How To Soothe And Treat A Scalp Sunburn

How To Soothe And Treat A Scalp Sunburn

It’s that time of year again: the sun is shining, the birds are singing, and your scalp is on fire. Yes, winter means one thing for many people: scalp sunburns.

If you’re like most people, you probably don’t even think about your scalp when you’re putting sunscreen on. But did you know that your scalp can get just as burned as the rest of your skin? In fact, it often burns even more easily because it’s thinner and has fewer melanin cells to protect it.

So how do you prevent scalp sunburns? And if you do get a sunburned scalp, what can you do to make it feel better? Read on to find out!

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How To Treat A Swollen Bee or Wasp Sting 

How to Treat a Bee or Wasp Sting if it’s Still Swelling After 48 Hours.

If you’ve just been stung by a bee, wasp or yellow jacket, you have my sympathies. That sucks.

In addition to the obvious and immediate pain, you may also have a minor allergic reaction that causes redness, pain, and swelling around the site of the sting. The immediate pain of the sting will fade within a few hours and your symptoms may subside within at least 24-48 hours.

However, if you still have wasp sting swelling after 48 hours, or if you’re allergic or have had a particularly bad reaction to a bee sting, then it’s time for some treatment.

Read on for some practical tips and home remedies for how to deal with the symptoms of a wasp sting on how to treat a bee sting or wasp sting if it’s still swelling after 48 hours.

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Itchy Skin at Night: Causes and Treatments

Itchy Skin at Night: Causes and Treatments

Updated 11/24/22.

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. The urge to scratch.

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!

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How to Treat and Prevent a Winter Rash on Your Hands

How to prevent and treat a winter rash on your hands

Winter is here and while that means snowball fights and hot cocoa, it also means cold temperatures and dry air. Unfortunately, these conditions can lead to dry, cracked, or chapped skin- particularly on one of the most exposed parts of your body: your hands.

Known as a winter rash, this uncomfortable skin condition is characterized by itchy bumps and redness that can be downright painful. The good news is, winter rashes are easily preventable and treatable! And you’ve come to the right place to learn all about this winter-rashy wonderland!

So grab a seat by the fire, start toasting some marshmallows, and read on to learn all you need to know about preventing and treating those winter rashes on your hands!

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Nerve Paths That Shingles Follow: Dermatomes and Herpes Zoster

Nerve Paths That Shingles Follow: Dermatomes and Herpes Zoster 

In nature, we’ve seen time and again that what can appear chaotic and random at first glance often has a hidden order. From the seeds of a sunflower following the Fibonacci sequence to the spiral of the nautilus shell flawlessly reflecting the Golden Ratio, nature is full of patterns based on some unseen logic.

This also extends to our bodies.

For example, skin rashes and breakouts can seem to appear at random. But in many cases, they often have underlying patterns. This is the case with shingles, a common skin rash that will affect roughly a third of the US population at some point in their lives.

Read on to find out what exactly shingles are, how to prevent them, how to treat them, and to learn the true nature of their deceptively random appearance.

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How Long Does Hydrocortisone Cream Take to Work?

How Long Does Hydrocortisone Cream Take to Work?

When it comes to the many virtues of those suffering from itch, patience should not have to be one of them. Unless you’re currently suffering from a bad itch, it’s almost impossible to articulate the extreme urgency one feels to rid themselves of the sensation.

The good news is that, for most itches, there are options for relief. One of the most popular and ubiquitous is the use of topical corticosteroid creams. These medications are available over the counter and provide relief for many kinds of itch; including poison ivy, insect bites, eczema, and more.

But what kind of relief are we talking about, and when will it get here???

Read on to learn more about how long it takes for topical steroids like hydrocortisone cream to work, and some of the risks involved with their use.

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What Is Hidradenitis Suppurativa And How To Treat It

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.

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What Are The Side Effects of Topical Hydrocortisone Cream?

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.

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One Hell of a Sunburn: What is Hell’s Itch and How to Treat It

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!

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Why Does My Tattoo Itch?

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.

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