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Health Tip: Manage Poison Ivy Rash

Posted 21 Sep 2018 by Drugs.com

-- If you've been near or touched poison ivy, you may develop an itchy, blistering rash within 12 to 72 hours. Most everyone reacts to an oil in the poison ivy plant called urushiol. The rash typically goes away on its own in a few weeks, but some people have a more serious reaction that requires a trip to the doctor's or even to the emergency room. For most of us, the American Academy of ...

Health Tip: Warmer Weather Triggers Rashes

Posted 2 Aug 2018 by Drugs.com

-- Hot summer weather can lead to itchy skin rashes, the American Academy of Pediatrics says. Clogged sweat glands, bug bites and exposure to certain plants, chlorine and fungi are just a few of the common triggers for rashes. The AAP offers this list of rashes to watch for during summer: Heat rash. Poison ivy and other plant rashes. Eczema. Insect bites. Impetigo. Swimmer's itch. Sandworms. Hot ...

Eczema Dramatically Impacts Quality of Life

Posted 16 Jul 2018 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, July 16, 2018 – Itching, blisters, sores and inflammation are a continuous and debilitating source of pain, shame and misery for many people who struggle with the allergic skin disease known as eczema, researchers say. And a new survey suggests that many of those battling moderate-to-severe eczema suffer from an inability or reluctance to engage in activities and socializing, which leads ...

Could You Have Rosacea?

Posted 12 Jun 2018 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, June 12, 2018 – Acne isn't reserved for teens, and breakouts can persist into adulthood. But there's another common skin condition – rosacea – that causes a different type of blemish, strikes in the adult years, and won't respond to typical acne products. The first telltale sign of rosacea is the tendency to blush or flush easily. You might notice redness across your nose and cheeks. ...

How to Get That Perfect Shave

Posted 25 Feb 2018 by Drugs.com

SUNDAY, Feb. 25, 2018 – Guys, a perfect shave may be more about preparation and technique than the actual razor. "The perfect shave is a combination of art and trial and error," said Dr. Robert Anolik, a clinical assistant professor of dermatology at the New York University School of Medicine. "That said, there are steps you can take to help ensure a clean and comfortable shave," he said in an ...

Got Scabies? Here's What to Do

Posted 10 Dec 2017 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Dec. 8, 2017 – If you or a family member develops scabies, you need to take immediate action, a dermatologist advises. Scabies is a common skin condition caused by the human itch mite. Symptoms include an itchy rash, sores and a thick crust on the skin. "Most people get scabies from direct skin-to-skin contact, although it's possible to get scabies from infested bedding, clothes and ...

Smartphone Pics Help Docs ID Kids' Skin Condition

Posted 4 Dec 2017 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Dec. 4, 2017 – Parents can get a reliable diagnosis for their child's skin condition simply by taking a smartphone photo and sending it to a dermatologist, new research suggests. The finding offers a way to get around what experts describe as a dire shortage of pediatric dermatologists. "Advances in smartphone photography, both in quality and image transmission, may improve access to ...

Newer Eczema Treatments Offer Relief

Posted 27 Oct 2017 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Oct. 27, 2017 – Children and adults with eczema shouldn't suffer in silence because new, improved treatments can do more to help ease the uncomfortable, itchy rash associated with the skin condition. Many adults diagnosed with eczema (atopic dermatitis) actually had the condition since they were children but were never diagnosed, explained Dr. Luz Fonacier. She is an allergist in ...

Cyndi Lauper's Psoriasis Battle Shows Her 'True Colors'

Posted 25 Oct 2017 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 25, 2017 – With her pink tresses and eye-catching stage costumes, pop culture icon Cyndi Lauper was never one to hide. But that's exactly what she wanted to do when she developed psoriasis, which spread to most of her body and sapped her strength before the skin disorder was controlled. Appearing first on her scalp and later covering everything except her face, psoriasis struck ...

Black Children Missing Out on Eczema Treatment

Posted 13 Oct 2017 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Oct. 13, 2017 – Black children may have more severe eczema than white children, but they are less likely to visit a doctor for this common inflammatory skin condition, new research shows. Eczema causes the skin to become red and itchy. Roughly 11 percent of children in the United States are affected by the condition, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. ...

Severe Psoriasis Linked to Higher Risk of Earlier Death

Posted 5 Sep 2017 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Sept. 5, 2017 – People with severe cases of the skin disease psoriasis appeared to have almost double the risk of dying during a four-year study than people without the condition, research suggests. But the increased death rate was only seen in those with psoriasis affecting more than 10 percent of their body surface area. For those with less-severe disease, the risk of dying early was ...

Food Allergies Can Hit Your Four-Legged Friends, Too

Posted 2 Sep 2017 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Sept. 1, 2017 – Fido and Fluffy can suffer from food allergies just like people, a new report says. But the allergic reactions of cats, dogs and horses mostly affect the skin, followed by the gastrointestinal tract, according to a new position paper from the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. "Not only humans but basically all mammals are susceptible to developing ...

Health Tip: Feeling Sick After a Trip?

Posted 4 Aug 2017 by Drugs.com

-- Nothing can ruin the pleasant memories of a dream vacation faster than coming home sick. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says you should see a doctor if you have: A fever within a month of visiting a country where there's malaria. See your doctor without delay. Diarrhea that lasts two weeks or longer. Rashes, bug bites, boils or fungal infections, especially if accompanied ...

Swimming Lessons: For Starters, Watch Out for Germs in the Water

Posted 5 Jul 2017 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, July 5, 2017 – A dip in a pool, stream or lake on a hot summer day is refreshing, but take some precautions to avoid bacteria and parasites that might lurk in the water. "One of the worst offenders is the kiddie wading pool," said Dr. Christopher Ohl, a professor of infectious diseases at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C. "Warm, shallow water and kids in swim ...

How to Dodge Summertime Threats

Posted 26 Jun 2017 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, June 26, 2017 – During the summer, poison centers get an increase in the number of calls about bites, stings, plants and pesticides. The Nebraska Regional Poison Center offers these tips on how to avoid poisonings – and other hazards – this summer. "If you are stung, call the poison center. Close observation for allergic reaction is important, especially in the first hour after a ...

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