How to stop itching: homemade relief and ointments for that itch

Featured image: Washington University in St. Louis Itching, whatever the cause, is a really unpleasant condition to have to manage.  It is uncomfortable and a nagging irritation which if you are not able to relieve can become chronic and distressing, disrupting sleep and causing real anxiety and agitation. What causes itching? Itchy skin or itching …

Ringworm: what is it, what does it look like and how is it treated?

Image source: University of Arkansas Ringworm isn’t a worm despite its name, it is a fungus that acquired its name because of the circular-shaped lesions which appear on the skin look and which resemble worms arranged in the shape of a ring. The clinical name for ringworm is Dermatophytosis.  Sometimes ringworm is called, Tinea, which …

Home remedies and essential oils for hemorrhoids

There are so many different causes of hemorrhoids, it’s hard to imagine anyone walking around who has not suffered from them. Hemorrhoids can be caused by something as simple as chronic diarrhea or struggling whilst lifting something heavy. They are the most unfortunate companion to pregnancy as most women know and also go hand in …