Category Archives: Skin, Hair and Nails

Folic acid for hair growth

Hair loss can be caused by many things, for both males and females. For example, hair loss can be caused by the side effects of certain medications, by a hormonal imbalance in females, by some illnesses such as depression, stress or thyroid problems, by medical conditions such as alopecia, by hereditary factors, or even by… Read More »

Accutane and alcohol

Accutane is a drug which is prescribed for severe acne in patients over the age of twelve. Accutane was first made by Roche Pharmaceuticals and was subsequently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1982. Accutane is most commonly given to teenagers, who may take it for as long as six months.… Read More »

How Long Do Cold Sores Last?

Fever blisters, better known as cold sores, are caused by the Herpes Simplex virus. These annoying blisters are usually found all around the mouth, on the lips, sometimes even on the nose or chin. Starting off as small red spots that resemble pimples, cold sores are extremely itchy and painful. Soon these spots become filled… Read More »

Shingles Without Rash

Herpes zoster, more commonly called shingles, is a viral disease caused by the herpes vericella virus. This virus is in the same family as chickenpox. Doctors have no trouble diagnosing shingles because there is a rash with blisters that usually goes along with the disease. In rare cases one can have shingles without the rash,… Read More »

Prednisone For Poison Ivy

Reactions to poison ivy can be very uncomfortable. The rash and itching are irritating, can start spreading and even cause you pain. You may have heard that doctors sometimes prescribe the corticosteroid prednisone as a treatment for poison ivy. Let’s take a look at how prednisone works as a poison ivy treatment and how much… Read More »

Bald Spot On Head

Hair is a natural part of being human, growing everywhere apart from the soles of your feet and the palms of your hands. A lot of human body hair is so fine that they seem to be invisible. Each hair is comprised of keratin, a protein produced inside the hair follicles that are present in… Read More »

Small Red Dots On Skin

There are many causes of small red dots, or bumps, on the skin. Some will go away all on their own, and some will need the immediate care of a doctor. Here is a list of conditions which cause red dots, and what you can do to treat these skin problems: Insect Bites: Most often… Read More »

Thinning Eyebrows

Eyebrows are an important facial feature, as they help to frame and define your eyes. Anyone who is interested in grooming has most likely thought about how to get their eyebrows looking at their best. Unfortunately, sometimes a person can suffer with thinning eyebrows, which can cause self consciousness. The eyebrows may become patchy, thin,… Read More »

DHT Blocker Shampoo

It’s commonly known that most hair loss victims are male. Have you ever wondered why that is? One reason is due to dihydrotestosterone, or DHT. DHT is a by-product of testosterone, and unfortunately DHT is also a significant factor in hair loss. This is because DHT causes the hair follicle to shrink, and also causes… Read More »

Dry Skin Around The Mouth

Dry, cracked, scaly and flaky skin around your mouth is a very common condition, especially during the cold winter months. Dry air inside and cold air outside work together to cause overly dry skin. At times these dry areas may itch, or bleed. They may appear white, or inflamed and red. Any treatment for dry… Read More »