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  1. Is Your Excessive Sweating Caused by a Medical Problem?

    Do you sweat more than other people? Does a five-minute workout on the treadmill leave you sopping wet? Do you wipe your hand before every handshake? At the very least, excessive sweating is a hassle. But sometimes heavy sweating is sign of a medical condition. "It's not always easy for the average

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  2. How Well Is Your Psoriasis Treatment Working?

    When your doctor prescribes a treatment for your psoriasis -- whether it's a topical, pill, light therapy, or injection -- your goal is to improve your condition. You want your skin to clear as much and as soon as possible. Each psoriasis treatment works a little bit differently. Some therapies star

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  3. Psoriasis and Exercise: The Game Changer

    Want to pick up the pace of your psoriasis management? You may have heard that exercise can help. But maybe you're concerned you'll trigger a flare-up. Or perhaps you’re uncomfortable exercising in public. Here, two psoriasis experts explain why exercise is your friend in your quest to improve your

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  4. Psoriasis: When Should You Consider a Biologic?

    When you have psoriasis, often you and your doctor will try a few treatments before finding one that really clears your skin. If you've already tried a few medicines and nothing has worked, your doctor may recommend a biologic drug. Other drugs you may have taken are made from plants or chemicals. B

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  5. Choosing an Antiperspirant for Sensitive Skin

    If your skin becomes irritated when it comes in contact with certain jewelry, laundry detergent, or soaps, or you have a skin condition like eczema or psoriasis, you know how important it is to pamper and protect your skin. Although your underarms might not be top of mind when you think of hot spots

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  6. How Much Sweating Is Too Much?

    Sweat, as stinky and uncomfortable as it can be, is a natural and healthy part of life, helping to cool the body. But excessive sweating can pose problems in your social life and relationships, and perhaps even to your emotional health.   How can you tell if you sweat excessively, beyond the body's

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  7. When Hyperhidrosis Means Something Serious

    Did you recently start excessively sweating even in comfortable temperatures? Do you wake up at night soaked in sweat? These may be signs of secondary hyperhidrosis -- excessive sweating due to medications or a medical condition.   Normally, your body sweats to regulate its temperature, and you swea

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  8. Healthy Diet, Healthy Skin

    Whenever dermatologist Ellen Marmur, MD, eats chocolate, she breaks out two days later. Although she admits there is no hard science to explain why, she takes comfort in knowing she’s not alone. More than one-third of people with acne see a connection between what they eat and their blemishes.     “

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  9. Antiperspirant Safety: Should You Sweat It?

    Word travels fast on the Internet. As stories fly from inbox to inbox, they gain momentum and news sometimes blurs with fiction. A few years ago, an email began circulating that gave many readers reason to pause. It read: "I just got information from a health seminar that I would like to share. The

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  10. The Top 7 Summer Health Hazards

    Ryan Stanton, MD, doesn't want to meet you this summer. The Lexington, Ky., emergency room physician knows that when the weather starts heating up, so do a host of health hazards that can quickly turn a festive day at the beach into a disaster. He tells WebMD the Magazine about what brings summer re

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