What Are Skin Tags?

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Skin tags are harmless growths, usually small and elongated, that form frequently under arms, on eyelids and on the chest and neck. These growths, sometimes called acrochordons, are usually painless, and tend to roughly the same color as your skin, if not a bit darker. Acrochordons often occur in places where frequent friction occurs or where clothing might be worn tighter. They can also appear in creases and folds of skin.

Usually, skin tags are caused by collagen and sometimes blood ...

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Preventing Acne Scars

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Perhaps the only thing that strikes more fear into the heart of a chronic acne sufferer than the idea of a breakout? The idea of long-term scarring. Unfortunately, severe acne does have the potential to leave lasting damage, even after the initial breakout has cleared away. With proper care, though, this risk can be greatly minimized. Here are a few of the most important things you can do in order to reduce the long-term effects of acne on the skin.

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9 Common Causes of Skin Rashes

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Discovering a skin rash can be disconcerting. Rashes can cause itching, swelling, and discomfort: and, in some cases, they can even be a sign of a more serious health condition. If you or your child are experiencing a breakout and you don’t know why, it is usually advisable to seek medical council, depending on the severity. This will allow you to discover the cause of the rash and to pursue an appropriate course of treatment. In this article, we will ...

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6 Facts Everyone Should Know About Skin Moles

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Skin moles are extremely common. In fact, the average person has between 10 and 40 moles on their body–and nearly everyone has at least one. As ubiquitous as moles may be, however, many people know surprisingly little about nature’s “beauty marks.” As a result, some people may become very worried and stressed over harmless moles, or (far more tragically) fail to seek treatment for moles that are potentially dangerous signs of a serious medical condition. Here are 6 simple facts ...

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Drug Related Skin Reactions

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There are several different types of adverse drug reaction related to skin. They can result from a wide variety of medication, whether it is at the outset of use or after dose escalation. Adverse drug skin reactions can mimic other skin disorders and without careful consideration of your medical history and medication use, it can be difficult to determine the cause. Some sources estimate that adverse skin reactions to drugs occur in 2% of outpatients and up to 7% of ...

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What You Need To Know About Your Sunscreen

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Sunscreen is an important weapon in your arsenal against skin cancer and aging. There is a
large selection available, but comparing one sunscreen to another can sometimes be difficult.
The American Academy of Dermatology recommends use of a broad spectrum sunscreen that
protects against both UVA and UVB rays and has a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) or 30 or higher.
UVB rays cause sunburn, but UVA rays cause age-associated sun damage, including wrinkles
and age spots, and cancer. The World ...

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Can Acne Scars Really Disappear?

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acneAcne can leave scars and darkened areas that seem to never go away. The main types of acne scarring include rolling acne scars, ice-pick acne scars, splotchy reddened areas, and dark brown spots (hyperpigmentation). Even if you were diligent about not picking your acne and causing more inflammation and trauma, scarring can still occur because the acne ...

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One Drug Wins Out As Preferred Cellulitis Treatment

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Doctors making decisions about cellulitis treatment now have evidence-backed guidelines to follow showing that vancomycin is often the best choice. Previously, other antibiotics in the penicillin and cephalosporin families were also frequently prescribed. However, the Henry Ford Hospital has released study results showing that patients on intravenous vancomycin had better outcomes than those on other IV antibiotics.

Data from Henry Ford

The study compared results among a group of 425 patients who ...

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