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  • Jan 2019

    Which skin conditions can mimic psoriasis?

    Several skin conditions can have similar symptoms to psoriasis, and this can lead to a misdiagnosis. Learn about other conditions that look like psoriasis, and tips for getting the right diagnosis, here.

  • Jan 2019

    How are psoriasis and HIV related?

    Doctors estimate that 1 to 3 percent of people with HIV also have psoriasis. In this article, we explore the link between the two, and how the treatments for HIV and psoriasis might interact.

  • Jan 2019

    Does biotin help with psoriasis?

    Some people use supplements of biotin, or vitamin B-7, to manage the symptoms of psoriasis. In this article, we look at the effectiveness, risks, and alternatives to biotin for psoriasis.

  • Jan 2019

    Treating a chalazion at home

    A chalazion is a small, painless lump that can develop on the eyelid. Anyone can a get a chalazion, but they are more common in people with an underlying skin condition. Chalazia usually heal on their own within a few weeks. Learn more here.

  • Jan 2019

    What to know about psoriasis remission

    Psoriasis symptoms tend to come and go in periods of flares and remission. In this article, we discuss what to expect from psoriasis remission and how to prevent or reduce psoriasis flares.

  • Jan 2019

    Can tamanu oil help with psoriasis?

    Tamanu oil is a traditional remedy for various skin conditions. In this article, we look at the effectiveness of tamanu oil for treating psoriasis. We also consider the other uses and possible risks of this oil and provide alternative natural treatment options.

  • Jan 2019

    Can castor oil help with psoriasis?

    Many people with psoriasis use castor oil both to moisturize and to soothe flare-ups. In this article, we look at what the research says, how to use castor oil, and which types to try.

  • Jan 2019

    How to prevent psoriasis flares

    People can use certain treatments, home remedies, and lifestyle changes to prevent psoriasis flare-ups. Learn about 11 ways to prevent psoriasis flares here.

  • Jan 2019

    Side effects of apple cider vinegar

    Apple cider vinegar is a popular natural remedy for a variety of health issues. However, regularly consuming undiluted vinegar or applying it directly to the skin can cause side effects in some people. Learn more here.

  • Jan 2019

    What to know about lichen planus and psoriasis

    Lichen planus and psoriasis are unrelated skin conditions. They share some symptoms, but the causes and treatments are different. In this article, we explore the similarities and differences between these two conditions.

  • Jan 2019

    What to know about psoriasis and tinea versicolor

    Psoriasis and tinea versicolor are two skin conditions that can cause red, scaly bumps on the skin. In this article, we look at the differences between the two conditions, including their treatment.

  • Jan 2019

    What is an herbal tincture? Recipes and uses

    Herbal tinctures are the liquid from concentrated herbs soaked in alcohol. Some people use them as home remedies. Here, learn about the possible benefits and how to make them.

  • Jan 2019

    Can Dermalex help with psoriasis?

    Dermalex is an over-the-counter treatment that people can use for psoriasis. There is a lack of scientific studies to support its effectiveness. In this article, we look at the possible benefits and side effects of Dermalex and discuss alternative treatments for psoriasis.

  • Jan 2019

    La ictericia: Todo lo que necesita saber

    La ictericia hace que la piel y las partes blancas de los ojos se pongan amarillas. Generalmente, se produce debido a una enfermedad subyacente en el hígado. Aquí podrá obtener más información sobre la ictericia.

  • Jan 2019

    Cinco remedios caseros para tratar el pie de atleta

    El pie de atleta es un problema frecuente, pero los remedios caseros pueden aliviar los síntomas. Aquí aprenderá más sobre qué lo causa y cómo prevenirlo.

  • Jan 2019

    What is microneedling? Benefits and use

    Microneedling is a dermatological procedure that can help with issues such as acne scarring, wrinkles, and stretch marks. Learn more in this article.

  • Jan 2019

    What to know about scalp infections

    Scalp infections occur when bacteria or fungus enter damaged skin or hair follicles on the scalp. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatments for scalp infections, and conditions that damage the skin on the scalp, here.

  • Jan 2019

    Best home remedies for an itchy scalp

    Whether dandruff, psoriasis, or another condition is causing an itchy scalp, various home remedies can relieve the itch. In this article, we discuss the options and evidence, including essential oils, apple cider vinegar, and shampoos.

  • Jan 2019

    Acne: How common drug changes skin microbiome

    Severe acne is often treated with isotretinoin, which can have serious side effects. New research sheds light on how the drug works and may be improved.

  • Dec 2018

    What to know about acanthosis nigricans

    Acanthosis nigricans is a common skin condition often caused by diabetes or hormonal conditions. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatments of acanthosis nigricans here.

  • Dec 2018

    How to treat paronychia (an infected nail)

    Paronychia is the medical term for an infection in the skin around the nail, which becomes inflamed, swollen, and painful. People can treat mild paronychia at home, and a doctor can provide medication for more severe cases. In this article, we look at the causes and treatments of paronychia.

  • Dec 2018

    What does a wolf spider bite look like? Is it dangerous?

    A wolf spider bite is rarely dangerous and does not usually require treatment. If a wolf spider bites a human, they can often treat it as they would any other insect bite. Learn more about wolf spiders, their bites, ways to treat them, and how to avoid them.

  • Dec 2018

    How to tell the difference between lice and dandruff

    Lice and dandruff may look similar but have very different causes and treatments. In this article, learn how to tell them apart with visual aids, as well as about the treatment options.

  • Dec 2018

    What are the benefits of petroleum jelly?

    Petroleum jelly has a variety of uses, including for diaper rash, as a moisturizer, to treat skin conditions such as eczema, and as a lubricant. Learn more about the benefits of petroleum jelly here.

  • Dec 2018

    Síntomas, causas y tratamiento para el herpes

    Existen dos tipos de herpes: VHS-1 (herpes tipo 1 u oral) y VHS-2 (herpes tipo 2 o genital). Descubra las diferencias entre ellos y las opciones de tratamiento.