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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 […]

Why do I have eczema after eating fish?

If an individual eats fish and develops blister-like rashes that weep and crusts over, he/she is experiencing an allergic reaction to fish. It is estimated that fish allergies affects millions of individuals all over the world. A distinctive symptom of allergy to fish is the manifestation of eczema along with other skin rashes after eating […]

Brachioradial pruritus

Pruritus basically refers to an unpleasant sensation that triggers the urge to scratch which is commonly called as itching. The itching can be localized to a certain part of the body or generalized. Once there is a rash that occurs along with pruritus, the cause is usually determined and easily treated. On the other hand, […]

Chiggers

Those who spend a lot of time outdoors during the spring and summer season either camping or hiking, you might have heard about chiggers. If you have not encountered chiggers before, they are capable of leaving behind annoying itchy, red-colored bumps. Important facts about chiggers Chiggers are also called as red bugs or harvest mites. […]