Skin Care

Is Eczema Contagious?

What is eczema? Eczema is an inflammatory condition of the skin where patches of skin become rough and inflamed, often producing tiny fluid-filled bumps that can leak clear fluid. Eczema can occur at any age and is often chronic. The condition has a tendency to periodically worsen and then subside. Eczema is a general term that includes many different types ...

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Cold Sores Treatment, Home Remedies, Oral Herpes (HSV-1) Stages

        Herpes simplex infections (nongenital cold sores) facts Herpes simplex virus (HSV) can cause infections that affect the mouth, face, genitals, skin, buttocks and the anal area. It is one of the most common chronic viral infections in humans. The prevalence of HSV-1 (oral herpes) infection is 67% of adults worldwide and is higher than the prevalence ...

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Health Tip: Avoid UV Radiation

  (HealthDay News) — Ultraviolet (UV) radiation coming from the sun is a major cause of skin cancer. The American Cancer Society suggests how to minimize the effects of UV rays: UV rays are strongest between the hours of 10 am and 4 pm. If you must be outside during this time, stay in the shade as much as possible. ...

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How to Stop Hair Loss

There are several circumstances that produce a “shock to the system” that alters the hair growth rhythm. As a result, as much as 30%-40% of the hairs can cycle into telogen. Three months later, hairs come out in a massive shedding (effluvium), especially near the front of the scalp. These include childbirth, high fever, sudden weight loss from crash dieting, ...

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Rosacea (Acne Rosacea) Quiz: What is Rosacea?

The cause of rosacea is unknown. Because of this, there is no way to prevent it. It is possible, however, to prevent rosacea flare-ups. In many people, rosacea is triggered by stress, spicy foods, cosmetics, exercise, sun, wind, heat, and cold. Rosacea sufferers can find out what their triggers are by making a list of activities or foods that preceded ...

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Augmentin (amoxicillin/clavulanic acid) Side Effects, Dosage, Alcohol

What is Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanic acid)? How does it work? Augmentin contains amoxicillin and clavulanic acid. Amoxicillin is an antibiotic of the penicillin type. It is effective against some bacteria such as H. influenzae, N. gonorrhea, E. coli, Pneumococci, Streptococci, and certain strains of Staphylococci. Chemically, it is closely related to penicillin and ampicillin. Amoxicillin stops bacteria from multiplying ...

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Some Guys Can’t Stay Away From Tanning Beds

  WEDNESDAY, Nov. 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Indoor tanning appears to be more addictive for men than women, even though they use tanning beds less than females, a new study finds. The stereotypical tanning salon client is a young woman, so they are the focus of most research and health warnings about tanning. But the authors behind the new ...

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Daytime Wounds May Heal Faster Than Nighttime Ones

  WEDNESDAY, Nov. 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Your internal body clock is the reason why wounds heal faster if an injury occurs during the day rather than at night, new research suggests. Experiments with skin cells and other cells in mice showed that daytime wounds healed about twice as fast as nighttime wounds. Then, when analyzing the wound recovery ...

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How to Stop Crepe Skin Before It Starts

How to Stop Crepe Skin Before It Starts A crepe skin is a type of skin damage that can occur from the times of your youthful skin till you age. The skin is the first mode of protection to your body against toxins that are readily found in the environment. Some of these toxins include harmful ingredients in beauty products, ...

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Pamper Your Skin to Sustain Your Beauty

The skin surface is always at the threat of being contaminated due to its nature of being the first line of defense for us. The skin infection is an on and off form, which keeps us busy and worried about it. The skin is over the top presentation to the sun and dust. The unbothered skin can have inflammation and ...

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