Category Archives for Skin Conditions

Treating Mild Sunburn

If sunburn is very severe and distressing, take the patient to a doctor who may prescribe a cream or medicine to give relief. See a doctor if the patient has a headache, nausea or a high temperature because he may … Continue reading

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Rashes on the Body

A rash over the whole body, accompanied by a raised temperature or a cough, is usually a sign of one of the childhood illnesses. German measles A rash of tiny pink, slightly raised spots begins behind the ears or on … Continue reading

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How to Deal with Dandruff

Dandruff can occur at any age, but is especially common among young adults. Although it is often associated with excessively greasy skin, it can affect any scalp – dry or oily. The cause of dandruff is unknown, and so it … Continue reading

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How to Treat Cold Sores

COLD SORES Cold sores can be brought on by illness (usually a cold), stress, exposure to extreme cold, sunburn or menstruation. Severe outbreaks of cold sores, or cold sores on babies or infants, or those where blisters are near the … Continue reading

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Treating Bruises with a Cold Compress

Put a cold compress on the bruise to help limit the swelling (see below). Apply it as soon as possible and keep it on for at least 30 minutes. Alternatively, hold the bruised area under a running cold tap. If … Continue reading

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How to Treat a Boil

Most boils burst within a week of starting, but if the infection goes very deep it may take two weeks for the boil to ‘come to a head’. It can be speeded up by applying hot cloths or magnesium-sulphate poultices … Continue reading

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How to Avoid Getting Body Odour

BODY ODOUR Perspiration is the main cause of body odour. Bacteria multiply in places where perspiration cannot evaporate quickly – armpits, feet and groin. The best remedy is bathing or showering daily-or more frequently if necessary. Wash or dry-clean outer … Continue reading

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How to Treat Blisters and Avoid Getting Them

Do not burst a blister deliberately unless the taut skin is causing acute discomfort. Opening the skin increases the risk of infection, and the blister will usually heal within a week, burst or not. If you decide to burst it, … Continue reading

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Tips for Acne Sufferers

The most common of all skin complaints, acne is the scourge of teenagers. In its mildest form there may be only pimples and black-heads, though these can be distressing at an age when appearance is important. In severe cases, pimples … Continue reading

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