Although they may not be life limiting, skin conditions, joint problems and other body issues can be annoying.
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For most people annoying ailments and conditions come and go. But for some of us, these irritating disorders can stick around for a little longer. Instead of waiting for them to disappear on their own, there are many remedies and treatments that can help.
For a handy guide to treating and preventing some of the most common body problems, have a read of this.
Dry skin can be caused by all kinds of things. From changes in weather temperatures and air conditioning, to irritating soaps and perfumed moisturisers. But, some people are more prone to dry skin than others. For instance, individuals with existing skin conditions may find that their skin dries out quicker.
If your skin becomes dry in hot or cold weather conditions, then make sure to moisturize regularly. When your skin flares up, skip the hot shower, and instead opt for a tepid shower as this will stop your skin from drying out.
Although acne and pimples tend to affect teenagers, adult acne is not uncommon.
Acne stems from when pores become blocked by oil in the skin, dead cells, dirt, and a buildup of bacteria. As well as sometimes being caused by hormone imbalances.
It isn’t always a good idea to try and pop spots as this can lead to scarring. Instead, treat spots by using a gentle antibacterial facial wash or scrub. Witch hazel, tea tree and aloe vera based products are all excellent for treating spots. This is due to their natural antibacterial purposes.
There are lots of different acne treatment options available, if your acne becomes more severe, you can make an appointment to see a dermatologist for treatment. Some studies suggest that taking a small measure of pure aloe vera juice each day can clear acne from the inside out.
Tinnitus is an irritating condition that can affect people of all ages, but tends to be caused by an underlying problem. People who suffer from this condition can hear sounds coming from inside their body in their ears. Tinnitus is often described as a ringing or buzzing sensation. Which can make it difficult for sufferers of the condition to concentrate.
Although there are no set treatments for tinnitus, it is easier to treat it if the underlying condition can be diagnosed. For example, tinnitus can be caused by a buildup of earwax or an inner ear infection. Each case of tinnitus is different, and so tinnitus remedies that work for one person, may not work for another.
Developing arthritis or inflamed joints can make doing everyday tasks sore and uncomfortable.
There are two main types of arthritis, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis is caused by the cartilage between the bones wearing down. Whereas, Rheumatoid arthritis stems from an underlying autoimmune disorder.
As well as doctor prescribed pain killers and medicines, many arthritis sufferers choose to use natural treatments to manage the condition. There are many different remedies and treatments that you can choose from. These include drinking certain teas, taking various supplements and using external creams.