Patient Education

  • Eczema (Dermatitis)

    OVERVIEW Eczema (also called dermatitis) is a skin condition that can cause a variety of symptoms. These include red and swollen skin, blisters, and itchiness. Eczema is often a result of an allergic reaction or other sensitivities and varies in severity from person to person. Some people only experience

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  • Dry Skin and Keratosis Pilaris

    OVERVIEW About 40% of adults worldwide develop some sort of Keratosis Pilaris in their lifetime. Seven in every ten teenagers are affected by the condition. While this skin condition is not harmful and doesn't need to be treated, it can be quite annoying. Most people with the condition find out that

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  • Diabetes-Related Skin Conditions

    OVERVIEW Common Skin Disorders in People with Diabetes Around 537 million adults around the world live with diabetes. Additionally, 1/3 of those with diabetes encounter a skin condition during their life. Indeed, diabetes is closely tied to skin disorders. Patients may suffer from allergies, infections,

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  • Chemical Peels

    What is a Chemical Peel? Chemical peels are cosmetic procedures that use various chemical solutions to exfoliate your skin. Chemical peels are commonly done on your face, neck, and hands. They work by removing and shedding the outer layer of skin, leaving behind new and regenerated skin which appears

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  • Chicken Pox (Herpes Varicella Zoster)

    OVERVIEW You might have heard or been told that one way to prevent certain diseases is to avoid contact with the sick person, items used by such a person, or disinfect surfaces you suspect the ill person might have touched. At such times, you may wonder why such a precaution is taken? The answer is simple;

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  • Cellulite Treatments: What really works?

    OVERVIEW: Do you have cellulite on your buttocks and thighs and do not like the dimpled, cottage-cheese like appearance that it causes? Here's everything you need to know about cellulite, including how it’s caused and the various treatment options available. What is Cellulite? Cellulite is pockets

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  • Candidiasis

    OVERVIEW Have you ever heard of opportunistic infections (OIs)? They are caused by germs that generally cannot cause problems if your immune system works properly. However, these germs can cause serious health problems in people whose immune systems are weak. Candidiasis is an opportunistic infection

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  • Boils

    OVERVIEW A boil, also known as a furuncle, is a localized skin infection characterized by a red, tender bump. The spot tends to grow in size, filling with pus and becoming more painful quickly. Over time, the boil can develop a pustule (whitehead) and drain. When it drains, the boil might leave a small,

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  • Blisters

    OVERVIEW A blister is a raised area of the skin filled with fluid. Blisters can occur on any part of the body and can be extremely painful and debilitating. Many people believe blisters are nothing more than a nuisance, but this is not always the case. Blisters can lead to other more serious injuries

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  • Birthmarks/Pigmented Skin

    OVERVIEW Most people have at least one birthmark, and for the majority of people, they are nothing more than a minor cosmetic concern. For some, however, their birthmark can be a source of self-consciousness or even embarrassment. What is a Birthmark? A birthmark is a mark or blemish present on the skin

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  • Warts

    OVERVIEW Warts are non-cancerous benign growths on the skin that are caused by infection from viruses known as human papillomavirus (HPV). While there are several types of warts that you can develop, the most commonly occurring types of warts include: Common WartsThis type of wart typically appears

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  • Herpes Simplex Virus

    OVERVIEW Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) is a virus known to cause a very common infection called herpes. Oftentimes, the infection can be asymptomatic and go undetected. However, it can also manifest in some people with painful blisters and sores on the skin- commonly around the mouth or in the genital

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  • Tanning Beds/Tanning Booths

    OVERVIEW Many people use tanning beds as a way to achieve a year-round tan. People erroneously believe that tanning beds are safer than sun tanning; that tanning beds can help build a base tan to ward off sunburns; and that the tanning beds can treat low vitamin D levels. The truth about tanning beds

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  • Sun Safety

    OVERVIEW The sun has always been a source of warmth, happiness, and a golden tan. However, it's essential to understand the dangers of the sun and the price your skin pays for unprotected exposure. While there are still plenty of ways to have fun in the sun, it's important to protect yourself from potential

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  • Seborrheic Keratosis

    OVERVIEW: Seborrheic keratoses are very common skin growths. They are benign and not worrisome. Seborrheic keratoses tend to develop as you age, with people over 40 more likely to develop these growths. They can occur anywhere on the body except the palms and the soles. They are most typically found

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  • Actinic Keratosis

    OVERVIEW Also known as solar keratoses, actinic keratoses are precancerous growths on the skin that are caused by long-term UV radiation in the form of chronic sun exposure or tanning bed use. Left untreated, actinic keratoses can progress and evolve into a skin cancer called squamous cell carcinoma. What

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