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Skin Care and Diseases

NetWellness receives many questions about the skin and how to take care of it. The skin is not only the largest organ in the human body; it is also one of the most complex. Our skin protects us from our environment, including injury, infection, heat, and light.1 Skin is often taken for granted and ofte (More)


Understanding Skin Care and Diseases

  • Chronically Sweaty Hands? Surgery May Help
  • Contact Dermatitis & Eczema: Going Beyond the Rash
  • Gimme Shelter: How to Protect Yourself from the Sun
  • Insect Bites Are Not to Be Taken Lightly
  • Moisture Is Key to Keeping Skin Healthy in Winter
  • Outsmarting Skin Cancer
  • Pattern Hair Loss Sometimes Treatable -- But Also Inevitable
  • Safe Tanning - Is it Possible?
  • Skin Health and Restoration
  • Skin Protection
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  • Commonly Asked Questions


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  • Allergy Shots for Eczema?
  • Good Face Cleansers for Blackheads?
  • Home Remedies for Toe Nail Fungus?
  • Infants and Sun Exposure
  • Is Eczema an Autoimmune Disease?
  • Skin Care in Africa?
  • Spray vs. Lotion Sunscreens
  • What are Brown Patches on Cheeks?
  • What are my Chances of Melanoma Recurrence?
  • What Causes Skin Rash by Sun Exposure?
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    Last Updated: Apr 15, 2016