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How to use essential oils for scars
Some essential oils may combat infection and inflammation, which can help wounds heal and improve skin health. Here, learn about the evidence behind these essential oils and how to use them to help prevent scars. (Medical News Today)

What can cause rectal pain?
Many factors can cause rectal pain. This article looks at the causes of pain around the rectum, the symptoms, and ways to relieve it at home. (Medical News Today)

Why have my toes turned red?
The toes can turn red because of cold weather, injuries, infections, or other health issues. Learn more about the causes and treatments here. (Medical News Today)

What causes numbness and tingling?
Numbness and tingling can occur in different parts of the body. Though they are often harmless sensations, some serious conditions can cause numbness and tingling. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Can itchy armpits be a sign of cancer?
Itchy armpits may occasionally be due to cancer, although there are many more likely causes. Infections and underlying skin conditions are some other reasons. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Home remedies for relief from chickenpox symptoms
There is no cure for chickenpox, but the infection usually clears up without treatment within a couple of weeks. In the meantime, people can use home remedies to ease the symptoms. (Medical News Today)

What are the best ways to cut an ingrown toenail?
People can prevent ingrown toenails by cutting the nails properly. However, cutting an already ingrown nail at home can make it worse. This article covers home treatment, safety considerations, and how doctors can treat ingrown toenails. (Medical News Today)

What to do about strawberry legs
Strawberry legs occur when small black spots, resembling strawberry seeds, appear on the legs after shaving them. Treatments include moisturizing creams. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about ingrown toenail surgery
When ingrown toenails are not treatable at home, a doctor may recommend minor surgery. Learn about the recovery time, risks, and different procedures here. (Medical News Today)

Pimple scab remedies
When pimples form, people may pick or pop them, which might cause a scab to form. Protecting the area from further irritation, as well as practicing good skin hygiene, can help scabs heal. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about split nails
A split nail can occur for many reasons, including trauma or injury to the area. Home remedies involve holding the nail in place until the split grows out. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Salicylic acid vs. benzoyl peroxide: What to know
Salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide are two common ingredients in acne medications. Learn about the benefits and side effects of each here. (Medical News Today)

What can cause anal swelling?
Many factors can cause anal swelling, or a swollen anus, which can be itchy or painful. Home remedies and treatments can help. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What to do about steroid acne
The use of steroids can lead to steroid acne. Treatment options include topical creams and ointments. Prevention usually focuses on avoiding steroids or taking preventive measures. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about plantar callus
Plantar calluses are hard, thickened areas of skin on the feet. Here, learn what causes them, treatments and remedies, and how to stop plantar calluses from forming. (Medical News Today)

What to do about chin pimples
People can develop pimples almost anywhere on the skin, including on the chin. Remedies include washing the face regularly and using topical ointments. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What causes dark circles under the eyes?
Many people have dark circles under their eyes. In this article, we look at possible causes and home remedies for dark circles under the eyes. (Medical News Today)

Blisters between the toes: Causes and treatments
Blisters often occur between the toes due to friction, but they can also be a symptom of various skin disorders. Learn about causes and treatments here. (Medical News Today)

What to do about an ingrown hair on the penile shaft
An ingrown hair on the penile shaft occurs when a hair grows into the skin. Ingrown hairs do not usually require treatment, but some remedies can improve the symptoms. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

5 ways to get rid of blisters
It is possible to help a blister heal by applying lemon balm, coconut oil, or aloe vera to it. Prevention is also possible. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about acne face maps
Face mapping links the locations of acne breakouts on the face with certain health conditions. We look at the science behind acne face maps and what can cause breakouts in specific areas of the face. (Medical News Today)

Nail strengthening tips
People can strengthen their nails by practicing proper nutrition, drinking plenty of water, and avoiding certain nail products. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about anal warts
Anal warts develop due to the human papillomavirus. They can cause itching, bleeding, and other symptoms. Treatment may involve topical medications, liquid nitrogen, or surgical removal. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Does vitamin A help reduce skin cancer risk?
A new study suggests that people who have a higher vitamin A intake may have a lower risk of developing a common form of skin cancer. (Medical News Today)

What to do about pigmentation
Pigmentation, or discoloration of the skin, can respond to home remedies, including the application of aloe vera and apple cider vinegar. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

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