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Atopic Dermatitis

Atopic Dermatitis

What is the treatment for atopic dermatitis? If the disease does not respond to mild local over-the-counter treatment then a physician is required. With proper treatment, most symptoms can be brought under control within three weeks. Topical corticosteroid creams and ointments are the most frequently used treatment. Since many of these are quite potent it […]

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Is a New Remedy for Body Odor on the Horizon?

Is a New Remedy for Body Odor on the Horizon?

Latest Skin News MONDAY, April 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Danish researchers have sniffed out a potential new weapon to fight armpit odor. It’s zinc oxide, or ZnO. The strategy was inspired by hospital wound care. Because putting zinc oxide on open surgical wounds reduces corynebacteria and the bad smell it creates, researchers thought it […]

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Sunscreen’s Secret Bonus: It Could Help Keep You Cool

Sunscreen’s Secret Bonus: It Could Help Keep You Cool

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter Latest Skin News THURSDAY, April 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Sunscreen may do double duty when you’re outside on a summer day, keeping you cool as it protects your skin from the sun’s harmful rays. New research suggests how: When unprotected skin is exposed to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays, skin […]

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Is Beauty In Your DNA?

Is Beauty In Your DNA?

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Skin News THURSDAY, April 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, but it might also be tucked away in a handful of genes. Using genetic information on nearly 4,400 white adults, researchers found that certain genetic mutations were tied to people’s beauty ratings from […]

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Health Tip: Sunburn First Aid

Health Tip: Sunburn First Aid

(HealthDay News) — Spending too much time outdoors without protective sunscreen can take a toll on your skin. Latest Skin News Unlike a thermal burn, sunburn may not be immediately noticeable. Symptoms usually start four hours after sun exposure and resolve within a week, says the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For minor […]

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When You Need to See a Dermatologist

When You Need to See a Dermatologist

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Skin News FRIDAY, March 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) — You might think of seeing a skin specialist for cosmetic procedures, to freshen skin or to get rid of lines. But do you recognize the signs of problems that need the attention of a skin doctor? Here are some of the […]

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Health Tip: Nail Abnormalities

Health Tip: Nail Abnormalities

THURSDAY, March 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Fingernails and toenails may be good indicators of health. Abnormalities of the nail are the distortions of color, shape, texture or thickness, says MedlinePlus. From injury to infection to disease, abnormalities have a range of causes. Latest Skin News Although nail problems aren’t always a sign of illness, […]

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topical clindamycin (Cleocin T, Clindagel)

topical clindamycin (Cleocin T, Clindagel)

What is topical clindamycin? Clindamycin is an antibiotic used for treating several infections. It is effective against several types of bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Staphylococcus epidermidis, and Propionibacterium acnes. Why is topical clindamycin prescribed to patients? Clindamycin topical (for application to the skin) is available as gels, foam, lotion, solution, and swab […]

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terbinafine (Lamisil)

terbinafine (Lamisil)

What is terbinafine, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Terbinafine is an antifungal agent that is taken by mouth or applied to the skin. Terbinafine acts by interfering with the ability of fungi to make chemicals called sterols that are an important part of the membrane that surrounds fungal cells and holds them […]