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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...

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...

What Is Cushing’s Syndrome (Hypercortisolism): Symptoms and Treatment

What is Cushing’s syndrome? Cushing’s syndrome, also known as hypercortisolism, describes distinct symptoms exhibited in individuals who suffer prolonged exposure to the hormone cortisol. The condition is very rare, as it only affects 10 to 15 per 1 million people...

Living with Rosacea: Causes, Symptoms, Treatments

A skin condition, rosacea manifests as abnormal facial redness. Often beginning with a tendency to blush or flush more readily, rosacea can spread beyond the nose and cheeks to affect the forehead, chin, ears, chest, and back. Over time, people...

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...

Skin Cancer: Types, Symptoms and How It’s Treated

Skin cancer is one of the most common types of cancer and begins when cells in the skin start to grow abnormally and rapidly. Skin cancer cases have been increasing in recent years. It’s important to be familiar with the...

What’s Good for Athlete’s Foot? We’re Glad You Asked!

Here’s something you might not know about athlete’s foot—the fungus that causes it also causes jock itch, ringworm, and toenail fungus. That means when you’re infected with athlete’s foot (tinea pedis), which is the most common type of tinea infection,...

Pulmonary Embolism: How to Reduce Your Risk

Pulmonary embolism (PE) occurs when a clump of material, most often a blood clot, gets wedged in an artery within your lungs. It can be life-threatening, but when the condition is diagnosed and treated promptly, the risk for it turning...

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