Five Excellent Non-Prescription Treatments For Dry Skin

In the winter months our skin tends to get dry. Sometimes, the dryness is so severe, the skin can crack and become painful. The combination of the dry cold air and dry heat in our homes is primarily responsible for drying our skin out. We tend to spend more time in the shower as well which removes even more moisture from our skin. In addition to limiting our time in the shower, here are some non-prescription creams to keep our skin moisturized and healthy.

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Common Skin Conditions Seen In Runners

Whether you are a long distance runner or beginner, your skin can take a beating from the trauma of running and the elements. Here is a list of the more common skin conditions that runners are more prone to.
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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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Excessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis)

Sweating is a necessary part of our physiology.  We need to sweat to cool our body and regulate our temperature.  However, millions of people suffer from excessive sweating.  This is called hyperhidrosis. Hyperhidrosis can be so severe that it can interfere with social and occupational functioning, ruin clothing and cause a lot of undue stress.
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Answers About Squamous Cell Carcinoma Of The Skin

Next to basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma is the second most common form of skin cancer. While usually more superficial early on, it tends to be more aggressive than basal cell carcinoma. Patients who have undergone transplants and patients who were treated with certain types of ultraviolet light have a higher risk for squamous cell carcinoma than basal cell carcinoma.
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An Experts Guide to Basal Cell Carcinoma

Many people think that there is only one type of skin cancer called melanoma. This may be because melanoma is the most deadly form of skin cancer. However, there is a skin cancer 10 times more common than melanoma called basal cell carcinoma. Basal cell carcinoma will be diagnosed more than two million times this year in the United States alone. While nowhere near as deadly as melanoma, basal cell carcinoma can result in disfigurement due to the destruction of the skin it is on, or from its removal.
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Dandruff Do’s and Dont’s

Many of us suffer from a scaly scalp commonly called dandruff. One of the most common causes of dandruff is a medical condition called seborrheic dermatitis.   While seborrheic dermatitis and the dandruff it causes cannot be cured, there are several things you can do that will control seborrheic dermatitis, and there are several things you can do to make it worse.
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An Experts Guide to Poison Ivy

As the weather begins to warm up, most of us start to get out our gardening gloves, hiking boots, fishing poles, picnic baskets and camping gear. Many of us will also unfortunately need to get out the calamine lotion for that itchy rash we call poison ivy. How do we get poison ivy, and what can we do to treat it?
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Cold Sores: Some Answers

Many people suffer from cold sores, which are sometimes called fever blisters. They are often brought about during an illness, sunlight exposure and sometimes physical or emotional stress. Having a cold sore can be embarrassing and emotionally distressing.

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