Light Therapy a Good Option for Pre-Cancerous Skin Lesions, Study Says

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Treating pre-cancerous skin spots with a type of light therapy may be more effective than the usual therapy -- freezing the lesions with liquid nitrogen, a new study suggests.

Health Tip: Soothing Psoriasis on the Feet

(HealthDay News) -- Psoriasis causes red, itchy skin plaques that commonly affect the bottoms of the feet.

Choose Wrinkle Treatments Wisely, FDA Advises

THURSDAY, Aug. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Injectable dermal fillers are widely used by people seeking to smooth out wrinkles, but it's important to know the risks of these products before using them, a U.S. government expert says.

Expert Offers Safe Splinter Removal Tips

SATURDAY, Aug. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The carefree barefoot days of summer can increase your risk of getting a splinter -- pieces of wood or other foreign bodies that are partially or fully stuck in the skin.

Orbactiv Approved for Drug-Resistant Skin Infections

THURSDAY, Aug. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The antibacterial drug Orbactiv (oritavancin) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat drug-resistant skin infections in adults, the agency said in a news release.

Shield Yourself From the Sun

SATURDAY, Aug. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although sunscreen and clothing provide some protection against the sun's harmful UV rays, sunburns can still happen.

Health Tip: Monitor a Blister

(HealthDay News) -- A blister usually can be managed at home with careful cleaning. But it's important to watch for signs of infection.

Painful, Itchy Patches Could Be Sign of Skin Cancer

WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Painful or itchy skin lesions could be a warning sign of skin cancer, researchers report.

iPads Can Trigger Nickel Allergies in Kids

MONDAY, July 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- When an 11-year-old boy in San Diego developed a nasty skin allergy, doctors traced it to the nickel in his family's iPad.

New Eczema Drug Shows Promise in Early Trials

THURSDAY, July 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new drug that scientists hope will relieve the debilitating itching of chronic eczema has shown promising results in early trials.