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Atopic Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis) Quiz: Test Your Skin Disorders IQ

Atopic Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis) Quiz: Test Your Skin Disorders IQ

Eczema (also atopic eczema or atopic dermatitis) is a general medical term for many types of skin inflammation. The word eczema comes from the Greek word for bubbling. It is a weeping, oozing itchy eruption that has many causes, the most common being atopic eczema. Other causes include allergic contact dermatitis, irritant contact dermatitis, seborrheic […]

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Health Tip: Protect Yourself Against Color Additives

Health Tip: Protect Yourself Against Color Additives

(HealthDay News) — Cosmetics and personal care products may contain color additives that could harm your health, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. Latest Skin News While personal care products manufactured in the United States are regulated by the FDA, imported products may contain unregulated dyes, the agency says. The FDA advises: Approval of […]

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Spider Bites (Common, Black Widow, and Brown Recluse)

Spider Bites (Common, Black Widow, and Brown Recluse)

Spider bite definition and facts Most spiders in the US are harmless. However, black widow and brown recluse spider bites are dangerous, and sometimes life threatening. Black widow and brown recluse spider bites need immediate medical treatment. Spider bites are actually rare occurrences, and most presumed cases of spider bites are likely due to another […]

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Acne (Pimples)

Acne (Pimples)

What is acne? Acne (acne vulgaris, common acne) is a disease of the hair follicles of the face, chest, and back that affects almost all teenagers during puberty — the only exception being members of a few primitive Neolithic tribes living in isolation. It is not caused by bacteria, although bacteria play a role in […]

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Intertrigo

Intertrigo

Intertrigo Symptom Itching Itch is an irritation in the skin that elicits an urge to scratch. Itches are a problem that everyone experiences, and the symptom can be localized (limited to one area of the body) or generalized (occurring all over the body or in several different areas). Sometimes, depending upon the underlying cause, itching […]

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Sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy facts During the sclerotherapy procedure, a health care professional injects chemicals into smaller veins, which damage the inner lining and produce a clot. As the clot is reabsorbed, the vessel is permanently obliterated. The choice of the chemical sclerosing agent and its physical form depend on the size of the vessel to be treated. […]

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French Man First in World to Have Second Face Transplant

French Man First in World to Have Second Face Transplant

A man in France is the first person in the world to successfully undergo two face transplants. In 2010, Jerome Hamon, 43, had his first transplant to treat a genetic disorder called neurofibromatosis, in which tumors grow along nerves in the skin, brain and other parts of the body. However, Hamon’s body rejected that transplant, […]

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Health Tip: Relieve Your Blister, Corn or Callus

Health Tip: Relieve Your Blister, Corn or Callus

(HealthDay News) — Blisters, corns and calluses have at least one thing in common: they’re triggered by the friction of two surfaces rubbing against each other. Latest Skin News The Nemours Foundation suggests how to care for these skin issues: Keep a blister clean, dry and bandaged until it heals. Avoid putting pressure on the […]

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Love Your Hair Color? You Have Over 100 Genes to Thank.

Love Your Hair Color? You Have Over 100 Genes to Thank.

Latest Skin News MONDAY, April 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The color of your hair turns out to be a complicated thing, with a full 124 genes determining whether you wind up a blonde, brunette or redhead. The researchers who pinpointed the origins of hair hue said their findings could improve understanding of health conditions […]

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Animal Feces Found in Counterfeit Makeup: LA Police

Animal Feces Found in Counterfeit Makeup: LA Police

High levels of bacteria and animal waste were found in counterfeit makeup confiscated by Los Angeles police. Latest Skin News About $700,000 worth of counterfeit cosmetics were seized by the Los Angeles Police Department in raids on 21 locations in the L.A.’s Santee Alley fashion district. “Those feces will just basically somehow get mixed into […]