Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory disease of the immune system. It mostly affects the skin and joints, but it also may affect the fingernails, the toenails, the soft tissues of the genitals and the inside of the mouth. Psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis can be associated with other diseases and conditions, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease and…

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Fall Skin Care Tips

Adjust your skin care routine for fabulous fall skin. As the days grow shorter, the temperatures drop, and the air becomes drier, your skin may lose precious moisture. Autumn is a time of transition, and the best autumn skin care routines will correct any summer damage that has occurred and prepare your skin for winter.…

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Shingles (Herpes Zoster)

The chickenpox virus never leaves the body and it can come back as the painful rash of Shingles.

If you’ve had chickenpox, you can get Shingles at any time. It doesn’t matter how healthy you feel. Shingles can strike when you least expect it and can cause a blistering rash that may bring deep, penetrating pain.

The Shingles rash can last up to 30 days, and for most the pain lessens as the rash heals. But some people who develop Shingles experience long-term nerve pain that can last for months, even years.

As you get older, there’s a greater chance Shingles can happen to you.

It’s a simple fact that your immune system can weaken with age. And as a result, your chances of developing the Shingles rash increase as you get older. Vaccination is not recommended for people who are allergic to any of the ingredients in ZOSTAVAX, and people who have a suppressed immune system from taking autoimmune medicines, high doses of steroids, or have specific health conditions, such as HIV/AIDS.

One in five people who get Shingles will experience long-term nerve pain.

Most people recover from the nerve pain of Shingles as the rash heals. But one in five people who develop Shingles will experience postherpetic neuralgia, or PHN–nerve pain that can develop even after the rash heals, which can range from mild to severe and debilitating. This nerve pain can last from a few months to several years.

Out of every four patients who get Shingles, one person will experience one or more complications, some of which may be serious.

10 Symptoms of Shingles

  • Tingling or tickling sensationthe-shingles-on-the-skin-causes-symptoms-and-treatment
  • Pain
  • Burning and itching
  • Rashes
  • Blisters
  • Crust formation
  • Flu like symptoms
  • Tenderness/Inflammation of Lymph Nodes
  • Pain post recovery
  • Vision impairment

 

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Psoriatic Arthritis

What is Psoriatic Arthritis? Experts estimate that approximately 30 percent of people with psoriasis (a skin condition characterized by itchy, scaly rashes and crumbling nails) also develop a form of inflammatory arthritis called psoriatic arthritis. It’s true, psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that primarily affects the skin. But about 30 percent of people with psoriasis…

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Scabies

Scabies What is scabies? Scabies is a very itchy rash caused by a parasitic mite that burrows in the skin surface   Sarcoptes scabiei What causes scabies? Scabies is nearly always acquired by skin-to-skin contact with someone else with scabies. The contact may be quite brief such as holding hands with an infested child. It…

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Microneedling

Microneedling with SkinPen® can help to improve your skins appearance, making it the market standard. How do you know if SkinPen® is right for you? If you’re searching for: A procedure that helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and smooth wrinkles, SkinPen® may be used on all skin types. A safe solution with…

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5 Ways to treat Sunburn

We know, you didn’t mean to get sunburned. You lost track of time, or nodded off, and now you can tell you’re going to be lobster-red and miserable. It can take several hours for the full damage to show itself. So at the first sign, get out of the sun and follow this advise: Nobody’s…

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