Eczema and psoriasis are two of the most common conditions treated by DermatologistOnCall’s online doctors. That’s not surprising as 32 million Americans will develop eczema in their lifetime, and more than 7 million live with psoriasis. Even though approximately 10% of the population will face one or both of these conditions at some point, there is still a lot of misunderstanding when it comes to the disorders.
Resolution season is upon us! “New year, new me” is a common mantra after a most uncommon year. Many of us are looking forward to growth opportunities in every area of our lives. While upgrading skin, hair, and nail health with the help of an online dermatologist is a pretty obvious use of our services, using telemedicine as a tool for intentional improvement is an innovative approach to a longstanding tradition.
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.
Virtual classrooms and workspaces are keeping us safe from the coronavirus. They’re also making us hyper-aware of appearance.
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.