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Skin Care

How to Treat Bug Bites and Bee Stings

Buzzing, biting, and stinging can put a damper on warm evenings spent outside. If you tend to scratch at itchy bug bites, you can open the skin to infection. But, an allergic reaction can be much more severe, even life-threatening. Plus, mosquitoes can spread viruses like Encephalitis, Zika, Chikungunya, and West Nile. Thankfully, the Centers for…

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Are Masks Making Your Skin Break Out?

Maybe you’ve noticed more pimples on your chin and nose since you started wearing a face mask regularly (per CDC COVID-19 guidelines). It’s such a common problem these days that the term “maskne” is now used to describe acne breakouts caused by masks. It makes sense because they can hold in heat and moisture, and used…

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Nail Tumors: Don’t Ignore the Signs

You may not pay much attention to the appearance of your nails. Even if you regularly treat yourself to mani-pedis, what’s hidden beneath the polish may be threatening your health. Different types of nail disorders and tumors vary in appearance and size. Some are cancerous, and others are just unsightly and irritating. People with darker skin are…

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What is Causing that Rash?

If your skin suddenly breaks out with a red, raised, itchy rash, you may be experiencing an allergic reaction to something that touched your skin. This can happen even if you have come in contact with the irritant many times before. But now your skin has developed a histamine response to it. It’s possible this…

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Stress-Induced Hair Loss in the Age of COVID-19

While it’s not considered a symptom of COVID-19 infection, hair loss is a concern among many COVID-19 survivors. More than 27% of 1,100 poll respondents in the Survivor Corps Facebook group (of which there are 91,000 members currently) report hair loss tied to the virus. Losing your hair can be emotionally traumatic, especially during increased…

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Sunscreen Tips for Babies, Acne, and More

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.S. More than 90% of skin cancers are caused by sun exposure. While light-skinned people are more likely to get skin cancer, people of color are more likely to die of melanoma if they get it, according to experts at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center,…

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