental fillings. Viral infections, including hepatitis C, could trigger it too, and stress may worsen it.