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This post looks at finasteride, explaining what it is, what it is prescribed for, and what adverse effects it can…

This post is based on the free access article “Diagnostic Accuracy of Trichoscopy in Inflammatory Scalp Diseases: A Systematic Review”…

For this interview we turned to Dr Dimitris Rigopoulos, the founder and Co-Editor-in-Chief of the scientific journal Skin Appendage Disorders….

On the occasion of Psoriasis Awareness Week 2021, which ran from October 29 to November 4, we spoke with Dominic…

Delayed allergic reactions, also known as delayed hypersensitive reactions, occur days, weeks or even months after exposure. This post deals…

We spoke with Sarah T. Arron, MD, PhD, a dermatologist in Burlingame, California. For The Waiting Room, she has contributed…

Hair loss due to chemotherapy is well known, but is it well understood? This post is based on an editorial…

This year, World Vitiligo Day was held on June 25. We spoke with Yan Valle, CEO of the Vitiligo Research…

Onychomycosis is a fungal infection that deforms and discolors the nails. Through this post based on the free-access review article…

Smoking, apart from affecting the internal organs, can also affect skin and hair health. In the article “The Effects of…

If you have psoriasis, you have a higher probability of developing other autoimmune disorders, including celiac disease. The authors of…

Skin cancer is both preventable and treatable, yet it has become alarmingly common. The key to fighting skin cancer is…

Jock Itch

Jock itch is usually an itchy rash in the fold of skin in the groin. In men, the skin fold…

Shaving Rash

Shaving rash is a common problem for men, or for women who shave their bikini-line pubic hair. The medical term…

Rosacea

One of the most common causes of a red face is a skin disorder called ‘rosacea’. Estimates of the prevalence…

Red Face

Some people just naturally have a reddish face. Of course, if you work in the open air, you may acquire…

There is no magic drug to prevent the normal flushing caused by anxiety, but there are things that you can…

Flushing at the Menopause

Most women experience flushes around the menopause. They can be the earliest sign, so you can have them while your…

Blushing and Flushing

Flushing and blushing are two words used to describe the same thing – an involuntary and temporary redness to the…

Warts on the Face and Hands

Most people develop warts on their hands at some time in their life. They are harmless, and only matter because…

Verrucas

A verruca (plantar wart) is a wart on the sole of the foot. It is the same as a common…

Tattoos

Having a tattoo you hate used to be a real problem. Until lasers became widely accessible, it was very difficult…

Antiperspirants and Breast Cancer

Rumours have been spread on the Internet that using antiperspirants in the armpit might cause breast cancer and that shaving…

Pheromones

Pheromones are body scents that we cannot smell. Everyone has over 3 million sweat glands on their skin that are…

Sweaty Hands

Sweaty hands are annoying and embarrassing, particularly if you use a computer keyboard or your sweat smudges ink and wets…

Sweaty Feet

Because we normally wear shoes, the sweat from the foot cannot evaporate normally. This sweat rapidly becomes smelly because bacteria…

Sweaty Armpits

Clothing. Wear loose-fitting clothes made with natural fibres or specially formulated fabrics that absorb moisture. Consider using dress shields (sweat…

Sweating

Men are sweatier than women, even when you take body size into account. Scientists tested volunteers in a laboratory mock-up…

Stretch Marks

Stretch marks look like thin, stretched tissue, and that is more or less what they are. They appear in people…

Scars

Most injuries to the skin result in scars – tattoos are one of the few exceptions. We all have some…