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 “Athlete’s Foot: Symptoms and Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment”
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?”
Itchy Skin at Night: Causes and Treatments
We’ve all been there. It’s the end of a long day, and you’ve *finally* gotten into bed, ready to catch some much earned sleep.
But then, it starts.
A little itch here, a little itch there. Soon, your whole body is itching like crazy, and you just can’t seem to make it stop. So much for getting a good night’s sleep.
Why does skin seem to itch so much more at night? If you’re reading this because you’ve been Googling on your phone at midnight from your bed because you’ve had it up to here with the nighttime itchiness, you’re in the right place.
Read on to learn about the many things that cause itchy skin at night and get to the bottom of this frustrating skin condition once and for all! Continue reading “Itchy Skin at Night: Causes and Treatments”
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?”
Why Is My Skin So Itchy? Part 2
Welcome back to part 2 of our deep dive into what makes us itch!
If you haven’t read part 1 yet… you know what to do. Continue reading “Why Is My Skin So Itchy – Part 2”