Skin redness or inflammation; Skin lesion; Rubor; Skin rash; Erythema
Identify and then stay away from products that irritate your skin. If allergies are suspected, your doctor may want to consider skin testing.
Receive appropriate vaccines for childhood illnesses, like the varicella vaccine for chickenpox and MMR immunization (a combination vaccine that protects against measles, mumps, and rubella).
Get strep throat treated right away to prevent scarlet fever.
Wash your hands frequently to prevent spreading viruses like roseola, hand-foot-mouth disease, and fifth disease.
Learn relaxation methods like yoga, meditation, or tai chi. Stress aggravates many rashes, including eczema , psoriasis , and seborrheic dermatitis .
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Hi everyone. Today I want to talk about growths on the skin that are not necessarily skin cancer, but are related to cancers on your internal organs. Many diseases, such as high cholesterol or diabetes, can have manifestations on the skin. Sometimes, cancer of the internal organs can have skin manifestations as well. I want to briefly touch on a few of these to show how your skin can reflect what is going on inside your body. Tumors that grow on any internal organ can spread to the skin, either by direct invasion of the skin or through the bloodstream. Skin metastases occur in up to 5% of cancer patients. These lesions usually appear on the skin as firm, hard nodules. They may be flesh colored or may have a reddish to black appearance. By the time the cancer has spread to the skin, the prognosis is usually poor because if you're seeing signs of the cancer on your skin, it has most likely spread to other organs as well. The trunk and scalp are the most commonly affected ...
If you have oily skin, you are prone to acne, blackheads and spots. Your skin probably looks shiny and thick. Just as with any skin type , taking certain precautions and special care can help reduce skin problems.
The following are 10 tips for taking care of oily skin.
Wash your face twice a day – once in the morning and once before bed. Washing more often can strip your skin of all the natural moisturizers and increase oil production. The only time you should wash your face more than twice a day is if you have been perspiring.
Use a gentle cleanser. If you need something stronger, look for ingredients specifically made for oily skin and acne, such as benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, glycolic acid, or beta-hydroxy acid. Although usually marketed for acne, these products work well for oily skin too.
If you are experimenting with different cleansers to find one that works for you, keep a notebook and write down the date, what cleanser you are using and ke...
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