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Is Ringworm Contagious?

Is Ringworm Contagious?

What is ringworm? Ringworm is a rash caused by a fungus in the skin. Ringworm is caused by various genera and species of fungi (for examples, Trichophyton species, Epidermophyton species). The term ringworm is used because the rash often occurs in a ringlike, circular pattern. Ringworm is also referred to as a form of tinea […]

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What to know about windburn

What to know about windburn

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Why does the keto diet cause a skin rash?

Why does the keto diet cause a skin rash?

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Home remedies for lice: Effectiveness and prevention

Home remedies for lice: Effectiveness and prevention

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Cold Sores (Nongenital Herpes Simplex Infections)

Cold Sores (Nongenital Herpes Simplex Infections)

Treatment of Cold Sores Currently, there are no cures or vaccines for cold sores caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). Frequent hand washing will help reduce the spread of the virus to other parts of the body or to other people. Also, applying cool, moist compresses to the lesion may decrease pain and keep […]

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Health Tip: Treating Athlete’s Foot

Health Tip: Treating Athlete’s Foot

(HealthDay News) — Athlete’s foot is a contagious fungal infection that commonly occurs in people whose feet become sweaty in tight-fitting shoes. Latest Skin News Are DIY Sunscreens Dangerous? Health Tip: Bed Bug Protection Bedbugs Date Back to T. Rex’s Time Tattoo Inks Recall Due to Bacterial Contamination Curbing a Skin Oil Might Help Curb […]

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Chiggers (Bites)

Chiggers (Bites)

Source: MedicineNet Chiggers definition and facts Chiggers are the larval (juvenile) form of a type of mite (Trombiculidae). Chiggers do not burrow into and remain inside the skin, contrary to popular belief. Chiggers inject digestive enzymes into the skin and feed upon the decomposed tissue. Pronounced itching is the main symptom of chigger bites. Bites […]

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How to identify and treat infected blisters

How to identify and treat infected blisters

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Health Tip: Controlling Oily Skin

Health Tip: Controlling Oily Skin

(HealthDay News) — Skin that is too oily can clog pores and lead to acne breakouts, says the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD). Latest Skin News The academy says the key to healthy skin is maintaining its natural moisture without excess oil. To control oily skin, the AAD recommends: Wash your face every morning, evening […]

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Poison Ivy

Poison Ivy

Poison ivy, oak, and sumac facts Picture of Poison Ivy Poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac are poisonous plants than can cause an itchy rash upon contact. A substance called urushiol, found in these plants, causes the rash. The rash is not contagious. The rash usually disappears in one to three weeks. The majority […]