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  1. New Drug Relieves Hand Eczema

    March 8, 2010 (Miami Beach, Fla.) -- A new drug called alitretinoin can help relieve cracked, itchy, irritated hands in people with severe hand eczema, researchers report. Hands "completely or almost completely" cleared up in nearly half of people with hand eczema that didn't respond to standard tre

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  2. Cholesterol Drugs May Treat Psoriasis

    March 8, 2010 (Miami Beach, Fla.) -- Once again, cholesterol-lowering statin drugs have been shown to be good for more than the heart. Already linked to a reduced risk of rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, and cancer, statins also may help to improve symptoms of psoriasis, researche

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  3. Chemical in Furniture Linked to Skin Rashes

    March 5, 2010 (Miami Beach, Fla.) -- Your new sofa may be the last thing you suspect is causing that red rash on the back of your legs, but it could be the culprit. Doctors say a chemical added into furniture shipments from China to prevent the growth of mold has been linked to severe rashes. The ch

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  4. Eczema, Peanut Allergy May Be Linked

    March 1, 2010 (New Orleans) -- Infants with eczema are at high risk of having peanut and other food allergies, British researchers report. "We were shocked to find out that even in the first year of life, over 20% of infants with eczema already were sensitized [showed susceptibility] to peanut aller

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  5. Can You Treat Acne With an iPhone App?

    Feb. 12, 2010 -- iPhone users love their apps, so it's no surprise that AcneApp, a light-based therapy, is drawing interest from the blemish-prone who like the concept of zapping zits while talking to friends. It's supposed to work like this: Download the application and hold the phone to the skin s

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  6. Toilet Seat Dermatitis Making a Comeback

    Jan. 25, 2010 -- Exotic wooden toilet seats and harsh chemical cleaners may be behind a new resurgence of toilet seat dermatitis, a skin condition once thought to be wiped out in the U.S. A new study documents five recent cases of toilet seat dermatitis in children, some of whom suffered for years b

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  7. Stelara Beats Enbrel in Psoriasis Study

    Jan. 13, 2010 -- A recently approved drug, Stelara, is more effective than a more established drug, Enbrel, in treating moderate to severe psoriasis, according to a new study. The findings, reported this week in the New England Journal of Medicine, may help patients whose extensive psoriasis is not

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  8. You Asked! Expert A's to Your Beauty Q's: Aging Skin and Acne

    Kelley Ellis, a structural engineer in Sugar Land, Texas, wanted suggestions for an easy skin care regimen that battles aging skin and breakouts. Read on to learn what Mary Ruth Buchness, MD (a medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatologist in New York City) and Laurie Polis, MD (director of Dermatol

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  9. 10 Myths and Facts About Adult Acne

    If you lived with acne as a teenager, you probably heard all sorts of advice about why you developed acne and what you should do about it. “You eat too many potato chips!” “You don’t wash your face enough!” “Cut down on the chocolate!” The fact is that most of what you thought you knew about acne as

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  10. Adult Acne Is Treatable

    Have you ever looked in the mirror and declared, “I should not have wrinkles and pimples on the same face!” If so, you’re not alone. Acne: it isn’t just for teenagers. In fact, many people are plagued by adult acne into their 30s, 40s, and even 50s. According to a survey done by dermatologists at th

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