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Dyshidrotic Eczema: Is Stress Affecting Your Skin?

Posted on the behalf of Medical Dermatology Specialists, 25th November 2022

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Dyshidrotic eczema is often easy to diagnose due to its physical characteristics and location. One of the most common triggers for a flare-up is stress, giving it the appropriate moniker of “stress eczema.” While managing stress is part of the treatment plan for most patients, there are other things you can do to manage your…
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Effective Skin Tag Removal Options

Posted on the behalf of Medical Dermatology Specialists, 14th November 2022

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Skin tags rarely cause a problem, but there are some instances where you may want to have one removed. Removal is optional, but could be beneficial if it causes discomfort or is visible and affects your self-confidence. If your dermatologist suspects cancer, they may also recommend skin tag removal. Luckily, several quick and easy methods…
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Do You Know the Skin Cancer Alphabet?

Posted on the behalf of Medical Dermatology Specialists, 4th November 2022

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Not all moles are cancerous. In fact, most of them are benign and pose no danger. Sun and UV exposure can increase the risk of skin cancer, especially with direct exposure to existing moles. Using broad-spectrum sunscreen and wearing the proper clothing while outdoors can minimize the risk. Regular skin cancer screenings are essential for…
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Herpes Outbreak Prevention Diet: What to Eat to Avoid Flareups

Posted on the behalf of Medical Dermatology Specialists, 28th October 2022

There is no cure for herpes. Once you have the virus in your body, it remains there for the rest of your life, most of the time dormant (inactive). Unfortunately, various things can cause the virus to reactivate, resulting in a herpes outbreak (flareup of symptoms). The herpes virus lives in the nerve cells of…
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How Does Ringworm Spread?

Posted on the behalf of Medical Dermatology Specialists, 19th October 2022

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Ringworm (tinea corporis) is a common fungal skin infection affecting animals and humans. It thrives in warm, damp environments and spreads very quickly by contact. However, you can still get ringworm in cooler regions because it is highly contagious. Merely touching someone or something used by an infected person (or animal) is enough. You can…
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Are Moles Preventable and Are They Dangerous?

Posted on the behalf of Medical Dermatology Specialists, 10th October 2022

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Moles (melanocytic naevi) are clusters of melanocytes, melanin-producing cells typically found in the bottom layer of the skin’s epidermis and other places. They are darker than the surrounding skin because of the melanin. Moles vary in appearance and size — smooth, bumpy, flat, protruding or hairy — but are typically circular with neat edges. In…
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Psoriasis Triggers to Avoid and Treatments to Manage Symptoms

Posted on the behalf of Medical Dermatology Specialists, 27th September 2022

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Psoriasis is a prevalent skin ailment that affects up to 3% of the United States population. It is a chronic, incurable disease that causes scaly blotches of dead skin anywhere, but most often on the scalp, eyebrows, elbows, trunk and knees. It may itch, but not always. Mild to severe psoriasis symptoms exist, and they…
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Top 6 Reasons You Must Seek Treatment of Nail Fungus

Posted on the behalf of Medical Dermatology Specialists, 20th September 2022

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Problems will not go away by ignoring them. This reality holds especially true with matters of health. Ignoring health problems or thinking they might go away on their own frequently worsens matters. Nail fungus, or onychomycosis, is a perfect example. Ignoring Nail Fungus is Dangerous Don’t dismiss this common ailment as merely an aesthetic problem…
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Melasma Could be a Sign of Malnutrition

Posted on the behalf of Medical Dermatology Specialists, 13th September 2022

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Melasma is a dermal condition characterized by brown to gray patches on the forearms, neck and face. Increased melanin production causes this discoloration, so some common triggers include sun exposure, certain medications and genetics. In some cases, a nutritional deficiency is the spark. Melasma and Malnutrition While melasma most often develops after prolonged sun exposure…
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What Causes Hives?

Posted on the behalf of Medical Dermatology Specialists, 25th August 2022

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If you find welts on your skin that are red and blotchy, you may have hives. The size of these wheals can vary from as small as a freckle to as large as a dinner plate. It is common for the area to feel irritated, itchy and inflamed. In most cases, hives will resolve naturally…
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