Category: Home Remedies

Skin Chafing

Chafing develops when the skin is irritated due to repeated friction against the skin of multiple body parts or other objects. The repeated contact causes redness, pain, and itchiness. Skin chafing commonly occurs in the inner thighs, stomach, nipples and armpits. Causes • Skin chafing can be caused …

Bursitis

Bursitis occurs when the bursae, which are small sacs filled with fluid that act as support or cushioning for muscles, tendons, and bones surrounding the joints, are inflamed. Bursitis can be very painful and commonly develops in the elbow, hips, and shoulder. Joints that are used for repetitive …

Gastritis

Gastritis occurs when the lining of the stomach becomes inflamed or swollen. It is commonly due to the infection of the same bacteria that causes stomach ulcers. Other common causes of gastritis include excessive alcohol consumption, intake of certain medicines and injury in the stomach area. Statistics show …

Diarrhea

Diarrhea is diagnosed when at least three liquid bowel movements happen in one day. It commonly lasts for a few days and can sometimes reach one week. It often results in dehydration as liquids from the body are also released through abnormal bowel movement. There are two type …

Fever

Also called hyperthermia, pyrexia, or elevated temperature, fever is the rise of body temperature that is higher than normal. Short term fever is generally considered healthy because it helps your body fight off illnesses. However, when fever becomes long term and more serious, medical attention is immediately required …

Psoriasis

Psoriasis is an autoimmune skin disease which develops red and itchy patches on the skin. Psoriasis is occurs when the cells multiply at a faster rate than normal and cause rapid buildup on the surface of the skin. Psoriasis usually develops on the knees, elbows, palms, soles and …

Diabetes

Diabetes develops when the pancreas produces none or very little of the hormone insulin, which primarily functions by storing and using the sugar and fats consumed by the body. Diabetes, also called Diabetes mellitus, is defined as a group of metabolic diseases that occur when high level of …

Cough

Cough is a natural reflex of the body to clear the throat of mucus, phlegm or any foreign object. Cough can be sudden or frequent, depending on the condition. Acute cough occurs in less than a week. On the other hand, chronic cough lasts for more than eight …

Scar

A scar develops when fibrous tissue called fibrosis replaces old skin after a wound or injury. Scarring is a natural part of the body’s healing process. Almost all types of injury results to scarring. There are many factors involved in the degree or level of scarring such as …

Liver Cirrhosis

Liver Cirrhosis is considered as a complication of a liver disease. It develops when healthy liver tissues are replaced, thus scarring occurs. The scars will eventually harden the liver and will soon result to organ failure. In addition, the scars hamper the normal blood flow to the large …

Chickenpox

Also referred to as varicella, chickenpox is a contagious disease that develops due to the varicella zoster virus. This disease results so skin rashes and blisters that form scabs and sometime scars. It usually starts on the back, chest, leg and eventually spreads all over the body. Chickenpox …

Cholera

Cholera develops when the bacteria called Vibrio cholera infects the small intestine. The infection is usually due to consumption of dirty or infected water or eating foods that maybe contaminated by human feces. Cholera can affect people from any age bracket and usually starts showing symptoms three to …

Burns

A burn is a skin injury that causes the skin cells in the affected area to die. This injury is commonly caused by heat, radiation, friction, pressure, cold or chemicals. A burn usually occurs in households, while children and women are more susceptible due to cooking accidents. First …

Bruise

Bruise, also called contusion, occurs when capillaries are damaged by trauma, which develops discoloration of the skin. The black or blue mark that is commonly referred to as bruise is caused by the collection of the blood from the damaged blood cells underneath the skin. Although it may …

Skin Rash

A skin rash occurs when an abnormal change in color develops in any part of the body. Rashes can happen in any age bracket, but usually occurs in children and adults. There are many causes of skin rash, skin inflammation being one of the most common. Skin rash …