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Painful cracks in the skin
Painful cracks in the skin

Cracks or fissures in the skin can be particularly painful. These changes are referred to as secondary changes and result from over drying of the skin, often in individuals with actual underlying dermatitis or psoriasis. The underlying skin in those with fissures is often red, thinned, sensitive and flaky. These gaps in the skin are

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Itching to get rid of insect bites
Itching to get rid of insect bites

In Finland there is an aphorism; the mosquito is more dangerous than the tiger. You might have heard about dangerous viral infectious diseases carried by mosquitoes such as dengue, yellow fever, chikungunya, zika and the West Nile virus but you assume you are safe from these diseases by living in the United States. Think again.

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