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What Causes Dry Cracked Hands and Feet?

For many people, dry skin is the norm — especially during the winter months. This can lead to cracked skin, hands, and feet. Often associated with conditions such as psoriasis or eczema, cracked skin can cause great discomfort. Whether you are experiencing dry, cracked hands and feet because of an underlying medical condition or an irritant, you can successfully target …

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What Is Dandruff (And How to Get Rid of It)

Do you notice white flakes following you everywhere you go, especially after scratching your head? If so, you likely have dandruff. These small bits of dry skin shed from your scalp, causing itchiness and feelings of embarrassment for many. But if you relate to this feeling, know you’re not alone. In fact, approximately 50% of the general adult global population …

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What Causes Psoriasis Flare-Ups: 10 Psoriasis Triggers

If you’re one of the 125 million people experiencing symptoms of psoriasis worldwide, you likely know that there isn’t currently a cure. However, you can actively manage your symptoms by paying particular attention to your personal flare-ups. In some ways, psoriasis is just your body working in overdrive. Instead of taking three-to-four weeks to generate new skin cells, your body …

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Are Rosacea and Psoriasis Related?

  Skin conditions such as psoriasis, rosacea, and eczema can be physically uncomfortable. But they also come with a high mental toll when they’re difficult to hide. Fortunately, there are ways to live with these conditions, but you need to understand the difference between rosacea and psoriasis to ensure you’re following the proper regimen to ensure your skin is as …

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Psoriasis and Tattoos

Psoriasis is an autoimmune inflammatory, systemic disease that can last a lifetime and often occurs as a skin condition. Since this condition can affect many parts of the body, you may be wondering if getting a tattoo is a good idea. Here’s what you need to know about psoriasis and tattoos. Can You Get a Tattoo with Psoriasis? The short …

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Nail Psoriasis vs. Fungus

Like any other part of your body, your nails can cause concerning symptoms. In many cases, a problem with your nails can be clipped or filed away. However, in other cases, symptoms are much more complicated. If you have noticed your nails are cracking, discolored, or separating from the skin under your nails, you may have one of two things …

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How To Treat Scalp Psoriasis and Itchiness

Do you ever notice your scalp being intensely itchy? If so, know that you’re not alone. Research shows that as many as 25% of people report an itchy scalp. This is a common problem that causes discomfort and irritation. This symptom may also indicate an underlying condition, such as scalp psoriasis. Although there is no cure for psoriasis, treatments are …

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Best Places to Live if You Have Psoriasis

There are many triggers that contribute to psoriasis. Whether it’s from stress, diet, skin trauma, or medication, it’s important to address the underlying cause(s) of your personal flare-ups. Since there is no cure for psoriasis, it’s important to consider environmental variables when planning where to live. One common trigger that affects nearly everyone with skin disorders, including those with psoriasis, …

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How To Get Rid Of Keratosis Pilaris

Keratosis pilaris is an ongoing condition experienced by many. Affecting as many as 50-80% of adolescents and approximately 40% of adults, it’s important to understand what this condition is and how it can be treated. Although there is no cure for keratosis pilaris, some remedies can help soothe symptoms of keratosis pilaris, including dryness and itchiness. What Is Keratosis Pilaris? …

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Do Psoriasis Scars Disappear Over Time?

If you are one of the 7.4 million Americans affected by psoriasis, you’re well aware of how itchy and sore this chronic condition can be. Not only is psoriasis physically irritating, but this inflammatory skin condition can also be an emotional rollercoaster. Even when you respond to treatments, you may still have scars that do not fade. The good news …

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Why Sunlight Is Good For Psoriasis?

If you’re one of the 7.5 million Americans living with psoriasis, you know that there isn’t a cure yet. You know that symptoms can be better, or worse, at certain times. Since it’s a chronic condition, you will experience flare-ups and remissions. These flare-ups lead to thick, silvery scales that become uncomfortable. While there are treatment options available, including topical …

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Can Pustular Psoriasis Be Contagious?

Whether you have pustular psoriasis or know someone else who does, you may wonder, can I give it to someone else? Can I catch it from an individual experiencing a flare-up? This guide will answer these questions and more. What is Pustular Psoriasis? Pustular psoriasis is a severe and rare form of psoriasis. When you experience a flare-up, your skin …

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Tips for Keeping Your Hands From Drying Out

Since the pandemic, the world has seen unprecedented changes in how we keep ourselves safe in our daily lives. Frequent hand washing has been a prominent feature of global health campaigns and is here to stay. Hand washing is a vital element of preventing infections and the spread of viruses. However, one of the effects of washing hands too much …

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Does Stress Cause Acne?

Acne is a common occurrence that affects up to 85 percent of people at some point in their lives. When you get a pimple or suffer from more severe breakouts, you likely feel some emotional distress. Because of this, people often associate acne and stress being linked. But does stress cause acne? Let’s investigate the question further! What Causes Acne? …

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Why Is My Skin So Oily?

Oily skin isn’t a bad thing. Sure, it can be annoying to have makeup that doesn’t sit perfectly, break-outs that just don’t want to go away, and a shiny forehead; but let’s remember… skin that isn’t at least a little oily, is dry. Dry skin can flake, peel, or itch. The key is to find a solution that gives your …

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The Best Way to Strengthen Your Nails

How to Spot Brittle Nails Taking care of our nails is important, especially if we are washing our hands more frequently. Sometimes, our nails can become a bit soft or brittle, whether it’s from overwashing, environmental, or even nutritional reasons. Brittle nails are pretty easy to spot. They usually show signs of cracking, peeling, splitting, or just being thin and …

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Popping the Question: Can Birth Control Cause Acne?

Do you find yourself constantly battling breakouts? Have you tried every remedy under the sun, but you still haven’t found anything that clears up your acne? Can birth control pills cause acne or cure it… or maybe have little to no effect on your skin at all? Everyone is different, but according to WebMD, birth control, when paired with a …

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Psoriasis vs Eczema: What’s the difference?

You may think you have eczema if your skin is red and itchy. However, after investing in eczema treatment, you may find that you actually have something else. While eczema is prevalent in the United States, psoriasis is also common. These conditions affect about 32 and 7.5 million Americans, respectively. These skin conditions can look and feel similar, but they …

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What Emollients Are And How to Use Them

Emollients protect and soften flaky, dry, or rough skin. Some create a film to keep water and moisture within the skin. Using emollients correctly is vital so they protect the skin effectively. Examples of What Emollients Are Emollients are treatments used to soothe and hydrate the skin. They work by covering the skin with a protective layer to retain moisture. …

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