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Atlanta Hidradenitis Suppurativa Treatment

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

Jouyful young couple.

If you suffer from small lumps under your skin or even draining open sores, especially in areas where the skin rubs together, you should get evaluated for Hidradenitis Suppurativa. This skin condition causing so much discomfort may respond to treatment from Medical Dermatology Specialists, Inc. What is Hidradenitis Suppurativa? Hidradenitis suppurativa is a skin disorder…
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Summer is Here with Hives, Rashes and Poison Plants

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

Happy family of four enjoying a sunny day in a park.

Summer is on the way, with kids slamming screen doors, freshly mown grass and sunburn. So, as you stock up on sandwich fixings and chips, it’s a good time to refresh your first aid tips and prepare for summer skin troubles. Doing so now means you’ll know when to see a dermatologist later. We see…
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Alopecia Types and Treatments

Posted on the behalf of Medical Dermatology Specialists, 7th June 2022

A trichologist examining hair of a man who complains about alopecia.

If you do a simple search for types of alopecia, you’ll find a variety of answers, from 3 to 5, 7 and 11. So what is the confusion all about? As alopecia has become a more commonly known condition through a certain incident in the news, it’s time to start understanding more about this devastating…
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Nail Fungus is a Thing – and it Needs Treatment

Posted on the behalf of Medical Dermatology Specialists, 26th May 2022

Foot with corns and calluses

When you live in Georgia, you know plenty about bare feet and cute sandals. Pedicures are the norm year-round because it’s warm enough to show your toes. So, what about when your toenails look funky? Should you just polish over the weird stuff and go on with your day? Not so fast – you may…
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Can Shingles Be Treated in Atlanta?

Posted on the behalf of Medical Dermatology Specialists, 11th May 2022

Dermatology Patient

Millions of people had chickenpox as a child. It was a common childhood illness until the vaccine was available in 1995. Chickenpox is caused by the varicella-zoster virus, and the virus remains in your body for the rest of your life. As you age, the virus can become active again and cause shingles. If that…
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Atlanta Treatment for the Most Common Cancer

Posted on the behalf of Medical Dermatology Specialists, 1st May 2022

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Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the US. Estimates are as many as 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer. Let’s review the four types of skin cancer dermatologists see and how it can be treated in and near Atlanta by a board-certified dermatologist specializing in skin cancer. What is Skin Cancer?…
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Freckles Versus Sun Spots

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

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A freckle is a flat, dark spot, generally smaller than 5mm in diameter, where cells have produced extra melanin. This pigment prevents ultraviolet light from reaching the skin’s deeper layers. Melanin is essentially a natural sun blocker. Freckles are hereditary, so they do not indicate inadequate sun protection. However, they do become more prominent with…
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How to Avoid Getting HPV and What to Do if You Have It

Posted on the behalf of Medical Dermatology Specialists, 16th April 2022

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Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a DNA virus. There are over 200 strains, of which over 30 infect the genital tract, potentially causing genital warts or cancer. The others cause common hand and feet warts or inflict no harm. There is no cure, only treatments for the symptoms HPV may cause. The HPV viruses are categorized…
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Reasons to Remove a Skin Cyst

Posted on the behalf of Medical Dermatology Specialists, 7th April 2022

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Skin cysts are fluid-filled lumps that form beneath the skin and often grow slowly. They are mostly benign (noncancerous), but some can become malignant, so it is best to keep a close eye on them. However, never try to remove a cyst yourself, as it can become infected, resulting in complications. Instead, let Medical Dermatology…
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When the Baby Needs a Skin Doctor

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

Mom With Baby

Few things in existence are as soft as a baby’s skin. We love to touch it, smell it and breathe in the scent. But it is heartbreaking when your baby’s skin is afflicted with a rash or a skin disease, particularly if it’s a painful, itchy condition. So, when you have a baby who needs…
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