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Why You Shouldn't Wait to Treat Actinic Keratosis Oct 18th, 2020

Actinic keratosis, also known as solar keratosis, is a precancerous growth. In fact, it’s the most common precancerous growth that develops on sun-damaged skin. You should never wait to treat actinic keratosis because it can go on to develop into cancer. What’s more, if you have one of these precancerous...

Signs of Malignant Skin Lesions Sep 18th, 2020

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States, with close to 4 million new cases of basal cell carcinoma diagnosed each year. Finding melanoma early significantly increases the chances of beating it. Detected early, the five-year survival rate of melanoma is 99%. Dr. Yvonne Hines...

Look for These Four Common Signs of Vitiligo Aug 20th, 2020

Vitiligo is loss of natural skin color, and it can affect any area of the body. The skin may lighten, appear pink or turn white. Loss of pigment is relatively rare, affecting up to 5 million people in the United States.  While vitiligo can appear at any age, the average...

What Does Seborrheic Dermatitis Look Like? Jul 23rd, 2020

Seborrheic dermatitis is a chronic, complex skin condition that causes inflammation of the upper layers of skin. Red skin that scales and itches is a classic presentation of the condition. Patients who have oily skin are at a higher risk for seborrheic dermatitis, and because symptoms may vary from person...

How Lupus Affects the Skin Jun 23rd, 2020

Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease that affects many body systems, including the joints, lungs, digestive system, kidneys, eyes, and central nervous system.  Most people with lupus will have some skin involvement during the course of their condition. In fact, nearly 70% of people with lupus will develop some form...

What Is Pemphigus and How Is It Treated? May 29th, 2020

Pemphigus refers to a group of rare autoimmune skin diseases characterized by blisters or pus-filled bumps. It affects the outermost layer of skin (epidermis), and can develop in men and women of all backgrounds. Children very rarely develop pemphigus. In fact, it is more likely to occur in people ages...

The 5 Most Common Rosacea Triggers Apr 28th, 2020

Rosacea is a chronic inflammatory skin condition characterized by redness and pustules that most often affect the central part of the face. Often mistaken for other skin conditions such as eczema, rosacea affects an estimated 16 million Americans.  Although there is no cure for rosacea, treatments can reduce skin inflammation...

How to Tell Whether That Itchy Rash Is Eczema or Psoriasis Mar 23rd, 2020

Even though you know that scratching a rash can make your condition worse — it’s almost impossible to ignore an itch. Knowing whether that rash is eczema or psoriasis can help you manage your condition and prevent it from recurring.  So, how can you tell if your rash is eczema...

8 Myths About Acne Debunked Feb 10th, 2020

With everything that happens socially during puberty, the last thing anyone wants to think about is acne. And pubescent teens aren’t the only ones living with acne. Sometimes painful, always annoying, chronic issues with acne can lead to minor skin infections and scarring. Despite the annoyance and pain of acne,...