Have you ever had very itchy, reddish swellings on your skin, pretty much like a rash from the stinging nettle plant? This condition is called urticaria or nettle rash. The Latin word for nettle is urtica. Nettle rash usually varies in size and shape. It lasts up to 24 hours and is very itchy. This may occur once or repeatedly.
A thick and rich peanut butter please! Double Dutch flavored ice cream! More Ferrero please! We just love to eat but what about health and safety? A person who has legume or peanut allergy has to be cautious about what he eats in order to avoid food allergic reactions. Continue reading
Penicillin rash found on the skin can be a symptom of allergic reaction to penicillin. Generally, penicillin is the most common type of antibiotic that is given to patients to treat various kinds of bacterial infection and to treat skin infection, sinus problems, upper respiratory infections and strep throat. However, there are some people who may be sensitive and they may develop rashes while taking the penicillin. Continue reading
Pet allergies can be a hindrance between you and your desire to take care of a pet but technically, you are not allergic to all animals. You may only be allergic to group of animals that have fur. Pet allergies develop when the body reacts to proteins that are normally present in animal’s urine, skin cells or saliva. Continue reading
Oxymetazoline is a decongestant. It works by constricting (shrinking) blood vessels (veins and arteries) in your body. The nasal formulation acts directly on the blood vessels in your nasal tissues. Constriction of the blood vessels in your nose and sinuses leads to drainage of these areas and a decrease in congestion.
Oxymetazoline nasal is used to treat congestion associated with allergies, hay fever, sinus irritation, and the common cold. Continue reading
What if you stop smoking at this very moment? Have you ever thought about the benefits it could cause to your body, to society, and to the environment? Gone were the days when cigarette smoking is a cool thing. Gone were the days when cigarette smoking is legal indoors. Continue reading
Even if you take good care of your skin very well, there will always be times when skin conditions will appear all of a sudden. Eczema is one of the most common skin ailments that affect so many people. There are a few types of this skin condition that have to be very well distinguished first before they get treated properly. Atopic eczema is the genetic type that is very itchy and affects both adults and infants. Dishydrotic eczema is an isolated type that affects the hands or the feet. It is very severe and when the blisters burst, is very painful. Nummular eczema is widespread already. You have to keep your skin very well-moisturized to prevent this type of eczema.
Asthma Attacks, Yet Again.
Asthma is one of those common chronic inflammatory disease of the airways that causes airway hyperresponsiveness, mucosal edema, and mucus production. This hyperresponsiveness and inflammation ultimately leads to recurrent episodes of asthma symptoms which are cough, chest tightness, wheezing, and difficulty of breathing (dyspnea). Asthma is different from other obstructive pulmonary diseases in that it is largely reversible. This can be reversible either spontaneously or with treatment. People suffering from asthma may have asthma symptom-free episodes alternating with acute exacerbations, which can be very dangerous too. Acute exacerbations can last from minutes to days. Continue reading
Everyday, we touch, move and do many things with our hands and feet. We become productive with our hands and feet. Little as we know, they are the busiest parts of the body and often times are subjected to many harmful things in the environment. Our hands and feet also need caring and pampering. Most people would want to have flawless hands and feet despite them being subjected to many activities in our daily lives. Continue reading
When you’re allergic to pollen, it could really be very frustrating. Pollen could easily be inhaled because it could be carried by the wind, your skin, clothes, or even pets. Allergy to pollen is also known as nasal allergy, seasonal allergy, or allergic rhinitis. One type of pollen allergy is tree pollen allergy.