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  • Sep 2018

    Leukemia rash pictures

    Leukemia is a type of cancer that affects white blood cells. Symptoms may include petechiae, which are tiny red, brown, or purple spots on the skin that resemble a rash. Rashes and other skin conditions are common and are not usually signs of cancer. Learn what a leukemia rash looks like and when to see a doctor here.

  • Sep 2018

    Psoriasis and breastfeeding: What to know

    Some women find that pregnancy and breastfeeding reduce their psoriasis symptoms, while others experience worse or more frequent flare-ups. Here, learn to treat psoriasis while breastfeeding, without risking the baby's health. Also, discover why breastfeeding may trigger flare-ups, and get some tips for managing them.

  • Sep 2018

    Why is the roof of my mouth swollen?

    Many conditions may cause a swollen roof of the mouth, including sores, dehydration, and mucus buildups. In this article, learn about six causes of a swollen roof of the mouth, and possible treatment or home remedies. We also cover more serious conditions affecting the roof of the mouth and when to see a doctor.

  • Sep 2018

    What is the best home treatment for molluscum contagiosum?

    Molluscum contagiosum is a common viral skin infection that causes skin lumps, which can be itchy. Home remedies, such as apple cider vinegar and tea tree oil, can relieve symptoms. Medical treatments are also an option. Learn about home remedies for molluscum contagiosum and how to prevent it from spreading here.

  • Sep 2018

    What can cause a bump on the lip?

    Lip bumps can come in many shapes and sizes with various associated symptoms. They have numerous possible causes, including infections, allergic reactions, and lip injuries. Many lip bumps are harmless, and a person can often treat them with home remedies. Some may be more severe and require medical treatment.

  • Sep 2018

    What are some skin-friendly foods?

    Many foods can benefit the skin, including salmon, avocados, green tea, and several kinds of seeds and nuts. Adding skin-friendly foods to the diet can often improve overall health as well. In this article, we provide the research behind the best foods for healthful skin.

  • Sep 2018

    How long do hemorrhoids last? What to know

    Hemorrhoids are a common problem, particularly during pregnancy and as people age. While hemorrhoids sometimes only last for a few days and cause mild symptoms, some people experience frequent or long-lasting hemorrhoids. Here, learn more about how long hemorrhoids last. We also cover treatment and home remedies.

  • Sep 2018

    Is it time to dismiss the myths and fears about psoriasis?

    Psoriasis can create challenges in social relationships, as the condition is often accompanied by stigma. How pervasive are stereotypes about psoriasis?

  • Aug 2018

    How to treat and prevent drool rash

    It is common for healthy infants to drool during their first 18 months, especially while teething. However, saliva that comes into contact with the skin may cause irritation and lead to a red, itchy rash. Parents and caregivers can easily treat drool rash using simple home remedies. Learn more in this article.

  • Aug 2018

    Benefits of black seed oil

    Black seed oil has a long history of use in traditional medicine as people believe that it offers a range of health benefits. Does it really work though? In this article, we look at the scientific research on how black seed oil affects health. We explore its effects on medical conditions, skin health, and weight loss.

  • Aug 2018

    A new vaccine could wipe out acne

    Acne can cause severe discomfort and affect one's quality of life, but existing treatments fall short of expectations. Can a new vaccine outmatch them?

  • Aug 2018

    Eight home remedies for bee stings

    A bee sting causes a painful, raised welt to form on the skin. This welt usually disappears after a few days without treatment, but some natural remedies can help to speed healing and reduce pain and swelling. Here, learn about the research behind home remedies for bee stings and when to see a doctor.

  • Aug 2018

    What causes stasis dermatitis and ulcers?

    Stasis dermatitis is a skin condition that affects the lower legs and can cause swelling, itching, and ulcers. It often occurs in people with conditions that affect blood flow in the legs, such as chronic venous insufficiency and varicose veins. Without treatment, it can lead to severe complications. Learn more here.

  • Aug 2018

    What is the best home remedy for toenail fungus?

    People can treat fungal infections of the toenail with medication, but sometimes this can cause side effects. Some home remedies and natural treatments may help treat toenail fungus, such as baking soda, vinegar, and mouthwash. Learn more about them and the scientific evidence to support their use here.

  • Aug 2018

    Why are my eyebrows itchy?

    Itchy eyebrows can be annoying, but they are rarely a cause for concern. Some people may also notice red, flaky skin or dandruff in the eyebrows. Common causes include skin conditions, allergic reactions, and diabetes. In this article, we look at the causes, symptoms, and treatments of itchy eyebrows.

  • Aug 2018

    Eight ways to use coffee on the skin, scalp, and hair

    Coffee is a natural source of several nutrients and antioxidants that may benefit the skin. A person can use coffee grounds as an exfoliating scrub, to reduce inflammation, and to stimulate blood flow, for example. Here, we explore the potential benefits and give useful tips.

  • Aug 2018

    Home remedies for pimples on the buttocks

    When people refer to butt acne, they are typically referring to a condition called folliculitis. Although folliculitis on the buttocks can be uncomfortable, some home remedies, including regular washing, moisturizing, and saltwater sitz baths, may help. We look at seven home and natural remedies to relieve discomfort.

  • Aug 2018

    How can shingles affect the eyes?

    Shingles is a common infection that can affect every part of the body, including the eyes. Shingles can cause vision problems, drooping of the eyelid, and, in some cases, vision loss. Here, we examine the effects of shingles on the eye. We also describe tips for prevention and the available treatment options.

  • Aug 2018

    How to treat and prevent ingrown leg hairs

    Ingrown hairs on the legs are a common problem for people who shave or wax the area. In this article, we look at how to remove an ingrown hair safely. We also describe a range of ways to prevent the hairs from growing inward, including dry brushing, using shaving cream, and shaving in the direction of hair growth.

  • Aug 2018

    Ways to get rid of dark underarms

    The skin under the arms can sometimes become darker in color than the rest of the body. Dark underarms are often the result of acanthosis nigricans (AN), which has several causes. These include hormonal disorders, genetics, and obesity. Treatments include home remedies, medication, and laser therapy. Learn more here.

  • Aug 2018

    Is vitamin E good for your hair?

    Many people believe that vitamin E is good for hair health, and several hair products contain this nutrient. However, there is little research to support these claims. We look at whether or not the evidence suggests that vitamin E can benefit hair health. We also discuss sources of vitamin E, including specific foods.

  • Aug 2018

    What is the difference between nummular eczema and ringworm?

    Nummular eczema and ringworm can both cause red, itchy patches on the skin. However, nummular eczema typically causes coin-shaped patches, while ringworm tends to result in ring-shaped areas. These two conditions have different causes and treatments, so it is important to be able to tell them apart. Learn more here.

  • Aug 2018

    What is trauma to the breast?

    A traumatic breast injury may occur for many reasons, including a fall or sports injury. Symptoms can include pain and bruising, depending on the severity of the injury. A traumatic breast injury cannot cause cancer. Treatment typically involves rest and precautions to prevent further injury. Learn more here.

  • Aug 2018

    Maple leaf 'Botox' could prevent wrinkles

    Compounds in maple leaf extract can prevent wrinkles from forming. Researchers are using this knowledge to create a 'plant-based Botox.'

  • Aug 2018

    What causes rosy cheeks?

    Rosy cheeks can be the result of many benign causes, such as being hot. However, there are several causes that may require medical attention, including acne, rosacea, and lupus. We look at some of the causes of facial flushing and explain the steps that people can take to treat, manage, and prevent them.