The holidays are here and we're still in the midst of a pandemic. Coordinating technology with relatives for Zoomsgiving and managing hybrid (or virtual) school schedules are complicated enough. Now add a sudden bout of acne, an eczema flare, or a flushed face from rosacea. It's no coincidence that skin conditions crop up when life is most demanding. Stress levels can affect skin conditions - and likewise - skin conditions can affect stress levels.
It's a common misconception that telemedicine is reserved for single-visit issues like rashes, bug bites, and other urgent but non-emergency diagnoses. While online services are especially useful in dealing with these conditions, virtual visits are certainly not limited to acute ailments.
One of the most common questions patients have for our customer support team is, "How do I take great photos for my visit?" It's an important inquiry - when you're being diagnosed through a store-and-forward platform like DermatologistOnCall, images matter.
Face masks have become a part of our daily lives. Unfortunately, they can also cause problems with our skin.
Virtual classrooms and workspaces are keeping us safe from the coronavirus. They’re also making us hyper-aware of appearance.
In-person or online, students and teachers will want to put their best faces forward this year.
When someone is living with psoriasis, having access to a dermatologist is incredibly important. Most patients require four or more visits per year. Because some psoriasis treatments can suppress the immune system, social distancing, avoiding crowded offices and pharmacies, and reducing stress associated with getting treated is critical.
Pandemic lockdowns have inspired a DIY revolution. From Facebook feeds filled with homemade banana bread to Instagram stories highlighting lockdown-inspired bathroom renovations, Americans have responded to COVID 19 with creativity and ingenuity. While hobbies are fun to try out, some things are best left to the professionals. Pinspired skincare fixes are particularly troubling.
Phototherapy, or light therapy, uses ultraviolet (UV) light for its healing effects. For nearly a century, it's been used to treat chronic skin conditions like psoriasis, vitiligo, and severe eczema. Thanks to innovations in telemedicine, patients can now take care online and take phototherapy home.
We often think about bites and rashes with Lyme Disease. However, its impact is more than skin-deep. Lyme disease affects the central nervous system, musculoskeletal system, and cardiovascular system. Rapidly seeking treatment when the visual cues of Lyme appear is key to positive outcomes