Ear piercings are prone to infection, especially when they are new. In this article, learn how to recognize an infection, as well as how to treat it.
People can treat fungal infections of the toenail with medication, but sometimes this can cause side effects. Some home remedies and natural treatments may help treat toenail fungus, such as baking soda, vinegar, and mouthwash. Learn more about them and the scientific evidence to support their use here.
When it comes to chickenpox vs. measles, there are differences as well as similarities. While both are viral infections, they’re caused by different viruses. While both cause rashes, one produces an itchy rash whereas the other comes with a non-itchy rash. We’ll compare these two conditions in several different areas.
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.