Microscopic mites can cause sarcoptic mange in animals. Humans get a different form of mange, called scabies. Symptoms include a rash, often around skin folds, intense itching, and burrow marks. Treatment for scabies includes using scabicide topical creams. Mites cannot live away from human skin for more than 3 days.
A pimple is more likely to become infected if it is popped. It could be caused by cystic acne or mistaken for a boil. An infected pimple is most annoying on sensitive areas such as the face or nose. Some can be treated at home, but more severe infections could be caused by staph bacteria and require medical treatment.
An allergic reaction on the face can cause symptoms, such as red, raised bumps, swollen lips, and wheezing. They are often caused by beauty products or hay fever. Treatments include antihistamines, cool compresses, and corticosteroid creams. Reactions can be prevented by avoiding allergens and taking antihistamines.
Whiteheads are stubborn acne lesions that develop just under the skin. The nose is a common site for whiteheads to form, as this part of the face produces a lot of oil and is touched frequently throughout the day. We look at several ways to treat whiteheads on the nose, as well as how to prevent them in the future.
Most causes of a swollen earlobe, such as an injury from a contact sport or an allergic reaction to a piercing, are easily treated at home and can be prevented. However, there are other causes, such as cauliflower ear and mastoiditis that need medical attention. Read on to find out when to see a doctor.
Black spots on the lips can indicate many things, from vitamin deficiency and dehydration to a variety of skin conditions. Learn more about these causes, and when to see a doctor, here. In this article, we also explore home remedies and other treatment options, as well as ways to prevent black spots from forming.
Rice water has been used as a traditional beauty treatment for centuries. It is said to make the hair strong, smooth, and shiny. It may also help it grow longer without split ends. In this article, we look at the scientific evidence behind these claims to find out whether rice water is an effective beauty treatment.
Flat warts are small, smooth, raised bumps that often occur in clusters. They are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) and are contagious. They can be treated with topical creams or removed by a doctor. Flat warts are not cancerous, but if a person is concerned about a skin bump they should see their doctor.
Filiform warts are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) and are contagious. They have distinctive long projections, making them easy to identify, and they often form around the eyes and mouth. These warts often disappear without treatment. We look at common ways to remove them, at home or in a clinic.
The discovery has a variety of implications, ranging from a better understanding of cancer metastasis to that of wrinkles and the skin aging process.