Treating Lipoma with All-Natural Thuja

Lipoma removal traditionally involves one of two methods. Surgery removes the mass in its entirety, and usually prevents a recurrence or regrowth of the lipoma.  Lipoma removal surgery is minimally invasive, and usually requires only local anaesthetic. Liposuction is another option, best suited for small-to-medium sized lipomas. The major advantage of liposuction is that it leaves a smaller permanent scar. The disadvantage is that regrowth of the lipoma is more likely. Thuja is another, all-natural way to treat lipoma. It is a homeopathic treatment, and will therefore likely not be recommended by a medical professional. Yet, thuja has been used to treat various skin ailments since at least the 18th century. Many people have used thuja to successfully remove unsightly lipomas. A … [Read More]

Why Mosquitoes Bite at Night While You Sleep

Mosquitoes love to attack at night while a person is in bed sleeping. Personally, I often get mosquito bites in clusters on my feet while I'm sleeping or out-and-about at night. If a hungry mosquito is on a rampage in your room at night, there are several tricks you can use to protect yourself (described below).  One is to turn the artificial light on. This tricks the little bastage into thinking it is daytime. Give it a try. It works. The mosquito usually goes back into hiding and leaves me alone. Why do mosquitoes prefer to feed at night, and what can we do to protect ourselves? Let's take a look. It's safer for mosquitoes to be active at night For a moment, put yourself in the shoes of a hungry mosquito. You know that your life is in mortal danger every time you go in for a … [Read More]

Red Ring Around a Mosquito Bite: What it Means

Usually, mosquito bites don't have heavy discoloration. The raised bite wound itself may be somewhat reddish. That's normal. But sometimes a mosquito bite is immediately surrounded by a red or pinkish rash. The discolored ring of flesh may bring fears of serious infection or even Lyme disease. But how worried should you really be? What causes a red circle around a mosquito bite? An itchy mosquito bite is simply an allergic reaction to saliva /  liquids injected into the skin. Some people have a severe reaction to mosquito bites, while others don't much of any. The wide deviation is due to individual differences in allergies to specific types of mosquitoes, along with many other variables. A red circle around a mosquito bite is just a more severe allergic reaction, and usually not a … [Read More]

Top 5 Reasons Not to Pop a Mosquito Bite

So, you have a really annoying and itchy mosquito bite. It's tempting to just burst it open and squeeze, right? Wouldn't that help get the toxins out and get your sanity back quicker? The answer is no. You shouldn't pop a mosquito bite because it can cause many complications, described below. And it makes it take longer for the mosquito bite to go away, too. Let's take a look a the top 5 reasons popping a mosquito bite isn't a good idea. 1) It will take longer for the bite to go away How long does it take for a mosquito bite to go away naturally? It depends on the type of mosquito and your specific allergic reaction to its injections. In other words, it varies. Generally speaking though, a mosquito bite can take up to 24 hours to go away on its own. But 30 minutes to a few hours … [Read More]

How Making an X on a Mosquito Bite Masks Itchiness

Making an X on a mosquito bite with the fingernail of your thumb or forefinger does indeed dull the sensation of itchiness. Unfortunately, the relief is fleeting. But this method does work temporarily. In this article, we examine why it works, note some potential dangers of the technique, and explore more traditional modes of treating mosquito bites. How does it work? When you mark an X on a mosquito bite, you are causing another sensation: pain. Both itchiness and pain are communicated to the brain via electrical signals that travel through the same nerve endings. So the brain receives indicators for both pain and itchiness from the mosquito bite. But the brain interprets pain as more important than itchiness, and that is what you feel. The itch is, essentially, replaced by the … [Read More]