Impetigo and Urticaria

Impetigo and Urticaria

Impetigo and urticaria are both skin disorders that are treatable and could be preventable. What is Impetigo? Impetigo, a skin infection, creates sores and blisters.  Generally, it impacts the hands, face, neck, and the diaper area of children.  Impetigo can develop after other skin irritations such as scrapes, rashes, eczema, and insect bites.  The bacteria involved in impetigo are group A … [Read more...]

Causes and Treatments of Nausea

Causes and Treatments of Nausea

There are many reasons for nausea.  Fortunately, there are some alternatives to traditional medical treatments. Causes of Nausea Nausea is a feeling of wanting to vomit or “being sick to your stomach”.  There are many reasons for feeling nauseated, and they range from mild to serious.  A very common cause of nausea is food allergies.  Food poisoning or “stomach flu” is an infection (parasites, … [Read more...]

Nasal Rinsing and Neti Pots

Nasal Rinsing and Neti Pots

The marketplace has many prescription and over-the-counter medications and sprays for congestion.  With nasal rinsing, a person could take a more natural approach to combating the congestion of allergies and sinus disorders. Traditional Treatments for Nasal Congestion Nasal allergies (allergic rhinitis) are so common that about 20% of adults have them.  They can be so bothersome that people … [Read more...]

Chiropractic for Shingles

Chiropractic for Shingles

Shingles, a painful disease related to the chickenpox virus, has many traditional medical management options; however, chiropractic care can also assist those who suffer. What is Shingles? Shingles is a very painful, blistering rash.  It is known that that chickenpox virus leads to shingles.  Shingles (herpes zoster) is caused by the “reactivation in the body of the varicella-zoster virus, the … [Read more...]

Allergies and Immune Response

Allergies

Allergies are the immune response in the body to environmental irritants that are normally not harmful in nature. The basic explanation of allergies relates that allergies are the immune system’s overreaction to an allergen producing chemicals to fight against the specific allergen. Depending on where the allergen comes in contact with the body, symptoms will vary. If an allergen comes in contact … [Read more...]