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  • Jan 2018

    What you should know about alopecia universalis

    A look at alopecia universalis, a condition resulting in hair loss across the entire body. Included is detail on diagnosis and the relationship to stress.

  • Jan 2018

    Traction alopecia: Symptoms and prevention

    Traction alopecia is hair loss caused by tight hairstyles. Caught early, it is fully reversible and the hair can regrow. Learn more about treatment.

  • 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.

  • Jan 2018

    What to know about petechiae

    A look a petechiae, small non-raised hemorrhages that appear on the skin. Included is detail on what they look like and when to see a doctor.

  • Jan 2018

    What is palmar erythema?

    Palmar erythema is a rare condition that makes the palms of the hands turn red. Learn about the causes, including pregnancy and liver cirrhosis.

  • Jan 2018

    How to prevent psoriasis from spreading

    A look at how psoriasis can spread. Included is detail on triggers for outbreaks, ways spread can be prevented, and risk factors for the condition.

  • Jan 2018

    What is piebaldism and what causes it?

    Learn all about piebaldism, a condition that is often marked by a white patch of hair known as a white forelock. We look at additional symptoms and causes.

  • Jan 2018

    Pockmarks: Treatments and home remedies

    There are a number of treatments and home remedies that may help reduce the appearance of the scars and improve the look and feel of the skin.

  • Jan 2018

    All you should know about Waardenburg syndrome

    A look at Waardenburg syndrome, a group of diseases that cause changes in the body and eye color. Find out about how rare it is and the diagnosis.

  • Jan 2018

    All you need to know about receding hairline

    A look at receding hairlines, a condition that can affect both men and women, where the line of the hair changes. Included is detail on treatments.

  • Jan 2018

    How do you clean out smegma?

    In this article, we examine smegma and the best ways for both males and females to remove it. We also take a look at some genital hygiene tips.

  • Jan 2018

    What is the difference between Botox and dermal fillers?

    We compare Botox and dermal fillers, examining their uses, costs, and possible side effects. Learn more about the differences between them here.

  • Jan 2018

    What you should know about alopecia totalis

    A look at alopecia totalis, a condition resulting in the loss of all the hair on the scalp. Included is detail on causes and the recovery rate.

  • Jan 2018

    What you should know about hair dye allergies

    A look at hair dye allergy reactions when someone reacts to the dye they have put on their hair. Included is detail on natural alternatives.

  • Jan 2018

    Facial exercises: The key to looking younger?

    Striving to look younger? Exercising our facial muscles for 30 minutes at least every other day could knock years off our appearance, a new study suggests.

  • Jan 2018

    How a skin patch could prevent weight gain

    A skin patch consisting of drug-loaded microneedles could prevent and treat weight gain by converting white fat into brown fat, say researchers.

  • Dec 2017

    What you should know about nipple fissures

    A look at nipple fissures, cracks in the skin of the nipple and areola. Included is detail on the prevention, and how they are related to pregnancy.

  • Dec 2017

    Deadly skin cancer could be halted with arthritis drug

    Adding a drug for rheumatoid arthritis to existing treatments for melanoma skin cancer halted cancer cell growth in mice, researchers report.

  • Dec 2017

    What to know about mastectomy scars

    Learn more about treatments for mastectomy scars. We run through the options for women and provide details on types of mastectomy procedures.

  • Dec 2017

    What is Botox for hair and what does it do?

    Botox for hair may refer to a topical cream or scalp injections, both with the aim of improving the look and health of hair. Learn more about them here.

  • Dec 2017

    Skin: How it works

    The skin is our largest organ. Here, we explain what it's made of, what it does, and how it does it. We also cover some common skin conditions.

  • Dec 2017

    What you should know about roseola

    A look at roseola, a viral infection that includes fever and rash. Included is detail on what the rash looks like and risk factors for the infection.

  • Dec 2017

    How to identify papular urticaria

    Learn about papular urticaria, a skin reaction to insect bites. We examine the symptoms and causes of the condition, along with treatment and prevention.