Eczema: Definition and Treatment Options

Eczema: Definition and Treatment Options

Eczema (atopic dermatitis) is defined by the Mayo Clinic as reddened, itchy, dry or weeping patches of skin usually seen on the hands, feet, ankle, wrists, neck, upper chest, eyelids, and inside the elbows and knees. It is caused by environmental irritants. The immune...
Scabies: Treatment and Preventing Reinfestation

Scabies: Treatment and Preventing Reinfestation

Scabies is caused by a microscopic mite, a tiny animal with a round body and eight legs. The female mite burrows into human skin, laying eggs that cause a local allergic reaction. The reaction causes red, itchy, sometimes blistered or crusted pathways just below the...
Treatment of Hives

Treatment of Hives

Hives, also known as urticaria, are raised red skin outbreaks that appear quickly, frequently in response to allergens such as certain foods or medications, or to emotional stressors. They can itch, burn, or feel painful. It blanches upon slight pressure. A large...