In-depth

Causes

Anorexia nervosa

Find out what's behind this life-threatening eating disorder and how to treat it.

Hypothyroidism

Although low levels of thyroid hormones (hypothyroidism) can leave you feeling tired and depressed, medications can help you live a normal life.

Psoriasis

Though psoriasis can be uncomfortable and sometimes painful, you can take steps to improve your symptoms.

Complications

Bronchiolitis

Bronchiolitis is an infection of the lungs' airways that starts out like a cold but progresses to coughing and wheezing. It's common in infants.

Dehydration

You normally lose about 10 cups (2.4 liters) of water every day — much more during exercise or illness. Learn how to stay hydrated.

Definition

Contact dermatitis

Contact with certain substances, such as weeds, metals or soap, can cause a red, itchy rash. Here's how to manage this common form of dermatitis.

Lifestyle and home remedies

Moisturizers: Options for softer skin

Moisturizers do more than treat dry skin. Find out if you need a moisturizer and how to select one that fits your skin care needs.

Skin care tips

Want to pamper your skin? It might be simpler — and less expensive — than you think. Start by getting back to the basics.

Skip flavored lip balm

Ward off dry skin

Prevention

Time your lotions right

Risk factors

Hyperparathyroidism

Hyperparathyroidism, or overactivity of one or more parathyroid glands, raises blood-calcium levels. The disorder can weaken bones and lead to other serious complications.

Symptoms

Itchy skin (pruritus)

Whether it affects a small or large area of your body, itchy skin can be uncomfortable and persistent. Here's how to stop the itch.

Jan. 28, 2014