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Skin Blisters

How Do You Get Rid of a Cyst?

The Internet is filled with videos and pictures of people (and doctors!) popping cysts or even lancing the skin to pull out a cyst. Let’s be clear—do not pop, squeeze or lance a cyst—this is not safe. So how do...

Genital Herpes: Symptoms, Treatment and Risks

Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted infection, or STI, meaning it is spread through sexual contact including vaginal, anal, and oral sex. Genital herpes is not the name of the virus, but rather the common symptom. The virus that causes herpes is called herpes simplex, and there are...

Vibrio Vulnificus: The Flesh-Eating Bacteria

Affecting humans and primates, Vibrio vulnificus is a type of bacillus found in warm, shallow ocean water. First discovered in 1979, this organism is common in the Gulf of Mexico as well as parts of the East and West Coasts...

What Is Psoriasis: Causes, Symptoms, Treatments

A chronic skin condition, psoriasis affects up to 2.2% of Americans. Still, many people know next to nothing about this debilitating illness. So, what is psoriasis, anyway? A disease in which the life cycle of skin cells is accelerated, psoriasis...

Syphilis: Causes, Symptoms, Cure

Syphilis is a sexually transmitted bacterial infection that is spread through vaginal, anal, and oral sex. Syphilis has existed for thousands of years and has been a health concern since as early as the 15th and 16th centuries. According to...

Got Shingles? Here’s How to Treat Shingles at Home

A red blistery rash, acute localized pain, fatigue, headache, and fever are just a few of the symptoms shingles sufferers face. You may have shingles if you are experiencing these or other unusual signs and had developed chickenpox in the...

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...

Necrotizing Fasciitis: Flesh-Eating Disease Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

Necrotizing fasciitis, more popularly known as “flesh-eating disease,” is a rare but potentially fatal condition. Each year, approximately 200,000 humans contract the disease worldwide. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), through the Active Bacterial Core surveillance (ABCs) system...

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