Thursday 25 August 2016

Psoriasis a common skin problem, but not infectious 

Dr Michelle Cooper's Good Health Psoriasis is a common condition where there is inflammation of the skin. It typically develops as patches (plaques) of red, scaly skin. Once you develop psoriasis it tends to come and go throughout life. A flare-up can occur at any time. The frequency of flare-ups varies. There may be times when psoriasis clears for long spells. However, in some people flare-ups occur often. Psoriasis is not due to an infection. You cannot pass it on to other people and it does not...

No clear reason for attacks of migraine 

Dr Michelle Cooper About 1 in 4 women and about 1 in 12 men develop migraine at some point in their lives. It most commonly starts in childhood years or in early adult life. Some people suffer from frequent attacks - sometimes several attacks per week. Others suffer from infrequent attacks only occurring now and then and some may go for years between attacks. In some people, the migraine attacks stop in later adult life. However, in some cases the attacks continue...