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Skin Problems & Treatments Health Center

News and Features Related to Skin Problems & Treatments

  1. Shingles Linked to Raised Heart Risks for Seniors

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Seniors who develop the painful rash known as shingles appear to face a short-term increase in their risk for having a stroke or heart attack, new research indicates. The finding was based on the tracking of heart health amo

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  2. Thinning Hair: Can Medications Help?

    Many things can cause women to lose more hair than normal: genetics, illness, stress, medical conditions or hormonal imbalance, aging, and even what you eat. The first step is to work with your doctor to find out what's causing the problem. There may be treatments that can help restore your locks. P

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  3. Ways to Manage Your Weight When You Have Psoriasis

    Want another good reason to stay at a healthy weight? It can help you manage your psoriasis. It can also lower your risks of heart disease and diabetes, which are higher when you have this skin condition. Follow these steps. Experts recommend a heart-healthy diet: Eat lots of fruits and veggies. Inc

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  4. 8 Tips for Traveling With Psoriasis

    Wouldn’t it be nice if your psoriasis would take a hike when you take a trip? Even though you can’t leave home without it, you can safeguard your skin against flare-ups and make sure it takes a back seat when you travel. “Travel can be stressful, and stress is the most common cause of psoriasis flar

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  5. Advances in Psoriasis Treatment

    Psoriasis treatment has come a long way in the past 10 years. That's welcome news for the 7.5 million Americans with this complex skin disease. "Every year, we've had either a new medication or a new use for one of these medications," says Michael P. Heffernan, MD, with Central Dermatology in St. Lo

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  6. Tips for Winter Psoriasis

    Winter can trigger psoriasis flares, but you have many ways to combat the drying effects of cold temps and indoor heating. Smooth on moisture. Keep your skin moist to ease redness and itching, and heal psoriasis patches. The thicker the cream or ointment, the better it is at locking water into your

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  7. Diet and Psoriasis

    Watch what you eat. Watch your weight. Both can affect the symptoms of psoriasis. Food doesn’t cause or cure this skin disease, but research shows it may calm itchy soreness and even clear up outbreaks. If you have a lot of extra weight, losing some of those pounds may help. Some studies show that l

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  8. Many Patients With Acne Take Antibiotics Too Long

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many patients with severe acne remain on antibiotics too long before they are prescribed more effective medication, researchers say. A team led by Dr. Seth Orlow, chair of dermatology at NYU Langone Medical Center in New Y

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  9. Take a Healing Bath

    By Megan Kaplan A shower might be at the root of your regular routine, but a bath comes with health benefits. Bathing, in fact, can be used to combat all kinds of symptoms. There’s even a term for the practice: balneotherapy, aka the treatment of disease through bathing. “Although very few of the cl

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  10. These Are the Most Stigmatized Skin Disorders

    By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Psoriasis and cold sores top the list of stigmatized skin conditions, a new survey indicates, but experts say much of the ill will directed at sufferers is misguided. Surveying 56 people, Boston researchers found that nea

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