Keratosis pilaris (KP) is a harmless skin condition that causes small bumps and dry rough patches to appear on the skin. Keratosis pilaris usually affects a person’s upper arms, thighs, buttocks, and occasionally the face. Because of the way the skin looks and feels, many people call the condition “chicken skin”. The only discomfort that a person usually feels with keratosis pilaris is itchy, dry skin.
Having diarrhea is an unpleasant experience for anyone, but if you suffer from persistent or intermittent bouts of diarrhea after eating, it can make mealtimes a stressful event. You may find it hard to enjoy a meal because of worrying that it will be followed by “the runs.” In fact, the stress itself may also cause diarrhea to become worse after your meal.
People of all ages can suffer from cracked heels and dead skin on their feet. Lack of moisture is usually one of the most common reasons for having dead, flaky skin on your feet. This can cause your soles and heels to become rough, itchy, develop red or flaky patches of dead skin, and thicken, thus causing your feet to become cracked.
Calluses and corns are patches of rough thickened skin that form on your hands and feet over time due to pressure and friction. Corns are similar to calluses but differ in that they have an inner core that is either soft or hard. Corns typically have a round shape, whereas calluses (also called callosities) lack a defined outline.
If your face seems shiny and greasy all the time, you may have oily skin. Sebaceous glands connected to your hair follicles produce excess sebum which is causing your oily face.1 Excess oil on your skin may lead to acne, whiteheads, blackheads, and pimples. In addition, people with oily skin may also have large pores.
When you fly in an airplane you often feel that you need to unpop your ears. In fact, any sudden change in pressure around the eardrum like when scuba diving, driving up and down mountains, or going through a tunnel in a train can make you need to pop your ears. Sometimes having a cold or blocked up sinuses can make you feel an urge to constantly pop your ears. To get rid of the uncomfortable feeling in your ears, many people have found that yawning, chewing gum, sucking on a candy, or even blowing your nose are all excellent ways to unpop your ears.
The Blood Type Diet was developed by Dr. Peter J. D’Adamo, the author of the bestsellers “Eat Right for Your Type” and “Live Right for Your Type”. The diet is based on the principle that chemical reactions occur between the foods you eat and your blood type. According to D’Adamo, if you follow a diet designed for your blood group, your body will digest food more efficiently, you’ll lose weight, have more energy, and have a better general health.
Bruises are dark blue or purplish marks that sometimes appear when you cause an injury to your skin. Most bruises happen due to an accidental injury that ruptures small blood vessels underneath the skin called capillaries. They release blood that is trapped under the skin, causing what initially appears as a black-and-blue mark on your skin.1
A dry and itchy scalp (scalp pruritus) can leave hair looking dull, unhealthy and possibly with flakes of dandruff. This can cause embarrassment and can be uncomfortable if you frequently have to scratch your dry scalp or if you often find flakes of dead skin on your clothes. Conditions like seborrheic dermatitis, fungal and virus infections, hormonal changes, stress, excessive hair washing, or even head lice can all cause your scalp to become dry and itchy. In most cases, treating the underlying cause of the itchy scalp and making sure the scalp is well moisturized can cure a dry and itchy scalp.
For many women, menstrual cramps are a painful monthly ordeal. Symptoms like bloating and nausea can make you uncomfortable and make period cramps feel worse. But you are not alone. Over half of menstruating women experience some pain for one to two days during their period.1 In this article I will cover a number of natural remedies and lifestyle changes that can help to ease painful menstrual cramps.