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Melasma

Melasma: Overview What is melasma? Melasma is a common skin problem. It causes brown to gray-brown patches, usually on the face. Most people get it on their cheeks, bridge of their nose, forehead, chin, and above their upper lip. It also can appear on other parts of the body that get lots of sun, such…

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Shingles: How to reduce your risk

Shingles: Overview What is shingles? Most people who get this disease develop a painful, blistering rash. Is it contagious? Yes, but you cannot give anyone shingles. While you have blisters, you can spread a virus. If that virus infects someone who hasn’t had chickenpox (or the chickenpox vaccine), the person can get chickenpox. If you…

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Scars

Scars: Overview What exactly is a scar? When you injure your skin, your body naturally repairs the damage. How your body repairs this damage depends on how deeply the injury penetrates your skin. If the injury damages the top layer of your skin, you’ll likely see new skin when the wound heals. To repair damage…

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Dyshidrotic Eczema

Dyshidrotic eczema: Overview What is dyshidrotic eczema? Dyshidrotic (dis-hi-drah-tic) eczema (DE) is a common group of skin conditions in which the skin cannot protect itself as well as it should, so the person often gets itchy, dry skin. DE causes itchy, dry skin. People also develop small, deep-seated blisters, usually on their hands. It’s also…

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