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All About Skin Tags

Skin tags are very common benign growths on the skin that look like tiny balloons on the end of a miniature stalk. They tend to appear on parts of the body that include folds of skin such as the eyelids, neck, groin, buttocks, armpits and under the breasts, but they can occur almost anywhere on […]

War On Warts

Warts are an unsightly skin condition that most of us would rather avoid. These fleshy bumps are caused by a virus and can easily spread, especially among children. The HPV (human papilloma virus) that causes warts frequently affects the face, hands and feet first, but will show up anywhere on the body, with warts possibly […]

Summer Sun Skin Care

Keeping your skin safe and healthy through the hot summer months requires care and attention. Although many people enjoy getting a nice tan, it’s important to remember the potential dangers of excess sun exposure (DNA damage and cancer are two) and to take steps to protect your skin. Use of a water resistant broad spectrum […]

Holy Moley!

Those with fair skin may notice more moles than others, but the range for even the low moles is still between 10 and 60. Moles are a very common highlight to the average person’s dermis. They are generally nothing to be concerned about, and amount to rarely more than an interesting discoloration in many cases. […]

Light Sensitivity

Skin reactions can be caused by a variety of substances and materials including plants, foods, and chemicals. While we all can relate to conditions caused by poison ivy, food allergies, and chemical reactions to the skin, some people suffer from an ailment called Chronic Actinic Dermatitis (CAD), which is an acute sensitivity to light. It […]

Common Children’s Skin Conditions

It can be quite an unsettling experience to say the least when you discover that your child has an unusual rash, blister, or bump somewhere on his or her body. You may be confident in some circumstances diagnosing a skin condition yourself, but with the myriad of outcomes possible it is often best to enlist […]

How To Beat Acne

The pimples, whiteheads, and blackheads of severe acne occur when the hair follicles become clogged with dead skin cells and oil. Areas of the body with the heaviest concentration of oil glands, such as the face, chest and back, are primarily affected.   While for most people acne is merely a temporary condition that resolves […]

Sun Spots, Age Spots & Liver Spots

If you have been noticing small brown specks or spots on your skin and have been wondering if they are sun spots, age spots or liver spots, they are all different names for what is essentially the same thing. The reason they are often referred to as age spots is because they tend to occur […]

Dermatologists Treat Many Conditions

Dermatologists see a wide variety of problems involving the skin, scalp, and nails, treating everything from contagious skin diseases, bites, and infections, to benign tumors and cancers. Some of these conditions include the following: Acne—This is one of the most common skin conditions and it affects people of all ages and ethnicities. Acne includes not […]

Facts About Warts

The most common types of warts are caused by one of the many types of HPV (human papillomavirus). While over a hundred kinds of HPV have been identified, only a few of these cause warts to develop on the fingers and hands. Other types of this virus cause warts on the feet or mucous membranes, […]