How to Get Rid of Cold Sores, Cold Sores Symptoms

Cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex virus, which is believed to lie dormant in certain nerve cells of the body until it is activated by stress, anxiety, a cold, or excessive exposure to the sun. The sores last anywhere from 7 to 14 days. Although some use the terms “cold sore” and “canker…

What Causes Herpes?

Among the most contagious viral infections plaguing different countries of the world is herpes. So, what causes herpes? Two types of viruses called herpes simplex can cause the said infection and it can affect both men and women. Transmission of the disease is usually from men to women, especially during oral sex or sexual act.…

Psoriasis – 2000 Years In The Making

Originally, considered a curse from the Gods, cases of Psoriasis have been documented since the days of Greek mythology, just about 2600 years ago. Did you notice the word "myth" in mythology? However, it took centuries before Psoriasis was actually identified by Aurelius Celsus, a Roman scholar who referred to Psoriasis as "impeto" the Latin…

A Diet for Psoriasis

Changing what you eat and drink, your overall diet, could make a great deal of difference in your life. This could be especially important if you suffer from psoriasis. In that case you would need a psoriasis diet. Over time we get filled up, saturated with toxins. These toxins come from the water we drink,…

Symptoms of Peanut Allergies

A food allergy to peanuts is one of the most common allergies. This can be especially troublesome for mothers with younger children. While having a baby is usually a time of joy, mothers always worry about potential dangers. If you have a child with a peanut allergy you need to take extra precautions as to…

Toenail Fungus Laser – Effective or Not?

If you have toenail fungus, you may have seen advertisements for laser treatment of this nail infection. Unfortunately, there is a lot of misinformation and confusing claims being made about these treatments. This article should help you determine if it is worth it for you to consider laser treatment of your fungal toenails. There are…

Menopause Supplements For Weight Gain

More Than Weight Control Weight gain is one of the primary symptoms menopausal women experience. Other common complaints include: hot flashes, mood swings, cramps, forgetfulness and irritability. In fact, around 75 percent of women have health concerns related to menopause. Weight gain affects 90 percent of menopausal women, although some gain more than others. Root…

How Depression Can Threaten Your Marriage

In my work through the years as a counselor, I’ve talked with many depressed individuals. I’ve also had personal experience with depression myself and know firsthand how debilitating it can be. Nearly everyone at some point in their life will be affected by depression–either their own or someone else’s, such as a spouse, parent, sibling,…

Anxiety – A Quick Self-Diagnosis

It is quite normal to have some stress and anxiety in everyday life. But people worry about different things and to different extents. Having some anxiety does not necessarily mean that you have a problem. That said, if your anxiety level is producing uncomfortable feelings that are affecting your physical and/or emotional wellbeing, diagnosis and…

Cyproheptadine , Periactin, Allergy

Brand name: Periactin Generic name: Cyproheptadine Synonyms: Apt, Dronactin, Eiproheptadine, Periactinol, Peritol Description: Periactin is an antihistamine given to help relieve cold- and allergy-related symptoms such as hay fever, nasal inflammation, stuffy nose, red and inflamed eyes, hives, and swelling. Periactin may also be given after epinephrine to help treat anaphylaxis, a life-threatening allergic reaction.…

Effects Of Insomnia

To understand the effects of insomnia or lack of adequate quality sleep, it is imperative to understand sleep. It is a very complicated process involving body and brain. During sleep the body tissues are repaired and the organism, in a sense, rejuvenated. The brain receives a lot of input during the day and it processes,…

Ingrown Toenail Cure

In order for an ingrown toenail cure or treatment to be effective, you need to look for the cause. While some cases seem to be genetic, because of abnormally shaped nails or an overgrowth of skin around the toenails, most cases are caused by tight shoes, cutting the nails too short or rounding off the…