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What can I do about head lice?

What are head lice? A louse egg, or nit, is about the size of a flake of dandruff. They are yellow or white, oval in shape, and they attach to hair close to the scalp. This environment provides an ideal temperature for incubating the egg. Head lice are tiny grey/brown insects. …

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Common causes of scalp tenderness and sensitivity

Scalp tenderness is a fairly common complaint, linked with several medical conditions that affect lots of people. Migraines, tension headaches, and autoimmune disorders like psoriasis can all cause the scalp to become inflamed, irritated, and painful. Sunburns, rashes, wounds, and insect bites also commonly cause scalp tenderness. Most cases of scalp tenderness clear …

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How to treat a wart?

A wart is a small growth with a rough texture that can appear anywhere on the body. It can look like a solid blister or a small cauliflower. Warts are caused by viruses in the human papillomavirus (HPV) family. The appearance of a wart depends on its location on the body and …

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How do you get rid of vaginal pimples?

Pimples around the female genital area are a common condition caused by a variety of factors. These bumps may be uncomfortable and irritating, but they are not serious in most cases. Vaginal pimples are similar in appearance to pimples that occur in other areas of the body. They can have different characteristics. …

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What causes pimples?

A pimple is a small pustule or papule. Pimples develop when sebaceous glands, or oil glands, become clogged and infected, leading to swollen, red lesions filled with pus. Also known as spots or zits, pimples are a part of acne. They are most likely to occur around puberty, but they can happen …

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What are the best ways to get rid of large pores?

Why do pores become enlarged? It may be possible to reduce the appearance of large pores and make them less visible. Every person’s skin is covered in tiny hairs, apart from on the palms of their hands and feet. Each hair follicle has a pore at the top of it. …

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What does it mean if I have a mole that itches?

Skin moles are normal and the result of skin growing in clusters, rather than spreading out. Most moles are harmless, but sometimes they become cancerous. Moles are brown or black and can appear anywhere on the skin. Most develop in early childhood and through early adulthood. A person can have …

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What to know about flat feet.

Most people have a gap under the arch of their foot when they are standing. The arch, the inner part of the foot is slightly raised off the ground. People with flat feet or fallen arches either have no arch, or it is very low. The feet of people with …

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How can diabetes affect the feet?

People with diabetes are prone to foot problems caused by prolonged periods of high blood sugar. There are two main foot problems, each of which can have serious complications. Diabetes is a disease where the body cannot produce insulin or cannot use it effectively. Insulin is the hormone that is responsible for helping …

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Foot problems: Causes and treatment

The feet take a lot of daily abuse from walking, running, jumping, and climbing, so naturally, they are subject to many different types of problems. From injuries to inflammation, several different types of damage and malfunctions can lead to foot problems. The feet are made of up 26 bones each, making …

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