Category Archives: Skin Causes

What You Should Know About Organic Cotton

What You Should Know About Organic Cotton

Organic cotton is also known as just cotton. It is grown in the United States, China and Turkey. All plants that produce the organic cotton are not genetically modified. Also, in order to grow an organic product, farmers cannot use pesticides and herbicides. In the United States, plantations that make organic cotton must meet the […]

Xerosis – Causes, Symptoms And Treatment

Xerosis - Causes, Symptoms And Treatment

What Are Xerosis? Xerosis is a common dry skin problem. Dry skin is a very common problem with symptoms ranging from mild to severe. The climate in central Illinois and specifically Champaign-Urbana makes dry skin symptoms more severe, especially for our students who come from more humid geographical areas. Winter is especially drying here due […]

Wrinkles – Anti Wrinkles Treatment

Wrinkles - Anti Wrinkles Treatment

Skin wrinkles are grooves in the skin. Wrinkles can be on the surface of the skin or can be quite deep. Wrinkles are the thin, creased, and sagging skin. Wind, heat and chemicals and the natural effects of aging cause a certain amount of wrinkling in everyone, but it is much worse in people who […]

Vulvodynia – Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Vulvodynia - Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

What is Vulvodynia? Vulvodynia means painful vulva. The vulva is the external female genitals, including the clitoris and labia. It includes the mound of tissues over the pelvic bone that becomes covered with hair at puberty. Vulvodynia can last for days, months or years. It can be constant, intermittent, localized or widespread. Vulvodynia can vanish […]

Smallpox – Causes, Symptoms And Treatment

Smallpox - Causes, Symptoms And Treatment

Smallpox is an acute contagious disease caused by Variola virus, a member of the orthopoxvirus family. It was one of the world’s most feared diseases. Although the names may sound alike, smallpox is not related to chicken pox which is a milder disease caused by a different virus. Although people are concerned that the smallpox […]

Vitiligo – Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Vitiligo - Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Vitiligo is a comman skin condition resulting from loss of pigment which produces white patches. Any part of the body may be affected. Usually both sides of the body are affected. Common areas of involvement are the face, lips, hands, arms, legs, and genital areas. Causes Of Vitiligo The precise cause is unknown. There are […]

Skin Cancer – Causes, Symptoms And Treatment

Skin Cancer - Causes, Symptoms And Treatment

What is Skin Cancer? Cancer is a disease in which certain body cells don’t function right, divide very fast, and produce too much tissue that forms a tumor. The skin is the body’s largest organ. It protects us against heat, light, injury, and infection. It regulates body temperature and stores water, fat, and vitamin D. […]

Shingles – Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Shingles - Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

What Is Shingles? Shingles, commonly known as the herpes zoster virus is a late manifestation of the chicken pox virus known as varicella zoster. Although shingles affects millions of adults by the time they reach 80, it is not uncommon for younger people to develop the virus. When the virus activates it travels along nerve […]

Pyogenic Granuloma – Causes, Symptoms And Treatment

Pyogenic Granuloma - Causes, Symptoms And Treatment

Pyogenic granuloma is a relatively common skin growth. It is usually a small red, oozing and bleeding bump that looks like raw hamburger meat. It often seems to follows a minor injury and grows rapidly over a period of a few weeks to an average size of a half an inch. The head, neck, upper […]

Prickly Heat – Treatment And Effective Remedies

Prickly Heat - Treatment And Effective Remedies

Prickly heat is a skin rash caused by trapped sweat under the skin. Sweat can become trapped when the narrow ducts through which sweat travels to the surface become clogged. Prickly heat tends to be more common in warmer, more humid climates. The condition usually appears on the torso and thighs. Symptoms Of Prickly Heat […]