Bursitis has some funny nicknames. It’s called House maid’s Knee, Clergyman’s Knee, and Baker’s Cyst, among others. But anyone who’s experienced the pain of bursitis knows that it’s no laughing matter. The bursa is a fluid-filled sac that helps protect muscle, ligaments, tendons, or skin that rubs across bone. There are bursae throughout our […]
It can take just an instant. A harried cook grabs the pan of burning food out of the oven, a cup of hot coffee comes tumbling down over the side of the table onto a curious child, a toddler manages to turn on the hot-water faucet during bath time.
Many burns are minor and can […]
Genital Herpes – Treatment Options Available for Treating the Disease
Suspect that you may have genital herpes? Know that you have it but want more information?Read on.
Genital herpes is a viral infection marked by sores that look like fever blisters on the genital area. There’s a reason they resemble fever blisters, too. Both genital herpes and […]
Diaper Rashes - Coping up with Diaper Rashes
Diaper rash. It’s not a pretty sight for you, and your baby probably doesn’t enjoy it much, either. While far from being a serious medical problem, diaper rash is just another of life’s little discomforts.
There’s not too much to say about how to recognize diaper rash-if your baby’s […]
Dry Skin - Information and Remedies for the Treatment of Dry Skin
Everyone occasionally suffers from dry skin, according to dermatologist James Shaw, M.D., chief of the Division of Dermatology at Good Samaritan Hospital and Medical Center and associate clinical professor of medicine at Oregon Health Sciences University, both in Portland. “Dry skin is largely influenced […]
Body Odor - Treatment Options Available for Curing Body Odor Fast and Effectively
Let’s face it, in the United States, a pungent body aroma is not going to make you the life of the party. So powerful is our cultural distaste for body odor that every day, some 95 percent of all Americans over the age […]
Boils - Treatment for Curing Boils
Yesterday you noticed a slight redness on your arm, but thought you had simply bumped it against something. Today, the red spot has turned into a painful, red, swollen lump that looks and feels awful. Chances are, what you’re looking at is a boil.
“Most boils occur when a hair follicle […]
Blisters - Treatment Options for Curing Skin Blisters
You just couldn’t resist a bargain. Those shoes looked great with your new outfit, even if they didn’t feel so great on your feet. “They’ll stretch out,” you told yourself, and then patted yourself on the back for getting such a good deal. Unfortunately, you got more than […]
Athletes Foot - Treatment for Curing Athletes Foot
Blame the advertising man who misnamed it in the 1930s, but athlete’s foot has nothing to do with athletes. It’s a fungal infection of the feet. Also known as tinea pedis, or “ringworm of the feet,” it has nothing to do with worms either. The Trichophyton fungus that […]
Acne and Pimples with Effective Remedies
Acne. If you’re a teenager, you can’t wait to get rid of it. If you’re an adult, you can’t believe it’s back. Fortunately, improvements in acne treatments over the last decade mean you don’t have to put up with it anymore.
The major determining factor in who gets acne is genes, […]