Medical News Today: What to know about lichen planus and psoriasis

Lichen planus and psoriasis are common skin conditions that can cause similar symptoms. Because of this, people may confuse the two. Both lichen planus and psoriasis can cause patches of scaly bumps or rashes on the skin. A doctor can usually tell the conditions apart with a physical exam, though they may need further tests …

Medical News Today: Cinco remedios caseros para tratar el pie de atleta

El pie de atleta es un problema cutáneo bastante frecuente que aparece en la zona de los pies debido a un hongo. Aunque rara vez es grave, sus síntomas pueden ser molestos. Los remedios caseros pueden ser bastante efectivos para tratar muchos casos de pie de atleta. Algunos de estos remedios pueden estar fácilmente disponibles …

Medical News Today: What is microneedling? Benefits and use

Microneedling is a method that some dermatologists use to treat different skin conditions. The technique involves using multiple tiny, sterile needles to puncture the skin and cause physical trauma. This trauma prompts the derma, a deeper layer of skin, to rebuild. Microneedling may help address many skin-related complaints, including: wrinkles scarring acne alopecia skin pigmentation …

Medical News Today: What to know about scalp infections

The scalp can become infected if fungus or bacteria enter the scalp through the hair follicles or damaged skin. Skin damage can result from common skin conditions, such as psoriasis and eczema. Bacteria cause some common infections, such as folliculitis and impetigo. Others, such as ringworm, are fungal. Symptoms vary between infections, though most cause …

Medical News Today: Best home remedies for an itchy scalp

Dandruff, psoriasis, eczema, and head lice are common causes of an itchy scalp. Regardless of the cause, various home remedies can help relieve an itchy scalp, or scalp pruritus. People can use essential oils, colloidal oatmeal, and over-the-counter (OTC) products to relieve the itch. People with persistent scalp itch that does not respond to natural …

Medical News Today: Acne: How common drug changes skin microbiome

Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States, but its exact causes are poorly understood. A new study uncovers how a common acne drug alters the balance of bacteria in our skin. How does a change in the skin microbiome improve acne? Isotretinoin, known by the brand name Accutane, is commonly used …