Alopecia

What is alopecia areata? The term alopecia means hair loss. In alopecia areata, one or more round bald patches appear suddenly, most often on the scalp. Alopecia areata is also called autoimmune alopecia. Who gets alopecia areata? Alopecia areata can affect males and females at any age. It starts in childhood in about 50%, and…

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Acne: Overview

Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States. Although it’s common, accurate information about acne can be scarce. This can make it difficult to get clearer skin. The information on this site can help you understand acne and how to successfully treat it. Why treat acne? Myths about acne are as common…

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bug bites and stings

Although most bug bites and stings are harmless, some can be dangerous. This is especially true if you are allergic to the bug’s venom, or if the bug is carrying a disease. In the United States, it’s common to experience a bite or sting from the following types of bugs: Mosquitoes Fleas Bedbugs Biting flies…

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Prepare Your Skin For Summer

Exfoliate. Exfoliate, and exfoliate again! This is the best way to get that summer glow. Listen to your skin—sensitive and dry types need to be more gentle than combination and oily types. Don’t forget your lips! Exfoliate gently, then hydrate. Shave. It’s time to get rid of that hair on your legs—without irritation. Eat healthy.…

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May Melanoma/Skin cancer awareness month

Skin Cancer Sun exposure at any age can cause skin cancer. Be especially careful in the sun if you burn easily, spend a lot of time outdoors, or have any of the following physical features: Numerous, irregular, or large moles. Freckles. Fair skin. Blond, red, or light brown hair.                                                                                                                   Self-Examination It’s important to examine…

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