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Psoriasis – Guttate Psoriasis

What is Guttate psoriasis? BY Bruce Shane 6 July, 2007 Guttate psoriasis appears like lots of little drops of red rough patches over the skin. It often covers a much larger area of skin than plaque psoriasis as if the skin has been sprayed with droplets of paint. The treatment of guttate psoriasis is the same as plaque […]

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How severe is my rosacea. Rosacea Subtypes  Subtype 1: Erythematotelangiectatic rosacea characterized by flushing and persistent redness, and may also include visible blood vessels. Subtype 2: Papulopustular rosacea characterized by persistent redness with transient bumps and pimples. Subtype 3: Phymatous rosacea characterized by skin thickening, often resulting in an enlargement of the nose from excess tissue. Subtype 4: Ocular […]

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Banish Winter Blues

The nights are drawing in, the weather is getting colder and you’ve got a cold. It is not surprising that during the winter months, a large number of people, almost 10% of the UK population, suffer from mild depression commonly know as SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder). 17 September, 2008 – 13:12 SAD is mostly triggered […]

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Ways to give up smoking for good

Perhaps the key to giving up is understanding the nature of your addiction – a concept that many smokers find hard to acknowledge. 17 September, 2008 – 15:37 As a smoker, you don’t tend to see yourself as an addict but believe you smoke because you enjoy it. However research shows that cigarettes are just […]

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Cold Sores

What are Cold Sores? Symptoms, and nutritional and natural treatments. BY Bruce Shane 6 July, 2007 Cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex virus. The first cold sores usually occur in childhood. The virus infects through the moist ‘inner’ skin that lines the mouth. It is commonly passed on by skin contact such as kisses from […]

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Beer helps banish blemishes

Usually we’re told that drinking alcohol can make acne even worse, but a new face masque made from beer sediment can actually help improve the symptoms of acne but slowing down sebum production and killing off bacteria that causes acne. The skin benefits of beer sediment (brewer’s yeast) were discovered in ancient Egypt over 4,000 […]

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What is Eczema? 6 July, 2007 Eczema, or dermatitis as it is sometimes called, is a group of skin conditions which can affect all age groups.In the UK, up to one fifth of all children of school age have eczema, along with about one in twelve of the adult population. The severity of the disease […]

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What is Cardiospermum and where does it come from? BY Bruce Shane 6 July, 2007 Cardiospermum is short for Cardiospermum halicacabum. This is the official name for balloon wine which is a woody perennial climbing plant with large ornamental seed pods that resemble balloons. Cardiospermum is mainly found in tropical India, Africa and America. The name Cardiospermum […]

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New cream can help reverse skin damage from sun

A new prescription cream called Imiquimod was found to be very effective after 24-week of use for the treatment of the skin lesion called actinic keratosis, which is caused by long-term exposure to the sun. These show themselves as brown patches of skin. The 28-week trial, carried out by researchers at the Mount Sinai Medical […]

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