temporomandibular joint (TMJ)

TMJ Pain: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatments

What is the temporomandibular joint (TMJ)? Often called the most complex joints in the human body, the temporomandibular joints (TMJs) connect the jaw or “mandible” to the base of the skull. Each TMJ is controlled by four different muscles that work in unison to help us eat, speak, yawn and make facial expressions. While the body’s … Read more

psoriatic arthritis

Psoriatic Arthritis: Conventional and Alternative Therapies

When people think of psoriasis, they usually imagine skin covered in red, scaly patches. Psoriasis does generally appear on the skin first, but joint problems can develop later on. In some cases, it may happen the other way around—joint pain and arthritis appear before changes to the skin. Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) can be hard to … Read more

night sweats

How To Stop Night Sweats: Diagnosis, Causes, and Prevention

Waking up at night to find yourself drenched in perspiration might seem innocuous. However, it might also signal one or more of a series of health conditions – some of which might cause you to break out in a cold sweat. What Exactly Are Night Sweats? You may occasionally awaken after having perspired excessively, particularly … Read more

Carpe Lotion

Carpe Lotion for Palmar Hyperhidrosis: Review, Side Effects, and Cost

Imagine being so worried about your sweaty palms that you cancel a date, avoid a work presentation, or accept the risk of offending someone by refusing to shake hands. For millions of people around the world, this is not imagination. A recent study puts the number of people in the United States who suffer from … Read more


Melanonychia (Nail Pigmentation): Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Finding the root cause of melanonychia is quite a complex process. Most cases are benign, but it can occasionally herald serious medical conditions. Here we describe the different types of melanonychia, how a diagnosis is made, and treatment options available to you. What is melanonychia? Melanonychia is a condition defined by a pigmented band within … Read more


Blepharitis (Eyelid Inflammation): Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

What Is Blepharitis? Blepharitis is a condition associated with irritation of the eyelids and eyelid margins. It is typically caused by the clogging of glands that produce tears every time you blink. The obstruction of those glands usually results in the inflammation of the eyelid margins: that area located at the edge of the eyelid, … Read more

Oral Thrush

Yeast Infections of the Lips and Face: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are more than 150 species of the yeast Candida. However, only 15 of them can infect humans. The most common species that causes infections on the face is Candida albicans (C. albicans). C. albicans resides in the mouth, the skin, and the digestive tract. Normally, … Read more

Skin Tests for allergies

Skin Allergy Test: Procedure, Types, Results, and Cost

Although allergies are fairly common and affects millions of Americans, diagnosing their causes can be tricky since symptoms may come and go, change over time and vary from person to person. Identifying the cause of an allergy helps avoid triggers, reduce symptoms, and improve quality of life for people with allergies. This generally requires special … Read more

Cold Sore vs. Canker Sore: Causes, Treatment, and Prevention

What is the difference between cold sores and cankers? While cold sores may appear inside the mouth, they’re more often found on the skin surrounding it, especially the lips, mouth, and nose. Cold sores (also called fever blisters) can occasionally be found on other parts of the body, such as the cheeks or fingers. As … Read more

Treacher Collins syndrome

Treacher Collins Syndrome: Causes, Symptoms, and Prevention

What is Treacher Collins Syndrome? Treacher Collins Syndrome is a medical disorder caused by a genetic mutation, but it’s not necessarily hereditary.  It will affect approximately 1 in every 50,000 babies. There is usually no way to tell whether a child has the syndrome until it is born. Treacher Collins Syndrome presents in the head … Read more