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ketoconazole, Nizoral, Extina, Xolegel, Kuric

ketoconazole, Nizoral, Extina, Xolegel, Kuric

What is ketoconazole? What are the uses for ketoconazole? Ketoconazole is an azole antifungal medication used to treat certain serious fungal infections. Ketoconazole is in the same family of drugs as fluconazole (Diflucan), itraconazole (Sporanox), and miconazole (Micatin, Monistat). It prevents growth of several types of fungi by preventing production of the membranes that surround […]

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Skin Rash

Skin Rash

Source: Getty Images Skin rash facts Rash is not a specific diagnosis. Instead it refers to any sort of inflammation and/or discoloration that distorts the skin’s normal appearance. Common rashes include eczema, poison ivy, hives, and athlete’s foot. Infections that cause rashes may be fungal, bacterial, parasitic, or viral. Over-the-counter products may be helpful treatments […]

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Keratosis Pilaris (KP)

Keratosis Pilaris (KP)

What is the treatment for keratosis pilaris? Many treatment options and skin care recipes are available for controlling keratosis pilaris. Often there is very good temporary improvement following a regular skin care program of lubrication. As a general rule of thumb, treatment needs to be continuous. Since there is no available cure or universally effective […]

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30 Sunburn Natural and Home Remedies for Severe Sunburns

30 Sunburn Natural and Home Remedies for Severe Sunburns

What are the definitions of mild and severe sunburns? What are their symptoms and signs? Sunburn is the result of too much exposure to the sun, or a sun-equivalent (such as a tanning bed or other UV source). Sunburn is most common during the summer when the sun’s rays are the strongest. Mild sunburn symptoms […]

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itraconazole, Sporanox

itraconazole, Sporanox

Which drugs or supplements interact with itraconazole? Itraconazole reduces the liver metabolism (breakdown) of some drugs, resulting in increased blood levels and side effects from the affected drugs. Life-threatening adverse effects occurred when itraconazole was combined with cisapride (no longer available in the U.S.), pimozide (Orap), quinidine (Quinaglute, Quinidex), dofetilide (Tikosyn), or levomethadyl (Orlaam). Therefore, […]

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Boils (Skin Abscesses)

Boils (Skin Abscesses)

Causes of Boils (Skin Abscesses) Individuals who have ingrown hairs may experience a painful acne-like eruption after shaving. The upper skin layers may have some dilation of the small superficial blood vessels, which gives the skin a red or flushed appearance. Pustules and rare abscesses may form on the ingrown hair sites due to the […]

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Can Stem Cells Be the Cure for Baldness?

Can Stem Cells Be the Cure for Baldness?

Latest Skin News MONDAY, July 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Could wigs, weaves or transplants someday become a thing of the past? Scientists report they were able to grow hair with stem cells in animal studies. So far the technique has only been tried on mice, and results may not be the same in humans. […]

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famciclovir, Famvir

famciclovir, Famvir

What is famciclovir? What are the uses for famciclovir? Famciclovir is an antiviral drug which is active against the Herpes viruses, including herpes simplex 1 and 2 (cold sores and genital herpes) and varicella-zoster (shingles and chickenpox). It belongs to a class of drugs called nucleoside analogs that mimic one of the building blocks of […]

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clotrimazole, Lotrimin AF, Gyne-Lotrimin, Alevazol, Desenex, Pro-Ex Antifungal

clotrimazole, Lotrimin AF, Gyne-Lotrimin, Alevazol, Desenex, Pro-Ex Antifungal

What is clotrimazole, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Clotrimazole is an anti-fungal medication related to fluconazole (Diflucan), ketoconazole (Nizoral), itraconazole (Sporanox), and miconazole (Micatin, Monistat). It prevents growth of several types of fungi by preventing interfering with the production of the membrane that surrounds fungal cells. It is used topically on the […]

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How 3D printing allows scientists to grow new human hairs

How 3D printing allows scientists to grow new human hairs

Researchers from Columbia University have found a way of using 3D printing technology to simulate human scalp skin and thus allow new human hairs to grow. They can then transplant the new hair to the scalp of people experiencing hair loss. A new 3D printing technique has allowed researchers to grow hair from stem cells […]