Dermatology

What is the difference between a cyst and a boil?

Cysts and boils both cause lumps to form under the skin. They are often similar in appearance, but their causes and treatment are not the same. In this article, we provide an overview of cysts and boils, including their causes, symptoms, and treatment. We also explain how a person can tell the difference between the […]

Allergy Dermatology

How to remove henna: 7 easy methods

Henna is a paste that people can use to create a decorative, temporary tattoo. A henna tattoo will usually fade in a few weeks to months, but several effective methods can remove henna faster. Henna dyes the outermost skin layer, much like self-tanner. Many different exfoliating and cleansing methods may remove henna from the skin. […]

Dermatology

10 natural remedies for dandruff

Dandruff is a skin condition that affects the scalp, causing itchy, flaking skin and greasy patches. Causes of dandruff include: seborrheic dermatitis dry skin allergic reactions to hair and skin products other skin conditions, such as eczema or psoriasis diet overgrowth of a yeast-like fungus called Malassezia There are many over-the-counter (OTC) topical medications and […]

Dermatology

How to remove warts with salicylic acid

Warts are small, raised bumps on the skin. They may have small dots on their surface, which are blood vessels. Salicylic acid is a common way to remove them. There are many different types of the virus that causes warts. Warts happen when the virus causes skin cells to multiply faster than usual, creating a […]

Dermatology

Hot tub folliculitis: Everything you need to know

Hot tub folliculitis, or pseudomonas folliculitis, is a skin infection that results from bacteria called Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The infection is usually the result of using poorly maintained hot tubs. In this article, learn about the causes and symptoms of hot tub folliculitis, as well as what it looks like and how to treat it. Causes […]

Dermatology

What’s the best shower frequency?

In many parts of the world, taking a shower every day tends to be the norm. However, from a strictly medical perspective, it is not necessary for most people to shower this frequently. Personal hygiene does provide health benefits, and most people do need to shower regularly. In addition to its use for routine washing […]