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02 Oct

Trouble-Making Bacteria Like These 3 Skin Regions Best

A new study finds potentially harmful bacteria often dominate certain areas of skin, including behind your ears and between your toes.

09 Aug

Sun-Seeking Vacations May Change Your Skin’s Microbiome in Unhealthy Ways, Study Finds

Spending a week or more at a sunny destination can cause rapid changes in your skin’s microbiome, which may lead to problems such as eczema, according to new research.

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High-Salt Diets Might Raise Eczema Risk

Doctors already warn folks off salt due to its heart risks, but new research suggests sodium isn't helping your skin either.

Researchers found that as daily salt intake rose, so did the odds for the skin disorder eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis.

"Restriction of dietary sodium intake may be a ...

Parents' Vaping Might Help Spur Eczema in Kids

A mom or dad who vapes at home might be setting their child up for eczema, new research suggests.

In a study involving data from over 35,000 U.S. households, children with a parent who used e-cigarettes had a 24% higher odds for eczema (also known as atopic dermatitis) than kids with two non-vapi...

Could a Low-Cal Keto Diet Help Ease Acne?

In a small pilot study, some young women looking to lose weight on a low-calorie keto diet got an unexpected benefit: Their acne began to clear up.

“These findings represent an opportunity to control a skin disease that affects most teenagers and many adults at some point in their lifetimes, causing distress, embarrassment, anxiety and low self-confidence among sufferers, robbing them o...

Kids With Common Skin Conditions Face Stigma, Bullying

Acne, psoriasis, eczema, vitiligo, alopecia: Any one of these common skin ailments can render a child vulnerable to stigma and bullying at school, new research confirms.

“These chronic skin conditions can be tremendously life-altering, including shaping psychosocial development,” noted study corresponding author

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  • April 24, 2024
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  • Mouse Study Yields Clues to Why Psoriasis Worsens

    Australian researchers say they have identified a gene mutation that causes the skin disease psoriasis.

    A chronic inflammatory condition, psoriasis causes red, scaly, itchy patches on the skin. Some patients also develop psoriatic arthritis, a condition marked by joint pain, swelling and stiffness.

    But researchers at the Australian National University (ANU) who have identified the g...

    Dermatologists' Group Offers Latest Guidance on Acne

    It might take a combination of treatments to rein in problem acne in teens and adults, updated guidelines from the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) suggest.

    The guidelines on the all-too-common condition (acne affects 85% of teens and many adults) haven't undergone a revision since 2016.

    The 2024 updates ...

    Do You Need to See a Doctor for That Rash?

    When should you worry about a rash?

    Rashes may look alike, but while over-the-counter medications can treat some rashes, others can signal a more serious condition, the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) says.

    “It is important to watch your symptoms closely at the onset of a new rash,” said Dr. Mallory Abate, a board-certi...

    Mom's Opioid Use in Pregnancy Raises Child's Asthma, Eczema Risk

    Fetal exposure to opioids may change a baby's immune system, triggering a rise in risks for eczema and asthma through early childhood, new research shows.

    Children born to women who used opioids during pregnancy had much higher rates of eczema, as well as conditions such as "diaper rash," during infancy, Australian researchers report.

    These children also went on to have significantl...

    Skin Conditions Flare Up When Wildfires Nearby

    The smoke billowing from this summer's devastating wildfires wasn't just bad for your lungs.

    Skin problems also seem to worsen, with dermatology visits rising as air quality deteriorates, a new study says.

    Visits for eczema spiked at dermatology clinics within the Mass General Brigham health system during the...

    Unapproved 'Fat-Dissolving' Injections Are Leaving Patients Maimed, FDA Warns

    People are being maimed by unauthorized fat-dissolving injections meant to tighten up double chins and dissipate flab along the arms, thighs and stomach, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns.

    The shots are supposed to break down fat cells and reduce fat deposits in the areas around the injection sites.

    But adverse reactions from the unapproved injections are causing scarring,...

    Scent of a Woman's Tears Could Lower Anger Levels in Men

    A man becoming incredibly uncomfortable when a woman starts crying -- to the point he'll do anything to make her stop -- is a reliable old chestnut in TV and movies.

    But there appears to be a biochemical truth to that cliché, a new study reports.

    Women's tears contain scent-borne chemicals that block aggression in men, according to research published in the journal PLOS Biology...

    Acne in Adults Can Bring Stigma at Work and Socially

    Acne can be terribly embarrassing for a teenager, but a new study has found that adults' blemishes might have even greater consequences for their social and professional reputation.

    People are less likely to want to be friends, have close contact or post a pic on social media with a person who has severe acne, researchers found.

    “Our findings show that stigmatizing attitudes about...

    Derm Dangers: Avoid These 5 Unhealthy Skin Care Trends

    Social media platforms are spouting a steady stream of unsafe skin care trends, according to the American Academy of Dermatology.

    This is National Healthy Skin Month, and board-certified dermatologists are putting a spotlight on five unsafe practices you might come across while perusing social media.

    Performing cosmetic treatments at home

    People are microneedl...

    Eczema Takes Big Toll on Mental Health, Survey Finds

    Eczema can be a burden on the mind as well the body, a new survey shows.

    People with eczema are more likely to experience depression and anxiety, and it worsens when additional allergic symptoms occur, according to a study to be presented Thursday at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) annual meeting in Anaheim, Calif.

    Nearly three out of four (72%) patien...

    Sharks' Amazing Ability to Heal From Wounds Might Help Humans

    Forget "Jaws": The remarkable wound-healing power of shark skin could end up helping humans, new research claims.

    Shark skin is coated with a special film of mucus that more closely resembles mucus generated by people than that generated by other types of fish, noted researchers at Sweden's Karolinska Institute, in Stockholm.

    They conducted their investigation at the Marine Biologic...

    Women With Acne Bear Another Burden: Stigma

    Adult acne can significantly change how women are perceived in social settings, a new study finds.

    And where the acne is located on the face changes the onlooker's perception.

    Researchers tracked eye movements of 245 study participants looking at pictures of women with clear skin or acne on different parts of their faces. Faces with acne were perceived as significantly less attract...

    Scientists Produce 'Bioprinted' Human Skin for Wound Healing

    People recovering from wounds or severe burns might one day be treated with fully functional “bioprinted” skin created in a lab, a new study suggests.

    Researchers say they “printed” skin samples containing all six major human cell types found in skin.

    The result was multi-layered, full-thickness skin containing all three layers present in normal human tissue: epidermis, derm...

    Melasma: New Dark Patches or Freckling -- A Dermatologist Offers Tips on Dealing With It

    Dark patches or freckle-like spots on the face are melasma, and it's possible both to prevent them and make them less noticeable, according to a skin expert.

    Dr. Rebecca Kazin, a Rockville, Md., dermatologist, offers some tips for dealing with these patches, which are caused by sun exposure, pregnancy, stress...

    One Drug Clear Winner in Treating Acne: Review

    Millions of people live with acne, and it can take a dramatic toll on their quality of life, but is any one treatment better than the rest?

    Yes, suggests a new review of more than 200 studies. When researchers compared acne treatments, a clear winner emerged: oral isotretinoin, best known as Accutane.

    Isotretinoin is a high-dose vitamin A that targets the main causes of acne by...

    Vitamin D Might Ease the Agony of Psoriasis

    People who have psoriasis may want to get their vitamin D levels checked.

    New research suggests that blood levels of the so-called "sunshine vitamin" may affect the severity of their condition. In psoriasis, skin cells build up and form dry, itchy, sometimes painful patches.

    While synthetic vitamin D creams are an emerging therapy, the study suggests that a diet rich in vitamin D or...

    FDA Warns Against Using Bogus Treatments for Skin Condition Molluscum

    It's tempting to treat little skin bumps on your own, but that delays proper diagnosis and treatment that may work better, federal regulators cautioned.

    Among the many types of skin conditions a person can contract are a virus called molluscum, which look like white, pink or flesh-colored bumps.

    Products marketed as treatments for molluscum have not been approved by the U.S. Food an...

    U.S. Nursing Homes Fail to Report Many Serious Falls, Bedsores: Study

    A federal website intended to help people choose a nursing home not only contains inaccurate information, but those inaccuracies appear to be at least partially driven by race, a new study reports.

    The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) established the Nursing Home Care Compare website in the 1990s to publicly report patient safety indicators for every nursing facility ...

    Cases of Drug-Resistant Fungal Ringworm Spotted in New York City

    The first U.S. cases of drug-resistant ringworm infection have been reported in New York City.

    The cases of two women with highly contagious skin infections caused by Trichophyton indotineae are reported in the May 12 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's

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  • May 11, 2023
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  • Latex Allergy: What It Is, Causes, Symptoms & Treatments

    Having a latex allergy is no fun, but it can be a real challenge for health professionals who have to work with a wide variety of medical equipment that can contain the allergen.

    Latex allergy can trigger a range of symptoms, from itchy hives and rashes to life-threatening anaphylaxis. While StatPearls estimates that it

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  • May 9, 2023
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  • New Hope Against Painful Skin Issues Caused by Cancer Radiation Therapy

    When Ann Alexander underwent chemotherapy to treat breast cancer a decade ago, she was warned about potential hair loss, nausea and vomiting.

    The 73-year-old wasn't, however, told about the potential side effects of radiation therapy, namely acute radiation dermatitis. Symptoms can range from mild to severe, and they include itchy skin, swelling, blistering and open sores.

    “It was...

    Melanoma: What It Is, Causes, Types, Symptoms & Treatments

    Of all the skin cancers, melanoma is the one that scares doctors and patients the most.

    Luckily, there are now several options for treatment should you be diagnosed with this aggressive, sometimes deadly, cancer.

    Melanoma affects over 1 million Americans, and its rates have risen significantly in the past 30 years, according to the

  • Kirstie Ganobsik HealthDay Reporter
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  • May 2, 2023
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  • Skin Issues Can Be First Sign of Rheumatological Illnesses

    Skin conditions may be the first sign that a person has a rheumatic disease that will also affect the joints, muscles or ligaments.

    It's essential to know what to look for, said Dr. Kathryn Dao, an associate professor of internal medicine in the Division of Rheumatic Diseases at UT Southwester...

    New Drug May Treat Rare Diseases That Make Exposure to Sunlight Painful

    It sounds like the stuff of a vampire novel, but for people with a group of rare genetic disorders, exposure to sunlight can cause excruciating pain.

    Now, an experimental medication is showing promise for helping them better tolerate the light of day.

    In an early clinical trial, researchers tested the drug for patients with either of two related conditions: erythropoietic protoporp...

    Stress Rash: What Is It and How to Treat It

    We know that stress can take a toll on the body, but many may not realize it can produce a rash.

    “Stress can increase the level of the hormone cortisol, increasing inflammation in your body, which can lead to hives, acne, eczema, and hair loss, among other symptoms," dermatologist Dr. Elizabeth Farhat said in...

    FDA Approves Drug for Cats With Allergic Skin Disease

    Cats constantly licking and chewing because of a skin condition called feline allergic dermatitis may benefit from a new generic treatment approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

    The FDA approved Modulis for Ca...

    New Drug Could Be Treatment Option for People With Eczema

    Patients could soon have access to a new injectable drug to treat atopic dermatitis, the most common form of eczema.

    The drug, lebrikizumab, proved effective in teenagers and adults in two clinical trials just published in the New England Journal of Medicine

    How Metal Implants Could Mess Up Your Skin

    Many patients worry that receiving a metal implant might set off their metal allergy, according to the American Academy of Dermatology.

    "Cases in which patients are inquiring about a metal allergy as it relates to their metal implants -- including joint replacements, rods, pins, screws, plates, certain neurologic and cardiac devices such as pacemakers, and dental devices -- are becoming m...

    An Alzheimer's Drug Might Ease Hair-Pulling Disorder

    TUESDAY, Feb. 28, 2023 (HealthDay Now) -- A long-established Alzheimer's drug can help people with a disorder that causes them to compulsively pull at their hair or pick at their skin, a new clinical trial has concluded.

    Memantine considerably improved symptoms in 3 out of 5 patients with either trichotillomania (hair-pulling disorder) or excoriation (skin-picking) disorder, researchers r...

    Laser Treatment Might Help Prevent Common Forms of Skin Cancer

    A cosmetic laser treatment that promises to erase wrinkles, scars, age spots and sun damage may also prevent the return of some skin cancers, a new, small study suggests.

    Researchers found that in patients who had basal or squamous cell skin cancers, nonablative fractional laser treatment lowered the chances of the cancer recurrence by about half.

    "We actually don't know why this p...

    Gene Therapy Gel Offers New Hope Against Rare Blistering Disease

    An experimental gene therapy that's applied as a skin gel appears to heal wounds caused by a rare and severe genetic skin disease.

    Experts called the findings "remarkable," and said they bring hope of a better quality of life to children and young adults living with the condition, called dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (DEB).

    The disease affects about 3 out of every 1 million peopl...

    New Drug Might Be Advance Against Eczema

    An experimental drug may one day be a cure for eczema, a new trial suggests.

    The drug, rocatinlimab, is a monoclonal antibody that researchers found prevented the recurrence of the symptoms of the skin condition for up to 20 weeks after treatment was stopped.

    "Patients ask us in the clinic all the time, 'Can I stop the medication, or can I start doing it much less often?' Righ...

    Topical Cream May Restore Skin Pigmentation in People With Vitiligo

    For the millions of people who live with vitiligo, a disease that robs the skin of its natural color, a newly approved cream called ruxolitinib (Opzelura) is quickly becoming a game changer.

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration

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  • October 24, 2022
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  • Drug Shows Promise Against Autoimmune Disease Scleroderma

    Researchers report early success with using an existing rheumatoid arthritis (RA) drug to treat systemic sclerosis, a rare but potentially devastating autoimmune condition.

    The disease, a subset of scleroderma, ha...

    'Life Changing': New Drug Eases Severe Eczema in Young Kids

    Sonia Dhaliwal knows exactly how bad childhood eczema can get.

    That's because her young daughter, Ariah Khan, has struggled with a severe case of the skin condition ever since she was a baby.

    Ariah's symptoms were relentless and debilitating until the age of 3. They included rashes; skin discoloration...

    Dogs Have Died After Licking a Common Chemotherapy Cream, FDA Warns

    Your dog may like to lick your hand or face, but if you're using a chemotherapy cream that treats certain skin conditions, you should not allow it, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration advises.

    The medication fluorouracil is fatal to dogs when ingested. People who keep the cream on a nightstand or counter sh...

    Microneedling Can Help Surgical Scars Fade, Especially If Done Early

    A technique called microneedling may help surgical scars heal more attractively — especially if it's done within a couple of months of surgery, a small study suggests.

    Researchers found that for 25 patients, microneedling improved the long-term appearance of scars after various types of surgery — based...

    FDA Warns of Dangers From Skin Lightening Creams

    Skin lightening products can be dangerous for consumers when they contain harmful ingredients that are illegal for over-the-counter sales, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned Wednesday.

    The potentially harmful ingredient...

    A Dermatologist on Recognizing the Monkeypox Rash

    Anyone who gets a new, unexplained skin rash should call their doctor and get medical care in case it's monkeypox, public health officials advise.

    How can you tell when it is time to worry?

    The American Academy of Dermatology offers some tips for helping distinguish monkeypox from other health i...

    Nerve Block Plus Lidocaine Clears Psoriasis in Small Study

    Spinal injections of a common anesthetic may help clear the inflammatory skin condition psoriasis, a small pilot study suggests.

    The study involved four patients with severe psoriasis, and researchers are describing it as a "proof-of-concept" — specifically, the idea that targeting certain sen...

    Tiny Mites Are Feeding on Your Skin, But for How Long?

    It's an icky truth: Everyone has millions of tiny mites living and mating on their skin.

    Not to worry, though -- Demodex folliculorum skin mites actually help keep your pores clean and your skin healthy, stressed Alejandra Perotti, an associate professor of invertebrate biology with the University of Reading in the United Kingdom.

    However, her team's recent research suggest...

    Skin Tags? Moles? Products Promising to Treat Them Can Do Real Harm

    It may seem tempting to remove a mole or skin tag you don't like with a product that promises to make them disappear quick...

    FDA Approves First Pill to Treat Severe Alopecia

    The first pill to treat adults with severe alopecia was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday.

    Olumiant (baricitinib) is the first FDA-approved alopecia therapy that treats the entire body rather than a specific spot, the agency said in a

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  • June 14, 2022
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  • Warm Water Danger: What to Know About Flesh-Eating Bacteria

    If heading back into the water this summer has you concerned about flesh-eating bacteria, an expert offers some advice.

    "Flesh-eating bacteria refers to an infection that spreads so rapidly that the skin and surrounding soft tissue starts to die," explained Dr. Stacey Rose, an assistan...

    Saving the 'Butterfly Children:' Gene Therapy Helps Heal Deadly Blistering Condition

    An experimental cream-based gene therapy may soon become the first U.S. government-approved means for treating a rare and devastating skin disease that produces "butterfly children."

    Patients with recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (EB) are called butterfly children "because their skin...

    People With Scars Are Their Own Toughest Critics: Study

    Scars from facial surgery look worse to skin cancer patients themselves than to others, so it's important for surgeons to prepare patients beforehand, researchers say.

    Doctors can help by outlining the healing process and explaining what their scars will look like in the weeks after surgery, the study authors suggested.

    "Our research seems to support the saying 'we are our own worst...

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