Medical Review By: Ted Schiff, MD Shingles is miserable. The painful, fluid-filled blisters can last weeks before they crust over and disappear, and in some people, nerve pain lasts even longer. If you have shingles, you probably wouldn’t wish it on anyone. While you’re waiting for the outbreak to end, if you have children or
Fall bring cooler weather, shorter days, and something else: head lice. It’s peak season for the spread of these tiny, scalp-infesting insects. And while cases of head lice aren’t quite as universal as the common cold, American kids between the ages of 3 and 11 experience 6 million to 12 million of them per year.
When summer officially ends every late September, the somewhat stressful “Back-to-School” season is also pretty much over with – whew! The question is, did shopping for school supplies and other preparations also leave you well-prepared for dealing with inevitable school year skin problems? Below are 5 of the most common causes of skin problems among