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Melasma: Tips to make it less noticeable
Melasma is a common skin problem that causes brown to gray-brown patches on the face. Although the exact causes of melasma are unclear, common triggers include sun exposure, pregnancy, birth control pills, and cosmetics.

If you have melasma, dermatologists recommend the following tips for achieving a more even skin tone. Learn more.


Head lice: Effective treatment available

Some head lice are surviving treatment. The type of treatment that you can buy without a prescription, that is.

If you see crawling lice after finishing treatment, you should see a dermatologist. In the past 3 to 5 years, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved different treatments for head lice. These treatments are effective and easier to use. But they require a prescription.

To learn more about treating head lice, read Head lice: Diagnosis, treatment, and outcome.

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