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Medical Skin Problems

Medical skin problems can be serious and life-threatening. Understanding medical skin problems is extremely helpful in diagnosing them early. This section covers everything to do with medical skin problems.

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Athletes Foot Overview

The same types of fungi that cause ringworm and jock itch can also lead to athlete's foot. What steps can you take to avoid getting this uncomfortable -- but treatable -- skin condition?


Quick Tips: Help for Acne

Acne isn't just for teenagers. Anyone can be affected! Learn acne basics plus easy ways to prevent and treat unwanted pimples. See more »

5 Common Skin Parasites

Whether you like it or not, certain critters may see you as a meal. Learn how to avoid common skin parasites like bedbugs, fleas, and lice See more »

5 Treatments for Scalp Psoriasis

Psoriasis affects more than 7.5 million Americans and can lead to unsightly flare-ups anywhere on the body, including the scalp. We teach you how to successful treat scalp psoriasis. See more »

5 Things to Know About Chicken Pox

Chicken pox is one of the most feared infections – who wants to be covered with itchy spots? Spot and treat chicken pox using our helpful guide. See more »

Quick Tips: Moles and Cancer

How can I tell if the new moles developing on my skin are cancerous? Read on to learn about identifying cancerous moles from benign marks. See more »

Do you know the signs of skin cancer?

Do you know the signs of skin cancer or think that skin cancer isn't a problem? See the signs of skin cancer to protect yourself and get informed. See more »

Do you have a mole that doesn't look right?

Not all mole changes signal melanoma, but it's important to have any changes checked out early. Learn what you should do if you have a mole that doesn't look right. See more »

Skin Cancer Q&A

In 1938, 1 in 10,000 people got melanoma. Today, it's 1 in 93. See skin cancer Q&A with dermatologist Nicholas Perricone to learn about risk factors and tips for prevention. See more »

The Basics of Skin Fungus

For many, the mere idea of a fungus living in one's skin is repulsive. But if you can distance yourself from the disgust, fungus is actually pretty fascinating. See more »

10 Causes and Treatments for Cold Sores

Cold sores are many things, and, unfortunately, they're caused by a virus that those infected will carry with them for the rest of their lives. Let's look at the causes and some treatments. See more »