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Adult diaper rash: What you need to know

Adult diaper rash: What you need to know

Adult diaper rash often occurs as a result of wearing adult diapers, incontinence briefs, or pads. Diaper rash begins as small, pink patches of irritated skin and progresses to larger patches of red, raised, painful bumps with a surrounding rash. Diaper rash can be uncomfortable and painful, but most cases can be treated using over-the-counter […]

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Do eyelashes grow back? What you need to know

Do eyelashes grow back? What you need to know

People lose their eyelashes for many reasons, from burns to chemotherapy. Although it may take a while, the eyelashes usually grow back. Similar to the hair on the scalp, eyelashes also go through growth cycles, so shedding a few is usually no cause for concern. However, many injuries and illnesses can cause many or most […]

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How to deal with chafing

How to deal with chafing

Chafing is an annoying skin condition that often occurs when skin rubs against skin or clothing. The best way to avoid chafing is to take preventive measures. Luckily, there are many ways to both treat and prevent chafing. Tips for prevention Wearing suitable clothes when exercising may prevent chafing. The best way to avoid chafing […]

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How do I stop my hair from being dry?

How do I stop my hair from being dry?

Dry hair does not absorb or retain enough moisture to keep its texture and brightness, so it may look lacklustre and be fragile and brittle. Although it may look unhealthy, most of the time, it is unlikely to be a health problem that causes dry hair. Dry hair can be caused by factors, including: nutritional […]

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What is Demodex folliculorum?

What is Demodex folliculorum?

The Demodex folliculorum mite is a type of parasite that lives on humans. Most of the time, these mites are harmless and will go unnoticed. However, larger numbers of D. folliculorum mites can cause unwanted symptoms and skin problems. D. folliculorum mites live in or around hair follicles, feeding on the dead skin cells, oils, […]

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Why is my tongue bleeding?

Why is my tongue bleeding?

A number of conditions could result in a bleeding tongue. Some of these conditions are serious while others pose no long-term health risk. The most common causes of a bleeding tongue include: sudden harsh biting of the tongue mouth sores injuries from dentures or braces eating sharp or hard foods radiation treatment for cancer This […]

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What to know about angiolipoma

What to know about angiolipoma

Angiolipoma is a less common form of lipoma or a benign lump of fatty tissue. An angiolipoma is most commonly found on the forearm. Angiolipomas differ from lipomas in that they have more blood vessels running through them and they are more likely to be painful. Angiolipomas are relatively common, making up an estimated 5 […]

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What is a mucous cyst?

What is a mucous cyst?

Mucous cysts are small, fluid-filled sacs that tend to develop in the mouth or on the fingers and toes. They are not harmful, but they can be uncomfortable. There are several options for removing them. This article looks at the different types of mucous cyst, their causes, and how they can be treated. Types of […]

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Nodular acne: Definition and treatment options

Nodular acne: Definition and treatment options

Nodular acne is characterized by hard, painful acne lesions deep under the skin. It often affects the face, chest, or back. Unlike regular pimples that often heal within a few days, acne nodules may last for weeks or months. They tend not to develop a white head and may remain as hard knots under the […]

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Erythema Nodosum

Erythema Nodosum

What is erythema nodosum? Erythema nodosum is a type of skin inflammation that is located in a certain portion of the fatty layer of skin. Erythema nodosum (also called EN) results in reddish, painful, tender lumps most commonly located in the front of the legs. The tender lumps, or nodules, of erythema nodosum range in […]