Skin Disorders

How To Avoid Skin Conditions While Playing Sports

Participating in school or other athletic activities leaves you open to contracting skin and nail diseases and infections. These problems can be minimized by using mostly common sense ideas to avoid the spread of contaminants in the athletic environment. Sharing spaces with other sweaty, dirty people will increase the prevalence of bacteria and other microbes […]

Signs That You May Have Skin Cancer

Skin cancer affects over three million people every year, and while some forms of skin cancer are benign, meaning they are not cancerous, other types are highly carcinogenic. Basal cell carcinoma is one of the most aggressive forms of potentially deadly skin cancer. This carcinoma is caused by excessive ultraviolet light exposure from the sun […]

But What About Adult Rashes?

We often hear about diaper rashes and eczema that usually occur in youngsters, but you don’t hear as much about rashes in older folks. Skin rashes are associated with a multitude of inflammatory conditions including blisters, sores, hives, and itchy skin. Knowing when to go to your dermatologist is really determined by the severity of […]

Tanning Beds Should Be Avoided

While you might tend to think of hot days, beaches, and tanned skin during the summer months as something to look forward to every year, your dermatologist would likely disagree. Tanned skin is actually the equivalent of damaged skin cells that could potentially lead to melanoma — one of the most aggressive and deadly types […]

Proper Sunscreen Application

There are a lot of misconceptions that people have in the proper application of sunscreen lotions. The proper use of sunscreens is essential to avoiding sunburns, skin cancer and premature skin aging. Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer, and malignant melanoma is a skin cancer that is one of the most deadly […]

The ABC’s of Skin Cancer

Being diagnosed with skin cancer can trigger some fearful emotions. But as long as you detect the presence of skin cancer early, the chances of eliminating it without further complications are greatly increased. There are many types of skin cancer and it is reported that twenty percent of individuals in the US are likely to […]

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 […]