Skin, Hair, and Nails

Accidental Needle Sticks

Many people worry about getting a disease like hepatitis or HIV from an accidental needle stick. But it doesn’t happen often. Most of the time, the person on whom the needle was used doesn’t have hepatitis, HIV, or another infection that can be spread that way. When the person does have an infection that can be spread…

Acid Burns

Acid products include toilet cleaners, battery acid, bleach, chemicals used in industry for crystal etching, and chemicals that are added to gas. Acid solids and liquids can cause injury, depending on the type, the strength, and the length of time the acid is in contact with the body. The damage is usually kept to the…

Acne

Discusses acne, a skin problem. Lists symptoms, including pimples. Covers causes such as puberty, medicines, and conditions like polycystic ovary syndrome. Covers acne treatment for mild, moderate, and severe forms. Offers prevention tips.

Acne: Should I See My Doctor?

Guides you through the decision to see a doctor for acne. Covers symptoms like pimples and blackheads. Looks at treating with medicines like benzoyl peroxide (nonprescription) and isotretinoin (prescription). Includes interactive tool to help you make your decision.