Skin Irritation Archives - Dr. Amino

Skin Irritation

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...

What Is Fibromyalgia and Is There a Cure for the Pain?

Fibromyalgia is a disorder in which one experiences chronic pain and tenderness to touch. It is sometimes described as oversensitivity to sensations such as touch, light, or sound. Fibromyalgia pain and tenderness may come and go and are usually felt...

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,...

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...

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...

Cellulitis Skin Infection: What Causes It and How Do You Treat It?

Everyone gets the occasional dry skin, heat rash, or unexplained red patch on their skin from time to time. It’s completely normal to get reactions to everyday things. Too much sun, intense heat, and allergic reactions to plants, animals, or...

What in the World Is Cat Scratch Fever?

Cat scratch fever is more than just the title of a rock song. It’s also a serious bacterial infection that can lead to a number of unpleasant side effects. And, strangely enough, you can contract this illness from your very...

MRSA (Staph) Infection: What You Need to Know

Methicillin is an antibiotic in the penicillin family that used to be effective against staphylococci or staph infection. Now staph bacteria have built up a resistance to penicillin-related antibiotics, including methicillin. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a type of staph...

Poison Ivy: How to Spot It and How to Treat It

If you have ever lived near a forest or explored wooded areas, you may be familiar with the rhyme, “leaves of three, let it be.” Referring to poison ivy, if you brush up against this plant, your body may react...

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