Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Q and A: How to avoid swimmer's ear

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My daughter is 7 and has been taking swim lessons this summer. She has been complaining about her ears hurting, and our pediatrician diagnosed her with otitis externa and prescribed eardrops. What is otitis ...

Inflammatory disorders

Factors linked to development of pediatric psoriasis identified

(HealthDay)—Atopic dermatitis, a family history of psoriasis, and skin viral and bacterial infection and fungal infections in early life are associated with pediatric psoriasis development, according to a study published ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Potential complications following dermal filler augmentation

Irish doctors highlight potential complications following buttock augmentation that can result in hospitalization in a case report being presented at the European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Automating ringworm diagnosis

Ringworm, known more correctly as dermatophytosis, is a skin infection caused by any of forty or so different types of microbial fungus. It causes inflammation and itchiness, making the skin scaly and forming a circular rash, ...

Medications

Microneedle patch delivers antibiotics locally in the skin

MRSA skin infections are often treated with intravenous injection of antibiotics, which can cause significant side effects and promote the development of resistant bacterial strains. To solve these problems, researchers at ...

Immunology

Research identifies obesity and infection link

The list of diseases and conditions complicated by obesity is a long one; it includes heart disease, cancer, diabetes and impaired wound healing, as well as skin infections. It is not always clear, however, in what way this ...

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