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Conquering Psoriasis: Taking Control for Psoriasis Action Month

Conquering Psoriasis: Taking Control for Psoriasis Action Month

  Understanding Psoriasis We don’t yet know what causes psoriasis. However, experts suspect it’s related to problems with T cells and neutrophils – white blood cells that make up part of the immune system. What we do know is that individuals have unique triggers resulting in flare-ups of the condition. These triggers can include, but […]

Homemade Sunscreen: A Dangerous Trend

Homemade Sunscreen: A Dangerous Trend

This weekend marks the unofficial start of the summer. While we encourage you to turn to Pinterest for delicious picnic recipes, fun poolside activities, and cute home decor ideas, we also urge you to scroll past the DIY sunscreen directions. The desire to take the “kitchen sink” approach to sun protection is understandable. You want […]

Fashionably Safe

Fashionably Safe

Preventing skin cancer doesn’t stop at spot checks, sunscreen, and avoiding the sun between the hours of 10 am and 2 pm. And, because we can’t always be indoors during the day, opting for a skin-smart look is increasingly important. To stay fashionably safe, we recommend these additions to your summer wardrobe: Heads Up, Hats […]

Face It, Seasonal Allergies Affect the Skin

Face It, Seasonal Allergies Affect the Skin

  Flowers are blooming. Birds are chirping. And pollen is in the air. Springtime means allergy season, and while we most commonly associate it with stuffy noses and watery eyes, these airborne irritants can dramatically impact the skin as well. Seasonal allergies can show up on the skin in a variety of ways: Contact Dermatitis […]

Retinoids: A Primer

Retinoids: A Primer

Retinoids are an increasingly hot topic in skin care. Effective in treating acne, psoriasis, and in warding off the signs of aging, these topical and oral medications are skyrocketing in popularity in both prescription and over-the-counter formulations. Despite their ubiquitous presence on drug store, beauty specialty shop, and pharmacy shelves, there is a lot of […]

More Than Just a Red Face: Seven Signs of Rosacea

More Than Just a Red Face: Seven Signs of Rosacea

Sixteen million Americans suffer from rosacea, yet we know very little about this condition that is frequently mistaken for acne or an allergic reaction. Experts are unsure as to what exactly causes rosacea but suspect that certain environmental and hereditary conditions may play a part. While rosacea is more common in women than men, men […]

What is phototherapy, and how does it work?

What is phototherapy, and how does it work?

By Charlene V. Kakimoto, MD Chief Medical Officer, Clarify Medical Light therapy, also known as phototherapy, is the use of ultraviolet (UV) light for its healing effects. Phototherapy has been used worldwide for nearly a century to treat chronic skin conditions such as psoriasis, vitiligo and severe eczema. While many treatments decrease the overall immune […]

Why Do Patients Love DermatologistOnCall?

Why Do Patients Love DermatologistOnCall?

Our patients love DermatologistOnCall. Why? Because it’s convenient and quick high-quality care! Our board-certified dermatologists are available 24/7/365 to provide you with a diagnosis and personalized treatment plan. Healthcare has never been so easy, and you don’t have to take our word for it! See what some of our patients had to say: An online […]

The Ethics of Practicing Teledermatology: What’s Important to Us?

The Ethics of Practicing Teledermatology: What’s Important to Us?

In June 2016, the American Medical Association published a report titled “Ethical Practice in Telemedicine” that provided a set of guidelines to physicians engaging with patients through online technology, based on whether the physician is simply responding with “advice” or is providing actual clinical services through telemedicine. Our offering at DermatologistOnCall® falls into the latter […]

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