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Exercise Caution to Protect Your Skin at the Gym

Exercise Caution to Protect Your Skin at the Gym

Latest Skin News SATURDAY, Jan. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — If you pledged to hit the gym this year, take some steps to prevent skin infections, an expert says. “While skin infections are not a reason to cancel your gym membership, it’s important to follow a few simple steps to avoid germs while you’re at […]

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What to know about psoriasis and tinea versicolor

What to know about psoriasis and tinea versicolor

A type of psoriasis called guttate psoriasis and tinea versicolor can look very similar. However, they have very different causes and treatments. Both guttate psoriasis and tinea versicolor cause a rash of small, red spots, which is why some people may confuse the two conditions. This article looks at psoriasis and tinea versicolor, exploring the […]

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Can Dermalex help with psoriasis?

Can Dermalex help with psoriasis?

Dermalex is an over-the-counter skin cream that people can use to treat psoriasis. Unlike some other psoriasis creams, it does not contain steroids. However, there is little research to support its safety and effectiveness. Psoriasis is a skin condition that causes skin cells to multiply faster than usual, resulting in a buildup of skin cells. […]

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La ictericia: Todo lo que necesita saber

La ictericia: Todo lo que necesita saber

La ictericia es un término usado para describir un tinte amarillento en la piel y la parte blanca de los ojos. Los fluidos corporales también pueden ser amarillos. El color de la piel y el blanco de los ojos variarán según los niveles de bilirrubina (material de desecho que se encuentra en la sangre). Los […]

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What is microneedling? Benefits and use

What is microneedling? Benefits and use

Microneedling is a method that some dermatologists use to treat different skin conditions. The technique involves using multiple tiny, sterile needles to puncture the skin and cause physical trauma. This trauma prompts the derma, a deeper layer of skin, to rebuild. Microneedling may help address many skin-related complaints, including: wrinkles scarring acne alopecia skin pigmentation […]

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What to know about scalp infections

What to know about scalp infections

The scalp can become infected if fungus or bacteria enter the scalp through the hair follicles or damaged skin. Skin damage can result from common skin conditions, such as psoriasis and eczema. Bacteria cause some common infections, such as folliculitis and impetigo. Others, such as ringworm, are fungal. Symptoms vary between infections, though most cause […]

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Health Tip: Understanding Ingrown Hairs

Health Tip: Understanding Ingrown Hairs

(HealthDay News) — An ingrown hair occurs when a strand of hair grows back into the skin, usually after shaving, waxing or tweezing. Latest Skin News Symptoms of ingrown hair, according to the Cleveland Clinic, include: Skin irritation Small bumps with hairs in the middle on the face and neck Pain Itching In a condition […]

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Best home remedies for an itchy scalp

Best home remedies for an itchy scalp

Dandruff, psoriasis, eczema, and head lice are common causes of an itchy scalp. Regardless of the cause, various home remedies can help relieve an itchy scalp, or scalp pruritus. People can use essential oils, colloidal oatmeal, and over-the-counter (OTC) products to relieve the itch. People with persistent scalp itch that does not respond to natural […]

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Acne: How common drug changes skin microbiome

Acne: How common drug changes skin microbiome

Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States, but its exact causes are poorly understood. A new study uncovers how a common acne drug alters the balance of bacteria in our skin. How does a change in the skin microbiome improve acne? Isotretinoin (brand name Accutane) is commonly used to treat severe […]

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Health Tip: Job-Related Chemical Exposure Through the Skin

Health Tip: Job-Related Chemical Exposure Through the Skin

(HealthDay News) — Some 13 million workers in the United States may be exposed to hazardous chemicals that can be absorbed through the skin, the U.S. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) says. Latest Skin News This type of exposure may lead to contact dermatitis (eczema), skin cancer and skin infection or injury, […]