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Close look on pruritus

Pruritus is defined as an itch that urges one to scratch the site. The usual cause of pruritus is dry skin, but can also be caused by other skin conditions, medications or pregnancy. Who are at risk? There are certain individuals who are prone to develop pruritus such as: Elderly Individuals diagnosed with diabetes Atopic […]

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Ear cartilage infection: What are the signs?

An ear cartilage infection is strikingly the same as a skin infection. The outer ear is comprised of cartilage and surrounded by a thin layer of tissue known as the perichondrium. As the ear cartilage infection involves the perichondrium, perichondritis develops after trauma or injury to the cartilage, incorrect ear piercing in the cartilage, boils […]