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Photodynamic Therapy

Photodynamic Therapy

What is photodynamic therapy (PDT)? Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a medical treatment that utilizes a photosensitizing molecule (frequently a drug that becomes activated by light exposure) and a light source to activate the administered drug. Very thin superficial skin cancers called actinic keratoses and certain other types of cancer cells can be eliminated this way. […]

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Health Tip: Causes of Hair Loss

Health Tip: Causes of Hair Loss

(HealthDay News) — Daily loss of some hair is normal. But if you notice bald patches or thinning, you may be on the road to more serious hair loss, says the American Academy of Dermatology. Latest Skin News The academy’s list of common reasons for hair loss includes: Hair disorder. Certain medications or treatments. Ringworm. […]

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Health Tip: Understanding Liver Spots

Health Tip: Understanding Liver Spots

(HealthDay News) — Liver spots are flat, dark areas of pigment that appear on the skin — often on areas exposed to the sun. Latest Skin News The likelihood of getting such spots tends to rise as we age, says MedlinePlus. Common after age 40, the painless spots typically appear on the face, forearms or […]

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Vitiligo

Vitiligo

Vitiligo facts* Vitiligo facts medically edited by Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD Vitiligo is a disease in which the pigment cells of the skin, melanocytes, are destroyed in certain areas. Symptoms and signs of vitiligo include loss of skin color in the form of depigmented, or white, patches of skin in any location on the body. […]

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Tinea Versicolor

Tinea Versicolor

Tinea versicolor facts Tinea versicolor is a common fungal skin infection affecting primarily healthy people caused by a fungus found on normal human skin. There seems to be a genetic predisposition to develop tinea versicolor, the nature of which is poorly understood. Doctor easily identify tinea versicolor by examining skin scrapings under the microscope. Treatment […]

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What to know about betamethasone

What to know about betamethasone

Betamethasone is a corticosteroid that doctors use to treat skin conditions that cause inflammation and itchiness. People can use injectable or topical betamethasone. Betamethasone is available in different formulations, which range in potency from medium to super potent. Doctors will choose the most suitable betamethasone product for a person depending on their skin condition and […]

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Ketoconazole Cream vs. Lamisil (terbinafine)

Ketoconazole Cream vs. Lamisil (terbinafine)

Ketoconazole cream vs. Lamisil: What’s the difference? Ketoconazole cream and Lamisil (terbinafine) are antifungal medications used to treat fungal infections such as jock itch and athlete’s foot. Ketoconazole cream is also used to treat ringworm, dandruff, and tinea versicolor. Brand names for ketoconazole include Nizoral, Nizoral A-D, Ketodan, Extina, Xolegel, and Kuric. Lamisil is available […]

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Why Some Kids With Eczema Are at Higher Allergy Risk

Why Some Kids With Eczema Are at Higher Allergy Risk

Latest Skin News FRIDAY, May 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A common type of skin bacteria may put young children with severe eczema at increased risk for food allergies, British researchers report. This type of bacteria, Staphylococcus aureus, is found in the nose and skin of healthy people, but it’s more common in people with […]

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Chemical Peel

Chemical Peel

Potential Side Effect of Chemical Peels Reactivation of Cold Sores After infection, the virus enters the nerve cells and travels up the nerve until it comes to a place called a ganglion. There, it resides quietly in a stage that is referred to as “dormant” or “latent.” At times, the virus can become active and […]

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Face Transplants Improve Lives Years Later

Face Transplants Improve Lives Years Later

Latest Skin News WEDNESDAY, May 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Not so long ago, face transplants were considered futuristic medicine, but a new report shows these patients are better off years after their groundbreaking operations. Six people who received full or partial face transplants have since had significant restoration of feeling and movement, along with […]