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What to know about pimples on the arms

What to know about pimples on the arms

Many things, including infections and blocked pores, can cause a person to develop pimples on the arms. Because the fabric of clothes usually covers this part of the body, sweat or dirt can collect and clog the pores. Simple remedies and prevention tips can treat these pimples in many cases. A pimple is a swollen, […]

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Health Tip: Chemical Peel

Health Tip: Chemical Peel

(HealthDay News) — A chemical peel can reduce signs of aging and treat a variety of skin conditions, says the American Academy of Dermatology. Latest Skin News Acne, discoloration, freckles and sun-damaged skin are some of the many conditions commonly treated with a peel. After treatment, patients often see smoother skin, a brighter complexion, a […]

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Health Tip: Uses for Botox

Health Tip: Uses for Botox

(HealthDay News) — Botox injections work by weakening or paralyzing muscles, says MedlinePlus. Common side effects include pain, swelling or bruising at the injection site. Latest Skin News Depending on the condition being treated, the effects of Botox can last from three to 12 months. Doctors often use Botox in small doses to treat: Copyright […]

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What Price Beauty for Women? Far More Than for Men

What Price Beauty for Women? Far More Than for Men

Latest Skin News WEDNESDAY, May 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Facial moisturizers are a mainstay against the march of time, smoothing over wrinkles and keeping dry skin supple. But new research shows that women pay a much higher price for that anti-aging weapon than men do. In the study, dermatologists from Massachusetts General Hospital checked […]

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What causes a smell behind the ear?

What causes a smell behind the ear?

Most people do not give the area behind their ears much attention. However, some people may notice a smell that originates there. Sometimes, poor hygiene can cause the smell, but minor infections are also a common cause. Because people cannot see the area behind their ears, they may not think to wash it or check […]

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Acne (Pimples)

Acne (Pimples)

What is acne? Illustration of Comedones: Blackheads and Whitehead by MedicalRF.com Acne (acne vulgaris, common acne) is a disease of the hair follicles of the face, chest, and back that affects almost all teenagers during puberty — the only exception being members of a few primitive Neolithic tribes living in isolation. It is not caused […]

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Bedbugs

Bedbugs

Source: CDC / Janice Haney Carr What should you know about bedbugs? Bedbugs (Cimex lectularius) are small, oval insects that feed by sucking blood from humans or other warm-blooded animals. The effect of bedbugs on human health and reports of bedbug infestations of certain hotels has received media attention in recent years. How big are […]

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Psoriasis on black skin: What to know

Psoriasis on black skin: What to know

Psoriasis is a skin condition that causes some areas of skin to develop lesions. The appearance of psoriasis varies across different skin tones, and it can be more challenging to diagnose on black skin. Psoriasis lesions tend to be thick and crusty, and they often form on the scalp, elbows, knees, and back. In this […]

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What is lymphangitis?

What is lymphangitis?

Lymphangitis is an infection of the lymph vessels that carry lymphatic fluid throughout the body. Lymphangitis usually requires antibiotic treatment. Skin infections are the most common cause of lymphangitis. The body’s lymph fluid and the lymphatic system help a person to fight infections. Usually, lymph fluid travels to an infection site to deliver lymphocytes to […]

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Eczema on black skin: What to know

Eczema on black skin: What to know

Eczema is a group of conditions that make the skin dry, itchy, and inflamed. It is very common and can appear anywhere on the body. Eczema can look different on different skin tones. In this article, learn about what eczema looks like on black skin, as well as how to diagnose and treat it. What […]