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Side Effects of Shingles Vaccine Are Common, but Short-Lived

Shingles is not your average rash. The painful, itchy red stripe caused by shingles can last up to 10 days, while long-term nerve pain, a common complication, can persist for months or years. In the rare event that the outbreak appears on your face, it can even cause blindness. Luckily,…

How to Manage Sensitive Skin

✅ This article was reviewed by Cecile Levy, MD, member of our MedShadow Medical Advisory Board. Seventy percent of adults say they have sensitive skin, according to a 2019 study. Erum Ilyas, MD, a dermatologist at Schweiger Dermatology, explains that sensitive skin is not a medical condition in and of…

More Than a Sunburn: Drugs Can Make Your Skin More Sensitive to Sun

Samantha Welch spent about 11 months avoiding the direct sunlight as best she could. She had been prescribed isotretinoin, an oral medication that treats cystic acne. A few weeks after she started taking it, she discovered that “my skin was extremely sensitized,” she says. “My face and lips were dry…

5 Common Drug Reactions That Affect the Skin

Of all the side effects that can result from the use of medication, drug allergies affecting the skin are the most common. There are many different types of “adverse cutaneous drug reactions” (ACDRs), and while most of them are not serious, some can be life-threatening.

What You Need to Know About Treating Eczema

Eczema, also known as dermatitis, is a condition that causes red, inflamed, itchy rashes, and blistered, cracked patches of skin. People with eczema have very dry skin, which prevents the skin’s outer layer, the epidermis, from functioning properly as a protective barrier. Treating eczema is possible.  The most common type…

FDA warns of acetaminophen risk

3 rare skin diseases have been linked with acetaminophen (the primary ingredient in Tylenol and some other over-the-counter medicines) according to the FDA. The FDA does not recommend avoiding the product, but to be aware and report to your health care provider reactions such as rash or blisters after taking…

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