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  • Jun 2018

    Does taking omega-3 help with psoriasis?

    Many people believe that taking omega-3 can improve symptoms of psoriasis. Indeed, research has shown that omega-3 supplements, including fish oil, can improve skin redness and itchiness, along with boosting people's heart health. Learn about how omega-3 benefits psoriasis here, and how to get omega-3 in your diet.

  • Jun 2018

    What's to know about acitretin?

    Acitretin is a prescription drug. It is available as an oral capsule and as a brand-name drug called Soriatane, as well as in generic form, and is effective for treating severe psoriasis. The drug carries an FDA Black Box warning, so there are safety precautions to consider before taking acitretin.

  • 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

    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 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.

  • May 2018

    Can you have RA and PsA at the same time?

    There are many types of arthritis. Psoriatic arthritis is linked to the skin condition psoriasis, where the immune system overreacts, resulting in psoriasis rashes. Rheumatoid arthritis also causes the immune system to overreact, but results in stiffness in the joints. Learn about the difference between the two here.

  • May 2018

    How is psoriatic arthritis different from osteoarthritis?

    There are many different types of arthritis. Each one causes a problem in the joints, which can lead to pain or damage. Two distinct types that people often get are psoriatic arthritis and osteoarthritis. Each has its own different causes and symptoms. Learn more about the difference between them here.

  • Apr 2018

    How to beat psoriasis at its own game

    Harnessing the power of immune cells, researchers create a compound that successfully treats psoriasis in mice. The innovative approach may also treat MS.

  • Mar 2018

    How do I get rid of my dry hands?

    Dry hands can be uncomfortable and sometimes may crack or bleed. Learn about some of the most effective home remedies for dry hands here.

  • Mar 2018

    How to manage a detached toenail

    What causes a toenail to fall off, and what do you do when this happens? We look at causes, recovery time, removing the nail, and when to see a doctor.

  • Feb 2018

    What are some itchy beard remedies?

    An itchy beard is a common complaint, but what makes it itch? We look at the causes of an itchy beard and reveal seven ways to find relief.

  • Feb 2018

    How to identify and treat eyelid dermatitis

    Learn about the types of eyelid dermatitis, and how to get rid of these itchy rashes. We also look at symptoms, causes, and prevention.

  • Feb 2018

    The difference between dandruff and a dry scalp

    We look at how the causes, symptoms, and treatment options for both dandruff and a dry scalp may differ, and what the link is between the two.

  • Feb 2018

    Psoriasis drug may lower heart disease risk

    A new study finds that a psoriasis drug might help to reduce heart disease risk. Overall, it reduced a particular risk marker by 19 percent.

  • Feb 2018

    What is palmoplantar pustulosis?

    Learn all about palmoplantar pustulosis, a condition that causes blisters to form on the palms and feet. Learn more about the symptoms and treatments here.

  • Feb 2018

    Eczema elimination diet and foods to eat

    Eczema is linked to inflammation in the body, so eating an anti-inflammatory diet may help reduce symptoms. Learn about which foods to eliminate.

  • Feb 2018

    What is spongiotic dermatitis?

    Learn about spongiotic dermatitis, a skin condition related to eczema that causes swelling under the skin. We look at the symptoms and treatment options.

  • Feb 2018

    What is dyshidrotic eczema?

    Learn about dyshidrotic eczema, a common form of this skin condition that causes blisters. We look at the symptoms and treatment options.

  • Jan 2018

    What can be done about eczema on the scalp?

    In this article, learn all about when eczema affects the scalp. We look at the symptoms, triggers, and treatment options for this condition.

  • Jan 2018

    What is scrotal eczema?

    Learn about scrotal eczema, a form of eczema that affects the scrotum. We examine the symptoms, treatment options, and management tips for this condition.

  • Jan 2018

    Childhood eczema, asthma may be relieved with new treatment

    New research uses a combination of two anti-inflammatory compounds in an attempt to stop the development of the so-called atopic march.

  • Jan 2018

    What you should know about hyperkeratosis

    A look at hyperkeratosis, a condition where the skin becomes thicker than normal. Included is detail on types of hyperkeratosis and when to see a doctor.

  • Jan 2018

    10 rashes caused by ulcerative colitis

    This article looks at skin conditions that are related to ulcerative colitis, including psoriasis, vitiligo, and hives. Learn about causes and prevention.

  • Jan 2018

    Which Fitzpatrick skin type are you?

    Fitzpatrick skin typing is a way of classifying different types of skin. What does a person's Fitzpatrick skin type tell us about their skin?

  • Jan 2018

    What are the different types of psoriasis?

    Learn about different types of psoriasis in their mild to moderate forms. We include information on symptoms and treatment options for different types.