Archive for October, 2008

Nickel Allergy Rash,Contact Dermatitis and Cell Phones

You may be having a reaction not just to the phone conversation you are having but to the cell phone nickel compoments. Nickel is a common cause for allergic contact dermatitis or an eczema skin rash. Nickel buttons on pants can cause this. For some people the reaction can be same day. For others the [...]

Impetigo Treatment:Strep and Staph Skin Infections

Impetigo is a very contagious skin rash that children get from direct contact. It can spread around a camp bunk quickly as my nephew will testify to. The bacteria can be either strep or staph infections and often antibiotics orally are used for treatment. If you have insect bites or cuts on your arms or [...]

Increased Food Allergies for Kids:Skin Rash News

It’s been reported via door to door surveys by the Centers for Disease Control that kids have increased in food allergies by 18 percent. This means that over 3 million US Kids have these reactions. In other studies, foods such as eggs, dairy and peanuts as high ranking. Twice as many seem to have peanut [...]

Latest Rash Update: Progress Report on Skin

Ok, here is the latest on my rash (which began June 12, 2008). Though I’m not sure still if it’s eczema, fungus, allergies or another unknown, it seems to be almost clear. I still have redness in my inner elbows and a few spots down my arms. My butt still has some spots and a [...]

A Dermatologist Explains Stopping Eczema Flare Ups

This is a helpful video tp help with stopping those pesky eczema flare ups. She goes into detail about using moisturizers as well as the issue of hot water. Remember it is better to prevent it from cropping up again than to deal with it once it manifests. Keep that in mind when you [...]

Rash from Poison Ivy, Poison Oak or Sumac

The summer is fun but it can also bring itchy bug rashes, a rash from poison ivy, poison oak or sumac. You don’t have to live out in the country or a rural area to get this. In backyards in suburbs and congested areas, these plants grow as well.
Poison ivy is common a lot in [...]

Dermatitis Herpetiformis - How to Control

Dermatitis herpetiformis┬ácan be very itchy and is a rash that can also include water blisters. They are often on elbows, butt, knees, waist and back. They will scab but you will probably get new spots as well. Unfortunately, it is chronic though DH - dermatitis herpetiformis can be controlled via nutrition according to some. It’s [...]

Baby Diaper Rash-Effective Treatment Tips

Diaper rash is common, but it doesn’t make it easy to see your child with a rash. It can be due to the wetness , the urine or stool , food allergy or fungus/yeast . Air dry before changing the diaper.
Consciouly try to keep the area dry and hygenic. Avoiding rubbing but instead pat the [...]

Pupp Pregnancy Rash-Coping with Pupps

During pregnancy there is a lot to adjust to in terms of one’s hormones, sleep patterns, changes in exercise routines etc but one unexpected surprise for some women is waking up to an itchy red rash. For those who get the pupp pregnancy rash, this usually occurs during the third trimester. Technically it stands for [...]

What Is Shingles-The Red Rash That Hurts, Itches and Stings

Shingles outbreaks is due to the same virus that causes chicken pox. Once you had chicken pox (most of us had it as children), the virus stays dormantt in your nerves and can be re-awakened when your immune system is low. This can be due to a variety of factors including illness, certain medication, growing [...]

Supplements for Rashes

My skin rash is improving a great deal. I am not sure if it will flare up but I have been taking a lot of supplements and since I was using various cortisone creams for 3 months I think it has to be in part at least improving due the supplements. My job is quite [...]

Dealing with Heat Rash - Home Remedies to Help Discomfort

Heat rash can be very uncomfortable and it used to be called prickly heat. You’ll see a lot of little red bumps and it can be quite itchy. You may notice this more in the summer time. For those of us in Florida though it can be a problem that occurs all year, especially if [...]