Credit: iStock.com/Mysticfalcon What Is Nummular Eczema (Dermatitis) or Discoid Eczema? Nummular eczema, also known as discoid eczema or nummular dermatitis, is a chronic skin condition marked by coin-shaped rashes. The term “nummular” comes from the Latin word for “coins,” and it can be a highly irritating problem to experience. Although the use of home remedies is not necessarily how to get rid of nummular eczema, there may be a few natural methods you can try to prevent flare-ups and relieve symptoms. Some of the symptoms of nummular eczema include itchiness, dryness, multiple red spots, oozing fluid, and circular patches that sometimes look like ringworm. Because it is a chronic condition, once you have it, it never really goes away. That said, there are times when it’s dormant and times when it flares up. Therefore, keeping it under control and minimizing outbreaks may be the key to keeping nummular eczema pain and discomfort at bay. In This Article: … [Read more...] about Discoid Eczema OR Nummular Eczema
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(Natural News) A 20-year-old waitress claimed that she overcame psoriasis for good because of a strict vegan diet, according to a report by the Daily Mail Online. Jessica Belshaw from Torpoint, Cornwall, said that the symptoms of her guttate form of psoriasis started when spots on her abdomen appeared when she was just 13 years old. Then, the disease covered her whole body in excruciating red, flaky patches. For years, she was on steroid creams, but later on decided to switch to natural healing about a year after suffering from severe steroid withdrawals, which caused her serious discomfort each time she missed a dose.Belshaw believes that her vegan, gluten-free, and mostly raw diet helps her manage her condition, in addition to yoga and meditation for managing her stress levels and preventing flare-ups. Aside from her vegan and gluten-free diet, she also eats plenty of raw foods and leafy green vegetables, drinks a lot of water, and limit her alcohol consumption. Even … [Read more...] about Vegan diet cures psoriasis: Woman, 20, is now off all traditional treatments after going gluten-free, vegan
The severity of psoriasis is decided by how much of the body it affects. Mild psoriasis affects less than 3 percent of the body, while moderate psoriasis affects between 3 and 10 percent of the body. Severe psoriasis is when more than 10 percent of the body is covered. Psoriasis is not necessarily easy to deal with even when it is mild. Psoriasis of any type or severity can be uncomfortable and embarrassing. Fortunately, there are many treatments available that can help. In this article, we take a look at different types of psoriasis, and in particular how they can affect people in their mild forms. Psoriasis is a skin condition that causes skin cells to form too quickly. Because new skin cells grow faster than the body sheds existing skin cells, thick, scaly patches of skin form. There are several types of psoriasis. Most types of psoriasis tend to be mild to moderate. However, some types of psoriasis are more likely to be severe. Types of the condition include: plaque … [Read more...] about What are the different types of psoriasis?
Got an itch on your head that you just can't scratch? If those prickles and tingles go way beyond what feels normal, you might be wondering what's to blame. Is it an allergy? An infection? Something even more serious? We rounded up some common (and uncommon) causes of scalp itch, along with information on what you can do to stop scratching for good. THE USUAL SUSPECTSFlaky, itchy dandruff, bane of half the population, has three main causes: an oily scalp (not a dry one), a buildup of dead skin or styling products, or a yeast-like fungus called malassezia. Vigorously massaging shampoo into your scalp (not just into your hair) may lift product buildup, but if flaking persists, use shampoo containing zinc or salicylic acid, which treat fungus, buildup, and oil; try Head & Shoulders Classic Clean Shampoo ($6, amazon.com). Still itching after a few weeks? You may need to visit your derm to see if something else is going on.RELATED: 8 Ways You're Probably Using Your Curling … [Read more...] about This Is Why Your Scalp Is So Damn Itchy