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The microscopic Sarcoptesscabiei mite is the cause for scabies infection in humans. The female mite burrows under the host skin’s top layer and then move about within to lay eggs which hatch and cause even more infestation. The condition is highlighted with intense itching (especially during nighttime) and appearance of red pimple-like rashes which are […]

Scabies is caused by an eight-legged parasitic mite, Sarcoptesscabiei which infests the top layer of skin to lay eggs. The mite moves under the skin during the nighttime which causes intense irritation. As a response to the mite protein, the immune system kicks-in and pimple-like rashes develop on the skin. It can take around 2-6 […]

The appearance of red spots on the skin can point towards an allergy or infection. In most cases, the red, itchy spots on the skin are rashes which can have blisters or welts too. Normally rashes are caused by scratchy clothes, excessive exposure to hot and humid weather or the presence of irritants on the […]

Scabies infection is caused by the Sarcoptesscabiei, the human itch mite which thrives in the human skin. Female scabies mite burrows under the first layer of skin to lay eggs and then reproduce to increase the infestation which causes irritating rashes. The rashes are a result of the immune system’s response to the mite, their […]

One of the biggest challenges you might face today, is to stay away from any kind of infection and infestation. Yes, it’s quite common today and before doing something, like having a pet in the home, the first question to hit across would be, is it safe? While there are many problems you might get […]

Scalp psoriasis is a common skin disease causing raised, reddish and scaly patches. It can affect some part or can even affect your entire scalp. Sometimes it can extend to your forehead, the back of your neck, or behind and inside your ears. However, scalp psoriasis is not infectious. Like other types of psoriasis, it […]

A patient is supposed to discuss openly with his physician on his health condition. As they say, never hide anything from your doctor. Right? However, it can’t be sidelined that sometimes a patient is too shy to ask their physician. Their hesitation holds them back from knowing directions, treatment, and medication. This usually happens in […]

(Summary: Here is why your beautiful skin suddenly switches to “alarming mode” and how to overcome it.) Sometimes you think that you have the most flawless skin ever. After within a week or two, the same skin becomes the biggest concern for you when it is dotted with pimples, rashes and blotches. And all these […]

Chamomile oil has been used to treat various health conditions for ages. It is obtained from the flowers of the chamomile plant. There are two varieties of the plant—the Roman chamomile and the German chamomile. Although they have almost the same therapeutic values, they have some specific qualities due to the different composition. For example, […]

(Summary: Learn here how to make cold compress at home for getting quick relief from inflammation, itching and swelling.) A cold compress is an age old remedy to get quick relief from itch and rashes. Ice reduces swelling and inflammation. The cold restricts blood circulation, thereby numbing the pain. It is also useful in easing […]