Is Acne Scarring Your Relationship?01 September of 2009
Black or white, acne spots make up one dreaded breed of skin conditions that carries a heap of psychological problems. May be mild anxiety; may be discomfort or may be even an outright feeling of being transformed into a lesser being; the partners know that, but they don’t know how to cope up with it.
Acne writers and dermatologists go on at length about how to handle the situation, but the right kind of support remains mystified. Support staff is a critical and professionally trained bunch at any health facility, but fortunately or unfortunately, acne is not one such disease that necessitates such contact. The patient deals with the condition in real life; treatment is usually self medication; and the support staff is none other than the people around –the same people you fought with the other night, or the same who gave you a nasty bantering yesterday. Yes, the condition doesn’t change anything, and it shouldn’t when it comes to your social contact. Yet, you and those close to you need to understand that a condition is at hand, that some psychological offshoots may be bouncing around, and that a little extra sweetness is what’s needed. (more…)
Back Acne Treatment…the Quick and Natural Way12 December of 2008
Back acne, as with any other form of acne, is a disease not only of the skin but also of one’s self esteem and self confidence. Indeed, back acne does not only cause skin irritation but also causes a decrease in a person’s self worth, which can lead to depression.
Many people suffer from back acne for years without getting any relief. Although there are a lot of medicines and creams for back acne treatment, they’re not all guaranteed to work on everyone, and some may even have side effects. Moreover, they are usually too expensive to be afforded by everyone. (more…)
Genital Herpes15 October of 2008
Genital herpes is estimated to infect about 20 percent of the population, with many not really knowing they have been infected by the virus. It caused by one the herpes simplex viruses that also cause fever blisters, typically around the mouth as well as shingles and chicken pos, which are caused by the herpes zoster virus. Many patients diagnosed with genital herpes are advised to refrain from intimate, skin-to-skin contact resulting in the loss of their sexual life.
There is no known cure for the different types of herpes virus, however valacyclovir HCL, under the trade name of Valtrex has proven to be an effective aid in reducing the number of outbreaks of genital herpes and can help slow the spread of the virus. However, patients with genital herpes are advised against having unprotected sex even when taking Valtrex. While the drug may reduce to spread of the virus, sexual activity should not be practiced during an outbreak or if the patient believes an outbreak is about to occur. (more…)
Herpes Simplex Treatment Tips02 July of 2008
Herpes simplex is an infection that mainly affects the mouth or genital area. It affects most people on one or more occasions during their lives. There are two types of HSV, type I and type II. In general, type I, also known as herpes labialis, causes infections above the waist, most commonly as oral “cold sores.” Type II infections occur mainly below the waist, leading to genital herpes. Oral herpes causes cold sores around the mouth or face. Genital herpes affects the genitals, buttocks or anal area. Genital herpes is a transmitted disease (STD). Herpes infections are marked by painful. HSV-1 often causes lesions inside the mouth, such as cold sores (fever blisters). It is transmitted by contact with infected saliva. By adulthood, up to 90% of people will have antibodies to HSV-1.