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The Different Types of Eczema

Eczema refers to an umbrella of skin disorders that are characterized by skin inflammation or irritation. Although eczema can affect anyone, it is most common in infants and young children. It cannot spread from one person to another, however, it can be inherited. Eczema is also called dermatitis. Eczema is not considered a medical emergency, although it can cause discomfort to the individual suffering from ...

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How to treat eczema in toddlers

Toddlers are children between the age of 1-2 years and eczema is a chronic skin condition that is common in toddlers and infants. These are raised, red-colored, rough and severe itchy patches that are dry or oozing. These are commonly caused by atopic dermatitis. Atopic dermatitis is hypersensitivity to certain kind of allergens that are present in the environment. Eczema usually starts in the first few yea ...

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Caring for Skin Allergy

[caption id="attachment_1017" align="alignright" width="300"] Epinephrine injection for allergy attack[/caption] Allergy is a harmful immune system reaction to a normally harmless substance. An allergic reaction is a manifestation that there is a tissue injury from the interaction of the antigen (foreign substance) and antibody (immune’s system response). One type of allergy is commonly known as skin allerg ...

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Plague

[caption id="attachment_682" align="alignleft" width="250"] Plague[/caption] Plague is a disease caused by a type of bacteria known as Yersinia pestis. It has been with us for at least 2,000 years and can still be found in many parts of the world. Plague is made up of three different kinds. Pneumonic. This involves the continent of the lungs. Bubonic. This is the most common form of the plague. It involves ...

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Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

[caption id="attachment_678" align="alignright" width="250"] First Aid Training Classes[/caption] Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), also known by the name of lupus is an autoimmune disorder, in which a person immune system harms the healthy cells of the body causing the disease. It is a chronic inflammatory disease and can occur in any part of the body. Its occurrence is seen on the skin, joints, kidneys, ...

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How to Give First Aid Treatment for Paronychia

[caption id="attachment_696" align="alignleft" width="262"] How to Give First Aid Treatment for Paronychia[/caption] Paronychia is a fairly common skin infection that occurs specifically around the nails, both of the fingers and toes but is rarely serious. It is typically caused by an injury or irritation to the nail region. Usually, a bacterium, specifically Staphylococcus aureus is the cause of paronychia ...

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How to Treat Blisters for Beginners

Female gymnasts are often a sight to watch especially when they perform routines in uneven bars. From changing from the high bar to the low bar,several of these routines consist of difficult circles, kips, beats, beats and transitions. The agility and skills of gymnasts often amaze their spectators. However, unknown to their viewers is the constant friction between the skin of the hands and these steel bars ...

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Impetigo Symptoms and Treatment

Impetigo is a very contagious infection of the skin that typically occurs in infants and young children. Impetigo normally occurs in the form of red sores on the face, particularly around the mouth or nose. These sores will later burst and form crusts the color of honey. Impetigo may disappear on its own within two to three weeks; however, the use of antibiotics can reduce the length of this period and also ...

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Common Warts

Common warts refer to grainy growths of the skin that usually occur on the skin of the fingers and your hands. Common warts are tiny growths that may also cause some black dots on the skin as a result of small clots in blood vessels, causing the skin to feel rough. Common warts are contagious and are transferred through touch. Common warts occur due to a virus and are more likely to occur in children and yo ...

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