Eczema is a form of dermatitis or skin inflammation, which shows patches of dry flaky skin; it is often itchy and can sometimes weep.
Childhood eczema is a very common skin problem, and we still don't know exactly what causes it.
It affects three in every hundred children and can happen at any time, but it is common at birth and often begins around three months old.
Athlete's Foot, Foot and Nail Fungus
Athlete's foot the common name for a fungal infection called Tinea pedis which mainly affects the feet especially between the toes. However, the term ‘athlete's foot’ is misleading as it occurs in many people, not just athletes. A common associated condition with athlete's foot is a fungal nail infection.
If athlete's foot is not treated the lesion can become infected and extremely painful. Untreated the condition can also spread to other parts of the feet, nails, hands and can even affect the face.
Advice on Skin Problems
It is easy to forget that your skin is the largest organ in your body, and the only organ that we can see easily and on a daily basis! The skin can be thought of as an outward reflection of your inner health and well being.
No one really knows what causes Rosacea, although there does seem to be some relationship to both bowel problems and hormonal imbalances.
Flares tend to occur when a number of situations all come together, if one is stressed, the diet is often poor, too much caffeine can be drunk and the combination of diet and stress will affect both the bowel and the hormones. Skin problems are always caused by a combination of factors.
Acne is best tackled on a number of different levels. A combination of diet, lifestyle and supplement interventions can help.
A Natural Self Help Approach to Cold Sores
Lots of people get cold sores repeatedly, especially when they are run down. They find them highly embarrassing. Once the virus is in your body it can be hard to manage. People with genital herpes find this even more distressing.
Take a look at some herbs and dietary approach that help many people to prevent herpes outbreaks.