Scientists suggest therapeutic bathing to treat atopic dermatitis
(Natural News) The next time your skin feels itchy, you might want to take a bath first: Researchers from Yonsei University in South Korea suggest bathing in spring water is a safe way to treat symptoms of atopic dermatitis. The study, which appeared in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, evaluated the benefits of balneotherapy in high-concentration mineral spring... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to make cheap, but very effective, DIY mosquito traps
(Natural News) Summer usually means going camping or hiking, but pesky mosquitoes can take the fun out of these activities. (h/t to TheSurvivalistBlog.net) Aside from feeding on your blood and causing itchy bites, mosquitoes also spread diseases like encephalitis, malaria, and West Nile fever. Only female mosquitoes require blood and they are attracted to body heat,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Asthma warning - why you should never ignore this itchy symptom
ASTHMA symptoms include wheezing, difficulty breathing and having a tight chest. But, you should also never ignore having an itch in this unusual place. These are the deadly lung condition ’s signs to watch out for. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New approach to treating chronic itch
(University of Zurich) Two receptors in the spinal cord and the right experimental drug: Researchers at the University of Zurich have discovered a new approach that suppresses itch. In a series of experiments in mice and dogs they successfully alleviated different forms of acute as well as chronic itch. For the latter, current treatment options are very limited. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Eczema - three ways to get rid of dry and itchy skin at home
ECZEMA could be treated with creams, ointments or moisturisers. But how can you get rid of the dry skin condition at home? These are the best ways to prevent an eczema rash on your hands, face or knees. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: PUPPP rash treatment options
A pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy (PUPPP) rash appears as itchy red hives and swelling inside stretch marks. There are many natural treatments, including cold compresses and oatmeal. Learn more about these and other remedies, as well as risk factors and tips for prevention here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to treat shingles on the face
Shingles is a skin condition that is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox. Shingles results in a painful rash that may also burn or itch. It typically appears on the torso but can develop on the face and affect the eyes. Treatments include antiviral drugs. Learn more about shingles on the face here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Shingles Source Type: news

Health Tip: Avoid Mosquito Bites
-- Mosquito bites may be more than just an itchy annoyance -- they also can transmit deadly germs that cause diseases such as Zika, West Nile or dengue, the U.S. National Institutes of Health warns. Mosquito-borne illnesses kill about 725,000 people... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 8, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

G protein signaling-biased agonism at the {kappa}-opioid receptor is maintained in striatal neurons
Biased agonists of G protein–coupled receptors may present a means to refine receptor signaling in a way that separates side effects from therapeutic properties. Several studies have shown that agonists that activate the -opioid receptor (KOR) in a manner that favors G protein coupling over β-arrestin2 recruitment in cell culture may represent a means to treat pain and itch while avoiding sedation and dysphoria. Although it is attractive to speculate that the bias between G protein signaling and β-arrestin2 recruitment is the reason for these divergent behaviors, little evidence has emerged to show that the...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - August 7, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ho, J.-H., Stahl, E. L., Schmid, C. L., Scarry, S. M., Aube, J., Bohn, L. M. Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news

PTSD Is Like a Ghost: On Surviving Domestic Violence
And he knows you intimately. He knows everything about you. He knows what you love, he knows who you love, he knows your favorite places to go, favorite things to do. He knows your favorite colors, music, TV shows, hobbies, friends.   Some people (usually the people who enabled this ghost to enter your life) would say he’s imaginary. He’s made up. He doesn’t exist. You’re crazy or sick. You’re looking for attention. You’re dwelling on things and you should just get over it.   If only … I wish he was imaginary and that I just made him up. I wish I was crazy some...
Source: Psych Central - August 3, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Deborah Gray Tags: Abuse Bullying Domestic Violence PTSD Relationships & Love Trauma Women's Issues Abusive Relationships complex ptsd Domestic abuse Spousal Abuse Source Type: news

Health Tip: Warmer Weather Triggers Rashes
-- Hot summer weather can lead to itchy skin rashes, the American Academy of Pediatrics says. Clogged sweat glands, bug bites and exposure to certain plants, chlorine and fungi are just a few of the common triggers for rashes. The AAP offers this... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 2, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Chickenpox vs. measles: What's the difference?
When it comes to chickenpox vs. measles, there are differences as well as similarities. While both are viral infections, they ’re caused by different viruses. While both cause rashes, one produces an itchy rash whereas the other comes with a non-itchy rash. We’ll compare these two conditions in several different areas. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

Make the Diagnosis: These Lesions: Dry Skin or Something Else?
(MedPage Today) -- A 25-year-old man went to the doctor after noticing multiple round, fine scaly plaques on his trunk. When the first lesion appeared, he thought it might just be dry skin. But nearly a week later, he noticed that multiple new lesions varying in size had appeared. Some of the lesions were just red, but many of the annular lesions had scale around the edges. The lesions didn't itch, and he wasn't feeling sick otherwise. Can you diagnose the patient? (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - July 26, 2018 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can menopause cause itching? Tips for relief
Many people experience itchiness during menopause. Estrogen plays a vital role in skin health, and changes in the levels of this hormone can lead to dry, itchy skin on the face, body, or specific areas, such as the genitals. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatments for itchiness during menopause here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Menopause Source Type: news

DEET Is the Most Effective Bug Spray. But Is It Safe?
Sure, itchy bug bites are a nuisance. But for those living in parts of the country where mosquito or tick-borne illnesses are common—and these days, that’s most of us—bug-repellent sprays and liquids are an important safeguard against Lyme disease, West Nile virus and other serious health conditions. The annual number of people sickened by mosquitos or tick bites has more than tripled since 2004, according to the CDC. The World Health Organization has concluded that climate change is a likely contributor to these increases, which are predicted to continue as warmer global temperatures expand the habitats ...
Source: TIME: Health - July 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Research Source Type: news

How to get rid of sunburn: Five foods to eat to help relieve sore and itchy skin
HOW TO get rid of sunburn: prevention is better than cure, but if you do end up with sunburn there are some things you can do to reduce damage. Applying aloe-vera gel can cool and sooth itchy and sore skin and even eating certain foods can lend a helping hand. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Horsefly bite: Why this insect bite is worse than others - Dr Ranj explains signs
HORSEFLY bites can be painful, itchy, and leave large marks on the skin. But a horsefly bite could be worse than other insect bites, warned This Morning ’s Dr Ranj. These are the signs to look out for. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eczema treatment: Put more of this natural food on skin to soothe itchy rashes
ECZEMA treatment for rashes on the skin is possible by rubbing cream into effected areas. However, symptoms can also be reduced using natural products. Rubbing this on your skin this food can help treat eczema and reduce symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Horsefly bite: Were you bitten? SHOCKING signs you’ve been nipped by the gruesome insect
HORSEFLY bites can be painful, itchy and produce unusual marks on the skin. But, many other insect bites can look similar. This is what a horsefly bite looks like. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Treating seasonal allergies
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: For years, my son, now 14, has had seasonal allergies, but he?s never been formally tested. Every spring, he takes an over-the-counter antihistamine each morning, and his symptoms always have gone away for the most part. This spring, that?s not the case. He?s constantly complaining about itchy eyes and feeling stuffy. Should [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - July 17, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

How to get rid of prickly heat: Three ways to calm itchy skin or red spots
HOW TO get rid of prickly heat: Also known as heat rash, it is usually harmless and should clear up on its own after a few days. But if the symptoms begin to bother there are three things you can do to offer fast relief. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman's tells of how her itchy skin turned out to be cancer
Lauren Chiarello, 33, from New York City, was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma in December 2007 after experiencing severe itching. She went into remission but it returned again in 2009. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman tells how her itchy skin was actually cancer and the warning signs to look out for
Lauren Chiarello, 33, from New York City, was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma in December 2007 after experiencing severe itching. She went into remission but it returned again in 2009. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman's tells of how her itchy skin turned out to be cancer
Lauren Chiarello, 33, from New York City, was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma in December 2007 after experiencing severe itching. She went into remission but it returned again in 2009. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

EXPLOSIVE research: Chickenpox vaccine linked to widespread increase in shingles
(Natural News) If you ever had chicken pox, you probably have some unpleasant memories of the unrelenting itch and long soaks in an oatmeal bath looking for some relief. Most kids today will never know the misery of a bout of chicken pox because of the chicken pox vaccine, but it looks like all of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to get rid of hay fever: Look for antihistamine tablets containing this ingredient
HOW TO get rid of hay fever: Sufferers have been warned of a very high pollen count again this week as the UK swelters in a heatwave. So what is the best treatment to keep the symptoms, including a cough, itchy eyes and a runny nose, at bay? Dr Zoe Williams appeared on This Morning to recommend her remedies. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hay fever symptoms: Can hay fever affect your ears? Does hay fever cause itchy eyes?
THE UK is in the grips of a scorching heatwave, and while many of us relish the sunshine, the increased pollen count created misery for hay fever sufferers. So what are the symptoms of hay fever? Can it affect your ears and eyes? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to get rid of hay fever: Eat more of this 6p fruit to alleviate a cough and itchy eyes
HOW TO get rid of hay fever: Sufferers of the condition have been warned of very high levels of pollen this week as temperatures near 30C this week. While anti-histamine tablets and nasal sprays are the most popular forms of treatment for symptoms, some experts believe certain foods are the answer - one fruit in particular could help alleviate itchy eyes, a cough and runny nose. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pain relief at a lower opioid dose
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) A team of researchers at Johns Hopkins have found that activating nerve cell receptors along two chemical pathways -- one that has previously been linked to how the brain senses 'itch' -- may improve pain relief when combined with conventional ways to blunt pain using opioid drugs, such as morphine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How to get rid of hay fever: Taking this supplement daily can help keep symptoms at bay
HOW TO get rid of hay fever: With the pollen count being at a 12-year high this week, hay fever sufferers have been desperate to find a remedy for a runny nose and itchy eyes. While anti-histamine tablets and nasal sprays are the most popular forms of treatment, some experts believe taking supplements are the answer. But which ones are best at keeping symptoms at bay and why? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mysterious itchy lump on woman's face is a parasitic worm
A 32-year-old woman in Russia visited a doctor after a small lump near her eye got bigger, moved and caused her lip to swell up – medics found the swelling was caused by a living parasitic worm. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eczema - five ways to prevent skin condition from coming back
ECZEMA could be treated by making changes to your diet or lifestyle. While creams or ointments may help to reduce dry skin symptoms, you can relieve painful or itchy signs of eczema with these tips. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: How to treat poison ivy rash
If you're spending time outdoors in the brush, you're also at higher risk of brushing up against a poisonous plant. Exposure to plants like poison ivy can cause an itchy rash that lasts for weeks.? So how do you treat it? Jason Howland has more in this Mayo Clinic Minute. https://youtu.be/G5mBkVdsoEE Watch: The Mayo Clinic [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - June 20, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

How to get rid of hay fever: Avoid this drink during high pollen count to reduce symptoms
HOW TO get rid of hay fever: Sufferers are being told to prepare this week for the highest pollen count in over a decade. So what ’s the best way to get rid of itchy eyes and a runny nose? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Easing the itch of mosquito bites
They are a common summer nuisance. Mosquitoes are pesky parasites leaving bite marks that can be unbearable to itch. So what's the best way to stop yourself from scratching? Jason Howland has the answer from a Mayo Clinic expert in this Mayo Clinic Minute. https://youtu.be/m4iapNcv8-Q Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (0:59) [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - June 19, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Everything you need to know about allergic eczema
Allergic eczema, or contact dermatitis, is a skin condition that occurs when a person ’s skin comes into contact with an allergen. It causes a dry, red, itchy rash. In this article, learn about the triggers, treatment, prevention, and when to see a doctor. We also provide information on other types of eczema. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Atopic Dermatitis / Eczema Source Type: news

British teen developed Georgian disease cowpox after feeding cattle
The unnamed boy, from the Wrexham-Cheshire border, broke out in itchy lesions on his hands, feet and arms after caring for calves on his family's farm. He has recovered but is scarred. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

British teen developed the Georgian disease cowpox after feeding cattle
The unnamed boy, from the Wrexham-Cheshire border, broke out in itchy lesions on his hands, feet and arms after caring for calves on his family's farm. He has recovered but is scarred. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dermatologists now treating eczema by spraying the skin with live bacteria
(Natural News) For years, people diagnosed with the skin problem, eczema, had no other choice but to consistently put topical creams to alleviate their symptoms. Despite their best efforts, the itchy rash typically persists, causing the skin to dry out and sometimes even lead to infections. An ongoing clinical trial led by researchers from the NIH’s National... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hay fever WARNING: Highest pollen count in a decade to hit - how to get rid of symptoms
HAY FEVER sufferers have been feeling the brunt of symptoms over the last couple of weeks, with the height of summer fast approaching. A warning has been issued that over the coming days Britain will see the highest pollen levels since 2006. So what ’s the best way to get rid of itchy eyes and a runny nose? A hay fever expert on ITV’s This Morning revealed the best tips. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Racial differences uncovered in debilitating itchy skin condition
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) An international team led by Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers has conducted what is believed to be the largest detailed published study of people with a poorly understood skin condition known as prurigo nodularis (PN). Such studies collect information on a whole subset of people at once and at a particular point in time. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Flipping the switch on itch
(North Carolina State University) Researchers have pinpointed a particular neuropeptide associated with transmitting itch signals in mice with atopic dermatitis. The work sheds further light on the pathways involved in transmitting itch sensations from the peripheral (skin) to the central (spinal cord) nervous system. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Home Remedies: Avoid scratching swimmer's itch
Swimmer's itch?is an itchy rash that can occur after swimming or wading outdoors. Also known as cercarial dermatitis, swimmer's itch is most common in freshwater lakes and ponds, but it occasionally occurs in salt water. Swimmer's itch is a rash usually caused by an allergic reaction to parasites that burrow into your skin while you're [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - June 13, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

How to get rid of hay fever: Drink these 10p a day tea bags to help relieve symptoms
HOW TO get rid of hay fever: Symptoms of hay fever can be debilitating as you go about your daily routine. Medication or nasal sprays don ’t always work, so what are some alternative remedies? Health experts say the leaves of a common garden plant could help you fight back against sneezing, coughing and itchy eyes. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to get rid of hay fever: Drink this 10p a day tea to help relieve symptoms
HOW TO get rid of hay fever: Symptoms of hay fever can be debilitating as you go about your daily routine. Medication or nasal sprays don ’t always work, so what are some alternative remedies? Health experts say the leaves of a common garden plant could help you fight back against sneezing, coughing and itchy eyes. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to get rid of hay fever: Add the leaves of this plant to your tea to relieve symptoms
HOW TO get rid of hay fever: Symptoms of hay fever can be debilitating as you go about your daily routine. Medication or nasal sprays don ’t always work, so what are some alternative remedies? Health experts say the leaves of a common garden plant could help you fight back against sneezing, coughing and itchy eyes. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to get rid of hay fever - five ways to stop sneezing this summer
HOW to get rid of hayfever: Hay fever symptoms include sneezing, itchy eyes and runny noses. You can prevent signs of the pollen allergy this summer with these cheap and easy tips and tricks. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can tea tree oil treat eczema?
This article looks at the research on tea tree oil and its potential use as a treatment for eczema. Learn more about its antiviral, anti-itch, and anti-inflammatory properties. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Atopic Dermatitis / Eczema Source Type: news

Eczema warning - why spending too much time in the sun could trigger dry skin condition
ECZEMA is a dry skin condition that can lead to itchy, cracked and inflamed skin. As the Met Office warns of a hot summer weather forecast, patients could be at risk of painful dermatitis symptoms if they spend too much time in the hot sunshine, it ’s been revealed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to get rid of hay fever: Eat these five foods to relieve symptoms quickly
HOW TO get rid of hay fever: Symptoms of hay fever can make going about your daily life very difficult. But how can you relieve symptoms quickly? There are five foods that could help you fight back against sneezing, coughing and itchy eyes. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news