10 things to try when acne won’t clear

Popping a pimple: While this may seem like the fastest way to get rid of a blemish, popping often worsens acne. Do you feel you’ve tried just about everything to get rid of your acne but still see blemishes? Don’t despair. To see clearer skin, you probably just need to make some changes. The following … Continued

Does drinking cause rosacea?

While drinking may play a role in causing rosacea, people who never drink alcohol can develop this common skin condition. Research suggests that drinking alcohol may increase a person’s risk of getting rosacea. A study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology concluded that the women who drank alcohol had a higher … Continued

Scars

Scars: Overview If you dislike the look of a scar, treatment may make it less noticeable. What exactly is a scar? When you injure your skin, your body naturally repairs the damage. How your body repairs this damage depends on how deeply the injury penetrates your skin. If the injury damages the top layer of … Continued

I have melanoma! Why do I need a sentinel lymph node biopsy?

Lymph system: We have lymph nodes, which are connected by lymph vessels (shown in green), throughout our body. The largest number of lymph nodes are found in our neck, armpits, and groin. Melanoma is a type of skin cancer that can spread quickly. When melanoma starts to spread, it often travels to a lymph node … Continued

Genital Warts

Genital warts are warts that form in the genital area. They are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) in people who are infected with this virus. HPV is a common sexually transmitted infection. There are more than 100 types of HPV. Only a few types of HPV can cause genital warts. HOW DO PEOPLE GET … Continued

Perioral Dermatitis

Perioral dermatitis is a rash that usually forms around the mouth. Perioral means “around the mouth.” Dermatitis is the medical term for “inflamed skin.” People of all skin colors get perioral dermatitis. This rash is most common in young and middle-aged women. Children and adolescents can also get this rash, which occurs in both girls … Continued

How long can I take an antibiotic to treat my acne?

You can reduce the amount of time you need to take an antibiotic by using all of the medicine in your treatment plan and gentle skin care. Acne isn’t an infection, but an antibiotic can provide real relief from deep, painful breakouts. Certain antibiotics like doxycycline (dox-ē-cyc-lean) and erythromycin (eh-rith-row-my-cin) can reduce the amount of … Continued

Does rosacea increase your risk of having a heart attack or stroke?

You can find out whether you have a higher risk of having a heart attack or stroke by seeing your primary care doctor for a checkup. There’s still no straightforward answer to this question. Findings from a few studies suggest the answer is yes. Other studies have not found that rosacea increases the risk. These … Continued

Should I hide my child’s skin condition with makeup?

Covering up a skin condition with camouflaging makeup may improve a child’s quality of life. If a birthmark or other skin condition causes your child to feel bad, covering it up with makeup may help. That’s what the findings from two studies suggest. Wearing makeup can improve a child’s quality of life To find out … Continued

Your best defense vs. another melanoma

Check your skin: Skin self-exams can help melanoma survivors find another melanoma early. If you’ve been treated for melanoma, you may never get another melanoma. Many people don’t. But it’s important to know that you have a greater risk of getting another one. Anyone who has had melanoma has this risk. Melanoma can also come … Continued