Category: General Dermatology

The Differences Between A Blister And Blistering Skin

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Atlanta GA Dermatologist That Treat Medical Conditions

Blisters are not fun. If you have one, you know that it not only hurts, but it also can look bad as well. When it comes to blisters, you may have a common blister or blistering skin. These two conditions are very different for many reasons. A Blister A single blister is a pocket of…

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Psoriasis In Your Scalp

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Atlanta GA Dermatologist for Medical Conditions

Psoriasis is a chronic disease that is caused by a rapid growth of skin cells. Your immune system sends faulty signals to your skin cells, which causes them to grow too quickly. Your body cannot shed these extra skin cells; instead they begin to pile up on your skin’s surface, which causes psoriasis to appear.…

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Screening Against And For Skin Cancer

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The title of this blog may be a bit confusing for you. It probably seems like the words “for” and “against” completely contradict themselves, and they do! However, as you’ll read, both specific considerations for your skin are important for you as you think about preventing and detecting skin cancer. Screening Against Skin Cancer The…

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Alopecia In Men And Women

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Alopecia is a hair loss condition that affects up to 80 million men and women in the United States. While hair loss is the common factor for both men and women when it comes to this condition, the symptoms and causes may differ beyond that. In addition, the amount of hair loss varies from person-to-person,…

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Is Your Rosacea Ready For Warmer Temperatures?

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Atlanta GA Dermatologist for Medical Conditions

Rosacea affects your facial skin and is a chronic disorder characterized by flare-ups and remissions. It often begins after the age of 30 and appears as a redness on your nose, cheeks, chin or forehead. The condition may come and go. It is more common for women to be diagnosed with rosacea than men. Emotional…

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Your Moles

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A mole on your skin is a growth that is usually black or brown. They can appear on your skin in groups or in isolation. They appear when your cells in your skin form in a cluster instead of spreading throughout your skin. Your moles and change in color and size for many reasons. It…

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Could You Have Avoided Your Wart?

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Are you looking down at your hand and wondering how you got that wart on your knuckle? Do you wonder if there’s something that you did that caused it to arrive uninvited onto your hand? Could the old wives’ tale hold true: Did I ever hold or come in contact with a toad or a…

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Typical Winter Rashes That May Look Like Ringworm

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Ringworm is a skin infection caused by mold like fungi that live on the dead tissues of your skin, hair and nails. You can read more about ringworm here. Ringworm’s symptoms typically include: Red, scaly patch or bump that itches A ring or several rings may form in that area The inside of the “ring”…

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Keloid Treatment

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A keloid is a raised scar that grows larger than the injury or wound that caused the scar. They form when the body continues to produce collagen after the injury or wound has healed. Types of wounds that may lead to a keloid include burns, cuts, chickenpox scars, and piercings. Keloids are commonly found on…

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What is Vitiligo?

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Vitiligo is a chronic skin disease that causes the skin to lose color and turn white in blotchy patches. The cells that are responsible for the color of skin are called melanocytes. When those cells are damaged or destroyed, the skin loses its pigment. White isolated patches are the first sign of vitiligo, but it…

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