How to stop the itch of mosquito bites
If you've ever been bitten by a mosquito, you know how frustrating their bites can be. The little red bumps swell up almost immediately, creating an itch that once you start scratching only seems to get worse. The more you scratch, the more they itch -- starting a vicious cycle that can leave you irritated, sore and covered in red bumps. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 31, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Shingles symptom linked to vision may cause ‘severe’ problems - Call a doctor 'right away'
WHEN most of us think of shingles we picture an itchy, red rash first. However, there are a whole host of other symptoms that can occur. And some of these could then lead to other "severe" problems. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 24, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Shingles: The key sensation that precedes the telltale rash - It's a 'main' symptom
REMEMBER chickenpox? The itchy and very contagious blisters might have not been on your mind since you were a child. However, the very virus that triggers the condition can reappear in later life as shingles. When this happens, there's one key sensation that will appear before the rash. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 22, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Strictly star Aljaž Škorjanec on his 'frustrating' condition - 'It was really difficult'
FORMER Strictly Come Dancing professional Alja Š korjanec has never seemed to have any issue with confidence, on and off the dance floor. But this Psoriasis Awareness Month, fans are reminded of the Solvenian born ballroom dancer's battle with the itchy condition. More recently the star has also shared his top tips for what helps him overcome his symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Two or More Signs Plus Itch May Define Hand Eczema Two or More Signs Plus Itch May Define Hand Eczema
Two or more signs plus itch may be a good definition of hand eczema, researchers in Denmark report.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 8, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news
Topical Ruxolitinib Quickly Relieves AD Itch in Black Patients Topical Ruxolitinib Quickly Relieves AD Itch in Black Patients
Ruxolitinib cream provides quick itch relief for Black patients with atopic dermatitis, researchers report.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - August 4, 2022 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news
Can firing a tiny 'gun' at an insect bite really stop a maddening itch?
Bites and stings can ruin any summer outing or holiday - but an array of products claims to ease the pain and irritation. We asked experts to assess commonly available products. We rated them. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 1, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
What It Really Feels Like to Have Monkeypox
Since the global monkeypox outbreak began in May 2022, more than 22,000 cases have been confirmed in countries around the world. More than 5,000 of those cases have been recorded in the U.S., with many clustered in hotspots including New York and California. The virus, which often results in a blister-like rash and spreads through close contact, has so far predominantly affected men who have sex with men. Even as cases tick up and monkeypox gains public attention, however, it can still be difficult to find information about testing, treatment, and vaccines. Many people who fear they are at risk or infected are left to seek...
Source: TIME: Health - August 1, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme, Angela Haupt and Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate monkeypox Source Type: news
The Latest Breakthroughs That Could Help Bladder Cancer Patients
Toward the end of the 19th century, a New York City surgeon named Dr. William Coley purposely injected one of his patients with streptococcal bacteria. Coley wasn’t crazy. He hoped the bacterial infection would stimulate an immune response that would slow the spread of his patient’s cancer, which was inoperable. The experiment worked; the patient’s tumor shrank. For the next 40 years, Coley and his research collaborators would test similar remedies on more than 1,000 cancer patients. They had failures but also many successes, especially among people with bone or soft-tissue cancers. Today, Coley is someti...
Source: TIME: Health - July 27, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Disease freelance healthscienceclimate Source Type: news
What You Need to Know About Monkeypox
On July 23, following months of rising case counts in numerous countries, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus declared monkeypox a global health emergency. That label is meant to prompt a coordinated global response, with the aim of getting the virus’ spread under control. After that development on the global scale, you may be wondering what the monkeypox outbreak means for your own health. “This is an infection that we need to be aware of,” says Dr. Roy Gulick, chief of infectious disease at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian. “But pe...
Source: TIME: Health - July 25, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Disease healthscienceclimate Source Type: news
Preventing Eczema in Babies With Dry Skin
In babies, eczema usually shows up as an itchy, red patch on the cheeks, chin, or scalp and the front of arms and legs. If you see these signs, doctors recommend the “soak and seal” method. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Scientists develop blueprint for turning stem cells into sensory interneurons
Key takeaways:Just like the real thing.The stem cell –derived interneurons, which play a role in sensations like touch and pain, are indistinguishable from their real-life counterparts in the body.Tomorrow ’s therapies. In addition to potential treatments for injury-related sensation loss, the discovery could lead to new methods for screening drugs for chronic pain.Moving forward. While stem cells from mice were used in the research, scientists are now working to replicate the findings with human cells.Researchers at the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA have develop...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 19, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news
Picture of Cercarial Dermatitis (Swimmer's Itch)
Title: Picture of Cercarial Dermatitis (Swimmer ' s Itch)Category: ImagesCreated: 1/6/2010 2:28:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 7/12/2022 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - July 12, 2022 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news
Shingles: The sign in the eyes that could signal the infection - ‘Contact a doctor’
MOST people are aware of the tell-tale rash that comes with shingles. It can be itchy and painful - and can lead to permanent health problems. But there are a whole host of other symptoms that can signal the infection. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 11, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Odevixibat Scratches the Itch of Kids' Rare Liver Disease
(MedPage Today) -- Odevixibat (Bylvay) reduced intense itching and serum bile acids in children with progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis (PFIC), as detailed in the publication of the PEDFIC 1 trial results that led to the drug's recent... (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - July 8, 2022 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news