Posts Tagged ‘itching’


          I have a friend, and reader of my site, that contacted me on Facebook to tell me about a skin disorder that he has and also one that his mother had when she was living.  I love when people give me suggestions to write about something, particularly when I have never heard of the disorder!  In fact, I wish I had more comments, suggestions and subscribers to my site so that they could receive updates and daily posts that I share via email.  The site is meant to be helpful to friends, colleagues, students, moms, patients AND the general public, so please let me know things that you Read more…

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          Shingles, also called herpes zoster, is a painful rash caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox.  Once a person has had chickenpox, the virus can live, but remains inactive in certain nerve roots within the body.  If it becomes active again, usually later in life, it can cause shingles.  In the United States, 98% of adults have been infected with the chickenpox virus.  If you are an adult, chances are you are one of many at risk Read more…

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          Varicose veins are caused by weakened valves and veins in your legs.  Normally, one-way valves in your veins keep blood flowing from your legs up toward your heart.  When these valves do not work as they should, blood collects in your legs, and pressure builds up.  High blood pressure inside your superficial leg veins Read more…

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