There are certain medical conditions usually characterized by a rash and fever – which, when both are present, usually signify a bacterial (treatable with antibiotics) or viral infection (which must run its course) that will most likely require medical attention. Some of these conditions are preventable by regularly washing hands, covering exposed skin when in wooded areas, getting vaccinated, being cautious around your pets and other animals, and steering clear of others who are infected. We’ll look at a breakdown of various conditions that fit the profile, though there are nearly 100 other such conditions.
Archive for March, 2012
Eczema is a dry, itchy, scaly rash that occurs both in children and adults. It is usually the result of an allergic reaction to eating certain foods or direct contact with skin irritants, which can be anything from clothing and detergent to a pet or perfume. Eczema can be treated with topical creams, steroid injections, oral medicines, holistic remedies and dietary changes.
If you are a diabetic you probably already know that a host of conditions come along with it. One of the things you just have to deal with is the skin issues with diabetes. It’s just part of the disease. These common skin conditions do not exclusively strike diabetics but they are [...]
Is your kitty driving you crazy with endless scratching? Well if you think it’s driving you crazy, just think of poor Fluffy. There could be many reasons for Fluffy’s plight but veterinarians have identified some of the most probable causes of skin problems in cats. If any of these sound familiar you’ll at least have a place to start.
Eczema is skin disorder that is a form of dermatitis, and it’s most common symptoms are; reddening of the skin, inflammation, blistering, crusting, cracking and even bleeding. It is believed that more than 10% of people suffer from this disease.