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Skin Rash that May be Cancer 0

Every time we get rashes on our skin our go-to response is to get the ointment or pop a pill to alleviate the symptoms. But not all rashes are indicative of a simple allergic reaction. For some individuals that rash may already be a sign of cancer.

One particular disease that is often misdiagnosed as a simple rash is mycosis fungoides.

Eyelid Dermatitis: What to Do When Itch Strikes 0

There are several things that can cause irritated eyelids, including eczema, which causes dry itchy skin, a rash, and other symptoms. Unfortunately, no part of your skin is eczema-immune. Here’s what to do when your eczema decides to show up on your eyelids:

Chronic Itching May Indicate Other Health Issues 0

Many people tend to ignore medical issues until they progress into something serious. Take for example, a persistently itchy skin. It’s only a minor thing when you think about it, but there could be worse underlying medical causes that should be attended to as soon as possible to reduce damage.

What Your Itchy Skin Reveals About Your Health: Connection Between Kidney and Skin Conditions 0

There are things that the body tells us that is more than skin deep. One primary example is intense itching all over the body which often occurs when there is already a problem with our kidney or liver. Those who manifest skin disorders such as extreme itchiness almost always precipitate renal failures that are attributed to late stage kidney problems.

Recent medical studies reveal that more than 40% of dialysis patients suffered from moderate to extreme renal itch. “The itch is so intense that people wake up in the middle of the night scratching,” said Jahmene Johnson, a medical doctor at the New York Presbyterian Hospital.

Common Eczema Myths Debunked 0

Eczema is a genetic condition and is not contagious. You cannot catch eczema simply by coming into contact with a person who has it. However, it is able to spread to other body parts on the same person. People with eczema are more prone to infections because defects in the skin barrier could allow germs in.

Since eczema is genetic, the chances of your baby getting it too is higher. According to a study in the November 2011 issue of The Journal of Pediatrics, 60% of eczema cases appear within the baby’s first year. However, reducing the chances of your baby having it is possible, by using moisturizers. A study from the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology concludes that daily use of moisturizer can in fact decrease a child’s likelihood of developing eczema.

Here’s How to Manage Your Eczema at Work 0

Living with eczema can be such a pain sometimes. You’re always itching and your skin often features rashes, hives and even open wounds that can really freak some people out. It’s especially cumbersome when you have to work in an office and your eczema tends to show its worst on your hands. But rather than quitting your job and opting to work from home there are remedies you can take to manage your eczema while you work at your desk.

When Summer is Your Worst Enemy 0

Summer is the best time to be out and about, but for people with the following skin conditions hanging out at the beach can be more of a troublesome experience than having some fun under the sun.

Pets and Allergies: The Myth Behind It 0

We all know that a man’s best friend is the dog and for thousands of years this has been proven time and time again without fail. Many dog owners would attest to the fact that their dogs have done wondrous deeds for the sake of their human family. From saving a child from drowning or barking for help when an elderly dog owner suddenly gets a stroke, dogs all over the world have proven that their love for their human counterparts is without limit.


Changing Your Diet Can Help Cure Eczema 0


A woman who’s been battling a skin allergy called eczema may have found a cure to her debilitating condition. Claire Sampson, 32, has been suffering from inflamed eczema, which leaves her skin itchy and red and sometimes it peels off, which has been a source of embarrassment for her.

Working with Latex Allergy: Latex Allergies Shouldn’t Keep You from Doing Your Job 0

At the risk of stating the obvious, holding down a nine-to-five job is every bit a necessity for most people. Sure there are some people who have the luxury of being eternally wealthy due to a large inheritance. There are also those who have the good fortune of hitting it big due to one monumentally lucrative idea (here’s looking at you Mark Zuckerberg).

Skin Rashes on the Waist 9

Rashes can be annoying, especially, when it appears in parts of your body that are often constricted by your clothes, such as your waistline. Some rashes occur because of an underlying condition but most skin rashes around the waist occur because of a certain material that is often found in jeans and pants.