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Nickel Allergy: Causes, Cure and Prevention

Nickel allergy is considered to be a form of contact dermatitis, which occurs when the skin makes contact with the substance nickel. It often starts after a person undergoes body piercing and wears jewellery containing nickel. Once a person is sensitized to the nickel, an allergic reaction occurs, causing skin inflammation and forming a skin rash. Nickel allergy tends to affect women more often than men because they wear more jewellery. However, in recent years […]

Psoriasis: Types, Causes, Symptoms and Treatment Options

Psoriasis is a common skin disorder characterized by raised, inflamed lesions that join together to form plaques (patches) with clearly defined borders that are covered with flaky scales. This chronic, non-contagious skin condition can affect any part of the body and is often related to hereditary factors. Psoriasis is highly variable. In some patients it may be no more than a minor cosmetic problem, while in others it can cause quite serious problems with many […]

Cellulitis: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Cellulitis is an acute spreading inflammation of the deeper layers of the skin caused by a bacterial infection and it can occur anywhere in the body. The skin is composed of the protective outer layer called epidermis, the middle layer called dermis and subcutaneous tissue which is the deepest layer of the skin. Bacteria may gain access to the dermis via an external route or a blood-borne route. The role of epidermis is to prevent […]

Essential Nutrients for Youthful Skin

Beautiful, healthy skin starts from within. Unless you have subjected your skin to too much UV radiation over the years, most of the skin damage comes from poor nutrition, acne, stress, smoking, alcohol, drugs and hormonal changes. Although many skin treatments, lasers and aesthetic surgeries are beneficial and sometimes necessary, treatments alone are not going to change your skin’s health and improve its appearance. There are many things you can do internally to reflect externally. […]

Dermabrasion for Acne Scars, Wrinkles and Age Spots

Dermabrasion is a procedure in which the top layer of damaged skin is removed or “sanded” by a high-speed rotating brush or a diamond wheel. During healing, a new layer of skin replaces the old layer. This improves skin contour and gives it a smoother appearance. Dermabrasion is particularly effective in treating deep facial scars and defects, including chickenpox scars, acne scars, age spots, deep wrinkles and sometimes also color changes in the skin such […]

Types of Diaper Rash and their Causes

Diaper rash is a bright red breakout that develops under a diaper. It is a common problem in babies but it also affects adults wearing diaper products. There are several different types of skin conditions that can cause diaper rash. In fact, diaper rash is a general term to describe various skin problems that occur in the diaper covered area. Types of Diaper Rash Irritant diaper dermatitis is the most common form of diaper rash, […]

Recognizing Major Types of Skin Cancers

Skin cancer is one of the most frequent forms of cancer in the world. In the United States, it is the most common cancer with nearly five million people being treated for skin cancer each year. It also happens to be the most easily diagnosed type of cancer. Usually, an examination of a small sample of the affected area of skin under a microscope can confirm the suspicion. In general, the sooner cancer is diagnosed […]

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