The transformation of a retail worker who was treated like a leper by stumped doctors
Marina Tirabassi, 23, from Ontario, started to develop itchy, raised patches on her skin while she juggled the stress of both studying and working as a retail manager. Strangers looked at her with 'disgust'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eczema - five triggers that could be making your skin condition worse
ECZEMA could be treated with creams, ointments or moisturisers. But, how could you prevent the dry, itchy skin condition from developing in the first place? These are the common triggers that may be causing the sore signs of eczema. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ASK THE GP: I had shingles two years ago - so why am I still itchy?  
The Daily Mail's resident GP answers your health concerns - this week, he focuses on the lingering effects of shingles and the problem of walking in unsupportive shoes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bed bugs: Six ways to treat itchy bites and how to get rid of an infestation fast
BED BUGS are tiny insects which live in the cracks and crevices in and around beds. Their bites can cause great irritation, so what ’s the best form of treatment and how can you get rid of an infestation. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Make the Diagnosis: A Pool of Problems?
(MedPage Today) -- A 21-year-old student noticed a white scaly plaque developing on the bottoms of both feet. He is an avid swimmer, competing for his college team during the school year and also hitting his local pool over the summer. On one foot, he was starting to see some deep skin fissures develop. Both feet are very itchy. Can you diagnose the patient? (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - September 27, 2018 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Eczema treatment - ‘natural’ cream could 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? This gel could relieve the itchy and sore signs of eczema. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Inverse psoriasis and jock itch: What's the difference?
People often confuse inverse psoriasis with jock itch because they can both cause an itchy red rash around the genitals. There are, however, differences in the symptoms, causes, and treatments of psoriasis and jock itch. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psoriasis Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to use coconut oil for eczema
Coconut oil is a natural moisturizer. It can soothe dry, itchy skin resulting from eczema and help prevent infection. In this article, we look at how to use coconut oil for eczema, other benefits, and risks. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Atopic Dermatitis / Eczema Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to identify a chlorine rash
Some people develop a rash after swimming in chlorinated pools or soaking in hot tubs. Chlorine rash is simple to treat, but can be confused with other rashes, such as swimmer's itch and heat rash. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Eczema cream: Toddler’s sore rash vanished after using this £4 treatment
ECZEMA cream is a recommended treatment for rough, inflamed and itchy skin caused by the condition. There are range of moisturisers available on the high street but they don ’t always work for everyone. One toddler’s sore rashes remedied by a £4 cream. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Help Prevent Varicose and Spider Veins
-- Varicose veins and spider veins typically occur in the legs and can cause significant pain, swelling and an itchy rash, the Office on Women's Health says. Varicose veins are often caused by weak or damaged valves in the veins. Spider veins are... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Manage Poison Ivy Rash
-- If you've been near or touched poison ivy, you may develop an itchy, blistering rash within 12 to 72 hours. Most everyone reacts to an oil in the poison ivy plant called urushiol. The rash typically goes away on its own in a few weeks, but some... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Prevent Diaper Rash
-- It's every parent's nightmare -- diaper rash that causes itchy bumps, scaly skin and lots of discomfort for your baby. The Nemours Foundation says you can help prevent diaper rash by keeping the infant's skin dry and clean. If your child develops... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Why Eczema Is Tougher to Treat for Black Patients
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 19, 2018 -- Eczema, or atopic dermatitis, can be very difficult to control in some people. But the skin condition, which leads to dry, itchy and inflamed skin, is particularly problematic for black people, according to new... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 19, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Best supplements for eczema: 3p a day capsules could reduce symptoms
SUPPLEMENTS could be used to prevent some eczema symptoms, including dry, itchy skin. Adding these cheap supplements to your diet every day could lower the risk of the skin condition ’s signs. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Best supplements for skin: 3p a day capsules could reduce eczema symptoms
SUPPLEMENTS could be used to prevent some eczema symptoms, including dry, itchy skin. Adding these cheap supplements to your diet every day could lower the risk of the skin condition ’s signs. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eczema: Six tips on how to manage the itchy skin condition
ECZEMA can be extremely itchy, irritating and even painful in people who suffer from it. Follow these six tips on how to treat and manage the skin condition during National Eczema Week. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eczema: Watch out for these six types of the itchy skin condition
ECZEMA is the name for a group of skin conditions that cause dry, irritated skin. The most common type of eczema, which is most often associated with the general term, is atopic dermatitis, or atopic eczema. However, there are also other forms of eczema, which have differing symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eczema: How to look after your skin and treat the itchy condition in autumn
ECZEMA can be extremely irritating, itchy and painful for people who suffer with the skin condition. As we enter into autumn and the weather turns colder, here ’s what you can do to look after your skin. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Using baby wipes can make your child more allergic to food, new study finds
(Natural News) One moment, your cuddly infant is giggling without a care in the world. The next, he’s crying uncontrollably from itchy rashes all over his body. The itchy rashes could be a sign of food allergy, which the baby could have acquired from environmental and genetic sources. Professor Cook-Mills led a research on the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eczema: Four signs you have the skin condition and need to seek treatment
ECZEMA is a common skin condition which causes skin to become very itchy. There are four other signs to look out, but what ’s the best form of treatment? Special cream is recommended but some health experts also recommend more natural remedies. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Development and validation of the Burnt Hand Outcome Tool (BHOT): a patient-led questionnaire for adults with hand burns - Bache SE, Fitzgerald O'Connor E, Drake PJH, Philp B, Dziewulski P.
Hand burns are unique in their functional, aesthetic and emotional impact on patients. Measuring the progress of a patient's ability to carry out essential and desired tasks, their emotional state, interaction with society as well as scar, pain and itch as... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is the best home treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Molluscum contagiosum is a common viral skin infection that causes skin lumps, which can be itchy. Home remedies, such as apple cider vinegar and tea tree oil, can relieve symptoms. Medical treatments are also an option. Learn about home remedies for molluscum contagiosum and how to prevent it from spreading here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Eczema treatment: Apply this type of oil to sore and itchy skin for instant relief
ECZEMA treatments recommended by GPs usually come in the form of moisturisers and topical corticosteroid creams. But some health experts recommend those looking for a natural remedy to sooth their sore and itchy skin with a particular type of oil. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes itchy nipples while breastfeeding?
Itchy nipples are a common complaint, especially in the initial weeks of breastfeeding. In this article, learn about the causes of itchy nipples and breasts while breastfeeding, including thrush, a bad latch, contact dermatitis, and the let-down reflex. We also cover how to get relief at home and when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to treat and prevent drool rash
It is common for healthy infants to drool during their first 18 months, especially while teething. However, saliva that comes into contact with the skin may cause irritation and lead to a red, itchy rash. Parents and caregivers can easily treat drool rash using simple home remedies. Learn more in this article. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Eczema - the 30p snack to get rid of dry and itchy skin at home
ECZEMA  could be treated with creams, ointments or moisturers. But you could also get rid of the dry skin condition at home by adding this cheap and healthy snack to your daily diet plan. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Allergists warn that chigger bites may cause allergic reaction to red meat
(Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center) Chiggers, redbugs, harvest mites -- whatever you call them, they are pesky little bugs whose bites cause really itchy rashes, usually around the ankles and waistline. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A Virus Common in Children Poses a Greater Threat to Adults
A common childhood illness can strike the same person twice, once as a child and later as an adult — and without treatment, the adult version of the virus can be even more painful. The varicella-zoster virus does double duty, causing itchy, fluid-filled blisters on the head and body of young patients, and then can reactivate as a more painful, blistery rash called shingles after the child grows up. (Source: TMA News Room)
Source: TMA News Room - August 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Itchy skin: Four possible causes of irritation if you also have a rash or swelling
ITCHY skin has a number of possible causes, such as a reaction to heat. A rash or swelling alongside your itchy skin can give you a good indication of what ’s caused it. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eczema: This popular exercise could help treat the itchy skin condition
ECZEMA can be extremely itchy and very difficult to soothe, but there is a fun activity which could actually help to ease the itch, improve the irritating skin condition and prevent it from worsening. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eczema: The daily habit which could actually worsen the itchy skin condition
ECZEMA is a very itchy and irritating skin condition, which can be difficult to get rid of. However, there are certain things you should, or shouldn ’t do, to ease the itch. Here is one daily habit you should avoid in order to stop the condition from worsening. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Why are my eyebrows itchy?
Itchy eyebrows can be annoying, but they are rarely a cause for concern. Some people may also notice red, flaky skin or dandruff in the eyebrows. Common causes include skin conditions, allergic reactions, and diabetes. In this article, we look at the causes, symptoms, and treatments of itchy eyebrows. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Mutations in this molecule may have helped mammoths tolerate the cold
(Columbia University Irving Medical Center) Columbia University biomedical researchers have captured close-up views of TRPV3, a skin-cell ion channel that plays important roles in sensing temperature, itch, and pain. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 24, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Stefan Karl Stefansson dead: LazyTown actor dies - what is bile duct cancer?
STEFAN KARL STEFANSSON, the LazyTown actor that starred as Robbie Rotten, has died after a battle with bile duct cancer. Bile duct cancer symptoms include  itchy skin and weight loss - these are the warning signs to look out for. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eczema - ‘great’ natural moisturiser could 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? This oil is a “great” way to relieving the itchy and sore signs of eczema. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bed bugs: Six cheap and natural solutions to treat itchy bites at home
BED BUG bites can be extremely irritating, especially if you have a serious infestation and lots of bites, but there are ways to deal with them. David Cross, head of Technical Training at Rentokil Pest Control outlines six ways to treat the itch. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman with an itch on her legs is diagnosed with a rare cancer
Jade Baldwin, from Pitsea in Essex, is now desperately trying to raise £50,000 for a life-extending immunotherapy drug called nivolumab to tackle her Hodgkin lymphoma. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is the difference between nummular eczema and ringworm?
Nummular eczema and ringworm can both cause red, itchy patches on the skin. However, nummular eczema typically causes coin-shaped patches, while ringworm tends to result in ring-shaped areas. These two conditions have different causes and treatments, so it is important to be able to tell them apart. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Atopic Dermatitis / Eczema Source Type: news

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