Balsamic vinegar is a food cupboard staple in many kitchens. It can be used on roasted vegetables, salads, and as a marinade. In this article, we look at the many health benefits of balsamic vinegar, including reducing blood sugar, lowering cholesterol, and aiding weight loss. We also cover the possible risks.
There are many different causes of armpit rashes, including chafing and eczema. Some rashes are harmless and go away in time, but others may signify a more serious condition. In this article, we look at different types of underarm rash and the treatment options and home remedies that are available to treat them.
Tongue bumps are common, and there are many possible causes, including injuries, allergies, and infections. Although tongue bumps can feel strange, they are usually harmless and should not cause concern. Here, we look at the causes and symptoms of tongue bumps, as well as when to see a doctor and treatment options.
A burning sensation can occur anywhere in the body. It may feel like heat, pins and needles, or a sharp, prickly pain. Various conditions cause it, and a correct diagnosis is essential. Here, learn about illnesses that commonly cause burning sensations, as well as when to see a doctor and treatments that can help.
While cysts and tumors may look and feel similar, there are key differences. Hearing the word “tumor” may be frightening, but many tumors are benign, and while some cysts are harmless, others can cause problems. In this article, learn the difference between cysts and tumors. We also describe conditions that cause them.
Many essential oils show promise for promoting hair growth, including peppermint, bergamot, and jojoba oil. In this article, we look at the best essential oils for hair growth and provide tips on how to use them to get the greatest benefits. We also consider whether there are any risks involved.
While diaper rash is most common in infants, adults are also at risk of developing the condition, particularly those who wear adult diapers, incontinence briefs, or pads. In this article, we look at how to treat adult diaper rash using home remedies and explain when a person should seek medical treatment.
Losing a few eyelashes from time to time is normal. However, sometimes a person loses many or all of their eyelashes, perhaps as a result of a burn, a medical therapy, or a health condition. In this article, learn how quickly the eyelashes grow back, as well as treatments and home remedies to help the process.
Chafing is a widespread problem that can cause irritation, itching, and pain. It typically occurs when skin repeatedly rubs against skin or clothing. In this article, we look at how to treat a chafing rash, as well as what a person can do to prevent this bothersome skin condition from happening in the future.
Many people have problems with their hair becoming brittle or dry. Medical conditions may be the cause, but it is often down to lifestyle or personal hygiene habits. Potential remedies are diverse and often simple, and we give 12 here, including oils and plant products that make good conditioners and hair masks.
Subungual hematomas occur after an injury to a nail. An impact can break blood vessels, causing blood to pool underneath the nail. In this article, we look at how to treat a subungal hematoma at home and when to see a doctor. Learn about signs of infection and the difference between this common injury and melanoma.
Demodex folliculorum is a mite that lives on the face. For most people, their presence is harmless. However, in larger numbers, they can cause skin problems. This is more likely in people with certain skin conditions or weakened immune systems. We look at the causes, symptoms, and treatments of Demodex folliculorum.
There are many different causes of a bleeding tongue, including ulcers, bacteria, and viruses. Treatments are available for most conditions, and home remedies can improve others. However, some conditions are more serious. Learn about the different causes of bleeding tongue, their diagnosis, and how to treat them.
Angiolipoma is a small, soft tumor made up of fatty cells and blood vessels. They are often found on the forearm, and multiple lumps may occur at the same time. Angiolipoma is not cancerous, and treatment or removal is often successful with minor surgery or corticosteroid injections. Learn more about angiolipoma here.
Mucous cysts are small, fluid-filled sacs that can develop on fingers and toes or in the mouth. They are not harmful and usually clear up on their own within a couple of weeks. The cysts can be removed if they are causing pain or discomfort. In this article, we look at what causes them, and how they can be treated.
Nodular acne is a severe type of acne that causes hard, painful lesions on the skin. These lesions are signs of inflammation in the deep layers of the skin. In this article, we look at the causes and symptoms of nodular acne. We also cover possible treatments, including antibiotics, isotretinoin, and topical creams.
Sometimes, the body will reject a piercing. Piercing rejection happens when the immune system sees the jewelry as a foreign object and tries to push it back out. This can cause discomfort and scarring. In this article, we look at how to spot a piercing rejection, prevention tips, and stopping the process of rejection.
A skin tag is a noncancerous growth of excess skin. Anal skin tags are typically small and may go unnoticed but can sometimes cause embarrassment or discomfort. We explore whether at-home removal techniques are safe for skin tags located around the anus. Also, learn about the risks and when to contact a doctor.
Skin between the toes can peel for a range of reasons. It can be caused by a fungus, bacteria, or an allergy. Conditions include athlete's foot, trench foot, and contact dermatitis. Treatment might involve applying creams or taking antibiotics. Learn more about skin peeling between the toes, and how to prevent it.
Dark or black patches on the neck can be troubling. In this article, we look at the possible causes for a black neck or hyperpigmentation, including fungal infections, dermatitis neglecta, and high blood insulin levels. We also discuss treatment options and which home remedies can prevent black neck in the future.
A maculopapular rash causes both flat and raised lesions on the skin. The causes of a maculopapular rash can be an allergy, an infection, or a response to taking a new type of medication. Treatment depends on the cause. Learn more about the causes, diagnosis, and potential complications of a maculopapular rash here.
As a person ages, their skin naturally becomes thinner, less elastic, or papery. While there is no specific way to treat thin skin or to thicken the skin, a person can prevent skin from getting thinner by using retinol creams and avoiding risk factors such as smoking, drinking alcohol, and spending time in the sun.
There are many reasons for itchy fingers, including allergic reactions and skin conditions. Depending on the cause, the itchiness may appear alongside redness, scaly skin, or small blisters. A person can treat itching fingers with various creams or tablets. Learn more about causes and getting rid of itchiness here.