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WEDNESDAY, Feb. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research links the virus behind chickenpox and shingles to a blood vessel condition that afflicts the elderly and can sometimes be deadly. The study doesn't prove that the so-called varicella zoster virus causes the
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THURSDAY, Jan. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For certain people, the acne treatment Aczone may be linked to a rare blood disorder, a new case study contends. A 19-year-old woman who had used Aczone -- the skin gel version of the drug dapsone -- for a week developed a
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FRIDAY, Jan. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Adults with eczema -- a chronic, itchy skin disease that often starts in childhood -- may also have an increased risk of heart disease and stroke, according to a new study. This increased risk may be the result of bad li
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WEDNESDAY, Jan. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new drug to treat adults with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis was approved Wednesday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. People with plaque psoriasis, the most common form of the autoimmune skin disease, dev
Jan. 7, 2015 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new treatment for acne scarring. Called Bellafill, the product is an injected gel that adds volume to the skin to lift and smooth out pitted acne scars to the level of the surrounding skin, the agency said. In the study that led to
When your baby has eczema, you may start wondering if that itchy rash is related to your feeding style. Is breastfeeding to blame? Or the solid foods you just introduced? Some simple tips can help you get your baby off to a healthy start.
Breastfeeding is always best, experts say. Breast milk gives
It's easy to say, "Don't scratch." Getting your child with eczema to listen to you is another story. But a little creativity can help keep your kid's fingers away from the itchy rash.
"The trouble with scratching is that it can actually make the condition worse," says Lawrence Eichenfield, MD, chief
Don't let your home be a trigger for an eczema flare in your child. There are lots of ways to keep everyday household items from setting off an itchy rash.
When you have a child with eczema, you need to set up an allergy-free home -- from the ceiling down to the floors. All-cotton carpets or plain h
Is your baby scratching all day from an eczema rash? Don't despair. Try these strategies to soothe the itchy skin.
Baths add moisture to dry skin and get rid of surface bacteria that can cause skin infections. Use fragrance-free, mild soaps or soapless cleansers made for sensitive skin. Bathe your b
When your child with eczema is in day care or school, you won't have the same control over his environment as you do at home. But there are still plenty of steps you can take to prevent itchy flares and other problems while your child is out of the house.
When choosing a day-care center, you first w