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Injured skin


Boils and styes

How to treat boils and styes

Boils are skin infections that occur around a hair follicle or oil gland. To treat a boil or stye at home, dermatologists recommend following these tips.


Bug bites and stings

Bee stings: How to treat

To treat a sting from a bee, wasp, or hornet, dermatologists recommend these tips.

Bug bites and stings: When to see a dermatologist

Learn how you can safely treat bug bites and stings at home and when you need to see a dermatologist.

Tips to prevent and treat bug bites

Although warm, spring weather means more time outdoors, it also means more bugs - like bees, ticks, and mosquitoes. To help prevent bug bites, dermatologists recommend following these tips.

Ticks: How to remove a tick and prevent future bites

As tick populations grow and spread across the country, reduce your risk of getting a tick-borne disease by removing any ticks that attach to your skin.


Burns, cuts, and other minor wounds

Blisters: How to prevent and treat

To prevent chafing that can lead to blisters, dermatologists recommend following these tips.

Frostbite: How to prevent and treat

When the temperature dips below freezing, follow these tips from dermatologists to stay warm and prevent frostbite.

Minor burns: How to treat a first-degree, minor burn

Although first-degree burns are not as serious as higher-degree burns, they can hurt quite a bit and can leave a scar if not properly treated. To treat a first-degree burn at home, follow these tips from dermatologists.

Minor cuts: How to treat

Cuts from a sharp knife or a piece of glass are very common. Fortunately, most can be safely treated at home with a few simple steps. To treat a minor cut, follow these tips from board-certified dermatologists.

Splinters: How to remove a splinter

Splinters are easy to remove with the proper tools and technique. To remove a splinter, dermatologists recommend following these tips.

Sunburn: How to treat a sunburn

Your skin can burn if it gets too much sun without proper protection from sunscreen and clothes. Follow these dermatologists' tips to help relieve the discomfort from a sunburn.

Wound care: How to minimize a scar

View tips from dermatologists for reducing the appearance of scars caused by injuries.


Corns and calluses

How to treat corns and calluses

To treat corns and calluses, watch this video to learn what dermatologists recommend.

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