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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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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Eczema

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What is Eczema?

Eczema is the term used to describe a chronic skin disorder characterized by inflammation of the skin. Eczema results in irritation and itchiness, but scratching only prolongs the cycle. In most cases, the skin will begin to itch before a rash appears. Characteristic patches of dry, red, and itchy skin and can occur anywhere on the body and skin may develop scales or crusts over time. Affected areas are more likely to become infected with scratching. Eczema is ...

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