Archive for the 'rash' Category

Lyme’s Disease Signs: Symptoms of the Tick Bite

Lyme’s disease signs aren’t always easy to detect and not everyone gets the characteristic round rash. This makes it harder to know for sure if the symptoms you have are due to lyme’s disease or something else. Flu symptoms and headaches are another possible sign but these can also occur for many other reasons. Taking [...]

Bed Bugs: Why Are They Always in the News

It seems hard to go a day without reading about bed bugs in the news. Why is that? According to researchers at U of Mass at Amherst, there has been a resistance to insecticides. They are saying that NYC bedbugs are over 200 times more resistant to deltamethrin . The poisons that attack the bed [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

What Is Psoriasis - Understanding Psoriasis Causes

Psoriasis is a skin rash that has a number of varities. The most common one is called plaque psoriasis. Common locations are the knee areas, elbows and scalp but it can appear anywhere on the body and is characterized by red patches that have white-colored scales over them.
Other forms of psoriasis include guttate, pustular and [...]

Lupus Rash:Skin Lupus

The lupus rash is characterized by a rash across cheeks and nose in shape
of a butterfly.Lupus is an autoimmune disease and there is both the systemic and discoid varieties.The rash often recurs and it can also be on scalp, chest,back and feet. The butterfly rash on the face has a red tint to it.
Some people [...]

Dermatitis Herpetiformis - How to Control

Dermatitis herpetiformis can 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 [...]

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 [...]

What Is Scabies - Treatment for Scabies

Scabies is highly contagious and often tough to diagnose because it can look like dermatitis, welts from hives, pimples and other skin rashes. Since it is a very itchy rash it can be also obscured due to the scratch marks as well as possible bacterial infections such as impetigo which may mask it.
Scabies mites are [...]

What Is Pityriasis rosea

Pityriasis Rosea is a skin rash that is itchy for about less than half of the people who contract it. Is it called “pity” for a reason? LOL. This is one possible rash diagnpsis give to me for my spots. It usually begins with the ‘herald patch’ but not always. Then there are spots on trunk [...]

My Rash Diary - What’s My Diagnosis

Well, I just had a 3rd biopsy of my rash analyzed today. It’s been over 3 months. The first time I saw a doctor he said it could be scabies and gave me the scabies cream. It did seem a little better for a few days but then my arms broke out badly.
The next doctor [...]

How to Reduce Stress When You Have An Itchy Red Rash

Some people get a rash or itching completely due to stress and others find that though the cause is not stress, stress will aggravate it. One thing my dermatologist told me was to not spend time at google images making myself crazy! It is so true. When I was told I had nummular eczema, I [...]

Eczema Diagnosis - Getting A Second Opinion

Though I was diagnosed with nummular eczema, I saw another dermatologist today for another point of view. Well, he said it could be nummular eczema OR it could be a fungus or yeast rash. One thing he did tell me was to not look at pictures on the internet anymore using google images!
Identifying a rash [...]

Nummular Eczema - Red and Itchy

I was scared to show my dermatologist my rash, but it was so itchy and bizarre looking I really had no choice.  It was all over my lower back, a little bit over my hips and a bit on my upper butt. Some were red circles , others looked like welts. I needed a benadryl [...]