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A reaction to your jewelry? It’s more common than you think.

A reaction to your jewelry? It’s more common than you think.

It starts with an itch – around your neck, finger, wrist, or on your ears. The skin feels warm, tender. It starts to swell and turn red. If things get really bad, blisters and dry patches form, it may look like you’ve been burnt. If you’ve been wearing jewelry, it’s likely you’re having an allergic […]

Have You Scheduled Your End-of-Summer Spot Check?

Have You Scheduled Your End-of-Summer Spot Check?

Did a new spot show up on your skin this summer? Now is the best time to get it checked. Your summer tan may be fading, but that skin damage isn’t going anywhere. Before sunny summer days (and maybe accidental sunburns) vanish from memory, remember to look for any new spots that may have cropped up during the […]

Don’t Get Sidelined by Skin Infections

Don’t Get Sidelined by Skin Infections

Sometimes, teammates share more than just the competitive spirit. These common skin diseases among athletes can spread rapidly and ruin everyone’s fun. Below are six season-wrecking conditions that parents, players, and coaches should be aware of: Concerned you may have contracted one of these common infections? Don’t let long waits for in-office visits keep you […]

Test Your Acne IQ

Test Your Acne IQ

The fall semester is about to start. Are you putting your best face forward when it comes to acne?  Acne affects so much more than just your skin. Even mild breakouts can damage your self confidence, making this busy time of year even more stressful. That’s why it’s important to understand your skin. Make sure […]

How To Be “Sun Smart” This Summer

How To Be “Sun Smart” This Summer

Summertime is a great time of year to enjoy the outdoors, the long days and the warmth of the sun. It’s also the most critical time to be “sun smart.” Being aware of the sun and reducing its long-term ultraviolet radiation exposure leads to healthier skin, slows the effects of photo-aging (including skin thinning, wrinkles, […]

Men: Does Your Skin “Got Game” During Playoff Season?

Men: Does Your Skin “Got Game” During Playoff Season?

It’s fun to tease men as a group for being doctor-shy, so add in the distraction of NFL playoff season, and there’s another reason that can be used for putting off care. It’s more comfortable in that “man cave” anyway, right? But men are just as susceptible to skin, hair and nail medical conditions as […]

What Do Consumers Think About Telemedicine

With the U.S. facing an ever-increasing shortage of physicians, one pressure (among many) on medical practices today is finding cost-effective ways to see more patients, especially within certain specialties, such as dermatology. According to a 2017 Merritt Hawkins survey, the average wait time to schedule a dermatologist appointment across 15 major markets is 32.2 days. […]

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