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What can cause sores or scabs on the scalp?

What can cause sores or scabs on the scalp?

Your Skin Sores or scabs on the scalp are often harmless and clear up on their own. However, they can sometimes be the sign of a condition that may require treatment, such as psoriasis, contact dermatitis, or head lice. In this article, we look at the possible causes...

What to know about radiation dermatitis

Your Skin Radiation dermatitis is one of the side effects of cancer treatment radiotherapy that people experience most often. Also known as radiodermatitis, it happens when radiation therapy damages the outer layers of a person’s skin. An estimated 95 percent of...

Why are my eyebrows itchy?

Your Skin Having itchy eyebrows is not usually something to worry about. It may be annoying, but it will often go away on its own. In some cases, it may be a sign of a skin condition, an infection, or an allergic reaction. This article will look at what it might mean...
Ways to get rid of dark underarms

Ways to get rid of dark underarms

Dark underarms are often a symptom of acanthosis nigricans. This skin disorder typically occurs in people who have an underlying medical condition, such as diabetes or obesity. The dark color itself is not usually a cause for concern. However, some people dislike...
What causes patches of discolored skin?

What causes patches of discolored skin?

Allergies Patches of discolored skin are common and have many different causes, including birthmarks, pigmentation disorders, rashes, and infections. Some causes are harmless, but others will require medical attention. Skin contains melanin, which is the pigment that...
What is perioral dermatitis and how is it treated?

What is perioral dermatitis and how is it treated?

Allergies Perioral dermatitis is a skin condition that causes a rash around the mouth. The rash may also occur around the eyes, nose, or genitals, but this is much less common. Dermatitis is a term referring to an inflammation of the skin, and perioral means around...
What causes forehead acne?

What causes forehead acne?

Home Health Trying to address a health issue?  Sometimes reaching for medication does not need to be the first thing you do, but rather the NEXT thing you do: People can develop forehead acne and pimples when tiny glands below the surface of the skin become blocked....
When should I use a cold compress?

When should I use a cold compress?

Your Health A cold compress is a frozen or chilled material, such as an ice pack or a cool, wet washcloth. When used correctly, they can help to relieve pain and swelling or cool a fever. Cold compresses take a variety of forms, including commercially available...
Why does skin peel between the toes?

Why does skin peel between the toes?

Your Skin The feet take a lot of wear and tear, which can lead to some of the skin between the toes peeling occasionally. However, skin peeling between the toes can sometimes be a sign of an infection or skin condition. The skin between the toes can peel for a variety...
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