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What to know about open wound care

What to know about open wound care

An open wound is any internal or external injury that leaves internal tissue exposed to the external environment. People can sometimes treat acute open wounds at home with medications and natural remedies. However, people should seek immediate medical attention for severe wounds that involve significant bleeding or broken bones. Wounds fall into two broad categories: […]

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How to treat and prevent razor burn near the vagina

How to treat and prevent razor burn near the vagina

Shaving is a popular, affordable option for removing pubic hair. However, shaving the bikini area can sometimes cause razor burn, which can lead to skin irritation and discomfort.Some people shave the hair from their vulva and labia. Experiencing razor burn near the vagina can be extremely uncomfortable. Pubic razor burn may cause red bumps, a […]

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Health Tip: Bed Bug Protection

Health Tip: Bed Bug Protection

(HealthDay News) —Bed bugs hitchhike from place to place by traveling on furniture, bedding, luggage and more. The small nuisances live on the blood of animals or humans and can be quite resilient, says the Environmental Protection Agency. Latest Skin News To help prevent bed bugs in your home, the EPA suggests: Check secondhand furniture […]

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Augmentin (Amoxicillin/clavulanate potassium)

Augmentin (Amoxicillin/clavulanate potassium)

What is Augmentin? Augmentin is a prescription antibiotic medication. It’s used to treat infections caused by bacteria. Augmentin belongs to the penicillin class of antibiotics. Augmentin contains two drugs: amoxicillin and clavulanic acid. This combination makes Augmentin work against more types of bacteria than antibiotics that contain amoxicillin alone. Augmentin is effective for treating infections […]

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Hailey-Hailey Disease (Familial Benign Pemphigus)

Hailey-Hailey Disease (Familial Benign Pemphigus)

Treatment There is no specific treatment for Hailey-Hailey disease and management generally focuses on the specific symptoms and severity in each person. People with Hailey-Hailey disease are encouraged to avoid “triggers” such as sunburn, sweating, and friction, and to keep the affected areas dry. Sunscreen, loose clothing, moisturizing creams, and avoiding excessive heat may help […]

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Bedbugs Date Back to T. Rex’s Time

Bedbugs Date Back to T. Rex’s Time

Latest Skin News THURSDAY, May 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Bedbugs have a long history, all the way back to the dinosaur age, a new study says. British researchers said bedbugs evolved more than 100 million years ago and were around when dinosaurs were in charge. “To think that the pests that live in our […]

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Second-degree burn: Everything you need to know

Second-degree burn: Everything you need to know

Second-degree burns, or partial thickness burns, are more severe than first-degree burns. They affect the outer layer of skin, called the epidermis, and part of the second layer of skin, called the dermis. Second-degree burns can be very painful and often take several weeks to heal. Burns that affect large areas of skin can cause […]

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Tattoo Inks Recalled Due to Bacterial Contamination

Tattoo Inks Recalled Due to Bacterial Contamination

Six tattoo inks have been recalled because they’re contaminated with bacteria and could lead to infection that poses a serious health risk, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. Latest Skin News The recalled inks include: all lots of Scalpaink SC, Scalpaink PA and Scalpaink AL basic black inks made by Scalp Aesthetics; lots 12024090 […]

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Curbing a Skin Oil Might Help Curb Acne, Study Suggests

Curbing a Skin Oil Might Help Curb Acne, Study Suggests

By E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporter Latest Skin News WEDNESDAY, May 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Acne is the bane of many teens, and even some adults. Now, researchers say they might have hit on a new approach to easing the condition. The key lies in a naturally produced skin oil called sebum, explained a research team […]

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Health Tip: Preventing Ringworm

Health Tip: Preventing Ringworm

(HealthDay News) — Ringworm is a fungal infection that gets its name from the red circular rash that develops. The inside of the ring typically is clear or scaly. Latest Skin News People who use public lockers and showers, athletes and people with weak immune systems are especially at risk. To prevent the infection, Mayo […]