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Flu rash: Everything you need to know

Flu rash: Everything you need to know

The flu is a common respiratory infection, and its symptoms can range from mild to severe. Although a rash is not a common symptom of the flu, it can sometimes occur. There is evidence to suggest that certain types of flu may lead to a rash forming in some people. In other cases, another condition […]

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What medications cause hair loss?

What medications cause hair loss?

Alopecia is the medical term for hair loss. Many different factors contribute to this condition, including certain medications. Doctors refer to alopecia that occurs as a side effect of medication as drug-induced alopecia. Drug-induced alopecia can affect any part of the scalp or body. The extent and duration of hair loss depend on the medication […]

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Hair loss in children: What to know

Hair loss in children: What to know

Many adults expect to lose some hair as they age, but hair loss in children can cause alarm, especially when they become upset about bald spots or thin hair. However, hair loss in children is relatively common. Hair loss in children may have different patterns to adult hair loss. For example, androgenetic alopecia, or pattern […]

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Health Tip: Understanding Toenail Fungus

Health Tip: Understanding Toenail Fungus

(HealthDay News) — A toenail fungal infection typically occurs beneath the surface of the nail, says the American Podiatric Medical Association. Damp areas from swimming pools to locker rooms heighten the risk of getting a toenail fungal infection. Latest Skin News Typically after infection, the nail will thicken, look deformed, smell foul and become darker. […]

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Warts (Common Warts)

Warts (Common Warts)

Warts — A Common Infectious Disease The warts commonly seen on the skin are caused by a viral infection. The culprit is one of the HPVs (human papillomaviruses) that can be spread from person to person or be acquired through contact with a contaminated surface. Learn about wart treatment and prevention » Source: Getty Images […]

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Fungal Nails

Fungal Nails

Medically reviewed by Joseph Palermo, DO; Board Certificate: Internal Medicine/Geriatric Medicine REFERENCES: Baran, R., R.J. Hay, and J.I. Garduno. “Review of Antifungal Therapy, Part II: Treatment Rationale, Including Specific Patient Populations.” J Dermatolog Treat 19.3 (2008): 168-175. Brillowska-Dabrowska, A., S.S. Nielsen, H.V. Nielsen, and M.C. Arendrup. “Optimized 5-Hour Multiplex PCR Test for the Detection of […]

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Pitted keratolysis: What to know

Pitted keratolysis: What to know

Pitted keratolysis is a bacterial infection of the skin that affects the soles of the feet or the palms of the hands. People with physical jobs that require them to wear enclosed footwear for extended periods, such as those working as farmers or soldiers, may be more likely to develop the infection because bacteria thrive […]

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What to know about thyroid function and hair loss

What to know about thyroid function and hair loss

Hair loss can occur when the thyroid gland is not working correctly. The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped gland situated in the lower front part of the neck. The thyroid gland makes thyroid hormones, which the body uses for energy, to stay warm, and to keep the organs and muscles working properly. The most common […]

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Health Tip: Getting a Clean Shave

Health Tip: Getting a Clean Shave

(HealthDay News) — Shaving without cutting yourself or missing patches of hair can be a challenge, says the American Academy of Dermatology. Latest Skin News To get a proper shave, the academy recommends: Before you shave, wet your skin and hair. Shave in the direction that the hair grows. Rinse after each swipe of the […]

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Vestibular papillomatosis: Everything you need to know

Vestibular papillomatosis: Everything you need to know

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