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mometasone (Elocon)

mometasone (Elocon)

What is mometasone, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Mometasone is a synthetic (man-made) glucocorticoid (steroid) that is used on the skin to relieve itching and inflammation of eczema, dermatitis, allergy and other skin rashes. The naturally-occurring glucocorticoid is cortisol or hydrocortisone which is produced in the body by the adrenal glands. Drugs […]

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Don’t Sweat It: Hyperhydrosis Can Be Treated

Don’t Sweat It: Hyperhydrosis Can Be Treated

Latest Skin News WEDNESDAY, Aug. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — There’s nothing more embarrassing than sweating profusely in public places, yet one expert says many people suffer through the humiliation for decades. At least 15 million people in the U.S. have excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis), according to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD). Yet, half of […]

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Blisters between the toes: Causes and treatments

Blisters between the toes: Causes and treatments

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5 ways to get rid of blisters

5 ways to get rid of blisters

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fluorouracil (Efudex)

fluorouracil (Efudex)

What is topical fluorouracil, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Topical fluorouracil is a drug that is used to treat conditions of the skin in which there is rapid multiplication (division) of cells, for example, skin cancer. In order to multiply or divide, cells must produce DNA for each new cell. The DNA […]

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ciclopirox, Penlac, Loprox

ciclopirox, Penlac, Loprox

What is ciclopirox, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Ciclopirox is a synthetic broad-spectrum antifungal agent that inhibits the growth of dermatophytes, a type of fungus that grows on the skin, hair, and nails. When applied to skin a very small percentage is absorbed into the body. It was approved for use in […]

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What to know about anal warts

What to know about anal warts

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Molluscum Contagiosum

Molluscum Contagiosum

Molluscum contagiosum facts A viral infection of the skin causes molluscum contagiosum, a mild skin disease. Risk factors include direct and indirect contact with an infected person’s skin. Symptoms and signs include painless pinkish raised nodules or bumps on the skin. A doctor’s physical exam presumptively diagnoses most molluscum contagiosum infections; tissue biopsy offers a […]

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Scorching Pavement Sends Some to the ER With Burns

Scorching Pavement Sends Some to the ER With Burns

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter Latest Skin News FRIDAY, Aug. 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Make sure rubber, not your skin, meets the road: When skin touches sunbaked pavement, serious burns can quickly set in. In sizzling regions like the Southwestern United States, all it takes for a severe burn is 2 seconds of unprotected skin-on-asphalt […]

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ustekinumab (Stelara)

ustekinumab (Stelara)

What is ustekinumab, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Ustekinumab is an injectable biologic drug that suppresses the immune system and is used for the treatment of psoriasis. It is an antibody that binds to interleukin (IL)-12 and IL-23, two chemicals produced by cells in the body that stimulate immune reactions. Scientists believe […]