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HOW MUCH IS ENOUGH?

If you are concerned enough about the health of your skin to regularly apply sunscreen, be sure that you use enough. With this in mind, make sure that you use at least nine teaspoons of sunscreen when you go to the beach or partake in other outdoor activities that...

DO YOU EXPERIENCE CHRONIC HIVES?

Hives (known medically as “urticaria”) are raised, red, itchy areas of skin that vary in size and shape. While each hive typically lasts no more than 6-12 hours, they can disappear from one place and appear in another. Their cause is often elusive, and some...

ALARMING INCREASE IN SKIN CANCER INCIDENCE

Over a recent four-decade period, there was a nearly eight-fold increase in the overall incidence of skin cancer among middle-aged U.S. men and women. More specifically, the incidence of skin cancer among Caucasian, non-Hispanic adults ages 40 to 60 increased 4.5-fold...

COMMON CONTACT DERMATITIS CULPRIT

Anecdotal reports involving tiny fissures and cuts on thumbs and fingertips have led to the discovery of a commonly used preservative as being the root cause. Methyliso-thiazolinone is an ingredient that is routinely used in products ranging from liquid soaps and...

IDENTIFYING MOLES

While most adults have between 10 and 40 common moles, those with more than 50 common moles have a greater chance than others of developing a dangerous type of skin cancer known as melanoma. Most moles do not become cancerous; however, if the color, size, shape, or...

TREATING COMMON WARTS

While common warts are caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV), sexually transmitted (genital) warts are caused by other types of HPV. In fact, there are over 100 types of HPV, some of which infect the oral tract and genital areas (producing genital warts and...