Cysts or Lumps in the Body

A lump or cyst is a closed capsule or sac-like structure, usually filled with liquid, semisolid, or gaseous material. Cysts usually occur within almost any type of the body’s tissue; they vary in size from microscopic to large structures that can displace internal organs. If the sac is filled with pus, it is usually considered an abscess, not a cyst. There are many causes of cyst formation. The following are some of the major causes of cyst formation: Genetic conditions Tumors Infections Errors in embryonic development Cellular defects Chronic inflammatory…

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How to Quickly Heal and Prevent Bruises

A bruise is a common skin injury that results in a discoloration of the skin. Blood from damaged blood cells deep beneath the skin collects near the surface of the skin, resulting in what we think of as a black and blue mark.   Causes of a Bruise People typically get bruises when they bump into something or when something bumps into them. Bruises can occur in some people who exercise vigorously, such as athletes and weight lifters. These bruises result from microscopic tears in blood vessels under the skin.…

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Body Swelling – Types and Causes

“Edema” is the medical term for swelling. Body parts swell from injury or inflammation. It can affect a small area or the entire body. Medications, pregnancy, infections, and many other medical problems can cause edema. Edema happens when your small blood vessels leak fluid into nearby tissues. That extra fluid builds up, which makes the tissue swell. It can happen almost anywhere in the body.   Types of (swelling) Edema Peripheral edema – This usually affects the legs, feet, and ankles, but it can also happen in the arms. It…

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Aloe Vera for Acne – 7 Natural Combinations You Can Try

Aloe vera gel is used in many over-the-counter skin products. This plant extract has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, which has led to its use in treating acne. Aloe vera has been shown to work alongside traditional acne medications. One study reported that a combination of tretinoin cream, a common acne medication, and aloe vera cream effectively reduced acne lesions in people with mild to moderate acne. People can apply aloe vera to acne lesions on their face and other parts of the body. It can be used on its own…

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Getting Rid of Your Pimples – What you can do

Pimples are just the worst. You may exfoliate like your face depends on it (because it does) and still get pimples. You don’t invite pimples on purpose but they always come anyways and this can be very uncomfortable for many individuals. Pimples canH be painful and may reduce confidence in some people especially when they appear in public. They do come in different sizes and may be scanty or concentrated on the faces of affected individuals. Effectively treating and clearing pimples on the face can be very relieving and many…

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Home Remedies for Dry Hands and Skin

Dry hands are very common and triggered mainly by environmental influences. People who wash dishes frequently or live in a cold, dry climate may be more prone to experiencing painful dry hands than other people. Dry hands are primarily caused by weather, environmental irritants and some medical conditions. Weather is responsible for dry hands that mainly occur in the winter. When the weather turns cold, the air dries out, and the body cannot hold onto moisture. The lack of moisture in the air causes dry skin and hands. People, such as doctors or…

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Why Some Wounds Take Long to Heal

Wound occurs from an injury to the tissue.  The extent of the wound depends largely on the severity of the injury and the body’s local or systemic response to the injurious agent. Every individual is most likely to encounter one form of wound or the other as they engage in their day to day activities. The causes of tissue injuries vary and they include Mechanical agents : cause most wounds sustained at work, home, road, or as a result of assault. Chemical agents : usually strong acids, alkali or other…

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