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  • Jul 2019

    Facts about skin cancer in black people

    Black people can get skin cancer, though it is less likely to affect them than people with lighter skin. For darker-skinned people, it usually occurs on lighter areas of the skin. Learn more here.

  • Jul 2019

    Is this scab infected? Diagnosis and treatment

    Scabs are the body's natural defense against bacteria. When bacteria get beneath a scab, the wound can become infected. This article covers how to tell if a wound is infected, some treatment options, and when to see a doctor.

  • Jul 2019

    What causes a hot back?

    Having a hot back can be uncomfortable and worrying, but it is usually treatable. The back may feel hot due to many different issues, including nerve pain and sunburn. Learn more about the causes, symptoms, and treatment options here.

  • Jul 2019

    What to know about laser treatment for scars

    Laser treatment can help reduce the appearance, pain, and itching of scar tissue. In this article, learn about the procedure of laser treatment and the risks and considerations.

  • Jul 2019

    What to know about scar tissue

    A person may develop scar tissue after receiving a wound or undergoing surgery. Scars can present in a variety of ways, and there are several ways to treat them, including using corticosteroids. However, not all treatments will work for everyone. Learn more about scar tissue here.

  • Jul 2019

    How do the breasts change with age and why?

    As a person gets older, their breasts naturally change shape and size, and they often develop lumps. In this article, we look at how aging affects the breasts, including possible changes and when to see a doctor.

  • Jul 2019

    What to know about bleeding nipples

    Bleeding nipples may occur as a result of breastfeeding, skin irritation, allergies, and infections. Treatment depends on the underlying cause. Learn more about the causes of bleeding nipples here.

  • Jul 2019

    What to know about duct tape wart removal

    Warts are not usually harmful, but some people consider them unsightly and wish to remove them. One technique that people can try at home is duct tape wart removal. Learn more about this method of wart removal, as well as some other treatment options, here.

  • Jul 2019

    What to know about azithromycin

    Azithromycin is an antibiotic drug. It can help treat a range of bacterial infections that affect the lungs, sinuses, skin, and other parts of the body. Learn about its uses, risks, side effects, and how to use it here.

  • Jul 2019

    What can cause itchy skin without a rash?

    Most people associate itchy skin with a rash, but many factors can cause itchy skin without creating a visible rash or skin changes. In this article, we discuss the possible causes and treatments of itching without a rash.

  • Jul 2019

    How to treat acne on black skin naturally

    Acne is a common skin problem that may be more prevalent in people with black skin. While medical treatments can be effective, they can also cause side effects. Learn about a variety of treatments for acne in black skin here.

  • Jul 2019

    Why does my face go red after drinking alcohol?

    Some people develop a red flush in their face after drinking alcohol. This article explains why this happens, who it affects, and what the facial flush means for a person's health.

  • Jul 2019

    How 3D printing allows scientists to grow new human hairs

    Researchers have found a way of using 3D printing technology to grow human hairs in the laboratory, without the need for skin implantation.

  • Jun 2019

    Causes and treatment of pimples in the armpit

    The many sweat glands and hair follicles in the armpits make them prone to pimples and other skin issues. In this article, we look at the types, causes, and treatment of armpit pimples.

  • Jun 2019

    What is argyria?

    Argyria is a condition in which the skin or mucous membranes turn blue or gray. It occurs when a person comes into contact with excessive amounts of silver, and it can affect either the whole body or small localized areas. Learn more about the symptoms, causes, and treatment options here.

  • Jun 2019

    Rheumatoid arthritis and hair loss: What is the link?

    People with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) may experience hair loss as a symptom of the disease or due to medication that they are taking. If medication is the cause, a person may be able to switch to an alternative drug to stop the hair loss. Learn more about the link between RA and hair loss here.

  • Jun 2019

    What to know about skin paleness

    Paleness can occur in light or dark skin. A range of health issues may underlie it, including anemia, bleeding, and certain vitamin deficiencies. Learn more about health-related causes of skin paleness here.

  • Jun 2019

    What to know about Rogaine for beards and women

    Rogaine may help slow hair loss and promote hair growth. However, using it for beards and in women is not necessarily safe or effective. Learn more about using Rogaine for beards and women here.

  • Jun 2019

    Treatments and remedies for dark inner thighs

    Dark inner thighs can occur when extra pigment develops in a process called hyperpigmentation. Although dark inner thighs are harmless, some people may wish to use home remedies and treatments to reduce areas of darker skin. Learn more about the treatment options for, and potential causes of, dark inner thighs here.

  • Jun 2019

    What to know about a cut on the penis

    The thin skin around the penis is prone to cuts and tears. Causes of a cut on the penis can include friction, scratching, and accidents. Symptoms of sexually transmitted infections can sometimes also resemble cuts. Learn more about the causes and treatment of a cut on the penis here.

  • Jun 2019

    What to know about not having a half-moon on the nails

    People typically have a half-moon shape on their nails. This appearance may be less visible in the case of people with malnourishment, anemia, or vitiligo. Learn more about the half-moon on the nails here.

  • Jun 2019

    What to know about friction burns on the penis

    Friction burns on the penis can cause red, swollen skin in the affected area. They can occur due to vigorous sexual activity or tight fitting clothing and may cause symptoms similar to those of a sexually transmitted infection. Learn more about penile friction burns, including how to treat and prevent them.

  • Jun 2019

    What to know about bruising easily

    Possible causes of easy bruising include certain medications, liver disease, and vitamin deficiencies. The treatment options will depend on the cause. Learn more about why some people may bruise more easily here.

  • Jun 2019

    What causes a lump on the areola

    A lump on the areola may have a variety of causes, including skin irritation and bacteria. Treatments depend on the cause. Learn more about the causes and treatments of a lump on the areola here.

  • Jun 2019

    Lupus pictures and symptoms

    Lupus is an autoimmune disease that causes a wide variety of symptoms. In this article, see pictures of lupus symptoms and learn more about the different types of this condition.