Category Archives Dermatology

Cystic Acne Treatment

Cystic acne is a severe form of acne that manifests as large, red, tender bumps deep within the skin. Cystic acne is painful and difficult to cure, causing blemishes that may linger for months. Effective treatments include oral isotretinoin, birth control pills, and topical retinoids. Cystic acne is the most severe form of acne. It is also resistant to common…

Bentonite Clay

Calcium bentonite healing clay, referred to by some manufacturers as “Indian” or “Aztec” healing clay, is often billed as the world’s most powerful facial. The clay has a negative charge which is said to draw positively-charged toxins from the skin. The clay does help control the production of certain oils on the skin, making it useful for those who are…

Swimming pool rash

A swimming pool rash typically occurs when the disinfectants in a pool break down. To safely enjoy the benefits of pool life you need to ensure that the water is free of bacterial contamination. Rashes can also occur from swimming in fresh water, sea water or soaking in a hot tub. Pools are synonymous with sunshine, vacations and the dog…

Estriol Skin Cream

Skin creams containing hormones like estrogen are being hyped as revolutionary technology. Some studies confirm estriol creams notably increase moisture levels, encourage collagen synthesis, and greatly improve skin elasticity and firmness Other equally legitimate studies report no noticeable improvements to the skin after six months of daily application. Estriol added to anti-aging skin creams is a good example of a…

Omega 3 for acne

Omega-3 fatty acids can help combat moderate to severe acne. These essential fatty acids can be found in seafood or in supplements. Doctors support the use of Omega-3s for acne as well as for general health. Acne vulgaris is the most common skin condition in the US, affecting a whopping 40–50 million Americans at any one time, with many degrees…

diabetic dermopathy

The exact cause of diabetic dermopathy is unknown, although it’s been linked to a variety of diabetic complications. Despite the link between the two conditions, you don’t have to have diabetes to get diabetic dermopathy. Diabetic dermopathy may be easily confused for similar looking skin diseases, so be sure to seek out a professional diagnosis. Although the condition often clears…

Skin bleaching products

Skin lighteners often come in the form of a cream and are also referred to as skin whitening or skin bleaching products -- although the latter term is misleading, as bleach is not used. Skin lightening creams are generally prescribed by dermatologists to address pigmentation irregularities, but in some cases they are instead used for overall complexion lightening. Unregulated, mislabeled,…

Face masks can be used to help clear up blemishes. Not all masks are the same—look for masks that clear pores, minimize oil production, and have anti-inflammatory ingredients to soothe irritation. The best ingredients for acne include clay, salicylic acid, glycolic acid, and ingredients such as aloe vera that have healing properties. Dermatologists recommend using a face mask once or…

wart removal

A wart is a skin growth caused by the human papilloma virus. While some strains of HPV are a risk factor for cancer, warts are not. There are many kinds of warts that grow on different parts of the body. Warts can be treated by home remedies, although modern clinical treatments are considered more reliable. According to European folklore, warts…

Precancerous Mole

Nearly 1 in 10 Americans have at least one precancerous mole. A precancerous condition refers to abnormal cells that are associated with an increased risk of developing cancer. Moles identified as precancerous may be removed via surgical excision. Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, with one in five Americans developing it at some point in…

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