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?
Medically Reviewed By: Brian Klein, PA-C If you’re bruising easily, even when you don’t remember banging yourself, you’re not alone, especially if your younger days are behind you. Often, the answer to “why do I bruise so easily?” is thin skin. “In many cases, easy bruising is due to normal skin aging,” said Brian Klein,
Medically reviewed by: Camila Yepes, PA-C Dyeing your hair is a fun way to change up your look or keep the grays from showing. But for some people, it’s not as simple as dyeing, rinsing and enjoying. For those with a hair dye allergy or sensitive skin, itching and inflammation can take the fun away.
Medical Review By: Jenna Steffel, APRN, DNP A slip of the Sharpie, a drip of the hair dye, a misplaced squirt of the tie-dye bottle — it happens. And then there’s the challenge of getting the ink or dye, or the glue or other substance, off your skin, or off your child’s skin. Don’t panic.
Medical Review By: Beth Mitchell, PA-C If your skin is oily and you’re constantly fighting shine, it can be tempting to go to extremes to get oiliness under control. Maybe you buy the most drying face wash you can find, or you’ve convinced yourself that you should never use moisturizer, regardless of how light it
Medical Review By: Hector Valle, PA-C When you think of spider veins, you probably picture skinny, red or bluish-purple squiggles on the legs. But tiny red spider veins can also appear on the face. Unlike leg veins, they can’t be covered up with clothing — but they can be treated, typically without surgery. “Spider veins
Medical Review By: Dr. John Minni Pimples have a way of showing up at the worst possible time. Days or hours before a wedding, a reunion, a hot date, or a big presentation at work, a big fat blemish (or two, or three) appears, giving you yet another reason to feel stressed. But does stress
Medical Review By: John Minni, DO If you’ve ever had acne, you know how frustrating it can be. But for some people, it’s more than frustrating. “Many people think that acne is just a cosmetic issue, but the condition can lead to depression and anxiety, and teenagers are particularly vulnerable,” said John Minni, DO, a
Medical Review By: Thomas Pham, MD Spider bites are more common than you might think. Garden spiders that get trapped in clothing or under hair may bite two or three times before you flick them off or crush them by scratching. Dermatologists sometimes call these bites “breakfast, lunch, and dinner.” Fortunately, when it comes to
Medical Review By: Camila Yepes, PA-C Cold sores, aka fever blisters, are caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV) — not by colds or fevers. But like colds, they are very contagious. You can spread HSV at any point from the first warning tingle up until the cold sore scab has completely disappeared. It’s even