Monday, October 23, 2017

Eczema Overview

Eczema, also known as “atopic dermatitis,” is a catch-all term for conditions that cause recurring itching, and red, scaly, thickened skin, with possibly coin-size welts or small, fluid-filled blisters. Dermatologists recognize many types of eczema (among them: allergic/atopic, nummular, and seborrheic), but they all pretty much boil down to the same affliction, and have the […]

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Eczema Treatments

Eczema affects an estimated 4 percent of the U.S. population—some 10 million people. It can erupt almost anywhere, but occurs most frequently on your neck, hands, elbows, knees, abdomen, shins, and feet. It looks different from person to person, often a source of confusion for untrained eyes. When in doubt about any persistent skin condition, […]

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Acne Treatments

“Most people can manage acne on their own,” says family practitioner Anne Simons, M.D., an assistant clinical professor of family and community medicine at the University of California’s San Francisco Medical Center. “But if you have severe (cystic) acne—red, hot skin with cysts and nodules—see a professional.” There are many things you can do at […]

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What Causes Acne?

Contrary to popular belief, chocolate does not cause acne. Still, this myth persists almost 50 years after it was debunked. Back when TV was a novelty, Albert Kligman, M.D., a professor of dermatology at the University of Pennsylvania, gave some teens real chocolate bars, and others chocolate-tasting candy bars that contained no chocolate. None of […]

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Prescription Acne Treatments

If home remedies, complementary, and over-the-counter products don’t provide sufficient relief after two months, consult a physician for one of the many prescription acne treatments available after a consultation with a dermatologist.

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Acne and Your Diet

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While no specific foods have been proven to trigger acne, several observational studies suggest that a high-fiber diet—one with plenty of fruits, vegetables, beans, and whole grains, and a minimum of meats, sugar, and processed foods—helps prevent and treat acne.

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