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Valtrex (valacyclovir)

Valtrex (valacyclovir)

What are the side effects of Valtrex (valacyclovir)? The side effect profile of Valtrex is similar to that of acyclovir (Zovirax). Common side effects are: Other important side effects are: More serious side effects include central nervous system side effects which are more likely to happen in the elderly, for example: What is the dosage […]

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mupirocin (Bactroban, Centany)

mupirocin (Bactroban, Centany)

What is mupirocin? How does it work (mechanism of action)? Mupirocin is an antibiotic that is used topically (on the skin) for the treatment of impetigo, a bacterial disease of the skin caused by Staphylococcus aureus, beta-hemolytic streptococcus and Streptococcus pyogenes. It also is used intranasally (inside the nose) by patients and some people who […]

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How to Get Rid of Common Warts Fast

How to Get Rid of Common Warts Fast

What are warts? A wart is growth on the outer layer of the skin or the epidermis that is caused by a virus. The human papillomavirus (HPV) causes common and genital warts by contact with the skin or sexual contact with another person. Genital warts are an STD, while common warts are not. Warts that […]

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Ringworm in babies: Everything you need to know

Ringworm in babies: Everything you need to know

Ringworm is a type of rash that looks like a pink or red worm has curled up just under the skin. However, ringworm is not actually a worm at all. It is a contagious fungal infection called tinea, or dermatophytosis. Spotting a ringworm rash in a baby can be alarming, but it is unlikely to […]

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Health Tip: Seasonal Skin Care

Health Tip: Seasonal Skin Care

(HealthDay News) — Everyone is susceptible to dry skin during winter. As we age, our skin becomes thinner and drier, but harsh winters can irritate anyone’s skin, the American Academy of Dermatology says. Latest Skin News To help dry skin in the cold weather, you can: Use an oil-based moisturizer. Oil creates a protective layer […]

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Are Warts Contagious?

Are Warts Contagious?

What is a wart? A wart is a small growth with a rough texture that can resemble a solid blister or a small cauliflower. Human papillomaviruses (HPV) cause warts, which can grow on any part of the skin. Some HPV types are associated with the development of malignancy. Many warts resolve spontaneously after a few […]

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What to know about winter rash

What to know about winter rash

People who live in areas with seasonal weather changes may develop a dry, itchy rash during the winter months. Winter rash refers to extremely dry, or dehydrated, skin in winter. Causes include cold temperatures, low humidity levels, and using central heating. People can take steps to avoid developing winter rash. Continue reading to find out […]

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Health Tip: Treat Uneven Skin Pigmentation

Health Tip: Treat Uneven Skin Pigmentation

(HealthDay News) — Unwanted pigmentation problems, such as dark spots, can occur in all skin types. Dark spots are primarily caused by sun damage, the American Academy of Dermatology says, noting that the severity of dark spots varies with a person’s history of sun exposure. Latest Skin News The academy mentions these ways to treat […]

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How Do I Get Rid of Intertrigo?

How Do I Get Rid of Intertrigo?

What is intertrigo? Intertrigo is painful and itchy skin inflammation that occurs between skin folds, such as in the groin, buttocks, or between fat folds. Sometimes, bacteria can infect this irritated skin, worsening inflammation. Losing weight and applying various topical remedies – especially before gym workouts, jogging, or other exercises – can reduce the effects […]

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What Is the Best Treatment for Psoriasis?

What Is the Best Treatment for Psoriasis?

What is psoriasis? Psoriasis is an incurable chronic autoimmune disorder of the skin that causes patches of thick, flaky, scaly skin, mostly around the scalp, knees, and elbows, though any skin surface may be involved. Some people experience only small patches while others have red, inflamed skin and think scaly patches all over the body. […]