Stop The Spread: Common Ailments & How To Treat Them

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There are some health conditions that although incredibly annoying to have, but aren’t dangerous in any way. These health conditions tend to be things that are incredibly common, and that at one point or another, most people have had. Some of these are contagious, others of these simply spread around the body. Despite not being dangerous, the problem with these common ailments is that they are irritating and somewhat difficult to alleviate. However, that’s not to say that they are impossible to treat. With that in mind, here are some of the most common and most annoying ailments and ideas for treating them effectively and getting rid of them once and for all.

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Breakouts

Even one small spot is defined as acne, which is why it is such a common problem. Of course, just a few spots aren’t really anything to worry about as the chances are that sooner or later they will disappear. However, for people who suffer from acne on a more regular basis, breakouts can become a real issue. The most common time to experience acne is during your teenage years due to hormonal changes, but adult acne is also common, so when it comes to breakouts you are never really out of the woods. The key to beating acne is determining what the cause is, this could be hormonal, down to your diet, down to lifestyle factors like smoking, or it could be hard to determine the cause. However, once you’ve determined the cause, it’s much easier to treat your acne. Take smoking-related acne, it’s just a case of quitting smoking, and then the skin should go back to normal.

Warts

Warts are caused by HPV (human papillomavirus) and enter the body through small cracks in the skin. They are highly contagious, so should you touch a surface that someone with warts has touched, the chances of you catching them are high. There are various types of warts, which is why they are so common. Although easily caught, the wart removal process isn’t always an easy one. There are various options for removing warts, some of which are natural and others of which are not, the one that you opt to use will probably depend on your personal preference in terms of treatment methods.

Eczema

Although eczema isn’t contagious, it is incredibly common and can spread all over the body. This sore, itchy skin condition can make your life a total misery if you don’t know how to effectively manage it. There are various options for treating eczema, the treatment that you opt to use depends on your personal preference. Natural treatments like oat baths and aloe vera gel tend to be popular. Then there are prescription treatments like steroid creams that tend to work incredibly well but cause the skin to thin, which is far from ideal in the long-term. Some doctors recommend diet changes to make eczema more manageable - for some eczema sufferers this works, for others it doesn’t.

There you have it, a guide to treating the most common ailments.

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