Medically reviewed by: Luke Maj, MD Over-exercising can exhaust your muscles to the point where your legs feel like they’re made of lead. But what if your legs feel heavy and weak all the time? Heaviness in the legs isn’t just an annoyance. It may be a symptom of a chronic medical condition involving poor circulation[Read More]
Sclerotherapy for Spider Veins: Your Questions Answered
Medically reviewed by: Luke Maj, MD When bathing suit season rolls around, every little imperfection on your legs suddenly becomes noticeable, including those squiggly red or purple veins known as spider veins. If you’ve researched how to get rid of spider veins, you probably have questions about sclerotherapy, the most used spider vein treatment. Read[Read More]
How to Get Rid of Stretch Marks
Medically reviewed by: Bebe Pajo, MD Many women have stretch marks, and some men do, too. These rippled, indented lines on the skin are harmless, but they do stand out. If the sight of them bothers you, you’ve probably Googled “how to get rid of stretch marks.” So, what’s the answer? “Unfortunately, there’s no way[Read More]
What Causes Itchy Palms?
Medically reviewed by: Julie Forero, DO The itchy palm superstition holds that if you have itchy palms, you’re about to experience good luck, come into money or meet someone new. But in reality, itching palms aren’t a sign of anything other than a skin or health condition that causes itching. So what causes itchy palms?[Read More]
What Is Sun Poisoning? A Guide to Sun Poisoning Symptoms and Treatment
Medically reviewed by: Ted Schiff, MD A regular sunburn is uncomfortable enough, but a severe sunburn, aka sun poisoning, can leave you feeling more than scorched. You may find yourself with intense pain, plus a fever and chills, along with nausea, dizziness and a headache. Some people also develop a sun poisoning rash. When it comes[Read More]
How to Get Rid of Back Acne
Medically reviewed by: John Minni, DO Back acne, or “bacne,” can be a major summer bummer. In the winter you can keep it under wraps, but going shirtless or baring your back in a bathing suit puts the pimples on full display. If you’re wondering how to get rid of back acne, John Minni, DO, a[Read More]
Why Is My Scalp So Itchy? 8 Possible Explanations
Medically reviewed by: Ted Schiff, MD The scalp is one of those parts of the body you don’t usually think about — unless it constantly itches. If it does, you know the particular torture itching can cause. Because there are so many possible causes of itchy scalp, you may need the help of a dermatologist[Read More]
What’s That Summer Skin Rash?
Medically reviewed by: Ted Schiff, MD Sunburns are a summer bummer, but they’re hardly the only annoying skin problem that can crop up after fun in the sun. Spending more time outdoors, decked in shorts or a swimsuit, increases your odds of developing a variety of summer skin rashes, from heat rash to folliculitis to[Read More]
What Is Monkeypox and How Do You Get It?
Medically reviewed by: Ted Schiff, MD Even as the COVID-19 pandemic drags on, experts are tracking a new viral outbreak: monkeypox. The two viruses have little in common. One important difference: Monkeypox is not new, and according to the Centers for Disease and Prevention (CDC), an existing smallpox vaccine may be at least 85% effective[Read More]
What Is CoolSculpting and How Well Does it Work?
Medically reviewed by: Siw Sleight When love handles, back fat, arm fat or other bulges aren’t budging despite dieting and exercising and you don’t want to resort to surgery to shrink them, CoolSculpting offers a non-invasive alternative. It takes less time to undergo than watching an episode of your favorite Netflix show, and it has[Read More]