Nodular acne is a severe form of acne. While it can be difficult to treat and manage, there are several treatment options available. Over-the-counter (OTC) products and good home care habits can offer some relief. However, nodular acne can be persistent. You’ll likely need your doctor’s help to get it under control.
People with cancer have many health concerns. Among them is the fact that treatments can affect the immune system, increasing the risk of infections like measles. “Getting measles at any time in your life is dangerous,” said Dr. Nicholas Rohs, assistant professor of hematology and oncology at the Tisch Cancer Institute at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. “But it’s particularly dangerous in people who are getting active cancer therapy.”
The measles vaccine has been so effective that the disea...
Hepatitis A vaccines help provide long-term protection from the hepatitis A virus. The virus causes liver disease that can last from a few weeks to several months. Hepatitis A doesn’t cause chronic liver disease and generally isn’t life-threatening, but symptoms can become severe.
Acne nodules are large, solid lumps that develop deep under the surface of your skin. Breakouts tend to occur on the face, neck, and chest, but can show up anywhere on the body. Acne nodules can become inflamed, infected, and very painful. If you have painful nodular acne, there are a few things you can do on your own to feel better. Your dermatologist can also offer you a variety of safe, effective treatments. Read on for 10 pain relief tips, including how to find the right dermatologist.
If you have acne, you’re not alone. About 80 percent of people between the ages of 11 and 30 experience acne outbreaks. In fact, acne can happen at any age. Severe acne is more than a few minor blemishes that clear up in a matter of days. It can cover a large area of skin. It can also cause swelling and hard, painful lesions. While it may take time to find what works for you, there are several effective treatments for severe acne. The right strategies can bring relief during outbreaks and pre...
Stevia rebaudiana is a South American plant used to make low- or zero-calorie sweeteners.
To date, there’s no clear evidence that stevia causes cancer when used in appropriate amounts. A 2017 review analyzed 372 studies of non-nutritive sweeteners. The researchers found that studies investigating the effects of these sweeteners is lacking, noting the need for more.
If you’ve ever found yourself in a situation where you couldn’t get someone to talk to you, or even acknowledge you, you’ve experienced the silent treatment. You may even have given it yourself at some point. The silent treatment can happen in romantic relationships or any type of relationship, including between parents and children, friends, and co-workers.
It can be a fleeting reaction to a situation in which one person feels angry, frustrated, or too overwhelmed to deal ...
Breast cancer is cancer that begins in lobules, ducts, or connective tissue of the breast. Breast cancer is staged from 0 to 4. The stage reflects tumor size, lymph node involvement, and how far cancer may have spread. Other things, such as hormone receptor status and tumor grade, are also factored into staging. This information is crucial to making treatment decisions and understanding your general outlook.
Stomach cancer is cancer that starts in the stomach. It’s staged according to how far it has spread (metastasized) at the time of diagnosis. In stage 4, stomach cancer has spread through tissue, the bloodstream, or lymph system to distant parts of the body. Cancer may be found in organs such as the liver, lungs, or distant lymph nodes. Stage 4 is also called advanced stomach cancer.
Ice chips may help some people undergoing chemotherapy eat better, according to a new study. Oxaliplatin (Eloxatin) is a chemotherapy drug used mainly to treat gastrointestinal cancers. The drug can cause oral side effects that include trouble eating and drinking, particularly cold items. Researchers say that patients who kept ice chips in their mouths during the infusion had less trouble eating and drinking than those who didn’t.
If you’ve ever cried after having sex, know that it’s perfectly normal and you’re not alone.
They might be happy tears, tears of relief, or a bit of melancholy. Tears during or after sex can also be a purely physical reaction.
Low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (LSIL) is a common abnormal result on a Pap test. It’s also known as mild dysplasia. LSIL means that your cervical cells show mild abnormalities. A LSIL, or abnormal Pap result, doesn’t mean that you have cancer.
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Every year, about women in the United States get ovarian cancer. But less than a third do genetic testing, according to a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
Among women with breast cancer, less than a quarter had genetic testing for cancer-associated mutations.