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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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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 […]

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Strategies to Avoid Sunburn

Strategies to Avoid Sunburn

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Skin News FRIDAY, June 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) — If you could protect yourself from cancer, you’d do it, right? Yet most Americans still aren’t taking the easiest step to prevent the most commonly diagnosed type — skin cancer, which will affect one in five people at some point in […]

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Health Tip: Protect Your Skin

Health Tip: Protect Your Skin

(HealthDay News) — Healthy skin habits can make you look younger and reduce your risk of skin cancer. Latest Skin News While ointments, creams and eye serums can mask the effects of aging, nothing beats a good skin-care routine, the American Academy of Dermatology says. The academy suggests: Protect your skin from the sun by […]

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Rash: Can Soaps & Detergents Cause A Rash

Rash: Can Soaps & Detergents Cause A Rash

Medical Author: Alan Rockoff, MDMedical Editor: Frederick Hecht, MD, F.A.A.P. For years, patients have been coming to my office with eczema, complaining that they had changed their soaps and detergents but their rashes had not gone away. The first thing I always tell them is: “Contrary to what you’ve heard, eczema is rarely, if ever, […]

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Warts–A Common Infectious Disease

Warts–A Common Infectious Disease

Medical Author: Melissa Stoppler, MDMedical Editor: Barbara K. Hecht, PhD 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. Over 100 types of HPVs have […]

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Understanding Actinic Keratosis

Understanding Actinic Keratosis

Medical Author: Nili N. Alai, MD, FAADMedical Editor: William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR What are actinic keratoses? Actinic keratoses (AKs) are small, red, rough, scaly, flat spots that feel like dry skin patches. They often occur on sun-exposed areas, such as the nose, ears, face, chest, forearms, and back of the hands. Other […]