WELLNESS CORNER: HEALTH TALK

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What’s irritating your skin?
Is your skin itchy, breaking out or covered in a strange spot or rash?  It may be one of 17 common problems.  Skin inflammation, changes in texture or colour, and spots may result from infection a chronic skin condition, or contact with an allergen or irritant.  if  you think you  have one  of these  common  adult  skin problems , have  your doctor  check it out .    Most are minor, but others can signal something more serious.
MELASMA (PREGNANCY MASK):Melasma (chloasma) is brown patches on your cheeks, nose, forehead and chin. It is often called the “pregnancy mask” because it happens to half of all pregnant women. Men can get it too. If it doesn’t go away on its own after the baby comes, you can treat it with prescription creams and over the counter products. Sunlight makes it worse, so always use a broad –spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen.
WARTS: in most cases common warts appear on the finger or hands. They are caused by the human papillomavirus.   Warts spread when you touch something used by a person with the virus.  To prevent more warts cover them with bandages, keep them dry and don’t pick them. They are usually harmless and painless. You can treat them with tropical medications or a doctor can freeze and burn them off. More advanced removal techniques include surgery, laser s and chemical.

 
SEBORRHEIC  KERSTOSES : Seborrheickeratoses are noncancerous  growths that often  show up as one ages .they can appear on many areas  of the skin either  alone  or in groups . They may be dark or multicolored, and they usually have a grainy surface although they can be smooth and waxy. You don’t need to treat them unless they get irritated or you don’t like the way they look.  They are easy to mistake for moles or skin cancer, but a dermatologist can tell the difference.

SHINGLES (HERPES ZOSTER): A rash of raised dots that turns into painful blisters, shingles causes your skin to burn, itch, tingle, or become very sensitive. Shingles often show up on your trunk and buttocks, but can appear anywhere. An outbreak    lasts about two weeks. You will recover but pain, numbness and itching could linger for months, years or even the rest of your life. Treatment includes creams for your skin, antiviral drugs steroids and even antidepressants.
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PROFILE OF IKECHUKWU ANYANWU Ikechukwu Anyanwu is an Imo State born Nigerian. An Author, Public Speaker, Humanitarian, Blogger, Media Guru and Start-up Coach. He has inspired millions through Arise Africa Network Platform He Is Into Education, Media, Entertainment, Showbiz and Hospitality Industry. Having calved a nitche for himself as a leadership expert, human capital development and management consultant. He is currently the Chairman, Online Media practitioners Association of Nigeria, Imo State Chapter. Ceo Arise Africa Magazine, Founder Arise Africa Network – a non-profit organization. Face of Arise Africa, Managing Consultant GCFN Consult. Member, Imo State Bloggers Association. Ag National President, Association of Pageant CEO’s of Nigeria Human Resource Specialist and Leadership Coach with astute impact on many seeking to maximize their skills, intellectuals and innate potentials He has a track record of reproducing leaders and helping them to gain dominance within their nitch. Mr Anyanwu after a rich career that spanned for 18 years having worked as Human Resources Manger, Outlet Manager Rennys Foods Limited from 2004 – 2019, Management Consultant for various Quick Service Restaurants in Abuja, Enugu, Rivers State, Abia, Ebonyi, Kogi and Imo State is now focusing on helping young people to discover, develop their talents. He has built lots of platforms for young people of Africa to express their talents. He is passionate about writing, consulting, coaching and training. He blogs regularly via www.ariseafrika.com and has a thriving social media followership. He is a graduate of Sociology/Anthropology, Imo State University whose passion is to impart knowledge by educating, equipping and empowering young minds for the future. He is an alumni of Living Word Training Center He is also the West African Representative of All African Media Networks He is married to Mrs Carol Anyanwu and blessed with 3 sons.

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