ROSE HIP OIL

BENEFITS OF ROSE HIP OIL FOR IMPROVING THE APPEARANCE OF SCARS AND BURNS

23-11-2016

Dr. Laura Miguel. 

How many times have you heard that your neighbour is putting rose hip oil on a scar and she recommends you try it too because she’s heard that it is very good for burns and scars? The fact is that it is a very widespread idea among people, but, is there any truth in it?

What is rose hip oil?

Rose hip oil comes from the seeds of a bush (Rosa moschata or Rosa Rubiginosa) that originated in Europe, but can also be found in South America, Asia and North Africa. This plant was traditionally used in folk medicine because of its excellent properties...

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BENEFITS OF VITAMIN C ON THE SKIN

BENEFITS OF VITAMIN C ON THE SKIN

21-11-2016

Dr. Laura Miguel.

Patients often come to the clinic asking which rejuvenating cream is best or which products they should use to look after their skin better, when I tell them that vitamin C is one of the best things they look surprised; we’ve all heard that vitamin C is good for colds, but… for the skin?

What is vitamin C?

Vitamin C is an essential nutrient that is found in several foods (citrus fruit, vegetables, etc.) and is very important for the body as it helps the absorption of iron and calcium, it is involved in the production of collagen and it is a...

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NEWBORN CRADLE CAP. WHAT IS IT AND HOW CAN I GET RID OF IT?

21-11-2016

Dr. Laura Miguel.

Parents come to the clinic every day alarmed because their baby has "yellow scabs" on their head even though they are very careful to wash the baby’s head every day. This idea is very common amongst parents, especially first-time parents, but, is there any truth in the rumour that cradle cap affects children due to a lack of hygiene?

What is cradle cap?

Cradle cap is the common name for the seborrhoeic dermatitis that affects newborn babies and young children. It is very common and is characterised by the appearance of thick yellowish flakes...

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TIPS FOR PREVENTING AND TREATING DIAPER RASH

21-11-2016

Diaper rash occurs when the baby’s skin is in contact with a wet diaper for a long time. The acids in urine and faeces, and the growth of bacteria and fungus caused by the warm, wet environment, attack the baby’s fine, delicate skin, causing irritation and a stinging feeling.

To prevent diaper rash it is advisable to use disposable diapers and try to keep the area as dry as possible. The tips below can also help to avoid this problem:

  • Change your baby’s diaper as soon as you notice it is wet and make sure the adhesive tapes are not sticking to the baby’s skin.
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ATOPIC DERMATITIS

ATOPIC DERMATITIS. HOW TO PREVENT OUTBREAKS

18-11-2016

Dr. Gemma Márquez.

What is atopic dermatitis?

Atopic dermatitis is becoming increasingly common in children, affecting up to 20%. 2-5% of adults also suffer from it. This percentage has been seen to increase, especially in western countries. But luckily, for most children, it clears up by itself during adolescence.

How can I be sure it is an outbreak of atopic dermatitis?

There are other skin diseases that can be confused with atopic skin. The atopic patient displays two characteristics above all: very dry skin and very itchy skin.

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