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Prickly heat. Prickly heat, also known as miliaria rubra, is an itchy rash of small, raised red spots that causes a stinging or prickling sensation on the skin.

Prickly heat

Prickly heat can develop anywhere on the body, but it most commonly occurs on your face, neck, back, chest and thighs. It usually appears a few days after exposure to hot temperatures. The rash is made up of tiny spots or bumps that are surrounded by an area of red skin. The spots sometimes look like tiny blisters and can cause: Healthy lifestyle and the science of good skin care. 22 July 2012Last updated at 22:01 ET Sun protection is one of the main issues in good skin care Looking younger for longer is a popular obsession but what's the scientific truth about younger looking skin, asks plastic surgeon Dr Rozina Ali.

Healthy lifestyle and the science of good skin care

Family sugar remedy tested for healing people's wounds. 14 February 2013Last updated at 22:54 ET Moses Murandu saw sugar treatment being used often as a child in Zimbabwe A nurse is researching whether an old family remedy using sugar to heal wounds does actually work.

Family sugar remedy tested for healing people's wounds

Moses Murandu, from Zimbabwe, grew up watching his father use granulated sugar to treat wounds. Sugar is thought to draw water away from wounds and prevent bacteria from multiplying. Early results from a trial on 35 hospital patients in Birmingham are encouraging, but more research is needed. When will we take medicinal honey seriously? 22 July 2014Last updated at 19:09 By Zoe Gough Reporter, BBC Nature Honey is now regularly being shown to kill superbugs in the laboratory and save patient's limbs on hospital wards, but why is its medicinal use still so limited in the UK?

When will we take medicinal honey seriously?

The antibacterial properties of honey have long been known, both ancient Greek and Egyptian physicians are said to have valued it and it was used in the treatment of wounds right up to World War Two. Why spotting the best acne treatment is a pain. 3 September 2011Last updated at 00:54 Acne can be a very painful and distressing condition.

Why spotting the best acne treatment is a pain

Acne is a very common skin condition which it is tempting to characterise as purely a teenage affliction. However, it can last into the late twenties or even thirties and become a serious and embarrassing problem affecting relationships, confidence and the mental health of sufferers. Yet a recent review of research into treatments for acne found lots of gaps in information, particularly when comparing how well different products work. Online acne support groups are full of people feeling depressed, lonely and enduring sleepless nights before they find the right treatment and get rid of the terrible spots that characterise this chronic skin condition. Professor Hywel Williams, from the centre of evidence-based dermatology at Nottingham University, says there is no wonder when there are now 40 or 50 different acne products available.

Continue reading the main story. How to Prevent Back Acne. 5 Ways to Get Rid of Acne Cysts Fast. Acne drug Roaccutane 'overused' says UK dermatologist. By Adina Campbell Newsbeat reporter 26 November 2012 Last updated at 14:41 Share.

Acne drug Roaccutane 'overused' says UK dermatologist

In development: a vaccine for acne. First it was smallpox.

In development: a vaccine for acne

Then polio. 'Harmless skin virus' fights acne. 25 September 2012Last updated at 00:11 ET A harmless virus that lives on our skin could be used as a treatment for acne, scientists believe.

'Harmless skin virus' fights acne

The virus, called a phage, is naturally built to target and kill bacteria that cause acne - Propionibacterium acnes. Experts at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and the University of Pittsburgh found 11 different versions of virus in this phage family that had this power. They plan lab work to see if they can harness it as a therapy. Continue reading the main story. Warning over 'epidemic’ of skin allergies from chemical in cosmetics and household products. Drug allergies: Culprit protein found.

18 December 2014Last updated at 04:25 ET People experience redness and swelling when taking certain medicines Allergic reactions to drugs and injections could stem from one single protein, research in mice suggests.

Drug allergies: Culprit protein found

That protein may be responsible for itching, swelling and rashes suffered by people taking a wide range of medicines. Such reactions stop people completing treatments and can sometimes be fatal. Writing in the journal Nature, scientists say they are exploring ways to block the protein and reduce these side-effects. Postinflammatory Hyperpigmentation. 4 Steps to Getting Rid of a Cystic Pimple, Fast.

You’re Showering Too Much. Google AI tool can help patients identify skin conditions. 25 Tips on How to Get Rid of Mosquitoes. Edit Article Quick FixesChemical RepellentsNatural RepellentsProtective BarriersZapping Breeding SitesAvoiding Panic Edited by Zack, Brett, KnowItSome, Tom Viren and 61 others Few people warm to the thought of a mosquito or more buzzing around their room at night.

25 Tips on How to Get Rid of Mosquitoes

A pest in many parts of the world, the mosquito spreads disease and even when it is disease-free, imparts itchy discomfort to those it bites. Mosquitoes love blue. Humanity's global battle with mosquitoes. 29 March 2014Last updated at 20:38 ET By Lizzie Crouch and Paula McGrath Health check, BBC World Service Yellow fever mosquito All over the world we cannot escape mosquito bites - and the diseases they carry. Continue reading the main story Mosquito-borne diseases result in the deaths of a million people every year Only a few hundred of the species bite humans The females are responsible for spreading disease during their blood-meal.

The males prefer to dine on plant sugars. Here’s What Happens Inside You When a Mosquito Bites. Mosquitoes lured by body odour genes. The likelihood of being bitten by mosquitoes could be down to genes that control our body odour, a preliminary study in Plos One suggests. Researchers tested pairs of identical and non-identical twins to see how attractive they were to mosquitoes.

Identical twins were more likely to have similar levels of attractiveness - suggesting shared genetic factors were at play. The "intriguing" results must now be assessed in larger trials, experts say. Researchers have long tried to understand what drives mosquitoes to bite certain people more than others. Recent work shows the insects may be lured to their victims by body odour. And anecdotal reports suggest some relatives are just as likely to be bitten as each other. Scientists from the UK and US wanted to find out whether genes were behind this phenomenon. To test their theory they enlisted 19 non-identical and 18 identical pairs of twins in a pilot study. This tiny, wearable patch makes you invisible to mosquitos. Mosquitoes ignore repellent Deet after first exposure. 20 February 2013Last updated at 20:56 ET By Rebecca Morelle Science reporter, BBC World Service Deet works the first time, but for some hours afterwards it loses its power The widely used insect repellent Deet appears to be losing its effectiveness against mosquitoes, scientists say.

Mosquito 'invisibility cloak' discovered. 9 September 2013Last updated at 13:54 ET By Melissa Hogenboom Science reporter, BBC News. Doubts over insect-bite treatment. 11 April 2012Last updated at 19:03 ET The bed-bug feeds on blood People should consider using a cold, wet cloth to treat insect bites instead of turning to over-the-counter remedies, experts say. An investigation has concluded that there is little evidence that creams, painkillers and anti-inflammatories often used for bites actually work. In any case, said Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin researchers, the reactions got better by themselves in most cases. Midges, mosquitoes, flies, fleas and bed-bugs account for most bites. A variety of remedies are sold over the counter in pharmacies to relieve the itching, pain and swelling. Thermacell - Amazon.