Archive for December, 2008

Is Your Rash from Pools, Hot Tubs or Spas

There is some interesting research about rashes that are due to soaking in a hot tub, chemicals from swimming pools or spa water reactions. Ironically, these are usually used to help the body relax and sometimes one thinks that buy bathing more the itchy skin rash will heal. Dr. Zirwas from an Ohio Dermatitis Center [...]

Review of Beat Eczema: Eliminate Eczema in As Little As 10 Days

A book had been recommended to me by a few readers of this blog for their own eczema issues, so I decided to check it out here Beat Eczema . The page didn’t have lots of information and seemed to have a strong selling aspect to it. It didn’t look too professional but [...]

Pep Talk on Cure for Rash: Itchy Skin Relief

It’s Christmas and I know some of you are discouraged about finding a cure for rash problems. It may seem like you can’t figure out the diagnosis and get it fixed. Some people here have had a chronic itchy skin condition of eczema or a form of dermatitis for years. You’ve seen a lot of [...]

How to Treat Eczema: Natural Treatment for Eczema

I wrote about the 3 1/2 month rash I had and how I received many diagnoses including scabies, nummular eczema, fungus and pithyriasis rosacea. I saw four dermatologists and the last 2 dermatologists said it was eczema, though I also had tinea versicolor on my upper back. One said that the pinkness in my inner [...]

Bed Bug Rash: Are You Getting Bed Bugs Bites

When my friend told me his mom’s building in NYC was infested with bed bugs and she was getting a rash from them, I was suprised and concerned. She is 80 and has a lot of health issues already to deal with.
Evidently there have been over 8000 bed bug complaints in NYC in 2008 by [...]

Diabetic Rash: Signs and Symptoms

One early symptom that some people notice before an official diagnose of diabetes is what is called by some a diabetic rash. Other people may notice a rash after they start taking insulin or medication, so let’s address these concerns. With kids noticing darkened skin on neck area can be a tip off about sugar [...]

Scabies Rash: Pictures of Scabies

There was a disturbing news story last year which has some good pictures of scabies. It involved a clothing store with a sign out front they were temporary closed. It turns out that 2 employees had scabies. Since it is highly contagious and the mites can live on clothing for a few days, they closed [...]

Cold Sore Lip: Herpes Simplex Virus 1

Have you had that tingle that indicates you are getting a cold sore lip eruption? It’s an awful feeling as you know it can be 10-14 days before the skin heals. If you never had one before, you may not know what the bump and itchy feeling is. Some people may get a few next [...]

Dry Skin Rash: Winter Blues

The winter weather makes dry skin , and for some, a dry skin rash a problem. In the winter time, people often forget about drinking water. This is essential for hydration and will keep skin moist. It’s easier in the summer to take a water bottle for sports, walking and outdoor activities, but remember [...]