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 look at thrush, a condition that is not contagious in adults but may develop in those at risk. Included is detail on the outlook for the condition.
Purulent drainage is a thick and milky discharge from a wound that is often a sign of infection. Learn more about this and other types of drainage.
Learn all about herpes gladiatorum, a virus that is spread through skin-to-skin contact. We look at the symptoms, risks, treatment, and prevention options.
Learn about a range of essential oils that could help treat cold sores. This article also looks at the possible risks and other home remedies to treat this
What can be done to stop a cold sore early on? Learn more here, along with what causes cold sores in the first place and how to avoid spreading them.
Antibiotics are often the standard treatment when bacteria make us sick. But when these clever microbes form a community, they become resistant.
Athlete's foot is a common problem, but can it be cured with home remedies? Also learn about why people get athlete’s foot and how to prevent it.
Learn about the different types of finger infections and what may cause them. How are the infections diagnosed and can they be prevented?
Nipple piercings need to be treated with care so what are the possible side effects? How can you tell if a nipple is infected and how is it treated?