Athlete’s Foot: Symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatment

On hearing the term ‘athlete’s foot’, one might assume it is a sportsperson’s disease. However, athlete’s foot is a condition that affects, athlete’s as well as non-athletes. This itchy infection is contagious and spreads really fast to other parts of the body as well if left untreated. Let us have a look at some facts that will help you learn more about athlete’s foot. What is Athlete’s Foot? Athlete’s foot is a fungal infection that affects the skin. This infection is also known as tinea pedis or ringworm of the…

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Head Lice: Treatment and prevention

Have you noticed your school going daughter scratching her head continuously? If yes, it may be a sign she has a head lice infestation. These wingless insects don’t need any introduction. They are known by mother’s around the world. If you are interested in gathering more information regarding head lice, the following paragraphs will prove to be a useful read. What are Head Lice? Head lice (Pediculus humanus capitis) are insects that live in human hair. They are wingless creatures that are gray-brown in color. They cannot fly, jump or…

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Contact Dermatitis : Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment

Contact Dermatitis Contact dermatitis is inflammation of the skin that occurs when it comes in contact with allergens or irritants. The skin becomes red, sore and itchy.  We shall explain the details in the next paragraphs. Causes of Contact Dermatitis By allergens Allergens cause skin infection by evoking an immune response, which gives rise to the uncomfortable skin condition. Histamines are released as a result of the immune reaction which causes the allergy. People develop contact dermatitis if they are sensitive to those allergens. Common allergens are: Poison ivy, poison…

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Common Acne Triggers

Common Acne Triggers Acne may not be an acute medical problem, but it does cause acute emotional trauma to sufferers. Though we normally associate it with teenagers, some unfortunates continue to suffer with acne outbreaks even in adulthood. A look at common acne triggers can help sufferers to steer clear of them and avoid the repeated outbreaks that can be so mortifying. Several reasons are put forward for acne but the root cause is often hormonal. This accounts for the fact, that despite good skin care, acne continues to persist.…

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Hand mouth and foot disease : Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment

Hand mouth and foot disease As the name suggests hand mouth and foot disease is a contagious viral infection that causes sores in hands, the mouth and the feet. It can affect children as well as young adults also. The infection mostly occurs during summer, spring and fall season. Symptoms of Hand mouth and foot disease Hand mouth and foot disease mostly affects preschoolers and children below 10 years of age. Chances of infection decline as the body’s immune system become strong. Sores and rashes on hands, palm, feet and…

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Dry Skin : Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment

Dry Skin The skin is always subjected to exposure, be it the sun, heat, wind or pollutants. These are some external factors that contribute to drying of skin while some people have naturally dry skin. It can also be an inherited disorder which is termed as ichthyosis. Let’s analyse dry skin in details in the following content. Symptoms associated with Dry Skin Dry skin is itself a visible symptom. We have explained some of the symptoms associated with dry skin to understand how it exactly feels like: Tightness and tautness…

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Sebaceous cysts: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment

Sebaceous cysts Sebaceous cysts, also known as epidermal cysts or epidermoid cysts are usually found on the face, neck, and torso. They also occur in the vaginal area or other parts of the genitalia. Sebaceous cysts arise from sebaceous glands, which secrete oil for lubricating hair and skin. How do sebaceous cysts look like? First it shows up as a bump, which is filled with keratin and fat. The cysts are yellowish or white in colour with a central pore. They can be pigmented in dark skin people. Their size…

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I have been suffering from acne and pimples for a long time now

Question: I have been suffering from acne and pimples for a long time now. I have already spent around $100 to find a cure. I have even excluded oily and spicy food from my diet. Now I am taking Dabur blood purifiers and No Marks cream for the scars which are left behind after the pimples dry up. 6 years ago I was diagnosed with endometriosis and prescribed modus 10. Any advice will be greatly appreciated. Answer: Hello and welcome to findritehealth.com Thank you for your query. I have gone…

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Dandruff : Causes and management

Overview of dandruff  Dandruff is a common scalp disorder affecting almost half of the postpubertal population of any ethnicity and seen in both men as well as women.1 The condition is generally characterized by the presence of flakes on the scalp and in the hair, associated with scalp pruritis (itching). The symptoms may vary and the severity can range from mild to severe scaling. In some individuals, recurrent and chronic dandruff represents a difficult-to-treat condition which may subsequently lead to an excessive hair shedding and diffuse alopecia.2 Cause of of…

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Acne vulgaris: Types, symptoms, treatment, home remedies, otc medication

Introduction to acne vulgaris Acne vulgaris, commonly known as acne or pimples is the most common skin disorder that affects about 80% of the teenagers and about 40–50% of the adult women.1 This condition is characterized by the appearance of whiteheads, blackheads and red pimples. Acne generally begins to appear when one attains puberty and gradually resolves as he/she completes the teenage. Some women may continue to have acne even during their age 40s and 50s.2 Although the condition is not life-threatening, it causes a significant amount of psychological and…

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