Skin Conditions

  • Pruritus

    OVERVIEW Do you often feel the urge to scratch your skin? If so, you may be experiencing pruritus. Pruritus can be a nuisance, but thankfully, treatments are available to help. It can be caused by various factors, including allergies, dry skin, and infection. This article will discuss the symptoms and

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  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, Poison Sumac

    OVERVIEW If you've ever been out in the woods and gotten a rash, you may have wondered what plant caused it. Chances are, it was one of the poisonous plants: Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac. These plants can cause serious rashes if you come into contact with them. In this article, we will discuss

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  • Perioral Dermatitis

    OVERVIEW Appearing as red rashes around your mouth, perioral dermatitis is a skin disorder. It may also sometimes occur in the folds of your nose or around the eyes. A board-certified dermatologist can help diagnose and treat perioral dermatitis and help distinguish it from other types of skin conditions

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  • Melasma:Tips to Make It Less Noticeable

    OVERVIEW Also sometimes referred to as a "pregnancy mask," melasma is a skin disorder that results in irregularly shaped dark-brown or shadow-like patches of skin on your face and neck. Melasma most often occurs on your cheeks, chin, forehead, jaws, and neck. What are the Causes of Melasma? You're more

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  • Melasma

    OVERVIEW If you notice a sudden unevenness in skin tone with darker or darkened patches of skin, you may have a common skin condition known as melasma. If melasma has you feeling less confident about your appearance, scheduling an appointment with a board-certified dermatologist can help you correctly

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  • Melanoma

    OVERVIEW Melanoma is one of several different types of skin cancers. Though melanoma may not be as common as some other forms of skin cancer (basal cell carcinoma or squamous cell carcinoma), it is more dangerous due to its ability to spread more rapidly to other parts of the body if left untreated. According

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  • Lumps, Bumps, and Cysts

    There are literally hundreds of different kinds of lumps, bumps and cysts associated with the skin. Fortunately, the vast majority of these are harmless and painless. The chart below provides a guide for some of the most common forms of skin lumps, bumps and cysts. Dermatofibromas Characteristics Red,

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  • Lichen Simplex Chronicus

    OVERVIEW It’s not uncommon to occasionally have itchy skin. However, chronic itching could be a sign of a skin condition. Scratching and itching your skin can be a by-product of Lichen Simplex Chronicus or LSC. While more common in adults, it can happen to children as well. What is Lichen Simplex

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