Tips to prevent and treat Bug Bites

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Although most bug bites are harmless, some can spread dangerous diseases like Zika virus, dengue, Lyme disease, and malaria. Particularly if you’re visiting areas with known insect-borne diseases, it’s important to take steps to reduce your risk.

To help prevent bug bites, dermatologists recommend the following tips. Please visit this website for tips to prevent and treat bug bites!

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Reference: https://www.aad.org/public/skin-hair-nails/injured-skin/bug-bites-and-stings#sthash.lHI8YQGs.dpuf

Keloids: How to prevent these raised scars

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If you have (or had) a keloid, you have a higher risk of getting another one.  You also have a higher risk if one (or more) of your parents, siblings, or children has (had) a keloid.

The good news is that there are things you can do to reduce your risk of getting a full-blown keloid. Please find the common causes of keloids and what you can do to prevent each from causing a keloid.

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Reference:  https://www.aad.org/public/diseases/bumps-and-growths/keloids#tips

Acne: Tips to Help You See Clearer Skin

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Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States. Although it’s common, accurate information about acne can be scarce. This can make it difficult to get clearer skin. The information on this site can help you understand acne and how to successfully treat it.

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Reference: http://www.aad.org/public/diseases/acne-and-rosacea/acne

Psoriasis Skin Care Guide

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Psoriasis (sore-EYE-ah-sis) is a chronic (long-lasting) disease. It develops when a person’s immune system sends faulty signals that tell skin cells to grow too quickly. New skin cells form in days rather than weeks.

The body does not shed these excess skin cells. The skin cells pile up on the surface of the skin, causing patches of psoriasis to appear. Psoriasis may look contagious, but it’s not.

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Reference: https://www.aad.org/public/diseases/scaly-skin/psoriasis

How to safely exfoliate at home

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Exfoliation is the process of removing dead skin cells from the outer layer of your skin. While some people believe that this improves the appearance of their skin, dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology say it’s not for everyone and – if not done properly – could do more harm than good. “For some people, exfoliation can actually make their skin worse – with increased redness or acne breakouts,” said board-certified dermatologist Rebecca Clare Tung, MD, FAAD, associate professor of dermatology, Loyola University Medical Center. “If you choose to exfoliate, it’s important to do so safely so that it does not damage your skin.

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