Medical Articles

Heat Rash – Prevention Tips for Heat Rash

During the early months of World War II, American troops battling for the islands of the South Pacific were also doing battle with an annoying rash known to doctors as miliaria and to the rest of us as ‘heat rash’ or ‘prickly heat’. The intense burning and itching sensation of prickly heat is caused by…

Dry Penis Skin – How to Treat It How to Prevent It

One of the most common penis problems men experience is dry penis skin, which can include itchiness and, when penis is erect, an uncomfortable sense of stretching or cracking of dry skin even a slight sense of pain. There are a number of factors that can cause this problem but fortunately there are a variety…

Aloe Vera and Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a skin disorder than can occur at any age in both men and women. There are five types, each with unique signs and symptoms. Plaque psoriasis is the most common type of psoriasis. About 80% of people who develop psoriasis have plaque psoriasis, which appears as patches of raised, reddish skin covered by…

Long Term Effects of Concussions

A concussion is a traumatic head injury that can occur due to a mild or severe blow to the head. Often times, a head injury can appear mild. However, research indicates that there are serious, long-term effects of concussions. In addition, cumulative concussions from repeated head injuries have long-term consequences. A recent study done on…

Depression: Hiding Behind the Facade

When suffering with severe clinical depression throughout my youth I became accustomed to hiding my feelings, my sadness and ultimately myself from the world. I built up a façade to protect myself from being hurt anymore, and at the time, I had no idea that I was not doing myself any favours by reacting this…

Combating Commitment Phobia

Commitment phobia is rooted in fear — fear of lost options or fear of making poor decisions. Most especially, commitment phobia is the fear and avoidance of having to commit to anything, but especially relationships. And like the proverb, it’s a double edged sword: on the one hand you avoid obligations, ties, and commitments yet…

What Is Anxiety?

Those who are constantly feeling nervous may be wondering if they are suffering from anxiety. What is anxiety, and what are some of the anxiety symptoms that may surface when someone is feeling nervous? Anxiety symptoms can vary from person to person, and they can range from really severe to surprisingly mild. Anxiety is a…

Insomnia and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder-PTSD has claimed the minds of thousands and has increased since the attack on Americans on September 11. When a person suffers post-traumatic stress disorder, the mind is often in chaos and sleeplessness is ongoing. The person will experience night sweats, nightmares, headaches, anxiety, panic attacks, fear, overwhelming stress, nervous conditions, including insomnia…

Quick Ways to Relieve Ingrown Toenail Pain

Your feet take a pounding every day. With every step you take, they bear the weight of your whole body. Yet people are often shy about problems they have with their feet and toes. I see it all the time in my practice. For whatever reason, people think they should be embarrassed by their feet.…

Differentiating Between the Types of Toenail Fungus

The most prevalent variety of toenail fungal infection is the distal subungual onychomycosis. In layman’s terms, this is merely the fungal infection that starts from the skin underneath the nail. Early signs of these types of toenail fungus infections include the abnormal staining of the nail into a milky white or pale yellow shade, as…

How Long Does It Take to Recover From Sprains?

Sprain rehabilitation time is a huge issue concerning nearly all pro athletes nowadays, specifically those who take up sporting activities that need extension of a certain joint (for instance baseball with constant use of the arms). The healing time usually differs from one individual to another, this is why it frightens people to accidentally sprain…

Help For Easy Bruising

Are you the kind of person who can bump a corner of the coffee table and know that you’ll have a whopper of a bruise tomorrow? Are you afraid of your neighbor’s dog jumping on you because you’ll have to marks to show for it? Do you frequently sport some big bruises and don’t know where they…