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7 causes of anal bumps

7 causes of anal bumps

A variety of factors can cause one or more bumps to form on the anus. The anus is the endpoint of the gastrointestinal, or GI, tract. It is where stool exits the body. A person may wish to better understand their symptoms by touching the anus and surrounding area. It is crucial to wash the […]

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What to do if bleach gets on the skin

What to do if bleach gets on the skin

Bleach is a common household product that many people use for cleaning and disinfecting. It can kill most types of viruses, bacteria, molds, mildew, and algae. Bleach also whitens or lightens the color of certain materials. Household bleach tends to contain 3–8% sodium hypochlorite. It is not usually toxic to the skin itself, but it […]

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Is a Yeast Infection Contagious?

Is a Yeast Infection Contagious?

What is yeast? What is a yeast infection? Yeast are microscopic fungi consisting of oval cells that reproduce by forming buds. There are many types of yeast. Some yeast types are important in baking and brewing (baker’s yeast, brewer’s yeast). Thus, most yeast are harmless to humans. However, Candida albicans, or Candida, is a yeast […]

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Health Tip: Causes of Cold Feet

Latest Skin News (HealthDay News) — The most common causes of cold feet are poor circulation or nerve sensation issues, says Harvard Medical School. Raynaud’s syndrome and atherosclerosis also are potential causes. If you feel like your feet are frequently cold, it’s best to note when this symptom occurs. This will allow your doctor to […]

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Health Tip: Brushing Your Hair the Right Way

Latest Skin News (HealthDay News) — Brushing your hair the right way can prevent strand damage, which leads to splits and tangles, says the National Women’s Health Resource Center. To properly brush your hair, the center suggests: Find a brush that is right for your hair type. Brush your hair gently each day. Brush your […]

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What are the early signs and symptoms of shingles?

What are the early signs and symptoms of shingles?

In the early stages, shingles can produce an extensive range of signs and symptoms. These vary from very mild skin irritation and pain to fever and other symptoms of severe illness. Until a person develops additional shingles symptoms, they may not realize that this condition is causing their early symptoms. The varicella-zoster virus, which causes […]

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Pimple vs. Cold Sore

Pimple vs. Cold Sore

Pimple vs. cold sore facts Picture of a pimple Pimples contain pus, while cold sores contain clear fluid in blisters. Both pimples and cold sores can spontaneously heal. Pimples are caused by bacteria, while cold sores are caused by herpes viruses. Symptoms and signs differ between pimples and cold sores. Significant differences are that pimples […]

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Ever Get a Rash from Your Skin Cream or Makeup? Here’s Why

Ever Get a Rash from Your Skin Cream or Makeup? Here’s Why

Latest Skin News FRIDAY, Jan. 3, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Skin creams and cosmetics can sometimes produce rashes instead of a beautiful complexion, but why has been a mystery until now. A new study suggests that some chemicals in these products remove natural fats in skin cells, which might be why they trigger allergic reactions. […]

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Removing the core of a boil: What to know

Removing the core of a boil: What to know

A boil is a large, red, painful lump on the skin. It is a type of skin infection that develops around a hair follicle or oil gland. These infections occur when bacteria become trapped beneath the skin. Over time, a boil will develop a collection of pus in its center. This is known as the […]

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Atopic Dermatitis vs. Eczema

Atopic Dermatitis vs. Eczema

What is the treatment for atopic dermatitis vs. eczema? Atopic dermatitis If the disease does not respond to mild local over-the-counter treatment then a physician is required. With proper treatment, most symptoms can be brought under control within three weeks. Topical corticosteroid creams and ointments are the most frequently used treatment. Since many of these […]