What Do My Itchy Palms Mean?
Ever get the feeling that someone is walking over your grave when you have an itch on your hand? You’re not alone. Itchy hands are a superstition that dates back centuries. In fact, there’s even a belief that the meaning of itchy palms signals that you’re coming into money.
While an itchy palm might be a sign that means money or good fortune coming your way, it’s also a big annoyance. This is especially true when it begins to interfere with daily tasks.
However, itchy hands can also be a sign of a more serious condition.
For example, an itchy hand might be a symptom of eczema, an inflammatory skin condition. Another type of inflammatory skin condition is contact dermatitis, which is characterized by redness, swelling, and blistering. In rare cases, an itchy hand might be a symptom of leukemia or lymphoma.
But don’t worry. In most cases, an itchy hand is nothing more than a nuisance; and there are a few simple things you can do to get relief.
In this article, we’re going to talk about the different causes of itchy palms and how to relieve the itch. So give us a hand, slap us five, and read on! Continue reading “What Do My Itchy Palms Mean?”
What You Need To Know About Shingles in the Eye: Symptoms and Treatments
If you’ve ever had shingles, you know they’re no picnic. But did you know that shingles can also affect your eyes? They can, and it’s no fun. However, there are ways to manage the symptoms and ease the discomfort of eye shingles.
Continue reading to learn more about shingles in the eye, including the symptoms as well as possible treatments. Continue reading “What You Need To Know About Shingles in the Eye: Symptoms and Treatments”
How To Treat Itchy Skin in the Elderly
Itchy skin can be frustrating and isolating for anyone. But for some people, it can feel like a constant cycle of stress and discomfort- especially as we get older. As we age, our skin gets drier — which is to say, less able to fight off bugs and other irritants. This makes itching skin more common than you might expect in the elderly population.
In fact, itchy skin, also known as pruritus, is one of the most common skin conditions in aging skin. In addition to factors like dryness, clothing that’s too tight, or friction from exercise causing minor rashes on exposed skin, many elderly people also experience their itchy skin as a result of environmental triggers. These include things like excessive moisture in clothing or bedding, dander (tiny dust particles), or allergens such as pet dander or pollen. If you or someone you care for who struggles with chronic pruritus or frequent bouts of itching around your neck, wrists, ankles and scalp — or any other areas of your body — read on to find out how you can treat it effectively. Continue reading “How To Treat Itchy Skin in the Elderly”
What’s The Difference Between Eczema and Psoriasis?
Everyone’s skin is different, so it makes sense that we all do different things to take care of it. However, there are times when caring for your skin can get you into trouble. This is especially true if you confuse one common type of skin issue for another, and choose the wrong treatment plan. Two of the most common skin issues are eczema and psoriasis, and it’s easy to get them confused.
In this blog post, we’ll take a look at eczema and psoriasis and learn to tell the differences between them. Let’s get started! Continue reading “What’s The Difference Between Eczema and Psoriasis?”
5 Signs You’re Experiencing Topical Steroid Withdrawal (TSW) And What To Do About It
When most people think of drug withdrawal, images of people detoxing from powerful opioids like heroin or morphine often come to mind.
However, it’s not just illicit, recreational, or painkilling drugs that can result in withdrawal symptoms. Even mainstream medication for everyday skin conditions can have similar effects.
Topical steroid medication can result in what is known as Topical Steroid Withdrawal (TSW). Steroid withdrawal is real, and a phenomenon that can occur after using these types of medications. Continue reading “Topical Steroid Withdrawal – 5 Signs You Have TSW And What To Do About It”
Chigger Bites – How To Identify, Treat And Avoid Them
Chiggers are tiny, parasitic insects that inhabit warm, damp environments and can feed on humans and other animals. There are two types of chiggers found in North America: the red mites (sometimes called harvest mites) and the gray mites. Both types of mites are very small, brownish-black colored, and almost invisible to the unaided eye, measuring in at around 0.15-0.3mm.
In this article, we’re going to discuss the steps necessary for the treatment and prevention of these nasty bites. We’ll take a look at where chigger bites are most common, when chigger bites occur, how to diagnose chigger bites, and how to avoid chigger bites. Continue reading “Chigger Bites: How To Identify, Treat And Avoid Them”
What Are The Benefits Of Shea Butter For Skin? 6 Things That Might Surprise You!
Think about the last time you put lotion or cream on your hands.
What ingredients were in it?
If you can’t remember, or if you didn’t actually pay attention to the ingredients, then it’s probably time to start being more mindful of what you’re putting on your skin. Continue reading “What Are The Benefits of Shea Butter For Skin?”