Itchy Little Bumps On Arms

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What are these itchy bumps on my arms?
    For the past few days, these itchy little bumps (they look sort of like bug bites) have been popping up in clusters on my arms.
    One or a more of them will appear in a random place, itch for a few minutes or so, then disappear. A little while later, they'll reappear in a different spot on one of my arms.

    I know this sounds really strange...

    Anyone have any ideas as to what this might be?

    • ANSWER:
      i'm a christian and my mom told me that its from people praying againdt me and sending bump spirits so try praying it should go away

  2. QUESTION:
    Why does it seem like I'm allergic to some dogs but not others? Is that possible?
    I've grown up with dogs; I've never Ben without at least one, but in the past year or so I've noticed that I get a bunch of itchy little red bumps on my arms when I pet some dogs. It doesn't happen when I pet my own dogs or my fiance's but it happens with a lot of other dogs. Why is this?

    • ANSWER:
      Are you sure it's from the dog? Dogs are known to bring in a bunch of other allergens or irritants - pollen, grass, or even sap from trees or junk from poison ivy. Some people also use products on their dogs - waterless bath sprays, colognes, or even the shampoos.

      However - yes, it's possible to be allergic to some dogs but not others. Even dogs of the same breed can vary in terms of allergens. Itchy bumps and rashes suggest an allergy to saliva (maybe the dog licks) as inhaled allergens like to the dander tend to show as cold like symptoms (nasal swelling or congestion, itchy eyes, etc.)

      Have you discussed it with an allergy specialist? Or even your regular doctor? I get red itchy bumps/rashes when it's dry out or when i bathe a lot of dogs - my skin gets irritated and breaks into a rash. Could literally be anything.

  3. 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.

  4. QUESTION:
    What is the cause of the itchy bumps on my arms and legs?
    I have had this rash for quite some time. They are little bumps (not red except when i scratch) that are extremely itchy. I have them on my forearms, upper arms, thighs, upper calves, back, neck, and stomach. I'm not really sure of what these might be. I just hope it's not too serious. If you do know what it is, could you please provide a remedy? Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      Its scabies there tiny little bugs and they appear mostly around ankles arms and feet and are EXTREAMLY ichy they will only get worst if you dont get help you have to get a lotion for scabies from your doc trust me I had them and its even worst at night but for know try some antiitch cream !!

  5. 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 :)

  6. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of little bumps on my upper arm?
    I have these little bumps on my upper arm, it's not acne, I've always had them.

    Does anyone know how I could get rid of them?

    I've tried E45 and sudocrem but these don't work.

    Please help.

    • ANSWER:
      I've been in that situation and there is really nothing you can do about it. There are things you can do to try to reduce the blemishes and get rid of acne temporarily but you will always be finding yourself cleaning your face or your body depending on where it's at.

      I mean of course your acne should go away eventually but for some this is the case their whole life.

      I'm 29 years old and have been suffering from these little pests since I was a teenager. I tried all sorts of face washes from the local grocery store and what not, but nothing seemed to work. If anything it would just make my skin dry and itchy.

      Literally the best acne face wash I've ever used has been this stuff called clearpores. It has got rid of the acne to quickest and has been a success ever since I got it. It's unique cause of it's herbal supplement you take a long with it that helps your skin from the inside out. I saved money on it at skincleansingsystem dot com at the time which was helpful.

      You should really look into this stuff and if you can to assure the best results, get the 3 month supply because if it doesn't work it will still save you butt on the return policy.

      Well good luck and best wishes.

  7. QUESTION:
    Why do I have little bumps all over my arms?
    I suddenly broke out into little red bumps all over my arms, it's very itchy, and if I itch them too much, they bleed. I have a lotion but it doesn't seem to work. Any thoughts on what it may be?

    • ANSWER:
      Allergies? I get those sometimes too..

      It helps if you put ice on your arm or a little aloe vera to ease the itching..

  8. QUESTION:
    What are these huge itchy bumps on my skin?
    I have been waking up with huge, red, itchy bumps on all different parts of my body for the last couple months. They itch and burn and swell for about 3 or four days. Then, they just turn into these small little bumps on my skin. I get them on my legs, arms, and face so far. I have no idea what they are, but it really worries me. Any ideas?
    I highly doubt they are bedbugs, I rarely sleep in my bed. I usually sleep on the couch, or the chair, or the floor. Wherever I happen to be when I get tired, lol. I even stayed over at a neighbors house to watch her kids and got them when I woke there.

    • ANSWER:
      yes, bed bugs!
      they live in beds, chairs, couches, rugs.
      spray rugs and sofa with lysol spray.
      change your sheets. wash in hot water.
      put aloe lotion on skin before bed so they can't grab.

  9. QUESTION:
    My 4 month old golden retriever has red itchy bumps under arms and scratches constantly.What is the cause?
    He scratches and bites and no fleas are present only little red bumps and rash like symptoms under his arms, on his belly, and under his neck. I need answers this is not good. Is it a yeast infection or something else i don't know about?

    • ANSWER:
      Take your pup to a vet, they are best at diagnosing and treating pet skin ailments. A yeast infection is possible because yeast does live in the moist areas but my guess is that this is unlikely. More likely it is fleas, mites, scabies or some other biting critter. Check the base of the tail for signs of fleas. The mites are too small to see so the vet will do a skin scrapping (painless) and look under a microscope. The good news is all these things are treatable. The bad news is that if you don't treat the dog, you may get them next.

  10. 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!

  11. QUESTION:
    What are the little bumps on the back of your arms?
    Sometimes I get these little bumps on the back of my arms.. they aren't red or itchy, just bumps. What are they? Serious answers, please. Does anyone else get these?

    • ANSWER:
      allergy. my daughter gets them when she eats tomatoes/ketchup

  12. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of these bumps from an allergic reaction to latex kitchen gloves?
    Silly me didn't pay attention and bought a pair of latex dishwashing gloves. I'm allergic to the powdery latex substance in the gloves. I used them and now I have itchy bumps all over my arms, neck and face (I guess I touch my face a lot!) They aren't that visible, but I can feel the hundreds of tiny little bumps. I stopped using the gloves 5 days ago (only using them once) and have used cortisone cream on the rash, but nothing has worked. What are some other home remedies to use? The allergic reaction isn't so severe that I need to go to the doctor. I just need some relief.
    Not just the powdery substance...the actual latex glove itself as well.

    • ANSWER:
      Take Benadryl and soak in a tub filled with Aveeno-the oatmeal bath soak

  13. QUESTION:
    Why are there tiny red itchy bumps on both my right left arms and legs?
    When i had come back from a trip in San Fransico i've been noticing little tiny red bumps on both my arms and legs their becoming itchy ive had them for sunday to thursday and their still here.

    • ANSWER:
      it depends where you went it could be bed bug bites

  14. QUESTION:
    What is the area between the upper and lower arm called?
    I can't find a word for it. It's like, there's your hand, then your lower arm, then a bending part, then the upper arm. I don't think the proper word really is elbow, since I consider that to be the bony part on the opposite side.

    The reason I'm asking is because I keep getting little bumps in this area, generally only one at a time, that aren't really whiteheads or ingrown hairs... And I'm wondering what they are/what causes them. They're not itchy or sensitive at all.

    • ANSWER:
      from your elbow to your wrist is your forearm, from your elbow to your arm
      pit is your bicep, there's probably a name for the bone from your elbow
      to your shoulder joint but i don't know what its called.

  15. QUESTION:
    How much does waxing your armpits hurt?
    I want to get my armpits waxed, but first I want to know just how badly it hurts (I can hardly stand getting my brows waxed). I would be doing it professionally, not personally.
    Also would it irritate the skin? The first few times I got my eyebrows, mustache and forehead waxed, my skin turned all red and I got these awful itchy little rash-like bumps all over my face where I waxed. Would the same irritation occur under my arms?

    • ANSWER:
      you should be fine. it doesn't hurt as much as getting your eye brows waxed. as for the red and itching you shoudl put moisturiser on after waxing and that should help to stop the red/itching.

  16. QUESTION:
    Itchy all over and finding these little bumps on my arms and stuff that look like tiny pimples?
    I don't have misquito bites or anything, but my legs, arms and belly are itching and my arms and cheeks have little pimple-like bumps?
    We don't have fleas around here.

    • ANSWER:
      Can you be having hives or an allergic reaction to something? You should think back whether you have exposed yourself to something different in the last 24 hours. Perhaps, you have eaten something new or gone somewhere or touched a dog or something.

  17. QUESTION:
    What do small itchy bumps on parts of the body signify to diabetics ?
    I have two bumps on my thigh, one on my arm, and one on my back. They are itchy and a little watery. I don't know what they are.

    • ANSWER:
      high blood sugar.

  18. QUESTION:
    i feel like i have little bugs crawling all over my body? What the heck?
    I have little red bumps along my arms, and i could've sworn i caught a little very tiney black bug.
    It feels very disturbing.

    • ANSWER:
      "Mites Medically Important to Humans"
      http://lancaster.unl.edu/pest/resources/MedicalMites.shtml

      "Parasitic Mites of Humans"
      http://www.ca.uky.edu/entomology/entfacts/ef637.asp

      "Human Skin Parasites & Delusional Parasitosis"
      http://delusion.ucdavis.edu/mites.html

      Mites That Attack Humans1
      http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ig086

      "What are Mites?"
      - What Causes Mite Infestation?
      - - Help for Mites
      - - - More Information on Mites
      http://www.nativeremedies.com/ailment/treatments-for-itchy-mite-bites.html

      "Protect Yourself From Parasites!"
      - Prevention Better Then Cure!
      http://watchtower.org/e/19990522a/article_01.htm

  19. QUESTION:
    What are these itchy bumps on my skin?
    They're pretty hard to see but they have been itching quite a lot.
    They are extremely small but when you slide your fingers on across my arm you can feel the little bumps.
    They are only on my arms and if they are hives I haven't been putting anything different on them than the rest of my body.
    So why would my arms only be affected?

    Thank you and please answer only if you have a legitimate answer.

    • ANSWER:
      I get those. It's a dermatitis, most likely from an allergy to something. I get mine when I eat gluten (a protein in what, rye, barley, and some oats). It's not an infection, just a rash (with out the redness). I don't get them all over either. Just in certain places like my forearms, shoulders and the back of my thighs and my shins.

      Check out WebMD they usually have a good amount of info on stuff like this. It isn't anything serious. You're definitely allergic to something. It could be environmental or food related.

      Hope that helps

  20. QUESTION:
    How can I control my symptoms when i am allergic to things?
    I play soccer and I recently became allergic to grass. It's not severe, but it does distract my while i am playing. I become itchy on my eyes, and itchy on my thighs, arms and knees with little bumps. Basically everywhere that grass touches. So i need to find a way to control or ease the pain. Not sitting on the grass has helped but i still get distracted. I dont want to give up soccer please help! (if only we had turf...) hahah

    • ANSWER:
      Take Zyrtec or Claritin a few hours before the game. It would be best to start a few days ahead of time to build up the medicine in your system. (2 weeks is when the medicine becomes the most effective.) This will help with your allergies.

  21. 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).

  22. QUESTION:
    My mom has small bumps on her arms and going up to her neck?
    So last Saturday my mom began seeing these tiny little bumps on the lower thumb area of both hands and when they disappeared small bumps began appearing on her arms and now it's up to her neck. The bumps are itchy. My mom thinks it might be hives but she's still worried. She's going to see a doctor tomorrow but I just wanted to know if you guys might know anything about it to relieve her a bit.

    • ANSWER:

  23. QUESTION:
    is it normal to have itchy armpits and breast tissue?
    i get itchy armpits its not cause of a reaction to shaving cream as i dont use shaving cream.

    also the area around my arm/breast tissue is itchy and gets little red itchy bumps.

    is this normal?

    • ANSWER:
      In this heat... yes

  24. QUESTION:
    What does it mean when you have small itchy red bumps on your arms and legs and canker sores on your lips?
    My bumps are small and red and itchy at first, but the itchyness eventually goes away. It has only been two days i have had this and each day i get more little red bumps on my skin. Now i have like 5 canker sores on my lips and it really hurts. I also have more canker sore in my mouth. I do not really feel sick or feverish.

    • ANSWER:
      This does not sound like hives (an allergic reaction) but it could still be some kind of reaction to something you ate, or something your skin in coming in contact with --i.e. soaps, detergents or fabric softeners. Or you could be developing a viral rash. You may want to go to the doctor for the rash to get some type of medications for relief

      Canker sores usually go away without any treatment. For pain relief, you can try taking ibuprofen (brand name: Advil) or acetaminophen (brand name: Tylenol). Other medicines, such as Anbesol, Oragel, Orabase and Zilactin-B, might keep your canker sores from becoming irritated by eating, drinking or brushing your teeth. You put these medicines right on the sore.

      You can also mix equal amounts of Milk of Magnesia and Benadryl Allergy liquid. After it's mixed, you can swish a teaspoonful in your mouth for about 1 minute and then spit it out. If you do this every 4 to 6 hours, your canker sores may hurt less.

      Some people think that sucking on zinc lozenges, taking vitamin C or vitamin B complex, using a sage-and-chamomile mouthwash or taking a lysine supplement helps their canker sores heal faster.

  25. QUESTION:
    I just got back from the beach and since then I have these little itchy red bumps?
    I just got back from the beach about a week ago for Labor day weekend and since then I have these little itchy red bumps on my legs and some on my arm that you can barely see. I put lotion on thinking it's because my skin is dry from being in the sun and shaving but that doesn't help. I don't know what it is from and it's very annoying. Can someone help me out if you think you know what it is from or if there is anything I can put on it without having to go to the doctor?

    • ANSWER:
      maybe some kind of shrubbery that you rubbed up against or something. That happened to me once when I went to the shore to do some fishing. Give it a few days and it should go away. I even had some on my face!

  26. QUESTION:
    Does it sound like my friend has bed bugs?
    I never had bed bugs, or ever been bitten by one that I know of, so I'm not sure. But whenever I spend the night at her house, the next day I notice I have little red bumps all over my arms and feet, like only on exposed parts. And they're really itchy :/ . My boyfriend noticed them on my arms, and he said it sounds like she has bed bugs. It only happens when I go to her house. I have no clue :/ help. Lol.

    • ANSWER:
      Either it's bed bugs, or you're allergic to something in that house. Could be the soap detergent they use for washing the linen, since you spend the night there.

      Next time you're there, pick up the sheets and look around for dark spots, or the bugs themselves.

      If it is bed bugs, you've probably carried some eggs home with you, so you might have an infestation at your own home soon.

  27. QUESTION:
    Blotches of red itchy little bumps on my arms and other places?
    It's been happening to me lately, I live in a tropical area so it's pretty hot. I just realized when I put my laptop on me for a while it started to heat up and I got these red bumps in patches on my arms that itch..what's going on?

    • ANSWER:
      1st & foremost----do not scratch. That's how my life-long battle with eczema started. Wish I'd known not to scratch--it irritates, then becomes habit, then b4 you know it, you're scratching in your SLEEP! Try to calm the outbreak with aloe, oatmeal, cortisone cream, etc.

  28. QUESTION:
    Can beach water irritate sensitive skin?
    I went to the beach this morning and got in the water, and now there's a section of my arm that's really itchy, little AND big bumps are starting to form, and it's all red. I have sensitive skin so did the beach water irritate it?

    • ANSWER:
      Hm. I have really sensitive skin and that's never happened to me. I tend to avoid the beach, primarily because I sunburn extremely easily (comes with the sensitive-skin territory) and because I hate getting sand in places.

      Maybe you came into contact with some kind of plant or animal that irritated your skin. I'm guessing that rather than some chemical in the water, since the irritation is manifesting on only one part of your body. Whatever it is, exposure to the sun (and possibly salt water drying on your skin--that has made me itchy in the past) might have aggravated it.

      Rinse it with plenty of clean, cool water but don't use any soaps or lotions. If the itchy redness and bumps don't go away soon, I'd see a dermatologist or your primary care physician about it as soon as you can. Until then, you might want to use 100% aloe vera gel (you can usually get it at natural food stores) to help the itching, and try not to scratch it or touch it too often, in case it's infectious.

  29. QUESTION:
    What are these symptoms of ? Little bumps on arm , itchy arm , vomiting , red skin etc?
    my little brother has been sick for 3 days , and he wont eat anything because his afraid he'll vomit. His stomach is always hurting and I just noticed he has red arms with little bumps everywhere and he keeps on scratching it . What illness is this?

    • ANSWER:
      He probably has a viral rash, associated with the gastrointestinal virus that he apparently has. Like all virus infections, it will have to run its course, and he can be treated symptomatically, with Benadryl for the itching.

  30. QUESTION:
    What could be the cause of my itchy rash?
    A few days ago I started to develop a very itchy rash. It is mostly on my arms and legs (the inside of my arms, inside of my thighs, back of calfs, back of biceps).

    It looks like little red bumps all over. And it does itch! I don't know of any different lotions or sheets or food or anything that I have done different lately.

    Is this most likely an allergic reaction to something? Or what could it be caused from? I have no other symptoms. But I am freaking out! Any thoughts?

    • ANSWER:
      If you have slept in a new location you may have been victim to bedbugs.

      If you have been home and nothing new it may be dry skin.

      It may be a food allergy - if this is the case try to limit yourself to bland food like sweet potatoes for a day and see if it helps.

      It may be dry skin - apply lotion over the body.

      You may have poison oak - don't take a bath.

      If you have pets you may have a reaction to them suddenly - take a shower and wash all clothing and bedding. in fact, you should just do this no matter what.

      The location of the rash makes me suspect that you may have been exposed to scabies, wash all clothing and see a doctor or nurse. Some hospitals allow you to call the advice line at 8am and request a same day appointment in the urgent care clinic - this will save you the $$ copay of the ER. for some reason scabies are found in nursing homes, and I hear rumor that you can get it from rotting oak branches. If it is scabies you need a really toxic lotion that only the doctor can give you.

      If it is fungal - a flat rash with hardened skin, no bumps or obvious breaks in the skin, - put tea tree lotion on it, and possibly get a prescription for fluconizole lotion. also try using Lotrimin.

      If it seems prickly and moves on to become a more fluid filled mass of blistering skin then most likely it's Shingles - don't go near children under 1 year old since if it is shingles you can give them chickenpox !!! It's how the virus has stayed alive for so many centuries. Shingles is treated by doctors. Valtrex is the brand name and there is alternative generic stuff out there for less $$ so if you are diagnosed with shingles I recommend asking for something covered by your insurance or a generic form.
      Heat rash makes good sense to me, but just to be safe, take some Benedryl if you are not allergic to anything you know of. If Benedryl makes your rash die down a little, you may be having an allergic reaction. Measure the circumference of your biceps and thighs, arms and calfs, and make note of the size, measure again in the morning if you have not seen a doctor yet. If it has become worse you may need Emergency treatment.

      Make a note to take to the doctor which needs to include:
      color, size, location, when did it erupt, any changes in the rash since it erupted (like spreading), if it's painful or tender, list the symptoms like fever, headache or intestinal distress you are having. Have a history of prior allergies on that list, and any history of skin disorders, infections, sexual history, or recent bites by any insect or rodent exposure. Also bring a complete drug history for at least the past 6 months.

      To be safe get tested for syphillys and HIV while at the doctors.

      It could be anything like, acne vulgaris, dermatomyositis, follicular mucinosis, fox-fordyce disease, lichen planus, mono, vasculitis, pityriasis rosea, polymorphic light eruption, psoriasis, rosacea, seborrheic keratosis, syringoma, or signs of Lupus. It could also be a reaction to antibiotics, benzodiazepines, lithium, phenylbutazone, gold salts, allopurinol, isoniazid, or salicylates. It could also be a result of Dermatitis, Erythema Multiforme, Herpes simplex or Zoster (aka; Shingles), insect bites, tinea, or ???

  31. QUESTION:
    What is this strange rash on my skin?
    So this morning i reliezed patches of dry skin on my face. Lotion didnt help. So i just did my makeup normal and went to class. Throughout the day my face was itchy, then my scalp got little bumps on it and those are very itchy. Now i have those bumps on my scalp still and patches of the dry skin on my face, neck, back, arms. And it looks like it keeps spreading. Whats going on with me?? Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds like an allergy. Have you changed your soap, shampoo or laundry powder lately?
      Go and see your GP. They can a) tell you what it is and b) prescribe something to ease the discomfort.

  32. QUESTION:
    How can i get rid of this allergic reaction?
    well i ate mango the other day and i broke out....i have little bumps on my lips and if they bust they spread..my eyes are very itchy and my face was swollen....now ok gettin itchy spots on my arms and legs....how can I get rid of this because I've been taking benadryll but all its doing is makin me sleepy

    • ANSWER:
      how many days has it been?
      If it is more than 3, your problem is not the mango you ate.
      Food allergy clears the system fairly quickly.
      The diphenhydramine in the Benadryl is what is making you sleepy. You can discontinue its use and try topical relief like using Caladryl, regular calamine lotion, witch hazel and glycerine or some Vanicream.

  33. QUESTION:
    I have a big red flat circle on the back of my arm?
    A couple of day ago I felt a little bump on my arm and scratched it. It has not bothered me in days but everyone is noticing this red mark. It is flat, a circle, all the same color ,no bumps inside and only itches when I am thinking about it.Not raised either. Does not look like the pictures of ring worm either. Just a red flat circle bigger then a half dollar coin.

    • ANSWER:
      Well, only a medical professional looking at it can really tell you, but I think it still is most likely ringworm. As opposed to eczema that is typically very itchy, ringworm usually causes no symptoms (or mild ones), has some degree of clearing in the middle, and may or may not have raised edges.

      If you want, you can try any over the counter antifungal and apply it there for 1-2 weeks. If it doesn't go away, then you'll for sure have to see a doctor.

      Other possibilities:

      nummular eczema
      Bowen's disease
      Pityriasis Rosea
      Squamous cell cancer
      Other weird things!

  34. QUESTION:
    How can i Tell if my tattoo is infected please?
    Today during school i got some sort of bug bite in bottom fore arm. Than later today i noticed i had another tiny bite in my tattoo upper forarm on the outline of it. It has a little bump and is red. It is only itchy when i rub it. But does not bother me. Should i be concern please quick reply and its late so i cant go to talk till after school tmr.

    • ANSWER:

  35. QUESTION:
    What type of disease causes an arm to have itchy bumps?
    My little brother started to have bumps on both of his arms. He said that they are itchy and appeared out of nowhere. The bumps are pretty big. I'm not sure if he's allergic to anything. Does anybody out there have any idea what this could be? Please help! Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      It could possibly be eczema. I have a history of getting eczema all over my arms, especially in the folds of my arms. I hope this helps. If it is infact eczema, get some hydrocortizone from a local Walgreens, Walmart, Target, ect...

  36. 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.

  37. QUESTION:
    What are these little bumps on my neck, chest, back and arm?
    One day I was just a little bit itchy around my neck area so i scratched. As I was scratching i felt little bumps so I checked it out. I saw bumps all over one side of my neck. I also Saw one on my chest. The next day I discovered a few on the other side of my neck and 3 on my right arm. The day after that, i found a few more on the back of my neck, and my upper back. They aren't really itchy.

    • ANSWER:
      You probably just get those little bumps from irratation or you were born with them and they just started appearing. I have the same things but I went to a docter and got a lotion perscribed, there pretty much all gone now. You may want to get this checked out, just incase it could be dangerous.

  38. QUESTION:
    Did Accutane make you break out into a strange rash?
    I am on a very high dosage of Accutane, and the backs of my hands and my lower arms have been breaking out into little bumps that are a red, itchy, scaly, rash. Has anyone else had this experience while taking accutane?

    • ANSWER:
      My friend had that in high school. She also had very dry eyes from accutane and needed to use eye drops. It did help her skin though!

      Meditator
      Skin Rash Info
      http://www.itchyskinrash.net

  39. QUESTION:
    Which hypoallergenic sunscreen is best for adults?
    Last year I discovered that after being out in the sun and ALWAYS wearing sunscreen, I was getting little tiny, itchy bumps on my arms and legs. They do not develop on my chest or face. I think I am allergic to sunscreen, and I am looking for a kind that is made for adults. All I have been able to find are kinds made for babies that have a high SPF. I am looking for around 15 SPF, but still something that will not make me break out. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      You probably won't find one with an SPF of 15. Try one of these listed by webMD.com.

      http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/news/20120525/consumer-reports-best-sunscreen-buys

  40. QUESTION:
    Can you be allergic to the fibers from your pillows and bed sheets?
    I've been having itchy skin and red bumps on my arms and legs for a while now. I told my parents about it and they went to go check out my bed.

    No bed bugs.
    No fleas.
    No ticks.

    My aunt said to wash my sheets and stuff every week, because it could be ringworm.

    I don't think that makes any sense? So, can you be allergic to the fibers on your bed sheets and pillows. If so, what do they look like?

    • ANSWER:
      Could be allergy to the laundry detergent, some of them make lots of people itchy.
      You can't always see dust mites and things like that, they're too small.

      Try buying a laundry powder that's meant for people with allergies.

      Also, check out the plants in your neighbourhood. If you're in Australia, there's one called Murraya, lots of people have it for a hedge plant, but lots and lots of people are allergic to it. It is flowering at the moment, and that's when it's worse. It's like a mock orange, has little white flowers, and strong perfume. Gives lots of people allergies, and some asthma.

  41. QUESTION:
    Why does my body temperature elevate when i play the violin?
    Every time i play the violin, i would get all these little bumps on my arm but its more like a rash and i would get itchy like almost all over , I've got eczema and asthma and i have several allergies..
    could it be that i am allergic to the rosin or the wood or the lacquer or something??
    all help appreciated!!!!!!!!ty!!

    • ANSWER:
      That's kinda strange, because the violin should not contact the arms at all. If it's the left arm, then maybe you bumped the inside of your arm against the violin. I have seen some violinists who are allergic to the wood, so maybe ask your doctor for some medicine?

  42. QUESTION:
    What kind of rash do i have and is it contagious?
    I ahve small little pimplley bumps on my hands and it is spreading to my arms. I got it yesterday and it is itchy.

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds like a heat rash, or it might be an allergy to a new kind of soap powder being used to wash your clothes.

      You could put some calamine lotion on it, bought at any chemist. If it is still in this condition in a few days, see your doctor.

  43. QUESTION:
    why my little furry cockapoo scratches so often?
    He loves outside during the day, gets bathed every other week. My 2nd sibling dog hardly scratches at all. This time both me and the cockapoodle are a little too itchy. No visible fleas or any ants, spiders though. Could it be ants/spiders? Actually end up moving, cleaned everything, fabric, clothes, bedding. Now, he has started scratching, biting, licking fur again on his sides, stomach and gets those little red spots on the stomach. Now I have 3-4 little bumps, not spots on my arm, side/stomach, leg and its itchy this time. Went to the vet last time got a shot and take home spray for 0. Then itchy scratching returned in a month or so and some red spots on the 1 dog only. Hoping for effective home remedy this time. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      This would be fleas or mites. Spiders and ants don't really bother dogs unless they roll around in an ant hill.
      In your case, this is likely a skin condition of sort.

  44. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of a rash on my toe?
    I developed a small rash on my big toe that itches. Its pink and has tiny little bumps. Its beginning to become very itchy and its started to spread to the other toes including the other big toe. How can i get rid of it? or what might it be?

    • ANSWER:
      You need to go see your doctor! I had a similar thing that made me loose all the skin on my hands and feet and had started up my arms and legs. Intense itching! For now take Benedryl and use a corticosteroid like hydrocortisone cream. Unless of course you are allergic to these.

  45. 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

  46. QUESTION:
    What is this rash on my 7 year old daughter?
    She has had it for 2 days now and its on her back and front. Not on her arms legs or face. She doesn't have a fever or cold.They are tiny little red bumps that are really itchy and she wont stop scratching. The spots are to small to be chickenpox and haven't spread. What could it be?

    • ANSWER:
      It could be a heat rash, that is itchy and is very small red dots that sometimes join together to be just a red area that is itchy but sore at the same time.,, I have put in a link you can look at to compare in case the rash is something else, there is a few different pictures on the page, hope it helps as heat rash's are horrible, my son gets them under his arms as well, and they are sore so I use a heat rash powder on it and it works great.

  47. QUESTION:
    What are these little bumps on my neck, chest, back and arm?
    One day I was just a little bit itchy around my neck area so i scratched. As I was scratching i felt little bumps so I checked it out. I saw bumps all over one side of my neck. I also Saw one on my chest. The next day I discovered a few on the other side of my neck and 3 on my right arm. The day after that, i found a few more on the back of my neck, and my upper back. They aren't really itchy.

    • ANSWER:
      Maybe you're having an allergic reaction to your laundry detergent.

  48. QUESTION:
    What are these little red bumps on my arms that burn and itch ?
    I opened my pool this Sunday and I notice that evening my arms were burning , itching and little red dots on them.It felt like I had gotten into fiberglass or insulation or maybe chiggers.You know that itchy burning feeling with red dots.I did put chemicals into the pool but never have had any reactions to any before . But the pool was really dirty .

    • ANSWER:
      simple answer.you are alergic to this chemical so use milder one .

  49. QUESTION:
    What are the little bumps on my arms?
    There are patches of tiny bumps on my hands and arms, they're not red, itchy and don't bother me besides not knowing what they are. I don't take any medication and have been using the same hand creams and body wash for about the last 5 years. Does anyone know what these bumps are?

    • ANSWER:


itchy little bumps on arms

Natural Allergy Solutions

Despite the common belief about Inflammation being a very bad thing, it is in fact a natural response of our body to the activity of pathogens. If there are any cells that the body believes to pose danger, it will respond by the typical inflammatory process characterized by higher temperature, increase in toxic radical levels and production of killer macrophage cells. However, the process itself may harm the body as well.

It is even theorized that the process of aging is caused by this defensive response of the body that is so effective for keeping us healthy while we are younger. As the body ages, it's harder for it to control the process of inflammation and it can become chronic and very hard to cease. It may be different from the wild skin rashes and acute pain associated with typical inflammation, but in essence it's the same process. If put simple, inflammation occurs when the body's own defensive mechanisms turn onto the body itself. Free radicals and cytokines start deteriorating the tissues of the body and it has nothing to respond with besides producing more of these agents that are sought to remove pathogens but become pathogens themselves. So it all turns into a cycle that harms the affected tissues and organs.

Any part of the body could be affected by this effects and it is the main cause for degenerative health conditions such as arthritis, cancer, diabetes and many others. In this perspective, being healthy is a matter of the delicate balance between positive and negative processes that may take place in our body. This balance, is surprising highly dependent on the level of insulin in the bloodstream. When there's too little insulin in the blood the sugar starts deteriorating the tissues and causes inflammation response. When there's too much insulin, it also triggers the production of natural inflammatory agents. And taking the abundance of sugar in the food an average American eats, it's not a big surprise to see so many people suffering from various inflammatory conditions. A natural respond to inflammation is the production of cortisol by the adrenaline glands. This hormone helps suppress the immune system that is overactive. Synthetic anti-inflammatory drugs like Prednisone are mimicking the work of cortisol and achieve the same effects when there's not much of this hormone in the body to stop inflammation naturally. And it's evident that the condition of the adrenaline glands is crucial for regulating the production of cortisol.

You can improve the ability of your body to overcome inflammation on its own by consuming specific natural substances. First of all, typical vitamin supplements can increase the level of antioxidants in your body that will eliminate the toxic radicals produced during inflammation. Keeping your diet free of junk food, saturated fats, sugar drinks and caffeine will also help minimize the risk of inflammation. If you don't want to take Prednisone on a regular basis, then you should include red meats, fish oil, vegetables, fruits and nuts to your diet and make them the basic food you eat.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Natural Allergy treatment what has worked for you?
    It seems I am getting more and more seasonal allergies every year. My symptoms are getting to the point where no matter where I am, indoors or outdoors, I am getting dry coughing hacking attacks. Avoidance of my allergies is not an option anymore. My house is cleaned regularly, and we have air conditioning, so I have done what I can environmentally. I am trying also the netti pot which is not doing anything.

    I have heard of allergy shots or taking raw honey, and I would like to know of any natural remedies or permanent solutions that anyone has tried.

    • ANSWER:
      I'm the same way. I also get really bad allergy eye, like i have now. My whole left eye is swollen to the point where I can't see!

      Natural Allergy treatment is hard. I'd consider going somewhere and get over the counter medicine. You can get most for 3-6 Dollars. Don't get brand names. Get ones that are similar to brand names. (It should say on the box what allergy treatment it's similar too.)

  2. QUESTION:
    What should I do about my cat allergies?
    I have mild cat allergies and a friend told me about a simple solution that didn't involve medication. I forgot what it was though. Does anyone have any natural remedies to allergies?

    • ANSWER:
      Either get a shot from a doctor, or avoid cats.

  3. 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!!!

  4. QUESTION:
    What is the best natural remedy for sinus infection? Why does sinus infection cause blood pressure to rise?
    My daughter is 24 and had been taking allergy shots but has since lost her insurance and can no longer afford the shots. What can be done naturally

    • ANSWER:
      The best way I've found is actually so simple it seems weird.
      There is something called a Neti Pot that you can get in most drug stores or health food stores... it kind of looks like a small watering pot for plants. What you do is put a Saline solution (a 1% salt water solution... it's easy to make) in it, tip your head sideways over the sink, and pour the solution into one nostril so it can pour out the other.
      It takes a few tries to get used to, but if you use it once a day, the salt water helps to clean and nourish your sinus cavities and actually helps to keep sinus problems away if it's used daily.
      Like I said, it seems weird and threw me off when I first heard about it, but my mom and step dad use one with great benefits, my mom has MUCH less problems with her allergies now that she uses it, and they've even gotten some of their friends to use a Neti Pot with the same results.

      As far as the blood pressure, that is odd. It's very possible that the inflammation from the infection pressed against some blood vessels, which could increase the pressure to push the blood through the smaller area. If it doesn't go back down soon, it would be a good idea to check with a doctor to be on the safe side.
      Good luck and I hope I helped!

  5. QUESTION:
    My boyfriend has really bad allergies, any ideas on how to decrease the chance of his allergies acting up?
    Also, he has asthma. They kinda go hand in hand. When his allergies act up too much he begins to have a hard time breathing and his asthma kicks in a bit or he even has a bad asthma attack. Just some ideas or suggestions on reducing the chance, please! It breaks my heart to see him with a bad asthma attack. It's even scary at times.

    • ANSWER:
      Asthma is characterized as a chronic inflammatory process.

      People who take over the counter or doctor prescribed medicine for their allergy/ashtma relief are probably familiar with their side effects (i.e. fatigue, drowsiness, headache, etc. ) These medicines contain antihistamines property that inhibits inflammations and allergic reactions and suppress their symptoms.

      A powerful antioxidant Isotonix OPC-3® offers a natural and safe alternative and regular users often report feeling delightfully energetic at the same time. This is because of the high content of free radical scavenging OPCs found in OPC-3.

      Isotonix OPC-3® inhibits the release of histamine. Histamine is a key factor in the promotion of inflammation and allergies, and is associated with eruptive diseases of the skin, irritations of the nose and air passages, rheumatism and stomach ulcers. A common pharmaceutical approach to the control of inflammatory diseases involves the administration of antihistamines. But these drugs produce undesirable side effects. OPC-3, a natural antihistamine, acts as an anti-inflammatory and anti-allergy agent, without side effects.

      Isotonix OPC-3® contains the most powerful bioflavonoids(OPC) currently known to research scientists today. They are Pycnogenol (pine bark extract), grape seed extract, red wine extract bilberry extract & citrus extract.

      There are studies you can find on www.Pubmed.gov indicate that Pycnogenol may be a valuable nutraceutical in the management of chronic asthma.

      Isotonix OPC-3® has been shown to provide a variety of health benefits including but not limited to combating free radicals, demonstrating anti-inflammatory activity, helping maintain healthy cholesterol levels, helping maintain joint flexibility, helping promote/support cardiovascular health, helping reduce mild menstrual cramping and abdominal pain, helping support visual health/visual acuity, etc.

      The reason I recommend OPC-3 is because the Isotonix line it's the only oral supplements in the market with isotonic capability when mixing with certain amount of water. Any food or pills taken orally must be digested within our stomach and transported in an isotonic state before our body can absorb its nutrients, this process can take from 40 minutes to 4 hours.

      This means that when we drink a supplement that’s isotonic, our stomach does not need to digest it, so that it can enter our small intestines for absorption within minutes. With Isotonix products, little nutritive value is lost, making the absorption of nutrients highly efficient while delivering maximum results.

      This property is important because when allergy symptoms are acting up, an immediately solution is highly desirable.

  6. QUESTION:
    Is it natural to break out from proactive?
    Hey! I have really bad acne so I decided to start using proactive.. The first night.. It was okay. The second night, I felt a little bit of itchiness but I used it one last time (why idk) after the third time use, i woke up & my face was COMPLETELY broke out! I hate bumps in places i didn't even put any solution in! These bumps are SUPER itchy! So itchy to the point where you can't do anything but scratch. I've even woken up out of my sleep a couple of times because it itch so bad. Is this supposed to do this? Or am i allergic? I just to some benedryl so hopefully that helps the itch. But is there any quick remedies to get rid of the bumps?

    • ANSWER:
      Lord heavens! Sounds like u are totally allergic!! Don't re use it. I'm sure it says on the warning label *if rash redness or itchiness occurs stop use.*. Aw that sucks. Bc I too suffer from acne and proactive is a good product. If may be that You are allergic to something in the proactive. Like that peroxide or maybe ur only allergic to the toner and not the wash. Idk. But if u broke out worse and - also In places that u didnt use the proactive that says that it is in your system-and ur body's basically rejecting it. Which allergic reactions can get so bad that it could cause u to have a stroke or lungs swell up. So luckily your reaction was not so bad.
      I don't think it's normal for it to happen with the product but at the same time- certain ppl are just allergic to certain things. So it is commen. My advice? Stop use. Def take some benedryl or other allergy type med. if it doesn't go away soon- u can even call ur Docter and he will give u some steroid lotion or pills that will basically hurry the healing process up. I'm so sorry! Sounds awful! Don't ITCH! It hurts I know. But itching causes scars! Even use like bug bite creams or hydrochlorizon cream (anti itching cream) any help the itching.

  7. QUESTION:
    What kind of allergy tests do doctors do?
    My son gets eczema really bad when we gave him regular formula, so we switched to soy and he's been fine since. We assumed he was allergic to dairy, but we got him tested for allergies and it said he wasn't allergic to milk. I tried to give him some whole milk recently and he broke out again with eczema. Furthermore, the test said he had a tiny bit of a soybean allergy. Does this make sense to anyone else?

    • ANSWER:
      sure, your child has eczema and you're figuring out the triggers. Sounds like he's young, maybe less than 1 year old? Our child is allergic to cows milk. You might try using goats milk instead.

      Just in case the eczema gets much worse and you can't find a solution, I'll post what worked for our child. What worked for our child to stop the itch in seconds and heal the inflammation is Salcura Dermaspray Gentle. It's #1 in Britain, over the counter, all natural ingredients, no mess whatsoever. It is about 10 times better than anything else we tried on our child to stop the itch and heal his inflamed skin.

  8. QUESTION:
    Help me with my allergy symptoms and medication?
    I have an allergy to my cat that randomly flared up when the cat started shedding, my GF had some Loratadine and it helps some but i have a stuffy nose every morning and it doesn't seem to help much. Is this the right medication? I know of claritan but not sure. The only thing that seems to help my nose is Afrin spray and i am perfectly fine but it doesn't last as long as i would like it to. It seems my nose is the only issue and when i wake up its entirely closed. Please advise.

    • ANSWER:
      As a person with allergies as well, I would use Zyrtec 24 hour or Claritin 24 hour.
      Afrin is actually addictive and not that good for you if used long term.

      To clear out your airways in the morning, use a simple saline solution (salt water).
      You can buy some in almost any store with a pharmacy. Arm & Hammer makes some in a spray bottle that looks like a small aerosol can and you spray it up your nose. It works just as well, if not better, and is non addictive and natural.

      If Zyrtec or Claritin don't seem to be working for you, see your doctor and he may prescribe you something like Singular, which is 3 dollars or so for a month supply and he or she can prescribe you for a few months.

      You can also buy a ten day supply of Zyrtec D or Claritin D, which is a allergy decongestant, but you have to be 18 to buy it and take the card (by the other Zyrtec and Claritin) to the pharmacy window to get it. (I have found the off-brand generic works just as well if they are too expensive).

      Good luck!
      Meeeyow :)

  9. QUESTION:
    Is there any proof that chemical based housed cleaning supplies cause allergy problems?
    My allergies are always irritated, and I am starting to look at more natural solutions for everyday living in hopes of solving the problem. Does anyone have some successful and "green" recipes for home cleaning supplies?

    • ANSWER:
      Terri: Good for You! Household cleansers are loaded with toxins. Many of them contain formaldehyde (so do lots of your personal care items like shampoo too!!!).
      I will give you a link to an article about the dangers of formaldehyde and you will certainly start reading labels. I will also give you a link to some stuff that I use to clean my house. It is made from soy. Turns out that soy is an awesome cleaner (works really well) and I like the fact that soy is a renewable resource unlike the ones made from petrochemicals. The added bonus is that they don't have those awful smells!

  10. QUESTION:
    Please help to give the details of any websites which provide online help for us?
    Please help me to find a natural solution for sinus allergy? Please help to give the details of any websites which provide online help for us?

    • ANSWER:

  11. QUESTION:
    Whats the best vegan acne solution that I can buy online?
    I want to order it from Canada so I dont have to pay US currency rate. I want to get a Natural plant based acne control no Proactiv because its got bad chemicals. Im 14 and i have Mixed acne (blackeads and pimples) what would you recommend?

    • ANSWER:
      We have a fourteen year old with skin issues as well. Giving up dairy should help with the skin allergies, but you need a good dermatological solution as well.

      We recommend Nature's Gate Organic skin care products. They also have an effective Acne Treatment.

      Try http://www.VEGazon.com for everything vegan. See link below to find an acne treatment that works.

  12. QUESTION:
    what are natural products to take for allergies while pregnant?
    I also have a hard trouble breathing due to my allergies (not gasping or anything). I don't want to take Claratin for the rest of my pregnancy. So any natural products or home remedies. Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      Use a neti pot. It washes out sinuses and nasal passages using a warm saline solution. No drugs. And it does work.

  13. QUESTION:
    What food should I feed my beagle who has food allergies?
    She has hot spots and hair loss around her butt area and on her tail. She scratches excessively. We are treating her hot spots and I am trying to find a food that is suitable to feed her to get rid of the food allergies.

    I know Wellness is a good food, but are there other options out there (without a RX for the food) that will be just as good?

    • ANSWER:
      I use California Natural for my dog with food allergies-it has the least amount of ingredients of any dry food on the market (meaning less to be allergic to) and it's made by a very responsible company and of good quality. A few others you may want to consider are Natural Balance Limited Ingredient and Wellness Simple Food Solutions. Taste of the Wild, Pinnacle, and Evangers are a few others that are good for some dogs with allergy (depending on what the allergy is to), but California Natural would be my first choice.

  14. 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

  15. QUESTION:
    What are the best wheat free dry food brands and where can I get them?
    My dog is Wheat free and I don't think that her current dry food is going well for her. Also, what treats are wheat free. I'm rather new to this allergy thing. I feel bad when I can't reward her for being good (for a Jack Russell). What sort of thing can I give her thats not like pigs ears or bones?

    • ANSWER:
      Take a look at this site, it rates various foods, gives a review on each food giving pros and cons(click on the far right side across from the food name), provides a list of the ingredients, Most of the wheat foods I believe are 3 stars and greater, the 6 star foods are the ones that are grain free foods.

      THe most common food allergens are corn, wheat and soy, again most of the foods that are 3 stars and up will have any of those ingredtents

      http://www.dogfoodanalysis.com/dog_food_reviews/index.php

      But if you are stilll having troubles , it is usually recommended that you try a limited ingredient diet example has only one source of meat and one grain,(many pets who have food alergies can be allergic to multiple ingredients). as it makes it easier to rule what she may be allergic to, example some dogs are allergic to certain types of meat or certain types of grain, so at first you may want to try a food with just chicken are rice, if still having a problem you could try a lamb a rice formula, if all goes well than you know chicken is one of the problem ingredients, if not the you can try a fish and potato formula, that way you are eliminating the rice plus trying a different meat source. Nailing down allergies can be tough, as it can mean sometimes a lot of food trial as some dogs will have multiple food allergies Symptoms of possible allergies is itchy skin and re-occuring ear problems.

      If the dog is vomiting bile or experiencing soft stool that could be a sign or a food intolerance, the difference between an allergy and an intolerance is the symptoms,

      As for possible food and treat suggestions
      Canidae makes a couple one meat protein one grain foods
      they also lamb and rice biscuits
      http://www.canidae.com

      Innova EVO does have multiple meat formula but use potatoes instead of grains they have 2 foods formula( ared meant and white meat formulas) as well as grain free treats made with white meats

      http://www.naturapet.com/brands/evo.asp

      California Naturals has a lamb and rice formula food and treat they also have a Herring and sweet potato food

      http://www.naturapet.com/brands/california-natural.asp

      Wellness also make allergy foods called simple food solutions that come in duck or venison formulas they also have a treat called Pure Rewards that is grain fee meant for pets with allergies http://www.oldmotherhubbard.com/wellness/dog_wellness_simple_food_solutions_index.html, and also have wheat free treats

      If you are feeding a food with wheat and corn, the prices of the foods without will be a fair bit higher often, but because they have less fillers your feeding portions are smaller, especially when you get into grain free foods For example if I fed one of the cheapest foods I would need about 8 cups a day for my 84 dog but I feed the Innova EVO RM and because he is a serious couch potato he eats 1 1/2 cups a day so the difference in the amount I need to feed helps to offset the cost as the bag of food lasts longer

  16. QUESTION:
    I suffer from allergies and currently I have a sore throat because of humidity. Any natural solutions?
    I already went to the doctor and he prescribed me Allegra-D, but im uninsured so I rather treat it the natural way.

    • ANSWER:
      Go to a natural foods store, or herbal/homeopathic supplier and ask about a Neti Pot, also called a "Nose Bidet".
      It's a small container designed to help you flush out your sinuses with warm water or a saline solution. I haven't had the chance to try myself, but I've had people tell me it does wonders for helping with allergies and things like sore throats that develop from them. Good luck.

  17. QUESTION:
    What natural at home remedies can i give to my 10yr old rotwiller shepard mix with terrible skin allergies?
    Our dog has always had skin issues since we've had him but its become progressively worse over time. His skin seems to be rotting. He is losing fur on his stomach, legs, tail, and paws. His stomach is bald and a dark grayish blue color with bumps and scabs and has a bad smell. His inner ears tend to get red and now he's growing several lumps including a large one on his elbow that is raw and bleeds. He doesnt seem to be in pain but i know it itches him and he licks and bites his skin. Vets in the past have said its allergies but never gave us much of an answer. Im looking to find a natural or herbal solution to help him. Is there anything i can give him or put on him? Help!

    • ANSWER:
      I'd try a raw diet with him. I feed raw. I'm on a yahoo raw feeding group and I've heard of others with allergies that were helped by a raw diet.
      If you can't, feed a grain free food.
      As for healing him up now, buy some colloidal silver and spray the skin several times a day.

  18. QUESTION:
    I have an allergy where I sneeze, have an itchy and runny nose in cooler weather, is there anything I can do?
    I take Telfast every second day if it gets really bad but I'd like to find a natural alternative. Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      There is a wonderful medicine in the Philippines called Lagundi, or Chaste Tree. It is very powerful for rhinitis as well as other viral or allergy inspired respiratory problems. The other herb referred to in the preceding message is called Sacred Basil in English, and is also good for your problem. There are herbal remedies here that contain both of these powerful herbal solutions. If you drop me a line, I can fill you in on how to get them.
      Dr. Allen Sanders

  19. QUESTION:
    What is good to help me out with my allergies?
    I have horrible allergies. I used to take Allegra before it became available over the counter. I bought it and it doesn't work for me. I've tried Zertex, Claritin, ect. Any recommendations? I am open to try Herbal/natural remedies. I just need some sort of relief. Thank you for your time.

    • ANSWER:
      Why don't you try saline nasal rinse? This is one remedy that both Eastern and Western docs (like your allergist) will likely agree on. Basically all you’re doing is flushing out your sinuses with a saltwater solution, which can help wash away allergens and irritants. To do it, grab a Neti Pot or a large squeeze bottle, like the one made by NeilMed, and fill it with a premixed packet of saline solution (available at drugstores) or make your own solution.

  20. QUESTION:
    My Dog has an allergy and I am looking for some natural treatments?
    My Black Labrador has an allergy we believe it is an inhalent one due to him having it in the Summer. We are not sure if it is a allergy to Grass or pollen etc. He was on antihistamines last year but I am looking for some natural remedies to treat him, whether that is Diet or treatments?

    Hoping you can help?

    • ANSWER:
      Found this site and thought it might help with Dog Allergy Solutions & Natural Cures !

  21. QUESTION:
    How do you manage your partner / spouse who has a habit of snoring making loud noise?
    Have you found any effective solution ? What do you think is a reason for his/her snoring ? Physical , psychological or both ? or something else ? Are you able to sleep well on background of such snoring ?

    • ANSWER:
      The best thing for both of you is for him to try to correct his snoring. It's preventing both of you from getting a good nights sleep.

      If you want to stop his snoring, it is important to consider the cause and severity of the snoring. Identifying the cause can help you choose the right cure.
      It makes sense to try some simple non-invasive treatments first to see if they'll reduce or prevent his snoring.

      Here are some of those non-invasive tips to stop the snoring:

      • sleep on your side - there's a higher change of snoring if you lie on your back, and sleeping on your stomach will kill your neck.
      • keep a regular sleep schedule - and make sure you get enough sleep, many people snore only when they are overly tired
      • elevate your head when sleeping - you can increase the angle of your bed by raising the head of the bed or use pillows to your upper body, don't just raise your head that'll put more pressure on your air way and have the opposite effect.
      • avoid alcohol and tranquillizers - they basically cause the muscles of your jaw and throat to relax, increasing your changes of snoring.
      • Treat your allergies - if your nose is stuffy it may force you to breathe through your mouth when sleeping. If your nose is stuffed I recommend using a netie pot, the are incredibly effective, natural and pretty cheap to.
      • buy a mouth guard - mouth guards will keep your jaw muscles from relaxing too much, and prevent snoring. It may not be too attractive to your significant other but it'll help you both get some sleep! :)
      • Lose weight - when you're heavier the extra weight puts pressure on your airway, causing snoring.
      • if you smoke try to stop - smoking damages your respiratory system, which doesn't help in the snoring department

      Excessive snoring may also mean you have a more serious problem like sleep apnea.

      If you wake up with a headache, are extremely tired during the day, don't feel refreshed when you wake up, have trouble concentrating or a very low attention span, or wake up during the night choking and gasping for breath you should probably see a doctor.

      Mild snoring that isn't related to sleep apnea responds well to home remedies. Finding a cure for your snoring problem can result in an improved quality of life for you and your loved ones.

      An effective and pretty simple solution is doing throat excercises, here's a website with interesting information on the snoring excercises: http://www.thestopsnoringexerciseprogram.com/?hop=4safetynow

  22. QUESTION:
    What kind of food will not give my labrador retriever allergic reactions?
    My yellow lab has struggled with food allergies for months and months and we cannot seem to find a solution. We've tried Science Diet, Iams Natural, Blue Buffalo (all flavors) and NOTHING seems to work. He is constantly scratching his skin and the food makes his ears itch. Please help me find a food so he doesn't have to suffer.

    • ANSWER:
      Single Worker gave you an excellent answer. Atopic allergies are more of a problem than food allergies. The only real answer is to find out what the dog is allergic to. Otherwise you will be spending a lot of money without identifying the problem.

  23. QUESTION:
    Does anyone else have an allergy to bananas that began after having surgery?
    After my hysterectomy in 1997, I could no longer eat bananas without coming down with a major case of flu-like symptoms. One hour after eating a banana I was overwhelmingly weak, nauseous and sore in my abdomen. The bout lasts about 3 hours, then I am fine. I have found I can eat banana bread, but not bananas in pudding or even baked banana cream pies. I love bananas and would like to be able to eat them again. Has anyone else had this problem and found a solution for it. I would greatly appreciate some input. Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      Do you have a latex allergy? Remember allergies can come on at any age. The reason I am asking is because certain fruits such as bananas and kiwi have natural latex in them, thus causing problems for some one with a latex allergy. Check out the below web site it may explain better what can happen with such allergies. Hope I helped at least a little, Good Luck!!!!

  24. QUESTION:
    When using the "Bissel Spot Bot" what solution should I use?
    I'm looking for something natural and non-toxic, and safe for my babies.

    • ANSWER:
      I LOVE my spot bot I use the prodcuts marketed by bissell, the allergy ones to be specific. they do have a strong scent so I try and open a couple windows while it is drying or set up a candle.

  25. QUESTION:
    Does elderberry concentrate really work for your health?
    I have an add claiming it helps with allergies,diabetes, asthma, and many other health problems. Anybody have any experience or knowledge on this subject?
    Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      It has been proven that black elderberry is an effective remedy against colds and flu. Recent studies show that patients given black elderberry extract recovered very quickly, typically within two or three days, compared to almost a week for those not taking the remedy.

      An added benefit is that patients do not suffer the side effects of traditional cold and flu remedies, which can often make the user drowsy. Side-effects of the remedy are at a minimum, so it is considered safe for both adults and children. It is known that the Native Americans used it to treat fevers and symptoms of rheumatism.

      The remedy can be used to bring on sweats, so fevers are quickly flushed out of the system. The high vitamin content and flavonoids make it a natural antioxidant, thus boosting the body’s immune system.

      Other components include a natural anti-inflammatory, which can have a positive effect on aches and pains.

      Elderberry Tea
      Elderberry tea is one of the most popular herbal teas available, and when it is used there are a number of benefits:

      •Easing congestion in the airways when suffering from asthma and bronchitis.
      •Encouraging the removal of toxins from the system, helping to keep the kidneys functioning properly.
      •Encouraging recovery from diseases such as chicken pox and measles.
      •Easing the pain associated with arthritis.
      •Soothing a sore throat.

      Elderberry Concentrate
      Elderberry concentrate is the juice of the berry and like the berry itself contains large amounts of vitamins. Intake should be limited to one or two teaspoons each day with water. It is used to boost the immune system and is beneficial for those suffering from diseases such as cancer or AIDS to ease the side effects of conventional medication.

      Other benefits include:

      •Reducing cholesterol levels
      •Maintaining a healthy digestive system
      •Keeping the skin clear of blemishes

      An elderberry tincture is available from health food shops, consisting of black elderberry extract in an alcohol solution. The alcohol preserves the tincture so it can be stored for some time. A simple elderberry tincture can be made at home by simply making a strong elderberry tea, though this has no preservatives and will need to be used quickly.

      Raw berries can be eaten, but the seeds have a toxic effect on the system. This is removed when they are cooked. All the green parts of the plant are poisonous and should never be eaten.

      Side Effects
      Side effects are rare, but should the user suffer any unexpected symptoms then a doctor should be consulted. The very young and pregnant and nursing women are advised to avoid using black elderberry extracts and concentrates. Anyone with a serious liver or kidney disease should not use any black elderberry products.

  26. QUESTION:
    How long will it take for the dark circle to go after taking medication?
    I have allergies, I recently started taking medicine for them, before taking the medicines (I didn't take any medication for about 6 months), I developed dark circles, now I have started taking medicine (from yesterday night), how long will it take for the dark circle to go?

    • ANSWER:
      Medications are drugs! Medications are chemical poisons! They kill instead of heal! Medications down the road causes more symptoms to occur! Solution: stop taking medication prescription or non-prescription drugs! Second: stand under the sun. Sun is a natural healer! Notice that the plants and animals never get sick in the wild, yet when animals are caged up, they get sick! Plants and Animals do not put on lotions, sunscreens, cologne, perfume, deodorants, foot powder, hairsprays, dyes, gels. These are chemical poisons! Stand under the sun! Also put on hydrogen peroxide on area! Hydrogen peroxide is made up of extra water and extra air! Bacteria cannot live in a clean area where pure air is! Do it! I did! I stll do!

  27. QUESTION:
    Any ideas on what causes dark circles under the eyes, and any remedies?
    Dark circles under the eyes are totally unattractive. Any solutions other than "cover ups" ? Do you know what causes this?

    • 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 hide 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.

      http://www.cleansecolonblog.com Cleanse Colon Blog writes about colon cleanse home remedies and review colon cleanse products.

  28. QUESTION:
    What are some low cost, natural remedies for people who suffer sinus and allergies this time of year?
    Im tired of spending hundreds of dollars on pharmacy and GP suggested medications for sinus and allergies. There must be a better, cheaper solution. Help!

    • ANSWER:
      I have seasonal allergies and I use a Saline nose spray from CVS. It's pretty much salt water, and it completely flushes out your sinuses and gets rid of all the pollen that builds up and causes you to get colds, sinus infections, sore throats, etc. It's only a few dollars, you don't need a prescription, and if you use it once a day you'll get immediate results. Hope that helps! My doctor reccomended it and it works wonders for me.

  29. QUESTION:
    Anyone know of any Solutions to eyelashes falling out?
    Ever since I've been using heavy mascara my eyelashes have been falling out. I stopped putting heavy mascara, but I need to a solution! I used to have thick eyelashes, now i have few and thin ones. Is there any type of cream or solution I can apply to help stimulate the growth of eyelashes or strengthen them?

    • ANSWER:
      A lot of what happens is an allergy problem. It happens a lot with heavy and waterproof mascara because it drys your lashes and that makes them really fragile. I have been there and something that worked really well for me was clear mascara. It is hypoallergenic and it replenishes nutrients/moisture back into your lashes. It is about .50 and it is hypoallergenic. I use Covergirl Professional Natural Lash Mascara. It works really well, and it doesn't harm your eyes. It also does a really good job of curling your eyelashes and keeping them stiff. I don't know how it does it, but it does!

  30. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of a Natural remedy for dogs with inhalant allergies or human medicine that is safe?
    If we know that Benadryl is ok to give a dog is there any other medications that do not have the "sleepy" side effect, my hound/sheppard has inhalant allergies and I have been searching for Natural remedies for her or even human medicine that will help with the itchy paws, watery eyes and reverse sneezing.

    • ANSWER:
      How long do you want to medicate this dog before you decide to get down to the CAUSE and not just the symptoms? Are there grains in this cats food, like corn, wheat, soy, glutens? They cause massive allergies in dogs and cats. Cats seem to be even more sensitive to grains than dogs. Since most vets know almost NOTHING about pet nutrition, they probably won't be much help. If they sell food in their clinic, like Science Diet and such, then they're getting kick-backs and could care less that it makes your pet sick. It's more about money. Think about it, if our pets are well, their paycheck isn't as big.

      While getting your cat on a GRAIN FREE diet may not solve all of the symptoms, it's at least a step in the right direction and a place to start.

      Cats don't drink a lot of water. When this becomes an issue and the kidneys are compromised and so is the urinary tract, is when cats are fed mostly dry food. Cats DO NOT drink enough water to hydrate the dry kibble in their digestive tract and ALSO keep their organs and vital systems healthy and properly flushed. As a consequence, their urine becomes very concentrated and THEN, there goes the urinary tract and excess protein buildup in the kidney's.

      What is the solution to this far too rampant problem? Wild cats get most of their water from the wild animals they eat and the occasional water they drink. Cats on dry kibble for extended periods of time can NOT stay properly hydrated. They should be fed a high quality canned cat food at LEAST every other day. The dry kibble should only be a side dish.

      The other issue for cats on commercial foods is the high amount of grains their systems are being assaulted with. Cats are CARNIVORES. They are NOT omnivores, yet Friskies and all like crap companies want us to believe they've outsmarted mother nature. We may have domesticated dogs and cats, but we have NOT changed their digestive systems. So, we humans and commercial pet food suppliers need to get over themselves. We are killing our pets and the pet food giants could care less. They're just raking in the dough. So are the vets that have certain brands of food in their clinics. I personally think that it's against a vets hypocratic oath to do no harm. 99% of vets DO NOT study pet nutrition, so don't expect them to steer you in the right direction when it comes to feeding your pet properly.

      The first thing that we pet owning consumers need to do is learn to PROPERLY read food labels so that we KNOW what we're doing to our pets. Your cat already has health issues so you need to find a GRAIN FREE, no byproducts, no artificial preservatives (like ethoxyquin) or artificial colors. ANY and ALL foods that you can purchase in the grocery store, WalMart, and the majority of brands in Petco/Petsmart are ABSOLUTE CRAP. That includes Iams, Eukanuba, Science Diet and the like are ABSOLUTE CRAP and will shorten the life span of your pets!!!!!!!!!!

      Here are some links that will be very helpful for you in getting your pet back to a healthier state. High quality food is only ONE of the areas that can reduce the damage to your cats kidneys and you should research so that you address ALL of the angles toward restoring your cat's health. Just changing their food is not a panacea, but it's a step in the right direction, and you've gotta start somewhere.

      Check the ingredients in the different foods on this site and compare them with what you're currently feeding.

      http://www.petfooddirect.com/store/brands4dept.asp?dept%5Fid=1156

      Learning to read the labels and what some of the lingo means is critical to making informed choices.

      http://www.bornfreeusa.org/facts.php?p=359&more=1

      For your info.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkyBv2wA8tU&feature=related

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHadGUXCf7I&feature=related

      http://www.littlebigcat.com/index.php?ac...

  31. QUESTION:
    Who would you call to have your home checked for mold?
    I've had problems with allergies and tried different medications that don't seem to work completely. Mainly i have a lot of throat congestion. I've heard that mold can be the cause. The problem started shortly after i moved into this home.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi JewelAir

      Here are some ideas on how to heal the issue. You also need to learn about cleansing the body of toxins by doing a colon and liver cleanse to heal for long term.

      Cause of Allergies
      Overall, the underlying causes of allergy and sensitivity are dietary and lifestyle factors specifically titled as imbalanced immune function, barrier function default (such as "leaky gut" syndrome), and toxic overload. Each of these are, in varying degrees, responsible for the development and continuation of allergy and sensitivity.

      Herbal Medicine: There are a variety of herbs that offer relief from allergies, such as goldenseal, red sage, and goldenrod. To reduce mucus, try astringents such as yarrow and myrrh (Commiphora myrrha). These help to contract inflamed tissues and reduce secretions and discharges. To strengthen immune response use echinacea, astragalus root, goldenseal root, and Pfaffia paniculata (suma or Brazilian ginseng). These herbs can be effective and safe for treating weakened immune systems.
      Eating raw Garlic and Onions will provide relief as well. The more you use the faster the relief will come.

      Cayenne pepper is a favorite herb among those treating allergy patients. The active ingredient is a strong anti-inflammatory, and it is recommend to allergy suffers, including asthma patients, as a simple and effective treatment. Sprinkling liberal amounts of the pepper on meals for a few days can provide relief. Or better yet eat them raw and sweat for a few minutes. Watch your sinus clear up quickly.

      Although herbal remedies have shown excellent results in reducing allergy/sensitivity symptoms, using herbs to treat allergies involves an individual approach. Some particularly effective anti-inflammatory herbs are stinging nettle, Ginkgo biloba, and licorice. Chinese skullcap, ephedra, and feverfew are others to consider for treating allergy symptoms. Patients whose conditions are severe should consult with a trained herbalist or naturopath.

      A major symptom of allergies is gastrointestinal upset, including bloating, gas, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and nausea. Demulcent herbs can alleviate these symptoms (demulcent is a term used by herbalists to describe an herb that has a protective effect on the mucous membranes by minimizing irritation). The most commonly used herbs are marshmallow, slippery elm bark, cabbage juice, okra, fenugreek, and aloe vera.

      Homeopathy: Homeopathy has widespread applications for the treatment of allergies. In many situations, minute diluted doses of the substance a person is allergic to can be prepared as a homeopathic solution that triggers the body`s natural ability to heal itself.

      Homeopathic remedies are best prescribed by a competent homeopath. Self-diagnosis is discouraged due to the variety of factors that must be considered before the appropriate treatment is selected. However, the following remedies can be helpful: Ferrum phos, lycopodium, and silica.

      Juice Therapy: A juice fast of organic vegetable juices for 2-3 weeks can help detoxify the body, thus improving its ability to cope with allergies. Two useful juice combinations for this purpose are beet, carrot, and cucumber; and carrot and celery. For added benefit, add a small piece of ginger root to either juice combination.

      Best of health to you

  32. QUESTION:
    How do I cure my allergies and asthma to dogs and cats?
    My entire life I have been allergic to dogs and cats.. eventually it turns into Asthma too. There has to be a cure for this somewhere out there. Benadryl and anti-histamines are not the solution. Does anyone know of any natural cures for this? You would save my life!
    Yahoo Guru... you're useless. I never said I own either dogs or cats.

    • ANSWER:
      Sell them.

  33. QUESTION:
    How do I stop my Cat from going bald on its Belly?
    My Cat is about 6 years old, shes fat, and shes bald on her stomach, and her hind legs. Any solution on how to stop my cat from going bald?

    • ANSWER:
      My cat did the same thing.
      It was food allergies.
      Read the food label. Avoid all corn and wheat products.
      NEVER feed Purina, Iams or Science Diet. Read "Foods Pets Die For" by Ann N. Martin to find out all the gruesome details.
      You will be shocked and amazed.
      Look into Innova EVO, Artemis, Felidae, and California Natural. All are good, all have websites.

  34. QUESTION:
    How to solve skin allergy problem due to hair dye which contain PPD (Para Phenylene Diamine)?
    After dying after 5 to 6 hours heavy itching starts and in the skin dedish dots comes ear back also itching. There must be some simple solution to solve this problem. Very good contributing docter will suggest the technique of appling such dyes. Iam confident God will help me through some beautiful heart.

    • ANSWER:
      Oh geez mate, i'm sorry you had an allergic reaction to that terrible stuff ...... go get yourself some white vinegar and put about 2 inches of it into the bottom of an empty 2 litre bottle ....... fill it with warm water and shake well...... jump in the shower and wet your hair and your body ..... then, with your eyes closed so as not to burn them with the vinegar mix, pour the vinegar and warm water mixture slowly over your hair .... rinsing in between applications ...... keep your eyes closed mate ..... when the bottle is empty simply rinse your hair thoroughly and the itch and dreadfull irritation should be gone...... whatever was in the hair dye has stripped the acid mantle of your skin and you need to restore the natural Ph level ....... the vinegar and warm water mixture will not only do that but will leave your hair glossy and shining as it will remove any chemical buildup / residue left by commercial shampoos and conditioners.....;0)

      peace baby

  35. QUESTION:
    What is the absolute best way to prevent a sinus infection?
    I live in NY with very good radiator steam heating but I'm not able to turn it on and off at will. But for the last 6 years I've gotten a sinus infection even though I use a humidifier, saline solution mist, saline gel, I drink a lot of water and I take vitamins, nothing works. My Dr. said I have a slight deviated septum, but not enough to merit an operation. Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Rufus

      Here is some techniques to heal your condition.

      Causes of Sinusitis

      Over the course of the last few decades, there has been an increase in the incidence of sinusitis in the U.S. and other industrialized nations that is directly related to a corresponding increase in air pollution and unhealthy indoor air, making unhealthy air and air pollution the two main factors of sinusitis. Other environmental causes of sinusitis include cold and flu viruses, bacterial and fungal infections, excessively cold or dry air, cigarette smoking, and regular exposure to secondhand smoke.

      Sinusitis can also be caused or exacerbated by food allergies and sensitivities, dental and gum disease, stress, lowered immunity, structural problems within the nasal cavities (such as a deviated septum), nasal cysts and/or polyps, and unresolved emotions, especially anger. Candiasis (systemic yeast overgrowth) and the overuse of pharmaceutical drugs, especially antibiotics, are two other common causes of sinusitis.

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

      Natural Cures
      Aromatherapy: Inhaling the steamed vapors of the essential oils camphor, eucalyptus, lavender, lemon, pine, or tea tree can help improve breathing and aid in fighting infection.

      Diet:If you suffer from sinusitis, you need to be screened for food allergies and sensitivities, and then avoid eating those foods that you are allergic or sensitive to. In addition, avoid all sugar and sugar products, wheat and wheat byproducts, soy products, soft drinks, commercially processed foods, and all foods containing artificial ingredients, such as additives, colorings, flavorings, and preservatives (such as BHA, BHT, sodium nitrite, sulfites, saccharin, aspartame, and cyclamates). Also minimize your intake of milk and dairy products, and coffee and other caffeine products, as well as red meat, salt, refined carbohydrates (white breads, pastries, commercial pastas), corn, chocolate, and unhealthy fats (hydrogenated or trans fats).

      Drink plenty of pure, filtered water (at least eight ounces every two hours; or for best results, add fresh squeezed lemon juice and a dash of cayenne pepper) and fresh squeezed, organic vegetable juices throughout the day, as well as hot broths and soups. Diluted organic pear juice can also be helpful, in order to loosen up lung congestion. Also emphasize organic, whole foods, especially plenty of fresh, raw organic fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds, organic, free-range meats and poultry, and wild-caught fish. Garlic, cayenne pepper, chili peppers, horseradish, and onions should be eaten regularly, due to their powerful health benefits for the lungs and respiratory system. Organic, extra virgin olive oil should also be used liberally.

      According to leading naturopathic physician and researcher Joseph E. Pizzorno, N.D., President Emeritus of Bastyr University, a vegan diet can significantly improve symptoms of most respiratory conditions, including pneumonia. Such a diet involves eliminating all animal products, as well as fish, eggs, milk, and all other dairy products. Grains should also be avoided, or eaten in minimal amounts. Dr. Pizzorno advises limiting your fluid intake to pure, filtered water (avoid chlorinated, fluoridated tap water), and emphasize plenty of fresh, organic fruits and vegetables, especially romaine lettuce, carrots, beets, onions, celery, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, cucumber, radishes, Jerusalem artichokes, beans (except soy and green peas), blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, cloudberries, black currants, gooseberries, plums, and pears. Apples and citrus fruits (except lemon) are not recommended, however.

      Herbs: Useful herbs for treating and preventing sinusitis include Echinacea, elder flowers, ephedra, eyebright, garlic, goldenrod, goldenseal, horseradish, Oregon grape, pokeroots, purple cornflower, stinging nettle, wild indigo, and yarrow.

      Homeopathy:

      Arsenicum album – for nasal discharge that is burning, thin, and watery, which becomes worse following exposure to open air, and/or is accompanied by chills, anxiety, and a desire for warm drinks

      Kalium bichromium – to relieve nasal congestion and postnasal drip when accompanied by feeling of pressure in the nose and impaired smell

      Mercurius iodatus – for sinusitis accompanied by raw or ulcerated nostrils and symptoms that are made worse at night, exacerbated by perspiration, and/or include yellowish-green nasal discharge with flecks of blood

      Nux vomica – for sinusitis accompanied by frontal headaches, increased nasal congestion at night, and sensitivities to cold, light, and noise

      Silicea – for sinusitis accompanied by dry, hard, easily bleeding crusts in the nose, loss of smell, pain when the bones of the nose are touched

      Euphorbium compositum – used as a nasal spray, can also be effective for sinusitis, especially chronic sinusitis

      Best of health to you

      Cheers

  36. QUESTION:
    How can we save our house plants? They are dying from a white fungus which is also causing allergy problems.?
    My housemate replanted one plant, but in just a few days, the fungus returned. What can we do to save the plants? and to minimize our allergies?

    • ANSWER:
      They likely have mealy bug.

      Take them outside (Or in the shower if it's cold there)and spray with a weak solution of dish detergent. Let stand about 5 minutes. Cover the dirt with a towel, and rinse off..
      in an hour or so, and as well, the next day, until you see no more white matter. The soap suffocates the bug, but some will survive. That's why a few treatments are required. Don't leave the soap on to dry.

      You can use this as a natural insecticide outside, as well, and as well, rinse off after 5 minutes or so. Repeat as necessary.

      Hope this helps.

  37. QUESTION:
    How to cure an ear infection in a Boston Terrier?
    I have to clean his ear daily. He only has it in one ear - thank goodness. He has a discharge that smells. His vet says it is not yeast, but antibiotics have not helped it yet. I clean it with epi-otic and apply tres derm after. He has been on Clavamox and one other antibiotic. He is currently taking Citirine in case it is an allergy.
    Thank You. I am desperate for help.
    Thank You.

    • ANSWER:
      Actually, antibiotics often cause yeast infections. The reason you get a yeast infection after using antibiotics is because antibiotics kill all bacteria in the body, both the bacteria (the ones that you took antibiotics to get rid of) and the good bacteria (the ones that help your body fight off yeast infections). As a result the yeast is left to grow without any good bacteria to ward it off. Many people take OTC creams like monistat to treat the yeast infection, but often times that only temporarily fix the problem. More often than not you'll just end up with a reoccuring yeast infection. The best way to stop it permanently is to re-establish your body's balance of good bacteria and yeast.

      Personally I think the best approach is the natural way. Basically the reason you have a yeast infection is because there's an imbalance in your body. A healthy person has a balance between the yeast in their body and the good bacteria in their body.

      Too much yeast, you have a yeast infection. Too much bacteria, you have a bacterial infection.

      So, when you have a yeast infection you essentially have too much yeast in your body. The natural way to treat it and bring back that balance is to starve the yeast and introduce more good bacteria into your body.

      Oh and BTW - That's why you often get relief from using the over the counter meds temporarily, and then the yeast infection comes back. The creams aren't changing the source of the problem. They are just killing the yeast they come in contact with, and not balancing the yeast/bacteria in your body and actually sometimes end up making things a lot worse.

      Oh BTW2 - That's also why many times you'll get a yeast infection after using antibiotics. Antibiotics kill all the bacteria in your body, the good and the bad. When that happens the balance between the yeast and good bacteria is off once again and you get a yeast infection.

      Things you can add to your diet (to help promote good bacteria) are live yogurt cultures (or take Acidophilus), plenty of water, fresh vegetables, lots of protein rich foods, whey protein, raw garlic, nuts, seeds, oils, millet, rice and oat brans.

      Things you should remove from your diet (to starve the yeast) are all sodas, sugars, fruit, fermented foods, foods containing white flour, alcohol (especially beer), antacids and any product that has yeast or mold.

      You can change your diet in conjunction with using the creams that you've been using and that will speed up the recovery significantly. But what I would also recommend is to use a homeopathic solution instead. I always feel if there's a natural way to do something, then it's best to avoid the chemicals. I would look for an natural product, that can be taken orally to promote re-growth of the good bacteria in your body.

      There are a few out there, I think they are probably all pretty good. One that I have used and was very effective for me was is yeastrol.

      If you're interesting in finding out more I've added a link that has some more info.

  38. QUESTION:
    Is there a way for my dad to lessen his allergies towards cats?
    Hey guys I am moving and we are going to completely redo all of our furniture and stuff and make our home brand new. My dad considered getting a cat to welcome to the house, yet he is badly allergic to cats. Is there a certain breed of cat or some ways to stop or weaken his allergies? I am a big cat person and owning a cat will be awesome if there is a solution to our allergies than we can get the cat if we cannot stop his allergies or weaken them than we cannot get the cat. He doesn't want injections and would consider medicine so what can we do?

    • ANSWER:
      You may find a hypoallergenic cat somewhere
      There are species bred for this purpose.
      Otherwise, You might want to do your research on
      cats that do not shed at all, or not as much

      Prescribed allergy medication is an option, but your dad
      will have to have that every single day which might be a pain.
      Non-prescription allergy medicine include Reactine, Claritin, etc.

      Ive heard that prolonged exposure can cure allergies.
      Allergies happen when your body reacts to harmless
      things, and if you are exposed to it, your body may develop natural immunity.

      Hope that helped.!

  39. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of dark circles around my eyes?
    I used cold potato slices and cucumber and tea bags and i can't get rid of them, do you have the solution? Have you tried anything of that? Help please, thanks.
    i want to get rid of them not cover them and yes i will be able to buy things

    • 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 hide 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.

      http://www.cleansecolonblog.com Cleanse Colon Blog writes about colon cleanse home remedies and review colon cleanse products.

  40. QUESTION:
    can having allergies lead to getting an autoimmune disease?
    I have mild allergies to a lot of things mainly cats. My mother has allergies and just diagnosed with MS. Father has bad food allergies and diagnosed with eosinophilic esophagitis.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Laura J

      Here are some ideas on how to heal the issue. You also need to learn about cleansing the body of toxins by doing a colon and liver cleanse to heal for long term.

      Cause of Allergies
      Overall, the underlying causes of allergy and sensitivity are dietary and lifestyle factors specifically titled as imbalanced immune function, barrier function default (such as "leaky gut" syndrome), and toxic overload. Each of these are, in varying degrees, responsible for the development and continuation of allergy and sensitivity.

      Herbal Medicine: There are a variety of herbs that offer relief from allergies, such as goldenseal, red sage, and goldenrod. To reduce mucus, try astringents such as yarrow and myrrh (Commiphora myrrha). These help to contract inflamed tissues and reduce secretions and discharges. To strengthen immune response use echinacea, astragalus root, goldenseal root, and Pfaffia paniculata (suma or Brazilian ginseng). These herbs can be effective and safe for treating weakened immune systems.
      Eating raw Garlic and Onions will provide relief as well. The more you use the faster the relief will come.

      Cayenne pepper is a favorite herb among those treating allergy patients. The active ingredient is a strong anti-inflammatory, and it is recommend to allergy suffers, including asthma patients, as a simple and effective treatment. Sprinkling liberal amounts of the pepper on meals for a few days can provide relief. Or better yet eat them raw and sweat for a few minutes. Watch your sinus clear up quickly.

      Although herbal remedies have shown excellent results in reducing allergy/sensitivity symptoms, using herbs to treat allergies involves an individual approach. Some particularly effective anti-inflammatory herbs are stinging nettle, Ginkgo biloba, and licorice. Chinese skullcap, ephedra, and feverfew are others to consider for treating allergy symptoms. Patients whose conditions are severe should consult with a trained herbalist or naturopath.

      A major symptom of allergies is gastrointestinal upset, including bloating, gas, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and nausea. Demulcent herbs can alleviate these symptoms (demulcent is a term used by herbalists to describe an herb that has a protective effect on the mucous membranes by minimizing irritation). The most commonly used herbs are marshmallow, slippery elm bark, cabbage juice, okra, fenugreek, and aloe vera.

      Homeopathy: Homeopathy has widespread applications for the treatment of allergies. In many situations, minute diluted doses of the substance a person is allergic to can be prepared as a homeopathic solution that triggers the body`s natural ability to heal itself.

      Homeopathic remedies are best prescribed by a competent homeopath. Self-diagnosis is discouraged due to the variety of factors that must be considered before the appropriate treatment is selected. However, the following remedies can be helpful: Ferrum phos, lycopodium, and silica.

      Juice Therapy: A juice fast of organic vegetable juices for 2-3 weeks can help detoxify the body, thus improving its ability to cope with allergies. Two useful juice combinations for this purpose are beet, carrot, and cucumber; and carrot and celery. For added benefit, add a small piece of ginger root to either juice combination.

      Best of health to you

  41. QUESTION:
    How do you schedule a deviated septum surgery?
    I went to the ear/nose/throat doctor because I have hearing loss (I'm only 23), and he said it was caused from pressure in my head and that the problem is with my nose. I tried what he gave me, saline solution and medicine, but it didn't make a difference. I can't even blow my nose, one side is completely blocked.

    My mom had a deviated septum. I haven't been officially diagnosed with that but I can tell I do. I assume I need to be officially diagnosed with something before they prescribe the surgery? My doctor wasn't a good doctor but he's the only one in town. And so after they recommend it, will they send all the documents to the surgeon's place?

    These headaches are killing me everyday >.> I guess I'm wondering the most cost-efficient course of action and the order these things should go in. I don't know how they diagnose things and etc and my nose is completely blocked, so I'm not sure how that affects the diagnosis.

    Thanks a bunch for your answers! I really appreciate it cause I am desperate now.

    • ANSWER:
      Cost efficiency for your blocked nose?
      Your doctor isn't a good doctor, but because he's the only one in town, you ....?

      Perhaps before you try the cost ineffective surgery, you could "At Your Own Risk" try some of these cost effective natural remedies:

      1) Cayenne Pepper Tea: Boil a cup of water, add 1/4(one quarter) teaspoon of Cayenne Pepper Powder, mix well and sip it till it's all gone or just gargle with it.
      Your nose/throat/stomach will thank you soon after the third sip. lol
      2) Ginger Tea: Bring to a boil a cup of water with 6+ fresh slices of ginger, let it cool for a minute(add 1tsp of honey/optional) and sip it till it's all gone.
      3) Chew/eat half clove of garlic (raw) ..... then drink half a cup of warm water.
      4) Add 1 tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar (raw-unfiltered) to half a glass of water and drink it.
      5) ....
      The above remedies are also helpful for acid/reflux/heartburn/gas/stuffy nose/sore throat/cold & sinus & allergies symptoms.

      Read this: http://www.nutrition-and-you.com/cayenne-pepper.html
      --and this: http://www.herbwisdom.com/herb-ginger-root.html
      --and this: http://heartofwisdom.com/heartathome/2010/06/03/12-health-benefits-of-organic-apple-cider-vinegar/
      --and this: http://www.livestrong.com/benefits-of-raw-garlic/
      --and this: http://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/seed-and-nut/health-benefits-of-cumin.html
      --and this: http://www.organicfacts.net/organic-oils/organic-coconut-oil/health-benefits-of-coconut-oil.html
      --and this: http://www.herbwisdom.com/herb-wasabi.html

      After all, reading leads to knowledge. ;)
      Use Q-tips to gently clean inside the ears. Too much earwax build up can cause all sorts of illness.
      When in doubt, consult your doctor.
      Have a healthy happy life. :)

      http://www.care2.com/greenliving/5-natural-treatments-for-sinus-infection.html

  42. QUESTION:
    What is best natural solution/medicine for Allergies , Symptoms : nasal congestion.?
    I am feeling frequent nasal congestion, doctor has told that it is due to allergies, please suggest natural treatment to beat Nasal congestion . I am afraid to take Levocetirizine due to its side effects .

    • ANSWER:
      I have horrible allergies also and my doctor told me that the best way to help them is to keep my hair tied back when I am outside. This is because when you're outside, pollen is constantly in the air and lands in our hair, so if it's tied back it's not in our face and bothering you that much. He also said to shower as much as possible to remove the pollen from your hair and body. To help my allergies I take Allegra which really helps me and I also use a nasal spray when needed.

  43. QUESTION:
    Is olive oil good to put on your eyelids?
    My lower eyelids have gotten very dry and became wrinkly. I think it's due to allergies.

    Anyways, I put olive oil and it has helped moisturize it. Should I keep putting it or buy some cream to put on it?

    • ANSWER:
      Olive oil is the best & most natural solution for dry skin... but using it near your eye area is not a good idea. Using any sort of oil will seep into the skin and then your eyes, which may cause slight damage as you keep using it. You should probably consult a dermatologist to recommend you some good & safe moisturizers for the eye area. I don't think using Vaseline would do you any harm though, so you could give that a try.

      Another thing is to try to constantly avoid what causes these allergies. Also, if you wear any sort of eye makeup that could also be the cause of dry eyelids. If you do, I suggest you stopping wearing it for a while.

  44. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of a commercially produced dog food that does not contain chicken, corn or beef?
    Our dog has allergies resulting in constant ear infections and, after nothing else worked, the vet recommended changing her diet. I need to find a dog food that is available in USA grocery stores. Thanks for any help

    • ANSWER:
      As others have said, you probably won't find a food like this in the grocery store. You will have to go to a petstore, dog boutique, or feed/farm store.

      Here are some possible foods (I grouped them by brand to make it easier to read):

      * Wellness Simple Solutions Venison
      * Wellness Simple Solutions Duck
      * Wellness Super5Mix Lamb
      * Wellness Super5Mix Fish & Sweet Potato

      * California Natural Lamb
      * California Natural Herring

      * Canidae Lamb & Rice

      * Merrick Wilderness Blend
      * Merrick Campfire Trout

      * Timberwolf Organics Ocean Blue
      * Timberwolf Organics Lamb, Barley, and Apples
      * Timberwolf Organics Dakota Bison
      * Timberwolf Organics Wilderness Elk
      * Timberwolf Organics Black Forrest

      * Nature's Variety Prairie Lamb & Oatmeal
      * Nature's Variety Prairie Venison & Millet
      * Nature's Variety Prairie Salmon & Brown
      * Nature's Variety Instinct Rabbit
      * Nature's Variety Instinct Duck & Turkey

      * Eagle Pack Holistic Duck & Oatmeal
      * Eagle Pack Holistic Anchovy, Sardine & Salmon
      * Eagle Pack Holistic Lamb & Rice

      * Orijen 6 Fresh Fish

      * Taste of the Wild High Prairie
      * Taste of the Wild Pacific Stream

      * Fromm Four Star Whitefish and Potato
      * Fromm Four Star Salmon a la Veg
      * Fromm Four Star Duck & Sweet Potato

      * Evanger's Pheasant & Brown Rice

      * Solid Gold WolfKing
      * Solid Gold Hund-n-Flocken
      * Solid Gold Just a Wee Bit

      * Blue Buffalo Fish & Sweet Potato
      * Blue Buffalo Lamb & Brown Rice

      * Drs Foster & Smith Lamb Meal & Rice

      * Natural Balance Potato & Duck
      * Natural Balance Sweet Potato & Fish
      * Natural Balance Sweet Potato & Venison

      * Pinnacle Holistic Trout & Sweet Potato
      * Pinnacle Holistic Duck & Potato
      .

  45. QUESTION:
    Natural vegetation is usually quite different from plants that people cultivate for food or for use in indust?
    Natural vegetation is usually quite different from plants that people cultivate for food or for use in indust?
    industry. Explain the differences

    • ANSWER:
      Native vegetation refers to grasses, wildflowers, and other plant life that grows naturally in a certain region and climate, as opposed to those that are forced to exist where they don't belong. These plants are born to be wild.

      Cultivating and encouraging native vegetation is an eco-friendly move; it doesn't require the watering, fertilizers, or pesticides that non-native plants do, so it's better for the environment. Native vegetation is also good for native wildlife.

      On the other hand, Genetically modified (GM) foods are made from plants that have been given specific traits through genetic engineering, unlike plants developed through the conventional genetic modification of selective breeding or plant breeding.

      Some authorities think that it is not a good idea for some GM foods not to be labeled, because in some cases, that has led to allergies.

      Some authorities consider genetically engineered crops to be a subset of genetically modified crops, as conventionally bred crops undergo genetic modification and may pose unintended health consequences.

      GM foods were first put on the market in the early 1990s. Typically, genetically modified foods are plant products: soybean, corn, canola, and cotton seed oil.

      The first commercially grown genetically modified whole food crop was the tomato puree called FlavrSavr, which was made more resistant to rotting by Californian company Calgene. Calgene was allowed to release it in 1994 without any special labeling. It was welcomed by consumers who purchased the fruit at two to five times the price of regular tomatoes. However, production problems and competition from a conventionally bred, longer shelf-life variety prevented the product from becoming profitable.

      Several studies have found that genetically modified varieties of plants do not produce higher yields than normal plants.

      A study from Berkeley says that despite claims from the biotech industry and academic researches, there is no indication that biotechnology will solve the shortcomings of industrial agriculture.

      Compared to the novel and untested crop systems that biotech corporations are pushing as the only solution to food security problems, organic farming has many advantages. The majority of genetically engineered crops currently in cultivation do not appear to show higher yields.

      See the links below for additional information. Hope this helps.

  46. QUESTION:
    What is causing my Pug to have chronic ear infections?
    After spending big bucks at the vet for ear infection medication, changing to wheat free dog food, keeping his ears clean (but not too clean) with natural ear wash, my pug continues to get ear infections and go deaf every few weeks. what else do i try?

    • ANSWER:
      Your dog may have a food allergy that is not related to wheat. Some dogs are allergic to a specific protein source, usually beef, chicken, or eggs. He can also be allergic to corn or soy, or anything else for that matter. If you are trying to rule out a food allergy, you must feed a limited ingredient diet with novel protein and carb sources for 3 full months before making a determination. Good choices are Nature's Variety, California Natural (most affordable in the list), Natural Balance, Go! Natural, Eagle Pack Holistic, and Wellness Simple Solutions.

      That said, it may also be environmental allergies, which are treated by keeping him free from the offending allergens and giving oral medication. Does he itch a lot or are the ear infections his only symptom? If he does not itch or lick his paws I would doubt this is allergy-related. It may be another health issue altogether. You may need to get him a second opinion.

      Good luck!

  47. QUESTION:
    Can anyone recommend a good cream for dark circles under my eyes?
    I am only 20 and i have them because my mom does and my grandma so it is genetic and not related to any allergy or lack of sleep! Just for the record, i get no less than 8 hrs of sleep every night so dont tell me to get any more rest. I am looking for a cream or natural solution that could help with under eye circles. I am open to anything at all! Thanks guys.

    • ANSWER:

  48. QUESTION:
    How can I naturally fight spring time allergies?
    I'm 30 weeks pregnant and my obstetrician said I could take an antihistamine if I felt my allergies got bad enough but reminded me that they can make me drowsy and in turn make the baby drowsy. I really would prefer not to take medication unless I absolutely have to.

    Can someone please suggest something natural for me.

    • ANSWER:
      you can always take a regular allergy medication that doesn't have the high quantities of antihistamine which is a decongestant. if you are only sneezing i would think it would be ok to take a regular pill such as claritan or zertec. if you have a bad stopped up nose any kind of nose spray can help with that. the saline solution will help reduce the swelling in the nasal passages and help you breathe. im a male so i cant comment on the baby situation but i hope this helps. if your allergies are always bad you could also look into imunotherapy which is a shot of allergens to help you build up an immunity to the allergens you are allergic to.

  49. QUESTION:
    need some good natural pickle recipes, peppers, etc?
    I have alot of food allergies and cannot tolerate store bought pickles. I would like any type, dill, bread and butter, etc. also recipe for other pickled veggies, peppers, etc. I cant use the commercial pickling mixes due to allergy to calcium chloride

    • ANSWER:
      here is a great recipe for pickled peppers
      Pickled Peppers
      2 pounds Hungarian or banana peppers*
      2 pounds sweet peppers (in strips)*
      1 pound cherry peppers*
      1 Jalapeno per jar (if desired for hotness)
      1 clove garlic per jar
      6 cups vinegar
      2 cups water
      1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon pickling salt
      1 tablespoon sugar, if desired
      *Note: May use a variety of peppers to equal 5 pounds (4 quarts).

      Yield: Makes 7 to 8 pints

      Procedure: Wash peppers. Small peppers may be left whole with two small slits in each pepper. Core and cut large peppers into strips. Pack one clove garlic and a variety of peppers tightly into clean, hot, sterilized jars, leaving 1/2-inch headspace. Combine vinegar, water, salt and sugar. Bring to boil and reduce to simmer. Pour hot pickling solution over peppers, leaving 1/4-inch headspace. Remove air bubbles. Readjust headspace to 1/4 inch. Wipe jar rims. Add pre-treated lids and process in boiling water bath. For best flavor, store jars five to six weeks before opening.

      EASY CUCUMBER PICKLES (SWEET)

      2 tbsp. coarse salt
      6 tbsp. pickling spices
      1 tbsp. alum
      1/2 gal. vinegar (may be distilled)

      Cucumbers
      Sugar

      Pack gallon jar with whole cucumbers. (May be plastic jar). Mix salt, pickling spices, alum, and vinegar. Pour over cucumbers. Cover tightly. Let set 6 weeks. Pour off vinegar. Slice all cucumbers in round slices. Layer back in jar. To each 2 cups cucumbers, add 1 cup sugar. This makes its own syrup. Cover tightly. It is not necessary to seal.


natural allergy solutions

Red Bumps On Arms That Itch

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. 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!

  2. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of these red bumps on my arms?
    I have these small red bumps on my outer arm. They don't itch, they don't bother me at all. I just don't know how to get rid of them. Any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      Keratosis Pilaris - Chicken Skin - Bane of my existence!!

      Go out and buy Neostrata 10% AHA body lotion and use it every day!!

      If you have more $$ to spend, go to amazon.com and search for lactic acid peel under the brand name Skin Laboratory.

      They have both dramatically improved my KP :)

  3. QUESTION:
    What causes raised red bumps all over the body?
    It's really gross and kind of weird looking, but since Saturday morning I have had quite a few red bumps that itched at first but started to hurt much more later on. Now, there are red bumps everywhere-my arms, my legs, my sides, my back, my stomach and my neck. It's horrible.

    But I don't know what it is. Does anybody know or have any information that'd be helpful?

    • ANSWER:
      Go to the doctor. Your rash will have to be seen in order to be diagnosed and treated correctly. There are quite a few possibilities, some of them contagious to others. Don't delay!

  4. QUESTION:
    What are the little red bumps on my arm?
    I have tiny red bumps on my inner arm from my wrist up to the crease where I bend my arm. They don't itch at all so I'm assuming they aren't hives. All google searches returned without an answer, unfortunately. Does anyone know what it could be?
    Sorry, no. Way to be an idiot, though. I know what zits look like.

    • ANSWER:
      haha. yeah they def aren't zits. i have them too. on my upper arm. my doctor said cortaid cream. you can get it at the drug store.

      hope it works for you!

  5. QUESTION:
    Blotches of red itchy little bumps on my arms and other places?
    It's been happening to me lately, I live in a tropical area so it's pretty hot. I just realized when I put my laptop on me for a while it started to heat up and I got these red bumps in patches on my arms that itch..what's going on?

    • ANSWER:
      1st & foremost----do not scratch. That's how my life-long battle with eczema started. Wish I'd known not to scratch--it irritates, then becomes habit, then b4 you know it, you're scratching in your SLEEP! Try to calm the outbreak with aloe, oatmeal, cortisone cream, etc.

  6. QUESTION:
    What is causing itchiness on top of legs, inner thighs, stomach, chest, arms and back?
    For a little over a week, I started itching. It itched like crazy on my back at first. My grandma said I had a rash on my back and some bumps. Then my stomach and chest were itching. I have tiny red bumps there. My upper arms also itch (right by my armpits).
    Now my legs itch like crazy (it's mostly above the knees and on the inner thighs but I do get an occasional itch below the knee). On the legs, I've got more red bumps and going into the inner thighs, the bumps get bigger and more clustered together.
    My grandma looked at my back again today and said now I just have some bumps.
    I put calamine lotion on my itchy spots and it's not helping! I still itch!

    • ANSWER:

  7. QUESTION:
    I waxed my arms and red bumps have appeared, can i get rid of them by tomorrow?
    I waxed my arms for the first time, and now there are red bumps on my arms.
    they don't itch or anything, just a bit annoying.

    Is there anything i can do to reduce or even possibly get rid of them by tomorrow?

    My formal is tomorrow, that's why i am wondering...

    • ANSWER:
      Sadly no, but you can reduce the appearance by iceing them and putting a fragrance free lotion on them

  8. 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!

  9. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of the annoying red bumps on the outsides of my arms?
    I have developed these clusters of red bumps on the outside of my arms, how can I get rid of them?

    • ANSWER:
      it's probably keratosis pilaris if they don't hurt or itch. They are very common. alot of teens have it. Some adults too. there's no cure. Sorry, but there's not. I have it too and it sucks. Try exfoliating a few times a week and you could try oil pulling. Some people say it cures there KP.

      Do some research online to see if it's what you have or not

  10. QUESTION:
    How do i get rid of redish bumps on my arm?
    i dont think their pimples. I only have these little red bumps on the upper part of my right arm. It doesnt itch or hurt in any way, i just dont like them. Its come to the point where im always wearing long sleves just to cover it up. Any suggestions on how to make it go away?

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds to me like keratosis pilaris. Try using lots of moisturizing cream. If this doesn't help, you should probably see a doctor.

      Here is a link that may provide some clues for you.
      http://health.yahoo.net/adamcontent/keratosis-pilaris

      My daughter has this, and the moisturizing creams alone seem to keep it at bay.

  11. QUESTION:
    Why does my 10 year old brother have tiny little red bumps on his arms?
    He's noticed a couple days ago that everyday, around the afternoon, he gets tiny little red bumps on his arms only. He's says they itch a lot. It's only on his arms, so idk what to do about it. At first I waning so worried and now that it happens everyday, I'm kinda worried. If someone one can PLEASE help , that would be great!!

    • ANSWER:
      maybe it's chicken pox, ask your parents, and see a doctor

  12. QUESTION:
    Why do I have little bumps all over my arms?
    I suddenly broke out into little red bumps all over my arms, it's very itchy, and if I itch them too much, they bleed. I have a lotion but it doesn't seem to work. Any thoughts on what it may be?

    • ANSWER:
      Allergies? I get those sometimes too..

      It helps if you put ice on your arm or a little aloe vera to ease the itching..

  13. QUESTION:
    I have a bunch of little red bumps on my upper arms and my upper legs Is that normal?
    I have a bunch of little red bumps on my upper arms and my upper legs. they look like a rash but they dont itch.Is that normal? I'm twelve and I've had them for a while. I don't know what to do to get rid of them. help!

    • ANSWER:
      it could be acne, that can pop up anywhere. has your mom changed laundry soaps lately? i get a rash when my mom does that, i am allergic to most out there. see a doctor and he could identify it for sure.

  14. QUESTION:
    What are these little red bumps on my skin and how do I get rid of them?
    I'm 13 years old, but I've had these little red bumps on my skin my entire life. They've always been there and I don't like them. They're pretty much on the outsides of my legs and arms. My skin looks and feels pretty normal on the insides of my thighs and insides of my arms. They are just these little redish bumps everywhere. They've never itched or been sore at all, but they're always there (sometimes they can be seen a little easier than others, but you can always see them). What are they? Why do I have them when no one else does? Most importantly, how can I get rid of them?

    • ANSWER:
      The bumps may be keratosis pilaris. It is harmless and very common. Initial treatment of keratosis pilaris 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. Read here for more information.

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

  15. QUESTION:
    After eating a tomato soup yesterday I stared itching and big red bumps around my body?
    After eating a tomato soup yesterday I stared itching and big red bumps around my body. Arms and then knees and now going around and feels like burns…is anyone had that before? I am not sure if it is a food reation. I have never had anything like that and I eat tomatos offen. Is anybody knows please help me because I have no ideia.

    • ANSWER:
      It's odd the only sure way to tell is if you eat it again and the same things happens.

      Take a benadryl next time - and lots of water.

      Keep a total food journal in the event you react again.

  16. QUESTION:
    What are these red bumps and how can i treat them?
    I was out at my friends house last weekend and we were swimming and we had a bonfire. 3 days later i began to get these little red bumps scattered in different places around my body. They itch like crazy and they are not in groups. I have about 15 of them. I have three on my chest, two on my arms, one on my wrist, two on my ankles, one on my feet, one on my hands, one on my forehead, one on my stomach on three on my legs. What could these be?

    • ANSWER:
      its probably flee bites perhaps mosquito bites

  17. QUESTION:
    What are these red bumps from on both of my arms?
    Since Thursday i have noiced these red itchy bumps on the back of both of my arms.

    I take benedryl so the itch goes away but they keep coming back.

    The only thing new I bought was clothes from a store.

    I am gonna wash them and see if thats it.
    But could it be anything else?

    • ANSWER:
      Yeal --- u could be allergic to the clothes?
      or the material ?, or soap?

      Been outside,,,, does it look one of the ivy's?
      spring is here.. and will the rain.. everything is growing

      Have u asked the dr. if it could be mites?
      good luck..

  18. QUESTION:
    What are these small red bumps that appear only when I scratch certain areas?
    this all started about a month ago. it begins with a mild itching sensation on my lover torso, back or usually in the thigh area and when i scratch it, small red bumps appear on that spot and at its close vicinity which remain like half an hour. now i thought about dermatographism but scratching my arm or chest doesn't leave any marks. it also seems like its the follicles that become irritated after scratching and become swollen red bumps.

    • ANSWER:
      It might me a reaction you should go to the doctor!

  19. QUESTION:
    What are the red bumps on my inner thighs?
    I have these weird red bumps on my inner thighs.
    The red bumps do not itch.
    They're not bright red.
    The bumps are dry.
    The bumps turn into these flat patches.
    I have a dark completion so the old patches turn dark.
    The patches don't itch at all.
    I also got them under my arm.
    What are they?
    I'm a teenager.
    I'm a girl.
    I'm not sexually active.

    Does anyone know what they are?

    • ANSWER:
      most likely they are just ingrown hairs, or irritatation caused by the rubbing of the thighs or armpits or shaving- perfectly normal happens to us all

      you can try applying some topical hydrocortisone 1% cream to the areas and try a non-irritating moisturizer such as cetaphil or aveeno

  20. QUESTION:
    Non itchy red bumps on inside of arms and inner thighs
    I woke up yesterday morning with red bumps on my inner arms and inner thighs only. They don't itch. I took benadryl just in case it was some kind of allergic reaction and they didn't go away. By the end of the day some of them were starting to go away but i woke up this morning and i had more again. I have no clue what they could be. I haven't switched detergent or done anything different lately.
    The bumps aren't tiny. A lot of them are pretty big. A few of them are close to an inch.

    • ANSWER:
      It could be an allergy... it could even come from the detergent you wash your clothes with, or the soap you use on your body. Have you changed detergents recently? Not all allergic reactions are necessarily accompanied by itching.

      In any case, benadryl was a good first idea. You can also try a topical cream... over the counter only, like hydrocortisone.

      If nothing helps, and it keeps up for more than a few days, see a doctor.

  21. QUESTION:
    What are these little red bumps on my arms that burn and itch ?
    I opened my pool this Sunday and I notice that evening my arms were burning , itching and little red dots on them.It felt like I had gotten into fiberglass or insulation or maybe chiggers.You know that itchy burning feeling with red dots.I did put chemicals into the pool but never have had any reactions to any before . But the pool was really dirty .

    • ANSWER:
      simple answer.you are alergic to this chemical so use milder one .

  22. QUESTION:
    Many small red bumps around my bicep area. How can I get rid of them?
    On both of my arms from my elbow up to the top of my bicep I have a lot of tiny red bumps. They don't itch or hurt. They are just there and its sort of annoying. Just want them gone if possible.

    • ANSWER:
      i have the same problem, I HATE IT I cannot get it under control either. mine is not rough, but it is very red sometimes it gets rough.

      It is very annoying i completely agree, I won't even were sleeveless tops.

  23. QUESTION:
    what are these little bumps on my arms and shoulders?
    i have had these little sometimes red bumps on my arms, shoulders and sometimes on my upper leg. they do itch sometimes. What do u think this might be?

    • ANSWER:
      I think you have something similar to what I have. Don't worry, its something to do with the hair follicles. If you see your doctor about it they can prescribe you a cream for it. It really works :)

  24. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of red dots and bumps on my thighs and arms?
    I have red dots and little red bumps on my thighs (above the kneecaps) and on my lower arms. They never used to be there before. How do I get rid of them?

    • ANSWER:
      happened to me before its a virus have u been coughing its a rash have ur ears been red if so its a virus and rash it takes about a week for it 2 wear off.u need to take long naps and get good sleep.it may itch and ur skin get red but just let it cool down.

  25. QUESTION:
    What could this red bump on my arm be?
    I have a large, red, raised rash looking circle on my arm towards my elbow and it only slightly itches. I've been putting antibacterial and anti-fungal cream on it, and it doesn't seem to be helping. It doesn't look like ring-worm because it is completely red, instead of just a circle. It started off looking like a small white-head and my friend popped it and it turned into a scab and now is this red bump.

    • ANSWER:
      There's a colony of gnomes under your skin, and they're building a shopping plaza. They're resistant to all of that stuff, so the only way out is to go to WebMD.com like a normal person.

  26. QUESTION:
    Red bumps all over my arms when i woke up this morning, what is this?
    I woke up this morning and now I have tons of red bumps all over my arms, a little bit of my back and I have two on my eye lid. I don't know what it is or how to get rid of it. It might be possible from my rabbit I bought 2 days ago. But it just looks like a bunch of ant bites but the thing is I don't have ants in my house. Please help these really suck and they itch A LOT.

    • ANSWER:

  27. QUESTION:
    small red bumps that does not itch but hurt what are they?
    my girl friend that is 29 yrs old has these small red bumps on here lower both legs, and now on her arms. she tells me that they are as big as a dime sometimes as big as a quarter. They don't itch but hurt when press on. she tells me that they are like a flea, or Miskito bite. They are red hard and painful, and they pop up in random areas of her body. she only has 4 right know.

    Any information is appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      KNOWING WHAT I NOW KNOW, I WOULD CONSIDER ALLERGIC REACTIONS TO SOAPS OR HOT SHOWER WATER AND/OR ‘POSSIBLY’ A FUNGAL INFECTION THAT IS TRYING TO TAKE HOLD ONTO YOUR SKIN. On me, the rash-itch reactions always occur at the weaker parts of my skin where I would usually sweat a-lot and not at the tougher parts.

      SEE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candidiasis

      ALSO see about “heat rashes” at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cholinergic_urticaria which in my opinion is caused when one sweats out strong toxins onto a weakened area of one’s skin.

      IF a fungus is trying to take hold, an anti-fungal anti-bacterial like Monistat_Derm for open areas, or Monistat_7 for moist areas, or Desenex for the feet, or Head and Shoulders for the scalp may ‘assist’ in the healing process, OR it may be viral hand foot and mouth disease, OR the problem may need stronger antibiotics in pill form if one's body may be 'allowing' the beginnings of deadly bacterial meningitis to grow - although bacterial meningitis would be very very rare in the more industrialized countries. I mention this not to scare you, but to 'encourage' you to continually monitor your symptoms, and to seek out 'good' advice that will help you get stronger real soon.

      SEE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hand,_foot_and_mouth_disease
      and
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bacterial_Meningitis .

      ALSO, consider that whenever one's immune system becomes weakened from allergic reactions to toxins OR antibiotics OR petroleum / wood-alcohol based cosmetics OR from inadequate micro-nutrition absorption in the gut OR inexpensive synthetic chemical based nutritional supplements, then fungal-bacterial infections ‘always’ try to take hold onto one’s skin since one’s immune system is then at its weakest.

      I truly hope you will quickly find a 'good' physician that will give you solid short and long term advice, and after you do it - the advice will keep you and yours healthy and strong for a lifetime.

      My best to you,
      AI

      PS –After many years of needless sufferings with my own skin problems until I learned some long term advice from a 'good' physician, I have finally come to understand that better non-toxic micro-nutritional absorption in the gut and occasional fastings actually heals our bodies for the long term, rather than just covering up a serious nutritional deficiency with lotions and meds until the lotions and meds will no longer work. I have also become severely allergic to antibiotics that for me cause Urticaria-hives, and petrolatum based skin creams that have caused serious pains and large swellings in my lymph glands.

      IF YI, this is a more detailed report I recently posted for another who had a malady that eventually affected their skin.
      > http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20091205115824AA6K1DP <

      I hope I might have helped a little. <3

  28. QUESTION:
    Why am I getting itchy red bumps all over?
    After getting out of the shower yesterday, I became really itchy but it wasn't that bad. This morning I got upband noticed red bumps all over my skin. It looked similar to mosquito bites but mostly larger. My neck, arms, shoulders, back, belly, underarms and thigh (so pretty much my whole body) are all itching like crazy. I have had eczema all my life but it stopped the beginning if this year. What I have right now does not look like eczema at all. It looks absolutely horrible! What's happening to me?

    • ANSWER:
      It may be a fungus infection, allergic reaction to chemicals or an insect that bit you, or a virus such as small pox or chicken pox, if you have other symptoms. You should see a physician ASAP, especially if the symptom don't subside.

  29. QUESTION:
    What does this mean, getting a liquid bubble after itching?
    this always happens to me;
    my leg or arm would start itching, and then over time it turns into a red bump, then it would turn into a bubble filled with like liquid ......
    is this a mosquito bite !?!?
    i'm worried :(
    i popped the bubbles and now they have band-aids over them.
    my dad also bought itching cream, but it says not to apply over blistered, damaged or open-wounded skin, am i able to apply it?

    • ANSWER:
      maybe you have a form of eczema, this kind apparently happens to hands , fingers and feet
      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001835/
      but the symptoms sound similar
      http://www.internationaleczema-psoriasisfoundation.org/dyshidrotic_eczema.php4
      http://www.askthedoctor.com/index.php/topics-a-z/405-skin-rash/56130-dyshidrotic-eczema-water-filled-bubbles-under-skin.html
      probably better to see a doctor, the wrong treatment may make it worse

  30. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of bug bite bumps?
    I have about 7 bug bites on my arm. They dont itch anymore, but i just dont like having all these red bumps on my skin. how do i get rid of the bumps?

    • ANSWER:
      Household ammonia is effective at reducing the swelling.

  31. QUESTION:
    What is it when you have little bumps that itch on your Back,stomach,and arms?
    Starting on Monday I have had little red bumps on my arms, back, and stomach. They itch like crazy and go red when i do itch them. They started on my back out of nowhere and since then they have jumped around never staying in a place for too long but always coming back...any help?

    • ANSWER:
      It could be hives. Have you changed anything, maybe you are allergic to something...just a guess...but that sounds like it.

  32. QUESTION:
    What are these red bumps on my daughter's legs?
    My daughter (20 months) has these red bumps on her legs that look like big mosquito bites. She also has one on her cheek, a few on her arms. I would have just assumed they are bug bites, but there are so many that it seems weird. No fever or anything and is otherwise acting normal.

    Anyone heard of this? What could it be?

    • ANSWER:
      From your description and her age, it sounds to me as if it is chicken pox. Go to this website and take a look at the picture and its description to determine if this is the correct diagnosis.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicken_pox

      If so, there isnt much you can do about them besides trying to reduce swelling and itching with some benadryl. Be sure not to give more than the recommended dose for her age and size.

      If you are unsure about the diagnosis, its best to take her to the doctor for an opinion that isnt secondhand.

      Hope she remains to feel okay.

  33. QUESTION:
    What is a over the counter skin anti-itch cream stronger than Cortizone?
    I don't know how, but I got these little red bumps on my arms and legs and I need to treat it. The doctor said it was caused by dry skin and he gave me a prescription but it ran out. I was wondering if there is a stronger anti-itch healing ointment than http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cortizone

    • ANSWER:
      You could try tea tree oil.

  34. QUESTION:
    Why do i have red bumps on my legs and arms for no reason?
    These red bumps poped out of no where about a week ago. They itch and look almost like mosqito bites but their not.. they are red and itchy, im kind of getting scared. I tried drinking some allergy thing and rubbing cream on it but it hasnt even been 24 hours since i put on the cream and took the benedryl. Anyone have suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      Are they really tiny little bumps? It might be Keratosis Pilaris -don't worry if it is, it's not as scary as it sounds :) Here's some info on it - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keratosis_pilaris

      But if you don't think it's that, you should definitely talk to your doctor just to make sure. Hope this helps!

  35. QUESTION:
    What are cures for itching caused by chigger bites?
    I know finger nail polish, but what else?! I have been in the mountains all weekend. I have several little red bumps all over my thighs, legs, and arms. I have showed several ppl and everyone assumes it chiggers!
    um... im 21.. i think im adult enough!

    • ANSWER:
      Wipe a cottonball soaked in witch hazel over the bites and when it dries cover with cortisone cream. This will prevent itching and heal the bites quickly. Will need to do this 2-3 times a day for a few days. Don't scratch them or they can get infected.

  36. 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

  37. QUESTION:
    Tiny red bumps on my arms and chest?
    I have tiny red bumps on my arms and they have spread to my chest and back. They don't hurt or itch but they have been popping up randomly. Any ideas? They go away after a few hours and it isn't an allergic reaction or a bug bite so idk.

    They also happen at night if that makes a difference.

    • ANSWER:
      Try taking some benadryl. It should help. If not, see a physician.

  38. QUESTION:
    What are these red bumps all over his face and arms?
    The son has red bumps all over his face. These look like patches of swollen bumps.. they are itching him and are spending to his arms when he scratches. He had the same thing like 2 weeks ago but they went away. do you have any idea what they can be?
    no they dont look like chicken pox... I gave him bynadril and put him a antibacterial cream and they seem to have gone down a little bit

    • ANSWER:
      chicken pox?

  39. QUESTION:
    Will unscented lotion get rid of the red bumps on my arms?
    ive always had the rough bumps on my arms. . they dont itch or hurt, or get white heads like pimples would. . . ive been using the same lotion on them for awhile and its gotten worse and its kinda seem to have spread more around my arm. i had my mom get me unscented aveeno lotion. will this help?

    • ANSWER:

  40. QUESTION:
    Got bitten by an unknown insect while sleeping?
    I woke up this morning to a huge swollen red bump on my arm and my chest. Non stop itching! I don't think it's bed bugs because they dont leave this kind of symptom. Not do i think its a spider bite because i don't have two fangs bites. What do you think it could be and how could I keep the swelling, itching, and redness down?

    • ANSWER:
      Well, you would not be able to see fang marks from a spider anyway, but your symptoms don't sound like a bite at all. More likely a skin abscess or minor staph infection.
      These respond to heat, like soaking in hot water or a hot towel.
      They can be aggravating and take a long time to heal.

  41. QUESTION:
    How do i get ride of the red bumps on my arms?
    Ive have these tiny red or pink bumps on the upper part of my arm (elbow to shoulder) for most of my life but they are just recently starting to become really noticeable. I know i can go to a dermatologist and get something but i would rather see if theres a way to get rid of them or make them less visable a cheaper way

    Any help is greatly appreciated :]

    • ANSWER:
      Its probably some form of acne on your arms. Yes, you can go to the dermatogolist esp if its kinda a rash. While your home use Muran Acne Body wash. It i blue bottle and it works absolute wonders, its kinda on the pricey side but its def worth it. It also has little exfoliating beads in the inhance the effect. Try using that and then applying lotion, any moisturing cream like aveeno is what i use. If you dont see improvement head to the dermo.
      On the other hand if it looks more like a rash and is itching i would go to the doc immediately.
      Its probably just little white and black heads so no worry!
      hope this helpeed

  42. 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:

  43. QUESTION:
    Why do I have bumps all over my body?
    I have mosquito like bumps on my hand. A lot of red bumps on arms, chest, and stomach. They are spreading fast. I just had a tb test done. Could it be a reaction? What is it?

    • ANSWER:
      Based on what you are describing, This sounds like it could be an allergic reaction of some sort. If your PPD was positive it should only localize to the injection site, so if they are all over your body don't worry. People can get reactions like this due to something in their environment (we call it allergic dermatitis). Does it itch? I would take an antihistamine, particularly Benadryl. If that makes it go down, great. If not, make an appointment with your doctor to get it checked (they can get you the *good* stuff). IF you have trouble breathing or feel swelling/tingling in your throat, you should get help immediately. Feel Better

  44. QUESTION:
    i have red bumps on my arms after moisturizing?
    i started using the body shop's sweet pea duo body butter. after a few days of using it, i started getting these tiny red bumps on my arms and ONLY my arms for some reason. I'm not sure if it was the body butter or maybe they're really severe bug bites. maybe they're an allergy reaction.
    BEFORE this, i got the tiny bumps on a small area on my arm, it didn't really itch but i put benedryl gel on it and it was gone in a few hours. i'm assuming the bumps i just got all over my arms will go away too. but i want to know why i'm getting them.

    • ANSWER:
      You're probably just allergic to that lotion. Don't use it for a couple of days and see I'd it clears up. If not, it might be eczema. I have red bumps on my arms and legs which was diagnosed as eczema. I use CeraVe lotion (you can buy it at a drug store) and it helped me clear up.

  45. QUESTION:
    An insect bite that itches and is hard?
    Yesterday when I woke up there was a red bump on my arm that was itching and hard underneath it. It is also very swollen is it a mosquito or a spider? Should I go to a doctor?

    • ANSWER:
      If it red and swollen and there is any pain than you should see a doctor it could be a spider bite ( which can eat your flesh) or it could be some sort of staph infection, both require antibiotics.

  46. QUESTION:
    How do i get rid of heat rash?
    Every time summer rolls around, I get small red bumps all up and down my arms, on my lower back and on my thighs. They itch and end up turning into scabs and sometimes scar. Any cream I can put on it? Lotion just makes it sting and doesn't make it go away or stop itching.

    • ANSWER:
      Heat rash occurs when sweat ducts become plugged and trap perspiration beneath the skin. The rash appears as clusters of red spots
      Baking soda ease heat rashes.

  47. QUESTION:
    How do i get my underarms to shave really well and be smooth?
    Even when I use a fresh razor, i can never get my underarms to really be SMOOTH. and i have these sort of red bumps that i can't get rid of. I'm not sure if they're ingrown hairs because they don't itch or hurt and i've had them for like a year. and whenver i get ingrown hairs on my legs, i just sort of tweeze them out and put rubbing alcohol on them, but i can't tweeze my underarms haha because it's sort of physically impossible.

    Help!

    and yes, i shave with shaving cream. and i have tried soap and bodywash and all that kind of stuff. and i've tried exfoliating before i shave and also after i shave.
    does anyone else have this problem or a solution?

    • ANSWER:
      Exfoliate the area and take a warm shower. Try shaving under your arms towards the end of your shower--it better prepares your skin for being shaved.

      Use a really sharp new razor and shave gel. I would shave down and only down and try put your arm to the side instead of just up. Because when you raise your arm just up--you are not getting the smoothest angle possible.

      Also use a little pressure while shaving down not a lot!! But down just glide the razor over your skin.

      Try to shave every other day. And don't put deodorant on immediately after you get out of your shower. Give your pores a moment to close. I would put deodorant on right before/ or even after you get dressed.

      Up this help! Razor burn totally sucks--especially during the summer months.

  48. QUESTION:
    What is this red itchy rash that I have on my arm?
    I have a rash on the underside of my arm and stretches a bit onto my palm. I noticed a few days ago that my hands were itching and didn't think much of it until I woke up and noticed a few tiny red bumps. That was on Sunday night, it is now Wednesday and they are much larger. I have been able to rule out bed bugs but I'm freaking out! It looks so gross and makes me feel like a dirty person!

    • ANSWER:
      It could be excema I would talk to ur doctor and they can give u stuff for it.

  49. QUESTION:
    What could be the cause of my itchy rash?
    A few days ago I started to develop a very itchy rash. It is mostly on my arms and legs (the inside of my arms, inside of my thighs, back of calfs, back of biceps).

    It looks like little red bumps all over. And it does itch! I don't know of any different lotions or sheets or food or anything that I have done different lately.

    Is this most likely an allergic reaction to something? Or what could it be caused from? I have no other symptoms. But I am freaking out! Any thoughts?

    • ANSWER:
      If you have slept in a new location you may have been victim to bedbugs.

      If you have been home and nothing new it may be dry skin.

      It may be a food allergy - if this is the case try to limit yourself to bland food like sweet potatoes for a day and see if it helps.

      It may be dry skin - apply lotion over the body.

      You may have poison oak - don't take a bath.

      If you have pets you may have a reaction to them suddenly - take a shower and wash all clothing and bedding. in fact, you should just do this no matter what.

      The location of the rash makes me suspect that you may have been exposed to scabies, wash all clothing and see a doctor or nurse. Some hospitals allow you to call the advice line at 8am and request a same day appointment in the urgent care clinic - this will save you the $$ copay of the ER. for some reason scabies are found in nursing homes, and I hear rumor that you can get it from rotting oak branches. If it is scabies you need a really toxic lotion that only the doctor can give you.

      If it is fungal - a flat rash with hardened skin, no bumps or obvious breaks in the skin, - put tea tree lotion on it, and possibly get a prescription for fluconizole lotion. also try using Lotrimin.

      If it seems prickly and moves on to become a more fluid filled mass of blistering skin then most likely it's Shingles - don't go near children under 1 year old since if it is shingles you can give them chickenpox !!! It's how the virus has stayed alive for so many centuries. Shingles is treated by doctors. Valtrex is the brand name and there is alternative generic stuff out there for less $$ so if you are diagnosed with shingles I recommend asking for something covered by your insurance or a generic form.
      Heat rash makes good sense to me, but just to be safe, take some Benedryl if you are not allergic to anything you know of. If Benedryl makes your rash die down a little, you may be having an allergic reaction. Measure the circumference of your biceps and thighs, arms and calfs, and make note of the size, measure again in the morning if you have not seen a doctor yet. If it has become worse you may need Emergency treatment.

      Make a note to take to the doctor which needs to include:
      color, size, location, when did it erupt, any changes in the rash since it erupted (like spreading), if it's painful or tender, list the symptoms like fever, headache or intestinal distress you are having. Have a history of prior allergies on that list, and any history of skin disorders, infections, sexual history, or recent bites by any insect or rodent exposure. Also bring a complete drug history for at least the past 6 months.

      To be safe get tested for syphillys and HIV while at the doctors.

      It could be anything like, acne vulgaris, dermatomyositis, follicular mucinosis, fox-fordyce disease, lichen planus, mono, vasculitis, pityriasis rosea, polymorphic light eruption, psoriasis, rosacea, seborrheic keratosis, syringoma, or signs of Lupus. It could also be a reaction to antibiotics, benzodiazepines, lithium, phenylbutazone, gold salts, allopurinol, isoniazid, or salicylates. It could also be a result of Dermatitis, Erythema Multiforme, Herpes simplex or Zoster (aka; Shingles), insect bites, tinea, or ???


red bumps on arms that itch

Razor Bumps On Arms

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What's the best way to prevent and get rid of razor bumps?
    Ok so I have been getting lately getting bad razor bumps on my under arms. What is the best way to prevent them and get rid of them?

    • ANSWER:

  2. QUESTION:
    How can I stop razor bumps and stubbles under my arms?
    Whenever I shave, I still have stubbles and I get razor bumps and they get irritated. I switch my razors out enough and I don't press too hard or anything. I don't use shaving cream since it dries me out I use dial moisturizing.I know it's not the soap irritated me cause I don't use it everytime. How can I prevent this happening? My arms never look smooth underneath.

    • ANSWER:

  3. QUESTION:
    how do i get rid of razor bumps?
    I get nasty razor bumps on my arm pits and my vagina when i shave. How can i get rid of them?

    • ANSWER:

  4. QUESTION:
    Whats the best way to remove hair on your arms and shoulders without razor bumps?
    im 17 and i am extremely hairy so i recently began shaving my arms and the first day or two it looked nice but then razor bumps began appearing around my arms and opposite side of my elbow...whats a better method than shaving which will reduce or completely keep me from getting razor bumps? i heard i should try nivea razor thing or Nair...?? any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      Wax them baby's!

      I have extremely hairy arms for a girl. So I've been there.

      When waxing your arms have a pro do it. Salon's will do it. Mine does it for about and you will have to have it done about once a month for awhile.

      Waxing it rips out the hair follicles and by doing this your hair will start growing in less dark and thinner. AKA making the hair go away completely after enough times of waxing.

      But honestly it doesn't hurt very much at all. And its the best way. You will have smooth skin for about 1-2 weeks before it starts to come back and you very rarely will get bumps.

      ^_^

  5. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to get rid of razor bumps?
    When I shave under my arms everyday I get really bad razor bumps. I know that you aren't suppose to shave under your arms everyday but my hair grows really fast. Is there anything that I can use to get rid of the bumps so that I can have smooth hairless underarms..

    • ANSWER:
      Wash the area carefully with an exfoliating sponge (the nylon poofy kind) with a sensitive skin body wash. Then use a moisturizing shaving cream -- I use Kiss My Face Moisture Shave -- and always use a SHARP razor (never more than a few days old)!

      After you've showered and dried off, use a creamy moisturizing deodorant/antiperspirant -- like Dove Solids or Degree Invisible Solids for women. I'd advise against the gel or liquid deodorants as they have a lot of alcohol which dries out and irritates freshly shaved skin.

      You should see it clear up quite quickly if you keep that up.

  6. QUESTION:
    How can i get rid of razor bumps?
    Ok I shave my arms and legs with a razor. My arms don't get razor bumps and my legs do. I can't use any nair products or creams cause i'm allergic. Is their any everyday household products i can use to get rid of em or reduce them?

    • ANSWER:
      Aloe vera

  7. QUESTION:
    How to prevent razor bumps from shaving down there?
    I shaved my pubes for the first time. I didn't use any shaving cream I just started shaving. What can I do to prevent the razor bumps and maybe cut accidents? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I read in a magazine that you should stay in the shower for a while so that the warm water can open the pores and soften the hair (but that's pretty much for whatever area you're shaving, arm pits, legs, etc.)
      But you need to exfoliate there, too. And after you get out of the shower, put an antibacterial cream on it to keep it from getting infected (which is what causes razor bumps).

      And USE SHAVING CREAM!

  8. QUESTION:
    Are you supposed to exfoliate when you have razor bumps?
    I have some razor bumps on my under arms and I was just wondering if I was supposed to wait until they go away or exfoliate it. Thanks!
    -Megs

    • ANSWER:
      No wait until your skin heal or it can make your razor Bumps worse.

  9. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of razor bump scars?
    I am an African American and I continue to get razor bumps along with scars which I'm pretty how to stop the current ones I have now but waxing. But the scars I have from the previous times I've shave is really embarrassing, how do I get rid of them along my bikini line and sometimes under my arms? I need a bleaching cream or something to make them fade.

    • ANSWER:
      try palmer's coco butter it is amazing,but you have to use it everyday untill they start to fade,and there are other scar creams,like merderma,but i would go with palmer's there's a whole line of products,check them out,

  10. QUESTION:
    How to shave legs and under arms without getting razor bumps.?
    Without shaving cream.My mom won't get it for me...I think.She never bought it for me,she just says,"Use dove soap" Well razor bumps are ugly.How do you ladies shave without getting razor bumps.Also,what it the best way to get rid of cellulite.

    • ANSWER:
      well im assuming your young and if you have cellulite problems then exercise is the best solution. also eating right. while your metabolism is still boosted get your butt in gear with something that will get you sweating and your heart rate pumping. regular activity and exercise shouldn't be a question! all people are different when it comes to shaving. i cant use shaving cream..i get razor burn bad from it..just water sometimes does the trick for me if i have a good razor. or some bar soap. others cant shave without shaving cream which could be your problem. or you could be using a cruddy razor for your skin. first time shaving is just another girl thing to figure out. good luck!

  11. QUESTION:
    Are you supposed to exfoliate when you have razor bumps?
    I have some razor bumps on my under arms and I was just wondering if I was supposed to wait until they go away or exfoliate it. Thanks!
    -Megs

    • ANSWER:

  12. QUESTION:
    Are you supposed to exfoliate when you have razor bumps?
    I have some razor bumps on my under arms and I was just wondering if I was supposed to wait until they go away or exfoliate it. Thanks!
    -Megs

    • ANSWER:
      I would hold off exfoliating your skin while it is irritated. ;)

  13. QUESTION:
    If I shave my arms and grow them back what will happen?
    Will it be extremely hairy or will it go back to the way it was before I started shaving them? Ohh and how do you get rid of razor bumps of the arms?

    • ANSWER:
      it would be thicker

  14. QUESTION:
    how do i get rid of razor bumps?
    2 weeks ago I shaved my arms and now I have tons of red bumps covering my shoulders and it looks just like acne! The bumps aren't going away on their own at all. I've been applying neutrogena moisturizer and acne cream to them and they seem to slowly be going away but not fast enough!

    I have basketball practice and look ridiculous wearing a huge baggy tshirt under my jersey and it gets really sweaty..if I didn't have these razor bumps I wouldn't need to cover my shoulders.

    Does anyone know any fast remedies? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      If the problem is to the shoulders and that you have shaved the arms there are some other problems that are.get a new razor
      do as the man does use after shave.
      and if this does not work go to the doctor that is to epidermis

  15. QUESTION:
    How to shave your privates every day without getting razor bumps...?
    Ok so this is an embarrassing question ahah. So i shave, like, down there, and i always have. But in order to not get razor bumps, i can only do it every 2 days or so; and when it starts growing back, bumps come for a little then too. I just wanna be able to shave it as often as i do my legs and everything. Sorry if this is a little awkward, aha thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      shave under water everytime with a very wet razor and rub conditioner all over it and then put deodorant on afterward. the deodorant I would have to say is the most important. it is very weird, but I buy a deodorant for my arm pits and for my skin down there... haha it honestly helps SO much. hope this helps!!!

  16. QUESTION:
    How to properly shave without getting razor bumps and how to achieve the brazilian wax look by shaving
    I want to know,because I can't wax.I've been shaving for months now.I only do it when my period is near or when I just don't feel uncomfortable,probably three to two times a month.
    My problem is that I tend to get little bumps and the hair grows back way too fast,then those little hairs are spikey lmao..

    Anyways,I heard putting deodorant works for razor bumps,but every deodorant says in the back "Under arms only" so..i'm sorta skeptical.

    Should I trim first then shave down wear the hair grows.

    How exactly can I achieve the brazilian look like with the hair line in the middle but then completely shaved everywhere else by shaving?

    • ANSWER:
      Dont use veet or nair or any of those stinky hair removal creams. There nasty, and when I use them its just as if i shaved and it still grows back spiky. When I shave I like make sure I have been taking a hot bath for a while so the skin is like way ready to shave and I use conditioner, it makes it really smooth and I dont get any cuts at all, also I kind of shave in every direction, like I go over it again going the other way. And when Im dont if their are any hairs left, like under the skin or something I just pluck them out with tweezers. This works good with me.

  17. QUESTION:
    For any of you who shave your arms question about a few things?
    For any of you that shave your arms (odd I know). Do any of you get razor bumps/small white heads on your arms a day or so afterwards? I shaved against the hair and I moisturized afterwards so I don't know what to do. If any of you can relate how do you get rid of them/prevent it from happening?

    • ANSWER:
      yes i used to get razor bumps when i first started shaving my arms. i moisturize with pure jojoba oil and it prevents them for the most part. if they are really bad and all itchy and stuff use Nair or wax instead of shaving.

  18. QUESTION:
    how to get rid of scars and razor bumps?
    when i was little i use to pick at scabs until they were scars. now i have all these scars on my arms, legs, and a couple on my face. i would really like to get rid of them or fade them. could someone please help me? also i have some razor bumps on my legs and would like to get rid of those too.

    • ANSWER:
      One word. Moisturizer. And for the scars try cocoa butter or a fade cream

  19. QUESTION:
    What can I do to fix my arms after I shaved them?
    I have been shaving my arms for quite some time now and I regret it. I can't stop because the hair grows back really fast and thicker. My skin is extreamly sensative and I have razor bumps, so I can't use Nair because my arms get really irritated. I need a solution that will be gentle on my arms. Help! What should I do?

    • ANSWER:
      PLEASE READ:
      Try not to worry so much- i shave and wax my arms too. Its perfectly normal to do so- i mean why are they so different to your legs?Alot of people say they regret doing it but i think that it looks a lot better than hair on them : ) After shaving apply a moisturizer that is great for sensitive skin and that should cool it down. you also maybe getting red bumps as you are shaving too often thus causing the redness/bumps that your having. Also when you shave do slower lighter strokes this should lessen the irritation. You could try waxing put if your skin is sensitive this can cause really bad itching and make the redness worse. But if you still wanna give it a go try a little area first and then the following day (if all ok) proceed with that.
      Hope THis Helps x

  20. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of razor bumps fast?
    So I have to go to the military ball Saturday and I have razor bumps pretty badly. Does anybody know how to get rid of them quickly ? Id like to be able to raise my arms without worrying about that

    • ANSWER:
      have a hot bath and then before you go to bed use some hand lotion on the bumps.

  21. QUESTION:
    Trying SKINTIGHT Product To Help With Razor Bumps?
    I have very bad razor bumps on my bikini line, lower stomach and scaring under my arms from shaving. I am thinking about trying the SKINTIGHT products to help smooth and refresh my skin. Has anyone try it has it worked ? If so how long did it take to work.

    • ANSWER:
      OKAY-The best thing I've found for razor bumps is WITCH HAZEL. It is an astringent which means it gets the blood flowing, tightens pores,cleanses/refreshes. I use it as soon as I'm done shaving or when I get out of the shower. Plus it's CHEAP/NATURAL. Don't put anything unnatural on your skin. It's your bodies biggest organ so treat it right. You can get it almost anywhere. I get it from Vitamin Shoppe.

  22. QUESTION:
    How do you get razor bumps to go down?
    I shaved my arms because waxing is too expensive and I don't know where to get it done around here..

    And I got the worst razor bumps ever. I used a new razor, ran it through alcohol, put lotion on, etc. It still got bad. It's like extremely bad acne. (which I get on my face and back)

    So how do I get rid of it? It's been about 5 days.
    It's only worsened really..
    Oh and it's much worse on my right arm..

    • ANSWER:

  23. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of bumps on my legs?
    I have these bumps on my legs and they arent razor bumps. I think it's called chicken skin cuz I have them on my arms but I was wondering how to take them off my legs cuz they look wierd.

    • ANSWER:
      You can start by putting lotion on them every day and night. Try to get something alcohol free if you can or something with little alcohol. The better the lotion, the better and quicker the results.

  24. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of redness after removing a cast?
    I had wrist surgery and had an over the elbow cast. I came home immediately and removed the dead skin and shaved the hair off. Now, I have little razor like bumps on my arm. My prom is three days away. Help!

    • ANSWER:

  25. QUESTION:
    would shaving your arms and lower back as a girl be risky?
    im not extremely hairy im just self conscious when people look at me or touch me romantically. would shaving my arms and lower back cause razor bumps, and the hair to grow back thicker and/or faster? i already shave my stomach and chest and of course my legs, bikini area and armpits; would my arms and back be any different?

    • ANSWER:
      No I shave my arms and it doesn't grow back faster or thicker it grows back every two weeks same as my legs. I don't know about your lower back I've never shaved/waxed my lower back because I don't have hair back there but Just try it

  26. QUESTION:
    What is a good shaving cream and razor?
    Especially for the under arms, what are good shaving crams that gets rid of razor bumps?

    • ANSWER:
      i found out the best type of shaving cream is hair conditioner! it softens the hair better in my opinion. i like the venus razors. i like the embrace razor thats but i also like the cheaper ones that have the three blades(i think its the simply razors). they work pretty good. but if you do splurge go for the original venus. it has lasted me forever (well at least up to 3 months) and it hasnt got rusty for me but one of the parts of the razor got bent over another one so i had to throw it away. i also like the soilel razors i think thats what they are called. the heads are easy to break if you dont be careful but its really good and even if does break you can put it has three blades it and is cheaper than venus. and i like to shave right after i get out of the shower after a few minutes so the hairs are easier to remove.

  27. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of razor bumps?
    Okay so I have razor bumps on my elbows,arms and legs and I WANT TO GET RID OF THEM..I know what they are.ingrown hairs ,their scientific name and that soaking them 4 3 them b4 shaving and moisturizing but is there a cream?that I can buy at walmart,target,cvs ,or walgreen's?

    • ANSWER:
      Use something with alpha & beta hydroxy acids( salicylic & glycolic acids). Ingrown Hair Eliminating Peeling Pads from Bliss and Tendskin both work great, but if you want something from a drug store just look for those ingredients.

  28. QUESTION:
    How can you get rid of razor bumps under your arms?
    I shave under my arms every day with gilette dry skin formula.
    maybe its because i shave them every day, they become irritated.
    any suggestions??

    • ANSWER:
      shaving every day is too frequent. Give it a rest for a few days.

      Use a good gel and a good multiblade razor. Keep the area you are shaving wetted by wiping the area over and over with your hand while shaving.

      Use as little pressure as you can.

      rinse the razor frequently while shaving.

      when done, wash thoroughly and apply a neosporin, triple antibiotic type of cream to the shaved area.

      Everyone's skin is different. But by backing off and shaving less frequently, figuring out what works for you, you will be able to figure out what works best, frequency of shaving etc.

      j

  29. QUESTION:
    What is good for dry, damaged hair and sensitive skin?
    My hair is really dry and damaged. I already trimed it, now I need a really good shampoo, conditioner and deep conditoner to use that is safe for color treated hair.
    Also, I have really sensitive skin and get razor bumps everytime I shave my legs under arms and pubic area. Even if I dont for a week. I know my pubic area is already sensitive, but for me its insain. Whats a really good razor and shaving cream for sensitive skin?

    • ANSWER:
      Just use Pantene Its good for all types of hair and keep using it . And for shaving use a conditioner. Any kind is good for shaving even hair conditioner and it wont irritate you. and also tale an aspirin when you do the ritual (smile)

  30. QUESTION:
    How do you guys shave under your arms?
    Hey everybody! okay so i shave under my arms like every other day, but im going to start wearing tank tops soon for summer and im probably going to shave them everyday. the problem is when i shave them the day after i shaved them its not as smooth, and its bumby, and i get razor burns...why is that?!
    How do you guys do it? i just put on shaving cream and then i start...any tips? how to do it and get rid of razor bumps and burns!?
    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Hello,

      I think you should try waxing if your going to start, wearing tank tops you want your arms to be clear and it will last longer the hairs will not grow back as quickly by shaving, it will leave bumps and lumps because you use them to oftenly to get rid of them you can use baby oil and it will get rid of lumps like that

      - Hope this helped.

  31. QUESTION:
    I recently broke out in a small bumps throughout my arms. Whats wrong with me?
    They are like in little clusters that showed up one day. They couldnt be razor bumps because i didnt shave my arms, i'm thinking maybe something bit me in my bed???

    and my long shot thot are side effects of an unknown std. please advise.

    • ANSWER:
      Why does everyone automatically think STD?? LMAO. Heat rash or bed bugs?? Psoriasis, maybe? lol

  32. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of short dark under arm hairs, and under arm raches?
    I shave and i have these little black hairs that are too close to my skin to get, how do i get rid of them, and then after i shave I get these razor bumps (i use shaving cream) how do i get rid of those?

    • ANSWER:
      Usually a sharper razor can get these: a dull razor won't cut the hair as close to the skin as possible- also a really good shaving cream works. Shaving gel actually works best for me.

  33. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of razor bumps on my upper arms?
    I need to get rid of them, even though they've been on my arms for like a year. I hope they can be helped. I shaved my arms once, and I think they might've showed up then, but I can't remember if they've been there all along or not.
    I shaved my arms just one time. Like, it was with that soap razor thing. I use it on my legs and everything, and they are just fine. Maybe my arms just didn't like it. I just need to find a way to make them go away!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      On your upper arms? That may be Keritosis Pilarias....I don't remember the exact name. (don't quote me on that). But it's a condition that has no cure, but there are special creams that may help. I've done some reading on 'KP Duty'. That should help.

  34. QUESTION:
    Which hair removal product is good for your underarms?
    i have shaved under my arms with shaving creams and a razor but that has caused me to have razor bumps and ingrown hairs. and its hurts like hell to have cuts on your armpits, lol. i need something that doesnt require a razor.

    • ANSWER:
      wax.. only use after the cuts have healed

  35. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of razor burn on my arms?
    I shaved my arms, and I seem to have gotten razor burn/bumps. At first it was only on the inboard side of my elbows, but now it's gone all down my forearms.
    I've read that it's only supposed to last about a week, but I'm pretty sure it's been longer than that and it hasn't really gotten any better.... What should I do?

    • ANSWER:

  36. QUESTION:
    What are some home remedies for Razor Bumps?
    I am very sensitive down there and under my arms i break out in razor bumps everytime i shave To prevent from getting razor bumps i let my hair grow out under my arms and then shave all is smooth...but i would LOVE TO shave everyday well every other day! ..Also after i shave down there its like soo painful because my skin is really sensitive to the touch...it feels as almost i put my coochy through hell. JUST TO be freaking BLAD down there... Please anyone HELP me!

    • ANSWER:
      Swear on a dab of 1 percent hydrocortisone cream to reduce redness and irritation

  37. 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.

  38. 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

  39. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of short dark under arm hairs, and under arm raches?
    I shave and i have these little black hairs that are too close to my skin to get, how do i get rid of them, and then after i shave I get these razor bumps (i use shaving cream) how do i get rid of those?

    • ANSWER:
      nair or neet creams will do it

  40. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of bumps on legs?
    I have little bumps on my thigh and arm. They are not acne or razor bumps or ingrown hairs or goosebumps (it's not red, and when I am in a warm area, the bumps are still there), just small bumps. I don't know how to get rid of them. Help!

    • ANSWER:
      Since you don't seem to be sure what they are, I would recommend exfoliating your skin in the shower. You can use an exfloliating loofah or some exfoliating gel at the drugstore. Hope this helps!

  41. QUESTION:
    What's the easiest way to shave it all off "down there" without experiencing a bunch of bumps?
    I know, probably the best way to avoid that is to get a brazilian wax, but I don't think that's smart while pregnant since there's increased sensitivity down there.
    So, I'd like to shave as much of it off as possible, but I really want to avoid all those nasty razor bumps and it be as smooth as possible.
    Is there anyway to go about doing this? Any special creams that prevent the bumps?
    Help me out here people! lol

    • ANSWER:
      Try putting lotion on where you want to shave in the shower and then make sure you shave in the same direction as the hair grows and then after put some more lotion on (no fragrance)
      I had the same issue.. Espeically with my under arms... oh my goodness... my underarms are sooo sensitve.. I would put lotion on before shaving plus i would put A & D on after shaving... For some reason it really helped with that itch you get after shaving.. plus no bumps :). Oh and one big thing is make sure the blade is sharpe... dull blades.. no good.

  42. QUESTION:
    How to shave good enough that my i won't get razor burn/bumps?
    i have to shave often cuz i usually dance somewhere and i can't have hair on my legs or arms. i don't want my hair to grow faster and i don't want razor burn/bumps . IF YOUR GOOD AT SHAVING PLEASE TELL ME HOW TO SHAVE.

    • ANSWER:
      Honey I had the same problem; It didn't matter how slowly or gently shaved I still got the bumps, so I asked a question on here similar to yours, And they told me it's not that i'm shaving the wrong way, it's what i'm using to shave (I told them how I used disposable razors and cheap shaving cream) Well they told me to but skintimate shaving gel and a razor from the venus collection, it wasn't that I wasn't shaving right, I just had extremely sensitive skin, after I went and bought those things and used them, My legs are smooth and there are no bumps or cuts! I suggest you try using those things

  43. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of little dark hairs (short), and under arm raches?
    I shave and i have these little black hairs that are too close to my skin to get, how do i get rid of them, and then after i shave I get these razor bumps (i use shaving cream) how do i get rid of those?

    • ANSWER:
      for the shaving rash apply some aloe vera after shaving, it should prevent this and help soothe your skin. hope this helps : )

  44. QUESTION:
    does cancer ever take shape of a small mole in the arm pit?
    i found a really small mole under my arm. it doesn't hurt at all. at first i thought it was a razor bump but i really dont think it is
    can anyone help?

    • ANSWER:
      uhm. maybe skin cancer.. but unless its abnormally shaped, a different color (or multicolored) or causing you pain.. i wouldn't be toow orried. people have moles everywhere on them that most of the time arent cancerous.

  45. QUESTION:
    deoderant for razor bumps and other stuff?
    i always get razor bumps under my arms. and even if i shave everyday my armpits are never smooth looking! my friend has this deoderant that is supposed to help smooth it out and stuff but i don't remember where she got it or what its called. do any of you know? or know of anything that could help?

    • ANSWER:
      i like Dove for sensitive skin

  46. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of these bumps on my legs that arnt razor bumps?
    On the tops of my thighs and leg I have these bumps. They are not red they are just little bumps on my legs that are the same color as my skin tone. I want to know how to go rid of them Because when I shave my legs they are never as smooth as they could be. I do not think it is keratosis pilaris. How do u get rid of it?

    • ANSWER:
      i have this problem too!!! it's very irritating.. not physically but just the fact that they're there..that's how i came upon you question. i was looking for an answer and i found this. It sounds accurate and reasonable. i hope it helps =] i'm going to try it.

      To eliminate leg bumps, aftershave, or razor bumps, you must understand what hair bumps are and where they come from. This will enable you to form a successful plan of attack. The bumps that appear on your skin are a direct result of ingrown hairs. Ingrown hairs develop at the end of the hair shaft. They have a sharpened edge and attempt to grow straight, however something prevents them from doing so. As a result, they curl back into the same hair follicle.

      People who want to know how to get rid of razor bumps often don't realize that rough, tough stubble that feels like it could cut glass is absorbent. The importance of this is simple: Hair that has absorbed water is much softer and easier to cut. Being able to easily cut the hair results in less skin irritation and a decreased chance of getting razor bumps due to the fact that the tip of the hair will be cleanly cut and smooth - not sharp and at risk of poking back into a neighboring follicle

      Allow it to continue growing and eventually free itself. This method works best when combined with daily moisturizing and gentile exfoliation to remove any dead skin that could be blocking the hair’s escape. If a pustule forms, gently squeezing it can cause the hair to pop up to the surface.
      Using a freshly sterilized pair of tweezers or a needle, you can fish the tip out from underneath this surface of the skin.

      The area of skin you have mentioned, the upper arms, legs and butt are often described as looking like chicken skin. The problem is that these areas are normally covered by our clothing and do not get as much exposure as the rest of our bodies. We also may not pay as close attention to these somewhat hidden areas when showering or moisturizing. These areas can tend to be dry. This dry skin can cause the bumps that you are seeing. In order to help get rid of these bumps you can try a stronger (alphahydroxy) moisturizing lotion.

      The best treatment is to let your leg hairs grow out to give your follicles a chance to recover.

  47. QUESTION:
    How do you shave your vagina and not get stubble and spots?
    i want to shave my vagina but if what happens under my arms with the two toned skin and razor bumps will happen i will not do it. what are some ways to keep my vaginal skin soft and smooth an single toned as you would see on tv with out the bleaching and make up and dealing with embarassing stuble?
    i dont care what mean things ppl may say if yu want to help me comment please
    but if there is nothing pleasant to say shut up

    • ANSWER:
      i use a cream designed for that area right after i shave and never have any problems. i believe it is called "bikini zone"

      mine too?http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AliQxSttV4IdDSOzS5zs077sy6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20090726093955AA7dOVT

  48. QUESTION:
    How to take care of dark pubic hair?
    I have DARK DARK brown hair and shaving my legs, arm pits, and down there is a pain in the butt. How do I get rid of pubic hair without the razor bumps, red marks, and PAIN. Any products, at home treatments or anything? I'm 14 and I'm starting to get guys and it's summer so having razor bumps at the pool is not cool. Thanks(:

    • ANSWER:
      Here's how to shave your pubic hair: 1st pluck/wax some of them while they're long. Then 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 or anti-bacterial dishwasher soap. It only takes me 5 minutes to shave it & 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. It's just like starting a new medicine. You could also try applying rubbing alcohol after you shave. That'll help prevent red spots. Also try using 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 my pubic hair. Email me for more info about it.

      Here's the benefits of pubic hair removal: The absence of pubic hair is erotic & sensational. It's easier to get sexually excited & masturbate. You'll feel sexier, younger, & more exposed when you're naked. If you're a girl your guy will be able to see your vulva when you're naked. 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 one less thing to wash when you take a shower. One of the reasons I started shaving is because pubic hair was a distraction when I saw that area, I would kill time twirling the hairs. Pubic hair can get caught in stuff like your zipper. & you won't leave long gross hairs on stuff.

      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 best.

  49. QUESTION:
    when shaving your arms, do you shave them with hot or cold water?
    I hear that when you use hot water you open up pores and stuff and your more likely to have razor bump and stuff. Id really appreciate it if someone replied back fast, thanks! (:

    oh and i know im not suppose to shave my arms but i want to so please just answer my question instead of being critical , thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      Use cold water when you shave. Keeps the blade sharp.


razor bumps on arms

Skin Rashes On Legs

You wake up in one morning and you notice a rash on your arm or leg. Maybe you put cream on it such as hydrocortisone ointment. After a few days the rash isn't any better and it's still itchy. Now your mind begins to wonder what type of rash it is. Could it be eczema? There several ways that you can differentiate eczema from other rashes.

Eczema is a rash that appears on your skin and can be red, sore and even look scaly. It can be a chronic rash, which means it can come and go over time. Another name for the most common type of eczema is atopic dermatitis. Atopic means someone who is likely to develop and allergy from an irritant. Dermatitis means that someone's skin is red, sore and can be inflamed. Some forms of eczema include nummular dermatitis, contact and seborrheic.

How can you tell if you have eczema and not a different skin irritation? Eczema will appear one day and may be gone appear to heal, however, it often come back. Most typical rashes go away and do not return. One major symptom of eczema is that it is very itchy. Sometimes the area will be itchy before the rash appears. If someone scratches a patch of eczema, it is possible that it could get more inflamed, larger in size and more irritated.

Keep in mind that mosquito bites and rashes due to scabies can look like dermatitis. Red ant bites also can cause inflammation and very intense itching. Some have mistaken chickenpox for eczema as well.

The most common place for eczema to appear is on your face, knees, hands or feet. It can very easily affect other parts of your body. There are many people who experience flare-ups of eczema in reaction to certain irritants or situations. Stress, soap, certain chemicals, animal dander or even household cleaners can cause a flare-up.

Several things can help alleviate the skin condition. You need to moisturize your skin daily, avoid stress, and stay away from sudden temperature changes. A sudden change in temperate can definitely cause an eczema flare-up. Along these same lines, you should avoid overheating. Physicians will often prescribe a cortisone cream to help the skin with redness, inflammation and itching.

The person to determine if you have eczema or a different rash is a physician. Always check with your doctor before applying any over the counter treatments to your rash. Don't just rely on a story from a friend to confirm a diagnosis. To use a drying agent on the skin when it is eczema is not a good idea and rash medications are specific to the condition.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    I have developed a skin rash on my legs - doctor called it contact dermatitis. I need to know of products used?
    I have developed a skin rash on my legs - below the knee - the doctor called it "contact dermatitis". I am on day 3 of prednisone (a 5-day prescription) and no notable difference. I am using benadryl cream on it as well. Does anyone know of any products that could speed the healing process or take some color out of it. It itches from time to time but not terrible.

    • ANSWER:
      Initial treatment includes thorough washing with lots of water to remove any trace of the irritant that may remain on the skin. You should avoid further exposure to known irritants or allergens.
      In some cases, the best treatment is to do nothing to the area.

  2. QUESTION:
    how can i get rid of skin rashes each time i have my renitis?
    i get itchy skin rashes all over my legs each time i have my allergy called renitis. what will be the best thing to do?

    • ANSWER:
      i think u should go to a doctor

  3. QUESTION:
    Can i apply baby powder after putting antibacterial ointment on my skin?
    Hi. i have this persistent patch of skin rash on my leg, so i just applied antibacterial ointment on it. would you think its ok to put baby powder over it? (just to make the sticky feel kinda dry)
    just need some advice/suggestion, specially for those who've tried it.
    thanks in advance!

    (the question might seem dumb but the answer is not on google and i really would like to know if its ok. i don't want to further aggravate my rash.)

    • ANSWER:
      It is better not to put anything on the cream as it can cause issues. You might want to speak to your chemist.

  4. QUESTION:
    My daughter has had chicken pox and now a rash has appeared on her skin?
    The chicken pox is clearing up. she woke up this morning with a skin rash on her, back, legs and arms. is this related to the chicken pox?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, I had it too :L I was 6 :P

  5. QUESTION:
    What is the best exzema cream or ointment that I can get online?
    My 14 y.o. sister has exzema on her bum and some skin rash on fold of her arms and legs. She is having a hard time walking already and embarrassed at school. Does anyone know the best and most effective exzema creams or whatever to cure or at least treat my sisters skin. Thank you.

    • ANSWER:

  6. QUESTION:
    Can you have a delayed allergic reaction to watermelon?
    I've experienced a skin rash that starts on my lower back and then spreads to my arms, hands, legs, etc. I've had the same symptoms after eating watermelon in the past but I don't recall it taking several days to manifest. I noticed the rash Tuesday but haven't eaten watermelon since Saturday.

    • ANSWER:

  7. QUESTION:
    what are the possible causes of my skin rash?
    am having skin rash that appear and disappear.. i always get up in the morning to see my hands have rash and on my hips and legs (a little).. then after 5 or 6 hrs it disappears like there's nothing.. its been 4 weeks and i dont know why.. also my legs and hands tingle more often.. and my legs are restless.. can anyone help?

    • ANSWER:

  8. QUESTION:
    What would cause my 3.5 year old daughter to have a rash on legs and tops of feet that only occurs at night?
    For the past two nights my daughter has woken up with a skin rash on her feet and upper legs that looks like small white bumps and its very itchy. No fever. No mouth sores. No severe redness. Skin gets red from her itching it. She seems fine during the day. Children's benadryl helps alot. The only thing out of the ordinary that sounds like it might be suspicious was that we took her to a pumpkin farm last week where she was playing in some hay and handling some pet rabbits that were at the farm.

    • ANSWER:
      My guess would be she got some pollen in her sheets that she's developed an allergy to, assuming you haven't recently switched laundry detergents. I would wash her sheets. Call her pediatrician and get a referal to an allergist whether her symptoms get better or not.

  9. QUESTION:
    Skin rash after week long visit to New Orleans?
    A bunch of people that I traveled with to New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Got a skin rash, mine is on my neck, some other persons in on his arms and an other person has it on their legs. The rash is just little bumps and hives and very itchy sometimes.. What could the rash been caused from?

    • ANSWER:
      you'll have to figure out what things you had or did together besides just coming to the same town.

      did you stay in the same hotel? eat the same foods or use the same soap.?

      did you come in contact with some plants?

      is their a common denominator?

      too many variables to guess, I'd start with the places you stayed then think about where you went.

      bed bugs, fleas, poison ivy just too many variables

  10. QUESTION:
    Could an antihistamine, such as Zyrtec and benedryl increase inflamation in joint pain?
    I have what has been described as bursitis in my hip joints and down the backs of both legs. When I recently took Zrytec for a itchy skin rash, I had a flareup of the bursitis. This is extremently painful, but I need relief fromt he itching as well.

    • ANSWER:

  11. QUESTION:
    How do we protect my mother's house from bedbugs brought in on the body of a person?
    My nephew will soon be moving in with my 91 year old mother. He currently has a skin rash that we are afraid has been caused by bedbugs due to his poor living situation. How do we make sure my mother's house is protected and that he does not come in and infect her and infest her house with this little creature?

    • ANSWER:
      Have him wash all of his clothing in the hottest water and highest setting possible before he puts them away. If he is bringing in his own bed, thoroughly vacuum every crack, crevice and seam.

      Install Bedbug-proof encasements on all mattress and box springs as this is the most common place for infestation (especially his bed). You can also install ClimbUP Insect Interceptors under the legs of all beds in an effort to trap and Bedbugs that try to infest beds and to identify a possible infestation. These traps are great and used professionally.

      I have included a link to my site so you can learn more.

  12. QUESTION:
    My wife has developed a skin rash which is continuously itchy,what can it be?
    My wife has developed a skin rash which becomes very itchy during the night. It's like a dry red blotchy rash which is on her back, front, bottom of neck, legs, arms, hands. Around the edge of her breasts it looks like she has had a sun tan and its a little flaky. The Doctor has prescribed cream which has helped certain areas heal like the hands when both palms got so bad they became covered in blisters. That has now gone away but the itchiness continues daily like everywhere else on the body. The Doctor has said he does not think it's eczema and has tryed to book an appointment with the NHS to see a Dermatologist, however the waiting list is 3mth,s. The itchiness is driving her crazy. She has even tryed cutting out some foods like fish, but does not seem to of worked. Does anyone have any suggestions

    • ANSWER:
      I suffer with Urticaria (Hives) which starts as an itch and the more I scratch the more it spreads and worse it gets, until my skin bleeds! I usually dont even know I am scratching until someone points it out! I use an over the counter Anti-Histamine daily which controls mine. Last year it stopped once the summer had finished but this year it seems to have continued into the winter but I would suggest trying a course of Anti-Histamines, mine took about a week to kick in originally.

  13. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to get rid of a chocolate allergy?
    I am allergic to chocolate and I get skin rash when I eat it. I read the if I don't eat chocolate for 2 years that it will go away!

    • ANSWER:
      i know that girls do love chocolate so i guess your point is that you want to eat chocolate but the problem is you are allergic to eat...
      well, according to some theories of my teachers, there is what they called systematic desensitization which could be applicable to allergies... for example, you are allergic to chicken, they advise that everyday, you should it a little amount of it to let your antibodies slightly be familiarized with such material, maybe this week(monday to sunday) you eat around 1/8 of a chicken's leg then the next week, 1/4... then 1/3 then half, then whole chicken leg then half of the chicken then you can now eat the entire chicken then the live chicken (LOL if possible)

      but for you case, try to have the chocolate with cube forms (the one you can sub divide into several pieces just like cud berry or others... then make an schedule that you should eat 1 tiny cube per day for a certain span of time (a week or so) then increase the amount for the next week (maybe a couple of cubes) then increase until you can eat every chocolates... just try to check the label, since some chocolates makes us allergic because of NUTS trace or content in it...

      but

      another thing is that if you are really craving for chocolate, you can have benadryl an hour before eating a chocolate then after that you can eat as many chocolate you want (with nut trace or non)...

      hope you were satisfied with my explanation

  14. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of rash legs?
    I have few little rash skin on my both legs I don't know why it's always been there. How do I get rid of it? Is there any cream will help rash go a way? Please help. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Well you should see a doctore and he will proscribe you somthing. If you cant get to a doctor go to a local drug store such as CVS Walgreens and look for somthing that will help rashes!

  15. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of a dry skin rash on my lower legs ?
    The Dr. said it is blood red because I have been scratching.
    It looks awful, itches like crazy, is hard & bumpy. He only recommends Vaseline Intensive Care Moisturizing Cream daily all over my body. This has been going on for months & I'm wondering if something is eating on my lower legs from the inside out ? I have no open wounds so far, but a couple of places look like dark bruises. Home remedies anyone ??

    • ANSWER:
      HYDROCORTISOME CREAM!
      Buy it at your local walgreens!

  16. QUESTION:
    What should I do for a rash on my child?
    My daughter who is 5 started today with a rash on legs. No fever but her legs are itchy. Do you think she can go to school tomorrow or would I take her to the doctors? Is there anything I can to help with the itchiness? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      i would definatly call the doc and make an appt to have it looked at, but it could be only dry skin...go to the pharmacy and try Aveeno Oatmeal bath works great for all kinds of rashes. I use it all the time for my kids eczema and diaper rashes

  17. QUESTION:
    If my dog is allergic to plastic dog bowls?
    Will he develop a skin rash inside his legs and on his chest as well as on his face and paws? I'm trying to find out what his allergies are because hes losing his hair and going really red where he lost the hair. he is a white pitbull.

    • ANSWER:
      Your dog appears to have symptoms of 'mange'. See the links below for pictures.

      Pitbulls tend to have a higher sensitivity for mange so I would not be surprised if this is your dog's problem as your dog's symptoms match it very well.

      I used the mange control formula from florapetnaturals to treat my pitbull with fantastic results. I was stunned at how quickly it worked for my dog.

      My dog's mange stopped spreading right away and within a week the skin looked completely normal. By that time I could see that the hair had started to re-grow.

      It is very simple to apply. Just spray it on.

      It is an inexpensive treatment but more importantly, it is completely natural and it is also safe since it has no pesticides that can harm your pet. Most vet treatments have pesticides.

      You can check this treatment at http://www.florapetnaturals.com/

      What is Mange?

      http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://s3.hubimg.com/u/761554_f520.jpg&imgrefurl=http://hubpages.com/hub/All-About-Dog-Mange&usg=__KL27_fOgrdV0auhzsRgo0778oQY=&h=389&w=520&sz=28&hl=en&start=5&zoom=1&um=1&itbs=1&tbnid=JokO-gnO7cHNfM:&tbnh=98&tbnw=131&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dmange%2Bdog%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN%26biw%3D1259%26bih%3D607%26tbm%3Disch&ei=laUcTvTyKpCmsQPf_LG1BQ

      http://www.dogchatforum.com/mange-dog.htm

  18. QUESTION:
    How do I prevent such a terrible shaving rash?
    Every time I shave I get a severe rash on my legs. The rash covers my entire leg and looks worse than hives. There are red bumps everywhere that range from tiny to huge sores. It is not only very itchy, but extremely painful. This happens regardless of what I use to shave (shaving cream, conditioner, etc.). I have been told to use lotion afterwards, but that does not help at all. As soon as it touches my skin it feels as if my kegs have been set on fire. Also, I have tried changing my razor but a new razor sill does the same thing. It also stings very badly while I shave. Another considerable factor is that I tend to have goosebumps when I shave, but ere is no way to avoid this because they don't go away in the shower. This rash also does not go away. It stops hurting but weeks later I still have bumps, cuts, and scars, and sores all over my legs. Is there any way to prevent this or remedies to make the rash go away?? Thanks!
    I AM NOT WAXING

    • ANSWER:
      Dear Kate, The trick to shaving is to wet your skin and let it soften from the heat and moisture. You don't want to shave dry skin. Shaving is a natural exfoliator and if you try to dry shave, you run the risk of clogging up the razor with dead skin while putting yourself at risk for nicks and razor burn.There's no need to waste your money on shaving creams formulated especially for women, they are virtually the same as the creams sold for men. favorite shaving cream works for both him and her. Kiehl's Close Shavers moisturizes like nothing else. Don’t skimp on your razor. Stay clear of the straight, cheap disposables or you'll be asking for cuts and nicks. Instead use a razor with a pivoting head and multiple blades to give you a smooth, close shave. My pick for the ladies is Schick Quattro for women. Give a haircut. If you’ve never shaved, or haven’t in a while, it’s good to trim hair down as short as possible. You can do that by placing a comb flat on the skin and trim over comb with scissors, or with clippers using the shortest guard. The less hair you start out with means less use of your razor, and leads to less clogging of blade. Take a warm shower or bath. At least five minutes of the heat will soften skin and relax the hair follicle. So shampoo your hair and wash your body first.Exfoliate. Rid dead skin cells and provide a closer shave by using a mild exfoliator or your favorite body wash with an Ayate washcloth on your legs. Dab on some shaving oil. Working as a barrier on your skin, the razor will glide easier instead of dragging and moisturize skin. It also helps prevent razor burn, general irritation and ingrown hairs. This isn’t a necessary step, but a big life-saver for those who struggle with irritation or have sensitive skin. Apply shaving cream or gel. Make sure skin is damp, but not overly wet. If you have a shaving brush, work the product with the brush in circles to help lift hair and get a closer shave. Shave. Using a fresh blade, using firm but not excessive pressure, go in opposite direction of hair growth while holding skin taut. Don't go over the same area too many times. Rinse. In between strokes, be sure to rinse blade. A clogged razor won’t work well.Cleanse. Rinse area and pat dry with towel. Moisturize. Apply a light lotion. You don’t want anything too thick so as to clog the hair follicle. But something light will help hydrate the skin and make it look more soft and smooth.(Vitamin E pure nothing in it is the best)Fight redness. Men or those with thick leg hair can use a products like Flawless Ingrown Hair Serum to ward off bumps, redness and ingrown hairs.1.Watch the direction of hair growth. Sometimes the back of the legs grow from left-to-right or right–to-left, so adjust the blade's shaving direction to get the closest results.2.Be extra careful with your pressure using the razor around your ankles and shin bones.What You Need, •Comb and scissors or clippers (if hair needs trimming) Pivoting razor with multiple blades
      Shaving cream or gel Shaving oil .Shaving brush (optional if needed) Light lotion, Vitamin E). you could use the same on your pubic area too. Good luck best wishes the secret is time and warm water for minimum of five to ten minutes before shaving. that will make your skin soft and a good razor will do it dear. let me know ..

  19. QUESTION:
    What happens at a dermatology appointment?
    I have an appointment tomorrow with a dermatologist to assess my eczema. I've had terrible eczema and skin rashes for over a year now and thank god the appointment has finally come through.

    But I was just wondering, does any one know what happens at them? Like do they take blood or urine samples?

    Also, I have the rashes on my hands,arms and legs. Will I have to take my trousers off etc.or will they give me a gown or something to wear?

    Thanks for any help :)

    • ANSWER:
      It really all depends on your doctor. Chances are that if the eczema is the same all over and you don't have a bad rupture on an unexposed body part, he may not want you to disrobe. If he does, you will never be without a gown to cover yourself up with.

      My dermatologist never took blood work or a urine sample. Sometimes, if they suspect allergies, they will recommend an allergist and then you will have to have the work done. He basically just looks at it really quick and takes out his prescription pad to write one up for you. Don't fret, it's a very simple assessment, at least mine was.

      Further, all of the medications do not work! They only act to subside the symptoms temporarily. I tried them all and to no avail - my symptoms just got worse and spread after a while. Try finding some natural approaches that you can do alongside of the drugs, if you choose to do them. A plant-based diet is key to your recovery.

  20. QUESTION:
    What will happen if I wax while on my period?
    If i wax my legs and arms while on my period, will this affect my hair growth or hormones or make my skin rash or any such side effect?
    please let me know im worried!

    • ANSWER:
      It won't effect the outcome of the waxing, however, it may hurt worse during the process. We are often more sensitive during our cycle.

  21. QUESTION:
    How does skin necrosis from a spider bite takes place? Will it happen from the inside of the skin out?
    About 4 or five days ago I noticed a large red pimple on my right thigh that frlt hot to the touch and it has been growing since. Have a little fever that always starts late in the afternoon through midnight. 2 days ago I went to the hosp but they didn't think much of it and prescribed a wide-spectrum antibiotic and Ibuprofen. Today, early evening, I has REALLY grown, very hot to the touch, still feverish, headache, rash on both legs and area closest to the center dot of inflammation is starting to turn very dark red specially under the skin. So, is this how skin necrosis starts, from the inside out? Answer appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      Necrosis is a depression rather than a bulge, it's an ulceration of underlying tissue, bites from a brown recluse are a common cause of necrosis. if it doesn't sink in and turn black i don't believe it can be called necrosis.Everthing else you mention is characteristic of a reluse bit except the pimple.

  22. QUESTION:
    How to stop heat rashes from being so itchy?
    I have this heat rashes on my legs and it is annoying. It been there for several days and the more I scatch it,the more it hurts later.

    • ANSWER:
      Ahhh heat rash, AKA prickly heat. I know this well because of what i do for a living. First off its almost always on your back. that sucks. it helps to have someone take a credit card and apply presure on your back and scrape it back and forth. Then take a GOOD shower wash it really really well. If you cant reach your back or where it is ill be happy to do it for you. Anyway that is heat rash/prickly heat. If its like something eles then obviously dont do that cas it might irritate it lol. Prickly heat feels like needles on your skin so if it feels like that , thats what it is

  23. QUESTION:
    Why do I get a painful rash on my legs when I go for an extra long walk?
    I haven't walked my dog for a while now because whenever I do, I come home with a rash on my legs that itches like no other and is hot to the touch compared to other parts of my body. (My dog is getting walked by my parents for now, so he is getting his exercise.)

    What do you think it is?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,

      Sounds like your malady may be a bacteria_fungus i.e. ringworm and/or yeast infection AND/OR an allergic reaction to something that is toxic to your liver/kidneys but it's hard to tell without seeing and learning the details about what you have been eating breathing and applying to your skin. SEE https://health.google.com/health/ref/Ringworm Monistat 7 will likely kill any fungus in a few days and better micro-nutrition will keep it killed and will also strengthen your liver lymph and kidney systems to handle allergic reactions with less suffering in the future.

      IF you think it may be an allergic reaction - although it may be a difficult process - try to identify your triggers from cosmetics meds nuts milk grains other-foods chlorine-water-in-showers etcetera by discontinuing them until the symptoms stop and then beginning them again to see how your body reacts. If you are like me you may start to see allergies to many things because the root problem for me was a severely weakened liver from too many nutritional supplements that were toxic and I never knew it until it was almost too late.

      After several months of pruritus Urticaria that began during the colder months of November inside a gas heated low humidity home, I have identified enough of my own triggers to allow my legs to heal with only a super-minimal amount of coconut cream and water rubbed on my skin and a minimal number of full body showers.

      After several applications my lymph glands have become severely allergic to petrolatum products that are similar to Vaseline Petroleum Jelly, and common sense has now taught me that any petroleum products should always become toxic to anyone’s kidney and liver with repeated applications. I had flare-ups immediately after I had applied organic olive oil so I eventually changed to minimal amounts of coconut oil after I had used a minimal amount of a petrolatum steroid for a few days to allow my legs to heal up. I also have flareups when I eat over 150 calories of nuts and/or milk fats and/or oils, but these usually flare up about three hours after eating them, but the olive oil always took about five to thirty minutes to begin itching.

      Skin diseases can always return again and again and again and can get much much worse over time if they are not resolved. Soo after reading your description I would strongly encourage you to seek out a 'good' doctor or a ‘good’ nurse and s/he will make a knowledgeable medical diagnosis and thoroughly explain the causes preventions and solutions much better than anyone on Yahoo_Answers could do without being able to see you personally.

      Also, to know how difficult or easy it should be for a doctor to make a ‘good’ diagnosis - I encourage you to also become a ‘good’ medical diagnostician from your doctor’s advice and your own research through Yahoo_Answers and via browser searches.

      FOR HELP WITH PICTURES & INFO SEE:
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yeast_infection
      http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/skin-rash/SN00016
      http://dermatology.about.com/cs/dermphotos/a/dermgallery.htm
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dermatosis_of_pregnancy
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gestational_diabetes
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skin_disease

      ITCHINGS & RASHES/BLISTERS CAN BE CAUSED BY EITHER:

      * an allergic reaction to ‘toxins’ in one’s food or skin applications or meds or air (i.e. molds or smoke or vapors) etc.

      * fungal bacterial = thrush yeast_infection jock_itch ringworm etc.

      * viral = measles smallpox etc.

      * parasitical = scabies_mite lice etc.

      * inadequate micro-nutrition absorption in the gut = pellagra scurvy beriberi rickets etc.
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pellagra

      * either sun or hormonal or stress related or a combination of the above that make it difficult to find a definite cause
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/formication

      I truly hope what you learn will help you to decide on the correct choices that will remedy your painful experience of pruritus-itching and rashes in the future.

      My best to you and yours,

      AI – a self taught nutritionIsT >[(-:]

      PS - IF you are interested, I feel I have become a quasi-expert on rashes and pruritus itching after many years of off and on flare ups due to my own nutritionally related asthma and gallbladder disease that ‘continued’ to become heart disease and T2 diabetes and then non-alcoholic fatty liver disease with either PBC or PSC. So you are not alone. Many many people suffer from pruritus and I have learned very late in my own disease(s) that when it is nutritionally related most doctors do not tell their patients that inadequate micro-nutrition absorption in the gut and liver ‘might’ be the root cause and the best solution, and is also the most likely cause to the pruritus and liver diseases that are currently overwhelming our American culture. So to do my part to make a difference in the world I now take a little time each week to help others understand why better micro-nutrition absorption in the gut is so important, and I have posted much of my own story via the link at: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20091025223942AAni6lC . I hope you will have learned something today from my own mistakes and would not duplicate them – please pass on what you will learn from your own malady to your family friends neighbors and acquaintances. My best to you and yours. AI - nutritionIsT >[(-:]

  24. QUESTION:
    Are there effective ways to even skin tone from sun tanned skin?
    My face and arms are darker than the skin on my legs, most likely from sun exposure. I know I can tan my legs and the rest of body so that it can match but I don't want to do that. Is there a way to lighten it back to my original color? Are there any specific treatments in clinics? Or are there any other ways? Does exfoliating help?

    Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      Exfoliating does help overtime. One of the best natural bleachers are lemons. Try to dip a cotton in lemon juice and wet your dark spots with it, leave it for about 15 minutes. If you have bruises, cuts or rashes don't apply it. And if it stings the first few seconds then just wash it off. The lemons may dry the skin a little bit but they are effective in lightning skin so you probably should moisturize afterwards and hydrate your body by drinking water. Good Luck.

  25. QUESTION:
    what is a skin rash that only appears during the summer?
    My mom keeps getting a rash on her leg every summer.

    • ANSWER:

  26. QUESTION:
    What is this itchy painful rash in my inner thighs and back of knees ?
    It started small, unpainful and not itchy. Then it spread and got bigger, so I put hydrocortisone cream. It got better, but now it's worse. New rashes on my legs formed and when I have a shower, the hot water burns my rashes. It tingles when not showering.

    It hurts when I scratch it. Now it's redder and noticeably raised.

    What is this and how do I stop it?

    • ANSWER:
      There are so many different causes of rashes that it is very difficult to narrow down any specific cause of one. Common categories of rash are:

      scaly patches of skin not caused by infection,
      scaly patches of skin produced by fungal or bacterial infection,
      red, itchy bumps or patches over the body, such as on the chest and back.

      Although rashes are seldom dangerous, self-diagnosis is not usually a good idea. Proper evaluation of a skin rash requires a visit to a doctor or other health-care professional. Check these sites for good information and you may be able to figure out what is going on.

      http://www.medicinenet.com/rash/article.htm
      http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/skin-rash/SN00016s

  27. QUESTION:
    There a skin rash where my bruise just left, should I seek medical attention?
    I had a bruise on my thigh from a blunt force, the bruise is gone now, but there is a skin rash that has taken the exact shape of the bruise. It is itchy and the bumps do not a appear to be pustules. The area is reddened and slightly perforated from my skin.

    • ANSWER:
      What i think you might have is Petechiae rash. Petechiae are pinpoint-sized hemorrhages of small capillaries in the skin or mucous membranes. Petechiae is the term given to the individual small red or red-blue spots about 1-5mm in diameter which make up the rash.

      Petechiae result from tiny areas of superficial bleeding into the skin. They appear as round, pinpoint-sized dots that are not raised. The color varies from red to blue or purple as they age and gradually disappear. Petechiae commonly appear on the lower legs, but may be distributed all over the body.

      Treatment is directed at the underlying cause of the petechiae. For example, someone with petechiae caused by an infection is given antibiotics. If petechiae are caused by allergy to a medication, the medication may need to be stopped. A person with petechiae due to a low platelet count may need a transfusion of platelets or other blood factors. A person with leukemia or cancer may need surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation therapy. Petechiae caused by injury need no treatment. Applying an ice pack off and on for 24 hours after the injury may reduce further petechiae. The petechiae will fade in time.

  28. QUESTION:
    What can I do to get rid of razor burn on my legs?
    Everytime I shave my legs, I get the WORST razor burn, it seriously looks like I have been attacked by little bugs that eat me or something. It's gross. Does anyone have any tips on how to stop or get rid of Razor burn? I mean I've tried Nair, but I'm like allergic to the stuff, I get a rash on my legs and no hair comes off.

    • ANSWER:
      -Use aloe vera or tea tree oil creams and sprays. They will speed up your recovery and soothe that raw feeling that accompanies razor burn.
      -Shave carefully until it heals, switch to a razor with a single-blade or wire guard for a while. The shave won't be close, but you won't be slicing your skin up before it can heal either. (Learn how to get rid of -razor bumps)

      DO NOT:
      -Use any products containing alcohol - it will dry out your skin and increase irritation.
      Scrub or scratch razor burned skin. It will increase irritation and the risk of infection.
      -Apply colognes or perfumes to razor burned skin

  29. QUESTION:
    What's the best non-disposable razor for sensitive skin?
    I usually get razor rash on my legs, or the odd red bump here and there. It's so itchy and irritating.

    • ANSWER:
      What's more important to avoid razor rashes is to first apply an essential oil and massage very thoroughly. This will help heal irritation from previous shaving . Then apply shaving cream (or even better body lotion) on top and you will get the best shave ever with absolutey no rashes or bumps. Regular massage with oil will benefit in many ways and make skin less sensitive. Coconut, olive and almond oils are excellent.

      SOURCE(S): 20 + years research - safe, natural treatments/cures skin conditions and anti aging/rejuvenation treatments.

  30. QUESTION:
    How to remove a burnt rash which i suffered from dermatites?
    I suffered from dermatites on my feet and i used to scratch it everyday until my skin burnt and now the itching has gone i am left with a horrible black mark on my leg i tried scrubbing it but it doesnt go please somebody help me get rid of it it looks like a black rash on my leg which use to be pink . I have scratched this to be like this . How can i get rid of it

    • ANSWER:
      Hello,

      It sounds as if you are quite young, compared to the sorts of skin problem that older people get.

      In this case, I think you need to let the skin rest, - basically to leave it alone, without scrubbing or scratching it. Then it will heal, because you are young. However, I guess that is easier said than done! You don't say if you had any treatment from the doctor for the dermatitis, - - common treatments would be things like Betnovate cream? I wonder whether the dermatitis is now cured, or whether it is just having a remission, a "good" period.

      Probably the black color is from blood scabs. The other possibility is that the skin has become more pigmented, (more "suntanned"), from the mechanical injuries of scratching and scrubbing.

      Clearly you need a better treatment for the itching, than scratching it, - - you need some cream to stop the itching so's you don't have to scratch.

      If I were presented with this I would probably consider wrapping the damaged skin up in a coal-tar bandage for a little while, but this is a doctor's treatment.

      I don't know how you are placed, but if your GP is not able to solve this problem for you, he/she might consider referring you to a Skin Specialist, (a "Dermatologist").

      I think that a plain white crepe bandage, would look better than a black-scabbed rash. Anyway it should have some soothing or steroid- (Betnovate-type) cream put on it, and then be covered up with a firm protective bandage. Your Mum might be able to help.

      I hope this is of some help.

      Best wishes,

      Belliger
      retired uk gp

  31. QUESTION:
    When I shave I get a rash. Does anyone know of any shaving cream an lotions I can use?
    When ever I shave my legs I get REALLY bad rashes on my legs and arms (so I'm going to let that arm hair grow back). I need to use a shaving cream and soap and lotion after shaving to prevent them, but my skin is sensitive to some stuff. Anyone know of any good brands? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Baby oil is a lifesaver. I use it and it makes my legs so soft, and I never get any cuts, even though I have a terrible razor!
      Hope I helped :)

  32. QUESTION:
    Has anyone ever heard of an allergy to sugar that causes really bad skin rash?
    I have had this crazy allergy since I has 11 years old. Although it took about 6 years for us to figure out what caused it. I have never heard of anyone that has this same allergy. The rash is not only itchy but very painful sometimes i have it on my legs sometimes on my arms and fingers. And sometimes, to my horror, on my face. It lasts about 4 to 5 days, but the dark spots I get after it drys up take about 3 weeks to go away. The strangest thing, however, is that after I got married and started using birth control it suddenly went away. I've been off of birth control for about a year an a half now but the allergy didn't come back until now ... that I'm pregnant. All I want to know is if there is anyone out there that has seen or heard of an allergy like this before and if you have has any doctor ever given any explanations for it. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      talk to your doctor about the type of BC you were taking and what kind of hormones were in it. and then take that info to your allergist.

      You may have had a hormone imbalance that contributed to the allergy and your BC balanced out your hormones for you.

      some skin conditions are treated with steroids--eczema is one.

  33. QUESTION:
    What other skin rashes look like ring worm?
    I have what I thought to be ring worm but the doc says it isn't. He told me I need to see a dermatologist. They are red, round circles. I have one on my foot, leg, stomach, and now scalp. What else could it be?

    • ANSWER:
      It could be soriasis.

  34. QUESTION:
    Skin is getting rashes and really painful to touch anywhere?
    So like 2 months ago I had this weird scab type rash on my leg. Then I started getting it on my chest, then a hive type rash on my neck, all of which have been here for 2 months and haven't gonna away. Now my arms all over and my armpits are extremely sensitive to touch. Clothing kills. I've been healthy as far as I know. Any idea?

    • ANSWER:

  35. QUESTION:
    Skin is getting rashes and really painful to touch anywhere?
    So like 2 months ago I had this weird scab type rash on my leg. Then I started getting it on my chest, then a hive type rash on my neck, all of which have been here for 2 months and haven't gonna away. Now my arms all over and my armpits are extremely sensitive to touch. Clothing kills. I've been healthy as far as I know. Any idea?

    • ANSWER:
      You have a dematology condition. See a doctor at once.

  36. QUESTION:
    What can I do for my daughters dry skin patches?
    My daughter has dry skin patches on her legs and tummy. She has a well check appointment coming up soon, but is there anything I can do for it in the meantime?

    What are they?
    I noticed it after we switched her lotion and wash to J&J bedtime lavender. I'll change it and get the Aveno, thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Aveeno deep lotion works really well. It sounds like it might be eczema. Aveeno also makes an oatmeal soak to help with eczema/rashes. Just put half of the pouch in your baby's bath water and let them soak as long as she'll take it. The package comes with 5 pouches so you can use it for 10 baths or so. Also, take away any shampoo/soap with a lot of fragrance in it. My daughter starting breaking out bad with the J&J bedtime lavander soap.

  37. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know how to cover up or hide skin rashes?
    I am getting married and need to cover up my rash on my leg.

    • ANSWER:
      NOT KNOWING THE ORIGIN, IT IS DIFFICULT TO SAY.
      IF IT IS A TYPE OF ECZEMA OR FUNGUS, PUTTING ANYTHING LIKE CONCEALER ON IT MIGHT MAKE IT WORSE.
      TRY A LITTLE CONCEALER AND SEE IF IT WILL HELP.
      IF NOT, WON'T PANTY HOSE REMEDY THIS A LITTLE?
      TRY TO NOT BE SELF CONCIOUS.
      IT'S YOUR DAY. KEEP FOCUSED ON ALL THE OTHER.
      MUCH LUCK!

  38. QUESTION:
    Has anyone ever heard of someones skin being allergic to pickle juice?
    My 21 month old son breaks out every time pickle juice touches his skin. He eats them and is fine and if he doesn't get any on his skin he doesn't break out. Just when the juice touches his skin. Has anyone ever heard of or had this happen to them. He isn't old enough to tell me if it itches or makes his stomach hurt.

    • ANSWER:
      I would check out what's in the pickle juice. Most of them have a yellow dye added that is a known allergen/sensitivity issue for some people. Vinegar could be an issue if there are sulfite problems. Or it could be your son has sensitive skin and the acidity is a problem.

      We recently found out my daughter has mild allergies/food issues. She's probably had this since she was less than a year old, but we only had her diagnosed after she was 10 YEARS old. No hives or rashes or other issues, not bowel issues that we knew of, nothing. Except she sometimes got a skin rash with food contact on her skin. That's it, nothing else.

      But after we took her off the allergen, a few weeks later she's in pain because she accidentally got the 'bad' food at a friend's house. And she tells us that she never knew that was stomach pain before, because that was how her stomach had always felt, all the time, her entire life. She never complained about it (although she complained about other stuff, don't get me wrong), she just thought that was normal and so we never knew.

      You can imagine the guilt, yeah? I look back now and I see other signs. There is frequently a perpetual set of shadows underneath the eyes that you would expect if the child is tired, but is also referred to as an 'allergy shiner' because it is common in children with allergies.

      There can be chubbiness that, if you really look, doesn't match. My daughter had cute little chubby cheeks, but the rest of her was skinny. My son has this cute little toddler 'melon belly' but his arms and legs lost their chubby toddler shape and his tummy didn't. Both turned out to be bloating and inflammation from allergies. I look at old pictures and realize their chubby parts didn't match up with the rest of their bodies. But not once did doctors make a comment, wonder about their health, nothing. :-(

      So if he's got a rash, as another parent who went through this and it WAS a problem, I would really urge you to check out keeping him away from the ingredients in these pickles and seeing if you notice any differences in temperament, diapers, or body. It's a little work, but it's non-invasive and at this age, he's not going to notice too much...hopefully. ;-)

  39. QUESTION:
    If I had an allergic reaction to iodine on my skin, does that mean I am allergic to seafood too?
    After receiving surgery on my leg, I was given some kind of iodine treatment on my skin that was orange(?) and I started getting a rash on my legs. I eventually got medication to solve the problem, but I was wondering if that means I'm allergic to seafood since my dermatologist mentioned that iodine was found in seafood. I haven't tried seafood since I got the rash, so I don't know if I should take the risk.

    • ANSWER:
      Good question. It's all about concentration. The iodine utilized in health-care settings is at higher concentrations than found in seafood. While you developed a "reaction" to the iodine solution used in the hospital, that does not necessarily mean you will react similarly to small concentrations of the same substance. Also, topical absorption (ig liquid, cream, etc) and gastrointestinal (stomach) absorption metabolize in a different mechanism.

      Hope that helps.

  40. QUESTION:
    Does Doxycycline cause skin rashes as a side effect?
    I have been taking Doxycycline for a few days now and I developed a rash on my leg. Has this happened to anyone else?

    • ANSWER:
      I take it and it hasn't given me any rashes. I have thrown up a couple times though.

  41. QUESTION:
    What could be wrong if my legs are always itching?
    Hello,
    Both of my legs keep itching and this has been happening for a couple of months now.
    Nothing has changed, the washing powder and all that is still the same.
    I've basically got a permanent rash on my leg where i keep itching it (I've tried E45) but its not just in the same place its all over.

    Where could be wrong?

    Im 15.

    Thank you for your help xx

    • ANSWER:
      I had the same problem so I went to the dermatologist and he said it was dry skin. I was always using lotions and creams on them but they never helped. He told me to get "Cerave" moisturizing cream and use it everyday, especially after being in water (bath or shower) and in a week no more itching. It's great for dry skin on feet or arms too. You can buy it over the counter (I got mine at CVS) and it's a little expensive but well worth the price. He said never use lotions, they absorb into the skin to fast and don't moisturize enough but creams are more moisturizing and last longer and work better. It's great for dry skin, mine doesn't itch anymore.

  42. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of chafed skin between the legs?
    I have a really red rash like are on the inside of my thighs near my lady bits and it is real sore. I believe it is just chafed. It is deep red and sort of itchy. It burns and is very uncomfortable. What is some immediate releif and how can i prevent and get rid of it?

    • ANSWER:
      If you are not washing yourself daily, then do so, and dry thoroughly.

      For interim aid, use "baby wipes" or disinfectant wipes to clean the area, and dry properly.

      In both case, after you have dried the area, apply anti-bacterial ointment, such as Bacitracin in a thin coating. Do this at least once a day, if not twice.

      You will find it will clear up in a matter of 2 or 3 days at the most.

      As for preventing it, you must find pants/slacks/jeans that fit properly and do not allow the areas to rub together. There are anti-chaffing lotions (see links below) and even undergarments (see 3rd link below).

      I made that last part up myself. – Thumper

  43. QUESTION:
    I have a birthmark looking rash on my inner thighs at the top any ideas?
    I have got this birthmark looking rash on my legs at the top of my legs . I have only got it since i have been pregnant i dont know what it is It doesnt hurt or anything it just looks ugly. I also have been getting heaps of pimples on my face and back,this is my 5th baby never had this before usually my skin is nice and clear any ideas why.

    • ANSWER:
      Maybe you should address this with your physician. That's what they are there for.

      I think I would get in as soon as you can. In the meantime, i would take a oatmeal bath and use some benadryl cream on it.

      Good luck
      Ash

  44. QUESTION:
    What does it mean when you have red spots on your stomach and legs?
    They aren't rashes, and they aren't possible signs of cancer or anything. But they have been on me for almost a month and are getting darker and more are forming. I was sick for almost a week but it was just a small case of the flu. The doctor doesn't know what it is and he said it could just be an allergic reaction, but its not a rash for sure because when you put pressure on a rash it turns white and then goes back to red. But mine stay red, even when you apply pressure. They don't itch or hurt.

    • ANSWER:
      Edited

      Hi,

      I am always impressed that there is oftentimes some good advice and good links from people helping others through Yahoo_Answers.

      Try to identify your triggers from meds foods cosmetics etc.

      Also, I have been told that for some doctors itching problems is their warning to test an individual for diabetes, since people with diabetes have many more skin conditions than non-diabetics.

      After several months of pruritus urticaria I have identified enough of my own triggers to allow my legs to heal with only a minimal amount of coconut cream and water rubbed on my skin to help in my dry house during the winter and a minimal number of full body showers and baths. I am allergic to Vaseline 'Petroleum' Jelly with long term use and the petroleum is toxic to anyone with enough use.

      But although I have learned much about my own liver failings, please consider that it is more likely than not - that a WRONG medical diagnosis will be made by listening to the advice of novices via Yahoo_Answers.

      Sooo I would strongly encourage you to become a ‘good’ diagnostician for yourself, and to also seek out a 'good' doctor or a ‘good’ nurse and s/he will make a medical diagnosis and thoroughly explain the causes preventions and solutions much better than anyone on Yahoo_Answers could do without being able to see you personally.

      My best to you,
      A1
      [(-:]

      Source(s):

      My own life experiences and from ‘good’ doctors and from sites like the one at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Formication Formication is a antiquated term for itching-pruritus disease that can be caused by several sources.

      IF you are interested, I feel I have become a quasi-expert on rashes and pruritus itchings after many years of off and on flare ups. So to do my part to make a difference in the world I now take a little time each week to help others understand why better nutrition is so important, and I have posted much of my own story via the link at: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20091020155428AAsQsof . I hope you will have learned something today from my own mistakes and would not duplicate them. My best to you and yours. AI - nutritionIst – OJT – [(-:]

  45. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of the rash on my legs?
    Yesterday I playing backyard football with my friends and was tackled into a bush. I was wearing a long sleeved shirt and shorts so the only part of my body that touched to bush was my calves. One or two hours after that, a lot of red bumps started appearing on my calves. I took a shower and washed my calves thoroughly with soap, I took a Benadryl, and went to sleep. I woke up this morning and the rash was still there. Are there any medicines or creams I can use to get rid of the rashes?

    • ANSWER:
      Red, itchy or non itchy rash or bumps on the skin, sometimes accompanied by burning feeling on the affected area are symptoms of a body rash.

      A rash occurs as a result of numerous reasons. The common ones are listed below:

      Allergies to chemicals and dyes in clothing

      Chemicals existing in latex and rubber items

      An allergic reaction to perfume, makeup, detergent and soap

      Below are some effective and natural remedies to soothe and cure your leg rash:

      The most effective home remedy is the application of olive oil on the affected area.

      Bananas are one of nature's perfect foods. Mashed bananas make a great anti-wrinkle cream and the inside of the banana peel is perfect for treating rashes on legs. If the rash isn't too painful, simply take the peel and rub it gently against the affected area. If the rash is sensitive to the touch, then scrape the inside of the peel and apply it gently with your fingers.

      Vinegar has a range of uses, one of which is to help heal rashes on legs. You can apply the vinegar topically to relieve the itch and burn. Vinegar is also a natural antiseptic, so it helps prevent the spread of infection. Vinegar works especially well on poison ivy rashes because it is able to help draw out the poison.

      Baking sodaoffers many benefits to the skin, one of which is treating rashes on legs. You can mix baking soda with a small amount of water to form a paste. Next, apply this paste topically for relief from the itching and burning. If the rash covers a large area on the leg, then a baking soda bath is a better option. Simply pour a generous amount of baking soda into your bathwater and soak. You'll feel instant relief and should see improvement with repeated use.

      Rinse the rash with chamomile tea.

      Taking an oatmeal bath is another suggestion to treat body rash. Mix a cup of raw oatmeal in your bathtub and soak in it for effective results.

      Avoid the consumption of foods that cause allergic akin rashes.

      Take Care....

  46. QUESTION:
    What could be causing a rash all over the body?
    I have a bumpy rash (skin-colored) that has broken out over the past two weeks on my face, my arms, hands and fingers and legs. I have been to the doctor three times and he has ruled out chicken pox, measles, mumps, etc. He said it's an allergic reaction to something from the inside out (meaning not contact-dermititis). I had it a couple weeks ago and then I got an allergy shot and it went away. A week later it is back again. I itch like crazy, a maddening itch 24-7. I haven't changed anything I normally eat or products I use except for my husband changed our laundry soap a couple weeks ago. I don't know what to do.

    • ANSWER:
      As a healthcare provider I believe too it is an allergy. The other possibility is a drug reaction (unless you have not received any new drugs). When you say you got an allergy shot, I believe you are referring to a shot of decadron or a simular corticosteroid which is like cortisone or predisone. The fact that the rash has been two weeks and that it reacted to the decadron (or steroid) shot more or less proves the allergy theory. A visit to the dermatologist is warrented, but not the ER at this point....unless the rash would turn to shortness of breath or swelling in the face or throat etc. This may also lead to an allergy specialist.

  47. QUESTION:
    Can a Lupus rash occur on your legs after a warm shower and in the sun?
    If i sit in the sun then i get a rash on my legs that itch and if i should in warm water then i get at rash that starts at me feet and to my chest. Could it be Lupus and if so then are there any web pages i can look at?
    I need websites that work.

    • ANSWER:
      There are 3 good links about lupus. The first is a more simple read about it. The second is information on cutaneous lupus (not full-blown lupus which is called systemic lupus erythematosus, but rather the milder lupus forms that only affect the skin and nothing else). The last link gives you the diagnostic criteria for systemic lupus erythematosus, which required 4 out of 11 of the main diagnostic criteria to be present in order to be diagnosed with lupus.

      A mere hypersensitivity rash to sun exposure will NOT give you a diagnosis of lupus. ;-)

  48. QUESTION:
    What is this red and bumpy and itchy rash on my legs?
    Theres a large red rash on my innner thighs. Its just a huge cluster of red and bumps. Its incredibly itchy and slightly burns. The area that is red and bumpy is also stiff. Please any information would be helpful.

    • ANSWER:
      It could be heat rash or jock itch or some other kind of rash. There are so many different causes of rashes that it is very difficult to narrow down any specific cause of one. Common categories of rash are:

      scaly patches of skin not caused by infection,
      scaly patches of skin produced by fungal or bacterial infection,
      red, itchy bumps or patches over the body, such as on the chest and back.

      Although rashes are seldom dangerous, self-diagnosis is not usually a good idea. Proper evaluation of a skin rash requires a visit to a doctor or other health-care professional. Check these sites for good information and you may be able to figure out what is going on.

      http://www.medicinenet.com/rash/article.htm
      http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/skin-rash/SN00016s

      It may be a heat rash. Heat rash develops when your sweat ducts become blocked and perspiration is trapped under your skin. Symptoms range from superficial blisters to deep, red lumps. Some forms of heat rash can be intensely itchy or prickly feeling.

      Heat rash usually goes away on its own. Severe forms of heat rash may need medical care, but the best way to relieve symptoms is to cool your skin and prevent sweating.

      Read about heat rash here.

      http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/heat-rash/DS01058

      Jock itch (tinea cruris) is a fungal infection that affects the skin of your genitals, inner thighs and buttocks. Jock itch causes an itchy, red, often ring-shaped rash in these warm, moist areas of your body.

      Read about jock itch here.

      http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/jock-itch/DS00490

  49. QUESTION:
    What is this itchy scaly rash on my shin?
    I have this ugly patch of skin on my leg. It been there for about a month and it's only, like an inch long and slightly raised. I think I have a smaller one on the back of my leg. I went to the doctor about two weeks ago, at first he said it was a ring worm, but then changed to a yeast infection on a bug bite. He prescribed me with econazole nitrate cream? It still hasn't gotten any better, but now it itches around it, and is cracking. Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      psoriasis? eczema?

      sounds sucky!


skin rashes on legs

Keratosis Pilaris Herbal Treatment

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How to cover keratosis pilaris on arms with makeup for a day?
    My girlfriend wants to wear a sundress for a photo shoot but she has keratosis pilaris on her arms...google it if you don't know what it is and would like to know.

    She is mostly concerned with the redness.
    She already uses lotions etc. Doesn't help.

    Is there like a body makeup she can cover it with that will last ?

    Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Try the Dermablend Leg Cover... You can use it on arms as well.

      I have found 'Sheer Color'. It is the best for covering redness and leaving skin looking natural. I think it is only available through mail order. It was developed by dermatologists to hide redness, scars, and birth marks. It comes with a concealer. The makeup itself is mineral and gives good coverage, but it is light and natural.

      If her arms flare up, I have found a product that contains Extra Virgin Coconut Oil helps calm the redness down.

      You can also trry Pulse Dye Laser treatment. It is a little radical but it is long-lasting and helpful.

      Palladio is NOTHING compared to bareminerals from bare escentuals. The only thing I have to say is that they have poor costumer service and organization. The makeup will cover redness in a very natural way. It will look like you have no makeup on.

      One month ago I started using the Herbal wet & dry foundation and it is great. They are not very expensive, either. Well, on Amazon.com it is dollars but I found it in Puerto Rico at . :D

      I use eucerin 10% Urea lotion on my skin twice a day.

      I also use Everyday Minerals makeup. They have a mint concealer that is great for covering redness. Also another concealer is Bisque; it is quite pink in color but it somehow manages to cover redness very well. These are used under mineral foundation. You can get free samples, although you have to pay a bit for the postage.

      I am ignorant about UO, but this makeup is great for my skin! I bought it from the Sally Beauty Shop in the U.S. I think the mildness by being talc and rice may have something to do with it and I have found that titanium dioxide makes all my KP worse, whether on my face or arms (sunscreen) or what. It even has chamomile which I suspect is an allergen for me but maybe it's so little or it's tempered by other ingredients. I have even used it on my arms and legs when needed. O:)

      Try Roc Skin Foundation.

  2. 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...

  3. QUESTION:
    How do you treat Keratosis Pilaris?
    I have the condition KP (chicken skin) on my legs, upper arms and on the sides of my face. It's a condition where you get bumpy skin but is not itchy or irritated. Also wondering if I got it from the sun because it stops at my ankles and upper thigh. How do I get rid of it? Is there a type of cream or something? Please suggest products! Thanks!

    • ANSWER:

      1. How to prevent Sunburn* & scope for consequential skin cancer, Melanoma, etc: Expose Ur body and or the affected parts within 90 minutes from sunrise & within 60 minutes before sunset. Timely exposure of body ensures safe and sufficient production of Vitamin D by Ur body. During strong winds, no exposure to sunlight, please. Any extra exposure shall be @ Ur own risk for skin cancer/melanoma

      2. The symptoms cited---------an offshoot of blocked energy + accumulated toxins liver, lungs, Thyroid & Parathyroid, lymphatic system, Spleen, hormonal imbalance with a displaced solar plexus.

      ‘Target Therapy’ [Acupressure Techniques & Indian Natural Remedies] proved to be effective for all types of cancer [including brain tumors, leukemia, melanoma, Crohn’s Disease, bone marrow cancer, breast cancer, etc., ] & all the most dreaded and incurable diseases.

      TARGET THERAPY* It is the God-given therapy communicated to the mankind through THE RIGVEDA, one of the Hindu scriptures.
      Target Therapy---Acupressure Techniques & Indian Natural Remedies, [comprising Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Bio-chemic salts, Herbal Remedies, Yoga/Meditation, Magneto-therapy, Sidha, etc.,] U can have sizable & perceivable relief in 45-90 days. @ no/affordable costs, No side effects, and No Hospitalization.

      Dr.Vora designed it in such a way that the costs are the least for the survival/rescue of common man and the poor in villages, towns and metropolis on the globe; with NO insurance cover & NO money to bear the costs of chemo. It is most suitable to all the youngsters on this entire globe.
      U may study it, discuss with Ur family members/friends/acquaintances and slowly and steadily implement it for the best results.

      •No side effects and no risk. If it clicks, mostly possible, U shall have a cure. Lest, the therapy keeps mum. No extra risk. It is the most suitable line of treatment even for the terminally ill patients. Cancer cure/prevention is quite possible. U may try it for any incurable disease including cancer of any organ[s], post-surgical recurrence of tumors, Leukemia, HIV/AIDS, Crohn’s Syndrome, Gilbert’s Syndrome, colon cancer, Thalassemia, Alzheimer’s Syndrome, Muscular Dystrophy, Autism, bone TB., Tinnitus, all brain & spinal cord disorders, CLL, Crohn’s Syndrome, endometriosis, etc., ---it should aim @ [3] steps.
      1. Removal of toxins from all internal organs & purging through Normal Drainage systems, feces, urine, skin, lungs, menses [females].
      2. Activating all the internal organs to make each & every organ to function up to optimum levels, by purging out toxins.
      3. Supplying vitamins, nutrients, micro-nutrients, minerals, trace elements for invigorating the entire Immune system to produce antibodies.
      All items for a cure—available in Ur vicinity all over the globe.

      PS. If satisfied/benefited with, inform others to browse 'Yahoo Answers’ on any health issue.

  4. QUESTION:
    I have keratosis pilaris...does anyone know of any at home treatments that work, or lotions I can use?

    • ANSWER:
      Caitlin, hello. I had great results using the anti-eczema cream by Champori. It is herbal (steroid- and allergen-free) and works really fast, too. Try it: it comes with money back guarantee so there is nothing to lose.
      Best,
      Bernadette

  5. QUESTION:
    Are Pressed Powders/Tinted Moisturizers Bad For Your Skin?
    Hey!
    I want to try out something that will lightly make my skin look glowing but I don't want anything that may damage my skin. Are Pressed Powders or Tinted Moisturizers bad for your skin? If not, then could you recommend any good brands?
    Thankyou,
    Allie xox

    • ANSWER:
      Hempz Herbal Moisturizer 17 Oz Bottle is the ONLY lotion that I can use that doesn't irritate my skin. I have Keratosis Pilaris, and this product is the only thing that has helped soothe and smoothe the Keratosis. After many treatments from a dermatologist, nothing worked! However, Hempz has worked for me and I will NEVER USE ANYTHING ELSE! Besides, I LOVE THE SCENT, ALSO!!! Hope you may find this helpful.

      ***

  6. QUESTION:
    I have severe Keratosis Pilaris seems like it won't clear up?
    I have very bad keratosis pilaris on my thighs and legs. it's extremely dry almost like alligator skin and it looks like i have goosebumps all the time. i've had it for about 4-5 years, it wasn't as bad as it was now back then. it looks like it's getting worse. it's so embarassing and ugly looking i do not like to show my thighs they look horrible. So i've tried using non fragrance soaps, cocoa butter, herbal oil, even triamcinolone which is used for eczema treatment. I've tried the natural stuff and none of it works. it's really aggravating to me those rough dry bumps and patchy looking skin just won't go away! does anyone know of any over the counter treatment particularly for this condition that will clear up the bumps and dry patches on my legs and thighs, or anyone have the same problem as me and have a suggestion for something they used that had good results?
    i just found out about this stuff called AmLactin XL. is this stuff good for clearing up keratosis pilaris?

    • ANSWER:
      The CAUSE(S):
      The exact cause is unknown, but keratosis pilaris (KP) is developed because of hyperkeratinization (disorder of inner lining of hair follicle). Excessive keratin (tough protein) blocks the opening of hair follicles, thus, leads to hyperkeratosis (thickening of the stratum corneum of epidermis). KP is observed as benign bumps that are usually white, sometimes red, and generally do not hurt or itch. KP affects 50-80% adolescent and 40% adults.

      To CORRECT KP:
      1)Wash the affected area with a gentle cleanser
      2)Use an over-the-counter topical exfoliant/keratolytic product with one or a combination of the following ingredients: glycolic acid, lactic acid, malic acid, mandelic acid, resorcinol, salicylic acid, sulfur, and urea.
      3)Use an over-the-counter topical corticosteroid like 1% hydrocortisone cream. This should only be used short-term because it can thin the skin if you use it too frequently.
      4)Moisturizer with a well-formulated lotion or cream.

      To PREVENT KP:
      Since the exact cause is still unknown, there is no way to prevent that particular cause from occurring in the future. You can control the conditions of KP, however:
      1)Avoid harsh soaps like bar soaps
      2)Avoid scrubs
      3)Take a warm shower, pat dry, and then apply topical products.

      Improvement can take a few weeks to a one month with diligence, compliance, and patience depending on the severity of KP. If the over-the counter therapies are ineffective, then you should visit a board-certified dermatologist and request a prescription-strength retinoid, keratolytic agent(s), or immunomodulators. Or, you can pay for a series of chemical peels or microdermabrasion. Chemical peels are better than microdermabrasion unless your skin is too sensitive with the acids. Microdermabrasion is a waste of money in my opinion, but it is still an option.

      If you want product recommendations, then you can email me.

  7. QUESTION:
    Can i use this moisturizer under my makeup?
    Hey guys!
    Can i use the "Nivea Soft" moisturzing cream under my makeup everyday? It got jojoba oil and vitamin E in it, and its pretty fat and it makes my face shine. What do you think? :)

    http://www.niveausa.com/products/NIVEA-Soft

    • ANSWER:
      Hempz Herbal Moisturizer 17 Oz Bottle is the ONLY lotion that I can use that doesn't irritate my skin. I have Keratosis Pilaris, and this product is the only thing that has helped soothe and smoothe the Keratosis. After many treatments from a dermatologist, nothing worked! However, Hempz has worked for me and I will NEVER USE ANYTHING ELSE! Besides, I LOVE THE SCENT, ALSO!!! Hope you may find this helpful.

  8. QUESTION:
    Three Week Glam Plan?
    In three weeks time, I'm going to Germany for a school trip.

    Seeing as it's meant to be the best trip of my life so far, I'd like to feel good, not only mentally, but physically too.

    I want to improve my body so that I look nice for my holiday.

    LEGS:

    It's meant to be nice weather, so most people will be wearing shorts. My thighs are 'muscly', or in other words, large. They are mostly firm but there are squidgy bits which suggest there is excess fat there too. I applied some Johnsons stuff, to build a light tan, which makes legs look slimmer. My aim is to make them look thinner so I can wear shorts.

    I suffer from Keratosis Pilaris, which is a condition that means my arms and legs are covered in bumps similar to goosebumps. The wikipedia link is here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keratosis_pilaris#Treatments and an image that looks just like my arms and legs is here: http://tinyurl.com/cawlfzj

    It is not contagious or particularly serious, it just means that I don't have smooth skin. Any good moisturisers?

    FACE:

    As a young teen, I suffer from pretty bad acne. It seems like I'm the only one in my class that suffers like this. If you have any home remedies, please suggest them?

    I wear my hair as a side fringe, though it is often swept or pinned across my forehead, which is where I get spots the most. Is my hair making my acne worse?

    HAIR:

    My hair is not particularly special. I use Herbal Essences shampoo, and so far I've tried three versions: the Soft one, the Volumising one and the Shiny one. My hair is past my shoulders, brown and quite dull. It is often frizzy after being washed, though I don't have straighteners. It gets greasy after two days. I need help with this too.

    STOMACH:

    Yes, I AM overweight. My stomach can be held in quite far but I'm lazy so I don't always hold it in. I weigh approximately 66kg (145 pounds) and im about 165 cm tall. I just need exercises to strengthen my stomach muscles.

    Well that's kind of it. Any help would be appreciated. I'm 13 so I cant use drugs or go to a gym or anything.

    I have three weeks to do this.

    Thank you and wish me luck:)

    • ANSWER:

  9. QUESTION:
    Keratosis pilaris alba, Treatments?
    Milk baths
    Applying coconut oil while in the shower

    i've heard that these will help. do they?

    are there any creams/lotions that will help too?

    • ANSWER:
      If you haven't already, try the herbal anti-eczema cream from http://www.champori.com/ It is natural and works on KP well, too.

  10. QUESTION:
    What is a good face and body wash?
    I am having itchy, dry skin all over my nose! My skin is always clear, and i have no idea what is going on. I used sunnipindi, (an herbal selection with turmeric) which helped, but my nose is still bumpy. I can't even describe the texture. I am looking into the bliss fabulous foaming face wash. As for my body, keratosis pilaris (a skin disease) runs through the family, and now it's summer and my arms look weird. I only have it on my arms, not anywhere else on my body. My dermatologist prescribed me Salex cream, but it stings. I want a good scrub for it, that ex foliates dead skin well. There is a bliss fabulous foaming body wash, but i don't know if it will work. The Philosophy "be someone" salt scrub in water lily or green tea has a nice smell, but i son't know if it will work.

    I have dry and sensitive skin. For those of you out there with dry and sensitive skin too, what do you use? Also, i don't have an acne problem. I typically get a tiny red pimple before my period, so i need suggestions for that, too. I don't wear makeup, so i don't need awash that will remove makeup, and i don't attempt to cover up pimples. Thanks for the help.

    • ANSWER:
      ok well first, for your pimple id try using a spot treatment that contains sulfur. the sulfur sucks the pimple dry over night or dramatically reduces it the next day. so you wont need any cover up or anything and wont be stuck with it for a week or longer. mine are usually gone within 3 days (1 night with the product, and then the next two just washing my face) after starting using it and its not even the one with the highest sulfur concentration.

      for your nose, you should have mentioned if you started using a new product recently or possibly if you over exfoliate your skin. if you exfoliate your skin multiple times a week (even two if you have dry skin) then one of the symptoms is dry patchy skin.
      when i didnt know what the difference was in skin care, i exfoliated my skin on a regular basis and my nose was always peeling. which is strange because exfoliation should take care of those dry spots and peeling skin.

      for your keratosis pilaris, check out dr brandt microdermabrasion cream, theres one for face and one for body. and on the box it says it can help treat keratosis pilaris. its super fine crystals in the exfoliant that dont irritate your skin and does an excellent job clearing those pores.
      im guessing your dr's cream is either a retinoid, that helps exfoliate your skin to clear those follicles, or a pore refining cream.
      if its not a pore refining cream, id recommend sampling one. itll reduce the visible size of your pores, making those spots less noticeable.

      as for a face wash, i have no idea what type of face wash to suggest. just make sure its for dry or sensitive skin.
      although my friend whos works in the skin care industry told me that all face washs are pretty much equal. so it wont matter if you use neutrogena or Sisley.
      unless you have a reaction to certain chemical ingredients it wont matter too much. but if you have the money id buy a nicer one, simply because im a believer in what you pay for is what you get.
      but just make sure you do some research.

  11. QUESTION:
    Can i use fairness moisturizer in my lips....to moisturiz?

    • ANSWER:
      Hempz Herbal Moisturizer 17 Oz Bottle is the ONLY lotion that I can use that doesn't irritate my skin. I have Keratosis Pilaris, and this product is the only thing that has helped soothe and smoothe the Keratosis. After many treatments from a dermatologist, nothing worked! However, Hempz has worked for me and I will NEVER USE ANYTHING ELSE! Besides, I LOVE THE SCENT, ALSO!!! Hope you may find this helpful.

  12. QUESTION:
    skin and hair problems?
    1) i have chicken skin and it sucks. my face looks like it is full of small pimples or zits but they're actually chicken skin. (i got it from my mom) i want to remove them so badly. can you give me a cure for it?

    2) my hair is short. it's growing very slowly. Can you give me tips on how to ake it grow faster? even just a little bit faster.

    *answering any of the two will be fine. please help.

    • ANSWER:
      ok so i searched for the chicken skin thing. apparently its medical term is keratosis pilaris. the web site i found said "Products used to treat keratosis pilaris include: Glycolic Acid (AHA), Lactic Acid, Urea, Vitamin A Treatments, Microdermabrasion... " This is the link to that website http://www.helpforkp.com/. About the hair thing, you should definitely find a good vitamin. i actually take One Source- Hair, Skin, and Nails. You can buy it at wal-mart. Also a lot of women take prenatal vitamins for your hair. I know its weird because they are for women that are pregnant, but they contain a higher amount of a lot of important nutrients, so they help your hair and skin and so forth. make sure to use a good shampoo, no Suave or Herbal essences. Stick with Pantene Pro-v or a shampoo called Pro-Vive. Its in a pink bottle at walmart. They are a little more expensive but way worth it. Also its good to switch shampoos every 3 months. I switch back and forth from the 2 shampoos i just named to keep my hair looking great. A good face wash is St.Ives Apricot scrub. it exfoliates and leaves your skin looking great. also just to make you feel a little better about the chicken skin thing here is a quote from the web site: "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."
      So a lot of people have this and dont even know it! you are not alone hunni! i hope any of this information was helpful, and im sorry i wrote so much! lol. if you have anymore questions or need any help feel free to message me!

  13. QUESTION:
    Moisturizers for Retin-A treated skin?
    I have been using Retin-A and My skin . My dermatologist told me to put Retin-A on before bed and I can moisturize in the morning after I was my face. What is a good Drug Store moisturizer to use for my face in the morning?

    • ANSWER:
      Hempz Herbal Moisturizer 17 Oz Bottle is the ONLY lotion that I can use that doesn't irritate my skin. I have Keratosis Pilaris, and this product is the only thing that has helped soothe and smoothe the Keratosis. After many treatments from a dermatologist, nothing worked! However, Hempz has worked for me and I will NEVER USE ANYTHING ELSE! Besides, I LOVE THE SCENT, ALSO!!! Hope you may find this helpful.

  14. QUESTION:
    Is there such thing as severe blackhead problems?
    im 17. i never wear makeup And i am covered in blackheads. from my nose to my cheeks to my neck to my shoulders, and chest to my entire back. i don't have much white heads. im hispanic, and i have giant pores. my sister has them to. and i don't think its puberty i went through that at age ten. i don't eat very healthy, and ive tried lots of things (proactive, clinique, neutrogena, aveeno, steam,even herbal soap for blackheads) and everrything seems to dry my skin out. to the point where it hurts to make facial expressions. dermatologists are expensive and most of them dont cover medical. what shoul i do?

    • ANSWER:
      You need to avoid washes or soaps.
      These strip natural oils from your skin, as well as drying your skin your skin will overproduce oil to compensate and this excess oil lingers on skin collecting bacteria and dirt which clogs the pores. Spot treatment washes are worse as they try to rid you of spots by drying them out, in turn also drying your skin, not to mention that the ingredients used are really not healthy for your skin. Oil in healthy amounts is GOOD for skin, it helps prevent water loss and restores barriers, providing essential nutrition to skin that it needs to renew, maintain and repair, it also helps clean-out pores.

      Use Oil Cleansing Method (OCM) - http://www.theoilcleansingmethod.com
      OCM maintains natural oils, this prevents your skin from producing excess oil that leads to spots and blackheads, while also keeping skin healthy and moisturised. You use an oil or mixture of oil to best suit your face, massage into face,then put a hot face cloth over your face for a minute to open pores, then wipe off - any trace amounts are absorbed into skin so won't be greasy. As counter-intuitive as it seems it works. This only works for your face, however similar principles work - avoid soaps and washes on your body, and use olive oil as a moisturiser.

      The Dry Brushing Technique - again if you use this there's no need to use washes or soaps so preventing dry skin, it also exfoliate and promotes circulation, also it doesn't just help with clogged pores but also with a whole range of other issues. This page explains it and how to drybursh http://www.naturalhealthtechniques.com/healingtechniques/dry_brushing_technique.htm - it does seem like a lot but once you have the method down it's really easy to do all the time.

      Steam, yes you say you tried it but that doesn't mean you should stop, anything that makes you sweat will help clear pores, it will take some time before you see anything you try work, but steaming is without a doubt a method that will help your skin.

      Exfoliate often to slosh off dead skin cells that can clog pores, you can use scrubs but make sure that they are beads rather than apricot stones etc. which are rough and may damage skin, but for your body it is best to get some exfoliating gloves and give yourself a good rub all over - avoid washes, trust me when I say water alone IS enough to stay clean, just use soap in areas such as under your arms where more bacteria linger, places like your shoulders and back don't need that. On your face you can get fine exfoliating cleansers (also try microdermibration, many stores stock cheap home kits) or fine exfoliating facial sponges.

      Try cosmetic vinegar - really, it's been used to cleanse faces for hundreds of years and is a common preventative treatment for Keratosis Pilaris (where skin doesn't shed properly so blocks pores causing small spots on areas like the top of arms). Something as simple as apple cider vinegar in water will exfoliate your skin, also promote circulation, regulate skin pH and is antiseptic - lemon juice can also help to essentially exfoliate your skin, but vinegar is better. For your face you can use this once a week, maybe with some essential oils to help your skin too, on your body use daily, just wash over the effected areas - don't worry when dry it doesn't smell.

      Try masks on your face once every week of so, there are many easy recipes online, see Make Your Own Cosmetics http://www.makeyourcosmetics.com also try clay masks thinly on your body.

      Keep yourself healthy, eat plenty of fruit, vegetables and drink lots of water, get plenty of exercise, sleep and stay stress-free, also avoid hair spray which will clog pores.

  15. QUESTION:
    Best face moisturizer?
    :) Looking for a moisturizer that is good and actually work!
    Is that a serious answer?

    • ANSWER:
      Hempz Herbal Moisturizer 17 Oz Bottle is the ONLY lotion that I can use that doesn't irritate my skin. I have Keratosis Pilaris, and this product is the only thing that has helped soothe and smoothe the Keratosis. After many treatments from a dermatologist, nothing worked! However, Hempz has worked for me and I will NEVER USE ANYTHING ELSE! Besides, I LOVE THE SCENT, ALSO!!! Hope you may find this helpful.

  16. QUESTION:
    Cute/ pretty makeup ideas?
    I'm a junior (highschool) i just need new ideas, include EVERYTHING you think! thanks xoxo

    Best answer: 10 points!

    • ANSWER:
      Hempz Herbal Moisturizer 17 Oz Bottle is the ONLY lotion that I can use that doesn't irritate my skin. I have Keratosis Pilaris, and this product is the only thing that has helped soothe and smoothe the Keratosis. After many treatments from a dermatologist, nothing worked! However, Hempz has worked for me and I will NEVER USE ANYTHING ELSE! Besides, I LOVE THE SCENT, ALSO!!! Hope you may find this helpful.

  17. QUESTION:
    Itch-less Red Bumps?
    Hey, I have been noticing lately an increase on tiny pin-point red bumps hardly raised, no itching or scalling on my arms - and most recently (very few) around my chest and belly. They may be elsewhere, I just haven't looked that close. I thought they were from shaving - yes I shave my arms, but I held off for awile, and they still appear and dissapear daily in different spots. They don't come to a head, they just disspear and re-apprear somewhere else. The majority of them are on my arm, in the inside where you bend your elbow. I have not started using anything different (i.e lotions, soap, detergent etc)...

    Any ideas ?? Is it Lupus ?? HIV ??
    I am freaking out.

    • ANSWER:
      You may think they are similar to acnes.

      It is very difficult to explain the phyology of them.

      I will show the treament case as follows.

      Lots of young men/women are nervous for ingrowing nails or
      keratosis pilaris. Most of them have the information about those
      symptoms that surgical operation is only treatment. However they
      also know that the surgical operation can not prevent the recurrence
      because the operation is not basic treatment.

      We have to know what those symptoms mean. That is what they
      appeal the disorders of inside organs to their lord for the repair.
      So the herbal treamtent is a basic treatment on the contrary to
      common information that the operation is only treatment.

      The following is the treatment case.

      1. Personel Information(041875)
      Lee 0 0, Female, 17 aged
      Student in high school
      Address : Seochogu Banpodong, Seoul, Korea

      2. Chief Complaint
      Pimples on her cheeks.

      3. Other Symptoms and Signs
      Keratosis pilaris on both shoulders and upper arms
      Ingrowing nails of big toes
      Often pains on low back

      He feels to discharge urine as soon as he drinks water.
      Lots of sweat.
      Menstral pains and leucorrhea
      Pulse : A little float, a little tensed, strong, a little fast.
      Tongue : Light red and no moss
      Abdomen : Pains on subclavis and sternum, central chest,
      central upper abdomen with finger press.

      5. Diagnosis
      Liver weak
      Heart small
      Digestive Organs humid

      6. Pathology
      The nails are exits of Ki and the waste of Ki products to
      outside. And so are skin pores. If the waste products are
      increased on long distant area from the heart and
      furthermore the heart (marginal vessel) is too weak to
      evaporate them to outside easily, the waste products are
      gathering around skin. To protect marginal vessel from
      waste products( humidity in the vessel) is to condense the
      surface sqaure of skin where the waste products are
      gathering.

      So those symptoms are appear!

      7. Prescription
      To release liver
      To improve marginal circulation
      To get rid of humidity and devastated blood

      8. Result

      1st Result
      Reduced pimples

      2nd Prescription and Result
      Reddish skin and keratosis pilaris area are remarkablely
      reduced.
      Ingrowing nails are recovered to normal condition so she
      removed
      the bandages on her big toes.

      3rd Prescription
      For more completetion, her parents wanted to take more
      herbal prescription that was emphasized on marginal
      circulation.

      She must thank her parents who are very wise!

  18. QUESTION:
    Moisturizer under makeup?
    I just bought a 24hr daily moisturizer, to apply it under my makeup. But..1. How does it help? 2.Can I/should I put foundation on top of the moisturizer, or is it not necessary? 3.If I start putting the moisturizer first, should I put powder on top, or is there any specific makeup I have to put on after the moisturizer (I should mention that I usually put powder, so don't tell me ''you don't have to put makeup, just put moisturizer!!'') ? I'm an addict to makeup so that's why I wanted to buy this moisturizer, to make sure my skin stays clean,, but I have never in my life tried using a moisturizer :/
    This is the moisturizer I bought:
    http://media2.onsugar.com/files/2011/11/48/2/1652/16528066/ff4b388c64f0c790_IMG_0489_1_.preview.JPG

    • ANSWER:
      Hempz Herbal Moisturizer 17 Oz Bottle is the ONLY lotion that I can use that doesn't irritate my skin. I have Keratosis Pilaris, and this product is the only thing that has helped soothe and smoothe the Keratosis. After many treatments from a dermatologist, nothing worked! However, Hempz has worked for me and I will NEVER USE ANYTHING ELSE! Besides, I LOVE THE SCENT, ALSO!!! Hope you may find this helpful.

  19. QUESTION:
    I don't know what kind of skin products to use!?
    This past year has been very stressful on me - my mother passed away, my grades tanked and I lost my oldest friend to drugs. Because of the stress, I've been breaking out all the time, and my skin care regiment consisted of washing with soap and water before everything happened. But I'm going to be a junior in high school in a few weeks, and EVERYBODY knows about what happened in my life. That means that EVERYBODY is going to be talking to me, and making sure I'm okay. It may just be vanity, but I want to look my best. I have light skin, I get very pale in the winter, and my skin has recently become (shudder) greasy. I wash it and a few hours later it's oily. I know a lot of people that have used this new BB cream and recommend it, but they're high schoolers just like me - I want advice from somebody who knows what they're talking about. Can somebody please help me?!?

    • ANSWER:
      Hempz Herbal Moisturizer 17 Oz Bottle is the ONLY lotion that I can use that doesn't irritate my skin. I have Keratosis Pilaris, and this product is the only thing that has helped soothe and smoothe the Keratosis. After many treatments from a dermatologist, nothing worked! However, Hempz has worked for me and I will NEVER USE ANYTHING ELSE! Besides, I LOVE THE SCENT, ALSO!!! Hope you may find this helpful.


keratosis pilaris herbal treatment

Bumps On Arms And Chest

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Why do I have bumps all over my body?
    I have mosquito like bumps on my hand. A lot of red bumps on arms, chest, and stomach. They are spreading fast. I just had a tb test done. Could it be a reaction? What is it?

    • ANSWER:
      Based on what you are describing, This sounds like it could be an allergic reaction of some sort. If your PPD was positive it should only localize to the injection site, so if they are all over your body don't worry. People can get reactions like this due to something in their environment (we call it allergic dermatitis). Does it itch? I would take an antihistamine, particularly Benadryl. If that makes it go down, great. If not, make an appointment with your doctor to get it checked (they can get you the *good* stuff). IF you have trouble breathing or feel swelling/tingling in your throat, you should get help immediately. Feel Better

  2. 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.

  3. QUESTION:
    how long does it take for an allergic reaction to go away?
    I don't know what i was allergic to but i have a lot of red bumps on my arms chest and back. It looks like small pimples but they are itchy. I hope they will go away soon because i want to go to the beach but i can't go looking like this!
    Also i have had them for two days now and they just keep spreading, they are not getting better any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      Doctor NOW or just a bite from something

  4. QUESTION:
    I have never had chickenpox but I believe my son is getting it?
    My son's school sent home a letter saying a child there that had chickenpox, my son is vaccinated, and he has some bumps on his face, arms, chest. I have never had chickenpox before and heard that if you get it while an adult that it is a lot worse. How bad does it get and any info would be great?

    • ANSWER:
      It is bad for adults, just as the other replies have stated.

      On the positive side, my mom went through both of her kids having chicken pox and never got it herself. She was the main care giver, took care of both my brother and I, and still has never gotten chicken pox.

  5. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of my severe Stretch Marks?
    I recently gained 90 pounds in a year from a medication. Now I have stretch marks everywhere, my arms, chest, shoulders, thighs, stomach, back, and forearm. They are extremely severe, deep and uncomfortable. I hate it because it has texture. Its has bumps on the lines. I really want to get rid of them for good. Is there a way where I could get rid of my stretch marks

    • ANSWER:
      Getting rid of stretch marks is rather a difficult task. The most effective way to handle this problem is to follow a proper care routine that prevents their occurrence. Massaging on the stretch marks serves as an excellent home remedy for stretch marks removal. You can either use olive oil, flaxseed oil, vitamin E oil or cod liver oil for the purpose of massage. Check out http://useinfo-stretchmarks.blogspot.com/ for more useful info.

  6. QUESTION:
    Tanning bed i have been going for about two weeks now?
    I have been going to the tanning bed for about 2 weeks. And i have these small red bumps on my legs, my arms, chest, And i don't know why.

    • ANSWER:
      About Tanning can be read in http://health-tips09.blogspot.com/?q=Tanning

  7. QUESTION:
    Help - How do I know if it is for sure bed bugs?
    For those of you who will take the time to patiently read this - bless your hearts. Here is my very unfortunate situation. Any help or additional knowledge would be extremely helpful.

    About a month ago, I woke up every day for a week with a new set of bites on either my arms, chest, or wrist. Once it was three in one spot, another time it was two...and then the rest of the times just one per area. Similar to mosquito bites, they itch and have the same look and fill. A red bump that itches and gets irritated when scratched.At first I blew it off thinking it was a spider, until I did some research and read up on the "breakfast, lunch and dinner" three-bite. Which indicated it was bed bugs, which had happened to me. I went to the doctor the next day; the doctor wasn't sure, and called in an entomologist who said 'they are probably bed bugs' and then ran out of the room.

    Since then, I have had my building hire an exterminator. They made me wash and dry(HEAT) EVERYTHING, inspect everything that couldn't be washed, and put it all in bags that were to keep SHUT. During this time, I slept in a tent in my living room (I know, so sad) and the couch. During the time I slept away from my bed, I never experienced a bite. Additionally, though, we put some traps up and had a CO2 trap in my room, but have yet to see an actual bug. Till this day, I have not seen an actual bug. The exterminator told me that he saw a "low" infestation on my bed board. I also had an overwhelming feeling that he could have made it up to get an order in. They fumigated my apartment a week later, and told me all was clear. So we took everything out of the bags, and started rebuilding the apartment after living out of bags for nearly a month. Relief!!!

    But wait. No. I go to bed for the first time after all of this mess, and wake up today with three bites. I almost died. The bugs survived the fumigation. NOW WHAT??

    All day I have been going back and forth with a few people who have gone through this and they recommend heat treating, which is highly expensive. So a few questions for (hopefully) some of you out there that might know a thing or two before I go through with the heat treating:

    1. If I haven't actually seen a bug, should I take the exterminators word that he saw one? They never left evidence behind. If its not bed bugs, what else could it possibly be?!?

    2. What is the law landlords...are they expected to pay for this service? My building sent my landlord the first extermination fee, but the heat treating is a different story. Now the building is saying I need to sort it out with my landlord.

    Any help/insight would be appreciated. Oh, or a virtual hug. I am going through a nightmare.

    Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      Catch a few...
      http://www.homedepot.com/p/BuggyBeds-Home-Bedbug-Glue-Traps-Detects-and-Lures-Bedbugs-4-Pack-40440/203153301?keyword=BuggyBeds+Home+Pack#.UW9Cd8r2Q09

      I'm a cleaning professional in the NY area. My work involves the controlling of bed bugs without the use of pesticides, which may or may not be harmful to the pest, but likely harmful to you.
      If you are suffering from bedbugs, I strongly suggest use of very thorough cleaning methods before the use of any toxic pesticides. You want 6 hp (11 amp) or 6.5 hp (12 amp) wet dry vac as a minimum to get more than 170 cfm & more than 66" of water lift, basically how much & how hard is the air flow. The little bugs have no chance against that much power. When you are done, remove the bag and discard in the outside trash, preferably just before the trash is hauled away, to minimize re-infestation.
      You have to clean EVERYTHING and EVERYWHERE or nothing will work. The means mattresses, that means box springs, that means remove the fabric and inside the box springs. That mean where the carpet tucks into the walls. In and under all furniture. Even vacuum the power outlets. Of course every inch of carpet.

      This alone may take care of the problem. This is what pest control companies are going to do with a vacuum designed for the pest control industry that has 2x the power of the one I will suggest. You simply can not skip the cleaning.
      You may want to use pesticides after you have truly cleaned at least twice, but keep up with the cleaning, it has so many other health benefits.

      Here are two good, pesticide makers:
      http://www.jteaton.com/retail_home.php
      http://pfharris.com/

  8. QUESTION:
    An itchy rash all over my body and swollen feet and hands?
    Hi, my sister has a itchy rash all over her body. There are red bumps all over her body that are blotchy. They are all over her legs, arms, chest, basically everywhere. She also has swollen feet and hands and swollen eye lids. She doesn't have health insurance, so we're trying to figure out what it could be. Anything will help, thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      Massive histamine reaction. Question is, to what? If you don't know what it is, it could be life threatening next time.
      If she is over 12, take 60mg of FEXOFENADINE every 8 hours until it subsides.
      You need to see an allergist/immunologist

  9. QUESTION:
    What type of rash do i have and how do i treat it?
    It started as a red bump on the back of my right leg then turn into a red lesion and as weeks went by I develop more lesions on my arms chest back and abdomen. They are circular in shape and red, I tried usin destin and benadryl, both are un successful...

    • ANSWER:
      sounds like eczema. i have it on my legs, arms, neck, around my eyes&lips.
      go to the doctor about it.

  10. QUESTION:
    Can you get pimples or acne on your private parts?
    I have these pimple like bumps all around my vagina but I can't figure out what they are. I've never had any sort of sex and I looked up images of genital warts and yeast infections (both were really gross) but neither look close to like what I have. I have acne every where else on my body (mostly my face, upper arms, chest, and back) but I've never heard of anyone having acne there. please help.

    • ANSWER:
      yes, you can pretty much get pimples anywhere you can sweat, which is pretty much everywhere, its nothing to be alarmed by. another reason you could be getting them on your vaginal area could be caused by your razor if you shave the area, the razor might need to be changed.

  11. QUESTION:
    How do i get rid of this "heat rash" QUICK?
    I have little bumps all over my arms and chest. I've had them 1 week now and I need them gone, I work tonight and I dont want people to see this nasty rash.... I tryed aleo vera gel and Its not working. Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      Heat rash doesn't usually last a week.
      It could be a sign of something more serious, like scabies or an allergic reaction - have you changed washing powder or eaten anything unusual recently? Whatever, you need to get it checked out asap before you start taking any drugs (eg antihistamines) that you may not actually need.

      In the meantime, try something like Lanacane or an antiseptic cream (savlon, germolene, sudocreme etc)

  12. QUESTION:
    What are these small red bumps that appear only when I scratch certain areas?
    this all started about a month ago. it begins with a mild itching sensation on my lover torso, back or usually in the thigh area and when i scratch it, small red bumps appear on that spot and at its close vicinity which remain like half an hour. now i thought about dermatographism but scratching my arm or chest doesn't leave any marks. it also seems like its the follicles that become irritated after scratching and become swollen red bumps.

    • ANSWER:
      It might me a reaction you should go to the doctor!

  13. QUESTION:
    What are these white puss filled zit things on head and face?
    I get these white puss filled sit like bumps on my face and back of neck. Sometimes on my arms and chest. It sometimes accompanies greasy or most skin. These are not your common acne or zits. they are painful and produce a white viscous liquid when popped. they are usually about the size of a pin head.

    • ANSWER:
      They could be whiteheads or even pustules here is the definition :Pustules: A pustule is similar to a whitehead, but is inflamed, and appears as a red circle with a white or yellow center. Pustules are your garden variety zit. Hope that helps. You might want to re consider the popping, pop it wrong and scars occur, always wash your hands before popping as well. Hope that helps

  14. QUESTION:
    What are these itchy bumps all over my body?
    I have these little bumps all over me that itch just like a regular mosquito bite, but they are small like pinpricks, hard and red. and when i scratch at them, a clear yellowish liquid comes out. just a little bit though. but they are on my arms, chest, stomach, back, legs, waistband, EVERYWHERE!! and they are driving me crazy! this couldnt be like... chickenpox or something could it? also how do you recognize flea bites cuz maybe its something thats on my kitten??

    • ANSWER:

  15. QUESTION:
    How to soothe a sunburn?
    I went to the NASCAR race on Sunday, and unfortunately I didn't realize that I was getting a sunburn until it was way too late. My shoulders, arms, chest, and the tops of my thighs are very red and painful. I've been applying some aloe gel, but it doesn't seem to be helping much with the pain or the dryness of my skin. Are there any home remedies or any other products anyone can recommend that I can buy to ease the pain/dryness/small bumps?

    • ANSWER:
      I have read in a number of different places that wetting a paper towel with white vinegar and dabbing it on your skin works wonders. When I had my last terrrrrrrible sunburn we were out of vinegar - go figure :)

      If you don't have any vinegar available at the moment, put the gel in the fridge (mine is a "cooling gel" but that extra bit of coolness felt like heaven) and take some ibuprofen which helps inflammation. Drink TONS of water to help replenish the water that has been dried out of you. This will also help bring the moisture back to your skin.

      ***** No matter what you read, never ever ever ever ever ever ever use butter or oil (or anything like them) on a burn. This will make the burn 10 times worse *****

      Here are some sites with suggestions:
      http://www.susangaer.com/studentprojects/sunburn.htm
      http://www.free-makeup-tips.com/home-remedies/sunburn-remedies.htm
      http://www.mothernature.com/Library/Bookshelf/Books/47/124.cfm
      http://www.beauty-cosmetic-guide.com/home-remedy-sunburn.htm

      If you notice your burn is still significantly bad after about a week go see your doctor who can prescribe you a burn cream.

  16. QUESTION:
    can someone tell me what these itchy red bumps over my chest and arms are?
    Recently (in the past week or so) I've developed itchy red bumps on my upper chest, both arms, and now up and down my back. At first i thought it might have been from a bite but now im a little afraid because they've spread.
    Can anyone tell me what they are or why I might have them?

    • ANSWER:
      it could be your dryer softerner sheets if you use them. try not using them for a week or so. also my son developed a rash like that and his doctor told him it could be a sign of pre diabetes, he is over weight.it could be an alergic reaction to maybe some sort of cream. also have you changed hair shampoo or conditioner lately? if you wash your hair first and then wash your body last, you can rinse the shampoo or conditioner off your body as it sloughs off on to your body while you are in the shower. try these things!

  17. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of a viral rash?
    I have had a rash on my stomache arms and chest for about a week. it is like a bunch of little red bumps. i think its a viral rash but i dont know what to do. cortisone and benadrly dont seem to reduce it. its not really itchy but it seems like its spreading still.

    • ANSWER:
      it could be keratosis pilaris its when you you have ed or brown bumps on you arms or legs its caused by severely dry skin maybe you just need to moisturize more often

  18. QUESTION:
    How can you tell you have poison ivy?
    I have some rash on my arm, and chest. It sometimes inflames up if I touch it. An it is a little itchy. It is mostly all bumps. Been like this since Sunday. An now it is spreading everywhere. Thanks.
    I was at work cleaning, and the water seemed to also inflame it. When it started Sunday.

    • ANSWER:
      If it's poison ivy - you will need to go to the doctors or hospital and get it checked out - I ended up with antibiotics and pain killers when I touched poison ivy.

  19. QUESTION:
    Got bitten by an unknown insect while sleeping?
    I woke up this morning to a huge swollen red bump on my arm and my chest. Non stop itching! I don't think it's bed bugs because they dont leave this kind of symptom. Not do i think its a spider bite because i don't have two fangs bites. What do you think it could be and how could I keep the swelling, itching, and redness down?

    • ANSWER:
      Well, you would not be able to see fang marks from a spider anyway, but your symptoms don't sound like a bite at all. More likely a skin abscess or minor staph infection.
      These respond to heat, like soaking in hot water or a hot towel.
      They can be aggravating and take a long time to heal.

  20. QUESTION:
    What are these bumps on my girlfriends body?
    My girlfriend has these really small bumps on her chest, stomach, legs, arms, etc. and she doesn't know what it is. They dont itch or anything. They're the same color as her skin, and she says it kind of burns when she rubs them hard. They aren't the kind of bumps that have white pus in them when you squeeze it either. Does anyone know what this is?
    Oh and they look kind of like goose bumps but in patches.

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like hives or some kind of allergic reaction.
      try to tale some benedryl (follow directions) take a shower, dry really good and try a hydrocortisone cream.
      Has she changed anything, laundry soap,body soap, lotions etc. ?

  21. QUESTION:
    What's the best lotion for dry, broken out winter skin?
    My arms and chest are dry, itchy and getting tiny pimple-like bumps on them. What's the best body wash or lotion for this?
    I do not have keratosis pilaris. I am familiar with this condition and this is NOT what I have.

    My skin only gets like this in the winter when it's very dry and cold.

    • ANSWER:
      The Eucerin line is very good and it's meant for damaged skin. There are different kinds within the line so just go to Walmart or anywhere it is sold and check out what kind would best fit your needs.

  22. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of pimple like bumps on chest and stomach??
    I keep getting these red bumps on my chest, stomach, and sometimes arms. Sometimes they have heads, and sometimes they just go away before the heads develop. What kind of soap or body wash should i use to get rid of them??

    • ANSWER:
      Neutrogena has a body scrub and body wash that is good for clearing it up.

  23. QUESTION:
    Is picking pimples bad for your skin?
    I have a friend that is always picking pimples, on her face, arms, chest. Even if it not a pimple just a small red bump she is picking it. I tell her that she should stop because it will mess up her skin. but she is compulsive about it. It drives me crazy, cause she does it all the time, even around other friends, in public. How can I give her information about what the effects are when you pick your skin? I just don't want her skin to have scars or long term damage.

    • ANSWER:
      Tell her they scar!!!

  24. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of the red bumps from a TB skin test?
    Monday I had to get a tb skin test done, I went back in on wednesday to get it read is there anyway for me to get rid of this bump on my arm. It's really swollen, it itches & burns. I cannot wear long sleeves or sweaters other wise it will irritate it & it's very cold here in GA. Btw: I tested positive & had to get the chest x-ray I will be going back Friday to get the results.

    • ANSWER:
      You could try applying a little aloe vera gel or other anti-itch cream to it such as an over the counter hydrocortisone cream. It will go away on its own in a few days.

  25. QUESTION:
    Why does my skin always have goosebumps?
    I've had a weird problem with my skin since I've been about 12 years old (20 now.) On my arms and chest, it always looks like I have goosebumps. Even if it is scorching hot outside, I have goosebumps. It is really annoying, and I am really self conscious about it. Is there any reason why my skin constantly looks like I have goosebumps? And is there anything I can do about it?

    • ANSWER:
      I have that on my elbows and kneecaps. What you have to do is put Cortizone on it daily, and it will go away. Since it's on my elbows and knees it doesn't bother me, but if I were you I would be constantly putting Cortizone on it to see if that works for you. I stopped using it for me but it did make the bumps go away until i stopped using it.

      Hope this helps!

  26. QUESTION:
    What causes small puss filled bumps on my body?
    I get bumps on my chest,face,and arms no where else. when I pop them puss comes out. What is causing them? Is it something I am eating? Am I getting too much or too little of something?
    If it helps I am a 17 Year old white male.
    Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      You got the herps, dude.

  27. QUESTION:
    What are these small bumps on my arms?
    Ive had these bumps on my arms for as long as I can remember. They arent on the back of my arms but they are on the front and they spread out onto the top of my chest. They look like goosebumps but I know they arent because they never go away.

    • ANSWER:

  28. QUESTION:
    Why are there bumps all over my body?
    So they've been there all my life. There on my arms legs chest and back. My arms are the worst. On my arms there really red and bumbier then the other parts of my body that have them. It's not a rash because as I said I've had them my whole life. Why?

    • ANSWER:

  29. QUESTION:
    Tiny red bumps on my arms and chest?
    I have tiny red bumps on my arms and they have spread to my chest and back. They don't hurt or itch but they have been popping up randomly. Any ideas? They go away after a few hours and it isn't an allergic reaction or a bug bite so idk.

    They also happen at night if that makes a difference.

    • ANSWER:
      Try taking some benadryl. It should help. If not, see a physician.

  30. QUESTION:
    What are some good ways to heal cuts and bruises quickly?
    Me and my friend are battle training, I'm a lot stronger than my friend, so I need some ways to heal and treat her cuts and wounds, she has a really big bump on her arm, a cut above her eyebrow and I her chest hurts, she's not badly injured she's ok, and she's very persistent, so she wants to keep going when I ask her if she wants to take a break. Do you have any good remedies that can be made by house hold items?

    • ANSWER:
      Arnica montana is great for speeding the healing of hematomas and bruises.

      Increasing the amount of Rutin & Bioflavonoids in your diet can do the same from the inside out.

  31. QUESTION:
    what do i do if i have vitamin b12 overdose?
    i accidentally overdosed on b12 ( apparently) i take a daily vitamin that has 18 mcg of b12 in it already but also take the b12 vitamin alone which has 500 mcg in it. apparently im allergic or something because i have little bumps all over my back and arms and chest. so im not sure if i should just take benadryl which already did... or go to the hospital.

    • ANSWER:
      Nothing. People take 5000 mcg all the time. It will not cause bumps on your back or chest.

  32. QUESTION:
    What certain websites might help me find out about skin conditions and treatments???
    My girlfriend is breaking out in welt type bumps all over her back,arms and chest a few times a day...What might cause this sudden outbreak of welt looking bumps???...They go away when rubbing alcohol or aloe is applied but they itch and are not going away.There has been no change in her habits or diet and she have not been hiking recently,etc.....What might this skin condition be???

    • ANSWER:
      Do a websearch on "uticaria" also known as hives.

  33. QUESTION:
    can herpes cause bumps all over your body?
    If you contract HSV-2, can you get bumps all over your body including arms and chest?

    • ANSWER:
      One thing that distinguishes viruses in the herpesvirus family from other types of viruses is something called latency. Herpes simplex and other herpesviruses have a way of creating a small but permanent colony of viral particles inside the body. This colony is often completely inactive – “asleep” – but it persists for a lifetime.

      Here's how it works: once HSV gains a foothold, the virus begins making copies of itself and spreading. This can lead to a range of signs and symptoms, everything from subtle symptoms that go unrecognized to severe illness. In response, the immune system mobilizes its forces for an assault and limits HSV's spread.

  34. QUESTION:
    I have little red tiny bumps all over my body?
    i woke up in the middle of the night scratching everywhere in my body and till i couldn't stand it i stood up to check my body and i saw these little red bumps all over my body, arms, thighs, chest, back, they are sooo itchy is it measles? because my dad hasn't taken me to get my shots yet.
    whoa, i woke up this morning and it just disappeared.

    • ANSWER:
      It might've been chicken pox given the fact that you haven't had your shots for it yet. Even though they went away, you still should go to your doctor and make sure you're still not contagious.

  35. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of body acne fast? I am using proactiv face and body wash on my back, chest & arms.?
    I am using proactiv face and body wash on my back chest arms and shoulders. I have only used it twice and will be using it every other day. I am also a gymnast, so after gymnastics i use proactiv face and body PADS. Within a few weeks will this alone work? I have big red bumps and blackheads covering my shoulders chest arms and back.

    • ANSWER:
      I used to get that really bad and it was horrible to wear tank tops.. Using a pouf WORKS :) The pro avtive will be really great but using the pouf with it should just be that extra push to take it away..hope this helps!

  36. QUESTION:
    My 5 month old has big red bumps he always had rashes but these look different?
    So he has always had crazy rashes but this time he has clusters of big red bumps in different places on his body. The bumps have spaces between each one but are in groups. A couple small groups behind each leg. A couple big groups behind and on the side of his head. On his arms, behind his knees on his arms back and chest. Every day they get bigger. There are big red blothes around each bump and the bigger each bump gets it becomes almost white looking inside and real gross. Does anybody have any info for me? The skin in between each bump is fine.

    • ANSWER:

  37. QUESTION:
    How come I havent seen any visible results from my work outs?
    Im trying to bump out my chest. I have gone from lifting the bar to lifting 60 pounds.. still no visible results at all. Why ?
    Push myself how ?
    How can I " engage" my chest ?

    • ANSWER:
      Too much factor applies to answer properly.

      One thing I would like to mention is, are you engaging your chest? or are you just concentrated on lifting the barbell up and down? Be honest to yourself. If you are engaging your chest properly throughout all of your chest exercise, then the problem will likely be coming from somewhere else. Otherwise, restart from the bar and concentrate on engaging your chest throughout the exercise by using full range of motion, full control over the weight, and isolation of the muscle.

      A.D.
      To engage your muscle during the workout, practice flexing that specific muscle throughout the movement of the exercise. There is no point in doing a chest exercise if you're using too much help from any other muscle. For chest many of us tends to get too much help from our arms(triceps), shoulders, and for some, even their entire body if they put too much weight on the bar.

      Like I mentioned before, use full range of motion while having full control over the bar you're lifting, and use isolation(one muscle group rather than multiple). Once you can master this the amount of weight shouldn't be the problem to pump up, train the chest.

  38. QUESTION:
    What order should I use my Skincare Products?
    I have:
    The Body Shop, Skin Clearing Facial Wash that removes impurities, for clearing looking skin
    The Body Shop, Black Head Exfoliating Wash that exfoliates to help unclog pores for clearer looking skin
    The Body Shop, Tea Tree Face Mask that instantly cools and lifts away impurities
    Clean & Clear, Deep Action Cream Wash that cleans down to the pores for clearer skin
    Garnier, Anti-Blackhead Deep pore wash

    I have normal to combination skin, but I also have Keratosis Pilaris, which is a condition where the body produces excess keratin (A natural protein in the skin). The keratin traps the hair follicles in the pore, which causes hard bumps to form on my arms, chest and face only. I also have cream that I use to treat this.

    I'm aware that some of these products may be used for the same thing, but I would like to know what would be the best products to apply to my skin, how often I should use these products, how long I may leave them on for, what order I should use them in and finally the instructions I should use with them.

    I apologize for the difficulty of my question, but I hope there is a knowledgeable person out there to answer correctly.

    Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      The order that you put them in sounds fine :)

  39. QUESTION:
    Should all School buses in the united States have Seat belts?
    What do you think about this? Should school buses have seatbelts? There is a 50% increase of survival in a car accident. although only 5 children die a year in school bus accidents over 2,500 are checked into the hospital with Critical Injuries to the head, arms, legs and chest. There is already studies showing that seatbelts in school buses save lives. some school districts already use seatbelts.

    Last year a school bus outfitted with Seatbelts crashed into two cars. 7 childern went to the hospital with minor bumps and bruises. A month later another school bus in another district collided with a car then flipped onto its side. 24 children went to the hospital with Critical injuries to there arms,legs and chest.

    If you had the option to allow or deny your School district to install seatbelts in exchange for a Tax increase. What would your option be?

    • ANSWER:
      If you really do your research instead of just using car statistics, you will find that there have been studies done, and if you just add seat belts to buses without making modifications of the seats also, the injury rate goes UP not down. That is the only reason seat belts are NOT recommended on buses.
      ----------
      Seat-belts in School Buses?
      School buses transport almost three million Canadian children a day, traveling millions of kilometers in both rural and urban areas. Would these children be safer with seat-belts?

      Statistically, the school bus is the safest way for children to get to school. On average over the past 10 years there has been less than one fatality per year inside a school bus. Most injuries happen outside the bus.

      Installing seat-belts on school buses is not a new idea. There is a wealth of research from across North America on whether such a requirement would improve safety. Surprisingly, no safety benefit has ever been proven. In fact, crash tests have shown seat-belts could create more drawbacks than advantages.

  40. QUESTION:
    What does two bumps inside of the arm and leg mean?
    My dad has two huge lumps under the skin of his arm and leg..What could it mean? Is it cancer?

    • ANSWER:
      They're probably swellings or inflammations. It's means that he got jumped or he hurt himself bad. Yeah, I get those lumps on my face and chest after an intense fight. But it goes down after a few days. NB, tell your dad not to use ice as it slows down the healing process.

  41. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to get rid of body acne?
    I'm a 34 year old female and I get little red bumps and whiteheads on my chest, upper arms and back. They look bad. I really don't get acne on my face. I am a very hygenic person but I do work that causes me to sweat a lot. Would the birth control pill help? I use acne washes but they don't help much. Should I be on an antibiotic? I'm getting scarring from picking at them too. HELP! I'm otherwise very attractive but I feel so ugly.

    • ANSWER:
      See your dermatologist, he will give you pills.

  42. QUESTION:
    What are these small bumps I have on my chest and arms?
    I am 28 Years old and have never had these small bumps appear on my chest before? They started on my chest and then I noticed them on my back and now they are on my upper arms. They are not red or that visible. They just feel like small bumps all over and I dont understand why this has all of a sudden happened to me? Do you think I am allergic to something? Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      Hey Marissa, your having an allergic reaction or an immune response to something.

      Could be contact dermatitis (new washing powder etc.), another reaction to an allergen (a scratch test will help pinpoint the allergen), hydradentis suppurativa or hundreds of other things.

      Let your doctor/dermatologist have a look, skin problems are easily diagnosed on sight.

      Take care.

  43. QUESTION:
    What are these Spots on my arms and chest?
    I've been getting these spots that look alot like Zits on my arms so I'm always wearing long sleeve tops to cover them because there are so many of them! Just recently some have appeared on my chest in my cleavage, what are they and how can I treat them? My self esteem has really gone down, whats going on?

    • ANSWER:
      This is a common reaction to the dry winter air...and people with fair skin seem to have this more than people with darker skin. Normal. Use a heavy moisturizer like Nivea to keep your skin hydrated. Works best right out of the bath or shower. As the weather warms up, these little bumps should be fewer in numbers. If they are truly too bothersome, then contact your doctor for better advice. Be well.

  44. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of acne on my arms/chest?
    I have acne on my chest and on my arms where my triceps are.. It's summer now and I can't get it to go away. Any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      It's not in your best interest to exfoliate (scrub) the area where there is acne. This will just spread the infection. There are plenty of OTC creams out there you can try before seeking medical help with it. Any product that contains 5% of Benzoyl Peroxide or more will be good for you. Wash the infected areas twice a day and try to keep the area dry.
      Another thing I'm thinking is are you sure it's acne? Sometimes during the summer, with the heat and all, it could be a heat rash. If that's the case, you may want to get some sort of hydrocortisone cream. The rash will be little bitty bumps all over and very close together. Acne will be red bumps, usually with a white pustule on the top, and ooze white pus (although there are several different types of acne).
      Keep your sweat to a minimum, as that just produces more acne. Use some sort of powder with a cornstarch base and rub on your chest and arms right before getting dressed. Baby powder is good and it also smells nice. If you rub the powder in, you wont see it.
      I hope this helps! :)

  45. QUESTION:
    There are little bumps all over my legs, arms, stomach, chest, and neck. Why am i the only one getting bitten?
    I have little red bumps all over my body. My whole family sees fleas around the house. My cats are taking their pills and we spray the floor and furniture every night. But why am i the only one getting bitten out of my mom, dad, little sister and I?

    • ANSWER:
      bug bites or pimples

  46. QUESTION:
    What are these itchy spots on my arms, legs and chest?
    I'm 15 and for the past couple of months I've had these itchy bumps that keep appearing on my body. Every morning there seems to be more and I also have a rash on my inner left thigh.
    Can someone please tell me what's wrong because it just seems to be getting worse and is starting to worry me.

    • ANSWER:
      Does this start at night? if so its hives i suffer with it too. go to your GP he will give you a steroid cream it will help i know how you feel i cant sleep some nights it could be something in your diet or it could be stress its some thing to do with a hormone releasing i hope this helps and don't worry about it go to your GP.BTW don't take any antihistamines at the mo as this can make it worse go to your GP please some people will say take antihistamines but don't just go to your GP as your dont know what could be irritating your skin and taking things your not used to can make it worse.

  47. QUESTION:
    I have little red bumps,moles and rashes on my skin?
    I've recently(like 3 month ago) been having some moles grow(like 10 or 15) They are small and brownish and they grow on my arms and chest. I also have red bumps on the palm of my hand and chest that seem to keep coming back after they leave. The red bumps are itches at times but only for a little while it'll itch. The red bumps are small probably the size of a small zit and they are not clustered up together. Some one help please

    • ANSWER:
      These could be moles or they could be simple "skin tags" - you really need to see a dermatologist to know what's what -the red bumps sound like a form of eczema
      perhaps - my daughter had something like that on and
      off for years.

  48. QUESTION:
    Is it bad for a woman to have a bump on the side of her chest next to her arm?
    My girlfriend has a bump next to her chest on the underarm? Is this a bad sign or something? And also she has had this for at the most 2 years. Is this a health issue or just caused from stress?

    • ANSWER:
      It is likely a reacting lymph gland or a small lipoma (benign fatty tumour). Lymph glands swell if an infection is present and sometimes stay in a tumescent state afterwards.

  49. QUESTION:
    What are these red itchy bumps on my skin?
    I have them spread all over my arms, top of my legs, and chest and stomach. They can come at random and are similar to a welt that you get after you get an insect bite. I've tried different creams, nothing works, its just to widespread. I've looked and looked for possibilities on what it could be. I was at dermatologist and they were careless and lazy and diagnosed it as folliculitis and it is not. This has been going on for several years now and I'm really starting to feel embarrassed about my skin. I cant help but itch them and almost all of them start to bleed. Someone please help.
    Not chicken pox, already had them.

    • ANSWER:
      I suffered for many years just as you have and had almost every test imaginable done I found on my own that it was fluoride toxicity you should probably look into it their is a lot of evidence out there on how bad fluoride is for you and yet doctors don't want to believe it places to start looking
      www.fluoridealert.org
      www.nofluoride.com


bumps on arms and chest

Allergy Cures Natural

Every man likes to be good in bed, and wants to make sure that he makes sex satisfying and pleasurable enough for his partner. However, many times, this is not possible when the man is suffering from some kind of sexual problem, or has low sexual health, endurance or stamina. Research shows that there are a lot of men all over the world who suffer from such problems, and the main reasons behind these is their habit of over masturbation.

Doctors explain that every time we have a sexual lovemaking or masturbating session, the area around our genitals faces friction. This friction needs time to settle down so that tissues can relax, but people who over masturbate often skip this resting period. As a result of this, the tissues get weak, and men start to face problems of erectile dysfunction, semen leakage, Nightfall, thin semen, premature ejaculation, low sexual endurance etc. Worse, some men start to face a reduction in their organ size, along with constant pain in the penile area.

Thus, experts suggest that if someone wants to increase sex duration and power, then the first step towards that should be to improve sexual strength and stamina. And for that, it is important to keep masturbation in control. Excessive masturbation may seem to be a very pleasurable idea, but in the long run, it affects a person's sexual health and stamina adversely, and has serious consequences.

Men suffering from such problems are advised to stay away from all triggers that make them desire for masturbation. Also, they are advised to follow healthy diets, as people with high cholesterol also face such problems. Sleeping on time is important, so that the mind does not wander off into erotic thoughts and night, and during the day, it is important to keep the person busy with different activities so that he does not feel the need for masturbation.

Apart from that, there are herbal oils available in the market these days that are very effective in curing such sexual problems. These need to be massaged regularly on the penile area. With the help of the ballooning technique, these massages teach the art of managing erections, as well as increase sexual endurance. With regular ballooning, the male organ size also improves. Mast Mood oil is one of the examples for best results.

Next, there are herbal supplements such as Booster capsules which are highly effective in increasing sex duration. These are completely natural, safe and effective. Consuming these on a regular basis is quite beneficial. If are you confused which one to go in for, you can consult your doctor for the same. Some of these are available online as well, so you can have them home delivered.

Ginseng, a very ancient and powerful herb for curing all kinds of sexual problems is advisable, to be consumed, by mixing in a cup of warm goat's milk. This should be consumed twice daily, once after lunch, and once after dinner. If goat's milk is not available, cow's milk can be used as the substitute.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What is the best way for curing my allergies ? Any natural treatment for allergies?
    I have nasal blockage and allergies and my doctor give me some tablets to take for 90 days.After the course of medicine there are red spots all over my body. What is the best way for curing my allergies ? Any natural treatment for allergies?

    • ANSWER:
      Sure You pelasse go through online for all informations.Just try to visit http://www.theallergyreliefguide.com/ , which is a famous sites that help you for knowing all details about your queries. Few other sites are also provided the details are, http://www.theallergyreliefguide.com/, www.austinallergydoctor.com/, www.allergy-treatment-guide.com/ . HAve a look on this.

  2. QUESTION:
    Do natural allergy cures for cats really work?
    We got a cat a few months ago and my wife's allergies have gotten progressively worse. She got an allergy test and she is definitely allergic to cats. She could get shots, but they may or may not work and will take some time to take affect. OTC allergy medicines don't work. Perhaps she should try something like Zyrtec, but I was wondering if there was a natural 'cure' available that actually works. Please let me know what you've tried and the results.

    • ANSWER:
      Sometimes it is psychological and not real. Sometimes, it is real. Some good home filtering systems can help. If nothing else, try a room filter. If the filter doesn't work, figure out which one you can get rid of cheapest: the cat or the wife.

  3. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to cure a sinus infection yourself?
    Since it is allergy season I am once again blessed with what seems like a constant sinus infection. I know it is primarily allergies that are causing the problems, however I am not big on taking meds if there is a more natural cure. Any suggestions are welcomed! I tried the Apple Cider Vinegar not to long ago and it did help but the infection came back not long after!

    • ANSWER:
      basically... drink LOTS AND LOTS AND LOOOTTTSSSS Of water... it flushes your system and gets rid of all the impurities... take allergy medicine or something... and get LOTS of SLEEP and Rest!

  4. QUESTION:
    My allergy get really bad during the summer?
    My allergies get real bad during the summer. I've had them all my life, recently I moved to Texas thinking it would help, but to no avail.
    I've tried all the allergy medications there are. They work for about 2 weeks then their effects were off. I'm just tired of sneezing; my record for consecutive sneezes is 112. It sucks, anyone have a idea on how to make my situation better?

    • ANSWER:
      The best natural allergy cure by far is to take vitamin C or eat lots of citrus fruits (i.e:-Oranges). Vitamin C cures allergy fast and efficiently. Try it and see for yourself. I had terrible allergy before and then started drinking oranges juices everyday. Before i realised it, my allergy was gone for good.

  5. QUESTION:
    How can I relieve allergy symptoms without medicine?
    I have allergy testing next week to see what I'm allergic to. In order to get the best results, I cannot take any allergy medicines until after the test. The list goes as far as to prohibit eye drops. I've only not taken my medication for 2 days and I'm already itchy and my eyes are sometimes red. I can't just avoid what I'm allergic to because I don't know what that is yet.

    Is there a way to relieve allergies without medicine? Thank you for any advice you give.

    • ANSWER:
      You can cure it naturally without medication

      Natural allergy remedies and treatments are nothing to sneeze at – some may enhance or even take the place of allergy medications.

      If you are considering vitamins or other types of supplements as part of your allergy-treatment plan, there are some important things you should know before considering this type of treatment.

      Get free advisory online http://www.lifegateway.com/coupon/healthadvice/

  6. QUESTION:
    How does one get hypo thyroid and are there any natural CURES?
    I know someone who was diagnosed with hypo thyroid. Of course she was given a prescription for the diagnosis, but she wants some natural cures. Any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Raynpetal

      Here are some ideas to heal your friends condition. Also be sure to do colon and liver cleanse to clean out the toxins in the blood.

      Cause: Hypothyroidism can be caused by food allergies, excess stress, environmental toxins, insufficient exercise, B vitamin deficiencies, lack of iron, lack of digestive enzymes, liver disease, hormone imbalances, and/or parasites. All of these factors need to be screened for and addressed before lasting relief can be achieved.

      Sulfa drugs, lithium, synthetic estrogen, and antihistamines can exacerbate hypothyroidism symptoms. In addition, if you are on thyroid medication, increase calcium supplementation to reduce the risk of bone loss.

      Low thyroid function may also be due to Hashimoto`s disease, a condition in which the body becomes allergic to its own thyroid gland and forms antibodies that attack it, thus lowering thyroid hormone output.

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

      Natural Cures

      Diet: Eat an organic, whole foods diet, emphasizing foods that are naturally high in iodine such as fish, kelp, vegetables, and root vegetables (such as potatoes). Also, increase your daily consumption of foods rich in vitamin B complex, such as whole grains and raw nuts and seeds, and foods rich in vitamin A, such as dark green and yellow vegetables. But avoid foods that slow down production of thyroid hormone, such as cabbage, Brussels sprouts, mustard greens, broccoli, turnips, kale, spinach, peaches, and pears.

      Herbs: Mild cases of hypothyroidism can be helped by herbal bitters such as gentian or mugwort, while constipation due to low thyroid function can be improved by yellowdock, butternut, or cascara sagrada. St. John`s wort can also be helpful.

      Homeopathy: Calc carb. in a dose of 1M once a day is very useful for treating hypothyroidism and improving overall thyroid function.

      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.

      Lifestyle: Regular aerobic exercise can play an important role in helping to regulate thyroid hormone production.

      Nutritional Supplementation: Organic thyroid glandular extracts can help restore normal thyroid function, but should only be used under the supervision of your physician. Other useful nutrients include vitamin A, vitamin B complex, essential fatty acids, iodine, kelp, calcium, magnesium, and zinc.

      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 hypothyroidism include: Acupuncture, Biofeedback Training, Cell Therapy, Detoxification Therapy, Environmental Medicine, Homeopathy, Magnetic Field Therapy, Naturopathic Medicine, Osteopathy, Qigong, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Yoga.

      Best of health to both of you

  7. QUESTION:
    What is the best natural remedy for eye allergic?
    I want to know what is the best natural remedy for eye allergic?.I went doctor for several times but all my efforts were vain.thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      Please post your details as to what you are feeling because of that Eye Allergy and I can help you get rid of it using Homeopathic Remedies No Harmful Effects and No Side Effects :-)
      Feel free to send me you details and you can be cured !
      Take care And God Bless You !

  8. QUESTION:
    How do I help my allergies after a cross country meet?
    Allergies are really affecting me after cross country meets. Last time Tuesday I ran a 17:17 5k but afterwards I could barely stand up because I was sneezing so much. I am fine after hard workouts at practice. Flonase/Nasonex + Clariten don't seem to help either. A couple months ago I went to the allergist and he said that I was allergic to Birch pollen and dustmites.

    The weird thing is that I feel find while running. It is only 5-10 minutes after a big meet that a serious allergy attack hits me.

    Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      Hey,dude,i have suffered from allergies all my life.I suffered from acute asthma and everything else that comes with allergies.Right now i am as fit as a fiddle,simply because i have been eating pure natural honey and even the combe of honey which has more medicinal properties in it.Just think for a minute,the glorious bees gather pollen and nectar from far and wide,this nectar which later becomes honey has elements that are local to these various fields,elements that you are also allergic to.When you eat these,they all combine to work together and anesthesize you and in my own estimation,works in the reverse to correct that which is wrong in your system.Over time,if you eat honey and the combe religiously,you will have overcome your allergies to pollen ectcetera.You would not even notice it happening,you will just wake up one day and find that you don't get those symptoms anymore.Believe me,i used to suffer from blocked nose,hayfever,itching, and so on,not to mention asthma.Today,it's all history.Get pure natural honey from the supermarket,or health shop,make sure its not adulterated,take 1 dessert spoonful 3 times a day.Try to use it as a spread on your toast or sandwich.Let it replace sugar in your tea or cereal and gradually it will build up your resistance to these interfering mites and pollen.Whatever medication you use in the meantime,stick with it and don't stop until you begin to notice the difference.However,when you've been cured,i'd keep at the honey though.Also,if you want to learn more about the uses of honey there is a book about it called the 'power of honey'although i don't know who the author is,but it used to belong to my dad. Good luck.

  9. QUESTION:
    What is the best source for natural cure of various types of diseases or medical conditions?
    I am looking for a website which provides advices of only natural way of curing the disease and other health related ailments. A link to a website will be useful. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Now a day, people are looking for natural treatments more often as an alternative to the various conventional medicinal drugs and surgical treatments. Every country, community and culture has their own way of natural treatment especially for the disease that is native to the particular place.

      In earlier days when there were not many scientific inventions and technology available, the ancient medical science dealt with the formulation of medicines made with the extracts of herbs of healing properties.

      You can find the various natural treatments for a number of diseases like acne, allergies, asthma, boils, chicken pox, etc.

      One of the best sources for natural treatment is
      http://www.naturaltreatmentsite.com/

  10. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of allergies naturally?
    What are the best natural cures and measures to cure allergies.

    • ANSWER:
      Got to Siddha medicine system

  11. QUESTION:
    what success have you had using homeopathy or other natural remedies?
    what did grandma do ?
    is there more to 'old wives' cures and remedies than meets the eye ?

    • ANSWER:
      There sure is! Years back my daughter had a very bad eye infection....doctors gave me cream etc. etc. still her eye was no better...my best friends grandma told me put hot tea bags on her eyes..and make sure she even sleeps with one...In the am her eye was all better! It works on my dog as well he has allergies and when his eyes bother him, 1 tea bag does it.
      Then there is honey...it is great for allergies. also energy put in coffee or tea...and also great for healing a wound..in the 1800's when the gladiators had sword fights the honey was packed in the wounds..my doctor was the one to tell me this after a surgery...it worked so well...many old wives tales R so good!!
      Apple Cider vinegar is also amazing...there is a book,..it works so well for so many things...even indigestion! Oh I could go on and on...but I already wrote a novel. LOL!

  12. QUESTION:
    What kind of vitamin can I use to fight my allergies to strong smells?
    I have already been taking bee pollen for my outdoor allergies, but I am also mildly allergic to perfumes, gasoline, cleaning products, etc. My nose gets irritated when I breathe them. Is there a vitamin that can fight this specific problem?

    • ANSWER:
      I have had the same thing all my life. I am big time into nutritional healing and homeopathic remedies, tried them all, nothing has worked. I just try to focus on keeping my immune system strong by taking certain vitamins known to enhance the immune system, such as astralagus. I almost never get sick any more, especially once I started taking beta glucans 1,3. I get migranes and headaches just from someone walking by with Calvin Klein cologne or some other really strong musky scent. I have chemical proofed my home as much as possible, no perfumes or colognes, use all natural Dr. Bronners soap and chemical free shampoos and detergents. Vinegar for cleaning floors, no bleach or chemicals for cleaning ever! I read Natural Cures they Don't want you to know about by Trudeau, and it has changed my life. I almost never get sinus problems any more, I am so much healthier, but - I still have the reaction to smells -- just not as extreme.

  13. QUESTION:
    How do I cure my allergies and asthma to dogs and cats?
    My entire life I have been allergic to dogs and cats.. eventually it turns into Asthma too. There has to be a cure for this somewhere out there. Benadryl and anti-histamines are not the solution. Does anyone know of any natural cures for this? You would save my life!
    Yahoo Guru... you're useless. I never said I own either dogs or cats.

    • ANSWER:
      Sell them.

  14. 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 ...

  15. QUESTION:
    How do I cure a headache naturally?
    I'm tired of relying on pain killers all the time so I was wondering if there was any natural remedies out there. I've got a lot of tension headaches, please help. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      The headache is probably stress related.

      Plagued with headaches from childhood to middle age I have had many different types: Migraines, Cluster, Allergic, Visual and mild. The following has helped me and others, I AM NOT A DOCTOR and I recommend that you make an appointment to see one and possibly consider counseling.

      This is not a substitute for seeing a Doctor or any health-care provider. However, if you read this and follow the recommendations at the END you may be headache free before the appointment date(s).

      What your DDS, ER, MD, chiropractor, therapist or health-care provider may not tell you are; that most headaches are STRESS related and they can be and usually are triggered by conditioning. If you can identify the conditioned triggers of your headaches you can break the cycle of stress aggravating a headache and the headache aggravating the stress. This fuels a very disabling negative feedback cycle. Break the cycle by:

      Reduce headache symptoms such as, nausea, vomiting and vertigo.
      Try inducing relaxation.
      Teach your body to be more tolerant towards headache triggers.
      Try improving blood-circulation to your brain.
      Get into a set routine that controls or rids yourself of headaches.

      Here are a few common types of headaches:

      SUBDURAL Hematoma headaches are caused by trauma. If you have suffered a HEAD INJURY please stop reading this and go to the nearest hospital Emergency Room NOW.

      MIGRAINE headaches are usually one sided, more common in females and characterized by at least one of the following; sensitivity to light, pain behind one eye, throbbing brought on by bright lights, chocolate, cheese, red wine or menstrual cycle. You can also have a visual aura around lights and things may taste odd.

      HYPERTENSION headaches are at the top and back of your head and throb. You usually wake up with this headache and after about 3 to 4 hours it subsides and may be caused by high blood pressure. You may need medicines to reduce your high blood pressure.

      CLUSTER headaches can be seen in an adolescent to adult, more common in males, one sided, usually over temple or eye area, may have a blood shot eye(s), and may wake you up at night, runny nose, sweating, tearing of the eyes, usually worse in Spring or Fall (allergy season) and lasts 15 min. to 12 hrs.

      MUSCULAR TENSION headaches feels: band-like distribution around head - like wearing a very tight head band and is brought on by stress, tension, fatigue and work.

      CERVICOGENIC (neck caused) headaches - characterized by possible sharp pain behind your ear at the base of the skull along with correlated shoulder pain which can last for days and weeks at a time until misalignment is corrected. Medications provide only short term relief when taken.

      SINUS headaches are localized in nature; certain positions are worse like the nose area, steady throb, and worse in the morning and may be seasonal.

      Rounding it out are Temporal, Subarachnoid Hemorrhage and Brain Tumor headaches.

      With the exception of the last three types of headache and SUBDURAL Hematoma trauma headaches there are SIX home remedies that I use and that may work for you as they do/did for me. This is a routine;

      (1) Drink 16 to 24 ounces of water as dehydration may cause headaches. Dehydration is stress. If you are fasting this can fill an empty stomach and allows you to continue your fast.

      (2) Eat a banana! My MOST skeptical of friends was SO DESPERATE he eventually tried it and claims that it cures 40% of his headaches/migraines and gives some relief of the other 60%! Bananas are loaded with potassium which helps alleviate all headaches. In addition it is very filling and an empty stomach is stress.

      (3) Take your chosen OTC meds, if any.

      (4) Take a pleasant shower.

      (5) De-stress by; turning off the phone, TV, the computer, the clock and don’t watch the news!

      (6) Lay down for a nap. To unplug the brain you are only going to think about what else you can do to de-stress.

      This is a routine I use to break the headache cycle. You could do the same or add other stress reducers, such as: cold compresses, ear plugs, sleep visors herbal teas, etc. It’s important to have a routine so that you can get CONTROL of the headaches and not vice-a-versa.

      Knowledge is power. Learn more about headaches and get more control and empowerment over them. Start at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Headache Also try: http://www.headache-treatment-options.com/

      Hope this helps!

  16. 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

  17. QUESTION:
    How to cure an ear infection in a Boston Terrier?
    I have to clean his ear daily. He only has it in one ear - thank goodness. He has a discharge that smells. His vet says it is not yeast, but antibiotics have not helped it yet. I clean it with epi-otic and apply tres derm after. He has been on Clavamox and one other antibiotic. He is currently taking Citirine in case it is an allergy.
    Thank You. I am desperate for help.
    Thank You.

    • ANSWER:
      Actually, antibiotics often cause yeast infections. The reason you get a yeast infection after using antibiotics is because antibiotics kill all bacteria in the body, both the bacteria (the ones that you took antibiotics to get rid of) and the good bacteria (the ones that help your body fight off yeast infections). As a result the yeast is left to grow without any good bacteria to ward it off. Many people take OTC creams like monistat to treat the yeast infection, but often times that only temporarily fix the problem. More often than not you'll just end up with a reoccuring yeast infection. The best way to stop it permanently is to re-establish your body's balance of good bacteria and yeast.

      Personally I think the best approach is the natural way. Basically the reason you have a yeast infection is because there's an imbalance in your body. A healthy person has a balance between the yeast in their body and the good bacteria in their body.

      Too much yeast, you have a yeast infection. Too much bacteria, you have a bacterial infection.

      So, when you have a yeast infection you essentially have too much yeast in your body. The natural way to treat it and bring back that balance is to starve the yeast and introduce more good bacteria into your body.

      Oh and BTW - That's why you often get relief from using the over the counter meds temporarily, and then the yeast infection comes back. The creams aren't changing the source of the problem. They are just killing the yeast they come in contact with, and not balancing the yeast/bacteria in your body and actually sometimes end up making things a lot worse.

      Oh BTW2 - That's also why many times you'll get a yeast infection after using antibiotics. Antibiotics kill all the bacteria in your body, the good and the bad. When that happens the balance between the yeast and good bacteria is off once again and you get a yeast infection.

      Things you can add to your diet (to help promote good bacteria) are live yogurt cultures (or take Acidophilus), plenty of water, fresh vegetables, lots of protein rich foods, whey protein, raw garlic, nuts, seeds, oils, millet, rice and oat brans.

      Things you should remove from your diet (to starve the yeast) are all sodas, sugars, fruit, fermented foods, foods containing white flour, alcohol (especially beer), antacids and any product that has yeast or mold.

      You can change your diet in conjunction with using the creams that you've been using and that will speed up the recovery significantly. But what I would also recommend is to use a homeopathic solution instead. I always feel if there's a natural way to do something, then it's best to avoid the chemicals. I would look for an natural product, that can be taken orally to promote re-growth of the good bacteria in your body.

      There are a few out there, I think they are probably all pretty good. One that I have used and was very effective for me was is yeastrol.

      If you're interesting in finding out more I've added a link that has some more info.

  18. QUESTION:
    What is a natural remedy for an itchy eye allergy in a 7 year old girl?
    Her eyes are red and itchy. What can I give her to help cure the allergy or take away the symptoms? I DO NOT want to give her medicine yet.

    • ANSWER:
      dont rub them... rinse off face with water... do not use soap...and it should clear up her eyes in no time!... feel better :)

  19. QUESTION:
    What is a natural way to cure a headache?
    Is there something I could use at home? I don't like taking pills for simple things like this, but I get a lot of migranes. Is there anything that I can do to cure these naturally?
    I don't usually have a lot of caffiene, I don't drink coffee, cola, or anything similar. If I were to have any it would be through chocolate, and I also don't drink alcohol or smoke ... so most of the time I don't know where I get these headaches from ... should I be concerned? My aunt has brain cancer, do you think I may be at risk? I know she gets a lot of headaches, too. I also drink quite a bit of water a day, usally three to four 500ml bottles, so around 2 litres. Is this good? Should I drink more or less?

    • ANSWER:
      If we offered you a miracle remedy that cures "Headaches/Migraine Headaches" 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 Headaches/Migraine Headaches.

      The common causes of headaches are allergy, emotional reasons, eyestrain, high blood pressure, hangover, infection, low blood sugar, nutritional deficiency, tension, the presence of poisons and toxins in the body, and migraine. Allergy is an often-unsuspected cause of headache, vary in different individuals. The foods to which some people are allergic and which can trigger headaches are milk and milk products, chocolates, chicken liver, alcohol, and strong cheese. Sneezing and diarrhoea are further indications of an allergy.
      Intense emotions often cause headaches. Many people who outwardly appear to have a pleasant disposition may actually be simmering about a job, or may bear resentment towards a person or something. This hidden hostility may manifest itself as headache. It is important, therefore, that negative feelings should not be bottled up, but should find some safe means of expressions.
      Eyestrain is a common cause of headache. In such cases, an eye specialist should be consulted and proper treatment taken. Simple eye exercises such as moving the eyes up and down and from side to side, palming, rotating the head, with neck outstretched, forward and backward three times, then thrice clockwise and thrice anti-clockwise, can relieve eye-strain. High blood pressure can cause pounding headaches. The headache usually starts at the back of the head on getting up in the morning. A safe method of treatment for this is to immerse your legs to calf-level in a tub of hot water for 15 to 20 minutes. This draws the blood away from the head and down to the feet, giving relief from the headache.
      Many people get a severe headache after consuming alcohol in excess. Alcohol causes the blood vessels to swell, resulting in a painful headache. The best treatment for this is to avoid excessive consumption of alcohol. A hangover headache can be avoided by taking a vitamin B-1 (thiamine) tablet with the drink.
      Headaches may occur if there is an infection, such as a cold, virus and fever. Here, it is the infection that should be tackled. Vitamin C therapy is the best all round method. For a cold, high doses of vitamin C should be taken at hourly intervals with the appearance of the first symptoms like a sore throat, runny nose, etc. Vitamin C has worked miracles, and is considered a natural antibiotic.
      Low blood sugar is one of the causes of irritability and headache. Sugar is not a cure for low blood sugar, though it may raise the blood sugar temporarily and make one feel better for a while. Low blood sugar is the result of an abused pancreas which over stimulates the production of insulin in the body. It can be controlled by eating smaller meals at short intervals rather than the standard three large meals daily. The intake of carbohydrates should be cut down to the minimum and coffee should be eliminated as it over stimulates the pancreas.
      A lack of iron, resulting in anaemia, is a common cause of headache. The headache sometimes appears before the onset of anaemia, due to a chronic iron deficiency. Brewer’s yeast is an excellent source of iron and anaemia can easily be prevented by taking a few teaspoons daily. Headache can also be brought on due to the deficiency of B vitamins, namely pantothenic acid, B-1 (thiamine) , B-12 and B-6 ( pyridoxine) and can be cured by taking these vitamins.
      B-complex range to one’s diet in some form such as Brewer’s yeasts, liver, wheat germ, etc., otherwise too much of one factor can throw the other factors into imbalance, resulting in other problems. Actually, the entire B complex group itself serves as protection against headaches, including migraine.
      Tension headaches are probably the most common of all, and are caused by emotional conflicts which result in stress. Stress causes the muscles of the shoulder, neck and scalp to tense unconsciously. Persons who are irritable, tense and lose their temper quickly usually get this type of headache. It increases gradually and passes off with the release of tension. One should try to relieve the stress which produces the headache.
      Poisons and toxins admitted into the body through food, beverages and water, as well as through breathing, polluted air, can cause any number of disturbances. A headache may be the first warning that a poison has entered the body. Additives in foods and in many cases, cosmetics, skin and hair products are also serious offenders in bringing on headaches. In addition, there are toxic air contaminants which are too numerous to mention.
      Migraine Headache: Migraine is an ancient and formidable malady. It bothered such distinguished persons as Caesar and Freud. It has assumed alarming proportions under modern conditions of living and is now believed to afflict about 10% of the world’s population.
      Migraine can be defined as a paroxysmal affection, accompanied by severe headache, generally on one side of the head and associated with disorders of the digestion, the liver and the vision. It usually occurs when a person is under great mental tension or has suddenly got over that state. Migraine is also known as "sick headache" because nausea and vomiting occasionally accompany the excruciating pain which lasts for as long as three days. Migraine usually gives warning before it strikes: black spots or a brilliant zigzag line appears before the eyes or the patient has blurring of vision or has part of his vision blanked out. When the headache occurs, the patient may feel tingling, numbness, or weakness in an arm or leg.
      Migraine sufferers have what is known as a "migrainous personality". They are compulsive workers and perfectionists, who feel that they have to do everything right away. When they complete a task, they are suddenly laid down from a state of temporary tension to a feeling of utmost relief. Then comes the migraine. It is a purely physiological process. The head and neck muscles, reacting to continuous stress, become overworked. The tightened muscles squeeze the arteries and reduce blood flow. When a person relaxes suddenly, the constricted muscles expand, stretching the walls of the blood vessel. With every heart beat, the blood being pushed through this vessels expands them further and causes incredible pain.
      When a headache strikes, one should stay on one’s feet in the daytime and do simple chores which do not require too much concentration or walk, move around and get some fresh air. The best remedy to prevent headaches is to build up physical resistance through proper nutrition, exercise and constructive thinking. As a first step, the patient should undertake a short fast. During the fast, citrus fruit juices, diluted with water may be taken six times daily. By taking the load of digestion, the patient will at once save nervous energy which can be utilised for more important purposes. The blood and lymph will also be relieved of a great burden. After a short fast, the diet should be fixed in such a way as to put the least possible strain on the digestion. Breakfast should consist of fruits, both fresh and dried. Lunch should consist largely of protein foods. Starchy foods such as whole wheat bread, cereals, rice or potatoes should be taken at dinner along with raw salads. Spices, tomatoes, sour buttermilk and oily foodstuffs should be avoided. Drinking a glass of water (warm water in winter and cool water in summer) mixed with a teaspoonful of honey the first thing in the morning, is also a good remedy.
      Water Treatment: There are certain water applications which help relieve headaches. Copious drinking of water can help, as do the cleansing enema with water temperature at 98.6 o F, the hot foot bath, a cold throat pack, frequent applications of towels wrung out from very hot water to the back of the neck, a cold compress at 40 degrees to 60 degrees F applied to the head and face or an alternate spinal compress. Hot fomentations over the abdominal region just before retiring relieve headaches due to stomach and liver upsets.
      Yogic kriyas like jalneti and kunjal, pranayamas like anuloma-viloma, shitali and sitkari and asanas such as uttanapadasana, sarvangasana, paschimottanasana, halasana, and shavasana are useful in the treatment of headaches.
      Hope this helps, Good Luck.

  20. QUESTION:
    Is medicine the right way to cure anxiety or does it only keep it under control?
    I'm gonna get some medicine for my anxiety problem and I was wondering if there was a better way to cure anxiety for good. I don't to take a medicine and then get addicted to it or get to the point where I will believe that it's the " only way " for me to cope with anxiety. I'm really sick of anxiety.

    • ANSWER:
      Try natural therapies which have scientific support, are not addictive or have many adverse side effects. The most common deficiency state is magnesium which is a common cause of anxiety.

      The following natural anxiety treatments that have some scientific studies supporting their use:

      Magnesium
      Inositol
      Valerian Root
      Kava Herb
      Rhodiola Herb
      Appropriate Exercise (not too much, not too little)
      Hypoglycemia Diet
      "Food Allergy" Elimination Diet
      Candida Yeast Theory (speculative)

      Natural treatments for depression and anxiety >>>
      http://www.drpodell.org/alternative_treatments_for_depression.shtml

      Need More Magnesium? 10 Signs to Watch For >>>
      http://www.ancient-minerals.com/magnesium-deficiency/need-more/

  21. 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

  22. QUESTION:
    what is the best and easiest way to cure or prevent heartburn?
    I sometimes find that certain foods or drinks can make me not just have a jumpy tummy, but feel nauseous too and would like to know of some more natural rather than medical options.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Fiery Fox

      Here are some idease on how to heal the condition. Be sure to clease your system of toxins by doing a colon and liver clease every 3-4 months. Drink at least 64 oz of distilled water to flush your blood as well.

      Causes of Heartburn
      The most common causes of heartburn are overeating, and eating meals that are predominantly acid-forming and abundant in unhealthy fats, spices, and commercially processed foods. Heartburn can also be caused by low levels of hydrochloric acid (HCl), deficiencies in the body’s production of enzymes, poor adrenal and/or spleen function, and/or diminished liver function due to toxicity. Hiatal hernia, stress, or smoking, can cause heartburn, as well.

      In addition, food allergies lead to poor digestion which can also contribute to heartburn, as can combining too many different types of foods at the same meal. Heartburn can be brought on by drinking excess fluids during mealtime, eating too fast, or eating in a stressed environment. Heartburn can also be connected to constipation, similar to a backed up septic system. In this case, the body can have a difficult time digesting and processing the food coming in, if the previous meal is not going down and being eliminated properly.

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

      Natural Cures

      Aromatherapy: The essential oil of cardamon can relieve heartburn symptoms.

      Diet: Avoid all commercially processed foods, spicy foods, sugars, refined carbohydrates, unhealthy fats, coffee and other caffeine products, chocolate, sodas, commercial non-herbal teas, alcohol, orange and grapefruit juice, tomato products, milk and dairy products, and foods containing peppermint and spearmint. Also have yourself screened for potential food allergies and sensitivities and avoid those foods for which you test positive.

      Emphasize a diet rich in organic whole foods, especially organic fresh green vegetables and green vegetable drinks. Free-range organic meats and poultry, and wild-caught fish are also recommended. In addition, be sure to drink plenty of pure filtered water throughout the day.

      Avoid overeating and eating meals late in the evening. As a general rule of thumb, in order to prevent and reverse heartburn symptoms, eat meals that are predominantly alkalizing in nature, especially green vegetables. (For more information about how to eat alkalizing foods, see pH.) Meals should ideally consist of generous portions of fresh leafy green salads, bare or lightly dressed, with an equally generous portion of lightly steamed vegetables and a fist sized portion of steamed, baked, broiled or carefully grilled protein. Organically produced foods, and carefully chosen oils, such as raw virgin coconut butter/oil, extra virgin olive oil and high lignan flax seed oil are your safest options. Avoid all fried foods, and all hydrogenated fats and oils. Choose raw, rather than roasted nuts and seeds, both in whole and butter form. Raw almond butter is a better option than peanut butter, and is a great snack when spread on apple slices.

      Minimize your intake of both coffee and black tea, as well as alcoholic beverages. This is essential if heartburn is an issue.

      Foods that can often quickly resolve heartburn problems are apples, raw cucumbers (peeled), brown rice, and walnuts. Sipping a glass of pure, filtered water with a couple of teaspoons of raw organic apple cider vinegar or baking soda (one teaspoon to eight ounces of water) can also quickly neutralize heartburn attacks.

      Herbal Medicine: Useful herbs for heartburn include agrimony, aloe vera, angelica, fennel, garlic, gentian, goldenseal, licorice root, marshmallow root, parsley, and slippery elm.

      Homeopathy:
      Arsenicum album – for heartburn accompanied by anxiety, chills and thirst, abdominal cramping
      Nux vomica – for heartburn caused by fats or sour foods and/or accompanied by feelings of irritability
      Sulfur – for heartburn caused by overeating and/or accompanied by burping, late morning hunger, or early morning diarrhea.

      Juice Therapy: Fresh squeezed cucumber juice can often quickly resolve heartburn symptoms.

      Lifestyle: If you smoke, stop, and also avoid exposure to secondhand cigarette smoke. In addition, learn how to effectively cope with and manage stress. A regular exercise program is of the utmost importance as is a whole foods diet. Also avoid overeating and eating meals late in the evening. Allow at least 3 hours between meals, unless blood sugar problems are an issue, in which case, eating smaller frequent meals is an option.

      Nutritional Supplements: The most useful nutritional supplements for treating and preventing heartburn are digestive enzymes (taken with every meal) and calcium carbonate (take 600 mg in liquid or chewable form every two to three hours until symptoms subside).

      Probiotics such as acidophilus and Bifidobacteria, can also be helpful, as can fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS) and soil-based organisms. FOS is an all-natural carbohydrate microorganism that has been shown by researchers to serve as a fertilizing agent that enables Bifidobacteria to thrive in the large intestine, where it helps to protect against harmful bacteria.

      Soil-based organisms are beneficial microbes found in soil. Taken as a supplement, they go to work to detoxify the gastrointestinal tract while eliminating fungi, molds, parasites, viruses, and yeasts. They also help to improve absorption of nutrients and boost both immune and overall cell function, including the production of RNA and DNA. In addition, they act as natural antioxidants.

      Alternative Professional Care
      The following therapies can also help to prevent and relieve heartburn: Acupressure, Acupuncture, Ayurveda, Biofeedback Training and Neurotherapy, Detoxification Therapy, Environmental Medicine, Enzyme Therapy, Flower Essences, Mind/Body Medicine, Naturopathic Medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Yoga

      Best of health to you

  23. 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.

  24. QUESTION:
    Is there a way for my dad to lessen his allergies towards cats?
    Hey guys I am moving and we are going to completely redo all of our furniture and stuff and make our home brand new. My dad considered getting a cat to welcome to the house, yet he is badly allergic to cats. Is there a certain breed of cat or some ways to stop or weaken his allergies? I am a big cat person and owning a cat will be awesome if there is a solution to our allergies than we can get the cat if we cannot stop his allergies or weaken them than we cannot get the cat. He doesn't want injections and would consider medicine so what can we do?

    • ANSWER:
      You may find a hypoallergenic cat somewhere
      There are species bred for this purpose.
      Otherwise, You might want to do your research on
      cats that do not shed at all, or not as much

      Prescribed allergy medication is an option, but your dad
      will have to have that every single day which might be a pain.
      Non-prescription allergy medicine include Reactine, Claritin, etc.

      Ive heard that prolonged exposure can cure allergies.
      Allergies happen when your body reacts to harmless
      things, and if you are exposed to it, your body may develop natural immunity.

      Hope that helped.!

  25. 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.

  26. QUESTION:
    What is the best natural medicine for strong seasonal allergies?
    Something that is natural and works really really well.. Thanks a lot guys!!

    • ANSWER:
      holistic healing method,without medicinces,will cure not only allergies,but also any other disease...now write your allergies and their history...kumrao99@yahoo.co.in

  27. QUESTION:
    Any natural remedies for an ear infection on my dog?
    My dog has just underwent surgery and for it had to take quite a few meds (antibiotics and pain killers), but now developed an ear infection. I really do not have the money to take her to the vet, and I really do not want any more harsh methods to cure her infection.
    Could someone please give me any suggestions? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Chlorophyll liquid is the best thing in the world to aid in healing of practically anything,from earaches, minor infections,sore throats,eye irritations,it can even be used in the nose for congestion and allergy irritation.I use it for myself, my 3 children and my animals...just make sure not to give it orally to any human on blood thinners(unless okayed by their Physician)Try you local health food store...Good Luck.

  28. QUESTION:
    What are some natural remedies for allergies?
    My girlfriend has really bad allergies that keep her up all night. Instead of buying over-the-counter drugs like Claritin, are there other natural remedies I can use that really help? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Homeopathic Remedies for Common Allergies :-

      Allergic to dust, smoke,strong perfumes Histamine 1M weekly (3 Doses)

      Allergic to bread, acidic food Nat Mur 30 or 200, 4 hourly

      Allergic to beer, malt liquor Kali Bich 30, 4 hourly

      Allergic to dust(asthma), Pothos Foe 6X or 30, 4 hourly

      Allergic to warm boiled milk, fatty pork (diarrhoea), Sepia 30 or 200, 4 hourly

      Allergic to milk Magnesia Carb 30 or 200, 6 hourly

      Allergic to cod liver oil Hepar Sulph 30, 6 hourly

      Allergic to aspirin, bad liquor, salt butter, bad eggs, poultry items Carvo Veg 30, 4 hourly

      Allergic to antibiotics Sulphur 30 or 200, 6 hourly(3 Doses)

      Allergic to castor oil Bryonia Album 30, 6 hourly

      Allergic to coffee Nux Vomica 30, 4 hourly

      Allergic to heat Apis Mel 30, 4 hourly

      Allergic to cold drinks, fruits, rotten food, iodine Arsenic Album 30, 4 hourly

      Allergic to dampness Dulcamara 30 or 200, 4 hourly

      Allergic to smell of flowers(asthma) Ailanthus G, 6X or 30, 4 hourly

      Allergic to sweats, fatty meat, onion Thuja Occ 30 or 200, 6 hourly (3 Doses)

      Allergic to sugar Argentum Nit 30 or 200, 6 hourly(3 Doses)

      Allergic to rice Tellurium 30 or 200, 6 hourly

      Allergic to cabbage Petroleum 30 or 200, 6 hourly

      Allergic to cheese Nitri spiritus dulcis Q or 30, 6 hourly

      Allergic to cold milk Kali Iod 200, 6 hourly

      Allergic to decayed vegetables, Carbo Animalis 30 or 200, 6 hourly

      Allergic to unripe fruits, prunes, Rheum 200, 6 hourly

      Allergic to veal Kali Nit 200, 6 hourly

      Allergic to pastry; rich icecream, mixed food Pulsatilla 30, 4 hourly

      Allergic to lemonade Selenium 30 or 200, 6 hourly

      Allergic to indigestible food, tonque clean, constant nausea Ipecac 30 or 200, 6 hourly

      Allergic to melons Zingiber 30, 4 hourly

      Allergic to iodide of potassium, Aurum Met 30 or 200, 6 hourly

      Allergic to sugar; bitter food Natrum Phos 6X or 30, 4 hourly

      Incurrent remedy Psorinum 200 or 1M, fortnightly(3 Doses)

      Allergic to vinegar; pickles, sour foods, acids Lachesis 200, weekly (3 Doses)

      Allergic to strawberries Oxalic Acid 30 or 200, weekly (3 Doses)

      Allergic to oysters Lycopodium 200, 6 hourly.

      ******************************...

      Allergic Bronchitis - Inflammation of mucuos membranesof the bronchial tubes due to altered reaction incited by an antigen or allegen is called Allergic Bronchitis :-

      After preventive vaccines (Triple antigen, polio oral vaccine or B.C.G) Drosera 1M (never give in acute stage) fortnightly (3 Doses)

      After vaccination against small pox Thuja Occ 200 or 1M, 10 min (3 Doses)

      After vaccination against Diphtheria Diphtherinum 1M, 10 min( 3 Doses)

      ******************************...

      Allergic Rhinitis :-

      Allergic to dust, smoke, perfumes and sprays etc,usually of the naso pharynx which leads to sneezing and blockage of nose and then cough Histamine 1M, weekly (3 Doses)

      Allergic to dust, coryza with profuse nasal discharge and sneezing in the evening, dull frontal headache; lachrynation with itching in eyes Justicia Adhatoda 30, 4 hourly

      Profuse, watery coryza; itching to posterior chamber of nose Solanum Lycopersicum 30, 4 hourly.

      ******************************...
      If your symptoms are not given here consult a Homeopathic Practitioner for constitutional treatment or post the patients symptoms on detail exactly the way the patient feels them.

      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)

      For Seasonal Allergies please read this answer :- http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AupGPJzttYi6.S3cL0dG1wvty6IX?qid=20070901185613AAUG0a5&show=7#profile-info-rCUWKPt2aa

      Take Care and God Bless You !

  29. 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.

  30. QUESTION:
    My Dog has an allergy and I am looking for some natural treatments?
    My Black Labrador has an allergy we believe it is an inhalent one due to him having it in the Summer. We are not sure if it is a allergy to Grass or pollen etc. He was on antihistamines last year but I am looking for some natural remedies to treat him, whether that is Diet or treatments?

    Hoping you can help?

    • ANSWER:
      Found this site and thought it might help with Dog Allergy Solutions & Natural Cures !

  31. QUESTION:
    Do homeopathic allergy remedies really work?
    I've tried all the rest, now I'm looking at natural remedies.

    • ANSWER:
      If Homeopathic Remedies don't work. What medicines do ? There are no better remedy them Homeopathy in treating allergies. FIZZ seems to have taken ZINC on pathological symptoms not according to his symptoms but those of the ailment and got the opposite results.
      Homeopathic remedies taken according to a patients symptoms from head to toes work like magic if you take them like FIZZ did it will create the symptoms which the medicine is supposed to cure. Its the law of similars, what can create a certain set of symptoms will always cure the same symptoms created by any reason. You cannot take homeopathic remedies like what is the best Homeopathic remedy for headache and the answer is what are given according to your symptoms ! There are too many medicines for headaches in Homeopathy you can't take them all, can you ? The one prescribed according to your symptoms is the one which will cure you. That's what Homeopathic Medication is all about, Treat the patient and you will succeed treat the disease and when you fail. don't blame Homeopathic Medicine, blame yourself :-) !
      For a Homeopathic prescription your complete symptoms from head to your toes are to be taken in consideration , to get to the most appropriate medicine for you not your disease.
      Here are a few specic Homeopathic Remedies for Allergies according to symptoms :-

      Allergic to dust,smoke,strong perfumes Histamine 1M weekly (3 doses)

      Allergic to bread,acidic food Nat mur.30 or 200, 4 hourly

      Allergic to beer,malt liquor Kali Bich.30, 4 hourly

      Allergic to dust(asthma) Pothos Foe.6 or 30, 4 hourly

      Allergic to warm boiled milk,fatty pork,(diarrhoea) Sepia 30 or 200, 4 hourly

      Allergic to milk Magnesia carb.30 or 200, 6 hourly

      Allergic to cod liver oil Hepar sulph.30, 6 hourly

      Allergic to aspirin,bad liquor,salt butter,bad eggs,poultry items Carvo Veg 30, 4 hourly

      Allergic to antibiotics Sulphur 30 or 200, 6 hourly(3 Doses)

      Allergic to castor oil Bryonia Alba.30, 6 hourly

      Allergic to coffee Nux vomica.30, 4 hourly

      Allergic to heat Apis Mel.30, 4 hourly

      Allergic to cold drinks,fruits,rotten food,iodine Arsenic Album 30, 4 hourly

      Allergic to dampness Dulcamara 30 or 200, 4 hourly

      Allergic to smell of flowers(asthma) Ailanthus g.6 or 30, 4 hourly

      Allergic to sweats,fatty meat,onion Thuja oc.30 or 200, 6 hourly (3 Doses)

      Allergic to sugar Argentum nit 30 or 200, 6 hourly(3)

      Allergic to rice Tellurium 30 or 200, 6 hourly

      Allergic to cabbage Petroleum 30 or 200, 6 hourly

      Allergic to cheese Nitri-spiritus dulcis Q or 30, 6 hourly

      Allergic to cold milk Kali iod 200, 6 hourly

      Allergic to decayed vegetables Carbo animalis 30 or 200, 6 hourly

      Allergic to unripe fruits,prunes Rheum 200, 6 hourly

      Allergic to veal Kali Nit 200, 6 hourly

      Allergic to pastry;rich ice-cream,mixed food Pulsatilla 30, 4 hourly

      Allergic to lemonade Selenium 30 or 200, 6 hourly

      Allergic to indigestible food,tonque clean,constant nausea Ipecac 30 or 200, 6 hourly

      Allergic to melons Zingiber 30, 4 hourly

      Allergic to iodide of potassium Aurum met 30 or 200, 6 hourly

      Allergic to sugar;bitter food Natrum Phos.6X or 30, 4 hourly

      Incurrent remedy Psorinum 200 or 1M fortnightly (3 Doses)

      Allergic to vinegar;pickles,sour foods,acids Lachesis 200 weekly (3 Doses)

      Allergic to strawberries Oxalic Acid 30 or 200 weekly (3 Doses)

      Allergic to oysters Lycopodium 200 once daily

      Take care and God Bless you !

  32. QUESTION:
    What can I do to get rid of muscous in my throat?
    I'm not sure if I have allergies or some new disease. Also if you have any home remedies or natural health cures I would be open to that as well. Thanks for any help.

    • ANSWER:
      Vinegar and sea salt with some water use to do gargles. Every 15 mins. Use around 1 oz of vinegar, 1 spoonful of sea salt & 1/2 oz of water.

  33. 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!!!

  34. 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!

  35. QUESTION:
    How do I cure my cats dandriff?
    My mom and I haven't been to a vet or groomer or anything yet. We're looking for a natural, fairly cheap, safe(for both us and the cat) way to cure her dandriff.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, you can buy pet/cat shampoo for your cat's dandruff problem. Check the labels for any possible allergies for your pet & you & the caution notes!
      Sometimes dandruff is a sign of unhealthy eating or other health problems.
      Try the shampoo, regular baths & brush your cat regularly first but if it persists pay a visit to the vet.
      Luck to you & your pet cat!

  36. QUESTION:
    How can I cure my cat allergies without medication?
    I love cats. I have a cat of my own and I use to be allergic to him but I got use to his allergies after a while. Now I am fostering 4 kittens that I am allergic to. Does anybody know any natural remedies?

    • ANSWER:
      I'm also allergic to cats, and I have 2 full grown cats. That said, I'm no expert on the matter. My allergies still act up every now and then, but I just take that as the price I pay for having the cats. There really is no cure unless you have extremely mild allergies, in my opinion. I take Zyrtec whenever it acts up, and that usually helps. But other than that, I just make sure to brush them every day, bathe them anywhere between once a week to once a month, and keep the house (especially all furniture) vacuumed. You mainly need to get the kittens used to being brushed and bathed early on. Hope some of this helps!!

  37. 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 !

  38. 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.

  39. 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.

  40. QUESTION:
    I get sick a lot. Mostly UTI's and colds and stomach viruses. How can I boost my immune system?
    I like natural remedies better than medication and stuff like that. I believe that medication just causes further problems.
    I already take a vitamin every day. And D-Mannose has helped with the UTI's a lot.

    • ANSWER:
      You are right! Many took Vioxx just to get rid of pain but it killed more Amaricans than the terrorists did on 9/11. They supress symptoms but all have side effects. It is estimated that 40% of medications are for the side effects of other medications.

      See site below on how to strengthen your immune system so you do not get colds and flus. Then click on NATURAL CURES to see foods that the U.S. Dept of Agriculture found helps with different health problems like insomnia, allergy, asthma, strokes, breast cancer and many more.

  41. QUESTION:
    How can i cure a stuffy nose?
    For some weird reason, my nose has always been stuffy most of the time whenever im in a room with a lot of people or when its very stuffy. If you know a way of curing my stuffy nose instantly, can u please tell me?

    • ANSWER:
      I used to have allergies and then I tried a product called OPC-3. It is an all natural anti histamine and I take it regularily and I haven't had any problems with allergies. It comes in a powder form and you mix it with water and drink it. OPC-3 also helps with arthritis and asthma if those are a problem too. With it, I would also recommend the multivitamin product because together they taste like a flintstone vitamin that you drink. (and everyone needs vitamins too) You can also register on the site and shop the partner stores (which are pretty much any online store you can think of) and earn points towards getting the products for free. Even then, if you take what you have spent on the previous allergy medications, you would come out cheaper by trying this. I use these products and I am very happy with them
      Source(s):
      www.marketamerica.com/BHunter
      e mail Hunterbeth81@aol.com

  42. QUESTION:
    What are some natural cures for respiratory problems?
    I have asthma, allergies, and I may have acid reflux. I would prefer not to be on medicine, but I would take medicine over nothing. Some natural medicines would be much appreciated too.
    When I was a child, I drank like a fish, but I still had it. My mother and sister have it too. I think it might be a little more than just dehydration, but I will try to drink more water.
    (Asthma)

    • ANSWER:
      I have a perfect site that deals with home remedies http://www.homeremediesforasthma.net/

  43. 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

  44. QUESTION:
    How to start feeding my 7 weeks old Shih Tzu on Raw Foods?
    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).

  45. QUESTION:
    I have Allergy from Aspirin, would it still the same if I take baby aspirin?
    My eyes get swollen. I have been advised to take baby aspiring for a health problem that I am having. Aspirin makes my eye swollen, normal Aspirin I mean.

    I was thinking, would baby aspirin still make me allergy??
    I have to take this to help me conceive a baby
    OMG! what can I take then :(
    I am planning to test. What should I get injected with if i get allergy?

    • ANSWER:
      Although baby aspirin contains smaller dosages, it still does not take away the fact that you are allergic to aspirin. If you contine to take baby aspirin, aspirin levels still can build up over doses taken a length of period.

      Look for other ways to cure or treat your headaches and pain. It may be that you are stressed. Consider the use of natural methods such as aromatherapy, massage or other relaxation techniques.

      I do not understand how taking baby aspirin can help you conceive a baby. They are not related. Too much medications is also detrimental to your body, especially if you are pregnant and can harm the foetus inside.

  46. 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

  47. QUESTION:
    Natural way to stop hayfever and asthma?
    Is there a natural way to stop hayfever and asthma or to stop sneezing? I have had enough of it.

    • ANSWER:
      I have had severe asthma and allergies ever since the age of three. I used to spend every other week in the hospital and I have been treated by more asthma and allergy doctors than I could possibly count. I am now 28 and can tell you that, sometimes, the only way to manage your asthma and allergies is by finding the right combination of medications and etc. from a doctor that specializes in such things. For me, Singulair has been the only medicine that ever worked much for my asthma. I also take Clarinex for my allergies. Last of all, I keep my inhalers and nebulizer around for emergencies. I also tried to find a natural cure for asthma at one point, before I found meds that worked well, but none of it ever worked. There is a book that I came across that might be exactly what you are looking for. It is called "Reversing Asthma", by Richard N. Firshein, D.O. The book outlines a program for asthmatics that allow many of them to manage their asthma without meds by changing their lifestyle. Although it didn't work for me, I still found it a very fascinating read. Good luck!

  48. 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

  49. 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


allergy cures natural

Keratosis Pilaris Treatment At Home

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of these little red bumps on my arms at home?
    AKA Keratosis Pilaris.
    This is exactly what thy look like, but this is not my arm.
    http://www.cellulitistreatment.us/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/Keratosis-Pilaris-Causes-Symptoms-and-Treatment-2650.jpg

    • ANSWER:
      I've had this. But I just started washing it with soap and a rag while a took a shower. It's just dirt down in your poures causin you to break out.

  2. QUESTION:
    does anyone know how to reduce the redness in keratosis pilaris?
    i have had keratosis pilaris since about 8 months of age. does anyone know anything that really helps with the redness.that is what is most embaressing for me cause everyone can see it from a mile away.

    • ANSWER:
      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 (Curel, Carmol-20) 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.

  3. QUESTION:
    Is there any facial mask i can make at home easily?
    I have keratosis pilaris alba, which is rough bumpy skin, is there a facial mask i can make that will make it go away? I don't have coconut, orange juice, lemons, papaya, honey, tea, none of that stuff. Is there any facial mask that doesn't take that stuff that i can make myself?

    • ANSWER:
      I've been doing some research and I don't believe that there is a home remedy that will give you the results you're looking for. You may need medical treatment if you want it to fully go away. The simplest thing I found that meets your request was to just exfoliate you skin gently. Though if you want treatment with results, you might have to see your doctor. My sister has those bumps on her arms, so my mom took her to Sephora and bought her certain products to help it. Though she spent like 0 on everything, and my sister has those bumps still. In my opinon, I think they just tell you that it'll go away to make a quick buck. My sister just deals with it now.

  4. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of Keratosis Pilaris?
    Help! I have Keratosis Pilaris (the small "goosebumps") on my lower butt. What is a preferably quick, at home remedy to get rid of this? Also, how often should I wash my jeans to keep this from happening?

    • ANSWER:
      I know how you feel. I had Keratosis Pilaris too and always wore long sleeves to hide it even when it was really hot. I started using Paula's Choice 2% BHA and it cleared up completely within a few weeks. I don't know if it works for everyone, but it seems to work for a lot of people. I've told several people about it and it has worked for everyone I've told. KP is a fairly common thing.

      I started with their liquid formula but I also have used their 2% BHA body lotion. I recommend the liquid to start. You can find out a lot more about KP and the various treatments and products here: http://cosmeticscop.paulaschoice.com/keratosis-pilaris-solutions.aspx

      Good Luck!

  5. QUESTION:
    How to treat my keratosis pilaris?
    I've had this condition for a very long time. It is located on my arms, above the elbows. I never really cared about them, but I'm just so sick of them and want to treat it. I know it's not curable but I just need some kind of home treatment to lessen it. It is so unflattering when I wear strappy dresses or tank tops, and with spring coming up and all. Plus I always scratch them when I'm stressed and pick at them, which isn't good, because now there is scarring to go along with the bumps.

    • ANSWER:
      Keratosis pilaris (KP) is a chronic skin condition periodically becoming worse and/or better.
      You're right that KP is a skin disorder that cannot be cured, although it can be made less noticeable. It is hereditary, and the severity varies from person to person.

      Treatment options for keratosis pilaris focus on exfoliating or softening the skin to reduce keratin clogged pores. Most commonly, lotions that contain 2% lactic acid or salicylic acid will help to break down the keratin plugs over time.
      - http://www.skintreatmentcream.com/kp-tre…
      - http://www.keratosispilaristreatments.co…

      An important first treatment step is to use a gentle cleansing agent with light abrasive properties, (often termed "scrub"), but one that keeps moisture in, such as an exfoliant for sensitive skin.
      Check out this site for some great, inexpensive, homemade exfoliants you can try anywhere on your body;
      - http://www.skinway.com/

      Do not scrub the affected areas too harshly. It's not the amount of pressure you apply to the area that matters, as much as it's the consistency of gently exfoliating those affected areas daily. Also, you would not want to bruise your sensitive skin.

      The goal is to clean and open the pores of the skin without over drying. Other measures to avoid excessive dryness include taking lukewarm, brief showers (Hot water tends to dry out the skin) and using a humidifier, particularly during the winter months when the lower humidity tends to dry out the skin.

      Vaseline and other such petroleum-based products are NOT generally recommended as a moisturizer, because petroleum-based products actually suffocate the skin. Skin needs to breathe to heal. As well, if there's any bacteria on your skin when the Vaseline is applied, it makes a perfect breeding ground for the bacteria to grow.

      The moisturizers you've mentioned are good. You could also add olive oil to that list. Olive oil is a natural oil that will help moisturze but will not clog your pores.

      Make sure to be drinking 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. As well, drinking water helps to wash out the toxins in the body.

      I would also suggest you 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.

      You could 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.
      http://www.healthy-skincare.com/vitamin-…

      Check out the sites below for more information....

  6. QUESTION:
    Will eatging lots of fruit and drinking lots of water make my keratosis pilaris go away?
    Will eating lots of fruit and drinking lots of water make my keratosis pilaris go or atleast make it less noticible? i absolutly hate it and i got a school haka coming up and wanna make it less noticible or go away.. thanks :)

    • ANSWER:
      Your condition is partly hereditary & partly physical. While eating lots of fruit & drinking water will be helpful for having healthy skin, it will not make your KP go away. In the shower use a exfoliating scrub over the site & moisturize after your shower. After trying this at home for 2-4 weeks see what kind of improvement you have. If it does not help schedule an appointment with a Dermatologist for prescriptive treatment. Good luck you can improve it but not cure it.

  7. QUESTION:
    Can you use calmurid cream on your face?
    I have keratosis pilaris. Doctor diagnosed me last year. I have been using calmurid cream on my arms and legs since then. However now I have developed it on my cheeks. She said continue using the cream you have but when I got home the leaflet didn't say anything about using it on your face.

    • ANSWER:
      How does it work?

      This cream contains the active ingredients urea and lactic acid. It is used to moisturise and rehydrate dry, scaly skin.

      Dry skin results from lack of water in the outer layer of skin cells known as the stratum corneum. When this layer becomes dehydrated it loses its flexibility and becomes cracked, scaly and sometimes itchy. The stratum corneum contains natural water-holding substances, including urea, which retain water seeping up from the deeper layers of the skin. Water is also normally retained in the stratum corneum by a surface film of natural oil (sebum) and broken-down skin cells, which slow down evaporation of water from the skin surface.

      The skin dries out when too much water evaporates from its surface. This increases as we get older, and is made worse by washing, because hot water and soap remove the layer of natural oil on the skin surface.

      When urea is applied to the skin it penetrates the stratum corneum, where it readily absorbs and retains water. This increases the capacity of the skin to hold moisture, and the skin therefore becomes rehydrated.

      Lactic acid is known as a keratolytic. When applied to the skin it breaks down keratin, which is a protein that forms part of the skin structure. In conditions such as chronic eczema and ichthyosis, excessive amounts of keratin causes the skin cells to harden, and makes the skin become thickened and scaly. Lactic acid breaks down the keratin in the hardened and thickened skin, helping to shed skin cells from the area to which it is applied, and soften and improve the appearance of dry, scaly skin. This action also improves the ability of the urea to penetrate the skin and rehydrate it.

      The moisturising base of this cream also provides a layer of oil on the surface of the skin, which helps prevent water from evaporating from the skin surface.

      What is it used for?

      * Inherited, non-inflammatory dryness and scaling of the skin (ichthyosis, xeroderma)

      * Other dry, scaly skin disorders

      Warning!

      * This preparation is for external use only.

      * If you experience stinging when applying this medicine and this prevents you using it, the medicine can be diluted with an equal quantity of aqueous cream for a week of treatment. After this time you should be able to use it undiluted. Seek further advice from your pharmacist.

      * Avoid contact of this medicine with the eyes and the moist membranes lining the inside of certain parts of the body, eg mouth, nasal passages (mucous membranes).

      Not to be used in

      * Known sensitivity or allergy to any ingredient

      This medicine should not be used if you are allergic to one or any of its ingredients. Please inform your doctor or pharmacist if you have previously experienced such an allergy.

      If you feel you have experienced an allergic reaction, stop using this medicine and inform your doctor or pharmacist immediately.

      Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

      Certain medicines should not be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding. However, other medicines may be safely used in pregnancy or breastfeeding providing the benefits to the mother outweigh the risks to the unborn baby. Always inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy, before using any medicine.

      * There are no known harmful effects when this medicine is used during pregnancy.

      * This preparation may be used safely by breastfeeding mothers, providing it is not applied to the breasts prior to breastfeeding. This will avoid ingestion by the infant.

      Side effects

      Medicines and their possible side effects can affect individual people in different ways. The following are some of the side effects that are known to be associated with this medicine. Because a side effect is stated here, it does not mean that all people using this medicine will experience that or any side effect.

      * Stinging on application

      The side effects listed above may not include all of the side effects reported by the drug's manufacturer.

      For more information about any other possible risks associated with this medicine, please read the information provided with the medicine or consult your doctor or pharmacist.

      How can this medicine affect other medicines?

      By smoothing and softening the skin this medicine can increase the absorption of other medicines that are applied to the skin. This can be useful in conditions such as eczema because it improves the ability of other medicines, such as corticosteroid creams, to penetrate the skin and reduce inflammation.

  8. QUESTION:
    What to do about keratosis pilaris?
    I have keratosis pilaris and it annoys me so much! What can I do about it? I've heard about something called Carmol 20? and I think I've tried Carmol 40 which is only available by prescription but it didn't work. Maybe there are some home remedies or just some tips? Please help. I know a lot of girls my age (13) have them too but I cannot stand it. Thanx :)

    • ANSWER:
      I know how you feel. I had Keratosis Pilaris too and always wore long sleeves even when it was really hot. I started using Paula's Choice 2% BHA and it cleared up completely within a few weeks. I don't know if it works for everyone, but it seems to work for a lot of people. I've told several people about it and it has worked for everyone I've told. It is a fairly common thing.

      I started with their liquid formula but I also have used their 2% BHA body lotion. I recommend the liquid to start. You can find out a lot more about KP and the various treatments and products here: http://cosmeticscop.paulaschoice.com/keratosis-pilaris-solutions.aspx

      Good Luck!

  9. QUESTION:
    what is the best treatment for keratosis pilaris and reduction of deep keloidal scars?
    i have had KP for the past 15 years now and i have so many scars because of them which affects my overall self confidence. please help!

    • ANSWER:
      I'll tell you what, go natural. Natural remedies work. Start off by ditching all harsh and synthetic chemicals. They are terrible for your skin in the long run (not to mention, expensive). Switch to all natural or organic products and you will see a major difference. I can't even tell you how much my skin has cleared just from using natural home remedies. This is coming from someone who has had tons of scars on my face and body. Beyond belief. :-P Vitamin E is really good for scars. So is Rose Hip Seed Oil and Tea Tree.

      Oh and you should definitely try the BestBathStore soaps. All of their soaps are handmade with 100% natural ingredients. They can even out your skintone. I've been using their lemon cleansing bar as my body wash. It only took about 2 days for me to see major improvement on my scars.

      I'm not the only one. They have an entire review section here:
      http://bestbathstorecouponcodes.blogspot.com/p/reviews.html

      They offer free samples as well. Hope that helps. Take it easy.

      -Love Is Peace

  10. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of this eczema on the bottom of my butt cheeks?
    For a year now I've noticed these bumps on the bottom of my butt cheeks, really mild though. Not noticeable unless you feel it.

    I tried putting lotion there for a while in case it was just dry skin. Then I tried tanning to see if it would disappear from that. I tried baby powder.. I just don't know anymore!

    I don't want to go to the doctor or anywhere like that, so is there any thing recommended I should buy at the store for it? Or any other home remedies?

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds like keratosis pilaris to me: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keratosis_pilaris

      The options are AHA, BHA, and urea, all meant to break up the keratin in the pores, which makes the bumpy feeling.

      Some products with these active ingredients include: Neostrata lotions (glycolic or lactic acid), Paula's Choice 2% BHA body treatment, or Eucerin lotions that have urea high on the ingredient list.

      Hope this helps.

  11. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of Chicken Skin on arms and legs?
    I'm 15 years old, a girl, and I've had chicken skin for all of my life. It's only on my legs and arms, and it's really unattractive. I don't wear shorts or short sleeves because it's so embarrassing for me. I can't afford to go to a dermatologist, so what can I do at home? I've tried many lotions, and they never work. Any creams or anything that I can try?

    Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      What is sometimes referred to as Chicken Skin is actually a condition known as Keratosis Pilaris. (KP) It is a chronic skin condition periodically becoming worse and/or better.
      Although KP is a skin disorder that cannot be cured, it can be made less noticeable. It is hereditary, and the severity varies from person to person.
      - http://www.medicinenet.com/keratosis_pil…
      - http://www.helpforkp.com/

      Treatment options for keratosis pilaris focus on exfoliating or softening the skin to reduce keratin clogged pores. Most commonly, lotions that contain 2% lactic acid or salicylic acid will help to break down the keratin plugs over time.
      - http://www.skintreatmentcream.com/kp-tre…
      - http://www.keratosispilaristreatments.co…

      An important first treatment step is to use a gentle cleansing agent with light abrasive properties, (often termed "scrub"), but one that keeps moisture such as an exfoliant for sensitive skin.
      Check out this site for some great, inexpensive, homemade exfoliants you can try;
      - http://www.skinway.com/skincare_articles…

      The goal is to clean and open the pores of the skin without over drying. Other measures to avoid excessive dryness include taking lukewarm, brief showers (Hot water tends to dry out the skin) and using a humidifier, particularly during the winter months when low humidity dries out the skin.

      Make sure to be drinking 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. As well, drinking water helps to wash out the toxins in the body.

      I would also suggest you 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.

      You could 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.
      http://www.healthy-skincare.com/vitamin-…

      Hope this helps!

  12. QUESTION:
    What is an easy homemade-ish way to get rid of pimple and blemishes?
    I get these like pimple breakouts on my face sometimes, and i don't want to buy all those expensive creams and lotions and things. Anyone know something i can try a home, with household things, or something low cost? thanks so much.

    p.s oh and if someone also wants to explain to me how to hide all of that with make-up, it would be appreciated as well :D

    • ANSWER:
      Well my advice:
      For nice clear skin:Get some yarrow capsules,put one in some warm water,splash your face with it,pat dry with a wash-clothe.Or as a cleanser if you have dry skin try milk it has lactic acid (found in alot of really expensive creams!).Then for toner use lemon it balances the ph in your skin,Apply with cotton ball.Then use 100% pure aloe vera gel (get this stuff at local heath food store or drugstore).Hope I helped!,God bless!. :) Garlic is good for pimples to (not good for sensitive skin) just leave it on for like 5 mins (mash it up first).Also have a good diet,eat lots of fruits and veggies(I'm a vegetarian).Drink water too,half your body weight (if you weigh 100 lbs drink 50 oz a day).Taking MSM (100-1,000 mg) daily can help acne.

      Also try an egg mask,simply leave egg white (from one egg) on your face for 10 minutes.

      I advise you to try a tomato ,take a tomato and cut a few slices from it and then leave the slices on your face for about 10 minutes(flesh side down).

      For your body simply:

      Mix suger (or sea salt) and Olive oil together and you have a great scrub!.
      :)

      Info:
      Benefits of aloe vera

      Many ancient works, including the Bible, refer to the use of aloe. One of the first documented users of aloe vera was Cleopatra, who lived from 68 to 30 B.C. She is said to have used the gel on her skin as protection from the sun, and to have thought the gel helped to keep her skin young-looking. In fact, the Egyptians may have used aloe vera in their embalming of bodies, among other uses.

      About the year Six B.C., Dioscorides, a Greek physician, discovered aloe vera was effective in treating a wide range of ailments, from kidney problems and constipation, to severe burns of the skin.

      Today aloe vera continues to be widely used around the world. Studies have shown that aloe vera speeds the healing process, particularly in burns, including those from radiation. It is also used by dermatologists to speed healing after facial dermabrasion, which removes scars from the skins top layers.

      *****

      The possible benefits from the use of aloe vera gel and juice include:

      1. May help sooth skin injured by burns, irritations, cuts and insect bites.

      2. May help moisturize and soften the skin.

      3. May help speed the healing of skin wounds,acne, burns and other injuries.

      4. May help (when taken internally)with constipation, diarrhea and other intestinal problems.

      5. May speed and improve general healing when taken internally.

      6. May relieve itching and swelling of irritated skin.

      7. May help kill fungus and bacteria.

      8. May improve the effectiveness of sun screen products.
      ......................................…
      Benefits of Lactic acid

      Lactic acid is a naturally occurring alpha-hydroxy acid that is fermented from milk for use in cosmetics, lotions and cleansers to assist in smoothing and moisturizing the skin. Lactic acid is of great use in any healthy skin regimen, as it aids in the sloughing of dead skin cells, increasing cellular turnover while hydrating the skin for a fresh and rejuvenated complexion. Lactic acid can be used for many skin problems including the management of acne, wrinkles, psoriasis,sun damage, keratosis pilaris and hyperkeratosis, and can even be used on slightly sensitive or allergy-prone skin.

      Egg

      After applying egg whites, your skin takes on a tighter, more lifted appearance, causing some skin care aficionados to go so far as to call the egg white mask an "egg white face lift ". Other benefits of this natural skin care treatment, egg whites have been known to reduce the appearance minor breakouts, as well as enlarged pores.

      Tomatos and Lycopene

      Lycopene is high in antioxidants and fat soluble, with a small molecule structure that is easily absorbed by the skin. There is a drawback however. Lycopene is not dietary soluble (the molecule structure is tightly bound) unless cooked.Tomatos have high levels of both vitamins C and A,great for skin.

      Honey

      Honey also is be good for your skin. It has the ability to attract water. You can use honey instead of alpha hydroxy masks because of its high content of the acid. It is also safe for sensitive skin.

      You can also use it as a moisturizing mask for your skin as well as your hair.
      The reason why your skin clears up then blemishes again is because you skin becomes immune to the product your using. Thats why skin never stays clear. Face cleansers like Proactive, Clean and Clear and all that stuff has a lot of chemicals in that eat away bacteria on your face. Now there's nothing wrong with that but when it starts stripping your face of natural oils then you have a problem.

      Diet is also a bit part a clean skin. Make sure your eating right, fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean meat and blah blah blah. Keep your hands from your face, and don't pick at your blemishes. It will just spread bacteria over your face.

      Buy some bare minara

  13. 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!

  14. QUESTION:
    Are peels good for keratosis pilaris that is on the back and arms? If so, which one would work best?
    And be specific about which brand would work, please. Also (I keep getting mixed reviews on this) but are gold peels good or bad for the skin?

    • ANSWER:
      peels are not bad for the skin but they wont cure the problem..
      Start off with some gentle physical exfoliation. Twice a week, soak in a warm bath and then lightly scrub affected areas with a loofah or Buf-Puf. Moisturize well after you get out of the water. Look for urea, a skin-softening ingredient that's a favorite with dermatologists. You can find it in Gold Bond Ultimate Softening Shea Butter Lotion or Carmol 20. If you don't see any improvement after a few weeks, step up the treatment with chemical exfoliants.

      Again, start off gently. Some people are able to deal with stronger exfoliants while others will find themselves sensitive to certain products. Alpha-hydroxy acids are a good option for fighting rough skin. Glycolic and lactic acids are the most popular AHAs available over the counter. You can find glycolic acid available in DDF's Glycolic Exfoliating Wash 5% or DermaDoctor's KP Duty, a formula specially created to deal with the condition. You can find lactic acid in products like AmLactin (usually located behind the pharmacy counter) and Fresh Milk Bath and Shower Cream.

      Another option is vitamin A, or retinol. You can try prescription formulas such as Retin-A or Differin, but you can also go with an over the counter retinol line such as RoC or SkinCeuticals. Be careful and sparing when you use vitamin A products, however. Many people are sensitive to retinol and may experience peeling and irritation with the first several uses.

      f you're still not seeing much improvement after trying these options, see your dermatologist for a chemical peel or microdermabrasion. These options will help exfoliate stubborn cases of keratosis pilaris so that you can start treating the problem from there. Since the condition is caused by the skin's failure to exfoliate itself properly, keratosis pilaris is a continual problem. One chemical peel will not keep the skin smooth forever. Instead, view the peel as a jump-start and continue to treat the condition with at-home exfoliation.

  15. QUESTION:
    Is there a way to get rid of redness/purpleness caused by keratosis pilaris?
    I have kp on the back of my arms and on my legs and basically all over! My legs have hundreds of purple dots up and down them. Is there anyway to get rid of the odd coloring caused by kp. I have very very very very very light irish skin and it is very noticeable.HELP!

    • ANSWER:
      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

  16. 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!!!

  17. QUESTION:
    I keep on getting rashes and now red dots on my skin?
    First it started off when I started scratching this itchy part and then it will grow into a rash, horribly bright and obvious and it looked like a bunch of long mosquito bites. It happens all the time to me, mainly at home though and it really bugs me. But now, I have red dots/blotches on my skin that are quite reddish/pinkish in colour and the part of my body that the dot is on hurts. For example, I have a red dot on the upper part of my arm and the upper part of my arm hurts when I move it. I don't know if it's my nerve or my bone. It's freaking me out because I never had anything like that happen to me.

    • ANSWER:
      It is difficult for us to know. There are so many different causes of rashes that it is very difficult to narrow down any specific cause of one. Common categories of rash are:

      scaly patches of skin not caused by infection,
      scaly patches of skin produced by fungal or bacterial infection,
      red, itchy bumps or patches over the body, such as on the chest and back.

      Although rashes are seldom dangerous, self-diagnosis is not usually a good idea. Proper evaluation of a skin rash requires a visit to a doctor or other health-care professional. Check these sites for good information and you may be able to figure out what is going on.

      http://www.medicinenet.com/rash/article.htm
      http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/skin-rash/SN00016s

      The bumps may be keratosis pilaris. Initial treatment of keratosis pilaris 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. Read here for more information.

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

  18. 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

  19. QUESTION:
    Keratosis Pilaris treatment for a guy?
    I'm 17 years old and I have Keratosis Pilaris on my upper arms.

    It apparently is also causing my cheeks to be perpetually red and blotchy.

    I don't like the way it looks and I would love to know some treatments for it. Do any of you have personal experience with it?

    • ANSWER:
      Initial treatment of keratosis pilaris 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

  20. 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

  21. QUESTION:
    I have goosebump type bumps on the back of my arms, What are they?
    They are also on my thighs and sides of my torso. I was told it was just dry skin, but i was also told is was something else. Some word with almost every letter of the alphabet in it. I use a heavy moisturizing body lotion, and they aren't going away. They don't itch or anything. Serious answers ONLY please!

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds like KP:

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keratosis_pilaris

      There are home remedies that work for some people, listed in one of the links on the wiki page. But your best bet would be to go to a dermatologist for professional treatment.

  22. 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.

  23. QUESTION:
    In addition to Keratosis Pilaris, I get pimples on my arms that I always pick at?
    They aren't necessarily red... They are usually skin colored and there are lots of them. (The pimples that I get on my face aren't red either. And I don't get them that much really.) I have picked them since I was little. It's mostly when I'm stressed. Also my arms get fairly red and appear to have a tannish red to them and it looks terrible.. How do I fix this?

    • ANSWER:
      Initial treatment of keratosis pilaris 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

  24. QUESTION:
    how to remove the bumps i have on my arms?
    its kiratosis pilaris , nad my doctor did give me a medical cream for it . but now i cannot use it cause im having lazer treatements, and the doctor said that i shouldnt use any medical creams.
    so any at home remedies?

    • ANSWER:
      For Keratosis Pilaris, wash with a mild soap (Clearly Natural Glycerine Soapglycerine soap, Dove Beauty Bar for Sensitive Skingentle cleanser, Dove Deep Moisture Body Washbody wash for keratosis pilaris, etc.) to not dry out the skin.

      One step in treatment is intensive moisturizing. Try Vaseline Intensive Care Total Moisture, Dry Skin Lotionvaseline lotion or Complex 15 Therapeutic Moisturizing LotionComplex 15 after bathing, and re-apply the cream again several times daily. Put this on when the skin is still damp. If one of these creams does not help, change to a cream containing urea (Nutraplus Lotion with Urea or Aqua Care Lotion for Dry SkinAqua Care) or alpha-hydroxy acids (Kiss My Face Peaches & Creme Moisturizer with 8% Alpha Hydroxy Acidsalpha hydroxy lotion) applied twice daily - it may be too irritating to use more often.

      The second step is to remove the plugged pores can be by taking long, hot soaking tub baths and then rubbing the areas with a coarse washcloth, stiff brush, or a Buf-PufBuf-Puf. Using Dove Exfoliating Body Washbody wash for keratosis pilaris with the scrubber will moisturize as it exfoliates. Rub in a circular motion.

      Take a good Multivitaminmulti-vitamin. If you already are, take extra Vitamin AVitamin A.

      Increase the humidity in the bedroom with a Humidifierhumidifier.

      Get 15 to 30 minutes of sunshine every day possible.

  25. QUESTION:
    what should i do for my upper arm rash?
    i have these little red bumps at where my short sleeve tshirts sleeve ends. they aren't pimples and i think it is a upper arm rash. It looks really terrible since it is almost summer and im gonna be wearing tank tops! what should i do to make them go away?

    • ANSWER:
      The bumps could be 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

  26. QUESTION:
    i have bumps almost like blackheads on the insides of my arms, how can i get rid of them?
    mind you, ive had this "rash" since i could remember, ive tried exfoliating, creams etc. im at my wits end! i need help!

    • ANSWER:
      The bumps on your arms 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

  27. QUESTION:
    How can treat some bumps that i have on my elbows?
    they look red and white flakes and they are spreading. I have been using so many creams and they dont even go away. I even got them burned. they said there called chicken bumps

    • ANSWER:
      "Chicken bumps" or "chicken skin" is actually a condition called Keratosis Pilaris.

      The name keratosis pilaris comes from the process of “keratinization,” our body’s process for building up the epidermis, or outer-most layer of skin. When the body performs this process too much, too often, or in the wrong areas, excess skin collects around the hair follicles. This creates a miniature cone or clogged pore, much like a small pimple.

      While there is no cure for KP, there are some treatments that minimize the appearance of the areas affected such as:

      -The process of using exfoliating (scrubs and loofahs), moisturizing (lotions), softening (creams), and applying anti-inflammatory agents (sarnol hc lotion).

      -Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs). Glycolic acid and Lactic acid are two AHAs used to minimize the bumps through chemical exfoliation. Lactic Acid, which comes in over-the-counter and prescription formulas, is also an effective ingredient for alleviating the appearance of KP bumps.

      -Urea. As with conditions that result in extremely dry and scaly skin, such as psoriasis, eczema, and ichtyosis, you may find your KP affected areas unresponsive to milder treatments. In this case you’ll want to try a product containing urea. You may have to see a dermatologist for some stronger versions of this.

      -Glytone’s KP Kit. As KP often responds well to a multi-faceted approach, consider a therapy regimen that incorporates more than one product, such as Glytone’s KP Kit. Since the goal of KP treatment is to exfoliate, moisturize, and prevent discoloring at the inflamed areas, you’ll find it handy to have both treatments and a gentle puff in one convenient package.

      -Vitamin A Treatments. Sufferers of acne and KP have used vitamin A creams such as Retin A, Tazorac and Differin for years. And while the potency of these products is undeniably effective at treating blemishes, the skin can become dry and pinkishly raw with overuse. Use a small amount of cream applied to the affected areas only once every other day or night. Stronger versions of this can also be obtained from a dermatologist.

      -Soothing Topical Anti-inflammatories. If youre having itching, this is the main thing that will help you. For an anti-inflammatory with the added benefit of itch relief, Sarnol-HC provides the effectiveness of 1% hydrocortisone. Sarnol HC Lotion’s base compounds help soften, smooth and moisturize the skin. Any other 1% hydrocortisone cream/lotion will work as well.

      If none of those treatments work for you, the strongest treatment yet is:

      -Microdermabrasion. Microdermabrasion therapies offered through visits to your dermatologist may be the last resort for sufferers of KP, but they can also be costly and inconvenient. However, there are a couple of at-home microdermabrasion products that, when used regularly, can have a similar glowing effect. Neova Microdermabrasion Scrub and Peter Thomas Roth AHA/BHA Face and Body Polish are excellent OTC alternatives.

      As with any long-term goal, persistence is the key to treating keratosis pilaris. It is, after all, a chronic condition that requires long term treatment. But chronic doesn’t mean panic. Regular treatment through the specialized products above will go a long way toward preventing new “chicken skin bumps.”

      Hope this wasnt too long, and very helpful for you.

      I have several relatives with KP, and simply exfoliating in the shower, moisturizing, and using hydrocortisone cream has worked wonders!

      Feel free to message me or email me with further questions, and see my source below for more information.

      RN

  28. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of bumps on skin?
    They are like unsurfaced zits but they never surface. I have tried salycic acid, I have tried benzoyl peroxide, I have tried hydrogen peroxide, and i have tried honey and I have tried baking soda. What can I do to get rid of these? I have to like manually squeeze them and its really tedious and damaging. Exfoliation doesn't help

    • ANSWER:
      It depends on what the bumps are. The bumps may be 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

  29. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of heat bumps?
    I have em bad on my face. It looks like im always nervous. So will like getting a tan help??

    • ANSWER:
      No, getting a tan will not help. what you have might not be heat bumps. It might be something called keratosis pilaris. It is harmless, but a nuisance for some people. If it is 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

  30. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of these "red goosebumps" on my arms?
    I have these acne-looking pores on my arm, red and what not, how do i get rid of it? Sometimes they get itchy and they form the puss as well, but very small of course...and on my right arm near my shoulder blade, it seems permanent goosebumps formed because of the itching :( i was told from my sister it was because of a lot of SPAM in the past (lol) would scrubbing soap and applying lotion do the trick? please help!

    • ANSWER:
      when i was little, i used to have a lot of red bumps on my arms. Many of people get those.
      here is some info that might help you:
      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" because of it's resemblance to, well, chicken 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.

      How to get rid of it? Topical treatments are your best bet. Skip the acne creams, and apply one these topical treatments commonly used to treat keratosis pilaris:

      1. Moisturizer with lactic acid or urea. Used twice daily, this treatment helps dissolve the thickened skin, according to Jeannette Graf, a professor of dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital, in Allure magazine. Graf recommends over-the-counter AmLactin 12% Moisturizing Cream.

      2. If the OTC product doesn't work, ask your dermatologist or family doctor for prescription Carmol 10 or Lac-Hydrin.

      3. Avoid hot showers and abrasive scrubs. Scrubbing the area only exacerbates the problem.

      4. Ask your doctor about topical retinol products such as Retin-A, Retin-A Micro, Evita or Adapalene. Retinols increase new cell turnover and help unclog pores.

      5. Topical corticosteroids are sometimes prescribed for a short time period. They provide temporary relief, but can only be used short term, because they have long-term health benefits.

      6. 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.

      good luck!!!

  31. QUESTION:
    What can i do to treat keratosis pilaris?
    bumps on the back of the arms

    • ANSWER:
      Treatment of keratosis pilaris is not necessary, and unfortunately often has disappointing results. With persistence, most people can get very satisfactory improvement. 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 (Curel, Carmol-20) 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.

  32. QUESTION:
    I have tiny bumps on the backs of my arms, does anyone have any ideas of how to get rid of them?
    They may justs be a type of rash, but the are very tiny bumps, they don't look like pimples

    • ANSWER:
      Keratosis pilaris is a skin condition commonly seen on the upper arms, buttocks and thighs. The skin cells that normally flake off as a fine dust from the skin form plugs in the hair follicles. These appear as small pimples that have a dry ''sandpaper'' feeling. They are usually white but sometimes rather red. They usually don't itch or hurt.

      Keratosis pilaris is particularly common in teenagers on the upper arms. It may occur in babies where it tends to be most obvious on the cheeks. It may remain for years but generally gradually disappears usually before age 30. Keratosis pilaris is unsightly but completely harmless. It is usually worse during the winter months or other times of low humidity when skin dries out, and may worsen during pregnancy or after childbirth.

      Treatment of keratosis pilaris is not necessary, and unfortunately often has disappointing results. With persistence, most people can get very satisfactory improvement. 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 (Curel, Carmol-20) 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.

  33. QUESTION:
    how do i fix this gross redness and bumps on my arms?
    for a long time ive had this veins kind of looking red patch on the backside of both of my arms. they are kind of bumpy

    i brought it up to the doctor a while back but she jkust kind of brushed it off, and if she made any recomendations, i dont remember what they were or if they worked

    anybody have something similar?

    i have a formal dance in about a month and for once i'd like my arms to look nice in my dress!

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds like you may have a condition called Keratosis pilaris. It is very common, finding a home on the upper arms, thighs, and shoulders. Keratosis pilaris tends to be more severe during the winter months but no one is sure why that is the case and it definitely isn't consistent for everyone. Basically, the bumpy rough spots are clogged pores that sometimes get red and irritated but rarely itch. Regrettably there is no available cure or universally effective treatment, though it is generally well accepted that unclogging pores and reducing inflammation can improve matters greatly.

      A BHA (beta hydroxy acid) product with the active ingredient salicylic acid and a pH low enough for exfoliation can be really helpful for exfoliation and removal.

  34. QUESTION:
    What can I do to clear up acne on my legs.?
    Today I went to the doctor cause I have been getting alot of acne on my legs and all she told me was that it is spider bites and that I need to go home and vacuum my bedroom real well. I vacuum my house alot and I am postive there are no spiders in it and these are not spider bites. Anyone have any help for me.
    I am not interested in using proactive. It does nothing for me.

    • ANSWER:
      It could also be a condition called Keratosis Pilaris-which is the name for small puss filled bumps that look like rashes on your skin,esp. on your arms & legs,though it is found anywhere on the body,including the face,neck,back,butt etc.,It's actually a case of extreme dry skin clogging your hair follicles which causes breakouts.The best treatment is to use lots and lots of moisturizer on a regular basis.Try it.Amlactin is recommended for this condition.Good Luck.

  35. QUESTION:
    Are there any home remedies for keratosis pilaris?

    • ANSWER:
      You will find some excellent information at www.dermadoctor.com. Select "Search by condition" on the home page, and then scroll down until you find keratosis pilaris.

      You can read articles by the dermatologist, submit questions to the doctor, and see which products they recommend for this condition.

      I'll tell you what worked best for my husband - a good loofah and an emollient cream like Eucerin or Avon's Intensive Therapy treatments. LacHydrin is also an excellent option - I think you can purchase that directly from the dermadoctor website.

      The real key is diligence - whatever you use to successfully treat the problem (and it CAN be controlled by the way), just be sure you stick to the routine every day to see and maintain the results you want.

      Best wishes -

  36. QUESTION:
    Does microdermabrasion help reduce the appearance of keratosis pilaris?

    If you have keratosis pilaris, what have u done to help reduce the apperance. I ask because I have it and want to wear short sleeves with the nice weather, but kp prevents me from doing so :(
    Thank you so much for your answers so far ♥

    • ANSWER:
      My best friend had the same problem as you (she is 30). This is what she did (after trying many at home remedies and a few medium chemical peels). She has a series of 8 microderma professional treatments and bought one of those at home kits and used it several times a week for a few weeks. Now the skin on her arms looks very good, it's like she never had the keratosis. she still uses the microderma kit once a week for maintenance. I believe its the body kit form Neutrogena, but there are a lot of other options out there that can help you.
      microderma exfoliates only the top layer of skin, not hurting it in any way, but thus cleans the inside of pores and follicules and reduces the cicken skin appearance.
      hope this helps.

  37. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of Keratosis pilaris?

    • ANSWER:
      While you cannot get rid of it, you can use effective treatment. Keratosis pilaris is a skin condition commonly seen on the upper arms, buttocks and thighs. The skin cells that normally flake off as a fine dust from the skin form plugs in the hair follicles. These appear as small pimples that have a dry ''sandpaper'' feeling. They are usually white but sometimes rather red. They usually don't itch or hurt.

      Keratosis pilaris is particularly common in teenagers on the upper arms. It may occur in babies where it tends to be most obvious on the cheeks. It may remain for years but generally gradually disappears usually before age 30. Keratosis pilaris is unsightly but completely harmless. It is usually worse during the winter months or other times of low humidity when skin dries out, and may worsen during pregnancy or after childbirth.

      Treatment of keratosis pilaris is not necessary, and unfortunately often has disappointing results. With persistence, most people can get very satisfactory improvement. 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.

  38. QUESTION:
    Has anyone cured there Keratosis Pilaris out there?
    I want to know if anyone has actually got rid of it through home remedy, prescription, diet, or actions, and not by age, not by growing out of it. I'm actively trying to cure myself.

    • ANSWER:
      Treatment

      To treat keratosis pilaris patients can try several strategies to lessen the bumps. First, the patient can supplement the natural removal of dry skin and papules by using a loofah or another type of scrub showering or bathing. A variety of different over-the-counter (OTC) lotions, ointments, and creams can also be applied after showering while the skin is still moist and then several times a day to keep the area moist. Medicated lotions with urea, 15% alphahydroxy acids, or Retin A can also be prescribed by the dermatologist and applied one to two times daily. Systemic (oral) medications are not prescribed for keratosis pilaris. However if papules are opened and become infected, antibiotics may be necessary to treat the infection.

      Q:Are there any effective treatments for keratosis pilaris?
      A:
      Keratosis pilaris is a common skin disorder. Although it isn't serious, it can be frustrating because it's difficult to treat.

      Keratosis pilaris occurs most often in children. It results from the buildup of a protein called keratin in the openings of hair follicles in the skin. This produces small, rough patches — usually on the arms, thighs and face. The exact cause isn't known, but it may be associated with eczema.

      Keratosis pilaris typically causes no pain or itching. Treatment is directed at softening the keratin deposits in the skin and may include medicated creams containing urea or lactic acid. Even with treatment, this condition tends to remain for years. If associated with eczema, keratosis pilaris may improve with treatment of the underlying eczema.

      betamethasone dipropionate, Diprosone, Diprolene
      chloroxine-shampoo, Capitrol
      corticosteroids-topical
      desoximetasone-topical, Topicort, Topicort LP
      fluocinolone-topical oil, Derma-Smoothe/FS
      fusidic acid/hydrocortisone-topical
      halobetasol-topical, Ultravate
      hydrocortisone valerate, Westcort
      omega-3 fatty acids-oral, Coromega, Longs Fish Oil, Max Epa, Omega-3, Salmon Oil, Superepa
      pimecrolimus, Elidel
      pramoxine-hydrocortisone-cream, ointment, Enzone, Pramosone
      pramoxine-hydrocortisone-lotion, Pramosone, Zone-A
      tacrolimus ointment, Protopic
      tea tree oil-topical

  39. QUESTION:
    What exactly is a CHEMICAL PEEL? (for the face)?
    will it get rid of any skin conditions like this (keratosis pilaris):
    http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/images/ency/fullsize/2694.jpg
    what is it for and is it painful and is it expensive?
    also...can teens get it?

    • ANSWER:
      Cosmetic Procedures: Chemical Peel Treatments
      Chemical peels, also known as chemexfoliation or derma-peeling, are a technique used to improve the appearance of the skin. In this treatment, a chemical solution is applied to the skin, which causes it to "blister" and eventually peel off. The new, regenerated skin is usually smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin. The new skin also is temporarily more sensitive to the sun.

      What Conditions Do a Chemical Peel Treat?
      Chemical peels are performed on the face, neck or hands. They can be used to:

      Reduce fine lines under the eyes and around the mouth
      Treat wrinkles caused by sun damage, aging and hereditary factors
      Improve the appearance of mild scarring
      Treat certain types of acne
      Reduce age spots, freckles and dark patches due to pregnancy or taking birth control pills (melasma)
      Improve the look and feel of skin that is dull in texture and color
      Areas of sun damage, which may contain pre-cancerous keratoses that appear as scaly spots, may improve after chemical peeling. Following treatment, new pre-cancerous lesions are less likely to appear.

      However, sags, bulges and more severe wrinkles do not respond well to chemical peels. They may require other kinds of cosmetic surgical procedures, such as carbon dioxide laser resurfacing, a facelift, brow lift, eyelid lift or soft tissue filler (collagen or fat). A dermatologic surgeon can help determine the most appropriate type of treatment for each individual case.

      Who Is a Good Candidate For a Chemical Peel?
      Generally, fair-skinned and light-haired patients are ideal candidates for chemical peels. Darker skin types may also have good results, depending upon the type of problem being treated.

      How Are Chemical Peels Performed?
      A chemical peel can be performed in a doctor's office or in a surgery center as an outpatient procedure.

      The skin is thoroughly cleansed with an agent that removes excess oils and the eyes and hair are protected. One or more chemical solutions, such as glycolic acid, trichloroacetic acid, salicylic acid, lactic acid or carbolic acid (phenol), are applied to small areas on the skin. These applications produce a controlled wound, enabling new, regenerated skin to appear.

      Preparing for a Chemical Peel
      Prior to the chemical peel, your doctor may ask you to stop taking certain drugs and prepare your skin with topical preconditioning medications such as Retin-A, Renova, or glycolic acid. After the chemical peel, it's important to use a broad-spectrum sunscreen every day.

      If you have been prescribed oral antibiotics or an oral antiviral medicine, you should begin taking those as directed. Typically, the oral antibiotics are prescribed depending on the depth of the chemical peel.

      Remember to ask your doctor if you need to have someone drive you home.

      What to Expect During The Procedure
      During the procedure, most patients experience a warm to somewhat hot sensation that lasts about five to ten minutes, followed by a stinging sensation. Cool compresses may be applied to help alleviate this stinging. A deeper peel may require pain medication during or after the procedure

  40. QUESTION:
    Small patch of red bumps on arm?
    I have this small patch of red bumps on my arm right where my arm bends....I also have some on my wrist.It hasn't spread at all and it doesnt itch,though it's been there for a few months.Is there anything to treat this?And is it permanent??Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      The bumps could be 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

  41. QUESTION:
    What are little red spots round you pubic area? I dont have long pubes and have never shaved?
    Proper answeres?!

    • ANSWER:
      The bumps may be 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

  42. QUESTION:
    How to treat Keratosis Pilaris?
    Any treatments store brought or home remedies for KP. Thanks :)

    • ANSWER:
      I have Keratosis Pilaris too and although this won't cure your condition, it will help clear it up. It's called Lac-Hydrin 12% and it looks like this: http://www.ichthyosis.com/images/lac-hydrin.jpg

      I'm pretty sure that you can get some at a local Walgreens. Luckily for me, I went to my dermatologist and he gave me a huge bag full of samples!

      I hope this helps!

  43. QUESTION:
    I have keratosis pilaris...does anyone know of any at home treatments that work, or lotions I can use?

    • ANSWER:
      Caitlin, hello. I had great results using the anti-eczema cream by Champori. It is herbal (steroid- and allergen-free) and works really fast, too. Try it: it comes with money back guarantee so there is nothing to lose.
      Best,
      Bernadette

  44. QUESTION:
    home remedies for Keratosis Pilaris?
    I have Keratosis Pilaris and I hate it. If anyone has (or preferably had) then please tell me how on earth you can get rid of this. I don't want anything that's really expensive but I'd really appretiate any and every suggestion you have. PLX HLP!!!
    it's on my arms and thighs not face.

    • ANSWER:
      Keratosis pilaris (KP) is a chronic skin condition periodically becoming worse and/or better.
      KP is a skin disorder that cannot be cured, although it can be made less noticeable. It is hereditary, and the severity varies from person to person.
      - http://www.medicinenet.com/keratosis_pil…
      - http://www.helpforkp.com/

      Treatment options for keratosis pilaris focus on exfoliating or softening the skin to reduce keratin clogged pores. Most commonly, lotions that contain 2% lactic acid or salicylic acid will help to break down the keratin plugs over time.
      - http://www.skintreatmentcream.com/kp-tre…
      - http://www.keratosispilaristreatments.co…

      An important first treatment step is to use a gentle cleansing agent with light abrasive properties, (often termed "scrub"), but one that keeps moisture such as an exfoliant for sensitive skin.
      Check out this site for some great, inexpensive, homemade exfoliants you can try;
      - http://www.skinway.com/

      The goal is to clean and open the pores of the skin without over drying. Other measures to avoid excessive dryness include taking lukewarm, brief showers (Hot water tends to dry out the skin) and using a humidifier, particularly during the winter months when low humidity dries out the skin.

      Make sure to be drinking 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. As well, drinking water helps to wash out the toxins in the body.

      I would also suggest you 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.

      You could 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.
      http://www.healthy-skincare.com/vitamin-…

      Hope this helps!

  45. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of those leg zits/ arm zits?

    • ANSWER:
      What can sometimes look like zits on the arms/legs is keratosis pilaris, which is a keratin plug in a hair follicle. It is oftentimes genetic. There are many treatments available from a dermatologist such as prescription strength retin A and urea creams, but can be pricey and not always covered by insurance. Some very good home remedies include oatmeal baths (aveeno), a hydroxy lotion ("for younger smoother skin"), and exfoliants (body scrubs and scrubbing accessories like brushes, washcloths loofahs. If it is not keratosis pilaris, more of a clear headwhen expressed, than a white or black head as in a pimple, a salicylic acid body wash, the hydroxy lotion, and exfoliants would still be recommended.

  46. QUESTION:
    what do i do to get rid of skin sports, there not red or anything but there just spots under my skin?
    ive got sports on my fore head and i really hate them! u can see bumps through my foundation and its actually discusting! there not many but they make me feel sick... im drinking lots of water and eating healthy also because im trying to loose weight, but is there anything i can eat or do to get ride of them?? there not sports there like under my skin i cant explain LOL :(

    • ANSWER:
      I think what you're describing may be keratosis pilaris. There's not really much you could do without seeing a doctor, but the bumps will eventually go away over time.

      At home, the best treatment would be to keep the area moisturized. You might try an exfoliating scrub also to see if that helps. You shouldn't mess with steroid creams (like hydrocortisone) as those could permanently damage your skin. If you want better results, you should probably consult a dermatologist.

  47. QUESTION:
    Does anybody have keratosis pilaris, if you do, how do you get rid of it?

    • ANSWER:
      To the brain child above---it's a SKIN CONDITION you don't die from it---GEEZ do some research before you answer a question....!!!!!! I have it, it is CHRONIC which means, no, you cannot get RID of it... Products used to treat keratosis pilaris include: Glycolic Acid (AHA), Lactic Acid, Urea, Vitamin A Treatments, Microdermabrasion. Other Recommended Treatments for Keratosis Pilaris Include:

      Glycolic Acid: MD Formulations Hand & Body Creme, Philosophy Soul Owner, MenScience Daily Body Wash, ZENMED™ AHA/BHA Complex,

      Kiss My Face Alpha and Aloe Oil Free Moisturizer, ZENMED™ Stretta

      Lactic Acid: AmLactin 12%, Epilyt Lotion, Aquaphor Baby Healing Ointment, LactiCare Lotion

      Urea: Carmol 10 Lotion, Carmol 20 Cream

      Vitamin A Treatments: Afirm 3X, SkinCeuticals Retinol 1.0 Microdermabrasion: Dermanew, L'Oreal ReFinish Chest, Arms & Hands, Neutrogena At Home MicroDermabrasion Body System

      Scar Treatments: Mederma, Cellex-C High Potency Serum, ZENMED™ Scar Treatment Kit

      Other: Tend Skin, Olay Complete Body Wash with Vitamins and Shea Butter for Extra Dry Skin, St. Ives Medicated Apricot Scrub, Peter Thomas Roth Silica Face & Body Polish, CLARISONIC Skin Care Brush, Juara Skincare Candlenut Body Polish

      Prescription Treatment

      » Salex 6% Cream & Lotion - keratolytic used to aid in removing excessive keratin in certain skin conditions.

      Cosmetics and Corrective Make-up

      » Dermablend » Sheer Cover

      I am rather lucky---I have a mild case---it is on my elbows and under my arms and on my thighs and inside my legs and various other places but on me it only looks like small red goosebumps

  48. QUESTION:
    Help with keratosis pilaris (kp) home remedies?
    i have some kp on my upper arms and it really bothers me.. do you have any home remedies that could possibly cure it?

    • ANSWER:
      I have the same problem. Though, there is not a cure, only treatments.If your looking for home remedies, I've heard if you put extra virgin oil on it, it will go away. I haven't tried it yet but I read it on a forum some time ago. Hope this helps anyways!

  49. QUESTION:
    KP but the bumps are white?
    I have very mild KP (keratosis pilaris (sp?)) and I want to get rid of them are there any treatments that I can use that will help.

    Will tanning help in making the bumps less noticeable?
    What about any home remedies?

    • ANSWER:
      Keeping your skin moisturized and exfoliating regularly is about the best thing you can do for it. I've also been prescribed lotions containing various types of acids (salicylic, lactic, etc). Amlactin is one that is supposed to help. There are generic versions available. It smells kind of bad though.

      The Amlactin website includes some info on KP treatment:
      http://www.amlactin.com/kp.html


keratosis pilaris treatment at home

Red Bumps On Back Of Arm

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. 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.

  2. 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!

  3. 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!

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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!

  7. 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).

  8. QUESTION:
    How can i get rid of the red bumps on my arms?
    I have small, red bumps on my upper arms. I need them to go away really soon. My prom dress is strapless and there arent any sleeves. So how can i get rid of the bumps?

    • ANSWER:
      aloe?

  9. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of the red bumps on my upper arms and inner thighs?
    So I have red bumps on my upper arms and inner thighs.
    I don't think I'm sick or anything like that, and I also don't think I it's acne.
    It doesn't really look like acne. They're just small redish bumps.
    I heard it has something to do with genetics, and yes, my dad has them too.
    I'd be glad to know some way to get rid of them since it's it's bikini season and all.

    • ANSWER:
      When you get red bumps on you inner thighs, more than likely you are allergic to a certain colored die you wear(on your pants). The bumps probably are not genetic completely. Your dad and you probably have them because you all are allergic to the same colored die. To prevent them, try to stay away from the color you wear most often because that's probably what causes them. But, if you are not sure, people are most allergic to red and blue dies, so I would stay away from that color for a while.

      As far as the bumps on your arms, every one gets them. Basically it's just dirt buil up. Try a nuetrogena acne free body wash. That really helps!

  10. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of the red bumps on my upper arm?
    I have red bumps on my upper arm. I've tried different lotions like Eucerin but it didn't help. Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      Get a lufa or buff puff and Vaseline Intensive Care cocoa butter oil (generic is at CVS) and scrub daily in the shower.
      Although the condition (Keratosis Pilaris) won't go away completely it will help. Small doses of the sun helps too.
      Don't burn or bake.

  11. 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.

  12. QUESTION:
    What are the little red bumps on my arm?
    I have tiny red bumps on my inner arm from my wrist up to the crease where I bend my arm. They don't itch at all so I'm assuming they aren't hives. All google searches returned without an answer, unfortunately. Does anyone know what it could be?
    Sorry, no. Way to be an idiot, though. I know what zits look like.

    • ANSWER:
      haha. yeah they def aren't zits. i have them too. on my upper arm. my doctor said cortaid cream. you can get it at the drug store.

      hope it works for you!

  13. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of these red bumps on my arms?
    I have these small red bumps on my outer arm. They don't itch, they don't bother me at all. I just don't know how to get rid of them. Any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      Keratosis Pilaris - Chicken Skin - Bane of my existence!!

      Go out and buy Neostrata 10% AHA body lotion and use it every day!!

      If you have more $$ to spend, go to amazon.com and search for lactic acid peel under the brand name Skin Laboratory.

      They have both dramatically improved my KP :)

  14. QUESTION:
    How you get rid of small red bumps on my upper arm?
    I've had small red bumps on my upper arm for years. I've seen other people with it too. Does anyone know how to make it go away or less visible?

    • ANSWER:
      Your bumps are known as Keratosis Pilaris. Here's a website that give a brief explanation about them.
      http://www.keratosispilaris.org/

      I've used DermaDoctor's KP Duty for a couple of years now and it works pretty well.
      www.dermadoctor.com

  15. 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!

  16. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of the little red bumps on mii legs and arms?
    I get these little red bumps on mii arms and legs and i can never seem to get rid of them. iv tryed lotion, scraping a credit card across them and using a loaf with body wash. I would like them gone soon to cuz it almost time for shorts and tanktops for summer.

    • ANSWER:
      Do you get them from shaving? If so, try shaving the way the hair is going instead of against the grain. Takes a bit longer but worth it.
      If not, just try using a lotion with aloe vera- its really soothing and should decrease redness at least.

  17. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of little red bumps on upper arms?
    Ive always had these little red bumps on my upper arms ever since I was a teenager. They go away, come back, lessen, worsen, idk. I put St. Ives lotion on every morning and night so I dont think it's dry skin... any suggestions on to possibly get rid of them?

    • ANSWER:
      Its keratosis pilaris...
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keratosis_pilaris

      I have it too and I exfoliate with a loofah in the shower and apply Amlactin lotion (an AHA lotion) and for the most part it has vanished.

  18. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of the red bumps on my upper arms and inner thighs?
    So I have red bumps on my upper arms and inner thighs.
    I don't think I'm sick or anything like that, and I also don't think I it's acne.
    It doesn't really look like acne. They're just small redish bumps.
    I heard it has something to do with genetics, and yes, my dad has them too.
    I'd be glad to know some way to get rid of them since it's it's bikini season and all.

    • ANSWER:
      Butter is not a beverage but is almost like lotion. Its pretty good on rolls as well.

  19. QUESTION:
    Why do I have red bumps on my arms and thighs?
    Right around the time it started getting cold outside I noticed that I had red bumps all over my arms and thighs. I know it's not razor burns because I don't shave my arms and I haven't shaved my thighs in a while knowing as it's winter and there's really no point. I've tried rubbing lotion on them, but nothing seems to make them go away. The bumps are very small, but are spread out and darkish red. Fortunately, they don't hurt or anything, but when I try to shave they get stuck in the razor and THAT really hurts! Any suggestions or tips on how to get rid of them and why they're even here in the first place?

    • ANSWER:
      If you wear jeans in might be because it that. Like it your skin is sensitive or something. I recommend using hydrocortisone. This really helped me:) good luck!

  20. 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!

  21. 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!

  22. QUESTION:
    What are those little red bumps on the arms?
    These little red bumps are on the top part of the arm around the back. They don’t hurt, skin feels normal, but they do look red. It looks like its something to do with the hair follicles. Does anyone know what causes it?
    The red follicles aren’t raised, they just feel like normal skin.

    • ANSWER:
      Ive got those too, didnt know what they were until I saw a TV program which said it was a defficiency in Omega fatty thingys.

  23. QUESTION:
    Why do i get red bumps under my arm after i shave?
    I hate wearing sleeve-less shirts because i have all these red bumps and rashes under my arm, and it never like bare. why do i get this, and how do i prevent it?
    tanks so much!

    • ANSWER:
      Razor burn and sensitive skin! Use shaving cream for sensitive skin. :)

  24. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of the painful, red bumps in my armpits?
    After every time I shave, I have these little red bumps under my arms that really, really sting!

    Please help!

    Thanks already.

    • ANSWER:
      It's possible that it may be the deoderant you're using, you may be allergic to it. If its not that, try using a different soap or a different razor.

  25. QUESTION:
    What causes raised red bumps all over the body?
    It's really gross and kind of weird looking, but since Saturday morning I have had quite a few red bumps that itched at first but started to hurt much more later on. Now, there are red bumps everywhere-my arms, my legs, my sides, my back, my stomach and my neck. It's horrible.

    But I don't know what it is. Does anybody know or have any information that'd be helpful?

    • ANSWER:
      Go to the doctor. Your rash will have to be seen in order to be diagnosed and treated correctly. There are quite a few possibilities, some of them contagious to others. Don't delay!

  26. QUESTION:
    Why do I have these red bumps on my arm?
    I've just came back from school and I've noticed I have these itchy, red bumps on my right arm. They look like mosquito bites. But it's the middle of February! Why would mosquitos be around now? All I know is, some blood-sucking bug must have crawled up my sleeve and bit me.

    And no, I did not wake up with these bug bites. I got them after I came home from school.

    • ANSWER:
      I get mosquito bites in winter I would see if you get them again and then go to the Dr. If they are close together it could be a spider

  27. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of weird red bumps on upper arm?
    I think what I have is called keratosis pilaris which is red bumps, and its getting worse like its all over my upper arm & I hate wearing sleeveless shirts because you can see the bumps and it looks nasty! How can I get rid of them?

    • ANSWER:
      use a body brush and brush upwards on both arms everyday before having a shower. or as much as you like! these red bumps are a build up of toxins due to poor circulation. my boyfriend had these and after body brushing for 3 weeks they were completely gone.

  28. QUESTION:
    When I shave under my arms (with cream and a new razor) why do I get red little bumps under my arms?
    I do everything you are supposed to do when shaving, like shave in the shower with warm water, use shaving cream, and a double or triple blade razor. Can anyone figure out why I get little red bumps under my arms? Should I use Nair or Veet or something???

    • ANSWER:
      there are several things that could be causing this reaction. you could be allergic to the actual blade
      you could be allergic to the cream your using
      you could be allergic to the deoderant your using
      ingrown hairs
      if your shaving everyday try shaving only every other day
      i would highly recommend waxing its fairly inexpensive if you just do your underarms, make sure they use a hard wax for your underarms instead of a soft wax (they use strips with the soft) i think you'll really like the results you get with waxing

  29. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of the annoying red bumps on the outsides of my arms?
    I have developed these clusters of red bumps on the outside of my arms, how can I get rid of them?

    • ANSWER:
      it's probably keratosis pilaris if they don't hurt or itch. They are very common. alot of teens have it. Some adults too. there's no cure. Sorry, but there's not. I have it too and it sucks. Try exfoliating a few times a week and you could try oil pulling. Some people say it cures there KP.

      Do some research online to see if it's what you have or not

  30. QUESTION:
    My 4 month old golden retriever has red itchy bumps under arms and scratches constantly.What is the cause?
    He scratches and bites and no fleas are present only little red bumps and rash like symptoms under his arms, on his belly, and under his neck. I need answers this is not good. Is it a yeast infection or something else i don't know about?

    • ANSWER:
      Take your pup to a vet, they are best at diagnosing and treating pet skin ailments. A yeast infection is possible because yeast does live in the moist areas but my guess is that this is unlikely. More likely it is fleas, mites, scabies or some other biting critter. Check the base of the tail for signs of fleas. The mites are too small to see so the vet will do a skin scrapping (painless) and look under a microscope. The good news is all these things are treatable. The bad news is that if you don't treat the dog, you may get them next.

  31. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of the red bumps on my butt?
    I know that I have a condition called keratosis pilaris that causes me to have red bumps on my arms. I have the same problem on my buttocks but the appearance of the bumps on my butt are much different then those on my arms and they did not start appearing until much later than the bumps on my arms. How might I go about getting rid of these? They make me very self conscience, and it makes me embarrassed to be intimate with my boyfriend.. please help.

    • ANSWER:
      You still can try it with a good washing lotion and this twice a day and most probably these bumps should be gone. If they're infected maybe use some alcohol on it prior, but more you can't do..

  32. QUESTION:
    How can i get rid of these red bumps on the back of my arms?
    I have had red little bumps on my arms for a while now, and im 16 and going to the beach i wanna look good! HELP??

    • ANSWER:
      Look up keratosis pilaris and see if the pictures look like the bumps on your arms..Don't use anything until you know what is causing them..ok??.:)

  33. QUESTION:
    how do i get rid of red bumps on my arm pits?
    ok so i have red bumps on my arm pits. i hate them. and i have this thing on my arm pit right now. its hurts what is it. it isnt red its just a bump. please help. how do i get rid of the red bumps FAST

    • ANSWER:
      The bumps are due to shaving actually. I get them even at my age when I shave too much or go over an area without enough soap or cream on. Don't be too rough.
      Maybe you could try waxing them.. Go to a beauty school- they charge really cheap prices there because they need people to practice on. (Like .- for both armpits).. And it Doesn't hurt as much as you would think. AND you don't have to shave for like 4-6 weeks! No bumps to worry about. I am hooked on that. AND your hair doesn't grow in as much.. In a year you will have close to none. But you need to grow out your hair about 1/4 of an inch long. Trust me- it is worth not having to deal with a razor in the shower and taking shorter showers because of it!:)

  34. QUESTION:
    Why does my 10 year old brother have tiny little red bumps on his arms?
    He's noticed a couple days ago that everyday, around the afternoon, he gets tiny little red bumps on his arms only. He's says they itch a lot. It's only on his arms, so idk what to do about it. At first I waning so worried and now that it happens everyday, I'm kinda worried. If someone one can PLEASE help , that would be great!!

    • ANSWER:
      maybe it's chicken pox, ask your parents, and see a doctor

  35. QUESTION:
    I have a bunch of little red bumps on my upper arms and my upper legs Is that normal?
    I have a bunch of little red bumps on my upper arms and my upper legs. they look like a rash but they dont itch.Is that normal? I'm twelve and I've had them for a while. I don't know what to do to get rid of them. help!

    • ANSWER:
      it could be acne, that can pop up anywhere. has your mom changed laundry soaps lately? i get a rash when my mom does that, i am allergic to most out there. see a doctor and he could identify it for sure.

  36. QUESTION:
    How can i get rid of red bumps on the back of my arms?
    I have been so uncomfortable with my arms and legs my whole life because i have red bumps on them. In hot weather i always wear sweatshirts, jeans, long sleeves.. Anything to cover them. Can anybody help me figure out how to get rid of them, please? Will sugar and oil work for an exfoliant? Thank you so much!

    • ANSWER:
      The creme, cetaphil, is like magic.

  37. QUESTION:
    can someone tell me what these itchy red bumps over my chest and arms are?
    Recently (in the past week or so) I've developed itchy red bumps on my upper chest, both arms, and now up and down my back. At first i thought it might have been from a bite but now im a little afraid because they've spread.
    Can anyone tell me what they are or why I might have them?

    • ANSWER:
      it could be your dryer softerner sheets if you use them. try not using them for a week or so. also my son developed a rash like that and his doctor told him it could be a sign of pre diabetes, he is over weight.it could be an alergic reaction to maybe some sort of cream. also have you changed hair shampoo or conditioner lately? if you wash your hair first and then wash your body last, you can rinse the shampoo or conditioner off your body as it sloughs off on to your body while you are in the shower. try these things!

  38. QUESTION:
    how do i get rid of red bumps i have on my arm pits?
    i have red bumps on my arm pits. they don't hurt unless i touch, or squeeze them. i don't know what they are. and i need to know how to get rid of them becuase i am going to flordia in 6 weeks and I don't want them on me when I wear my bathing suit. How do I get rid of them?
    PLEASE HELP!!

    • ANSWER:
      Ingrown hairs is what my mom used to tell me, just don't pop them like a zit. They will be gone before you go to florida, just keep them moisturized and if you have to use neosporin to make the healing process go faster. Other than that- just leave them be and try not to think about them as much. You'll be fine.

  39. QUESTION:
    I waxed my arms and red bumps have appeared, can i get rid of them by tomorrow?
    I waxed my arms for the first time, and now there are red bumps on my arms.
    they don't itch or anything, just a bit annoying.

    Is there anything i can do to reduce or even possibly get rid of them by tomorrow?

    My formal is tomorrow, that's why i am wondering...

    • ANSWER:
      Sadly no, but you can reduce the appearance by iceing them and putting a fragrance free lotion on them

  40. QUESTION:
    Has anyone gotten itchy red bumps after laser hair removal?
    After my third treatment for laser hair removal I developed itchy red bumps on my arms and legs. I am doing full body, but this is the only area that was irritated. The technician told me to take Sudafed and Claritin and it would go away. My arms went away within a week but my legs have been irritated for almost a month. It is only a small part of the shin. Has anyone else had this reaction? If so, what did you do?

    • ANSWER:
      had a very similar reaction after my second treatment.. try to avoid hot showers, sweating, perfumes and perfume containing moisturizers, and tight clothes.. I used combination of E45 lotion & aloe vera gel, they worked for me.. the areas still red and a lil bit bumpy though but at least not itchy.. :-)

  41. QUESTION:
    Why are there tiny red itchy bumps on both my right left arms and legs?
    When i had come back from a trip in San Fransico i've been noticing little tiny red bumps on both my arms and legs their becoming itchy ive had them for sunday to thursday and their still here.

    • ANSWER:
      it depends where you went it could be bed bug bites

  42. QUESTION:
    how do you get rid of red bump on arms and legs?
    i have these red bumps on my arms and legs i got them when i first started shaving and I don't know what they are or how to get rid of them any help?

    • ANSWER:
      They could be dry bumps? Use lots of lotion and keep them moisturized.

  43. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of red bumps on arms?
    Little red bumps on upper arm?

    • ANSWER:

  44. 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.

  45. 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.

  46. QUESTION:
    What is this red bump on my arm?
    There is a red bump on my arm right above the pit opposite side to the elbow (where your arm folds). It is pinkish with a red dot in the center. I think it is a bug bite, I've had it for like 3 days and it hurts to extend my arm fully. It feels like i just got a flu shot or something. It hurts the same way it hurts to move your arm after getting a shot. I dont remember getting stung at any point. Any diagnosis?

    • ANSWER:

  47. QUESTION:
    How to make my arms and legs smooth?
    I have little red bumps on my arms and legs and I have been to tons of different doctors. They all say its different things and tell me all these different things to put on it. Nothing has worked! I just want pretty, smooth legs for the summer so I can wear shorts and soft arms that don't look like I always have goose bumps. Please help!

    • ANSWER:
      its a disease from childhood. i have them too. if u google it ....u will get more info. its because your hair is growing wrong on ur arms and legs......it causing the follicles to make red bumps. there is no cure....sorry =[ BUT good news! 1/3 people have it!!! look around <3 your not alone! and some pple even have it on there butt and face. Advice- TAN! when i tan....mine go 100% away. i dont recomend tanning beds though....just wait till the sun comes out =] good luck!

  48. QUESTION:
    What are these little red bumps on my skin and how do I get rid of them?
    I'm 13 years old, but I've had these little red bumps on my skin my entire life. They've always been there and I don't like them. They're pretty much on the outsides of my legs and arms. My skin looks and feels pretty normal on the insides of my thighs and insides of my arms. They are just these little redish bumps everywhere. They've never itched or been sore at all, but they're always there (sometimes they can be seen a little easier than others, but you can always see them). What are they? Why do I have them when no one else does? Most importantly, how can I get rid of them?

    • ANSWER:
      The bumps may be keratosis pilaris. It is harmless and very common. Initial treatment of keratosis pilaris 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. Read here for more information.

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

  49. QUESTION:
    After eating a tomato soup yesterday I stared itching and big red bumps around my body?
    After eating a tomato soup yesterday I stared itching and big red bumps around my body. Arms and then knees and now going around and feels like burns…is anyone had that before? I am not sure if it is a food reation. I have never had anything like that and I eat tomatos offen. Is anybody knows please help me because I have no ideia.

    • ANSWER:
      It's odd the only sure way to tell is if you eat it again and the same things happens.

      Take a benadryl next time - and lots of water.

      Keep a total food journal in the event you react again.


red bumps on back of arm