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Pediatric Melanoma

Melanoma is a form of cancer caused by the mutation or pigment-producing cells in the skin. Pediatric melanoma is the most common skin cancer in children. The symptoms for pediatric melanoma differ from those found in adults. Melanoma is curable if caught early enough, which is why regular examinations and preventative measures are key. Most moles appear as skin marks…

Carpe Lotion

Carpe lotion is a fast-acting and inexpensive cream for treating sweaty hands and feet. It can be used as needed but works best when applied overnight on clean skin. Portability and effectiveness make Carpe a practical option for busy people with palmar hyperhidrosis. Imagine being so worried about your sweaty palms that you cancel a date, avoid a work presentation,…

Bell's Palsy

Bell’s palsy is the number one cause of facial paralysis in the United States. The condition affects the nerve that controls movement of muscles in the face. Most people with Bell’s Palsy make a complete recovery. About 10% of patients only recover partially while 5% require surgical intervention. Bell’s palsy is the most common cause of facial paralysis, affecting around…

Cutis verticis gyrata

Cutis verticis gyrata (CVG) is a rare medical condition that causes the scalp to take on a wrinkled appearance. Proper hygiene can reduce the risk of pruritus (severe itching), secondary infections and an unpleasant scalp odor. If treatment of underlying conditions does not resolve the issue, surgery may be the only option to remove these wrinkles. As we age, detecting wrinkles…

psoriatic arthritis

Up to one in four people with psoriasis suffers from a painful inflammation of the joints called psoriatic arthritis. Conventional treatments include drugs that reduce overactive immune response, pain, and joint damage. Alternative therapies can be added to fight inflammation, while lifestyle changes boost treatment response. When people think of psoriasis, they usually imagine skin covered in red, scaly patches.…

Ringworm

Despite its name, ringworm is actually a highly contagious fungal infection. Many natural and over-the-counter remedies are available to treat this condition. Proper hygiene can help prevent the spread of ringworm to other parts of the body and to other people. Ringworm affects animals and people. Though it’s more likely to catch ringworm from another person, it is still possible…

Skin Tests for allergies

Although skin tests are widely used and generally effective, identifying allergy triggers can be tricky. These tests involve applying minute amounts of allergens to the skin and observing the reactions over time. Allergy tests may generate false results or not be suitable for patients suffering from certain medical conditions. Although allergies are fairly common and affects millions of Americans, diagnosing…

Scalp Exfoliation

A poorly exfoliated scalp can lead to limp and oily hair. Scalp exfoliation prevents a variety of scalp conditions, such as acne and dandruff. Scrubs can be purchased at most beauty retailers or made from scratch at home. You shampoo and condition your hair. You avoid hairsprays and other heavy products. You even try to eat hair-healthy foods like spinach…

Shingles Vaccines

Shingles first appears as painful blisters on the skin but can end up having serious long-term effects. Anyone who has had chickenpox can get shingles – 95% of adults are at risk. Shingrix® is a new vaccine that could prevent 97% of all shingles cases. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that 1 in 3 people will…

Baggy Eyes

Dermatochalasis is one of several conditions associated with droopy or saggy eyelids. Typically a result of aging, it can also be an acquired or congenital condition. Blepharoplasty surgery to treat dermatochalasis can be very effective, with little risk and downtime. Eyelid ptosis and other related conditions are often corrected during the same procedure. What Is Dermatochalasis? Dermatochalasis refers to drooping,…

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