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  • What causes a persistent headache?
    A persistent headache, or a headache that won’t go away, can have many causes. This article discusses common causes, treatment options, and when to see a doctor.

  • What to know about doxycycline
    Doxycycline is an antibiotic that treats serious bacterial infections. We provide a drug overview, including its uses, how to take it, dosages, side effects, and warnings.

  • What are the best ways to cut an ingrown toenail?
    People can prevent ingrown toenails by cutting the nails properly. However, cutting an already ingrown nail at home can make it worse. This article covers home treatment, safety considerations, and how doctors can treat ingrown toenails.

  • What to know about ingrown toenail surgery
    When ingrown toenails are not treatable at home, a doctor may recommend minor surgery. Learn about the recovery time, risks, and different procedures here.

  • Why older adults need regular metabolic risk screening
    New guidelines recommend regular screening of older adults to assess metabolic risk of type 2 diabetes and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.

  • Can you safely pop a blister?
    The body produces blisters to protect damaged skin and help it heal. People should generally avoid popping them unless they are large or very painful. Learn when to pop a blister and how to do it safely here.

  • A guide to psoriatic arthritis medication
    Medications can relieve the symptoms of psoriatic arthritis, slow disease progression, and reduce or prevent joint damage. We explore the current treatments and medication advances here.

  • How to identify and treat infected blisters
    If a blister breaks open, germs can enter the wound and cause an infection. In this article, we look at how to identify and treat an infected blister and provide tips for speeding the healing process.

  • Is this scab infected? Diagnosis and treatment
    Scabs are the body's natural defense against bacteria. When bacteria get beneath a scab, the wound can become infected. This article covers how to tell if a wound is infected, some treatment options, and when to see a doctor.

  • What to expect during a physical exam
    Physical exams are routine checkups of a person’s general health. A healthcare professional will visually inspect, feel, or listen to different areas of a person’s body to look for potential health conditions. They may also ask about any problems and take a detailed medical history. Learn more here.