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Valtrex (valacyclovir)

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Soriatane (acitretin)

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Health Tip: Keep Hair Looking Healthy

Health Tip: Keep Hair Looking Healthy0

Tropical Bedbugs Creeping Back to Florida

Tropical Bedbugs Creeping Back to Florida0

Hives (Urticaria & Angioedema)

Hives (Urticaria & Angioedema)0

Cyst Symptoms, Signs, and Causes

Cyst Symptoms, Signs, and Causes0

Bug Bite Treatment

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Researchers Pinpoint More Genes Linked to Vitiligo

Researchers Pinpoint More Genes Linked to Vitiligo0

Health Tip: Want Younger-Looking Skin?

Health Tip: Want Younger-Looking Skin?0

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A Guide to Coping With Corns and Calluses

A Guide to Coping With Corns and Calluses0

MONDAY, Oct. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Corns and calluses are sometimes painful areas of thickened skin that develop on the feet due to repeated rubbing or pressure. Those on the toe or top of the foot are called corns. Those that develop on ...

Sun-Sensitive Drugs (Photosensitivity to Drugs)

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Making Sense of Sunscreen Products Most people are understandably confused when it comes to choosing a sunscreen because of the baffling array of available choices. Common questions about sunscreens include How high should the SPF ...

Spider Bites (Including Black Widow and Brown Recluse)

Spider Bites (Including Black Widow and Brown Recluse)0

What should you do if you are bitten by a spider? Wash the site of the spider bite well with soap and water. Apply a cool compress or ice pack over the spider bite location. Over-the-counter pain relievers may be used to relieve symptoms. ...

Are Skin Rashes Contagious?

Are Skin Rashes Contagious?0

Most rashes are not dangerous. Many rashes last a while and get better on their own. It is therefore not unreasonable to treat symptoms like itchy and/or dry skin for a few days to see whether the condition gets milder and goes away. There ...

Health Tip: Help Prevent Corns and Calluses

Health Tip: Help Prevent Corns and Calluses0

(HealthDay News) -- Corns and calluses can be very uncomfortable, but the right shoes often can prevent them from forming. Consider these suggestions from the American Podiatric Medical Association: Make sure you only wear shoes that fit ...

Health Tip: Why Is My Skin Dry?

Health Tip: Why Is My Skin Dry?0

(HealthDay News) --Finding that your skin is itchy, flaky and just plain dry? The American Academy of Dermatology explains the phenomenon: If you're over 40. Skin typically thins and gets dryer as you age. If you live in the desert or a ...

Sunscreen

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Making Sense of Sunscreen Products SPF stands for sun protection factor. The SPF numbers on a product can range from as low as 2 to as high as 60. These numbers refer to the product's ability to screen or block out the sun's burning ...

Acne's Silver Lining: Slower Aging of the Skin?

Acne's Silver Lining: Slower Aging of the Skin?0

THURSDAY, Sept. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- There's some potentially good news for people with a history of acne -- their skin may age more slowly than those who didn't have to suffer mottled skin through adolescence. That's the suggestion of ...

silver sulfadiazine (Silvadene, SSD, SSD AF, Thermazene)

silver sulfadiazine (Silvadene, SSD, SSD AF, Thermazene)0

home / skin center / skin a-z list / silver sulfadiazine-topical index / silver sulfadiazine (silvadene, ssd, ssd af, thermazene) drug monograph Pharmacy Author: Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD Omudhome Ogbru, ...

hydrocortisone valerate (Westcort brand has been discontinued in the US)

hydrocortisone valerate (Westcort brand has been discontinued in the US)0

home / skin center / skin a-z list / hydrocortisone valerate index / hydrocortisone valerate (westcort brand has been discontinued in the us) drug monograph Pharmacy Author: Omudhome Ogbru, ...

Should FDA Have Power to Recall Beauty Products?

Should FDA Have Power to Recall Beauty Products?0

By Julie Edgar Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario, MD Sept. 26, 2016 -- Krista Calderon first bought Wen hair products more than a year ago, believing that using something billed as "natural" would be better for her ...

'Medical Tattoos' Help Hide Surgical Scars

'Medical Tattoos' Help Hide Surgical Scars0

FRIDAY, Sept. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with unsightly scars from cancer surgeries may benefit from "medical tattoos" that can help restore some of the skin's natural appearance, Dutch researchers report. The researchers surveyed 56 ...

Scientists Zero In on Cause of Rare, Disfiguring Skin Disorder

Scientists Zero In on Cause of Rare, Disfiguring Skin Disorder0

THURSDAY, Sept. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The rare genetic skin condition ichthyosis leaves those affected with red, scaly skin. Now, scientists say they may have pinpointed both the cause of the disease and a potential treatment. "These ...

Arthritis Drug May Help With Type of Hair Loss

Arthritis Drug May Help With Type of Hair Loss0

THURSDAY, Sept. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- For people who suffer from a condition that causes disfiguring hair loss, a drug used for rheumatoid arthritis might regrow their hair, a new, small study suggests. Alopecia areata is an autoimmune ...

Is Ringworm Contagious?

Is Ringworm Contagious?0

Often, the diagnosis of ringworm is obvious from its location and appearance. Otherwise, skin scrapings for microscopic examination and a culture of the affected skin can establish the diagnosis of ringworm. If the diagnosis is unclear, a potassium ...

Are Boils Contagious?

Are Boils Contagious?0

Treatment of Boils The primary home remedy for most boils is heat application, usually with hot soaks or hot packs. It may be necessary to apply them 20 minutes at a time for three to four times daily. Heat application increases the ...

betamethasone dipropionate, Diprolene; Diprolene AF

betamethasone dipropionate, Diprolene; Diprolene AF0

PRESCRIPTION: Yes GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes USES: Betamethasone is used for the relief of itching and inflammation associated with a wide variety of skin conditions in patients 13 years of age or older. Examples include allergic dermatitis, ...

finasteride

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PRESCRIPTION: Yes GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes USES: Finasteride (Propecia) is used for the treatment of male pattern baldness or androgenetic alopecia in males only. SIDE EFFECTS: The most common side effects associated with ...

Experimental Shingles Vaccine Looks Quite Effective: Study

Experimental Shingles Vaccine Looks Quite Effective: Study0

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental vaccine against shingles may offer lasting protection for most older adults who receive it, a new clinical trial found. Shingles is a painful rash that's triggered by a reactivation ...

amoxicillin and clavulanic acid, Amoclan, Augmentin, Augmentin XR, Augmentin ES-600

amoxicillin and clavulanic acid, Amoclan, Augmentin, Augmentin XR, Augmentin ES-6000

home / skin center / skin a-z list / amoxicillin and clavulanic acid index / amoxicillin and clavulanic acid, amoclan, augmentin, augmentin xr, augmentin es-600 drug monograph Pharmacy Author: Omudhome ...

minocycline (Dynacin, Minocin)

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PRESCRIPTION: Yes GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes USES: Minocycline immediate-release tablets and capsules are used for infections caused by Mycoplasma pneumonia, Chlamydia trachomatis, Borrelia recurrentis, ...

Weber-Christian Disease

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Weber-Christian disease facts Weber-Christian disease is an uncommon inflammatory condition of the fatty tissues of the body. It's a disease of unknown cause. It most commonly affects the thighs and legs of women. It's difficult to treat and may ...

Hair Removal

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Eflornithine is the first topical drug (used on the skin) for the treatment of unwanted facial and chin hair. It does not remove the hair but rather slows its growth. The cells surrounding the base of each hair (called the hair follicle) undergo rapid ...

isotretinoin (Claravis, Amnesteem, Absorica, Myorisan, Zenatane, Sotret, Accutane)

isotretinoin (Claravis, Amnesteem, Absorica, Myorisan, Zenatane, Sotret, Accutane)0

PRESCRIPTION: Yes GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes USES: Isotretinoin is used to treat severe acne that is resistant to more conservative treatments such as creams, drying agents, and topical or oral antibiotics. Complete remission or ...

Skin Biopsy

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Skin biopsy is most frequently done to diagnose a skin growth such as a mole, or a skin condition such as a rash. A skin biopsy can also be used to diagnose a cancer of the skin. A skin biopsy may be indicated when a mole or other marking on the skin ...

Health Tip: Preventing Summertime Dry Skin

Health Tip: Preventing Summertime Dry Skin0

(HealthDay News) -- Hot weather, swimming and more time spent outside can lead to dry skin. The American Academy of Dermatology suggests how to combat the problem: Take a shower and shampoo your hair as soon as you get out of the pool. Use ...

Is a Yeast Infection Contagious?

Is a Yeast Infection Contagious?0

Vaginal itching is the hallmark of yeast infections and other vaginal infections (including sexually transmitted diseases [STDs]); however, vaginal itching also can be caused by decreased estrogen levels in women during menopause, and due to chemical ...

Dandruff (Seborrhea)

Dandruff (Seborrhea)0

Dandruff is believed to be related to a fungus known as Malassezia (formerly termed pityrosporum) that lives on the scalp of most people. In some cases, overgrowth of the fungus results in the flakiness of the skin characteristic of dandruff. ...

Actinic Keratosis

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Understanding Actinic Keratosis Actinic keratoses (AKs) are small, red, rough, scaly, flat spots that feel like dry skin patches. They often occur on sun-exposed areas, such as the nose, ears, face, chest, forearms, and back of the hands. ...

PUVA

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Psoriasis PUVA Treatment Can Increase Melanoma Risk PUVA (psoralen and ultraviolet A radiation) treatment has been used for decades to treat severe psoriasis. In this "combination" therapy, the psoralen, taken internally, acts as a skin ...

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4 Ways to Protect Yourself Against Poison Ivy, Oak and Sumac

4 Ways to Protect Yourself Against Poison Ivy, Oak and Sumac0

THURSDAY, Aug. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- When you're enjoying the great outdoors, be on the lookout for poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac. The urushiol oil in their sap can cause itching, a red rash and blisters. These symptoms can ...

Varicose Veins

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Occasionally, restless leg syndrome run in families. Recent studies have shown that restless leg syndrome appears to become more common as a person ages. Also, poor venous circulation of the legs (such as with varicose veins) can cause restless leg ...

Chemical Peel

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home / skin center / skin a-z list / chemical peel index / chemical peel article Medical Author: Gary W. Cole, MD, FAAD Gary W. Cole, MD, FAADDr. Cole is board certified in dermatology. He obtained ...

Keloid

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For what conditions are cortisone injections used? Cortisone injections can be used to treat the inflammation of small areas of the body (local injections), or they can be used to treat inflammation that is widespread throughout the body ...

Stitches

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Whenever the skin has been damaged, there is potential for infection. The wound and the stitches that hold it together may be cleansed gently with mild soap and water after 24 hours. Twice daily washing may decrease the risk of infection. Sometimes, ...

Sclerotherapy

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Sclerotherapy facts During the sclerotherapy procedure, a health-care professional injects chemicals into smaller veins, which damage the inner lining and produce a clot. As the clot is reabsorbed, the vessel is permanently obliterated. The ...

Intertrigo

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Intertrigo facts Intertrigo is a dermatitis that affects skin folds. Intertrigo is caused when frictional forces, enhanced by heat and moisture, produce skin irritation. Risk factors for intertrigo include obesity, heat, and ...

Are Hives (Urticaria) Contagious?

Are Hives (Urticaria) Contagious?0

The goal of treating most cases of ordinary urticaria is to relieve symptoms while the condition goes away by itself. The most commonly used oral treatments are antihistamines, which help oppose the effects of the histamine leaked by mast cells. The ...

Molluscum Contagiosum

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People often describe localized swollen areas on, or under, the skin as lumps or bumps. While bumps on, or under, the skin may result from conditions that give rise to a skin rash, many other conditions can result in solitary raised lumps on the skin. ...

Diaper Rash

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Diaper rash is often caused by irritation to the skin due to contact with urine, stool, and detergent. Sometimes it can be caused by yeast infections, bacterial infections, or even due to an allergy to diaper material. In general, most diaper rashes ...

Is Psoriasis Contagious?

Is Psoriasis Contagious?0

Psoriasis Symptoms and Signs Psoriasis appears as red or pink areas of thickened, raised, and scaling skin. It classically affects skin over the elbows, knees, and scalp. Although any area may be involved, it tends to be more common at sites ...

tretinoin, Retin-A, Retin-A Micro, Atralin, Renova, Avita

tretinoin, Retin-A, Retin-A Micro, Atralin, Renova, Avita0

PRESCRIPTION: Yes GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes USES: Topical tretinoin is used for treating mild to moderate acne, fine wrinkles and hyperpigmentation. SIDE EFFECTS: Following the application of tretinoin to the skin, there often is ...

Poison Ivy

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Poison Ivy Treatment and Rash Prevention Common Myths and Truths About Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, and Poison Sumac Myth #7: Once the eruption occurs, there are a variety of treatments that easily suppress the reaction and can be performed ...

minoxidil (Rogaine)

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PRESCRIPTION: No GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes USES: Minoxidil is used to treat male-pattern baldness. In women, it is used to treat diffuse loss of hair or thinning of hair in the frontal areas of the scalp. SIDE EFFECTS: Common side ...

Treating Psoriasis May Reduce Risk for Other Ills

Treating Psoriasis May Reduce Risk for Other Ills0

FRIDAY, July 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Treating the skin disease psoriasis might reduce your risk for other health problems as well, a dermatology expert says. About 7.5 million people in the United States have the chronic skin disease. The ...

clotrimazole, Lotrimin AF, Gyne-Lotrimin, Alevazol, Desenex, Pro-Ex Antifungal

clotrimazole, Lotrimin AF, Gyne-Lotrimin, Alevazol, Desenex, Pro-Ex Antifungal0

home / skin center / skin a-z list / clotrimazole index / clotrimazole, lotrimin af, gyne-lotrimin, alevazol, desenex, pro-ex antifungal drug monograph Pharmacy Author: Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD Omudhome ...

Eczema's Effects More Than Skin Deep

Eczema's Effects More Than Skin Deep0

FRIDAY, July 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People dealing with the itchy skin condition known as eczema may have other medical conditions to cope with as well, including heart disease, a dermatologist says. Eczema, which causes dry, red patches ...

Keratosis Pilaris

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Keratosis Pilaris Signs Bumps on the Skin People often describe localized swollen areas on, or under, the skin as lumps or bumps. While bumps on, or under, the skin may result from conditions that give rise to a skin rash, many other ...

How to Keep Bug Bites at Bay

How to Keep Bug Bites at Bay0

SATURDAY, July 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Bug bites can make you more than itchy. Ticks, mosquitoes and certain flies are known to spread some nasty diseases. But U.S. health experts say there are ways to keep pesky insects in their ...

Health Tip: Don't Ignore Acne

Health Tip: Don't Ignore Acne0

(HealthDay News) -- Acne is more than just a nuisance and a blow to someone's good looks. Letting acne run its course is not the best advice, the American Academy of Dermatology says. The academy adds: Lack of treatment can lead to ...

Cyst

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Pilonidal cysts arise at the base of the tailbone (coccyx) of the lower back, just above the natal cleft (the cleavage between the buttocks). Doctors sometimes use the term pilonidal disease to refer to the range of problems that can affect ...

CDC Warns of Dangers of Plastic Surgery in Dominican Republic

CDC Warns of Dangers of Plastic Surgery in Dominican Republic0

THURSDAY, July 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health officials are warning about the dangers of "medical tourism" after at least 18 women from the East Coast became infected with a disfiguring bacteria following plastic surgery procedures they had ...

Bed Bugs Quiz - Test Your IQ

Bed Bugs Quiz - Test Your IQ0

Images provided by: 1. iStockphoto / Willie B. Thomas 2. BigStock / Liane Nothaft 3. MedicineNet Illustration 4. MedicineNet Illustration 5. iStockPhoto / Brett Charlton 6. iStockPhoto / ...

Hereditary Angioedema (HAE)

Hereditary Angioedema (HAE)0

Swelling of the lips can be caused by a variety of different conditions. Some of the causes of swollen lips include: Trauma or injury to the lip and mouth Allergic reactions, either to foods, medications, or other substances Angioedema (a ...

Acne Treatment Differin Gel Approved for OTC Use

Acne Treatment Differin Gel Approved for OTC Use0

MONDAY, July 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The once-daily acne treatment Differin Gel 0.1% (adapalene) has been approved for over-the counter use among people 12 and older, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said. It's the first among a class ...

New Tests May Help Combat Melanoma, Expert Says

New Tests May Help Combat Melanoma, Expert Says0

FRIDAY, March 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Genetic and molecular tests can be valuable in helping to diagnose and treat deadly melanoma skin cancer, a dermatologist says. The tests are widely available in the United States, and many are covered ...

Black Women's Hair Styling Choices Can Cause Hair Loss

Black Women's Hair Styling Choices Can Cause Hair Loss0

FRIDAY, March 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Hair styling practices may be causing black women to experience hair loss, which is a major problem that often goes undiagnosed, a new survey finds. While genetics may play a key role in hair loss among ...

Cystic Acne

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What is cystic acne? Cystic acne is a form of acne associated with long-standing, painful nodules of the face, back of neck, chest, and back. Adolescent acne goes through certain stages, each of which requires specific therapy. It ...

Study Questions Link Between Multiple Moles, Risk for Melanoma

Study Questions Link Between Multiple Moles, Risk for Melanoma0

WEDNESDAY, March 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- It's commonly thought that people with many moles may be at heightened risk for skin cancer, including melanoma. But a new study found that patients with melanoma skin cancer often had few moles, and no ...

Scientists Report Finding 'Gray Hair' Gene

Scientists Report Finding 'Gray Hair' Gene0

TUESDAY, March 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they've pinpointed the first gene linked with gray hair. They said the discovery, culled from a genetic analysis of more than 6,000 people of mixed ancestry in Latin America, proves ...

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