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Soriatane (acitretin)

Soriatane (acitretin)

What is Soriatane (acitretin)? Acitretin is an oral medication used to treat psoriasis. What are the uses for Soriatane (acitretin)? Acitretin is used for treating severe psoriasis in adults. Acitretin should be prescribed only by doctors who have experience in the systemic use of retinoids because it has serious side effects. Is Soriatane (acitretin) available […]

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tea tree oil (Melaleuca Oil)

tea tree oil (Melaleuca Oil)

What is tea tree oil, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Tea tree oil is topical antiseptic. It contains Terpinen-4-ol, which has antifungal and antimicrobial properties. What brand names are available for tea tree oil? Melaleuca oil Is tea tree oil available as a generic drug? Yes Do I need a prescription for […]

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Psoriasis

Psoriasis

REFERENCES: Alwan, W., and F.O. Nestle. “Pathogenesis and Treatment of Psoriasis: Exploiting Pathophysiological Pathways for Precision Medicine.” Clin Exp Rheumatol 33 (Suppl. 93): S2-S6. Arndt, Kenneth A., eds., et al. “Topical Therapies for Psoriasis.” Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery 35.2S Mar. 2016: S35-S46. Benhadou, Fairda, Dillon Mintoff, and Véronique del Marmol. “Psoriasis: Keratinocytes or […]

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What is the difference between a cyst and a boil?

What is the difference between a cyst and a boil?

Cysts and boils both cause lumps to form under the skin. They are often similar in appearance, but their causes and treatment are not the same. In this article, we provide an overview of cysts and boils, including their causes, symptoms, and treatment. We also explain how a person can tell the difference between the […]

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Health Tip: Reduce Risk of Tattoo Infection

Health Tip: Reduce Risk of Tattoo Infection

(HealthDay News) — More than 20 percent of adults in the United States report having at least one tattoo. Latest Skin News Because ink is injected into the skin, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urges consumers to be wary of the ink’s origin. Manufacturers may use unsuitable inks (calligraphy, drawing or printer ink) […]

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isotretinoin (Accutane, Claravis, Amnesteem, Absorica, Zenatane)

isotretinoin (Accutane, Claravis, Amnesteem, Absorica, Zenatane)

What is isotretinoin, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Isotretinoin is an oral drug used for the treatment and prevention of severe acne. Acne is caused by inflammation of the skin. It primarily affects teenagers, but it also affects adults. Severe acne causes permanent scarring of the skin. The inflammation is caused in […]

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Health Tip: Treating Acne Scars

Health Tip: Treating Acne Scars

(HealthDay News) — Treating acne scars starts by consulting a dermatologist. Latest Skin News To get the most out of the consultation, the American Academy of Dermatology suggests answering these questions before seeing a doctor: Why do I want to treat my scars? How do I want to look? What can I afford to spend? […]

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metronidazole cream (Noritate, Metrocream)

metronidazole cream (Noritate, Metrocream)

What is metronidazole cream, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Metronidazole cream is a topical preparation (applied to the skin) of the antibiotic metronidazole. It is used for reducing the swelling and redness caused by acne rosacea. The mechanism through which metronidazole cream reduces the symptoms of acne rosacea is not known. The […]

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How to remove warts with salicylic acid

How to remove warts with salicylic acid

Warts are small, raised bumps on the skin. They may have small dots on their surface, which are blood vessels. Salicylic acid is a common way to remove them. There are many different types of the virus that causes warts. Warts happen when the virus causes skin cells to multiply faster than usual, creating a […]