Symptoms and Stages of a Brown Recluse Spider Bite Symptoms and Stages of a Brown Recluse Spider Bite
Share on PinterestWhile no one wants to be bitten by a spider, you really don’t want a brown recluse to bite you. These spiders contain a rare toxin called sphingomyelinase D, which has the potential to destroy skin tissues. Let’s put it this way: A brown recluse’s bite is more potent than that of a rattlesnake. Keep reading to learn the symptoms and stages of a brown recluse spi
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What’s the Difference Between a Furuncle and a Carbuncle? What’s the Difference Between a Furuncle and a Carbuncle?
Furuncles (boils) and carbuncles (clusters of boils) are lesions that form on the skin around a hair follicle. Since these growths look similar, some people use both terms interchangeably. Yet, furuncles and carbuncles aren’t exactly the same. This article will explain differences between the two types of lesions, as well as explore their similarities, causes, and complications.Furuncles vs.
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10 Presidents and the Diseases They Suffered From 10 Presidents and the Diseases They Suffered From
Illness in the Oval OfficeFrom heart failure to depression, U.S. presidents have experienced common health problems. Our first 10 war-hero presidents brought a history of illness to the White House, including dysentery, malaria, and yellow fever. Later, many of our leaders attempted to hide their ailing health from the public, making health both a medical and a political issue.Take a look through
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Bleach Bath: For Eczema, Benefits, Staph Infection, and Instructions Bleach Bath: For Eczema, Benefits, Staph Infection, and Instructions
If you have chronic eczema (atopic dermatitis), you may be curious to try the home remedy called a “bleach bath.” Eczema symptoms can be triggered by allergies, genetics, climate, stress, and other factors. A bath is a common treatment for an eczema flare-up because it can restore moisture to dry skin. There are several types of baths that can help relieve the symptoms of an eczema flare-up. O
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Epsom Salt for Feet: How It Works, Benefits, and More Epsom Salt for Feet: How It Works, Benefits, and More
Epsom salt for feetEpsom salt is a magnesium sulfate compound, unlike sodium table salt. Epsom salt has been used for hundreds of years as a healing agent and pain reliever. Today, it’s most often added to hot baths and foot soaks to reduce stress.The magnesium in Epsom salt can be absorbed through the skin, increasing magnesium levels in the body. This can reduce swelling and pain related to i
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Pimples in Hairline: Causes and Treatment Pimples in Hairline: Causes and Treatment
OverviewPimples can appear on your face, back, chest, arms, and, yes — even in your hairline. Hairline pimples can be an issue when you’re brushing or styling your hair.If you have red bumps in your hairline, it’s likely that you have pimples. But it might be a sign of another condition instead. What’s a pimple?A pimple is caused by excess oil or dead skin that builds up within a pore in
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Nummular Eczema vs. Ringworm: What’s the Difference? Nummular Eczema vs. Ringworm: What’s the Difference?
OverviewNummular eczema (dermatitis) and ringworm are both skin conditions that can cause redness, itchiness, and other symptoms. People sometimes confuse these conditions because they can both cause circular rashes on the skin.But the causes, risk factors, and treatments are completely different. SymptomsThough both skin conditions may cause redness and itchy, scaly skin, some symptoms differ be
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Hair Follicle: Function, Anatomy, and Conditions Hair Follicle: Function, Anatomy, and Conditions
Hair follicles are small, pocket-like holes in our skin. As the name suggests, they grow hair. The average human has about 100,000 hair follicles on the scalp alone, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. We’ll explore what hair follicles are and how they grow hair. Anatomy of a follicleA hair follicle is a tunnel-shaped structure in the epidermis (outer layer) of the skin. Hair start
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