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Parents Should Be Aware Of These Dermatitis Triggers

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Atopic dermatitis is very common in children who are sensitive to skin irritants. Some substances trigger an allergic reaction while others simply contain chemicals that are too harsh for delicate skin. There are many different compounds and materials that can cause problems. Metals such as nickel and gold top the list. It’s usually pretty easy to figure out what objects (such as jewelry) might contain these substances.

Other Common Irritants & Allergens

However, there are many chemicals that require a close ...

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Skin Transplant Successfully Tested For Vitiligo Treatment

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Vitiligo is a skin condition that occurs when the body’s immune system malfunctions and destroys melanocytes in the skin. When these melanin producing cells are killed, they lose their color. This turns the affected areas of skin white. This disease is very common – impacting 1 out of 200 Americans. How noticeable the condition is depends on several factors including the location and size of the white blotches and the natural color of the surrounding skin. Individuals with darkly pigmented ...

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Azelaic Acid Demonstrated As Effective Rosacea Treatment

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In the field of pharmaceutical research, there is a perception that sometimes substances which can’t be patented in their naturally occurring form aren’t adequately studied. This is because no drug company gets to corner the market for that particular active ingredient by claiming that they invented it in a lab. Patient advocate groups believe that many highly effective plant-based treatment options are overlooked because of this. However, there are actually quite a few natural substances that are prescribed in dermatology ...

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Using Exfoliants for Younger Looking and Blemish Free Skin

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Skin naturally regenerates by sloughing off dead skin cells and creating new ones. For some, this process does not occur quickly enough and dead skin cells begin to accumulate in pores. These clogged pores can result in unsightly blemishes, especially for oily and sensitive skin types.

Exfoliants work by improving cell turnover for skin that is healthy and blemish free. Exfoliation can occur either chemically or physically. Examples of chemical exfoliants are alpha-hydroxy-acids in varying concentrations, enzymes, and trichloracetic acid. ...

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Can A Keloid Scar Be Treated With Lasers?

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Patients with a tendency to develop keloids are often warned away from laser treatment such as ablative skin resurfacing. However, other types of lasers can actually be used to treat an existing keloid scar to normalize pigmentation, surface texture, and flexibility.

What is a Keloid?

A keloid scar develops when skin is injured and the healing process triggers the overdevelopment of collagen and fibrous connective tissue called fibroblasts. These keep growing even after they have fulfilled their purpose of closing the ...

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Which Patients Are At High Risk For Laser Skin Treatment Complications?

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Laser skin treatment by its very nature is designed to destroy portions of the skin so it can grow back looking healthier and younger. So, even the best candidates for laser resurfacing experience the common side effects of healing such as redness, swelling, oozing and peeling. This is normal as the treated skin rejuvenates itself. However, there are other complications that tend to occur more often in some patients than in others. These risks don’t necessarily ...

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Recent Advances in Burn Treatment

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Burns are some of the most challenging skin wounds to treat. Severe burns can lead to serious complications such as shock from fluid loss. Keeping bacteria from infecting the damaged tissue is also very difficult. Scarring is often extensive and may impair function. Medical researchers are doing their best to develop new techniques and tools for burn treatment. These include the use of lasers for minimizing atrophic scarring. However, laser scar therapy is done after a wound has healed. Here ...

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Light Therapy For Eczema Patients

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For patients with eczema, UV light therapy is a commonly recommended treatment. The process involves exposing the skin to UVA and/or UVB radiation under carefully controlled conditions. The entire body or only those portions currently exhibiting symptoms are treated with light while the eyes are protected with goggles. In the past, a broad spectrum of light was used in this therapy. Now, narrowband UVB radiation may be selected instead – especially for hard to treat areas like the scalp. The ...

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Skin Cancers On The Scalp

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Skin cancers can appear on any part of the body. However, those areas exposed to the sun on a regular basis are the most common locations of both melanoma and non-melanoma skin lesions. Patients with significant hair loss may be at increased risk for developing tumors on the hairless sections of their scalp. But cancerous lesions can be present even on skin that features a full head of hair. This means the scalp is an area that shouldn’t be overlooked ...

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What’s the Evidence Linking IBS and Accutane?

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There has been a lot of controversy over whether there is a link between conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) or irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and Accutane. The fact that this particular brand of isotretinoin drug is no longer being distributed is seen by some as an admission by the manufacturer that this medication causes harmful, permanent side effects. However, the American Academy of Dermatology Association is not backing down in its support for the use of similar drugs ...

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