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  1. Yeast Skin Infection
  2. Chickenpox: Preventing SkinInfections
  3. Ringworm of the Skin Explains ringworm causes, symptoms, and progression. Covers how it is diagnosed and treated. Includes information on medicines. Covers behaviors that increase risk of ringworm. Offers prevention and home treatment tips.
  4. Impetigo Briefly looks at impetigo, a common bacterial skin infection in children. Covers causes and symptoms. Covers treatment with antibiotics. Explains that it is contagious. Offers prevention tips.
  5. Athlete's Foot Discusses causes and symptoms of athlete's foot. Lists behaviors that increase risk. Covers when to see doctor. Covers treatment options, including medicine choices. Offers home treatment and prevention tips.
  6. Ringworm of the Scalp or Beard
  7. Cellulitis Discusses cellulitis, a skin infection caused by bacteria. Discusses how bacteria can get into the body through cuts, scrapes, and broken skin. Covers symptoms. Discusses treatment with antibiotics. Offers prevention tips.
  8. Skin Changes Discusses common skin changes and possible causes. Includes info on skin cancer. Includes home treatment tips for adults and children.
  9. Skin, Hair, and Nails Provides links to information about skin, hair, and nail health. Includes info about skin cancer, hair loss, nail infections, acne, and skin protection.
  10. Care for a Skin Wound Learn how to care for your cut or scrape so it will heal and won't get infected.
  11. Fungal Culture for Fungal Nail Infections
  12. Fungal Nail Infections
  13. Treating a Nail Infection
  14. Fungal Infections: Risks of Oral Antifungals
  15. Types of Fungal Nail Infection
  16. Medical History and Physical Exam for HIV Infection Covers the questions your doctor will ask when you are first diagnosed with HIV. Also includes what will be checked during physical exam, including temperature, weight, eyes, mouth, and skin.
  17. Swollen Glands, Hernias, and Other Lumps Under the Skin Discusses possible causes of swollen glands and other lumps under the skin. Covers bacterial and viral infections, noncancerous growths, hernias, aneurysms, and swelling caused by cancer. Includes an interactive tool to help you decide when to call a doctor.
  18. Nail Infection: Should I Take Antifungal Pills? Guides you through decision to take medicine for nail fungal infection. Explains fungal infections and why treatment might be needed. Lists other treatments. Includes interactive tool to help you make your decision.
  19. Surgical Nail Removal for Fungal Nail Infections
  20. Nonsurgical Nail Removal for Fungal Nail Infections
  21. Fungal Culture for Athlete's Foot
  22. Boils Briefly covers boils, bumps under the skin often caused by infected hair follicles. Explains that bacteria form an abscess (pocket of pus). Covers home treatment. Also discusses when you should call a doctor. Includes info on how to prevent boils.
  23. Capsaicin Covers capsaicin found in some hot peppers. Looks at its use as dietary supplement to improve digestion and fight infection, topical skin products to relieve headaches and joint pain, and skin patch for postherpetic neuralgia. Covers safety, side effects.
  24. Pinworms
  25. Lymphedema: Managing Lymphedema Discusses steps to avoid swelling from lymphedema if you've had lymph nodes removed or had radiation, especially for cancer. Covers how to prevent infection. Includes exercise to help circulation. Includes care of affected arm or leg, and skin and nails.
  26. Warts and Plantar Warts
  27. Warts: Electrosurgery and Curettage
  28. Seabather's Eruption
  29. Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) Discusses methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), a type of staph bacteria. Covers how it is spread. Discusses antibiotic resistance of MRSA. Covers symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
  30. Lyme Disease Discusses Lyme disease, an infection spread by ticks. Includes info on deer ticks. Covers symptoms and Lyme disease tests. Covers treatment with antibiotics. Includes info on complications from not treating Lyme disease. Offers prevention tips.
  31. Molluscum Contagiosum
  32. Rash, Age 11 and Younger Discusses common skin rashes that affect those 11 and younger. Covers chickenpox, diaper rash, prickly heat, and contact dermatitis. Offers home treatment tips for fever and itching. Includes interactive tool to help you decide when to call a doctor.
  33. Anthrax Discusses anthrax, a disease caused by Bacillus anthracis bacteria. Covers symptoms based on the three types of infection. Discusses treatment with antibiotics and other medicines. Covers anthrax vaccine. Offers tips on reducing exposure risk.
  34. Heat Rash Discusses heat rash (prickly heat). Looks at causes and symptoms of heat rash in babies. Covers signs of infection. Offers home treatment and prevention tips.
  35. Smallpox Discusses smallpox, a contagious infection caused by the variola virus. Covers symptoms and how it's diagnosed. Discusses how it's spread. Discusses smallpox vaccine, including who should have it and who should not. Covers smallpox as a biological weapon.
  36. Rash, Age 12 and Older Lists common causes of skin rashes in those 12 and older. Covers allergies, chronic skin problems like eczema, or contact with poisonous plants like poison oak. Covers home treatment. Includes interactive tool to help you decide when to call a doctor.
  37. Necrotizing Fasciitis (Flesh-Eating Bacteria) Discusses rare flesh-eating bacterial infection. Includes info on Fournier gangrene. Covers symptoms and how it is diagnosed. Looks at treatment with medicine, surgery, and oxygen therapy. Covers treatment for complications caused by the infection.
  38. Pilonidal Disease Discusses infection caused by problems near the crease between the buttocks. Covers symptoms, which include cysts that might drain. Offers home treatment tips. Covers treatment with incision and drainage or removal.
  39. Fifth Disease
  40. Blisters Discusses causes of blisters, including injury and infection. Offers symptom checklist to help you decide when to call a doctor. Offers home treatment and prevention tips.
  41. Blister Care Learn how to care for your blister so it will heal and won't get infected.
  42. Swimmer's Itch
  43. Thrush
  44. Chickenpox: Controlling the Itch Guides you through how to control itching when you or your child has chickenpox (varicella) rash. Includes home treatment with baths, over-the-counter medicines, and lotions. Covers avoiding scratching to prevent infection and scarring.
  45. Tracheostomy for Obstructive Sleep Apnea Discusses tracheostomy to treat obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). This surgery is done only for severe OSA. Explains that permanent opening in windpipe is created. Discusses possible complications, including lung infection, trouble talking, or scar tissue.
  46. Chickenpox (Varicella) Discusses vaccine-preventable illness that causes itchy rash and red spots or blisters (pox) all over the body. Covers home treatment, including resting and taking medicines to reduce fever, itching. Includes info on shingles.
  47. Physical Exam for Genital Warts (Human Papillomavirus) for Men Explains how it is done. Covers why it is done, such as visible genital warts, having a human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, and having sex partner with genital warts. Includes possible results of the exam.
  48. Shingles Discusses shingles, a condition caused by the virus that causes chickenpox (herpes zoster). Discusses who is most likely to get it. Describes how shingles rash causes pain and the treatment for it. Includes info on the shingles vaccine.
  49. Tattoo Problems
  50. Nail Problems and Injuries
  51. Body Piercing Problems
  52. Syphilis: Chancre
  53. Diabetes and Wound Care Learn the signs of infection with diabetes so that small skin problems don't become serious.
  54. Symptoms of Lyme Disease
  55. Blister Care
  56. Cryotherapy (Cryosurgery) for Genital Warts
  57. Laser Surgery for Genital Warts
  58. Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure (LEEP) for Genital Warts
  59. Stages of Lyme Disease
  60. Lyme Disease Test Discusses antibody test used to detect Lyme disease. Covers two types of test (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay and Western blot test). Covers why and how they are done. Includes info on what results mean.
  61. Misdiagnosis of Lyme Disease
  62. Preventing Blisters
  63. Broken Blisters: Home Treatment
  64. Shingles: Should I Get a Shot to Prevent Shingles? Topic guides you through the decision to get the shingles vaccine. Explains your chances of getting shingles and how well the shot works. Lists risks and benefits of getting the shot. Includes interactive tool to help you make your decision.
  65. Puncture Wounds
  66. Syphilis: Gummata
  67. Accidental Needle Sticks
  68. Care for Minor Burns Learn how to treat minor burns and prevent infection, and when to see a doctor.
  69. Warts: Using Salicylic Acid
  70. Using Tape to Remove Warts
  71. Cryotherapy for Warts
  72. Laser Surgery for Warts
  73. Electrocautery for Genital Warts
  74. Surgical Removal of Genital Warts by Excision
  75. Warts: Should I Treat Warts? Guides you through the decision to have warts or plantar warts removed. Discusses types of treatments and their benefits and risks. Includes interactive tool to help you make your decision.
  76. Jellyfish Sting: Home Treatment

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