Q. I'm waking up every morning with little bites on my arms. Could these be from bedbugs? A. They certainly could be. Bedbugs -- small, oval-shaped, wingless insects that feed on the blood of mammals (including humans) -- are making a big comeback all over the country. Bedbugs get their name from th
By Amy M. Keller
When the normal bacteria on your feet interact with moisture trapped in your socks and shoes, they emit stinky sulfurous byproducts, says Doris J. Day, M.D., an assistant professor of dermatology at New York University. The fix: Since dry feet equals odor-free feet, wear absorbent
By Jeannette Moninger Whether it’s the nose-scrunching stench from a kick-butt workout, the whiff of last night’s kung pao chicken lingering on your every word, or that less-than-fresh aroma that makes you say, “Not tonight, honey,” your body gives off myriad scents that, while totally normal, can s
Lee Anderson developed the skin condition rosacea when she was in her 40s. "My daughter used to tease me that I had 'slap-face,' because that's what it looked like all the time -- that I'd been slapped. It was very embarrassing," says Anderson, now 54. The condition grew worse, and she eventually fo
By Jenny Bailly Fighting pimples and wrinkles? Here’s how to give your old routine a grown-up overhaul for radiant results. Like high school pop quizzes and awkward prom dates, pimples are supposed to be distant bad memories. If only. But these days, even moms of teens are battling blemishes — and w
Where in your community can you find the drug-resistant staph germs known as MRSA? The surprising answer: They're closer than you may think. With all the buzz about MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), it's easy to forget there really are two MRSA epidemics going on at the same time.
From occasional breakouts in the teenage years to chronic, ongoing battles that last clear into adulthood, acne is one of the most common -- if not the most frustrating -- of all skin conditions. And while there have always been a variety of treatment options available, more recently some have been
It's not fair. Just when you've successfully navigated the ravages of adolescence on your skin, you wake up and find acne . What can you do? As most dermatologists will tell you, "bad" skin isn't just for teens. The good news is that new treatments are now available to help fight adult acne.
Beth Seigenthaler stumbled across a promotional display for tea tree oil in her local health food store while she was suffering from a particularly bad episode of fever blisters. Having had the condition since childhood, she figured she might as well try the product, which claimed to help a variety