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Diaper rash: What should I do for a persistent case?

A diaper rash can cause the skin to turn reddened and irritated. It is expected for the baby to experience some redness and irritation occasionally. On the other hand, some have diaper rash that do not seem to settle or appears unusually irritated. In such instances, treatment is necessary. Luckily, there are treatment options available […]

Overview on ankle ulcers

Ankle ulcers are described as open sores or lesions that slowly heals or keep recurring. An ulcer occurs due to the breakdown of skin tissue and can be painful. The venous stasis ulcers are the most prevalent form of ankle ulcers. What are the causes? The venous stasis ankle ulcers are generally caused by chronic […]

Papular urticaria

Papular urticaria is an allergic reaction to insect stings or bites. The condition results to itchy and reddened bumps on the skin. Some of these bumps can become blisters filled with fluid which are called as vesicles or bullae depending on the size. The condition is prevalent among children between 2-10 years old. It can […]

Chest rashes: What are the causes?

There are various conditions that can trigger the development of chest rashes. Rashes are described as non-specific indication of a skin condition that typically involves itchiness and reddening. It might appear as a flattened plaque, swollen patch or comprised of several small-sized red spots. In some cases, it can manifest as non-itchy scales. Among children, […]

What is sunburn?

Sunburn involves skin damage due to the ultraviolet (UV) rays. This typically causes the skin to turn sore, reddened, warm, tender and occasionally itchy for about a week. The skin usually flakes and peels after a few days and fully heals within 7 days. Even though sunburn is often transitory and minor, it is vital […]

Can chocolate cause eczema?

Eczema is considered as a chronic skin condition that is quite similar to an allergy that is instigated by certain factors such as extreme temperatures, dry skin and certain foods. Even those who do not suffer from a food allergy should also be aware of particular foods that can instigate flare-ups of eczema. Along with […]