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What to do for a busted lip

What to do for a busted lip

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What to know about a pimple on the finger

What to know about a pimple on the finger

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What can cause red spots on the feet?

What can cause red spots on the feet?

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adapalene (Differin)

adapalene (Differin)

What is adapalene, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Adapalene is a gel used for the treatment of acne vulgaris (pimples). The exact mechanism of action is not known. Scientists believe that when adapalene is applied to the skin, it affects the growth of skin cells and thereby reduces the formation of pimples. […]

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thalidomide, Thalomid

thalidomide, Thalomid

What is thalidomide, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Thalidomide is an oral medication used for treating the skin conditions of leprosy, a disease caused by a parasite, Mycobacterium leprae. The mechanism of action of thalidomide is not well understood. The immune system reaction to Mycobacterium leprae plays an important role in producaing […]

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methoxsalen (Oxsoralen)

methoxsalen (Oxsoralen)

What is methoxsalen? What is methoxsalen used for? Methoxsalen is a naturally occurring photoactive chemical found in the seeds of the Ammi majus (Umbelliferae) plant and in the roots of Heraclem candicans. It belongs to a group of compounds known as psoralens, or furocoumarins. Methoxsalen lotion is used for treating vitiligo (leucoderma). The exact mechanism […]

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Spider Bites (Black Widow and Brown Recluse)

Spider Bites (Black Widow and Brown Recluse)

What should you know about spider bites? What type of spider bites are poisonous? 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. What are signs symptoms of spiders that aren’t poisonous? […]

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Diving Deeper Into Sunscreen’s Impact on Marine Life

Diving Deeper Into Sunscreen’s Impact on Marine Life

Latest Skin News THURSDAY, Aug. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Is the sunscreen you slather on your body marketed as safe for coral reefs? New research suggests those claims may not be entirely true. Trace metals and other compounds in many sunscreens have unknown effects on marine ecology, say researchers studying Mediterranean waters. Previous studies […]

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What causes numbness and tingling?

What causes numbness and tingling?

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Topicort (desoximetasone cream, ointment, spray, gel)

Topicort (desoximetasone cream, ointment, spray, gel)

What is topical desoximetasone, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Desoximetasone is a synthetic (man-made) corticosteroid that is used on the skin (topically). The naturally occurring corticosteroid is cortisol or hydrocortisone produced by the adrenal gland. Corticosteroids have potent anti-inflammatory actions and also suppress the immune response. The FDA approved desoximetasone in March […]