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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. […]

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Health Tip: Common Triggers for Acne

Health Tip: Common Triggers for Acne

(HealthDay News) — Acne forms when hair follicles are blocked by dead skin and oil. Bacteria then begin to grow and irritate the skin. Latest Skin News Pimples typically occur on the face but can also surface on the back, chest, neck and arms. The American Academy of Family Physicians mentions these common triggers for […]

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What causes post-cesarean wound infections?

What causes post-cesarean wound infections?

A post-cesarean wound infection can occur when bacteria get into the incision wound. Doctors can treat surgical wound infections with medications and proper wound care. An estimated 3–15 percent of woman develop an infection in their cesarean incision wounds. This article looks at the causes and types of wound infections after a cesarean, risk factors, […]

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What Is the Best Treatment for Impetigo?

What Is the Best Treatment for Impetigo?

What is impetigo? Impetigo is a bacterial skin infection that causes a rash that forms blisters and can ooze pus, causing a crust. Impetigo can be caused by different kinds of bacteria, including strep and staph. Usually, impetigo is easy to treat and rarely leaves scarring. Are there home remedies for impetigo? An impetigo infection […]

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Health Tip: Prevent Heel Pain

Health Tip: Prevent Heel Pain

(HealthDay News) — The heel is the largest of 26 bones in the human foot, the American Podiatric Medical Association says. Heel pain is typically caused by heel spurs, plantar fasciitis or achilles tendinitis. Latest Skin News The association offers these suggestions to avoid heel pain: Wear shoes that fit well front, back and sides; […]

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Tattooed and Need an MRI Scan? What You Need to Know

Tattooed and Need an MRI Scan? What You Need to Know

Latest Skin News WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — If you have tattoos, it’s probably safe to get an MRI scan, European researchers say. While millions of people with tattoos have MRIs every year without side effects, some adverse reactions have been reported. Researchers said there had been no systematic studies of how safe […]

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Health Tip: Understanding Alopecia Areata

Health Tip: Understanding Alopecia Areata

(HealthDay News) — Alopecia areata is a form of hair loss that’s triggered by your immune system mistakenly viewing hair follicles as threats to your health. Latest Skin News This can trigger patchy hair loss on the head, complete hair loss on the head or the loss of body hair, the American Academy of Family […]

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Is my C-section scar OK?

Is my C-section scar OK?

Fever-like symptoms and inflammation around a cesarean delivery, or C-section, wound could be signs of infection. Keeping the wound clean and in a sterile environment can help reduce the risk of infection. Infections following a cesarean delivery, which some people call a C-section, are common. They occur in around 2–15 percent of all C-section surgeries. […]

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Health Tip: Anti-Aging Skin Suggestions

Health Tip: Anti-Aging Skin Suggestions

(HealthDay News) — As we age, so does our skin. With that comes wrinkles and age spots. Latest Skin News While wrinkle creams, eye serums and other products can diminish signs of aging, the most effective anti-aging plan begins with healthy skin habits, the American Academy of Dermatology says. The academy offers this advice: Protect […]

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Smart Steps for Healthy Feet

Smart Steps for Healthy Feet

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Skin News TUESDAY, Feb. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Are your feet something you think about only when they hurt? Simple steps can protect them from common problems, some of which are hard to get rid of. The first step is to wear shoes, such as water slip-ons, in moist […]