Itchy Scalp

Itchy Scalp? 5 Common Problems and Fixes

Tags: allergic reaction, dandruff, dermatitis, dermatologist, dermatology, eczema, hair, lice, psoriasis

If the embarrassment and nuisance of an itchy scalp bother you, find out what a doctor says about causes, treatments and when to worry.


Feet

How You Can Stop Foot and Toenail Fungus In Its Tracks

Tags: dermatologist, dermatology, diabetes, feet, foot health, foot pain, foot ulcers

Foot fungus and fungal toenails are a serious annoyance, but they can also spread and become a health problem, especially if you have diabetes or a weak immune system. Learn what to do to treat them.


Damaged Hair

Best Ways to Protect Your Hair From Sun Damage

Tags: dermatologist, dermatology, hair, summer, sun, sun exposure

The sun and heat of summer can wreak havoc on your hair’s health, especially if you have lighter and finer hair, or are African-American. Find out what steps you can take to protect it.


woman washing her face

Acne Products May Cause Dangerous Side Effects

Tags: acne, dermatologist, dermatology, side effects, skin care

Over-the-counter acne treatments can help keep your skin clear and blemish-free. But some lotions and gels could produce dangerous reactions that may, in rare circumstances, be life-threatening.


Applying Lip Balm

7 Signs Your Lip Balm Use Is Just a Bad Habit

Tags: bad habits, chapped lips, dermatologist, dermatology, dry skin, SPF

Lip balm may feel soothing on chapped lips, but it can become the basis for a bad habit -- and some kinds can make your dry lips even drier.


Loofah

Do You Know What’s Growing on Your Loofah?

Tags: dermatologist, dermatology, germs, mold, skin care, skin infection

What could be living in your loofah? If you don’t regularly dry, clean and replace your loofah, bacteria will take over -- and cause infections if given the opportunity.


manicure drying under lamp

Can Ultraviolet Nail Salon Lamps Give You Skin Cancer?

Tags: aging, cancer, dermatologist, dermatology, manicures, pedicure, premature aging, skin cancer

We all know the dangers of tanning beds, and how they can increase your risk for skin cancer. A new study examines whether it's equally ill-advised to park your perfectly polished fingertips under the ultraviolet lamp at the nail salon.


woman squeezing pimple on her face

Your 8 Biggest Acne Myths Busted

Tags: acne, dermatitis, dermatologist, dermatology, skin allergies, skin care, skin infection

We’ve all heard the folksy wisdom about acne prevention and treatment — like the myth that toothpaste or Listerine can dry up a zit. We put that statement and others to the test.


woman with bandage on her face

Skin Tags and Cysts: When You Should Worry

Tags: cysts, dermatologist, dermatology, skin care, skin tags, warts

Skin tags and cysts are common and usually harmless, but they may require treatment if they are painful or bleeding. They also can be mistaken for other conditions. Know when it’s time to see a doctor.


teenager looking at acne in mirror

4 Tips for Teenage Acne

Tags: acne, dermatologist, dermatology, skin care, teenager

Trouble with teen acne? These four tips may help clear things up and if the trouble persists, a dermatologist can help.