Don’t Assume That Itch Down There Is a Yeast Infection

The symptoms of a vaginal yeast infection are familiar to many women: itching, irritation, and usually a thick white discharge. It’s easy to simply reach for the anti-fungal treatments. But if these symptoms come back often, or don’t respond to the usual treatments, it’s time to visit a doctor for a firm diagnosis because other conditions can mimic yeast.

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Do’s and Don’ts of Caring for Your Child’s Cast

“It’s itchy.” “It’s hot.” “It’s in the way.” Wearing a cast can be awkward for your child, admits Ryan Goodwin, MD, Director of Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery. But it’s sometimes the best way to help a broken bone heal correctly. Some fractures can be treated with splints or slings, he says. Others … Read More

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Does Dry Shampoo Actually Keep Your Hair Clean?

Imagine never having to take the time to wash and dry your hair ever again. No, you wouldn’t have to shave your head – just switch to dry shampoo, a spray-in product that advertises some of the same benefits as the wet goop you slather over your head. These alcohol- or starch-based sprays claim to … Read More

How to Deal If Your Psoriasis Leads to Psoriatic Arthritis

If you have psoriasis, you may think getting psoriatic arthritis is unavoidable. While it’s true that about one third of people with psoriasis will eventually develop psoriatic arthritis, there are a lot of new, effective treatments available to alleviate symptoms. What is psoriatic arthritis? Psoriatic arthritis is a form of inflammatory arthritis. Both psoriasis and … Read More