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Skin Cancer

Skin Cancer

What is skin cancer? There are three types of skin cancer: basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma. Most skin cancers are locally destructive cancerous (malignant) growth of the skin. They originate from the cells of the epidermis, the superficial layer of the skin. Unlike cutaneous malignant melanoma, the vast majority of these sorts […]

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alefacept (Amevive)

alefacept (Amevive)

What is alefacept, and what is it used for? Alefacept is an injectable drug that suppresses the immune system and is used for the treatment of psoriasis. Scientists believe that psoriasis is caused by an increase in the production of one type of immune cell, T-lymphocytes, in response to the attachment of a stimulant (antigen) […]

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Excessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis)

Excessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis)

What are medical treatment options for hyperhidrosis? Through a systematic evaluation of causes and triggers of excessive sweating, followed by a judicious, stepwise approach to medical treatment, many people with this annoying disorder can achieve improved quality of life. The decision on initial treatment depends upon the severity of the condition and the anatomical areas […]

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collagenase clostridium histolyticum, Xiaflex

collagenase clostridium histolyticum, Xiaflex

What is collagenase clostridium histolyticum, and what is it used for? Xiaflex is an injectable formulation of purified collagenase derived from the bacterium, clostridium histolyticum. It is used for treating Dupuytren’s contracture. A Dupuytren’s contraction is caused by an abnormal accumulation of collagen (scar) in the tissue beneath the skin of the palm of the […]

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Postherpetic Neuralgia

Postherpetic Neuralgia

Home Treatments for Shingles What are medications for shingles? Antiviral medications like acyclovir (Zovirax), valacyclovir (Valtrex), or famciclovir (Famvir) can reduce the severity and duration of the rash if started within 72 hours of the development of the skin rash, and pain medications like acetaminophen (Tylenol), ibuprofen (Advil), and naproxen (Aleve), and even narcotic pain-control […]

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What to Do If You Have a Bad Reaction to Cosmetics

What to Do If You Have a Bad Reaction to Cosmetics

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Skin News MONDAY, Oct. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — One consequence of the government’s limited role in regulating cosmetics is that questionable products may stay on store shelves and e-commerce sites despite complaints. Even when consumers report problems, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration can’t issue a recall — it […]

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Athlete’s Foot

Athlete’s Foot

What is the treatment for athlete’s foot? Since there is no single cause for athlete’s foot there is no single treatment. Nevertheless, all causes of this condition benefit by promoting a dry, clean, and friction-free environment for the feet. Occlusive shoe materials, such as vinyl, which cause the feet to remain moist, provide an excellent […]

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Hidradenitis suppurativa: What to know

Hidradenitis suppurativa: What to know

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Corns

Corns

Corns and Other Common Causes of Foot Pain Symptoms and signs of aching feet Because we expose our feet to potential injury in our daily lives by walking, we have all experienced pains in the feet at one time or another. There are many common causes of foot pains, such as blisters and corns. There […]