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    1. Natural Remedies for Dandruff

      If you have dandruff, you're probably looking for ways to stop those white or yellow flakes of skin, which also may make your ears and face red and itchy. Natural remedies that may help include: Tea tree oil. Apply a small amount of this strong-smelling oil to especially scaly patches on your scalp,

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    2. Food and Dandruff: What's the Link?

      Is your dandruff related to your diet? Some experts say it might be, though studies haven't proven that. "I think research is lagging a bit," says Alicia Zalka, MD, associate clinical professor of dermatology at the Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, Conn. "While there's no compelling data from m

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    3. Eczema in Adults: Dealing With Itching

      The itching of eczema can sometimes feel unbearable. And yet, the more you scratch, the itchier your skin becomes. To stop the cycle of eczema, here are six tips to soothe the itch. 1. Moisturize skin affected by eczema often. In most cases, moisturizers are the first step in itch control. Applying

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    4. 10 Tips for Living With Eczema

      If you have eczema, you know how itchy and painful it is. But simple lifestyle changes can go a long way toward treating the condition. Try these 10 tips to help keep your skin feeling soft and comfortable. 1. Know your eczema triggers. Many things can trigger a flare-up of eczema, from scented soap

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    5. Fire Risk Spurs Banana Boat Spray Sunscreen Recall

      Oct. 22, 2012 -- At least five people have caught fire after using Banana Boat spray sunscreen products, spurring a recall. The recall includes 23 Banana Boat spray sunscreen products sold from January 2010 through September 2012. "If a consumer comes into contact with a flame or spark prior to comp

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    6. How to Manage Oily Skin

      Oils produced by the body help keep skin healthy, but there can be too much of a good thing. Excess oil can lead to blemishes and acne flare-ups. "Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to cut down on oiliness," Andrea Cambio, MD, medical director of Cambio Dermatology in Cape Coral, Florida, says. C

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    7. When You Sweat Too Much

      When the heat is on or emotions are high, sweating can be a problem and a source of embarrassment. If you think you sweat too much, you can ask your doctor whether your sweating is normal. If it's due to some underlying cause, such as a medical condition or drug side effect, that can be corrected or

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    8. Virus Fights Acne

      Sept. 25, 2012 -- Viruses that kill acne-causing bacteria might make a powerful acne treatment, new research suggests. A specific species of bacteria, Propionibacterium acnes, is a major cause of the unpleasant, sometimes disfiguring disease doctors call acne vulgaris. The bacteria live inside the p

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    9. Smoking, Ink Color Affect Laser Tattoo Removal

      Sept. 21, 2012 -- Regret getting that Chinese character tattoo that turned out to be gibberish? Can't face turning 30 with the "Hello Kitty" tat you got on a whim a decade ago? You're not alone. Studies suggest that a third to half of people who get tattoos end up wanting them gone, and now laser te

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    10. West Nile Up 35%, but CDC Says Peak Has Passed

      Sept. 12, 2012 -- Illnesses in the ongoing West Nile epidemic increased 35% since last week, but the CDC says this worst-ever season probably has peaked. "The worst part of the epidemic is behind us," Lyle Petersen, MD, director of the CDC's Division of Vector-Borne Diseases, said at a news teleconf

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