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What Is Trypophobia? Is It a Real Phobia or a Faux-Phobia?

If you’ve ever experienced intense disgust or horror at the sight of small clustered holes, you may have trypophobia. So what is trypophobia? It is the fear of small holes or clusters of dots or bumps. Often, the offending image...

How to Get Rid of Jock Itch (Which Non-Jocks Get Too)

If you're wondering how to get rid of jock itch, you might also be thinking: “I’m not a jock. Why do I have the itch?” It’s a question doctors hear more often than you might think. Jock itch, scientifically known...

Allergic to Peanuts? Learn About Peanut Allergy Symptoms and Treatment

Allergic to peanuts? A common condition, peanut allergies are unfortunately on the rise in this country. In fact, the affliction now impacts nearly 2.5% of all children in the United States, though about 20% of those young people go on...

What Is Shingles: Causes, Symptoms and Contagiousness

Shingles cases are on the rise. In the United States, it is estimated that one in three people will succumb to the illness at some point in life. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that the reasons for the...

What You Need to Know About Impetigo: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

A contagious skin infection, impetigo is a common condition that results in the eruption of red sores on the face, hands, and feet. Over time, the sores form yellowish crusts and then burst. While some impetigo patients experience itching, others...

Breaking Out in Hives? Let’s Get Some Hives Relief

Hives, also known as urticaria, are red bumps that occur on the skin, but the exact appearance of hives depends on the person and the cause. They might appear as tiny swollen, pale or dark red bumps, or they can...

Getting Rid of Spider Veins: Varicose Veins Removal

Large veins that are often visible through the skin, varicose veins affect up to 35% of the people in the U.S. Also known as spider veins, varicose veins are actually normal veins that become damaged. More common in older patients...

How to Treat Scabies

While you may think of pirates when you hear the word scabies, this highly contagious skin condition actually affects over 300 million people worldwide. Scabies is a skin condition that is the result of an infestation of microscopic mites. As...

Kidney Failure: How it Happens and What You Can Do to Prevent It

Your kidneys are an important organ with a very important job; they filter waste products from your blood and help to control your blood pressure, electrolyte balance, and red blood cell production in your body. When your kidneys are not...

What Is Jaundice? Causes, Symptoms, Treatments

If you notice your skin has taken on a yellow hue or the whites of your eyes are yellowing, you may have jaundice due to a buildup of a chemical called bilirubin. Perhaps you are familiar with this condition, especially...

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