Articles Tagged: skin condition

Ringworm

Ringworm is a common infection that causes an uncomfortable rash. Although the name “ringworm” might make you think that it’s caused by a worm, this isn’t true. Read on to … read more

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Poison Ivy

Do you know what causes poison ivy rash? It’s the sap oil that’s made by poison ivy plants that’s responsible for irritant reactions. It’s the same substance that’s found in … read more

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Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a common skin condition that causes skin cells to grow too quickly and build up, leaving thick, red, silvery, or scaly patches (plaques) on the surface of the … read more

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Molluscum Contagiosum

Molluscum contagiosum is a common skin infection caused by a virus. It’s annoying, but not dangerous. Anyone can get it, but it’s most common among children who are 1-10 years … read more

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Eczema

Eczema, pronounced “eck-zeh-ma” is a chronic skin condition. The medical word for it is: “atopic dermatitis”. If you have eczema, your skin is likely to feel itchy, red, rough, dry, … read more

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Cuts and Scrapes

Most cuts and scrapes are small injuries that can be treated at home, but it’s good to know when to get medical care for yourself or someone else. Wound care: … read more

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