Category Archives: skin diseases

Itch (Itching or Pruritus)

Can Stress Cause a Rash?

Q: Before my wedding, before job interviews, and anytime I have a bit of stress, my arms, wrists, and hands break out in an itchy rash. Can stress cause a rash? How do I prevent this from occurring, and how do I treat it?

A: Stress is one of the known triggers of hives, an outbreak of raised, red spots (or welts) on the skin that often itch.

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Tips on Blackhead Removal & Prevention

Does eating greasy food or having poor hygiene cause blackheads? Are people with oily skin more prone to developing acne? Are acne masks, pore strips, and facial scrubs effective at removing blackheads? What cleansers are best for people with pimples or whiteheads? Get answers to your pressing pimple questions in our clear skin slideshow…

Blackhead facts

  • Blackheads are composed of dried sebum (oil) and dead skin cells.
  • Blackheads can be present in a number of skin diseases.
  • Blackheads are a prime component of teenage acne.
  • Blackhead removal, unless performed by a professional, can produce significant skin trauma.

What are blackheads?

When the opening of a pore (hair follicle orifice) becomes occluded with sebum (oil) and dead skin cells, which then solidifies, the surface color often darkens. This is what is commonly called a blackhead. There are a number of … read more

Tick Bite Leaves Massachusetts Man in a Coma with Swollen Brain

It started as a severe headache and rapidly progressed.

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The ticks are back — and so are the diseases they carry.

“Even when you just go outside, you catch one crawling up you,” said Tucker Lane, walking through his wooded backyard in West Barnstable, Massachusetts. “You pick ’em up just wherever you are.”

Like most kids on Cape Cod, Lane grew up with deer ticks. He’s had bites. He’s had Lyme disease. But he never thought a tick could kill him.

“Kind of just started all one day,” Lane said. “Just outside working and got a really bad headache.”

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He didn’t know it then, but a tick bite had infected his body with the Powassan virus, a deadly tick-borne illness that causes encephalitis, or swelling of the brain.

“His cognition was very altered,” recalled Dr. Jennifer Lyons,

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Tips on Dealing With Herpes

I have had Herpes for a number of years and have learned to live with it. Herpes used to be a big deal for me and I’d feel overwhelmed by the symptoms when I had an outbreak but now I cope a lot better and its not such a drama anymore.

I got to this point by starting to pay attention to how I was feeling and how this was fueling the attacks in my case.

I believe that most diseases have an emotional root cause or at least an emotional component.

How it started was by a process called body dialoging where I close my eyes and start a dialogue with whatever part of me is troubled at that time. In my case it was my genitals that were affected by herpes and I would ask them why they are troubled or I would start a conversation with

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Here’s the Ultimate Psoriasis Natural Cure for Kids

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) describes the condition as “an immune system disorder that affects the skin, and occasionally the eyes, nails, and joints.” Psoriasis is characterised by dry red scales called ‘plaques’ that are both painful and unattractive – a sometimes heartbreaking condition.

The opinion of our health experts is that the immune system only responds this way when there is something out of balance or the immune system is correctly responding to the presence of a foreign protein – in other words, an allergic reaction. This is supported by the fact that the condition is often associated with food intolerances and chemical sensitivities.

The first place to start with a psoriasis natural cure for kids is to identify the allergen. This can be either a food allergy – wheat and dairy are often to blame – or an allergy to household chemicals, soaps, perfumes, detergents, animals or … read more

Homeopathy Treatment for Psoriasis – The Best and Effective Medication

Individuals who are affected by Psoriasis will face many problems and do not want to expose their skin to other people. Psoriasis is caused when the overreaction of the immune system takes place leading to inflammation and flakes. And, the disease is not endemic and cannot be spread from one person to another.

Psoriasis & its types

The skin of the people who were affected by Psoriasis gets provoked with red spots outlined by silvery and loose patches. In the worst case, the skin becomes itchy and supple with large patches. Psoriasis is categorized into five types such as Plaque, Guttate, Inverse, Pustular, and Erythrodermic.

Reasons behind the occurrence of Psoriasis

There is no particular reason for the occurrence of psoriasis. Studies stated that improper functioning of the Immune system is the main reason behind the occurrence of psoriasis in a majority of cases.
Our immune system is responsible to … read more

Revitol Eczema Cream CPA

Developed with leading dermatologists, this breakthrough cream helps relieve irritated skin, intensely moisturizes and helps prevent the recurrence of extra-dry skin. It’s enriched with a ceramide, an essential lipid, naturally found within the skin that play a key role in enhancing and restoring the skin’s protective function. Clinically shown to help reduce the itching and irritation of eczema. Plus, it’s dermatologist tested, and gentle enough for babies and children. more