Dermatology

| Posted On Mar 31, 2022 | By:

Coping With the Itch of Eczema

Eczema is a group of skin conditions that cause an itchy, irritated, red, dark, bumpy, dry, or thickened rash. These rashes, known as flare-ups, can occur anywhere on the body and look different for everyone. Eczema is a common skin condition, affecting about 10% of people in the United States. You can manage the symptoms by treating flare-ups and avoiding triggers.

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| Posted On Feb 09, 2022 | By:

Winter Woes: Preventing and Treating Dry Skin

Cold, dry winter weather is upon us in New England, and all the time spent outside in these frosty conditions can dry out your skin. It’s no secret that having itchy, rough skin that feels tight or cracks and bleeds can be extremely uncomfortable, if not downright painful. However, dry skin is easily treated and prevented once you know the signs, symptoms, and potential triggers.

Dry skin is incredibly common and can appear anywhere on your body.

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| Posted On Nov 30, 2021 | By:

Managing and Treating Acne

You have a big event coming up – a job interview, a first date, your class photo – and then it appears…a red, inflamed pimple right in the middle of your face.

Acne is the most common chronic skin disease in the United States and can cause blemishes on the face, chest, and upper back.

Acne typically starts during puberty and is most common among teenagers. However, many adults also suffer from the condition and require some form of treatment.

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| Posted On Sep 09, 2021 | By:

Psoriasis: Know the Symptoms, Triggers, and Treatments

Psoriasis is a common chronic skin disease that affects more than 8 million Americans. It is characterized by red, itchy, and scaly patches on the knees, elbows, back, and scalp. Psoriasis runs on a cycle, with flare-ups usually occurring for a few weeks or months at a time. Although there is no cure for psoriasis, there are various treatments and lifestyle changes to manage symptoms and reduce the severity of flare-ups.

Symptoms and Diagnosis

Symptoms of psoriasis differ case-by-case,

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| Posted On Jun 08, 2021 | By:

How to Choose the Best Sunscreen to Protect Your Skin

As summer approaches and the weather warms up, many people will be spending more time outdoors. Although getting outside and staying active is good for your health, it’s important to be careful of long-term sun exposure, which can lead to a common yet dangerous type of skin cancer called melanoma. Luckily, one of the best ways to protect yourself from melanoma is to simply wear sunscreen and reapply throughout the day.

Sunscreen use is extremely important regardless of gender,

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| Posted On May 06, 2020 | By:

Help, My Hands Are So Dry!

The message has been shared loud and clear; you need to make sure you wash your hands to prevent the spread of COVID-19!

Handwashing as a means to prevent the spread of disease is not a new concept, but you’re probably washing your hands more often and more thoroughly these days.

Treating Dry, Itchy, and Cracked Hands

Frequent handwashing can lead to itchy, cracking, or flaking dry skin.

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| Posted On Jun 27, 2017 | By:

Understanding and Treating Plantar Warts

When you think of a wart, you might conjure up the image of a cartoon witch with a large wart at the tip of her nose. But did you know you can get warts on the bottom of your feet?

Plantar warts are small, non-cancerous growths that can develop on the soles or balls of your feet. These warts, caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), can be contracted through cuts or open sores on your feet,

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| Posted On Aug 05, 2015 | By:

Moles and Melanoma: Do you know your Skin Cancer ABCDEs?

As the weather heats up throughout August, sunscreen should be your best friend whether you’re on the beach, in the park, or just walking outside. Prolonged exposure to the sun’s UV rays can do a great deal of damage to the skin. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, melanoma—the most dangerous form of skin cancer—develops when ultraviolet radiation from the sun or tanning beds triggers mutations that lead skin cells to rapidly multiply and form tumors.

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| Posted On Jul 29, 2015 | By:

Protecting Yourself from Poisonous Plants

With the warmer weather comes a different set of skin health issues than we see during the cooler months. Your skin can be damaged by sunburn, assaulted by flying insects, or, if you enjoy working in the garden, hiking, or camping, your skin can come in contact with poisonous plants.

Poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac are three commonly found plants whose oil, known as urushiol (you-ROO-shee-all), has been known to cause allergic contact dermatitis (ACD),

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| Posted On Jul 08, 2015 | By:

Healthy Tips for a Fun, Safe Summer

“Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” ~ Henry James

Most of us can appreciate and agree with this quote, especially now that summer is in full swing. The kids are out of school, the sun is shining, the days are longer and full of promise…maybe you’re even planning a summer vacation. By all means, get out there and enjoy your summer,

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