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Perioral Dermatitis

Perioral Dermatitis

    Created in Pamphlets Perioral dermatitis is a rash that usually forms around the mouth. Perioral means “around the mouth.” Dermatitis is the medical term for “inflamed skin.” People of all skin colors get perioral dermatitis. This rash is most common in young and middle-aged women. Children and adolescents can also get this rash, which occurs in both girls and boys. Few men, however, get perioral… Read More »Perioral Dermatitis

    NAIL DISEASES

    NAIL DISEASES AND NAIL HEALTH

      Created in Pamphlets Your nails can tell you a lot about your health. The skin under and around your nails are susceptible to many diseases. Warning signs of other health problems also can appear on your nails. Good nail care is important because it helps prevent many common nail conditions. In addition to taking good care of your nails, see a board-certified dermatologist if you… Read More »NAIL DISEASES AND NAIL HEALTH

      Diabetes warning signs

      Diabetes warning signs

        Created in Other conditions Diabetes can affect many parts of your body, including your skin. When diabetes affects the skin, it’s often a sign that your blood sugar (glucose) levels are too high. This could mean that: You have undiagnosed diabetes, or pre-diabetes Your treatment for diabetes needs to be adjusted If you notice any of the following warning signs on your skin, it’s time… Read More »Diabetes warning signs

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        Tips for Healthy Nails

          Created in Skin, hair, and nail care, Nail care Nails reflect our overall health, which is why proper nail care is so important. Here are dermatologists’ tips for keeping your nails healthy: Keep nails clean and dry. Cut nails straight across. Use sharp nail scissors or clippers. Round the nails slightly at the tips for maximum strength. Keep nails shaped and free of snags by filing… Read More »Tips for Healthy Nails

          Manicure and pedicure safety

          Manicure and pedicure safety

            Created in Skin, hair, and nail care, Nail care Having beautiful nails is less a matter of luck and more a matter of caring for them correctly. Here are dermatologists’ top manicure and pedicure tips: Apply a cream to moisturize your nails, especially after removing nail polish since most removers contain chemicals that dry the nails. To prevent infection, never cut or forcefully push back your… Read More »Manicure and pedicure safety

            DFSP

            Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP)

              Created in Skin cancer Overview What is dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans? Dermatofibrosarcoma (dur-mah-toe-fy-bro-sar-co-ma) protuberans (pro-to-bur-anz) (DFSP) is a rare skin cancer. It begins in the middle layer of skin, the dermis. DFSP tends to grow slowly. It seldom spreads to other parts of the body. Because DFSP rarely spreads, this cancer has a high survival rate. Treatment is important, though. Without treatment, DFSP can grow deep into… Read More »Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP)

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              Can you spot skin cancer?

                Created in Skin cancer Do you know how to spot skin cancer? In this video, the American Academy of Dermatology used an ultraviolet camera to show people the sun damage hidden underneath their skin. While you can’t see all the sun damage on your skin, it’s important to check the spots you can see – before it’s too late. Everyone is at risk for skin… Read More »Can you spot skin cancer?

                Pityriasis rosea

                Pityriasis rosea

                  Created in Rashes Pityriasis rosea: Overview Pityriasis rosea: This common skin disease causes patches on the skin. Your dermatologist may call the large patch a mother patch. The smaller patches are daughter patches. Pityriasis rosea (pit-uh-rahy-uh-sis row-zee-ah) is a common skin disease that causes a rash. This rash usually disappears on its own without treatment. You can expect to see the rash for about 6 to… Read More »Pityriasis rosea

                  Lichen planus

                  Lichen planus

                    Created in Rashes Lichen planus: Overview Many people get lichen (LY-kin) planus (PLAN-us). This disease can develop on one or several parts of the body. It can appear on the skin or inside the mouth. Sometimes, it appears in both places. Lichen planus can even change the way a person’s fingernails or toenails look. It also can appear on the genitals or a person’s scalp.… Read More »Lichen planus

                    Hives

                    Hives

                      Created in Itchy skin Hives: Overview Also called urticaria  Hives are welts on the skin that often itch. These welts can appear on any part of the skin. Hives vary in size from as small as a pen tip to as large as a dinner plate. They may connect to form even larger welts. A hive often goes away in 24 hours or less. New hives… Read More »Hives