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Will Your Psoriasis Turn Into Psoriatic Arthritis?

Skin lesions and joint pain may sound like odd bedfellows, but the conditions are connected. We asked the experts to explain.

By Alison Gwinn
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11 Eczema Myths That Can Hurt Your Skin

These untruths have dermatologists scratching their heads. Learn the real deal, improve your skin.

By Krista Bennett DeMaio
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8 Facts You Need to Know About Biofilms and HS

Dealing with the painful skin condition is tough, but slick layers of bacteria known as biofilms can make it even tougher. Here's what scientists are discovering about the interaction between the two.

By Benedict Cosgrove
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Is Your Body Attacking Itself?

Your own immune system may be the cause of chronic hives. Here's how to find out, and what you can do to control it.

By Rachel Zohn
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Is it Eczema or Something Else?

Eczema can be confused with other conditions like psoriasis and impetigo. Get the right diagnosis by learning about 9 illnesses that share symptoms with eczema.

By Eileen Bailey
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9 Top Tips for Traveling With Eczema—Minus Any Flare-ups!

Redness and flakes needn’t be a vacation eventuality. Here's how to prep and pack like a pro so you, and your skin, can truly enjoy the trip.

By Dori Price
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Keep Your Skin and Nails Healthy During Cancer Therapy

Treatments for metastatic breast cancer can harm healthy tissue. Here's advice to ease those sometimes painful side effects.

By Kathleen Hall, MBA
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6 Ways to Beat Your Psoriasis Stress

It’s not always easy to tell if anxiety is causing your skin flare-up—or if your symptoms are wreaking havoc on your emotions. Learn how to stop the psoriasis stress loop for good.

By Sabrina Skiles
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Severe Eczema and Heart Health

Eczema can affect more than your skin. Recent studies show a connection between severe eczema and heart problems. Find out what you can do to protect yourself.

By Eileen Bailey
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A Rash or Skin Allergies?

I recently developed an itchy rash on my arms and legs. I changed body soap days before it started. Is my eczema flaring up, or am I allergic to the soap?”

By Ask HealthCentral