Freckles are small red spots found on your body which comes in the small sizes. Due to over exposure of sun these small spots are formed. People with lighter skin are more prone to this condition. They come in different colors like red, yellow, brown, light-brown or black. Increased amount of melanin in your body gives you the tanned look. Light-complexioned people have less melanin but due to the uneven distribution instead of getting a tan they get freckles. It is mostly found on your face as it is the most exposed part of the body. Predisposition of freckles is genetic disorder and such people are more prone to skin cancer or sun burn. They can be stated as a very rare genetic symptom. There are two types of freckles ephelides which are flat spots found either in red or light brown color. Mostly seen in summers and disappear during winters. Lentigines freckles are found mainly on children which are brown, tan or black in color, and these do not fade away during winter. After a certain age freckles fade away and adults start developing age spots.Preventive MeasuresReduce sun exposureWear SPF-15 sunscreen regardless of your skin color. Wear the sunscreen at least 20 minutes before you leave your home. Apply it after sweating and swimming too.The sun's ultraviolet rays are the strongest during 10 to 4, so avoid venturing out during those times.You can use skin lighteners and peels to remove the darker skin layer.Wear a cap or a hat when you are stepping outside your house.Home Remedies for FrecklesYou can wash and clean your face with sour milk as it is one of the most natural peeling agents. The lactic acid present in the milk helps to do the peeling.Apply lemon juice all over the freckled area to make it disappear.You can wear fruits and vegetable masks such as apricot, strawberries, cucumber and red currant.Wear a sour cream mask. If you have oily skin, apply lemon juice before wearing the mask. Do not rinse away the entire mask, wipe it with facial tissue and then apply moisturizer.Apply parsley juice mixed with equal amounts of lemon juice, orange and red currant juice. On top of that apply a cream which allows freckles to disappear.Increase vitamin C in your daily diet by having citrus fruits, apples, green onions, black and red currant as well as rosehip tea.Try rubbing fresh cut eggplant over your freckles everyday.Warning: The reader of this article should exercise all precautionary measures while following instructions on the home remedies from this article. Avoid using any of these products if you are allergic to it. The responsibility lies with the reader and not with the site or the writer.
Here is yet another case of a home remedy waiting to be discovered. In 2005 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a drug for the treatment of Type II Diabetes. The drug is called Byetta (exenatide). There's nothing amazing about that part. New drugs are created often.The almost unbelievable part is where the drug originated. It wasn't produced in a lab. Instead, the active ingredient of Byetta comes from the venomous saliva of the Gila Monster lizard.The Gila Monster, once thought to be one of only two venomous lizards, lives in the deserts of the southwestern U.S. and northwestern Mexico. The Gila Monster is a thick-bodied, heavy and slow-moving lizard. It grows to a maximum length of 2 feet (0.6 m) and preys on small rodents, fledgling birds, and eggs. It tends to eat animals on the ground that cannot move fast (or at all). The quick, strong bite of the Gila Monster delivers venomous saliva that is normally not fatal to humans.Instead, there is a component of the lizard's venom that is extremely helpful to certain humans. A component in the Gila Monster's venom has proven remarkably effective in the control of Type II Diabetes in humans. The Gila Monster is a protected species in the U.S. Fortunately, the exenatide drug can now be synthesized in the lab instead of from live animals.Diabetes is a chronic medical disorder generally characterized by high blood sugar (glucose) levels, especially after eating. The diabetic patient must consistently monitor blood sugar levels to keep them within a safe range.When high blood sugar occurs, insulin is used to bring it down to a safer level. If low blood sugar occurs, the patient generally consumes carbohydrates to raise the glucose level to a safe level. Type II Diabetes is a chronic disorder characterized by resistance to insulin, a deficiency in insulin, and hyperglycemia (high blood sugar or excess glucose).Exenatide helps with glucose (blood sugar) management in several ways:1. It signals the pancreas to create additional insulin when glucose levels are too high;2. It regulates the liver so that it doesn't produce unneeded glucose; and3. It helps slow the rate at which sugar enters the bloodstream.Studies showed that another significant effect of exenatide use was weight loss. Overweight diabetes patients can have more difficulty controlling blood sugar levels. The effectiveness of exenatide for diabetic blood glucose control stems from its ability to activate several glucose control pathways simultaneously.Byetta (exenatide) is a wonderful drug, although its discovery sounds like some kind of horror story. One can only imagine gruesome (but fictitious) clinical trials where unsuspecting diabetics are asked to stick their arms into dark boxes containing Gila Monsters. This discovery sounds like one of those "good news/bad news" jokes. For example, the doctor says, "The bad news is that the lizard probably won't release its bite on your leg for another week. The good news is that your diabetes has improved!"To learn more about using available ingredients to cure everyday illnesses, please refer to the resource shown below.
There is no "best" method for correcting vision errors. The most appropriate correction for you depends on your eyes and your lifestyle. You should discuss you situation with your ophthalmologist or eye doctor to decide which correction will be most effective for you.10 Reasons for Lasik!1. Nothing is as sweet as the freedom from the hassles and inconveniences of contacts or glasses.2. You save money! Over the years, the costs of lenses, solutions and glasses amounts to thousands of dollars.3. You save time! In one year, the average contact lens wearer spends nearly 60 hours wetting, soaking, rubbing, cleaning and otherwise maintaining them. This is about 2.5 whole days!4. Imagine waking up in the morning, and being able to see the clock!5. You get to go swimming, scuba diving and be able to see things!6. You are able to spontaneously go camping or stay overnight.7. You are able to take a nap when the mood strikes without first having to remove lenses. Imagine the hassle saved!8. You will be able to see while putting on makeup or shaving, no more squinting!9. You will be able to participate in outdoor sports without glasses that fog or get splashed with rain or lenses that dry out in the wind.10. And most important of all, you w ill be able to avoid the negative consequences of long term contact lens wear!Clinicians wishing to undertake laser eye surgery should ensure that patients understand the benefits and potential risks of the procedure. So the better you understand your LASIK surgery, and what happens after your surgery, the better prepared you'll be for your surgery. Patients should be counseled on the potential risks and benefits of LASIK, then make an informed decision. No matter what your motivation may be, the decision to have eye improvement surgery is no small task and it should be considered carefully. If you decide Lasik surgery is for you, consulting your eye doctor is critical to making an informed decision.
Eczema, an itchy inflammation of the skin, effects many people in different forms, with one of the most common being scalp eczema.The scalp is vulnerable because the skin of the scalp is different than skin elsewhere on the body. The scalp has a very rich supply of grease from the sebaceous glands as well as carrying follicles creating long hairs.There are other symptoms to watch for with eczema besides itching. A person suffering from a form of eczema may also experience redness of the affected area, dry skin, lumps or blisters, and possibly signs of superficial infection such as weeping or crusty deposits.It is important to let your medical provider know if you are suffering these symptoms and to which parts of your body, as there are several types of eczema, including atopic, allergic contact, irritant contact, discoid, seborrhoeic, and many others.Eczema is actually a fairly common condition with atopic eczema (the allergic type often seen in people with allergies or asthma), affecting about 10-20 percent of school children and 3-5 percent of adults in the UK.This number is increasing and becoming more common. The cause of this strain becoming more common may be due to an increased exposure to allergens such as house dust or environmental factors.Now that we know what the symptoms are, how is eczema and "scalp eczema" treated? Treatment can consist of topical creams or ointments that are applied regularly.Or, if the area is infected, your medical provider may prescribe antimicrobial medicines, such as antibiotics, antifungals, or antivirals. These may either be taken orally or topically.Depending on the severity of your condition, either method has proven over time to be effective.Although eczema or scalp eczema are conditions which can be annoying or troublesome, there is hope that the treatments can be effective and one suffering from eczema can lead a full, productive life.
Laser Eye Surgery What are your expectations?The success of laser eye surgery (as with any elective surgery), is measured by how the outcome matches your before-surgery expectations. Are your expectations realistic? Can your expectations be met by "laser eye surgery" ? Its your surgeons job to help you consider all aspects of good vision prior to your laser eye surgery. Laser eye surgery can greatly improve your vision but no procedure can promise perfect vision to every patient. When asked, most people say they expect to have 20/20 vision following laser eye surgery. In truth, most will be satisfied with 20/25 or 20/30 vision. Laser eye surgery can give mild to moderately nearsighted (distant objects are not clear) patients a 90% chance to be able to drive during the day without glasses. Many of these patients will still need to wear glasses for night driving but most consider this a vast improvement to their vision before surgery. Extremely nearsighted patients who view the world through thick glasses are often not able to be fitted with contacts to correct their vision. For these patients, laser eye surgery can be a life saver and they are some of the most satisfied patients following eye surgery. These patients say that their ability to see without having to wear thick glasses is a life changing event. Many claim they feel more attractive and feel free to play sports for the first time since childhood.Its important to realize that good vision is more than being able to read the 20/20 line on your doctors eye chart. Having good vision means you also need to consider all the elements of vision: depth of field can you see clearly from near to far night vision can you see clearly in low light conditionscolor vision are you able to distinguish red from greencontrast sensitivity can you distinguish different shades of graybi-ocular vision do your eyes work togetherWill you be happy with your results following laser eye surgery? The best way to insure your happiness is to discuss your expectations with your surgeon. Will you only be happy with perfect vision or are you prepared to have slightly less than perfect vision if it means you wont need to wear contacts or glasses on a daily basis?