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  • Nov 2018

    What are the signs and symptoms of psoriasis?

    The best-known symptom of psoriasis is the way it affects the skin. However, psoriasis is a complex condition, and its impact can be wide-ranging, with effects on the nails, joints, and mental wellbeing.

  • Nov 2018

    Symptoms and treatment of psoriatic arthritis rash

    Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) causes pain and inflammation of the joints. Many people with PsA also experience the red, scaly rash that is characteristic of psoriasis. Treatments for the rash include topical medications, light therapy, and oral and intravenous drugs. Learn more here.

  • Nov 2018

    Managing psoriasis on the feet

    Psoriasis can develop almost anywhere on the body. However, psoriasis on the feet can be particularly painful and challenging to treat. It is also necessary to be able to tell the difference between psoriasis on the feet and athlete's foot, as the treatment for these two conditions is very different. Learn more here.

  • Nov 2018

    How to identify and treat scalp psoriasis

    When psoriasis affects the scalp, it causes dry, itchy, and flaky skin under the hair. It can be more challenging to treat than other forms of psoriasis. In this article, we provide pictures to help people identify scalp psoriasis and explain the symptoms and treatment of this condition.

  • Nov 2018

    What's the difference between inverse psoriasis and intertrigo?

    Inverse psoriasis and intertrigo are two skin conditions that cause a rash in areas where the skin folds. They are separate conditions with different causes and treatments. Learn more here.

  • Nov 2018

    What to know about baby acne

    Baby acne, or neonatal acne, affects around 20 percent of newborns. It usually clears up without treatment. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and similar conditions here.

  • Nov 2018

    What to know about psoriasis and keratosis pilaris

    Psoriasis and keratosis pilaris are both common skin conditions. People can develop both at the same time, although psoriasis and keratosis pilaris have different causes and treatments. We discuss both conditions here.

  • Nov 2018

    Best treatments for chickenpox scar removal

    Most people experience chickenpox at least once during their lifetime. Some people may develop scars from it, especially if they scratch the lesions. Learn about different methods of chickenpox scar removal here.

  • Nov 2018

    New genetic culprit found for early progressive hair loss

    New research has identified a key factor in the case of a progressive form of hair loss that starts in early childhood. The main culprit is a mutated gene.

  • Nov 2018

    What are the benefits of witch hazel?

    Witch hazel has anti-inflammatory and astringent properties, so many people use it at home for common complaints, such as acne or varicose veins. Learn more.

  • Nov 2018

    Are egg white face masks good for your skin?

    Many people use egg white face masks as a way to boost the health of both oily and dry skin. However, there is little to no evidence to support the suggested benefits of these masks. We take a closer look at these alleged benefits and explain how to make an egg white face mask.

  • Nov 2018

    What to know about nodular melanoma

    Nodular melanoma is the most aggressive form of skin cancer. In this article, we look at the symptoms, causes, risk factors, and treatments for nodular melanoma.

  • Nov 2018

    What to know about light therapy for psoriasis

    Light therapy is an effective treatment for moderate to severe psoriasis. Learn about the types, procedure, and side effects of light therapy for psoriasis here.

  • Nov 2018

    Is olive oil good for your hair?

    Many people use olive oil in traditional home remedies, including in mixtures to protect and strengthen hair. There is little research to support these benefits, although using olive oil on the hair is unlikely to cause harm. Learn more about the research, and how people might use olive oil on their hair here.

  • Nov 2018

    What can cause sores or scabs on the scalp?

    Scabs and sores on the scalp can be painful and itchy, but they often clear up on their own after a few days. However, there are many possible causes of scabs and sores, and some may require medical treatment. Learn more here.

  • Nov 2018

    How to manage a polyester allergy

    A person with a polyester allergy may experience irritation, redness, and other symptoms when their skin comes into direct contact with polyester. The best way to treat this allergy is to avoid all fabrics containing polyester. Learn more here.

  • Nov 2018

    Is there a link between psoriasis and Candida?

    While researchers know there is a link between Candida, a type of yeast, and psoriasis, they do not fully understand how the two are related. Learn more with this article.

  • Oct 2018

    How do you treat an infected belly button piercing?

    Initially, piercings are healing wounds, and they can be prone to infection. Belly button piercings have a higher risk because they are difficult to keep clean. Symptoms of infection include pain, redness, and discharge from the piercing. Improving hygiene and taking antibiotics can help. Learn more here.

  • Oct 2018

    Psoriasis oral medications: List and side effects

    Topical creams are often the first line of treatment for psoriasis, but many people with moderate to severe symptoms also take oral medications. Learn about them here.

  • Oct 2018

    How do you stop unwanted hair growth?

    Unwanted hair growth on the body or face has a range of causes linked to hormones. Some growth is typical and has no links to conditions that cause hirsutism. Natural treatments include diet changes and weight management. Medical treatments can also help. Learn more about excessive or unwanted hair in women here.

  • Oct 2018

    How to get super glue off the skin

    Super glue is an effective adhesive, but a person may accidentally bind their skin to other objects, or glue their fingers together. Super glue is not usually harmful to the skin, and a few quick home remedies can remove it. Learn how to get super glue off the skin using acetone, a pumice stone, butter, and more.

  • Oct 2018

    What can cause red skin?

    Skin redness is often harmless, but can sometimes be a symptom of another condition. Possible causes of red skin include burns, infections, and allergic reactions. Learn more here.

  • Oct 2018

    Can aloe vera gel help treat eczema?

    Aloe vera is a natural plant-based moisturizer with antibacterial properties. In this article, learn about how aloe vera gel can help treat eczema.

  • Oct 2018

    Eczema on the lips: Causes and treatment

    Eczema on the lips, also called eczematous cheilitis, causes painful cracked skin on this part of the body. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatments here.

  • Oct 2018

    How to stop eczema itching at night

    Eczema symptoms often flare up at night, which can disrupt a person’s sleep. Regularly bathing, moisturizing, and using medication can reduce itching and inflammation and support restful nights. Learn more here.