Skin Disorders

How To Protect Your Skin at the Gym

When you decide to take up an athletic activity, the normal rate of exposure to germs is greatly increased, and there are many opportunities for skin conditions and infections to occur. Sweating, showering and changing in shared spaces, and the increased physical contact in many sports, are all things that can aggravate or spread dermatological […]

Minimizing Rosacea Outbreaks

Rosacea is a skin condition that causes a reddish discoloration and swelling reaction in the skin of the face, forehead and chin, but it may also affect other areas of the body.  Many people each year become afflicted, and former president Bill Clinton was known to suffer from this ailment. This condition can become chronic […]

Warts and All

It’s really not necessary to ever feel the anxiety associated with finding small, fleshy bumps on your skin. Warts are a very common skin condition that affect many people. They are caused by the human papillomavirus, or HPV, which is a very ubiquitous virus. Warts are contagious and appear commonly on the face, hands, and […]

Kids Often Get These Skin Conditions

One of the most disturbing problems a parent can discover is a strange rash or bump on their child’s foot or ankle, causing them to wonder whether or not it needs to be evaluated by their trusted dermatologist. Oftentimes children’s skin conditions will dissipate over time, but since many skin anomalies can mimic signs of […]

Stress Causes Many Skin Problems

With the lack of jobs, incessant bills, and the difficult future we seem to be heading toward as a society, stress is an inevitable part of modern day life. It affects us in many deleterious ways. One of the most common examples that stress can have on your body is when it shows up on […]

Why Do I Sweat So Much?

Production of sweat is normal for our bodies in order to cool off after physical exertion, but many people are susceptible to excessive sweating all the time in a condition called hyperhidrosis. Sufferers of this condition sweat even when their bodies are at rest or not in any need of chilling. Not only can hyperhidrosis […]

Skin Complications Caused by Diabetes

Diabetes causes high levels of blood sugar that result in damaging effects in every part of the body, including the skin. In fact, the skin is one of the first places that symptoms of diabetes first exhibit. Some of the common skin complications associated with diabetes include: Infections from fungi and bacteria—Diabetes causes a decreased […]

The Bumpy Skin of Keratosis Pilaris

Many skin conditions can worsen or develop in response to the cold weather of winter. One of these conditions, keratosis pilaris, is characterized by tiny, red or brown bumps that can appear on your thighs, buttocks, cheeks and upper arm areas. This condition is caused by dead skin cells clogging the hair follicles and can […]

What Your Skin Says About Your Health

Your skin is the largest organ of your body, so it has a lot to say about your overall health. Not only does your skin protect you and help with temperature maintenance, but it also acts as a barometer of other health conditions that are not directly related to your skin, nails, and hair. Some […]

5 Different Kinds of Psoriasis

The skin condition known as psoriasis occurs from an autoimmune dysfunction that results in the excessive growth of epidermal cells into dry, scaly patches of red skin. While the cause is not completely understood, it is known that psoriasis is related to deficiencies in gene interaction with the immune system. Some of the triggers that […]