Essential oils may seem like a new age phenomenon, but if you look at the variety of oils there are elements in them actually recommended by physicians. And you don’t need to worry as much about recalls.
Take Young Living Essential Oils for instance. Helichrysum or copaiba that are amazing at reducing inflammation. Since everyone knows about nicotine patches, and testosterone patches, and others, absorption of components through the skin into the blood stream is a powerful transfer mechanism. Oils that reduce pain are extremely effective because of this. Doctors have prescribed peppermint for indigestion for years and have shown beyond a doubt that it works. Why not try an oil? I think it should be thought of as an option particularly when your over the counter preferences aren’t working for your health complaint.
I recommend this Word Press Post – http://younglivinglife.wordpress.com/2010/05/28/another-reason-to-use-young-living-essential-oils-tylenol-recall-serious-side-effects-investigated/
I have just published an article on HubPages.com about rosacea and its treatment. Rosacea is a harmless ailment that presents, usually, a red rash on the face. As it progresses one might say it starts to resemble acne after a while.
My article describes natural solutions for treating rosacea. Included are some of the things that bring about positive results. Included is: a common household acid, Vitamin A, 5 less known oils, an exotic bean, and more.
Photo used under Creative Commons courtesy of M.P. Photographiques
Most of us understand that skin problems can bring about unwanted attention. For that reason, and because this dermatitis presents itself with tiny blisters and intense itching, this article may be the comprehensive overview for you.
The pinhead size blisters usually are on the soles of the feet and palms of the hands, especially on the inside of toes and fingers. If the eczema has been present for a long time, the number of blisters increases forming larger blisters as the small ones merge.
Scratching can lead to irritation, redness, and sometimes cracking and bleeding. It seems as though the primary concern of the physician is to stop the itching. By stopping the itching the area is not scratched and inflamed so much, thus avoiding cracking the skin which can lead to open areas exposed to infection.
The most often prescribed medicines are corticosteroids, which in addition to helping cut down the itching, also promote healing.
For a more thorough discussion including home remedies, physician prescribed medications, and care of the rash, see this article
There is a particular type of eczema that affects millions of people worldwide. It is called dyshidrotic eczema, or dyshidrosis. I have written an article about it because I am affected by it.
The salient characteristic of this eczema is tiny blisters, tapioca-like that occur between the fingers and toes. If the condition worsens the blisters can spread to the bottom of the feet and the palms. If it gets worse and is not treated, the blisters can get larger until adjacent blisters become larger blisters. Eventually, there is the possibility that there is cracking of the skin (usually due to excessive scratching), bleeding, and crusting.
There are definite steps to treating this eczema which physicians can deal with rather quickly. If remedial steps do not improve the condition, you need to see a doctor. You may need a strength of corticosteroid cream which can only be prescribed by a physician.
For a good general article about symptoms and possible treatments, please read my article http://hubpages.com/hub/Treatment-of-Dyshidrotic-Eczema-and-Possible-Causes