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What is a first-degree burn?

What is a first-degree burn?

First-degree burns are a common and painful household occurrence, especially for children and older adults. They often happen when someone touches something hot, such as a stove, curling iron, or hair straightener. Staying out in the sun too long without sunscreen or other forms of protection is also a frequent cause of first-degree burns. Researchers […]

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Giant Hogweed Can Burn Skin and Eyes, and It’s Spreading

Giant Hogweed Can Burn Skin and Eyes, and It’s Spreading

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Skin News TUESDAY, June 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Giant hogweed is much like a Dr. Seuss nightmare — a towering, invasive plant with toxic sap that burns the skin and eyes upon contact. But the noxious weed is not imaginary, with a dozen states now on the lookout to […]

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Health Tip: Treat a Sunburn

Health Tip: Treat a Sunburn

(HealthDay News) — Feeling like you’re getting a sunburn? Get out of the sun quickly and begin treating your skin, the American Academy of Dermatology advises. Latest Skin News The burn eventually will heal, but getting a burn because you forgot to apply sunscreen or simply stayed under the sun’s rays too long increases your […]

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Race Can Affect Many Skin Conditions

Race Can Affect Many Skin Conditions

Latest Skin News MONDAY, June 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Skin conditions are significantly impacted by your skin color, a dermatologist says. “Ethnicity and skin tone can make a big difference in terms of diagnosis and treatment options with a number of different skin conditions,” said Dr. Amy McMichael, chair of dermatology at Wake Forest […]

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Bedbugs

Bedbugs

Picture of Bedbug Bites The first sign of bedbugs may be red, itchy bites on the skin, usually on the arms or shoulders. Bedbugs tend to leave straight rows of bites, unlike some other insects that leave bites here and there. Bedbugs do not seem to spread disease to people. But itching from the bites […]

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Tips for dyeing hair when you have psoriasis

Tips for dyeing hair when you have psoriasis

In people with scalp psoriasis, dyeing the hair can cause problems. However, taking a few key steps before, during, and after applying hair dye can prevent complications. At least half of the people with psoriasis get it on their scalps. When symptoms flare up, the scalp often becomes very sensitive. However, according to the National […]

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What do white spots on testicles mean?

What do white spots on testicles mean?

White spots on the testicles can have several different causes, which range from harmless to more serious health conditions. They are usually not a cause for concern, but may still require treatment. The spots can also sometimes be a sign of a sexually transmitted infection (STI). This article discusses the possible causes of white spots […]

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What is causing this rash on my wrist?

What is causing this rash on my wrist?

Rashes are common ailments with many possible causes. The wrist is a common place for rashes because it the skin is sensitive and exposed to the elements. Rashes on the wrist can occur as a result of infection, genetic factors, or contact with something that causes irritation or an allergic reaction. Rashes can develop on […]

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What to know about hypohidrosis

What to know about hypohidrosis

Hypohidrosis is a condition that causes a person to sweat less than usual. Sweating helps the body to cool down, and insufficient sweating can lead to heat-related illnesses such as heat exhaustion. Hypohidrosis is a less severe form of anhidrosis, where a person is entirely unable to sweat. It is also possible for a person […]

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Health Tip: Say Goodbye to Split Nails

Health Tip: Say Goodbye to Split Nails

(HealthDay News) — Split fingernails, medically called onychoschizia, affect more women than men. The condition typically is caused by repeated wetting and drying of the nails, and tends to worsen in low humidity and during dry winters. Latest Skin News The American Osteopathic College of Dermatology suggests how to prevent the problem: Apply a lotion […]