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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Tips for Preventing Chickenpox Scars

Submitted by on December 1, 2011 – 12:05 amNo Comment

Chickenpox is a viral disease, which mainly affects children. The disease is not known to cause any serious health hazard and children recover from it without experiencing any harmful aftereffect. The only problem with chicken pox is the scars caused by it; the chickenpox scars, once occurred usually last for the rest of the patient’s life. However, prevention of these scars is possible. Below, we have provided some useful tips for preventing chickenpox scars.

  1. The first thing you should do for preventing chickenpox scars is avoiding scratching the sores appearing on your body. If you scratch them, they can get infected and result in formation of small and round scars on your skin.
  2. A patient suffering from chickenpox must ensure that his skin is clean. If you have clean skin, the chances of having infections in the chickenpox sores will be much less. If you can successfully avoid the occurrence of infection, you will experience must lesser bouts of itching. This will in turn reduce the need of scratching the skin. To clean the skin use saline solution (available at the pharmacy) or mild soaps.
  3. Skin itching in chickenpox patients can also be reduced significantly by applying calamine lotion on the blisters Other than reducing skin itching, calamine lotion also plays the role of an antiseptic agent. It works by reducing the fluids stored in the blisters, which decreases the chances of leaking of the fluids. So, calamine lotion is helpful both as a chickenpox treatment and as a protective measure against scars.
  4. Vitamin E is useful in strengthening our immune system. The stronger will be the patient’s immune system the less severe will be his sores. The doctor might ask you to have vitamin E as an oral supplement. You can also apply vitamin E oil on the affected parts of your skin.

Often doctors recommend application of hydrocortisone creams for controlling skin itching caused by the chickenpox blisters. Minimizing the itchiness will automatically reduce the possibilities of scratching and thus prevent occurrence of chickenpox scars.

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