Psoriatic Arthritis

What is Psoriatic Arthritis? Experts estimate that approximately 30 percent of people with psoriasis (a skin condition characterized by itchy, scaly rashes and crumbling nails) also develop a form of inflammatory arthritis called psoriatic arthritis. It’s true, psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that primarily affects the skin. But about 30 percent of people with psoriasis…

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Scabies

Scabies What is scabies? Scabies is a very itchy rash caused by a parasitic mite that burrows in the skin surface   Sarcoptes scabiei What causes scabies? Scabies is nearly always acquired by skin-to-skin contact with someone else with scabies. The contact may be quite brief such as holding hands with an infested child. It…

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5 Ways to treat Sunburn

We know, you didn’t mean to get sunburned. You lost track of time, or nodded off, and now you can tell you’re going to be lobster-red and miserable. It can take several hours for the full damage to show itself. So at the first sign, get out of the sun and follow this advise: Nobody’s…

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TYPES of SKIN CANCER

Skin cancer is an abnormal growth of skin cells. It most often develops on areas of the skin exposed to the sun’s rays. Skin cancer affects people of all colors and races, although those with light skin who sunburn easily have a higher risk. What does skin cancer look like? Actinic Keratoses (AK)    These dry,…

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Beach Chic and Sun Smart

Summer brings warmth and relaxation. However, long light-filled days at the beach often also mean overexposure to the sun’s dangerous ultraviolet (UV) radiation which can wreak havoc on your skin, eyes, and immune system. Luckily, you can enjoy yourself without compromising your health – or style – by following our beach sun safety tips. Clothes:…

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Rosacea

What Is Rosacea? Rosacea is a common but poorly understood disorder of the facial skin that is estimated to affect well over 16 million Americans — and most of them don’t know it. In fact, while rosacea is becoming increasingly widespread as the populous baby boom generation enters the most susceptible ages, a National Rosacea…

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