Shingles : Causes, symptoms and treatments

Shingles

Shingles is caused due to the same virus that causes chicken pox. The virus is known as varicella – zoster virus and it belongs to the group of herpes viruses which is why shingles is also known as herpes zoster. After the recovery from chicken pox, these viruses can remain in the central nervous system in a dormant condition...

Acne and Blackheads : Causes, symptoms and treatments

Acne-and-blackheads

Acne is a skin condition resulting in the formation of red spots and pimples, especially on the face, neck, shoulders, back, chest and upper arms. Blackheads are a mild form of acne and are not painful to touch. These are usually caused due to the clogged hair follicles filled with oil and dirt. Acne appears as little red bumps...