Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) causes pain and inflammation of the joints. Many people with PsA also experience the red, scaly rash that is characteristic of psoriasis. Treatments for the rash include topical medications, light therapy, and oral and intravenous drugs. Learn more here.
Psoriasis can develop almost anywhere on the body. However, psoriasis on the feet can be particularly painful and challenging to treat. It is also necessary to be able to tell the difference between psoriasis on the feet and athlete's foot, as the treatment for these two conditions is very different. Learn more here.
When psoriasis affects the scalp, it causes dry, itchy, and flaky skin under the hair. It can be more challenging to treat than other forms of psoriasis. In this article, we provide pictures to help people identify scalp psoriasis and explain the symptoms and treatment of this condition.
Psoriasis and keratosis pilaris are both common skin conditions. People can develop both at the same time, although psoriasis and keratosis pilaris have different causes and treatments. We discuss both conditions here.
Most people experience chickenpox at least once during their lifetime. Some people may develop scars from it, especially if they scratch the lesions. Learn about different methods of chickenpox scar removal here.
Many people use egg white face masks as a way to boost the health of both oily and dry skin. However, there is little to no evidence to support the suggested benefits of these masks. We take a closer look at these alleged benefits and explain how to make an egg white face mask.
Many people use olive oil in traditional home remedies, including in mixtures to protect and strengthen hair. There is little research to support these benefits, although using olive oil on the hair is unlikely to cause harm. Learn more about the research, and how people might use olive oil on their hair here.
Scabs and sores on the scalp can be painful and itchy, but they often clear up on their own after a few days. However, there are many possible causes of scabs and sores, and some may require medical treatment. Learn more here.
A person with a polyester allergy may experience irritation, redness, and other symptoms when their skin comes into direct contact with polyester. The best way to treat this allergy is to avoid all fabrics containing polyester. Learn more here.
Initially, piercings are healing wounds, and they can be prone to infection. Belly button piercings have a higher risk because they are difficult to keep clean. Symptoms of infection include pain, redness, and discharge from the piercing. Improving hygiene and taking antibiotics can help. Learn more here.
Unwanted hair growth on the body or face has a range of causes linked to hormones. Some growth is typical and has no links to conditions that cause hirsutism. Natural treatments include diet changes and weight management. Medical treatments can also help. Learn more about excessive or unwanted hair in women here.
Super glue is an effective adhesive, but a person may accidentally bind their skin to other objects, or glue their fingers together. Super glue is not usually harmful to the skin, and a few quick home remedies can remove it. Learn how to get super glue off the skin using acetone, a pumice stone, butter, and more.
Eczema symptoms often flare up at night, which can disrupt a person’s sleep. Regularly bathing, moisturizing, and using medication can reduce itching and inflammation and support restful nights. Learn more here.
Atopic dermatitis, or eczema, is a common skin condition. There is currently no cure for atopic dermatitis, but treatment can significantly improve a person's symptoms. In this article, we take a look at treatment options, natural home remedies, and coping tips to help people manage the symptoms of atopic dermatitis.