Rosy cheeks can be the result of many benign causes, such as being hot. However, there are several causes that may require medical attention, including acne, rosacea, and lupus. We look at some of the causes of facial flushing and explain the steps that people can take to treat, manage, and prevent them.
A lump or bump on the vagina may have a variety of causes. Causes can include cysts, warts, polyps, and, rarely, vaginal cancer. Treatment depends on the cause and may involve medication, lifestyle and hygiene changes, or even surgery. Learn more about the causes and treatment options of lumps on the vagina here.
Rapid weight or muscle gain, growth spurts, and pregnancy can all cause stretch marks. Genetics may also be a contributing factor. These lines are not harmful to health, but some people dislike their appearance. In this article, learn about ways to help prevent stretch marks and keep the skin looking supple and smooth.
There are many reasons why skin peels. People may notice their skin peeling several days after they get a sunburn. As the skin heals, it sheds layers of old damaged skin and replaces it with new layers. People can prevent peeling with moisturizer and staying hydrated. Learn more about how to stop peeling skin here.
Melanoma is a type of cancer that affects the skin cells. If it has progressed to stage 4, this means it has spread beyond the skin to other organs, such as the liver, brain, or lungs. In this article, learn about survival rates, traditional treatments, and new treatment methods, such as targeted therapy drugs.
Bruises happen when an injury causes blood to leak into the skin. Bruises naturally change color over time from red, through purple, to yellow or brown. Bruises that do not change color may need medical attention. Learn more about why bruises change color, and when to worry about a bruise, here.
People's nails can say a lot about their health. Nail abnormalities are common, affecting the shape, thickness, or color of the nails. In this article, we look at possible abnormalities that affect the fingernails or toenails, with a picture guide. We discuss how to maintain good nail health and when to see a doctor.
A pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy (PUPPP) rash appears as itchy red hives and swelling inside stretch marks. There are many natural treatments, including cold compresses and oatmeal. Learn more about these and other remedies, as well as risk factors and tips for prevention here.
Pruney fingers are a common experience after taking a long bath, swimming, or washing dishes. They may be more likely to happen in warm water than cold water. In this article, learn about why this happens, as well as other causes of pruney or wrinkled fingers. We also cover treatment and when to see a doctor.
Shingles is a skin condition that is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox. Shingles results in a painful rash that may also burn or itch. It typically appears on the torso but can develop on the face and affect the eyes. Treatments include antiviral drugs. Learn more about shingles on the face here.