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Understanding Discolored Skin Patches on Children

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If you are a parent and just noticed that your child has suddenly developed discolored skin tone patches on their face or body, you may wonder what the cause of this sudden skin discoloration is and whether it is treatable. You may be surprised to hear that skin pigmentation conditions are common in children, and most are no cause for alarm and easily treatable.

Weak Nailbeds and Skin Lesions? Managing Lichen Planus

If you notice that your toenails are thinning or splitting, or if you notice purplish flat bumps on your skin, you may be dealing with an inflammatory skin condition called lichen planus. Make sure to visit a dermatologist for a diagnosis and to rule out other similar skin conditions. Read on to learn more about this condition and how to treat it.

Your Guide to Treating Xanthelasma

If you have yellowish lumps around your eyes that have a soft, flat appearance, you may have a condition known as xanthelasma palpebrarum (xanthelasma for short). Sometimes, the lumps may have an elevated, fatty appearance. Xanthelasma is caused by cholesterol deposits that pool beneath the skin. Keep reading for everything that you need to know about treating and managing xanthelasma.

Hair Loss and Teenage Girls: What Parents Need to Know

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Self-confidence is important in the teenage years when hormone changes lead to sensitive emotions and a rapidly changing body. Adjusting to these changes can be challenging for many teens but even more so for teens who experience unexplained hair loss. Understand and discuss the causes of hair loss with a dermatologist, as this can help keep your teenager’s hair healthy and her self-esteem positive.

Psoriasis: Tips for Managing Day to Day

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Psoriasis is a common skin condition, but just because it’s common, doesn’t mean it’s comfortable. Millions of people with psoriasis suffer on a day to day basis with itchy, flaking, and painful skin.

Psoriasis is chronic because it is an autoimmune condition, meaning your immune system causes cells thatnormally fight infection to attack healthy skin cells instead. Your skin can become red, irritated, or even develop rashes and blisters. Your body tries to heal the damage by producing more healthy cells at a faster rate, which is what causes the flaking common with psoriasis.

Without a cure, you might feel discouraged. However, you can reduce the symptoms of psoriasis with a few daily care routines. Here are some tips that can help you manage your psoriasis.

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Common Myths About Sun Damage You Shouldn’t Buy Into

man itching With the arrival of warmer weather, people start to spend more and more time outdoors enjoying the sun. You might have plenty of family summer activities planned, including trips to the beach, warm-weather vacations, days at the zoo, and time camping and exploring. During these days outdoors, you should do everything you can to protect your skin. Unfortunately, people fail to protect their skin because of misinformation or misunderstandings about the sun and skin damage. Here are some common myths about sun damage that you should not believe. Instead, keep your skin healthy by choosing the right protection on a daily basis.
  1. Base Tans Provide Protection From Sun Damage