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    1. Protect Your Child’s Skin From Irritants

      To kids, home is a safe haven where they play with toys and cuddle with their pets. Unfortunately, in addition to the things they cherish most, many children share their homes with skin irritants that can make them less than comfortable. “Children are sensitive little creatures; they have thinner sk

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    2. Surprising Household Irritants

      In less than a month, three patients walked into the dermatology office of Lisa A. Garner, MD, complaining of red, irritated skin that later developed brown streaks. Garner quickly figured out the cause. After accidentally spilling lime juice on themselves — “Margaritas, anyone?” — each patient deve

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    3. 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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    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. 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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    6. Uncommon Skin Infection Linked to Tattoos

      Aug. 11, 2011 -- Practices at some tattoo parlors may increase the risk for developing a type of skin infection that more typically occurs in people with compromised immune systems, a study shows. Two reported cases of Mycobacterium haemophilum skin infections in tattoo parlor customers mark the fir

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    7. Low-Carb Diets May Improve Acne

      Aug. 8, 2011 -- Low-carb eating plans may do more than promote weight loss. These diets may also improve acne. Although the few studies conducted on this topic have yielded mixed results, “theoretically, people with acne may have hyperinsulinemia and foods that are low in the glycemic index (GI) may

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    8. FDA Approves First Drug for Scorpion Stings

      Aug. 4, 2011 -- The FDA says it has approved Anascorp as the first specific treatment to counteract the sometimes dangerous or even fatal effects of stings by venomous centruroides scorpions. The federal agency says in a news release that in the United States, venomous scorpions are mostly found in

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    9. New Strain of Tick-Borne Disease Discovered

      Aug. 3, 2011 - A new strain of ehrlichiosis, a tick-borne disease, is being spread by deer ticks, the same ticks that spread Lyme disease, anaplasmosis, and babesiosis. So far, the new ehrlichiosis strain has been found only in Minnesota and Wisconsin, even though thousands of ticks from across the

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    10. 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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