Skin Ailments

The largest organ in the body, your skin is important to care for. It is exposed to a large number of environmental pollutants and dangers that can result in wounds, rashes, and other skin health problems.

This section of tips will help you keep your skin glowing and healthy. From treating a blister to reducing stretch marks, you'll find some ideas to help your skin. In addition, there are tips about treating acne and rosacea.

Tips, Tricks, and Answers

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   Caring for a Blister
Blisters are the skin's defense mechanism to protect its deeper layers from bacteria. While preventing a blister is almost always easier than curing one, you can follow a few simple guidelines at home to care for a blister.

   Cold Weather Skin Care
Cold winter air combined with dry furnace heat can take a toll on delicate skin. Prevent itchy, dry skin by taking care of your body from the inside out.

   Dealing with Rosacea
There's a fine line to dealing with skin afflicted by rosacea. Just be gentle with it and take the time to see a dermatologist.

   Do Acne Creams Work?
Anyone suffering from acne wants to know one thing about all the acne products on the market today do they work? Well, the answer isn't as easy as a simple yes or no.

   Effective Acne Treatment
With so much information out there concerning the proper treatment of acne, it's easy to get confused or feel overwhelmed. But, once you begin to understand what really causes acne, you will see that the foundation of every good acne treatment is made up of some very simple and easy steps.

   Home Treatment Options for Rosacea
For those who suffer from rosacea, skin care is of critical. Preventing flare ups and controlling symptoms starts with education about triggers and how to avoid them.

   Laser Tattoo Removal
Having a tattoo removed is quite common, over half of tattoo recipients change their mind and would like to have their tattoos removed. Laser removal is the most common and effective method. Laser removal can be expensive and usually takes several doctor visits to complete the procedure. The laser does cause some pain and burning (like a sunburn) and usually a doctor will prescribe Tylenol and topical anesthetic ointment prior to removing the tattoo.

   Nutritious Eating Habits For Healthy Skin
If you want to have healthy skin, improving your eating habits is one of the best ways to accomplish this goal. Healthy looking skin is more easily accomplished by focusing your diet on healthy foods that fuel your body and deliver essential nutrients. Here is some key information to keep in mind as you work towards blemish free and radiant skin.

   Reducing Stretch Marks
Many women notice stretch marks after they have delivered their baby. Stretch marks can be embarrassing and negatively effect self image, but there are options for reducing their appearance.

   Treating an Insect Bite
If you know in advance that you will be outside with the possibility of being around insects, take precautions and wear insect repellant or long pants and long sleeved shirts. If you do get bitten, treating insect bites is relatively easy, using a few items you most likely already have in your medicine cabinet.

   Treating Bruises
Bruising occurs when capillaries burst underneath the skin. Since most bruises are not life threatening, there are steps you can take to minimize bruising and pain if you act quickly. But if bruises appear without trauma, or will not heal after three weeks, talk with your doctor to rule out a more serious medical condition.

   What is Cellulitis?
There are a lot of confusing, and often scary, words and terms in the medical world. One of those words is cellulitis. What is cellulitis, what causes it, and how to avoid it isn't all that hard to understand. All you need to do really is get past the weird word.

   What is Psoriasis?
Chances are that if you have ever walked down a cosmetics or health care aisle in the grocery store, you have come across the term psoriasis before. But what is psoriasis? The answer to this question is fairly simple, as are the symptoms that it shows.