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Second-degree burn: Everything you need to know

Second-degree burn: Everything you need to know

Second-degree burns, or partial thickness burns, are more severe than first-degree burns. They affect the outer layer of skin, called the epidermis, and part of the second layer of skin, called the dermis. Second-degree burns can be very painful and often take several weeks to heal. Burns that affect large areas of skin can cause […]

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Curbing a Skin Oil Might Help Curb Acne, Study Suggests

Curbing a Skin Oil Might Help Curb Acne, Study Suggests

By E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporter Latest Skin News WEDNESDAY, May 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Acne is the bane of many teens, and even some adults. Now, researchers say they might have hit on a new approach to easing the condition. The key lies in a naturally produced skin oil called sebum, explained a research team […]

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Health Tip: Preventing Ringworm

Health Tip: Preventing Ringworm

(HealthDay News) — Ringworm is a fungal infection that gets its name from the red circular rash that develops. The inside of the ring typically is clear or scaly. Latest Skin News People who use public lockers and showers, athletes and people with weak immune systems are especially at risk. To prevent the infection, Mayo […]

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Tattoo Inks Recalled Due to Bacterial Contamination

Tattoo Inks Recalled Due to Bacterial Contamination

Six tattoo inks have been recalled because they’re contaminated with bacteria and could lead to infection that poses a serious health risk, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. Latest Skin News The recalled inks include: all lots of Scalpaink SC, Scalpaink PA and Scalpaink AL basic black inks made by Scalp Aesthetics; lots 12024090 […]

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Two-Thirds of Sunscreens Fail Safety Tests: Report

Two-Thirds of Sunscreens Fail Safety Tests: Report

WEDNESDAY, May 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Nearly two-thirds of sunscreens that were analyzed failed safety tests proposed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the Environmental Working Group said Wednesday. Latest Skin News The findings are in the nonprofit consumer advocacy group’s latest edition of its annual Guide to Sunscreens, CNN reported. The group […]

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Keeping Your Summer Fun on Sound Footing

Keeping Your Summer Fun on Sound Footing

Latest Skin News SUNDAY, May 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — When you’re exercising this summer, don’t forget to take care of your feet. “Foot health contributes to your overall health. From beginners to advanced athletes, proper foot care is important to keep your body healthy,” said Dr. John Giurini, chief of podiatric surgery at Beth […]

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What can cause a bump on the back of the head?

What can cause a bump on the back of the head?

A bump on the back of the head has many possible causes, including injuries, cysts, fatty growths, inflamed hair follicles, and bone spurs. Bumps on this part of the body can be hard or soft, and they can vary in size. Injuries are a common cause of bumps and lumps on the back of the […]

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Health Tip: Treating Calluses at Home

Health Tip: Treating Calluses at Home

(HealthDay News) — Calluses are thick, hardened layers of skin. For healthy people, treatment is only necessary if a callus causes discomfort, says Mayo Clinic. Latest Skin News Mayo suggests how to treat calluses at home: Use over-the-counter pads. Soak the area in water. Moisturize your skin. Wear comfortable socks and shoes. For most people, […]

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What is dermatophagia?

What is dermatophagia?

Dermatophagia is a psychological condition in which a person compulsively bites, chews, gnaws, or eats their skin. It often affects the skin around people’s fingers. Dermatophagia is an emerging concept in mental health research. For this reason, there have been few studies into precisely what it is and how it differs from other conditions. According […]