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  1. Eczema in Adults: Dealing With Itching

    The itching of eczema can sometimes feel unbearable. And yet, the more you scratch, the itchier your skin becomes. To stop the cycle of eczema, here are six tips to soothe the itch. 1. Moisturize skin affected by eczema often. In most cases, moisturizers are the first step in itch control. Applying

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  2. 10 Tips for Living With Eczema

    If you have eczema, you know how itchy and painful it is. But simple lifestyle changes can go a long way toward treating the condition. Try these 10 tips to help keep your skin feeling soft and comfortable. 1. Know your eczema triggers. Many things can trigger a flare-up of eczema, from scented soap

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  3. Eczema: Tips for Soothing Your Skin

    Think of eczema as a skin allergy, one where your skin's barrier is weak or damaged from environmental or genetic factors. Symptoms include intense itching, often at night, plus inflammation, dry skin, and rash. About 1 in 10 children have eczema. Fortunately most kids outgrow it, though there is a

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  4. Fire Risk Spurs Banana Boat Spray Sunscreen Recall

    Oct. 22, 2012 -- At least five people have caught fire after using Banana Boat spray sunscreen products, spurring a recall. The recall includes 23 Banana Boat spray sunscreen products sold from January 2010 through September 2012. "If a consumer comes into contact with a flame or spark prior to comp

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  5. How to Manage Oily Skin

    Oils produced by the body help keep skin healthy, but there can be too much of a good thing. Excess oil can lead to blemishes and acne flare-ups. "Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to cut down on oiliness," Andrea Cambio, MD, medical director of Cambio Dermatology in Cape Coral, Florida, says. C

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  6. When You Sweat Too Much

    When the heat is on or emotions are high, sweating can be a problem and a source of embarrassment. If you think you sweat too much, you can ask your doctor whether your sweating is normal. If it's due to some underlying cause, such as a medical condition or drug side effect, that can be corrected or

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  7. Virus Fights Acne

    Sept. 25, 2012 -- Viruses that kill acne-causing bacteria might make a powerful acne treatment, new research suggests. A specific species of bacteria, Propionibacterium acnes, is a major cause of the unpleasant, sometimes disfiguring disease doctors call acne vulgaris. The bacteria live inside the p

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  8. Smoking, Ink Color Affect Laser Tattoo Removal

    Sept. 21, 2012 -- Regret getting that Chinese character tattoo that turned out to be gibberish? Can't face turning 30 with the "Hello Kitty" tat you got on a whim a decade ago? You're not alone. Studies suggest that a third to half of people who get tattoos end up wanting them gone, and now laser te

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  9. West Nile Up 35%, but CDC Says Peak Has Passed

    Sept. 12, 2012 -- Illnesses in the ongoing West Nile epidemic increased 35% since last week, but the CDC says this worst-ever season probably has peaked. "The worst part of the epidemic is behind us," Lyle Petersen, MD, director of the CDC's Division of Vector-Borne Diseases, said at a news teleconf

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  10. Summer Tips for Psoriasis

    Warm weather often spells relief from psoriasis. Sunlight helps reduce skin patches, and higher humidity improves dry skin. Yet spring and summer can also make you anxious about showing so much bare skin. Use these tips to make the most of balmy days when you have psoriasis.   Sunlight is the top re

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