Medical Review By Jennifer Rivera, APRN Creams, lotions, ointments — they’re all more or less the same, right? Wrong. If you use one moisturizing product for everything, you could be missing out on more effective treatment, whether you’re battling dry skin, oily skin, cracked heels, chapped lips, psoriasis, or other skin challenges. To know
Medical Review By: John Minni, DO Your eyes may be the window to your soul, but your skin can reveal what’s in your heart —or at least offer clues that something in your cardiovascular system might be amiss. Who would have thought that in some cases, for instance, a skin rash can suggest a
Many people experience dry skin, known to doctors as xerosis cutis, at some point in their lives. Dry skin occurs when the skin loses too much water or oil, making the skin flake and feel tight. It may also itch or crack. But what are the root causes of dry skin? The list is long.
When it comes to common skin conditions, people are likely to think of acne or skin cancer, two problems often treated by dermatology and skin cancer specialists. But while around 40% of teenagers will develop acne, and more than 2 million people are diagnosed with nonmelanomic skin cancer every year, another popular skin condition deserves
Psoriasis itch is different from most skin conditions, and it can make cooler months miserable times. This year, tackle your psoriasis head-on with these tips, so you can enjoy your holiday season. Moisturize, moisturize and moisturize some more! The National Psoriasis Foundation suggests using a heavy cream or ointment to lock-in water. This helps control
Psoriasis is a heredity skin disease that is often a lifelong condition. Psoriasis is a chronic disease that affects the skin and joints. Usually your skin “turns over” every 30 to 60 days, but with psoriasis, it occurs every 9 to 12 days. The skin cells are not shed and it creates a layer of
As difficult as the physical symptoms of psoriasis can be, the effect on an individual has emotional and social effects that are even more challenging. Studies have shown that psoriasis can have the same impact on quality of life as congestive heart failure or diabetes. It can be demoralizing to live with skin that’s different,