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Friday, October 27, 2017 @ 07:10 AM
posted by Dr. Jamie Weisman

Dermatologists in Atlanta That Treat HivesMost people will be afflicted by hives at some point in their lives. Hives are a skin reaction to an irritant that cause red, itchy welts to develop on the skin. These welts appear and fade repeatedly as the reaction runs its course. Most people are not overly bothered by hives; they are more of a nuisance that will simply go away.

However, there are some people who are severely afflicted by chronic hives. If welts appear for more than six weeks and recur frequently over a long span of time, it is determined that a person has chronic hives. Unfortunately, many times it is unclear what causes chronic hives to break out. Chronic hives can be very uncomfortable and debilitating – interfering with day to day activities, work, and sleep. While antihistamines and anti-itch medications can provide relief, it is not ideal for these to be used permanently.

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Friday, October 20, 2017 @ 07:10 AM
posted by Dr. Jamie Weisman

Atlanta GA Medical DermatologistsNothing shocks or concerns a parent more than a sudden, overwhelming condition to affect their child. Erythema Multiforme is one such condition that can cause parents to majorly “freak out” because of the intense symptoms that occur on the skin.

Erythema multiforme is an acute, self-limited, and sometimes recurring, skin condition that is considered to be a type IV hypersensitivity reaction associated with certain infections, medications, and other various triggers. While some children are mildly affected with a small patch of rash on the skin, many children suffer an extreme eruption of red lesions that cover a large span of skin.

Another concerning factor or erythema multiforme is that it can last anywhere between 2 to 7 weeks. This is a very long time for a child to be subject to a skin condition.

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Friday, October 13, 2017 @ 07:10 AM
posted by Dr. Jamie Weisman

Atlanta GA Dermatologist for Dry SkinAfter-summer skin often needs time to repair. Throughout the summer, even with proper sunscreen application, the high temperatures, humidity, and ultraviolet rays from the sun can cause stress to the skin. It takes time to repair, to heal from this damage. One common skin concern that troubles many people is dry, blotchy patches that occur on the face. Skin that has suffered trauma will show evidence of damage, and like many scars, they cause uneven healing. Blotchy skin patches on the face can cause people to feel embarrassed and self-conscious. At Medical Dermatology Specialist, we offer the highest standard in dermatological care and provide the most advanced techniques available to treat your skin concerns effectively.

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017 @ 12:09 PM
posted by Dr. Jamie Weisman

Atlanta GA DermatologistsAcne is almost viewed as a rite of passage for teens, yet it is understandably one of the worst predictable trials to go through. While females often struggle with self-esteem issues and the pressures to “look perfect,” males find that, along with the struggle of confidence, they have to deal with shaving. Most guys look forward to the time when they need to shave. It is their own personal badge of honor that they are maturing into men. However, shaving with acne can be extremely difficult, painful, and can make acne worse.

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Thursday, September 14, 2017 @ 11:09 AM
posted by Dr. Jamie Weisman

Now that summer is coming to a close, it is time to take a close look at your skin to identify any areas of concern or damage from the past few months of sun exposure. With the skin more exposed during summer, damage can easily occur without warming. Performing a routine full body skin check to look for suspicious moles or other lesions is important for your skin’s health and your overall health. All threats to your skin health are treatable when they are caught early – but you must be proactive and catch them.

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Thursday, September 7, 2017 @ 12:09 PM
posted by Dr. Jamie Weisman

For some people, they have “tough” skin that can take a beating and keep on going. For others, however, sensitive skin is an issue that affects them on a daily basis. Often, it is difficult to distinguish between whether an unexpected response of the skin is an allergic reaction or simply a harmless irritation. Understanding the difference between a skin irritation and an allergic reaction is important – and it can even save your life should a severe reaction occur.

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Monday, August 21, 2017 @ 06:08 AM
posted by Dr. Jamie Weisman

Summers in Georgia are HOT! Even though school is back in session across the state, pools are open for at least another month or longer to provide relief from the oppressive heat. Swimming pools provide a much needed cool down for those who are out in the heat, as well as providing a great play area for children to enjoy time out of doors. While pools are fun and refreshing, it is important to understand the impact that they can have on your skin so that you can protect yourself.

Swimming pools are treated with a water treatment known as chlorine to kill bacteria present in the water. It is necessary for public swimming areas to be treated with chlorine to protect swimmers from bacteria and other variables that are damaging and can make people sick. However, as a chemical that actually kills bacteria, it is important to know that it can damage your skin if your skin is over exposed to it.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 @ 12:08 PM
posted by Dr. Jamie Weisman

Atlanta GA Dermatology Specialist for Skin CancerSkin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. Damaging ultraviolet rays from the sun damage the skin, leaving no part of the body immune to the dangerous effects. While many people are more aware of the damage that the sun’s rays can do the skin, including premature aging, most people forget to protect their lips. Applying sunscreen should be a natural part of your daily routine in order to protect your skin from dangerous UV rays. The lips are just as susceptible to skin cancer as any other area of your skin.

The primary cause of lip cancer, accounting for nearly 90% of occurrences, is cumulative exposure to UV light. As with all types of skin cancer, lip cancer includes both basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. Those with fair skin are more predisposed to developing lip cancer, as well as developing other types of skin cancer, due to the harshness of which the sun’s UV rays penetrate fair skin. Wearing a chapstick or lipstick with an SPF (sun protection factor) of 15+ is essential for protecting your lips against damage.

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Friday, August 11, 2017 @ 09:08 AM
posted by Dr. Jamie Weisman

Atlanta GA Medical DermatologistHives is a skin condition that typically occurs in reaction to an allergy. Most people experience hives on occasion, with no lasting effects or continued signs. However, some people have chronic hives, which are characterized by welts that appear for more than six weeks and recur frequently over months or years. The cause of chronic hives is often unclear, and the symptoms can be very uncomfortable and interfere with regular life activities. Those who suffer from chronic hives are commonly affected by heat. Being in the middle of summer here in Georgia, the weather is very hot and humid, and those who suffer with cholinergic urticarial, or heat hives, may find that they are miserable a lot of the time.

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Monday, July 31, 2017 @ 04:07 PM
posted by Dr. Jamie Weisman

Atlanta GA Medical DermatologistsWhile most people know and understand the importance of applying sunscreen, many people will still find themselves with over exposure to the sun’s damaging rays this summer. If you or a loved one experiences sunburn this summer, here are natural remedies that can help provide relief.

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