Monthly Archives: May 2017

Remedies for an infected nose piercing

Nose piercing involves perforating of the skin or cartilage of the nose for wearing jewelry. Among the diverse varieties of nose piercing, nostril piercing is the most common. Piercing on the nose involves denser flesh and the nose contains plenty of bacteria which increases the risk for infection. Symptoms of an infected nose piercing Severe pain, redness, swelling, heat or ... Read More »

Remedies for a ganglion cyst

A ganglion cyst is a non-cancerous lump that usually develop along the tendons and joints of the hands and wrists. They can also form in the ankles and feet. The cysts are round and oval and filled with a jelly-like fluid. A small ganglion is about the size of a pea while a large cyst is about 2.5 centimeters in ... Read More »

Managing dust mite allergy

Dust mite allergy is an allergic reaction to small bugs living in house dust. It is characterized by sneezing, running nose, symptoms of asthma such as wheezing and breathing difficulties. Dust mites are related to ticks and spiders which cannot be seen by the naked eye. They eat skin cells shed by people and likes warm and humid environments. Upholstered ... Read More »

Dealing witih nasal polyps

Nasal polyps are soft and non-cancerous growths that develops inside the sinuses and nose. They can grow larger and can block the airways and makes it difficult to breathe. They are caused by chronic inflammation from asthma, allergies, sensitivity to drugs and immune disorders. Adults are more susceptible to this condition but can affect anyone. Symptoms of nasal polyps Reduced ... Read More »

Dealing with chigger bites

When a chigger bites, it inserts a feeding structure and its mouth parts into the skin and inject enzymes that damages the human tissue. The area becomes hardened and the chigger feeds on the skin through the tube if not disturbed. Chigger bite symptoms Severe itchiness of the bitten area for 1-2 days A skin bump that looks like a ... Read More »

Dealing with a torn gastrocnemius muscle

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A torn gastrocnemius muscle is an injury to the back of the calf area of the leg. The gastrocnemius muscle is a strong superficial muscle found at the back of the lower leg and used for walking, standing, jumping and running. It is a common injury in sports that requires quick acceleration from a stationary position and rapid stops in ... Read More »

How to manage sciatica

Sciatica is pain felt in the lower extremity caused by irritation of the sciatic nerve. It is characterized by pain in the lumbar area or low back, behind the thigh and spreads down below the knee. The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body. It starts from the nerve roots in the lumbar spinal cord in the low ... Read More »

Dealing with a stye

A stye is a red bump which forms on the outer edge of the eyelid. The eyelids have plenty of small oil glands around the eyelashes. Dead skin, accumulation of oil and dirt can block these tiny holes. Bacteria can grow inside and result to the development of a stye. What are the risk factors? People with acne, seborrheic dermatitis ... Read More »

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