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    Liver Spots and How To Rid Them

    Nov 4, 10 • 3426 Views • Skin Disease, Skin HealthComments Off on Liver Spots and How To Rid Them

    Liver spots are yellowish-brown flat spots that are often mistaken as freckles. The medical term for it is lentigo. Research has found that these spots are  caused by sun exposure and often takes years to develop. Nutritional problems can also lead to the...

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    Beer and Psoriasis

    Oct 2, 10 • 1543 Views • Consumer Education, Skin DiseaseComments Off on Beer and Psoriasis

    Does drinking beer increase the risk of acquiring, or worsening psoriasis in women? Experts believe so. Psoriasis is a painful skin disorder that affects over 7 million Americans today, according to research. After researchers from Harvard Medical School and...

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    Vitiligo: A Pigment-based Skin Disorder

    Aug 6, 10 • 2770 Views • Skin Disease, Skin HealthComments Off on Vitiligo: A Pigment-based Skin Disorder

    Vitiligo is a skin condition in which white patches develop on the skin. The white patches can happen anywhere on the body and people with vitiligo have white patches on many areas of the body. Vitiligo is caused by the loss of skin pigment due to...

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    Shingles: What Might Happen After The Chickenpox

    Aug 6, 10 • 2612 Views • Consumer Education, Skin Disease, Skin HealthComments Off on Shingles: What Might Happen After The Chickenpox

    Shingles, or herpes zoster, is an infection in the nerve roots. It causes pain and rashes on one side of the body. The rash appears in a band, strip, or a small area.  Shingles is most common in older adults with a weak immune system or stressful lives. Most...

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    Hair Loss: What You Should Know

    Aug 4, 10 • 2913 Views • Consumer Education, Skin Disease, Skin HealthComments Off on Hair Loss: What You Should Know

    If your hair is falling out or thinning in large amounts, you may be suffering from hair loss. Sometimes known as balding, losing hair from the scalp can be a result of heredity, certain medications or medical condition. Anyone at any age can experience hair...

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    Athlete’s Foot: Keep It Dry

    Aug 3, 10 • 2801 Views • Consumer Education, Skin Disease, Skin HealthComments Off on Athlete’s Foot: Keep It Dry

    Athlete’s foot is a common skin infection caused by fungus. The fungus is called trichophyton and develops when the feet or areas close to that region are moist and warm. This fungus will then infect the upper layer of the skin. Athlete’s foot is also...

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    Psoriasis: A Closer Look

    Aug 1, 10 • 1225 Views • Skin Disease, Skin HealthComments Off on Psoriasis: A Closer Look

    Psoriasis is a skin condition in which skin cells grow too quickly and pile up on the surface, causing lesions to form. There are 5 types of psoriasis: plaque, guttate, pustular, inverse, and erythodermic. Plaque psoriasis is the most common, with symptoms of...

  • Cellulitis: A Bacterial Infection

    Jul 22, 10 • 6099 Views • Skin Disease, Skin HealthComments Off on Cellulitis: A Bacterial Infection

    Cellulitis is a common skin infection caused by bacteria. It usually begins as a small area of tenderness, swelling, and redness. As the area grows, the person infected may develop a fever, chills, sweats and swollen lymph nodes. Cellulitis is most commonly...

  • Feeling Flushed? A Look At Rosacea

    Jul 20, 10 • 1480 Views • Skin Disease, Skin HealthComments Off on Feeling Flushed? A Look At Rosacea

    Rosacea (ro-ZAY-she-uh) is a skin condition that causes redness on your nose, cheeks, chin and forehead and also causes burning and soreness in the eyes and eyelids. Sometimes, people may mistake for it adult acne because the outbreaks look similar to...

  • Examining Eczema

    Jul 14, 10 • 4047 Views • Children's Skin, Skin Disease, Skin HealthComments Off on Examining Eczema

    The term eczema is very broad and actually can mean a handful of different skin conditions that causes the skin to get red and irritated, to various intensities. The most common cause of eczema is atopic dermatitis. The term “atopic” means when a person...