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  • Sep 2019

    What to do for boiling water burns

    Boiling water burns, or scalds, can be mild to severe. In this article, learn how to identify the severity and perform first aid for the burn. We also describe when to see a doctor.

  • Sep 2019

    What to know about the clitoral hood

    The clitoral hood is the fold of skin that protects the clitoris. Its appearance varies widely between people. Learn about its appearance, function, and clitoral hood reduction surgery here.

  • Sep 2019

    What causes itchy legs?

    Itchy skin, or pruritus, is common and can affect any part of the body. Many factors can cause itchy legs, including skin conditions, diabetes, or allergic reactions. Learn about causes and treatments here.

  • Sep 2019

    What are the benefits of Epsom salt foot soaks?

    Epsom salt foot soaks may help improve foot health, though the research is limited. In this article, we look at the benefits, risks, and evidence behind Epsom salt soaks and other types of foot soak.

  • Sep 2019

    Everything you need to know about hyaluronic acid

    Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance that affects the health of the skin, eyes, and joints. Learn about its uses and benefits in this article.

  • Sep 2019

    What causes itching after sex?

    People may experience genital itching after sex due to irritation, lack of lubrication, or an allergy or infection. Causes and treatments may differ between males and females. Learn more here.

  • Sep 2019

    How does sunburn affect dark skin?

    Many people believe that dark skin is not susceptible to sun damage. This is not true. Although darker skin tones are less likely to burn, people of all skin tones can get sunburn or skin cancer. Learn more here.

  • Sep 2019

    How to use tea tree oil for skin

    Using tea tree oil for the skin has a number of benefits, including treating acne and dry skin. In this article, we look at how to use tea tree oil on the skin safely.

  • Sep 2019

    New flu vaccine skin patch could do away with needles

    A new study reveals that delivering a flu vaccine using a new type of skin patch can stimulate an appropriate immune response without side effects in mice.

  • Sep 2019

    Causes and treatments for burning legs

    Muscle soreness, injuries, sunburns, and nerve damage can all cause a burning sensation in the legs. Learn more about the causes and how to treat them here.

  • Sep 2019

    How long are cold sores contagious for?

    Cold sores are highly infectious blisters that develop on the lips and around the mouth. They result from a common viral infection and tend to be contagious for around 15 days. Learn more here.

  • Sep 2019

    Way to prevent chemotherapy hair loss in sight

    Using a mini organ model, scientists reveal how taxane chemotherapy can permanently damage hair follicles, and how a newer class of drug could prevent it.

  • Sep 2019

    What to know about condoms and allergies

    Some people are allergic to latex or other elements of condoms. Learn more about the allergy symptoms that a person may experience after using condoms or similar products during sex.

  • Sep 2019

    Cartilage piercing bumps: What to know

    A bump may form after a person gets a cartilage piercing. In this article, learn about the causes, including scarring and infections, as well as how to treat them.

  • Sep 2019

    What can cause clitoris itching?

    Many factors can cause itching of the clitoris, including irritation, arousal, and infections. Learn about causes, symptoms, and treatments here.

  • Sep 2019

    Can PRP treat hair loss?

    Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy involves injecting the body with concentrations of its own blood platelets. This treatment may speed healing and restore hair growth. Learn more about PRP for hair loss here.

  • Sep 2019

    How to remove a tan at home

    Whether aiming to get rid of a suntan, tan lines, or a self-tan, various home remedies can help fade the color. Learn different methods on how to remove a tan here.

  • Sep 2019

    What to know about bruises on dark skin

    Bruises develop in the same way on all skin tones, though they can be less easy to see on dark skin tones. This article looks at the symptoms and treatments for bruises on dark skin.

  • Aug 2019

    What are the types of vagina?

    There are many different types of vagina, and the shape, size, and color naturally vary. In this article, learn more about the types of vagina and when the appearance can indicate a health issue.

  • Aug 2019

    What to know about hand pimples

    What seems like a pimple on the hand is likely to result from eczema, warts, or another health issue. Learn more about bumps and lesions that develop on the hand here.

  • Aug 2019

    What can cause bumps on the elbows?

    Bumps on the elbows can be due to a skin condition, irritation, or an underlying injury. Learn more about these different causes and their treatment options.

  • Aug 2019

    New moles and what to look out for

    Moles, or pigmented growths on the skin, are usually harmless. Most appear in childhood, but adults can develop moles, too, and some may turn into melanomas. Find out what to look for here.

  • Aug 2019

    What to know about a foot infection

    Foot infections can be painful and may develop for several different reasons. We discuss what symptoms to expect and how to treat them.

  • Aug 2019

    Home remedies to get rid of pimples fast

    In this article, we look at different ways to get rid of pimples fast, including a range of home remedies, as well as how to prevent further pimples.

  • Aug 2019

    What to know about chickenpox in adults

    Chickenpox usually affects children, but it can also occur in adults. In this article, we look at the specific symptoms and treatments of chickenpox in adults.