Yes, herpes can infect your eye. When it affects the front part of your eyeball (the cornea), it is called herpes keratitis. The cause of this herpes eye infection is none other than the herpes simplex virus (HSV). It is the same virus that can cause cold sores/fever blisters/orolabial herpes. In the same way [...]
The answer is yes! Babies get acne too! “Neonatal acne” or “neonatal cephalic pustulosis” is a common condition that crops up in the first few weeks or month of your baby’s life as little pimples of the forehead, cheeks and chin.
What causes baby acne? We don’t know exactly what causes this condition, but it [...]
There’s a medication that can make your eyelashes longer and fuller — it’s not mascara! The medication is called bimatoprost (trade name: Latisse). Originally, this medication was approved for the treatment of glaucoma. Doctors and patients started noticing that patients’ eyelashes became thicker. And thus, the use of bimatoprost (Latisse) to thicken and lengthen [...]
While we often think of men as the ones with receding hairlines and as the ones who bald, women do too! Androgenetic alopecia is the fancy term we use to refer to this common pattern of hair thinning and hair loss. We also call it pattern alopecia, and either male pattern hair loss or female [...]
“Jock itch” is the common term for a skin rash called tinea cruris. It is also known informally as ringworm of the groin, crotch rot, etc… It’s an infection with a fungus that causes the skin to be red, scaly and itchy. These fungi like warm, dark places like between the skin folds.
So how [...]
Do you have hair in places that you don’t want? If you’re a woman, maybe it’s in the mustache/beard area, neck, chest, or belly button. If you read the laser hair removal post, you know that one option may be to seek out laser treatment. However, there’s also a cream that physicians may prescribe [...]
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