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How are psoriasis and HIV related?

How are psoriasis and HIV related?

Psoriasis is an inflammatory skin disorder that can sometimes affect people living with HIV. Psoriasis affects an estimated 1 to 3 percent of people with HIV. Psoriasis symptoms can present in the early or late stages of HIV. Both HIV and psoriasis respond to medications, although having both conditions together can make psoriasis treatment more […]

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Treating a chalazion at home

Treating a chalazion at home

A chalazion is a small, slow-growing lump or cyst that develops within the eyelid. They are not usually painful and rarely last longer than a few weeks. A chalazion can develop when a meibomian gland at the edge of an eyelid becomes blocked or inflamed. These glands produce oil that lubricates the surface of the […]

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When to Treat Varicose Veins

When to Treat Varicose Veins

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Skin News THURSDAY, Jan. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — About half of the population will one day have a vein problem. For some, it will involve the thinner, blotchy spider veins that don’t bother some people, but cause itching or burning in others. Still others will be plagued by the […]

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What to know about psoriasis remission

What to know about psoriasis remission

Psoriasis remission occurs when the symptoms of psoriasis disappear temporarily. There is no cure for psoriasis, so remission is the primary goal of treatment. Psoriasis develops when the immune system mistakenly attacks the skin cells, causing red, scaly, or painful patches to appear. During remission, the immune system stops these attacks, and the skin has […]

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Itch (Itching or Pruritus)

Itch (Itching or Pruritus)

Does Stress Cause a Rash? Doctor’s response Stress is one of the known triggers of hives, an outbreak of raised, red spots (or welts) on the skin that often itch. Hives are usually indicative of an allergic reaction, but they can also occur as a result of sun or cold exposure, infections, excessive perspiration, and […]

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Dermatologists Cut Back on Antibiotics But Still Prescribe the Most

Dermatologists Cut Back on Antibiotics But Still Prescribe the Most

Latest Skin News WEDNESDAY, Jan. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — U.S. dermatologists are prescribing fewer antibiotics overall but are writing more short-term orders for the drugs, a new study finds. Dermatologists prescribe more antibiotics per doctor than any other medical specialty — more than 7.1 million prescriptions per year, the University of Pennsylvania researchers said. […]

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Keloid

Keloid

REFERENCES: Andrews, Jonathan P., Marttala, Jaana, Macarak, Edward, Rosenbloom, Joel, Uitto, Jouni, “Keloids: The paradigm of skin fibrosis — Pathomechanismsand treatment.” Matrix Biology (2016). Berman, Brian, Andrea Maderal, and Brian Raphael. “Keloids and Hypertrophic Scars: Pathophysiology, Classification, and Treatment.” Dermatol Surg 43 (2017): S3-S18. He, Yongjing, et al. “From Genetics to Epigenetics: New Insights Into […]

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How to prevent psoriasis flares

How to prevent psoriasis flares

Psoriasis is a long-term autoimmune skin condition. There is no cure, but people can use medical treatments, home remedies, and lifestyle changes to prevent psoriasis flares and reduce their severity. Psoriasis prevention requires people with this condition to take prescription medication or to identify and avoid any psoriasis triggers. The best treatment option may vary […]

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What to know about lichen planus and psoriasis

What to know about lichen planus and psoriasis

Lichen planus and psoriasis are common skin conditions that can cause similar symptoms. Because of this, people may confuse the two. Both lichen planus and psoriasis can cause patches of scaly bumps or rashes on the skin. A doctor can usually tell the conditions apart with a physical exam, though they may need further tests […]

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Exercise Caution to Protect Your Skin at the Gym

Exercise Caution to Protect Your Skin at the Gym

Latest Skin News SATURDAY, Jan. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — If you pledged to hit the gym this year, take some steps to prevent skin infections, an expert says. “While skin infections are not a reason to cancel your gym membership, it’s important to follow a few simple steps to avoid germs while you’re at […]