Skin Disease

Treating psoriasis

Treating psoriasis

Psoriasis is a chronic condition of the skin due to an overactive immune system. Generally, it is characterized by inflammation, flaking and development of white, thick, silvery and red patches on the skin. The flakes of skin scales are caused by the fast and excessive production of skin cells. Furthermore, the production of skin cells is caused by the inflammatory ... Read More »

Remedies for warts on the eyelid

Warts on the eyelid are caused by the human papilloma virus. They can be spread to other people through contaminated objects and can affect any area of the skin that includes the neck, face and even on the eyelids. They can be painful. Warts on the eyelids are usually in the form of filiform warts. They are common warts. The ... Read More »

Ways of treating mosquito bites

Mosquito bites causes an itchy bumps after puncturing the skin and feed on the blood. It usually heals on its own in a few days. Sometimes the bites cause soreness, swelling and redness of the affected area. This type of reaction is called skeeter syndrome and usually common in children. Mosquito bites carry virus or parasites that result in severe ... Read More »

Athlete’s foot

Athlete’s foot is a fungal infection affecting the feet and commonly called as tinea pedis. This fungus thrives in warm and moist areas such as the area between the toes. Athlete’s foot causes itching and flaking of the affected skin. Men are more prone to this condition and people with weakened immune system. Even children can also be affected by ... Read More »

Atopic dermatitis in babies

Atopic dermatitis or eczema is an inflamed condition of the skin that causes severe itchiness. Children are more susceptible than adults. Eczema can occur along with other conditions such as allergic rhinitis, asthma, conjunctivitis and others. This condition can be resolved in childhood or when the child becomes older, but inflammatory susceptibility still persists. The skin lesion of the eczema ... Read More »

Nail fungus

Nail fungus is a condition that begins as a white or yellow spot found under the tip of the fingernail or toenail. When the fungal infection becomes severe, nail fungus will cause the nail to become discolored, thickened and crumble at the edge and can affect several nails but not all of them. Nail fungus is also called onchomycosis and ... Read More »

Keratosis pilaris

Keratosis pilaris is a harmless condition of the skin which causes small and hard bumps that makes the skin feel like sandpaper. The bumps are usually light-colored and develop on the upper arms, thighs and buttocks and sometimes there is swelling and redness. Sometimes, they can develop on the face. Causes Keratosis pilaris can be caused by the accumulation of ... Read More »

Hives from bedbugs

Bedbugs and small insects with six legs that spend the day hiding and come out during night time to feed. The bugs inject an anesthetic in order to keep their victims from feeling anything and an anticoagulant in order to keep the blood flowing. Bedbugs cause small-sized hives that covers the area where they have bitten. Signs of bedbugs A ... Read More »

Nickel allergy

Nickel allergy is a common cause of allergic contact dermatitis which is an itchy rash that happens when the skin comes in contact with a harmless substance. It can be caused by earrings and jewelry used for body piercings and nickel can also be found in some items such as coins, zippers, cell phones and frames of eyeglasses. Nickel allergy ... Read More »

Seborrheic dermatitis

Seborrheic dermatitis is a skin condition affecting the scalp and causes scalp patches, reddened skin and dandruff. It can also affect the oily parts of the body such as the upper chest, face and the back. This is a long-term condition and also called dandruff. If it develops among babies, it is called cradle cap. Symptoms Red skin Patches of ... Read More »