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Poison Ivy: Are you Staying Safe?

Poison ivy, along with its cousin’s poison oak and sumac, is a common plant that most people know they want to avoid. The rash, the blisters, and, oh! That itch! Need we say more? What we will say is that there are interesting details about poison ivy that may come as a surprise. If you’re […]

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psoriasis

New study gives hope to certain psoriasis patients

Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory condition that causes thick, red, scaly patches on the skin, and it’s caused by a malfunction of the autoimmune system. In addition to skin lesions, psoriasis can cause itching and even arthritis in about a third of patients. The disease affects about seven and a half million people in the […]

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eye care

Don’t pinch yourself

There is probably no bigger temptation in life than squeezing or popping a bump on our skin. It’s practically irresistible, even though everyone from our mom to our dermatologist warns us about the dangers of pinching our zits – they can become infected, they can spread, they can scar. But nowhere is the “don’t squeeze” […]

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Reasons and Treatment for Hives

If you’ve ever broken out in a case of hives, you know how irritating, itchy and painful they can be. Hives can be caused by stress, allergies, or an overload on certain vitamins. Along with red, itchy bumps, hives can be accompanied by swelling under the skin. Symptoms can be worse in some people than […]

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Facts about Impetigo

Impetigo is a skin condition that usually affects the elderly and very young. It is easily spotted and can be treated with antibiotics. The first sign of impetigo is a clear bump filled with fluid on the outer layer of the skin. This will soon dry out to leave a circular, honey colored, crusty scab. […]

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Why Bother with a Check-up?

Why you should never self diagnose: Doctors go through a decade of education to help them understand human health, disease, and related conditions. So, why do you attempt to diagnose yourself based on information you’ve read on the Internet? And why do you avoid having regular checkups? Why checkups are important Even if you aren’t […]

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