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psoriasis

Medication & Treatment
November 20, 2019

10 ways to use coconut oil this summer

Did you know there’s an-all-purpose oil that’s beneficial for your health? Believe it or not, the fleshy meat of a coconut is good for your health, both inside and out!
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Skin
April 20, 2018

Treat your dry and scaly skin

Does your skin feel dry and scaly? Are you ashy all over even after you’ve rubbed on body lotion? Dry skin is an uncomfortable condition, leading to itchiness, scaliness and cracked parts on your body. This can happen for many reasons. Dry skin can start on any part of the body too. Even if your skin tends to be oily, you can develop dry skin from time to time. Why is your skin scaly? The outer layer of your skin is a mixture of dead skin cells and natural oils, which help it hold on to water. If this layer…
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General knowledge
February 28, 2018

5 celebs with chronic illnesses

From the outside looking in, celebs have the perfect life, right? But not quite. Look beyond the admirable bank accounts and luxury lives; and they may be more human than we think. Celebs get sick too. In fact, some are living with chronic conditions. Here are five celebrities faced with chronic conditions. HIV HIV can be transmitted through contact with infected blood, semen or vaginal fluids. HIV destroys one type of the immune system cell, called T cells; which makes it difficult for people with the virus to fight off infections. Charlie Sheen is a popular actor, most noticeably from…
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General knowledge
June 23, 2017

Psoriasis, sclerosis and scoliosis: Know the difference

Confused about these medical tongue-twisters? Although the names sound similar, they are very different condition. Don't get them confused! Psoriasis affects the skin Psoriasis is a chronic, inflammatory skin condition which causes your skin cells to build up faster than normal, forming red, scaly patches on the surface of your skin. Psoriasis typically develops on your knees, elbows, and scalp, but can also develop on your hands, feet, neck, scalp, and mouth. The causes The exact cause of psoriasis is unknown, but these two key factors may be linked to its development: Genetics. If someone in your family has psoriasis,…
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Hair & nails
February 23, 2017

How to identify and treat a lice infestation

What are head lice? Head lice are wingless, parasitic insects that live and feed on blood from the human scalp. They are white to grey-brown and about the size of a sesame seed. These tiny insects infest in human hair, and sometimes in the eyebrows and eyelashes. Head-to-head contact spreads head lice. These little critters climb from the hair of an infected person to the hair of another. An infestation of head lice most often affects children. However, it is possible for people of any age to become infested with these pesky creatures. Why is it a common occurrence in…
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Skin
October 31, 2016

Skin deep

Your latest pimple or blemish may have you running to the closest pharmacy for a facial scrub, but common skin conditions like moles could instead be a mirror into your health and immune system. (more…)
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Skin
June 18, 2016

10 fast facts about Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a common skin condition affecting about 2 in every 100 people. The condition is caused by changes in the life cycle of the skin cell, causing the cells to grow 10 times faster than normal! Because of this, the surface of the skin becomes thickened. Here are 10 fast facts about psoriasis. (more…)
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Skin
January 14, 2016

What Is Psoriasis?

Do you have dandruff that never goes away? Or a chronic fungal nail infection? It may actually be Psoriasis. Psoriasis is a long-term skin disease, which can also affect certain joints, fingernails and toenails. (more…)
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Skin
August 15, 2014

What’s the difference between psoriasis and eczema?

Although they may have similarities, these 2 common skin conditions are actually very different - so what is that itch? (more…)
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