Answers About Contact Dermatitis

Many of us suffer from an itchy rash or dermatitis from time to time. These rashes can be due to having skin conditions such as eczema or seborrhea. However, many itchy rashes occur sporadically and on different parts of the body. One of the most common causes for an itchy rash is due to a condition called contact dermatitis.
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The Truth About Vitamin D

Information about vitamin D has become more prevalent in the media in recent years. While it has long been known that vitamin D can prevent a condition called rickets or osteomalacia (soft bones), there is mounting evidence that it can help prevent certain types of cancer, improve our immunity, cardiovascular health and more. We can synthesize vitamin D in our skin when we expose our skin to ultraviolet light. However, exposure to ultraviolet light can cause skin cancer. Is there a way to avoid skin cancer and insure that we have adequate amounts of vitamin D?
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How To Determine Your Skin Type

There are at least two different measurements to determine your skin type. A cosmetic skin type, in which you determine whether your face is oily, normal or dry which can help you select the right types of cosmetic products for your particular skin type. The Fitzpatrick skin type is the other measurement which is used by dermatologists to plan and advise you on medical care, and is important in determining your risk and propensity for developing skin cancer.
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