Credit: iStock.com/MishaBeliy Sweat pimples, or sweat bumps, are a common occurrence on sunny summer days for some people. They can appear in the sweaty folds and creases of skin where friction is common. Also called miliaria, heat bumps, or heat rashes, they occur when sweat glands become blocked and trap perspiration inside your skin. Normally, when you sweat, the liquid comes to the surface of your skin to evaporate. When it’s unable to escape, it can appear as a red rash, like pimples or little sweat bubbles under the skin. The area can become inflamed and cause discomfort and itchiness. Heat pimples, or acne mechanica, may also erupt in among those with acne-prone skin. Thankfully, most cases of heat rash can be cleared up relatively easily by moving to cooler settings, or through home remedies. Types of Sweat Pimples or Bumps There are different types of heat rashes that fall under the miliaria condition. Each has its own set of symptoms, but all are the result of … [Read more...] about How to Get Rid of Heat Bumps or Rashes
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Credit: iStock.com/Madeleine_Steinbach Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is a popular natural home remedy for many ailments. Studies show that it can help treat everything from strep throat and high blood pressure to wounds and fungal infections. But did you know that ACV is also an effective treatment for gout? Research shows that ACV not only has the potential to reduce the symptoms of gout, but it may even prevent this painful form of arthritis from ever coming back. What Is Gout? Gout is a complex form of arthritis that occurs when urate crystals (a combination of calcium and urate, substances typically found in the urine) gather together in the joint, resulting in pain and inflammation. These crystals are created when there are elevated levels of uric acid—the chemical created when the body breaks down purines—in the blood. Uric acid will typically dissolve in your blood, passed through the kidneys and in the urine. But when your body produces too much uric acid, or your … [Read more...] about Can You Use Apple Cider Vinegar to Treat Gout Naturally?
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm a 38-year-old woman who didn't have acne as a teenager. Over the past six months, my face has started to break out for the first time. What could cause this? How can I get rid of it? Should I try the same over-the-counter products my teenage son uses for his blemishes? Or are there other remedies that work better for acne in adults?ANSWER: Although acne is often thought of as a teen problem, it can affect people throughout their lives. The exact cause of adult acne isn't known. In women your age, it may be connected, in part, to changes in hormones. But treatment for acne is typically the same, no matter how old you are. Start with over-the-counter therapies. If you don't see improvement after a few months, talk with a dermatologist to find out if a prescription medication may be right for your situation.Acne occurs when hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells. Hair follicles are connected to sebaceous glands. Those glands make an oily substance … [Read more...] about Hormone changes during midlife, particularly in women, can lead to acne
Credit: iStock.com/robeo The armpit is a sensitive area of skin that can quickly develop an underarm rash after shaving, sweating, or wearing restricting tops. A red, swollen, and itchy armpit rash can also cause a great deal of discomfort or pain. Treating underarm rash starts with detecting the underlying cause. Learn what to look for and how to get rid of armpit rash with simple home remedies. An underarm rash is a common skin condition that is typically caused by the use of irritant products, synthetic clothing, improper skin care, and hygiene practices in the region. Many cases of the inflammation and discomfort appear after the removal of hair follicles in the armpit, whether by waxing, depilatory creams, or razors. Usual signs include red patches; tiny, pimple-like bumps; a burning or itchy sensation; and sometimes cracked, dry skin. Lesions or blisters may develop with infections or aggravation of the rash. Knowing the cause will help narrow the proper … [Read more...] about 9 Common Causes of Underarm Rash |Symptoms and Home Remedies
A person's pores may be more or less noticeable depending on their skin type. If a person is concerned about the appearance of their pores, there are some home remedies that may help. There are two types of pores. One releases the body's natural oil, called sebum; the other releases sweat. Sometimes the oil-releasing pores may appear enlarged. It is not possible to get rid of large pores, but there are ways to reduce their appearance. This article explores how to make large pores less visible. It also discusses how to promote skin health and what further treatments are available. Every person's skin is covered in tiny hairs, apart from on the palms of their hands and feet. Each hair follicle has a pore at the top of it. The hair follicle has a gland inside it that produces oil. This is called the sebaceous gland. When the sebaceous gland releases oil, the oil rises to the top of the skin and collects in the pore. According to this 2016 study, the primary causes of enlarged pores … [Read more...] about What are the best ways to get rid of large pores?