Natural Remedy For Skin

A corneal abrasion is a painful scrape or scratch the surface of the clear part of eye.

This transparent window covers the iris, the colored circular eye. The cornea has several layers that protect the eye.

Some corneal abrasions may form a scar and permanently impair vision. A corneal abrasion is an injury (a scratch, scrape or cut) to the epithelium.

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Abrasions are caused by scratches from fingernails, paper cuts, makeup brushes, scrapes from trees or branches, and rubbing the eye. Some eye diseases such as dry eye, increase the chance of an abrasion.

It consists of three layers and membranes that separate the layers. It is very difficult to penetrate beyond the epithelium or top layer of the cornea.

Causes

Many situations can cause a corneal abrasion, including: Being beaten in the eye, for example, a fingernail, plant, or a brush.

Makeup dirt, sand, dust, foreign matter, sawdust or other blowing in the eye and become trapped under the eyelid. Chemical burns. Aggressively rubbing your eye. Improper installation or contact lenses with dirty Certain types of eye infections.

No eye protection during surgery under general anesthesia. If your eyes are not closed during surgery, the cornea can dry out, making it more prone to corneal abrasion abrasion.Symptoms of the cornea does not always happen immediately.

As a result, it is often difficult to know what caused it.

Usually, when a certain amount of grinding and friction occurs on the skin of a person, the result is often an abrasion.

This is often an event when the other surface grinding or rubbing the skin of the person is difficult. Abrasions or wounds can occur when a person is involved in an accident or slip or slide and rub the skin over a rough surface.

Symptoms

As simple as abrasions may be, some people still can not determine a cut abrasion. Here are some signs of abrasion and possible side effects of abrasion may have so you can determine if you have an abrasion

Abrasions are superficial wounds are redness of the skin is scraped off.Sometimes when a person has an abrasion, you will feel a burning heat and abrasion wound is.the often seems to exude a certain liquid on the surface of the wound. Sometimes this is blood.

When a person has an abrasion, you can sometimes experience a slight fever, if you have an allergic reaction to the wound or body reacts to the presence of any bacteria found there.

Home Remedies

Home Remedies for Abrasions are useful in the treatment of skin lesions, which are mainly caused by falling or rubbing against hard surfaces. In the epidermis, the outermost layer of skin is removed.

The house made of ointments, oils and hot water are some of the most popular remedies for this problem. Also, deep cleaning and infection prevention is needed for external wounds heel.

Home remedies for abrasions have gained popularity in treating the wounds of the skin irritants or injury, which is popularly known as road rash by cyclists and motorcyclists.

The athlete and children are among the majority of potential victims of this problem.

Usually accompanied by pain and irritation in the affected area. In this sense, the top layer of skin is removed to expose the inner layers and a wound is also formed in the affected area. Another form of this problem is the cornea, in which the whites of the eye surface is scratched or damaged.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Tell me good homemade natural remedies to lighten the skin, especially on the face?
    I need a natural remedy (preferably homemade) to lighten skin that really works. Thank you to all the answers.

    • ANSWER:
      I heard lemon juice or lemons

  2. QUESTION:
    What is the best home natural remedy for minor skin irritaions for my dog?
    My dog has some skin irrations and I was wondering what would be a good natural remedy for this

    • ANSWER:
      I found a website http://www.thedogexercisepen.com/ that mentioned Calamine lotion, or witch hazel can be used. If the problem persists best to vist your vet.

  3. QUESTION:
    Are all natural remedies healthy for all skin types?
    I've heard and used some natural home remedies for skin such as orange peels, tomatoes, honey masks and so on. But I was wondering if they were safe and effective for all skin types, like dry, oily, or maybe even sensitive skin. Please help. Thanks!! ^^

    • ANSWER:
      No. The biggest problems would be for people who has sensitive/ oily or dry skin as most natural remedies tends to try glow-en-ize(!) your skin for a more healthier and pretty look which means either that your remedie is trying to make the body absorb the remedie or release the bad stuff through the remedie. I know what I said made not much sense so~

      For example: I have oily skin and my friend has dry skin. She tells me that after she used honey on her face and leg it made them look glossier and more healthier, now I underestimated this and thought 'hey, I want that so I'll do the same' so after that I felt as though the honey wouldnt come off my face. My face felt sick, sticky, oily and just like a lollipop. Now, that example is an extreme but most remedies are designed for a particular skin type and side effects are usually subtle until you do it over a period of time and then problems start to occur! Of course since you are talking about natural then they all tend to be safe even if they don't match your skin type, no permanent damage of course but just the waiting till its over is an ass.

      The best way to make your skin look fresher, beautifuler, young...etc then you gotta absorb the food through ur mouth (ingest the food). Because the nutrients will get to the blood which will circulate and actually stay in the body longer than you can keep the stuff on your face. Secret fruit to beautiful skin is papaya. Not a secret and of course takes dedication and continuity for a long time but apparently it pays off <-- My mom's idea. Because this actress who is stunning said that she ate papaya's in most of her meals for a long time and that is the reason y she looked so good. LOL! But in the end papayas are highly nutritious for you anyway so its like a win win solution. But I hate papaya, and i mean really really hate them so too mad for me. :C

  4. QUESTION:
    Is it safe to use several remedies for skin?
    I have blemish on my skin, and i like to use the best natural remedies for my skin. I use about 2 natural remedy. Is it safe to use more then one?

    • ANSWER:
      yes

  5. QUESTION:
    What natural remedy can I use for skin irritations or inflammations?
    Hi,

    Since my return from Jamaica I have this really annoying burning sensation, redness and my skin is really dry all the time.

    I only use natural remedies............... Do you guys know a good natural remedy I could use for this??

    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Well first I would go to the doctor as it could be something nasty that natural rems will not cure. I suffer with hives and i use oatmeal as a paste and put that on. But If I was you I Would go to the doctor.

  6. QUESTION:
    Are there any natural remedies for my dogs skin?
    My dog has recently been itching and chewing on his back but we haven't seen any fleas or bumps. We have been spraying bitter tasting spray where he chews and we've been putting medicine on the spots he itches and chews but nothing is working. He's had baths, vet trips, and medicine but now we are looking for natural remedies that will help his skin.

    • ANSWER:
      It would help if you knew what was causing the itching in the first place. It's pretty important. What does your vet say is causing it?

      Dogs can have allergies to food, their environment and of course fleas.

      If your dog has seasonal allergies then you can buy a really good natural product that you mix with water and cider vinegar. I think it's called Itch Relief. I use it on my dog in Spring and Summer and it works well. Just spray it 2-3 times a day. You can buy it online from http://www.holisticanimalmedicines.com/

      They ship worldwide I believe but if you have a holistic vet in your area they should be able to mix you up something just the same.

      If your dog is starting to get scabs and is still itching then more than likely he will have an infection too and that has to be treated by the vet with antibiotics. They will take a skin scraping to let you know what's going on. I hope it doesn't get to that stage because then you have two problems to deal with.

      Good luck!

  7. QUESTION:
    What is the best natural remedy for your skin?
    Hi there! c:
    If you don't know already, I am obsessed with natural home remedies for just about everything. I heard that they're proven to be better for you, because the manufactured products have harsh chemicals that could be bad for your skin. I've tried a lot of stuff for my moderate acne, such as lemon juice, olive oil, honey, aspirin masks, toothpaste (the paste kind, not the gel) and I think they all work pretty well for my skin (except the toothpaste, that didn't work for me ._.). But I was wondering which natural remedy (lemon juice, honey, olive oil) would work best for skin, because I don't think I have the time to keep doing all of them. Please don't give me manufactured products such as Mederma, Proactiv, or Accutane. I just want natural products. Also, other suggestions are welcome.

    Thanks in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      I usually mix turmeric powder with just enough milk to make the paste a bit thick and apply it on my face until the paste completely dries out then I wash my face. It works well for me.
      Hope this helps :)

  8. QUESTION:
    Confused about home remedies for skin fungus?
    I have been reading about natural remedies for skin fungus and they mention a few like apple cider vinegar, natural yogurt, tea tree oil, lavender oil, vicks vapour oil,.., Which one would you recommend and can you use a few remedies at the time or is best to stick to one?
    Many thanks

    • ANSWER:
      You mix them all together

      I would personally use apple cider vinegar

  9. QUESTION:
    Confused about home remedies for skin fungus?
    I have been reading about natural remedies for skin fungus and they mention a few like apple cider vinegar, natural yogurt, tea tree oil, lavender oil, vicks vapour oil,.., Which one would you recommend and can you use a few remedies at the time or is best to stick to one?
    Many thanks

    • ANSWER:
      If you were a plant I might be tempted to try Bordeaux Mixture

  10. QUESTION:
    I would like to know what are natural remedies for fixing uneven skin tone?
    I am light skinned person of color but have uneven skin tone and I was wondering what are some natural remedies that I can use to even out my skin tone. I would appreciate it if the remedies have been tried and are safe and actually work. I also have sensitive skin so gentle remedies would be appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      Do a Google and you will see many say cocoa butter did nothing to help.
      This fast working, natural, minimal cost cure will quickly get rid of discoloration and uneven skin tone and it also reduces large pores and rids face of pimples, black and white heads (See testimonials below ##)
      Vigorous specialized massage using pure natural oils works wonders – extra virgin olive, grape seed and coconut are good. Natural oils are noncomedogenic, so do not clog or enlarge pores or cause breakouts or make skin oily so they are a main ingredient in many moisturizers and many other skin treatment products.
      So as not to pull/stretch skin, first tighten by opening mouth 3/4" and pulling lips firmly back against teeth. Do a forward and back quite firm and vigorous massage – not circular – using tips and front of fingers and sometimes palms – depending where on face you apply. For quickest results do for about 20 min daily (Doesn’t have to be all in one session). Skin will start to even out after several days depending on how firm and vigorous you make the massage. Skin will also clear and pores will reduce in as little as 2 to 3 days and you will see better results day by day.

      Apply to entire face and it will give you a tight, firm, totally blemish free, younger looking, healthy and vibrant skin. You will not need to use any other product or treatment ever again – not even moisturizers. Oils are perfect and safe, natural moisturizers. Only remove surface excess by wiping with dampened tissues. Will not leave face oily looking.

      ## Jasmin, also a person of color, (on Answers) had asked for natural treatments for sensitive skin to get rid of uneven skin tone, discoloration, acne scars and dark marks.
      "My advice? LISTEN TO MUKUNDA M!!! He knows what he’s talking about. I directly emailed him because he’s gotten so many Best Answers for skincare topics. I’ve been doing the oil treatment for a little more than 3 weeks and I can’t tell you how absolutely fantastic the results are.Seriously, you will not be disappointed"
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  11. QUESTION:
    What are some natural remedies or cures for sunburn that actually work (and are OK on sensitive skin of face)?
    I got some sunburn on my face today and now it's really irritating me. Also, I am someone who has very sensitive, fair skin.

    I was wondering if anyone has tried any natural remedy or cure for sun-burnt skin that has actually worked for them. If not to cure it, at least something that will cool it down, so it doesn't feel so bad.

    • ANSWER:
      best natural remedy for sunburn that really works is aloe. If you have the means to get an aloe plant. When you get the plant;make sure that it is watered every day and to keep it away from direct sunlight. After it has grown a little, if it hasn't already; break a piece off,around the middle of one stem and then just rub the wet sticky part to the sun burned areas and they will heal up faster than anything else. Good Luck!

  12. QUESTION:
    Some skin scratched off my nose and it left a red spot. How do I remove this and repair the skin?
    Basically the story goes like this: I was fixing the sink and I when I got up I hit my nose on the corner of the cabinet. I got up in an akward manner and managed to scrape some skin off my nose. I proceeded to put Neosporin on it for 5 days straight, and now I'm using aloe vera and Vitamin E. The healing has progressed amazingly, although I'm just wondering how long it will take for the redness to go away (and what homemade/natural remedies are there to cure it), and how do I repair the skin (through homemade/natural remedies)? The skin is sort of peeling and is leaving flaky remains. My nose also has what I believe is a bruise due to the dark shade around the general area (but I don't dare touch it because I'm worried about damaging the nose on my skin further). Will it take longer to heal as well since the skin on my face is very tight as opposed to the skin on my arms?

    • ANSWER:
      try a calomime lotion. otherwise coconut butter works well.

  13. QUESTION:
    What are some natural remedies to help get clear skin?
    I tend to break out a lot about a week before my period but even after I get a pimple or two, here and there. I also have some scars from pervious ones so even when the acne isn't that bad, my face still doesn't look clear. Its also pretty mosturized though. I don't have oily or dry skin. I have senstive, allergy-prone skin so I was wondering if there are any natural remedies I could use? Thank you in advance! :)

    • ANSWER:
      Apple cider vinegar..put it on a cotton ball and rub it on your face at night. Dont wipe it off let it dry. In the morning rinse your face and there you go beautiful skin. Its natural and works great you can notice a difference the next morning.

  14. QUESTION:
    What are some natural remedies?
    I would like to know some natural remedies for skin uncomformities.

    • ANSWER:
      If you mean discoloration, lemon juice works well to even out skin tone.

  15. QUESTION:
    Is there a natural remedy for cats eye irritation?
    I'm wondering if theres a natural remedy for cronic eye problems. My cat's eye are always irritated. Hes persian so its normal for drainage, but hes rubbing them thus making them irritated.

    Besides getting a perscription, what other natural remedys can be done?
    We always use steriods by perscription, however because hes rubbing them constantly its not working correctly.

    • ANSWER:
      Please do not use human eye drops or natural remedies in his eyes unless approved by your veterinarian. They change their formulations frequently, and many can be harmful to a cat's eyes. He only has 2 of them. You don't want to blind him. The only thing you can safely use without a doctor's exam is a sterile, buffered eye wash to gently cleanse the drainage as it occurs.

      Btw....it's not "normal" for Persian's to have eye drainage, but due to breeder selectivity, it is common. (There's a difference.)

      He may need to have his nasolacrimal ducts flushed. It's a simple procedure, but requires anesthesia. (Don't let that scare you...it's very safe.) Sometimes, that will open them up so they can drain properly if they've been blocked by 'crud' <---(that's a highly scientific medical term.) ;-) Often, however, the problem is not an actual blockage, but a functional blockage due to the 'smushed' face (another medical term, lol.) <---imagine a kink in a garden hose, where the water can't get through. If the tears can't get through, they overflow from the lids. That causes irritation to the skin underneath the eye, which can lead to actual infection.

      A fluoroscein dye test (painless, and done awake, right in the exam room) can *help* determine if tears are able to flow properly down the duct, as well as rule out chronic ulcerative keratitis, sometimes caused by ocular herpesvirus (more frequently seen in these breeds, in my experience.) There can also be eyelid/eyelash problems, which won't resolve no matter what you put into the eyes, unless you correct the underlying problem with surgery. (Not as common as it is in dogs, but entropion, etc. does sometimes occur in cats, too.) I would recommend consulting a board-certified veterinary ophthalmologist, and following his/her specific recommendations for your particular cat.

      Good luck. :-) (I have a Persian angel named Francesca who went through veterinary school with me before she had to leave prematurely to wait for me at the Rainbow Bridge.)

  16. QUESTION:
    What are some natural remedies to a clear face?
    I haven't had acne since mid high school and now I'm in my early 20's and it's coming back.
    I don't really eat much junk food, I'm outdoors a lot, and shower regularly, but my face and back are looking all blotchy with some pimples/blackheads. - Store acne products have always made it worse for me for some reason.
    Does anybody know of some natural remedies to some smooth, sexy clear skin? What are your mixes?

    • ANSWER:
      I would recommend you seek out a good medispa in your area and book a skin consultation. In most cases it's free and you'll get advise from a skincare professional. Make sure whoever you choose has some testimonials and reviews online and if they try to sell you a product from the first visit just run. The good ones will give you ample advice and probably recommend you come in for a treatment before they offer you to buy anything. A treatment will help to clean your skin deeply and prepare your skin for the product. I hope this helps. Good luck.

  17. QUESTION:
    Anyone know a natural remedy for evening skin pigmentation?
    I have some uneven patches of skin on my face from acne scars from when I was younger.. Anyone know of a natural remedy that will help even the tone?

    • ANSWER:

  18. QUESTION:
    How can I reduce skin redness?
    I have a lot of redness on my cheeks nose and forehead. If anyone knows any natural remedies or skin care products that can reduce this that would be very helpful. Also anything that can reduce the size of pores.

    • ANSWER:
      By the sounds of it you have big pores which means you have oily skin, i would suggest using cleanser toner and moisturiser thats used for oily skin as it will help reduce your pore size something like seaweed set from the body shop thats really good, and you can go to your local salon and ask for a facial as they can also help :).

  19. QUESTION:
    What is a natural remedy to lighten dark spots on skin?
    I have dark spots on my face and I want to use a natural remedy to lighten the spots.

    • ANSWER:
      use some orange peel and rub them on ur skin....that will help...try for a month ....then wash ur face and use moisturiser.... :)

  20. QUESTION:
    How can I make my skin look even and have a glow?
    I have pretty clear skin for the most part... I hardly ever get acne.
    But my skin looks dull and and uneven
    It's dark like by my lips and it gets lighter on my cheeks... Haha! Doesn't seem as bad as it sounds.
    I'm also not aloud to wear makeup yet... I'm 14

    So any natural remedies or skin products you'd recammend

    • ANSWER:
      For skin evenness I would recomend a BB cream. They are not as heavy as foundation, but they are pretty much like a tinted moisturiser.
      For your glow, what I do is :
      using a shimmering white eyeshadow, I highlight my brow bone, my inner tear ducts and the top of my cheekbones! This really makes me look like I have a glow.
      You could also use a highlighter instead of a white eyeshadow. Blush can also help :)

  21. QUESTION:
    What natural remedies can I use for hyperpigmentation?
    I have old scars that I got during the summer and the constant exposure to sun mad them turn darker than my skin tone. I think this is called hyperpigmentation. I looked around online but I cannot find any natural remedies. I don't want to pay big money for just a few scars.

    • ANSWER:
      just use lemon juice on them! lemon juice naturally lightens the skin and spot treating with it will help get rid of scars!

  22. QUESTION:
    What is the best natural remedy for dandruff? I have tried nearly everything on the market!?
    I have used tea tree products, head and shoulders, t-gel, shops own brands, expensive brands, internet wonders (well so they say on the tin) - even shower gel. Nothing is shifting it. Are there any natural remedies out there that I could try? I have quite a sensitive skin so it would need to be something that isn't too strong. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated. I wash my hair every day.

    • ANSWER:
      Listerine! Don't spray it all through your hair, just on your scalp. Leave it in for 15 minutes and wash it out. Do this every day or every other day (it's bad to wash your hair every day) for one or two weeks.

      To apply either use a cotton swab or a spritz bottle. I prefer the spritz bottle.

      This should work if you have minor dandruff.. but if it's really bad you should get a prescription from your doctor for the heavy duty stuff.

  23. QUESTION:
    Do you know a natural remedy for severe depression?
    I have tried many pharmaceutical drugs, but they have intolerable side effects for me (either severe headache, nausea lasting 24+ hours, swollen stomach and hands, or skin itching). How long should I try a natural remedy before deciding if it is actually working for me?
    I'm just explaining the facts here, (not indulging in a pity-party). I am depressed because I have had Fibromyalgia for 18 years and am in pain every day, and can't get the pain under control. I am no longer able to do all the things I used to enjoy...even typing, writing or driving causes additional pain. I can no longer walk, but I've got a neat red, electric scooter. I was diagnozed with moderate to severe depression, but the psychiatrist didn't want to see me anymore, after I was unable to take the Rx he prescribed. I go weekly to a Mental Health group where I can share with others. I enjoy that. The depression is bad, though, because I've become very withdrawn and "paralized" mentally. I don't even e-mail my old friends anymore. I feel like I need something to help me "snap out of it" , so that I can become interested in life once again.

    • ANSWER:
      I experienced chronic, low-grade depression for many years. I also experienced chronic fatigue (which is similar and possibly even related to fibromyalgia). Since I did not want to take medicines for it, and I strongly believe in holistic treatment, I tried many more natural ways of helping it. This is what I found to be very helpful:

      1. Cut back or eliminate refined sugar. Something about eating too many sweets has always caused me to feel depressed and anxious. I've heard this from other people too.

      2. Cut back or eliminate white flour products. These turn to sugar.

      3. Make sure to get enough protein - I try to get 1/2 my weight in grams of protein per meal and this really helps - try it for 2 weeks and see if you notice a difference. If you are a vegetarian (which I used to be) it can be very difficult to get your protein unless you eat a lot of the packaged fake meats out there. I found out about the protein connection through a book called Sugar Addicts Total Recovery Program

      4. 5HTP - I found this to be very helpful for times I would cry for no apparent reason - back when I tried to be a vegan, I wasn't getting enough protein and I had to take 3 tabs of 100 mg of 5HTP to function emotionally. I was on 5HTP for over a year - once I started getting enough protein, I was able to stop. I noticed that 5HTP works in about 20-30 minutes to help lift the mood. I now take it on those rare occasions where I don't get enough protein and my mood drops.

      5. I believe I have blood sugar imbalances and have started making sure that I eat at regular times - I try to not let more than 5 hours go between meals - this seems to help with depression. It also helped greatly with insomnia.

      6. Flax Oil - I started taking 2 TBSP of Flax Oil per day about a year ago and although the things I mentioned above helped my depression a lot, I still had ocassional bouts of it, it seemed to virtually disappear after adding the Flax Oil. The flax oil also helped with insomnia. The flax oil probably works similar to fish oil - I'd do a lot of research before taking fish oil though, due to the toxicity of fish. There is some controversy regarding flax oil and it's stability, so you might want to research that too - but it helped me immensely.

      7. The book Feeling Good by David Burns - I noticed that others have mentioned this book. It is an excellent book that I tried and it works really well. I highly recommend it.

      8. Avoid alcohol - alcohol turns to sugar. I've noticed on those infrequent occasions when I have a few drinks I have a little more depression.

      9. 12-step groups - if you have any kind of addiction, try joining a 12-step group for it (alcohol = AA, food = OA, etc, if you know an alcoholic = Al-Anon, anyone = CODA ). There is a 12-step group out there for everyone and they do a lot to help build friendships, self-esteem and give more meaning to life.

      10. Make sure you don't have a thyroid problem. I do and I think that at least part of my depression had been caused by that. I found no alternative treatment for thyroid that worked and did start taking Synthroid for that. I noticed when my levels were off, the depression would increase.

      11. Evening Primrose Oil- I think this has been the thing that helped me the most with my chronic fatigue. After starting to take this and flax oil, my chronic fatigue is not almost gone. I've never read anything about evening primrose oil helping with fatigue, but it did. I started taking this and the flax oil based on recommendations in the book - The Fat Flush Plan - she recommends taking about 400 mg of GLA daily from either Evening Primrose, Borage Oil or Black Currant Oil. I take mine from the Evening Primrose. I switched to Borage once my fatigue came back.

      I hope that helps and good luck to you. If you have any questions, feel free to send me a message. If you try any or all of the above recommendations, you should know within about 2 weeks of taking them if they help.

  24. QUESTION:
    best natural homemade remedies for tanning of skin?
    best natural homemade remedies for tanning of skin?
    i have been playing tennis for a month now in the sun. i dont use sunscreen but i am going to soon. but my question is that i have tanned a lot and i want to get my original color back. what are some natural homemade remedies for this?

    • ANSWER:
      Using a scrub to exfoliate the tan away should do the trick. If you dont have any scrub you can use a loofah as well. After a few days you should see a big difference.

  25. QUESTION:
    best natural homemade remedies for tanning of skin?
    best natural homemade remedies for tanning of skin?
    i have been playing tennis for a month now in the sun. i dont use sunscreen but i am going to soon. but my question is that i have tanned a lot and i want to get my original color back. what are some natural homemade remedies for this?

    • ANSWER:
      exfoliate your skin tanning is dead skin cells so exfoliate them off.

  26. QUESTION:
    can i switch from using an acne medication to using natural remedies?
    I use Dermatopix to wash my skin at night and I also use Ziana. Doctors say it's good to use this stuff, but I feel like it's unhealthy. It has helped my acne a little, but in its place I have dry, discolored skin. Is there a way I can simply drop the medications and use natural remedies? Or will it only make my skin worse?
    Thanks so much for the help!

    • ANSWER:
      i dont know what your situation is, but the only things that helped me was the birth control pill that reduced testosterone which caused the acne. topical "natural stuff didnt do a thing. also proactive has helped, neutrogena acne treatment gel and oil of olay regenerist heat peel, origins mud mask. exercising, drinking water and eating fruits and veggies and staying clean will help. natural products will help too. but in my experience, they only supplement the more conventional treatment to control acne. good luck acne is a b!tka to alleviate.

  27. QUESTION:
    Looking for a natural way to clean my skin from dirt and oil?
    Hi, I have a really oily skin. Is there any way to reduce this? A natural remedy that will clean my skin and get rid of dirt and oil? Please help and thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      You need vitamins to get healthier skin. Next time you are in the mall, check out the health food store. Since almost all soaps contain moisterizers, I see your problem. Ask the clerk for a special soap and shampoo.

      My health book says that vitamin B2 is the culprit for oily hair, etc., but you should never take it alone without all the rest of the vitamins.

  28. QUESTION:
    Bad skin reaction when I used a yogurt face mask? Could I be allergic to dairy?
    I'm 19 years old and have acne for a long time and I've heard it can be due to food allergies such as dairy but I never really payed that idea too much attention. I was looking for natural remedies to help my skin and tried a plain yogurt face mask which burned my skin like crazy! I washed off right away and after saw my face was all red and blotchy. Lots of people claimed to love this mask but I had a bad reaction. Could this be a sign that I'm allergic to dairy?

    • ANSWER:
      It all depends on what your exact food allergies might be or how long you had the yogurt on your face. For me the maximum is about 15 minutes and it starts to burn. 10 minutes is the ideal. This is because the yogurt contains hydroxyacids like other products for chemical peels. Also you should only use natural yogurt. You can also try oatmeal and honey masks which are more gentle.

  29. QUESTION:
    best natural homemade remedies for tanning of skin?
    best natural homemade remedies for tanning of skin?
    i have been playing tennis for a month now in the sun. i dont use sunscreen but i am going to soon. but my question is that i have tanned a lot and i want to get my original color back. what are some natural homemade remedies for this?

    • ANSWER:
      I don't think that, besides radical bleaching, you can get your natural skin color back overnight. Try not to be outside as much, because skin will lighten on its own if you don't expose it to sun anymore. I would suggest scrubbing your skin daily to the get the dead skin cells off--the top layer of skin is usually the darkest because it is dead, and the skin below may actually have begun to lighten.

  30. QUESTION:
    What are some gentle natural remedies for acne and bumps on face?
    I am 14 and my skin is oily yet sensitive. My skin was okay this summer, I mostly got 1 or 2 acnes at once, but suddenly my face (specifically my forehead) started whizzing in huge acne, 2 and more at the same time! I really don't want to spend any money on cleansers and stuff that has loads of chemical in it! Does anyone have any natural remedies or suggestions that are gentle and doesn't cause any problems on the face?

    • ANSWER:
      Egg yolk. It works for me but everybody is different.

  31. QUESTION:
    What are natural remedies(home remedies) to treat an abscess?
    I am having an abscess under the skin. I have been taking anti-biotics for it as recommended by the doctor but there is no relief.
    I need to know any natural remedies to treat an abscess which is under the skin
    I had heard that dipping a washcloth in a hot infusion of chamomile tea does some work. But the abscess just became red and softer. Is it bad or good?

    • ANSWER:
      Add 1 cup vinegar to your baths(which you should take every night)
      Put a small amount of anti biotic up your nose. I know it sounds gross, but that's what my doctor said to do
      If the abscess is not responding to your prescription, then it might be MRSA, an anti biotic resistant strain of abscess. Discuss with your doctor about the possibility of MRSA testing. If it turns out to be MRSA, then they will probably change your prescription. Hopefully that will work.
      Also, I know it hurts, but clean it every night. Also, if you're brave enough, STERILIZE your hands and just kinda take the scab off the top of the abscess. This should cause the pus to come out. Clean it up thoroughly, then throw away whatever you used to clean up the pus. This should relieve it a lot.
      However, if the abscess does not go away after this, go to your doctor and they will lance it. It hurts, but it makes the abscess go away, and if none of the above stuff works, then your abscess will do nothing but get worse.
      And make sure to keep the house clean, especially if you are living with other people.

  32. QUESTION:
    what is your favorite skin product and/or natural remedy treatment?
    natural remedy treatment meaning like a honey mask or something like that... which is your favorite? and which skin product is your favorite and/or a skin product that you love and can't live without?
    oh yes and please tell me why you like it! please&thankyou :]

    • ANSWER:
      I love Mary Kay products. Yes, I do sell them. However, I never liked anything as well before I started using them. The skin care is all great. The makeup lasts all day. The spa products soothe me after a hard day. The fragrances are wonderful.

  33. QUESTION:
    What is a natural remedy for discoloration?
    I have acne scarring and blotches from past acne on the sides of my face, it's hyper pigmented and I'm a bit insecure about it. Does anyone know of any natural remedies (or perhaps anything is general) that will get rid of the dark spots? Thank you in advance to all who answers!

    • ANSWER:
      Some of the many acne treatments available work better than others. There are many factors that can cause acne which means not all treatments will work for everyone. So if your acne is severe, you should see a dermatologist. Using the following natural remedies should be just as helpful for most cases.

      A fast or other detoxification diet is one natural way to treat your acne. For a detoxification diet, the main idea is to give up processed and junk foods for at least a week. You should drink plenty of water, and you can add fresh lemon to this. A juicer would helpful for making fresh fruit and vegetable juices. These help flush toxins out of your system, which in turn helps clear up your acne. Detoxifying every so often can clear up acne but the first time you try it you may experience some discomfort from the change in diet.

      Tea tree oil, also known as melaleuca oil, is one of the best natural acne treatments. Tea tree oil is a powerful anti-fungal and antibacterial product, which makes it very effective for getting rid of acne. Melaleuca oil is effective because it is good at fighting off bacteria which can cause acne. You should use clean cotton to apply the melaleuca oil to your skin. Before using the oil be sure to dilute it as pure tea tree oil is very strong and can irritate the skin. Read the instructions carefully if you purchase a product containing tea tree oil. To find out if the product will irritate your skin further, use only a little bit the first few times you use it. Tea tree oil can be a very effective natural acne remedy.

      One natural cure for acne is to introduce healthy fats into your diet. Acne is a kind of inflammation and healthy fats like fish oil are great methods for counteracting that. Food cooked in olive oil, avocados, almonds, walnuts and cashews are great sources of healthy foods high in healthy Omega fats. You should also take care to stay away from foods containing unhealthy trans fats which means looking for foods that are free of hydrogenated oils. The type of fat you take in when you eat can have a lot to do with the condition of your skin, and you may find that improving in this one area helps to clear up your acne.

      In summary, while acne can be distressing, don't let it get you too upset. Acne can be treated and it's something that almost everyone will have to face. The above acne treatments can help you to overcome this unsightly skin problem, and you just have to keep trying remedies until you find one that works for you.

  34. QUESTION:
    What natural remedies work to reverse baldness?
    What natural remedies work to reverse and prevent baldness? My doctor says I have the early symptoms of a classic case of female pattern baldness. What do you think I should do?

    • ANSWER:
      Male or female pattern baldness are from the sae problem. Hair loss is often linked to poor diet, especially consumption of fried foods, hydrogenated oils and INFECTION (including bacterial, viral, fungal or parasitic) that may be in the scalp itself (often causing dandruff) or it may be a systemic infection. It's also linked to mineral deficiencies, intestinal infections (where waste products backup into the liver, that can affect the head and scalp. Mineral deficiencies can be caused by infections ANYWHERE in the body and a deficiency in co-factors that allow the body to even absorb what is consumed. Lack of sunlight, heavy metal exposure (especially due to bad dentistry that is rampant in the U.S. now due to the materials, chemicals, and procedures being followed as a "standard of care" dentistry), etc.

      If your hair is coming out in clumps, that is typically a parasite. Since it is "female" pattern baldness, that is typically due to dihydrotestosterone (a derivative of testosterone) "DHT" that hardens the galea (skin on top of the head) and chokes the hair follicle to death, resulting in hair loss.

      This type of hair loss can be slowed and even reversed by eating a high quality Oat Grass because the Oat Grass prevents the formation of the DHT.

      There is some genetic issues, but contrary to popular belief, it is very small. Most are due to the above factors.

      I found a great source for the Oat Grass in capsules that contain no excipients and works for most of my clients. Go to: (800) 370 - 3447 and order the Oat Grass and take lots of it. I think you will see a big difference. I would also get two other nutrients they sell. The Oat grass comes in a product they call "Greens Mix" and I get it in capsule for (they also sell it in powder, but most prefer the capsules). It is part of a 3 nutrient combination they call, "super food trio." I would get all three because this will give you most everything your body needs as a supplement each day and will only make you healthier.

      Also, if you are experiencing excess testosterone or a low estrogen issue, you may want to consider an endocrine issue that could be contributing to this problem. Sometimes, PCOS happens because the ovaries are enlarging due to deficiencies in fat. If you are on a LOW FAT diet, or LOW SALT diet, you need to free yourself from the lies you have been told about fat and salt that is rampant misinformation being spread by people, doctors, etc. that have no clue what they are talking about when it comes to nutrition.

      I strongly urge you to seek out a Certified Nutritional Therapist (not just a nutritionist) and have them test you for deficiencies. They can test you and tell you exactly what nutrients your body is lacking and help you with the correct supplements and quantities of that specific to you deficiency and also recommend diets that will make you healthy instead of that "make believe health" you get from drugs that ALWAYS damage your body in some way.

      good luck to you

  35. QUESTION:
    What is your best natural remedy and for what condition?
    I've had a lot of success with natural remedies. You?

    • ANSWER:
      I am somewhat an expert in this area and especially in aromatherapy. I am a certified aromatherapist and using pure essential oils of different aeromatic plants can be very therapeutic. First, an essential oil is the purest essence of any plant. This liquid part of the plant can be extracted from stems, roots, leaves, bark and mostly from flowers. Essential oils can be used by various methods, such as inhaling via steam or fan diffusion, used "neat" directly rubbed on the skin, diluted in waters such as soaking in a bath tub, etc. One thing you need to know first about using essential oils is that you should test them first on a small part of your skin to make sure you are not allergic and those suffering from chronic lung problems will need to ask their doctor is it's ok to use, because some oils can be very strong and caustic.

      So with that said, here are a few natural remedies:

      Lavender can be used to help with skin conditions and to help calm and sleep.
      Orange and most Citrus can be used for chronic fatigue to help wake in the morning and to help with focus and concentration.
      Tea Tree is a great anti-viral and anti-fungal and can be used to diffuse when you have an upper respiratory cough or cold, it can be used directly on the skin for insect bites or put directly on a cold sore to help it heal quickly.
      Peppermint is great for general joint aches and pains as well as headaches. I put it directly on my joints or on the temples of my head when I have a headache.

      There are many more....just check the information part of my website to get much more information on using essential oils in aromatherapy.

  36. QUESTION:
    What is a Natural remedy for pregnancy breast rash?
    I have a heat rash in between my boobs on my chest. It is so irritated now to the point that it stings. Does anybody know of any NATURAL remedies for this? I do not want to put any chemicals on my skin.
    TIA

    • ANSWER:
      any nappy-rash ointments from a health-food store is also suitable for adults and heat rash is almost identical to nappy-rash in so many ways. And like other poster said, natural fibers all the way. Or no bra and natural, loose-fitting tops.

  37. QUESTION:
    What natural remedies have excellent results in treating boils?
    Please share what natural remedies or concoctions you know really work.

    • ANSWER:
      It is important to have a healthy balanced nutrition plan to avoid them.
      If you have one magna plasm will draw out the core in a beutifully clean fashion.
      If you do not want to use magna plasm
      peel a potatoe and leave it in the fridge over night.
      Using a metal dinner fork grate a fine amount a little bulkier than the boil itself.
      Gently squeeze out excess juice but it should still be moist. (make sure your hands are thoroughly clean)
      place in a plaster and put the plaster on the boil with the grated potatoe in direct contact with the boil
      change every 12 hours
      It will draw out the core and leave a very clean hole.
      This is gentle and relatively painless and great for children.

      Another way is to use MANUKA honey 12 plus or more.
      heat it on the plaster in a microwave for a few seconds until warm. Not tooo hot as you do not want to burn the skin.
      Place on the boil
      change every 4 to six hours.
      This works faster but you can feel the core being drawn out
      Once the core is out and the hole very clean
      Keep covered with Lavenser essential oil. 1 drop neat on a plaster. This will encourage healing.

  38. QUESTION:
    Are their any lotions or natural remedies that make your skin glow or look clearer?
    I was wondering if there are any lotions or maybe just natural remedies that have been know to improve your skin and make it just glow?? I want something that will make skin attractive n just grab your attention! lol :)

    • ANSWER:
      Lemon juice, my friend. It's a natural alpha hydroxy acid, so it helps get rid of dead skin cells while helping cell turnover rate, so your skin renews itself at a quick pace. This will make your skin fresh and glowing. It also has anti-bacterial properties that kill acne bacteria and help with blackheads. To use it, just cut open a fresh lemon, and either rub the lemon half onto your face, or squeeze the juice onto a sterile cotton pad and apply it directly to your skin. Some people leave it on overnight, but I usually just leave it on for 10-30 minutes and rinse it off. It also works as a mild bleaching agent so it helps to even out skin discolorations. If your skin is sensitive, you may want to dilute it with water and definitely never go out into the sun with it on.

      You may also try using honey or oatmeal. Honey has natural anti-bacterial properties that will also help keep blemishes at bay while helping your skin maintain moisture, which will make it look healthier and more attractive. It must be raw, organic honey, though, because the regular stuff in the little honey bear may have added chemicals or has been processed so the nutrients are no longer in it.

      Oatmeal is a great exfoliant and will work well to remove dead skin cells and calm the skin. This will keep it look great. Just ground up some whole rolled oats - not instant - mix in a little water until you get a paste, and apply it to your skin. Let it sit until it dries, then rinse it off with warm water. It'll make your face feel wonderfully smooth.

      My favorite facial mask to make: Ground up some oatmeal so it is somewhat powder like, though not completely. Squeeze about a teaspoon or two of lemon juice into a small bowl and instead of using water in the oatmeal, just use the lemon juice. Mix it up and apply it until dried, then rinse. I started using this mask daily, and I can't remember the last time my skin looked and felt so nice. I have acne prone skin and this REALLY helped a lot and I never understood the "glow" people spoke of until I tried this.

      Just make sure to use a moisturizer for your skin type. I usually follow up my mask with some Complex 15 - good moisture that doesn't cause breakouts and keeps skin soft and healthy. Coconut oil is a good moisturizer that's good for skin too.

      There are TONS of home remedies. Different people have success with different ones. I found a link with a lot of home remedies you might want to try: http://www.hair-n-skin-care.com/askquestion/194/skin-glow-remedies-i-want-to-do-know-sm-tips-for-g.html

      There are just too many to list in this answer form!

  39. QUESTION:
    how can my skin look more fairer and glowing without using any type of chemicals?
    I want a very simple natural remedy and i have a dry skin. Please help!

    • ANSWER:
      scrub your skin with oatmeal in the shower every day. it is really good for your skin, its moisturizing and has alot of vitamins to make your skin glow.

  40. QUESTION:
    How do I lighten my sunburned skin?
    I got a pretty bad sunburn and I am looking for NATURAL remedies to lighten my skin to its original state. I am indian, if that helps.

    • ANSWER:
      I know for a fact that drinking lots of milk will naturally lighten your skin. It doesn't matter if its chocolate milk or strawberry milk or just plain, as long as its milk it will help you. Spend less time in the sun as well.

      I'm in this situation too, and I'm Indian as well. The remedy is working well so far, so go ahead and try it. Good luck!

  41. QUESTION:
    What is the best natural remedies encyclopedia?
    I want to find out your opinion of what you think the best natural remedies encyclopedia is and why?

    • ANSWER:
      I love the Natural Remedies Encyclopedia

      You can get it at:
      http://arukah.com/natural-remedies-encyclopedia/index.html

      We use it for almost EVERYTHING. I healed myself of a terrible migraine that the doctors could NOT figure out even after spending about 00 on hospital bills!!! Here's the product description:

      "America's Master Book of Home Remedies"

      Vance Ferrell, Harold M. Cherne, M.D.

      "GUARDING THE HOME FOR YEARS TO COME"

      SIXTH EDITION - COMPLETE REVISED AND EXPANDED, 900-PAGE ONE VOLUME ENCYCLOPEDIA
      OVER 11,000 INEXPENSIVE, NATURAL, DRUGLESS HOME REMEDIES
      COVERING OVER 730 DISEASES HELPING YOUR FAMILY FOR A LIFETIME - FOR THE PRICE OF ONE DOCTOR VISIT
      PRESCRIPTIONS FROM NATURE'S STOREHOUSE
      HERITAGE EDITION

      PRACTICAL, LOW-COST THINGS YOU CAN DO AT HOME TO TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF AND YOUR LOVED ONES.

      THE BEST FOLK REMEDIES OF EARLIER GENERATIONS COMBINED WITH MODERN MEDICAL AND NUTRITIONAL FACTS

      "If the United States is to be saved from catastrophic health-care costs, it is time to take a good look at the wisdom and cost-effectiveness of alternative medicine." --John R. Lee, M.D.

      BASIC PRINCIPLES

      Caring for the Sick - Rebuilding Health - Dietetic and Nutritional Principles - The Eight Laws of Health - Vitamins, Minerals, Enzymes, Special Foods, and Other Nutrients - 126 Most Important Herbs - Poultices - Essential Oils - Complete Water Therapy Manual - Hydrotherapy Index

      HOME CARE FOR NEARLY 730 DISEASES

      Fevers - Skin Extremeties - Head and Throat - Gastro-intestinal - Urinary - Respiratory - Cardiovascular - Neuro-Mental - Skeletal-Muscular - Endocrine - Lymphatics - Bites - Allergies - Infestations - Tumors - Poisoning - Addictions - Cancer - Men's Problems

      SPECIAL WOMEN'S SECTIONS

      Women's Reproductive Problems - Pregnancy and Breast-feeding - Infancy and Childhood - Basic Women's Herbs - Pregnancy Herbs - First Nine Months - More

      PLUS MORE

      Terrorist and New Diseases, Disasters, and Emergency Care - How to Quit Tobacco and Alcohol - Indexes

      BASED ON RESEARCH, PERSONAL MEDICAL PRACTICE, plus the drugless natural remedies of seven leading medical specialists of earlier times: R.T. Trall, M.D.; John Harvey Kellogg, M.D.; J.C. Jackson, M.D.; John H. Tilden, M.D.; Jethro Kloss; Hubert O. Swartout, M.D.; F.M. Rossiter, M.D.

      The sections on hydrotherapy and other remedial treatments are based on the writings of the following medical authorities: George Knapp Abbott, M.D.; Fred B. Moor, M.D.; Ethel M. Manwell, B.S., RN., A.R.P.T.; J. Wayne McFarland, M.D.; Gertrude Muench, R.N., R.P.T., Agatha Thrash, M.D.; Clarence W. Dail, M.D., Kathryn Jensen-Nelson, R.N., M.A.; Mary C. Noble, B.S., R.N.; Stella C. Peterson, R.N., B.S.N.E.; Charles S. Thomas, Ph.D., Richard A. Hansen, M.D.; Robert S. Mendelsohn, M.D.

      The sections on herbal medicine are based on the writings of the following authorities: Samuel O.L. Potter, M.D.; Edward E. Shook, D.C.; Michael A. Weiner, Ph.D.; William Pelly, N.D.; John R. Christopher, N.D.; Melvyn R. Werbach, M.D.

  42. QUESTION:
    How to lighten african american skin naturally?
    Are there any natural remedies to lightening african american skin? A couple of shades? My skin is a little darker than my avatar and I want a caramel kind of color. Please don't say anything like "You don't need to lighten your skin" "Be proud of your color" I've heard it all before. I'm proud of my skin I just want to be lighter.
    Please don't suggest makeup too.
    Please no rude of mean answers.

    And I'm not comfortable putting lemon juice of baking soda on my skin because they are acidic. And same with bleach.

    • ANSWER:
      YOU CANNOT lighten your skin

      unless you do what Micheal Jackson did

  43. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know a natural remedy for a colon cleanser?
    I have been trying to gather the most natural remedies to cleanse my colon I feel very sluggish and backed up. I know my colon is a mess. What can I do?

    • ANSWER:
      Fasting is the master remedy. Know how to do your fast and how to break it.

      Fasting refers to complete abstinence from food for a short or long period for a specific purpose. The word is derived from the old English, ‘feastan’ which means to fast, observe, be strict. Fasting is nature’s oldest, most effective and yet least expensive method of treating disease. It is recognised as the cornerstone of natural healing. Dr. Arnold Eheret, the originator of the musculus diet healing system, describes it as " nature’s only universal and omnipotent remedy of healing" and "nature’s only fundamental law of all healing and curing."

      Fasting in disease was advocated by the school of natural philosopher, Asclepiades, more than two thousand years ago. Throughout medical history, it has been regarded as one of the most dependable curative methods. Hippocrates, Galen, Paracelsus, and many other great authorities on medicine prescribed it. Many noted modern physicians have successfully employed this system of healing in the treatment of numerous diseases.

      The common cause of all diseases is the accumulation of waste and poisonous matter in the body which results from overeating. The majority of persons eat too much and follow sedentary occupations which do not permit sufficient and proper exercise for utilisation of this large quantity of food. This surplus overburdens the digestive and assimilative organs and clogs up the system with impurities or poisons. Digestion and elimination become slow and the functional activity of the whole system gets deranged.

      The onset of disease is merely the process of ridding the system of these impurities. Every disease can be healed by only one remedy-by doing just the opposite of what causes it, i.e., by reducing the food intake or fasting.

      By depriving the body of food for a time, the organs of elimination such as the bowels, kidneys, skin, and lungs are given opportunity to expel, unhampered, the overload of accumulated waste from the system. Thus, fasting is merely the process of purification and an effective and quick method of cure. It assists nature in her continuous effort to expel foreign matter and disease producing waste from the body, thereby correcting the faults of improper diet and wrong living. It also leads to regeneration of the blood as well as the repair and regeneration of the various tissues of the body.

      Duration: The duration of the fast depends upon the age of the patient, the nature of the disease and the amount and type of drugs previously used. The duration is important, because long periods of fasting can be dangerous if undertaken without competent professional guidance. It is, therefore, advisable to undertake a series of short fasts of two to three days and gradually increase the duration of each succeeding fast by a day or so. The period, however, should not exceed a week of total fasting at a time. This will enable the chronically sick body to gradually and slowly eliminate toxic waste matter without seriously affecting the natural functioning of the body. A correct mode of living and a balanced diet after the fast will restore vigour and vitality to the individual.

      Fasting is highly beneficial in practically all kinds of stomach and intestinal disorders and in serious conditions of the kidneys and liver. It is a miracle cure for eczema and other skin diseases and offers the only hope of permanent cure in many cases. The various nervous disorders also respond favourably to this mode of treatment.

      Fasting should, however, not be restored to in every illness. In cases of diabetes, advanced stages of tuberculosis, and extreme cases of neurasthenia, long fasts will be harmful. In most cases, however, no harm will accrue to fasting patients, provided they take rest, and are under proper professional care.

      Methods: The best, safest and most effective method of fasting is juice fasting. Although the old classic form of fasting was a pure water fast, most of the leading authorities on fasting today agree that juice fasting is far superior to a water fast. According to Dr. Rangar Berg, the world -famous authority on nutrition, "During fasting the body burns up and excretes huge amounts of accumulated wastes. We can help this cleansing process by drinking alkaline juice instead of water while fasting ... Elimination of uric acid and other inorganic acids will be accelerated….. And sugars in juices will strengthen the heart... juice fasting is, therefore, the best form of fasting. " Vitamins, minerals, enzymes and trace elements in fresh, raw vegetable and fruit juices are extremely beneficial in normalising all the body processes. They supply essential elements for the body’s own healing activity and cell regeneration and thus speeding the recovery. All juices should be prepared from fresh fruit immediately before drinking. Canned or frozen juices should not be used.

      A precautionary measure which must be observed in all cases of fasting is the complete emptying of the bowels at the beginning of the fast by enema so that the patient is not bothered by gas or decomposing matter formed from the excrements remaining in the body. Enemas should be administered at least every alternate day during the fasting period. The patient should get as much fresh air as possible and should drink plain lukewarm water when thirsty. Fresh juices may be diluted with pure water. The total liquid intake should be approximately six to eight glasses.

      A lot of energy is spent during the fast in the process of eliminating accumulated poisons and toxic waste materials. It is, therefore, of utmost importance that the patients get as much physical rest and mental relaxation as possible during the fast. In cases of fasts in which fruit juices are taken, especially when fresh grapes, oranges or grapefruit are used exclusively, the toxic wastes enter the blood -stream rapidly, resulting in an overload of toxic matter, which affects normal bodily functions. This often results in dizzy spells, followed by diarrhoea and vomiting. If this physical reaction persists, it is advisable to discontinue the fast and take cooked vegetables containing adequate roughage such as spinach and beets until the body functioning returns to normal.

      The overweight person finds it much easier to go without food. Loss of weight causes no fear and the patient’s attitude makes fasting almost a pleasure. The first day’s hunger pangs are perhaps the most difficult to bear. The craving for food will, however, gradually decrease as the fast progresses. Seriously sick persons have no desire for food and fasting comes naturally to them. The simple rule is to stop eating until the appetite returns or until one feels completely well.

      Only very simple exercises like short walks may be undertaken during the fast. A warm water or neutral bath may be taken during the period. Cold baths are not advisable. Sun and air baths should be taken daily. Fasting sometimes produces a state of sleeplessness which can be overcome by a warm tub bath, hot water bottles at the feet and by drinking one or two glasses of hot water.

      Benefits: There are several benefit of fasting. During a long fast, the body feeds upon its reserves. Being deprived of needed nutrients, particularly of protein and fats, it will burn and digest its own tissues by the process of autolysis or self-digestion. But it will not do so indiscriminately. The body will first decompose and burn those cells and tissues which are diseased, damaged, aged or dead. The essential tissues and vital organs, the glands, the nervous system and the brain are not damaged or digested in fasting. Here lies the secret of the effectiveness of fasting as a curative and rejuvenative method. During fasting, the building of new and healthy cells are speeded up by the amino acids released from the diseased cells. The capacity of the eliminative organs, that is, lungs, liver, kidneys, and the skin is greatly increased, as they are relieved of the usual burden of digesting food and eliminating the resultant wastes. They are, therefore, able to quickly expel old accumulated wastes and toxins.

      Fasting affords a physiological rest to the digestive, assimilative and protective organs. As a result, the digestion of food and the utilisation of nutrients is greatly improved after fasting. The fast also exerts a normalising, stablising, and rejuvenating effect on all the vital physiological, nervous and mental functions.

      Breaking of Fast: The success of the fast depends largely on how it is broken. his is the most significant phase. The main rules for breaking the fast are: do not overeat, eat slowly and chew your food thoroughly; and take several days for the gradual change to the normal diet. If the transition to eating solid foods is carefully planned, there will be no discomfort or damage. The patient should also continue to take rest during the transition period. The right food after a fast is as important and decisive for proper results as the fast itself.

      Hope this helps, Good Luck.

  44. QUESTION:
    How to use lemon oil on the skin?
    I've heard that lemon oil is good for oily skin as well as blemishes, of which I have both. I already know not to use it before going out in the sun, but what's the best way to use it? I plan on adding it to my nighttime moisturizer, but how much should I add? About how many drops? Thanks for any help! On another note, what are some other all-natural remedies to combat oily skin?

    • ANSWER:
      OK my mum is an aromatherapist,reflexologist and massuer - shes been lecturing me on this stuff since i could brush my teeth by myself!
      Rule 1 - never use it neat !
      If you are going to use it in a cream thats the perfect base-my mum and i buy unscented nivea cream in the little pot and mix stuff into it all the time. I would say 1 drops for each 2 tsp of oil because it does go along way and if you use it too strong it can have adverse effects.
      If your notting putting it into a crem then just put it into any other oil..almond oil is a good one , but ordinary sunflower cooking oil is fine too - you cant really go wrong =)
      Lavender oil is GREAT for oily skin and so is teatree oil .. we get ours from amphora - the come in little 5ml bottles and last like a year or 2 xxxxx Also wiping sliced lemon or raw sliced potato is good for your skin =D hope I helped xxx

  45. QUESTION:
    How do i keep my skin from getting dry without using globs of lotion?
    Most lotions irritate my skin.what is a Natural remedy that will help with my dry skin on my face.

    • ANSWER:
      Keep yourself well hydrated by drinking plenty of wafer and by misting your skin frequently with a fine mist of water. Also include healthy oils in your diet such as eating olives and go easy, or better yet eliminate caffeinated beverages.

      Good luck!

  46. QUESTION:
    How can I minimize my pores and get flawless skin naturally?
    My skin looks dull, and I want to minimize my poors, get smooth clear radiant skin without using any harsh over the counter medications. Are there any natural remedies? I have very sensitive skin. Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      natural home remedies are the best :]

      LEMON JUICE(OR LIME):
      Take a lemon and cut it, apply the flesh to your face in circular motions. leave on overnight and wash in the morning. use sunscreen for your face, after using lemon your face is more vulnerable to the sun.
      -this is my favorite!

      EGG WHITE/YOLK MASK:
      seperate the egg white from the yolk. apply the egg white to your face for 10-15 minutes. wash off. your skin ma become dry and you may want to use a moisturizer so take the egg yolk and put it on your face for the same amount of time. wash off.

      OATMEAL MASK:
      removes dirt and impurities leaving skin fresh and clean.
      cook oatmeal and let it cool. apply to face for 10-15 minutes, wash off.

      POTATO REMEDY:
      cut open a potato and rub on face gently. you can wash off or leave over night.

      ORANGE PEEL:
      very effective. cut up an orange. take the peel and rub on face gently. wait for 10-15 minutes. you can eat the orange while waiting hehe :P
      wash off.

      TOMATO:
      take tomato pulp and put on face. leave on for 1 hour and wash off.

      i hope these help ! :D
      remember, open your pores with hot water first. after washing off the "product" close your pores with cold water so no bacteria can get inside.

      if you wear makeup check for non comedogenic makeup so it wont clog your pores.
      take a shower everyday, keep your hair out of your face.
      drink LOTS of water everyday to flush out the impurities.
      after you work out take a shower.
      and dont touch your face.

      i use to have acne ALL over my face. and its slowly getting better. i dont have to pile on my foundation as much as i use too.
      be confident and dont get stressed or that will cause more pimples.

      stay beautiful :D

  47. QUESTION:
    Is there a natural way to tighten or firm skin?
    I'm 24. I'm a small woman so, when I had my 7pd. 8oz son, my stomach was conciderably streched out. Now, my weight is gone and when I sit down, I can see the loose skin on my belly wrinkle up. Does anyone know of any natural remedies to firm my skin back up?

    • ANSWER:
      The best remedy I would give is excercise.Take it from me,I had twin daughters two years ago and had the same problem.I ask my doctor the same question,and he insisted two things.One,get plastic surgery,or two excercise.I couldn't afford plastic surgery so of course I chose excercise.Crunches are the best,since you already slimed down.All you have to work on is the stomach area.Pilates worked for me.Oh and it does take a while to see results so dont give up.

  48. QUESTION:
    Is their any way to get my natural skin colour back?
    Okay, I might sound crazy but I think that my tans are starting to stay permanent. About 3 years ago I was pale as hell, and decided to stay outside more often so I can get a little colour into my skin. Now it seems like every time I go outside I get tanned and tanned. Is there a way to get my natural skin colour back? Any natural remedies?

    I'm of Italian and Spaniard descent so I get crisp really easily.

    Thank You.

    • ANSWER:
      You have natural tanning pigments in your skin. You will burn true; but you will darken too.
      Best way to get rid of it is to stay indoors alot. Wear long sleeved clothing. and in layers. Wear a sunhat, sunglasses or an umbrella.
      The thing is to keep your skin out of the sunlight.

      The rays will darken your natural tanning skin.
      Do No use any Tanning lotions of any kind.

      Use Banana Boat Sunscreen Lotion when you are outside. This has (I believe) 30% sunray resistance.

      All together, this should help alot. If you can stay months out of the sun burns, you should be okay. And sit in the shade, always.
      Play sports, that don't require alot of sunshine on your skin, oK?

      Best of GOD's Blessings be yours? Amen?

  49. QUESTION:
    How can i get my white skin back?
    My natural skin color is white a peachy white complection that glows. I spend tim ein the sun because of school . Now i have a farmers tan. Is there a natural home remedy that lightens skin back to its original color?

    • ANSWER:
      here are some home remedies for skin lightening -

      1. mix 1 tsp of milk powder, 1 tsp of honey, 1 tsp of lemon juice, and ½ tsp of almond oil; leave on skin for 10-15 minutes before wash off.
      2. mix oatmeal with curd and tomato juice.. do as no.1.

      home remedies do take a bit of time to show results.. be patient, otherwise there are also safe skin lighteners in the market formulated for this purpose.. you can fin great tips here -
      http://www.skin-whitening-product.com


natural remedy for skin

Arm Pimples Treatment

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How to treat scars on my arms ?
    Three months ago I used cream shaving to get rid of the hair on my arms but I seem to have an allergy to shaving creams so my arms get full of pimples .. (I already have acne on my back and chest). I started using Curacné treatment a month ago (1). My acne is almost gone but the scars are so showing. Do you any solutions , suggestions , home remedies or advices that could help me get rid of the scars on my arms ? Thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:

  2. QUESTION:
    What are some effective home remedies for pimples?
    I have averagely bad pimples that i am absolutely sick of! Does anyone know some home remedies for getting rid of pimples and preventing them?

    thanks heaps

    • ANSWER:
      This is more of a way of life to reducing the number of pimples greatly rather than a fix it solution. I have used virtually every product and this is the one that works best for me with no side effects. I think you will find it effective.

      - Drink 500 ml to 1 L of water in the morning. This is to flush the toxins out while the body was repairing itself.

      -Avoid diary products, they are known to increase inflammation to a slight degree.

      -Avoid oily food (french fries) and skip junk food completely. (This is by far the most important step)

      -Avoid excessively sugary and salty foods.
      -Apply a face wash and a moisturizer morning and night ( I found Nivea products to be the most effective). Make sure you apply the moisturizer gently. Cleansers/Toners always had a negative effect for me.

      -Stop eating at 8 pm or at least 2 hours before you go to sleep. This is necessary since the kidneys function at reduced capacity at night and the waste products released by the food
      aren't removed as effectively.

      -Sleep before 11 pm since hormones that repair the skin are released between 11 pm and 1 am. (this is the reason why they call it beauty sleep)

      -Drink at least 2L of water a day.

      -Avoid touching your face unless your hands are clean.

      -When you go to sleep, try to sleep in a way where your face (especially the area prone to pimples) has as little contact with the pillow or arms as possible.

      -Eat foodstuff that contains vitamin A. I use vitamin supplements.

      If you feel strongly about solving your skin problem then try this out for at least 2 weeks. I would recommend 4 weeks. The effect is gradual so it might take a while to notice that your skin is clearing.You could take a picture now and make a comparison later on. There are other treatments out that could solve the problem with far less effort but they have side effects and stop working the instance you stop the treatment.

  3. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of arm acne?
    I've had arm acne ever since I was ten years old well it started when I was ten. Whenever I where t-shirts and tank tops I always feel embarrassed to show my arms. I've tried lotions but they don't seem to work. If you have any suggestions please feel free to answer. Thanks a ton.

    • ANSWER:
      Acne is not only present on your face but also arms. Just like any area of your body, your arms have hair follicles. They are connected to sebaceous glands. Usually, when the dead cells and sebum clog the glands, acne will develop.

      If you sweat a lot especially while wearing tight fitting clothes, you are likely to encounter acne on your arms. Tight clothing tend to prevent the sebum and dead skin cells from shedding off from the skin. Consequently, the pores will get clogged and acne will develop.

      For acne prevention, it is better to wear loose clothing. Always change your clothes every day. You don't want the dirt and dust to block your pores.

      Sometimes, you find it tempting to scratch the acne on your arms. By all means, don't do it. You don't want to have arms full with scars.

      If you go to gym for workout, you should shower after workout. This will keep your skin free from sebum and sweat. Shower will also wash away dead skin cells. Make sure that you arm is clean and dry after shower.

      You can apply anti-acne creams or lotions that contain benzyl peroxide or salicylic acid on the skin where acne develops. Massage them into the skin, and then leave it on for 30 seconds. Then rinse it off. Bear in mind that benzyl peroxide can bleach your clothes. Therefore, wear loose clothing to avoid discoloration on your clothes.

      Your arms don't have many oil glands as your face. Therefore, use mild acne treatments to prevent your skin from the inflammation and drying. Always keep your arms clean by washing them with a mild soap. Make sure that you don't scrub your arms as this will make the acne worse.

      Sometimes, your arms develop known as keratosis pilaris. They appears as a bump of keratin protein in the hair openings. You can find them on your upper arms. They are not pimples. You can get rid of them by scrubbing your arms with a loofah.

      Acne on arms may affect your self-esteem. With these simple tips, you can prevent and get rid of acne on your arms. If it still persists, then you should see a dermatologist for an appropriate treatment.

  4. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of popped pimples really fast?
    Ok I know that sounds gross but I had to pop this One pimple because it was getting really big, so I did and now I have tried so much to get rid if it and it just makes it worse! Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      How To Get Rid Of Pimples
      Pimples, or acne, typically begin to appear on people's skin in their preteen or teen years; however, adults can get acne, as well. Since pimples usually appear on the face, it can be quite an embarrassing and distressing problem. Pimples can often show up in other places as well including the arms, back and neck. There are many ways to get rid of pimples, however, and this article will explain some of those ways.

      Pimples can be an extremely embarrassing and distressing condition for anybody
      Toothpaste Can Cure Pimples.
      People should apply toothpaste to the affected areas and let it sit for about one half hour. Although this remedy may sting the skin a bit, toothpaste will cure acne quickly.

      However, they should never use whitening paste as it will irritate the skin and could leave a white spot.

      Keep Skin Clean And Free Of Oil.
      People should always wash their face with a facial cleanser. They should never scrub, though, as scrubbing can cause acne to scar, and it can spread the germs to other areas on the face, causing more pimples to develop. It is best to rinse the face with warm water, and pat it dry gently with a fresh towel.

      Acne Spot Treatments
      There are many acne spot treatments available for people to choose among. When choosing one, people need to make sure it contains benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid. It is best to apply the medication to the affected areas in the evening and let it work overnight.

      Care should be taken when using these treatments as too much of it can irritate the skin.

      Face Masks
      Face masks can be extremely effective in getting rid of pimples. These masks help open the pores of the skin and help to reduce any inflammation. When choosing a suitable face mask, people need to choose one that has sulfur in it, as sulfur is beneficial to the skin. They simply need to apply the face mask to the facial area and leave it on for about 15 minutes before rinsing it off.

  5. QUESTION:
    Whats the best treatment to get rid of Rosacea?
    I have rosalia on my checks and arms. Im going to the doctor soon. But is there any way i can try to clear it up?

    • ANSWER:
      You sound certain that it's rosacea.... I'm assuming by "rosalia" you may be meaning the bumpy skin, or pustules that can form with rosacea?
      Unfortunately there is no "cure" for rosacea. Living with rosacea is about educating yourself, learning & understanding your own personal triggers, and adjusting your lifestyle accordingly.

      Are you certain it might not be keratosis pilaris? http://www.medicinenet.com/keratosis_pilaris/article.htm

      Regardless of what it actually is, there's certainly ways to keep some facial redness and rosacea acne under control and less noticeable. It's up to you how much effort you want to put into caring for your health and your skin.

      You can try increasing your omega 3 fatty acids by taking supplements such as Evening Primrose Oil, fish oils, etc… And by eating walnuts, hazelnuts, or pecan nuts (if you’re not allergic) Omega 3’s aid in proper digestion and healthier skin.
      Ground Fennel seeds and Flax seeds, as well as Flax seed Oil supplements (omega 3’s) also act as anti-inflammatories. (reduce redness)

      Try increasing your intake of vitamin D through supplements (1000 – 4000 IU/day) and B-complex to aid in healthier skin and maintaining a healthier immune system.

      Some people have had success using Turmeric orally or topically. (reduce redness and acne)

      Drink more water and avoid all alcohol & caffeine products (coffee, tea, pop, etc..) Alcohol & caffeine will actually dehydrate your skin. Water re-hydrates from the inside out.

      Earth Science has an herbal tonic facial mist that is an oil-free moisturizer which is sprayed (misted) directly onto your face. If you store it in the fridge, it is very refreshing and helps cool and lower the skin temperature of the face immediately. Because it's a mist, it can easily be applied anytime.

      Neutrogena makes an excellent moisturizer, simply called "Moisture". It's oil-free, fragrance-free, alcohol-free and they have a type that is specifically made for sensitive skin. You can safely use it on both your face and your arms.

      There are products you can buy that are specifically made to help reduce facial redness:
      - There is a face cream called ROSACURE which is an anti-redness cream formulated for rosacea-prone skin types.
      - Guinot has a face cream called RED LOGIC which claims to neutralize the appearance of red blood vessels.
      - LaTherapie Paris has a fortifying skin cream that is supposed to help soften high colour (reduce redness)

      I know there are other brands and products that may be similar. You need to find the one that works best with your skin and your body chemistry.

      If you're interested, here are a few other helpful, (and natural) hints for a better complexion for a lifetime:
      - avoid touching your face throughout the day (dirt, oils, & bacteria from your hands can clog the pores)
      - avoid any products with alcohol (internally or externally) Alcohol can irritate & damage sensitive skin tissue. Alcohol is also generally known as a trigger for most rosacea people.
      - only use gentle, fragrance-free, oil-free, alcohol-free cleansers on your face
      - avoid any scented soaps and creams
      - have a daily facial cleansing routine (2x daily, morning & night. Do not scrub as this will irritate the skin)
      - try a dairy milk face-soak during a flare-up (as long as you're not allergic) The dairy milk helps to balance the natural PH of the skin
      - try using face lotion containing certified green algae or aloe vera gel (use lotions, not creams, as lotion is more gentle on the skin and absorbs more easily)
      - try using pure tea tree oil for pimples & blemishes. Apply with a q-tip to each individual pimple or blemish.
      - avoid extended periods in direct sun (use sunblock with 15 - 30 spf)
      - drink pure green tea, rose hip tea, and fennel tea (great antioxidants)
      - eat foods high in anti-oxidants; such as blueberries, cranberries, purple grapes, broccoli, etc..
      - avoid spicy foods, greasy foods, and foods with a high refined-sugar content.
      - find out what your own personal food "triggers" are and avoid them so you can avoid flare-ups of redness and acne. (many people find food with histamines aggravate the redness)
      - avoid hot things. Hot showers & hot tubs, hot drinks (the heat will dilate blood vessels causing more redness)
      - try to get at least 7 - 8 hours of sleep each night (aids in the healing processes of the body)
      - try to cut down on stress (stress can magnify a multitude of conditions including rosacea)

      Check out the sites below for the most current, up-to-date information regarding rosacea...

  6. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of pimples on my back?
    I bought a nice strapless dress but there are pimples on my back and it ruins the whole look. Please help?

    • ANSWER:
      Okay, I bet EVERYONE HATES acne...whether it's on your face, legs, arms, chest, or back.

      1: Get some rubbing alcohol and have someone rub it all over your back. That should kill all the bacteria in all of your back's pores (because pimples are caused by bacteria creeping into the pores) and leave that on for a few minutes until dry.
      2: Have a family member/ boyfriend/ friend hold ice on affected areas. That will reduce the swelling of each.
      3: For an inexpensive acne solution, pick up some Zapzyt, or any type of spot treatment that has Benzoyl Peroxide in it. (Or use TOOTHPASTE. Not tooth gel, TOOTHPASTE)
      4: Before you go to bed, put that spot treatment/toothpaste on each of the pimples. In the morning, each of the pimples' swelling should've gone down and maybe even gone away.

      If this only makes the swelling go down slightly, put honey on them before the spot treatment. And leave the honey on it for a little while so it can soak in.

      Good luck.

      (Remember: Everyone hates acne, bacne, every type of pimples...You're not the only one with it. I've given you this advice from personal experience.)

  7. QUESTION:
    What causes small pimples in the back of the upper arm?
    Even after everday exfoliation, i still have these annoying pimples. The rest of me is fine!

    • ANSWER:
      Theyre Not Pimples
      It's a Common Skin Condition called "Keratosis Pilaris"
      80% of People Have Them... Including Me.
      There isnt a Specific Treatment... but I think that leaving them alone (Not popping them) and Sun Exposure (Dries them out... and Sun is good for Vitamin C) help

  8. QUESTION:
    how to remove stretch marks and pimple scars from body?
    i have stretch marks around my arm pits and pimple scars on my chest. how do i "remove" them? i never went over 190lbs so i dont understand the stretch marks but i suppose my skin is really dry.

    • ANSWER:
      Acne scars can only be smoothed out effectively and safety by a board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon.

      ---

      Stretch Marks
      The CAUSE(S):
      Growth spurt from pregnancy, weight gain, or weight loss causes changes in body hormones, which leads to tears in the dermal layer of skin. The dermis holds collagen and elastic fibers; both of which are broken down as the skin is constantly stretch.

      The TREATMENT(S):
      If your stretch marks are newly formed and has a reddish or purplish color to them, then retinoid, retinol, glycolic acid, vitamin C, and GHK-Cu and provide “some” improvement depending on formulation and concentration of ingredient. You can obtain the prescription retinoid and glycolic acid peels at the dermatologist’s office. All of these ingredients have research showing they boost collagen production, but whether or not one or a combination of them will work to correct stretch marks really lies in your personal experience.

      PREVENTION IS KEY:
      1)Incorporating daily exercises and a healthy diet that includes plentiful fruits and vegetables as well as fatty fish like salmon or tuna will maintain a healthy weight. If you are a strict vegetarian or vegan, then you can replace the fish with flaxseed oil, borage oil, evening primrose oil, or blackcurrant oil.
      2)Apply a well-formulated rich moisturizer several times a day on your belly before and during pregnancy makes your skin more pliant, which can “reduce” the number of stretch marks forming.
      3)If you are genetically predetermined to grow rapidly in height, for example, then it definitely can be tricky to manage.

      If your stretch marks are old and white, then there is no topical product that will work effectively. The only effective treatment is laser such as CO2 laser or Fraxel. Only a board-certified dermatologist, plastic surgeon, or physician assistant, who specialized in cosmetic dermatology, is qualified to perform such procedures.

  9. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of multiple little dotty pimples on my arm?
    My arms are filled with little pimples. Is this a normal thing? I`ve been putting on lots and lots of lotion, and scrub my arms in the shower every day to get rid of these little pimples but it doens't seem to work. The little dots are everywhere!

    • ANSWER:
      i forgot what its called, but the stuff for body acne will make it less noticeable. its not body acne, though, but the sacrylic acid in the soap will help it.

      here, more info:

      Keratosis pilaris is a harmless skin disorder that causes small, acne-like bumps. Although it isn't serious, keratosis pilaris can be frustrating because it's difficult to treat.

      Keratosis pilaris results from a buildup of protein called keratin in the openings of hair follicles in the skin. This produces small, rough patches, usually on the arms and thighs. Though quite common with young children, keratosis pilaris can occur at any age.

      Many people are bothered by the goose flesh appearance of keratosis pilaris, but it doesn't have long-term health implications and occurs in otherwise healthy people.

      Keratosis pilaris usually resolves without treatment. But if you're concerned about the appearance of your skin, your doctor can help you determine the best course of treatment, which includes self-care measures and medicated creams.

      ------------

      I Know that i've seen an article online about how sacrylic acid makes it less noticeable, but aparently those are eluding me right now, haha.
      i'll post them if i ever find it.

      Frequency:

      * In the US: Significant individual variation exists in the prominence and severity of keratosis pilaris, which affects 42% of the population. Some studies estimate that keratosis pilaris affects 50-80% of all adolescents. The disorder has a familial relationship, which is consistent with autosomal dominant transmission.

      Frequency is increased, reported at 74%, in individuals with ichthyosis vulgaris. Many older reports claim an increased incidence with atopic dermatitis, but more recent studies do not demonstrate this association. Hormonal influence may occur because a high prevalence and intensity of keratosis pilaris is noted during puberty and in women with hyperandrogenism.

      * Internationally: Incidence is similar to that observed in the United States.

      Medical Care:

      * Education and reassurance are the cornerstones of therapy for keratosis pilaris.

      * The noninflamed horny papules usually remit with age and increasing time, but they are resistant to most forms of short-term therapy.

      * Encourage tepid showers instead of hot baths, along with the use of mild soaps and a home humidifier.

      * An emollient cream may help alleviate rough surfaces in mild cases. A topical keratolytic agent such as lactic acid, salicylic acid, or urea preparations may be beneficial in more extensive cases. Several recent reports claim good results with 2-3% salicylic acid in 20% urea cream. Topical tretinoin therapy has also been used with varying degrees of success.

      * Lesions with significant inflammation may improve with the use of medium-potency emollient-based topical steroid preparations. Inflammation is usually reduced markedly by 7 days, at which point the steroid should be discontinued.

      HOPE THIS HELPED!!!

  10. QUESTION:
    What is a good skin care routine and products for combination acne prone skin?
    I have a lot of pimples on my face and its depressing i want to clear it up and i am using clinique 3 system right now its not helping at all, i think it is making it worse. Can someone please give me good advice on what will help clear it, also help small red acne scars. I have combination skin tooo. So its hard to find something that works i have already tried proactiv and all that stuff...

    • ANSWER:
      Hey, I used Proactiv for a little over nine months before I finally got fed up with the dryness and the intense breakouts if I ever missed a wash. It was really rough on my skin, and on the few occasions that it had really cleared up my acne, my skin was so dry that it started flaking on me. It was really frustrating.

      The only redeeming product of Proactiv was the Refining Mask, which played a BIG role in the prevention of my breakouts. It makes your pores look really tiny, which in turn makes your skin look really smooth and pretty. :) And it helps against breakouts.

      I switched to the Murad Acne Complex, and it works AMAZING. I absolutely love it! The Clarifying Cleanser feels all tingly and cool when I wash my face, and the Exfoliating Gel gets absorbed right into my skin. And the lotion... Even if I ever discontinue use of the system, I'm going to continue buying the lotion. It leaves my face smooth and perfectly moisturized, and it keeps working all day. It's truly amazing. I highly recommend this product.

      I've never tried the Skin ID, although I almost bought it instead of Murad (glad I didn't!), but everyone's skin is different, so you're just going to have to keep trying until you find what works for you.

      For me, the VERY hardest part of switching to a new product is the transition period where my face becomes a acne covered mess. Especially with Proactiv, your skin becomes accustomed to your treatment, and when you try to switch it freaks out on you. It's SO frustrating. Just remember, it WILL get better. Give a new product AT LEAST two weeks before you give up. It has to get worse before it can get better.

      Some tips that I've found work really well for me are:
      1) Be sure to pull your hair or bangs back from your face when you sleep. The oil from your hair can cause pimples to develop overnight.
      2) Don't use uber hot water when you wash, it can further irritate your acne. You'll want to use warm water to expand your pores when you're washing, and then end every wash with a splash of coooooold water to shut your pores back down. (I have no proof that this actually works, other than personal experience. It's uncomfortable, especially in the mornings, but you get used to it and my skin gets clearer every time I do it! Plus, smaller pores mean smoother looking skin.) :)
      3) Avoid touching your face (ie, resting your chin on your palms or wiping away sweat when exercising) because of the disgusting amount of bacteria on your palms. If I don't have a towel handy when working out, I use the back of my hand or my arm because I've noticed a HUGE difference since I consciously started avoiding hand-to-face contact.

      That's all I've got for ya. Sorry about the novel. ^^
      Wish you the best!

      PS: Don't give up before the first two weeks! You might be giving up the cure to your acne!

  11. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of pimples on my arms?
    It's embarrassing to talk about, but I do have pimples on my arms and I want them gone. I have used acne treatments I have but they don't work! What can I do to get rid of them?

    • ANSWER:
      Those little rough red or white bumps that annoyingly plaque the backs of arms and sometimes the thighs are called "keratosis pilaris." They're not acne, it's actually a genetic follicular skin condition that's also known as "chicken skin".

      1. Go to a Dermatologist - (may prescribe Retin-A)
      2. Avoid hot showers and abrasive scrubs. Scrubbing the area only exacerbates the problem.
      3. Use unscented lotion after showering
      4. Invest in a humidifier in your bedroom when a furnace is in use in your home. More moisture in the air means less dry skin.
      5. Moisturizer with lactic acid or urea. Used twice daily, this treatment helps dissolve the thickened skin.

      Who does it affect? Kerastosis pilaris affects almost half of all adults and up to 80 percent of adolescents.

      What causes it? Keratosis pilaris develops when the skin produces excess keratin which traps hair follicles causing them to plug up. This can result in a thickening of the skin.

      YOU ARE WELCOME!

  12. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of pimples on back & chest?
    Lately I've been getting a lot of pimples on my back and chest. After I take a shower (every other day) i rub cream on my arms and back. It's some cream from bath&bodyworks. So how do I get rid of the pimples? Should I exfoliate? What do I do? Any home remedies. No lemon juice suggestions .
    Thankss:)

    • ANSWER:
      I used home remedies with my acne. I started taking zinc for my acne and I have no more acne. Here are other tips that might be helpful:
      1) Tea Tree Oil
      2) Lemon juice
      3) Apple cider vinegar
      4) Bamboo extract or Sarna lotion – good for rosacea, psoriasis, eczema
      5) Bio Oil or BB cream for dark spots or scars
      6) Toothpaste is very effective for acne leave on face for about 20 to 30 minutes then wash.

      Applied lemon juice or apple cider vinegar to face or you can drink it through using it in water a few drops a day. Will help with both acne, and scars as well. Another way you can get rid of acne is by taking bamboo extract something I started when I had the problem really does work. Hope this works for you.

      OR: Here are seven best methods to clear up blemishes.

      Tea-Tree Oil
      Tea tree oil is a popular home remedy for acne. An essential oil is diluted and applied topically to acne lesions. How is tea tree oil believed to work? Tea tree oil contains a constituent called terpinen-4-ol that's thought to be responsible for most of tea tree oil's anti-bacterial activity. Because tea tree oil can kill bacteria, applying topical tea tree oil to acne lesions is believed to kill Propionibacterium acnes, the skin-dwelling bacteria involved in acne. To treat mild, and occasional breakouts. This is how it works: Distilled from the leaves of an Australian shrub, tea-tree oil contains antibacterial and anti-microbial compounds called terpenoids that help kill the bacteria that, when trapped behind oil in a plugged pore, lead to acne breakouts. Try Burt’s Bees Herbal Blemish Stick (, burtsbees.com). A roller-ball tube makes for easy application. Studies testing tea-tree oil against the gold-standard acne treatment, benzoyl peroxide, have shown that while the latter works more quickly, tea-tree oil is equally effective over time. And it results in fewer annoying side effects—namely, dryness and redness.

      Sulfur
      If you have sensitive skin.
      How it works: A time-tested, gentle acne fighter, sulfur “acts like a sponge to draw oil out of blocked pores,”. This dries up pimples and keeps sebum production in check, helping to prevent future blemishes. Sulfur has a distinct smell—think rotten eggs. Most preparations that use it contain a masking fragrance. However, to play it safe (and avoid scaring off coworkers), apply these products at night.

      Salicylic Acid
      To treat and soothe red, inflamed blemishes. Salicylic acid can have a calming, anti-inflammatory effect on pimples. “It also breaks down the ‘cement’ between cells in clogged pores to help unplug them,”
      Salicylic acid is less irritating than more potent treatments, so it may be better for those with dry skin. It also tends to work well on stubborn blackheads.

      Retinoid
      Nightly to prevent breakouts.
      How they work: Retinoid, which include over-the-counter retinol and prescription-strength Retin-A, reduce acne by altering the oil chemistry on the skin. “They help stop dense sebum from getting stuck within the pores,” says Gross. Without oil deposits, bacteria can’t grow and cause blemishes. Since retinoid can make skin sensitive to the sun, doctors recommend using them at night (and being diligent about wearing sunscreen during the day). To avoid irritation, apply every other evening to start, gradually working up to nightly use. Bonus benefit: Retinoid have been shown to increase collagen production and plump fine lines, making them a good choice if you’re dealing with acne and wrinkles.

      Blue-Light Therapy
      If you want the latest preventive treatment—and don’t mind plunking down some cash for it.
      How it works: Once or twice a week, you use a handheld device to aim a beam of blue light onto your skin. “It’s wavelength hits and kills acne-causing bacteria,” so any brewing pimples never come to the surface. This method will not address existing blemishes. Doctors typically suggest combining blue-light therapy with other remedies, such as topical treatments. To make things easy, consider a blue-light device that comes in a kit. At-home devices are smart alternatives to multiple costly treatments at a doctor’s office.

      Oral Antibiotics
      If you experience painful bumps below the skin surface and your pimples leave lasting marks. “Oral antibiotics act from the inside to kill the bacteria that cause acne,” says Keri. They also reduce the inflammation associated with pimples, so deep-seated blemishes hurt less and leave fewer scars.

      Doctors usually prescribe them to get a severe condition under control and may then switch to topical treatments. Some antibiotics must be taken on an empty stomach, so read the label carefully.
      http://www.realsimple.com/beauty-fashion/skincare/face/ways-to-treat-acne-00000000038296/page9.html

  13. QUESTION:
    How do you make the skin on your arms smoother?
    My upper arms seem normal, but they feel as though little itte-bitte pimples are covering the surface. How do you clear the skin and make it smoother?

    • ANSWER:
      i think i know what you're talking about. i have the same thing. it's little bumps, and they don't hurt, but they're sometimes dry and almost always annoying.

      Keratosis pilaris (KP, also follicular keratosis) is a very common genetic follicular condition that is manifested by the appearance of rough bumps on the skin, hence referred to as chicken skin. It most often appears on the back and outer sides of the upper arms (though the lower arms can also be affected), and can also occur on the thighs and tops of legs, flanks, buttocks, or any body part except glabrous skin (like the palms or soles of feet). Less commonly, lesions appear on the face, which may be mistaken for acne.

      Classification
      Worldwide, KP affects an estimated 40% of the adult population and approximately 50%-80% of all adolescents. It is more common in women than in men.

      There are several different types of keratosis pilaris, including keratosis pilaris rubra (red, inflamed bumps), alba (rough, bumpy skin with no irritation), rubra faciei (reddish rash on the cheeks), and related disorders.

      Symptoms and signs
      Keratosis pilaris occurs when the human body produces excess keratin, a natural protein in the skin. The excess keratin surrounds and entraps the hair follicles in the pore. This causes the formation of hard plugs (process known as hyperkeratinization). The painless bumps are skin-colored, although they can become red and inflamed at times. Usually many plugs form in an area, causing patches of rough, bumpy skin. This gives the skin a sandpaper or goose flesh appearance. This may be more severe in the winter or times of low humidity, which causes the skin to become dry. It will eventually resolve on its own.

      Many KP bumps contain an ingrown hair that has coiled. This is a result of the keratinized skin's "capping off" the hair follicle, preventing the hair from exiting. The hair, then, grows inside the follicle, often encapsulated. The hair can be removed, much like an ingrown hair, though removal can lead to scarring.

      Keratosis pilaris may be hereditary. It is present in babies and continues into adulthood, but is uncommon in elderly people. It is most obvious during the teenage years. KP is prevalent in those who are overweight, or have atopic dermatitis, ichthyosis, or descend from Celtic backgrounds. Keratosis pilaris occurs in otherwise healthy people.

      Treatment
      There is no cure for Keratosis pilaris, but treatment is available. One option is to use a loofa to remove the dead, dry skin. Another option is to use a dermotologist-prescribed cream or lotion that should be applied daily. The best lotions for this condition would have urea, 15% alphahydroxy acids, or Retin A in them. Over-the-counter lotions work as well and should be applied after showering, as well as several times a day. The lotions are often soothing and can help improve the appearance of the skin. Dermotologists also recommend mild peeling agents, or alpha hydroxy acids, that may open up the plugged follicles. Antibiotics may also help in some cases where the bumps are red and badly inflamed. To temporarily reduce redness but not roughness, pulse dye laser treatment or intense pulsed light (IPL) can be done.

      Although it may clear up with treatment, reccurance of KP is very likely. Therefore, treatment should be continued regularly. It may take several months to years for the condition to completely clear up.

      A dermotologist or physician can usually diagnose a patient for Keratosis pilaris by visually inspecting the patient's skin.

  14. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of pimples on your arms?
    I have pimples on my arms and I want to get rid of them but how?

    • ANSWER:
      I used to breakout in acne due to oily skin and have eczema myself. Genetic, Stress and Bacteria can affect hormones and can theoretically promote acne. Here are some home remedies that can help but do not mix them together. You want to make sure you exfoliate your face every other day. Before putting any application on face for acne rinse with cool water then pad dry.

      1) Tea Tree Oil- An essential oil is diluted and applied topically to acne lesions.
      2) Lemon oil or juice - Applied lemon juice or apple cider vinegar to face or you can drink it through using it in water a few drops a day. You can leave overnight don't expose yourself to sunlight. Will help with both acne, and scars as well.
      3) Mandarin oil
      4) Cedar wood – good for eczema, psoriasis
      5) Lavender
      6) Apple cider vinegar
      7) Bamboo extract or Sarna lotion – good for rosacea, psoriasis, eczema
      8) Bio Oil or BB cream for dark spots or scars
      9) Mederma good for stretch marks and scars
      10) Nadinola fades dark spots for a more even skin tone
      11) Toothpaste is very effective for acne leave on face for about 20 to 30 minutes then wash. Leave on to long will leave a scar.
      12) Zinc really works on acne
      13) 2% Erythromycin
      14) Benzoin Peroxide
      15) Hydrogen Peroxide 3% - It can help to dry out acne by killing bacteria on the skin. Soak a cotton ball in hydrogen peroxide and apply it either to the acne breakouts on your face. You also may opt to apply hydrogen peroxide to your entire face to help prevent future breakouts. Allow the hydrogen peroxide to do its job -- wait until the bubbling stops in approximately a minute or two. Rinse your face with water. Apply an oil-free moisturizer to prevent skin from drying out.
      16) Vitamin B3- also known as niacin. It promotes healthy skin, can be utilized as an acne treatment.
      17) Retinoid- increase collagen production and plump fine lines, making it a good choice if you’re dealing with acne and wrinkles.
      18) Sulfur- dries up pimples and keeps sebum production in check, helping to prevent future blemishes. Sulfur has a distinct smell think rotten eggs.
      19) Coconut oil good for acne and scars.
      21) Turmeric powder is also good for acne.
      22) Neutrogena products
      23) Brown Listerine also sucks the life of your acne wash after about 15 minutes.
      24) Witch Hazel & Rubbing Alcohol both are good for acne
      25) Aloe Vera either from the plant itself or gel apply on the infected area.
      26) Neem oil-good for acne, psoriasis, eczema, skin ulcers (taken either orally in capsule or externally in oil)

      This is something I use every day and I got rid of my cystic acne and my eczema. I really recommend this. Neem oil: It is powerful antiviral and antibacterial properties, beneficial to those who suffer from various skin conditions like acne, psoriasis, eczema, skin ulcers, helps one treat hair related problems like dandruff and itchy scalp. Dental care products like toothpaste, mouth washes and rinses all use the neem oil's antiseptic properties to keep teeth health and gums free of infection. Other benefits also include its use in household items like mosquito repellents, disinfectants and personal hygiene products. If you like you can purchase at http://www.amazon.com/ref=ap_frn_logo or in health food stores. It is the same price as some of the acne medications, either prescribe or over-the-counter.

  15. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of pimples on my body?
    For a while now I have been getting pimples all over my body. Their on my back, my breasts my stomach, and even some on my legs and arms. Where I live (Australia) its summer now, and I want to start wearing singlet tops and bikinis, which I cannot do with pimples all over me, its extremely embarrassing, and I don't want to be wearing hoodies/cardigans and shorts and tshirts over my bikinis. Please could I have some suggestions on how I can get rid of them? Preferably quickly, and I was wondering if the doctors can do anything?

    • ANSWER:
      Here are some tips that might be helpful:
      1) Tea Tree Oil
      2) Lemon juice
      3) Apple cider vinegar
      4) Bamboo extract

      Tea tree oil is a popular home remedy for acne. It is an essential oil that is diluted and applied topically to acne lesions.

      How is tea tree oil believed to work? Tea tree oil contains a constituent called terpinen-4-ol that's thought to be responsible for most of tea tree oil's anti-bacterial activity. Because tea tree oil can kill bacteria, applying topical tea tree oil to acne lesions is believed to kill Propionibacterium acnes, the skin-dwelling bacteria involved in acne.

      Applied lemon juice or apple cider vinegar to face or you can drink it through using it in water a few drops a day. Will help with both acne, and scars as well.Also another way you can get rid of acne is by taking bamboo extract something I started when I had the problem really does work. Hope this works for you.

      OR: Here are seven best methods to clear up blemishes.

      Tea-Tree Oil
      To treat mild, occasional breakouts.
      How it works: Distilled from the leaves of an Australian shrub, tea-tree oil contains antibacterial and anti-microbial compounds called terpenoids that help kill the bacteria that, when trapped behind oil in a plugged pore, lead to acne breakouts. Try Burt’s Bees Herbal Blemish Stick (, burtsbees.com). A roller-ball tube makes for easy application.

      Studies testing tea-tree oil against the gold-standard acne treatment, benzoyl peroxide, have shown that while the latter works more quickly, tea-tree oil is equally effective over time. And it results in fewer annoying side effects—namely, dryness and redness.

      Sulfur
      If you have sensitive skin.
      How it works: A time-tested, gentle acne fighter, sulfur “acts like a sponge to draw oil out of blocked pores,”. This dries up pimples and keeps sebum production in check, helping to prevent future blemishes.

      Sulfur has a distinct smell—think rotten eggs. Most preparations that use it contain a masking fragrance. However, to play it safe (and avoid scaring off coworkers), apply these products at night.

      Salicylic Acid
      To treat and soothe red, inflamed blemishes.
      Salicylic acid can have a calming, anti-inflammatory effect on pimples. “It also breaks down the ‘cement’ between cells in clogged pores to help unplug them,”

      Salicylic acid is less irritating than more potent treatments, so it may be better for those with dry skin. It also tends to work well on stubborn blackheads.

      Benzoyl Peroxide
      To spot-treat a blemish fast.
      How it works: This top acne treatment is an antibacterial agent, killing the bacteria that cause pimples to form, says Gross. Because benzoyl peroxide is so powerful, it helps blemishes go down quickly; just make sure to use a non-comedogenic moisturizer first to minimize dryness. Initially, it can cause dryness and redness. Also, “it bleaches towels and clothes,”.

      Retinoids
      Nightly to prevent breakouts.
      How they work: Retinoids, which include over-the-counter retinol and prescription-strength Retin-A, reduce acne by altering the oil chemistry on the skin. “They help stop dense sebum from getting stuck within the pores,” says Gross. Without oil deposits, bacteria can’t grow and cause blemishes. Since retinoids can make skin sensitive to the sun, doctors recommend using them at night (and being diligent about wearing sunscreen during the day). To avoid irritation, apply every other evening to start, gradually working up to nightly use. Bonus benefit: Retinoids have been shown to increase collagen production and plump fine lines, making them a good choice if you’re dealing with acne and wrinkles.

      Blue-Light Therapy
      If you want the latest preventive treatment—and don’t mind plunking down some cash for it.
      How it works: Once or twice a week, you use a handheld device to aim a beam of blue light onto your skin. “Its wavelength hits and kills acne-causing bacteria,” so any brewing pimples never come to the surface.

      This method will not address existing blemishes. Doctors typically suggest combining blue-light therapy with other remedies, such as topical treatments. To make things easy, consider a blue-light device that comes in a kit. At-home devices are smart alternatives to multiple costly treatments at a doctor’s office.

      Oral Antibiotics
      If you experience painful bumps below the skin surface and your pimples leave lasting marks. “Oral antibiotics act from the inside to kill the bacteria that cause acne,” says Keri. They also reduce the inflammation associated with pimples, so deep-seated blemishes hurt less and leave fewer scars.

      Doctors usually prescribe them to get a severe condition under control and may then switch to topical treatments. Some antibiotics must be taken on an empty stomach, so read the label carefully.
      http://www.realsimple.com/beauty-fashion/skincare/face/ways-to-treat-acne-00000000038296/page9.html

  16. QUESTION:
    What do I do about these strange bumps on my arm?
    Okay, so as you can imagine, I have acne on my face. No big deal, I treat it daily, but that's not the problem.

    I have all these weird, acne-like bumps on my arm, and I can't get rid of them. They've been there forever. They are NOT mosquito bumps. Help!

    • ANSWER:
      Keratosis Pilaris is a common skin condition that is mostly found on the upper arms, buttocks and thighs. Dry skin cells that normally flake off the skin, get caught in the hair follicles and clogs them up. This forms little pimples that have a dry rough texture. They are not painful or itchy but aren't very attractive and are known chicken skin.

      Keratosis Pilaris Treatment

      Keratosis Pilaris occurs mostly in teenagers on the upper arms. However, babies and adults can experience this condition on their faces, upper arms, legs and buttocks. It's a genetic follicular disorder that looks almost like "goose bumps" and are rather rough to touch.

      Primarily, it appears on the back and outer sides of the upper arms, but can also occur on thighs and buttocks or any body part except glabrous skin (like the palms or soles of feet).

      Worldwide, keratosis pilaris affects an estimated 40 to 50% of the adult population and approximately 50 to 80% of all adolescents, varying in degree from minimal to severe. It can last for a number of years but usual begins to disappear at the age of about 30 years old.

      Keratosis pilaris is a result of a process called hyperkeratinization. This is when there is an excess production of keratin (a natural fibrous protein of the skin, hair and nails) that builds up around the hair follicles. The skin becomes flaky and dry and if not removed from the skin it clogs up the hair follicles causing the small pimple like bumps that are visible on the skins surface.

      google 'oil pulling' - I have read that that can have dramatic effect and help the condition - reason is not well understood

  17. QUESTION:
    how do i get rid of bumpss on my upper arm?
    its been there since i could remeber. its not exactly pimples its like little bumps kind of like goose bumps but its all ways there please help :)

    • ANSWER:
      The bumps are most likely keratosis pilaris. Initial treatment should be intensive moisturizing. Try a cream such as Acid mantle, Vaseline or Complex 15 after bathing, and re-apply the cream again several times daily.

      If this does not help, change to a medicated cream containing urea (Carmol, Vanomide, U-Kera, Ultra Mide, Nutraplus) or alpha-hydroxy acids (Aqua Glycolic, Lacticare) applied twice daily - it may be too irritating to use more often. More aggressive home treatment can be done if ones skin can tolerate it. The plugged pores can be removed by taking long, hot soaking tub baths and then rubbing the areas with a coarse washcloth, stiff brush, or 'Buf-Puf'.

      Prescription medicines that may help include antibiotics (Erythromycin, Bactrim) if the spots are very red and Tazorac Cream. Tazorac, a relative of vitamin A, may cause irritation in some people.

      http://www.aocd.org/skin/dermatologic_diseases/keratosis_pilaris.html
      http://www.medicinenet.com/keratosis_pilaris/article.htm

  18. QUESTION:
    Easy and effective home remedies for getting rid of acne scars and spots?
    Like on the face and arms :/

    yuck I know, lol.
    I've tried a few things, but doesnt make a big difference.

    • ANSWER:
      Acne scarring is perhaps worse than the acne itself.

      My acne scars weren't horrible. They probably weren't even that noticeable after I put on my foundation. However, I certainly noticed them and that was all it took to bother ME.

      If you've got acne scars, you may feel a bit helpless. But you don't have to because there are alternatives to getting rid of acne scars. And you CAN do something about it.

      So what do you do about it? Well, there is totally a solution ... actually there are many.

      These are NATURAL treatments.

      Now, just because you hear the word "natural", I don't want you to shake your head and think you need to just buy some over the counter miracle cream. These remedies WORK! And you'll find that by consistently using them, your acne scars WILL fade just like mine did.

      So without further ado, here are my favorite natural acne scar solutions:

      Vitamin E
      Don't underestimate the power of this healing lotion. You can get it at any drugstore in topical form. I have a HUGE bottle of it under my sink :) . Vitamin E naturally heals scars by moisterizing the damaged skin. Use it everyday to fade away acne scars.

      Cocoa Butter
      This one should be used carefully. If your acne is not already under control, cocoa butter does pose the threat of additional breakouts. However, if you're using the 3 Day Cure technique and your skin is finally clear, this is a powerful healing tool. Cocoa Butter will soften skin, lighten the scars and make them fade into nothing. I love this one. By the way, Cocoa Butter also works great on fading stretch marks.

      Honey
      Okay, this is totally gonna change your life! Honey works overtime on acne & acne scars. Yes, Honey! When I first learned about this natural remedy, I was pretty bewildered. The sound of it alone is confusing. Honey is a sticky, sugary substance. How can it possibly clear up skin?

      Honey kills bacteria while simultaneously lessens the red look of irritated skin. The acidity in the honey evens out your skin tone, shrinks current pimples and will give your skin a softer feel. Listen, I know you may be skeptical of this solution. I was at first, then I tried it. This natural acne scar remedy works great.

      Lemon
      Lemon will help clear up acne as well as fade acne scars. Plus your face will smell like a freshly shined harwood floor, so that's a plus ;)

      The acidity in the juice will lighten the redness of the scars and balance your skin's pH levels to prevent future breakouts. Give it a shot.

      You can find a lot of other natural acne treatments and acne scar treatments through the source link below.

      Cheers!

  19. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of my body acne (pimples, blackheads, etc.)???
    It's not terrible, but more annoying to me than people notice. It'all EVERYWHERE!! Back, legs, chest, arms, neck and face.
    I have tried antibiotics, creams, cleansing pads, etc.....nothing works!

    • ANSWER:
      For such a widespread case, I would suggest finding a dermatologist. Regardless of what people have told you, acne is cause by two things; the first and most common being bacteria (the other being hormone levels), usually from the staphylococcus origin. No matter how much you cleanse your body with antibacterial soaps or astringents, the source of the infection (the cause of the acne), lies underneath the outtermost layers of your skin.

      A tetracycline pill such as Doxycycline will probably be prescribed to inhibit the growth of the acne causing bacteria. After about 3-6 months of use, your skin should be completely clear. If not, then your dermatologist may suggest hormone treatment.

  20. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know an effective and fast home remedy for pimple scars on both of my arms?
    I have A LOT of scars on both of my arms only because I can't help but pop the zits & since I have really sensitive skin I get scars easily. I need a home remedy thats fast and effective or even an over the counter medication but does anyone know what i should use?

    • ANSWER:
      If you really have a lot, an over-the-counter product will be price prohibitive and there is only a slim chance it will work...especially if your scars are not fairly new. There are no effective home remedies for scarring.

      Your best option would be to make an appointment with a dermatologist to find out what would be the most effective treatment. Please keep in mind that scars can't be totally removed; they can only be minimized so that they are not as noticeable.

  21. QUESTION:
    How do i get rid of the bumps behind my arms?
    They arent pimples but my doctor gave me cream to use like 2 years ago and it wont work? What do you recomend? They are like goosebumps

    • ANSWER:
      you have a condition called keratosis pilaris (google it.) this condition is usually worse in the winter months. it is chronic (that means lasts forever.) there are several treatments. over the counter there is LacHydrin lotion. use daily & this should decrease the bumps. i have KP on the back of my legs & i use a prescription called SALEX. it is a 6% salicylic acid cream that i use every morning. it works great! some dermatologists prescribe retin-A.

  22. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of pimples after getting waxed?
    Recently I got waxed, and it wasn't the first time I've gotten waxed. There are always red marks, which go away after a few hours. Today they aren't marks, but are red pimples and there are a lot on my arms and legs. I thought putting lotion would help, but it didn't. What do I do to make them go away???

    • ANSWER:
      Here are a few tips I found. Hopefully you'll find them useful

      Exfoliate the area that was waxed. You can use sugar, salt, or a loofah to remove dead skin cells, which can clog pores.

      Keep air flowing through the area you waxed as much as possible to keep it dry. For example, if you got your arms waxed, don't cover them up too much with clothing after the hair has come off. Wear light cotton undergarments to keep your body cool and dry.

      Keep out of a hot shower or bath for at least 24 hours after getting waxed. The hot water can irritate your skin where the pores were opened by the waxing treatment. If you do need a shower, take a lukewarm or cool one to keep the skin happy.

      Apply a warm compress to the area once you see the pimples start to form. This will keep the pores open and allow any bacteria to be washed out of the skin. Leave the compress on for 10 to 20 minutes.

      Rub essential oils on the waxed area to hydrate and soothe your skin. A good combination is 10 drops of lavender oil mixed with a half cup of baby oil. Massage this mixture into the waxed area for a few days after the waxing

  23. QUESTION:
    I went swimming in a lake earlier and when I got home I was super itchy?
    A little bit latter I started to notice I have little red spots all over my chest, neck, and arm. The kinda look like pimples but no white heads. And there is a lot of them.

    • ANSWER:
      Are you sure the river was clean? To me it seems that you have swimmers itch. It is caused by parasites called 'schistosomes'. They enter your body and when they die, you get a rash with red spots. You can use a mild corticosteriod cream or an antihistaminic cream. Alternatively, you can wash the body with vinegar or bathe with baking soda. Don't worry, it goes away within a week with or without treatment. Don't scratch it, it will just make it worse and stay away from the river's water. Keep in mind, I am not a doctor so it would be best to contact one.

  24. QUESTION:
    What's the best and quickest way to remove acne?
    My brother's prom is in 2 days and I have some little acne and zits on my face and I want my face to look good for prom so I need to get rid of them. So if you know any way (remedies,treatments...) I can make at home to get rid of them quickly please tell me

    • ANSWER:
      How to Cure Acne - Tips to Cure Acne Naturally

      Acne skin condition usually occurs to those who are in their adolescence. It is characterized by the presence of pimples (or zits), blackheads and whiteheads. The affected areas of acne's sufferer are mainly the face, neck, chest, back, and/or upper arms. Acne seldom affects other areas of the body.

      There are a few tips to cure acne naturally. Acne can occur due to a number of factors such as heredity or hormonal changes related to pregnancy. By treating acne with natural remedies a person with acne skin condition can avoid the side effects that might occur as a result of consuming birth control pills.
      The following are some tips to cure acne naturally, which have no side effects and are mostly safe:
      Consume plenty of water daily - your skin as well as your body will benefit from this. In addition, drink plenty of water before bed time as your body becomes dehydrated during sleep.

      Drinking fruit juices is always good to help you cure acne. Green tea which contains antioxidants is also recommended to fight the bacteria that cause acne.

      Consume green leafy vegetables regularly to cure acne.

      Vitamin E is great to protect your skin from acne.

      Although it may be difficult but keep your mind from stress as best as you can to help you get rid of acne.

      Apply rose water, honey and tomato pulp onto your face and leave it for 20-25 minutes before rinsing your face.

      Exercise regularly (yoga is recommended) to maintain a healthy lifestyle and a good skin.
      Reduce the usage of make up. If you do wear make up regularly then try using natural products.
      Keep your hair from touching your face as best as you can and avoid from touching or pricking your pimples.

      Change your pillow cover often so your face skin is not affected by dust or other bacteria from the pillow cover.

      Those are some of the tips to cure acne naturally. Natural remedies can be effective and helpful in curing acne. It is generally less costly and simpler than going for commercial remedies. Try these tips to cure acne naturally.

      And look this video for more information

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7DeIPpyuos

  25. QUESTION:
    How long does it take for accutane to start showing results?
    I am taking accutane and i am on my 18th day and i was wondering how long it will take to start seeing results because i havent seen any yet. Also i was wondering if accutane will help get rid of the red marks on my face left from previous pimples that i popped. I just really want this acne to go away :(

    • ANSWER:
      Accutane is a really serious drug and I hope that you have tried several other remedies and seen a good reputable, board certified dermatologist who has warned you of the many risks associated with accutane.

      I took two rounds of accutane... I had SEVERE polycystic acne all over my body. Even in strange places... scalp, knees, lower arms etc... not just the typical face, chest or back... Mine actually bothered me so much that I could not find a comfortable sleep position and they would pop at night from me scratching and such. I hope that you are not suffering like this.

      For me the drug worked after about three months, but I obviously had a severe case. I also took a break and then did a second round of treatment. The accutane did dramatically change my acne permanently. I still have pimples here and there and I still use acne treatments daily, but I do not have major outbreaks and my body is not covered with huge painful pustules.

      Some additional information may help you - from WebMD:

      Only three types of drugs have proven to be effective for the treatment of acne -- benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics. Most people require at least one or two agents, depending on the severity of their acne.

      Isotretinoin shrinks the size of oil glands, the anatomic origin of acne. Without active, plump oil glands, acne actively diminishes. Side effects can include dry skin, elevated cholesterol and triglycerides, and birth defects. Women of childbearing age must practice birth control before, during, and after treatment (often a year) with isotretinoin. The use of isotretinoin requires rigorous testing (cholesterol, pregnancy) and follow-up for the prescribed period (five months).

      Acne will improve over time for most people. For some people, though, acne is more difficult to treat. Isotretinoin (Accutane, Amnesteem, Claravis, or Sotret) is a strong medicine that can reduce the emotional and physical scarring of severe acne. But this medicine can cause severe side effects.

      Isotretinoin is a powerful and effective medicine used to treat severe acne that cannot be cleared up with other medicines, including antibiotics. It is a man-made retinoid (derived from vitamin A). Isotretinoin usually needs to be taken for 3 to 6 months.

      Isotretinoin works by unclogging skin pores and shrinking oil glands.

      What are the risks of taking isotretinoin?
      Isotretinoin can cause side effects.

      The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns that using isotretinoin may be linked with depression, psychosis, and, in rare cases, suicidal thoughts or suicide attempts. The link between isotretinoin and depression is not clear, and it is being watched very closely.

      Less serious side effects affect almost everyone who takes isotretinoin. These include dry skin, dry mouth, chapped lips, nosebleeds, dry eyes and difficulty wearing contact lenses, and increased skin sensitivity to sunlight. These side effects usually are not bothersome and can be treated with moisturizers, artificial tears, and other products. If you have dry eyes while taking isotretinoin, you may have to wear glasses instead of contact lenses.

      Isotretinoin can cause higher-than-normal levels of certain fats (triglycerides) in your blood. All people need to have their blood checked for triglyceride levels before starting this medicine and every 4 to 6 weeks while taking it.

      Headaches and muscle or joint pain are less common side effects that you can usually treat with Tylenol or anti-inflammatory medicines. Muscle and joint pain are more common in people who exercise regularly.

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      The link between irritable bowel syndrome and some other complications is not in this particular article... if you are concerned. Talk with your doctor and pharmacist to get more information to make the best decision for you.
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      To prevent acne and reduce its damage to your skin, follow these tips.

      Choose a cleanser specially formulated for acne. These products often contain salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide, which help to clear acne sores.

      Clean your face gently, as trauma to the acne breakouts may worsen the acne or cause scarring. When washing your face, use your hands, as any terrycloth or other scrubbing material may cause acne sores to rupture.

      If you need to use a moisturizer, use only light, non-comedogenic moisturizers, which do not aggravate acne. This type of product may be your best option.

  26. QUESTION:
    What is a real effective product to reduce or remove stretch marks?
    certain body parts or the whole body such as on the sides of the butt or the hips, inner thighs, on the arms besides the pits, & the tummy.. there not horrifying but i'd like to be able to expose my body in a confident matter, im not *heffer (fat), just due to losing a lot of weight & giving birth i got these marks. any advice? thank you lots..

    • ANSWER:
      NOTE…I HAVE WRITTEN THIS LONG ANSWER TO RESPOND TO QUESTIONS RELATING TO BECAUSE THEY COME UP SO OFTEN:

      OILY SKIN
      ACNE
      FACIAL LIGHTENING
      DEALING WITH ACNE SCARRING
      DEALING WITH STRETCH MARKS
      IMPROVING SKIN TONE
      PIMPLES
      BLACKHEADS
      EMERGENCY SPOT TREATMENT
      INGROWING HAIRS
      BODY ACNE

      …THE INFO’S BASED ON MY OWN EXPERIENCE. I’M 36 NOW SO I’VE HAD TO DEAL WITH THESE ISSUES FOR QUITE A WHILE AND THOUGH MUCH OF THIS ANSWER MAY BE IRRELEVANT, I HOPE THERE'LL BE SOMETHING THAT CAN HELP YOU!

      GOOD LUCK!!!

      RECOMMENDED SKIN CARE…I use clean and clear cream wash (good for sensitive skin or those that dry to easy) or Neutrogena clear skin make up remover wash. Both contain salicylic acid which prevents breakouts and gradually evens the skin tone out too. This is the most important thing you can do. I’ve tried various ‘oil free’/’salicylic acid’ moisturisers but the best I’ve found is the clean and clear on…I found the Neutrogena one actually seemed to aggravate my skin.

      EMERGENCY SPOT TREATMENT!...The toothpaste things works! Put on a blob at night and put a bit of tissue over it so it doesn't make a mess. It cools the area down and reduces the inflammation. I also recommend the clean and clear advantage spot treatment gel.

      HORMONAL SPOTS…Any female with spots I'd recommend trying dianette or yasmine contraceptive pills because if it's hormonal that can sort everything out within weeks…though it can take a couple of months to get used to the pill.

      FACIAL ACNE: AVOID…Don't use harsh scrubs and peroxide products daily like some people do; that can dry your skin and make produce MORE oil...just exacerbating the problem. Many face packs I’ve tried and those blackhead removal strips too seem to have caused problems.

      I’ve also had problems with those ‘facial wipes’ made by clean and clear and Neutrogena because they’re too drying and when the top layer’s too dry, the oil gets stuck underneath and causes more problems!

      Some say chocolate doesn’t affect it…it does for me and I don’t know how or why that should be but certain foods do seem to affect break out. Coffee is one of those things that seems to aggravate my skin too. So look out for anything you eat that might be making it worse.

      HAIR PRODUCTS…Be careful what products you use in your hair if it's long - certain conditioners have causes me to break out at times. Also be careful of hair gels, hair sprays and serums.

      INGROWING HAIRS…For men or women…if you have oily skin, these are more likely. For men…use a facial scrub and avoid moisturisers that don’t have salicylic acid in them if you use a moisturiser. Some hair conditioners are much better lubricants than shaving cream too – so you might want to try that, and then was afterwards with a clean and clear was etc. Also I recommend the microdermabrasion kit mentioned later.

      For women…waxing seems to cause the main problem – we pay most attention to our faces. Waxing seems to be the main culprit as opposed to shaving or hair removal creams…to avoid in-growing hairs, make sure to exfoliate. I recommend using those exfoliating gloves – that way, you can use any kind of shower gel.

      NUTRITION…I recommend taking a 100% multi vitamin/mineral complex – those little spots you get around your mouth can be due to a vitamin b deficiency for example. Also I recommend Omega 369 oils every day because they improve blood flow.

      OLD WIVES TALE??...It's an 'old wives tale' type remedy - but a spoonful of cider vinegar and honey in hot water 3 times a day is meant to help EVERYTHING. It tastes nice too...kinda like honey and lemon X

      HYDRATION….Keep your hydration right by drinking plenty of water, avoiding caffeine and alcohol and too much salt!

      DEALING WITH SCARRING…there’s an excellent micro-dermabrasion scrub called ‘re-finish’ by L'oreal. You only use it a couple of times a week (and use at night because it makes your face red!). It really works not just with the colouring but also the texture - smoothes it back out. It comes with it's own moisturiser which I don't use but I use the scrub at night a couple of times a week and put bio oil on which it supposed to help clear scarring and even skin tone.

      If you get your skin relatively under control, try using '21 days Fade Cream' (which I get from eBay) because it quickly clears up any scarring. It’s a skin lightening cream and is very effective as long as your skin type agrees with it. Bio oil is a good alternative!

      Also, to detract from the colour variations in your skin tone, I recommend using Benefit’s Posie Tint or Benetint lipstain – this can be put on your cheeks and lips (which also makes your teeth look whiter as an added bonus). Lipstain is better than lipstick because it doesn’t smudge and it stays on; you can put lip balm or lip gloss on over it. Also, if you use it (SPARINGLY) on your cheeks, it is just like putting water on there; it doesn’t aggravate the skin or cause breakouts.

  27. QUESTION:
    I have little bumps under my breast and under my arms what are they?
    I have small pimple like bumps under my breast and on my arm pits? Every thing I have tried doesnt seam to help. Does any one know what they are and how I can get rid of them?
    They look just like a pimple without the redness. Sometimes I can even pop them like a pimple and that one will go away.

    • ANSWER:
      it's probably just clogged pores since those are hot sweaty spots. try salicylic acid treatments or maybe bath powder to keep dry.

  28. QUESTION:
    What are some skin clearing products that can get rid of scars?
    Not for my face but for my arms because I had lots of pimples in my arms and I kept popping them and my arms look terrible so I was wondering if there's any product that can get rid of scars. I would really like to wear regular shirts without feeling insecure about my arms and its not just a small amount that I want to get rid of scars, it's my whole two forearms. Thank you so much and I will really appreciate any helpful answers. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Here are some tips that might be helpful:
      1) Tea Tree Oil
      2) Lemon juice
      3) Apple cider vinegar
      4) Bamboo extract

      Tea tree oil is a popular home remedy for acne. It is an essential oil that is diluted and applied topically to acne lesions.

      How is tea tree oil believed to work? Tea tree oil contains a constituent called terpinen-4-ol that's thought to be responsible for most of tea tree oil's anti-bacterial activity. Because tea tree oil can kill bacteria, applying topical tea tree oil to acne lesions is believed to kill Propionibacterium acnes, the skin-dwelling bacteria involved in acne.

      Applied lemon juice or apple cider vinegar to face or you can drink it through using it in water a few drops a day. Will help with both acne, and scars as well.Also another way you can get rid of acne is by taking bamboo extract something I started when I had the problem really does work. Hope this works for you.

      OR: Here are seven best methods to clear up blemishes.

      Tea-Tree Oil
      To treat mild, occasional breakouts.
      How it works: Distilled from the leaves of an Australian shrub, tea-tree oil contains antibacterial and anti-microbial compounds called terpenoids that help kill the bacteria that, when trapped behind oil in a plugged pore, lead to acne breakouts. Try Burt’s Bees Herbal Blemish Stick (, burtsbees.com). A roller-ball tube makes for easy application.

      Studies testing tea-tree oil against the gold-standard acne treatment, benzoyl peroxide, have shown that while the latter works more quickly, tea-tree oil is equally effective over time. And it results in fewer annoying side effects—namely, dryness and redness.

      Sulfur
      If you have sensitive skin.
      How it works: A time-tested, gentle acne fighter, sulfur “acts like a sponge to draw oil out of blocked pores,”. This dries up pimples and keeps sebum production in check, helping to prevent future blemishes.

      Sulfur has a distinct smell—think rotten eggs. Most preparations that use it contain a masking fragrance. However, to play it safe (and avoid scaring off coworkers), apply these products at night.

      Salicylic Acid
      To treat and soothe red, inflamed blemishes.
      Salicylic acid can have a calming, anti-inflammatory effect on pimples. “It also breaks down the ‘cement’ between cells in clogged pores to help unplug them,”

      Salicylic acid is less irritating than more potent treatments, so it may be better for those with dry skin. It also tends to work well on stubborn blackheads.

      Benzoyl Peroxide
      To spot-treat a blemish fast.
      How it works: This top acne treatment is an antibacterial agent, killing the bacteria that cause pimples to form, says Gross. Because benzoyl peroxide is so powerful, it helps blemishes go down quickly; just make sure to use a non-comedogenic moisturizer first to minimize dryness. Initially, it can cause dryness and redness. Also, “it bleaches towels and clothes,”.

      Retinoids
      Nightly to prevent breakouts.
      How they work: Retinoids, which include over-the-counter retinol and prescription-strength Retin-A, reduce acne by altering the oil chemistry on the skin. “They help stop dense sebum from getting stuck within the pores,” says Gross. Without oil deposits, bacteria can’t grow and cause blemishes. Since retinoids can make skin sensitive to the sun, doctors recommend using them at night (and being diligent about wearing sunscreen during the day). To avoid irritation, apply every other evening to start, gradually working up to nightly use. Bonus benefit: Retinoids have been shown to increase collagen production and plump fine lines, making them a good choice if you’re dealing with acne and wrinkles.

      Blue-Light Therapy
      If you want the latest preventive treatment—and don’t mind plunking down some cash for it.
      How it works: Once or twice a week, you use a handheld device to aim a beam of blue light onto your skin. “Its wavelength hits and kills acne-causing bacteria,” so any brewing pimples never come to the surface.

      This method will not address existing blemishes. Doctors typically suggest combining blue-light therapy with other remedies, such as topical treatments. To make things easy, consider a blue-light device that comes in a kit. At-home devices are smart alternatives to multiple costly treatments at a doctor’s office.

      Oral Antibiotics
      If you experience painful bumps below the skin surface and your pimples leave lasting marks. “Oral antibiotics act from the inside to kill the bacteria that cause acne,” says Keri. They also reduce the inflammation associated with pimples, so deep-seated blemishes hurt less and leave fewer scars.

      Doctors usually prescribe them to get a severe condition under control and may then switch to topical treatments. Some antibiotics must be taken on an empty stomach, so read the label carefully.
      http://www.realsimple.com/beauty-fashion/skincare/face/ways-to-treat-acne-00000000038296/page9.html

  29. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of Arm Acne?
    Help! I have arm acne. It's not as bad as some peoples. But it's still there. I tried exfolating it but it just made my arm sore and red. How do I get rid of it!

    • ANSWER:
      Acne is not only present on your face but also arms. Just like any area of your body, your arms have hair follicles. They are connected to sebaceous glands. Usually, when the dead cells and sebum clog the glands, acne will develop.

      If you sweat a lot especially while wearing tight fitting clothes, you are likely to encounter acne on your arms. Tight clothing tend to prevent the sebum and dead skin cells from shedding off from the skin. Consequently, the pores will get clogged and acne will develop.

      For acne prevention, it is better to wear loose clothing. Always change your clothes every day. You don't want the dirt and dust to block your pores.

      Sometimes, you find it tempting to scratch the acne on your arms. By all means, don't do it. You don't want to have arms full with scars.

      If you go to gym for workout, you should shower after workout. This will keep your skin free from sebum and sweat. Shower will also wash away dead skin cells. Make sure that you arm is clean and dry after shower.

      You can apply anti-acne creams or lotions that contain benzyl peroxide or salicylic acid on the skin where acne develops. Massage them into the skin, and then leave it on for 30 seconds. Then rinse it off. Bear in mind that benzyl peroxide can bleach your clothes. Therefore, wear loose clothing to avoid discoloration on your clothes.

      Your arms don't have many oil glands as your face. Therefore, use mild acne treatments to prevent your skin from the inflammation and drying. Always keep your arms clean by washing them with a mild soap. Make sure that you don't scrub your arms as this will make the acne worse.

      Sometimes, your arms develop known as keratosis pilaris. They appears as a bump of keratin protein in the hair openings. You can find them on your upper arms. They are not pimples. You can get rid of them by scrubbing your arms with a loofah.

      Acne on arms may affect your self-esteem. With these simple tips, you can prevent and get rid of acne on your arms. If it still persists, then you should see a dermatologist for an appropriate treatment.

      Are you dying to discover the truth once and for all if you can remove acne for good? Read about Acnezine review. Find how it can treat your acne naturally from inside out even scarring.

  30. QUESTION:
    Best way to treat a risen or boil in arm pit ?
    I have what appears to be a swelling directly in the near center of my right arm pit .
    I first noticed it about 5 days ago . Today it has gotten sore & i can tell it is there .
    My wife seems to think it is a boil or risen ? At present it is a red swelling, but has not came to a head with plus .
    It will definitely hurt my daily work & activities .
    What can i do to minimize it ? What over the counter (drug store)medical treatment can i do myself ?
    My last step would be to see a general medical doctor .
    Thank You.

    • ANSWER:
      Symptoms
      By Mayo Clinic staff

      CLICK TO ENLARGE
      Photos of staph infections
      Staph skin infections, including MRSA, generally start as small red bumps that resemble pimples, boils or spider bites. These can quickly turn into deep, painful abscesses that require surgical draining. Sometimes the bacteria remain confined to the skin. But they can also penetrate into the body, causing potentially life-threatening infections in bones, joints, surgical wounds, the bloodstream, heart valves and lungs.
      mayoclinic.com rubbing raw garlic that has been cut in half works great for my husband and I and taking garlic pills I have only had one MRSA infection ever

  31. QUESTION:
    I have this skin condition and I don't know what its name is. What are some possible ways to get rid of it?
    My face, arms and legs all have little bumps but they're not pimples. On my face the condition is around my cheek's and it makes my skin look red,bumpy and rough. My doctor prescribed lac-hydrin lotion and i have been using it for about a year now but it hasn't worked as well as some other lotions.
    Can someone please tell me what i have and how to get rid of it?

    • ANSWER:
      Perhaps you have Eczema....

      Eczema is term for a group of medical conditions that cause the skin to become inflamed or irritated.

      The most common type of eczema is known as atopic dermatitis, or atopic eczema. Atopic refers to a group of diseases with an often inherited tendency to develop other allergic conditions, such as asthma and hay fever.

      According to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, the prevalence of atopic eczema is increasing and affects 9 to 30% of the U.S. population. It is particularly common in young children and infants. While many infants who develop the condition outgrow it by their second birthday, some people continue to experience symptoms on and off throughout life. With proper treatment, the disease can be controlled in the majority of sufferers.

      What Are the Symptoms of Eczema?

      No matter which part of the skin is affected, eczema is almost always itchy. Sometimes the itching will start before the rash appears, but when it does the rash most commonly occurs on the face, knees, hands, or feet. It may also affect other areas as well.

      Affected areas usually appear very dry, thickened, or scaly. In fair-skinned people, these areas may initially appear reddish and then turn brown. Among darker-skinned people, eczema can affect pigmentation, making the affected area lighter or darker.

      In infants, the itchy rash can produce an oozing, crusting condition that occurs mainly on the face and scalp, but patches may appear anywhere.

      How Is Eczema Diagnosed?

      Eczema can be diagnosed by a pediatrician, allergist, immunologist, dermatologist or your primary care provider. Since many people with eczema also suffer from allergies, your doctor may perform allergy tests to determine possible irritants or triggers. Children with eczema are especially likely to be tested for allergies.

      What Is the Treatment for Eczema?

      The goal of treatment for eczema is to relieve and prevent itching, which can lead to infection. Since the disease makes skin dry and itchy, lotions and creams are recommended to keep the skin moist. These solutions are usually applied when the skin is damp, such as after bathing, to help the skin retain moisture. Cold compresses may also be used to relieve itching.

      If you think you may have this skin disorder, talk to a dermatologist...

  32. QUESTION:
    How could I take off a pimple in one day!?
    okay....i had a pimple on my face and i squeezed out all of the puss out and the next day it got worst so i squeezed it again.... now it got even worse and my my birthday is tomorrow and i have to host something and i don't want a giant pimple in front of everyone!!
    so please help and please give me tips with home remedies because I can't go out and buy stuff today.

    Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      How To Get Rid Of Pimples
      Pimples, or acne, typically begin to appear on people's skin in their preteen or teen years; however, adults can get acne, as well. Since pimples usually appear on the face, it can be quite an embarrassing and distressing problem. Pimples can often show up in other places as well including the arms, back and neck. There are many ways to get rid of pimples, however, and this article will explain some of those ways.
      Pimples can be an extremely embarrassing and distressing condition for anybody

      Toothpaste Can Cure Pimples.
      People should apply toothpaste to the affected areas and let it sit for about one half hour. Although this remedy may sting the skin a bit, toothpaste will cure acne quickly.
      However, they should never use whitening paste as it will irritate the skin and could leave a white spot.

      Keep Skin Clean And Free Of Oil.
      People should always wash their face with a facial cleanser. They should never scrub, though, as scrubbing can cause acne to scar, and it can spread the germs to other areas on the face, causing more pimples to develop. It is best to rinse the face with warm water, and pat it dry gently with a fresh towel.

      Acne Spot Treatments
      There are many acne spot treatments available for people to choose among. When choosing one, people need to make sure it contains benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid. It is best to apply the medication to the affected areas in the evening and let it work overnight.
      Care should be taken when using these treatments as too much of it can irritate the skin.

      Face Masks
      Face masks can be extremely effective in getting rid of pimples. These masks help open the pores of the skin and help to reduce any inflammation. When choosing a suitable face mask, people need to choose one that has sulfur in it, as sulfur is beneficial to the skin. They simply need to apply the face mask to the facial area and leave it on for about 15 minutes before rinsing it off.

  33. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of arm and face pimples?
    Hi, i have pimples on my face and little ones all over my arms i really want to get rid of all of them. I need to do it cheap or free. I have tried toothpaste and it doesnt work also iv used lots of cleansers.
    please dont say proactive i cant afford it.

    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Whether good or bad, if seeking overnight, one day treatment for pimples and pimple marks at home, one should remember that it is not practically possible. There are a wide variety of tried and tested home remedies that can treat pimples in an effective manner. These home remedies could be used for pimples on the back as well. Some popularly known pimple remedies are:

      • Pimples can disappear without scars by rubbing garlic on pimples several times a day. Make sure that you do not do this very vigorously or you will break the skin and this can cause intense burning when the raw skin comes in contact with fresh garlic juice.

      • Apply lemon or orange peel, pounded to paste with water on pimple affected areas regularly. You can also add this powder to a little gram flour and honey so that it forms a thick paste. Massage this paste into your skin as it will help to cleanse your skin as well as nourish it.

      • Grated cucumber applied over the face for fifteen minutes and then washed with water can help prevent pimples, blackheads and dryness of the face. If you have been popping your pimples, it would be advisable to use this home remedy for pimples to help soothe the inflamed asking. This remedy will also help to fortify your skin and keep it well moisturized. You can also use this pimple remedy at other times as a preventative measure to keep your skin free of pimples.

      • Mix a teaspoon of honey with half teaspoon each of camphor lotion and tomato juice. Apply this mixture on the pimples and wash after fifteen minutes with lukewarm water followed by cold water. This also helps lighten spots or marks left by pimples.

      Pimples Diet
      Pimples : Home Remedies suggested by users
      Diet for Pimples
      Food intake and control is an important step in arresting the growth of pimples. Pimples can be controlled by adhering to simple pimple diet tips such as:
      - Avoid excessive consumption of oily, fried and sugar foods.
      - Control and ensure limited intake of tea, coffee and alcohol - Diet must comprise of fresh vegetables, fruits and nuts.
      - Keep the diet focus on low calories and high fiber foods and have a balanced meal.

      Pimples Other Suggestions
      Regular exercise and a proper skin care regime are beneficial
      A sedentary lifestyle, stress and indigestion are some of the causes that lead to pimples. Simple exercises such as walking, jogging, swimming are stress busters and can also help treat indigestion apart from preventing pimples and other skin ailments.

      Use non oily makeup and follow an appropriate skin cleansing regime. Avoid use of products containing isopropyl isostearate, isopropyl palmitate, isopropyl myristate, socetyl stearate & sodium chloride which may aggravate pimples.

  34. QUESTION:
    is it okay for my newborn to have little bumps on her face?
    My newborn is only 9 days old, and she's been getting little bumps on her face which looks like pimples being ready to pop, but they aren't. What is this? Can it be irritation to everything since she isn't used to the outside world yet? Should i worry? They go away, but eventually they keep coming back, especially WHEN I BREASTFEED.

    • ANSWER:
      It is called Milia. My son has them, as well as my newborn daughter. They are very common, and should go away after a while. My son however has them severely all over his legs, arms, cheeks and even his ears. My daughter on the other hand is 3 weeks old, and she has a few on her face. Look them up if you like, but they are very normal, and their is no special treatment for them. If you child gets a fever in addition to the bumps then it may be something else. Milia looks like tiny little white heads. They can show up anywhere on the body, but are most common on the face.

  35. QUESTION:
    I have these pimple looking bumps on my legs thighs and arms?
    What does it mean? i had them since i could remember but never really did anything about it. They look like little pimples and they are psychological affecting me, i wont show my thighs or don't want anyone to rub my skin cause of it. What is it, and what could i do about it?

    • ANSWER:
      It is probably Keratosis pilaris.. does it look something like this?

      http://apps.uwhealth.org/health/adam/graphics/images/en/1920.jpg

      Keratosis is basically extremely dry skin, usually more apparent in higher-altitude regions.

      The obvious way to get rid of it is go to a dermatologist, get it checked out, and get him/her to prescribe you a cream or whatever to put on it.

      However, A more natural, home-remedy treatment is simply applying lotion (try to go with a fragrance-free lotion with oatmeal) or oil (like oil of olay) to your trouble areas RIGHT after a bath or shower. This approach may take much, much longer, but I guarantee that it will work!

      Also, It is sometimes caused by a lack of vitamen A. Try to eat more foods like this:
      liver
      sweet potatos
      carrots
      mangoes
      spinach
      cantaloupe
      dried apricots
      milk
      egg yolks
      mozzarella cheese

      or you could take vitamin A supplements with the lotion routine.

  36. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of tiny litte pimples on arms?
    i have tiny pimples on my arms. There are alot on my upper arm . Are they sweat boils? how will they go?
    at first i thought they were because of an allergy but i don't think they are

    • ANSWER:
      Vanessa B

      Let me tell you something not many people know,
      When you try to wash the oil off your wash using soap or
      any store brought product what happends is it sucks up alot of the natural oils
      out of your skin, and what happends when that occurs? your
      skin goes into over time trying to reblimish the lost oil
      and doubles the amount, your pores open up more to get more of the oil out and air in so let me help you

      Ah ok well my mother had the same problem as you,
      and let me tell you what she did to make it stop,
      this is a home treatment of course, the only thing
      you may need to buy is a lemon if you dont already have some in the fridge,
      what you want to do is get some lemon and squeez that
      sucker into a tiny bit of honey, and mix that all together, put that
      into the area where you want treated and wait 5-10 mins and than wash off,
      the lemon works great as a toner and as we all know toners are
      great for tighthing the skin and even better for your pores to look
      smaller, the honey helps as an evener, it will even out the uneven
      skin tone and also sooths the skin,This teachique not only destorys the pimples you already
      have but it also helps prevent them from coming up again,Drinking alot of water
      every day also helps alot :) Well I hope this helps <3 good luck
      -- Love Vanessa

  37. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of/cover up freckles?
    I have got like brown dots all over my arms, legs,and some on my face but they're not quite freckles cause they're kinda like in random spots and i was wondering if there was a way to cover them up.

    • ANSWER:
      Do an Answers search - you will find many say scar remover products do not work

      FACE: I had pimple scars, discolorations, many freckles, age/sun spots, uneven and sun damaged skin, even moles and this completely got rid of them all.
      Use a natural oil - olive oils work really well - and massage over and over quite vigorously (that is the key to it working!) Do with a " to and fro" action not a circular one using tips, sides and front of fingers. As skin has to adjust, gradually build to a 15 min daily treatment(can do in one, two or more sessions) for fastest results.

      If apply to whole face it will give you a completely clear, totally blemish free, healthy and glowing skin. You will not need to use any other treatment or product ever again - not even a moisturizer - the oil is a natural, perfect moisturizer.

      ARMS/LEGS: Use a softer type hand held loofah, dip in oil and rub repeatedly directly on the spots - be careful not to overdo. See distinct fading in one week. Keep it up and they will completely vanish.

      If use sunscreen apply on top of the oil. It is equally, if not more, effective. The oil protects skin from harmful sunscreen ingredients. I do this and often I am in intense sun for many hours and with one application of even an spf 15 sunscreen I get complete protection.

      SOURCE(S): 20+ years research - safe, natural treatments to enhance skin, treat and cure skin problems and anti-aging and rejuvenation treatments.

  38. QUESTION:
    Why won't these pimples on my upper arms and shoulders go away?
    It's not Keratosis Pilaris. These are tiny white head pimples. Is there treatment I can use?

    • ANSWER:
      neatrogena body scrub and wash for body acne works really well. it's in this orange container. i think it'll work for youu:)

  39. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of pimples on upper arms?
    they aren't really "pimples" like on the face. they are just red bumps, they do not itch or hurt.

    • ANSWER:
      I used to breakout in acne due to oily skin myself.
      Genetic and Stress can affect hormones and can theoretically promote acne.
      Here are some home remedies that can help but do not mix them together.
      1) Tea Tree Oil- An essential oil is diluted and applied topically to acne lesions.
      2) Lemon oil or juice - Applied lemon juice or apple cider vinegar to face or you can drink it through using it in water a few drops a day. You can leave overnight don't expose yourself to sunlight. Will help with both acne, and scars as well.
      3) Mandarin oil
      4) Cedar wood – good for eczema
      5) Lavender
      6) Apple cider vinegar
      7) Bamboo extract or Sarna lotion – good for rosacea, psoriasis, eczema
      8) Bio Oil or BB cream for dark spots or scars
      9) Toothpaste is very effective for acne leave on face for about 20 to 30 minutes then wash. Leave on to long will leave a scar.
      10) Zinc really works on acne
      11) 2% Erythromycin
      12) Benzoin Peroxide
      13) Neem oil- good for acne, psoriasis, eczema, skin ulcers (taken either orally or externally)
      14) Hydrogen Peroxide 3% - It can help to dry out acne by killing bacteria on the skin.Soak a cotton ball in hydrogen peroxide and apply it either to the acne breakouts on your face. You also may opt to apply hydrogen peroxide to your entire face to help prevent future breakouts. Allow the hydrogen peroxide to do its job -- wait until the bubbling stops in approximately a minute or two. Rinse your face with water. Apply an oil-free moisturizer to prevent skin from drying out.
      15) Vitamin B3- also known as niacin. It promotes healthy skin, can be utilized as an acne treatment.
      16) Retinoid- increase collagen production and plump fine lines, making it a good choice if you’re dealing with acne and wrinkles.
      17) Sulfur- dries up pimples and keeps sebum production in check, helping to prevent future blemishes. Sulfur has a distinct smell think rotten eggs.

      This is something I use every day and I got rid of my cystic acne and my eczema. I really recommend this.Neem oil: It is powerful antiviral and antibacterial properties, beneficial to those who suffer from various skin conditions like acne, psoriasis, eczema, skin ulcers, helps one treat hair related problems like dandruff and itchy scalp. Dental care products like toothpaste, mouth washes and rinses all use the neem oil's antiseptic properties to keep teeth health and gums free of infection. Other benefits also include its use in household items like mosquito repellents, disinfectants and personal hygiene products. If you like you can purchase at Lucy Vitamin or in health food stores. It is the same price as some of the acne medications, either prescribe or over-the-counter.

  40. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of a lot of pimples blackheads and whiteheads very quickly?
    I've had acne for a couple years and even though I've tried many different methods, nothing seems to work. Please nothing that is skin damaging or has weird side effects. I really want to find an answer that will help me get rid of my acne!!!

    • ANSWER:
      HOW TO GET RID OF PIMPLES
      Pimples, or acne, typically begin to appear on people's skin in their preteen or teen years; however, adults can get acne, as well. Since pimples usually appear on the face, it can be quite an embarrassing and distressing problem. Pimples can often show up in other places as well including the arms, back and neck. There are many ways to get rid of pimples, however, and this article will explain some of those ways.
      Pimples can be an extremely embarrassing and distressing condition for anybody.

      Toothpaste Can Cure Pimples.
      People should apply toothpaste to the affected areas and let it sit for about one half hour. Although this remedy may sting the skin a bit, toothpaste will cure acne quickly.
      However, they should never use whitening paste as it will irritate the skin and could leave a white spot.

      Keep Skin Clean And Free Of Oil.
      People should always wash their face with a facial cleanser. They should never scrub, though, as scrubbing can cause acne to scar, and it can spread the germs to other areas on the face, causing more pimples to develop. It is best to rinse the face with warm water, and pat it dry gently with a fresh towel.

      Acne Spot Treatments
      There are many acne spot treatments available for people to choose among. When choosing one, people need to make sure it contains benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid. It is best to apply the medication to the affected areas in the evening and let it work overnight.
      Care should be taken when using these treatments as too much of it can irritate the skin.

      Face Masks
      Face masks can be extremely effective in getting rid of pimples. These masks help open the pores of the skin and help to reduce any inflammation. When choosing a suitable face mask, people need to choose one that has sulfur in it, as sulfur is beneficial to the skin. They simply need to apply the face mask to the facial area and leave it on for about 15 minutes before rinsing it off.

      HOW TO GET RID OF WHITEHEADS
      I put a load of sudocreme nappy rash stuff on it. It usually clears it up overnight! Also I found using that bio-oil everyday works really well, cause other face stuff dries your skin out if you use it every day, but the bio oil works on evening out your oil balance instead.

  41. QUESTION:
    Are there any other powerful acne medications besides Accutane?
    I have horrible acne on my back and arms. Are there any powerful acne medications or treatments that are guaranteed to work. I don't want to take Accutane because of the side effects. Also, are there any good treatments for acne scars.

    • ANSWER:
      Niacinamide face cleansing pads are effective and simple way to keep acne away. Just place a pad on the pimple and watch it fade away. Lavender Oil helps prevent skin drying.
      Niacinamide pads are also known as Vitamin B3 pads or Nicotinamide pads.
      Give them a try and you will be pleasantly surprised.

  42. QUESTION:
    What are the red bumps on the back of my arms?
    I get them every once in a while, and white (looks like skin) comes out of them. They're very small, they don't itch and I do exfoliate.. Any suggestions as to how I can get rid of them? Anyone experience this before? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Acne is not only present on your face but also arms. Just like any area of your body, your arms have hair follicles. They are connected to sebaceous glands. Usually, when the dead cells and sebum clog the glands, acne will develop.

      If you sweat a lot especially while wearing tight fitting clothes, you are likely to encounter acne on your arms. Tight clothing tend to prevent the sebum and dead skin cells from shedding off from the skin. Consequently, the pores will get clogged and acne will develop.

      For acne prevention, it is better to wear loose clothing. Always change your clothes every day. You don't want the dirt and dust to block your pores.

      Sometimes, you find it tempting to scratch the acne on your arms. By all means, don't do it. You don't want to have arms full with scars.

      If you go to gym for workout, you should shower after workout. This will keep your skin free from sebum and sweat. Shower will also wash away dead skin cells. Make sure that you arm is clean and dry after shower.

      You can apply anti-acne creams or lotions that contain benzyl peroxide or salicylic acid on the skin where acne develops. Massage them into the skin, and then leave it on for 30 seconds. Then rinse it off. Bear in mind that benzyl peroxide can bleach your clothes. Therefore, wear loose clothing to avoid discoloration on your clothes.

      Your arms don't have many oil glands as your face. Therefore, use mild acne treatments to prevent your skin from the inflammation and drying. Always keep your arms clean by washing them with a mild soap. Make sure that you don't scrub your arms as this will make the acne worse.

      Sometimes, your arms develop known as keratosis pilaris. They appears as a bump of keratin protein in the hair openings. You can find them on your upper arms. They are not pimples. You can get rid of them by scrubbing your arms with a loofah.

      Acne on arms may affect your self-esteem. With these simple tips, you can prevent and get rid of acne on your arms. If it still persists, then you should see a dermatologist for an appropriate treatment.
      http://acnecureinfo.blogspot.com

  43. QUESTION:
    What is the best treatment for acne?
    I have greasy skin and hair. I have really pale skin and acne is super noticeable. I also have it on my chest and back. What is the best and least expensive acne treatment . I wash my face with normal soap everyday and I put moisturizer on then concealer. Any ideas I don't where any other makeup. What is the most effective any one any advice or knowledge on this?

    • ANSWER:
      How to Cure Acne - Tips to Cure Acne Naturally

      Acne skin condition usually occurs to those who are in their adolescence. It is characterized by the presence of pimples (or zits), blackheads and whiteheads. The affected areas of acne's sufferer are mainly the face, neck, chest, back, and/or upper arms. Acne seldom affects other areas of the body.
      There are a few tips to cure acne naturally. Acne can occur due to a number of factors such as heredity or hormonal changes related to pregnancy. By treating acne with natural remedies a person with acne skin condition can avoid the side effects that might occur as a result of consuming birth control pills.

      The following are some tips to cure acne naturally, which have no side effects and are mostly safe:
      Consume plenty of water daily - your skin as well as your body will benefit from this. In addition, drink plenty of water before bed time as your body becomes dehydrated during sleep.
      Drinking fruit juices is always good to help you cure acne. Green tea which contains antioxidants is also recommended to fight the bacteria that cause acne.
      Consume green leafy vegetables regularly to cure acne.
      Vitamin E is great to protect your skin from acne.
      Although it may be difficult but keep your mind from stress as best as you can to help you get rid of acne.
      Apply rose water, honey and tomato pulp onto your face and leave it for 20-25 minutes before rinsing your face.
      Exercise regularly (yoga is recommended) to maintain a healthy lifestyle and a good skin.
      Reduce the usage of make up. If you do wear make up regularly then try using natural products.
      Keep your hair from touching your face as best as you can and avoid from touching or pricking your pimples.
      Change your pillow cover often so your face skin is not affected by dust or other bacteria from the pillow cover.
      Those are some of the tips to cure acne naturally. Natural remedies can be effective and helpful in curing acne. It is generally less costly and simpler than going for commercial remedies. Try these tips to cure acne naturally.

      And look this video for more information

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7DeIPpyuos

      Good luck!!

  44. QUESTION:
    Can you get a mosquito bite on your forehead?
    Today I went to a Mothers Day cookout. And there were bugs and such in the backyard. And I later on in the night felt like a bump above me eyebrows. I initially thought it was a pimple, but it itches more than it hurts. So my question is can it be a mosquito bite? Is that even possible? Should I just put rubbing alcohol on it?

    • ANSWER:
      Mosquitoes can bite you almost anywhere they can possibly latch on to you and get some tasty blood, although areas with more fat on them (for example, thighs or upper arms) are more common. Apply hydrogen peroxide for more comfort and to decrease swelling. Avoid scratching; it could leave long-lasting marks. If the bite shows any signs of worsening (such as pus secretion or liquid drainage that is foul-smelling or discolored), keep an eye out, and if symptoms continue to worsen or persist, call your doctor, who can inspect the bump and determine the cause and treatment. Most likely, it's just a mosquito bump, and I wouldn't worry about it too much. Just remember to get some bug repellant next time you go to an outing. They have spiral bug bracelets that are made of plastic and treated with some sort of chemical that's safe for the environment, humans, and pets, but bugs can't stand. Also, you can purchase Off! brand products such as the spray cans containing a repellant solution or the wipes, which are also treated with bug repellant solution. You'll be okay. Enjoy the rest of your evening.

  45. QUESTION:
    I have a bad rash that came back in a different form?
    I had a rash a week ago and was perscribed prednisone and it went away. Now i have a different looking rash on my scrotum arms and chest and i feel it kinda in my mouth on my gums. The rash looks somewhat like pimples where as my first rash looked like welts. What is this? And why is it back again? Treatments?

    • ANSWER:
      In your mouth, you could have thrush as a side effect from the prednisone. If your mouth has white patches or looks like a white coating, go back to the doctor. Either way, call the doctor's office and ask about the new/returned rash. Be sure to mention the mouth irritation.

  46. QUESTION:
    What's a good over the counter drug to treat cystic acne?
    Hi friends,

    I am 23 and have been struggling with cystic acne for years. I've went to a dermatologists, however my insurance doesn't cover the treatment. So my question is what are some over the counter products or online I can purchase to help treat it?

    I am african american male, the cystic acne is largely on my neck and chest, back area and on my arms.

    • ANSWER:
      There are many ways to cure acne. You have to experiment to find what is best for you. Everyone is different, so don't give up!

      You can't go wrong with washing your face... Of course, this doesn't always help those severe cases.

      The BEST treatment is prevention! My answer is already pretty long, so here is a good link(:
      http://m.wikihow.com/Avoid-Acne

      I always wash my pillow cases every week or so. It really helps!

      I recommend a good, non-comedogenic facewash, so it won't cause any other breakouts.

      Avoid putting things on your face with a scent, such as hand lotion. It wil most likely cause more breakouts. Again, use non-comedogenic products.

      Wash your face twice a day, with the hottest water you can stand. Hot water will open those pores for a much more thorough clean. Rinse with cold water to close those pores back aswell!

      Now when you are buying face wash.. You will notice there are two main active ingredients to treat acne.
      - Salicylic Acid
      - Benzoyl Peroxide

      Both are very effective treatments. When used together they can be even better. Just make sure to keep your skin moisturized, they will dry your face quickly.

      Salicylic Acid - Works by causing the cells of the epidermis to shed properly. This prevents pores from being clogged. The acid is also known to break down black heads as well as whiteheads. It also allows your skin to absorb more benzoyl peroxide.

      Benzoyl Peroxide - Removes dead skins cells and fights bacteria. When used correctly, it can also reduce redness. Probably the most effective by far.

      Here are some other options if you want to experiment with at-home methods...
      http://m.wikihow.com/Make-Your-Own-Acne-Treatment

      I prefer to use natural products myself. Tea Tree oil has been proven to work as well as Benzoyl Peroxide with less side effects. Although it takes longer to show results. It isn't for everyone!

      Some research suggests vitamins such as A and all of the B Vitamins help with acne. Here's the link for that.. http://goo.gl/rnCk1

      Like I said before, everyone is different, so give everything a try! Here is a wiki article, for extra info!
      http://m.wikihow.com/Get-Rid-of-Acne

      Rubbing Alcohol... Will fight bacteria that cause acne. But alcohol will deffinatly dry that face fast, and potentially cause redness.
      * This can actually make acne worse if you dry out your skin... Use in moderation and moisturize often.

      To even skin tone and also fight acne I use an Alpha Hydroxy Acid lotion at 10% strength, 3 times a week. It also helps with wrinkles(:

      A healthy diet is also very helpful.. But come on, we all know that isn't easy. Especially when you're a kid and your parents call the shots on the food! Here's a link for tips on dieting to improve skin. http://www.m.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/features/diet-and-skin

      Moisturizing is VERY important for a healthy face. It will prevent a lot of dryness. When you get dryness and cracks in the skin, you are just asking for more acne.
      Always remember to use non-comedogenic products.

      * If you don't moisturize, your face will become oily, making you want to touch and wipe your face, spreading bacteria and other crap into those pore! Plus oil is more likely to attract dirt and dust.

      Finally, NEVER touch your face. It's probably the worse thing you can do. Besides popping your pimples... If you pop them, it will make them spread, or even get infected. I don't advise popping them... But if you really must... Do it the right way! Here is a wiki article.. http://m.wikihow.com/Pop-a-Pimple

      Remember not to be discouraged. Everyone gets acne. It's normal. You just have to experiment to find out how YOU can control yours. Good luck :)

      Additional information....
      http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acne#section_5

  47. QUESTION:
    How do I get smooth arms?
    The section of my arms between my shoulders and elbows have been rough for years. They get lots of little pimples, and are always dry. I've changed soaps, detergents, no lotion I know of works long term, I don't wear tight shirts and I don't sweat a lot. Can someone please tell me an inexpensive or natural remedy for my skin?

    • ANSWER:
      You might have keratosis pilaris. Keratosis pilaris is quite common and is usually found on people's arms.
      Here is some info about keratosis pilaris.
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keratosis_pilaris

      Here are some natural home remedies for it.
      http://ezinearticles.com/?Keratosis-Pilaris-Treatment---Easy-Home-Remedies-Tips&id=644857

  48. QUESTION:
    Why won't these pimples on my upper arms and shoulders go away? Is there treatment?
    I don't have acne, my face is completely clear, but I have pimples on my upper arms and shoulders that just won't go away no matter what i do.

    • ANSWER:
      It is probably a condition called keratosis pilaris. It is a result of your body's inability to slough off dead skin cells on certain areas of your skin (upper arms, thighs, butt, etc..) The excess skin cells get clogged around your pores and look like small pimples or goose bumps. There is no cure for this condition, but there are things you can do to lessen the problem or make the bumps less noticeable. Scrub the area in the shower with a loofa and use an anti-bacterial soap (nothing too moisturizing as this can make it worse). You should also get some lotions which contain glycolic acid or urea (this is best). This helps take off some of the extra dead skin cells. If this doesn't help enough, make an appointment with your dermatologist to discuss other options like acidic peels, which can help with the bumps and with some of the scarring associated with them.

  49. QUESTION:
    How do I treat my acne?
    I have some blackheads and small pimples/bumps that won't go away, even at the fact that I do use the Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash every time I get in the shower. And is it bad to wash your face in a shower instead of a sink?

    • ANSWER:
      1. Acne is different from regular spots in that it is a hormonal rather than hygiene related problem, meaning that you can use all the products you like in the world but it'll never completely go away until your hormones have calmed down.

      2. Diet can make a big difference to acne as what you eat greatly affects your hormonal balances. Poor diet can even trigger acne. Foods that have been linked to acne breakouts are high-sugar/carbohydrate foods & dairy products- what you eat one day can affect your skin for up to 4 weeks afterwards. Keeping a diet diary and eating a leaner more veg/fruit based diet will help a lot in actually calming down your acne and even getting rid of it altogether.

      3. Try to avoid using too many harsh products on your skin. While it is good to use a diverse array of products (and i would particularly recommend clay/mud masks as they are one of the few products that physically draw out the oils from your pores instead of just cleaning the surface of the skin), cleaning your skin too vigorously can dry your skin out which can encourage your body to produces even more oils to replace the lost ones. So stick to natural perfume-free skin products and use perfume-free moisturisers (perfumed products aggravate spots).

      4. If you have a fringe or like to wear your hair over your face a lot etc, avoid doing this as it will increase the heat & oils on your skin (making the spots worse). Though you might want to cover up your spots, keeping them cool & aired will help them going away quicker and prevent more from developing.

      5. There are some serious acne treatments out there which guarantee to get rid of acne, but they are available on prescription only and you need to see a doctor to get them. However they do all come with side effects (the most common one being suffering from dry skin for the rest of your life, which is not fun and will prematurely age your skin if not cared for properly).

      My personal experiences;
      I suffered with bad acne for some years when i was growing up and i tried all manner of brand name skin products in an effect to get rid of my spots- i would follow their instructions to the last letter and would wash my face 3 times a day. But no matter how quickly old spots went there was an endless stream of new ones and so for about 3 whole years there was no one single day in my life where i had a spot-free face (and that's not to mention all the spots running down my neck, shoulders & upper arms). I suffered intense bullying for it and it made me very depressed.
      One day though i started to make big changes to my diet, cutting out chocolate & sweets for 2 months completely and eating much more fruit & veg and drinking more water etc. Within about 3 weeks my acne started to go away and after a couple of months it was gone completely. I was over the moon! So as a consequence i am a big believer in the dietary approach to beating acne ^_^v .


arm pimples treatment

Easy Home Remedies

The accumulation of liquid in the abdominal cavity is known as ascites. This is the simple ascites definition. Ascites causes bloating of the abdomen .

There is a feeling of rigidity and tenderness in the right or upper side of the abdomen.There is an abnormal swelling in the patient's abdomen . Abdominal ascites is usually associated with liver cirrhosis. The primary ascites cause is the distortion of the gastric fire.

Causes of Ascites

The two most important factors in the production of ascites due to chronic liver disease are:
1. Low levels of albumin in the blood that cause a change in the pressure necessary to prevent fluid exchange (osmotic pressure). This change in pressure allows fluid to seep out of the blood vessels.
2. An augment in the force within the branches of the gateway vein that run during liver (portal hypertension). Portal hypertension is caused by the scarring that occurs in cirrhosis. Blood that cannot pour through the liver because of the augmented force leaks into the stomach and causes ascites.

Ascites Symptoms
The commonly observable ascites symptoms are:
* Abnormal bloating
* Difficulty in breathing
* Swelling in legs
* Heavy and uneasy feeling

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Some easy home remedies for Ascites are given below:

1. Garlic plays an important role in treatment of ascities. Mix half-teaspoon garlic juice in half glass of water and drink this juice daily for some days.

2. Take one-fourth litre water and add 25 gm gram and boil till it reduce to half. Strain the liquid and drink this for approximately 3 weeks.

3. Extract at least 25 ml bitter gourd juice. Mix it with water and drink thrice a day. It provides the required relief from ascites.

4. Make the juice of the radish plant leaves with water and drink it daily. It is very useful in the cure of ascites.

5. Soak the fenugreek seeds overnight an in morning strain and drink that water

6. Reduce quantity of water and instead of water Milk can be given to the Ascites sufferer. In take of extra water in the case of ascities adds more swelling and weight gain.

7. Include onion in your diet. It helps in draining surplus collected fluid through the means of urine.

8. Carrot juice and buttermilk are advantageous in this disease. They help in restoring energy in the body without adding anything in the accumulated fluid levels.

9. Eat melon daily, it helps in digestion and restores the fluid balance.

10. Don't sleep in day hours. Try to fix your bedtime at night and wake up early in the morning.

11. Includes buttermilk, soup of horse gram, camel milk, old rice, and salads with garlic, dry radish, honey and asafoetida in your diet and avoid taking too much of rice and wheat. Salt is very dangerous for the ascites patients.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What are some easy home remedies for a sunburn on my face?
    Yesterday I went to the beach and I got a bad sunburn on my face. I did use sunscreen in the morning but I forgot to reapply it later. I am using aloe vera multiple times daily. What are some other easy home remedies for pain and to help it heal and go away? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Mainly aloe vera and put alittle lotion on there to moistorize it abit and just those two good luck

  2. QUESTION:
    What is an easy home-remedy for clear skin?
    I don't have the best skin in all the world so does anybody have a good and easy home remedy for clear skin???

    • ANSWER:
      Hello,

      Why don't you try honey and milk? Right now I have a huge pimple and some bumps and scars. The honey mousturizes and the milk cleanses. Try it!

  3. QUESTION:
    What are some home remedies for coughing?
    What are some easy home remedies for coughing at night, and during the day?

    • ANSWER:

      Here are a few simple home remedies that will help to overcome cough. Have honey in a hot drink before bed time.Use a infusion of ginger thrice a day. Suck a whole clove without chewing it to soothe a cough. Apples bring a great relief to a person with dry cough. To relieve fits of coughing due to dryness in the throat, suck a few pepper corns. Check out http://useinfo6.blogspot.com/ for more remedies and information.

  4. QUESTION:
    What are home remedies for growing long healthy nails?
    Need easy home remedies!!! I have stubby nails and I bite my thumb and it's skin a lot!!! I beg, please help.

    • ANSWER:
      Long nails tip 1: Don't use your nails as tools

      Rather than using your nails use other parts of your hand, or a pen, to perform tasks like dialing the phone. Don't pick, poke or scrape with your nails and especially avoid opening soft drink cans with your nails.

      Long nails tip 2: Wear gloves

      Detergents are particularly harsh on your nails and can cause splitting and peeling. Wear gloves when washing dishes or cleaning. You should also wear gloves when gardening to protect your nails from infection and prevent dryness, damage, and loss of natural oils.

      Long nails tip 3: Don't bit your nails or pick at your cuticles

      Aside from the obvious reason of biting shortening your nails these habits can damage the nail bed. Even a minor cut alongside your nail can allow bacteria or fungi to enter the nail bed and cause an infection. Remember your nails grow slowly so an injured nail retains signs of damage for several months.

      Long nails tip 4: Look after your cuticles

      The cuticle is a barrier that keeps bacteria from the nail matrix, where new cells are generated, so it should not be cut or trimmed. On the other hand you do want to keep cuticles from becoming overgrown, which suffocates nail growth. If your cuticle has grown out on to the nail plate, after sufficiently softening your cuticles in warm water, very gently use a cuticle pusher to push your cuticles back. As well as pushing your cuticles back this will help to remove dead skin and debris that may have accumulated. Hold the cuticle pusher at an angle, and use tiny circular movements, so that you are as gentle and careful as possible and do not damage the cuticle. When you have finished doesn't forget to moisturize your hands.

      Long nails tip 5: Look after your nails

      Trim fingernails and clean under the nails regularly. Use manicure scissors or clippers and a nail file to smooth nail edges. Never pull off hangnails - doing so almost always results in ripping living tissue. Clip hangnails off, leaving a slight angle outward.

      Long nails tip 6: Caring for brittle nails

      Trim brittle nails after a bath, or a 15 minute hand soak in bath oil, and then apply a moisturiser. Don't use nail polish remover more than twice a month. Instead, touch up the nail polish. When you do need to use a nail polish remover avoid those that use acetone, which dries out nails. Also consider using a nail strengthener and growth formula.

      Long nails tip 7: The role of diet

      Unless your diet is deficient in protein and vitamins dietary changes that supposedly strengthen nails won't work. Your nails can however offer telltale signs of dietary problems such as: Lack of vitamin A and calcium causing dryness and brittleness. Lack of protein, folic acid and vitamin C causing hang nails White bands across the nails caused by protein deficiency. A lack of sufficient hydrochloric acid causing splitting nails. Insufficient intake of vitamin B12 leading to excessive dryness, very rounded and curved ends and darkening of nails. Insufficient zinc causing development of white spots on the nails. Red skin around your cuticles can be caused by poor metabolism of essential fatty acids.

      If you are concerned that your diet may not be balanced and healthy you should consult a medical or nutritional professional.

      Long nails tip 8: Moisturise your nails

      Nails need moisture just like your hands do. Rub lotion into your nails when moisturising your hands. Be sure to apply moisturiser each time you wash your hands.

      Long nails tip 9: Use coloured nail polish

      Use coloured nail polish while you are growing your nails. If you prefer a softer look, try a sheer shade. Coloured nail polish helps you become more aware of your hands and how to use them in a way that keeps your nail polish undamaged and hence your nails protected. It also makes chips easier to spot so that you can make immediate repairs.

      Long, beautiful natural nails take commitment and special care to grow and maintain. Be patient, the average nail takes 3 to 6 months to grow.

  5. QUESTION:
    what are some home remedies to get rid of acne?
    i am looking for easy home remedies with house-old items to get rid of my acne. thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      Acne is caused due to the wrong food habits and improper skin care. It is also caused due to hormonal changes. Another important cause is the high level of insulin produced by processed carbohydrates. This excess level of insulin creates blockage in pores and extra oil under the skin. Acne is an extreme condition of sebaceous glands. When hair follicles are plugged with Acne Marks or Scars

      dead cells and sebum, acne is formed. There are many ways to eliminate acne scars at home.

  6. QUESTION:
    suggest any easy home remedy to remove facial hair permanently?
    recently a lot of hair grows on my fair and upper lip which is annoying........pl suggest me some easy home remedies to get rid of this permanently

    • ANSWER:
      do face bleach..it will disappear them upto invisible.....

  7. QUESTION:
    can someone give me some home remedies of getting rid of ring worm?
    can someone tell me some cheap easy home remedies for getting rid of ring worm.also some tips and advice thank you

    • ANSWER:
      Apple cider vinegar acts as natural home remedy to cure infections. Soak a washcloth in apple cider vinegar and sponge your dog with it 2 times a day for 7 to 8 days. Make its solution with water and rinse your dog after bathing it. Be sure everything that the dog has come into contact with (beds, blankets, kennel, ect...) Is washed with a water & bleach mix, 1 part bleach to 10 parts water. Pet supply stores also sell the following utems that may help as well;

      Antifungal shampoos

      Clipping the fur around the infected area (using care not to irritate the skin which might cause the infection to spread)

      Topical antifungal medication

      Oral antifungal medications

  8. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of tiny pimples (home remedies)?
    Hey! I need to know what some easy home remedies are for getting rid of small pimples. I have them on my nose, and yeah thats it. I have heard of lemon juice alot, but i need more info :) help plz thx! Its so irratating!
    Pleace :)

    • ANSWER:
      The problem with using lemon juice on your skin is that you have to wait for a few hours before you go outside, as lemon juice makes your skin very sensitive to sunlight and can cause discoloration.

  9. QUESTION:
    Home remedies to remove the smell of dog urine/feces?
    I need some easy home remedies to get the smell out when my dog poops on the carpet and hardwood floor. I always clean the mess up right away when she has an accident and then spray it with air freshener like there's no tomorrow, but there's still that hint of smell left over. It's really embarrassing when visitors come over. So what are the best home remedies to remove this fowl smell?

    • ANSWER:
      the dog is coming back to the scent it knows, use undiluted white vinegar to clean area.
      also with a rolled up newspaper tap dog on nose with a sharp loud no ,if you see it about to repeat the performance , show it the door to go outside

  10. QUESTION:
    What is the best home remedy for dry/brittle hair?
    I have recently died my hair. And since my hair has been dry and breaking. Is there a simple,quick and easy home remedy to put on my hair?

    • ANSWER:
      Hot water dries the hair and removes the hair's natural grease (not the disgusting kind). Try rinsing at lower temperatures. Also hair styling products tend to damage hair, you may want to try different styling products that nourish hair.

  11. QUESTION:
    What are some good home remedies for fast hair growth?
    i had rerally nice side bangs but my hair cutter cut my hair into really really short bangs and i want it to grow like 2 or 3 inches in a month and i want some easy home remedies for it

    • ANSWER:
      rub your head, sounds weird but makes your hair grow. do it for about 3 minutes a day.
      also use deep conditioners
      and dont wash your hair every night. sounds gross but when you wash your hair it strips the natural oils that are good for your hair and your hair needs them so.. you could wear it down after you wash it then the next day you dont, wear it in a ponytail or something. also if you put baby powder in your hair it wont make it look that oily. but if you have dark hair be careful cause it can make your hair look grey

  12. QUESTION:
    What's a home remedy that gets rid of acne the fastest?
    On forehead, chin, chest, back

    And it had to be an easy home remedy that will work fast

    • ANSWER:
      Grid the mint leaves.Application of fresh mint juice over the face every night, cures pimples and prevents dryness of the skin

  13. QUESTION:
    what is the best way to make your hair healthier from a home remedy?
    i want my hair to look healthy! it is healthy doesnt look that way though so whats a quick easy home remedy?

    • ANSWER:
      Healthy hair looks healthy. Damaged hair doesn't look healthy. http://www.hairboutique.com has some natural at-home remedies. I use olive oil in my hair to keep it strong. I've also used honey for shine. I've used some of the natural remedies at hairboutique.

      Real mayonnaise and egg is a conditioning protein treatment. I'd try that, but I'm not sure how to get the mayo smell out of my hair because I know it'll make me sick to constantly smell it. I also use coconut oil and this makes my hair soft and shiny.

  14. QUESTION:
    My skin has become tanned due to the sun.Give me an easy home remedy to get my natural colour back?
    My skin colour has become black due to the sun and i want a easy home remedy to get rid of it permenatly and get my natural skin colour back.

    • ANSWER:
      Stay out of the sun! :)
      By the way.. God gave us many shapes and colors, who are we to argue?

  15. QUESTION:
    Is there a good home remedy for Morning Sickness ?
    I live in New Delhi, India. My wife (aged 30) is pregnant for 2 months. She generally feels weakness all the time. In the morning she vomits after waking up. Is there any easy home remedy or any other cure for this problem ?

    • ANSWER:
      No but she can drink some mint tea each morning.

  16. QUESTION:
    Is there a home remedy I could use for dry eyes?
    A 2.5 oz bottle of eye drops for dry eyes costs anywhere from .99 to .99 and I think it is a rip-off. I just don't have the money to spend on them.
    Does anyone have an easy home remedy I can use for dry or scratchy
    eyes?
    Thanks to everyone for your answers.

    • ANSWER:
      here's what i found:

      http://www.mothernature.com/Library/Bookshelf/Books/48/69.cfm

  17. QUESTION:
    What home remedies are good to get rid of a cold, quick?
    So, I getting sick. And honestly, I just don't have time for it. I've been sneezing & coughing, got itchy watery eyes, I'm achy, dead tired, and a fever. I've taken some over the counter meds, but they don't seem to be touching it. What are some quick easy at home remedies to try? And I mean, something I can do without forcing myself to drive (that wouldn't be good for anyone!). Thanks for the help.

    • ANSWER:
      You can't get rid of a cold fast.
      You can only rest and treat the symptoms.

      Drink to keep hydrated and rest are important.

  18. QUESTION:
    What are some remedies I can use to make my voice sound better?
    I sing, so I always need my voice to sound it's best. I drink room temperature water and lemon and honey tea. What else can I do? Easy home remedies and things like that that will keep my voice sounding well. Any ideas? Thanks in advance(:

    • ANSWER:

  19. QUESTION:
    What are some GREAT (and easy) home remedies for medium acne?
    I have in between acne (worse then like 2 zits but its not severe) i want a great and easy home remedy that will help cure my zitty scin without causing more breakouts

    • ANSWER:

  20. QUESTION:
    do you have any home remedies for hyperhydrosis?
    i have sweaty feet and hands so i found out this is called hyperhydrosis. are there any easy home remedies i could try? thaankkyouu*

    • ANSWER:
      I have the same problem as you! i've heard some tips like using corn flour as talc in your feet or soaking them in extra-cold water with orange zest at nights... but I'm not sure any home recipe will get rid of our problem. Some people says it's more psychological than physiological but I've never figured it out. I'm considering about getting surgery, sometimes it gets extremely annoying and keeps you from doing comfortably activities that otherwise would be normal

  21. QUESTION:
    what are some home remedies to get rid of a cold? please help?
    I'm sick with a normal cold, and i have a stuffy nose, slight broken cough, and mucus in throat... and a few minutes ago i coughed up a greenish yellowish chunk of mucus for the first time in my life!!! and im really worried, will i be ok? whats some good easy home remedies for a cold? anything would be great! thanks so much :)

    • ANSWER:
      Whenever my sister or I have a cold, my mom usually feeds us some warm chicken noodle soup. Cleared the cold up a little.
      Warm water is great too. The vapor really makes your stuffy nose feel a lot more refreshed! By this I mean put your nose over the vapor. Of course drink lots of WARM NOT COLD water.
      Putting a wet towel over your face feels sooooo good...it doesn't cure the cold or anything but it feels GOOD.
      Tip: because of your runny nose you'll OBVIOUSLY need to blow it. Just don't squeeze your nose when you blow. It's gonna make your nose all red and horrible feeling.
      Oh, just a hint: honey in warm water is SO good! It almost makes me want to get colds more often just so I can drink it!
      And I'm pretty sure you'll be alright. Unless your temperature is 102 or something, your cold sounds pretty typical for a cold. You should probably take some medicine too.
      Hope you get better soon!

  22. QUESTION:
    home remedies to get rid of acne scarring?
    what are some easy home remedies, masks, pastes, or a cleanser, anything that can reduce either
    redness
    or scarring

    if u have any specific ingredients, please list how much and how to mix it and stuff, please give me baby steps!
    also let me know when, and how to use it, and how long to leave it on. thank you so much!
    id just like to add that i have redness and some scarring all over my face, chin, cheeks, forehead, and just a little on my neck

    • ANSWER:
      Use toothpaste overnight on each acne (not on ur whole face, it'll burn!) St. Ives scrub and Noxzema work well at cleaning ur pores during the day.

      And for the scars; u can use vitamin E oil, aloe vera plant (the goopy stuff) OR (I use this one sometimes) honey and lemon juice mixed together(tbls. of each?); apply to ur whole face for 15 min. and wash off. Repeat 1-2x a day.

      Good luck

  23. QUESTION:
    What are some good hair treatments to give it life and shine to it again?
    Any easy home remedies or great products u can find at a local store like cvs , walmart etc. . Home remedies that restore ur hair to be better . Thanks (:

    • ANSWER:
      Hey there! You should definitely try a deep conditioner, or a leave in conditioner. I've also heard that washing your hair everyday willl eventually strip your hair of natural oils, so if you can, it's best to wash your hair every other day.

      Something simple that really helped me was not towel drying my hair!
      I stopped wrapping it up in a towel and immediately saw that my hair was less frizzy and it was easier to manage.
      You should also wash your hair in cold water. Cold water will give your hair more shine and will tame frizziness.
      A simple trick is to just brush your hair before bed and in the morning. Brushing your hair will naturally spread out the oils in it, making it healthier and stronger.

      I'm wishing you the best! :)

  24. QUESTION:
    How can you get rid of pimples on your face at home ?
    I've been getting break-outs on my face and really want to get rid of them !
    Does anyone know a quick and easy home remedy to get rid of them ?

    • ANSWER:
      you can go to a doctor or something that can provide you the right product for you...

      heres a little guide to help you out
      1. stop eating junk and greasy stuff
      2. wash your face constantly! (if you have a lotion to remove face oil, use it)
      3. if you have long hair that goes over any part of your face like your fore head, get a clip or something and move it away from your face. (if you arent comfortable wearing the clip outside home, then no problem... just make sure you put it on at home. (im a guy with greasy skin so i sometimes have to do this)
      4. also take a shower everyday

      follow all those and you might see some improvements...

  25. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of and heal scratches fast? (home remedies)?
    I have eczema in the winter and when I went to the dermatologist, he gave me a cream to put on that would stop the itching. It did stop the itching, but now my arms have it instead. I'm out of the cream and it was really expensive, so what are some easy home remedies to help heal scratches or make them invisible? I wanna be able to wear t shirts but one of my arms is pretty bad. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      apply Aloe Vera Gel
      Apply Shea butter
      Apply Oil of Oregano
      Apply Undiluted Essential Oil of Lavender

      take your pick of those

      /jerome

  26. QUESTION:
    My acne leaves brown or red blemishes when it is gone. How do i get rid of them?
    I have always had trouble with my acne. As far as i know scars are changes in the skin itself, pits and such. So im guessing these discolorations are not scars and removable. How do i get rid of these? Easy home remedies are what im looking for. Im also looking for a cure so after so and so weeks/months the blemishes will be gone permanently and i wont need to plaster stuff on my face. Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      It is called hyperpigmentation. Natural remedies will take about 6 months to a year to completely clear them up. I work for some dermatologists and ended up going on prescription (topical meds) and it still took a little while (2-3 months) for the scars to completely clear up. The most important thing is to makesure you don't get anymore blemishes because your skin coloring and type (just like mine) will be prone to this discoloration. That's why it's great to work for dermatologists and get a discount on good products LOL! Let me know if you would like any suggestions!

  27. QUESTION:
    Is there a homemade remedy to make a pimple dissapear?
    I usually have really good skin. Right now I broke out with this HUMUNGOUS pimple on my nose. I want a easy home remedy that will clear it right up in no time. Does anybody have any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      i have tips if u want you can try them.1. Put toothpaste on your acne before going to bed. (Make sure it is paste not gel)put it on night and take it of with warm water in the morning.. It should reduce the swelling of acne noticeably.2. Dab egg whites on your acne and leave on for 20 minutes or overnight. It’s supposed to pull the infection out of the blemish.3. Wash acne infected areas twice a day with warm salt water. This reduces oils in the skin and helps to dry the acne up without further agitation.4. Use ice on acne before going to bed. This works best on pimples that have not yet formed a head. It reduces swelling and helps to prevent scarring.5. Wash and dab acne with cotton balls that have been soaked in vinegar. Let dry; do not wash off immediately.6. Place strawberries leaves over your acne and the alkalinity will help to reduce the swelling.

  28. QUESTION:
    Any easy home remedies to whiten teeth quickly before school starts in a week?
    I have light yellow teeth and I brush my teeth at least 2 times a day. I sometimes drink tea and rarely any coffee. School starts in less than a week or about, and I want my teeth to be a little bit more white. Any home remedies without going to the dentist or having to go to the store to buy something?

    If not, then please list any things I can buy for a CHEAP price that is very effective.

    • ANSWER:
      The baking soda solution in the previous answer is a good one, but you can make it better by mixing the baking soda with a little hydrogen peroxide, which you can buy for very little in any pharmacy,

      Make a paste with the peroxide and the baking soda, and brush with that. Just be realistic. There is a reason why the makers of expensive commercial products can get away with charging so much. They work better than cheap home remedies. Still, if your teeth are only light yellow, baking soda and hydrogen peroxide may be all you need, so it iis worth giving that a try.

      If you want more information about how to do this, check out the Web page below:

      http://hubpages.com/hub/Hydrogen-Peroxide-Teeth-Whitening

      Good luck!!

  29. QUESTION:
    How to make hair really silky?
    My hair is so dried out and not silky or soft. I have always dreamed of having silky, soft hair. Every shampoo and conditioner I use does not work! Are there any simple, EASY home remedies for this without having to go to the store? I'm seriously so desperate. I've even spent money on Nexxus which doesn't work, either. I'm wasting money!

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Try not to brush your hair when its damp or wet, your hair is very fragile when its wet and brushing can cause frizz. Some home remedies you can use to save you money are Mayonnaise and avocado oil ( You can just use Mayonnaise if you don't have Avocado oil ) Spread it over your hair just like you would with conditioner, Make sure you have a lot of time because you need to leave it on for at least 3 hours for it to work. For the best results leave it on overnight and cover it with plastic or tinfoil to keep the heat in and for the mixture to go right through your hair. after you have washed it out use your normal shampoo and conditioner.
      You can also rub lemon juice into your roots to make them look shiny but if you have dark hair don't leave it on out in the sunlight because it will lighten your hair.
      Try to use as little chemicals and heat as possible. if your going to use heat make sure you use a heat protector.
      When you shampoo and condition your hair rinse it out with cold water this helps your hair look more shiny and radiant.

      Hope this helped :-)

  30. QUESTION:
    Is there any quick way to make your eyebrows thicker?
    I was wondering because I recently got a very bad eyebrow plucking that left my eyebrows very, very thin, and I was wondering if there were any easy home remedies or quick fixes to it because school pictures are next week! I've already gotten a refund for the job, bt it won't bring my eyebrows back Please help me!

    • ANSWER:
      I don't think so, but sometimes you can find this product for men that a hair growth creme. But only place a SMALL dab on your eyebrows.

  31. QUESTION:
    Can I use acne scar medicine along with my regular acne treatment?
    I use Acne Free on a daily basis for a face wash treatment. I've noticed that it doesn't get rid of my acne scars, though. I looked up some easy home remedies to get rid of acne scars (the one I'd like to try is a baking soda + water mixture). Can I use both Acne Free and the baking soda mixture on a daily basis? Or will that be too much for my skin to handle?

    • ANSWER:
      yes is good to heal pimples fast

  32. QUESTION:
    How do I get my voice back if I lost it?
    There was a big fire near where I live which made the air quality bad. I also have allergies, so I don't know if it's a synergy effect or what. I really need my voice back by tonight as I have been invited to an exclusive party and I need to impress certain people. Are there any easy home remedies to get my voice back?

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.health911.com/remedies/rem_hoar.htm

  33. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of poison ivy around the eye?
    my neighbor got poison ivy around his eye, and we are trying to find easy home remedies to help it. If anyone knows of any please help us!

    • ANSWER:
      Primary treatment involves washing exposed skin thoroughly with soap and water as soon as possible after exposure is discovered.

      After about 15 minutes of exposure, the urushiol is chemically bonded to the skin and can only be removed with pharmaceutical products.

  34. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of zits, pimples or acne?
    I'm in 7th grade, and I hate having acne. I don't really know how to get rid of them quickly. I can't go out and buy acne cream because my mom won't let me and she says it doesn't work. So is there any easy home remedies I can use to:
    •get rid of zits
    •get rid of pimples
    •get rid of all acne
    •get rid of the ones popped but still stay
    •and the bright red ones still stuck on my face
    ****REMEMBER:HOME REMEDIES IM ONLY 13****

    • ANSWER:
      Stress can affect hormones and can theoretically promote acne. I try to do natural home remedies but here are some helpful tips that might be helpful for acne and scar:
      1) Tea Tree Oil
      2) Lemon oil or juice
      3) Mandarin oil
      4) Cedar wood – good for eczema
      5) Lavender
      6) Apple cider vinegar
      7) Bamboo extract or Sarna lotion – good for rosacea, psoriasis, eczema
      8) Bio Oil or BB cream for dark spots or scars
      9) Toothpaste is very effective for acne leave on face for about 20 to 30 minutes then wash.
      10) Zinc really works on acne
      11) 2% Erythromycin
      12) Benzoin Peroxide

      Applied lemon juice or apple cider vinegar to face or you can drink it through using it in water a few drops a day. Will help with both acne, and scars as well. Another way you can get rid of acne is by taking bamboo extract something I started when I had the problem really does work. Hope this works for you.

      OR: Here are other methods to clear up blemishes.

      Tea-Tree Oil
      Tea tree oil is a popular home remedy for acne. An essential oil is diluted and applied topically to acne lesions. How is tea tree oil believed to work? Tea tree oil contains a constituent called terpinen-4-ol that's thought to be responsible for most of tea tree oil's anti-bacterial activity. Because tea tree oil can kill bacteria, applying topical tea tree oil to acne lesions is believed to kill Propionibacterium acnes, the skin-dwelling bacteria involved in acne. To treat mild, and occasional breakouts. This is how it works: Distilled from the leaves of an Australian shrub, tea-tree oil contains antibacterial and anti-microbial compounds called terpenoids that help kill the bacteria that, when trapped behind oil in a plugged pore, lead to acne breakouts. Try Burt’s Bees Herbal Blemish Stick (, burtsbees.com). A roller-ball tube makes for easy application. Studies testing tea-tree oil against the gold-standard acne treatment, benzoyl peroxide, have shown that while the latter works more quickly, tea-tree oil is equally effective over time. And it results in fewer annoying side effects—namely, dryness and redness.

      Sulfur
      If you have sensitive skin.
      How it works: A time-tested, gentle acne fighter, sulfur “acts like a sponge to draw oil out of blocked pores,”. This dries up pimples and keeps sebum production in check, helping to prevent future blemishes. Sulfur has a distinct smell—think rotten eggs. Most preparations that use it contain a masking fragrance. However, to play it safe (and avoid scaring off coworkers), apply these products at night.

      Salicylic Acid
      To treat and soothe red, inflamed blemishes. Salicylic acid can have a calming, anti-inflammatory effect on pimples. “It also breaks down the ‘cement’ between cells in clogged pores to help unplug them,”
      Salicylic acid is less irritating than more potent treatments, so it may be better for those with dry skin. It also tends to work well on stubborn blackheads.

      Retinoid
      Nightly to prevent breakouts.
      How they work: Retinoid, which include over-the-counter retinol and prescription-strength Retin-A, reduce acne by altering the oil chemistry on the skin. “They help stop dense sebum from getting stuck within the pores,” says Gross. Without oil deposits, bacteria can’t grow and cause blemishes. Since retinoid can make skin sensitive to the sun, doctors recommend using them at night (and being diligent about wearing sunscreen during the day). To avoid irritation, apply every other evening to start, gradually working up to nightly use. Bonus benefit: Retinoid have been shown to increase collagen production and plump fine lines, making them a good choice if you’re dealing with acne and wrinkles.

      This website has lots of information on foods and acne you can check it out on this website: http://www.acne.org/about-acne.html

  35. QUESTION:
    How do I get Juice stains out of carpet?
    These stains were there before we moved in. Some are red, and some are yellow..? Anyways, I have a steam cleaner (good one) and it doesn't make a difference. Any easy home remedies that will help? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Here's a blog called removing juice stains from carpet. Really great tricks here and some great feedback on how well it worked for some people.!
      Here's the blog (has step by step tips)
      http://blogs.findanyfloor.com/consumer/CareAndMaintenance/RemovingJuiceStainsfromCarpet.xhtml
      There ya go! Have a great day!

  36. QUESTION:
    Easy home remedies for bigger lips?
    My lips aren't thin but I would like them somewhat bigger. Will cinnamon work? Does vasaline work? I need easy at home remedies.

    • ANSWER:
      I have that problem too,my lips aren't small,but I just want them to look plumped. Here's what you do, first get an old Bare Minerals container and put alot of cinnamon in it (if you don't use Bare Minerals you could probably use an old carmex tin) and then, put in a couple drops of olive oil and mixed it together with a toothpick,and then get in the shower and rub it on your lips like crazy,for a whole minute and then let the shower wash it off. And the next day your lips will look way bigger!!! Hope I helped ;)

  37. QUESTION:
    What is a easy home remedy that will make a pimple disappear in 12 hours?
    i have a pimple the size of a mountain and i need a home remedy that is easy and will make it disappear in 12 hours.
    its very sensitive and feels sore when i touch it
    ive tried toothpaste

    • ANSWER:
      first, get a warm washcloth and keep it on there for about 1-2 minutes. then, wrap your fingers with cloth or toilet paper and gently pop the pimple. then sleep with toothpaste on it :]

      in the morning you can cover it with makeup.
      hope this helps!

  38. QUESTION:
    What is a cheap home remedy to get rid of pimples for good?
    I have like three teeny pimples on my forehead but no face wash ever works. I've tried Clearisil, St. Ives (pretty good), and like Mary Kay and stuff. They just make my face soft. Any easy to make home remedies that you know of? (: Thankkks.

    • ANSWER:
      try putting toothpaste or alcohol on it, itll dry it out by morning:)

  39. QUESTION:
    How do you make a scar look less noticable or go away?
    I have a scar on my wrist, not the bottom, or 'the flip side', but the top where everyone can see it, and it looks like i cut myself, when i didn't, and i don't want my parents to think i did, so i want it to go away, and fast. Please no mederma or anything, just really easy home remedies, and stuff like that. Nothing I have to buy please!

    • ANSWER:
      Wear a wristband.

  40. QUESTION:
    How can i get rid of acne scars?
    I have like 4 big scars on my face im using proactive but its not working as good as i thought it would. I dont have any money so im looking for easy home remedies. Please help i turn 20 in february and i dont want my face looking like a pizza:(

    • ANSWER:
      Lemon juice worked great for me. Pour it on a cotton ball and wipe all over your face every night. Make sure it's 100% pure lemon juice! Hope I helped! :D

  41. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of little whiteheads under eye?
    I've had these 2 little bumps under my eye that I think are whiteheads (maybe milia) for the past 3 weeks now. I kept thinking that they would just disappear like a normal pimple but they haven't. I would really like to get rid of them before school starts in September. Are there any easy home remedies?

    • ANSWER:
      im not sure have you tried to squeezzzz them?
      Wow school doesnt start till sept?

  42. QUESTION:
    How to remove gum off jeans that has already been washed with it?
    Ok so i was washing my jeans and when they were dried i noticed that two patches of gum candy was on one of my jeans. Since i have brothers and sisters i guess one of them must have thrown a piece of pink gum candy in the washing machine without me noticing. Ive tried the ice cubes but they didnt work. It looks like smeared gum residue not big chunks of gum pieces. It s pretty stuck in the jeans. But please i would appreciate any help, i barely bought these pair of jeans. Any easy home remedies i could use would be great!

    • ANSWER:
      put them in the freezer and see if that won't work.

  43. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of dark circles under the eyes due to lack of sleep.?
    Does anyone know how to get rid of dark circles under the eye due to lack of sleep? Maybe some easy home remedies or something like that, I'm not really interested in buying tons of products to make them go away, but if anyone knows of anything else that will help that'd be awesome!

    • ANSWER:
      Dark circles are actually not caused by lack of sleep directly. They are caused by minute broken blood vessels in the areas beneath the eyes. When we are tired or have allergies, we rub our eyes, which breaks the delicate capillaries surrounding them. That's why the sleep deprived and allergy sufferers always have that punched-in-the-eye look.

      As difficult as it may be, try to stop rubbing your eyes when you wake up or are tired. Instead, splash warm water on them, and gently blot with a soft washcloth. Give the capillaries time to heal, and hopefully your problem will disappear. Good luck!

  44. QUESTION:
    What are some quick easy remedies for pimples?
    I have a few small blemishes on my nose forehead and chin and I need some quick and easy ways or home remedies to get rid of them!!!!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Small spots of irritated skin, in your case pimples and most likely popped pimples, can be covered with a dab of honey. Apply before nighttime sleep and in a day or two you'll be good as new.

  45. QUESTION:
    Washing face with head and shoulders to get rid of acne?
    Our picture day is this Thursday and I hav a huge red pimple under my nose will hea an shoulders clear it up? If so how to use it etc. If no, what are some easy home remedies?? And extra how to use egg whites for washig face?

    • ANSWER:
      No, Head & Shoulders is dandruff shampoo and is for your scalp, not your face. Because dandruff is dry skin, dandruff shampoo is moisturizing. Acne usually comes along with oily skin so you don't want to be putting greasy things on your face, as it could make the acne worse.

      I recommend Neutrogena Rapid Clear Fight & Fade Gel. It comes in a little tube inside a small orange box. I love it because it's a spot treatment that you can just put right on the pimples instead of an acne wash that you have to wash your whole face with. It works great, your pimples will be gone within a few days.

      If you don't have time or money to get any acne cream, then use toothpaste. Toothpaste works really well to get rid of pimples because it dries them out so they crumble away. Put a little spot of toothpaste on the pimple and leave it overnight, then wash it off in the morning. Do that every night until the pimple is gone.

  46. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of an underarm rash?
    Last week, I bought a new stick of deodorant. A few days later I noticed a rash on my armpits and it slowly spreaded. I think its done spreading, but the rash is still there. Is there any easy home remedies to get rid of this cause it burns and itches.

    • ANSWER:
      I guess you've stopped using the stick of deodorant. There might be something in that that you're allergic to. If this is so, then your rash with go away.

      In the meantime, use calomine lotion to ease the itch. Don't wear deodorant until the rash has gone.

      If your rash doesn't go away after a few more days, see your doctor and get it properly assessed.

  47. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of green pool hair?
    My 5 year old little friend's normally blonde hair has turned green due to a lot of swimming. Does anyone have any easy home remedies?

    • ANSWER:
      dont laugh but tomato ketchup applied to the hair and left 4 a couple of minutes neutralises the green and restores the blonde !!!!doesnt get any quicker or cheaper than this !!!!!

  48. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of acne fast?
    Its not nessesarly acne or pimples. Its scares from them around my nose and under my eyes , my cheeks.
    They are very noticeable, even with makeup.
    What are some easy home remedies or cheap ways to get rod of the scaring?

    Also, how can I get rid of acne / pimples.
    I have a good diet and i wash my face twice a day.

    • ANSWER:
      You could try one of the many over the counter cleanser/degreasers, most are based on peroxide, Panoxyl is a typical example. If this fails the next step is to see your GP for topical or oral antibiotics. Avoid tetracycline and oxytetracyline as they are awkward to take and not very effective, minocycline or lymecycline are better.

  49. QUESTION:
    How can you get thicker hair in a month?
    I'm about to go to a wedding next month and my hair in kinda thin. I want natural easy home remedies that can achieve hair thickness in one month. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Use sulfate free shampoo. Shampoo less often (every other day maybe), condition even when you don't shampoo. Try not to use heat on it, if you do then you should use a heat protective spray. Use a wide tooth comb to get the tangles out when it's wet, a brush will just rip at it and cause damage.


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    It is true that after feeding on raw foods, it can cure skin allergy and other skin problems?

    • ANSWER:
      Yay! for your little Shih Tzu! As other have mentioned, raw doesn't "cure" anything but it does make it less likely for some things to be a problem for your pup. You have a small dog, so expense is not going to be great no matter how you do this. I would start with one of the ground commercial products. My first choice (if you can find it) would be something that is either ground whole animals or just ground meat, bones and organs. Worry about any "extras" (supplements, veggies/fruits, whatever) later. I would start with one protein source for a couple of days (say, chicken), then add another new one every couple of days... your puppy is not old enough that introducing new foods should be a big deal... if he seems to have the runs or not do well with something, leave it out for a while and try it again later... most dogs can eat anything, but occasionally one thing or another doesn't work very well for a particular animal. A good variety of different meats/bones/organs is healthiest, so that is what you will aim for. I would just switch him "cold turkey" but it ISN'T really a problem to combine kibble and raw initially (even in the same meal) if you choose to do that. He will probably eat about 10% of his own body weight for right now, divided into three or four meals a day (figure his weight in ounces or grams and then multiply by 0.1 to get the amount of food to start with)... like any other feeding style, his weight and condition will tell you when you are feeding properly. Understand that some vets and some friends do not "get" that this is the most natural, healthiest way to feed your dog... people may give you a hard time about your decision, but it is YOUR puppy and YOUR decision!

      Buy a book! (Raw Dog Food: Make It Easy For You And Your Dog by Carina MacDonald is good). Join a list of other raw feeders who will help you through the introduction and be support. (Try RAW-lite on Yahoogroups).

  2. QUESTION:
    What is the best food for my Shih Tzu w/ skin allergies?
    I have a Shih Tzu who has skin allergies all the time from her food and right now I changed from Purina ONE to Natural Balance Duck & Potato. Only problem is she doesn't eat her dry food, she is so picky.
    Which food will she like that will cure her itchyness?

    • ANSWER:
      Are you sure that she's just allergic to a food ingredient? If so talk to your vet about feeding a food elimination diet. This way you can maybe find the food that she is allergic to and can keep it out of her diet. You must be careful not to feed her anything else, no, treats, no rawhide, no real bones, no flavored tablets, nothing except the food. Keep in mind that your dog can also have allergies to weeks, trees, grass, and allergens in the home including dust mites and tobacco smoke.

  3. QUESTION:
    Is there any natural and herbal cure for skin allergies caused by sea foods like shrimp and crab?
    I'm 51 years old and suffers from acne at the back of my head every time I happen to eat shrimp,crab and fried peanuts.

    • ANSWER:

      allcures.info/cures-allergies.htm

      www.divineremedies.com/skin_ayurvedic_care

      all i could think of was alovera so i looked and found these sites helpful. hope i was of some help to you.

  4. QUESTION:
    Good cure for icthy skin on our Jack Russel?
    No matter what we do the dog scracthes sores on her body . What would be a natural cure?

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds like the dog has some sort of allergy. It could be the dog shampoo you're using. Try using a tea tree based shampoo. It's soothing to itchy skin, and it really does help. There's also a shampoo that my vet's office sells called "RELIEF", and it helps my poor dogs itchies when he has an allergy flare.

      You might also look at the food that you're feeding her. Are you feeding her a higher quality food (not Pedigree, Science Diet, or any of the stuff you can buy at the grocery store/Wal Mart). Some dogs have allergies to grains, or even to chicken. If using a different shampoo doesn't help, try switching the dog's food to something without grains. My Lab has an allergy to pretty much all grains, and she'll chew her paws bloody if she eats anything with rice, barley, etc. She now eats Natural Balance Duck and Potato, and she does great.

      If those suggestions don't work, take the dog to the vet. Sometimes there are thyroid issues that will make dogs very itchy, and they can give them a simple medication to make it better.

  5. QUESTION:
    I have a 1 yr old Shih Tzu that has been diagnosed with kidney disease and skin allergies. What diet?
    Maizie is a foster dog with New Beginnings ShihTzu Rescue and the three applicants that were lining up for her all dropped her when her diagnoses came down. I need to know what diet to pass on to anyone interested in adopting this little girl.

    My vet recommended a kibble loaded with corn. Because of the severe skin allergy she cannot tolerate the corn or wheat in diets I have been offered. She will not eat the canned KD either. The info about the proper diet for the kidney disease is confusing. Some people say protein doesn't matter and others say it does. Low potassium is important, but not listed on the food containers, or the lists I am finding on the net. Can anyone help clarify all of this information for me?

    • ANSWER:
      CURE KIDNEY DISEASE

      Home Remedies to Help or Cure Kidney Failure or Disease

      APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
      12/28/2006: Carla from NSW Australia writes, "Apple Cider Vinger cleaned my Kidney. This was discovered after taking a full blood test."

      Ted replies: "Dear Satish: Often times a kidney failure is due to excess acidity in urine as the acidity digests the kidney causing kidney failure much like the stomach acid digesting your kidneys. My own experience with kidney failure is often when urinary pH is between 5.0 to 5.5 but often times it can be as low as 4.5.

      Therefore, taking 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda with 1 glass of water taken about twice a day should notice some relief in the kidney problems.

      It takes two weeks to notice some improvement. In case of my own aunt who had kidney failure pending a surgical removal it took her 3 days of taking about this same amount or a bit more like 1 teaspoon of baking soda twice a day plus 1/2 glass of water for 3 days before the doctors decided her kidney was completely normal.

      Kidney failure can have all kinds of causes, but the most common problem I do see is excess acidity of the urine.

      If you are a perfectionist, a urinary pH precisely at 7 or as high as 7.34 is a pH that is unlikely to be acid to begin with, so it at least will give a chance for the kidney to recover.

      An exception is that in case the kidney failure is of a diabetes complication, then it would appear treatment of avoiding strict no sugar diets to be very important to reduce that first along with the usual baking soda needed to raise urinary pH to at least 7.0, being neutral is the best figure I can imagine where there is practically speaking no acid that can destroy the kidneys.

      There are other causes of kidney failure, but the information you supply me is lacking in details. I am therefor giving you a general ones that had worked for me the best. Ted"

      Cure Dogs Who Chew, Lick or Bite Their Paws

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  6. QUESTION:
    What is the best simple natural remedy for itchy legs, not due to shaving or allergies?
    Over the last few days the bottom of my legs and back have started to itch like crazy. Naturally i scratched them and now they are even more itchy because of the scratches made by scratching them. It was not because of shaving or allergies and I do not think that my skin is dry. It is in my family. I didn't eat any thing different. Does anyone know what the cause might be and/or a simple natural home remedy that should cure it? If not, what cream would be best to get?

    • ANSWER:
      A change in weather has that affect of people sometimes. It could be that. I would personally just use a cold face cloth or even "sensitive skin" baby wipes. They will cool it down which in turn should stop the itching.

  7. QUESTION:
    My 6month pit bull has been on prednisone and when we start weaning her off she itches constantly?
    This poor pup supposedly had mange (adopted her from shelter) she was given an antibiotic and prednisone and 3 treatments of revolution (like front-line) now every time we wean her off the prednisone she is itching and nibbling at herself.Does anyone have any idea why.I read about them having dry skin or allergies to certain food.Any ideas??

    • ANSWER:
      Prednisone is not an antibiotic but a steroid and it is most likely the cause of your pup's itching. Steroids are very dangerous and do not cure anything, they just mask the symptoms temporarily but the underlying cause remains and result in undesirable health complications, including skin problems.

      As Dr. Karen Becker, DVM states - "Steroids (also called prednisone, cortisone or the nondescript “allergy shot”) are the least optimal treatment choice, as they work by suppressing your pet’s immune system. Not only can steroids have a negative effect on your pet’s liver, adrenal glands and kidneys, but suppressing your pet’s immune system with steroids also allows for opportunistic yeast and bacteria to grow on your pet’s skin..." Please read the information below: 'Steroids The Great Pretender - Even Low Steroid Doses Can Be Trouble'.
      http://www.shirleys-wellness-cafe.com/steroids.htm

      For your current pup's skin issue, which is most likely a secondary skin infection caused by the steroid, I recommend a powder called 'Flowers of Sulfur' (also known as 'brimstone' or 'sublime sulfur').

      This substance has been used for thousands of years to cure all kinds of skin ailments including fungal and bacterial infections and if there is itching, it will stop it very quickly. Google it to learn more about its healing properties.

      Even vets have forgotten about this wonderful and inexpensive remedy but fortunately you can still purchase it at your local pharmacy for very little money. You can also buy it online at http://www.pennherb.com/search?mp=s&se=Flowers+of+Sulphur+Powder

      Flowers of sulfur is safe to apply to your pet's skin but take care not to inhale sulfur powder.

      You can dust this powder on your dog's skin OR mix it with an oil to rub on the skin.

      The dusting can easily be accomplished if you use a powdered sugar duster or an empty talcum powder bottle. Separate the hair as you go around dusting to expose the skin until you have covered it.

      Alternatively, mix 2 tablespoons of flower of sulfur with 1 cup of Jojoba oil and put it in a bottle. Always shake to mix well before applying to the skin as it tends to separate. This method works well for smaller skin areas. You do not need to wear gloves as it is not toxic to humans either.

      Regarding the initial mange problem, you need to know that puppies have a high propensity to be afflicted with demodectic mange due to their still immature immune system. Demodectic mange is caused by demodex mites which are actually present in most dogs. Puppies get the mange mites when in close contact with the mother while nursing.

      In most cases, the mange condition will disappear when the pup's immune system develops and can keep the mites in check. If you wish to banish this condition sooner, you must be extremely careful as to how you treat it.

      Regardless of the type of mange (demodectic, sarcoptic or cheyletiella), in order to cure it you need to treat with a medication that kills the mites.

      The mange medications most often prescribed by vets contain pesticides and other toxic chemicals that are detrimental to your dog's health with resulting health issues that you will have to face sooner or later. These medications include Ivermectin (also known as Ivomec) and Amitraz (also known as Mitaban). See the links that follow for toxicology information. It is always advisable to check the veterinary drug database for side effects of any medication prescribed by your vet http://www.drugs.com/vet/

      Thankfully, there are a number of effective alternative treatments out there that are safe and natural at a reasonable cost that will kill the mites. You can easily do some research in the Internet to find out about these and compare your options.

      I prefer the 'spray type' because it is inexpensive, very effective, convenient to use (no mixing and no mess), and it is natural and harmless to pets and humans.

      Hope this helps.

      Toxicity:

      http://www.petmd.com/dog/conditions/toxicity/c_dg_ivermectin_toxicity

      http://www.drugs.com/sfx/ivermectin-side-effects.html

      http://www.drugs.com/vet/mitaban.html

      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1481314/?page=1

      http://www.petmanage.com/dog-health/what-is-amitraz-toxicity.html

      Mange spray:

      http://www.florapetnaturals.com/online-store.html

  8. QUESTION:
    How to cure atopic dermatitis and yeast infections in dogs?
    I have a small shichi (Shih-Tzu and chihuahua mix). I have taken her to countless vets and found out she has atopic dermatitis and a severe case of yeast infection inside and on her body. She is on antibiotics and Benadryl for dogs but doesn't seem to be getting any better. I've tried using yogurt, apple cider vinegar, and colloidal silver remedies but nothing seems to work. I really would love some ideas of what else I could do for her. Preferably natural remedies. I hate seeing my baby itch like crazy. :(
    I have tried to change her food up by giving her just hamburger for awhile but nothing changed. But I would def be willing to try again to see if it would help. No, I haven't tried the coal tar shampoo. She has some open sores on her body from itching so much. Would that hurt her and would it help take the yeast away? I have some medicated shampoo from the vet to take the yeast away but it can be so harsh that her paws bleed when I give her a bath which I really dislike. Her vet says she's a poster child for skin problems. :(

    • ANSWER:
      my last dog had severe environmental and food allergies resulting in excessive scratching, traumatizing the skin, and yeast infections ... NOTHING the vet told me helped, not even the doggie allergy specialist i spent tons on to see, none helped my dog ... i finally switched her to a grain-free limited ingredient diet (natural balance, the salmon one) and started adding raw organic apple cider vinegar to her kibble every morning ... she stopped itching and messing with her skin and she never had another yeast infection (skin or ear) for the rest of her life ...

  9. QUESTION:
    How can I tell the difference between mange and allergies in my 11 month old puppy?
    She lives outside and she eats grain free food due to previous allergic reaction to science diet. She's been doing great and the all of the sudden she's been losing tons of hair on her tail and around her bottom. I can't afford at the moment to take her to the vet if it is just allergies if that's the case I know how to deal with it. I just need to know how to tell the difference between the two. She's very active and she is supposed to get spayed at the beginning of june and live inside for a week (she hates to be inside). So please help I need to know what step to take next

    • ANSWER:
      Puppies have a high propensity to be afflicted with demodectic mange due to their still immature immune system. Demodectic mange is caused by demodex mites which are actually present in most dogs. Puppies get the mange mites when in close contact with the mother while nursing.

      In most cases, the mange condition will disappear when the pup's immune system develops and can keep the mites in check. If you wish to banish this condition sooner, you must be extremely careful as to how you treat it.

      As you ay already know and for the benefit of those who read this post and are not familiar with this problem, mange is a skin condition caused by tiny mites that you can't see with the naked eye. There are three types of mites that attack dogs most often: demodectic (not contagious and may itch or not), sarcoptic (very contagious and extremely itchy) and cheyletiella (contagious and mildly itchy). Vets can do a deep skin scraping to detect the presence and type of mite.

      The typical symptoms of mange as the condition progresses include hair loss and scaly or crusty skin. If the mange condition causes itchiness, scratching opens the door to secondary skin infections (bacterial or fungal) that may cause an unpleasant odor.

      Regardless of the type of mange, in order to cure it you need to treat with a medication that kills the mites. The flea medications will not kill the mites.

      The mange medications most often prescribed by vets contain pesticides and other toxic chemicals that are detrimental to your dog's health with resulting health issues that you will have to face sooner or later. These medications include Ivermectin (also known as Ivomec) and Amitraz (also known as Mitaban). See the links that follow for toxicology information. It is always advisable to check the veterinary drug database for side effects of any medication prescribed by your vet http://www.drugs.com/vet/

      Thankfully, there are a number of effective alternative treatments out there that are safe and natural at a reasonable cost that will kill the mites. You can easily do some research in the Internet to find out about these and compare your options.

      I prefer the 'spray type' because it is inexpensive, very effective, convenient to use (no mixing and no mess), and it is natural and harmless to pets and humans.

      Hope this helps.

      Toxicity:

      http://www.petmd.com/dog/conditions/toxicity/c_dg_ivermectin_toxicity

      http://www.drugs.com/sfx/ivermectin-side-effects.html

      http://www.drugs.com/vet/mitaban.html

      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1481314/?page=1

      http://www.petmanage.com/dog-health/what-is-amitraz-toxicity.html

      Mange spray:

      http://www.florapetnaturals.com/online-store.html

  10. QUESTION:
    I am close 2turning 25, I want 2kno if I should start wearing skin age serums & such now, if so, what brand/s?
    I am 24, and ive heard that I should start taking care of my facial skin so that its not so bad as I age, Ive thought of Olay or Loreal products but wasnt too sure which would best suit me now and/or if there are any out there that may be similar but in cheaper prices.

    • ANSWER:
      B> Sadly, wrinkle/line removing creams and serums will do nothing and here is why. Consumer Reports tested 20 such products - the most expensive one being 0 - and reported that ALL failed to be effective. A cheap basic moisturizer was included in the tests and was found to be just as effective!! See Consumer Reports.com. They are clearly scams and clearly a waste of money.

      I had very pronounced nasolabial lines and other lines and and wrinkles and prematurely aged skin and this totally safe natural treatment quickly and completely got rid of them all and they never returned. It is a miracle worker as one user described it and as other uses will testify (see 2 testimonials below ## ). I can send other glowing testimonials.
      Example: Lines from nose to side of mouth (nasolabial lines) can be greatly reduced by specialized oil massaging up and down directly on and along lines with front and tips of index or second finger. Do both sides at same time. The massaging friction does the work. They will start to fade almost immediately and in 6 to 10 days you will see definite fading depending on how frequently/how firmly you do the massaging .Contact me for treatments that diminish/remove other ones
      To avoid skin pulling or stressing you first tighten skin by tightening appropriate face muscles. That is done by opening mouth 3/4" and pulling lips firmly back against the teeth. Use extra virgin olive or coconut EV oil as they are noncomedogenic so do not clog pores, cause breakouts or blemishes and pure natural oils do not make or leave skin oily.(Do a Google to verify).
      Pure, natural oils are perfect and only skin benefiting and skin rejuvenating moisturizers. And are more benefiting if not removed. Only lightly remove surface excess with dampened tissues. Will not leave skin oily or oily looking. Countless moisturizing, skin care, cosmetic, skin treating and so called wrinkle removal and anti aging PRODUCTS contain toxins, carcinogens, fragrances or contaminants that seriously sicken skin and, can of course, worsen wrinkles.and lines and worsen skin aging. SEE Skin Deep Safety Database. It identifies the most seriously harmful and toxic products. The Skin Deep Database advanced search allows you to find products free of all toxins, carcinogens, harmful fragrances or contaminants.
      Go to Skin Deep Safety Database and enter Loreal serums in the Search Box and then enter Olay serums in the Search Box
      You will see both were found to contain severely skin harming ingredients and also Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Serum and some other serums were also found to have severely hazardous ingredients that even put users at risk of cancer, developmental & reproductive toxicity and allergies & immunotoxicity.

      ##: 1413(ANSWERS)
      "Thank you Mukunda! I've been massaging my whole face with olive oil for about one week now. My neck, face and my skin are much tighter and my skin feels so soft and moist ALL DAY! And my upper lip wrinkles(smoker's lips) are 70% gone. Forehead lines.What forehead lines?? They're 50% gone!.

      ## Big Papy (Answers)
      "Listen to Mukunda – his treatment is a miracle. I used it and my crow's feet and laugh (nasolabial) lines disappeared. Try it! You have nothing too lose and spread this miracle around because it truly works. But you have to do it correctly. Good luck !!!"

      ## so.moon(Answers)
      "Follow Mukunda's suggestions as I did and I got very good results. Also, drink 8 glasses of water because some premature wrinkles are a sign of not drinking enough water and having a healthy diet".
      Find my other wrinkle/line removing and rejuvenating treatments and more testimonials by entering in search box "What are you looking for? Search Y! Answers"...."Mukunda M wrinkle, lines. anti aging, rejuvenation treatments and testimonials"

      SOURCE(S): Many years researcher/skin consultant - safe natural treatments/cures - skin conditions, skin enhancement and anti aging rejuvenation treatments

  11. QUESTION:
    I have a skin condition called Rosacia. Would appreciate if some one could give me a good home remedy ?
    Rosacia has made my skin on my cheeks, chin and nose become red. (really red). There is no real cure in allopathy it can only be controlled. DR adviced me to take Antibiotic for 6 months to reduce it but there is no guarantee that it will be cured. So would appreciate if any oen can give me a herbal /home remedy for this problem.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Ameena

      Here are some ideas to heal the issue.

      Quick Action Plan for SKin Issues

      1. Massage your skin, where needed, with bergamot, camphor, geranium, juniper, lavender, or neroli essential oils.

      2. Ayurvedic practitioners recommend making a paste of ½ tsp each of turmeric and sandalwood paste with enough water, and applying to pimples. Also, drink half a cup of aloe vera juice twice daily until skin clears.

      3. Eat an organic whole foods diet, with plenty of organic cooked and raw vegetables, and whole fruits. Reduce animal fats and stressor foods such as caffeine, refined sugars, and alcohol, as well as colas, candies, and frozen and processed foods. Include more high fiber foods.

      4. Drink eight glasses of pure, filtered water daily. Also, daily have two glasses of raw juice, combining carrot, beet, and celery juice, or, carrot, cucumber, and lettuce (not iceberg), and spinach, with carrot predominating.

      5. Add 3-5 drops of crab apple flower essence to pure water and drink during the day. Rescue Remedy® is good for stress.

      6. Combine the tinctures of herbs such as sarsaparilla, burdock, and cleavers in equal parts, taking ½ tsp three times a day. Drink an infusion of nettle several times a day and apply tea tree oil topically. An infusion of calendula mixed with equal parts of distilled witch hazel can be used as a cleansing wash. Steam sauna your face with red clover, lavender, and strawberry leaves.

      7. Useful homeopathy remedies are Pulsatilla, Silicea, Berberis, Ledum, Sulfur, Arsen alb., Belladonna, and/or Carbo veg.

      8. Enjoy full body immersion hydrotherapy treatments such as steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation, hot and/or cold compresses, and steam sauna your face with red clover, lavender, and strawberry leaves.

      9. Useful supplements are vitamin A, beta carotene, vitamin B complex, vitamin B6, vitamin C, vitamin E, and zinc. Also include omega-3 fatty acids, brewer's yeast, chlorophyll, and pancreatic enzymes with meals.

      10. Expose your face to sun and air at least 30 minutes a day, and exercise daily. Keep your skin clean by washing your face three times a day with soap made from the herb calendula officinalis, or using other alternatives to soap. Rinse with warm water and pat dry. Keep the skin free of oil and use water-based products. Get sufficient sleep.

      11. Make facial masks from natural products; leave on overnight to help dry the skin if the issue is caused by excess oil.

      12. For long term relief and health be sure to do a colon cleanse. This clears out the toxins in the blood and excess waste in the body. Colon cleansing will healp clear up a lot of issue, expecially skin issues.

      Cause
      Skin Issues may be worsened at adolescence, during the pre-menstrual and/or mid-menstrual cycle due to hormonal action, and when under stress, on contraceptives, eating a poor diet that causes an over acidic system, or taking prescription and non-prescription drugs.

      Skin Issues may suggest the need for better hygiene, or magnesium and vitamin A. Also some skin issues are suggesting vitamin B1 deficiency or absorption problems. Consistent raised spots on the outside of the arms and sometimes even the thighs, resembling "chicken skin," may suggest need for magnesium, vitamin A, or essential fatty acids or the need to avoid foods that inhibit the absorption of these nutrients, such as trans-fatty acids found in margarine and hydrogenated oils, such as cottonseed oil and palm kernel oil.

      Food allergies, allergies to facial creams, soaps, shampoos, makeup, and excess intake of refined sugars, can all cause or contribute to skin issues. Certain foods can also aggravate skin conditions because of their high-acid forming effects on the body, especially fried foods, trans fats, iodized salt, alcohol, hot and spicy foods, all processed foods, chocolate, fruit juices, carbonated beverages, caffeinated beverages, and dairy products. Excessive long-term intake of seafood or other high iodine foods may also cause issues in some people.

      Coexisting gum problems suggest the need for folic acid. A separate skin condition may occur in women 30-40 years old due to physical exercising or working all day with face makeup, lowered resistance due to stress, or hyper-response to bacteria or hormone problems. Another skin problem, acne rosacea (reddish spots in a pattern over nose and cheeks), may be a sign of low B vitamins or low hydrochloric acid in the stomach.

      Best of health to you

  12. QUESTION:
    Is there a diet or specific foods that are really good for treating acne?
    I favor natural methods to treating my skin now (since no derms have helped and i've found better results with self-treatment) i was wondering if there are specific foods or a general diet thats really good for clearing acne and the skin basically?

    • ANSWER:
      Acne Trigger Foods

      We know fast food is bad, but it can also bring on pimples.
      Fast Food: Everyone knows that fast food is just not good for you. However, not everyone is aware that it can lead to acne as well. Fast food is full of grease, oil, and fat that can inflate your figure and break your face out. Whiteheads and Blackheads pop up when pores get clogged by oil in the skin, so keeping fast food out of your diet may stop the build-up of oil in your body.

      Spicy Food: Most people have been stung by a bee or bitten by a mosquito, so they know that the area sorrounding the sing or bite feels warm to the touch. Well, when someone eats spicy food, the body has a similar reaction. It causes warming and inflammation. This happens because your body lets out chemicals and antibodies to fight the spice. These things may benefit your body, but the stress it places on your system may lead to acne. Unfortunately for those who love Mexican food, spicy foods have been shown to trigger acne.

      Foods that cause you to have allergic reactions: For some reason, some people's bodies treat certain foods as if they are invaders that you need protection from. Just like spicy foods, these foods will throw your body into chaos, thus causing inflammation, stress, and acne. So, if you are one of those people that say, "I have an allergy to food A, but it does not bother me that much, so I still eat it sometimes". You need to stop eating foods that you are allergic to. Eating those foods is not a good idea and not good for your body. Your body is telling you to avoid them.

      Milk may do a body good, but it can also bring about acne breakouts in some people.
      Dairy Products: Did you know that most animals bodies cannot tolerate milk when they grow out of infancy. And, if milk was not heavily integrated into the U.S.'s diet, human's bodies would be the same way. Many people that live in other countries are actually considered to be lactose intolerant. In the United States, there are many people who are unaware that they have an intolerance. They just continue to drink milk, and they have no idea what it does to their body. Diary products can also cause inflammation, unfortunately resulting in an acne trigger food.

      Vegetable Oil: Vegetable oil has various negative effects on our bodies. This food makes our list because the oils not only clog your pores, but they also causes inflammation. Both of these things, as you know, cause acne. So, beware. Vegetable oil is in many foods, so be careful. Virgin olive oil is a great alternative, and has actually showed some ability to fight off acne.

      Vegetable oil is in a lot of our foods, and is known as an acne food trigger.
      Prevention is the most favorable way to treat acne. If you do not get acne to begin with then there is no need to further control it. In some cases, acne is simply a result of your body's negative reacting to an ingested substance. This might sound absolutely ludicrous if you already suffer from acne, but if you stay away from the foods listed above, you are one step ahead in the battle to prevent acne. It seems once we get that first breakout, more are not far behind. So we need to be aware of anything that might trigger acne breakouts.

      The Acne no More system gets into more details about different foods and how they can cause your body to breakout. This system is a must for anyone wanting to get rid of your acne. If you have tried various cleansers, quick fixes, and medications – give this system a try. It has been proven to cure acne and prevent further breakouts. We highly recommend it.

      Hopefully, you now have a generally idea of the modifications you need to make to your diet. We may love our acne trigger foods, but we also like having acne free skin. Good luck with your acne problem.

  13. QUESTION:
    What is a natural cure for miliary dermatitis?
    He is 4 years old, had this last year and it cleared up. he has longish hair, and had a real bushy tale, but it has lost much hair from constant licking, He also threw up 6" hair balls, but not lately. Now he throws up food occasionally, right after eating it. I started giving him a raw egg yolk, organic and free range. Is that good? also a little avocado, separately. His mother was feral and very sick while precgnant but I was able to cure her. My other cat who was feral, won't touch those items

    • ANSWER:
      Feline miliary dermatitis is not really a specific disease itself but a set of symptoms which can be caused by a vast number of diseases. The causes include:

      Allergies, e.g., food allergies, atopy - such as allergies to pollens, and flea allergies
      Bacterial infections
      Fungal infections
      Yeast infections
      Parasitic infections of the skin, e.g., mites, lice
      Hypersensitivity to intestinal parasites
      Autoimmune diseases
      Nutritional disorders e.g., biotin or fatty acid deficiencies
      Hormonal abnormalities
      Unknown causes
      The hard part is determining the cause of the problem. Sometimes, the location of the lesions is helpful. If the lesions are at the base of the tail, fleas are a common cause. If the lesions are around the head, there is a stronger possibility they could be caused by mites. use a flea comb and careful examination to determine if the cat has fleas, the most common cause of miliary dermatitis. In addition to fleas, flea dirt (feces) may be found on the cat. The feces, or flea dirt will dissolve into a red color when moistened; this is because it is primarily digested blood.

      Fleas, lice, and some mites could be treated with a product containing pyrethrin. In addition, the environment should be treated as part of the flea control. Injections and special dips may be used for the other types of mites.

      Ringworm would be treated with oral and topical medications containing a fungicide, and again the environment would need to be treated.

      If intestinal parasites are found, the appropriate medication will be given.

      If it is found that the cat is allergic to certain foods, the diet will be changed to eliminate those foods. The cat will need to be on that diet for the rest of its life.

      If bacteria or yeast are causing the feline miliary dermatitis, antibiotics or antifungal medications would be given, and the cat may be bathed in special shampoos.

      If the cat is scratching or the cause of the dermatitis is an autoimmune or allergy problem, steroids like prednisone are usually given. The cat may need to be on a high dose at first, and then it can be tapered down. Additional treatment for allergies can include antihistamines, fatty acid supplements as described below, and baths or sprays. Additional testing can be done to determine what the cat is allergic to and then 'desensitize' the cat with regular injections.

      A fatty acid supplement is often recommended as part of the treatment. In addition, extra biotin may be added to the cat's diet.

      If you are still reading this, hopefully you see that it is not a one dimensional issue......hence no simple answer.

      Get rid of fleas if present, get a different hypo allergenic food to feed (Lamb and Rice is no longer considered a hypo allergenic diet since it is available everywhere.), get the reccommended supplements. None of this is quick, it takes weeks if not a month or 2 or 3 to get to the bottom of it all.

      Good luck trying this on your own.

  14. QUESTION:
    Natural way to cure bumps and acne on forehead?
    I have all these tiny bumps and pimples on my forehead. They won't go away and i don't want to put on any chemicals on them. Is there a natural way to get rid of them?

    • ANSWER:
      Often chemicals exacerbate the problem, so I don't blame you for not wanting to put any on your skin.
      Most who suffer from acne could be due to what is going on in our bodies. You might be suffering from a food allergy that you are unaware of. In addition, our bodies are intoxicated with plenty of harmful chemicals that go into the food we eat and the air we breathe. We need to remove them using detox remedies. These chemicals might contribute to hormonal imbalance, which leads to acne breakouts. You can find many such remedies by doing an online search. Remove these toxins in your body and you will be on your way to a healthy-looking skin.

  15. QUESTION:
    How to stop my dog from constantly chewing himself?
    My dog is a westie cross with a miniature German schnauzer and is forever chewing his skin. It's so bad he makes himself bleed and the vets have run out of options. Is it just my dog? And is there anything we can do to stop it?

    • ANSWER:
      I see a few possible causes for the itching. Either he has an allergic reaction (to flea bites, the treats or the food you give him, or the grooming products you are using), a fungal or bacterial skin infection, or mites.

      ALLERGIES

      Check for fleas. Many dogs are allergic to flea bites. You may not be able to see the fleas directly because they like to hide but you can always see the debris they leave behind that looks like finely ground coffee. If you see these and put them in water, they will turn red.

      You can get rid of the fleas on your dog with natural methods so that he is not exposed to the harmful chemicals of Frontline and Advantage which will harm him sooner or later. Check this link for recommendations http://www.wikihow.com/Get-Rid-of-Fleas-Naturally Also, you can get rid of fleas in your yard where he roams by dusting it with inexpensive diatomaceous earth. See this link for more info on its use to control fleas http://wolfcreekranch1.tripod.com/diatomaceous_earth_fleas.html

      Check the ingredients of the food and treats you give him. Dogs digestive system is not designed to handle grains well. Do not give him anything with wheat or corn. If the treats contain grains such as wheat or corn stop them immediately. If you have recently changed the food you give him, discontinue it and get food that has no grains and contains at least 50% crude protein.

      If you just introduced a new grooming product, discontinue it immediately.

      SKIN INFECTION

      For any skin infection (bacterial or fungal) such as the ones commonly caused by the use of steroids like Prednisone, cortisone or the so called “allergy shot” or any secondary infections caused by flea bite allergy, as well as cuts, scrapes, etc. I recommend a powder called 'Flowers of Sulfur' (also known as 'brimstone' or 'sublime sulfur').

      This substance has been used for thousands of years to cure all kinds of skin ailments and if there is itching, it will stop it very quickly. Among many other uses, it has been effectively used as a remedy for bacterial and fungal infections. Google it to learn more about its healing properties.

      Even vets have forgotten about this wonderful and inexpensive remedy but fortunately you can still purchase it at your local pharmacy for very little money.

      Flowers of sulfur is safe to apply to your pet's skin but take care not to inhale sulfur powder.

      You can dust this powder on your dog's skin OR mix it with an oil to rub on the skin. I prefer the latter.

      The dusting can easily be accomplished if you use a powdered sugar duster or an empty talcum powder bottle. Separate the hair as you go around dusting to expose the skin until you have covered it.

      Alternatively, mix 2 tablespoons of flower of sulfur with 1 cup of Jojoba oil and put it in a bottle. Always shake to mix well before applying to the skin as it tends to separate. You do not need to wear gloves as it is not toxic to humans either.

      MITES

      There are three types of mites that attack dogs most often: demodectic (not contagious and may itch or not), sarcoptic (very contagious and extremely itchy) and cheyletiella (contagious and mildly itchy). This condition is known as mange.

      If the reason for the itching is mites, avoid the medications most often prescribed by vets that contain toxic chemicals that will harm your dog sooner or later. These are Ivermectin (also known as Ivomec) and Amitraz (also known as Mitaban). Instead, I recommend a natural, effective, easy to use, and inexpensive spray treatment that will kill the mites but is harmless to pets and humans. You can get it at http://www.florapetnaturals.com/online-store.html

  16. QUESTION:
    How do I reduce the effects of scars from eczema?
    I'm 19 years old and have had eczema since I was roughly 15. It started just on my stomach cause of the belts I wore, and then on my arms, but that was nothing until this past year. I have it bad on my arms, stomach, half my back, upper thighs, chest, and neck. And I am also half hispanic, so I scar very easily. They aren't raised scars or anything, but just dark marks. And they stay, for years. Lotions for dry skin don't work, I know that. But even if I do control my eczema, the scars from it will last for a long time. Can anyone relate and possibly know any way to help me with my scars, or eczema? I'm running out of options! I feel like a leper here!

    • ANSWER:
      HI Amber

      Here are some ideas to start the healing process.

      Cause
      Eczema is often called Dermatitis, and may be a symptom of an omega-3 fatty acid deficiency. Eczema can be due to allergies, allergies secondary to digestive disorders such as hydrochloric acid deficiency, rashes secondary to immune diseases, genetic metabolic disorders, and/or nutritional deficiencies, especially of niacin (vitamin B3) and B6, as well as other B vitamins.

      To minimize your risk of developing eczema, avoid irritating substances, wear natural nonirritating materials, use soothing ointments, and check to see if dietary, nutritional, and/or and allergy-causing factors need to be considered.

      --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

      Natural Cures

      Aromatherapy: Bergamot, chamomile, lavender, melissa, neroli, eucalyptus, geranium, and/or juniper can help speed healing and relief of symptoms when applied topically to the affected areas.

      Diet: Eat an organic, whole foods diet and avoid potentially allergy-causing foods, especially sugar, wheat, milk, and dairy products, including yogurt. Also avoid excess consumption of fruit, especially citrus and sour, as these foods may aggravate symptoms.

      Flower Essences: Rescue Remedy® for accompanying stress, and Rescue Remedy Cream® on the affected areas.

      Herbs: Herbal remedies such as cleavers, nettle, yellowdock, or red clover tea or tinctures may be very effective. They are often combined with relaxing herbs such as chamomile, linden flowers, or skullcap. One combination would be equal parts of cleavers, nettle, and chamomile drunk as an infusion three times a day. A stronger mixture combines the tinctures of figwort, burdock, and cleavers in equal parts; take one teaspoon of this mixture three times a day.

      To alleviate itching, bathe affected areas of your body with lukewarm or cold chickweed infusion. For cracked, dry, or painful skin, use a salve made from calendula flowers and St. John`s wort leaves.

      Goldenseal applied externally may also be helpful.

      Homeopathy:Dulcamara, Rhus tox., Sulfur, Arsen alb., and Graphites, taken alone or in combination with each other can help speed healing. Petroleum and Psorinum are also effective homeopathic remedies, but must be taken alone.

      Hydrotherapy: Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment. I suggest several at-home hydrotherapy treatments.

      Juice Therapy: The following juice combinations can help speed healing: black currant and red grapes; carrot, beet, spinach, cucumber, and parsley; and wheat grass juice.

      Nutritional Supplementation: Vitamin A and GLA (gamma-linolenic acid), an omega-6 essential fatty acid found in high quantities in evening primrose oil, have both been shown to improve the symptoms of eczema. Vitamin E. Other useful supplements for preventing and reversing eczema include vitamin B complex, vitamin B6, vitamin E, magnesium, and zinc.

      Topical Treatment: Apply evening primrose oil directly to cracked and sore areas of the skin. A topical paste made from ginkgo and licorice root extract has also been shown to improve eczema symptoms.

      Alternative Professional Care
      If your symptoms persist despite the above measures, seek the help of a qualified health professional. The following professional care therapies have all been shown to be useful for treating and relieving the symptoms of eczema: Acupuncture, Ayurveda, Biofeedback Training, Bodywork (Acupressure, Shiatsu, Reflexology), Detoxification Therapy, Energy Medicine (Light Beam Generator, Ondamed, Photon Stimulator), Environmental Medicine, Hypnotherapy, Magnetic Field Therapy (North Pole Magnetic Energy Application), Mind/Body Medicine, Naturopathic Medicine, Orthomolecular Medicine, Osteopathy, and Oxygen Therapy

      Best of health to you

  17. QUESTION:
    What is a good over the counter treatment for psoriasis?
    I won't be able to see my dermatologist until January, and my psoriasis is spreading. My cream has run out. I'm using T-Gel shampoo for my scalp. I don't have anything for the psoriasis on my skin though. What is a good over the counter treatment that can keep it under control until January?
    I've had psoriasis for a couple of years.
    I used a topical medication from my dermatologist, but that ran out and she said she has to see me before I get another one prescribed.

    • ANSWER:
      HI Sylvie

      Here are some ideas on how to heal the issue.

      Cause
      Psoriasis is metabolic in nature and can be triggered by environmental or stressful conditions, poor diet, flu-like conditions, the administration of penicillin, and nutritional deficiencies. Patients with psoriasis are also a higher risk of rheumatoid diseases.

      Psoriasis can be caused by food allergies, essential fatty acid deficiencies, low digestive enzyme and hydrochloric acid levels, vitamin B complex deficiencies, emotional stress, illness, drugs (such as beta-blockers, lithium, and chloroquine), poison ivy or oak, skin damage, and several infections, bacterial or viral in origin.

      ------------------------------...

      Natural Cures

      Aromatherapy: The following essential oils are recommended: bergamot (to help heal skin plaques), lavender (to reduce excessive itching), melissa (for irritated skin), jasmine (for dry sensitive skin), geranium (for dry irritating skin), and sandalwood mysore (for dehydrated, inflamed, and sensitive skin).

      Diet: Screen for and eliminate all foods to which you are allergic or sensitive. Eat a varied diet of organic, whole foods, rotating foods as much as possible. Eliminate wheat and wheat products for 1-3 months. Consume seafood high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as wild salmon, sardines, mackerel, herring, and each day, on a rotating basis, take one tablespoon of olive or flaxseed oil, and be sure to drink plenty of pure, filtered water. Organic beef, venison, poultry, garlic, onions, parsley, organic plain yogurt, and sauerkraut are also recommended.

      Flower Essences: Rescue Remedy Cream® applied topically can soothe symptoms.

      Herbs: Combine equal parts of burdock, sarsaparilla, and cleavers tinctures and take one teaspoon three times a day. Silymarin (milk thistle) is also helpful for psoriasis due to its positive effects on liver function.

      Homeopathy: Useful homeopathic remedies include Psorinum, Sulfur, Graphites, Cuprum met., and Arsen alb.

      Hydrotherapy: Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment. I suggest several at-home hydrotherapy treatments.
      *Purified water is essential for any hydrotherapy treatment. Remedies for Treating Chlorinated Bath Water offers clear instructions and recommendations.

      Juice Therapy: The following juice combinations can be helpful: apple and carrot; beet, cucumber, and grape; and beet, carrot, burdock, yellowdock and garlic.

      Lifestyle: Mild cases of psoriasis may be helped by daily exposure to sunlight. Frequent exercise is also recommended.

      Nutritional Supplementation: The following nutrients can be helpful: evening primrose oil, omega-3 essential fatty acids, vitamin A, vitamin B Complex, vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, vitamin C with bioflavonoids, folic acid, lecithin, zinc, and a multimineral supplement. Taking hydrochloric acid (HCL) with each meal can also be of use.

      In Europe fumaric acid treatment in the form of fumaric acid tablets, ointment, lotion, and scalp lotions is widely used to reverse symptoms of psoriasis

      Topical Treatment: Apply seawater to the affected skin several times daily. Linseed or avocado oil, aloe vera gel, and/or capsaicin cream applied topically can reduce the scaling, thickness, redness, and itching.

      Best of health to you

  18. QUESTION:
    What is the reason as to why eczema cannot be cured?
    I myself, like so many other people, have eczema. I'm 16 now and for as long as I can remember, I've struggled and struggled with the problems that eczema brings about. Scientists say that eczema cannot be cured, but treated. Can anyone explain to me the reason eczema can't be cured?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Adrian, the reason that eczema cannot be cured through medications, is because not everyone has the same cause.

      Different people get eczema because of different factors. This can vary greatly, and can include factors like diet, clothing, allergies, pets, the weather, the air, smells, stress, and so on.

      Because of this, science is unable to find a medication that is going to cover all these bases, no 0ne tablet or medicine is going to be a solution for everyone. This is one of the main reasons as to why eczema cannot be cured.

      Another issue is that eczema can change in many people. Meaning that some people can naturally grow out of it, some people get it only now and again, while others suffer with eczema symptoms and dry skin problems all the time.

      Virtually all medications treat the symptoms, and rarely the cause. This means that in many cases the symptoms continue to return because the causes of eczema are not being addressed.

      This is why a lot of people over the last few years have started to use more natural eczema treatments. The advantages are that they do not have any side effects, they are not expensive, and not only do they treat symptoms, they treat the cause of eczema by making the immune system stronger, so that it has more of a chance of fighting eczema.

      If nothing has worked for you in the past, perhaps you need a change of direction. You can get some more free information on how to cure eczema naturally at the resource below. I hope that this has been helpful, take care Adrian.

  19. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of dark circles?
    I wanted to know if there is any home remedy to get rid of dark circles and acne marks? Also, suggest some creams that cure both and make skin look even.

    • ANSWER:
      There are many causes of dark circles, from age, heredity, allergies, cold or sinus infection, bone structure and glasses which are not so commonly known.
      http://www.mydarkcirclesblog.com/2006/11/27/causes-of-dark-circles/

      If you would like to apply home remedies to reduce dark circles, here are some of my suggestions:
      Buy a box of regular, old fashioned unflavored gelatin (e.g. Knox) from grocery store. Take a small cup or bowl and put in 1 teaspoon of the gelatin mix. Add one tablespoon of boiling water & stir for a minute. Test it on your wrist to make sure it is not too hot. Then, using a cotton ball, pat it under your eyes as you would an eye cream or gel. Go lie down and listen to some music, or take a bath & let it stay on for at least 30 minutes. Then just rinse it off.Gelatin is very high in Vitamin K & Biotin. It will not remove your dark circles on the first application (but you will notice a difference), but if you do it daily for a week, and then 2-3 times a week for maintenance, you should notice a drastic reduction in dark circles.
      http://www.mydarkcirclesblog.com/2007/01/01/special-spa-home-remedy-to-reduce-dark-circles/

      To conceal the dark circles, you can use YSL concealer or salmon concealer..

      http://www.mydarkcirclesblog.com .. tips on how to reduce dark circles, the causes of dark circles, home remedies, eye creams reviews, make up tips, and natural healer.

  20. QUESTION:
    What can I do about my labs dry skin?
    She has gotten really dry skin right were her tail starts on her back. Its flaking and seems to be bothering her?

    • ANSWER:
      She needs to see a vet because she may have allergies. In the meantime you can try adding a little olive oil to her food.
      One of the most frequent complaints from pet owners is that their dog’s skin is flakey and itchy. Although this seems like a simple problem, there can be many different reasons as to why the skin does this. As we mentioned before, diet can play an important part as well as the humidity level in the environment. A dog that is fed strictly dry food and lives in a colder climate during the winter, may require an essential fatty acid supplement added to their diet. Why? During the winter months, while the heat is on, the humidity level in our homes drop to an all time low. This lack of humidity along with the “non-fatty” nature of dry dog foods, will cause the skin to dry out, thus becoming itchy and flakey. (This is not much different than what happens to our skin during the winter months!) Another thing that will cause the “itchy flakeys” is frequent bathing. Most dogs should only be bathed once a month and again, this is especially true during the winter months when the humidity level is low. The only time a dog should be bathed more frequently is when he/she gets into something that they shouldn’t (skunk!) or a therapeutic shampoo has been prescribed for your pet by your veterinarian because of a dermatological medical condition. (More on shampoos later...) Other less common medical conditions from itchy-flakey skin are:

      Mites — especially the mite commonly called “walking dandruff” (cheyletiellosis) — causes the skin to flake and then these mites will hide under the debris they create. As the mites move about the surface of the skin, the dandruff appears to travel, thus the name! Scabies mites and demodex produce a limited amount of scaling, too. Eradication of these mites should be done with the guidance of your veterinarian.

      Bacterial infections may cause flakiness because the skin will attempt to rid itself of the invading organism on its own, and in doing so, will shed the top layers as dandruff. However, most of the time antibiotic therapy is indicated for the cure.

      Hypothyroidism (lack of thyroid hormone), hyperadrenocorticism (excess production of natural cortisol), and diabetes may be a cause (amongst other signs that would indicate hormonal problems) of scaly, flakey skin. Blood testing and other diagnostics will be required to reach a definitive diagnosis in these cases.

      Geriatric animals may produce more dandruff for the simple reason that they are elderly and changes will occur in epidermal metabolism for no other reason than old age! After shampoo moisturizing rinses will give your older dog relief from the “itchy-flakeys”; always read label instructions carefully.

      Last but not least: shampoos. There is a plethora of grooming products, and sometimes it gets confusing for the dog owner: which do I choose? A moisturizing shampoo? An odor control shampoo? Do I need a shampoo with color enhancement? Do I need a medicated shampoo? Again, the first rule of bathing is do not do it too often. Frequent bathing actually dries out the skin and causes your dog to be uncomfortable, so space the baths as far apart as you can tolerate.

      If you dog’s skin seems to be normal, you can use a general grooming shampoo. If the skin seems dry and flakey (as compared to oily and flakey) then use a moisturizing shampoo. For the most part, unless you are planning to show your dog in competition, you should not use a color enhancement shampoo. Products with color additives may cause allergic reactions, and, although it’s extremely rare, there is no reason to take the chance. If your dog does have a history of allergies, there are a number of hypo-allergenic (soap free) shampoos available that can be used only if there is mild scaling of the skin.

      Special shampoos may be prescribed by your veterinarian for certain skin conditions, and the trick to these shampoos being effective is contact time. Apply the shampoo, lather well and allow the sudsy substance to have contact with the skin for 5 - 15 minutes. No longer than 15 minutes, though, otherwise excessive dryness can result!

      Some of the common shampoos prescribed by veterinarians are as follow:

      Sulfur/salicyclic acid based – excellent first choice for the mildly scaly dog, is not overly drying and has great anti-bacterial action.
      Benzoyl peroxide shampoos- these shampoos do a fantastic job of removing scales, killing microbes, thoroughly cleaning around the hair follicles, and is good for treating recurrent bacterial infections. Benzoyl peroxide is also great for greasy skin, but may cause excessive drying in normal to dry skin.
      Ethyl lactate – a second choice behind benzoyl peroxide shampoos; essentially less effects for hair follicle cleansing and anti-bacterial effectiveness, but is less drying.
      Tar based shampoos – these shampoos do a great job of reducing flakes and greasiness, but, most importantly, they also help to calm the itch.
      Miconazole shampoos are used for fungal infections; prime example is ringworm (microsporum canis).
      Chlorhexidine is anti-fungal and anti bacterial and may used to treat ringworm, skin staph infections and as a wound cleanser.
      This should just about do it for the very basics of dog grooming and if you should ever have any questions about what to use or how to use a product on your dog, do not hesitate to get advice – call the toll free telephone number on the package label, go to the appropriate website or call your veterinary health team before proceeding. Good luck!

  21. QUESTION:
    What are the best brands of dry foods to give a dog with seasonal allergies?
    My pitbull Jimi has seasonal allergies. Whenever it becomes warmer outside he develops itchy bumps on his back and belly which eventually can only be cured by a dose of antibiotics. He is currently on doggie benedryl to control the itching during the warmer seasons. Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      I use Natural Balance venison and brown rice.

      Some people say that feeding a RAW diet is best for dogs with allergies.

      Science Diet has a dog food for dogs with sensitive skin.

      I guess if allergies cause itching and such it would be wise to use something lwith skin conditioners in it. And use a soothing shampoo!

  22. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of dark circles under my eyes?
    I get at least 7 hours of sleep each night. I eat very healthy. Neither of my parents have black circles so it can't be hereditary. I don't have any allergies or asthma. What can I do to get rid of the dark circles?
    I don't wear makeup.

    • ANSWER:
      There is an epidemic of under eye bags and circles and many are reported by those in teens or early twenties. The main reason is reaction to skin sickening toxins in skin care, cosmetic and skin medicating products. Many teenage girls use 20 or more products daily and an alarming number of products contain skin(and health) harming toxins. See this site Skin Deep Cosmetic Database. A Feelgood Resource. The Database tested many thousands of products and identifies which ones are the most harming and those which are non or only minimally harming.

      Do an Answers search and you will see many have tried all the under eye creams and report they were not effective.
      These safe, natural, tried and tasted treatments really work and can quickly and permanently get rid of them.

      This is a response I received from wannabeblue28:
      “Hi Mukunda M. I have just been rubbing my face with oil using my fingers and hands and It has made a HUGE difference in my complexion after just one night. …… My skin looks so much tighter everywhere and i no longer have bags under my eyes! Thank you so much for your post, I have been suffering with acne and under-eye circles since i was young.”

      She had seen an answer I gave about how vigorous face massaging with pure natural oils had permanently rid my face of acne and removed my bags/circles. Massage greatly tightens skin under and around the eye area and the bags go away. Find Answer with a search "Mukunda M vigorous massage to remove eye bags/circles"

      The most helpful ones are:
      (Using both hands together) massage with palms and front of fingers held together
      (1) Do long up and down sweeps close to nose from chin area up to near eyes.
      (2) Do another up and back at an angle from chin point to cheek bone.
      (3) Do fast up and down massage close to eye from cheek bones at an angle of 45 degrees (on your crows feet).
      Best if do for several minutes daily – will markedly tighten skin in eye area and diminish the circles in the first two or three days. Use any oil. Olive is good.
      IMPORTANT: To avoid skin pulling first make facial skin taught by partially opening mouth and pulling lips firmly back against teeth (tightens most of face)

      Use any natural oil. Extra virgin olive oil works well for many.
      Additionally facial yoga exercises help a great deal. Find on You Tube. Do the “The lion face” and try to hold for 30 seconds. A variation of that is protruding the tongue as if trying to touch tip of nose with tip of tongue.

      YOGA MEDITATION is a great help and is easy to do. It enables you to completely relax and gives you deep, restful sleep. 6 or 7 hours of restful sleep is considerably more beneficial than 8 or 9 more hours of non restful sleep. I found Siddha Yoga meditation was the most beneficial.

      SOURCE(S): Consultant with many years research into safe, natural cures/treatments - skin conditions, skin enhancement, anti aging and rejuvenation treatments

  23. QUESTION:
    What are the best Natural Alternative solutions for treating eczema?
    I have been to a doctor today & he said I have eczema, which started after Christmas, there are so many possible factors, allergies etc. While I am ruling them out one by one I need to treat the eczema, I don't want to take anti-biotics or use steroid creams. I know a LOT about holistic & nutritional things, but I would like to know what the natural solutions are for treating eczema, I will be applying E45 Cream to all affected areas (arms, shoulders, neck) daily. I will be going back to the doctors in a week or two. Proper answers please, no "take drugs" comments, I want answers to the question I am asking, what are the natural alternatives?
    Thanks for the replies so far, I eat VERY healthily, I know almost as much as Gillian McKeith, & believe in holistic lifestyle, I eat cooked rice & millet pasta, with plenty of cold-pressed hemp seed oil, tomatoes, herbs, take plenty of supplements, I also eat cooked Quinoa, & steamed vegetables with garlic & have had 2 colonics recently, (also removed hundreds of intestinal worms). I plan to try to slowly convert to raw foods. I think that the cause of this eczema could be allergies, or food related, I have been eliminating possible causes one by one & have found that heat starts me itching, but I started eating organic "quinoa & rice with garlic" snacks by Biona after christmas, I worked out that they contain about 6grams of salt in a bag (i would eat one bag a day, i know that 6g is the most you should at in a day but now I believe that this is the biggest cause of the itching, Salt. So I won't be eating these for a while to find out if the itching & scabs improve.
    So for now, I would like to know what natural & holistic methods exist for helping to heal the scabbed skin & stop the itching (although if salt is the cause of the itching it should stop soon as I have stopped eating so much salt). I will also be drinking plenty of water to try to get more hydrated as I was dehydrated before. Thanks for the suggestions, I'll try some of the cold pressed hemp oil on my skin, & I think perhaps the goats milk helping people is probably because of the high fat content, so I will continue pouring the hemp oil on my pasta & in soups. Keep the suggestions coming though, I appreciate them.

    • ANSWER:
      The best way to cure your eczema is through your diet. You are what you eat, do you want to be a flaky pastry, or a crumbly bit of bread?
      Cut out dairy, meat and wheat and eat raw living vegan foods. I am a raw food vegan, my husband and I eat 100% raw vegan foods. Our website is under construction at the moment but there is quite a lot of info, links and books on it already for you to see. www.purelyraw.com
      OK, so you may not want to go raw overnight, so I'd advise at least to begin with cut out dairy, then meat and wheat.
      I have been vegan for 10 years, during that time I have lapsed back into dairy a few times. Each time my skin has immediately become itchy and dry and ugly. Then after just 2 weeks with no dairy it is back to beautiful and comfortable again.
      To explain briefly, eating cooked foods, meat and dairy make our blood acidic, this creates an acidic body. So when you sweat your sweat irritates the skin. When you start to clean your diet up you go into a more alkaline state and your sweat is no longer irritable to you. Our natural atate is alkaline. And disease free.
      Eating cooked foods, meat and dairy dehydrates the body. It takes much fluid to digest these things, this takes away fluid from the skin and dries it out. Raw foods digest themselevs, using up none of your liquid, energy or digestive enzymes.
      Cooking food destroys 80% of the nutrients, vitamins and all the enzymes.
      Change your diet. Eating purely raw foods has brought me a level of happiness and health I never imagined possible. My husband and I work to help others achieve this too. Please have a look at our website, and then check out the links and see what raw food and veganism has done for thousands of others.Good Luck, feel free to email me at my website with any questions or if you just want more info. Good Luck, and don't take the steroids!!!

  24. QUESTION:
    Has anyone used the new product Zoriasis for eczema?
    Our pharmacist can't keep it on the shelf. Supposedly it is all natural and works well with getting rid of eczema. My 8 month old son has it really bad and the typical heavy lotion, hydrocortizone, neosporan, treatments aren't working.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,

      Yes stress is the root cause of eczema in many cases.

      I have been helping a friend get rid of his psoriasis’ on his skin, it covers about 2 square feet of his arms and hands.

      He has been spraying on 2.5 PH water for about a month now, and it is working. He is also drinking 9.5 PH water. His wife has MS, and is also drinking the 9.5 PH alkaline water, and is doing much better.

      You can get free alkaline water - place a wanted add on http://craigslist.com Place a add to ask for 8.5 PH drinking water, and hope that the person can also make 2.5 PH water. Drinking the alkaline water will help, even if you can not spray the 2.5 PH water on your skin – as shown in the video below.

      Here is a demo video to watch for the eczema cure as seen in Japan. Sorry but the hospitals in the United States and Europe are not this advanced at this time.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxLW-HKgQzU&feature=PlayList&p=262C30FDF046ADAB&playnext=1&index=4

      Allergies to food include shellfish, garlic, and others. Stop eating things like cheese, then milk products, then anything brewed (beer, yogurt, breads made with yeast). When it goes away, then you have some idea of what you should stop eating.

      Or use the process developed in Japan, and eat what you want to.

      Exposure to UV light can also help many who have eczema. Yes walking out in the sunshine, without UV protecting sunblock on will expose your skin condition to UV light.

      Good Luck !

  25. QUESTION:
    What to do to reduce itchiness due to eczema especially on children?
    How to cure eczema?

    • ANSWER:
      All the above answers are actually very good; there is not one simple solution to eczema. Things that contribute to eczema include allergies to things such as foods, perfumes or soaps and it is helpful to try and identify these if possible. Most of the time, it is impossible to do so and instead skin care plays a major role. Avoid scratching if possible; sometimes this requires the use of topical Benadryl, steroids or Calamine to reduce the itching. To avoid drying out the skin which precipitates many bouts of eczema, use as mild a soap as possible or, preferably, none at all. Particularly in infants, the use of soaps or shampoos really isn't necessary and only serves to dry out the skin. Also, avoid excessively long baths or showers for the same reason. When drying off, don't rub the skin as this removes a lot of the natural oils. Pat or air dry. Then, apply a moisturizer (Eucerin is a good one without perfumes or colors) immediately to prevent drying out of the skin. Vaseline works great for this as well, but can feel greasy afterwards. Usually, these measures will lead to improvement in the eczema. However, topical steroids may be necessary. In general, these are quite safe. In more severe cases, topical tacrolimus or pimecrolimus (Protopic or Elidel) may be useful. However, these are associated with more side effects and are best left as a last resort.

  26. QUESTION:
    Is a facial sauna using tea trea oil and lavender good for your skin ie ance treatment and complexion?
    also will eucalyptus oil or peppermint oil be any good for skin?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes you can. I am an Artisan. And work in my products with natural herbs and oils. Use 3 drops of tea tree and 3 drops of lavender, do the facial sauna for 15 minutes it help a lot. Tea tree oil is an anti-fungal medicine use in natural medicine, help prevent infections for getting worst and with continuous use it will cure. I also prepare a mouth wash with tea tree oil with filter water and use this daily. 8 oz o water and 3 to 5 drops of tea tree oil, try with 3 first because tea tree is very strong. If you don't like the tea tree oil flavor you can add 1 or 2 sticks of cinnamon to the bottle of water also it will change the flavor and it woks wonders .
      The best and original and strong is the tea tree oil one from Melaleuca. Is very good for acne,Psoriasis fungus and Rosacea. I use this a lot to make soaps and facial mask. The lavender is a relaxer is very good for stress. The eucalyptus and peppermint oil i use a lot for people that suffers with asma and problem breathing because they have allergies to bad. So far i had no complains for any of my customers. Another good antibacterial is a Neem oil is very good for a lot off things but smells like garlics and some off my customers don't like the smell of garlics.This is good for boils and ulcers in the skin when use with tea tree oil.
      I have customers that buy the soap and the oil to use a lot. I make and antibacterial soap with this two and my customers loves the smell. But i don't put to much neem oil only 2 drops.It does work very well especial for ant and mosquitoe bites.

  27. QUESTION:
    How do you treat your psoriasis?
    I have tried OTC treatments, and i can't afford to do the RX stuff. Any suggestions for me? I am young, (16+) but my skin is so sensitive. So anything that i can do has to be very gentle with my skin. Thanks
    I have severe psoriasis on my right ankle and one spot on my left leg about as big as a half dollar. Mine never seems to diminish and it stays cracked and really bad all the time.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Kacey

      Here are some ideas on how to heal the issue.

      Cause
      Psoriasis is metabolic in nature and can be triggered by environmental or stressful conditions, poor diet, flu-like conditions, the administration of penicillin, and nutritional deficiencies. Patients with psoriasis are also a higher risk of rheumatoid diseases.

      Psoriasis can be caused by food allergies, essential fatty acid deficiencies, low digestive enzyme and hydrochloric acid levels, vitamin B complex deficiencies, emotional stress, illness, drugs (such as beta-blockers, lithium, and chloroquine), poison ivy or oak, skin damage, and several infections, bacterial or viral in origin.

      ------------------------------...

      Natural Cures

      Aromatherapy: The following essential oils are recommended: bergamot (to help heal skin plaques), lavender (to reduce excessive itching), melissa (for irritated skin), jasmine (for dry sensitive skin), geranium (for dry irritating skin), and sandalwood mysore (for dehydrated, inflamed, and sensitive skin).

      Diet: Screen for and eliminate all foods to which you are allergic or sensitive. Eat a varied diet of organic, whole foods, rotating foods as much as possible. Eliminate wheat and wheat products for 1-3 months. Consume seafood high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as wild salmon, sardines, mackerel, herring, and each day, on a rotating basis, take one tablespoon of olive or flaxseed oil, and be sure to drink plenty of pure, filtered water. Organic beef, venison, poultry, garlic, onions, parsley, organic plain yogurt, and sauerkraut are also recommended.

      Flower Essences: Rescue Remedy Cream® applied topically can soothe symptoms.

      Herbs: Combine equal parts of burdock, sarsaparilla, and cleavers tinctures and take one teaspoon three times a day. Silymarin (milk thistle) is also helpful for psoriasis due to its positive effects on liver function.

      Homeopathy: Useful homeopathic remedies include Psorinum, Sulfur, Graphites, Cuprum met., and Arsen alb.

      Hydrotherapy: Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment. I suggest several at-home hydrotherapy treatments.
      *Purified water is essential for any hydrotherapy treatment. Remedies for Treating Chlorinated Bath Water offers clear instructions and recommendations.

      Juice Therapy: The following juice combinations can be helpful: apple and carrot; beet, cucumber, and grape; and beet, carrot, burdock, yellowdock and garlic.

      Lifestyle: Mild cases of psoriasis may be helped by daily exposure to sunlight. Frequent exercise is also recommended.

      Nutritional Supplementation: The following nutrients can be helpful: evening primrose oil, omega-3 essential fatty acids, vitamin A, vitamin B Complex, vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, vitamin C with bioflavonoids, folic acid, lecithin, zinc, and a multimineral supplement. Taking hydrochloric acid (HCL) with each meal can also be of use.

      In Europe fumaric acid treatment in the form of fumaric acid tablets, ointment, lotion, and scalp lotions is widely used to reverse symptoms of psoriasis

      Topical Treatment: Apply seawater to the affected skin several times daily. Linseed or avocado oil, aloe vera gel, and/or capsaicin cream applied topically can reduce the scaling, thickness, redness, and itching.

      Best of health to you

  28. QUESTION:
    I have a persian cat with allergies her skin is in poor condition been to the vet need skin care products?
    changed to all natural but her skin is making her itch and lick all
    the time any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      Even all "natural" foods can cause allergic reactions in cats. You need to find a food with a SINGLE protien souce and see if you can rule out what is making her itch. However your best bet would be to try her on a raw diet and see if the cures her.

      Let me share with you what I have learned about feline nutrition to help you make an informed decision on what diet you should feed your cats.

      Many brands of manufactured cat foods claiming to be "healthy" really are not. In fact they are made of the lowest ingredients possible. I'm not saying that a cat can't live off them... just the same as you could live off hot dogs and Mac and cheese forever, but better choices can and should be made for your feline friends. I would not venture to say that any manufactured food is "best" for a cat but a grain free organic wet food would be a good start. Feeding canned is certainly better than feeding dry in all cases.

      Cats were never meant to eat dry food, also known as cereals or kibble. We, humans, make them eat it for convenience to us. It has nothing to do with them or their nutritional needs. It's completely species inappropriate.

      In the wild, cats derive their entire liquid intake from their prey. They do not have a thirst mechanism because they don't need it when eating a species appropriate diet. They get all they need from what they eat. So they do not drink water. Regular ol' house cats have descended from those same wild cats.

      So in a home environment, your kitty does not get the moisture it need from dry food and are almost always in a constant state of dehydration. Water fountains are encouraged to TRY to get your cat to drink more and your kitty may even enjoy it. But it will never meet its water intake needs drinking from a bowl.

      Deadly feline illnesses such as diabetes, kidney failure, obesity, stones, urinary tract blockages and Urinary Tract Infections (FLUTD), with and without deadly crystals run rampant these days. Cats are not taking in enough water to stave them off. Proper water intake through a species appropriate diet alone can prevent most of these conditions.

      Overall, wet is a better all around better for any cats diet, be it canned or Raw and they should never be fed dry cereal kibble if we wish to most closely match their wild nutritional and dietary needs. Kibble meets our needs… not our cats.

      It is also bogus that kibble cleans teeth. DRY FOOD DOES NOT CLEAN TEETH. It's an old myth that has been scientifically disproved for years, but old-school vets drilled it into people's heads for so long (and sadly still do) that people still believe it. Cats can not “chew”. They do not have chewing teeth. They have meat ripping pointy carnivorous teeth. They do not have molars. They may “crunch” a piece of food once to crack and break it… but they are absolutely unable to chew a hard piece if food. Want your cat to have clean teeth? Give them an appropriately sized raw bone. :o)

      I personally feed a Raw Meat and Bones based diet to my cats and they are very healthy on it. I HIGHLY recommend it. Once I got the hang of it and felt comfortable with it it's a snap to prepare. It's something you might want to consider someday. They are obligate carnivores after all and must derive ALL their nutrients from meat based sources. They are unable to absorb them from any other source. Despite thousands of years of domestication they remain strictly carnivorous. True and honest meat eaters and that is what they need most. Protein from meat!

      If you are interested in feeding a raw diet some great places to start learning are http://www.catinfo.org/ , http://www.catnutrition.org/ , and http://www.felinefuture.com/nutrition/ .

      If you would like to try raw with your cats and don’t want to get all technical about it but want to try a trusted, time tested and balanced raw diet you can order from http://www.felinespride.com/products/catfood.aspx . I purchased this myself when I first started and my cats loved it!

      If raw is not an option for you please be aware that there are three Categories of Pet Foods:

      -"Grocery store" foods – (Generic Brands and cheap name brands) Those foods found in grocery stores and mass-market retailers are made with lower-quality, less-digestible, inexpensive ingredients and are therefore a cheaper alternative. While easy on the pocketbook, "grocery store" foods normally do not provide your cat with the healthiest, most nutrient-dense ingredients.

      -Premium foods – (Iams/Eukanuba, Purina One, Hills Science Diet, Nutro and such) Foods often found in grocery stores, pet stores, and veterinarian offices that contain higher-grade ingredients, but still include many elements of "grocery store" food, such as artificial colors, artificial flavors, chemical preservatives, and "filler" ingredients such as corn and wheat products, by-products and even animal digest. Yuck! Premium foods are usually more expensive than "grocery store" foods because their ingredients are sometimes of a higher quality, and are therefore somewhat more beneficial and digestible. But don’t be fooled, some of those same so called Premium brands are sometimes worse than grocery store foods, but they charge prices like they are better. They aren’t!

      -Healthy foods – (Wellness, Merrick, Eagle Pack, Drs Foster & Smith) The newest addition to the pet food market - provide pets with the highest quality, healthiest, and most nutritious ingredients. They are typically available for purchase online or direct from the manufacturer. Some better retailers are starting to carry them now. Complete Petmart carries a few healthy brand foods. Foods in the Healthy class contain nutrient-rich ingredients. Formulated to provide optimum health benefits for pets, these foods often use real meat as the primary protein source, carbohydrate-rich whole grains like brown rice and barley and whole, fresh fruits and vegetables. They should not contain artificial preservatives, flavors, or colors. They will almost always be fortified with additional vitamins and minerals, and will use the best natural sources for fatty acids to help build healthy skin and a beautiful coat. Because healthy foods use high quality ingredients, you should expect to pay a little more than you would for other types of pet food. Remember, though, with healthy foods you can feed less since healthy foods are more nutrient-dense than other types of food so it often evens out or cost’s les than feeding foods filled with cheap non-nutritional by-products fillers.

      With all that information in mind, when you are choosing a new cat food, study the ingredients. All ingredients on pet food labels are listed by weight. Meaning whatever ingredients are listed first on the list, there is more in there. The first ingredients listed should be whole meat ingredients, protein sources, such as Chicken or Turkey. NOT just the word “meat”! Who the heck knows what that is? The word Chicken Meal is ok, but it should be a secondary ingredient, not first. Meal is the meat dehydrated and ground into a powder.

      The ingredients also should NOT include any by-products or animal digest whatsoever. Those are disgusting left over animal parts that are scraped off the filthy floors of meat and poultry plants. They should just go into the trash but they put them into pet food instead. EW!!!! Also make sure there are no artificial colors or flavors. And make sure there is no BHA and BHT used preservatives. These preservatives have been shown to cause cancer in both cats and dogs. Bad Bad stuff and it’s in almost every cat treat on the market. :(

      So, in summery of the ingredients… if you see the words by-products, Animal Digest, the word “meat” alone, Corn, Corn Gluten, Wheat Gluten, or BHA or BHT… stop reading, put down that product and move on to the next.

      Be aware that when switching to a Healthy, Holistic or Organic food, you will pay for what you get. Good foods are not cheap. They are pricey and will cost you more than cheaper products, just like steak costs more than hotdogs. But again, you will be feeding a better food and improving the over all health of your pet. This in turn leads to less vet visits for illness now and more importantly later in life in their geriatric years. You will also feed less of this food on a per animal basis because a smaller amount of food contains what your cat needs. Overall healthy foods are well worth it, if only for the piece of mind that the ingredients are better for your cat than cheap crap.

      You can start your research for a healthy cat food here if you are not ready to try feeding a Raw diet:
      http://www.onlynaturalpet.com

      If you want to buy in a store, Complete Petmart is a good store and carries quite a few natural, organic, and holistic blends. Also check with your local feed/grain stores.

      I highly recommend you take the time to research for yourself, but the information I have given should get you off to a good start. Good luck choosing a new healthy food!

      ********IMPORTANT*******Don’t forget to switch your Pets food slowly over a period of 10 to 14 days, if you can. Mixing 25% new to 75% old. Then 50/50… then 75% new to 25% old. And finally switch over to 100% new. Take it slow as not to upset their digestive system.

      Side note… Please don’t feed Iams / Eukanuba. It’s ALL fillers, byproducts, animal digest and CRAP. Read the ingredients! There is nothing good for your cat in that food. Not to mention they conduct the most appalling animal testing you have ever seen. http://www.iamscruelty.com to see the terror they create.

  29. QUESTION:
    What can I do to stop my dog scratching his armpit and shoulder blade?
    He's been doing it for a while. His skin looks fine and moves properly.
    He is three years old Pug

    • ANSWER:
      The most common reasons for skin issues (i.e. itching, skin irritation and/or hair loss) include:

      - Allergic reactions to flea bites, food/treats, grooming products or house-cleaning products, etc.
      - Mites
      - Fungal/Bacterial infections (ringworm, yeast, staph etc.) See a remedy below
      - Steroid use (also called prednisone, cortisone or the so-called 'allergy shot')

      Scratching opens the door to secondary skin infections sometimes coupled with a bad odor.

      ALLERGIES

      To allergic dogs just one flea can cause havoc. Even if not visible, you can always see the debris fleas leave behind that looks like finely ground coffee. If placed in water, they will turn red.

      You can get rid of the fleas with natural methods to avoid exposure to the toxic chemicals of Frontline, Advantage and other popular flea medications which will cause harm sooner or later. For recommendations see http://www.wikihow.com/Get-Rid-of-Fleas-Naturally Also, you can dust your yard where your dog roams with inexpensive diatomaceous earth. For more info on flea control see http://www.care2.com/greenliving/all-around-non-toxic-flea-control.html
      and http://wolfcreekranch1.tripod.com/diatomaceous_earth_fleas.html

      Check food/treats ingredients. Dog's digestive system is not designed to handle grains well. Discontinue any with corn, wheat, etc. Get ones with no grains with meat as a primary ingredient – chicken, lamb, salmon, etc.

      Discontinue use of grooming products or house cleaning products that can be allergens. For a while, use white vinegar as the cleaning agent for your floors, counters, etc. Vinegar has strong cleaning and anticeptic properties and the smell disappears quickly after use. See http://www.vinegarworkswonders.com/faqs.asp

      MITES

      Three types of mites that attack dogs most often: demodectic (not contagious and may itch or not), sarcoptic (very contagious and extremely itchy) and cheyletiella (contagious and mildly itchy). This condition is known as mange. The typical symptoms of mange as the condition progresses include hair loss and scaly or crusty skin.

      Avoid the medications most often prescribed by vets that contain toxic chemicals which will harm your dog sooner or later. These are Ivermectin (also known as Ivomec) and Amitraz (also known as Mitaban). Instead, I recommend the use of natural products. Search the Internet to find them. I prefer the spray type treatment which is effective, easy to use, and inexpensive that will kill the mites but is harmless to pets and humans. You can get it at http://www.florapetnaturals.com/online-store.html

      STEROID USE

      As Dr. Karen Becker, DVM states - "Steroids (also called prednisone, cortisone or the nondescript “allergy shot”) are the least optimal treatment choice, as they work by suppressing your pet’s immune system. Not only can steroids have a negative effect on your pet’s liver, adrenal glands and kidneys, but suppressing your pet’s immune system with steroids also allows for opportunistic yeast and bacteria to grow on your pet’s skin..." Please read the information below: 'Steroids The Great Pretender - Even Low Steroid Doses Can Be Trouble'.
      http://www.shirleys-wellness-cafe.com/steroids.htm

      Many vets assume that pet owners just want to see their pets get better at all cost or if they are not sure about what the problem is they will prescribe steroids knowing the risks. Steroids are very dangerous and do not cure anything, they just mask the symptoms temporarily but the underlying cause remains and result in undesirable health complications, including skin problems.

      SKIN INFECTION REMEDY

      For many skin issues I recommend a powder called 'Flowers of Sulfur' (also known as 'brimstone' or 'sublime sulfur').

      This substance has been used for thousands of years to cure all kinds of skin ailments including fungal and bacterial infections and if there is itching, it will stop it very quickly. Google it to learn more about its healing properties.

      Even vets have forgotten about this wonderful and inexpensive remedy but fortunately you can still purchase it at your local pharmacy for very little money. You can also buy it online at http://www.pennherb.com/search?mp=s&se=Flowers+of+Sulphur+Powder

      Flowers of sulfur is safe to apply to your pet's skin but take care not to inhale sulfur powder.

      You can dust this powder on your dog's skin OR mix it with an oil to rub on the skin.

      The dusting can easily be accomplished if you use a powdered sugar duster or an empty talcum powder bottle. Separate the hair as you go around dusting to expose the skin until you have covered it.

      Alternatively, mix 2 tablespoons of flower of sulfur with 1 cup of Jojoba oil and put it in a bottle. Always shake to mix well before applying to the skin as it tends to separate. This method works well for smaller skin areas. You do not need to wear gloves as it is not toxic to humans either.

  30. QUESTION:
    Im only 16 and have dark circles under my eyes help?
    I've had this problem ever since I can remember. It was less when I was a kid. I think its genetic. Because I only have seasonal allergies in spring. I'm getting tired of having to conceal it everyday and I want to feel comfortable in my own skin! I do sleep 7-9 hours every night and drink lots of water so I need other remedies to help :( thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      **Check out this site- "Skin Deep Database". The Database reveals that the many chemicals and toxins in skin care (cleansers moisturizers, exfoliating ones included) and skin medicating nd cosmetic products are responsible for skin sickening and premature skin aging and result in premature wrinkles, lines and also bags and dark circles. It is rarely found to be genetic. Quality of sleep is very important. They identify other products that contain no harmful ingredients,. They clearly are the ones you should use, Specialized massage will tighten skin on cheeks and under and around eye area and will greatly diminish them. Often it will completely get rid of bags /circles. SEE TESTIMONIALS FROM 3 HAPPY USERS BELOW ##. It's best to quite vigorously massage using a forward and back massage – not circular.

      Use both hands with front of palms and fingers held together and do vigorous (that’s important) massaging:
      (1) Long up and down sweeps close to nose from chin area up to NEAR eyes but not all the way up to eyes.
      (2) Do another up and back at an angle from near chin point to cheek bone.
      (3) Do fast up and down massage CLOSE to eye but not right up to eye from cheek bones at an angle of 45 degrees (on your crow’s feet).

      Best if do for several minutes daily (not necessarily in one session) – skin will visibly tighten in eye area and the circles will diminish in one, two or three days.
      IMPORTANT: To avoid skin pulling first make skin taught by partially opening mouth and pulling lips firmly back against teeth (tightens most of face)
      USE ANY NATURAL OIL. Extra virgin olive and E.V. coconut oils work well for many. They are noncomedogenic - so do not clog or enlarge pores or cause breakouts

      For more detailed massaging technique and more testimonials research my other answers. My other answers give more detailed treatment info.and other testimonials. Enter "Mukunda M dark circles bags vigorous massage firmer tighter skin and testimonials" in search box of "What are you looking for" Search Y! Answers.

      TESTIMONIALS:
      ## wannabeblue28: "Hi Mukunda M. I have just been rubbing my face and neck with the ridges of my fingers and hands. It has made a HUGE difference in my complexion after just one night. ...... my skin looks so much tighter everywhere and i no longer have bags under my eyes! Thank you so much for your post, I have been suffering with acne and under-eye circles since i was young."*

      ## Candi:) "I tried this a day or 2 ago, OMGosh it worked out amazingly, thx some much and thx to you who answered, they were all good answers. =D"

      ## Billinator: "Listen to Mukunda. I have the same issue and I'm following his footsteps to get rid of them. You will notice results in just a few days by using his method".

      SOURCE(S): Many years researcher/consultant - safe natural treatments/cures for skin conditions skin enhancemen and anti aging/rejuvenation treatments.

  31. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of dark circles under the eyes ?
    Hi I have some allergy problems that create dark circles under my eyes that make it appear I have either been in a fight or am really tired, I have tried different creams and etc. I am a male and do not want to have to use makeup. Does anyone have any ideas ?

    • ANSWER:
      CUCUMBER : Clean your face of all make up. Cut thin slices of cucumber. Chill them. Now lie down and shut your eyes. Apply chilled cucumber slices over your eyes and under eye area and relax. Leave it on for 15 mintues. Gently rub the slices over and under eye area, and then wash off. You will feel relaxed and refreshed. The natural moisture from the cucumber acts as a healing tonic, while the cucumber juice helps to lighten the skin too. A great for tired and puffy eyes. Helps to get rid of dark circles under eyes or around eyes.

      ICE CUBES : When you get in from the hot sun eyes tired and bloodshot. You also develop dark circles and shadows due to heat and pollution. Try this : wash your face. Take some ice cubes and wrap them in two pieces of muslin. Lie down and shut your eyes. Place one ice cube pack over each eye, rubbing gently. This will immediately ease the 'burnt up' skin feeling. Regular use helps to lighten the dark circles under the eyes or to get rid of dark circles under eyes or around eyes.

      GREEN GOURD : You could similarly use slices of green gourd instead of cucumber. The juice of the green gourd also helps in lightly moisturizing as well as lightening the skin tones. Regular use helps to lighten the dark circles under the eyes and remove dark circle under or around the eyes.

      Tips on dark circles around or under the eyes
      1. Get enough sleep. Try to go to bed a little earlier than normal.

      2. Cucumber slices have a soothing effect on the eyes.

      3. Use sunscreen every day and moisturize in the night preferably using a good under eye cream.

      4. Drink plenty of water to hydrate the skin.

      5. Apply cold compresses.

      6. Eat fresh fruits and vegetables. Iron deficiency can be a cause for dark circles around the eyes.

      Using concealer to hide the Dark under eye circles
      The fastest cure for dark circles is to apply concealer. Choose a gold-based color that matches your skin shade exactly (the gold will counteract the blue of the under eye circle).

      The most common mistake women make when applying concealer is choosing a color that's too light -- this only achieves a "reverse raccoon" effect. Another common problem: putting the concealer only under the eye. You should apply it all around the eye area, and be sure to blend well. Set the concealer with a light dusting of translucent face powder so that it stays put. And to avoid drawing attention to your under eye area, don't apply eyeliner or mascara to your lower lashes.

      Often, the inner corner of the eye is the darkest part. A white shimmer pencil will cover it. Some companies manufacture a blueish or white pencil just for this purpose.

      GOOD LUCK
      HOPE I COULD HELP

  32. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of the dark circles under my eyes?
    Ugh, I'm 17 and I have dark circles under my eyes. It looks horrible, like I'm sick or something !
    I take medication for my cat allergies, get plenty of sleep, and take good care of my skin.

    Is there anything that either lightens or covers up dark bags? My cover up just doesn't do it for me.

    • ANSWER:
      This treatment can get rid of dark circles, halos in one or two nights. See 2 testimonials below ##
      Many on Answers have tried all the creams and many of the home treatments and under eye rollers and report that they did not nothing to lessen bags.
      There is an epidemic of under eye bags and circles and many are reported by those in teens or early twenties. The main reason is skin sickening toxins in skin care, cosmetic and skin medicating products. Many in teens/twenties use 20 products a day and an alarming number of products contain skin(and health) harming toxins. See this site "Skin Deep Cosmetic Database:A Feelgood Resource" The Database shows results of tests on many thousands of products and identifies which ones are the most harming and those which are non or only minimally harming. So the first thing to do is select the none or least harming products on the Database..

      Then try these safe, natural treatments that will quickly and permanently get rid of them. They really work and have helped many on Answers

      ## This is a response I received from wannabeblue28:
      “Hi Mukunda M. I have just been rubbing my face with oil using my fingers and hands and It has made a HUGE difference in my complexion after just one night. …… My skin looks so much tighter everywhere and i no longer have bags under my eyes! Thank you so much for your post, I have been suffering with acne and under-eye circles since i was young.”

      ## Here's a response from Candy :)
      Asker's Comment:"I tried this a day or 2 ago, OMGosh it workedd out amazingly, thx some much and thx to you who ansered, they were all good answers. =D"

      Vigorous face massaging with pure natural oil permanently rid my face of acne AND removed my bags/circles. Extra virgin olive oil works well for many. It's noncomedogenic so does not clog, cause breakouts or make skin oily. Massage greatly tightens skin under and around the eye area and the bags go away. For quickest results massage quite fast with front and tips of fingers and palms . Use both hands and do forward and back massage.Circular massage will not work
      (1) Do long up and down sweeps close to nose from chin area up to near eyes.
      (2) Do another up and back at an angle from chin point to cheek bone.
      (3) Do fast up and down massage close to eye from cheek bones at an angle of 45 degrees (on your crows feet).
      .
      IMPORTANT: To avoid skin pulling first make facial skin taught by partially opening mouth and pulling lips firmly back against teeth (tightens most of face)
      Additionally facial yoga exercises help a great deal. Find on You Tube. Do the “The lion face” and try to hold for 30 seconds. A variation of that is protruding the tongue as if trying to touch tip of nose with tip of tongue.

      SOURCE(S): Consultant with many years research into safe, natural cures/treatments - skin conditions, skin enhancement, anti aging and rejuvenation treatments

  33. QUESTION:
    What can I apply to soothe my dogs itchy, red, sensitive skin?
    I have a little cheeky female white English Staffordshire Bull Terrier who I adore named Indi but she has quite sensitive skin. She doesn't have fleas yet continues to rub her belly and chest on grass or even the carpet in my room. I think her skin gets irritated so she scratches it but then it gets somewhat inflamed and red compared to its normal pink and I am worried it is hurting her.Is there any dog wash or preferably a natural remedy I can apply to try to soothe it for her? Thank-you.

    • ANSWER:
      I would ask the vet to do a skin scraping

      she could have scabies (mite)

      the only way you are going to know the cause & with that find a cure ... is to get a skin scrape done

      if skin scrape shows nothing, then blood work, including allergy testing

  34. QUESTION:
    what acne products will work on my skin?
    i am 13 years old. my skin is oily. i use clerasil cleansing pads but they don't seem to work for me. what acne products will work on my skin?

    • ANSWER:
      One of the best and certainly a very effective product to eliminate pimples is garlic. Garlic contains antibiotic properties that are proven safe and effective in treating pimples as well as acne. To use it: get whole garlic, mash it and apply it on the face with extra caution on the area rear the eyes. Let the garlic take effect for 10-15 minutes. Then wash it off with warm cloth.

      Here are more home remedies to cure pimples:

      1. Combine 1 tsp. of cinnamon powder and 1 tsp of lemon juice. Apply it to the affected area.
      2. Combine cinnamon powder with honey and form it into paste. Right before sleeping, apply the mixture to your face and wash it the next morning. Do this every night for about 2 weeks and you will no longer worry about pimples.
      3. Mixing grind nutmeg with milk will work to remove pimples instantly.
      4. Applying an orange peel paste on the area of your face with pimples is another effective way. The orange peel should become a paste by grinding it with little water.
      5. For additional protection from the formation of blackheads, combine 1 part fresh lime juice with 1 part groundnut oil. Apply the mixture to your face.
      6. Blend raw papaya fruit to create a juice. This includes the seed and the skin. Apply it on swelling pimples.
      7. Use boiled milk combined with fresh lime juice as facial wash for cracked skin, blackheads, and pimples.
      8. Combine 1 part of rose water to 1 part of lime juice and apply it in the pimples. Leave it for about 20-30 minutes. Wash it off with lukewarm water.
      9. Apply on the affected area for at least 1 hour the pulp of ripe tomatoes. Wash it off with water.
      10. Potatoes grated and applied on affected area can cure pimples. It is also effective on curing boils, whiteheads, blackheads, and other skin blemishes.
      11. A powdered pomgranate skin & roasted paste mixed with lime juice can treat pimples effectively. This mixture could also treat whiteheads, blackheads, and boils.
      12. Ground radish seeds formed into paste and mixed with water remove blackheads.
      13. Mix lime juice with ground drumstick pods and leaves. Apply it on the pimples.
      14. Mint juice when applied on every evening can treat pimples as well. It also effective in treating scabies, insect stings, skin infections, and eczema.
      15. Combine ground sesame seeds paste with water. Apply it on the affected area. It is also effective in treating skin rashes and allergies.
      16. To prevent pimples, apply on the face mixture of fresh fenugreek leaves and water. Wash it on the next day with warm water.
      17. Mix an equal amount of groundnut oil and fresh lime juice. Apply it on the affected area. Wash it off after about 10-15 minutes. It also prevents blackheads.

      Tea Tree Oil is very effective against Acne as it contains bacteria-fighting substances. Acne is often caused by bacteria and the Terpenes in TTO either outright kills them, or weakens them enough to be destroyed by protective antibodies. There are very little side effects from using Tea Tree Oil.

      The watery gel from Aloe Vera plant is also a highly effective natural cure against Acne. The enzyme-rich gel has very soothing anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. It can also be taken internally and helps clean up and detox the digestive tract. This in turn can help clear up the skin.

      Zinc is taken in the form of capsules. It helps to strengthen the human immune system and to repair the skin.

      Vitamin A tablets are also a natural and effective Acne cure. Vitamin A promotes healthy skin.

      Vitamin E also helps in countering Acne. It is a natural antioxidant and beneficial for the skin.

      Vitamin C 3000 - 5000 mg daily protects the body and for its antioxidant properties that are important for healthy skin.

      Drink at least four pints of water every day; it's very beneficial to your skin by helping to flush toxins out of the body. Including fresh fruit and leafy green vegetables in your daily diet will also bring about a marked improvement in the quality of your complexion.

      Before bathing, apply a mixture of tomato pulp – real tomoto pulp, not packaged or genetically modified – honey and rose-water to your face and keep for twenty minutes before washing off.

      At night, before going to bed, apply a mix of cream, glycerin, and lemon juice to your face and again keep it on for a short while before washing. Then treat with unfiltered apple cider vinegar.

      Regular Yoga exercises will also improve skin and overall health.

      Avoid touching your face all the time, keep your hair away from your face, and avoid picking at pimples.

      Another important thing if you're prone to Acne is to avoid using heavy make-up – in fact, it is preferable to avoid make-up altogether. For an effective cure, stay as natural as possible.

  35. QUESTION:
    What are some alternative/holistic treatments for eczema?
    My 6 yr old son has been suffering from moderate to severe eczema since he was two. We have tried every known medicine and even allergy shots. Today we had a visit to Duke Med Center and they had nothing new to offer us. I would like to try some alternatives to traditional/western medicine. If anyone has any suggestions (books, websites, ect), advice or similar experinces, I would love to hear.
    Thanks.
    thanks for all the answers. we are exploring food allergies, using some new natural products and trying to live a healthy and as minimally as possible. i will put it to vote.

    • ANSWER:
      If we offered you a miracle remedy that prevents "eczema" would you buy it? Certainly you would. You won’t find it in a Pharmacy but at the Grocery Store.

      Try the Natural Cures for Eczema.

      The term ‘eczema’ is derived from a Greek word meaning ‘to boil.’ It refers to an inflammation of the skin, which results in the formation of vesicles or pustules. It is the most common and most troublesome of all skin diseases.

      Eczema is essentially a constitutional disease, resulting from a toxic condition of the system. The disease covers a wide variety of forms, the majority of them being of a chronic variety.

      Symptoms: Eczema in its acute form is indicated by redness and swelling of the skin, the formation of minute vesicles and severe heat. If the vesicles rupture, a raw, moist surface is formed. From this, a colourless discharge oozes, which forms skin crusts when it accumulates. The disease is usually worst at night when the heat of the body is retained by the bedclothes.

      The skin itches at all stages. In the wet stage, it may become infected with bacteria. The healing of the condition is affected by scratching in response to the irritation. Scratching not only spreads infection but also lengthens the stage of dryness and scaling.

      Causes: Allergies play an important part in causing eczema. Some women get eczema on their hands due to an allergy to soap or detergents used to wash clothes or dishes. Some persons develop it around the fingers when they wear rings because of allergy to metals. Researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Centre at San Antonio, in a recent study of children with atrophic eczema, found that 75% were allergic to a number of foods. The most common triggers for sensitive persons are eggs, peanuts, chocolate, wheat, cow’s milk, chicken, and potato.

      The real cause of eczema, however, is the failure of the human system to excrete the poisons from the various orifices of the body. Waste matter is excreted from the rectum through stools, from the bladder through urine, from the lungs through breath and from the pores of the skin through sweat. Sometime the pores of the skin are overworked, as waste matter is not properly eliminated from the other orifices. If the pores are not given the chance to perform their normal function, the sweat will be full of morbid matter and this gives rise to skin diseases like eczema, acne, boils, and other eruptions.

      Other causes include faulty metabolism, constipation, nutritional deficiencies, and stress brought about by nagging spouses, jealousy, frustration, and a host of other emotions. Suppressive drug treatment of the formal disease is also a most potent subsidiary causative factor in many cases.

      The Cure: Skin applications to cure eczema may give temporary relief. If the exudation is suppressed, some other more serious disease may develop. The best way to deal with eczema is to cleanse the blood stream and the body.

      The treatment should start with a fast on orange juice and water from five to days, depending on the severity and duration of the trouble. Juice fasting will help eliminate toxic waste from the body and lead to substantial improvement. In some cases, the condition may worsen in the beginning of the fast due to the increased elimination of waste matter through the skin. But as fasting continues, improvement will manifest itself.

      Fruits, salt free, raw or steamed vegetables with whole meal bread or chappatis may be taken after the juice fast. Carrot and musk melon are particularly beneficial. Coconut oil may be used instead of ghee. After a few days, curd and milk may be added to the diet. The patients may thereafter gradually embark upon a well-balanced diet of three basic food groups, namely (i) seeds, nuts, and grains, (ii) vegetables, and (iii) fruits. The large proportion of the diet should consist of raw foods. Seeds and beans such as alfalfa, mung, and soyabeans can be sprouted.

      This diet may be supplemented with cold-pressed vegetable oils, honey, and yeast. Juice fasting may be repeated at intervals of two months or so, depending on the progress being made, in chronic and more difficult cases of eczema, patient should fast at least once a week till he is cured.

      The patient should avoid tea, coffee, alcoholic beverages, and all condiments and highly flavoured dishes. He should also avoid sugar, white flour products, denatured cereals like polished rice, and pearled barley and tinned or bottled foods. He should eat only pure and wholesome foods.

      Raw vegetable juices, especially carrot juice in combination with spinach juice, have proved highly beneficial in the treatment of eczema. The formula proportions considered helpful in this combination are carrot 300 mL and spinach 200 mL to make 500 mL or half a litre of juice. The patient should get as much fresh air as possible. Restrictive clothing should not be worn. 2-3 L of water should be taken daily and the patient must bath twice or thrice a day. The skin, with the exception of the parts affected with eczema, should be vigorously rubbed with the palms of the hands before taking the bath.

      Coconut oil may be applied to the portions with eczema. It will help the skin to stay soft. Walking or jogging should be resorted to in order to inactivate the bowels. Sun bathing is also beneficial as it kills the harmful bacteria and should be resorted to early in the morning, in the first light of dawn. A light mudpack should be applied over the sites of the eczema is also helpful. The pack should be applied for an hour at a time and should be repeated twice or thrice a day.

      Water Treatment: In cases of acute eczema, cold compress, or cold-wet fomentations are beneficial. The affected part should be wrapped with a thick soft cloth. The cloth should be moistened with cold water (55-60 degrees F) every 15-30 minutes for two hours at a time. The bandage should be left intact, keeping the cloth cold. There may be intensification of itching or pain initially but this will soon subside. A cold compress may be applied twice daily for a week or so.

      Hope this helps, Good Luck.

  36. QUESTION:
    Why is my dog scratching so much?
    I have a 2 and a half month old shih tzu puppy.. She has be scratching her neck alot and has scores there now she also been chewing on her paws alot.. We switched her to a hypoallergenic shampoo and that didn't seem to be a problem.. We also took her off her puppy cow and put her on Ultra grain free formula shes been on that now for a week and still no change.. We also have her on Melissa's aloe pet which is a all natural pet supplement for hot spots, itchy skin, and allergies and this still don't seem to be working.. She is in alot of discomfort.. Can someone please help if your dog had something similar or know of any home remedies to help her feel better.. She was also left into a barn when she was a pup.

    • ANSWER:
      Itching and skin irritation can be caused by factors such as:

      - Allergic reactions to flea bites, food/treats, grooming products or house-cleaning products, etc.
      - Mites
      - Fungal/Bacterial infections (ringworm, yeast, staph etc.) See a remedy below
      - Steroid use (also called prednisone, cortisone or the so-called 'allergy shot')

      Scratching opens the door to secondary skin infections with associated bad odor.

      ALLERGIES

      To allergic dogs even one flea can cause havoc. Even if you do not see fleas, you can always see the debris they leave behind that looks like finely ground coffee. If placed in water, they will turn red.

      You can get rid of the fleas with natural methods to avoid exposure to the toxic chemicals of Frontline, Advantage and other popular flea medications which will cause harm sooner or later. For recommendations see http://www.wikihow.com/Get-Rid-of-Fleas-Naturally Also, you can dust your yard where your dog roams with inexpensive diatomaceous earth. For more info on its use to control fleas see http://www.care2.com/greenliving/all-around-non-toxic-flea-control.html and http://wolfcreekranch1.tripod.com/diatomaceous_earth_fleas.html

      Check ingredients of food/treats. Dog's digestive system is not designed to handle grains well. Discontinue any with corn, wheat, etc. Get ones with no grains with meat as a primary ingredient – chicken, lamb, salmon, etc.

      Discontinue grooming products or house cleaning products that can be allergens. For a while, use white vinegar as the cleaning agent for your floors, counters, etc. Vinegar has strong cleaning and anticeptic properties and the smell disappears quickly after use. See http://www.vinegarworkswonders.com/faqs.asp

      MITES

      Three types of mites that attack dogs most often: demodectic (not contagious and may itch or not), sarcoptic (very contagious and extremely itchy) and cheyletiella (contagious and mildly itchy). This condition is known as mange. The typical symptoms of mange as the condition progresses include hair loss and scaly or crusty skin.

      Avoid the medications most often prescribed by vets that contain toxic chemicals which will harm your dog sooner or later. These are Ivermectin (also known as Ivomec) and Amitraz (also known as Mitaban). Instead, I recommend the use of natural products. Search the Internet to find them. I prefer the spray type treatment which is effective, easy to use, and inexpensive that will kill the mites but is harmless to pets and humans. You can get it at http://www.florapetnaturals.com/online-store.html

      STEROID USE

      As Dr. Karen Becker, DVM states - "Steroids (also called prednisone, cortisone or the nondescript “allergy shot”) are the least optimal treatment choice, as they work by suppressing your pet’s immune system. Not only can steroids have a negative effect on your pet’s liver, adrenal glands and kidneys, but suppressing your pet’s immune system with steroids also allows for opportunistic yeast and bacteria to grow on your pet’s skin..." Please read the information below: 'Steroids The Great Pretender - Even Low Steroid Doses Can Be Trouble'.
      http://www.shirleys-wellness-cafe.com/steroids.htm

      Many vets assume that pet owners just want to see their pets get better at all cost or if they are not sure about what the problem is they will prescribe steroids knowing the risks. Steroids are very dangerous and do not cure anything, they just mask the symptoms temporarily but the underlying cause remains and result in undesirable health complications, including skin problems.

      SKIN INFECTION REMEDY

      For any skin infection (bacterial or fungal), I recommend a powder called 'Flowers of Sulfur' (also known as 'brimstone' or 'sublime sulfur').

      This substance has been used for thousands of years to cure all kinds of skin ailments including fungal and bacterial infections and if there is itching, it will stop it very quickly. Google it to learn more about its healing properties.

      Even vets have forgotten about this wonderful and inexpensive remedy but fortunately you can still purchase it at your local pharmacy for very little money. You can also buy it online at http://www.pennherb.com/search?mp=s&se=Flowers+of+Sulphur+Powder

      Flowers of sulfur is safe to apply to your pet's skin but take care not to inhale sulfur powder.

      You can dust this powder on your dog's skin OR mix it with an oil to rub on the skin. I prefer the latter.

      The dusting can easily be accomplished if you use a powdered sugar duster or an empty talcum powder bottle. Separate the hair as you go around dusting to expose the skin until you have covered it.

      Alternatively, mix 2 tablespoons of flower of sulfur with 1 cup of Jojoba oil and put it in a bottle. Always shake to mix well before applying to the skin as it tends to separate. You do not need to wear gloves as it is not toxic to humans either.

  37. QUESTION:
    How long can it take a rash due to allergic reactions to cats to heal?
    My kid's doctor refuses to run allergy tests. He broke out in a blistery rash that looks like poison ivy, and it lasted a month. We suspected he might be allergic to cats, and was exposed about 12 hours before breaking out, and was around them for 5 days and then once we came home it took a month for him to totally heal despite being on prednisone. Can it take up to a month for a child with eczema to heal from an allergic skin reaction to animals?

    • ANSWER:
      Sure it can take up to a month, it can take a lot longer if you do nothing about it. Maybe you should change your doctor too. I would also look here www.natural-cure-for-eczema.org for a solution to your eczema problem.

      Good luck

  38. QUESTION:
    I am allergic to everything! I was wondering what natural cures people have for bad rashes?
    I am literally allergic to most things I touch. And the Sun. I was out this weekend and now I am covered in a full body rash. Not sure it all has to do with the sun since it is in places the sun didn't shine. Was wondering what king of rash soothers are out there that are non-allergenic.

    • ANSWER:
      I know someone who developed a sun allergy, and it affected all his skin, not just exposed skin. If that's what you have, you will need medical advice.

      I am allergic to lots of things, too.

      There is a skin cream called Biafine. It is used by doctors in France, in burn units. I get it either through a friend whose father sends it to us, or when I go to France, but I'm certain you could find it online. It is the absolute BEST treatment I have ever found - works faster, better and longer than any other.

      Try to assess the chemicals you are touching. Avoid chemical cleaners. There are many cleaning products that are plant-based and don't create skin reactions. I make my own out of water, Amway's LOC cleaner, and plant essences (tea tree, lavender, eucalyptus, pine needle oil and grapefruit seed extract.) I own a cleaning service, and can promise you that this solution is a great cleaner.

      Read the labels on your skin care products. Don't use the standard products. Aveeno is a good commercial brand. Others are usually found in "health markets" and places like that. Jason's is a good brand. Whole Foods stores carry products that are good. Avoid parabens and methylparabens, added perfumes, preservatives and dyes. Castille soap is one I would stay away from - it irritates my skin and eyes, even though it's supposedly "all natural."

      If you use makeup, try to stick to a brand like Clinique or Almay, but still be sure to find out the ingredients. Try to eliminate makeup - your skin will thank you for it!

      Don't use air freshener sprays.

      Find a laundry soap that is pure and natural. Most of them are loaded with irritants, and of course, they leave residue on everything - your sheets, your underwear, your towels - everything! There is a common brand called Seventh Generation which is quite good. If it's not in your local stores, go online, look it up and find the nearest place that sells it. This manufacturer also sells a full line of cleaning products for the whole house, from dish soap to bathroom cleaners.

      If these things don't help, you should consult a dermatologist or, better yet, a natural health practitioner, to analyze what you are eating and drinking. Often, skin problems are a result of what we put INTO our bodies, more than from what we expose them to from the outside.

      Good luck!

  39. QUESTION:
    I have had redness on my cheeks and pink dots on my arms and legs since a young age, can you identify?
    I would love to know what I have and a recommendation for a cure without having to go to a doctor. My skin is smooth and isn't irritated, I have had this ever since i can remember and I am 21 now. If I exercise, get over heated or cold I will get red all over (on face) and the pink dots are more pronounced. The dots on my skin are slightly pink, but not like pimples or rosacea.

    • ANSWER:
      You may have more than one thing going on, but have you considered the possibility that you might have keratosis pilaris affecting your arms & legs? Maybe you just have large pores? The dots on your arms & legs could simply be the type of skin you have.

      Regarding the facial redness...
      There are several reasons why a person might have facial redness. Here are just a FEW possibilities:
      - genetics / heredity / hormones
      - sun sensitivity
      - allergy
      - medication induced
      - high blood pressure
      - lupus
      - hyperpyrexia
      - rosacea

      The only way to get an accurate, professional diagnosis, is to consult your doctor or a certified dermatologist. It's always easier to treat something when you actually know what it is you're dealing with and it's extremely difficult to give any recommendations if we don't know exactly what your problem is.

      In the meantime, there's certainly a few things you can do to try to improve your skin and your overall health. After all, it's up to you how much effort you want to put into caring for your health and your skin.

      Increase your omega 3 fatty acids by taking supplements such as Evening Primrose Oil, fish oils, etc… And by eating walnuts, hazelnuts, or pecan nuts (if you’re not allergic)
      Ground Fennel seeds and Flax seeds, as well as Flax seed Oil supplements (omega 3’s) also act as anti-inflammatories. (reduce redness)
      Omega 3’s aid in proper digestion and healthier skin.

      Try increasing your intake of vitamin D through supplements (1000 – 4000 IU/day) and B-complex to aid in healthier skin and maintaining a healthier immune system.

      Drink more water and avoid all alcohol & caffeine products (coffee, tea, pop, etc..) Alcohol & caffeine will actually dehydrate your skin. Water re-hydrates from the inside out.

      There are products you can buy that are specifically made to help reduce redness:
      - LaTherapie Paris has a fortifying skin cream that is supposed to help soften high colour (reduce redness)
      - There is a cream called ROSACURE which is an anti-redness cream formulated to reduce redness for rosacea-prone skin types, even if you don't have rosacea.
      - Guinot has a cream called RED LOGIC which claims to neutralize the appearance of red blood vessels.

      You can use any of these on your face as well as on the spots on your arms & legs. I know there are other brands and products that may be similar. You need to find the one that works best with your skin and your body chemistry.

      When it comes to make-up with any skin condition, less is better, as your skin needs to breathe to heal.
      If you use foundation, find a make-up primer that you apply to your face after cleansing & moisturizing, before applying your foundation. Use a good quality foundation, with a slight hint of green. It actually helps counteract the redness.
      Avoid any foundations that have any pink or red tone to them. Those tones will only magnify the existing redness.

      Here are a few other helpful, (and natural) hints for a better complexion for a lifetime:
      - avoid any products with alcohol (internally or externally) Alcohol can actually burn & irritate sensitive or inflamed skin tissue.
      - only use gentle, fragrance-free, oil-free, alcohol-free cleansers on your face.
      - avoid any scented soaps and creams (scents & fragrances can irritate sensitive or inflamed skin)
      - have a daily facial cleansing routine (2x daily, morning & night. Do not scrub as this will irritate the skin)
      - try a dairy milk face-soak during a flare-up (as long as you're not allergic) The dairy milk helps to balance the natural PH of the skin
      - try using face lotion containing certified green algae or aloe vera gel (use lotions, not creams, as lotion is more gentle on the skin and absorbs more easily)

      - avoid extended periods in direct sun (use sunblock with 15 - 30 spf)
      - avoid exposing your skin to extreme weather conditions (hot, cold, windy...)
      - avoid really hot things. Hot showers & hot tubs, hot drinks (the heat will dilate blood vessels causing more redness)

      - drink pure green tea (matcha), rose hip tea, and fennel tea (great antioxidants)
      - eat foods high in anti-oxidants; such as blueberries, cranberries, purple grapes, broccoli, etc..
      - avoid spicy foods, greasy foods, and foods with a high refined-sugar content. (these foods disrupt the natural digestive processes of the body)

      - try to get at least 7 - 8 hours of sleep each night (aids in the healing processes of the body)
      - try to cut down on stress (stress can magnify a multitude of conditions)

  40. QUESTION:
    Do you think Natural Medicine is good for asthma?
    My 4yr. old daughter has asthma and allergies too. We have a nebulizer machine at home and her albulerol for when ever she needs it but I really dont like this medicines they dont do nothing but controlled it and I wish there was something outhere that can take her asthma away. If you experience this or even tried it I will love to hear your opinions and if it work.

    • ANSWER:
      HOMEOPATHY ON ASTHMA :-
      The word 'asthma' is derived from the Greek meaning ' panting' or 'labored breathing'. Asthma is a condition characterized by a paroxysmal wheezing dyspnoea (difficulty in breathing), mainly expiratory.

      Asthma - CAUSE

      According to the etiology, bronchial asthma is divided in the following groups:

      1. Allergic (extrinsic/ atopic) - This type of asthma usually starts in childhood and is often preceded by eczema. But most of the young adults (<35 yrs) developing asthma also fall in this category. Genetic factors also play a significant role i this. In this type of asthma the allergen leads to production of excessive (IgE) immunoglobulins.

      2. Infective or Intrinsic - This is not hereditary or allergic, but may be caused by, or at least associated with upper respiratory tract or bronchial infection which is usually viral.

      3. Psychological factors (like anxiety, emotional stress etc) are often considered to be the sole cause of some asthmatic attacks, but it is still not certain whether it can be the sole cause or is only a precipitating factor.

      4. Occupational asthma - This can occur in certain industries in which there is exposure to metallic dusts (esp. platinum salts), biological detergents, toluene diisocyanate, polyurethane, flour and dust from grains etc.

      Asthma - MECHANISM - WHAT ACTUALLY HAPPENS?

      What ever may be the cause, it ultimately leads to paroxysms of bronchial obstruction produced by widespread bronchial spasm accentuated by plugging of the bronchi with excessive mucus.

      Asthma - SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS

      Recurrent episode of paroxysmal dyspnoea (difficulty in breathing)
      The breathing is laboured, with a wheezing sound, mainly on expiration.
      Asthma attacks often occur in the early hours of morning (when there is no immediate precipitating cause). During the attack patients often prefers to sit then lie down.
      Asthma - HOW DIAGNOSIS IS DONE?

      Diagnosis can usually be made clinically by a competent doctor. Allergen sensitivity tests, X-ray, spirometry, sputum and blood tests etc may be of use in finding the cause and severity of the condition.

      Asthma - WHAT TO DIFFERENTIATE FROM?

      Bronchitis
      Cardiac asthma
      Renal asthma
      Isolated attacks of non-paroxysmal dyspnoea.
      Asthma - COMPLICATIONS

      Apart from chronicity, usually no complications.
      Pneumothorax, emphysema, or areas of consolidation or pulmonary collapse may occur in very advanced cases.
      Asthma - TREATMENT & HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINES

      General Approach - As far as I know homeopathy is the only system of medicine which tries to 'cure' this disease, instead of trying to provide symptomatic relief. While dealing with a case of asthma, a homeopath not only records the symptoms of the disease but also studies the medical history, family history, physical and psychological characteristics of a person. This helps to find the cause, the precipitating factors, and the hereditary tendency etc. Of special interest to a homeopath is the history of suppression of skin disease. Homeopaths believe that when there is a tendency or predisposition for a disease - it first manifests on the less vital organs, towards the periphery (like skin). If this manifestation is suppressed than the disease shifts inwards, towards the more vital organs (like lungs, heart, brain etc).

      The fact that in children asthma is often preceded by eczema is observed by the allopaths also. This fact is written in all their textbooks of medicine. They say that children often 'move-out' of eczema and 'move-into' asthma. But they are unable to make a correlation. Homeopaths believe that the suppression of eczema with topical preparations, does not cure the disease/sensitivity of the person, it merely drives it inwards.

      Now after ascertaining the symptoms and the cause, the homeopath tries to find a medicine which matches the symptoms as well as the general characteristics of the person. The medicine so selected is administered to the patient.

      It is often (not necessarily) observed by homeopaths that when a right medicine is given, the asthma disappears but the old eczema (if it was there originally) reappears for some time, before finally disappearing itself. This reappearance of old symptoms is seen as a reversal of disease process and is considered a very good prognostic sign by homeopaths.

      MEDICINES - There are lots of medicines in homeopathy for asthma and it is not possible to list them all here. Some of the common medicines are ars-alb, ipecac, lachesis, pulsatilla, spongia, sulphur, ignatia, antim-tart, hepar-sulph, nat-sulph, tuberculinum etc. The selection of medicine varies from patient to patient.

      Homeopathic Treatment & Medicines for Asthma
      #Ipecac [Ip]
      This remedy is a close homoeopathic simile to asthma, especially to the spasmodic variety where the symptoms are great weight and anxiety about the chest; sudden wheezing, dyspnoea, threatening suffocation, aggravated by motion; the cough causes gagging and vomiting. The cough is constant, the chest seems full of phlegm, yet none is expectorated, and the extremities are covered with cold perspiration. Lobelia is a remedy which one usually classifies with Ipecac. It has the great oppression of the chest and a weak sensation in the chest which seems to come from the epigastrium, where there is a feeling of a lump; there is nausea, profuse salivation; the attack is preceded by a pricking sensation through the whole system. It is most useful in bronchial and septic asthmas. The breathing is exceedingly difficult, and is relieved by moving about. A pain extending around the forehead from one temple to other and a pain in the back at the last dorsal vertebra are also useful indications. Arsenicum is quite similar to Ipecac in asthma, and attacks coming on after midnight lead to the use of this remedy. With Ipecac the expiration is especially difficult; vomiting when it occurs is apt to relieve the attack.

      #Arsenicum [Ars]
      As stated above, Arsenicum has some similarity to Ipecac, but the time of attacks is just after midnight. The patient has a great deal of anguish and restlessness; he cannot lie down for fear of suffocation. There is anxiety and general sweat, and if the patient drowses off he is awakened with burning pain and soreness in the chest. It is especially the remedy if the disease be chronic and the dyspnoea habitual and dry and the patient aged. Apis has a suffocative feeling, and the patient does not see how he can get another breath, and the Bromine patient breathes very deeply as it seems as if he could not get air enough into his lungs,while under Grindelia robusta the patient on falling asleep ceases to breathe and awakes with a start. Grindelia has been found clinically to benefit humid asthmas and acute catarrhal asthmas, and Halbert states that 5 or 10 drops of the tincture every hour during the paroxysmal state will greatly palliate. Probably in higher potencies it would act curatively for its symptomatology represents the typical paroxysmal features of this disease. It has a peculiar symptom, a fear of going to sleep on account of loss of breath which awakens him. Viscum album is also clinically recommended. It has weakness of the respiratory and stertorous breathing. The asthma of Arsenicum is accompanied by great debility and burning in the chest, and it follows Ipecac well,and is especially useful in anaemic persons. Baehr and Jousset place this remedy at the head of our list for asthma.

      #Nux vomica [Nux.v]
      Nux vomica is a useful remedy when the asthmatic attacks are brought on by gastric disturbances; simple spasmodic asthmas; there is some relief by belching, the patient must loosen the clothing. It must also be thought of in those who drink much coffee or liquor. Irritable bilious temperaments also correspond to the drug. Zingiber is also a remedy for asthma of gastric origin , and the attacks come on toward morning; the patient must sit up; no anxiety. A good symptom calling for Nux is a constricted felling at the lower part of the chest. Where there is much abdominal irritation present with much flatulence, Lycopodium and Carbo vegetabilis should be thought of. Carbo vegetabilis also corresponds to the asthma of the aged who are much debilitated; they are greatly oppressed for breath and are relived by belching wind.

      #Kali bichromicum [Kali.bi]
      The potashes produce asthmatic condition, and under Kali bichromicum we find the attacks coming on about three or four o'clock in the morning, compelling the patient to sit up to breath; he sits up and bends forward which relives somewhat, as does also the expectoration of stringy yellow mucus, which is characteristic of the remedy. It is similar to Arsenicum except for this feature of tenacious mucus. Kali carbonicum has asthma worse towards morning,with a feeling as if there were no air in the chest. Kali phosphoricum has been successfully used in asthma, especially in the nervous variety.

      #Natrum sulphuricum [Nat.s]
      This remedy has established a record in curing asthma. Its general symptoms are worse on change to damp weather. It was one of Grauvogl's hydrogenoid remedies. Its symptoms are moist asthma, with a great deal of rattling in the chest. The symptom of looseness of the bowels after each attack has been repeatedly verified; in one case the patient was worse from aerated waters and alcohol. If symptoms indicating a sycotic taint be present,it will be all the more strongly indicated. The attacks generally come on about 4 to 5 o'clock in the morning with cough and raising of glairy slime; expectoration greenish and copious. The asthma of hay fever finds one of its remedies in Natrum sulphuricum, and another in Sabadilla, especially if much sneezing be present. Another symptom of Natrum sulphuricum which is characteristic is that the patient must sit up and hold the chest with the hands during the attack. Hypericum. Dr.T.F.Allen relates a severe case of asthma, having the symptoms, "dryness of the throat always worse in foggy weather," cured by Hypericum.

      #Antimonium tartaricum [Ant.t]
      is a remedy used largely in some form by the allopathic school in asthma, and it is homoeopathic to certain cases. The great keynote for the remedy is the presence of fine mucous rales throughout the chest, finer and smaller rales than are found under Ipecac. With this remedy the chest seems full of phlegm, with inability to expectorate it. There is great dyspnoea, the patient must sit up, and there are suffocative attacks coming on as in the potash preparation ( and this contains potash ) about three o'clock in the morning. Like Ipecac, too, there is great difficulty in the expiratory effort. Antimonium tartaricum is especially adapted to the extremes of life, suiting the asthmatic attacks of the aged and the dyspnoea of the young children when due to pulmonary affections. The sensation that the patient cannot get air enough is characteristic of the remedy. Blatta orientalis has obtained a good clinical record in acute and chronic asthmas, and is well worthy a trail in obstinate cases; precise indications are wanting.

      #Moschus [Mosch]
      Intense anxiety, intense fear and a smothering sensation. It suits those of a sensitive, highly organized, nervous temperament; neurotic types when increased anxiety and nervousness predominate. Ambra grisea. Dread of people, great desire to be alone. Silphium lancinatum. Dr.A.F.Schulz, for Fort Wayne,Indiana, a very careful prescriber,uses this remedy very successfully in moist asthma with expectoration of large quantities of stringy mucus; rapidly exhausting. It is light colored or yellow. Hale states that horses are cured of the heaves by eating the leaves of Silphium. The 2x trituration is recommended.

      Take the remedy which is similar to your symptoms. No side effects or complications if taken as directed, please do not exceed the given dosage and under any circumstances do not try to mix any remedies and avoid Chocolates, Mints, Coffee, Red Meat, Alcoholic and Carbonated drinks, Spicy Rich Food while taking any Homeopathic remedies, and keep the medicines away from direct sunlight, heat strong smells and perfumes and do not store them in the fridge.
      Curing without any side effects or Complications Thats the Beauty of Homeopathic Medicine (Cures Par Excellence). If you have questions about what potency to use or any other question regarding Homeopathic Medicine, please feel free to email me. Best of Health to you.

      Take Care and God Bless you.

  41. QUESTION:
    Is it safe to use a human dandruff shampoo on our dog?
    We've been up, down and around with vets, and have ultimately been told that our dog has allergies. We can't cure him, only try to treat the symptoms. The dog has terrible dandruff; can I use TGel on him?

    • ANSWER:
      No, its not. The pH of human shampoo is not right for a dog and can cause skin irritation, dry skin, and even hair loss. Baby shampoos that should be mild are the worst, actually, for use on a dog. Most dandruff shampoos are actually harsh on human skin, so it is not something I would suggest for your dog.

      If you want to bathe your dog, I would suggest using a good quality dog shampoo. My personal favorite is HyLyte because it smells very tropical, like coconut, and has essential fatty acids within the shampoo to moisturize the skin and coat. Your veterinarian may carry this if you are interested. Your veterinarian also may carry a line of prescription shampoos that are aimed toward dogs with allergies. Look into it.

      Your dog's coat is managed by the essensial fatty acids linoleic acid and linolenic acid. Using a diet supplement like Derm Caps (a capsule once or twice a day) or ProDerm (a powder you sprinkle over your dog's food twice a day) can also help with the skin. These two products are great and contain those essential fatty acids, as well as omega fatty acids. ProDerm also has some other nutrient additives. Either way, using a coat enhancing/skin nurishing supplement may help out - just make sure they are canine specific and are more natural so as not to make your dog's allergies worse.

      BTW, if your dog has atopy (which is inhaled allergens) talk to your vet about Atopica, a cyclosporin medication that is wonderful! If your dog has food allergies, try venison or duck or rabbit based diets, or even a prescription diet like z/d where the proteins that your dog most likely is allergic to are so small they do not cause a reaction. If your dog has flea allergies, try this great new product called Comfortis - a pill that lasts for 1 month, and starts killing fleas within 4 hours. It is a miracle worker. You could also try a veterinary dermatologist for allergy testing and have desensitization serum produced for your dog - so you would give a shot of what actually causes the reaction within your dog in small amounts to make your dog 'less' allergic to them. If you are using a plastic bowl for food and/or water, change to metal bowls as dogs can be allergic to the plastic. If your dog has environmental allergies, wipe his feet everytime he comes in from the outdoors, try benadryl or if this no longer works, there is also a drug called Temeril P that is lower steroids than Prednisone but is effective. There are always paths to be found. If you want any information on the products or have any questions about allergies, email me.

  42. QUESTION:
    Good cure for icthy skin on our Jack Russel?
    No matter what we do the dog scracthes sores on her body . What would be a natural cure?

    • ANSWER:
      NOT everyone can pay for a vet. They say you should not have a pet if you can't pay the vet bills. I do agree with that but would not say get rid of an animal you love because you are poor. You are doing the right thing by asking and showing love. You can call a vet and ask questions about this, They will say bring her in but give good advise also. FOR FREE For her skin problem IT does not mean you should go ASAP to a vet and spend 150 dollars of money you just don't have.

      If it was killing her or making her ill, or if she was in a lot of pain THEN yes 0 is worth it to save your loved one.

      I had a little dog with the same problem. We had to shave her ALL over she was bald LOL "so cute". But it made it so the fleas could not stay on her as much. My dog was Allergic to fleas, she had one or two I could never see because I treated her with flea meds but the little buggers made her so sore. SO I shaved her, SHAVE outside and away from your home if she has bad flees bacause they will just stay inside.

      Jacks have short hair so it should be easy to keep off her for a while. She will look funny but it will help her a lot. I had to keep mine shaved all summer sometimes. Because some summers were worse then others.

      Gave her a very warm bath and washed the sores good, The warm water will make her itchy but help get the hair off her and any hidding flees. Don't use any soap her poor skin don't need it.

      I put wet oatmeal mixed with butter milk on her ( Calms the itch, dried out the sores and if she eats it, it wont hurt her ) Let it dry on her. Keep an eye on her because more then likley she will try to just lick it all off. Get her mind off it by trying to play with her or love on her. It don't take to long to dry. Try to make sure she leaves it on for as long as you can make her. NOT EASY I KNOW. Jack Russel never stay still lol.

      After you do the oatmeal treatment put a lavender sent in all four arm pits NOT TO MUCH, but fleas hate that scent.

      If your baby does not have flees then maybe something is wrong with her skin like an allergy. Try new food, have you put anything new in your home? A spray? A perfume? clothing she may lay on??? Keep an eye out for that. ALSO if it is an allergy the oatmeal past will help sooth that also!!! Give her a big hug you writing here shows you love her!!

      P.s If it don't get any better then a vet is something you should do. No reason the poor baby should be in pain if nothing else helps! Have a great nigh!!

  43. QUESTION:
    What are some great acne washes for the face and/or body?
    Acne has literally ruined my skin. I never get compliments anymore. My mom's friends look at me like I'm a hobo. Everytime a pimple goes away, another one comes out! I am CONSTANTLY breaking out! And no, I don't have any horrific skin diseases or allergies. Is there any acne washes out there that REALLY works? Please, I'm desperate. Sorry for the rant.

    • ANSWER:
      I totally sympathise - my skin used to be exactly the same. It made every single day horrible, and some days I would refuse to go out because I was so self conscious. HOWEVER...I discovered cider vinegar. It is the best cure for spots ever, mine were dramatically reduced in about 2 days. You can buy it very cheaply from any health food store for about £1.60. Just pour some on a cotton wool ball and smooth it over your face. It's natural, so no extra harsh chemicals aggravate the skin and it even reduces the size of pores. There is also the usual boring advice like don't squeeze/touch/prod your skin. Don't wear make up more often than necessary, and if you do, make sure it is a mineral based product such as Bare Minerals. Anyway, the long and short of it is use cider vinegar. It has completely transformed my life, hope it does the same for you too.

  44. QUESTION:
    Has anyone had immunotherapy done for their west highland terrier?
    Hi I'm at my wits end with my lovely little westie, he's 7 I've only has him for two years. He has suffered with skin conditions
    The only relief he gets is the cortavance spray which he has to have daily. The vet says the only option is immotherapy/ allergy skin testing which is fine only he has to be off his spray for a two week period as it can effect the results, this is proving really difficult as its the only thing thing that offers relief.
    I want these test done however previous vets have said they are not 100% and may not work they will cost over £1000 which I'm prepared to pay as he can't carry on like this. But just wanted to know if anyone has had experience of them. I've tried everything!

    • ANSWER:
      My dog suffered from severe skin problems for about 3 years....I had her allergy tested with a company here in America called heska.com (it was a blood test, not the skin testing one, very accurate cost me 0)

      But really it doesn't matter. It doesn't matter WHAT your dog is allergic to unless it's food, in which case you can do an easy elimination diet to determine that.

      But if your dog has environmental allergies like mine you can do better than just suppress the symptoms - you can HEAL your dog's immune system.

      First thing: determine that it really is allergies. The "cheapest" and probably easiest way to do that is rule out other infections, fleas and mites. But since cortavance spray works short-term, my guess is that it is really allergies.

      Ok so second things:
      1. NEVER (or at least while your dog is sick) get vaccines again. If your dog had his initial shots, he's most likely good for life anyway, besides the short term non-core ones (bordetella, lepto, lyme) don't get those either though.
      2. Diet is linked to the immune system, and the immune system is the problem. If you can and want to, I recommend a raw or home cooked diet. If you can't do that for whatever reason, you will need to add digestive enzymes and probiotics.
      3. Stress is linked to the immune system too, and I know terriers can be little bundles of pent up energy, so just try to keep your westie as stress free as possible:)

      Ok so this isn't necessary but I really think it helped my dog a lot, I got a k9 lycra body suit
      link
      http://www.k9topcoat.com/product.asp?specific=96
      If they don't ship to the UK you probably can find them on ebay.
      This worked really good for my dog and worth every penny.

      Also what I found helped was to bathe her once a week. I tried many shampoos like medicated ones or special skin ones, but really I didn't notice one better than another plus my dog had a bad reaction to ones with tea tree oil in them. So I use my own shampoo, regular castille soap with aloe I mix in myself from an aloe plant, and a little white vinegar added helps kill bacteria and makes it dog skin ph. (you can experiment using lavender oil in the shampoo too)

      Another great thing that helped her was dermagic lotion. like I mentioned, didn't notice dermagic shampoos help any better, but the lotion almost gave my dog normal skin by itself.

      So those above things don't cure but they help with symptoms.
      To cure I recommend seeing a holistic vet but I'll tell you what they did for my dog that cured her.
      It was so simple.
      The vet gave her a nutritional powder with glandulars of the pineal and adrenal glands (because these help regulate the body's natural production of cortisone), probiotics, and Ester C (vitamin C is antihistamine and ill or stressed dogs need it supplemented sometimes because a healthy dog can produce it's own C but sick/stressed don't). And the vet also said to give her a supplement called beta-thym which is a plant steroid (w/o the side effects of synthetic steroids like prednisone - which hadn't helped my dog anyway)
      My dog was literally better in a little over a month. The vet told me her symptoms would get worse before she got better, that happened for about a week.

      My dog was covered in painful sores from mouth to tail for 3 years..then to get better like that was amazing. I thought I had tried everything too, but it was this holistic vet who helped her. The holistic vet told me that immunotherapy could help but it may take 1-3 years to work, and that most dogs don't need it when they are given the supplements I used, and healthy diet.

  45. QUESTION:
    How to get dark circles under eyes removed?
    I'm 23 yo male and I have dark circles under my eyes, also I have 2 lines going all to my chicks. It sux, especially when ppl are drunk, mostly woman, and they say "Oh dude, now I notice how dark circles you have". I sleep enough, I eat ok, I have asthma which is cured, I have allergy to dust, grass and that animals in pillows (forgot the english word, sorry).I don't smoke I don't drink.

    • ANSWER:
      maybe stop consuming alcohol, it's bad for your lungs,brain and skin. drink at least 9-10 glasses f water. stop puting random shit on your face from the chemist. make natural remedies.

  46. QUESTION:
    My Uncles little dog, half pekinese and half Jack Russell itches and scratches?
    She has had fleas in the past but not now. Groomer says the pekinese have dry skin that itches but really has no solution. Any suggestions to help relieve this itch?

    • ANSWER:
      I see a few possible causes for the itching. Either she has an allergic reaction (to flea bites, the treats or the food you give her, or the grooming products you are using), a fungal or bacterial skin infection, or mites.

      ALLERGIES

      Many dogs are allergic to flea bites. Check for fleas. You may not be able to see the fleas directly because they like to hide but you can always see the debris they leave behind that looks like finely ground coffee. If you see these and put them in water, they will turn red.

      You can get rid of the fleas on your pet with natural methods so that she is not exposed to the harmful chemicals of Frontline, Advantage and other popular flea medications which will harm her sooner or later. Check this link for recommendations http://www.wikihow.com/Get-Rid-of-Fleas-Naturally

      Also, you can get rid of fleas in your yard where she roams by dusting it with inexpensive diatomaceous earth. See this link for more info on its use to control fleas http://www.fleacontrolbook.com/naturalfleacontrol/diatomaceous-earth-the-a-miracle-cure-for-flea-control/

      Check the ingredients of the food and treats you give her. Dogs digestive system is not designed to handle grains well. Do not give her anything with wheat or corn. If the treats contain grains such as wheat or corn stop them immediately. If you have recently changed the food you give her, discontinue it and get food that has no grains and that lists real whole meat on the bag as a primary ingredient – chicken, lamb, salmon, etc.

      If you just introduced a new grooming product, discontinue it immediately.

      SKIN INFECTION

      For any skin infection (bacterial or fungal) such as the ones commonly caused by the use of steroids like Prednisone, cortisone or the so called “allergy shot” or any secondary infections caused by flea bite allergy or mites, as well as cuts, scrapes, etc. I recommend a powder called 'Flowers of Sulfur' (also known as 'brimstone' or 'sublime sulfur').

      This substance has been used for thousands of years to cure all kinds of skin ailments and if there is itching, it will stop it very quickly. Among many other uses, it has been effectively used as a remedy for bacterial and fungal infections. Google it to learn more about its healing properties.

      Even vets have forgotten about this wonderful and inexpensive remedy but fortunately you can still purchase it at your local pharmacy for very little money. You can also buy it online at http://www.pennherb.com/search?mp=s&se=Flowers+of+Sulphur+Powder

      Flowers of sulfur is safe to apply to your pet's skin but take care not to inhale sulfur powder.

      You can dust this powder on your dog's skin OR mix it with an oil to rub on the skin. I prefer the latter.

      The dusting can easily be accomplished if you use a powdered sugar duster or an empty talcum powder bottle. Separate the hair as you go around dusting to expose the skin until you have covered it.

      Alternatively, mix 2 tablespoons of flower of sulfur with 1 cup of Jojoba oil and put it in a bottle. Always shake to mix well before applying to the skin as it tends to separate. You do not need to wear gloves as it is not toxic to humans either.

      MITES

      There are three types of mites that attack dogs most often: demodectic (not contagious and may itch or not), sarcoptic (very contagious and extremely itchy) and cheyletiella (contagious and mildly itchy). This condition is known as mange. The typical symptoms of mange as the condition progresses include hair loss and scaly or crusty skin.

      If the reason for the itching is mites, avoid the medications most often prescribed by vets that contain toxic chemicals that will harm your dog sooner or later. These are Ivermectin (also known as Ivomec) and Amitraz (also known as Mitaban). Instead, I recommend a natural, effective, easy to use, and inexpensive spray treatment that will kill the mites but is harmless to pets and humans. You can get it at http://www.florapetnaturals.com/online-store.html

  47. QUESTION:
    Are there any good recipes for pimple pus?
    I know that I can make pizza. Are there any other?

    • ANSWER:
      Home Remedies for Acne, Pimples Treatment
      Acne Free In 3 Days All Natural Cure for stopping acne without prescription medication or over-the-counter products in 3 days.

      Please check if you have any allergies or sensitivity with some ingredients; such as glycerin, lemons, orange, garlic, papaya, eggs, etc.

      Grind nutmeg (jaiphal) with unboiled milk and apply on acne for 1-2 hours. This works as a magic. Pimples should disappear without leaving a mark.

      Make a paste by mixing honey and cinnamon powder. Apply this paste on the pimples before sleeping and wash it next morning with warm water. Repeat for two weeks, pimples will disappear forever.

      Apply a mixture of 1 teaspoon lemon juice and 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder.

      Make orange peel paste by grinding it in some water. Apply on and around pimples.

      Rub fresh garlic on and around pimples. Pimples will disappear without a mark with regular applications.

      Mix 1 tablespoon groundnut oil with 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice to prevent formation of blackheads and pimples .

      Apply fresh mint juice over the face every night for the treatment of pimples, insect stings, eczema, scabies, & other skin infections.

      Ground drumstick pods and leaves and mix mixed with fresh lime juice, and apply on pimples. This is also good for blackheads and dark spots.

      Apply a paste of fresh methi (fenugreek) leaves over the face every night for 10-15 minutes and washed with warm water. This will prevent pimples, blackheads, and wrinkles.

      Mix groundnut oil with an equal amtount of fresh lime juice and apply on face. leave for 10-15 minutes and wash. It may be applied daily to prevent formation of blackheads and pimples.

      Apply juice of raw papaya (including the skin and seed) on swelling pimples.

      Apply fresh lime juice mixed to a glass of boiled milk as a face wash for pimples, blackheads, and cracked skin.

      Mix lime juice and rose water in equal portions. Apply on affected area. Wash it off after 20-30 minutes with lukewarm water.

      Apply ripe tomatoes pulp on pimples and keet upto 1 hour, then wash.

      Make a paste of roasted & powdered pomgranate skin with fresh lime juice and apply over boils, pimple, blackheads and whiteheads.

      Apply grated potatoes as poultice to treat skin blemishes, wrinkles, boils, pimples, blackheads, whiteheads , etc.

      Make a paste of sandalwood with rose water. Apply on affected area. Wash it off after 20-30 minutes with lukewarm water.

      Make a paste of ground radish seeds with water and apply on face to remove blackheads.

      Apply a paste of ground seasame seeds with water as poultice for inflammation of the skin due to allergies, skin rashes, and pimples.

      Apply a paste of fresh fenugreek (methi) leaves in water over the face every night and washed with warm water in the morning for preventing pimples, blackheads, whiteheads, dryness, and wrinkles.

      Apply a decoction on the face, made by boiling 1 teaspoon fenugreek (dana methi, methi) seeds in 1 liter water for a few of minutes for preventing pimples, blackheads, dryness, and wrinkles.

      Make a paste of ground orange peel with water. Apply on affected area. Wash it off after 20-30 minutes with lukewarm water.

      Make a paste of salt in vinegar. Rub it on the pimples. Wash it off after 20-30 minutes with lukewarm water.

      Make a paste of turmeric powder in mint juice. Apply on affected area. Wash it off after 20-30 minutes with lukewarm water.

      Make a paste of neem leaves with turmeric powder. Apply on affected area. Wash it off after 20-30 minutes with lukewarm water.

      Apply of fresh mint juice over face every night to cure pimples or acne.

      Drinking of wheatgrass juice may remove acne.

  48. QUESTION:
    My dog has dandruff and patches of missing hair?
    My dog has dry skin and the flaky dandruff is getting much worse. She also was losing hair in a spot on her tail, now she has missing hair spots on her back. I have been using an omega 3 fatty acid supplement in her food, not helping too much. She also is on Science diet

    • ANSWER:
      The most common reasons for skin issues (i.e. itching, skin irritation and/or hair loss) include:

      - Allergic reactions to flea bites, food/treats, grooming products or house-cleaning products, etc.
      - Mites
      - Fungal/Bacterial infections (ringworm, yeast, staph etc.) See a remedy below
      - Steroid use (also called prednisone, cortisone or the so-called 'allergy shot')

      Scratching opens the door to secondary skin infections sometimes coupled with a bad odor.

      ALLERGIES

      To allergic dogs just one flea can cause havoc. Even if not visible, you can always see the debris fleas leave behind that looks like finely ground coffee. If placed in water, they will turn red.

      You can get rid of the fleas with natural methods to avoid exposure to the toxic chemicals of Frontline, Advantage and other popular flea medications which will cause harm sooner or later. For recommendations see http://www.wikihow.com/Get-Rid-of-Fleas-Naturally Also, you can dust your yard where your dog roams with inexpensive diatomaceous earth. For more info on flea control see http://www.care2.com/greenliving/all-around-non-toxic-flea-control.html
      and http://wolfcreekranch1.tripod.com/diatomaceous_earth_fleas.html

      Check food/treats ingredients. Dog's digestive system is not designed to handle grains well. Discontinue any with corn, wheat, etc. Get ones with no grains with meat as a primary ingredient – chicken, lamb, salmon, etc.

      Discontinue use of grooming products or house cleaning products that can be allergens. For a while, use white vinegar as the cleaning agent for your floors, counters, etc. Vinegar has strong cleaning and anticeptic properties and the smell disappears quickly after use. See http://www.vinegarworkswonders.com/faqs.asp

      MITES

      Three types of mites that attack dogs most often: demodectic (not contagious and may itch or not), sarcoptic (very contagious and extremely itchy) and cheyletiella (contagious and mildly itchy). This condition is known as mange. The typical symptoms of mange as the condition progresses include hair loss and scaly or crusty skin.

      Avoid the medications most often prescribed by vets that contain toxic chemicals which will harm your dog sooner or later. These are Ivermectin (also known as Ivomec) and Amitraz (also known as Mitaban). Instead, I recommend the use of natural products. Search the Internet to find them. I prefer the spray type treatment which is effective, easy to use, and inexpensive that will kill the mites but is harmless to pets and humans. You can get it at http://www.florapetnaturals.com/online-store.html

      STEROID USE

      As Dr. Karen Becker, DVM states - "Steroids (also called prednisone, cortisone or the nondescript “allergy shot”) are the least optimal treatment choice, as they work by suppressing your pet’s immune system. Not only can steroids have a negative effect on your pet’s liver, adrenal glands and kidneys, but suppressing your pet’s immune system with steroids also allows for opportunistic yeast and bacteria to grow on your pet’s skin..." Please read the information below: 'Steroids The Great Pretender - Even Low Steroid Doses Can Be Trouble'.
      http://www.shirleys-wellness-cafe.com/steroids.htm

      Many vets assume that pet owners just want to see their pets get better at all cost or if they are not sure about what the problem is they will prescribe steroids knowing the risks. Steroids are very dangerous and do not cure anything, they just mask the symptoms temporarily but the underlying cause remains and result in undesirable health complications, including skin problems.

      SKIN INFECTION REMEDY

      For many skin issues I recommend a powder called 'Flowers of Sulfur' (also known as 'brimstone' or 'sublime sulfur').

      This substance has been used for thousands of years to cure all kinds of skin ailments including fungal and bacterial infections and if there is itching, it will stop it very quickly. Google it to learn more about its healing properties.

      Even vets have forgotten about this wonderful and inexpensive remedy but fortunately you can still purchase it at your local pharmacy for very little money. You can also buy it online at http://www.pennherb.com/search?mp=s&se=Flowers+of+Sulphur+Powder

      Flowers of sulfur is safe to apply to your pet's skin but take care not to inhale sulfur powder.

      You can dust this powder on your dog's skin OR mix it with an oil to rub on the skin.

      The dusting can easily be accomplished if you use a powdered sugar duster or an empty talcum powder bottle. Separate the hair as you go around dusting to expose the skin until you have covered it.

      Alternatively, mix 2 tablespoons of flower of sulfur with 1 cup of Jojoba oil and put it in a bottle. Always shake to mix well before applying to the skin as it tends to separate. This method works well for smaller skin areas. You do not need to wear gloves as it is not toxic to humans either.

  49. QUESTION:
    My daughter is 20 months and she got rash when she was sick with cold. It bothers her a lot. what can be used
    I used hydrocortisone cream 2.5 % that was prescribed by her doctor and it got better really fast. Now it is back... Did anyone had similar situation and what did you do? Does anyone knows any natural remedies for rashes? I don't want to use that steroid cream too much, but I can't see how she is suffering with it. Please help!

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Elena

      Here are a few ideas to heal the issue.

      Cause
      Although most rashes are not symptoms of a serious health problem, they can be signs of allergies, liver and gallbladder problems, lupus, bleeding disorders, nutritional deficiencies, and autoimmune diseases.

      Rashes can also be due to the elimination of toxic wastes through the skin, or of an active immune reaction to an invading organism. Suppression of such a rash can lead to chronic disease states. Rather than try to suppress the rash, in such cases watchful waiting may be more advisable.

      Caution: If your rash becomes chronic, forms a "butterfly" shape over your cheeks, or is accompanied by high fever and joint pains, seek immediate medical attention to rule out more serious illnesses.

      ------------------------------...

      Natural Cures

      Diet: Screen for and eliminate any foods to which you are allergic or sensitive. Eat an organic, whole foods diet, with plenty of green leafy vegetables and yellow vegetables such as carrots, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, and winter squash. Also drink plenty of pure, filtered water, and avoid all processed foods and chemical food additives.

      Flower Essences: Rescue Remedy Cream® applied topically to the affected areas.

      Herbs: The following herbal remedies can speed healing: A tincture of equal parts burdock root and gentian root, the fresh juice of coriander, and/or aloe vera juice or gel.

      Homeopathy: Useful homeopathic remedies include Belladonna, Sulfur, Graphites, and Calc carb.

      Hydrotherapy: Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment.
      *Purified water is essential for any hydrotherapy treatment. Remedies for Treating Chlorinated Bath Water offers clear instructions and recommendations.

      Juice Therapy: Drink fresh squeezed vegetable juices on a daily basis, especially carrot, beet, radish, and garlic juice.

      Nutritional Supplementation: The following nutrients can be helpful to speed healing: vitamin A and vitamin E (both orally and applied topically over the affected areas), vitamin C, essential fatty acids (EFAs), flaxseed oil, and amma linolenic acid (GLA). In addition, add half a teaspoon of baking soda to water and drink every fifteen minutes. Do this three times, and then every two to three hours for two to three days or until the reaction subsides.

      Alternative Professional Care
      If your symptoms persist despite the above measures, seek the help of a qualified health professional. The following professional care therapies have all been shown to be useful for treating rashes: Acupuncture, Ayurveda, Detoxification Therapy, Naturopathic Medicine, Orthomolecular Medicine, Osteopathy, Oxygen Therapy (Hydrogen Peroxide), and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

      Best of health to you


natural cure for skin allergy

White Bumps On My Arm

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    I have these white itchy bumps on my arms and thys?
    I went into our hot tub and after about 5 minutes my thys and arms started to get really really itchy. So I got out. When i got out I realized I had these small white bumps on my arms and legs. I've never had this kind of reaction to a hot tub before. Can someone please help me.

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like there was something there that you are allergic to.

  2. QUESTION:
    White bumps on my arm from where I cut myself?
    I'm 13 and suffer from severe depression and schizophrenia. I cut myself using a blade from my sharpener earlier, the same one I always use, and I don't go deep at all. About 2 minutes later, 2 white bumps appeared on my arm. You know when you sting yourself on stinging nettles? I had the same sort of bumps on my arm, but they didn't hurt/itch etc. I'm already getting help from therapy etc so you needn't tell me to do so. But did I have an allergic reaction or something? Help?:( Thanks in advance~
    I am suffering and needed help? Is it such a crime to ask for help?

    The white bumps disappeared after about 30 minutes by the way!^^;

    • ANSWER:
      It could be a bacterial infection from the blade so I recommend you either see a doctor or talk to your parents about it. I was shaving my legs once and I accidentally cut myself, and a few minutes later I had white bumps like that all over my leg, and it turned out I had a bacterial infection, caused by the razor.

  3. QUESTION:
    What can I do to help my skin condition, keratosis pilaris?
    I have a skin condition called keratosis pilaris. I was born with it and I get little white bumps on my arms and legs. It looks like pimples/acne but it's not. I have tried every lotion and scrub, but nothing has worked. Does anyone have this skin condition who has had success in reducing the bumpy appearance?

    Also, because I have been picking at the bumps for years, I've gotten scars. Is there a good cream or lotion to make the scars fade away?

    • ANSWER:
      If you keep on scrubbing and loading on products with tons of chemicals it is only going to make your skin get more irritated. If I were you I would such to all organic products. Coconut and emu oil are wonderful for skin. Raw organic shea butter is wonderful also.

      Try going to a health store or look online..I get everything from rose mountain.

      There are many organic oils out there that help reduce inflammation, reddness, scars, etc.

  4. QUESTION:
    what are those small white bumps on my cheeks and arms?
    People have told me that it is hereditary but they are bothering me a lot. I want a smooth and nice skin. People might say i am being ungrateful but i am not. I just want to cure something that is making me unhappy. These are small bumps, not like any pimples filled with puss (sorry for the grossness). I can't squeeze them out and won't do it, because it can damage the skin. What are those little white bumps? Is there a cure for it? the make my arms and legs look like i am constantly having goosebumps.

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  5. QUESTION:
    What are these little bumps on my skin?
    I just noticed have a small circle of weird, little white bumps on my upper arm. What could this be and how can I get rid of them?

    • ANSWER:
      You probably have little white heads or in-grown hairs on your shoulder. People get them. No big deal. Try popping them.

  6. QUESTION:
    What are some ways to treat eczema on arms?
    i dont want to go to the doctor or use and prescription stuff. my eczema isn't that serious, i just have those little white bumps on my arms. will it go away if i use lotion regularly? if so, what lotion do you recommend?
    ohh & my eczema isn't itchy. it sometimes it, but only once in a while. my eczema is just rough patches of skin

    • ANSWER:
      The best thing to do is to focus on treating the underlying cause of the eczema and minimize the flare ups by:

      - bathing using warm, not hot, water and a very mid soap
      - using a cream or petroleum jelly based moisturizer on wet skin after bathing or washing hands.
      - moisturize throughout the day as the need arises. Avoid using lotions as they tend to dry out the skin
      - pat excess water from skin after moisturizing as rubbing irritates the skin
      - wear cotton clothing
      - avoid the use of detergents, fabric softeners and dryer sheets with perfumes and/or dyes

      There's a really great article on this website about how one woman with severe eczema was finally able to beat it: http://www.beateczema.com/?hop=4safetynow

  7. QUESTION:
    Skin redness and white bumps immediately after waxing?
    I waxed my arms or tried to, and when I finished with a section I saw these white bumps and red skin starting to show through. I can't find anything on the internet about why it is here. Is it an allergy to wax or an irritation. My skin does burn.

    But my real question is how long will this last? I just now waxed and washed my arm off. I need it gone!
    The bumps aren't pimples. They look like hives.

    • ANSWER:
      My guess is that your skin just got irritated by the sudden ripping. Try to moisturize that area and it will go away in a day or two or even earlier :)

  8. QUESTION:
    What are these tiny white spots/bump patches on my arm?
    I have had these tiny white spots and bumps all over my arm for quite some time now. They are on both lower and upper parts of my arm. They aren't itchy or irritating. What are they?

    • ANSWER:
      sun spots.

  9. QUESTION:
    What do I do about these white bumps on my face?
    Across my cheek bones, near my eyes, I have these tiny white bumps. They look a lot like small pimples, but they cannot be popped and they don't go away. What are they? I have a really nice complexion, the occasional zit, but normally great. So what can I do about these bumps?

    • ANSWER:
      i have the exact same thing. there's also a bit on my upper arms and sometimes thighs but it's most common to have on your cheeks and face. it's a really common minor skin disease called keratosis pilaris. really the only thing you can do is go to your local drugstore pharmacy and ask for something over-the-counter for it :)
      hope i helped!

  10. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of red blotchy skin on my arms?
    I have really pink toned skin, but my arms are totally red and blotchy. They get even MORE red and blotchy when they get irritated and it looks really bad. How do I get rid of it? Also, I have had little white bumps on my upper arms ever since I was little. I think it is eczema. Does anyone know how to get rid of that too???

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  11. QUESTION:
    What are these white bumps on my skin?
    Okay so I'm 15 and I've gotten this before but usually on my hands or arms. It's these tiny white bumps(a lot) on my skin and their sssooooo itchy. But last night my boyfriend fingered me for the first time and now the morning after I have alllllll these white bumps on my inner thighs. I can't stand it! What's going on?

    • ANSWER:

  12. QUESTION:
    What are these little white bumps on my upper arm?
    I have these little bumps on my upper arm. They are red and white. They're not itchy but when you squeeze it white stuff come out like a pimple. If you have any idea please tell me.

    • ANSWER:
      I have white bumps on my arm also but my dont have white stuff come out. Im not sure what it is but i think its a rash.

  13. QUESTION:
    What are the bumps on my skin that look like goose bumps?
    they're on my arms and tummy and they look like little white bumps (not red) and they wont go away. they're not spread out they are in groups and are small. i want to get rid of them but idk how. does anybody know what they are and how to get rid of them?plz help.

    • ANSWER:
      ?Keratosis pilaris...
      Keratosis pilaris (KP) describes a group of disorders.1 It is a very common condition in which there is hyperkeratosis around hair follicles. KP is often described in association with other dry skin conditions. the bumps can be white, pinkish brown or red.
      Treatment
      * Avoid excessive dryness of the skin but emollients and moisturisers are of limited value. That is not to say that they have no value.
      * Creams with salicylic acid, lactic acid or urea may be of value.
      * Expensive cosmetic or vitamin creams are not helpful.
      * An abrasive pad may be helpful.
      * Take tepid showers rather than hot baths.

  14. QUESTION:
    I recently discovered a female African dwarf frog "hugging" a supposed male, is this normal behavior?
    The male does have white bump under his arms, this has happened before but it was another male hugging him. Maybe my frogs are just confused.

    • ANSWER:
      Amplexus...male "hugs" the female and mates...female drags him on her back for a couple of days.

      If you have both males then it is probably confusion. Not sure about African Dwarf Frogs, but some african frog varieties can change sex in an same sex situation.

      One way to check is to see if you end up with tadpols soon.

      The links below may answer your question and many others about Dwarf African Frogs....has helped me understand the one I have.

      Good Luck!

  15. QUESTION:
    What are these weird bumps on my skin?
    The other day I randomly noticed these weird white bumps on my arms, then I noticed them on the cartilage of my ear. Then I noticed them on chest and now they are on the top of my back. Finallyyy i just noticed them on the bridge of my nose. They are tiny white bumps, they aren't too ichy, but they are starting to wears me out. I don't think im allergic to anything, and if i was don't you think they would have gone away the next day or so? any idea what these are?

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  16. QUESTION:
    Could these problems just be allergies or is it something more?
    Yesterday I noticed I was getting white bumps on my left arm. I then noticed that they were on my legs and on my other arm too. My mouth also feels really wrinkly. It's not smooth anywhere and the top of my mouth and the gums by my teeth feel funny. I also have developed bumps on my tongue. My ear is also swollen. It is red and hot too.

    Is this allergies? I took benadryl and it hasn't helped. I itch everywhere. What reaction could it be?

    • ANSWER:
      I'd say go to the doctor, it could be serious.

  17. QUESTION:
    Does anyone else get tiny white bumps on upper arm in the summer?
    I have gotten these little bumps for the past 3 summers and I want them to stop. I'm in my late 20's so it isn't puberty or anything like that. If anyone else has gotten them and have a way to end it please let me know. I want to go to the dermatologist but I haven't gotten the bumps this year yet so I would have nothing to show them right now. Thanks for your help.

    • ANSWER:
      my girlfriend has gotten the same thing in previous summers ... hers was a mild form of eggzima, went to the doctors and they gave her pills for when she would be in the sun for long periods of time

  18. QUESTION:
    Why do I have dry, itchy skin on my back and arms?
    I've been getting these white, dry bumps on my arm and back. It's itchy and dry and really annoying.
    How do I get rid of it?

    • ANSWER:
      do you notice it gets itchier when you get out of the shower? if its just dry skin then its just because your body isnt absorbing the moisture it needs. so i would recommend you find a good hydrating lotion or even a petroleum jelly and put that on after you get out of the shower. try that everyday and it should be better.

  19. QUESTION:
    What type of bug leaves a very small brown stinger,?
    It has to be one in california, it also left a small white bump on my arm, its kinda itchy, but im just wondering what kind of bug did this since im extremely allergic to bees..
    thanks

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  20. QUESTION:
    What will a Dermatology exam consist of for what im going for in detail below?
    i have acne on my face back chest and lower back and, stretch marks on thighs and butt :/ white bumps on hands and arms.... Step by step what will the exam consist of from like the nurse telling me stuff to the doctor coming in, will i be nude or like allowed to keep socks and undies on or will i be told to get naked head to toe (bra underwear socks shoes barefoot ect)

    • ANSWER:
      It depends on what parts of you they're examining. Of course, the dermatologist will need to see the area to examine it.

      They may want you to strip completely, but then they will give you a hospital gown to put on. You would do this in the exam room.

      Not to fear. The doctors & nurses are professionals, yours is by no means the first human body they've looked at.

  21. QUESTION:
    Anyone know much about or have dermatofibroma?
    I have a bump on my arm that kind of looks like pictures I've seen of dermatofibroma.(pinkish/red, about /4 of an inch in diameter, smooth surface) I was just wondering if anyone has the same problem. Do they almost look like huge pimples, with a tiny white bump in the middle? And how long do they last? I'd really apreciate the help!
    I should have mentioned that I've had the bump for years now. I can't remember exactly how long, but I can't remember it not being there.

    • ANSWER:
      this is probably an allergic reation to a fly bite, I get huge red bumps on me that have tiny white dots in the middle from a bug bite that got swollen becuase of an allergic raction, take bennidrill, it wont hurt if what you have isnt a bugbite wait a couple days and if it doesnt go away then contact a doctor, or better yet. scheduale for a check up today? If it gets worse I reccomend you go to the outpatience, god bless and good luck

  22. QUESTION:
    What are these bumps on my arms and body?
    On my arm is little bumps on my arm and it looks like the goosebumps when your cold. Instead the top is white. Little bumpy white dots on my hand. I have it for like 1 month or more. Does anyone know what it is and how to fix it. It's soo itchy.

    • ANSWER:
      They could be little arm pimples(everybody gets them)
      Or like maybe an irritation to something your eating.... Are you allergic to anything? It could just be a simple skin irritaion or maybe a rash from a plant. They also MIGHT be warts, but if they have been there for more than a month, you should really go see a dermotologist. I have sensitive skin too, and trust me, the sooner you get it looked at, THE BETTER!

      Hope I helped :)

  23. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of these bumps?
    I have like white and red bumps on my arms and when I look at the bumps I see 2 hairs are starting to come in instead of one. Does anyone know how to get rid of these bumps or what I could look up on google. I tried shaving it but that doesn't work and only seems to make them worse.

    • ANSWER:
      DON'T SHAVE IT AGAIN! it sounds like an infected hair follicle that you're spreading around by shaving. you could try putting some rubbing alcohol on it followed by antibiotic ointment.

  24. QUESTION:
    Can anyone tell me whats wrong with my skin?
    I use an epilator to get rid of my hair and I moisturize everyday. But at one point, I developed itches on my arms and I began to scratch them. These small white bumps that are clumped together like patches began forming and there's no sign of it fading away. The areas still itch and after I scratch at them, they turn red. The patches are very obvious because I'm fairly tan, and they're just gross blotches on my arms, it kind of looks discolored, as if I bleached only those specific areas. By the way, they have only appeared on my arms. Does anyone know what it could be? I've had it for months now, I haven't seen anything like it. I'm 15 and female.

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  25. QUESTION:
    I'm getting itchy bump patches all over my body, what could it be?
    I'm 37 weeks pregnant, and just within the past day or so I've noticed these white bumps resembling bug bites underneath my upper arms, on my upper thigh, on the back of my calves, and on my buttocks. They itch like crazy! The bumps have gradually appeared throughout the day. What could it be? Could it be anything that could pose a threat to my baby? Help!

    • ANSWER:
      FIRST OFF, I JUST WANT TO SAY CONGRADULATIONS!!!!! I THINK THAT YOU SHOULD GO TO THE DOCTOR. THATS NOT A GOOD SIGN. ESPECIALLY WHILE YOURE PREGNANT. YOU NEED TO GET THAT CHECKED OUT BECAUSE IT COULD POSSIBLY BE HARMFUL TO YOUR BABY. SO PLEASE BE OBEDIANT AND GO GET THAT CHECKED OUT.

  26. QUESTION:
    Itchy white bumps all over my body?
    I just discovered when looking in the mirror that I have white bumps all over my arms, that look kinda like mosquito bites, and it seems to be spreading to my stomach. I've recently taken hydrocodone (aka vicodin), but no break-out like this has ever happened from my taking it before. What is happening? The only thing I'm allergic to is penicillin.

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds like hives. Hives can be the sign of an allergic reaction, however, they can be caused by anxiety and stress too.

      Benadryl helps.

      :-)

  27. QUESTION:
    How do i get rid of these red bumps on my arms?
    I have all these red bumps on my arms, some are red and some have white heads. But my sister has the same kind of problems except she has eczema and her's are all white and she has the same problem around her eyes with whiteheads.

    I want to know what it is and how to get rid of it! Its so ugly and annoying?! Please answer with anything you have or know about this! Thankyou soo much guys!

    • ANSWER:
      try exfoliation with st ives apricot scrub. follow with gentle moisturizer like baby lotion. moisturize frequently.

  28. QUESTION:
    What are these white bumps on my arms?
    On my upper arms, I have a bunch of these little white pimple sized bumps. I don't know what they are, and I'm pretty sure it's not threatening. My mother had them, and so did my grandmother. They eventually dry out and fall off, and new ones form. You can't see them from far away.

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  29. QUESTION:
    What is it I have on my arms?
    Lately I have been noticing white bumps on my arms. I think they've been there for awhile (I have no idea how long) but when I pop them white stuff comes out. Kind of like zits but it's somehow different. I asked my sister what they were and she said that they may be herpes? But I haven't had sex.. I masturbate though): I am ashamed also but it's true. Could they be herpes? Or is it just from the sun?

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  30. QUESTION:
    White flat bumps on skin on hand and arm?
    I've been noticing these white, flat bumps on my skin on my hand and arm lately. They slightly itch like a mosquito bite, and the appear to go away quickly. They are round, but not perfectly, they are a bit oval. Are these just mosquito or bug bites, or is this something else? What are the possibilities?

    • ANSWER:
      Could be as well something in relation to your puberty. I don't think that these are bug bites or even mosquito stitches.
      Put some cream on it and if they won't go away after some days an appointment by an dermatologist could be really helpful..

  31. QUESTION:
    where and how does eczema start?
    My feet and heels are cracked, my arms (right behind my thumbs) and my shoulders and arm pits. i don't know what to do. they itch so bad. i put Gold Bond Foot Cream on my feet and Hemp Lotion on my arms. Nothings working. Also sense i had my son 8mths ago i have these little bumps on my arms goes from my shoulder to my elbows. they are little white bumps. Please HELP.

    • ANSWER:
      Eczema is a skin condition characterized by redness, cracking, oozing and scaling of the skin. This may be caused by the extremes of heat and cold and even emotional stress. The patient usually complains of itching and burning in the skin, especially at the night. Sores appear on various parts of the body, but most often on the hands, feet, ears and legs. Eczema may come on at any time of life and in either sex. The commoner manifestations are erythema changing to papule, vesicle, crust, scale and fissure, with serous exudation. In chronic cases, thick scales accumulate.

      This is the effect of local irritation by chemical, thermal, or mechanical agents in a hypersensitive individual, subject of an allergy or constitutional disabilities such as gout, chronic nephritis, rheumatism, local sepsis, dyspepsia, alcoholism, uterine disturbances also teething .in some cases heredity may be found.

      Papules, vesicles and pustules with some degree of local oedema are found; exudation, crusting and scaling with inflammation of varying severity may be present. These tend to spread to the contiguous areas.

      One or both cheeks of an infant or the ear, limbs or trunk are occasionally involved. In adults also similar papulo- vesicular eruptions appear. Sensations of burning, smarting, throbbing or itching are present, according to the acuteness of the process and severity of the inflammation.

      When chronic the discharge diminishes or disappears, leaving a thickened, irregular, scaly patch, fading at the margins. The best way to take care of eczema at home is to keep dry, patchy skin moist and well lubricated. Children with eczema are most often allergic to eggs, milk, peanuts, wheat, soy, fish and tree nuts, although a child is usually allergic to only one or two of those foods.

      HOME REMEDIES FOR ECZEMA
      * Oatmeal bath is useful for patients suffering from eczema. For the bath, pour 2 cups of colloidal oatmeal into a tub of lukewarm water
      * Cotton clothing is the best for the skin and is much better than either wool or polyester, especially wool. Avoid synthetics or itchy fabrics, as well as tight- or ill-fitting clothes.
      * Daily bathing is not necessary, as it tends to make alreadydry skin even drier. Instead, you can sponge bathe the parts of the body that really need it--the hands, face, neck, armpits and (for babies) the diaper area.
      * A moisturizer or soap should be avoided as they can contain fragrances that will trigger a flare-up of eczema. Look for products that are fragrance-free.
      * Avoid overdressing your child unnecessarily at night, because getting too hot can make the rash worse.
      * Stress can trigger eczema or make it worse. Try to reduce the stress.
      * Make a paste by adding 1 tsp camphor to 1-teaspoon sandalwood and apply on the affected eczema areas.
      * Make a paste by rubbing a nutmeg against a smooth stone slab with a little water and. Apply to affected eczema area.
      * Apply Crisco 2-3 times a day is said to not only make you greasy, but eczema free.
      * Coconut oil may be applied to the areas with eczema.
      * Add carrot juice and spinach juice and apply to the affected area.
      * Drink plenty of water and take fruit juices like orange.
      * Make a paste by adding 1 tbls turmeric powder to a tbls of bitter neem leaves. Apply to the affected areas.
      * Deficiency of vitamin B6 may also cause eczema. So increase your intake of vitamin B6.
      * Evening primrose oil can also help. It contains gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), which is helpful in curing the eczema.
      * Take watercress every day. It helps to cure the eczema, along with a daily drink of parsley, spinach, celery, and wheat grass.
      * Add 1 Tbsp. Vinegar,1 Tbsp. Honey. Mix together with water and drink all at once.
      * Neem has been used for treating all sorts of skin problems for centuries. It contains Nimbidol and Gedunin, which have excellent fungicidal properties. Crush some neem leaves and apply to the affected area. It will immediately give relief.
      * Basil (tulsi) is extremely effective in treating skin disorders as it is a blood purifier and kills bacteria.
      * Crush the garlic clove and mix it with half a cup of hot water in a pan. Soak a clean washcloth in the solution and then apply to the affected areas only.
      * Add five drops of castor oil in half a cup of any fruit or vegetable juice, or plain water, and take on an empty stomach in the morning, is beneficial for any kind of skin disease.
      * One or two bananas a day are useful for those who are allergic to certain foods and who consequently suffer from skin rashes, such as in eczema.
      * Foods which should be excluded from the diet are tea, coffee, chocolate, cola drinks, alcohol, sugar and products made from it, refined cereals, meats, fish, chicken, tobacco, milk, cheese, butter, smoked and salted pickled foods, and foods containing any chemical additives, preservatives and flavorings.
      * Try to do some prevention techniques such as relaxation, exercise, meditation, and mind control.

  32. QUESTION:
    is it possible to be allergic to something but only have certain areas affected by it?
    For example, I might be allergic is either tee tree oil, vinegar, or lotrimin. I've put all of these on my feet and hands and now my hands have white bumps and feel ugly and painful.

    • ANSWER:
      it sounds very stupid, but yes, it's very possible. whenever i put lotion on (doesn't matter what kind it is) and do my entire body, just my neck and upper arms get this horrible rash and swell up. i've asked about it and it's not exactly an allergy, but a hypersensitivity.

      you're hands are just more sensitive to whatever it is than your feet. try putting on gloves or applying the stuff with cotton swabs then putting on socks.

      well, at least you're not the only one :)

  33. QUESTION:
    What do I do to fix this stuff on my arms?
    Ok well my upper arms, just the back though, have redish white bumps. I don't know if its acne or what. there is the similar thing on my butt. I would like to know if there is some non prescription stuff that would help this. It is embarrassing and annoying. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:

  34. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of my allergies to horses?
    My allergies are getting slowly worse to horses when i smell them I sneeze constantly and when my bare arm comes in contact to them my arm breaks out into white looking bumps with a red rash that itches. :( I really love horses and i want to be around them with out suffering. Please help!

    • ANSWER:
      If there's a reputable, board-certified allergist (not just an ENT or someone who likes allergy), he or she might be able to desensitize you with allergy shots during office visits (don't do the "take-home" shots--they're not as concentrated). Allergy shots take a looooong time to start working, a month or more before noticeable results, and that's after about 8-10 shots. Eventually an allergy shot patient reaches a concentrated maintenance level where the shots are only needed about 1-2 times a month.
      Or else, you grin and bear it while around the horses. Eventually it'll either get better or much worse.

  35. QUESTION:
    White bumps that get flaky and itch?
    I have these areas of white bumps, not really white, they look like goosebumps. They aren't very noticeable. After a while they start getting flaky, like peeling, and kind of itch. I just found one about like a month ago, and I only see it on my arms. It's like a little area of goosebumps. I don't think it's Keratosis pilaris because it doesn't get red. It makes my skin rough in that area too.

    • ANSWER:
      I have had these bumps on my arms many times. I changed my bodywash and use hydrocortizone cream. These bumps have gone away. The bumps could have been caused from stress.

  36. QUESTION:
    Why are my arms purplish and splotchy?
    Im not sure if im not drinking enough water or not getting enough of something.
    For some reason [as long as i can remember] my arms are splotchy with purple
    Its really noticeable to me. I also have Keratosis Pilaris which is harmless white bumps.
    It could be that causing the discoloration but im not sure.
    The discoloration is all the time. But it DOES get worse when im cold or hot.
    Also, its only my arms. Its extremely rare my legs are splotchy.

    • ANSWER:
      usually if yew hav splotches on your legs and arms when ur rele hot or cold it means yew hav bad circulation. but if yew hav bumps on your arms i could be ingrown hair or some kind of disease

  37. QUESTION:
    What are these itchy bumps on my arms?
    I have these tiny tiny little whit bumps on both of my forearms. Right where the skin meets the elbow crease. I'm pretty sure I got them from the sun but they look nothing like the heat rash blisters. Just very small white bumps that itchy reall bad. Especially when exposed to sunlight. Help??
    I figured out what it was. Its the most common form of an allergic reaction to the sun. This is nothing like eczema, no redness or dryness or anything.

    • ANSWER:
      it may be eczema because that'll itch like crazy some times. I was going to suggest psoriasis but that doesn't itchy - that's just really dry skin that peels. I would advise going to see a dermatologist or your primary care provider

  38. QUESTION:
    I just adopted 2 rats, after holding them for a couple mins I have small itchy bumps and red around bumps?
    On my arms and by my neck I have small white/red bumps surrounded by red skin that itches. Anywhere the rats were on me I have a couple spread out bumps and they itch a lot. I have only had them a couple hours but the rats themselves arent itching or anything.

    Do you think allergic or some kind of bugs or mites? The bumps are about the size of small/medium mosquito bites.

    • ANSWER:
      Im pretty positive this is from their nails scratching you. This happens to me too. If you are comfortable enough you could try to clip (use finger nail, or baby nail clippers) or file their nails.

      Here is a link on how to do that. http://www.ehow.com/how_4667277_clip-rat-nails.html

  39. QUESTION:
    Has anyone had an allergic reaction to Orovo diet pills? ?
    I began taking the Orovo Caffeine free supplement about 2 weeks ago for my acne. My acne cleared up within 4-5 days, but now I have an unexplained itchy rash of red or white bumps all over my sides, arms, and legs! Has anyone ever had any kind of Orovo reaction? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Three steps that have really helped me are dieting, exercising, and the correct weight loss supplement for losing weight. Focus on those three things and you will lose weight considerably. I exercise 30 mins a day along with taking Proactol, a natural weight loss supplement that I saved money on at theweightlossplace.com

      Good luck and stay focused = )

  40. QUESTION:
    Razor bumps or something totally different?
    I'm not really sure what these bumps are but i started getting them since i started shaving. They aren't any on my legs just my arms. For some reasons these strange white bumps keep on popping up. They're in groups and it makes my arms really stand out. Are they really razor bumps? A bad case of razor bumps?Is something wrong? Should I stop shaving so much?

    • ANSWER:
      after a warm shower, use a rich gel, and shave with a sharp razor. moisturize well when you're done & follow up with a dermatologist.

  41. QUESTION:
    why do i have little dry patches on my arms?
    i have the these tiny tiny white non-itching bumps on my arms above my arms on my biceps. i just noticed it this winter. is it lack of vitamin D? i started putting lotion on them. i want them to go away. i have used a lufa on them. how can they go away?

    • ANSWER:
      i have the same thing,but they are on my arms.I went to the doctor and she said its because of the weather and all.She gave me Hydrocortisone cream 2.5%.You should buy some and put it on the areas 2 times a day for a week,in the morning and at night.

  42. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know what kind of rash this is?
    I have little white bumps over my hands and my left foot, it looks like it is trying to make it's way up my arms and legs. It looks like nettle rash, but i have not been anywhere near nettles and i haven't touched or done anything i wouldn't normally do. And it is insanely itchy!

    • ANSWER:

  43. QUESTION:
    What is the prickly bumps on my nose?
    I have these weird prickly bumps on my nose with a lot of oil. It doesn't hurt or anything, but it'sa bothersome to have. I also have those prickly bumps on my arms. My nose is whereI get my pimples at, but are these things a sign of some sort? I've read a couple articles, but I feel as if they don't really solve the problem as they all resort to saying, "Oh it's either just white heads or black heads or scars." Can this be something else instead?

    • ANSWER:

  44. QUESTION:
    What could this thing on my eye have been?
    I'm not trying to be gross or make a joke, but about a month ago I noticed I had this tiny little white bump under my eyebrow, just above the crease of my eye. I thought maybe it was just a pimple, but when I tried to squeeze it nothing would come out and it wasn't red or painful so I left it alone.

    I then thought maybe it was just a little skin tag (I get them other places from time to time and just cut them off.) so I left it alone to see what would happen.

    Then about a week ago I was rubbing my eyes and I decided I'd had enough of the little bump, and I started scratching at it pretty vigorously, and when I did that, some little hard, white thing came out of it. It didn't bleed except for a tiny drop, and it hasn't come back at all.

    What could that have been?? I also have Keratosis pilaris a little bit on my arms. I was wondering if it had anything to do with that?? Sorry if I've grossed you out.

    • ANSWER:
      It could Have been a stye I get them all the Tyme they r not like regular zits u can't pop them.

  45. QUESTION:
    What are these clusters of bumps?
    I first noticed a little cluster of bumps on my left thigh about two weeks ago. Then I went on vacation for a week and begin to notice another cluster forming on my right arm. Now I have two more clusters on my right arm, another on my left thigh, one on my stomach, and little white bumps along my left arm. It seems that the cluster starts as one single bump then progress to a cluster. The one on my leg is starting to scab. These clusters do not itch and are not sensitive to the touch. I went to the doctors and he said they could be from stress or the heat. I asked him if it was contagious and he said no, but I still have doubt. I sleep beside my wife every night and she has no sign of these kinds of bumps. Could these bumps be something else like herpes? I am concerned and I am making an appointment with my dermatologist, but can someone help me out until then?

    • ANSWER:
      Dude,

      That's a tough one to answer.
      If you have been faithful to you better half, then there should be
      no problem with HS1 or HS2.
      HS1 the mouth area and HS2 is, well...... that other area below.
      You said there was no itch, then you probably don't have any
      problem, but don't quote me. If you are not sure, have a blood draw done for 1 & 2. Then you will know for sure.

      Good Luck

  46. QUESTION:
    Itchy red spots with white bumps appearing all over?
    It began with my neck itching, and then it went on to my ears, my back, my shoulders, my chest, my stomach, and just recently, my arms. The areas are red before I scratch them. They're not so much as spots, but large blots of red with white, itchy bumps. What's going on, and how do I stop it? O_O Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      My first though was hives, but I don't think they have white spots. It sounds like chicken pox or shingles. I would go see a doctor to be sure.

  47. QUESTION:
    I think the pours of my underarms are clogged?
    I have these little white bumps underneath my arms and I think they're filled with deodorant.

    I use Secret now, but at one point I used natural crystal deodorant (I don't remember the brands name)

    I wash up quite a bit

    Anyway, they don't itch or anything but I still want them gone.
    Thanks~

    • ANSWER:
      SOMEtimes, by using different deodorant, it will make you have a reaction if you have never used it before, make sure that it isn't a allergic reaction to your new deodorant, and make sure it isn't an infected hair.....before you freak....OH ya, AND it could be SHAVE BUMPS.....make sure you , wet ur under arms before you SHAVE them.....like in the shower....wet them real good and then shave...then put on NON SECRET deodorant!!! TRY and New BRAND

  48. QUESTION:
    What are these bumps on my arms and how do I get rid of them?
    I have these weird bumps all over my upper arms and they're starting to spread to my forearms. I've always had them. They're red and sometimes white. I can scratch them off, but it doesn't do any good--there are too many and scratching doesn't really get rid of them. What are they? Can I get rid of them? My mom said they might be from not getting enough vitamins, but I don't think that's it. One of my sisters has them too I think, but no one else in my family does.

    • ANSWER:
      There is a large variety of skin conditions; so large that no one here can answer you so easily, at least without pictures. The best thing you can do is use Google to extensively research the symptoms. Such as, "red/white bumps, skin condition, itches" or whatever is the exact case. When you find a list of possible things it could be, look at them and look for pictures. Compare. If it looks like it's possibly it, use google image search on the terms you find.

      Or just go to a doctor who may refer you to a specialist.

      It sounds like this may be it:
      http://beauty.about.com/od/skinflaws/f/whitebumps.htm

      Keratosis Pilaris. This is google's image search results.

      http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&source=hp&q=keratosis+pilaris&gbv=2&aq=f&oq=&aqi=g9

      Unfortunately, it says it is incurable as it is hereditary. But it is treatable.

      Good luck.

  49. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of a scab?
    Ok I have keratosis pilaris( if you don't know wht it is google it if you want to answer this q) and its not red unless I scrub my arms just little white bumps on my skin, anyway its on the back of my arms! I pick my little bumps on my arms all the time(no comments on this) I am trying though my best anyway, reduced the amount of picking I do so thts good! And I squeeze my pimples and white stuff comes out and then the pimple gets bigger I duno why? Can u tel me why please? It gets bigger and red probably because I just picked it! And then I put sudocrem on it straight away to try and not let it turn into a scab! Basically sometimes it does turn into scabs how do I get rid of them? And how long does it take to go away? Thank u! X

    • ANSWER:
      It will take about a week to 10 days usually for a scab to go away, depending on how big it is. If it is a tiny scab it will be faster. The best thing you can do is not pick at it. Let it heal on its own. It will fall off when the skin underneath it is sufficiently healed.


white bumps on my arm

Rough Skin On Upper Arms

Many people, who have the nearly perfect body, often complain that the only part that makes them look bad is their "bat wings" or the flab in the upper arms. This is the problem for many people, as fat from this area is very difficult to remove. This often leads people to lose their confidence to wear sleeveless clothes. This may happen as a result of losing weight from being obese that has left the skin on the upper arm to be sagging. If either of the situation is your case, then Arm Liposuction is a great solution to this problem.

Arm liposuction is the second most popular plastic surgery requested by patients after abdominal liposuction. Each year around 100,000 people go for liposuction of which arm liposuction comes second as stated by the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons. Through this procedure, anybody can get a sleek and toned arm soon, without going through crash dieting and strenuous exercise, as even with these, fat in the upper arms refuses to budge. However, before going through this, it is better that you know what actually happens in arm liposuction.

The traditional technique of Arm Liposuction

Traditionally, in arm liposuction, a small incision is made into the upper part of the arm and the excess amount of fat is sucked out. Then the excess skin is pushed up towards the shoulders, and the wound is closed in the armpits, which fades away with time. The general time for this surgery is around 90 minutes and it takes around 5 weeks to smoothly lift your arms, although in a week you can easily wear short-sleeved clothes. This is because the folds in the upper arm are mainly made of tissues and skin instead of only fat. In this procedure, one can lose up to a pound of fat, depending upon the constitution of the patient's body.

Newer Techniques of Arm Liposuction

The process remains more or less same in case of newer techniques as well, but it is less painful and much more advanced. Like instead of an incision, a narrow cannula is glided into the skin, which melts and dissolves the fat in the arms, and then this fat is sucked out. Before the sutures are applied the surrounding skin is tightened first. The time taken for the entire surgery in this case is around 1- 2 hours, which is done under local anaesthesia. The result of this surgery includes lesser scarring and swelling.

Ultrasonic- assisted liposuction is a good alternative for those, whose skin on the arms allow for unwrinkled and to some extent compression on the arms after the partial removal of the fatty tissues. If the upper arms carry huge amounts of fat in them, then brachioplasty is a simple surgery you can go for. In case of all the latest procedures, the factor that differentiates one from the other are the time of recovery, scarring and the risks involved. It is always better to consult a surgeon what procedure you should opt for, before actually deciding it yourself.

Arm Liposuction - Pros and Cons

The biggest advantage of this liposuction is that you can get the desired toned look of your arms in few hours, and the recovery period is also less in comparison to the other surgeries of this kind. In 3-6 weeks, you can get back to do light jobs, but it varies depending upon the your constitution. However, there is a drawback of this surgery that it can reduce the elasticity of the skin and not remove the sagging skin completely. In this case, often an arm tuck is essential following an arm liposuction. Brachioplasty is a procedure where arm liposuction and arm tuck are done together so the sagging skin is lifted upwards to the shoulders.

Since now you understand arm liposuction, you are aware of what to expect from the surgery. Even though you have fairly acquired an idea of what this is all about, it is still advisable to consult a surgeon whether you should go for it or not and which procedure suits best for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How do I get ride of these little bumps scars on my upper arms?
    The skin on my upper arms used to be so smooth.. I have a habbit of picking at my arms when I feel they have little bumps.. The backside of my upper arms is not smooth and kinda of rough and bumpy. What can I do to get rid of the bumps.. I mean you can see the little spots on my arms. Is there some sort of herbal remedy or cream from the stores I can buy to get ride of the scars I got from picking at my arms to make them look smooth again?

    • ANSWER:
      do you have red chicken bumps like this?

      http://images.google.com/images?um=1&hl=en&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&tbs=isch:1&q=keratosis+pilaris&sa=N&start=0&ndsp=21

      This condition is called keratosis pilaris.

      I would suggest using KP Derma Doctor products.
      They're pretty expensive though but really worth it.

      http://www.dermadoctor.com/article_Keratosis-Pilaris_51.html

  2. QUESTION:
    What's the best way to exfoliate my skin?
    I have the roughest, most stubborn skin on my upper arms and calves! I can never seem to smooth them out... I've tried regular scrubbing with a kind of stiff brush, which didn't do anything. Then I got this body wash that has ground-up pumice stone in it, which actually kind of hurts to put on but seemed to improve my skin a little. Still, though, they're not smooth! Is there anything else I can do??

    • ANSWER:
      heres a good rountine to follow:

      -use a moisturizing body wash on your legs.

      -mix a brown sugar(exfoliates) with honey (which keeps in moisture). rub and massage onto your legs.

      -use a loofah to scrub it away, rinse away.

      -dry, and put an intense moisturizing on.

      -also, you can try an apricot scrub that is designed for the face. it also works on your body and feet too, to i would use it.

      wishing you great skin!!

  3. QUESTION:
    What can I do about my daughter's rough skin?
    My 5 year old daughter has always had 'rough skin' on her cheeks and the back of both upper arms. It has never bothered her and her Dr has never been concerned with it, but now she is starting to pick at the small pimples and once they are opened up they get larger and look horrible. What could this be and how can I treat them after she digs them open?

    • ANSWER:

  4. QUESTION:
    I have Keratosis Pilaris, (chicken skin), which is dry bumpy skin on the upper arms, can anyone help?
    For as long as i can remember, I have had dry, bumpy skin on my upper arms and thighs, I have found out this is called Keratosis Pilaris. Its ment to be really common, with around 50% of people effected by this 'chicken skin' as it is commonly known as. Does anyone have any tips on how to deal with it, or at least make it a lot less noticeable. I would love to be able to wear a tank top!

    • ANSWER:
      You also will need to gently exfoliate those areas regularly (daily?) with this condition. A strong wash cloth and some elbow grease will do it. Make sure you don't use something too rough or harsh as that will tear the top "tissue paper" layer of skin you have and will cause irritation, which will just make your problem worse. Go easy, and do it regularly.

      Then use something to soften the skin and seal in its natural moisture. I see a post suggesting flax seed oil, which is a nice, natural product that surely would do the trick. An oil really cannot "moisturize," but it can lock in any moisture in your skin, so it doesn't dry out so quickly. Dryness could be part of your problem. Flax seed oil may also provide some oil-soluable vitamins that will help.

      I also have a shower filter for chlorine, which I think is an big irritant to many people. I pretty much eliminated my dry and irritated skin problems with the chlorine filter. If you can't install one, try getting one of those counter-top pitchers that filter the water, and use it as a final rise after your bath or show, to see if that also helps. If it's too cold to pour that pitcher on you, use a fresh wash cloth and pour the filtered water on that, then run it over your upper arms. Then pat dry, and seal in the chlorine free moisture on your skin's surface with the flax seed oil. I bet following this regiman will clear you up completely. If you still have some lingering issues with the KP, then after the rinse, add a toner with AlphaHydroxy Acids in it. Let it soak in/dry, and then put on the flax seed oil. You will have the most gorgeous upper arms ever. Girl, get your summer clothes READY!!

      PS I also noticed my complexion was less irritated and dry and felt less "tight" on my cheeks in winter when I managed my skin's exposure to chlorine.

  5. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have any ways to help with Keratosis Pilaris?
    It's that rough skin that some people have on their upper arms and legs (sometimes referred to as chicken skin). It's very dry most of the time. I'm just wondering if anyone has any techniques to moisturize it or clear it up a bit.
    I know that it is not curable, I'm just looking for techniques to stop the itching and make it smoother

    • ANSWER:
      exfoliate gently, but never pick at it or it will get worse. mostly it wont go away but it will make your skin smoother. some people just have chicken skin, there's nothing you can really do to change it but exfoliate and get over it lol i have it too. if you're lucky it'll go away but i dont wanna get your hopes up

  6. QUESTION:
    How can i get rid of these bumps on my upper arms?
    I have these bumps that i have on my upper arms and i don't know how to get rid of them! My grandma said it was because i have dry skin so i started using lotion but it didn't really help. Im so embarrassed about it i won't wear short sleeves anymore. is there anything i could do?

    • ANSWER:
      i think i might have had the same thing as you. if it is, it's called keratosis pilaris.
      http://medimages.healthopedia.com/large/keratosis-pilaris.jpg
      it is because of dry skin but most lotions aren't good enough to hydrate your skin properly. all you have to do is get a rough washcloth and scrub the area to exfoliate. then smooth in oil or cocoa butter (avoid vaseline or baby oil) on it while your skin is still very wet. after it dries rub more into your skin. do this every night (or day depending on when you shower) and if that doesn't work after a few weeks, you might have to buy something called dermadoctor kp duty.

  7. QUESTION:
    How I get rid of these little bumps on my upper arms?
    Okay, I have these little tiny bumps on my upper arms that are rough. And, like when my friends brush past them, or when my boy friend hugs me, they all wonder why my arms are so rough. I use a moisturizing/softening soap. I wash them really good thinking that maybe they are clogged pores, but I can't get rid of them. Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      I think you might have Keratosis Pilaris... Google it and see if that looks similar! Also, you can go to a dermo for this

      In the meantime, try using a soap/body wash without SLS, exfoliate your skin with either a sugar scrub or body brush and lotion your arms with a good softening cream with Urea in.

      Hope that helps :)

  8. QUESTION:
    How can i get rid of my chicken skin like skin?
    I got this permanent goosebumps like on my upper arms but its not rough or bumpy.
    The pores are white like little white tiny spots on my skins.
    Anyone got any idea to treat it?
    It look worse when i tan. The pores doesnt get tan at all.
    i dont think its kp cause it is not red itchy or bumpy.
    its smooth actually but just that it is white tiny spots

    • ANSWER:
      my mom has that too, i don't really know that there's anything you can do

  9. QUESTION:
    Is there a way to get rid of Keratosis Pilaris?
    So i know its a is a common skin disorder, typified by “chicken skin” bumps on upper arms, thighs, torso, buttocks and occasionally the cheeks. Excess skin forms around individual hair follicles, creating the characteristic minute, rough, grater-like bumps, but is there something you can do about it? Its really nasty and embarrassing!

    • ANSWER:
      get a product called KP Duty by DermaDoctor
      http://www.dermadoctor.com/

  10. QUESTION:
    I have tiny skin colored bumps on my face and arms?
    I have tiny little skin colored bumps on my cheeks and upper arms. I'm in 7th grade and its really embarrassing when people point them out. I've had them for about two years now and they're not acne. When I scratch them just white hard stuff comes out, but its not puss. I clean my face regurally but they don't go away. Do I need to moisturizer? I don't even know what they're called. Please help. I'm tired of these stupid things. 10 points to the best answer.

    • ANSWER:
      HELP HAS ARRIVED!!!!!!!!!!!

      I had this for years, my mom told me it was eczema. Most people say eczema is a name used for tons of different dry skin conditions that doctors can’t diagnose. I used eczema creams all through Jr. High and High School, all that did was make me feel greasy and uncomfortable with zero results.

      You probably have what is called Keratosis pilaris, Keratosis pilaris is a common, genetic follicular condition that causes the appearance of rough bumps on the skin. It most often appears on arms, thighs, hands, legs, sides, buttocks, or face (which on the face are often mistaken for acne). Worldwide, Keratosis pilaris affects an estimated 40% of the adult population and approximately 50%-80% of all adolescents. It is more common in women than in men. There are several different types of Keratosis Pilaris, including Keratosis Pilaris rubra (red, inflamed bumps), Keratosis Pilaris Alba (rough, bumpy skin with no irritation), Keratosis Pilaris Rubra Faceii (reddish rash on the cheeks), and related disorders.

      Keratosis Pilaris is caused by Hyperkeratosis: when the human body produces excess keratin, a natural protein in the skin. The excess keratin, which is cream colored, surrounds and entraps the hair follicles in the pore, resulting in rough clogged pores. The openings are often closed with a white plug of encrusted sebum, the oily, waxy substance produced by glands in the skin to keep it from drying out. Hyperkeratosis is most likely caused by your body having a vitamin A & E deficiency.

      I started taking vitamin A & E pills at dinner every night and 90% of my white bumps on my cheeks, arms, and legs cleared up. My boss also had white bumps on her arms and tried taking the vitamins too, it worked nicely for her. You could try taking the vitamins, but if you stop taking them, your body will go back to being deficient in them unless you start eating more foods naturally containing vitamins A & E:

      Vitamin A: Liver, Red Pepper, Cayenne, Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, Dried Apricots, Cantaloupe, Spinach, Squash, Dried Herbs, Papaya, Mangoes, Green Peas, Tomatoes.

      Vitamin E: Sunflower Seeds, Almonds, Pine Nuts, Peanuts, Dried Apricots, Pickled Green Olives, Cooked Taro Root, Wheat Germ/Flax Seed/Corn/Canola/Soybean Oils, Hazelnuts, Broccoli.

      Both A & E: Paprika, Red Chili Peppers or Powder, Spinach

      If the bumps (clogged dry rough crusty pores) have a red or pink ring around them, it could just be that they are inflamed, or it could be some sort of skin infection, such as yeast, which lives on the skin naturally but could become an infection, or bacterial. If they are a little pink or red I would try an antibacterial soap.

      Antibacterial soaps are full of chemicals and poisons, some are so harmful they cause muscle weakness, such as in the heart and tongue, and should not be in stores. A natural alternative is a soap or lotion containing Tea Tree oil. Tea Tree oil has natural antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, and antiseptic qualities. It also has beneficial cosmetic properties. Tea Tree oil has a faint medicinal scent to it like eucalyptus, which is why I would suggest a soap instead of a lotion. Products containing Tea Tree oil can be found in abundance at health and natural and heath stores, but is also available in main stream store such as Wal-Mart for as low as around .

      So in short, vitamin A, vitamin E, soap, and you should be good (: I wish you luck

  11. QUESTION:
    Will Guys Not Have Sex With Me Because Of My Ugly Skin?
    i have unfortunate skin
    i have acne scarrs on my back,
    sometimes red bumps on my chest,
    rough skin on my upper arms,
    my legs get razor burn all the time despite efforts,
    (i wont grow out of it, my bodys matured)

    does it make me very unattractive?

    I'm afraid guys won't want to make love with me

    if i have any pros, i have great boobs, smooth everywhere else besides where i said, and people have said i have a beautiful face.

    thoughts?

    • ANSWER:
      Yeah some very picky guys are gonna care. Be gentle but honest with someone you like. If they care too much they are obviously not worth your time to begin with. You can never be entirely sure of how someone truly thinks, but look at their eyes if you can when you display your insecurities. Trust me it will help with your future decisions; just don't judge everything by the looks there. That said, guys do like boobs, that may alter their opinion a bit. :) Just care about yourself and put your health first.

  12. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of indented stretch marks?
    When I was 12 I gained 60 lbs within 8 months. I'm 16 now and since then I've lost 30 lbs and I'm now 5"2 and 130 lbs. I have huge, horrible stretch marks all over my butt, thighs, and legs, some less noticeable stretch marks on my breasts, and a few very faint stretch marks on my upper arms. They're all white and are all indented into my skin. I can live with the ones on my arms but I really want to get rid of the other ones. I've heard that coco butter helps but I'm not sure if it really does? I'm way too young to have stretch marks and I don't want to have ruined my body for the rest of my life just because of the stupid things I did when I was 12, how do I get rid of them?

    • ANSWER:
      Try using aloe gel or the real plant if you can get one. It helps heal skin and lighten dark marks as well. Another good thing to use is scar gel. The generic brands work just about as well as the expensive ones, and I have even found it at the dollar store. If you have a dollar tree nearby, I think they still have it. Also, exfoliating the area with a scrub or even a rough cloth will help too. The key is to get rid of the dead layer of skin, make your skin renew itself, and heal it. Hope this helps and good luck!

  13. QUESTION:
    What are negative effects of being badly sunburnt?
    I came back from staying somewhere where I got badly sunburnt at the pool area there. I got burn on both upper arms and shoulders, below my armpit, the right side of my waist, my upper back and my upper chest, its 3 days later and its still really sore , rough, tender and red. How bad is this for my body? I'm 16 turning 17 this coming February.
    Also got burnt badly on my face which is now peeling, mostly my nose which is now really red as I have picked at the peelings.

    • ANSWER:
      Sunburn is one of the biggest problems with enjoying the hot summer sun. It hurts quite a bit and it damages the skin.
      Research has linked sunburns with skin cancer later in life, so the best thing to do is to try to prevent them.
      Sometimes, however, no matter how hard one tries to avoid it, sunburn still happens.
      Afterwards, there are several things you can do to reduce the pain.

      In the meantime, the most effective sunburn treatment simply helps ease your discomfort:

      Keep it cool. Apply cold compresses — such as a towel dampened with cool water — to the affected skin. Or take a cool bath.
      Keep it moist. Apply aloe, moisturizing cream or over-the-counter hydrocortisone cream to the affected skin. Beware of sunburn treatment products containing anesthetics, such as benzocaine. There's little evidence that these products are effective. In some cases, they may even irritate the skin.
      Leave blisters intact. If blisters form, don't break them. You'll only slow the healing process and increase the risk of infection. If needed, lightly cover blisters with gauze.
      Take an over-the-counter pain reliever. If needed, take anti-inflammatory medication — such as aspirin or ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, others) — according to the label instructions until redness and soreness subside. Don't give children or teenagers aspirin. It may cause Reye's syndrome, a rare but potentially fatal disease.
      Treat peeling skin gently. Within a few days, the affected area may begin to peel. This is simply your body's way of getting rid of the top layer of damaged skin. While your skin is peeling, continue to use moisturizing cream.
      Also have a look at the links supplied.
      Good luck

  14. QUESTION:
    I have little red bumps on my arms any suggestions?
    I have little tiny bumps on my upper arms on the sides, sometimes the bumps dry out. Are there any ways to make them less noticable or curing it?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, here is what you have:
      Keratosis pilaris is a harmless skin disorder that causes small, acne-like bumps. Although it isn't serious, keratosis pilaris can be frustrating because it's difficult to treat.

      "Keratosis pilaris results from a buildup of protein called keratin in the openings of hair follicles in the skin. This produces small, rough patches, usually on the arms and thighs. Though quite common with young children, keratosis pilaris can occur at any age.

      Many people are bothered by the goose flesh appearance of keratosis pilaris, but it doesn't have long-term health implications and occurs in otherwise healthy people."
      from: Mayoclinic.com

      Here are some treatment options for it:

      http://skincarerx.com/keratosis-pilaris.html

      Sometimes Keratosis pilaris clears up on its own, sometimes not, so the products on the website above are good options. Good luck!

  15. QUESTION:
    Has anyone ever heard of a skin disorder with two words, last one being Keratosis?
    I can't remember the first word but it looks and feels like small round rough patches on the surface of my skin, worse on my legs, ankles and top of my feet. I also have problems with skin tags on the underside of my upper arms, inside thighs and a few on my back. I am only a few lbs overweight so it's not due to that. My dermatologist told me what it was a couple of years ago and I cannot remember, he's not in practice now. If someone else has this or if you're a derm, I'd love to hear from you.
    I searched and now I'm pretty sure the name of this disorder is Seborrheic Keratosis. Anyone out there know anything about it?

    • ANSWER:
      I had a quick search and found this:
      SEBORRHEIC KERATOSIS
      A seborrheic keratosis is a benign skin growth that is very common among people over 40 years of age. The growths resemble flattened or raised warts, but have no viral origins and may exhibit a variety of colors, from pink or yellow through brown and black. Because only the top layers of the epidermis are involved, seborrheic keratoses are often described as having a "pasted-on" appearance.

      Because the tumors are rarely painful, treatment is not often necessary. There is a small risk of localized infection caused by picking at the lesion. If a growth becomes excessively itchy, or if it is irritated by clothing or jewelry, cryosurgery has been found to be highly effective in their removal. The main danger associated with seborrheic keratoses lies in their resemblance to malignant melanomas, which has sometimes led to a misdiagnosis of the cancerous lesions. If there is any doubt, a skin biopsy will allow a physician to make a correct diagnosis. A mutation of a gene coding for a growth factor receptor (FGFR3), has been found in 40% of seborrheic keratosis.

      I also found SOLAR KERATOSIS
      What is a solar keratosis?

      A solar keratosis is a small, rough, bump which develops on the skin. It is caused by a lot of exposure to the sun over many years. One or more may develop. It is sometimes called an actinic keratosis.

      What does a solar keratosis look like?

      Each one can range from the size of a pinhead to 2-3 cm across. Their colour can be light, dark, pink, red, the same colour as your skin, or a combination of these. The top of each one may have a yellow-white crust. They feel rough and dry, and are slightly raised from the surface of the skin. You can often feel them more easily than see them. Some redness may develop in the surrounding skin.

      Sometimes a finger-like growth of hard skin appears to come out of a solar keratosis (a 'cutaneous horn').

      Several solar keratoses may develop at about the same time, often in the same area of skin. Sometimes several join together and form a large flat-ish rough area of skin.

      Solar keratoses usually develop on areas of skin which have been exposed to the sun a lot. For example, on the face, neck, bald patches on the scalp, and the backs of the hands. They may appear in other areas in people who do a lot of sunbathing.

      There are usually no other symptoms. Rarely, you may get an itchy or pricking sensation from affected areas of skin.

      I hope that these help

  16. QUESTION:
    How long do you have to wait to get a second tattoo boardering the first?
    I got a swastika tattoo on my upper arm last night as a part of a drunk bet.

    I was thinking of turning the swastika into a square or something....i was woundering how long i would have to wait to do that.

    Thanks in advance <3
    Edit: So its no way possible to get it done with in a week or so? I kinda need to get it done ASAP :(

    • ANSWER:
      Let it heal up, anywhere from two weeks to a month, (when the skin on the tattoo is no longer rough) and then go get a cover-up. Put peroxide on it while it's healing. That will help push the ink out some. And wear a shirt that will cover it. That's my best advice.

  17. QUESTION:
    Any treatment recommendations for Keratosis Pilaris?
    I have a skin condition called Keratosis Pilaris, which is rough bumps on upper arms and on thighs and legs. It is not eczema or acne, but it is like small red bumps on the skin. It is unsightly and I want to get rid of it. Any suggestions for lessening the appearance or getting rid of it? I've already tryed a loofa, multiple types of sponges, and moisturizing lotion such as Aveeno & Eucerin. Any advice will be appreciated, thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Small doses of the sun help - I won't say go and lay out but healthy sun helps -
      A lufa with a thick oil like Vaseline Intensive Care Cocoa butter
      helps soften the skin.

  18. QUESTION:
    What causes the red bumps on the back of people's (mostly girls) arms?
    The bumps are usually small but many and sometimes they are red. Almost like razor bumps only on the back of the upper arm.
    Can it be inherited?
    O yeah, how to solve it?

    • ANSWER:
      This is a symptom of Vitamin A deficiency. It is called Chicken Skin. An early sign of Vitamin A deficiency is chicken skin - small raised bumps on the back of the neck, upper arms, back and shoulders. Other deficiency symptoms are premature wrinkles, acne, pimples, blackheads, psoriasis, vision disorders, respiratory problems, dry, rough, itchy, scaly, cracked skin and slowed healing.

      You need to increase your dietary intake of Vitamin A. Once eaten, beta-carotene is converted to vitamin A(retinol) in the body when needed. It's a powerful antioxidant in its own right.

      Foods rich in Beta Carotene (Vitamin A) are:- Fish liver oil, liver, carrots, dark green and yellow vegetables, eggs, milk and dairy products, margarine and yellow fruits.

      Vitamin A rich foods will keep the outer layers of your tissues and organs healthy, help in the removal of age spots, if you have them, promote growth, strong bones, healthy skin, hair, teeth and gums, help treat acne, superficial wrinkles, impetigo, boils, carbuncles and open ulcers when applied externally.

      Another deficiency symptom of Vitamin A is night blindness.

      Recommended daily intake of Vitamin A is 4,000 IU for females.

      I'm sure if you follow my advice you will be more than pleased with your renewed skin texture !!!

      PEACE & LIGHT

  19. QUESTION:
    Why do I have these small bumps all over my upper arms?
    Ever since I can remember I have had small bumps on my arms. Mostly light in color and only on the upper part of the arm. If I go to the tanning bed a lot, it seems like a lot of them go away, but there are always some there. What does this mean???? Do I have a vitamin deficiency? Do I need to use a certain type of cleanser?

    • ANSWER:
      That could be keratosis pilaris.

      According to one website it is described as this: Keratosis Pilaris (KP) is a common skin disorder, typified by "chicken skin" bumps on upper arms, thighs, torso, buttocks and occasionally the cheeks. Excess skin forms around individual hair follicles, creating the characteristic minute, rough, grater-like bumps.

      To me they look like a bunch of ingrown hair bumps.

  20. QUESTION:
    Why do I have little bumps on my arm, between my elbow and my shoulder and how do I get rid of them?
    They are small un-noticeable (except to touch) bumps on my arm where the biceps are. They usually feel softer when I put moisturiser on them, except this does not get rid of them. How do I get rid of them completely?

    • ANSWER:
      I believe that you are talking about Keratosis pilaris and as far as I know its genetic. Here's what I found on the internet. Hope it answers your question:

      Keratosis pilaris (KP) is a very common genetic follicular condition that is manifested by the appearance of rough bumps on the skin and hence colloquially referred to as "chicken skin". It most often appears on the back and outer sides of the upper arms (though the lower arms can also be affected), and can also occur on the thighs and tops of legs, flanks, buttocks or any body part except glabrous skin (like the palms or soles of feet). Less commonly, lesions appear on the face and may be mistaken for acne.

      Worldwide, KP affects an estimated 40 to 50% of the adult population and approximately 50 to 80% of all adolescents. It is more common in women than in men. Varying in degree, cases of KP can range from minimal to severe.[citation needed]

      There are several different types of keratosis pilaris, including keratosis pilaris rubra (red, inflamed bumps), alba (rough, bumpy skin with no irritation), rubra faceii (reddish rash on the cheeks) and related disorders.

      Many people with keratosis pilaris do not know they have it (if the condition is mild). While KP resembles goose bumps, it is characterized by the appearance of small rough bumps on the skin. As a result, it is often confused with acne.

      Keratosis pilaris occurs as excess keratin, a natural protein in the skin, accumulates within the hair follicles forming hard plugs (process known as hyperkeratinization). Bearing only cosmetic consequence, the condition most often appears as a proliferation of tiny hard bumps that are seldom sore or itchy. Though people with keratosis pilaris experience this condition year round, it’s during the colder months when moisture levels in the air are lower that the problem can become exacerbated and the “goose bumps” are apt to look and feel more pronounced in color and texture.

      [edit] Treatment

      There is currently no known cure for keratosis pilaris, however, there are effective treatments available which make its symptoms less apparent. The condition often improves with age and can even disappear completely in adulthood, though some will show signs of keratosis pilaris for life. Treatments are largely symptomatic and must be repeated. Regardless, exfoliation, intensive moisturizing cremes, lac-hydrin, Retin A and medicated lotions containing alpha hydroxy acids or urea may be used to temporarily improve the appearance and texture of affected skin. Milk baths may provide some cosmetic improvement due to the lactic acid — a natural alpha hydroxy acid in milk. Sunlight may also be helpful but increases risk of skin cancer. Small amounts of vitamin A can be used orally but only with exteme caution due to potential for liver damage. Check with a Dermatologist or Family Doctor before taking extra vitamin A due to the vitamins' potential toxic effects.

      Scratching and picking at KP bumps causes them to redden (if they do not already appear red), and in many cases will cause bleeding. Excessive picking can lead to scarring. Wearing clothing that is looser around the affected areas can also help reduce the marks, as constant chafing from clothing (such as tight fitting jeans) is similar to repeatedly scratching the bumps.

      Many KP bumps contain an ingrown hair that has coiled. This is a result of the keratinized skin "capping off" the hair follicle, preventing the hair from exiting. Instead, the hair grows inside the follicle, often encapsulated, and can be removed, much like an ingrown hair, though can lead to scarring.

      Food allergies may also exacerbate the condition, causing hyper-keratosis pilaris, gluten being a common culprit (source: physician's (MD) oral presentation).

  21. QUESTION:
    Why does the skin on my arms and butt feel weird?
    Ok this might be really strange but parts of my body (especially my butt and the back of my arms) have this weird skin condition. I dont know how to describe it, it doesnt look like much but it doesnt feel as smooth as the rest of my skin. It kinda feels like I have permanent goosebumps on those places and if you look closely, it looks like theres tiny pimples there. Does anyone know what this is or how I can get rid of it?

    • ANSWER:
      keratosis pilaris!
      ---Keratosis Pilaris (KP) is a very common skin condition often referred to as "chicken skin". If you have keratosis pilaris, you are not alone. Worldwide, keratosis pilaris affects an estimated 40 to 50% of the adult population and approximately 50 to 80% of all adolescents. Varying in degree, cases of KP can range from minimal to severe.

      Most people with keratosis pilaris don't know they have it. While KP resembles goosebumps, it is characterized by the appearance of small, rough bumps on the skin. Primarily, it appears on the back and outer sides of the upper arms, but can also occur on thighs and buttocks or any body part except palms or soles. (Often confused with acne.)---
      go get more info at http://www.keratosis-pilaris.org/ :)

  22. QUESTION:
    How I do get rid of these bumps on my skin?
    I mean Ive had bumps on my skin my whole life and it feel rough not soft. I will say I put on a lot of lotions and exfoliated, steam room. Everyones skin is like sensible feeling and mine is rough and it feels thick. Also some of them are red and it makes my skin look red Im extremely white so you can tell easily. What do I do? Does anyone out there have this same problem? If you do message me please. How do you handle it?

    • ANSWER:
      i have the same they are on my upper arms, i have had them my whole life, and i have tried so much to get them to go away. the best thing to do is get a good moisturizer, but it will not make them go away. there is nothing else you can really do, the lotion help a little bit though.

  23. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of bumpy skin?
    The upper half of my arms is quite bumpy. They feel like small pimples, but they are not lol.
    Are there any NATURAL remedies to get smooth skin?
    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      You have what's called keratosis pilaris, research it a bit. It is hereditary and there is not a cure for it.
      About 40 to 50 percent of the world has it. IT IS TREATABLE. Lot's of people in my family have it. My cousin told me that she used this mineral called ALUM to treat it. When I looked at her arms there wasn't a trace of the bumps anywhere!!! I use alum too, as a face mask. Alum can be bought at almost any store that sells spices and stuff( I got mine at this Afghan market) or order it online:)
      It is usually in a rough powder form when you buy it. I grind up the alum so it becomes softer and then mix it with water so it is like a watery paste like thing. Then I apply it on my face,once it drys on your skin it will be flaky. I sleep with this mask on and then in the morning I wash it off with face wash.
      It does tend to whiten skin a bit. Do the same thing I did except put it on your arms. Alum can be used for more than just keratosis pilaris, so research that as well, it is very useful. Hope this helps.

  24. QUESTION:
    How do I fix these appearance downfalls?
    I have all these little random bumps on my thighs are the top of my arms and I need to make them go away but I have no idea what they are! I've had them for years. You can't really see them but you can feel them. Does anyone know what they could be? Theyre really little. And they NEED to go away soon! Please help!

    • ANSWER:
      Here you go...

      Keratosis Pilaris
      Keratosis pilaris (commonly called KP) appears as "chicken skin bumps" on the skin. These bumps usually appear on the upper arms and thighs. They also can appear on the cheeks, back and buttocks. Keratosis pilaris, while unattractive, is harmless.

      What Are the Symptoms of Keratosis Pilaris?
      This disorder appears as small, rough bumps. The bumps are usually white or red, but do not itch or hurt. Keratosis pilaris is usually worse during the winter months or other times of low humidity when skin becomes dry. It also may worsen during pregnancy or after childbirth.

      How Is Keratosis Pilaris Treated?
      Although the condition may remain for years, it gradually disappears before age 30 in most cases. Treatment of keratosis pilaris is not medically necessary; but, individuals with this condition may want to seek treatment for cosmetic reasons.

      The initial treatment of keratosis pilaris should be intensive moisturizing. A cream such as Acid Mantle, Vaseline or Complex 15 can be applied after bathing, and then re-applied several times a day. Other treatments may include:

      Medicated creams containing urea (Carmol-20) or alpha-hydroxy acids (Aqua Glycolic, Lacticare) applied twice daily
      Efforts to unplug pores by taking long, hot soaking tub baths and then rubbing the areas with a coarse washcloth or stiff brush.

  25. QUESTION:
    Does aveeno lotion actually better your skin?
    well i saw the commercial and it showed a 2-3 week process of using aveeno daily moisturizing lotion, it's supposed to better your skin. have any of you used it? does it work? i have "chicken skin" on my upper arms and a little on legs & thighs, it's ugly :(
    i was hoping that maybe this lotion would improve the feeling of my skin atleast a little, because it's kind of rough since i have this chicken skin stuff.

    • ANSWER:

  26. QUESTION:
    What do you call the dark spots in a persons upper arm?
    They are not freckels but it is like acne...bumpy and rough...
    Not that much people have but my friend has it and she wants to know how to treat it...
    No, they are not caused by some sort of bite...I think they are genetic because my mom, uncle, cousins (from my mom's side) have it. They are not acne, but similar...rough and bumpy

    • ANSWER:
      I think you should add more detail to your question. Are there any other symptoms of feeling ill? Are they under her arm and/or arm pit? Are they painful? Are they skin colored or red? How long have they been there?

      Sorry but it could be anything from shaving to a tick bite ending with a disease.

      Lets assume its just good old fashion razor bump. I'd suggest to use a better razor and change them out more often. Take a warm shower and let your pores open up for at least 5min. Apply shaving cream or soap to the area and shave with your arm stretched out. Fo rthe inflimation aply an asprin solution to the pit area for about a week and it'll go down.

      Hope this helps :)

  27. QUESTION:
    do I have a rash that should be looked at?
    Latley I have been getting patches of rough almost sand paper like skin on my upper arms. Should I be worried? Should I get it checked out?

    • ANSWER:
      I get that too sometimes. I just use a really intense moisturizer after using a sugar scrub on the area. When I use the moisturizer I put on more than will absorb right away and just let my skin absorb it as it gets ready. It takes about a day and a half....but that always makes mine go away when it happens. Hope it works for ya too....let me know how it goes!

      Good luck!!!! ;)

  28. QUESTION:
    What do I do about these strange bumps on my arm?
    Okay, so as you can imagine, I have acne on my face. No big deal, I treat it daily, but that's not the problem.

    I have all these weird, acne-like bumps on my arm, and I can't get rid of them. They've been there forever. They are NOT mosquito bumps. Help!

    • ANSWER:
      Keratosis Pilaris is a common skin condition that is mostly found on the upper arms, buttocks and thighs. Dry skin cells that normally flake off the skin, get caught in the hair follicles and clogs them up. This forms little pimples that have a dry rough texture. They are not painful or itchy but aren't very attractive and are known chicken skin.

      Keratosis Pilaris Treatment

      Keratosis Pilaris occurs mostly in teenagers on the upper arms. However, babies and adults can experience this condition on their faces, upper arms, legs and buttocks. It's a genetic follicular disorder that looks almost like "goose bumps" and are rather rough to touch.

      Primarily, it appears on the back and outer sides of the upper arms, but can also occur on thighs and buttocks or any body part except glabrous skin (like the palms or soles of feet).

      Worldwide, keratosis pilaris affects an estimated 40 to 50% of the adult population and approximately 50 to 80% of all adolescents, varying in degree from minimal to severe. It can last for a number of years but usual begins to disappear at the age of about 30 years old.

      Keratosis pilaris is a result of a process called hyperkeratinization. This is when there is an excess production of keratin (a natural fibrous protein of the skin, hair and nails) that builds up around the hair follicles. The skin becomes flaky and dry and if not removed from the skin it clogs up the hair follicles causing the small pimple like bumps that are visible on the skins surface.

      google 'oil pulling' - I have read that that can have dramatic effect and help the condition - reason is not well understood

  29. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of chicken skin? Like those little bumps, like goosebumps.?
    I have some on my arms and alittle bit on my face. I hate them :| please help(:

    • ANSWER:
      I have the same thing on my thighs, upper arms and stomach, and its sooo annoying! My doctor told me to try this cream and it works so well i used it and after about a week i noticed it was really working :) its called:

      AHA Lotion, Lac-Hydrin
      12% Ammonium Lactate Lotion
      Helps heal rough, scaly, dry skin and associated itching.

      And i bought it in Pharmasave so basically and parasuitacle place will have it.

      When you use it make sure you put it on 3 mins after having a hot shower or bath, because that way your skin soaks up the moisture better than if it were dry.
      Plus dont forget to exfoliate, with a gentle scrub, or one of those body cloths!
      hope this helped

  30. QUESTION:
    What Kind of Outfit Would Look Good on Me?
    Hi Everyone!

    I am looking to revamp my look and was wondering just what look I should try.

    I am 5'8'' tall, 22 years old and curvy. (i wear a 14) I have black hair and dark brown eyes and my skin is brown with rosy undertones.

    I'm open to every sort of look except emo. I won't wear that.

    Please help!

    Thank you!
    I like the flashy ways that Kimora Lee Simmons and Nicole Richie dress. They are my style icons. Apollonia too.

    • ANSWER:
      the no-fail strategy to try here is to find pictures of celebrities, friends, coworkers, tv show characters, etc. who you see as fashion icons, or good style role models. figure out why you like the way they dress (ie., patterns, jewelry, stores). if your icon is someone you know, ask them where they shop and what they tend to look for in clothes. you just need a rough sketch of what you like; the rest will come a little at a time.

      if you're looking to revamp your style completely, after you work out a basic idea of your new look, grab the basics: jeans, slacks, skirts, flats, polos, tank tops -- anything you could use as a foundation to your outfits. once you have those, remember that accessories are very important in establishing your own personal style. jewelry, scarves, hair accessories, shoes, and bags are all examples of stuff you should buy. don't worry if you don't find everything at once; its better to save the money until you run across the right pieces.

      as for things that would look good on you, here are some pointers:

      CUTS -
      > fitted, but not skintight, tops. look for shirts that skim over your curves gracefully. for a fit test, wiggle your shoulders and stretch your arms.
      > scoop, v, and square-neck shirts. these types of necklines will draw the attention up to your face.
      > trouser-leg pants with medium to high rise. the pant should hug your waist, hips, butt, and upper thigh, but if you find that the waistband digs into your stomach or creates excess bulges, it's too tight.
      > knee-length skirts that fall in a straight line, or A-line. this length of skirt is a perfect way to play your height to your advantage (not to mention highlight those calves) and a straight to A-line cut keeps you from looking wide.
      > high-neck halter tops. if you aren't afraid to bare your arms, go for patterned halters that have higher-cut necklines. they are a stellar way to show off your curves without being too revealing.

      PATTERNS -
      > vertical stripes! they visually elongate and slim down your frame.
      > medium-sized patterns. a print that's too huge or miniscule can actually make you seem wide.
      > geometric shapes. they add visual interest without excess bulk.

      COLORS -
      > carnation pink. this color is ideal for bringing out those rosy undertones in your skin.
      > gold. it will give your complexion a natural, healthy glow.
      > ivory. less harsh than white, but still a neutral, it's easy to match and flattering on most medium to dark skin tones.

      SHOES -
      > wedges & espadrilles. look for lightweight ones (like those made out of cork) with a 2-4 inch heel. they will add to your height without being too uncomfortable.
      > pointed and peep toe shoes. by visually adding to your vertical line, they make you appear slimmer, and they come in flats and kitten heels too!

      best of luck, & hope this helps!

  31. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of dry scaly skin?
    Especially on the legs. It's due to the cold dry winter. Any effective solutions? Which are the best moisturisers?

    • ANSWER:
      DRY SKIN, medically called xerosis, is a source of discomfort and a frequent cause of itching. It is most common in the cooler climates, especially during the winter months. Many people call this the “winter itch.” The predisposition for dry skin is both genetic and environmental. Exacerbating factors include frequent bathing, hot water, harsh soaps, irritating clothing, friction, cold air, low humidity and central heating.

      The structure of the skin is analogous to a “brick wall.” The base of the “brick wall” contains dividing cells that migrate from the base to the top. In young healthy skin, the cells at the base divide rapidly and are readily exfoliated (sloughed) in the upper layers of the skin. In sun damaged older skin, there is less cellular division and subsequently less exfoliation. Sun damage also affects the oil glands causing less lubrication of the skin. This is seen as dry, rough, scaly skin. Sometimes irritation is present and a red itchy rash can result.

      Successful treatment is accomplished by identifying exacerbating factors and changing bathing habits. Liberal use of moisturizers and occasionally a non-steroid anti-inflammatory cream or cortisone preparation may be necessary to decrease the skin irritation and inflammation before the healing process can take place.

      Recommendations:

      Bathing: Take brief lukewarm showers instead of baths. Do not shower more than once a day. Hot water, long showers and baths rid the skin of its natural protective oils. If you must take a bath, a lukewarm tub-bath is acceptable, particularly if you put bath oil in the water. Remember, a quick cool shower, without soap, is preferable to a long hot soapy one.

      Cleansing: Deodorant soaps and detergents remove the natural skin- protective oils, leaving the skin dry and irritated. Clear water alone will remove accumulated dust, sweat and grime. If cleansing is necessary, use a mild moisturizing or glycerin soap. Use soap only in the odor-bearing areas, such as under the arms and in the groin area.

      Soap must be thoroughly rinsed from these areas as this too can cause irritation. Finally, avoid scrubbing with a washcloth or loofah; this will remove the natural protective oils and irritate the skin.

      Lubrication: Immediately after towel drying, while the skin is still damp, apply moisturizers. Ideally, moisturizers should be applied twice daily. If a rash is present, a topical non-steroid anti-inflammatory cream or cortisone preparation is used before the moisturizing cream or lotion. Generally speaking, the thicker the moisturizer, the more effective it is for severely dry skin. Moisturizing creams or lotions are preferred over oils. Lastly, avoid moisturizers with strong perfume smells, as this can be a source of irritation for many people.

      Additional tips:

      Avoid bubble baths
      Do not allow the furnace or car heater to blow directly onto your skin. The hot, dry air can make your condition worse.
      If you live in a dry climate, consider a humidifier or vaporizer in the bedroom. If you have baseboard heating, try a large pan of water next to your bed.
      Avoid applications of alcohol, astringents, drying lotions or powders. They can be overly drying.
      Avoid hot tubs or spas. The hot chlorinated water will strip every bit of natural oil from your skin. It may be soothing at the time, but can make the symptoms worse later.
      Successful treatment of dry skin includes a thorough understanding of the causes and appropriate treatments. If your skin does not clear with conservative measures, consult your dermatologist. Dry skin can be the first sign of other underlying medical conditions.

  32. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know what my skin condtion is called?
    I have red dots on my arms and legs, and my skin on my upper arms is really rough and dry. sometimes i get white heads still on my body still sometimes. Its pretty common I think but i dont know what it is called. thanks

    • ANSWER:
      ecezema or psoriasis

  33. QUESTION:
    What is this weird rash thing?
    I just noticed a strange rash on my upper arms. There are a few rough patches of skin that are red and dry and sort of peely. Some of the skin is bumpy in places but I googled keratosis pilaris and it doesn't really look like that. I was just in a warm, sunny climate over the holiday and have been back in a colder climate for a few days now. Is it related to this? Does anyone have an idea of what it could be?
    I don't think I'm sunburnt. I put lots of sunscreen on when I was in Florida.

    • ANSWER:
      It could just be your skins reaction to the change in enviroment (going from a hot climate to a very cold one), or you could be allergic to something.

  34. QUESTION:
    Does shaving really make hair grow blacker and thicker?
    Is it a myth or not?
    I remember my mother telling me it to scare me from shaving my legs when I was younger but when I grow up I have come to believe this quite strongly.

    I just want to know does shaving make hair;
    Grow thicker?
    Blacker?
    Rougher?

    And secondly which is better waxing or shaving or is it both the same?
    Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      No
      THREE MOST COMMON MYTHS about hair removal:
      1.The rate of hair regrowth will not change because of hair removal.
      2.Hair coverage will not change in density; your body has a set number of hair follicles.
      3.Ingrown hairs are common but not impossible to avoid; everyone has different susceptibility to ingrown hairs.

      Shaving, I use 12 pkg. pink handle, and SKINTIMATE. Takes seconds and you're done.Silky, smooth, soft skin for days!

      1. CREAMS there are side effects and people violate those warnings: Skin damage, odor, more hair growth, uneven skin & hair growth, allergic reaction. Keratin is the main protein that forms a hair strand. The result is the hair is wiped away with gentle friction. There are several chemicals based on the strength, color and coarseness of the hair. Before applying the cream, the skin type is also considered. Example from a VEET user: ."I used Veet to wax off my moustache which wasn't anything tragic,(STUPID ME) around 12 hours ago.....And for the first time I've got this reaaally bad skin irritation, I'm as red as a pepper for Gd's sake!" One girl put the cream on her nipples: "I just tried using nair for the first time and I tried putting it on my nipples because I am dumb and didnt read the directions. (and yes, I have hairy nipples. please dont make fun of me because it bothers me already). now my nipples are REALLY burning along with the rest of my skin." "I've waxed my upper lip by myself in the morning using a veet strip and peeled 3 large spots of skin and its really red and it burns !? help me plz i have skool after 2 days ! i waited 7 hours but nothing happeened ?" This may not be a good option for you if you have sensitive skin. If your skin develops severe irritation afterwards, go see a doctor!

      2. Razors using SKINTIMATE: This is my favorite, takes seconds and you're done! I've chosen the pink handle 12 in a package. Pamela Anderson's favorite, also. For females, NEVER use shaving for your facials or your arms. FOR MEN: never shave your chest. My BIL did that in college, now he's as hairy like a baboon! To prevent hair growing from your legs, wear socks always. DH does, and I'm jealous, he is hair-free!

      3. Waxing warrants caution: home waxing kits come in both cold and hot wax varieties – cold kits may not work as well but are certainly safer to use in the genital region. If you’re going to a salon, choose a professional location that makes safety a priority.

      4. LAZER: Glamour magazine ex-editor ended up scarred for life. For this very reason, you want to skip the discount places and get treated by a trained technician at an established medical facility. These places do NOT offer discounts.

      Example of one who had them done.
      My laser hair removal treatment takes 8 sessions spaced 4 weeks apart to see 60 percent reduction in hair growth. For best results, I got maintenance treatments done once a year for 4 years . Now I don't want to do this anymore! what is the best way to remove them from now on ?

      THE laser hair removal industry should be subject to national regulations to protect people from being burned in their quest to remove unwanted body hair, consumer magazine Choice says. An investigation of six salons and clinics in Sydney found four had staff who were not trained in operating hair removal machines, while two had received training from the equipment manufacturer. ~ AAP, October 20, 2011

      Laser or waxing, once you stopped, THEY WILL COME BACK as before. It's totally a waste of $$$$. It is a billion dollar business, btw. NONE is permanent.
      There are temporary and permanent side effects, related to laser hair removals. About 114,000,000 results 2-12. http://www.4laserhairremoval.com/article/risks-side-effects or waxing. About 1,150,000 results (0.56 seconds) 5-12.

  35. QUESTION:
    What are these rough patches on my arm and leg that don't tan?
    I get these dry itchy patches on my upper arm, calves and back that heal but leave lighter spots. These spots don't tan in the sun, it's almost like I'm scarred. My brother gets these as well so I know it's hereditary. What could this be?

    • ANSWER:
      you probably have excema thats what i have and i have the same problem with the really dry patches of skin, it usually gets worse in cold weather you can go to the doctor and get this stuff called eucerin cream if thats what it is.

  36. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of dirt bumps on elbows and legs?
    I was recently doing a study on some poor kids from capetown, africa and i ws wanderin if you all had some remedies of course i know were suppose to take SHOWERS and baths but is that the only way or ...

    • ANSWER:
      Sometimes apprearing as "goose flesh" on the backs of upper arms . They are rough textured skin, may indicate a deficiency of vitamin A that can be corrected by daily supplements of 25,000 IUs of A plus 400 IUs of vitamin D. Here are some other suggestions:-

      Facial scrubs and steams help to despose any accumulation of dead cells or pore-clogging soil which might be responsible for the roughness.

      Pat on some honey and allow a few minutes of skin softening time before rinsing off.

      Massage mayonnaise, and let permeate for 5 minutes or leave on as a skin smoothing night cream.

      Good luck.

  37. QUESTION:
    How can I remove these bumps on my arm?
    I have had these small bumps on my upper arm for almost all of my life and I just recently found out that what I have is called Keratosis Pilaris. Is there any way I can remove these bumps on my arms? thanks

    • ANSWER:
      I also have them, and suffer from the same thing.

      the cure i have found is very simple.
      a little sunlight on the arms.
      less dairy & mainly less milk.
      more fresh produce
      more water.

      mine have faded dramatically, and are almost gone!
      when i have a tran, they are hardly there at all!
      good luck!

      Classification

      There are several different types of keratosis pilaris, including keratosis pilaris rubra (red, inflamed bumps), alba (rough, bumpy skin with no irritation), rubra faciei (reddish rash on the cheeks), and related disorders.[3]

      [edit] Symptoms and signs

      Keratosis pilaris occurs when the human body produces excess keratin, a natural protein in the skin. The excess keratin surrounds and entraps the hair follicles in the pore. This causes the formation of hard plugs (process known as hyperkeratinization). The painless bumps are skin-colored, although they can become red and inflamed at times. Usually many plugs form in an area, causing patches of rough, bumpy skin. This gives the skin a sandpaper or goose flesh appearance.[4] This may be more severe in the winter or times of low humidity, which causes the skin to become dry. It will eventually resolve on its own.[5]

      Many KP bumps contain an ingrown hair that has coiled. This is a result of the keratinized skin's "capping off" the hair follicle, preventing the hair from exiting. The hair, then, grows inside the follicle, often encapsulated. The hair can be removed, much like an ingrown hair, though removal can lead to scarring.[6]

      Keratosis pilaris may be hereditary. It is present in babies and continues into adulthood, but is uncommon in elderly people. It is most obvious during the teenage years. KP is prevalent in those who have atopic dermatitis, ichthyosis, or descend from Celtic backgrounds. Keratosis pilaris occurs in otherwise healthy people.[7]

      [edit] Treatment

      There is no cure for Keratosis pilaris, but treatment is available. One option is to use a loofa to remove the dead, dry skin. Another option is to use a dermotologist-prescribed cream or lotion that should be applied daily. The best lotions for this condition would have urea, 15% alphahydroxy acids, or Retin A in them. Over-the-counter lotions work as well and should be applied after showering, as well as several times a day.[8] The lotions are often soothing and can help improve the appearance of the skin. [9] Dermotologists also recommend mild peeling agents, or alpha hydroxy acids, that may open up the plugged follicles. Antibiotics may also help in some cases where the bumps are red and badly inflamed.[10] To temporarily reduce redness but not roughness, pulse dye laser treatment or intense pulsed light (IPL) can be done.[11]

      Although it may clear up with treatment, reccurance of KP is very likely. Therefore, treatment should be continued regularly. It may take several months to years for the condition to completely clear up.

      A dermatologist or physician can usually diagnose a patient for Keratosis pilaris by visually inspecting the patient's skin.[12]

  38. QUESTION:
    What are these red patches on my upper body?
    I have patches of red marks on my chest and a lil bit on my abs and one spot the size of a quarter on my arm.. they dont really itch at all but im scared its permanent or skin cancer or something.. Im 14 but please respong.. Cure? Thank you very much..

    • ANSWER:
      Could be diet related. Do they look like liver spots?
      Often when organs don't get the nutrition they need, they shut down function and the body then sends the waste products they should process out to the skin for elimination.

      Probably not cancer unless they are rough, but you might have a skin care doc look at it.
      Wash with hydrogen peroxide & let dry. It will help if its an infection of some kind.

  39. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of sweat bumps?
    I guess they are sweat bumps. My boyfriend has big bumps that come up every so often. They are usually on the inside of his leg where it rubs his thigh. My mom also gets these. How do you get rid of them and what are they called??? Please help, they are driving him crazy!

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.doctorgoodskin.com/ds/keratosispilaris/
      Keratosis Pilaris

      This is a very common skin condition. In keratosis pilaris, skin-colored, brown or red spots form around the hair follicles. This is a harmless condition and is inherited. The occurrence is mostly on the upper back, arms, thighs, cheeks and other places. You can see rough small bumps around the hair. These look ugly and therefore are a concern for those who suffer from keratosis pilaris. Keratosis means an excess of keratin, the cells that make the outer skin and the Latin name of hair is pilus. That is how this name is derived. This is not a contagious condition.

  40. QUESTION:
    Weird skin Texture on legs and upper arms?
    The skin on my legs, mainly lower, has these really weird small red spots. They make my skin look red because they're close together. They're slightly rough to the touch, but not dry skin rough, more like bumpy. I used to think it was dry skin, but my legs arn't that dry anymore. It's also like this on my upper arms. I'm getting kinda self conscious about it. Is there anything wrong? Why is my skin like this?

    • ANSWER:
      They are hair pores.

      On me their dark brown.

      If you don't moisturize they become pronounced and take a long while to go away.

      Try to exfoliate the skin to promote new skin growth, but always remember to moisturize.

      Try using a high quality lotion like eucerin.
      http://www.eucerinus.com/

  41. QUESTION:
    How effective is Laser hair removal in the long run?
    When I first started treatment over 8 sessions ago it was called permanent hair removal, now it's conveniently called hair removal reduction. I was expecting better results after forking out ,120 on lower legs & bikini line so far. Is it worth it? Also, does waxing actually slow down hair growth & thickness over time?

    • ANSWER:
      I've been doing laser hair removal treatments for about a year now. When I signed up, the laser tech made sure to tell me that it is permanent hair reduction, not permanent hair removal. She said that after completing the average number of treatments (5 - but it varies for each area on the body, skin type, hair type, etc.) a person can expect to see 90% of the hair permanently gone. The other 10% will continue to come back, but you can shave or opt to have it treated to reduce how often it grows.

      I've been really pleased with the results so far, but I might be an extreme case. I have really white skin, and really thick, dark hair. I was also told that in terms of hair density, I am a ten. I've had horrirble problems with shaving/waxing/hair removal my entire life. Everything always seemed to be irritated, no matter what I did - not to mention my hair grows back really fast. I haven't lasered my legs yet, but I can say that I shaved yesterday and in the past 24 hours I've already got about 1/8 inch of hair. Basically I was miserable, and when a lady who used to do waxing for me told me about laser hair removal, I figured I'd give it a try.

      I've done four treatments on my underarms, and I can say that it has significantly improved my quality of life. The amount of hair that has grown back is so much less than I initially had. Before the treatments, my hair was so dense that even after shaving, all I could see was a black hue in my skin from all of the hair follicles clustered together underneith. Now I can actually SEE MY SKIN. Also, I always had red irritation, and now I can say that I don't have a single bump. I'm not sure that I could track the percentage of hair that is gone, but I would estimate that 75% is completely gone. I almost cried when I wore a tanktop and realized I didn't have to feel self-conscious anymore. I felt normal.

      There are still hairs that grow, but these are trivial to me. They are thin and when I shave them, it takes awhile to grow back. I may do another treatment in a few months if it looks like I need it, but I'm really pretty satisifed as of right now. I'm also happy because I haven't had any problems with ingrown hairs, which has been a huge problem for me for a looong time. Besides my underarms, I've done one treatment on my arms, the back of my neck, my bikini area, and labia. I've been pretty pleased with these also, even though I've done just a single treatment, but I will say that anything in the pubic region is really really painful.

      In terms of prices, I would suggest shopping around to make sure you are getting the best deal. I have a friend who got five treatments on her legs done for 00, which I thought was ridiculous. She was promised permanent laser hair removal, and told that after the five treatments she could come back at any point if she had any hair regrowth (which I guess is sort of like having permanent removal...) The lady who does my legs charges 0 per treatment of legs (from toe to above the knee), 0 for underarms, for bikini, for upper lip/sideburns, 0 for arms, 0 for absolutely all public hair, and so on. I think in times like today when the economy is rough and things like laser hair removal are a luxury, you should have a little bargaining power in terms of price.

      I did waxing for several years, and for me it was better than shaving, but does not compare to laser hair removal. It is good because it gets rid of hair for longer periods of time than shaving and the hair does grow back softer, but it is extremely painful and I had so many ingrown hairs I cannot count (there is a big difference between a hair that you shave that just kinda grows a little under the skin, but you can exfoliate a few times and get it out - and a hair that is trapped under your skin for months after waxing until you have a horrible bump and have to have it cut out). I'm not sure if waxing increases the thickness of the hair over time, but I did feel like it somehow increased the number that grew back. I'm not sure if this is fact or not, but I think when you yank the hair out of the follicle, it is more likely to grow back two or threefold than just a single hair as before (but I could be making that up...) I hope this helps. Good luck!

  42. QUESTION:
    Weird skin Texture on legs and upper arms?
    The skin on my legs, mainly lower, has these really weird small red spots. They make my skin look red because they're close together. They're slightly rough to the touch, but not dry skin rough, more like bumpy. I used to think it was dry skin, but my legs arn't that dry anymore. It's also like this on my upper arms. I'm getting kinda self conscious about it. Is there anything wrong? Why is my skin like this?

    • ANSWER:
      Search keratosis pilaris.

      If it this, it is a completely harmless genetic condition that affects 40% of people and 60% of teenagers. There is no cure but it fades away at around age 25.

  43. QUESTION:
    Why do I have bumps on my arms and legs?
    They are not itchy.If I pick at it will break open and turn white? What is this thing called?! How can I fix this?

    • ANSWER:
      Use an bath product that has exfoliate beads in it. I also buy the type of ribbed washing cloths that are used for washing dishes at Walmart in a bundle. They are a little rougher and will scrub your skin till it is baby butt smooth, but do not rub really hard. Little tiny hairs break off and get embedded into your skin and clog the pores.

      I had the same thing the person below mentioned on my upper arms and especially my lower thighs, and this does work. Also use a good moisturizer after you bathe.

  44. QUESTION:
    Do these two people seem to be in each others league? How attractive do they seem?
    She is 16.
    -medium height, 5"4
    -shes very thin from being underfed when she was young
    -her skin is pale, like PALE
    -she has a few chicken pocks scars on her arm, and quite a few on her arms and legs from being adventorous.
    -she has long, dull, dark blonde, wavy hair
    - big bright green eyes, lighter eyebrows
    -small nose
    -bow shaped lips
    -high cheek bones

    Boy- he is also 16.
    He is 6"2, and is muscular.
    -he has bronze skin
    -he also has quite a bunch of scars from a rough past
    -a little shaggy, jet black hair
    -piercing, clear blue eyes, that are glassy looking with thick eyebrows
    -straight nose
    -square shaped upper lip
    -square jaw line

    • ANSWER:

  45. QUESTION:
    What are the small red dots on my skin?
    It's been on my arms for a few years now. I have no idea what they are.

    • ANSWER:
      it might be keratosis pilaris.

      http://www.keratosispilaris.org/

      Keratosis Pilaris is a very common genetic follicular disorder manifested by the appearance of rough bumps on the skin. Primarily, it appears on the back and outer sides of the upper arms, but can also occur on thighs and buttocks or any body part except palms or soles.

  46. QUESTION:
    What is this rough patch on my arm?
    I recently moved to Chicago. A few weeks ago, I noticed a slightly discolored, rough patch of skin on my upper arm. It's about 2" x 1" on the outside of my bicep. By "slightly discolored," I mean it is only faintly more red or brown (depending on the light) than the skin around it--so much so that I almost didn't notice it. It also itches if I scratch it, and even without scratching there seem to be very small "flakes" of dead skin on the discolored area. It's the only mark of its kind on my body and I'm not prone to dry skin; I lived in the dry desert of Nevada most of my life without having this issue.

    I have three questions: what could this be? Should I be concerned? How might I treat it?

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Depending on the shape, it might be a healing insect bite, or it could be a fungal infection.

      Fungal infections do tend to be itchy and flaky, and tend to be round or roundish/oval in shape.
      Do an internet search for images of tinea corporis, and see if it resembles that. If you think it is, and don't want to see a doctor, you can try treating it with over the counter antifungal creams. Bear in mind these creams can take a little while to start working, and treatment needs to be continued for a few days after all symptoms disappear.

      I would suggest you go see a doctor though, just in case it's something more sinister, such as a skin cancer - unlikely, but best to be sure.

  47. QUESTION:
    How to reduce skin dryness?
    The skin on my body is extremely dry and rough. I have dots on my upper arms they're sometimes red. How can i get softer,smoother and more supple skin?

    • ANSWER:

  48. QUESTION:
    I have a skin condition called caratitis ploaris?
    Do you know any good (but cheap- like the ones you can get at Target or something?) skin cremes that will get rid of it or make it less noticable? I am 14.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, yes it is keratosis pilaris. You can google this and get treatment options. I know there is something out there called a KP kit (Glytone) that our derm office routinely suggests.

      Product Description
      Glytone KP Kit. Rid your skin of unsightly bumps. Keratosis Pilaris is a common skin condition characterized by small, red bumps primarily on the back and upper arms. The Keratosis Pilaris kit will help reduce these symptoms. The Body Lotion, used in conjunction with the Exfoliating Body Wash, smooths away those rough bumps to reveal smooth, supple skin.

      The kit contains an Exfoliating Body Wash (6.7 fl. oz.), Body Lotion (8.4 fl. oz.) and 1 body pouf.

      ALSO:

      1. Do take measures to prevent excessive skin dryness, especially in colder winter months.
      2. Do use mild soaps like Dove soapless cleanser or Cetaphil cleanser.
      3. Do lubricate skin with special lotions containing lactic acid like AmLactin or Lac-Hydrin lotion.
      4. Do talk with your physician about using tretinoin (Retin-A), alpha-hydroxy-acid lotions (glycolic acid), urea cream (Urix 40), and salicylic acid (Salex).
      5. Do gently massage the lotions into the affected area twice a day.
      6. Do use a mild loofah or Buf-Puf to gently scrub the area weekly.

      1. Don't use harsh soaps or cleansers.
      2. Don't scrub harshly and try to scrape off the skin.
      3. Don't expect immediate results with topical creams.
      4. Don't give up hope.

  49. QUESTION:
    Do you think this might be Keratosis Pilaris?
    All of my life I have had red, rough patches on my cheeks.. toward my jawline. Sometimes the patches are smoother than at other times.. but they never feel like normal skin like on the rest of my face. I've learned to deal with it.. but it is really annoying because my cheeks are always bright red, especially on the right side of my face. I don't think it is Rosacea. Maybe Keratosis Pilaris? Does what I describe sound like this condition? Is there any remedies?

    • ANSWER:
      From what you are describing it sounds like Rosacea. But if you don't think so, check out this website:

      http://www.helpforkp.com/

      I have it on my upper arms and tops of my thighs. It randomly showed up after my pregnancy. There are creams you can get from a dermatologist that can work well.


rough skin on upper arms

Red Lumps On Skin

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    how do you get the red lumps that are acne, of your face? I have like a huge clump of them on my chin?
    I have red lumps on my skin from acne. I dont know how to get rid of them. i have had them for about 2 weeks now and they annoying and kindaa itchyyyy. how do I quickly get rid of them for good?

    • ANSWER:
      its all about what you eat that causes the problem....
      Try to look at what you eat with a dietision

  2. QUESTION:
    How can you get rid of a pimple thats not a whitehead or anything yet?
    I get these red lumps under my skin that eventually turn into whiteheads. How can i get rid of them fast before they turn into whiteheads?

    • ANSWER:
      I've heard putting toothpaste on them overnight can help swelling and inflamation go down, but personally i'd wait til it's ready.

      To bring it to a head use salacylic acid acne treatments of some sort..facewash, astringent, etc. and place a hot compress on it . Once it has a head pop it and make sure all the pus is gone. By the next day there should be no sign of it. :)

  3. QUESTION:
    how do i get rid of spots on my face? of the teenageer pimple varity?
    I came off the pill a while ago and now my skin just keeps getting spots! I dont have alot of them but I keep getting large red lumps under my skin that stay for weeks! How do I get rid of them? What is the secret to clear skin?

    • ANSWER:
      You should see a dermatologist.

  4. QUESTION:
    When I get an acne spot it leaves behind a red lump that never goes away, what can I do about this?
    My skin is disgusting. What are these red lumps? Are they scars or is it an infection. It's really unfair that this is happening to me because I am 20 and I have had my turn to have spots already, it should have gone away by now. It is very upsetting. Please help.

    • ANSWER:

  5. QUESTION:
    How to turn dry worn out looking skin to glowing skin?
    I am 18 years old, and I hate my skin, my arms and top part of chest skin is ok, buy my legs etc are horrible, I have red little lumps and my skin is so so dry just looking worn out and not nice even when I moisturise..... Help what can I do to make my skin look great!

    • ANSWER:
      Here are some tips that I found work great to improve your skin to glow:
      - use a gentle exfoliator everyday on your entire body, ecspecially your face (but don't rub to hard because it can damage skin cells). This helps to take of the dead skin that makes your skin appear dull. it also makes makeup go on smoother and after a while you may notice redness decreasing! It also promotes blood flow to help skin naturaly glow.

      - Self-tanning can sometimes hide some of the imperfections of the skin.

      - Get a moisturizer that promotes radiance such as Aveeno's Positivly Radiant moisturizer.

      - use a calming lotion for sensitive skin on the body.

  6. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of red lumps and stuff from waxing?
    Particularly down there... when I wax I get little red lumps just the same as I get if I shave, I use an anti-ingrown hair serum after I wax as well as a waxing lotion but this doesn't seem to do the trick. Is there anything else I can use?

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds just like a razor burn, which hurts. I have only waxed my eyebrows and legs but have had that issue at times.
      The skin is irritated by the hot wax. Use aloe! It may be for sunburns but it also really helps with irritation because it is so soothing.
      Before you go to bed at night also apply Aveeno Active Naturals Daily Moisturizing Lotion.
      This should help significantly with your problem. If it does not than try Colloidal Silver (you can find it at Whole Foods or any natural health food store maybe a few drug stores) It is a very very healing product.
      Hope this helps!

  7. QUESTION:
    How to get refund easily in Clinique?
    Clinique 3 step system caused the worst thing to my face! I have red lumps and my skin was irritated after using the facial toner and moisturizer. Can I refund easily? Do I need to go to the doctor to get something? I would love to get a refund
    How long do I need to test out this product after getting a refund?

    • ANSWER:
      Clinique will Give full refund just take receipt

  8. QUESTION:
    What are the small red lumps on my toes?
    On my right foot on three of my toes (the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th) I have small red lumps on the small part between the joint and nail.
    It first occurred on the fourth toe of my right foot and then appeared on the others I mentioned, I'm not sure what they are. I thought they would've gone by now..I think they appeared in Janurary..I can't exactly remember.
    Sometimes they aren't lumpy..they're flatish, like deflated. You can squish them. The skin on top of it is quite hard and dry though.
    Occasionally they are itchy and I notice right now that those toes are swollen - I'm wondering if it's the heat?

    I looked up them and supposedly they could be chilblains. I don't really know though.
    Someone explain?

    • ANSWER:
      Use a fungicide spray or powder, this will deal with the more common foot spot issues
      Use both to be sure

  9. QUESTION:
    What is this lump on my skin after a pimple?
    There's a small lump left under my skin after i had a sore pimple there. i didn't touch the pimple at all and now that it is not painful there is still a red lump under my skin. this has happened before and i left the lump and it stayed there for months! finally i squeezed it and nothing happened but it later developed into pimple again and i squeezed it and it went away. What is with this??

    • ANSWER:
      i get these too. its s little swollen from the pimple there. the stuff inside it is blood and puss that hasn't come to the surface yet. dint squeeze them because the stuff that doesn't come up just goes back into your blood. just try you best to ignore it or but some medicated ointment on it. at worst see your doctor. at best it will go away on its own.

  10. QUESTION:
    I have a red lump under my belly piercing and puss is coming out?
    I have had my belly pierced for 2 months and 3 weeks ago I used a different soap to clean it and a few ours later I noticed that a red lump started to form and puss was coming out it was also bleeding so after 14 days I took it out because it really hurt and it's swollen, what should I do? What happened? And how do I solve it?

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds like it got infected. I would wash it out very well and gently. Use hydrogen peroxide, or rubbing alcohol (I wouldn't do rubbing alcohol personally, as it burns very badly). If belly button piercings are anything like ear piercings, there's a chance that leaving the ring out will cause your piercing to close. I would clean it and leave the ring out of it until it's no longer so painful, then put it back in. Clean the piercing at LEAST twice a day with the stuff previously mentioned. Also, make sure to spin and move the piercing around at least once a day to make sure the skin doesn't try to heal over the metal.

      If it gets worse, consult a doctor.

  11. QUESTION:
    Lump under armpit and same on outter vagina?
    I have a red, sore lump under the skin, on my armpit, with no head to it. I also have a similar one on the outter labia of my vagina. They keep coming back every so often in different places, but not too frequently. I shave in both places and sometimes dry shave. Could this be the reason as it is starting to worry me.

    • ANSWER:
      They are probably ingrown hairs from shaving. Dab on a little bit of hydrocortizone cream (like cortaid) to treat the inflammation.

      They might also be cysts, which are very common. They are basically little pockets of fluid under the skin. They can be painful, but are rarely dangerous. If you don't think the bumps are ingrown hairs, or if they really hurt, visit your doctor to see if they might be cysts.

      If you're worried that "lump" means cancer, that is very unlikely in this case. A cancerous lump does not go away and come back in a different place - it stays in the same place. Cancer lumps also usually appear underneath the skin and feel very hard to the touch, instead of being a bump on top of your skin.

  12. QUESTION:
    I have a hard red lump on my arm what is it?
    Hey guys, Last week I noticed I have a red lump on my arm and then the skin around it is red, i thought it was a spot and tried squeezing it and nothing happened, what is it?

    • ANSWER:
      If I'm thinking right it could just be goose bumps alot of people I know get them there kinda like goose bumps above the elbow they look like mini pimples but there not and sometimes the skin just has red dots? Yea don't mess with them I did and they scared really bad it was horrible they got bigger to and took a bit to go away I still have the scar it looks like a old ciggerate burn now

  13. QUESTION:
    Slightly red lump on the side of my foot?
    I have a slightly red lump on the right side of my right foot about half way between my heel and my little toe that is about one inch away from the bottom of my foot. It hurts ALOT, especially when i walk or when i touch it. It is very hard, almost like a bone. I don't recall hitting it or doing anything to cause this.

    Does anyone know what this might be?

    • ANSWER:
      It could be a blister, the hardness is the skin, and you may not have noticed at first because its caused by walking long periods of time

  14. QUESTION:
    Is it true that unprotected masturbation can cause skin itchy and appearance of lumps ?
    One of my friend told that he had unprotected masturbation with pillow in childhood. Nowadays red lumps are appearing on his penis and other parts of his body. He told that he stopped masturbation when his scrotum get shrinked than before. He told that his body itches very heavily nowadays.

    He is very concerned what he should do now.

    • ANSWER:
      Your friend is mistaken, he most likely just suffers from some sort of skin condition, such as Psoriasis or Excema. Tell him to visit a dermatologist (skin doctor).

  15. QUESTION:
    Is it true that unprotected masturbation can cause skin itchy and appearance of lumps ?
    One of my friend told that he had unprotected masturbation with pillow in childhood. Nowadays red lumps are appearing on his penis and other parts of his body. He told that he stopped masturbation when his scrotum get shrinked than before. He told that his body itches very heavily nowadays.

    He is very concerned what he should do now.

    • ANSWER:
      He is lying and you believe all this bullshit. I would have laughed out loud if he had told me that and than I would laugh a second time when I see is face turning red..

  16. QUESTION:
    How long does it take for the Clinque 3 Step System to work?
    I am a 14 year old girl with type 1 skin (apparently because I burn easily)

    My problem zones are my forehead and chin.

    I've been using the Clinque 3 Step System for about 2/3 weeks and at first it did nothing, in the second week I started getting white heads and now I have lots of painful red lumps on my forehead and chin - When will this clear up? How long? Anything else I can do?

    Thanks for your help x

    • ANSWER:
      it is working! just keep at it!

      What it's doing is drawing out all the bad stuff in your skin. Those pimples that you have at the moment would have been in your skin for a long time, the clinique is getting them all out at once so it can then continue to clean your skin and keep it clear.

      Keep going with the product, don't skip a day, it will be about a month but you really can't stop.

      Good luck :) and it's good that you're getting rid of it while you're still young

  17. QUESTION:
    Is this a really bad spot or the start of a boil?
    On my arm near my elbow I have a small painfull raised red lump with a brown head on it, its quite red around the spot- but the skins not hard around it. It looks like a really bad spot and hurts a lot when I touch it. I thought it might just be an infected spot where a hair had been pulled but I'm a little scared its the start of a boil.
    What can I do to reduce the redness and get rid of the pain? I don't really want to touch it or irritate it too much and I put a warm soaked compress on it.
    Help!

    • ANSWER:

  18. QUESTION:
    Is it bad for new moles to appear on my body?
    I'm almost 19, and I have lots of moles. But none are raised or obvious or anything. A week ago, I had this raised red lump on my upper thigh. I thought it was a pimple. But now it's a reddish brown, and it's feeling like a part of my skin, not a pimple and it has no head. I think it could be a new mole forming. I've read that new moles could mean skin cancer. Could this be bad?

    • ANSWER:
      Hey:) I'm 15 and recently discovered a new mole on my breast yesterday. It is purple.
      I think you should definitely get it checked out just in case. It is probably nothing but its better to get it checked mout anyway. Do you live in a hot country where there is more risk? I live in England so the weather. Isn't that hot.
      Good luck and get it checked out x

  19. QUESTION:
    How do i get rid of the deep scab on my chin?
    I had a raised red lump on my chin, and being really paranoid about it i squeezed it and it peeled a layer of skin off and now its a really deep scab/scar type mark. Its horrible to look at and nothing covers it. Ive had anti biotics from the doctor but its not getting rid of the external mark which is whats bothering me.. any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      Depends how much money you make. If you were me, it would go away in a week or so.

  20. QUESTION:
    How do you get those deep pimples?
    Been taking care of my face, but I still get a few of those deep-under-your-skin-and-probably-will-never-surface-but-will-make-a-massive-red-lump-and-hurt-a-little-bit pimples (are those still called pimples?). Just wanted to know what to do about those. Any advice? Any advice on how to avoid them?

    Also, are you suppose to squeeze blackheads? I was told you have to squeeze them or the holes will remain in your face even after its cleared.

    • ANSWER:
      LONG ANSWER...TRYING TO COVER ALL I KNOW ABOUT ACNE/SPOT PROBLEMS FROM MY OWN EXPERIENCE...SO HOPEFULLY THERE'LL BE SOMETHING HERE TO HELP!!!

      I'm 35 and I still get spots/pimple clusters from time to time and even when they go, they leave reddish marks for ages and my skin looks blotchy.

      I use clean and clear or neutrogena clear skin - both contain salicylic acid which prevents breakouts and gradually evens the skin tone out too.

      Any female with spots I'd recommend trying dianette or yasmin contraceptive pills because if it's hormonal, that can sort out the kind of hormonal pimples you might get monthly!

      Also I'd recommend taking a 100% multi vitamin/mineral complex and Omega 369 oils every day because that ensures you're getting the right nutrition and also, the omega oils improve blood flow.

      Also...keep your hydration right by drinking plenty of water, avoiding caffeine and alcohol and too much salt!

      Another suggestion is the scrub you can get called 'resurface' or something like that - made by L'oreal. You only use it a couple of times a week (and use at night because it makes your face red!). It really works not just with the colouring but also the texture - smoothes it back out. It comes with it's own moisturiser which I don't use but I use the scrub at night a couple of times a week and put bio oil on which it supposed to help clear scarring and even skin tone.

      And my final suggestion is 'sheer cover' mineral foundation. You see it on infomercials a lot...tacky I know! But it really works. You can buy it on eBay too so it's easy for you to get some to try it out. You use the tiniest amount but because it doesn't settle into enlarged pores and it contains minerals that reflect light, it disguises any kind of 'scarring' and also it stops you getting spots because it doesn't block pores. The minerals in it reflect light a bit too which acts as a kind of concealer. It's hard to explain but it's fantastic. Just make sure not to use too much - and apply with a kabuki brush starting from the outside and working in so you don't end up with an over made up nose!

      I know people say make up's a no no - but because this doesn't block pores and has the added effect of stopping you touching your face too much, I think it's good. You can wear it on its own too and as long as you apply it minimally, it covers but doesn't look like you've got make up on.

      Good luck with it hun XX

      PS - if you can get them, clean & clear do these blotting paper things - in the uk I find I have to order them in from Hong Kong or somewhere cos they stopped doing them here - but they're good. And if your face gets really greasy, just blot with a tissue if you can't find those. Some tissues are to fluffy so I tend to carry around a few sheets of kitchen roll for the purpose!!!

  21. QUESTION:
    I have a bump on the back of my heel what is it?
    I got a new pair of high tops and i wore them to school 2 days ago. During the day my shoes kept rubbing on the back of my heel because i wear ankle socks. When i got home i noticed a small red lump inside of my skin and is kind of poking out but mostly under my skin. It doesnt hurt but it is starting to itch. When i press on it it doesnt hurt either but its really hard and i cant squish it down at all. I read about the "Pump Bump" and the pictures i have seen of that doesnt really look like mine because the lump is under my skin and i would say about 4 inches up my heel starting from my foot. Does anyone know what this is? Any suggestions on what to do? I dont have health insurance so i cant go to the doctor so things i can do at home would be great. Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Hello,

      From what you describe it could be a blister. Another possibility is haglund's Deformity.
      In order to diagnose you better, please answer these questions:

      1) Do you have high or low arches?
      2) Is there any bruising or swelling visible?
      3) What kind of shoes you usually wear (besides the high tops)?
      4) Is it sensitive to the touch?
      5) Are you still active in sports?
      6) Do you notice any redness or a lump on the other foot?

      In the meantime you should do the following:

      1) Ice the area at least 4 times a day by applying ice directly.

      2) Avoid wearing a show with a back

      Again, if you can answer my questions I would be happy to assist you further.
      You can write to me directly if you prefer, my email is in my Yahoo profile or itaiw@yahoo.com

      Feel Better!

  22. QUESTION:
    Red lump on vulva, anyone know what it might be?
    I have a small sore red lump on the area where my vulva joins the inside of my leg, just inside the bikini line. I first noticed a sore area yesterday morning but today I noticed it came out in a small lump. It's roughly 0.5cm wide under a 1cm red patch of skin, I was wondering if anyone could tell me what it might be or how to get rid of it?
    I am 13 years old and a virgin so it's definetly not an STD.
    Thank you in advance.

    • ANSWER:

  23. QUESTION:
    What is this red lump of cheek skin inside my mouth called?
    i've heard that they are called oral skin tags but I want to make sure?

    • ANSWER:
      Cancer, oral: A malignant tumor of the mouth area. A sore in the mouth that does not heal can be a warning sign of oral cancer. A biopsy is the only way to determine whether an abnormal area in the oral cavity is cancerous. Oral cancer is almost always caused by tobacco (smoking and chewing) or alcohol use. Surgery to remove the tumor in the mouth is the usual treatment.

  24. QUESTION:
    can you give me some pictures of babies with psoriasis and rosacea?
    i have a friend that has a niece who have some red lump on her head.i don't know how you called it.usually they do operation to take it out from a babies skin.If you can help me with this.i just need some pictures of this kind of skin diseases.

    • ANSWER:
      it could be a hamangioma which is a sort of birth mark and can be removed however if it is psoriasis or rosacea removing it will not help at all best bet is to talk to doctor

  25. QUESTION:
    How do I reduce swelling from my foot?
    I got bitten by a mosquito and now my foot has swelled up into this big fat red lump, i'm close to not being able to move my toes (!!!). I've gone to the doctor but the cream isn't really working, or it's working slowly. I have to go to school tomorrow, so is there any way where i can lessen the swelling from my foot quickly, without making mixtures and stuff?

    • ANSWER:
      Keep your foot elevated on a pillow for a few days and try to stay off your foot. Apply an ice pack to the bite area and continue to use the cream that your doctor gave you. Leave any tight shoes or socks off until the swelling goes down. Do not apply ice directly to your skin as it will make it worse.
      I hope you feel better very soon.

      ADDED:
      First of all David Shipman I did not give instructions for an open wound. Ice reduces swelling as does elevating the extremity. If you were really a doctor you would know that. And yes, I have been an Emergency Room Nurse for 30 years, BSN, and I sincerely doubt you've ever even seen a medical school much less attended one so lay off.

      ADDED AGAIN:
      I got my degree from the University Of North Carolina. Not that it's any of your business. Heat increases swelling so you do not put heat on an extremity that is swollen. It will increase the swelling and inflammation at the site. Anyone with half a brain would know that. Also you never tell anyone to take medication without knowing their age or their history. So this person that asked this question should ask their doctor or parents before taking any medication if you are a minor. I'm not sure why I'm being attacked and insulted here by you and David but I am reporting you both. Leave me alone. If you disagree with my advice then give your own and leave me alone.

  26. QUESTION:
    what is a good way to prevent ingrown hairs?
    i used a nair hair removal on my bikini line but it also happens when you shave it now i have little red lumps and im sure they are going to become ingrown. how can i stop them from becoming ingrown.

    • ANSWER:
      exfoliate to remove the skin cells which cover up the hair pores.

  27. QUESTION:
    What is this square red mark, itches, lump under the skin?
    I thought it was a bite. It is less red today, day 4 or so, looks like a bruise, itches less. Was way itchy at first. There is a small lump under the skin that is tender to the touch. I can't see a bite mark. No pimple or anything. Should I just let it go?

    • ANSWER:
      yes.

  28. QUESTION:
    What is this itchy, hard lump under the skin on my armpit?
    I have a lump under the skin on my lower armpit. It started out looking red, like an ingrown hair or something. It went away--or I thought it did--a week later. But in the same spot, there's a lump about the size of a nickle in the exact same place. It's very hard and itchy, yet when I look at it, nothing is there. What is it?

    • ANSWER:
      I had the same issue. It felt like a huge boil deep under the skin. It came back a few times, so I was really concerned about breast cancer. Turns out it was my sweat gland getting clogged, which is likely what you're experiencing. It did pass on it's own, but I think I was actually having a reaction to sensitivities to an ingredient in my deodorant. Have you changed brands, types (i.e. invisible formula), or has the formulation changed for the brand you're using? I know that I've had varying issues with deodorants and am limited in the brands I can use. Obviously, I'm not a doctor, and you should always consult with yours, but I suspect it's just a clogged sweat gland. Try another brand of deodorant and see if that helps to keep it from coming back.

  29. QUESTION:
    Why do i have red / skin lumps on my arms legs and chest ?
    i have noticed red and some skin lumps on my arms legs and chest . They are really itchy and i dont know wat they are .

    • ANSWER:
      you need to see your GP as it could be anything.... take an antihistamine and put calamine on them if they are itchy

  30. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of a shaving rash, quickly?
    Ok so i just shaved my bikini line and little red lumps appeared, really need to get rid before tomorrow! any quick tips?

    • ANSWER:
      Get some after shave balsam on it and you should be fine. That cools the skin and stops irritations. Later get some healing cream on it..

  31. QUESTION:
    How can i get rid of my spots really fast?
    they are like little red lumps they grew scabs and just got a bit better but now they are worst! I put some lemon juice on and i think it might be helping but any suggestions?
    P.s i never pick or touch them:)

    • ANSWER:
      for me, once i changed my diet, my skin got really good, i only get spots around my time of the month, coz we can't control our hormones. i suggest:
      -cutting out processed, fast and junk food. eat foods that you've cooked yourself out of raw ingredients (this applies to dinner) so no pizza, chicken kiev, crisps, chocolate etc.
      -increase veg and fruit intake. cherry tomatoes, avocados, strawberries, brocolli, spinach etc are really good. increase whole grains for fibre. reduce/cut out nuts and cheese, they trigger hormones.
      -take cod liver oil supplements. really good for skin as well as other things. google it. it contains omega 3
      -find foods that cause you to breakout and avoid them. for me foods like mince meat, canned tuna, fried egg and cheese break me out real bad. so i completely avoid them
      -rose hip oil, add 2 or 3 drops to your night cream, or mix it in with your spot cream or dab directly onto the spots after your skin routine
      -wash your face correctly: warm water,apply cleanser, rinse with warm, splash with cold and PAT dry, don't rub or it'll cause irritation
      -exfoliate in the shower, pores are open coz of the steam and it's more effective. make sure your scrub has small beads.
      -good quality sleep. you can sleep for only 5 hours and still feel better than someone who slept for 10, make sure you are not stressed before bed and don't drink water before bed or you'll have constant trips to the bathroom. you need good, long and uninterrupted sleep.
      -things like changing your pillow case often, pat your face dry first before your body after a shower, wash your hands before touching your face/applying products, clean the surface of your phone, keep hair out of your face at home, tie it back when you're sleeping etc etc
      -just keep your skin routine gentle, the only strong product you should have is the spot cream, everything has to be gentle. so don't go for the most powerful cleansers out there, don't dry out your skin and keep it hydrated. i like to use rich night creams and hydrate my skin at night as well as applying spot cream. during the day, it's an moisturizer with spf and a little bit of spot cream
      -pick a spot cream that claims to reduce spots quickly eg clearasil, neutrogena, clean and clear etc, make sure to only apply on the spots
      -there's a lot on here, don't stress yourself out, start off small, if you can't do all of these, the most important ones are your diet, the rose hip oil and the cod liver oil supplements

  32. QUESTION:
    a small red lump in underarm PLEASE HELP ME PLEASE IM SCARED?
    its a small red lump, about the size of a quarter to a half of a peanut. No noticeable lump above skin but i can feel it under my skin. There is a slight red mark on it. It has been here for three to four weeks and I am worried about cancer. I have had similar ones but theyre usu go away faster than this. Please help me! What is it? oh and im a 14 year old girl. no period yet.

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like a cyst. You need to go to a walk-in clinic. Tell your parents. I doubt it's cancer, probably just an ingrown hair or cyst.

  33. QUESTION:
    Can the stuff inside a spring mattress cause any skin irritation?
    Recently my mattress has a hole in one end and my ankles are in reach. I've also recently developed these small ish red lumps bumps or spots around my ankles on both legs, and one on my arm.

    Is it possible the stuff inside my mattress is causing some skin irritation? I thought they were bug bites at first but they dont seem to be healing.

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:

  34. QUESTION:
    Big red lump on the inside of my nose, what is it?
    Its like just on the inside of the left nostril on the right side! I have bad acne but it doesnt look like a spot just a very angry red lump and it is getting bigger! I've been putting tee tree cream on it but it hasn't helped and it also stings! Any idea on what it is and how to heal it?

    • ANSWER:
      ..Hi there, It sure sounds like you have what is called, a blind pimple..These are red, usually a bump will form and can be very painful..Since you already do have a skin problem, I really think this is what it is in which case use whatever medication you use for your acne..If you do not have prescription medication, alcohol may take some of the pain away and/or you can pick up some Oxy for pimples/black heads, etc., which in my case worked very well, but every ones skin is different so use what works best for you..Oxy also works well for acne..A blind pimple can last up to a few days, and it may or it may not form a white head on it, in which case just continue to put some cream over it..Do not squeeze as this is what causes infection and will make this area much worse..Do Take Care..

  35. QUESTION:
    What are these lumps under my skin after acne cysts?
    I had a few acne cysts on my forehead, which were really large and painful. Now the pain is gone and they aren't huge, but there are these little lumps under the skin. They aren't red and they don't hurt. What are they? I want them to go away :(

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,

      I think this information may help you:

      Treatment of acne cysts

      Prevention and treatment are sometimes interchangeable and for some person would mean one and the same thing. Prevention is a means of stopping you from complicated treatments. Once you prevent something from happening, there is no need to undertake treatment. On the verge of existing acne cysts while prevention could no longer help, treatment enters the scenario. Some of the treatments recommended are:

      • Apply cream on the affected area. Creams containing benzoyl peroxide when applied to the area where the cysts thrive is one of the most effective treatments of acne cyst. This is a known antibacterial agent that can prevent and treat pimples. However, take note that benzoyl peroxides may have adverse effects when the dosage is not administered accordingly. Make sure that you apply it as per instruction of your dermatologist or as per package literature.

      • Take antibiotics. This is an effective acne treatment as it acts in stopping the acne cyst from spreading. The best type of these antibiotics is isotretinoin which is considered as the proper solution to treating adult acne cyst. This should be taken on a daily basis in order to help stop the chances of bacterial growth in the area. This reduces the production of oil in the skin.

  36. QUESTION:
    What is this hard flat lump under the skin on my right vaginal lip?
    I have this hard flat lump under the skin on my right lip and it is not painful at all. I just discovered it today...I play sports so I have been outside and I sweat a lot down there, so I don't know if that has anything to do with it. It is like a cyst type thing, I'm not really worried about it but it does concern me. Any ideas or similar problems?

    • ANSWER:
      probably just some kind of heat rash. just have a wash and maybe put some anti-septic cream down there. if its not red or anything and is just a random lump then it probably is like you said a cyst, its harmless. but watch it anyway and if it gets bigger or changes colour go to the drs.

  37. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of a ingrown hair?
    I have got a big red lump on the crease between my leg and my genitals, I'm guessing it's an ingrown hair as I got it not long after I shaved, when I squeeze it, water or a mixture of blood and puss will come out? How can I get rid if this quickly please?

    • ANSWER:
      Squeeze out all the puss and clean it up with some peroxide. Then take some clean tweezers and pull out the hair. You may need to use a needle to open the skin a little. Just make sure you keep everything clean.

  38. QUESTION:
    My cat has sore or something between her front legs?
    She's been acting weird for a few days now, but today, she spent the whole day lying in one spot. I just let her in the house, but she was desperate to get out. I noticed she was licking this spot between her legs all day, and i had a look just now. It looks like a swollen, red lump of skin, but I can't be sure; every time i get close she runs away. It must really agitate her, i feel really sorry for her. So what the hell do I do now?

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like an abscess. Does your cat go outdoors? If so, she may have had an encounter with another cat and unfortunately, their mouths harbor nasty bacteria that gets trapped under the skin and causes a terrible infection that almost always needs veterinary attention. It may look like a lump with a small hole that is draining or if the hole has closed, the lump will grow. Also, feel your cat's ears, do they feel hot? She may have a fever which is typical of an abscess. She will need antibiotics at the very least and unfortunately these things need to be cleaned out under anesthesia and sometimes a drain placed. Hope this helps but whether I'm right or wrong, I would take her to the vet to make sure.

  39. QUESTION:
    What kind of bite mark leaves a white itchy circle?
    So I just woke up with a really itchy kinda sore knuckle. On closer inspection there was o white circle. It is stiff to bend and a bit hot and it was really itchy before but now it is not so bad. I heard a mosquito buzzing around my room before but when I get those I usually get an itchy red lump.
    What bite do you think this is and some simple treatment for it
    Thanks

    P.S I live in New Zealand so please don't put stuff that isn't in nz

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, you seem to be having an issue.

      I highly doubt that the bite of a mosquito would leave such an effect, unless the mosquito was carrying a serious disease, which I also doubt. This seems to be the work of a bedbug. For now, inspect your bed and your mattress to see if there are any creepy-crawlers roaming around. If so, that's more of a problem. But as for the bite, if it's not the work of a bedbug, it could be another harmless insect, or simply skin irritation. Try to put some Vaseline, Petroleum Jelly, A&D, and/or Neosporin on. It should help to sooth your skin and stop the itching!

      Dr. McNurse

  40. QUESTION:
    Did anyone else get a lump on there tongue piercing when they first got it done like a red skin lump?
    and like skin and yellow lymph on it? the skin could be from where i tried to get the yellowish skin like food off my tongue but it wouldn't come off.. so i scratched it with a tooth brush so maybe it made alittle red lump???

    • ANSWER:

  41. QUESTION:
    Is it normal for my penis SKIN to be itching?
    The skin of my penis SKIN seems to be itching and it has red lumps like any other itch would have. The skin seems to be a bit swollen, as if there is a clog of oil. It might have been in contact with dirty materials, but I'm sure it is not STDs because I never had sex. It is only on the penis SKIN.

    • ANSWER:
      I knew a guy who got poison ivy down there. It was on his hands, and he took a leak. . . .

  42. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of acne?
    I get big red lumps full of pus in my face daily.
    I have very oily skin and I think this just makes it worse.
    I have tried a lot of different products like proactive and many others but they don't work.
    Any help would be great!!! :]

    • ANSWER:
      Any kind of facial wash, you're leaving something toxic behind, it's not a matter of convenience, it's a billion dollar business that can do more harm than good to your acne. And sometimes we feel entirely virtuous about our skin-care regimen because it's full of SPF-- all year round!-- and cleansers and such. But the truth is, we may not realize that we're overdoing (or underdoing) something that can lead to the very thing we're trying to avoid: dryness, breakouts, accelerated aging, New York dermatologist Dr. Jeannette Graf. (I've been giving this same advice for decades, but she's proof enough!).
      Take a shower everyday, use washcloth to exfoliate and bath & body wash. Hydrogen peroxide does wonders for acne. Visit their website for more tips & other uses. ONLY .

      Acne medication could worsen what ever allergies you have, so instead of trying out one product after another, you're actually spreading it around.
      The less products you use, the better for your skin. Use a bath & body wash like Suave, Irish Spring, Dove Body & Face wash in the shower, use a washcloth. Treat your face like the rest of your body, take a shower everyday or wash your face everyday.

      The secret is keeping your face clean and oil-free. I also don't use liquid on my face for anything, and very little moisturizer, not even a dime size. Since my face is not dry. Good skin also comes from your good genes. Increase your fresh fruits & vegetables 3-5 servings per day. And programmed your mind to do this day after day, for the rest of your life.

      The beauty industry is a trillion dollar business, they know acne is everyone's problem, but instead of saying soap is drying for you, they have to invent an acne product that can worsen the skin as MANY TEENAGERS have experienced during hormonal change, but as you get older those are completely a waste of time & money!

      Sometimes just the oil on your face from make up and lotions, even from your hair can travel to your face causing acne to come out. Others, from stress, hormones & diet or foods.

      Google: FIVE FOODS TO EAT FOR BEAUTIFUL SKIN
      All the vitamins & minerals you need for good skin care comes from all the healthy foods you eat from Mother Nature.

      If acne's a problem, your pillowcases may be part of the cause. "They collect skin oil, dead skin cells, bacteria, and excess night creams," says David Bank, a professional Dermatology @ Columbia University/New York-Presbyterian Hospital. "But if nothing changed by 6 week the product will never work for you. Time to move on."

      "If you have breakouts, dairy is the devil' it is inflammatory and will add hormones to your already hormone-rife system. Get calcium elsewhere, or try nonfat organic dairy products. For PMS breakouts, avoid dairy and bakery items the week before your period - sugar and flour are both causes for pimples and collagen." Dr. Jessica Wu, M.D. University of Southern California School of Medicine and author of the new book Feed Your Face.

      SOMEONE WROTE TO ME the other day, ASKING IF THIS BRAND IS BETTER THAN THAT BRAND - FOUND @ DRUGSTORES THEN WROTE ME BACK & THANK ME, SHE LOOKED @ HER MOM'S SKIN AND THEY WERE GOOD, BUT SHE USES ONLY WATER TO WASH HER FACE. There you go, an update.

      Lea Michele recently revealed her secret to clear skin—She gives it room to "breathe." "Maybe I'll put on a little mascara. But other than that I try very hard to just let my skin breathe," she told people.com. "I care more about letting my skin breathe than how I look."
      Another good example is Lily Collins, actor, writer, artist: "When I travel to Europe, I go days without putting anything on. It feels healthier. I just never understood the idea of caking it on. The more you have on your face, the more there is to smudge and go wrong." Glamour - Sept. 2012.

      Sources:
      I have 5 decades of great skin care starting @ age 9. My aunt & uncle are doctors.

  43. QUESTION:
    Small lump under the skin of my labia majora?
    Hi, i'm 14 years old and I seem to have a painless, lump UNDER the skin of my labia majora. Its not STD's or anything like that because I am a virgin. I think it's a cyst maybe. If it is a cyst, should I tell my mom and go to the doctor? Or will it just go away and there is really no reason to go to the doctor? Also, is there any simple remedies or something to make it go away?
    Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      I don't know what that is. Maybe it is a cyst, which means it may likely just go away on its own. I guess it is best to wait and see.

      Depending on the location, I wonder if this could be an in-grown hair? Hairs are suppose to grow out from the skin, but sometimes a single hair can "miss the exit" and grow inside the skin. And then this can form a bump that keeps getting bigger as that hair inside grows. This is more likely to happen if you are shaving in that area, and the single hair grows sideways inside the skin. Google ingrown hair for further details. (If the lump is on the under-side, then it is probably not an ingrown hair.)

      If the lump starts getting red and tender, that could mean infection, and you would want to get that checked out by a doctor.

  44. QUESTION:
    What were these tiny little red marks on my leg?
    I had these tiny red marks (not lumps) on my leg and they were itching quite a bit. They're almost fading now and they don't hurt at all but they still make me feel a just a tiny bit itchy.My Dad reckoned it's just mosquito bites and nothing serious. There's only two of them and they're fading anyway and I still can run around a lot so it's not a bad effect. Might it have been a rash aswell? Would it be neccessary to see a doctor or is there no point?

    • ANSWER:
      Probably is just a mosquito. But there's a possibly it could be Petechiae. It's when blood vessels under the skin break. It looks like a rash, and they fade pretty quickly. Petechiae could be harmless, or it could be a sign of a blood disease. I say you should go to your doctor XXX

  45. QUESTION:
    What is the small lump under my tongue?
    My dad is worried as he has a small lump on the middle vein underneath his tongue. He's described it as being similar to a 'skin tag' and when I looked, it's just a very red little lump but he's not sure what it could be and doesn't want to make unnecessary trips to the hospital. Any ideas beforehand? Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      To to the ent specialist immediately cuz he might have dasmoderia

  46. QUESTION:
    How to stop ingrown hair with waxing?
    I get Brazilian dine at the shops and I still get in grown hairs normally I can just pull those hairs out but it still makes that red lump. If there anything you can do ?

    • ANSWER:
      Shaving with a razor blade or safety razor and waxing is the best way to get ingrown hairs. The hairs break off just under the skin and grow uinder the skin.

      Waxing, plucking, epilating, threading or sugaring are bad even though many people do it. These methods are very painful and leave a hole in the skin where the hair once grew and this can fill up with bacteria like staphylococcus aureus and cause painful infections and again permanent skin damage or discoloration. With waxing the skin loses elasticity and causes premature aging later.
      http://www.womenshealthmag.com/health/bikini-waxing-dangers
      http://www.medhelp.org/posts/Womens-Health/Brazilian-waxing-vaginal-tear/show/432760
      http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29773433/ns/health-skin_and_beauty/t/brazilian-wax-injuries-lead-state-weigh-ban/

      Never use hair removal cremes or gels especially on underarms of bikini line as burns result. All hair removal cremes have harsh caustic chemicals in them like calcium hydroxide or thioglycolates which dissolve the hair proteins but which also attack your skin too. http://www.petitiononline.com/kj8627/petition.html
      http://www.hair-removal-lotion.info/tag/chemical-skin-burns/
      http://www.wellsphere.com/skin-beauty-article/chemical-burn-from-veet-in-bikini-area-blisters-and-pus-please-help/785175

      Laser hair removal at home (IPL - Intense Pulsed light) or is both expensive and painful and doesn't always work. http://www.ripoffreport.com/misc-health-specialists/no-no-hair-removal-s/no-no-hair-removal-system-by-r-fb155.htm
      http://www.amazon.com/No-Hair-Removal-Unit-Pink/product-reviews/B002LBK5QU

      Serious skin burns can result from so called professional laser treatments in a salon and again doesn't always work on all kinds of skin or hair types. The FDA expressly prohibits laser hair removal being described as permanent because it is not.
      http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,323225,00.html

      Never wet shave with a razor blade as it removes not only the unwanted hair but also the top layer of your skin, the epidermis, from which the hair grows. This wet razor shaving damages the skin and causes the familiar shaver rash and shaver burn that millions complain of. The skin is trying to tell you it has been injured and not to shave like this again. Wet razor blade shaving is the primary cause of painful ingrown hairs as well as a razor used in the direction of hair growth makes the hair bend and lie down next to the skin and then the blade slices the end of the hair diagonally and not straight across. The thin sliced end then bends inwards and downwards and grows into the skin where it becomes infected.

      Also the explanation for the myth that many believe - "shaving causes the hair to grow back thicker" - is because they wet shave with a razor blade. Any doctor will tell you this increased hair growth is biologically impossible. See http://www.bestbodyshaver.com/shaving-myths/ for a renowned Mayo Clinic doctor's advice. The real cause is the method of shaving and using the correct shaver will solve this issue immediately as well as cheaply. The water used during razor blade shaving, is absorbed by the skin cells though the process called osmosis and they swell up. You will have seen this effect if you stay in the water too long and your skin gets the wrinkled "prune" look which makers it impossible for a blade to cut the hair close to the skin. This water absorption causes the skin surface to puff up and the swollen skin cells ride up the hair shaft, concealing the base of the hair so that the blade cannot reach it to cut it. Once you finish shaving the skin dries out and the skin cells deflate again as the water has evaporated. This causes the thicker uncut portion of the hair to reappear and this is what make you think the hair has regrown thicker and faster even though it has not.

      Whether male or female the safe, inexpensive answer to any body hair removal, is to DRY shave with the new sensitive skin body shaver - the Bare It All personal shaver and bikini trimmer at www.BestBodyShaver.com. It is a purpose built body shaver designed with a special foil to let the hair be cut without the blades touching and injuring the skin. You have to trim the hair first to short stubble length to make it stand up and away from the skin. The Bare It All personal shaver and trimmer has a shaver and also a built in trimmer. It is completely cordless and the plug is inbuilt into the shaver base and never needs power cords, plugs or voltage converters. It other words there is nothing to forget or lose even if traveling abroad.

      Using this new type of rechargeable body shaver you can get "smooth as waxing" skin without the itching, lumps, bumps and ingrown hairs you get with wet shaving. At less than you get 500 hours of rechargeable shaving which works out at around 3 cents per shave.

      I hope this helps.

  47. QUESTION:
    What is a good alternative to shaving under your arms?
    I usually shave under my arms and this works most of the time, but sometimes if i do it too often i get red sore lumps, kind of like a rash, under my arms.. it's uncomfortable and doesn't really look good. Just wondering what a good alternative for shaving under the arms is? Also i think the hair is quite coarse, maybe too coarse for hair removal cream.

    • ANSWER:
      I wish I knew myself as I have the same problem, a few ideas;

      Wax or pluck - it hurts when the hairs are first pulled out, it's expensive and if your under arm skin is sensitive the same problem will occur. However waxing and plucking lasts a few weeks, when the hair grows back it's also less coarse so it may be easier for you to shave after waxing. So less irritation in the long-term.

      Hair removal cream - it is a bit too coarse for this, the problem is that it'll get rid of some of the hair, but it's likely to leave you patchy, and as the hair goes like rubber after hair removal cream is used on it then it means that you can't shave after - in other words try it a few days before anyone would be seeing that area, just to give yourself some time to sort it out if it all goes wrong. Again, if your under arm skin is sensitive then it'll still cause irritation, and it more likely to cause bleeding too.

      Laser - this is what I'm considering, you can get home systems for laser hair removal pretty cheap from eBay but I've heard that they aren't that good so it's best to get it done professionally - it's expensive, but permanent!

      Shaving - try different methods, this is what I do;

      Good razor and whenever you can avoid shaving all together for a few days, also only ever shave in the bath or shower giving your hair time to soften. First put a little olive oil on the under arm (this provides lubrication and is moisturising), then use soap to get a really good foam...next use hair conditioner, I personally highly recommend the Boots Essentials conditioner as it's super cheap and great for shaving and for your hair too! The hair conditioner makes the soapy foam into something like shaving foam only thicker and it isn't as harsh on your skin, so you get a nice close shave without so much irritation - this method works best on your legs, totally fantastic, not as good on under arms but still pretty good. Then after shaving use olive oil again to moisturise and heal the skin, also a little aloe vera gel if it's irritateng as it cools the skin and helps with healing.

  48. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of small red lumps on face?
    I have these very small red lumps on my chin and near my eye brows ...I don't kno if they are forming spots but they have been there for ages ...there just lumps they are not spots
    How can I get rid of them
    I can't go out and by anything so home stuff please:)
    Oooh and ages ago I popped to blackheads on my nose but I still have a red patch of where they used to be on my nose how can I get rid of them???

    • ANSWER:
      Try to self assess what might be causing the red bumps. Have you switched cosmetics, laundry detergent, body washes, shampoos, or lotions recently? If so, try switching back to the previous brand to see if that clears up your face. Occasionally, people find that they have skin allergies to certain brands of items that they use every day at home, resulting in rash like, tiny bumps on the face.

      2
      According to Pamela Carr, MD, a dermatologist in Texas, a chemical peel has been proven to clear up red bumps on faces. A chemical peel is a topically applied acid that aides in the renewal and restoration of the surface of the skin on your face. The fee varies from state to state,

      According to Womens Health, there are a few household items that have helped some people control or rid of the red bumps all together. Sensitive skin lotions such as Eucerin, or Johnson & Johnson baby lotion, baby oil, or a vapor rub have all been linked to aide in the removal or reduction of red bumps on your face.

      4
      The most important thing to remember when you have identified these bumps is not to scratch at them if they are itchy. Doing so will only inflame the bumps and make them appear larger, and also may result in life-long scarring on the face.

  49. QUESTION:
    What does a lump on your underarm mean?
    I have had a lump on my underarm for a long time it usually shows up and then goes away.I am 22 and its been showing up and going away since i was 17. But this time it is very sore and has swollen to the size of a small marble The skin isn't red or bumpy. The lump is under the skin. What could this be? I really hate going to the doctor, that's why i want to know if this is something serious.

    • ANSWER:
      I am 22 and I have been having breasts lumps for years now, and I am followed by my doctor and I have gone for breast ultrasounds and I just had cysts but my doctor told me that if ever I got lumps under my armpit, to go see him. And two weeks ago I felt lumps under my armpit so I went to see him right away and he examined it and I had a cyst and now it went away...but better safe than sorry...Go get it checked out, it'll put your mind at rest


red lumps on skin

Home Remedies For Skin Problems

Flabby skin is a common problem these days. Child-birth, heredity, age related drop in production of elastin and collagen proteins, exhaustive dieting, weight loss surgery, physical inactivity, high intake of alcohol, rapid weight loss etc puts on the flab on you. Skin, owing to any of these factors, loses its tightness and elasticity; becomes flabby and saggy. Thus the root cause of flabby skin is abrupt loss of muscle mass along with fat. When this happens, the skin on top loses support, becomes excess and looks flabby. It is usually noticed on arms, thighs, belly, hips or waist. A person with flabby skin looks un-smart. The flab throws the person out of shape and deteriorates his or her body image. It also makes the person suffer from inferiority complex.

Home Remedies For Flabby Skin

1. Practice breathing exercises. Forcefully exhale air through nose drawing in the diaphragm. Do this for 20 minutes daily morning prior to breakfast.

2. Practice side bending, front bending and stretching exercises daily. Devote 20 minutes for each exercise. Exercise will improve blood circulation to every part of body, curb the flab and will impart a tightened and toned look to the skin.

3. Massage the flabby zones with Vitamin E oil. This trims the flab and makes you look smart and taut.

4. Mash strawberries and apply on flabby skin. Wash after 15-20 minutes. This tones and tightens skin.

5. Blend cucumber slices with yoghurt in a blender. Apply the mixture on affected skin and keep for 20 minutes. Do this regularly to get rid of the flab.

6. Blend 1 tablespoon rose oil with 1 cup of water. Refrigerate the solution and use it daily on flabby skin in order to tighten it. This is an effective home remedy for flabby skin.

7. Mix little honey with beaten egg white. Also add 1 teaspoon lime juice to the mixture and apply on flab. This will do away with the flabbiness.

8. Massaging skin for 30 minutes with avocado oil, almond oil, coconut oil or olive oil daily before bath eliminates the flabby look. You can also use any essential oil like lavender, basil etc for massaging.

9. Omega-3 fatty acids can counter flabby skin problem. Oily fishes like salmon, herring, tuna, sardine etc are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids. So start consuming oily fishes.

10. Cut short on your consumption of refined sugar, junk food, alcoholic beverages, and carbonated beverages and consume more and more fresh fruits and green leafy vegetables.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    what are some good home remedies for skin?
    i have bad skin problems i have combination skin and a lot of acne!

    also if you know any other home remedies for pms that would be great!

    • ANSWER:
      Grind nutmeg in raw milk. Apply profusely on the acne affected area. This is the best acne home remedy for all ages. Log on to http://tipsfromruby-acne.blogspot.com/ for a few home made tips to heal acne.

  2. QUESTION:
    Can my doberman eat raw chicken with her dry food?
    My Dobie, Aceah has skin problems. So I researched home remedies to help her be more comfortable in her own skin. I found that feeding dogs raw meat such as chicken and beef gives them a lot of the nutrients that they should be getting. I just want to know can I mix little chops of raw chicken in with her Kibbles and Bits dog food. Can I?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes - even the bones! Chicken wings are cheap and most dogs love them.
      Cooked chicken bones are a no no because when cooked can shatter and choke,
      but raw chicken bones are soft and are safe for doggies. Vets recommend them!
      You might also give her a teaspoon of fish oil (EFAs) in her food - good for her skin!

  3. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of acne and dry, flaky skin?
    Lately my skin has been very dry and flaky. I don't have severe acne, but I do have some on the sides of my face and on my forehead. I'm 13 years old and was wondering if anybody has any home remedies that I can use to get rid of my skin problem.

    • ANSWER:

  4. QUESTION:
    Is it true that lemon juice & aspirin help skin problems?
    I read in an answer on Y!A that dissolving an aspirin in some lemon juice helps skin problems like acne. But no details were given in the answer. Does anyone know this process & can provide more details, such as amounts, & how often, & do you leave it on your face or wash it off after some time? Any other home remedies for adult acne problems? (Other then toothpaste!)

    • ANSWER:
      Yeah. Aspirin is Salicylic acid; that's what it is. The same ingredient is often used in acne medication

  5. QUESTION:
    What's a good home remedy for your skin?
    Ok I need a REALLY good home remedy for my skin and I say home remedy because store stuff is way too expensive hahah. But I don't really have acne, I have like little bumps on my face and I also have dark marks. Of course I get the occasional nasty pimple but I have like little bumps that I would like to get rid of and the dark marks. Make up covers all this stuff up but its almost summer and I don't really want to wear make-up during the summer. So some home remedies would be great, thank you!! :)

    • ANSWER:
      Genetic and Stress can affect hormones and can theoretically promote acne.
      Here are some home remedies that can help but do not mix them together.
      1) Tea Tree Oil- An essential oil is diluted and applied topically to acne lesions.
      2) Lemon oil or juice - Applied lemon juice or apple cider vinegar to face or you can drink it through using it in water a few drops a day. You can leave overnight don't expose yourself to sunlight. Will help with both acne, and scars as well.
      3) Mandarin oil
      4) Cedar wood – good for eczema
      5) Lavender
      6) Apple cider vinegar
      7) Bamboo extract or Sarna lotion – good for rosacea, psoriasis, eczema
      8) Bio Oil or BB cream for dark spots or scars
      9) Toothpaste is very effective for acne leave on face for about 20 to 30 minutes then wash.
      10) Zinc really works on acne
      11) 2% Erythromycin
      12) Benzoin Peroxide
      13) Neem oil- good for acne, psoriasis, eczema, skin ulcers (taken either orally or externally)
      14) Hydrogen Peroxide 3% - It can help to dry out acne by killing bacteria on the skin.Soak a cotton ball in hydrogen peroxide and apply it either to the acne breakouts on your face. You also may opt to apply hydrogen peroxide to your entire face to help prevent future breakouts. Allow the hydrogen peroxide to do its job -- wait until the bubbling stops in approximately a minute or two. Rinse your face with water. Apply an oil-free moisturizer to prevent skin from drying out.
      15) Vitamin B3- also known as niacin. It promotes healthy skin, can be utilized as an acne treatment.
      16) Retinoid- increase collagen production and plump fine lines, making it a good choice if you’re dealing with acne and wrinkles.
      17) Sulfur- dries up pimples and keeps sebum production in check, helping to prevent future blemishes. Sulfur has a distinct smell think rotten eggs.

      This is something I use every day and I got rid of my cystic acne and my eczema. I really recommend this.
      Neem oil: It is powerful antiviral and antibacterial properties, beneficial to those who suffer from various skin conditions like acne, psoriasis, eczema, skin ulcers, helps one treat hair related problems like dandruff and itchy scalp. Dental care products like toothpaste, mouth washes and rinses all use the neem oil's antiseptic properties to keep teeth health and gums free of infection. Other benefits also include its use in household items like mosquito repellents, disinfectants and personal hygiene products. If you like you can purchase at Lucy Vitamin or in health food stores. It is the same price as some of the acne medications, either prescribe or over-the-counter.

  6. QUESTION:
    what home remedies should i use as a face wash?
    what are some home remedies for OILY SKIN.what should i use i heard of lemon and .what moisturizer do u recommend
    what are some home remedies for large pores and ance scars?

    • ANSWER:
      I think this might help: My friend has the same problem and i researched it TRY IT... IT WONT HURT ITS ALL NATURAL INGREDIENTS.
      1. Water intake is very important as it helps to flush out the toxin build-up.

      2. Massage the area with pure almond oil.

      3. Apply cold raw grated potato mixed with the juice of half lemon around the eye area. Leave on for about 20 minutes and wash off with cold milk.

      4. Slices of cool cucumber are also very good as they not only soothe tired eyes but also have a natural bleaching effect on that area.

      5. Two teaspoons almonds ground to a fine paste and mixed with 10 drops of lemon juice can be applied to the skin around the eyes.

      6. Cover your eyes with cotton soaked in luke warm milk for 15 minutes everyday to remove the dark circles around your eyes.
      GOOD LUCK.

  7. QUESTION:
    What home remedies can I use for my dogs skin?
    My dog had a bad flea problem. We have FINALLY gotten rid of the stupid things but my dog still scratches and his skin is very red. He even has a few spots that are bleeding. He has lost some hair but the Vet told us that it will grow back. Are there any home remedies that I can use to soothe this poor guys itching?

    • ANSWER:
      there are no home remedies.

      Your dog is suffering from flea bite allergies.. the fleas are gone, but the bites caused an allergic reaction.. your dog itches and scratches.. the skin is irritated, so it gets even more itchy.. its a vicious cycle.

      Your best bet is to ask the vet about a cortizone shot to releive the itching and irritation.

  8. QUESTION:
    At home remedies for nice skin on your face?
    What are some at home remedies to get nice smooth skin on your face? Have you tried anything and did it work? I have oily skin so something that might help with that. I don't want to try Proactive or anything like that just yet.

    • ANSWER:
      The less products you use, the better for your skin. Use Bath wash like Suave Bath & Body Gel, use a washcloth. Treat your face like the rest of your body, take a shower everyday or wash your face everyday.

      The secret is keeping your face clean and oil-free. I also don't use liquid on my face for anything, and very little moisturizer, not even a dime size. Since my face is not dry. Good skin also comes from your good genes. Increase your fresh fruits & vegetables 3-5 servings per day. And programmed your mind to do this day after day, for the rest of your life.

      Acne medication could worsen what ever allergies you have, so instead of trying out one product after another, you're actually spreading it around. Example: ProActiv contains a known carcinogen, at a percentage known to promote skin cancer.

      Smoking has been shown to make acne worse since it diminishes the delivery of oxygen to the skin and robs it of nutrients, thereby inhibiting cars from healing. Not enough reason to quit? Smoke depletes moisture, making skin lose its luster and look wrinkly.

      The beauty industry is a billion dollar business, they know acne is everyone's problem, but instead of saying soap is drying for you, they have to invent an acne product that can worsen the skin as MANY TEENAGERS have experienced during hormonal change, but as you get older those are completely a waste of time & money!

      The FDA has called for more safety studies on benzoyl peroxide because of concern about what happens when skin treated with it is exposed to the sun. Until research can establish or disprove a possible skin cancer link to the use of benzoyl peroxide products, the agency plans to require an extra warning and directions on the labeling: "When using this product, avoid unnecessary sun exposure and use sunscreen." and "If going outside, use a sunscreen. Allow [product name] to dry, then follow directions in the sunscreen labeling. If irritation or sensitivity develops, discontinue use of both products and consult a doctor."

      Source(s)
      I get one tiny zit a month or none. I have very clear, soft & silky complexion and I'm 60 years old, same as when I was in HS.

  9. QUESTION:
    Skin treatment or home remedies to bring acne to the surface of the skin?
    I have PCOS so I suffer from acne. Sometimes my skin becomes clearer after I had my period, but the problem is that, even if it's clear, there still are some trapped underneath the surface. Sometimes I'm tempted to squeeze them out but I don't like the scar it leaves. Can you recommend some home remedies or over-the-counter products for this? I prefer home remedies, though, because I'm still a student and I can't afford too pricey stuff.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      I also have PCOS and had acne starting pretty young. The breakouts are probably due to the hormone imbalance. I noticed improvement with medications to lower testosterone. When I couldn't afford the meds I used saw palmetto, but not sure if that helped too much. One product I think has totally helped is salicylic acid at home chemical peels (they are not as bad as they sound). It is amazing! After a few uses, there was noticeable improvement. I get mine on Amazon for around , but it last a long time and is worth it.

  10. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of a home remedy to help a dog's itchy skin?
    My dog is constantly biting at her skin. She's on medication (internal), but I was wondering if anyone knows of any home remedies for her itchy skin that won't over dry it. Her skin is red and she has a lot of scabs from biting, so my main goal is to soothe her skin.

    • ANSWER:
      I have learnt by my mistakes. My present dog had dreadful problems because of the food which I gave her, I experimented with dog food, I tried raw diets, cooked diets and over the years I tried various dog foods. She did not like the raw diets and the dog food that I gave her resulted in diarrhoea. As an experienced dog owner I introduced any changes gradually. Nevertheless my dog still had problems. She was eight years old before I resolved her problem.
      Eventually, because of my researches on the Internet I found that the experts have discovered that GRAIN in our dog’s diet causes many problems. I now know that grain creates acidity in the blood. This causes skin problems, digestive issues, allergies, sickness, diarrhoea, anal gland problems etc.,

      if your dog has skin problems or any of the above problems PLEASE CHANGE THE DIET. Avoid Grain, rice, beef derivatives and dairy food

      I now give my dog a dried food which uses beet for fibre and fish. It’s called Fish4Dogs and I buy it on the Internet. Look on the Internet and investigate yourself. Gluten free dog food is not enough to help our dogs, it MUST BE GRAIN FREE.

      A rapid change of diet will upset your dog; any change of diet must be done gradually. Do please change to a grain free diet. I have had sixteen dogs throughout the years and they have had various problems. Perhaps if I had known about the dangers of GRAIN they would have had fewer problems.

      You must try grain free food.

  11. QUESTION:
    What are some home remedies to take off facial dark spots?
    I got rid of my main acne problems
    But now, I have scars and dark spots :S
    It really sucks

    I have smooth skin, no acne
    But just dark spots that don't go away.

    Before I go find a real product to clear it
    I want to try some home remedies first

    Help?
    Anyone who has tried something to clear dark spots and really work?

    • ANSWER:
      Lemon juice: This is among the quickest and most effective acne scars home remedies. Fresh lemon juice is squeezed into a container. Using a cotton ball, you can then apply it directly on the affected area. This is then washed off after a while with water. The lemon juice helps to remove acne scars and spots by lightening them. For the best and quick results you can apply the juice twice daily.

  12. QUESTION:
    are there any home remedies for fair skin which really works quickly?
    i became dark becoz i spend my lot of days out and i want to get fairer. plz suggest some home remedies to get fair skin quickly.

    • ANSWER:
      If you have not heredity of dark skin you can follow some home recipes with control on your daily diet.

      Make a thin paste of Sandalwood powder with water and apply it at bed time after washing your face with warm water. Leave overnight and wash in the morning with warm water. Repeat daily.

      Drink minimum 4 to 5 liters of water daily.
      Reduce oil, fat, spices, junk food, fried food in your diet.
      Use more green vegetables, fruits.
      Have a light dinner.
      Take totally boiled food once in a week.

      This will solve your problem. If you want more knowledge or information about more skin care recipes, you can visit the source site.

  13. QUESTION:
    What does red, blotchy, discoloration and uneven skin tone come from?
    I was wondering what red, blotchy, discoloration and uneven skin tone comes from, and how it can be treated to reduce the redness and blotchiness. Does anyone know any home remedies? What works to get perfect skin? Btw, acne is not my problem, its redness. P.S. If anyone knows hoe to reduce the amount or darkness of freckles, that would help a lot. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      What you probably have is rosacea. This is a skin problem that causes red blotchy patches like you described. I don't know any home remedies (you could probably look up a lot though if you search rosacea remedies) but I had mild rosacea and got a prescription cream called finacea which really helped. I would suggest researching rosacea treatment and seeing if there's any over the counter creams or anything like that, and if you don't find anything go see your doctor about it. This is a very easily fixed problem. :)
      And sorry, but I don't know anything about reducing freckles. :/
      Hope this helps! ^^

  14. QUESTION:
    Is there any home treatment for dogs that itch a lot. She doesn't have fleas, on allergy med and meds thyroid?
    5 yr old dog with skin problems. Has been on allergy meds, use front line, dx with low thyroid and is on meds for that. She is still broken out and itches all the time HELP?? Is there some home remedy that I can do to help her?

    • ANSWER:
      i think you should change her food...my dog used to itch all the time, till we found out he was allergic to corn.

      when we changed it, about a week after that he was fine.
      i'm not saying this is whats wrong with her, but she COULD have severe allergic reactions.

  15. QUESTION:
    Is there any home treatment for dogs that itch a lot. She doesn't have fleas, on allergy med and meds thyroid?
    5 yr old dog with skin problems. Has been on allergy meds, use front line, dx with low thyroid and is on meds for that. She is still broken out and itches all the time HELP?? Is there some home remedy that I can do to help her?

    • ANSWER:
      Oils, olive oils, even fish oils will help. Just add it to her food.

  16. QUESTION:
    Where can I find some good home remedies for skin and hair?
    I remember my mom always had all of kinds of home remedies and I can't remember any of them.

    • ANSWER:
      Olive oil has`worked miracles for me. I had`many serious skin problems and severe flaking scalp and unhealthy hair. I stopped using cleansers, and other products and shampoos and they started clearing up. Then daily l thoroughly massaged scalp and skin with the oil and it permanently got rid of every problem. I have continued to have a` virtually blemish free, healthy skin, healthy scalp and strong growing hair. I have not needed to use any other treatment.

  17. QUESTION:
    What home Remedies can treat sunburn?
    After I came home today from spending long hours under the sun, I went to sleep for 8 hours. I just woke up and now my skin is all red and swollen. I have blisters. The problem is I can't get to the store now since it's midnight. I don't have aloe vera gel at home. What home remedies can I use at home to treat my sunburn now? I know I have honey and sour cream, so would they be any help? Anything else would help?

    • ANSWER:
      add milk to your bath but make sure the water isn't hot and add about two spoons of honey. after you get out of the bath, use any moisturiser of face cream and rub it on your skin.

  18. QUESTION:
    What home Remedies can treat sunburn?
    After I came home today from spending long hours under the sun, I went to sleep for 8 hours. I just woke up and now my skin is all red and swollen. I have blisters. The problem is I can't get to the store now since it's past midnight. I don't have aloe vera gel at home. What home remedies can I use at home to treat my sunburn now? I know I have honey and sour cream, so would they be any help? Anything else would help?

    • ANSWER:
      Ouchy! Awwww, sucks you don't have Aloe Vera, that's what I was going to suggest. :( Well tomorrow, go to the store and pick some up. Also, keep the bottle in the fridge, for an extra cooling effect. :3

  19. QUESTION:
    What home remedy is good for a cat's dry skin?
    Our cat has red patches on his skin. It looks like a rash and he scratches alot. What is a good home remedy that I can use for this problem?

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like you cat has an allergy problem that needs to be addressed by your vet. Many things can cause allergies and you need to know what is going on before you try to treat him at home. If it was just dry skin or a dull coat I would say add a can of canned kitty food to his diet a couple times a week it has more oils and stuff for the skin than dry foods and won't cause any other issues you don't want to deal with. But seriously talk to your vet. He/she can give you a special spray to use on him to relieve the itching and assist you in treating the actual cause.

  20. QUESTION:
    What is a good home remedy to treat acne?
    I don't have a very bad problem with it, but my little sister does, and I was just wondering what would be some home remedies we could try to fix it. She has very oily skin, and when she uses acne face wash her skin dries up. help...

    • ANSWER:
      I know this sounds crazy but use Head & Shoulders classic clean Shampoo.
      It worked on me!

      I had suffered from acne since I was 11 going on 12 (i'm 12 going on 13 now) and i read a blog online http://www.myhomeremedies.com/remedy.cgi... about using head and shoulders shampoo for acne and was confused. why use a hair product for acne? i found out the one of the acids in head and shoulders help get rid of pimples. but since my dad had head and shoulders, i used his and after the use, my face felt smoother and it felt like my pimples had gotten smaller. After using this for a week, most of my acne was gone! just a few small zits that blended in with my skin. now i use clearasil ultra to get that soft smooth look. thanks to head and shoulders, most of acne has gone away!

  21. QUESTION:
    Home remedies for Extremely Dry Cracked Skin?
    I have a friend who has terribly cracked and dry skin. He has tried to use numerous lotions but the problem remains. What are some good home remedies for this? What about food? What products do you recommend?

    • ANSWER:
      I tried all the really expensive remedies, and the only one that I found to work was Aquaphor Advanced Healing Ointment. It's actually used in the hospital for excessive windburn, regular burns, and other conditions causing severe dry skin.

      It works WONDERS!! It's much better than any of the special "severe dry skin" creams. However, there are a couple that come close - one is Burt's Bees Almond - Beeswax hand cream, and the other is simply A+D First Aid Ointment; it's an exceptionally strong moisturizer and is actually meant for severely chapped skin.

      Eczema lotions can work well for severe skin issues also; sometimes they have a bit extra that regular lotions won't have. A good one is TriDerma MD Eczema Fast Healing.

      However, I'm with Aquaphor all the way - that stuff is AMAZING.

  22. QUESTION:
    Any natural home remedies to help with acne problems?
    Does anybody know any natural home remedies to help acne? I'm 22 well out of puberty and i still break out pretty bad.

    • ANSWER:
      Here's a quick home remedy for you:

      ** Wash your face and rinse thoroughly. Squeeze a fresh lemon
      into a small bowl and put the juice on a cotton ball. Apply
      a cotton ball to face. Repeat soaking of a cotton ball in
      lemon juice as needed. Let the lemon juice dry on your face
      for about 10 minutes then rinse with cool water. The lemon
      juice should make your face sting or mildly burn. If you
      have sensitive skin, you may wish to dilute juice with
      water. Follow this procedure one to two times per day and
      you will notice amazing results within 14 days.**

      And here are a few extra tips to help control your acne.

      1) Washing with very hot water, harsh soaps or cleansers will
      not improve existing acne or prevent future flare-ups they
      will only irritate them.

      2) Thorough cleansing is the first and most important step in
      any skin care program. Deep cleansing is recommended twice
      a day, in the morning and at night. This assures removal of
      surface impurities, rests of makeup and excessive oiliness.

      3) Ideal cleansing is completed by application of a toner or
      refreshing lotion. This kind of product prepares the skin
      for the use of moisturizers and lubricants.

      4) The last basic step is to apply a good moisturizer, which
      will keep your skin soft, and protect it from the
      aggressive environmental assaults that it's exposed every
      day.

      5) Be sure to clean your face thoroughly before going to bed
      at night and apply a good night time moisturizer.

  23. QUESTION:
    Will a skin whitening product solve my uneven skin tone problem?
    The area around my mouth is a bit darker compared to other areas on my face.So will a skin whitening product solve this problem? Or if you know of any good home remedies,please do share with me.Thank you in advance! ^^V

    • ANSWER:
      How to even out skin tone:

      http://hubpages.com/hub/How-To-Get-Rid-Of-Brown-Spots-On-Your-Face

  24. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of any great home remedies for skin boils?
    I have a boil on my left thigh near my buttocks and I've heard antiboitics don't work. I've heard that tumeric powder and hot wash cloths applied to the area work the best. Has anyone tried that or does anyone know of any other home remedies?

    • ANSWER:
      A boil is a type of super zit, and will respond to hot moist compresses put on it. Just get a clean washcloth and dampen it, then heat it in the microwave until it's as hot as you can stand it. Put that right on the spot and hold it until it's lukewarm. Repeat that as often as you can, as hot as you can take it. You don't need tumeric, oil, or any other potions. It is localized in the spot by your own immune system, and when the fight is won, the immune system will force it all to the surface and drain it all by itself. When it begins to drain, you can apply gentle pressure along the sides, straight down towards the bone- with fresh washed hands. The drainage will smell pretty awful, but it will feel immensely better once it drains itself. With heat packs it can take a day or so to drain itself, so be patient. Don't pick, prod or squeeze it at all- no matter what. If you do that, you may break it beneath the skin and simply spread the infection to a wider area, making a small problem much worse and much bigger. When you are not applying heat packs, and once it begins to drain, keep it covered with a clean bandage. Change the bandage at least once or twice a day, each time wash your hands before and after cleaning the area and putting on a new dressing. Do not touch the spot and then touch other parts of you- you can spread the bacteria to a new spot. Honestly, hot soaks should be all you need. If it doesn't drain itself in about a week, then you will need to see a doctor to have it incised and drained, and then antibiotics will usually be prescribed. In you can convince it to drain by itself with the heat, it will heal faster and not leave a scar. The procedure with the doctor will take longer to heal and quite possibly leave a scar. Until it heals, wear all cotton undies, and try to avoid snug clothing as much as you can. No potions though- your skin doesn't need them. It can handle the problem all on it's own, and aside from the moist heat pack, doesn't really appreciate any other aid.

  25. QUESTION:
    Are there any home remedies for reducing the look of stretch marks?
    I would like to know home remedies to help my friend with her problem of being ashamed with stretch marks.

    • ANSWER:
      it depends on the race actually. cocoa butter is good for african americans because we are prone to hyper-pigmentation, but vitamin e oil works well with lighter skin. Either way aloe vera works wonders.

  26. QUESTION:
    I have a skin condition called Rosacia. Would appreciate if some one could give me a good home remedy ?
    Rosacia has made my skin on my cheeks, chin and nose become red. (really red). There is no real cure in allopathy it can only be controlled. DR adviced me to take Antibiotic for 6 months to reduce it but there is no guarantee that it will be cured. So would appreciate if any oen can give me a herbal /home remedy for this problem.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Ameena

      Here are some ideas to heal the issue.

      Quick Action Plan for SKin Issues

      1. Massage your skin, where needed, with bergamot, camphor, geranium, juniper, lavender, or neroli essential oils.

      2. Ayurvedic practitioners recommend making a paste of ½ tsp each of turmeric and sandalwood paste with enough water, and applying to pimples. Also, drink half a cup of aloe vera juice twice daily until skin clears.

      3. Eat an organic whole foods diet, with plenty of organic cooked and raw vegetables, and whole fruits. Reduce animal fats and stressor foods such as caffeine, refined sugars, and alcohol, as well as colas, candies, and frozen and processed foods. Include more high fiber foods.

      4. Drink eight glasses of pure, filtered water daily. Also, daily have two glasses of raw juice, combining carrot, beet, and celery juice, or, carrot, cucumber, and lettuce (not iceberg), and spinach, with carrot predominating.

      5. Add 3-5 drops of crab apple flower essence to pure water and drink during the day. Rescue Remedy® is good for stress.

      6. Combine the tinctures of herbs such as sarsaparilla, burdock, and cleavers in equal parts, taking ½ tsp three times a day. Drink an infusion of nettle several times a day and apply tea tree oil topically. An infusion of calendula mixed with equal parts of distilled witch hazel can be used as a cleansing wash. Steam sauna your face with red clover, lavender, and strawberry leaves.

      7. Useful homeopathy remedies are Pulsatilla, Silicea, Berberis, Ledum, Sulfur, Arsen alb., Belladonna, and/or Carbo veg.

      8. Enjoy full body immersion hydrotherapy treatments such as steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation, hot and/or cold compresses, and steam sauna your face with red clover, lavender, and strawberry leaves.

      9. Useful supplements are vitamin A, beta carotene, vitamin B complex, vitamin B6, vitamin C, vitamin E, and zinc. Also include omega-3 fatty acids, brewer's yeast, chlorophyll, and pancreatic enzymes with meals.

      10. Expose your face to sun and air at least 30 minutes a day, and exercise daily. Keep your skin clean by washing your face three times a day with soap made from the herb calendula officinalis, or using other alternatives to soap. Rinse with warm water and pat dry. Keep the skin free of oil and use water-based products. Get sufficient sleep.

      11. Make facial masks from natural products; leave on overnight to help dry the skin if the issue is caused by excess oil.

      12. For long term relief and health be sure to do a colon cleanse. This clears out the toxins in the blood and excess waste in the body. Colon cleansing will healp clear up a lot of issue, expecially skin issues.

      Cause
      Skin Issues may be worsened at adolescence, during the pre-menstrual and/or mid-menstrual cycle due to hormonal action, and when under stress, on contraceptives, eating a poor diet that causes an over acidic system, or taking prescription and non-prescription drugs.

      Skin Issues may suggest the need for better hygiene, or magnesium and vitamin A. Also some skin issues are suggesting vitamin B1 deficiency or absorption problems. Consistent raised spots on the outside of the arms and sometimes even the thighs, resembling "chicken skin," may suggest need for magnesium, vitamin A, or essential fatty acids or the need to avoid foods that inhibit the absorption of these nutrients, such as trans-fatty acids found in margarine and hydrogenated oils, such as cottonseed oil and palm kernel oil.

      Food allergies, allergies to facial creams, soaps, shampoos, makeup, and excess intake of refined sugars, can all cause or contribute to skin issues. Certain foods can also aggravate skin conditions because of their high-acid forming effects on the body, especially fried foods, trans fats, iodized salt, alcohol, hot and spicy foods, all processed foods, chocolate, fruit juices, carbonated beverages, caffeinated beverages, and dairy products. Excessive long-term intake of seafood or other high iodine foods may also cause issues in some people.

      Coexisting gum problems suggest the need for folic acid. A separate skin condition may occur in women 30-40 years old due to physical exercising or working all day with face makeup, lowered resistance due to stress, or hyper-response to bacteria or hormone problems. Another skin problem, acne rosacea (reddish spots in a pattern over nose and cheeks), may be a sign of low B vitamins or low hydrochloric acid in the stomach.

      Best of health to you

  27. QUESTION:
    What are home remedies for growing long healthy nails?
    Need easy home remedies!!! I have stubby nails and I bite my thumb and it's skin a lot!!! I beg, please help.

    • ANSWER:
      Long nails tip 1: Don't use your nails as tools

      Rather than using your nails use other parts of your hand, or a pen, to perform tasks like dialing the phone. Don't pick, poke or scrape with your nails and especially avoid opening soft drink cans with your nails.

      Long nails tip 2: Wear gloves

      Detergents are particularly harsh on your nails and can cause splitting and peeling. Wear gloves when washing dishes or cleaning. You should also wear gloves when gardening to protect your nails from infection and prevent dryness, damage, and loss of natural oils.

      Long nails tip 3: Don't bit your nails or pick at your cuticles

      Aside from the obvious reason of biting shortening your nails these habits can damage the nail bed. Even a minor cut alongside your nail can allow bacteria or fungi to enter the nail bed and cause an infection. Remember your nails grow slowly so an injured nail retains signs of damage for several months.

      Long nails tip 4: Look after your cuticles

      The cuticle is a barrier that keeps bacteria from the nail matrix, where new cells are generated, so it should not be cut or trimmed. On the other hand you do want to keep cuticles from becoming overgrown, which suffocates nail growth. If your cuticle has grown out on to the nail plate, after sufficiently softening your cuticles in warm water, very gently use a cuticle pusher to push your cuticles back. As well as pushing your cuticles back this will help to remove dead skin and debris that may have accumulated. Hold the cuticle pusher at an angle, and use tiny circular movements, so that you are as gentle and careful as possible and do not damage the cuticle. When you have finished doesn't forget to moisturize your hands.

      Long nails tip 5: Look after your nails

      Trim fingernails and clean under the nails regularly. Use manicure scissors or clippers and a nail file to smooth nail edges. Never pull off hangnails - doing so almost always results in ripping living tissue. Clip hangnails off, leaving a slight angle outward.

      Long nails tip 6: Caring for brittle nails

      Trim brittle nails after a bath, or a 15 minute hand soak in bath oil, and then apply a moisturiser. Don't use nail polish remover more than twice a month. Instead, touch up the nail polish. When you do need to use a nail polish remover avoid those that use acetone, which dries out nails. Also consider using a nail strengthener and growth formula.

      Long nails tip 7: The role of diet

      Unless your diet is deficient in protein and vitamins dietary changes that supposedly strengthen nails won't work. Your nails can however offer telltale signs of dietary problems such as: Lack of vitamin A and calcium causing dryness and brittleness. Lack of protein, folic acid and vitamin C causing hang nails White bands across the nails caused by protein deficiency. A lack of sufficient hydrochloric acid causing splitting nails. Insufficient intake of vitamin B12 leading to excessive dryness, very rounded and curved ends and darkening of nails. Insufficient zinc causing development of white spots on the nails. Red skin around your cuticles can be caused by poor metabolism of essential fatty acids.

      If you are concerned that your diet may not be balanced and healthy you should consult a medical or nutritional professional.

      Long nails tip 8: Moisturise your nails

      Nails need moisture just like your hands do. Rub lotion into your nails when moisturising your hands. Be sure to apply moisturiser each time you wash your hands.

      Long nails tip 9: Use coloured nail polish

      Use coloured nail polish while you are growing your nails. If you prefer a softer look, try a sheer shade. Coloured nail polish helps you become more aware of your hands and how to use them in a way that keeps your nail polish undamaged and hence your nails protected. It also makes chips easier to spot so that you can make immediate repairs.

      Long, beautiful natural nails take commitment and special care to grow and maintain. Be patient, the average nail takes 3 to 6 months to grow.

  28. QUESTION:
    what are some home remedies to cure acne?
    i'm a 16 year old girl and i have been breaking out a lot lately on my face. i was wondering what are some home remedies to cure acne and that is good for your skin that works pretty good. also if you know how it works or whats in it that helps, i would love to hear. one last thing is, what causes acne the most? stress? sugar? what is it?

    • ANSWER:
      Applying Aloe Vera and tea tree oil on your face can help you get rid of acne problem in 3 to 5 days. Aloe Vera helps in fast healing and tea tree oil is a good antiseptic that minimized inflammation. Washing the acne-affected area at least twice in a day is healthy. The herbs like fennel seeds and basil is of great use too. You can also use jojoba oil, sunflower oil, Shea butter and the other therapeutic essential oils to get rid of this skin problem.

  29. QUESTION:
    Are there any home-remedies that anyone knows of that will get rid of redness on your cheeks/face?
    I want to know if anyone has any home-remedies that they know of that will get rid of redness on your face/cheeks. I have tried almost everything but nothing has worked really. Please let me know if you have the same problem and know of something that has either worked for you or you have heard will work. I am open to try anything. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      That redness may be rosacea. Doctors don't know the exact cause of rosacea but believe that some people may inherit it. People who blush frequently may be more likely to develop it. It is believed that rosacea is a disorder where blood vessels dilate too easily, resulting in flushing and redness.

      Factors that cause rosacea to flare up in one person may have no effect on another person. Although the following factors have not been well-researched, some people claim that one or more of them have aggravated their rosacea: heat (including hot baths), strenuous exercise, sunlight, wind, very cold temperatures, hot or spicy foods and drinks, alcohol consumption, menopause, emotional stress, and long-term use of topical steroids on the face. Researchers have not established a link between rosacea and bacteria or other organisms on the skin, in the hair follicles, or elsewhere in the body.

      See your dermatologist as medication can obliterate the redness.

  30. QUESTION:
    What natural home remedies can I use to improve my dog's dry & Flaky coat?
    I had recently switched her food with bad results. Now her skin is dry and flaky. I have taken her off the new food, but am looking for natural home remedies that I can use to improve her coat condition.

    • ANSWER:
      Having dry flaky skin when changing foods can be normal, especially when going from a lower quality to a higher quality food. Your dog's body is "detoxifying" which could cause the coat/skin changes until the dog's body becomes acclimated to the new food. You should give the new food a few weeks before writing it off. Also, don't switch cold turkey. Always mix more old food with new, and then slowly less old food and more new food until you are feeding only the new food. That will help with the transition and also alleviate diarrhea problems.

      You can give your dog a boiled egg, or purchase the supplement for skin and coat that you can pump on to the dogs food to help with the dryness and flaking.

      Hope this helps!
      Moni
      http://www.geocities.com/libertydogtraining

  31. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have home remedies for clearer skin?
    Does anyone have any simple home remedies that make your skin clearer i have had big time acne and now it is starting to heal but i have many dark spots where the acne used to be usually it takes 1-2 months for these spots to disappear and i was wondering is a there some NATURAL remedy out there that can make it go away faster

    • ANSWER:
      Homemade Acne Remedy Treatment - 5 Tips to Clear Those Breakouts Fast

      When it comes to clearing acne, look no further than these homemade acne remedy treatments. They're cheap, super effective, and you can find the ingredients anywhere.

      1.) The oil cleansing method. This homemade acne remedy is one of my favorites because it worked so well for me. All you need to do is mix some extra virgin olive oil with some castor oil, put it on your face, and then cover your face with a hot rag for a few minutes. Wipe it off and you're done.

      2.) Baking soda for acne. This is another favorite because it costs less than a dollar. Just mix some baking soda with some water and lightly rub the paste onto your face. Rinse off when finished.

      3.) Aspirin masks. Get some uncoated aspirin pills, crush them up, mix with a little bit of water and place the mixture on your face. Let this one sit for a few minutes before washing it off. This is great for exfoliating as well as helping clear up current break outs quickly.

      4.) Honey Mask. Don't get plain honey from Acme, try and find uncooked/unprepared honey from a health food store. This mask is great for moisturizing and reducing the appearance of current breakouts. Do this before a shower to make it easier to rinse off.

      5.) Egg white and lemon mask. This mask makes your skin incredibly soft and smooth and it will reduce the red marks from past breakouts.

      While all of these homemade acne remedy treatments work wonders for your skin and will get rid of current break outs more quickly, they can never cure your problems. You will still be dealing with the acne after it happens rather than preventing it.

      In order to prevent acne, you have to address the root causes inside of your body. A homemade acne remedy is only good for treating the acne symptoms on your face, not the acne problems inside your body.

      Go to MyAcneHomeRemedies.com to discover the root causes of acne and get the step by step guide that will teach you exactly what you can do to finally be cured of all your acne problems. Imagine the relief you'll feel every morning when you wake up and KNOW you're skin still looks fantastic.

      Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Felix_Schmieder

  32. QUESTION:
    Are there any home remedies for hyperpigmentation?
    I have ultra sensitive skin and b/c of sun exposure i am prone to hyperpigmentation. Most chemiclas products burn my skin instead of working so i was wondering if there are any effective home remedies to help my situation.

    • ANSWER:
      since you asked about a home remedy, please grow a plant aloe vera....and apply the gelly of aloevera to the sun exposed areas. The liver function should be proper in your case.....you can also eat a half teaspoon of aloevera mixed with sugar every day morning for 15 days....and give a gap of 15 days and then eat again do this atleast for a year.....your liver gets stimulated to release sufficient fats for your skin......

      use kalisulph 6x .......4 tablets (chewing) 2 times a day till you get rid of the problem......this is a biochemic available with homeopathic stores in your area.

  33. QUESTION:
    Are all natural remedies healthy for all skin types?
    I've heard and used some natural home remedies for skin such as orange peels, tomatoes, honey masks and so on. But I was wondering if they were safe and effective for all skin types, like dry, oily, or maybe even sensitive skin. Please help. Thanks!! ^^

    • ANSWER:
      No. The biggest problems would be for people who has sensitive/ oily or dry skin as most natural remedies tends to try glow-en-ize(!) your skin for a more healthier and pretty look which means either that your remedie is trying to make the body absorb the remedie or release the bad stuff through the remedie. I know what I said made not much sense so~

      For example: I have oily skin and my friend has dry skin. She tells me that after she used honey on her face and leg it made them look glossier and more healthier, now I underestimated this and thought 'hey, I want that so I'll do the same' so after that I felt as though the honey wouldnt come off my face. My face felt sick, sticky, oily and just like a lollipop. Now, that example is an extreme but most remedies are designed for a particular skin type and side effects are usually subtle until you do it over a period of time and then problems start to occur! Of course since you are talking about natural then they all tend to be safe even if they don't match your skin type, no permanent damage of course but just the waiting till its over is an ass.

      The best way to make your skin look fresher, beautifuler, young...etc then you gotta absorb the food through ur mouth (ingest the food). Because the nutrients will get to the blood which will circulate and actually stay in the body longer than you can keep the stuff on your face. Secret fruit to beautiful skin is papaya. Not a secret and of course takes dedication and continuity for a long time but apparently it pays off <-- My mom's idea. Because this actress who is stunning said that she ate papaya's in most of her meals for a long time and that is the reason y she looked so good. LOL! But in the end papayas are highly nutritious for you anyway so its like a win win solution. But I hate papaya, and i mean really really hate them so too mad for me. :C

  34. QUESTION:
    What are some easy ways to keep skin clean looking great?
    I have a big problem with oily skin and wanted to know if there are any home remedies?

    • ANSWER:
      Drink about 8+ cups of water a day.
      People don't believe me that this is all it takes but I stopped playing for Clean and Clear exfoliaters because I've been simply drinking water.

      It also helps if you do a simple wash with cold water and soap before you go to bed and when you wake up.

  35. QUESTION:
    What is a good home remedy for acne scars?
    What is a good home remedy for acne scars? Used to have very good skin but lately developed "adult acne" and the scars are dark and awful.

    • ANSWER:
      If your scars are dark red, they are called macules. These will fade over time; however, you can do things to help fade them. Most importantly, you want to keep the acne from coming back because it will only add to your scarring. I've had this same problem...here's what I do:

      First, I would again cleanse with a gentle cleanser that your skin likes. Don't use anything that has fragrance or alcohol in it. This will only irritate your skin causing you to break out more. I would suggest to use a simple cleanser like a glycerin based cleanser. And, you only need to cleanse your face no more than 2 times a day; your body, no more than once per day. It's not necessary to constantly wash your skin...this will strip away your natural oils tricking your body that it needs to produce more oil, again...causing more acne and then acne scars.

      Next, I would exfoliate with a gentle exfoliator and do it regularly...This depends on your skin type. Exfoliating your skin will help remove dead skin cells that get trapped because of too much sebum (oil) on your skin - causing pores to get clogged...thus forming acne. Most people think that by scrubbing their skin, they will get rid of their blemishes but you could be doing too much. Here's what I recommend:
      With oily skin, you should exfoliate 3-5 per week. If you have dry or sensitive skin, only once per week; Normal skin would be everyday.

      One last thing...benzoyl peroxide: this can be very effective for acne and it is relatively inexpensive (don't confuse this with hydrogen peroxide). Just know that in order to get good results (for most people) is to use it on a consistent basis. Usually a 2.5% concentration works for most people if you use it daily. If you use it and feel you need something stronger, work your way up to a 5% solution...normally people don't need the 10% concentrations - these really are for people that have really oily skin. Note that if you use a cleanser and it already has BP in it, don't also use a topical cream that has BP in it. Pick a concentration that works for you and then only use that - don't double or triple up as this will only irritate and dry out your skin, causing redness and possibly more acne.

      Then, pay attention to your body and what your skin is telling you. Drinking a lot of water really does help. But, for me, I also notice that I will break out if I eat / drink too much dairy. I love milk, cheese, etc., but my skin doesn't...so I only eat it now and then. So, if you notice something that triggers your acne breakouts, cut down and see if that makes any difference for you.

      I hope that your scars fade - they are very embarrassing so I know what you're talking about. The above are fairly simple and inexpensive suggestions...I hope they help you.

      Good luck.

  36. QUESTION:
    What home remedies can I use on my cat that keeps chewing off her fur?
    She is constantly over-grooming, to the point of patches of fur starting to disappear. She's done this before, and she usually stops after a while, but this last time it's gotten a lot worse, and she even caused a scab (presumably). Without resorting to another trip to the vet, what home remedies could I use to dissuade her from this bad habit?

    • ANSWER:
      There are a couple of reasons your cat could be over-grooming:

      1. Dermatitis - if she has a primary skin problem, like a staph infection or ringworm, she will itch and overgroom. This cannot be treated effectively with home remedies, but thankfully is not as common as other causes.

      2. Food allergies - fairly common in domestic animals. Grains and chicken are the most common allergens. Cats do not need grains in their diet, so try introducing a diet based on a protein that she's never been exposed to (duck, venison, rabbit, kangaroo, etc). Animals develop food allergies after prolonged exposure, so it's very possible for her to be allergic to her food if she's never had a problem with it before. Some cats have sensitive GI tracts, so you may want to switch her over gradually. It can take 1-2 months to see improvement with food allergies.

      3. Flea allergies - VERY common in cats. If she is not on effective flea control, you should consider that a highly probable source of itching. The best flea medications are prescription through your vet. Be careful if you decide to use non-prescription products on your cat. Anything with permethrins, pyrethrins, or chrysanthemum extract is TOXIC to cats and will cause neurological damage. Check labels carefully and never use dog products on cats. Flea allergic animals often groom away fleas so effectively that you never see the fleas. If she is not on flea control, try it before deciding that she doesn't have any on her.

      3. Environmental allergies - unfortunately cats can also have environmental allergies just like people. These are harder to handle as there isn't a good way to prevent exposure to most of the allergens: pollens, mold, etc. There are medications to reduce sensitivity, but most vets will only prescribe them after ruling out all of the other causes, as they have side effects like damping the immune response.

      4. Stress - it is not uncommon for cats to have "psychogenic alopecia", which is basically neurotically grooming themselves to the point of having bald spots. Some cats do this in response to a specific stressor, which you may be able to discover and eliminate. If there is tension between her and another cat in the household, that could also cause this problem. Other cats develop this out of boredom. If you are seeking a way to eliminate boredom, there are a lots of neat tips and tricks to be found through Google as "Enrichment" or "Homemade toys" for your cat. Playing with her or setting up problem solving games may give her something to do and reduce her stress.

      I would like to encourage you to try to suss out the root of her issue before just trying to make her fur taste bad, as she may have a real problem that is causing her to act this way.

      To the individual who for some reason believes that veterinarians are in a conspiracy with food companies I can only say this:
      I can tell you that as a vet student my course on nutrition was taught by a veterinary nutritionist who was board certified in veterinary internal medicine, not a pet food rep. Our gastroenterology course was also taught by an internist. No one has ever taught a medical or nutritional course to us who was not a doctor, either in veterinary medicine or a PhD in a related field. They were all employed by the university, not pet food companies.
      I can also tell you that while working in the veterinary hospital we never marketed the food we had available or pushed food simply because of a "deal" with pet food companies. We frequently recommended foods that we did not carry and recommended that clients their own judgment and preference in selecting foods.
      I know that, as in all things, there are clinics who are swayed into over-recommending specific brands, but it is not a universal practice. There is also currently a great deal of effort in the veterinary field to standardize and police the relationship between clinics and food/pharmaceutical companies, so that the best health care is offered without bias.

  37. QUESTION:
    What are some good, at home remedies for acne?
    I have very oily & acne proned skin & I was wondering if anyone knew of some at home remedies that really work?

    • ANSWER:
      Many people are now looking towards natural home remedies for acne, instead of off-the-shelf products to get rid of their acne problems. This is understandable since it is both convenient and economical to do so at home. Before we go straight into any home remedy for acne, let's take a look at some of the simple things to do to complement our acne home remedies.

      Proper vitamin supplement intakes, lots of water and regular exercise will help to detoxify our bodies, and improve our skin condition. This will work hand in hand with the following cheap but effective home remedies for acne:

      1. Did you know that your toothpaste can help to reduce the swelling of your pimples? Apply some before you sleep and you will see the immediate effect the next morning.

      2. Mix lemon juice with rose water. One lemon with same proportion of rose water will do. Apply it on your face and rinse it only after 30 mins. Constantly doing so will not only get rid of acne and pimples, but it also has the effect of lightening the skin blemishes.

      3. Use fresh mint juice to apply on your face.

      4. Strawberry leaves can also help to reduce the pimple swelling.

      5. Orange peel can also be used. Basically, you need to mash it or blend it, mix with some water to form a paste before applying on your problem area.

      6. Mix turmeric powder with some mint juice before applying on the acne. Wash it off with clean, lukewarm water after about 30 mins.

      7. Even cooking condiments such as vinegar and salt have their uses as home remedies for acne. Mix the two together, before rubbing the mix over the pimples. Leave it there for some 10 to 20 mins before removing with lukewarm water.

      8. Make a paste with cucumber before using it as a facial mask. Leave the mask on for 30 mins daily. Doing this will prevent acne from breaking out.

      9. If you can tolerate the smell of garlic on your face, then go ahead to apply some fresh garlic on the pimples. They will disappear after repeated applications.

      10. Even the milk that you drink is useful as a home remedy for acne. Blend nutmeg with milk and you have a powerful paste to zap those pimples away.

      While these have worked for many folks who tried them, it does not guarantee it will work for some people.

  38. QUESTION:
    What are some affordable ways to treat scabies with at home remedies or over the counter?
    I don't have any health insurance at the moment so I cannot afford to go see a physician. What are some ways that I can reduce or eliminate the problem without having to go see a physician? with at home remedies or at my local store without having to have a prescription?

    • ANSWER:
      If you can purchase permethrin 5% cream from your local pharmacy, do so. Everyone in your household must be treated simultaneously even if if that person has no symptoms. And if you're able to find it OTC (and I believe it's now sold by prescription and OTC), buy one 60 gram tube for each member of your household. Plan to remain indoors until the 12 hour treatment is completed. This is how you should use it:

      1. Everyone must shower well and dry off.
      2. Apply the entire tube to all skin from the neck down. If there is any rash at the hairline, apply it there too. Pay attention to skin folds and skin between fingers and toes. Use the entire tube! Dress in clean clothing.
      3. Leave the permethrin cream on for 12 hours. Instructions will say 8-10 hours but 12 is better. Plan the application around this time frame.
      4. Wash all recently worn clothing & used bedding and towels in hot water and dry on high heat. If you use a laundromat, place these items in trash bags and close them tightly until they can be cleaned.
      5. Vacuum all carpets, rugs and fabric furniture. Vacuum your mattresses and pillows. If stuffed toys can be washed, do so. Otherwise, place in plastic bags for 2 weeks. Vacuum car floor mats and seats.
      6. After 12 hours, shower off permethrin 5% cream thoroughly.

      The strength of the permethrin cream MUST be 5%. A lesser strength will not eliminate the mites and you cannot use 10% and "dilute" it. The rash and itchiness may take up to 2 weeks to resolve. Oral antihistamines can help relieve some or most of the intense itching. Most of the time, if this is done correctly one treatment is all that's needed but if after 2 weeks, you find no difference in your symptoms, repeat the entire treatment from step 1 to step 6.

      The person above recommended Ascabiol. This is benzyl benzoate and is one the older treatments. It's not the treatment of choice for scabies because it's very irritating to the skin.

  39. QUESTION:
    Any home remedies to get rid of dandruff?
    This is quite embarrassing, but yeah... I've had dandruff for a while, and I just never made a big deal about it, but now (I'm 19) sometimes my friends come over and do hairstyles and stuff, and it is quite embarrassing and gross to let someone look at my flaky scalp.

    Are there any true home remedies that TOTALLY help? I want to try any home remedies before talking to a specialist if this problem continues. But please, don't say "shave it".

    I would appreciate any real advice, thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      I know this is going to sound strange but give white vinegar a try. Mix up 1/4 cup white vinegar and dilute in 3/4 cup water. The natural acids of the vinegar will help loosen any sebum (dead skin and oils) that clings to your scalp and flakes to form dandruff. Rinse thoroughly with cool, not hot water.

  40. QUESTION:
    Does anybody know of any good home remedies to get rid of acne ?
    I've tried using cleansers and almost everything but they say that home remedies work better but the only problem is is that i dont know any so could u guys help me out here ?

    • ANSWER:
      1. crush an asprin and moisten it with a bit of water, apply the paste to the pimple let it sit for a couple minutes before washing it off with soap and water. It will reduce the redness and sooth the sting If pimple persists, repaeat the procedure until it's gone.

      2. make a paste by mixing 4 Tbs. salt with 3 Tbs. olive oil.
      Pour mixture onto your hands and fingers and work it into your face. Leave it on for a minute or two, then rinse it off with warm, soapy water. Apply for one week, then cut back to two or three times weekly. You should see a noticeable improvement in your condition (salt cleanses pores by exfoliations while olive oil restores teh skin's natural moisture.

      3. use a dab of non-gel, non-whitening toothpaste on the offending spot(s) and it/they should be dried up by morning. This remedy works best on pimples that have come to a head.

      4. a dab of window cleaner.

  41. QUESTION:
    Any home remedies (non-toxic) to get rid of cockroaches from the house?
    I have a nagging cockroach problem in my house. The guys are everywhere, and I'm trying to get rid of them. Roach sprays don't really help much, plus they have this nauseating, toxic smell. Do you know of any home remedies (non-toxic) that can control or eliminate cockroach infestation?

    • ANSWER:
      Hope this helps ...Good Luck !

      Insects/Rodents:
      Fleas and Ticks
      Wash pets with castile soap and water, dry thoroughly, apply an herbal rinse made by adding 1/2 cup fresh or dried rosemary to a quart of boiling water (steep for 20 minutes, strain and cool. Spray or sponge onto pets hair, massage into skin. Let air dry, do NOT towel dry as this removes the residue of the rosemary.

      Roaches:
      1) Mix equal parts boric acid with flour , sprinkle around cracks and crevices or
      2) Mix equal parts boric acid with sugar, sprinkle around cracks and crevices or
      3) Mix equal parts boric acid with corn meal, sprinkle around cracks and crevices or
      4) Diatomaceous earth (pure silica): sprinkle around flours, cracks and crevices or
      5) Cucumber peels: set out on counter tops overnight to repel roaches or
      6) Mix Borax with a little brown sugar and flour and sprinkle behind appliances, under sink, and in corners. Cockroaches carry the mixture back to their nests or
      7) Heloise's Famous Roach Recipe:
      1/4 cup shortening
      1/8 cup sugar
      8 oz. boric acid
      1/2 cup flour
      Ample water to form a dough

      Mix all, form small balls of dough and set out in open plastic sandwich bags (to retain moisture longer, when hardened, replace with new dough)

  42. QUESTION:
    What methods can be used for skin lightening after sun exposure?
    Perhaps any skin creams or home remedies

    and by the way people i think that if its ok to fake tan then its ok to bleach skin to. I have a lot of dark marks from previous acne, and although my skin has cleared up, it has left me with darker marks and a darker over all complections. Any good creams to get rid of this or creams that can lighten the skin, ones that work.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,

      Researchers discovered that plants like Melaleuca Alternifolia or Tea Tree Oil, Arctium lappa and Azadirachta indica have amazing anti-fungal, antiseptic and antibacterial characteristics and they are effective in the treatment of other problems as well, not only in the case of acne. In the same manner, Bulbine frutescence and Aspalathus linearis known as Rooibos have the power to heal and are full of antioxidants, preventing the infection of the skin, thus the apparition of acne. Finally yet importantly, Lavender Essential Oil proved to be an excellent circulatory stimulant as well as antiseptic, working miracles in the case of injuries, burns and scars.

      Used regularly when necessary, ClearSkin-A is nature’s answer to a clear skin and will not dry or upset the skin like some other products do. Try ClearSkin-A cause it works for me.

      ClearSkin-A Gel contains:

      Tea tree essential oil (Melaleuca alternifolia) is a traditional remedy of the Aboriginal tribes of Australia. Studies have shown that it has exceptional benefits for the skin. Tea Tree Oil was included in the wound dressing kits of the Australian troops in World War 2. It is one of few essential oils which can be used undiluted without irritating or drying the skin.

      Burdock (Arctium lappais) used naturopathically to support the health of the skin, with wonderful clarifying properties. It has been studied for its ability to promote and support health in cells.

      Rooibos (Aspalathus linearis) is an indigenous shrub, which grows exclusively on the slopes of the Cedarberg Mountains in the Western Cape province of South Africa and has been used by traditional healers of the area for centuries. Known worldwide for its anti-oxidant properties, the soothing effect of Rooibos on the skin is also evident.

      Bulbinella (Bulbine frutescence) is indigenous to South Africa and is widely used as a home remedy and by traditional healers for the skin. Bulbinella is effective in supporting skin health and is highly recommended for the natural first aid kit. It's clear and soothing gel forms an invisible 'seal' over the skin, providing ongoing skin conditioning and support throughout the day.
      Ginger essential oil is extracted from ginger root and provides a toning and tightening effect on the skin - supporting healthy pores

      Lemon grass essential oil is extracted from lemon grass, and this oil is well-known in the east for its wonderful health promoting properties on the skin and its support of a clear complexion.

      Bitter Aloe (Aloe ferox) is derived from a hardy plant indigenous to the south eastern Cape of South Africa; aloe was even used in Ancient Egypt, supporting the skin of the royal family! Studies have shown this herb to have skin supportive properties.

      Gotu cola (Hydrocotyle asiatica) is a plant that grows throughout Africa and Asia and is used both topically and internally to cleanse as well as support circulation. It has also been studied with regards to supporting the skin.

      Witch hazel (Hamamelis Virginianum) is a plant whose integral component is in the medicine chest of many Native Americans, and for very good reason! Hamamelis is known for its astringent properties and has an excellent toning effect on the skin.

      The products are created using Full Spectrum Approach™ (FSA), a set of standards and processes that combines the best quality, laboratory-tested, raw ingredients, good manufacturing practices and a Full Spectrum manufacturing method to guarantee you products of the highest quality, safety and effectiveness.
      Read article at http://www.powerfulremedies.com/acne/52-acne-2514

  43. QUESTION:
    best way to get rid of acne scars/hyperpigmentation for fair skin?
    Ok well I have these hideous places on my face that are red and purple in color. I know that they will fade within 6-24 months but what is the best method to get rid of the problem for my skin type? Medication, treatment, home remedies, anything will be helpful at this point, I just want it to get better.
    Oh I'm currently using proactiv only at night because it dries my skin out a lot and I always put moisturizer with spf 15 on day and night.

    • ANSWER:
      Acne scars are the blemishes or the watery spots occurring on the skin and spoiling the smoothness of the skin. They get problematic owing to the delay in recovery. Some might prolong their stay on the skin forever. Though it is always advisable to see a doctor for acne treatment, one can even try some natural remedies for treating this acne problem. This natural treatment can certainly return the natural glow of the skin.

      Drinking plenty of water: Quoting some experts, water is the best treatment available for acne scars. Water is an amazing cleanser and has rejuvenating properties too. Hydrated body helps to cleanse the dead skin cells from the body. Also, growth of the new skin cells is facilitated when there is enough water in the body.

      Increase your intake of lemon juice: Citric acid, present in the lemon juice, is effective for treating acne scars. It facilitates rapid shedding of the dead skin cells; while also promoting the growth of the new and healthy cells.

      Vitamin rich fruits and vegetables: People having acne must exercise an increased love for fruits and vegetables, as they are rich in essential minerals and vitamins that are helpful for restoring the natural beauty of the skin. The juices contained in the fruits help to maintain the water balance in the body. Thus a rich intake of fruits and vegetables is certainly a primary step towards getting a healthy looking skin.

      Intake of balanced diet: Just like any other disease, a large part of the healing process depends on the diet. A nutritious and a balanced diet is a must for ensuring a healthy and a glowing skin. A healthy diet also supplies all the essential nutrients necessary for fighting the infections that can complicate the acne scars.

      The application of Aloe vera gel on the scars also helps in getting rid of the acne scars. Tomato is also helpful for treating acne scars as it contains Vitamin A that controls the overproduction of sebum that is primarily responsible for causing acne scars. The antioxidant properties of tomato are also responsible for rejuvenating the damaged skin.

      Other treatments for acne can include using honey, fullers' earth, rubbing ice cubes over the infected area or even using rose water. Following these natural remedies will certainly help you getting rid of acne.

      Good Luck...

  44. QUESTION:
    best home remedy that clears zits overnight?
    I have about 3-5 no biggie, but if you usually have perfect skin it's a problem. I need the most effective home remedy that clears skin fast.
    I have very sensitive skin that is sunburned and peeling.

    • ANSWER:
      White toothpaste left on overnight (don't rub it in--just dab it on and go to bed.)
      But it's really drying, so you might not want to...

  45. QUESTION:
    What should I do to get a light and even skin tone for my face?
    hii ppl, well im a teen boy of 17 n im kinda dark, Well not the AFRICAN dark, Kinda Indian dark. But the problem is my face is very much darker than my other parts of body. its seems like someone has painted my face with dark paint. So what should i do to equal skin tone for ma face like my body? any home remedies? or some cream or smthin? Any suggestions will be appreciated :)

    • ANSWER:
      AHA chemical peel does wonders! It's very safe and common. It basically removes the top layer of skin cells (dark sin). I personally haven't tried it but I know some people who have. Try searching on YouTube on chemical peels. However,if you don't want a peel, maybe you can try an AHA face cream. In using one right now to lighten some of my acne scars. I can say it's working well! :)

      Good luck!

  46. QUESTION:
    What is the best home remedy for wart removal and the quickest?
    I use to have warts on my fingers as a child and they went away over time but recently had about three spring up on my fingers and really want them to go away I've tried a couple home remedies but so far nothings working, and was wondering if anyone out there has any fast acting solutions to this problem?

    Thank you

    • ANSWER:
      Ok, so this is a little dangerous, but it works.

      You can actually perform cryosurgery [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wart#Procedures] by yourself. You don't need liquid nitrogen, you just need a condensed gas like you can get from an everyday airduster for your computer.

      DO THE FOLLOWING ON PAPER OR SOMETHING FIRST SO YOU CAN SEE HOW IT WORKS, THIS CAN BE DANGEROUS... Ok, it really isn't THAT dangerous, just don't be completely stupid about it. If you start to get scarred at any point in any of this, then: immediately stop, reassess what you are doing, and then decide what to do from there.

      What you do is, turn the gas duster can upside down and pull the trigger. You want one of the ones with the little stick that goes on the end to focus the spray. If you shoot the spray at a piece of paper, you can touch the wet part of the paper briefly (like you would a flame) and you will be fine. You should do this so you have a sense of what you are using and how much of it healthy skin can take. What is primarily coming out is the liquified gas within the can. As the gas vaporizes, it sucks the heat out of what it touches like liquid nitrogen does.

      All you are trying to do is kill the wart cells by freezing them to death. Just be careful not to hit the surrounding skin too much. Use your best judgement based off of what you saw from touching the paper.

      It is better to just do it a little bit at a time and have to do it several times over the course of a week or so than to risk serious injury.

      Take care and good luck :)

  47. QUESTION:
    My son has dry scalp prolems, to the point to where he is always scratching at his head.?
    Does anyone know a home remedy for this or also for atheletes foot? He seems to have a lot of skin problems and he is only 11. I hate to see what happens when he hits puberty.

    • ANSWER:
      take 1 a day B complex till all taken,see if that helps ,if not discontinue.

  48. QUESTION:
    Any home remedies to improve skin complexion ?
    I am tired of buying all these products for my facial skin so I was wondering if there was anything home-made remedies to improve the complexion.

    • ANSWER:
      **This is a simple, easy to do and low cost treatment. You will see almost immediate results. Thoroughly massage with olive oil. Quickly makes skin softer, it will look and feel much smoother and will be firmer. It completely rid my face of ALL my many skin problems and I now have a virtually blemish free, healthy and glowing, youthful skin as well. Oil feeds and nourishes skin with many beneficial, health enhancing nutrients that greatly help to ward off skin aging and wrinkles. Olive oil is excellent even for acne prone skins.
      .
      It's best to massage with a forward and back motion using finger tips and front and sides of fingers depending where on face you massage. If do for 2 or 3 min daily you will see remarkable results. Circular massage is less effective.
      Olive oil is also a perfect natural moisturizer, much better and
      more beneficial than moisturizing products, many of which are skin harming and skin aging. Do not remove oil. Simply splash face with water and dab dry with tissues.

      SOURCE(S): 20 + years research/experimentation - safe, natural treatments/cures for skin conditions, skin enhancement and anti aging/rejuvenation treatments
      .

  49. QUESTION:
    What can be done to undue this skin problem?
    in regards of getting of a strong sun tan/sun damage that wont go away? when i ask what can be done, i speak about medical remedies (e.g. antibiotics, laser treatment), and not home remedies that just mask the problem? places of these problems are located in the lower arms, lower legs, neck, and face. what speficis type of medical treatment is out there to fix this problem. thanks

    • ANSWER:
      I used to be a lifeguard and have some sun spots. I've been looking into procedures and found that laser skin resurfacing is supposed to take care of the problem. This page has some information about it. If you haven't already, you might also want to see a dermatologist or doctor about it.


home remedies for skin problems

Hard Red Bumps On Skin

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How can i shave without getting little red bumps on my skin?
    Whenever I shave I am normally left with small red bumps on my skin, I am unsure of what they are but they are very hard to get rid of and they seem to get worse each time I shave. Is this normal? Is there a way to shave without getting these bumps?

    • ANSWER:
      Make sure you shave with lots of soap or special shaving cream. You get those bumps from razor burn. Which usually means your skin is not getting enough moisturizer when shaving.

  2. QUESTION:
    How do you make your nails grow faster?
    Mine are little stumps. LOL. Besides my thumb nails. Hehe. Any tips?

    Also...I have hard, red bumps on my knuckles because I used to chew the skin off. How can I heal them faster?

    I have nasty man-like hands.

    • ANSWER:
      To get rid of the bumps, put lotion on them. I have that same exact problem. To make your nails grow faster, don't chew on them, or cut them for at least 2 weeks! Then you should have long nails!!!!

  3. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of a zit thats under my skin still? Can I prevent it from getting bigger?
    Its a hard red bump that hurts on my chin. Please help!

    • ANSWER:
      one word....proactive

  4. QUESTION:
    Hard red bump in between breast what is it?
    I have a hard red bump in between my breasts it hurts when I apply pressure with my finger and it doesn't itch or bother me unless I poke at it. what could it be?

    • ANSWER:
      is it smooth or rough?
      it could be.
      -Cherry angioma
      -Dermatofibromas
      -Epidermoid cysts
      -Folliculitis
      -Keratoacanthoma
      here is a link to a site that could help answer your question.
      http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/guide/cysts-lumps-bumps

  5. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of those red bumps when you shave your armpits?
    When i shave like after there is a whole bunch of red bumps on my armpit. i just shave with soap and water and a razor. its the venus curve one. sometimes i don't use soap. these bumps are really ugly and the next time i go 2 shave its harder cuz i have 2 dodge them. what should i do? any tips? thanks XOXO<3
    oh and what is Cortison lotion? and where could i find it if that really works...

    • ANSWER:
      Give your skin a few days rest and let your hair grow. Yes, sounds gross but you probably don't want to go about shaving your already tender armpits. Cortizone cream will do wonders while you are waiting. Putting deodorant on freshly shaved skin is bad, and could cause infection.

      Use a good shaving cream. Not using anything to lather is bad bad bad. You're basically cutting it dry, and getting razor rash from the friction. Or, you might not be getting a good enough lather, and you're cutting the hairs on your armpits too short, which is causing the hairs to grow back in on itself, penetrating the skin and causing the body to react by treating it like an infection.

      Wash your razor in alcohol before and after every use to get bacteria off. (You can wash it with soap after you've sterilized it.) Shave your pits last. The warm water will soften your skin and hair, making it easier to shave. Also, shave in the direction of your hair growth, which is down, NOT up.

  6. QUESTION:
    How can I shave my pubic hair whiteout getting red bumps?
    I shave my publics but I always get red bumps...... Am I doing it wrong? Am I shaving to hard. All I know is that I hate it.. So help?

    • ANSWER:
      I'm a guy so it may be different, but I do it in a really hot shower, and use sensitive skin shaving cream. Afterwards I rub everything down with aftershave, then lotion. And I never get razor burn, it works good

  7. QUESTION:
    If you had genital warts is it possible to get them on 4 different occasions in one year?
    Is it possible to have genital warts and get one wart every 3 months and it only last for about a week each time? I does not look like cauliflower it is just a hard red bump that is medium in size?

    • ANSWER:
      Its possible. If you want to know if its a wart, take some paper towel or ball of cotton and put vinegar on the site for 3 mins or so. If it turns white then its is probable that it could be a wart. There is also a chance it could be an irritation or skin tag. For ultimate answer see your doc.

  8. QUESTION:
    how come when i shave my pubic hair i can still see where it grows? like it's under the skin?
    it's really annoying because i want it to look bare, not like there are hairs growing underneath. does this happen to anyone else? what can i do to make it bare looking? if i shave to hard, i get little red bumps and my skin bleeds. help!

    • ANSWER:
      Do an at home wax. I use Surgi Brazillian from Sally's. I paid 8 dollars for the wax and it lasted a year for me. All you do it heat it in the microwave, put it on, pull it off...no strips or anything. It's less expensive than shaving, lasts 3+ weeks, and feels amazing (afterward, of course. lol) It hurts a little, but its bearable. Good luck, and hope that helps!

  9. QUESTION:
    How do i get a really good shave down there without the red bumps?
    Every time i shave down there i get red bumps and when i shave the direction the hair grows it still gets red bumps and sometimes the hair doesn't shave off.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Sweetie its me susana, well what i do is shave with a moisturizer shaver with a good moisturizer shaving cream or a good moisturizer soap u have to use alot of soap or alot of moisturizer cream while your taking a shower dont press down to hard on the shaver.Try not to shave so much down their I no it sucks because u want it smooth but if u shave every day thats what happens your skin gets irritated and sometimes it burns never put body cream on the area that has the irritation cause it burns! use vaseline i no its gross not alot just a little the irritation will stop burning.Waxing would hurt like a u no what! lol I dont no if u would go to those extremes (of waxing ouch!) Use a good moisturizer shaver with moisturizer on the tip of the shaver and lather up good with a good moisturizer soap or a good moisturizer shaving cream.I been shaving for years and i still get them I lay off of the shaving until the irritation is gone tho.sorry sweetie I wasnt that much help take care!

  10. QUESTION:
    What are the red bumps that appeared overnight on my vagina?
    Saturday night i had rough unprotected sex with my boyfriend, i was very sore & burned while urinating. also did not shave 3 days prior. sunday night i notice a red bump on right vagina lip that looks similar to a ingrown hair & is the size of this letter "O" it hurts when i touch & feels like a tiny lump, i could feel 2 more coming on, one on the right side of the labia & one on the left. wake up monday morning & i have a total of 3 that are all almost identical & a little sore red spot on my clitoris that could possibly turn into the same thing? We've been together 2 months & never use a condom, this has never happened before. What do you think it could be? Help!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Here's how to shave your pubes: If you can afford to get the no-no hair remover on TV that's the best way. If not then 1st pluck/wax some of them while they're long. Cut the hairs short. Apply shaving cream or conditioner to the pubic area. Then shave upwards in the opposite direction of the hairs with a 5-bladed razor. Be sure to shave hard to make it smooth. Afterwords to avoid getting beginners side effects wash the area off with acne cleanser, dishwasher soap, or rubbing alcohol. It only takes me 5 minutes to shave that & I shave about 3x a week. If done right you will be incredibly smooth like me. If you do experience beginners side effects don't panic! just put acne cream on the bumps, pop them if you can, keep up the shaving routine, & they should go away within a month. That's just a reaction cause your body isnt used to being hairless there. Even I itched & burned when I 1st started. Also try rubbing one of those skin moisturizing bar soaps on the area after you shave it. That'll make it really soft. Also when my facial razor gets dull I switch it to my body razor.

      You can also get it removed permanently with electrolysis which is painful & costs an hour. I've gotten 3 treatments on mine. Email me for more info about it.

      Here's the benefits of hair removal: The absence of it is erotic, sensational, & it's easier to sexually relieve yourself. You'll feel sexier, younger, & cleaner. For girls it makes their periods easier to clean up because the hair traps in blood. It's cleaner because hair traps in odors & dirt & is 1 less thing to wash when you take a shower. One of the reasons I started shaving is because I would kill time twirling the hairs when I saw that area. Pubes can get caught in stuff like your zipper. & you won't leave long gross hairs on stuff like toilets. The only real con is that it takes time & maintance. But then alot of hairy people spend that time doing other worthless stuff like smoking.

      I've got a blog posted on my profile about why there's nothing wrong with pubic hair removal (or body hair removal on either sex) that you & everybody else should read. & fyi you don't need to be sexually active to shave that area. I have friends that are complete prudes that are into body hair removal.

      I hope I am helping people by answering these questions. If you don't wanna pick my answer as best at least let me know if my advice has helped you.

  11. QUESTION:
    What is a good hair removal system for sensitive skin?
    I have very sensitive skin and hard to remove hair on my legs and underarms. I need to find something that actually works without making me break out or get red bumps. I shave right now, but I still get bumps. suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      Plucking (tweezing), Shaving, Depilatory creams and Waxing are temporary hair removal methods. Waxing usually lasts for 3 weeks, but it is painful. Electrolysis and laser hair removal are "permanent" hair removal methods but are expensive and you have to find a trained professional, otherwise your skin could be damaged. A review of the various hair removal methods is available at http://7ou.info/

  12. QUESTION:
    What to take a bath in with itchy skin?
    I have little red bumps all over my skin and they itch really bad. They itch even worse from the heat of the bath. I don't want to take a cold bath, so what is some itch remedies in the bath that you may know of? I heard taking a bath in baking soda helps?

    • ANSWER:
      Baking soda. Baking soda battles itches of all kinds. For widespread or hard-to-reach itches, soak in a baking soda bath. Add 1 cup baking soda to a tub of warm water. Soak for 30 to 60 minutes and air dry. Localized itches can be treated with a baking soda paste. Mix 3 parts baking soda and 1 part water. Apply to the itch, but do not use if the skin is broken.

      Oatmeal. Add 1 to 2 cups finely ground oatmeal to a warm bath (not hot or you might have breakfast for the next month in your tub) to ease your itches.

      Hope this helps.....

  13. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to shave your bikini area?
    I always get little red bumps and you can still see the hair a little bit, only in a few areas I can get the hair to look basically completely gone. I hate it so much and it gets really itchy sometimes and doesn't look good at all. Also, I have a really hard time shaving the hair that grows more towards the skin between my leg(like on the bony area between your vagina and leg) how can I shave better?

    • ANSWER:
      Alright you have to take a lot of steps before shaving down there.

      -First, make sure that you have a new razor every time you want to shave that area.
      -Second, exfoliate. Use a scrub or a washcloth, something that will exfoliate the skin. It opens up the hair follicles so it reduces the chance of getting ingrown hairs.
      -Third, soak in the tub with warm water. The warm water also opens up hair follicles.
      -Fourth, shave in the direction of the hair, not against. That pulls against the skin and causes irritation. You should also be pulling the skin taut while you shave as well.

      Once you start shaving more, your skin will get used to it and won't get so irritated all the time. Limit shaving to once or twice a week.

      Hope this helps! :)

  14. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of the red bumps on my shaved head?
    I started shaving my head three months ago. in the past month and a half, I've started to get itchy, peeling bumps of dead skin on my head. I couldn't help but pick and peel at first, but even the ones I left alone have turned into large irritated red bumps on top of my scalp. Can someone please tell me what this is/ how to treat it?

    • ANSWER:
      Visit your best dermatologist! He/She knows best how to treat it!
      It's dangerous to self-medicate especially in your case.
      If you're gonna apply self-medicate drugs, probably more irritation will occur.
      It's hard to sacrifice your health than money.

      Good Luck and God Bless!

  15. QUESTION:
    I have these bumps on my arms from different things. How do you get rid of them?
    The top of my arms have these annoying bumps I think called "chicken skin". The bottom part have red bumps from using hair removal products. I think maybe the products are too strong for my sensitive skin. How can I get rid of these quickly? Remedies and products that are in your nearest store like Walmart and Walgreens would be nice.

    • ANSWER:
      It's called Keratosis Polaris. It's a genetic skin condition. Many people actually have them. There is no way to actually get rid of them, but if you go to the nearest pharmacy and get a loofa sponge, rubbing a little bit harder might help them go away:)

  16. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of Keratosis Pelaris with just lotion?
    I have Keratosis Pelaris (otherwise known as chicken skin) on my upper arms. It's like little red bumps. Similar to acne, but harder to treat. I've been using AmLactin on my upper arms but it isn't doing any good. Does anyone know any good lotions I can use to treat the bumps? Thank you very much!

    • ANSWER:
      I'm not sure if you can get rid of it without the help of a doctor.

      Moisturizing lotions are often soothing and may help the appearance of the skin. Skin creams with medications containing urea, lactic acid, glycolic acid, salicylic acid, tretinoin, or vitamin D may be recommended by your physician. However, improvement often takes months and the bumps are likely to come back.

  17. QUESTION:
    Are there ways to keep your belly button piercing while it's infected?
    I just got the piercing done four weeks ago and it looks bruised around the top ring. I got a small red bump, which formed into a scab right under it. I've accidentally pulled it really hard a couple of times. The skin around the top piercing looks dry. It has bled once, and light almost clear, semi yellow pus comes out after Isoak it with saline solution. I went to the doctor and was told I had a slight infection, to take the antibiotics and get rid of my piercing. But I've been told by others that there is a way to cure it without having to get rid of the piercing. Just wondering if anyone else has had this problem.

    • ANSWER:
      If your piercing was infected you would absolutely need to leave it in as taking it out can cause the piercing to close up before the infection gets out, trapping the infection in your body which can cause it to spread.

      Redness, soreness, blood, and lymph (light colored, white, or clear discharge) are completely normal in a healing piercing. Bruising can also be normal in the beginning so if it doesn't go away soon, go have your piercer look at it. Dryness is from cleaning improperly and/or too often. Saline often contains chemical additives which will cause this dryness. Have your piercer check out the bump and give you advice for treatment.

      It's best to do actual sea salt soaks twice a day for 5-10 minutes each soak with 1/4th of a teaspoon of non-iodized sea salt to 8oz of hot water. Pour some into a clean shot glass, bend over at the waist, hold the glass tightly against your stomach and then lean back and it will form a suction to soak it properly.

      If your piercing was infected you'd have excessive redness, hot to the touch feeling, and darker yellow/green pus that usually has an odor to it.

  18. QUESTION:
    When i shave down there sometimes i get red bumps? What does that mean?
    I just started shaving and i need help.. After i shave the top part from down south it gets itchy and i get red bumps... Can you tell me a few things to do to get rid of it or to help prevent the problem?

    • ANSWER:
      its razor burn it means your pressing to hard with your razor as you shave causing skin irritation.
      also means your not using a shaving gel or a moisturizer after.

      when you shave down under you need to make sure that your not pressing hard on the skin sinc it is sensitive, if you have stubborn hair you can press a bit harder only in that section, then after use your boy wash to help moisturize and sooth the skin

      after the shower you need to use on a daily basis moisturizing cream like vasalean coco radience is what i use and never had a problem, remember only on the outside of the vag not the inside.
      if it persists take a damp cloth that was soaked in salt water warm and compress it to the area this helps open the pores to let out dirt and stuff and disinfect then apply the daily cram after pattting dry.

      OH and pat dry after shower DO NOT rub it will make it worse.

  19. QUESTION:
    How do I spot bed bugs?! I am starting to believe I might have these at home, wake up with bites...?
    Hello!

    I'm 21, female. I live at home with my parents, when I was younger, like 13, we found bed bugs on my mattress, we assume we got these from an apartment next to us that was found infested with these, we had to throw away my mattress and get a new one.

    Never agian did I have such an issue. I was able to find out they were bed bugs because I would have itchy red small bumps (bites), and one night I was lucky enough to spot the bugs, it wasn't hard for me to see them.

    Well, lately I keep finding itchy small red bumps on my body again, about 4 nights ago I got a bump near my chest, I didn't think much of it. Right now I have about 4 other bumps of these, behind my arm, forearm, elbow, etc. So I am starting to think that perhaps it's bed bugs again. But I have searched my mattress a lot, and I see nothing.

    I know bed bugs are really small but I know what they look like from that experience when I was younger. They are small and reddish/brown etc. I see none on my mattress, could these bumps be from something else?

    I haven't used any skin products that I could relate this to.

    I will now wash everything in hot water, maybe that helps, but in the meantime I would like to know if there are any technics I can use to figure out if these are really bug bites? How do I spot these bugs if they are the cause of these bumps?!

    Help!

    • ANSWER:
      If you suspect that you may have bed bugs then wrapping some double sided sticky tape round the legs of the bed is a good test. You will find the bugs stuck on there. Generally speaking an infestation which is under 3 months old will be hard to detect.

      You can buy bed bug monitors very cheaply online, try Amazon.

  20. QUESTION:
    how do i stop the red bumps after shaving?
    I'm 19 years old and have been with my girlfriend a little over a year now. Not only do I think pubic hair is disgusting but so does my girlfriend. Every time i shave i get those little red bumps that eventually turn into scabs and it looks disgusting. I've tried almost everything i can think of from Coochie Creme to Nair for sensitive areas. If anyone has any advice please help. Thanks a million=)
    Is that after i shave to prevent or use it now to get rid of it?

    • ANSWER:
      Here's how to shave your pubes: 1st pluck/wax some of them while they're long. Cut the hairs short. Apply shaving cream or conditioner to the pubic area. Then shave upwards in the opposite direction of the hairs with a 5-bladed razor. Be sure to shave hard to make it smooth. Afterwords to avoid getting beginners side effects wash the area off with acne cleanser, dishwasher soap, or rubbing alcohol. It only takes me 5 minutes to shave that & I shave about 3x a week. If done right you will be incredibly smooth like me. If you do experience beginners side effects don't panic! just put acne cream on the bumps, pop them if you can, keep up the shaving routine, & they should go away within a month. That's just a reaction cause your body isnt used to being hairless there. Even I itched & burned when I 1st started. Also try rubbing one of those skin moisturizing bar soaps on the area after you shave it. That'll make it really soft. Also when my facial razor gets dull I switch it to my body razor.

      You can also get it removed permanently with electrolysis which is painful & costs an hour. I've gotten 3 treatments on mine. Email me for more info about it.

      Here's the benefits of hair removal: The absence of it is erotic, sensational, & it's easier to sexually relieve yourself. You'll feel sexier, younger, & cleaner. For girls it makes their periods easier to clean up because the hair traps in blood. It's cleaner because hair traps in odors & dirt & is 1 less thing to wash when you take a shower. One of the reasons I started shaving is because I would kill time twirling the hairs when I saw that area. Pubes can get caught in stuff like your zipper. & you won't leave long gross hairs on stuff like toilets. The only real con is that it takes time & maintance. But then alot of hairy people spend that time doing other worthless stuff like smoking.

      I've got a blog posted on my profile about why there's nothing wrong with pubic hair removal (or body hair removal on either sex) that you & everybody else should read. & fyi you don't need to be sexually active to shave that area. I have friends that are complete prudes that are into body hair removal.

      I hope I am helping people by answering these questions. If you don't wanna pick my answer as best at least let me know if my advice has helped you.

  21. QUESTION:
    How to shave my legs and my armpits?
    I shave my armpits every night, but my skin gets very irritated which leaves red bumps on my armpits that often hurt or even bleed a little. It's really hard to get all the hair out, and I would really like to have smooth armpits. I also get red spots on my legs when I shave them, I use coco butter but it doesn't help that much. (Nair and things like that are even worse, my mom tried it and said her skin hurt really bad). Any advice?
    I only use soap.
    What are some good shaving creams I can use?

    • ANSWER:
      first off, always shave with water and shaving cream

      shave in the opposite direction your hair grows. and not every day! your armpits are sensitive.

      for armpit try to keep it under 5 strokes an armpit.
      for legs shave upwards.

      your armpit hair grows in different directions so you shave it from all the angles possible

      hope thie helps :)

  22. QUESTION:
    What are the red bumps on my two dogs?
    I just seen that both of my dogs have the same kind of bumps on them. The bumps are on the tops of their limbs and on the lower part of their belly. They just look big red bumps and they aren't all close together like a rash, but more separate. It must be something either contagious or something they are both exposed to causing it.

    • ANSWER:
      Our dog had the same mysterious red bumps. It was caused by the start of a skin infection. It you let it go on much longer, they will spread and the hair will start to fall out. It looks exactly like mange, but it is not. Do not let the vet talk you into mange dips right away. Be insistent and ask for an antibiotic first and see if that clears it up. The pills are relatively cheap and work really well. Our vet wanted us to pay over 700 bucks for treatments for something that was cleared up with 26 dollar pills. Mange dips can be really hard to give and they aren't necessarily good for your pet or for you. Vets like to scare the crap out of you. Don't let them. Be informed that there are other options. Ask for the antibiotics, administer for 10-14 days, I am sure that it will clear up. This sort of infection can be reoccuring. We figured it was from swimming in our nearby lakes. We stopped that practice after we gave her the pills and it has never come back.

  23. QUESTION:
    What cleansers work well for people with oily skin and acne almost all the time?
    I have tried a bunch of stuff. Right now, I'm using proactiv, but I still have little red bumps on my cheeks and white ones on my forehead. My nose feels oily even only ten minutes after cleaning my face. I need something strong- I don't really have sensitive skin or anything- I just have a big acne problem. So if you know about some really good cleansers, please tell me. (By the way, if you use that Oxy stuff- maximum strength daily wash or chill factor daily wash, could you tell me what it feels like on your skin- I'm thinking about trying it out and I hear it's really good for people with bad acne). Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Swab the decks, matey. Skin-care companies have come up with nifty foil-wrapped packets of alcohol-saturated wipes for oily skin. They're similar to the larger wipes that women with children often carry for tidying up kids away from home. The smaller facial wipes are easy to tuck into your handbag or briefcase. Then, when you notice that your nose is shiny with oil, you can peel a packet apart in a bathroom and wipe the oil from your face. The alcohol cuts through the oil and dries up your skin. They smell nice and refreshing and they're very convenient. Look for Tyrosum wipes, among other brands, in major drugstores, or ask your pharmacist to order them.

      Wash with care. If you have oily skin, you may be tempted to scrub that oil away every chance you get. But washing your face too much--more than three times a day--may stimulate your skin to produce more oil. Every skin pore is a little oil factory, and your skin knows how much is produced--as if it had a little dipstick. So if you constantly remove that oil, your skin says, 'Oops! Not enough oil. Better make some more.'

      Hard scrubbing and rubbing stirs up the oil glands, too, so be gentle. And if you have oily skin, avoid superfatted soaps (intended to moisturize as they clean) like Dove and Tone--your skin doesn't need any added oil. Antibacterial soaps (like Dial and antibacterial Lever 2000) are helpful. That's because oily skin has a tendency to clog the pores and foster bacterial growth.

      Rely on witch hazel. Among dermatologists witch hazel is a popular astringent. Don't let the name fool you. Witch hazel is mild and doesn't have a lot of added ingredients. It's always best to keep skin-care products as simple as possible--use the purest products. And be wary of natural products containing essential oils (extracts of herbs used in aromatherapy and massage)--some people are allergic to them.

      Go powder your nose. Talcum powder, whether it's formulated for the body or if it's loose face powder, is oil-free. What's more, talc blots the oil on your skin. People with oily skin need a little powder after they bathe and when they apply makeup.

      Apply loose face powder after applying foundation. Pressed powder is not recommended, because it contains some oil and may make acne worse in susceptible women.

  24. QUESTION:
    What should I do to get rid of my uni brow?
    I have started shaving them but I got red bumps in the area I shaved between my eyebrows. What can I do to get rid of those bumps? Shaving them just irritates my skin. Plucking them makes my skin red, the area I plucked around. I am thinking of either waxing them at home, or letting a salon do it for me. What should I ask if I decide to get it done at a salon?

    • ANSWER:
      Wax, wax, wax.
      Its not that hard

  25. QUESTION:
    What is this bump on the outer corner of my eye?
    It's NOT a stye. It's been there for over a year now. It doesn't hurt or bother me. It's not that big, but it's not hard to see it when you look at me. It's not red, just a bump under my skin. I woke up one morning and it was there, and it never got smaller or bigger. Any idea what it could be?

    • ANSWER:
      a wart.

  26. QUESTION:
    What can i put on my bikini line after waxing so the red bumps go away with in a few days.?
    I wax my own bikini line, but after i get really bad red bumps. What types of cream, powder, can i put on it to ease the red bumps

    • ANSWER:
      Exfoliate really, really, really well the day before with a sugar scrub. Don't rub so hard that you get red, but well enough that your skin is baby smooth basically.

      Make sure the wax is just hot enough, not too hot, not too cold.

      Apply some baby powder on a cotton ball to the skin first so the wax doesn't really grab the skin, but just the hair.

      Apply some aloe gel that you stashed in the refrigerator to cool the skin down after you clean any extra wax off with baby oil.

      If you still get the bumps, get the product "Bikini Zone" or any other creme that helps with ingrown hairs (because that's what the bumps are).

      If you still have a problem time after time, try a new brand of wax. You could be allergic to your current wax. Whenever you try a new product, try a patch test on the inside of your wrist or inner thigh (put it on for the specified amount of time, then take off, with wax you can usually just peel it off rather then rip it off when doing the patch test).

  27. QUESTION:
    How can I stop a pimple when I feel it under the skin?
    Does anyone know a way to help clean a zit when you can feel it starting to develop?
    I see the little vague red bumps.
    Is there a way to make it stop growing, or stop getting clogged?

    I'd rather use something I have already, than have to go out and spend any money, but if you know of a really great product I can get at CVS or Walmart or something, I'd be glad to hear it!

    • ANSWER:
      Benzoyl peroxide is what you're looking for! You can get creams with benzoyl peroxide (Persagel is one) at CVS, Walmart, and most grocery stores.

      Benzoyl peroxide causes cell turnover in your pores and on your skin's surface, which reduces the amount of bacteria in your pores. Bacteria are what's causing the painful red bumps that you feel under your skin.

      You can also use a face wash that has salicylic acid in it (Biore makes a good one). Salicylic acid helps exfoliate your skin and unclog pores. But be gentle! Scrubbing irritated skin really hard or with a harsh scrub will make it worse and more irritated, red, and painful.

      I know some people recommend toothpaste, but that has never, ever worked for me.

  28. QUESTION:
    How to i get rid of a zit under my skin?
    So i've had a big red bump between my eye brows for about a week now and it never had a white head on it. its just been red and it hurts pretty bad. Ive tried to squeeze it a few times to see if anything would come out of it and nothing did. Ive put zit cream on it a few times and it still has not gone away. Im pretty sure its under the skin. What can i do to make it go away?

    • ANSWER:
      Your going to think Im crazy. Put toothpaste on it when your going to be home for a long time and do pack it on thick and heavy where you no longer see redness and though your going to be so anxious to whipe that toothpaste off to see whats under it wait it out for over like 6 hours then take a hot shower WITHOUT scrubing your face let the hot water get the toothpaste off. If that don't seem to get it off use some baby oil or wasaline and rib lightly not hard and if you feel a white head sticking out don't start squeezing in happiness. Again don't whipe hard. Conditioner can also work to get it to come off easier. Do not wash your face with soap. I honestly do not even believe in face wash soaps. I say never wash your face with soap. Warm water will do the trick and no scrubbing your face will stay much clearer.

      If this don't bring the pimple to a head your redness and irritation will atleast be a goner :) and no more picking at it your only irritating it. There is really no need to squeeze unless you see a white head then only squeeze directly on each side of the white head. If this one turns out to be a white head your going to want to repeat this process to get all the extra goo out toothpaste will suck it up.

  29. QUESTION:
    I want to shave my pubic hair but i keep getting red irritated bumps. What do I do?
    I keep trying different techniques but they still give me the small red bumps. I don't have a whole lot of products that I can use, but I don't want a lot. I just need help and at the risk of sounding weird I need it semi-detailed.

    • ANSWER:
      Here's how to shave your pubes: 1st pluck/wax some of them while they're long. Cut the hairs short. Apply shaving cream or conditioner to the pubic area. Then shave upwards in the opposite direction of the hairs with a 5-bladed razor. Be sure to shave hard to make it smooth. Afterwords to avoid getting beginners side effects wash the area off with acne cleanser, dishwasher soap, or rubbing alcohol. It only takes me 5 minutes to shave that & I shave about 3x a week. If done right you will be incredibly smooth like me. If you do experience beginners side effects don't panic! just put acne cream on the bumps, pop them if you can, keep up the shaving routine, & they should go away within a month. That's just a reaction cause your body isnt used to being hairless there. Even I itched & burned when I 1st started. Also try rubbing one of those skin moisturizing bar soaps on the area after you shave it. That'll make it really soft. Also when my facial razor gets dull I switch it to my body razor.

      You can also get it removed permanently with electrolysis which is painful & costs an hour. I've gotten 3 treatments on mine. Email me for more info about it.

      Here's the benefits of hair removal: The absence of it is erotic, sensational, & it's easier to sexually relieve yourself. You'll feel sexier, younger, & cleaner. For girls it makes their periods easier to clean up because the hair traps in blood. It's cleaner because hair traps in odors & dirt & is 1 less thing to wash when you take a shower. One of the reasons I started shaving is because I would kill time twirling the hairs when I saw that area. Pubes can get caught in stuff like your zipper. & you won't leave long gross hairs on stuff like toilets. The only real con is that it takes time & maintance. But then alot of hairy people spend that time doing other worthless stuff like smoking.

      I've got a blog posted on my profile about why there's nothing wrong with pubic hair removal (or body hair removal on either sex) that you & everybody else should read. & fyi you don't need to be sexually active to shave that area. I have friends that are complete prudes that are into body hair removal.

      I hope I am helping people by answering these questions. If you don't wanna pick my answer as best at least let me know if my advice has helped you.

  30. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of the hard red bumps on my face?
    They're not pimples, more like full pores. They are in a small group on either side of the bridge of my nose, underneath my eyes, Actually, they are not really bumps. They are more like slightly raised areas of my skin. Also, when I touch them they feel pretty delicate, they they would rip easily if that makes sense.
    I have combination skin, dry on my forehead and cheeks but an oily nose and t-zone

    • ANSWER:
      Free easy treatment- just boil some water in a pot and let the steam open your pores. Dont shove your face and get all burnt and literally STEAMED- but use common sense and fair distance and let the steam do it's duty for about 15 minutes.

      It works because it opens your pores. Its free and easy.
      If you want though, they have special facial steaming machines at beauty places..

      Wash your face often. Especially because your combination skin. I have the same skin type but I just take good care of my skin with organic lavender face.body wash and i do noxema masks every night and wash my face atleast 2 times a day- besides shower time and I buy good makeup and wash my brushes/makeup utensils after every use so bacteria doesn't build up.

  31. QUESTION:
    What are some quick ways and remedies to get rid of acne?
    I'm 13 and have managed to keep my face pimple free or get rid of the ones i had but now i a few issues i have some red bumps beneath both eyes (on my cheek) and some dry skin with bumps on my nose and one bump on the side of my jaw and two on my forehead. It doesn't look that bad I just want clear skin what should I do?

    • ANSWER:
      Wash your face at most TWO times a day with a gentle cleanser. (not including showers, baths, etc). ONLY TWO. Three or more will irritate the natural oil balance in your skin, and will irritate your pimples. Once at night, once before bed.

      Wash your face with something gentle. Find something that works with you, since everyone is different :) Be careful in what you buy, make sure the company is reliable and knows what they're talking about.
      Then, apply medical treatment. I hear Neutrogena on the Spot works really well. Just check out acne.org. They have reviews of products and home remedies and secrets there :D
      After your face soaked up the treatment, apply moisturizer. If you're going out, use one with an SPF. Always with something with SPF, the sun will irritate your pimples.

      And later during around noon, if you have the time, do one of the following things:

      Option 1: The egg mask. Separate the egg whites and yolk. Gently beat the egg yolk and apply on a freshly clean face (Gently rinse your water for a few seconds). Apply a thin layer. Wait for it to dry. The egg yolk helps with acne because the egg yolk is a pure source of Vitamin A, which is in most acne medications. Rinse off the egg yolk and now beat the egg whites hard. You want it to be foamy. Apply the foam on your face and wait for it dry. Be warned, the egg whites will tighten your pores, so it might itch and your face will get hard and you can't move, it's like botox! lol :D When its completely dry, rinse off and you're done :D You can cook the remains, or fridge them, up to three days. Do this every noon. Your skin should be smooth and soft like a baby's.

      Option 2: Honey mask. The honey is anti bacterial, which helps prevent more pimples. Just rip pieces of napkins or tissue or toilet paper and squeeze honey on them. Apply over your pimples or all over the face since its good for the skin in general! It's anti-oxidant will help fight radicals. If you don't know what I'm talking, just look it up, lol. You can grind some apples up and make a honey-apple paste and apply on your face or the pimples. Personally, I use honey alone, since it works just as fine. (: Whatever you would like. You can experiment. Whatever works for you. Leave the mask on for 15-30 minutes. Do this everyday.

      Before bed: Do the same routine as the morning.

  32. QUESTION:
    How do I spot bed bugs?! I am starting to believe I might have these at home, wake up with bites...?
    Hello!

    I'm 21, female. I live at home with my parents, when I was younger, like 13, we found bed bugs on my mattress, we assume we got these from an apartment next to us that was found infested with these, we had to throw away my mattress and get a new one.

    Never agian did I have such an issue. I was able to find out they were bed bugs because I would have itchy red small bumps (bites), and one night I was lucky enough to spot the bugs, it wasn't hard for me to see them.

    Well, lately I keep finding itchy small red bumps on my body again, about 4 nights ago I got a bump near my chest, I didn't think much of it. Right now I have about 4 other bumps of these, behind my arm, forearm, elbow, etc. So I am starting to think that perhaps it's bed bugs again. But I have searched my mattress a lot, and I see nothing.

    I know bed bugs are really small but I know what they look like from that experience when I was younger. They are small and reddish/brown etc. I see none on my mattress, could these bumps be from something else?

    I haven't used any skin products that I could relate this to.

    I will now wash everything in hot water, maybe that helps, but in the meantime I would like to know if there are any technics I can use to figure out if these are really bug bites? How do I spot these bugs if they are the cause of these bumps?!

    Help!

    • ANSWER:
      If you suspect that you may have bed bugs then wrapping some double sided sticky tape round the legs of the bed is a good test. You will find the bugs stuck on there. Generally speaking an infestation which is under 3 months old will be hard to detect.

      You can buy bed bug monitors very cheaply online, try Amazon.

  33. QUESTION:
    How to clear a breakout please please help!?
    Ok so my "BFF" (girls) decided to hang out and caused me to break out. Got these last Tuesday. I have one zit on each cheek and one on my chin and it looks like there's about to be two on my chin. None of them have heads. Just red bumps. My skin was looking pretty good before this and I have grad pics next week. I just want to calm em as much as possible. I have been using biore ice blemish fighting cleanser in the morning and origins checks and balances at night. In the morning I cleanse then take biore oil eliminating astringent JUST on the blemishes (since Tuesday had not been using this before they came) then I tone with Burt's bees rose water toner. Then I moisturize with Korres balancing pomegranate moisturizer. Sometimes I use FAB ultra repair cream if I have flakes but I have oily/norm skin but it is winter. At night I cleanse use astringent and tone then use clean & clear Persa gel 10 and moisturize. I exfoliate like every 2-3 days. I have been using lush's love lettuce mask. Wore makeup twice last week. What to do to calm the redness and reduce them? THANK YOU! And thanks for reading this
    I am pretty sure this is related to BFF cuz before my skin was looking pretty good aside from some barely noticeable black heads around nose and larger pores next to my nose. Plus I've been following that routine for awhile. I was using neutrogena wave at night but just ran out of the pads two days ago. Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Along with simple acne medicine, use a cotton ball that is dipped in warm salt water. Squeeze out the salt water but leave it damp. Hold the cotton ball at an acne spot for 3 minutes. Make sure to press down hard. Then taking a q-tip, roll it on the pimple until it is flattened. Then put honey on it overnight. The pimple should be a lot smaller or even disappeared. Use loads of acne cream on the pimples. The acne cream tends to make your skin dry, but it needs to be dry for the pimple to flake off. I would say don't moisturize your acne areas till the pimple is completely gone. Then for the few days before your picture, moisturize your face until it is not flaky

  34. QUESTION:
    Best way to remove unwanted body hair? (male) How expensive is laser removal? Is it effective?
    Mainly chest hair and back hair. Shaving usually results in little red bumps and acne and irritation (rash almost like)...
    I have heard it tends to lessen after several shavings but my skin seems sensitive to this..
    any hints or tips or advice is appreciated. I would consider laser removal or something permanent also, just don't know if its effective and works for the cost. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      If you want to perminantly get rid of body hair I suggest the hair removal route. Go to a couple dermatologists and get a couple quotes. It may cost a couple thousand because it usually takes more than one treatment (especially for men) but if you want to get rid of the hair forever it's worth it.

      If your skin is having problems while shaving you probably aren't doing it right. You might be using a dull razor, one with too many blades than you need, aren't using enough shaving cream, or you are pressing too hard. A razor won't irritate your skin that bad when you shave with enough cream.

      Waxing works well too but that's exspensive over time, it's best just to get laser removal.

      -Connor

  35. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to remove bikini area hair?
    So, I want to be able to wear a bikini and so i need to get some of the hair out of my way! I have tried shaving but it gives me ugly red bumps and hair grows back in 2 days. People say nair is good, but isnt it bad for your skin??!!! And, laser is too expensive! HELP PLEASE!

    • ANSWER:
      Shaving your pubic hair is a pretty simple process that takes a while to get used to. If you’ve never shaved ‘down there’ before then it’s almost guaranteed that you will experience some irritation. Your skin is not used to coming into direct contact with anything due to the hair that acts as a buffer between you and your clothes. On top of that, a close shave will irritate the skin until it has been conditioned to the practice. In most cases it only takes a month or so to get your skin used to shaving, but depending on your particular physiology it could be less time or more time. Listen to your body and don’t rush – this isn’t a race. You will need: A new razor, hair conditioner or shaving cream / gel, a bowl of steaming hot water, and an unscented moisturizing lotion. Not needed but nice to have: A freestanding or hand mirror for those hard-to-see areas.
      Take a Long, Hot Bath - Soaking in hot water will soften up both your skin and hair. Gently exfoliate the area you are about to shave using a loofah or exfoliating pad to remove dead skin.
      Trim - Using either scissors or a trimmer, cut your pubic hair as short as you can. This will make shaving easier, shaving long hair will cause your razor to become clogged in no time flat.
      Lubricate - Using hair conditioner (shaving creams and gels work, but conditioner works better), lather up the area to be shaved. (Want alternatives for shaving creams, see Top 10 alternatives to shaving cream)
      Shave - With one hand pull the skin tight, with the other slowly and deliberately shave off your pubic hair moving in the direction of hair growth, not against. Always use a new razor each and every time you do this. Pubic hair is thick and will dull a blade after just one shave, and using a dull blade is a pathway to painville. Clean the razor after every stroke by repeatedly tapping it against the side or bottom of the bowl and then visually inspect it to make sure it's clean before continuing. If you need to go back over an area, first apply a fresh layer of lubricant.
      Post-Shave - After you’ve finished shaving, lightly rub an ice cube over the skin you shaved to close up your pores and then pat the area dry with a clean towel. Apply a unscented moisturizer to the area to help soothe the freshly shaved skin.
      When you are first getting used to shaving you should shave only once every few days – wait for the irritation from the last shave to heal before you shave again. With every successive shave, the irritation should lessen until it stops altogether. After shaving, wear a long shirt or boxer shorts to let the area breathe – only wear loose, breathable fabrics. You will find that a close shave will last anywhere from 1-3 days and will begin to itch as it grows back if you don’t shave it regularly. Not everyone has the skin for shaving, if you find that you have a real problem with irritation or ingrown hairs then you should consider a close trim instead. It will still look and feel clean but without all of the pain.

  36. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to have both eczema and psoriasis?
    I have flaky skin on my forehead and face that won't go away no matter what I do. My chest and neck are red and irritated. I have raised red bumps on my elbow crooks, forearms and triceps. I am diagnosed with eczema. Could I have psoriasis as well?

    • ANSWER:
      Is it possible to have psoriasis and eczema at the same time?
      The biology of skin limits the number of ways in which it can manifest a disease process—by redness, flaking, swelling, etc. Thus, many skin conditions can superficially resemble one another and a dermatologic examination is necessary to establish a diagnosis. Self-diagnosis of a troublesome skin condition can delay proper treatment.

      Psoriasis and eczema are two skin problems that seem to be mutually exclusive to a degree, although this is not a hard and fast rule. In persons with psoriasis the incidence of allergic contact dermatitis and atopic dermatitis—two major forms of eczema—appears to be substantially lower than in the general population. A suggested reason is that the immune system dysregulation believed to be a factor in psoriasis is not the same as dysregulation of immune pathways in these forms of eczema.

      Sorry you are plagued with this. : (

  37. QUESTION:
    How can you tell a spider bite from a zit?
    A few days ago a red bump appeared out of my face. It kind of hurt like a zit. Now i've had it for a week and usually my zits don't last this long. It is strangely hard and no puss comes out. It's peeling and it's dark purple. Doesn't hurt but it's just a bump.

    It's starting to annoy me and looks like a damn wart.

    HELP?

    • ANSWER:
      most spider bites are not as bad as a 'zit',but there can be some swelling at the site.
      what you describe however,could be an insect bite.
      there are a number of insects that can leave a necrotic lesion
      where they bite. these often take a long time to heal.
      bedbugs,mites,tics, and crickets can leave such a wound.
      just keep it clean with soap/water and apply a topical antibiotic
      ointment,and you should be fine.
      if you suspect a rogue skin condition,you might check with a
      dermatologist.

  38. QUESTION:
    How do you know if a ticks head is still in under your skin?
    Yesterday morning (friday) I woke up and while in the shower and saw something by my belly button. I felt it and then pulled it off when I looked at it and saw it had legs, being a girly girl I naturally screamed at the top of my lungs and droped it :) I realized it was a tick. I didnt think to check if the head came out, just plop dropped it right down! It was a little red yesterday, but besides being extremely grossed out, it didnt bother me. Today there is a big red bump where the tick was and the center is really hard. I dont see a black spot or anything, like people have been telling me to look for, or see anything that would be a "head". But it is really red and hard and its kinda itching me. How can I tell if the head is still under my skin? I dont see a hole or anything that I could even stick a needle in, but Im really grossed out and getting more freaked that there is a bug head in me by the minute! PLEASE HELP ME!!!! Any information would be great! Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      if it was a tick then when you pulled it off you life the head in you, light a match and hold it close to the spot were the tick was and if the head is still in there then it will come right out after a while

  39. QUESTION:
    How do you prevent razor bumps on your bikini line?
    Whenever I shave my bikini line, I always get red razor bumps. How do I stop this from happening?

    • ANSWER:
      Razor bumps are something that are VERY hard to avoid. One thing that can prevent them is shaving in the direction your hair grows. Also, before you shave very gently exfoliate the area you are about to shave. This gets all the dirt and dry skin away. Then, afterards use a cream that reduces razor bumps for your bikini area. Sallee Hansen has some good products for it but if you don't want to spend the cash, I've found that baby oil works well too.

  40. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of bumps on my legs?
    I have little red bumps on the back of my thighs from shaving. They don't hurt or don't bleed, but how can I get rid of them ?

    • ANSWER:
      These are ingrown hairs. The day after you shave and several days afterward, use a luffa or another product to exfoliate your skin. This may not work well. I have tried this and other things but still get some bumps. Here are some other ideas.
      Change your routine. First thing in the morning is the worst time to shave. In the morning, skin is the most sensitive, easily bruised, cut, and most likely to be afflicted by razor bumps. Because morning skin is puffy, it’s hard to see those little hairs and that makes it hard to shave safely. You end up shaving too much on one spot, too close to the skin, with too much pressure, or too thoughtlessly (remember, you’re likely tired and less focused first thing in the morning anyway!). Have breakfast before you shave, read the newspaper, have coffee — do anything that takes 20 to 30 minutes after you wake up before you shave.
      Always shave after you shower, not before. The heat and steam soften your hair, making shaving easier and reducing the risk of razor bumps.
      Throw out the old, dull razor blades and replace with fresh, new ones. Dull blades cause razor bumps, guaranteed.
      Use this primer on skin prep: Prepare your skin for shaving to prevent razor bumps from forming. Here’s how:
      Shave only on moist skin — never run the razor on dry skin for a so-called “quick fix.” This is especially important for your cheeks and chin (and armpits, ladies) which you may be tempted to shave quickly before leaving the house.
      Ladies, after shaving your underarms, wait before applying deodorant or antiperspirant for at least 20 minutes. Your sensitive, newly shaved skin needs time to calm and heal.
      Don’t use your roomie’s old razor. It’s dirty and likely dull.
      Don’t buy disposable razors. Not only are they a waste of plastic and bad for the environment, they also cause nicks, bumps, and irritation.
      Shave in the shower after fully lathering skin with soap, gel, or shaving cream.
      Soothe newly shaved skin by applying a moisturizing lotion after you shave.
      Don’t fight your hair’s natural growth pattern. Shave the way your hair grows, not against it. People tend to shave against the grain hoping to get a closer shave. But the reality is that shaving against the grain causes razor bumps.
      Banish razor bumps right away. Need a quick fix for razor bumps? Try these:
      Press apple-cider vinegar on your skin using a cotton ball or clean washcloth.
      Dissolve aspirin tablets in warm water to create a sticky paste. Then lather it on the irritated razor-burned skin to soothe, anesthetize, and heal those bumps.
      Apply a cold compress to razor bumps, then pat dry — do not rub or scratch.
      Use a small amount of over-the-counter cortisone cream on razor rash.
      Dot petroleum jelly on the razor bumps.
      Don’t pick at them! They will only get worse.
      Stop shaving for three days to give your skin an opportunity to heal.
      It’s easy to prevent razor bumps if you’re thoughtful about your shaving habits

  41. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of my forehead pimples?
    My forehead is covered in gross mini red bumps and pimples. I eat healthy and drink tons of water. I don't consume a lot of sugar or salt either. I wash my face with Dove soap bars and St. Ives face scrub. I have no idea why my forehead and face are covered in these bumps! and a few of them have formed to whiteheads or have gotten hard at the tip of the bump. The bottom of my nose is breaking out too.I am old enough that they are not puberty pimples. any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      Are you excessively drinking milk? Too much milk/dairy products will lead to acne, because of the hormones in dairy products.
      Try to find alternatives if you do excessively drink milk such as almond milk.

      Anyways, I personally hate Dove soap bars. I feel like its coated in chemicals even though it preaches its healthy. I tried to clean my face with it before, and I ended up always breaking out.
      Don't excessively wash your face, b/c you're stripping the natural oils from your face and it will aggravate your skin into breakouts.
      Even if you're skinny and lean, try to work out. I'm not saying to the point of hurting your muscles, but where you get circulation esp. in your face. It will help a lot.
      Products will effect people in different ways, but Dermalogica Special Clearing Booster does a big difference for me. Its a 1 oz, but a little goes a long way with this product. Within hours, it will drastically reduce any acne I have. I'm in LOVE with this product. It retails for , but honestly I bought mine for on ebay. If you have a store/spa that carries Dermalogica then I would suggest asking for a SAMPLE before buying it.
      http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?skuId=2152604&productId=prod2152604&navAction=push&navCount=1&subdoc=8dermalogicamedibacclearing&categoryId=cat80182

      Ok lets say, you don't want to go that route, then I would suggest to buy Dickinson's Original Witch Hazel Pore Perfecting Toner. http://www.amazon.com/Dickinsons-Original-Witch-Hazel-Perfecting/dp/B000GCQ04C
      You can find this at Walmart, Walgreen's, or any drugstore for about a rounded off ( I only linked the amazon link for you to read the reviews)
      but my favorite trick, use toilet paper and cut it sections to fit my face. For example, cut toilet paper where it fits your forehead perfectly and dampen it with the witch hazel, then place it on your forehead. Leave it on until it dries. It will naturally draw out the gunk out of your pores without aggressively forcing it out.

      Also, you can use apple cider vinegar which is an effective natural agent that cures acne by killing the bacteria and balancing our skin's pH level (which is a measure of acidity). It also absorbs excessive oil from our skin, which is a leading cause of acne.
      • Dilute the Apple Cider Vinegar in water by one part of vinegar and 3 to 4 parts of water.
      • Apply the solution directly to your skin with clean cotton, and leave it there for about ten minutes.
      • After ten minutes, rinse off the vinegar.
      • Repeat this three times a day. For severe cases of acne, the solution can be used overnight without rinsing.
      For more severe acne, the water ratio can also be reduced to 2 or 3 parts per one part of vinegar, but this stronger solution should not be left on overnight.

  42. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of razor burn/bumps?
    I was shaving my legs and half way through I remembered I needed to change the blade cause I've been getting the little red bumps. Is there anything in my kitchen or something I can use to stop them from coming? And what I can do when they do come up tomorrow lol...
    Thank you!!

    • ANSWER:
      Razor burns of the common reasons include dry scraping (not water, foam or gel shaving), using the old razor or against the beard grow. But maybe you did not do that, there is a problem. Some people's skin is very sensitive. Originally help shaving foam or gel, after shaving with warm water to wash or shave before with a hot towel apply face also helps to shaving. But if your skin is very sensitive and fragrance products such as aftershave will stimulate the skin. Instead, use cold water washs a face after shaving or with a cold towel apply face toning.

      Use the correct shaving method also can protect the skin. Please use razor down bit by bit gently scrape the beard beard. When shaving, rinse under the blade can scrape a few times each case hair gel and slag condensation on the blade. Used a new razor, do not like to use the old hard, sharp blade gently only a shave to remove residues. Please leave enough time in order to avoid when shaving because of careless or hurried scratch the skin.

      In addition: some people don't have to shave every day. Beard is not long when shaving may irritate the skin. We can look in the mirror before playing a bubble. If his beard is not long, can keep the razor.

  43. QUESTION:
    How to get a clean smooth shave in the pubic area?
    Im 16 and a guy and have been shaving my pubic area for a couple months now and i usualy just deal with the little red bumps but i would rather i didnt get them. So if someone could give me a good method and what to use (like type of razor, shaving cream?, etc.) thatd be great. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      For the best results, I suggest using a four or five blade women's razor. I know it doesn't seem very manly, but those are made especially for delicate skin like your pubic area. Also, when you shave, do it in the shower and with shaving cream. Try not to press down hard on the skin or go over the same area more than a few times. After you are done, rub the area with exfoliating scrub lotion while still in the shower; then, apply some aloe after you dry yourself off. For the best results, try shaving your pubic area every other day; once your skin gets used to the razor it will stop breaking out. If all this fails, you could always try Nair or waxing. Good luck!

  44. QUESTION:
    What are these bumps on my baby's face?
    She is 6 weeks old. They aren't red bumps so it isn't baby acne. They are the same color as her skin, but they are all over her face. They are just tiny ones. Can anyone tell me what it is? And are there any suggestions for what to do about it?

    • ANSWER:
      Eventhough it's not red, it could still be acne. It could also be allergic reaction to anything from milk or formula to detergent or soap...or simply heat associated rash. Try to think back to when it started...if anything was added or removed from day to day life...it can be sooo hard to figure out these things so early. If it is itchy, you should take her to the doctor to get it checked out. Otherwise, just try to eliminate possible problem products.

  45. QUESTION:
    How can I shave better without getting razor burn/bumps?
    I shave my pubic hair with a Gillette Fusion (mens) and I use EOS for my shaving cream which is amazing! I ALWAYS get razor burn/bumps no matter what. I try to shave in the direction of my hair but then I never get a close enough shave. What should I do?! I'm sick of these gross, itchy, red bumps!

    • ANSWER:
      Here's how to shave your pubes: 1st pluck/wax some of them while they're long. Cut the hairs short. Apply shaving cream or conditioner to the pubic area. Then shave upwards in the opposite direction of the hairs with a 5-bladed razor. Be sure to shave hard to make it smooth. Afterwords to avoid getting beginners side effects wash the area off with acne cleanser, dishwasher soap, or rubbing alcohol. It only takes me 5 minutes to shave that & I shave about 3x a week. If done right you will be incredibly smooth like me. If you do experience beginners side effects don't panic! just put acne cream on the bumps, pop them if you can, keep up the shaving routine, & they should go away within a month. That's just a reaction cause your body isnt used to being hairless there. Even I itched & burned when I 1st started. Also try rubbing one of those skin moisturizing bar soaps on the area after you shave it. That'll make it really soft.

      You can also get it removed permanently with electrolysis which is painful & costs an hour. I've gotten 3 treatments on mine. Email me for more info about it.

      Here's the benefits of hair removal: The absence of it is erotic, sensational, & it's easier to sexually relieve yourself. You'll feel sexier, younger, & cleaner. For girls it makes their periods easier to clean up because the hair traps in blood. It's cleaner because hair traps in odors & dirt & is 1 less thing to wash when you take a shower. One of the reasons I started shaving is because I would kill time twirling the hairs when I saw that area. Pubes can get caught in stuff like your zipper. & you won't leave long gross hairs on stuff like toilets.

      I've got a blog posted on my profile about why there's nothing wrong with pubic hair removal that you & everybody else should read. & fyi you don't need to be sexually active to shave that area. I have friends that are complete prudes that are into body hair removal.

      I believe my answer is the best & would appreciate it if you chose it.

  46. QUESTION:
    I have permanent razor burn bumps from a waxing job I got done, how can I get rid of them before summer?
    I got my legs waxed MONTHS ago, and those little red bumps still haven't gone away. Summer starts in about 3 weeks for me, and I don't want those ugly red bumps anymore. What can I do to help them go away?

    • ANSWER:
      It's not an infection or a fungus or anything like that. It's actually ingrown hairs. When you get waxed the hair is removed below the surface of the skin so when it grows out, if you aren't exfoliating, the hair has a very hard time getting back up through the layers of dead skin. You should have been exfoliating the day after you got the wax job done. However, better late than never. You can buy exfoliating gloves at just about any store that sells body wash. Put liquid soap on the gloves in the shower and use that to wash your body and legs from now on.
      Tip #1 Do not use bar soap. Its is too harsh on skin and will leave residue that definately will not help in this situation.
      Tip #2 If you are not using an exfoliant now, try this little test. Take a stridex pad or something like that and rub your chest immediately after showering. You won't have to rub very hard to see that if you don't exfoliate TONS of dirt and dead skin is left on your body that you won't be able to see. Next time you take a shower, try the gloves with the liquid body wash. When you use the pad this time you should notice a big difference.
      Tip #3 Use moisturizer daily. When you exfoliate your taking away the top layer of skin (don't worry it's mostly the dead skin) but you will definately need to replenish your skins moisture. Use a light or non scented lotion especially when you have those bumps. You don't want to create more of an irritation for your skin.
      Tip #4 Do NOT use the gloves on your face. Your face has a different more sensitive type of skin and the gloves will do more damage than good.
      Hope this helps!!

  47. QUESTION:
    my skin gets red and bumpy after i scratch it hard?
    For the past week or so, I've had these random urge to itch. So I scratched various places of my back, leg, and arm pretty hard, and now I have these red raised blotches where I scratched. They don't look like welts, but more like an irregularly shaped red bump.

    I haven't changed my laundry detergent or anything, so what could be the cause? Am I just scratching too hard now, or is there something wrong with my diet?

    • ANSWER:

  48. QUESTION:
    How to treat this annoying red bump?
    Right under my nose, there's this huge red bump. I'm not sure what it is. It might be a pimple, or it might be a sore from this one time I poked myself with these sharp pliers (don't ask). Anyhow, I've been treating it for about a week now, and it hasn't improved at all. It's hard for me to concentrate, I keep wondering if everyone thinks I look like a freak (which I probably do.) What's the fastest way to treat this thing without making it worse?

    • ANSWER:
      It maybe just a spot that has not pieced through the skin
      i advice toothpaste believe it or not because the herbal ingredients inside the tooth paste act as a healer on the skin and this should reduce the skin bump

      also use little pea sizes amounts not the amout used on a tooth brush

  49. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of razor burn on my legs?
    Whenever I shave my legs I get little red bumps which I assume are razor burn. Is there anything to get rid of or prevent them?

    • ANSWER:
      get rid of them:
      let your skin heal, you're abusing yourself.

      prevent them:
      you could try a dipilatory like neet but wait until after you've healed. I've heard bad things about the type of hair removal systems that *pluck* your hair out. If you're prone to ingrown hair you may want to avoid these and the dipilatory as well.

      A lotion and an electronic razor may be your salvation. They're smooth and don't cut deeply. Your pantyhose may stick soon after shaving though but it won't look bad.

      Go natural? Some men like that. Whatever you do you'll adapt to your own body and learn what to do and when to balance being comfortable and presentable as well. Heal first though, then try something that doesn't hurt you. Eventually the razor burn will go away but leave your skin rougher and harder if you continue with what you're doing now.


hard red bumps on skin

Bumps On Your Arm

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How to make redness from picking bumps go away fast?
    Asap ok so heres the story:

    I pick bumps on arm/leg they are not acne just little bumps everywhere. I have the bad habit of picking them as if they r acne.

    My question:

    Hot to make the redness from picking go away???? Please help

    • ANSWER:
      first of all. stop picking! that only make things worse!!! then I would get a 'fight and fade' cleanser or toner. it will help fight the body bumps from coming back and it will fade the red spots and scars from picking at them too much.

  2. QUESTION:
    What are red bumps that look like mosquito bites?
    Yesterday morning I woke up and my arm was itching and i saw that I had small and medium sized bumps on arm. They looked just like mosquito bites but,I know they aren't because its winter time. I am going to make a doctor's appointment this week. But i was just wondering if anyone knew what they could be.

    • ANSWER:

  3. QUESTION:
    What is "grinding" what type of dance is that and is it good or bad?
    I heard some people mention "grinding". Now I am wondering what type of dance move that is, do you hold hands, do you twirl around, do you dance in a circle or something? Do you bump arms?

    • ANSWER:
      It is Dry Humping.
      NOT real dancing.
      It is nasty.

      -Good Luck

  4. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of eczema bumps on arms?
    I have really fair skin so the eczema bumps on my arms really stick out. Does anyone have any tips/remedies on how to get rid of these, or at least make them less noticeable? I just don't think that guys are attracted to dry/red/bumpy arms. Haha. Thanks for the help! :)

    • ANSWER:
      Natural treatment worked best for me without harmful effects of steroids. I used SerenaSkin eczema herbal remedies - ointment and spray on the skin, and anti-eczema extract internally to prevent future breakouts. It is the most effective treatment I've ever tried. More than a year later my skin is still clear.

  5. QUESTION:
    How do i get rid of little red bumps on arms and thighs?
    i have alot of little red bumps on my arms and thighs. What can i do to get rid of them?

    • ANSWER:
      I agree partially with the first answer. Go see your dermatologist to get a diagnosis and prescription.

      About it going away as you get older, I'd have to disagree... If you have the same thing as I do (mild eczema). Well I've had those little red bumps since I was 4 and I'm 21 now and they haven't gone away.

      According to my dermatologist there is an over the counter ointment you can purchase to help lessen the appearance of these bumps (the name escapes me at the moment, but you could probably ask around at a local pharmacy), or you can also use Retin-A on the affected areas (which is a prescription for acne).

      But like I said previously, it's best to go visit your dermatologist for a proper diagnosis. You don't want to put something on your skin that may end up aggravating it more. =)

  6. QUESTION:
    Why do I have little bumps on my arm, between my elbow and my shoulder and how do I get rid of them?
    They are small un-noticeable (except to touch) bumps on my arm where the biceps are. They usually feel softer when I put moisturiser on them, except this does not get rid of them. How do I get rid of them completely?

    • ANSWER:
      I believe that you are talking about Keratosis pilaris and as far as I know its genetic. Here's what I found on the internet. Hope it answers your question:

      Keratosis pilaris (KP) is a very common genetic follicular condition that is manifested by the appearance of rough bumps on the skin and hence colloquially referred to as "chicken skin". It most often appears on the back and outer sides of the upper arms (though the lower arms can also be affected), and can also occur on the thighs and tops of legs, flanks, buttocks or any body part except glabrous skin (like the palms or soles of feet). Less commonly, lesions appear on the face and may be mistaken for acne.

      Worldwide, KP affects an estimated 40 to 50% of the adult population and approximately 50 to 80% of all adolescents. It is more common in women than in men. Varying in degree, cases of KP can range from minimal to severe.[citation needed]

      There are several different types of keratosis pilaris, including keratosis pilaris rubra (red, inflamed bumps), alba (rough, bumpy skin with no irritation), rubra faceii (reddish rash on the cheeks) and related disorders.

      Many people with keratosis pilaris do not know they have it (if the condition is mild). While KP resembles goose bumps, it is characterized by the appearance of small rough bumps on the skin. As a result, it is often confused with acne.

      Keratosis pilaris occurs as excess keratin, a natural protein in the skin, accumulates within the hair follicles forming hard plugs (process known as hyperkeratinization). Bearing only cosmetic consequence, the condition most often appears as a proliferation of tiny hard bumps that are seldom sore or itchy. Though people with keratosis pilaris experience this condition year round, it’s during the colder months when moisture levels in the air are lower that the problem can become exacerbated and the “goose bumps” are apt to look and feel more pronounced in color and texture.

      [edit] Treatment

      There is currently no known cure for keratosis pilaris, however, there are effective treatments available which make its symptoms less apparent. The condition often improves with age and can even disappear completely in adulthood, though some will show signs of keratosis pilaris for life. Treatments are largely symptomatic and must be repeated. Regardless, exfoliation, intensive moisturizing cremes, lac-hydrin, Retin A and medicated lotions containing alpha hydroxy acids or urea may be used to temporarily improve the appearance and texture of affected skin. Milk baths may provide some cosmetic improvement due to the lactic acid — a natural alpha hydroxy acid in milk. Sunlight may also be helpful but increases risk of skin cancer. Small amounts of vitamin A can be used orally but only with exteme caution due to potential for liver damage. Check with a Dermatologist or Family Doctor before taking extra vitamin A due to the vitamins' potential toxic effects.

      Scratching and picking at KP bumps causes them to redden (if they do not already appear red), and in many cases will cause bleeding. Excessive picking can lead to scarring. Wearing clothing that is looser around the affected areas can also help reduce the marks, as constant chafing from clothing (such as tight fitting jeans) is similar to repeatedly scratching the bumps.

      Many KP bumps contain an ingrown hair that has coiled. This is a result of the keratinized skin "capping off" the hair follicle, preventing the hair from exiting. Instead, the hair grows inside the follicle, often encapsulated, and can be removed, much like an ingrown hair, though can lead to scarring.

      Food allergies may also exacerbate the condition, causing hyper-keratosis pilaris, gluten being a common culprit (source: physician's (MD) oral presentation).

  7. QUESTION:
    How do you treat red bumps on arms?
    I have these little red bumps on my arms. It's not super bad, but it's really annoying. I think I have Keratosis pilaris. I researched a bit and the only thing I could find to treat it is to use a loofa and use certain lotions. I've been doing this, but is there anything else that I should know about?
    It doesn't itch or hurt or anything. It just feels and looks bad.

    • ANSWER:
      I suffer from the same thing and it sounds like you do have Keratosis Pilaris. It's very common, particularly in adolescents. I've suffered for years now and many people I know got rid of the KP through exfoliating and moisturising daily, although this didn't work for me.

      A year ago I went to my GP and I was prescribed a cream (I can't remember the name) which didn't work so I went back recently and a different GP prescribed Diprosalic Ointment (salicylic acid). It's a steroid ointment and quite potent so the chemist advised that a very small amount is applied to the affected area.

      I've been using it for a few weeks now and I can see a huge improvement already. My GP said that the ointment would be particularly effective when combined with exposure to sunlight.

      Hope this is helpful!

  8. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of these bumps on my arms?
    I've had these bumps on my arm all over my triceps area they normally look like little pimples that don't hurt as much when you touch them. That area is slightly more red then other parts of my body and its no itchy. I try peeling them off but they just end up being little dark patches that fade and come back as the bumps. Some of the bumps are like pimples without that white skin and some are just pimple like bumps with the white skin thing.

    • ANSWER:
      You may have already tried some of these things, however maybe not all combined. One thing, make sure you only use soap that is fragrance free and hypo allergenic. Do not apply any cream or lotion that contain any perfumes. Make certain that the area is dry after washing. Water can remain on the skin can cause a fungus to remain, or grow in some areas (if already irritated, especially ...).
      After the skin is clean and dry, try some hydrocortisone cream. Let that stay on and wash after several hours and reapply. 2 to 3 times daily for a couple of days. If this is going to work, it should be improving, if not then a prescription strength steroidal cream may be necessary. Triamcinilone or hydrocortisone 2.5% along with a medrol dose pack. It may require the stronger of the 2 suggestions if it has been an ongoing cycle. Good luck!

  9. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of red bumps on my arm?
    I have red bumps on my arm, and I just want my arms to be nice and smooth to the touch. I'm using this smelly gel stuff thats for bad skin, but it doesn't seem to work that well. Help?

    • ANSWER:
      use cocoa butter everyday when you get out of the shower. keep your skin really moisturized.

  10. QUESTION:
    Tiny red bumps on arms. What are they? How do you treat them?
    Tiny red bumps on arms. What are they? How do you treat them? I have small red bumps on my arms that appeared about nine months ago. They don't itch but you can see and feel them. What should i do?

    • ANSWER:
      It might be a condition called keratosis pilaris. I would check out www.dermadoctor.com That's a great website!

  11. QUESTION:
    How do i get rid of the really weird bumps on my arm?
    I have these bumps on my arm but the rest of my skin is completely smooth. I am twelve years old and i don't even have any pimples. What do i do?

    • ANSWER:
      consult dermo

  12. QUESTION:
    How do you take care of bumps on arms and legs.?
    I have these bumps on my arms and legs and they drive me nuts! I just want to have clean smooth arms. Please somebody help me! I a dying here!

    • ANSWER:
      Do they feel like goosebumps except that they're there all the time? If this is the case then it's most likely keratosis pilaris. I've had this and it has been an absolute pain! I did some research on it online and with different doctors and estheticians and I've found out that there is, unfortunately, no cure :(
      There are treatments for it though. I have a rough loofah that I only use on my problem areas (only on those areas though, since it is too aggressive for the rest of the skin), and I use it every 4 days or so (again, no more than that since it is aggressive). I also use special lotion on those areas too, and it contains an ingredient called lactic acid. You can buy it over the counter at any drugstore. The best one I can suggest is called amlactin. I use this once or twice a week where the skin is rough, but no more since lactic acid is also somewhat aggressive and can cause damage when overdone.
      If you wax your legs instead of shaving, stop waxing for a while. This is something else I've tried while searching for the answer. Keratosis is actually caused by the inflamation of the hair roots, so anything you can do to calm your skin down will help.
      I had a pretty serious problem with this for a while, and it was at a point where I couldn't wear skirts or short sleeves 'cuz I was that embarassed. Now, though, I don't have any sign of it any more so I think that at least one of the things I mentioned above worked. I can't tell you specifically which one though since I kind of did them all at once :/ lol. Good luck!

  13. QUESTION:
    What are the little bumps on my arms and legs called?
    I have these little bumps on my arms. They are kind of like goosebumps that don't go away. Its not a big deal or anything. They aren't severe and they don't hurt or anything too extreme. I just want to know what they are and how to make them go away. I have had them for a few years (even though I am only sixteen). Someone told me they were called pila or something like that but I don't remember exactly. Does anyone know what they are?

    • ANSWER:
      I don't know the exact name but they are clogged hair follicles that are essentially harmless.

  14. QUESTION:
    What are the little bumps on my childs arm and how do I get rid of them?
    She has these little bitty reddish, almost pimple-looking bumps on her arms and cheeks, and has had them for a long time. At first i thought it was baby acne, but it hasnt gone away yet and shes 1 1/2! ...and now im getting them on my arms! Her dad has sensitive skin, so she may too. But i dont. Ive tried using different soaps, lotions and detergents but ive noticed no change. What are these bumps? What are they from? And, How do you get rid of them?

    • ANSWER:
      Might be Keratosis Pilaris. I have it and I've had little red bumps on my arms and legs my whole life.

  15. QUESTION:
    What are these bumps on my arm and face?
    What are these bumps on my arm and face?
    They are raised and looks like Mosquito bumps. One appeared on my right cheek this morning and I was convinced maybe a mosquito had bit me but now I have two more that appeared on my left arm. What does this mean should I go visit a doctor. I took a Excederin pill this morning but I don't ever remember this showing up using the product.

    • ANSWER:
      u may refer to the natural remedies given here
      http://skincare1-12.notlong.com
      (copy n paste the above link in browser to open it)
      n u ll find tips for curing acne and
      solution to all your skin problems
      with homemade remedies

  16. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of these red bumps on my arms?
    I have red bumps on my arms because I shaved them. I know that was really stupid and I regret it 100%. If I stop it will grow back thicker and courser. What should I do?

    • ANSWER:
      just wash your arms. i don't know if it will grow back thicker. if they get worse contact a doctor.

  17. QUESTION:
    Any good remedies for the little bumps on arms?
    Ever since I was younger I have had little redish pink bumps on my arms. They feel sort of like rough skin, but are very deeply indented I believe. My mother had them and my sister has them, so I am sure they are genetic. Anyone know how to cure or resolve this problem? We've tried a few types of creams... but haven't heard any success stories of what works. Any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      i sometimes get little arm bumps too. i just use my face wash on them and it helps out alot. i think they will always come back though because i believe they are genetic too. hope this works for you :)

  18. QUESTION:
    How do i get rid of these red bumps on my arms?
    I have all these red bumps on my arms, some are red and some have white heads. But my sister has the same kind of problems except she has eczema and her's are all white and she has the same problem around her eyes with whiteheads.

    I want to know what it is and how to get rid of it! Its so ugly and annoying?! Please answer with anything you have or know about this! Thankyou soo much guys!

    • ANSWER:
      try exfoliation with st ives apricot scrub. follow with gentle moisturizer like baby lotion. moisturize frequently.

  19. QUESTION:
    What does a itchy painful bump on my arm mean?
    A couple of weeks ago I had a big bump on my leg that itched for a while and then became very painful and made my whole leg ache. It became so painful I had to skip school for a while. Now I have another similar bump on my arm and I am experiencing the same symptoms. My sister also had this a couple days ago. I know it's not bed bugs, fleas, or lice. But I have no idea what it is or how to treat it and would really appreciate some help.

    • ANSWER:
      oh i have this feeling you may wish to seek out medical advice as this happened to my pet hamster a few months ago and he died. rip.

  20. QUESTION:
    how do you get rid of the bumps in your arm?
    many people says they have them, but I think I have too many of these. So how do you get rid of these bumps in the arms? Or at least make them smoother? Any good skin tips?

    • ANSWER:
      Here's what Ive done for years-try rubbing banana peels (the inside part) on you arms and face before bed, and wash it off with shower in the morning. After a few nights you will start to see the bumps subside and other acne is reduced. It conditions the skin very nicely.

  21. QUESTION:
    Red bumps on my arm after handling a tree?
    I was helping my mother out with moving a tree, and when I was done I had these little red bumps on my arm, spreading slowly. It pains a bit, a small ,but noticeable sting.

    • ANSWER:
      what kind of tree? Like a fuzzy bark tree (poison sumac)? Or a regular tree, with regular bark. I have had rashes from carrying heavy wood in my arms before myself. goes away. wash the affected area with soapy water anyway. probably some oils or something you are allergic too.

      I also have had a run-in with poison sumac, but got it all over my hands. It is a lot like poison ivy. Same cure as poison ivy (calamine lotion).

  22. QUESTION:
    I have red little bumps on my arms and thighs; what are they and how can i get rid of them?
    I have little red bumps on my arms, thighs, and all over my legs. If I don't shave for a few days, they get worse, but if I tan they go away a little.Either way, they are still very noticeable. I have had people tell me they look like goosebumps but you can tell that they are not.

    • ANSWER:
      I get that problem from waxing, it's just sensitive skin..try using an extra rich shaving lather and sharp blades, and put baby oil or light mineral oil on right after shaving. Also you can try exfoliating with a mix of sugar or salt and olive oil..cleans out your pores/follicles at the same time as soothing your skin!

  23. QUESTION:
    What could these bumps on my arms be?
    Tonight I noticed these very very small, almost hive-like bumps on my arms, but they aren't red, they are the same colour as my skin. They are on the bottom side of my forearm and stretch from my wrist to my elbow. I am unsure if they could have anything to do with the fact that I have recently been been very badly sun burnt on the upper side of my forearm. This could be completely irrelevant, but I thought I should add that detail in.

    Thanks, all answers appreciated.

    • ANSWER:

  24. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of bumps on arms?
    I have bumps on my arms, they look like goosebumps but they aren't. They're on my entire arm, not just upper. This spa lady told me to just exfoliate (sp??) with a loofa and I have been but I dont see an improvement. How can i get rid of them , they're really unnattractive.

    • ANSWER:
      This is hereditary. My mom had it, 1 of my little brothers has it, and then I have it. I don't remember what it's called, but really all you can do to minimize the bumps is wash with a non-scented mild soap and then use a medicated lotion (Eucerin works well). Basically it's extra-dry skin and eventually as you go up it will fade. Hope this helps!

  25. QUESTION:
    I have small acne looking bumps on arm and thighs, what are they?
    I have had these small bumps on my arms and thighs for the majority of my life and not quite sure what they are as they have never really concerned me. I don't like the way my arms and legs look because of them. I think they are some type of acne but they have never disappeared. Any help you can give me as to what it is and a solution would me really really appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      well if u dont know what it is thats not much help (: but is it chicken skin? Cuz that usually develops on the upper arms and thighs
      http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/61/Keratosis_pilaris_arm.jpg/230px-Keratosis_pilaris_arm.jpg
      Thats what chicken skin is

      If thats what u have i honestly dont know how to help you. I have it too and sadly, most scientists dont pay attention to it. I exfoliate though and scrub my arms really roughly with a loofah and it seems to help it. It doesnt hurt me but i dont know if it will help you. I also moisturize after my shower and that helps too.

  26. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of bumps from where I've scratched myself too hard?
    I have small spot like bumps on my arm, thigh from scratching myself too hard but I didn't do that on purpose. Does anyone think I should or could use bio oil, coca butter stick, any form of coca butter?

    • ANSWER:
      Sure, if your skin will accept this you can try any cream or oil to get everything right. So it won't hinder you taking care if you feel an itch or something else, but try to avoid any bump at all..

  27. QUESTION:
    What do I do about these strange bumps on my arm?
    Okay, so as you can imagine, I have acne on my face. No big deal, I treat it daily, but that's not the problem.

    I have all these weird, acne-like bumps on my arm, and I can't get rid of them. They've been there forever. They are NOT mosquito bumps. Help!

    • ANSWER:
      Keratosis Pilaris is a common skin condition that is mostly found on the upper arms, buttocks and thighs. Dry skin cells that normally flake off the skin, get caught in the hair follicles and clogs them up. This forms little pimples that have a dry rough texture. They are not painful or itchy but aren't very attractive and are known chicken skin.

      Keratosis Pilaris Treatment

      Keratosis Pilaris occurs mostly in teenagers on the upper arms. However, babies and adults can experience this condition on their faces, upper arms, legs and buttocks. It's a genetic follicular disorder that looks almost like "goose bumps" and are rather rough to touch.

      Primarily, it appears on the back and outer sides of the upper arms, but can also occur on thighs and buttocks or any body part except glabrous skin (like the palms or soles of feet).

      Worldwide, keratosis pilaris affects an estimated 40 to 50% of the adult population and approximately 50 to 80% of all adolescents, varying in degree from minimal to severe. It can last for a number of years but usual begins to disappear at the age of about 30 years old.

      Keratosis pilaris is a result of a process called hyperkeratinization. This is when there is an excess production of keratin (a natural fibrous protein of the skin, hair and nails) that builds up around the hair follicles. The skin becomes flaky and dry and if not removed from the skin it clogs up the hair follicles causing the small pimple like bumps that are visible on the skins surface.

      google 'oil pulling' - I have read that that can have dramatic effect and help the condition - reason is not well understood

  28. QUESTION:
    How do i get rid of the red bumps on my arms and legs?
    I have red bumps on my arms and legs and i hate it. I was just wondering if there was a way to get rid of them??

    • ANSWER:
      I also have this on my upper arms. Make sure to exfoliate everyday in the shower. Right after you shower, use lotion. AmLactin is really helpful. You have to moisturize everyday though, because if you stop, then the bumps will come back. It's really annoying sometimes, but it turns into a daily routine. You should be moisturizing everyday anyway. Well I hope this helps. And remember a lot of people have this, so it's completely normal.

  29. QUESTION:
    I have bumps on my upper arms and lower shoulders. How do I get rid of them?
    I have small little bumps on my arms. They aren't red and they don't hurt and they aren't very noticeable, but they are annoying. What can I do to get rid of them?

    • ANSWER:
      you don't have eczema ^^
      i have the same problem and i cant really get them to go away but i have found using exfoliator gloves in the shower helps-followed with a good moisturiser such as E45
      x

  30. QUESTION:
    What does it mean if my elbow hurts while in a stable position but hurts worst when bent?
    I bumped my arm at work the other day and now my elbow is hurting especially when i bend it i have a very little bruise on the inner right side of my elbow? could have chipped my bone or just bruised it?

    • ANSWER:
      It is either a bruise, or a possible dislocation. If this doesn't improve in a few days, please go and get it looked to for more information regarding this.

  31. QUESTION:
    What are these little red bumps and rashes on my arms?
    I have had these little red bumps on my arms under my shoulders for years now. They recently started itching and turned into little rashes. I think I may be allergic to something but I have no clue. Does anybody know what they could be?

    • ANSWER:
      I also had something like this, i had little red bumps that kinda looked like they can be popped but you couldnt, The derm. told me this was calcium build up and i put Kerasal AL daily foot lotion on it! sounds crazy but within three days it was almost gone!

  32. QUESTION:
    What is it called if you have bumps all over your arms but nowhere else?
    I have these bumps on my arms and I don't know what they are.

    • ANSWER:
      Are you cold - could they be gooseflesh ?
      Or is it a rash, have you been in contact with a plant or chemical ?

  33. QUESTION:
    What are these weird red bumps on my arms?
    I have these weird little red bumps on my arms, they are not pimples. It runs in my family, my sister has it also. I've had it my entire life. Does anyone know what it is or how to get rid of it??

    • ANSWER:
      What you have is Keratosis Pilaris or chicken skin. Keratosis Pilaris is caused by over growths of dead skin over the hair follicle. The quickest and easy fix is a chemical exfoliant (for example a Glycol based one that you would use on your face) or even a physical exfoliant will clear it up in as little as three weeks. Enjoy your clear skin!

  34. QUESTION:
    What are these weirdo bumps on my arms?
    K so I have these small raised clusters of bumps on my arms and I don't know what they are. They are extremely rough and each one has a hair growing out of it. Is this normal and what can I do to get rid of it?

    • ANSWER:
      i think its from the heat

      i used to

      is it on the triceps?

  35. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of bumps on arms?
    I have small red pimple like bumps everywhere on my arm. Its like chicken skin. How do yo get rid of this?

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  36. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of bumps on my arms?
    The bumps are not pimples and there is also brown spots. I have bumps on my arms and I've tried to get rid of it ever since. Every time I go to school I always have to wear a sweater to hide the bumps on my arms. Please help me!!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      It is hereditary and you actually need to go to a dermatologist to get help. Good luck

  37. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of red bumps under your armpits?
    I have red bumps under my arms from shaving. I use lots of shaving cream and my hair grows back really fast and thick. But it hurts to shave because of the bumps and it sometimes bleeds and looks like a mess! What do I do to totally be rid of them?

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  38. QUESTION:
    What can i do to cure theses bumps on my skin?
    Ever since i was really young, i have had small fine bumps on my arms and legs. I need to know if there is a way that i can get rid of them at home without going to the doctor. Like some lotions, or other exfoliators or something! Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I have them on the tops of my arms, i have never got rid of them completely but i found that exfoliating (i use exfoliating gloves) every few days and moisturizing every day has improved the appearance so much i feel allot more confident about wearing strappy tops now :)

  39. QUESTION:
    What are the small bumps on my upper arm?
    For years I've had these bumps on my arms. They look sort of like small pimples but I don't think they are. They get a bit better in Summer when I'm wearing t-shits and letting air to them, also moisturizer helps. But they're still there, what are they and how do I get rid of them?

    • ANSWER:
      might be keratosis pilaris.
      they look like goosebumps.

  40. QUESTION:
    How To Get Rid Little Bumps On My Arms?
    I have a lot of little bumps on my arms. They've been there since I was small. Any way to get rid of them?

    • ANSWER:
      if you have what i have, it's call Keratosis Pilaris. VERY common. No cure, but there are certain creams that can treat it. You have to use them regularly, though, otherwise the bumps will come back

      check the site below

  41. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of the bumps on my arm?
    i have little bumps on my arm they look like goose bumps and im not even cold. i hate it.do u know anything that could mke them go away.

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  42. QUESTION:
    What to expect during a biopsy of a lump on my arm?
    Just came from the dermatoloigst. There is a red bump on my arm (5mm) that I have to get biopsy. I hate needles, and this is freaking me out.
    Can someone who has been through this tell me what to expect and what kind of pain I'm looking at?

    • ANSWER:
      You'll be fine, don't worry. The doctor will inject some localized pain killer around the area where the biopsy will take place. Once the pain killer kicks in, you might feel some dull pressure, but that's about as bad as it gets. I had a large mole removed from my lower back and the only pain was the shot, and it was very slight. Just keep your eyes closed or hold something you can focus on with your other arm to keep your mind off of what's going on.

      The biopsy shouldn't take long. It only took a few minutes in my situation, if I remember correctly. It was at a large clinic that may have had its own testing facilities, so your mileage may vary on that one.

      Let your doctor know that you're concerned and worried and have him or her talk you through the procedure before it starts. Sometimes, knowing what's coming and knowing that it's not so bad can alleviate some of the worry.

      Good luck, and I hope your results are good!

  43. QUESTION:
    What are those little red bumps on my arm that go up to my should to my upper back?
    I have these little red bumps on my upper arm that goes all the way up to my upper back. They kind of look like little acne. They appear to centered where the hair is growing.

    What are they and how can I treat them?
    I forgot to add that they do not itch or are they painful; they are just there.

    • ANSWER:
      It could be several things:
      -if the skin surrounding these bumps is really itchy and dry it could be a sign of Rosacea
      -if this is a case see a dermatologist for treatment
      -if you can see hair growing out or black lines/dots within the bumps then it would be ingrown hairs
      -click this site for treatment http://mensfashion.about.com/od/groomingface/a/ingrownhairs.htm
      -its a form of acne
      -either see a dermatologist or click this link for at home treatments: http://acne-free-info.com/back-acne-treatment-get-rid-back-acne-cure-bacne/

      Hope this helps!

  44. QUESTION:
    What kind of cream should I use to get rid of bumps on my skin?
    I have sensitive skin so I have like red bumps on my arms, legs, chest, and breast..
    And I want to get rid of them so what should I use?

    10 points best answer!

    • ANSWER:
      i have that too and i got this moisturizer from Avon in america, it is called moisture therapy, you have to use it often and regularly but i work really well, your skin feels much better instantly.
      P.S. is most effective after a nice hot shower.

  45. QUESTION:
    what are these little skin bumps on my arm?
    Hey. I'm a guy and I have these really little skin bumps on my arms. They're near where my arm bends on the outter skin near the biceps. They're not zits because I can't pop them. They don't itch at all and they look like goosebumps but they don't go away. The bumps are the same color as my skin. From far away, they are not noticeable, but up close, they are easily viewable. Does anyone know what these bumps are and how do I get rid of them?

    • ANSWER:
      maybe an allergic reaction to something.

  46. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know what is causing bumps on my arms?
    This morning when I woke up, I found a large bump on my arm. I thought it was a bug bite but then it disappeared within ten minutes. Now, later on this evening, a similar bump appeared on my other arm and also disappeared quickly. Does anyone know what this could be?

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  47. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to get rid of the bumps caused by Keratosis Paralis or at least make it reduced?
    I developed these little bumps on my arms like just a few years ago and it seems like it's getting worse.

    • ANSWER:
      Try some OTC corticosteroids.

  48. QUESTION:
    What is the fungus caused that some people get on there arms?
    My roommate has these little red bumps on her arm on her triseps. (between elbow and shoulder). She thought is was a rash and showed me. An old friend of mine had it on her arms for years and couldn't get rid of it. She went to the dermotologist and they said it was a type of fungus but she doesn't remember the name. It looks like eczema but its something else is what she said. does anyone know what this is? And how to get rid of it?

    • ANSWER:
      Oh darn I was going to suggest eczema. I don't know what it is but most fungus can be gotten rid of with an antifungal cream. Talk to a doctor if you need a stronger type and they can write you a prescription.

  49. QUESTION:
    What is the cause of bumps on my skin that itch, hurt and have a burning sensation?
    I've been getting bumps on my arms and legs for a couple months now. They always itch, sometimes they have a burning sensation, they are reddish, round and they hurt. I went to the Dr. who prescribed antibiotics and said they look like bug bites. Itching cream does not help. I seem to be getting the bumps over night. No one else in my house gets them. What could this be?

    • ANSWER:
      It could be some type of allergy...just over New Year weekend I had this occur too.
      I got itchy on my arm and when I scratched all these bumps or welts came. Then it started happening on my legs or neck too and got worse when I showered.

      I started taking an OTC allergy pill and it went away.


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