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What to know about skin blemishes

What to know about skin blemishes

There are many different types of skin blemish. Some examples include those below. Acne Acne is a skin condition that occurs as a result of the skin producing too much oil. Different factors can cause excess oil production, including: There are several different types of acne, which vary in their appearance. Some examples include: Blackheads […]

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Lichen Planus

Lichen Planus

Lichen planus facts Lichen planus is a chronic recurrent skin disease of unknown cause with no established cure. Lichen planus generally affects adults and can involve any portion of the skin and lining tissue (mucous membranes) of the mouth and/or vagina, but it has a predilection for the wrists, ankles, and oral and genital tissues. […]

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What to know about typhus

What to know about typhus

Typhus is the term for a group of rare bacterial infections that people can contract after being bitten by an infected insect. Different subspecies of the bacteria Rickettsia cause different types of typhus. In the past, typhus killed millions of people. Today, the disease is rare due to improvements in healthcare and sanitation. Nonetheless, people […]

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Exercises and remedies for Baker’s cysts

Exercises and remedies for Baker’s cysts

A Baker’s cyst, also known as a popliteal cyst, is a sac of fluid that forms behind the knee. Baker’s cysts tend to feel hard when the knee is fully extended and soft when the knee is bent. Physical therapists call this change in density Foucher’s sign. Most Baker’s cysts cause no symptoms. Usually, a […]

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Stages of cold sore development: What to know

Stages of cold sore development: What to know

Cold sores, also known as herpes labialis, are caused by nongenital herpes simplex virus type 1. People can develop a cold sore on their lips or in their mouth. Transmission of the nongenital herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) occurs during childhood through nonsexual contact, but adults can contract the infection through sexual activity. HSV-1 […]

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How can we reduce our exposure to potentially harmful aluminum?

How can we reduce our exposure to potentially harmful aluminum?

A new report carried out by German officials suggests that even though exposure to dangerous aluminum compounds in foods has been decreasing, we are still ingesting more of this substance than experts deem safe. What can we do to minimize our exposure to aluminum compounds? Share on PinterestResearchers from Germany warn about the dangers of […]

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10 causes of an itchy face

10 causes of an itchy face

A person may experience an itching sensation, or pruritus, on their face for a number of different reasons. Although pruritus can occur due to visible conditions, such as psoriasis or an insect bite, it might also indicate the presence of an underlying condition. This article will look at the different causes of pruritus on the […]

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Health Tip: Stop Picking Your Skin

Health Tip: Stop Picking Your Skin

Rosacea, Acne, Shingles: Common Adult Skin Diseases Learn to spot and treat skin conditions commonly found in adults such as acne, eczema, shingles, psoriasis, rosacea, hives, cold sores, razor bumps, athlete’s foot, and more. Read more: Rosacea, Acne, Shingles: Common Adult Skin Diseases

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Bacitracin vs. Neosporin: What’s the difference?

Bacitracin vs. Neosporin: What’s the difference?

Neosporin is a brand of triple-antibiotic ointment. It contains bacitracin zinc, neomycin sulfate, and polymyxin B sulfate. Bacitracin ointment is also available, and it does not include the other two antibiotics. While both types of cream can help treat minor scratches, cuts, and burns, many people are allergic to bacitracin. Antibiotic ointments can help reduce […]

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Itchy rash: 8 types

Itchy rash: 8 types

A rash is a change in the skin that can result in bumpy, blotchy, or scaly patches. Many people have had an itchy rash at some point in their lives. Many are harmless and will go away on their own, but others may be more persistent due to underlying causes or conditions. Many different factors […]