Hives Causes, Symptoms and Treatment Options

July 15, 2015 DrGoel

What is Skin Hives? Hives (urticaria) is a skin condition characterized by red, raised bumps that may or may not itch. Typically, hives are an immune-system response to contact with an allergen. However, a person may break out in hives for […]

Tea Tree Oil for Skin Tags & Moles

July 11, 2015 DrGoel

Tea tree oil is a pale-yellow oil extracted from the melaleuca alternifolia plant in Australia. It has been used for centuries by the Bundjalung people of eastern Australia to treat skin disorders, wounds, coughs, and colds. The oil has antiviral, […]

Scabies Rash: Causes, Symptoms and Is it Contagious?

July 8, 2015 DrWales

Scabies is a common skin infestation that has existed for over 2,500 years. It’s caused by the Sarcoptes scabiei mite, a microscopic organism measuring about 1/3 millimeters long that induces intense itching when it burrows into the skin. Although male […]

Gout Diet: Top Foods to Avoid

July 3, 2015 DrWales

Gout is a painful chronic disease that has long been linked to our diet, particularly our consumption of seafood and meat as well as alcohol. Common medical management approaches for gout will always involve certain dietary restrictions, some of which […]