Skincare Tips For Winter Weather

Skincare Tips For Winter Weather

The winter season is upon us once more. It is time to expect the cold to become an issue. The weather may bring in a lot of concerns, especially when it comes to health. What some people may neglect to look after may be their skin. As the cold season begins, our skin may begin […]

The Skin Gun Heals Burn Wounds In Days Instead Of Months

The Skin Gun Heals Burn Wounds In Days Instead Of Months

Burns, especially those of the 2nd and 3rd degree kind, can be life threatening if they are not treated immediately. But even still, current available burn treatments require months and months of recuperation which still opens up the possibility of burn patients getting infections during that time. Current methods such as skin grafts may take […]

Understanding Scabies

Understanding Scabies

Scabies is an itchy skin condition caused by a tiny burrowing mite known as Sarcoptes scabiei. This skin condition is characterized by superficial burrows found in the skin accompanied by intense itching. Scabies can be contagious and may easily spread through close personal contact with an infected person. Treating scabies involves killing the mite that causes it and would usually cover the whole household and people who may have come into contact with the infected person due to its highly cont…

What is Cellulitis?

What is Cellulitis?

Cellulitis is a skin infection characterized by redness, welling, and tenderness in the affected area. What causes cellulitis?Cellulitis is caused by bacteria (strep or staph) which can get into the skin and spread to deeper through a cut, sore, surgical wound or an animal or insect bite.  People with diabetes or weak immune systems, or those who handle fish, meat, poultry or soil without using gloves can are at risk for infection by some other type of bacteria. Cellulitis symptomsIf you have ce…

Birth Control Pills for Acne?

Birth Control Pills for Acne?

There are hundreds of anti-acne products out there. But despite that, some women still can’t find a product that works for them. However, there might be something that could help them fight acne that they would not expect: birth control pills. That’s right birth control pills or oral contraceptives, according to Dr. Lawrence E. Gibson, are typically considered when other acne treatments, such as prescription medications, do not work. The Food and Drug Administration has approved three estrogen-p…

The Truth About SPF 100

The Truth About SPF 100

The latest sun screens have been offering SPF that is way higher than what we have been used to.  Coppertone, for instance, rolled out its easy-to-use sprays with SPF 70+, while Neutrogena offered an Ultra Sheer Dry Touch lotion in SPF 85, while another Neutrogena sunblock has a high sun protection factor of 100.  This has caused a number of dermatologists to cry foul, complaining that SPF has turned into a numbers game.But what really is the difference that a SPF 100 sunblock can bring compared…

Understanding Dandruff

Understanding Dandruff

Dandruff is a common skin condition characterized by the excessive shedding of dead skin cells in the scalp. Shedding of dead skin cells in the scalp is considered normal. But in the case of dandruff, the shedding of the skin is more frequent than normal and is usually accompanied by redness and irritation. Causes of dandruffThere are several things that can cause dandruff. Having dry skin can cause the scalp to flake and become itchy. Allergic reactions to certain hair products can also cause d…

What Are Common Warts?

What Are Common Warts?

Common warts are non-cancerous skin growths that can be found in any part of the body, more commonly on the hands and fingers. Common warts are generally harmless and may disappear on their own. They can also be a persistent problem for some people that might require removal treatment. Causes of common wartsCommon warts are caused by the human papillomavirus or HPV. There are over a hundred types of the said virus, with some of them able to induce rapid growth on the outer skin layer. Different …

Understanding Athlete's Foot

Understanding Athlete's Foot

Athlete’s foot is a fairly common skin disease. In fact, it is estimated to be the second most common skin disease in the United States, with acne ranking as first. While this disease is considered ordinary, it is also considered as one of the more shameful skin diseases, particularly because this infection is closely associated with the lack of good hygiene. What is athlete foot?Athlete’s foot is a parasitic fungal infection that goes by the scientific name Tinea Pedis. This skin disease infect…

Understanding Albinism

Understanding Albinism

Albinism is a condition which results from the body’s inability to produce normal amounts of melanin. Albinism affects both humans and animals. Lack of melanin results in lack of pigment in the skin, hair and eyes. What is melanin? Albinism is characterized by having a very, very pale appearance. Melanin is a chemical in our bodies that gives color to our skin, eyes, and hair. It is made by melanocytes, the cells that are found in the bottom layer of your skin. Besides giving your skin, eyes…