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 a type of skin cancer that is different from an abnormal mole or lesion. Moles or lesions can usually be removed surgically. Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL), however, is a skin cancer that resembles a rash rather than a new abnormal growth. Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma is almost like having "leukemia of the skin" in that there is an abnormal proliferation of blood cells that usually fight off infection (in this case, an expansion of the T-cells). Although there are various types of CTCL, the most common is known as mycosis fungoides. The cause of this condition is not known, although in some regions of the world, it has been linked to a virus known as human t-cell leukemia virus-1. Unlike other skin cancers, this cancer is in no way caused by too much sun exposure. CTCL affects approximately 5 people per million per year with men being affected twice as often as women. The condition tends to be found in older people, with the averag...
Every time I shave my legs, I get itchy, red bumps. How can I get rid of them and how can I prevent them?
In order to take care of shaving-related irritations, it's important to know the underlying cause of inflamed bumps. Razor burn, which results from improper shaving techniques, can create a rash-like appearance that usually fades on its own after a few days. On the other hand, it's possible that those razor bumps are the result of ingrown hairs, which are also referred to as pseudofolliculitis barbae.
When shaving, make sure you use a gentle hand. If your problem is simply razor burn, you need to make a few adjustments to your shaving routine in order to reduce irritation and inflammation. To start, soften the hair by soaking your legs for several minutes in warm water. Invest in a moisturizing shave gel-soap doesn't cut it-and lather the shaving area completely. Let the lather sit on the hair for a minute before proceeding.
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