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Definition From Wikipedia:

Putting cream to treat hivesUrticaria (from the Latin urtica, nettle,) commonly referred to as hives, is a kind of skin rash notable for pale red, raised, itchy bumps. Hives might also cause a burning or stinging sensation.

Hives are frequently caused by allergic reactions; however, there are many nonallergic causes. Most cases of hives lasting less than six weeks (acute urticaria) are the result of an allergic trigger.

Chronic urticaria (hives lasting longer than six weeks) is rarely due to an allergy.

“The majority of chronic hives cases have an unknown (idiopathic) cause.

In perhaps as many as 30–40% of patients with chronic idiopathic urticaria, it is caused by an autoimmune reaction. Acute viral infection is another common cause of acute urticaria (viral exanthem).

Less common causes of hives include friction, pressure, temperature extremes, exercise, and sunlight.”

If you have a fairly severe or chronic case of hives, you should see a physician for diagnosis and help in treating the condition.

 

“… I have taken to using it on my entire body, and the softness is unbelievable. Rashes go right away. Hives disappear. Cuts heal in a day. I believe there are things that this cream clears up that aren’t even documented.”

 

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Arm ScarScars are areas of fibrous tissue (fibrosis) that replace normal skin after injury.

A scar results from the biological process of wound repair in the skin and other tissues of the body.

Thus, scarring is a natural part of the healing process.

With the exception of very minor lesions, every wound (e.g. after accident, disease, or surgery) results in some degree of scarring. [source= Wikipedia].

“I began using your cream as a treatment for eczema. I had terrible scarring on my legs and arms. After about a week of use the scars were fading and the itch was gone. I will never stop using this product.” – S.B.

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Cuts and Scrapes

Srcaped kneeDealing with a minor cut or scrape is mostly just common sense. Small cuts and scrapes typically will heal without medical intervention.

But if the cut gets infected, you should see your local physician.

Here is a simple routine you can follow…

The first thing you need to do is stop the bleeding.

To do this, gently hold a soft, clean cloth against the wound for several minutes. How long depends on how much bleeding is occurring. You may need to keep pressing the cloth for a longer period of time to get the bleeding to stop.

Once the bleeding has stopped, if there are small particles of dirt or debris on or around the cut or scrape, you will need to very gently remove those particles.

You can clean a cut or scrape by gently running warm water over it for several minutes, then carefully apply soap to the area around the cut and rinse clean.

Once all the bleeding has stopped and the cut or scrape has been cleaned and is dry, you can apply a bandage, soft gauze or other standard bandage material to the cut. You may want to apply some antibiotic spray or ointment around the cut or scrape before applying the bandage. This can help prevent infection.

Again, if the cut or scrape does shows signs of infection, you should see your physician for medical treatment.

“I used your skin cream on cuts, scrapes and even a bruise I once had which this cream has gotten rid of practically overnight. I am 17 years old and have been using your skin cream for over a month and a half now and I believe this cream does wonders.” – R. Haylon, Burbank CA

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Bruised thighOn WebMD they state that “Bruising easily does not mean that you have a serious health problem, especially if bruising is minimal or only shows up once in a while.

Women bruise more easily than men, especially from minor injuries on the thighs, buttocks, and upper arms.”

There are times though when bruises can signify an underlying health condition that needs to be addressed – especially those bruises that seem to appear for no reason at all and won’t go away or if you bruise easily and frequently.

In such cases, you should consult your physician for a diagnosis and possible treatment.

Everyday bruises, on the other hand, are usually simply annoying. Some people that bruise too easily, but are generally healthy, have found that they may be deficient in Vitamin C.

Reader’s Digest has a few tips in this article that you can apply at home such as applying ice, followed by a heating pad, wrapping elastic bandages around arm or leg bruises to prevent blood vessels from leaking, or applying fresh parsley leaves crushed and spread over the bruise, etc.

“Your skin care has helped my skin to show an over all clarity. It heals blemishes and also clears up a bruise mark within a few days. I hope to continue using this great cream as long as possible.” – V.B.

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What Is Fibromyalgia?

fibromyalgia tender pointsAccording to an article in Wikipedia, fibromyalgia “is characterized by chronic widespread pain and allodynia (a heightened and painful response to pressure).”

The origin or root of the term “fibromyalgia” means “muscle and connective tissue pain”. According to some articles on the net, including these excerpts from Wikipedia, there is a lot of controversy concerning this condition:

“… there is controversy as to the cause and nature of fibromyalgia, as well as how patients are described by those with differing opinions of the disease in the medical community.”

…”The International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10) lists fibromyalgia as a diagnosable disease under “Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue” and states that fibromyalgia syndrome should be classified as a functional somatic syndrome rather than a mental disorder. ”

But the fact is, regardless of any controversies, many people suffer from its symptoms. There are several key points on the body where FM sufferers can be very sensitive to pressure because it causes definite pain. Refer to the above image.

“I first used this product as a moisturizer, especially on my face. Soon I discontinued use of several expensive cosmetic products I had been using for years. Later I began to notice that applying Corium 21 to my ankles, knees and elbows not only moisturized them, but also eased some of the pain I experience with Fibromyalgia. Because I found this product so helpful, I talked my mother and sister into trying it as well.” – J.R.

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Beautiful African American womanWhy do people of color sometimes have “ashy” skin on their elbows, knees, heels or other parts of the body?

Actually, ashy skin is just dry skin. And people of all colors are subject to dry skin.

It’s just that very dry skin tends to turn a white or grayish color which is why it is referred to as “ashy,” and this shows up more on darker complexions because of the contrast in color.

When the skin doesn’t have enough natural water, the outer layer gives off too much moisture which causes the skin to lose its supple, smooth texture and appear dry, flaky and rough.

Handling Dry, Ashy Skin

Anything you use to try and get rid of ashy skin should be very mild and must moisturize the skin.

“My skin literally used to be so dry it hurt, and nothing worked. After a few days using Corium – I use it everywhere, including my face, I was shocked at how much better my skin felt. I’ve used it religiously ever since.” – Karen

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arthritisThe US National Library of Medicine says that “If you feel pain and stiffness in your body or have trouble moving around, you might have arthritis.

“Most kinds of arthritis cause pain and swelling in your joints. Joints are places where two bones meet, such as your elbow or knee. Over time, a swollen joint can become severely damaged. Some kinds of arthritis can also cause problems in your organs, such as your eyes or skin.”

Many people suffer from this condition, particularly people in their late 50’s or older, but even younger people have been known to get some forms of arthritis.

Arthritis is a term that covers numerous medical conditions. Some infections or allergic reactions may bring on the condition for a short-term. Physically stressful jobs can result in arthritis, as can injuries, and even some foods. Hereditary factors can also come into play.

“I have one knee with severe arthritis and one with slight arthritis. After walking all over Las Vegas for the last five hours, both were feeling very swollen and sore. I had the skin cream rubbed into the severe knee and within just two or three minutes, it was very, very, very comfortable. And now it feels better than my mildly affected knee. I am so amazed.” – K.H.

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Cracked heels are not dangerous normally unless the cracks become deep and bleeding occurs, in which case you should consult a physician.

But even slightly cracked heels are certainly annoying and unsightly.

Cracked HeelsOne popular home remedy for cracked heels is to clean and moisturize the feet.

  1. Try soaking your feet daily for 10 to 15 minutes.
  2. Dry them and apply a mixture of the juice of a lemon and a teaspoon or so of Vaseline to your heels. Rub it in until the mixture is fully absorbed.
  3. Continue this every day until the condition improves.

There are other similar home remedies you can search for on the internet.

  • My feet were cracking. I used your skin cream that night. The next day I was back in shape for walking again.

    Pauline Des of Alberta - Chapped Skin

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    If you suffer from a skin allergy, that means you are probably allergic to something you come in contact with regularly. But that is not a hard and fast rule. Many skin reactions are the result of allergies that would not seem to be related to a topical problem. So, therefore, you can get an allergy from food or even from something that you breathe in.

    The Process of Finding Out What is Causing Your Skin Allergy

    This is a science in its own right and a difficult one at that. But the steps you might take to deal with that skin reaction once it has shown up and begun to make you uncomfortable are not cryptic at all. In many cases, we can get control over the rash itself using natural remedies or even home remedies that we have come to rely on for the general health of our families.

    Here are a few suggestions…

    Moisturizers

    beautiful woman with clear skinOver the counter moisturizers can work wonders on your skin. It is important to keep your skin moist. Otherwise, it can dry out and cause other problems.

    These simple, natural products can relieve dry skin, which is the source of much of the itchiness.

    Just be sure the moisturizers you use are not for cosmetic use and don’t contain perfumes or other artificial ingredients.

    The great thing about using a moisturizer is that you can use it all you want.

    Humidifiers

    Another great way to keep your skin from drying out is to enrich the air of your room with a humidifier. You could even add some natural or alternative medicine to the steam from the humidifier to provide even more healthy properties.

    Herbal Applications

    One of the most popular herbal applications you can use is aloe vera gel. If you cannot find a plant, find a good cream that contains aloe vera.

    Another popular application is the use of a paste made of clarified butter and turmeric powder to help with the reaction. It is preferable to do this before bedtime so that the turmeric gets a chance to work from within uninterrupted.

    “I am a 46-year-old woman. I have been battling an allergy rash on my face and forearms for about 5 years. The face rash has been occasional but the arm rash has been constant going from better to worse and back but never going away. Being in the sun always aggravated the rash. July of this year while at the Del Mar Fair I came across your booth. I purchased a small jar of Corium 21. After about 3 weeks the rash disappeared!!! I have spent hundreds of dollars on prescription and over the counter creams and medicines. This is the first one to make it go away! What a blessing it was to come across Corium 21.” – M.

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