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Nail Pitting: What's Going On With Your Fingernails? - Verywell Health

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Nail pitting refers to dents, ridges, or holes in the fingernails or toenails. The dents in the nails can be shallow or deep. It's typically a symptom of another condition, such as psoriasis, an autoimmune disease that causes skin cell overgrowth and buildup. triocean / Getty Images What Is Nail Pitting? Dents, ridges, and holes in the nails can occur due to an issue with how the layers in the superficial nail plate develop. The superficial nail plate is the hard part of the nail that is made up of a type of protein known as keratin, which also makes up your hair and skin. The superficial nail plate protects the skin underneath. One condition often associated with nail pitting is nail psoriasis. Roughly 50% of people with psoriasis also have symptoms that affect their nails. Nail psoriasis is more likely to affect your fingernails than your toenails.   Some research has found that people over the age of 40 have nail pitting twi

This disease strips the color from their skin. Now, people with vitiligo debate whether to treat or embrace their condition - The Boston Globe

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V alarie Molyneaux is used to puzzled looks when she says she was born Black. Her arms and much of her face, after all, are ivory white. The transformation started about 20 years ago with a single white spot on her left thumb. The dime-sized spot, was followed by another, and then another. The retired kindergarten teacher, once dark skinned, was literally turning white. She describes how desolate she felt when a doctor first told her she had vitiligo, a chronic immune disorder, and that there was no cure for the rapidly spreading white patches that were taking over her dark skin. "I was on my church board, attended neighborhood meetings, and I dropped so many things and so many friends because I was so depressed," Molyneaux said. Today, there's new hope for the estimated 3 million Americans with vitiligo, thanks in no small part to research at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, a hub for vitiligo research and treatment. Valarie Molyneaux and he

Global Allergic Conjunctivitis Market – Recent Industry Trends and Projected Industry Growth 2021 – 2026 - Northwest Diamond Notes

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Neosporin in Nose: What it Can Treat or Prevent - Healthline

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You likely know about Neosporin and other antibiotic ointments for their use on cuts that need help healing, maybe on your arm or your leg. But these ointments can also be applied in and around your nose for a variety of purposes. Keep reading to find out what Neosporin in your nose can and can't be used for, along with best practices for use. Neosporin is an ointment that contains three types of antibiotics: neomycin, polymyxin, and bacitracin. This ointment is available over-the-counter, and people commonly use it to prevent skin injuries from becoming infected. Neosporin is also available as a generic ointment, often labeled as a "triple antibiotic ointment." Some people also use petroleum jelly as an alternative to triple antibiotic ointments like Neosporin. If you read the product labels carefully, the labels mention not putting the ointment in the nose (as well as keeping it out of your eyes and mouth). For this reason, it's a good idea to check with your doctor

Pink Eye in Pregnancy: Safe Treatments and More - Healthline

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You thought your eye was just bloodshot from being tired (hello, pregnancy exhaustion), but now it's also itchy, throbbing, and — ugh — crusty. That means you have pink eye, right? Probs. Pink eye, aka conjunctivitis, is pretty common and thankfully, nearly always harmless. But since being pregnant can complicate even mild illnesses, you might be nervous about treating pink eye while expecting. The good news is pink eye is super treatable during pregnancy and doesn't pose much of a threat to you or your baby. The bad news is the same as it is for everyone else: Your eye is going to look and feel like a hot mess for a few days. Here's how to know if you have pink eye, plus how you can treat and prevent it during pregnancy. Pink eye is an inflammation of the conjunctiva, a membrane that covers the white part of your eye and the inside of your eyelid. The inflammation is often caused by a viral or bacterial infection, but not always: Sometimes, the inflammation happens becaus

11 rare and freaky mental illnesses that take bizarre to a whole new level - Mashable SE Asia

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Stay updated with the latest in Tech, Science, Culture, Entertainment, and more by following our Telegram channel here. The human mind is a truly mysterious thing. While we do know how it functions and how different areas of the brain affect our motor functions, our emotions, and even our personalities, there are still plenty of things that even the most informed experts can't explain about the human psyche. As more effort goes into the study and analysis of the human mind, experts have also come to discover more inexplicable psychological phenomena. Among these are mental illnesses so bizarre that they seem to be plucked straight out of horror stories or outlandish fairy tales. Thankfully, many of the truly odd ones are extremely rare, but that doesn't diminish the absolutely maddening (and often horrifying) symptoms and mental side effects that they afflict upon their victims. Here are ten of the most bizarre and stupefying mental disorders ever diagnosed.

Nizoral for Acne: Effectiveness, How to Use - Healthline

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Nizoral is a prescription antifungal topical that's used to treat a variety of fungal infections. Its most common use is to treat tinea versicolor, a condition that causes lighter or darker scaly patches of skin. In addition, some studies suggest that Nizoral is an effective treatment for acne that's caused by fungal overgrowth. In this article, we take a closer look at what Nizoral is and whether it may be an effective acne treatment. Nizoral is the brand name of the antifungal medication ketoconazole. This medication is available in various forms, such as a topical cream, shampoo, and oral medication. It's often used to treat the following conditions: The medication works by inhibiting an enzyme in fungi called cytochrome P450 14 alpha-demethylase . This disruption of the fungi's structure slows and may even stop fungal growth. In addition to Nizoral, other topical antifungal agents might help treat fungal acne. Talk with a doctor to find out which one may be best su

What Is Acquired Ichthyosis? - Skin Health - Verywell Health

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Ichthyosis represents a group of skin disorders that cause dry, scaly, or thick skin. There are two main types of ichthyosis: hereditary and acquired. Most cases are hereditary and can affect any gender or ethnicity. Acquired cases are most often caused by an underlying disorder such as:  Acquired ichthyosis has also been associated with the use of certain medications, such as niacinamide, Tagamet (cimetidine) and Lamprene (clofazimine).  Acquired ichthyosis vulgaris, also known as fish scale disease because of the pattern in which dry, dead skin accumulates, is the most common type of acquired ichthyosis. This type of ichthyosis appears most often in adulthood and may appear any time before or after the diagnosis of a systemic condition.  Both types of ichthyosis are considered rare, with less than 200,000 cases diagnosed in the United States each year.  Acquired Ichthyosis Symptoms 

Pitted keratolysis: Causes, symptoms, and how to treat it - Medical News Today

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Pitted keratolysis is a bacterial infection of the skin that affects the soles of the feet or the palms of the hands. People with physical jobs that require them to wear enclosed footwear for extended periods, such as those working as farmers or soldiers, may be more likely to develop the infection because bacteria thrive in dark, moist conditions. In this article, learn more about pitted keratolysis, including its causes, symptoms, and treatment. Share on Pinterest Pitted keratolysis can affect both the feet and hands. Image credit: Evan Saap, 2016 Pitted keratolysis is a bacterial infection of the skin. It can affect the palms of the hands and, more commonly, the soles of the feet, particularly the weight-bearing areas. This infection causes small depressions, or pits, in the top layer of the skin. It can also lead to a bad smell. Pitted keratolysis usually affects people who wear enclosed warm footwear for long periods, including soldiers, sailors, and athletes. It also tends to be

How Is Seborrheic Dermatitis Diagnosed and Treated in Black People? - Healthline

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According to the National Eczema Association, eczema affects roughly 31.6 million people in the United States. Eczema is an umbrella term for multiple skin conditions, such as atopic dermatitis or contact dermatitis, that are characterized by itchy, inflamed skin. Seborrheic dermatitis is a type of chronic eczema that has a very distinct presentation — especially in the way that it can appear on the skin in Black people. In this article, we'll explore what seborrheic dermatitis is, how it may present in Brown and Black skin, and how to treat and manage this chronic skin condition. Seborrheic dermatitis is a type of eczema that causes skin redness, scaly patches of skin, and dandruff. In infants, seborrheic dermatitis is known as cradle or crib cap and causes oily or crusty patches of skin on the infant's scalp. Seborrheic dermatitis is believed to be caused by a variety of factors, such as: excessive oil production hormonal changes yeast overgrowth allergic reactions It often a