How To Treat Bunions
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A bunion is a deformity that is mainly made up of a lateral deviation of the great toe which enlarges due to a tissue or a bone. It is a serious foot problem. These are formed within the foot and not on the surface of the foot. An arthritic condition and  a result of bone degeneration it is found as  a lump on the outside portion of the big toe. Bunions are seen near the joint of the toe and sometimes  [...]

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Prickly Heat Rashes in Children and Remedies

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Prickly heat or miliaria affects majority of the infants. This skin disorder is common particularly in babies, who have sweat glands that plug easily. The problem is not so common among the older kids and adults. Miliaria can be of 2 types, miliaria rubra and miliaria crystalline. Babies with miliaria rubra get red bumps on their skin and suffer from extreme itching sensation. Miliaria crystalline, on the other hand, results in formation of tiny blisters, which don’t redden the skin of the babies. Here we’ll be discussing the remedies that can help the babies to get rid of either of these frustrating conditions.

The most effective home remedy of prickly heat is cooling the skin area affected by the blisters or bumps. One way of cooling down the skin is by changing the kind of clothes the baby is wearing. Wearing tight clothing often end up aggravating the rashes; the loose fitting clothes, which allow the baby’s skin to breathe properly and do not hold in the heat, help in reducing the rashes. So, babies suffering from prickly heat should wear clothes made of breathable fabrics like cotton; when at home they can also stay without clothes to allow the skin to breathe profoundly.

Other ways of cooling down the baby’s body is by introducing him to lukewarm baths. Adding oatmeal or baking soda to the bathing water will increase the cooling effect of the bath. You can also apply cold compresses on the skin areas with prickly heat rashes.

Applying antiperspirants and powders to the skin helps in keeping the skin dry. Lotions meant for reducing itchiness, for instance calamine lotion can also be used. According to medical experts, using medicated skin pads containing salicylic acid helps in unclogging the kin pores and this results in quick reduction of the rashes.

In severe cases when home remedies are not offering relief from the symptoms of miliaria, doctors may prescribe medications like corticosteroid ointments that will assist is reducing the inflammation. In case of secondary infections occurring due to scratching or breaking of the blisters, antibiotic ointments are prescribed.

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