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Eczema & Is There A Link To That Daily Bath?

Added March 3, 2015, Under: Babies, Children's Health, Environment, How To, New Moms, Parents, Skin Conditions

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In the distant past, people (however wealthy) did not make a habit of having regular baths or showers. It was only in the middle of the twentieth century that bathrooms and shower rooms started to become so popular and now, over sixty years later, most in the Western world would not dream of going without their daily shower. In the same way, babies and children are bathed just about every day of their young lives - often for the sake ...

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Chickenpox, Sunlight & Shingles

Added February 24, 2015, Under: Children's Health, Parents, Skin Conditions, Vitamin D

Baby with Chicken Pox

It is peak season for chickenpox – that highly-contagious, blistering virus which for most children is unpleasant. Chicken pox is a great example of natural immunity In the past, every child would get chicken pox – it was an expected childhood illness – and most would get over it very quickly. At the same time, parents and grandparents would be regularly exposed to the virus which would help them to produce antibodies to protect them from shingles (all in the same virus ...

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Athlete’s Foot Could Also Be Called Athlete’s Hand

Added February 14, 2015, Under: Exercise, Men's Health, Skin Conditions

Eczema on a hand

The fungal infection that causes athlete’s foot can sometimes be spread to the hands. This is known as tinea manuum and it can occur if you touch the infected skin on your feet and then don't wash your hands afterwards. Although the transmission is rare from the feet to the hands, if it does occur it usually affects the palm of one hand causing a dry, red and itchy area.  It could easily be mistaken for the symptoms of eczema or ...

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Our Sensitive Feet Can Mask Nail Fungus Infections

Added February 9, 2015, Under: Health, How To, Skin Conditions

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Did you know that our feet are one of the most sensitive parts of our bodies and yet, when we develop a fungal infection in the toenail, it is often minus any pain making it less likely that we notice it. Get into the habit of inspecting your toenails regularly You should be looking out for: The nails turning yellow or white The nails developing white spots The nails getting thicker or crumbling and splitting The separation of the nail from the nail bed Any unpleasant odor Just ...

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Booties Are Not Just For Babies Or Surfers

Added February 3, 2015, Under: Exercise, Health, Skin Conditions

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Do your feet work hard for you, literally going the extra mile? Whether it is just day to day wear and tear on your feet or using them to propel you forward in your favorite sport, your feet really do need some regular care and attention. There is a whole host of conditions that can affect your feet including: painful blisters; athletes foot; cracked heels; nail fungus; plantar warts; or ingrown toenails. You can find out more about these conditions from our ...

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Care For Your Body Naturally With Lavender Oil Body Scrub

Added January 29, 2015, Under: Environment, How To, Skin Conditions

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The winter months can be especially harsh on our skin with dry cold winds and heating in the home so what better time than now for some self pampering. One way is with this homemade lavender body scrub courtesy of Healthy Living. Here is the recipe for lavender oil body scrub You will need 1 cup of organic sugar 1/2 cup of Epsom salt 2/3 cup of coconut oil 1 tablespoon of raw honey 40 drops H-Lavender Oil What you need to do in 3 easy steps 1. Put ...

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Our 5 Suggestions for the Removal of Age Spots, Naturally!

Added January 17, 2015, Under: Skin Conditions

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After the age of 40, the sad and the bad news is that the skin is unable to regenerate as rapidly as it did. And age spots can start to appear. They can be light brown, reddish brown or black and are normally flat. While age spots are not usually anything serious, they can be very annoying because they point to the fact that we are aging. At the same time, any irregular dark spots that increase in size, or ...

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When Molluscum Contagiosum Occurs in Young Children

Added January 8, 2015, Under: Children's Health, Skin Conditions

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Molluscum is a common skin condition in children particularly under the age of 14.  It can also occurs in adults.  The UK Institute of Primary Care & Public Health at Cardiff University has recently carried out a study where they investigated the natural history of the condition along with whether it was passed between between family members and the impact on the children's quality of life. This viral infection causes itchy little lumps or bumps, which look like warts, to ...

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How To Keep Your Skin Wrinkle-Free From The Inside Out

Added January 7, 2015, Under: Environment, Exercise, Nutrition, Skin Conditions

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Most of us want to have smooth, blemish free skin to keep us looking younger but it is not just about adding lotions and potions to our faces. We need to keep our skin wrinkle-free from the inside too. Our skin comprises two layers and wrinkles can start in either layer. It is usually the outer epidermis where fine lines appear while frown and smile lines start their journey in the dermis. So we have to feed both layers Top of the ...

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How Clean Is Your Mattress & What Can You Do About It?

Added January 3, 2015, Under: Environment, Health, How To, Skin Conditions, Top 10

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We are likely to spend at least a third of our lives in bed asleep. This makes it rather important that both your bed and your mattress are comfortable, environmentally friendly and above all clean! Sadly, mattresses can end up as tips for dead skin cells, sweat, stains, dust mites and more and so they do need a deep good clean from time to time to avoid the "yucky" tag. Here are our top ten tips for a really clean mattress Summertime ...

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