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Itchy Hands or Feet? Here’s what you need to know.

Acute palmoplantar eczema is a special type of dermatitis on the hands and feet characterized by small itchy or painful blisters. Severe flares can make everyday activities like washing dishes or walking difficult, but treatment can help stop a current flare and prevent a future flare. Itchy Hands or Feet […]

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Itchy Face? Here is what you need to know.

Itchy face? Spots or tender bumps around the mouth? Or perhaps near the eyes or nostrils? You could have perioral dermatitis. Perioral dermatitis (POD), also known as perioral dermatitis, appears as small, itchy bumps around the mouth, nose and the sides of the eyes. The bumps are usually small (1 […]

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Itchy Vulva? Here’s what you need to know.

An itchy vulva can be intense and incapacitating. It can also be embarrassing to discuss. But, it’s really common and you shouldn’t be embarrassed. In this post, we’ll talk about what may be causing the itch and the steps you can take to stop the itch. Why the vulva? The […]

Contact Dermatitis

Neomycin Allergy: Allergic Contact Dermatitis

Neomycin is an antibiotic used in topical ointments and creams for cuts and scrapes of the skin. Neomycin helps prevent bacteria from causing an infection in wounds. It works by blocking the cellular machinery that allows bacteria to live. Antibiotics only target the machinery of bacteria so that just bacteria […]

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Fragrance Allergy: Allergic Contact Dermatitis

Contact fragrance allergies are a common cause of contact dermatitis. Fragrances are natural and artificial substances used to add scent to products. Allergic contact dermatitis is often caused due to a fragrance allergy. Allergic contact dermatitis is an allergic reaction where you can get a rash days after coming into […]

Cobalt Allergy
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Cobalt Allergy: Allergic Contact Dermatitis

You might know that cobalt, or cobalt chloride, is a metal. What you might not know is that cobalt is relatively commonplace. Manufacturers combine it with other metals to make metals stronger. Cobalt is also used by the cosmetic industry to create blue makeups. Unfortunately, cobalt is also a common […]

Itchy Scalp
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Itchy Scalp?

You aren’t alone – flaking and itching are extremely common scalp problems. Almost 5 in 10 people have struggled with an itchy scalp while close to 4 in 10 people have reported problems with scaling and flaking. There are many causes of an itchy scalp, each with its own treatment. […]