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Skin Problems & Treatments Health Center

News and Features Related to Skin Problems & Treatments

  1. Shingles Vaccine May Cut Odds of Long-Term Pain

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TBD, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Even when shingles vaccination does not prevent the disease, it reduces the risk of long-term pain that can occur as a complication of the condition, according to a new study. Although the U.S. Advisory Council on Immunization Practic

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  2. Tattoos May Pose Health Risks, Researchers Report

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Getting a tattoo may put you at risk for long-term skin problems, a new study warns. "We were rather alarmed at the high rate of reported chronic complications tied to getting a tattoo," said senior investigator Dr. Marie

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  3. Psoriasis and Obesity: What’s the Connection?

    Did you know that psoriasis may be linked to your weight? People with this skin condition are more likely than others to be obese. And if you have a lot of extra pounds, the condition may become worse and harder to treat. Doctors don’t know which comes first. But long-lasting inflammation throughout

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  4. Many Under 50 Living With Cold Sore Virus

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, May 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More than half of Americans aged 14 to 49 carry the virus that causes cold sores -- those small blisters around the mouth that may come and go, according to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD). "Cold sores may appear

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  5. Ways to Ease Pain During a Psoriasis Flare

    When you’ve got psoriasis pain, you want relief. There are several things you can do to help ease it and soothe your skin. First, if your skin is cracked and bleeding, see your doctor right away, says dermatologist Colby Evans, MD, chairman-elect of the board of trustees of the National Psoriasis Fo

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  6. Exercise and Psoriasis

    Pain may make you feel like sitting still, but when you move it can help how your skin looks and feels. Hard to believe? Exercise is good for your immune system, and it helps fight inflammation in your body. Experts think inflammation may make psoriasis worse. Bonus: Being active helps fight stress,

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  7. Genes May Determine Whether You're Mosquito Bait

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Your genes may affect whether mosquitoes prefer to snack on you or someone else, a new study shows. In experiments with identical and fraternal twins, a team at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine discovere

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  8. MS, Psoriasis Drugs and Deadly Brain Infections

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- An active ingredient in some psoriasis and multiple sclerosis medications has been linked to two cases of a rare and sometimes lethal brain infection. The ingredient, dimethyl fumarate, appears to have contributed to

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  9. Chemicals From Clothes, Beauty Products on Skin

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists who've created the first 3-D map of a person's skin say people are covered with the chemical residues from shampoos, beauty products and even clothing. "Our daily routines -- what we eat, what we put on our skin

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  10. Once-Daily Ivermectin Is a Safe Rosacea Treatment

    April 1, 2015 -- Ivermectin cream (Soolantra) does a better job than metronidazole cream at treating the type of rosacea that causes bumps and pus pimples, according to a new study. Papulopustular rosacea is an ongoing condition that affects the face. It also causes redness and flushing. The study's

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