5 Amazing Tips for Soothing Itchy Skin

5 Amazing Tips for Soothing Itchy Skin

Our cold, dry, Minnesota winters and humid summers can be brutal on your skin. So to help you out, we’ve compiled these five handy tips for dealing with itchy skin. To help soothe itchy skin, dermatologists recommend the following tips: Apply a cold, wet cloth or ice...
Protect Your Skin From Cold-Weather Risks

Protect Your Skin From Cold-Weather Risks

When the temperature dips below freezing, it’s critical to protect your skin from cold-weather health risks. Frostbite occurs when the skin – and sometimes the tissue beneath the skin – freezes due to prolonged exposure to cold temperatures. Depending on how long and...
What is Shingles?

What is Shingles?

Shingles is the same virus that causes chickenpox. If you had chickenpox, the virus that caused it is still in your body. When the chickenpox cleared, the virus moved from your skin to your nerves. Should this virus travel back to your skin, you will get shingles...

What is Hand Foot and Mouth Disease?

Hand Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD) is a contagious illness caused by a virus. A few different types of viruses can cause this disease, but the predominant virus tends to be the Coxsackie A-16 virus and other enteroviruses. The initial signs of infection are a mild...

What Are Warts?

Warts are a common skin infection caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). The HPV virus causes excessive and rapid growth of keratin, a hard protein on the top layer of skin, resulting in warts. They can appear anywhere on the skin but most commonly on the hands,...