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Solutions for Type 1 Herpes

Type 1 herpes apparently happens to almost everyone when they're young. You or may or may not remember an episode of one or more painful herpes blisters around your mouth or sores on your gums. The episode lasts seven to ten days, and if you are lucky, may then be gone for good.

Finding Relief for Hives

 That little welt itches and you try your best not to scratch it because when you do, it grows before your very eyes! If you are a truly hive prone person, just running your fingernail over normal skin can cause an itchy welt to form. And they all itch.

Solutions for Acne

What Is Known About Acne
Healthy Steps: Acne—First Steps
Healthy Steps: Acne—Full Program
Preventing Acne
From Dr. Deborah's Desk

Acne takes many forms, but even what a physician might see as mild acne can be a serious problem for the person suffering with it. Problem skin is generally considered an adolescent right of passage (albeit an unpleasant one), but the oily skin, clogged pores, and blemishes of acne plague many adults as well as teenagers.

Help for Dry Skin

Have you ever wondered whether your skin looks more human or reptilian, you have probably complained about dry skin. You represent the one out of three Americans with dry skin, and by now you’ve probably tried scores of moisturizers. But despite advertiser promises of smooth, soft skin, moisturizers generally do little to remedy the problem.

Solutions for Eczema

What Is Known: The True Cause of Eczema
Healthy Steps: Eczema—First Steps
Healthy Steps: Eczema—Full Program
Preventing Eczema
From Dr. Deborah's Desk

Updated December 8, 2012

Scratch, scratch, "don't scratch!"

If you've ever wished you could unzip from your old skin and step into a brand-new epidermis for one night just so you could get some sleep, you are probably all too familiar with the itchy, bumpy, blistery, crackling rash known as eczema. While you can't make like a snake and shed your existing skin, there are some simple steps you can take to naturally treat the eczema, alleviating the problem from the inside out.