Shingles Treatment

Shingles is a painful, blistering skin rash caused by the varicella-zoster virus, which is the same virus that causes chickenpox. After you get chickenpox, usually as a child, the virus remains dormant in certain nerves in the body. If the virus becomes active again in these nerves, shingles occurs, even years later after you’ve had…

Soothing the Colicky Baby

If you’re like many new parents, you are well acquainted with the scenario: it’s 8:00 p.m. and your newborn baby won’t stop crying. You’ve rocked him, sung to him, tried frantically to nurse him but nothing will make him stop. You’ve received tons of well meaning but useless advice on how to ease his crying…

Tonsil Stones 101 – What Causes Tonsil Stones?

If you have ever had tonsil stones, you know they are small, rock-like objects that appear at the back your throat, or between your wisdom teeth and tonsils. These objects can be quite uncomfortable if they get very large. But regardless of size, they taste and smell horribly. What causes them? Tonsil stones form in…

Obesity – The Oppression

I was not planning this article when I started to post today but reading the threads on the blog that I visit there seems to be buzz about it. I am just adding my two cent. Obesity is a term used to describe body weight that is much greater than what is considered healthy. If…

Contagious Skin Rashes And What To Keep In Mind

There are many viruses, particularly those prevalent in children, which cause contagious skin rashes. These contagious skin rashes can be spread by person to person contact and can also some can be airborne. There are also bacterial rashes that are passed from person to person as well as rashes due to parasites such as scabies…

A Sore on the Corner of Your Mouth and How to Heal It

Redness at the lips might be a sore on corner of mouth. This is a sign for inflammation caused by bacterial or fungal infection. The problem is called angular cheilitis (also known as angular stomatitis or perleche). It is painful and causes discomfort especially during eating, laughing and speaking. The lips often split and ulcerate…

How Do You Get Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a skin condition that affects approximately one in fifty adults while also causing considerable psychological suffering to those that are afflicted with the problem. Clinical studies have concluded that although psoriasis manifests itself as a skin condition, the actual cause is rooted in the immune system of the body. Genetic factors play some…

Is Laser Treatment For Toenail Fungus Effective?

Toenail fungus is common and can make toes appear deformed. The nails become discolored, soft and peel easily which can make you lose the nail eventually. There are many ways to treat this condition and you can choose to go for prescription drugs or natural remedies. You can also go for laser treatment which has…

Thyroid Symptoms and Signs

Thyroid Symptoms Symptoms involving the thyroid gland, whether they stem from hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, Graves’ disease, or Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, reflect the damage to the various systems and organs of the body. Thyroid Gland Damage to the thyroid gland affects the body’s metabolic rate. As a result, weight can be easily gained (hypothyroidism) or lossed (hyperthyroidism). Hashimoto’s…

Depression Symptoms

There are a many different types of depression and although many of the symptoms that apply to each will be similar, there are some additional signs to look out for within each type of depressive disorder. The following is a list of some of the main types of depressive disorders and the kind of symptoms…