Dry skin is a very common skin problem and is often worse during the winter when environmental humidity is low (i.e., "winter itch"). It can occur at all ages and in people with or without other skin problems. Here is some explanation to why dry skin occurs and how it can be treated.
Poison ivy is coated with a resin-like sap, which contains a chemical called urushiol. Every part of the plant contains the resin: leaves, stems and roots. Most people only come in contact with the leaves, but it is important to remember the entire plant can produce an allergic reaction.
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There are three major types of skin cancer. The two most common are squamous cell carcinoma and basal cell carcinoma. The third is melanoma; while it is less common, it is the most dangerous kind. Learn about each type, the factors that can increase your risk of skin cancer, and the ABC’s of early detection.