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  • Jun 2018

    Benefits of using a humidifier

    Dry indoor air is a common problem that can exacerbate respiratory symptoms, cause dry skin and hair, and even make snoring worse. In this article, learn how using a humidifier can help to alleviate these and other problems. We also describe the possible risks and how to use a humidifier safely.

  • Jun 2018

    How to get debris out of your eye

    Getting an object stuck in the eye is a common problem. It does not usually cause lasting damage, but it is essential to remove it to avoid scratching the cornea. Here, learn how to remove a foreign object from the eye safely at home. If a sharp or fast-moving object enters a person’s eye, they should see a doctor.

  • Jun 2018

    Tips for dyeing hair when you have psoriasis

    People with psoriasis can dye their hair safely. However, there are factors to consider before, during, and after applying the dye. In this article, learn about the risks, and seven tips developed to help people with psoriasis to dye their hair safely. We also describe how to prevent flare-ups on the scalp.

  • Jun 2018

    Which treatments work for stretch marks?

    Stretch marks are common during periods of sudden growth. While they often fade over time, they can be permanent. Some people try to reduce the appearance of these marks at home using creams or lotions, herbal remedies, self-tanner, or hyaluronic acid. Here, we explore the evidence behind popular methods.

  • Jun 2018

    Head injury: Symptoms, concussion, and treatment

    Head injuries range from mild to severe. Some are treatable at home with ice and rest, while others are life-threatening and require immediate medical treatment. In this article, learn about the types of head injuries, common symptoms, how to recognize a concussion, and when to see a doctor.

  • Jun 2018

    What do white spots on testicles mean?

    White spots on the testicles are usually harmless, but they sometimes indicate a sexually transmitted infection or another health condition. They often require no treatment, but some people may wish to remove them. Here, we look at the possible causes, as well as prevention and treatment, and when to see a doctor.

  • Jun 2018

    What is causing this rash on my wrist?

    There are many different causes of a rash on the wrist, including eczema, allergic reactions to metals in jewelry, and other skin conditions. Here, you can try to identify your skin rash using the picture gallery and learn more about causes and treatments for a wrist rash here. We also explain when to see a doctor.

  • Jun 2018

    What to know about hypohidrosis

    People with hypohidrosis sweat less than they should. This impairs the body’s ability to cool down and can cause heat-related illnesses such as heat stroke. Hypohidrosis is a less extreme form of anhidrosis, where a person is unable to sweat. Learn about hypohidrosis here, including its causes, symptoms, and treatment.

  • Jun 2018

    How to treat a burn on the roof of the mouth at home

    Burning the roof of the mouth is common. These burns are easy to treat at home and rarely cause for concern. Natural remedies can help, including yogurt, milk, aloe vera gel, and honey. Here, learn about seven natural home remedies for burns on the roof of the mouth. We also describe when to see a doctor.

  • Jun 2018

    What is perioral dermatitis and how is it treated?

    Perioral dermatitis is a rash that affects the skin around the mouth. The cause is unknown, but research suggests that it is a reaction to the misuse of topical corticosteroids. Other triggers may include hormonal changes and allergic reactions. Learn more about perioral dermatitis and how to prevent and treat it here.

  • Jun 2018

    Everything you need to know about allergic eczema

    Allergic eczema, or contact dermatitis, is a skin condition that occurs when a person’s skin comes into contact with an allergen. It causes a dry, red, itchy rash. In this article, learn about the triggers, treatment, prevention, and when to see a doctor. We also provide information on other types of eczema.

  • Jun 2018

    What is rhinophyma?

    The skin disorder rhinophyma is a subtype of rosacea. It causes a distinctive growth of the nose, which can make it look red, large, bulbous, and distorted. Doctors can often diagnose rhinophyma visually. In this article, learn about the causes and risk factors. We also explain the treatment options, including surgery.

  • Jun 2018

    What causes forehead acne?

    Forehead acne and pimples are common, especially during puberty. There are many reasons why someone might develop acne on their forehead, and they can often treat the condition at home. In some cases, however, someone may need to see a doctor. Here, we cover the causes, treatment, and how to prevent forehead acne.

  • Jun 2018

    What causes webbed toes in humans?

    Some people are born with extra skin between their toes. This is called webbing, and it can be a genetic condition, although sometimes the cause is unknown. The treatment to correct webbed toes usually involves surgery to remove the extra skin. In this article, learn more about webbed toes and how to treat them.

  • Jun 2018

    Can tea tree oil treat eczema?

    Tea tree oil is a typical ingredient in many skin care products designed for oily skin and acne. But, can it also help treat eczema? This article looks at the research on tea tree oil and its potential use as a treatment for eczema. Learn more about its antiviral, anti-itch, and anti-inflammatory properties.

  • Jun 2018

    How to stop anxious lip biting

    Many people bite their lip when they are anxious or uncomfortable, which can result in redness and sores on the lips. In extreme cases this is called body-focused repetitive behavior (BFRB). This habit can have a negative impact on a person's daily life. Treatments include behavioral therapy. Learn more here.

  • Jun 2018

    How long does laser hair removal last?

    Laser hair removal is a popular long-term option for removing unwanted body hair. But is laser hair removal permanent, and how long would it take for hair to regrow? In this article, we look at how long laser hair removal lasts, the chances of regrowth, plus the costs and side effects of laser hair removal procedures.

  • Jun 2018

    What do yellow toenails mean?

    There are several possible causes of yellow toenails, including fungal infection and overuse of nail polish. This symptom can sometimes indicate a more serious condition, such as yellow nail syndrome. In this article, we look at why toenails might become discolored, and how to prevent and treat yellow toenails.

  • Jun 2018

    What are the side effects of laser hair removal?

    Removing unwanted hair from the body and face is usually done safely and effectively using laser hair removal therapy. Some people may experience mild redness, swelling, and irritation of the treated area. Here, we look at how safe laser hair removal is, possible side effects, and some of the myths about the process.

  • Jun 2018

    What does chondrodermatitis mean?

    The skin conditions chondrodermatitis nodularis helicis or CNH affects the cartilage in the ear. It results in a painful nodule developing. The causes include ear trauma, pressure, prolonged sun exposure, and extremely cold weather exposure. Treatment includes surgery and topical treatments. Learn more about CNH here.

  • May 2018

    What causes bleeding into the skin?

    Minor bleeding into the skin is common and is often the result of an injury. It is usually no cause for concern and people should be able to manage their symptoms at home. In this article, we look at possible causes of bleeding into the skin and bruising. We also cover diagnosis, treatment, and when to see a doctor.

  • May 2018

    What is the treatment for a pimple on the scrotum?

    A pimple can occur anywhere on the skin, including the scrotum. Scrotal skin is different to areas where people more commonly get pimples, so treatments are slightly more complicated. There are also times when what looks like a pimple may be something else that requires a visit to the doctor. Find out more here.

  • May 2018

    Grover's disease: What you need to know

    Grover’s disease is a rare condition that causes a rash on a person’s back and chest. It can also cause intense itchiness and discomfort. Doctors are unsure of the precise cause, but risk factors include prolonged or extreme sweating. Different lines of treatment are available. Learn more about Grover’s disease here.

  • May 2018

    What can cause a testicle lump?

    Lumps and swellings in the testicle are typically harmless, although some can be a sign of testicular cancer. Regular self-exams can help spot the early signs of testicular cancer. In this article, we look at how to do a self-examination, and when to see a doctor. We also cover causes, diagnosis and treatment.

  • May 2018

    What are the benefits of egg yolk for hair?

    People have used egg yolks to improve the look, feel, and growth of their hair for hundreds of years. In this article, we examine what evidence there is to back this practice, and how people can use egg yolks to create a hair mask. We also take a look at whether egg whites could offer similar benefits.