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  1. What's Up With Warts on Children?

    Children get a lot of warts. Maybe that’s why folklore attributes warts to touching frogs or toads. Forget that myth. Here are the facts on warts that every parent should know. Between 10% to 20% of children have common skin warts. Girls get more warts than boys. Warts are most prevalent in children

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  2. What Causes Common Skin Warts?

    When skin warts appear, it can seem as if the harmless growths came out of nowhere. But common warts are actually an infection in the top layer of skin, caused by viruses in the human papillomavirus, or HPV, family. When the virus invades this outer layer of skin, usually through a tiny scratch, it

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  3. Frostbite Treatment and Prevention: FAQ

    When wintry weather settles in, how do you make sure that when Jack Frost nips at your nose you don’t end up with frostbite? Plan ahead to make sure you're prepared for the winter weather, emergency medicine specialist Thomas Tallman, DO, tells WebMD. Tallman has seen more than his share of cold-wea

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  4. Top 10 Slideshows of 2008: Readers’ Choice

    What does shingles look like? Which exercise moves get you fit and which are time-wasters? What exactly are those bug bites? Those topics are among the 10 most viewed slideshows on WebMD for 2008. Common Adult Skin Problems 9 Best Diet Tips Ever 9 Tips for Flat Abs 9 Least Effective Exercises Bad Bu

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  5. Redness Relief

    Here’s five common causes — and cures — for facial flushing.

  6. Bedbug Bites

    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

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  7. Your 12 Most Embarrassing Beauty Questions -- Answered

    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 c

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  8. Bye-bye, B.O.

    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

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  9. Out, Spot!

    She’s got the job and the wardrobe. Now if there were something she could do about those zits.... Ariel Levy takes aim at acne with a costly new treatment.

  10. Recognizing and Preventing Rosacea

    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

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