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Descriptions of Featured Skin Articles
There are three layers of skin that work together to protect you and keep you healthy. This eMedTV article takes a closer look at skin, including information on what it is made of, as well as a description of what each layer does.
Lice are tiny wingless insects that feed on a human's blood. This eMedTV Web page offers an overview of the three different types of lice that affect humans, including information on symptoms, diagnosis, transmission, and treatment.
Cellulitis is a bacterial skin infection that most often affects the extremities. This eMedTV article offers an overview of this condition, including information about its causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
- Hydrogen Peroxide
Hydrogen peroxide is a product that has long been used for cleansing wounds. However, as this eMedTV article explains, it may not be as effective as previously thought. This page gives an overview of the product's uses, safety, and side effects.
- Staph Infection
When Staphylococcus bacteria cause infection within the body, it is called a staph infection. This eMedTV article talks about this contagious condition in greater detail, with information on symptoms, treatment options, prevention, and more.
Impetigo is a bacterial skin condition characterized by red, oozing sores that often develop a crust. This eMedTV article further explores this skin infection, including possible causes, symptoms, treatment, and how to prevent spreading it.
Promethazine is a prescription drug approved for various uses, including the treatment of nausea. This eMedTV segment covers these uses in more detail, describes how the medication works, explains when and how to use it, and more.
Vitiligo is a skin disorder characterized by white patches that can appear on various parts of the body. This eMedTV resource provides an in-depth look at the condition, including possible causes, risk factors, symptoms, and treatment options.
- Alopecia Areata
Often resulting in sporadic hair loss, alopecia areata is a disease that affects a person's hair follicles. This eMedTV resource offers an in-depth look at alopecia areata and its causes, symptoms, and treatment options.
- Contact Dermatitis
Contact dermatitis is a condition in which the skin becomes inflamed after exposure to certain substances. This eMedTV article offers an introduction to this type of skin inflammation, noting in particular its causes, symptoms, and treatment.
Mangosteen is a type of fruit that may have several medicinal benefits. This eMedTV Web article offers a complete overview of this product, including information on its possible medicinal properties, potential side effects, and general safety concerns.
Lamisil is a prescription drug that is licensed to treat fingernail and toenail fungus. This part of the eMedTV archives explains how the drug works and offers details on its effects, possible side effects, and dosing information.
- Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide
As this eMedTV article explains, "food grade hydrogen peroxide" refers to a high-strength form of hydrogen peroxide (35%). This segment takes a look at this substance and its uses. This article also discusses the FDA's stance on this product.
Hydroxyzine is approved for many uses, such as treating itching. This eMedTV segment provides a complete overview of this prescription medication, including information on how it works, possible side effects, and dosing tips.
- Atopic Dermatitis
Atopic dermatitis is a noncontagious skin rash that is often made worse by allergens like wool or pet hair. This eMedTV article discusses this form of eczema in detail, including possible causes, symptoms, and treatment options.
Triamcinolone is a medication that can treat several conditions, such as asthma and allergies. This eMedTV article provides an overview of triamcinolone, describing the various forms of the medicine, its uses, dosing information, and side effects.
- Staph Infection Symptoms and Signs
Common signs of a staph infection include red bumps on the skin. As this eMedTV Web resource explains, these bumps may be mistaken for a spider bite or other skin problems. Other potential staph infections symptoms are also listed in this article.
- Body Lice
Body lice are wingless, small insects that live primarily on clothing. This eMedTV page offers an in-depth look at body lice, explaining how they are transmitted, diagnosed, and treated. This page also explains how they may transmit certain diseases.
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