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  • Oct 2018

    What causes a pimple in the nose?

    Pimples in the nose can cause pain and discomfort. They can often result from an ingrown hair and usually go away without treatment. However, a pimple in the nose can sometimes be the sign of a more serious condition, such as an infection. Learn more about causes and how to treat a pimple in the nose here.

  • Oct 2018

    How does psoriatic arthritis affect the hands?

    Psoriatic arthritis can cause swelling, pain, and stiffness in the finger and hand joints. In this article, we look at ways to treat and manage the symptoms of psoriatic arthritis in the hands.

  • Oct 2018

    What to know about inverted nipples

    Inverted nipples are relatively common in both males and females, and nipple inversion is not a cause for concern. Though no treatment is usually necessary, there are several methods of correcting the inversion. Learn more here.

  • Oct 2018

    What to know about age spots (liver spots)

    Age spots, or liver spots, are common and harmless. They do not require treatment, but people can get rid of them with creams and cosmetic procedures. Age spots can resemble certain forms of skin cancer, and anyone concerned about an age spot should speak with a doctor.

  • Oct 2018

    Why are my feet swollen?

    There are many explanations for why a person may have swollen feet. Some causes, such as a twisted or sprained ankle, are obvious. Others might be less apparent but need urgent medical attention. These include a blood clot in the leg, heart failure, and preeclampsia. Find out when to see a doctor for swollen feet here.

  • Oct 2018

    Crohn's mouth ulcers: What to know

    People with Crohn’s disease may be more prone to mouth ulcers. Learn about the reasons why in this article. We also cover possible treatments.

  • Oct 2018

    How to identify psoriasis and ringworm

    Psoriasis and ringworm both cause red, scaly rashes to appear on the skin. Learn how to tell psoriasis and ringworm apart, plus how to identify other common skin rashes, here.

  • Oct 2018

    How to tell the difference between psoriasis and skin cancer

    Psoriasis and skin cancer both change the skin’s appearance. Being able to recognize these diseases can result in early treatment and a better outlook. Learn to distinguish between symptoms of psoriasis and skin cancer here.

  • Oct 2018

    11 triggers for psoriasis flares

    People with psoriasis experience flares where the symptoms worsen. Triggers include stress, certain medications, and skin injuries. Here, we explore possible triggers for psoriasis flares and tips on how to avoid and manage them.

  • Oct 2018

    Symptoms and severity of plaque psoriasis

    Plaque psoriasis is the most common form of psoriasis. Treatment will depend on the severity of the symptoms, which doctors may determine using grading scales. In this article, we provide pictures of plaque psoriasis to help people identify the condition.

  • Oct 2018

    What to know about Accutane and Crohn's

    Some cases studies have identified a possible link between Accutane, an acne medication, and the development of Crohn’s disease. Does this medication increase a person’s risk? We look at the research.

  • Oct 2018

    What can cause flushed skin?

    Flushed skin is often a harmless and short-lived reaction to being too hot, exercising, or having emotional responses, including anxiety and embarrassment. However, flushing can sometimes be a sign of an underlying medical condition, such as rosacea, certain cancers, or an endocrine disorder. Learn more here.

  • Sep 2018

    Is my rash psoriasis or folliculitis?

    Psoriasis and folliculitis are both skin conditions that can cause small bumps on the skin. The causes, other symptoms, and treatment of the two conditions are different. In this article, we look at how to identify and treat psoriasis and folliculitis.

  • Sep 2018

    Psoriasis and pityriasis rosea: What's the difference?

    Psoriasis and pityriasis rosea are common skin conditions that can cause patches of scaly, red skin. In this article, we look at the causes and treatment of these conditions and how people can identify each of them.

  • Sep 2018

    How can psoriasis affect the mouth and tongue?

    Psoriasis can affect any part of the body, including the mouth and tongue. The tongue may develop cracks and fissures, or smooth, red patches, in a complication called geographic tongue. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatments for psoriasis on the tongue here.

  • Sep 2018

    How to treat and prevent ingrown pubic hair

    Ingrown pubic hairs are a common problem but may be more likely to affect those who shave or wax. In this article, learn how to treat and prevent them.

  • Sep 2018

    Is there a link between psoriasis and cancer?

    There is a current debate about whether or not there is a link between psoriasis, or psoriasis treatments, and certain cancers. We take a look at what the research says.

  • Sep 2018

    How to treat chapped lips in a newborn

    Chapped lips are common in newborns. People can relieve dry lips using gentle home remedies, such as moisturizing creams and oils. In this article, we explore the causes, treatment, and prevention of chapped lips in newborns.

  • Sep 2018

    What can cause a rash on the face in a baby?

    Babies commonly develop rashes on their faces. Most are nothing to worry about, and many clear up on their own. Possible causes include eczema, acne, milia, and slapped cheek syndrome. Learn more here.

  • Sep 2018

    How to treat and prevent an infected ear piercing

    Ear piercings are prone to infection, especially when they are new. In this article, learn how to recognize an infection, as well as how to treat it.

  • Sep 2018

    Can apple cider vinegar help with eczema?

    Proponents believe that apple cider vinegar can reduce symptoms of eczema by balancing the skin’s pH level. However, the vinegar can also burn sensitive areas. Here, learn about the benefits and risks of using this natural remedy.

  • Sep 2018

    Inverse psoriasis and jock itch: What's the difference?

    People often confuse inverse psoriasis with jock itch because they can both cause an itchy red rash around the genitals. There are, however, differences in the symptoms, causes, and treatments of psoriasis and jock itch. Learn more here.

  • Sep 2018

    What to know about radiation dermatitis

    Radiation dermatitis occurs when radiotherapy, a standard cancer treatment, damages the healthy skin cells. People can ease skin redness and peeling with calming skincare routines, some of which we explain here.

  • Sep 2018

    How to use coconut oil for eczema

    Coconut oil is a natural moisturizer. It can soothe dry, itchy skin resulting from eczema and help prevent infection. In this article, we look at how to use coconut oil for eczema, other benefits, and risks.

  • Sep 2018

    Psoriasis and lupus: What's the difference?

    Psoriasis and lupus are autoimmune conditions that can affect the skin. They have some similarities but are different conditions. Learn about the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of each condition here.