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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 […]

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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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Fungal Nails

Fungal Nails

Medically reviewed by Joseph Palermo, DO; Board Certificate: Internal Medicine/Geriatric Medicine REFERENCES: Baran, R., R.J. Hay, and J.I. Garduno. “Review of Antifungal Therapy, Part II: Treatment Rationale, Including Specific Patient Populations.” J Dermatolog Treat 19.3 (2008): 168-175. Brillowska-Dabrowska, A., S.S. Nielsen, H.V. Nielsen, and M.C. Arendrup. “Optimized 5-Hour Multiplex PCR Test for the Detection of […]

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Health Tip: Getting a Clean Shave

Health Tip: Getting a Clean Shave

(HealthDay News) — Shaving without cutting yourself or missing patches of hair can be a challenge, says the American Academy of Dermatology. Latest Skin News To get a proper shave, the academy recommends: Before you shave, wet your skin and hair. Shave in the direction that the hair grows. Rinse after each swipe of the […]

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Health Tip: Advice for Better Looking Hair

Health Tip: Advice for Better Looking Hair

(HealthDay News) — Maintaining smooth, shiny hair doesn’t have to be difficult. The products and techniques you use to wash your hair can go a long way, says the American Academy of Dermatology. Latest Skin News The academy suggests you: Wash oily hair more frequently. Concentrate shampoo on the scalp. Use conditioner after every shampoo. […]

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Dr. Pimple Popper Highlights Exotic Skin Conditions

Dr. Pimple Popper Highlights Exotic Skin Conditions

By Adam Townsend on 10/30/2019 1:49 PM Latest Skin News Source: MedicineNet Health News Dr. Sandra Lee, pus-busting dermatologist, returned to television this summer for the third season of her hit TLC show, Dr. Pimple Popper, and her network may have plans to keep the noxious-yet-satisfing secretions flowing. It appears TLC brass have made no […]

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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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Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)

Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)

What is eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty)? The recovery time after blepharoplasty is usually short. An eyelid lift, or blepharoplasty, is a procedure to remove skin and to add or remove fat from the eyelids. The term “eyelid lift” is a misnomer because the eyelid is not truly lifted during surgery. Upper blepharoplasty surgery uses incisions to […]

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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 […]