What Is Hidradenitis Suppurativa And How To Treat It
When it comes to the war against itch, it seems that the same cast of usual suspects gets most of the attention. Eczema and psoriasis, I’m looking at you. Even shingles and athlete’s foot have their moments in the spotlight. But there’s one lesser-known skin condition that’s just as itchy, inflamed, and painful as any of these: hidradenitis suppurativa (HS).
Even if you’ve never heard of HS before, you’re probably familiar with at least some of its symptoms. That’s because HS manifests as large, deep-seated pimples that can occur in areas where skin rubs together.
In this article, we’re going to dive deep into the symptoms and causes of hidradenitis suppurative, and most importantly, how to treat it and prevent it. Continue reading “What Is Hidradenitis Suppurativa And How To Treat It”
What Are The Side Effects of Topical Hydrocortisone Cream?
Updated October 26, 2022.
When we think of steroids, the first thing to come to mind might be muscle-bound bodybuilders or athletes who use them to unfairly enhance their performance. But there are different types of steroids, and not all of them are used for illicit purposes. Steroids also exist in skincare products; and while they are not illegal, they can be just as controversial. Continue reading “What Are The Side Effects of Topical Hydrocortisone Cream?”
One Hell of a Sunburn: What is Hell’s Itch and How to Treat It
As we settle into Fall, many of us are still enjoying the remaining warm weather by spending time outdoors. And while we may be slathering on the SPF 30, sometimes a sunburn sneaks up on us. For most of us, this means a few days of discomfort followed by peeling skin. But for some unlucky people, a sunburn can trigger something worse. Much worse.
Just in time for Halloween, we’re taking a look at one of the most frightening things that can happen to your skin. No, this doesn’t have anything to do with Hannibal Lector; though we’re talking about something so horrifying that it’s earned a name that certainly sounds like it came straight out of a horror movie: Hell’s itch.
In this article, we’re going to look this dermatological demon straight in the eyes to see what causes it, how to identify it, and – most importantly – how to get rid of it!
The answers might surprise you! Continue reading “One Hell of a Sunburn: What is Hell’s Itch and How to Treat It”
Why Does My Tattoo Itch?
When you get a tattoo, there are a lot of things to consider. You want to make sure that you are getting a tattoo from a reputable shop and artist, that you know what kind of design you want, and that you are prepared for the pain of the procedure itself and aftercare involved. But one thing you may not have been prepared for is an itchy tattoo.
What’s the deal? Your new ink should be bitchin’ and not itchin’, right?
Well, a tattoo that itches is actually pretty common, and there are a few different reasons why it can happen.
In this article, we’re going to take a look at some of the most common reasons your tattoo might be itchy, and what you can do about it. Continue reading “Why Does My Tattoo Itch?”
Eczema Flare Ups – How to Manage, Treat and Prevent Them
You may be noticing the weather cooling and more and more pumpkins and fake cobwebs appearing in front of your neighbors’ houses. Yep, it’s October. Which means it’s that time of year again- It’s National Eczema Awareness month!
And while many people afflicted with eczema probably feel like they got the trick instead of the treat, this is actually a great time to bring up the topic with your friends, family, and co-workers. Why? Because eczema is more common than you might think- eczema affects about 1 in 10 people in the United States.
So there’s a very good chance that under the masks and costumes that show up at your door to trick-or-treat, there are some people hiding a much more serious condition- eczema.
In this article, we’ll be discussing eczema flare-ups. We’ll talk about what a flare-up is, some of the causes and common triggers; and how you can manage, treat, and even find a way to prevent eczema flare ups. Continue reading “Eczema Flare Ups – How to Manage, Treat and Prevent Them”
Top 10 Reasons For Itchy Skin
If you have itchy skin, you’re not alone. Itching is one of the most common skin complaints, with many potential causes. There are no shortage of things that can make your skin itch, from allergies, eczema, psoriasis and more.
In this article, we’ll explore the top 10 reasons and possible causes for itchy skin. We’ll also discuss how to treat the underlying causes and get relief for your itching.
So if you’re itching to know why you’re so itchy, read on for some potential answers. Continue reading “Top 10 Reasons For Itchy Skin”
Treatment for Athlete’s Foot: Symptoms, Causes and Diagnosis
One of the parts of the body that we rely on the most is our feet. We use them to walk, run, stand, and even dance. They are strong and durable, but they are also susceptible to certain conditions and ailments.
Our feet are constantly exposed to different kinds of fungi, bacteria, and other microorganisms. In most cases, our immune system is able to fight off these invaders and keep our feet healthy. However, sometimes these organisms are able to take hold and cause an infection.
Have you ever had a burning, itchy feeling between your toes? Or red, scaly patches on the bottoms of your feet? If so, you may have had athlete’s foot. This is a common condition caused by a fungus that thrives in warm, damp places. It often affects people who wear tight shoes or who walk barefoot.
Athlete’s foot is a common condition that can affect anyone, even if you’re not an athlete and you don’t play sports! In this article we’ll explore the symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatment of athlete’s foot. Continue reading “Treatment for Athlete’s Foot”