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psoriatic arthritis

Up to one in four people with psoriasis suffers from a painful inflammation of the joints called psoriatic arthritis. Conventional treatments include drugs that reduce overactive immune response, pain, and joint damage. Alternative therapies can be added to fight inflammation, while lifestyle changes boost treatment response. When people think of psoriasis, they usually imagine skin covered in red, scaly patches.…

night sweats

Excessive sweating at night may herald more serious underlying illness. The medical definition and nature of this condition remains nebulous. Causes can range from physical to mental imbalances. Waking up at night to find yourself drenched in perspiration might seem innocuous. However, it might also signal one or more of a series of health conditions – some of which might…

Carpe Lotion

Carpe lotion is a fast-acting and inexpensive cream for treating sweaty hands and feet. It can be used as needed but works best when applied overnight on clean skin. Portability and effectiveness make Carpe a practical option for busy people with palmar hyperhidrosis. Imagine being so worried about your sweaty palms that you cancel a date, avoid a work presentation,…

Melanonychia

Melanonychia is defined by a dark line on the fingernails or toenails. It can be the sign of a more serious illness, which is why getting a proper diagnosis is essential. A microscopic examination or biopsy is sometimes necessary to determine the cause and treatment options. Finding the root cause of melanonychia is quite a complex process. Most cases are…

Blepharitis

Blepharitis is a condition associated with irritation of the eyelids and eyelid margins. There is no cure for blepharitis, but it is manageable. If left untreated blepharitis can cause blurry vision and light sensitivity. Prevention of the condition includes proper eye hygiene and a diet rich in omega-3. What Is Blepharitis? Blepharitis is a condition associated with irritation of the…

Oral Thrush

The most common source of yeast infections of the face is Candida albicans, a species of fungus that normally resides in the mouth, skin, and gut. Candidiasis infection occurs when the Candida fungus is allowed to overgrow -- in the face, this may cause oral thrush or perleche. Candidiasis is generally treated with antifungal medications, although a number of over-the-counter…

Skin Tests for allergies

Although skin tests are widely used and generally effective, identifying allergy triggers can be tricky. These tests involve applying minute amounts of allergens to the skin and observing the reactions over time. Allergy tests may generate false results or not be suitable for patients suffering from certain medical conditions. Although allergies are fairly common and affects millions of Americans, diagnosing…

Cold sores and canker sores occur in and around the mouth, but they’re two totally different issues. Cold sores are caused by the herpes 1 virus, while the cause of canker sores remains a bit of a mystery. Both types of sores generally clear up on their own in two weeks or less, but there are a variety of treatments…

Treacher Collins syndrome

Treacher Collins Syndrome is not necessarily a hereditary condition. Complications include hearing and vision loss. Researchers are working on a way to prevent the condition. What is Treacher Collins Syndrome? Treacher Collins Syndrome is a medical disorder caused by a genetic mutation, but it’s not necessarily hereditary.  It will affect approximately 1 in every 50,000 babies. There is usually no…

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

We now know there’s a genetic component to developing carpal tunnel syndrome. If your case is bad enough, surgery may be your only option. The most reliable treatment is known as carpal tunnel release. Recovery time from this procedure is long but worth it. What is the carpal tunnel? The carpal tunnel is a physical space in your wrist that…

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