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Motion sickness

Motion sickness is a condition defined by feelings of dizziness, nausea and vomiting linked with travel. It can be travel in any form such as by rail, road, air or water. The condition is mainly caused by a disruption in the inner ear which is responsible for controlling equilibrium and balance. What are the signs? […]

Overview on lichen planus

Lichen planus is basically a form of skin rash brought about by the immune system. The precise cause why an immune response occurs is still unknown. There are various contributing factors and every case is unique. Some of the possible causes include: Stress Allergens Viral infections Hereditary predisposition Oftentimes, lichen planus is present with autoimmune […]

Papular urticaria

Papular urticaria is an allergic response to insect stings or bites. The skin condition results to itchy, reddened lumps on the skin. Some of these bumps are blisters filled with fluid which are known as vesicles or bullae. The condition is prevalent among children between the ages of 2-10. It can affect adults and children […]

Chocolate allergy: What are the signs?

The signs of chocolate allergy can arise in just minutes or within several hours after eating chocolate. A reaction can range from rashes to difficulty breathing. The severe symptoms might require emergency care. An actual allergy to cocoa is considered rare. In most instances, an allergy or intolerance to other components in chocolate or chocolate-based […]

Medical adhesive: What are the signs of an allergic reaction?

Medical adhesive is usually present in bandages, surgical and medical tapes as well as other wound care products. In most of the reactions believed to be due to medical adhesive, it is typically due to non-allergic irritation from one or more chemicals present in the adhesive. This skin reaction is typically called as irritant contact […]

Contact dermatitis: Commonly-used home remedies

Several home remedies can help clear contact dermatitis due to skin irritation or allergic reaction. This skin condition develops if an individual is directly exposed to a harsh substance such as bleach repeatedly or if touching something that the individual is allergic to such as chemicals, plants or metal jewelry. An itchy, reddened, painful rash […]