poison ivy

Top Essential Oils for Skin

It can be daunting to find the best essential oils for skin care when you consider that there are at least 90 essential oils with over 1,500 combinations that can be recommended for dermatological use. It could literally take years of mixing and matching oils to find the perfect combination … Read More

Heat Rash: The Hot Weather Condition for All Ages

Heat rash, prickly heat, miliaria, and summer rash all refer to the same condition—an inflammation of the skin caused by blocked sweat glands. It is uncomfortable and itchy, but can be treated at home and usually goes away within a few days, with or without treatment. Who’s at Risk? Heat … Read More

Poison Ivy: America’s Rash

Unless you live in Alaska, Hawaii, a desert, or at a high altitude, poison ivy is creeping around nearby. If you don’t stay away from it, you may be one of the 50 million Americans affected each year. Poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac all contain an oil called … Read More

How to Treat a Bee Sting

You're outside on a hot day, minding your own business as you rake around the shrubbery when, out of the blue, you feel the unmistakable jab of an angry bee's stinger. If you're lucky, it's just one. Your first goal is to get the heck away from the scene of … Read More

Is Skin Cancer Itchy?

Is skin cancer itchy? The easy answer to this question is, “No, itchy skin by itself is not likely to be a symptom of skin cancer,” but it’s important to look beyond the easiest answer. Each type of cancer has its own set of symptoms, and there is some overlap … Read More

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