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Nail Biting: Why You Should Stop and Tips to Help

Nail Biting: Why You Should Stop and Tips to Help

Studies show that 60% of children and 45% of teenagers bite their nails. Nail biting becomes less common after age 18, but for many adults, it becomes a habit and they continue. Should you be concerned if you’re a chronic nail biter? Dermatologists say yes – chronic nail biting can cause serious problems. Of course, there […]

5 Habits That Are Damaging Your Hair

5 Habits That Are Damaging Your Hair

Is your hair frizzy, fragile or unhealthy looking? We’ve all been there. Hair care isn’t something that is always front of mind while we’re getting ready in the morning or prepping for a night out. Causes of Hair Damage To make hair care as easy as possible, we talked with board-certified dermatologists to see what […]

It’s Time for Pumpkin Everything, So Should I Add It to My Skincare Routine Too?

It’s Time for Pumpkin Everything, So Should I Add It to My Skincare Routine Too?

If you’ve been on social media within the last few weeks, we’re positive you’ve seen at least one post announcing the impending arrival of “pumpkin everything.” We’re here today to tell you, you should probably think about adding pumpkin to your skincare routine as well. Yes, that’s right; we’re jumping on the pumpkin bandwagon too. […]

DermatologistOnCall is Making Headlines

DermatologistOnCall is Making Headlines

In the last month, we’ve announced two new relationships that are making headlines across the US: Walgreens Walgreens‘ website and mobile app now features access to skin care services for those looking to get quick, affordable dermatology questions answered when they can’t get access to a skin care specialist. Through our new relationship, Walgreens will […]

Hair Loss Vs. Hair Shedding: What You Need to Know

Hair Loss Vs. Hair Shedding: What You Need to Know

If you’re worried about how much hair you’re losing, you’re not alone. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, it’s normal to shed between 50 and 100 hairs a day. Now, keep in mind that may look different from person to person. For example, if you have longer or thicker hair, it may appear you’re […]

Essential Dermatology Advice About the Use of Essential Oils

Essential Dermatology Advice About the Use of Essential Oils

The internet and social media are burgeoning with advocacy of “natural” products to help with various health ailments. Skin care is no exception, and we’re not talking about beauty and anti-aging use cases. We’re talking about using such products for addressing medical issues affecting the skin. Essential oils are an increasingly popular category of such […]

Common Skin Conditions Your Baby Might Face

Common Skin Conditions Your Baby Might Face

Did you know that historically, the late-summer months are when obstetricians see an increase in the arrival of newborns? It’s an interesting statistic, and since we’re nearing the end of summer, we thought it would be a good time to share some of the most common skin conditions that infants can develop. Diaper Rash Diaper […]

Why You Should See a Dermatologist Every Year

Why You Should See a Dermatologist Every Year

It shouldn’t surprise you that we love teledermatology. We truly believe the telemedicine industry can bring life-saving care to patients who may not be able to access healthcare, whether because of cost, distance or availability. However, that doesn’t mean we believe that teledermatology “appointments” should replace your yearly in-office visit with a dermatologist. It is […]

Five Facts That Will Make You Change Your Skincare Routine

Five Facts That Will Make You Change Your Skincare Routine

We’ve seen and heard many myths about skincare on the internet and social media. What is possibly most frustrating to our team is that people just like you are lead to believe false information and try unsafe “treatments.” So we sat down with board-certified dermatologist and the founder/chief medical officer of DermatologistOnCall, Mark P. Seraly, […]

How to Fit a Doctor’s Appointment into Your Busy Schedule

How to Fit a Doctor’s Appointment into Your Busy Schedule

Getting an in-office appointment with a board-certified dermatologist is hard. On top of that, appointments that work for doctor’s office can be challenging to fit into a busy schedule. Because of this, we know that many patients turn to other options, like visiting a primary care physician, urgent care clinic or even leaving conditions untreated. […]

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