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Why is my tattoo itchy?

Why is my tattoo itchy?

The skin is the largest organ in the body, and its job is to protect the body from invaders. When a person has a tattoo, the needle breaks the skin’s barrier. In response, the skin begins its healing process. This healing process can result in itching, redness, swelling, and other symptoms as the skin repairs […]

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Everything you need to know about smallpox vaccine scars

Everything you need to know about smallpox vaccine scars

Smallpox is a viral infection that causes a fever and severe skin rash. The early 20th century saw several smallpox epidemics, and the infection was fatal for about 3 out of 10 affected people. The infection left many people who survived smallpox with permanent scarring, frequently on their faces. Smallpox is an infection of the […]

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Are Skin Rashes Contagious?

Are Skin Rashes Contagious?

Are skin rashes contagious? Picture of Molluscum Contagiosum a Contagious Skin Disease There are contagious and noncontagious skin rashes. To make this broad topic more manageable, the following is a list of general categories of rashes that are considered noncontagious: Since the real question to be answered is what rashes are contagious, the remainder of […]

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What to know about hair loss and Accutane

What to know about hair loss and Accutane

Accutane was a brand name of the drug isotretinoin, which healthcare providers used to prescribe for treating severe acne. This drug can cause a number of side effects, and some people have concerns that taking isotretinoin can lead to hair loss. Although Accutane is no longer available under that brand name, the active ingredient isotretinoin […]

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What causes itching after a shower?

What causes itching after a shower?

Many people enjoy taking a shower as part of their hygiene routine. However, if a person has uncomfortable, itchy skin after a shower, it can be anything but refreshing. Dry skin is often the cause of itching after taking a shower. The water from the shower can strip away the skin’s natural oils, causing dryness […]

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Flu rash: Everything you need to know

Flu rash: Everything you need to know

The flu is a common respiratory infection, and its symptoms can range from mild to severe. Although a rash is not a common symptom of the flu, it can sometimes occur. There is evidence to suggest that certain types of flu may lead to a rash forming in some people. In other cases, another condition […]

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What medications cause hair loss?

What medications cause hair loss?

Alopecia is the medical term for hair loss. Many different factors contribute to this condition, including certain medications. Doctors refer to alopecia that occurs as a side effect of medication as drug-induced alopecia. Drug-induced alopecia can affect any part of the scalp or body. The extent and duration of hair loss depend on the medication […]

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Hair loss in children: What to know

Hair loss in children: What to know

Many adults expect to lose some hair as they age, but hair loss in children can cause alarm, especially when they become upset about bald spots or thin hair. However, hair loss in children is relatively common. Hair loss in children may have different patterns to adult hair loss. For example, androgenetic alopecia, or pattern […]

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Health Tip: Understanding Toenail Fungus

Health Tip: Understanding Toenail Fungus

(HealthDay News) — A toenail fungal infection typically occurs beneath the surface of the nail, says the American Podiatric Medical Association. Damp areas from swimming pools to locker rooms heighten the risk of getting a toenail fungal infection. Latest Skin News Typically after infection, the nail will thicken, look deformed, smell foul and become darker. […]

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Warts (Common Warts)

Warts (Common Warts)

Warts — A Common Infectious Disease The warts commonly seen on the skin are caused by a viral infection. The culprit is one of the HPVs (human papillomaviruses) that can be spread from person to person or be acquired through contact with a contaminated surface. Learn about wart treatment and prevention » Source: Getty Images […]