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  • May 2018

    Adult diaper rash: What you need to know

    While diaper rash is most common in infants, adults are also at risk of developing the condition, particularly those who wear adult diapers, incontinence briefs, or pads. In this article, we look at how to treat adult diaper rash using home remedies and explain when a person should seek medical treatment.

  • May 2018

    Do eyelashes grow back? What you need to know

    Losing a few eyelashes from time to time is normal. However, sometimes a person loses many or all of their eyelashes, perhaps as a result of a burn, a medical therapy, or a health condition. In this article, learn how quickly the eyelashes grow back, as well as treatments and home remedies to help the process.

  • May 2018

    How to deal with chafing

    Chafing is a widespread problem that can cause irritation, itching, and pain. It typically occurs when skin repeatedly rubs against skin or clothing. In this article, we look at how to treat a chafing rash, as well as what a person can do to prevent this bothersome skin condition from happening in the future.

  • May 2018

    How do I stop my hair from being dry?

    Many people have problems with their hair becoming brittle or dry. Medical conditions may be the cause, but it is often down to lifestyle or personal hygiene habits. Potential remedies are diverse and often simple, and we give 12 here, including oils and plant products that make good conditioners and hair masks.

  • May 2018

    Subungual hematoma: Images, treatment, and link to melanoma

    Subungual hematomas occur after an injury to a nail. An impact can break blood vessels, causing blood to pool underneath the nail. In this article, we look at how to treat a subungal hematoma at home and when to see a doctor. Learn about signs of infection and the difference between this common injury and melanoma.

  • May 2018

    What is Demodex folliculorum?

    Demodex folliculorum is a mite that lives on the face. For most people, their presence is harmless. However, in larger numbers, they can cause skin problems. This is more likely in people with certain skin conditions or weakened immune systems. We look at the causes, symptoms, and treatments of Demodex folliculorum.

  • May 2018

    Why is my tongue bleeding?

    There are many different causes of a bleeding tongue, including ulcers, bacteria, and viruses. Treatments are available for most conditions, and home remedies can improve others. However, some conditions are more serious. Learn about the different causes of bleeding tongue, their diagnosis, and how to treat them.

  • May 2018

    What to know about angiolipoma

    Angiolipoma is a small, soft tumor made up of fatty cells and blood vessels. They are often found on the forearm, and multiple lumps may occur at the same time. Angiolipoma is not cancerous, and treatment or removal is often successful with minor surgery or corticosteroid injections. Learn more about angiolipoma here.

  • May 2018

    What is a mucous cyst?

    Mucous cysts are small, fluid-filled sacs that can develop on fingers and toes or in the mouth. They are not harmful and usually clear up on their own within a couple of weeks. The cysts can be removed if they are causing pain or discomfort. In this article, we look at what causes them, and how they can be treated.

  • May 2018

    Nodular acne: Definition and treatment options

    Nodular acne is a severe type of acne that causes hard, painful lesions on the skin. These lesions are signs of inflammation in the deep layers of the skin. In this article, we look at the causes and symptoms of nodular acne. We also cover possible treatments, including antibiotics, isotretinoin, and topical creams.

  • May 2018

    What causes a piercing rejection to occur?

    Sometimes, the body will reject a piercing. Piercing rejection happens when the immune system sees the jewelry as a foreign object and tries to push it back out. This can cause discomfort and scarring. In this article, we look at how to spot a piercing rejection, prevention tips, and stopping the process of rejection.

  • May 2018

    How should anal skin tags be removed?

    A skin tag is a noncancerous growth of excess skin. Anal skin tags are typically small and may go unnoticed but can sometimes cause embarrassment or discomfort. We explore whether at-home removal techniques are safe for skin tags located around the anus. Also, learn about the risks and when to contact a doctor.

  • May 2018

    Why does skin peel between the toes?

    Skin between the toes can peel for a range of reasons. It can be caused by a fungus, bacteria, or an allergy. Conditions include athlete's foot, trench foot, and contact dermatitis. Treatment might involve applying creams or taking antibiotics. Learn more about skin peeling between the toes, and how to prevent it.

  • May 2018

    Causes and treatment of a black neck

    Dark or black patches on the neck can be troubling. In this article, we look at the possible causes for a black neck or hyperpigmentation, including fungal infections, dermatitis neglecta, and high blood insulin levels. We also discuss treatment options and which home remedies can prevent black neck in the future.

  • May 2018

    What does a maculopapular rash look like?

    A maculopapular rash causes both flat and raised lesions on the skin. The causes of a maculopapular rash can be an allergy, an infection, or a response to taking a new type of medication. Treatment depends on the cause. Learn more about the causes, diagnosis, and potential complications of a maculopapular rash here.

  • May 2018

    How to manage thin skin

    As a person ages, their skin naturally becomes thinner, less elastic, or papery. While there is no specific way to treat thin skin or to thicken the skin, a person can prevent skin from getting thinner by using retinol creams and avoiding risk factors such as smoking, drinking alcohol, and spending time in the sun.

  • May 2018

    Existing drug may be the answer to hair loss

    Treating hair loss is an ongoing challenge for researchers. A recent paper concludes that an osteoporosis drug may just hold the secret.

  • May 2018

    What causes itchy fingers?

    There are many reasons for itchy fingers, including allergic reactions and skin conditions. Depending on the cause, the itchiness may appear alongside redness, scaly skin, or small blisters. A person can treat itching fingers with various creams or tablets. Learn more about causes and getting rid of itchiness here.

  • May 2018

    How do you treat a milk blister?

    Milk blisters or milk blebs are common and can occur during breast-feeding. They are caused by the way the baby latches onto the breast, which results in a blockage of the nipple pores. There are a range of treatments for milk blebs, many of which can be tried at home. Learn more about remedies for milk blisters here.

  • May 2018

    Home remedies for varicose veins

    Varicose veins affect around 20 percent of the population. In some people, they may be very uncomfortable and even painful. In this article, we look at some home remedies and natural treatments that can relieve the swelling and pain associated with varicose veins. We also discuss treatment options for varicose veins.

  • Apr 2018

    How do you get rid of periungual warts?

    Periungual warts tend to form around the finger or toenails and are more common in children and adolescents. These warts can grow from the size of a pinhead to that of a pea, and larger warts may be painful. We describe treatments and ways to prevent these warts from spreading. Learn more about periungual warts here.

  • Apr 2018

    What causes vaginal skin tags?

    Skin tags are common, harmless skin growths. They can appear all over the body, including near the vagina. In this article, we examine the possible causes of vaginal skin tags and what can be done to remove them. We also look at how to tell the difference between skin tags and genital warts, and when to see a doctor.

  • Apr 2018

    What does eye herpes look like?

    The herpes simplex virus that causes cold sores can also affect the eyes. Herpetic eye disease can lead to sores forming on the eyelid, light sensitivity, and may affect vision. In this article, we examine the ways that herpes affects the eyes and what treatments are available to bring relief.

  • Apr 2018

    Can a vitamin D deficiency cause hair loss?

    People get vitamin D from a variety of foods and from spending time outdoors in sunlight. Vitamin D is an essential nutrient that plays a role in many body functions, including hair growth. In this article, learn how a vitamin D deficiency is related to hair loss, as well as how it can be treated and prevented.

  • Apr 2018

    Can jojoba oil treat acne?

    Jojoba oil is a waxy substance that is commonly included in skin creams and gels. Its consistency and natural anti-inflammatory properties may make it useful for treating acne and other skin lesions. Learn more about how to use jojoba oil for acne, its benefits and risks, and other possible oils to use.