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  • Nov 2019

    What to know about the Norwood scale and male pattern baldness

    The Norwood scale is a system of classification for the stages of male pattern baldness. Read this article to learn about the stages of the Norwood scale and how it can help the treatment of hair loss.

  • Nov 2019

    Why is my tattoo itchy?

    An itchy tattoo is very common, especially if it is a new tattoo. Aside from the normal healing process, there are many other possible causes for an itchy tattoo. Read this article to find out more about these causes and how to treat them.

  • Nov 2019

    What can cause itchy lower legs?

    The lower legs may be itchy for a number of reasons, from issues with shaving to skin conditions and diabetes. Here, learn more about these causes, other symptoms, and the range of treatments.

  • Nov 2019

    Everything you need to know about smallpox vaccine scars

    The smallpox vaccine has eradicated the potentially deadly disease. Anyone who has received this vaccination may notice that it left a scar. Learn more in this article.

  • Nov 2019

    What to know about hair loss and Accutane

    Accutane, a drug that helps treat severe acne, contains isotretinoin. Isotretinoin may cause side effects, including hair loss. Learn more about why Accutane may cause hair loss, and some ways to counter it, here.

  • Nov 2019

    What causes itching after a shower?

    Several things can cause itching after a shower, such as eczema and certain skin care products. In this article, learn more about the causes, treatment tips, and remedies for post-shower itchiness.

  • Nov 2019

    Is there a link between dandruff and hair loss?

    Dandruff itself does not cause hair loss, but the two may be linked, as some infections and medical conditions can cause both dandruff and hair loss. Learn more about dandruff, hair loss, and prevention here.

  • Nov 2019

    Flu rash: Everything you need to know

    A rash is not a common symptom of the flu, but it can sometimes occur. Learn more about a flu rash and other possible causes of a rash here.

  • Nov 2019

    What medications cause hair loss?

    Hair loss is a side effect of certain medications. Read on to find out which medications can cause hair loss. We also provide tips on how to prevent and reverse hair loss.

  • Nov 2019

    Hair loss in children: What to know

    Hair loss is not uncommon in children. Common causes include fungal infections, stress, and hair pulling. Learn about causes, treatments, and when to see a doctor, here.

  • Nov 2019

    Rosehip oil: Benefits and how to use it on the face

    Rosehip oil is antioxidant-rich and may be helpful for a number of skin issues. Read on to discover how rosehip oil may benefit the skin, plus its potential side effects and drawbacks.

  • Nov 2019

    Can saw palmetto help with hair loss?

    Saw palmetto is a popular remedy for hair loss. This article will discuss the research on saw palmetto as a treatment for hair loss, as well as how to use it and other possible remedies.

  • Nov 2019

    What are the best ways to remove nose hair?

    Nose hairs are perfectly natural and normal. However, some people may wish to remove visible nose hairs for cosmetic reasons. Read on to discover the safest and most effective methods of removing nose hair.

  • Nov 2019

    What to know about anal yeast infection

    An anal yeast infection occurs when there is an overgrowth in concentrations of Candida in the anus. Read this article to learn more about the symptoms, causes, treatments, and risk factors associated with anal yeast infections.

  • Nov 2019

    Pitted keratolysis: What to know

    Pitted keratolysis is a bacterial infection that affects the soles of the feet and, less commonly, the palms of the hands. Learn more about the causes, symptoms, and treatment here.

  • Nov 2019

    How to identify fleabites and bed bug bites

    People who experience unexplained bug bites may wonder if they have fleas or bed bugs in the home. In this article, learn how to identify flea and bed bug bites, and what to do after discovering them.

  • Nov 2019

    What to know about thyroid function and hair loss

    Hair loss sometimes occurs if the thyroid gland is not working correctly. An overactive thyroid or an underactive thyroid can both cause hair loss. Treating thyroid-related hair loss involves treating the cause thyroid problem.

  • Nov 2019

    Hair follicles can be a site of origin for melanoma

    Using a new mouse model of human melanoma, scientists show how the aggressive skin cancer can start in immature, pigment producing cells in hair follicles.

  • Nov 2019

    Tea tree oil for nail fungus: Does it work?

    Tea tree oil is an essential oil that appears to have antifungal properties. Some people, therefore, claim that it may be effective as a treatment for nail fungus. Read on to find out what the research says.

  • Nov 2019

    Vestibular papillomatosis: Everything you need to know

    Vestibular papillomatosis refers to small bumps that can occur on the vulva. These bumps are not a sign of disease and are not contagious. Learn more here.

  • Nov 2019

    Are there any benefits of apple cider vinegar baths?

    Taking an apple cider vinegar bath may help with the symptoms of some skin conditions. They could also help keep skin and hair healthy. Read this article to find out more.

  • Nov 2019

    Can apple cider vinegar help treat Candida?

    Candida is a yeast that lives naturally inside the body and on the skin. Some people claim that apple cider vinegar could help to treat Candida infections. This article discusses the research behind the claims.

  • Oct 2019

    Why are my forearms itching?

    Itchy forearms are not usually the result of a serious medical condition but can be very irritating. Read this article for more information on the possible causes and how to treat them.

  • Oct 2019

    What is trichotillomania?

    Trichotillomania is a common but underdiagnosed psychological disorder. People who have the disorder feel an uncontrollable urge to pull out their hair. Read on to learn about the causes and symptoms of trichotillomania, as well as the treatments available.

  • Oct 2019

    What can cause toe swelling?

    There are many possible causes of a swollen toe. In this article, find out about the different causes and their associated symptoms and treatments.