Caring for one’s skin is all about taking care of one’s self. It is not considered an indulgence but more of a necessity. The main goal of having a skin care routine is to maintain the skin’s function at its best, with no irritation or any signs of skin disease.
The FDA issued Advisory No.2021-1543 warning the public to avoid purchasing the said skincare products because of failure to undergo through the agency’s registration process. Without undergoing proper registration and validation, FDA cannot assure the public on the products quality and safety.
Does wearing make-up ruin your skin? Back in the day, dermatologists were known to be against make-up or any form of cosmetic camouflage since many products then—think 80’s to early nineties —would cause a slew of unwanted effects such as acne, contact dermatitis, and hyperpigmentation. Instead, we would promote healthy natural looking skin sans any cosmetic product.
Shingles is caused by Herpes Zoster Virus (HSV), which is also the virus that causes chickenpox. Shingles occur in people who already had chickenpox at one point in their lives. When a patient is healed from chickenpox clinically, HSV goes into a “resting” mode or latent mode in the neurons.
There had been a lot of people (including doctors) who interchange a cream and an ointment. Knowing the difference between the two can help the patient and clinician decide on which preparation would benefit their condition more.
Herpes simplex is a viral infection caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV), a type of DNA virus. It can be classified into two, namely: HSV 1 associated with oral infections, while the HSV 2 causes mainly genital infections, but in recent times, each type can infect any site.