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Skin Itching & Scratching

Skin Itching & Scratching
Skin Itching & Scratching can drive us up a wall. Everyone is itchy from time-to-time. However, for some of us, itchy skin can be much more severe—to the point of invading all aspects of our lives. Numerous factors can make us develop an itchy rash. Dry skin, poison ivy, skin conditions like eczema or psoriasis (skin cell build-up), a bug crawling on the skin, malfunctioning nerves (neuropathy), and other internal diseases (liver disease/kidney failure). Insect bites, allergic reactions (food allergies) and so many other agents may also trigger this itchy feeling.

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Cracked Heels Treatment

Cracked Heels Treatment

Even at the best of times, heels take a lot of abuse.  When we are standing, they bear more of our weight than any other part of the body.  With us moving, including walking and running they are exposed to all sorts of elements including rough, hard, and uneven surfaces both on the ground we walk and in our footwear.  Environmental humidity levels can also contribute to problems, whether there is excess moisture or dryness.

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Skin Itching & Scratching

Skin Itching & Scratching

Skin itching and scratching are some of the great scourges of human existence.  As the largest organ, the skin has millions of nerves.  These nerve fibers are miles long and cover every part of our skin. They help us to have all sorts of sensations, ranging all the way from itch and pain to more pleasurable and welcome feelings.

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Men’s Skin Care

Men’s Skin Care

Simplicity is key for most men.  We want a skin care routine that involves basic and speedy techniques.  If it takes more than a few minutes, it just isn’t going to happen…

Though men’s skin care can be like women’s, there are some notable differences.  Testosterone, the primary sex hormone in men, has strong effect on stimulating oil production.  This leads up to men having more oily skin, which has a big impact on how we approach skincare routines.

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Winter Dry Skin

Winter Dry Skin

James M Shehan, MD FAAD February 27, 2017 Key Points: The best ways to combat the problem of winter dry skin involve minimizing factors that will further irritate the skin and aggressive use of moisturizers. First, it is important to limit the length of showers and baths, and avoid using extremely hot water. Hot tub and/or swimming pool usage in…

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