temporomandibular joint (TMJ)

TMJ Pain: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatments

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) connects the jaw to the skull. Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD) is a general term used to describe issues affecting the TMJ and associated muscles. Sufferers often experience pain in the face, jaw and neck or experience migraine headaches and stiffness in the jaw or “popping” sensations when they chew. What is … Read more

psoriatic arthritis

Psoriatic Arthritis: Conventional and Alternative Therapies

Up to one in four people with psoriasis suffers from a painful inflammation of the joints called psoriatic arthritis. Conventional treatments include drugs that reduce overactive immune response, pain, and joint damage. Alternative therapies can be added to fight inflammation, while lifestyle changes boost treatment response. When people think of psoriasis, they usually imagine skin … Read more

night sweats

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

Excessive sweating at night may herald more serious underlying illness. The medical definition and nature of this condition remains nebulous. Causes can range from physical to mental imbalances. 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 … Read more

Carpe Lotion

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

Carpe lotion is a fast-acting and inexpensive cream for treating sweaty hands and feet. It can be used as needed but works best when applied overnight on clean skin. Portability and effectiveness make Carpe a practical option for busy people with palmar hyperhidrosis. Imagine being so worried about your sweaty palms that you cancel a … 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

Blepharitis is a condition associated with irritation of the eyelids and eyelid margins. There is no cure for blepharitis, but it is manageable. If left untreated blepharitis can cause blurry vision and light sensitivity. Prevention of the condition includes proper eye hygiene and a diet rich in omega-3. What Is Blepharitis? Blepharitis is a condition … Read more

Oral Thrush

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

The most common source of yeast infections of the face is Candida albicans, a species of fungus that normally resides in the mouth, skin, and gut. Candidiasis infection occurs when the Candida fungus is allowed to overgrow — in the face, this may cause oral thrush or perleche. Candidiasis is generally treated with antifungal medications, … Read more

Skin Tests for allergies

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

Although skin tests are widely used and generally effective, identifying allergy triggers can be tricky. These tests involve applying minute amounts of allergens to the skin and observing the reactions over time. Allergy tests may generate false results or not be suitable for patients suffering from certain medical conditions. Although allergies are fairly common and … Read more

Treacher Collins syndrome

Treacher Collins Syndrome: Causes, Symptoms, and Prevention

Treacher Collins Syndrome is not necessarily a hereditary condition. Complications include hearing and vision loss. Researchers are working on a way to prevent the condition. 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 … Read more