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Dermatologist: Got a rash? You might be allergic to nickel
HealthDay News via The Philadelphia Inquirer
Nickel is one of the most common causes of a skin rash that occurs due to contact with an allergen, a dermatologist says. This type of rash, allergic contact dermatitis, can be caused by nickel in jewelry, a patient's diet, nickel in a medical implant or nickel in a medication that's applied to the skin, said Dr. Jennifer Chen, a clinical assistant professor of dermatology at Stanford Hospital and Clinics, in Stanford, California.
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Black Henna sparks treatment spike
Londonderry Sentinel
The British Skin Foundation says so-called "black henna" temporary tattoos are resulting in an increase in reactions at dermatology clinics. Parents hoping to treat their children to a temporary tattoo on holiday or at the funfair, along with party-goers at festivals may not realize the dangers of BHTT.
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Skin cancer more aggressive with fewer moles present
Live Science
People who have fewer moles may be at higher risk for aggressive melanoma than those with more numerous moles, according to a new study.
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Teledermatology helps patients help themselves
Dermatology Times
Telemedicine, the remote delivery and follow-up of medical services and clinical data via telecommunications technology, is as widely practiced in dermatology as it is in any medical discipline—indeed, teledermatology has become a term unto its own.
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Skin cancer can be deadly, but in less severe cases, may cause scarring
Daily News
More than 2 million Americans annually are diagnosed with some kind of skin cancer, which is the most common cancer in the U.S. and around the world. "Skin cancer is a malignant tumor of the skin," says Rosenberg. "It's very common, but can be as deadly as any other cancer. However, skin cancer is also a very treatable and often curable cancer, especially when caught early."
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Psoriasis linked to higher risk of depression
HealthDay News via WebMD
People with psoriasis may be twice as likely to experience depression as those without the common skin condition, regardless of its severity, a new study suggests.
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Nd:YAG laser treatment effective for papulopustular rosacea
Researchers Dr. Joo Hee Lee, et al, conducted a pilot study to determine the efficacy of treating mild to severe papulopustular rosacea with a long-pulsed 1064nm neodymium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet laser set on rejuvenation mode. LPND treatment on rejuvenation mode significantly decreased papule/pustule activity and improved non-transient erythema scores compared with baseline.
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Head lice: Researchers identify widespread resistance to common treatments
Medical News Today
All over the country, students and parents are busy preparing for the back-to-school season. Part of this preparation is likely to involve stocking up on lotions to combat the dreaded head lice, estimated to infest the scalps of around 6-12 million children in the U.S. every year. Such efforts may prove a lost cause, however, after new research finds the parasites are mutating to develop resistance to some common treatments.
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Dermatologist offers tips for recognizing, avoiding bed bug infestations
Infection Control Today
The number of bed bug infestations across the United States has risen over the past several years, and that's bad news for travelers. Fortunately, there are precautionary measures that everyone can take to avoid bringing unwanted guests into their home. According to board-certified dermatologist Dr. Theodore Rosen, professor of dermatology at Baylor College of Medicine, and chief of dermatology service at Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Houston, the recent resurgence of bedbugs can be traced back to the ban on strong insecticides, like DDT, which had virtually eliminated the pests.
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