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  • Skin Care Basics

    OVERVIEW Your skin is one of your body's most essential organs. It's a living, breathing organism designed to protect you from infections, aid in healing, send signals to your brain, and help you develop. However, the only way that skin can do its job is if we protect and take care of it. Several conditions

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  • Skin Cancers

    OVERVIEW One of the most commonly occurring types of cancer in the United States, skin cancer affects approximately 3.3 million people each year. Reducing your exposure to UV rays is one of the best ways of preventing many skin cancers from developing—in fact, exposure to UV rays results in the formation

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  • Shingles (Herpes Zoster)

    OVERVIEW According to the CDC, 1 in 3 people will likely develop Shingles in their lifetime, and one million cases of Shingles occur annually in the United States. Almost every adult born before 1980 has had Chickenpox and is thus at risk for developing shingles later in life. What are Shingles? Shingles

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  • Seborrheic Dermatitis

    OVERVIEW If you experience dandruff and flaky, oily patches on your back, upper chest, and face, you may have a common skin condition known as seborrheic dermatitis. A form of dermatitis, this type of skin inflammation most frequently affects parts of your body that contain a lot of sebcaeous, or oil-producing

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  • Scleroderma

    OVERVIEW Autoimmune diseases can also cause skin diseases, such as Sclerodemera. While it is rare for this to occur, it can affect people who have a family history of suffering from such autoimmune diseases. What is Scleroderma? Scleroderma is also known as systemic sclerosis, a collection of rare diseases

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  • Scabies

    OVERVIEW One of the most common skin infections is scabies. Scabies is contagious and can spread through close contact with families, schools, child care, prison, and nursing homes. Due to its infectious nature, it’s important to know the early signs of scabies and what you can do to effectively treat

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  • Rosacea

    OVERVIEW Mainly affecting the skin on your face, rosacea is a long-lasting skin condition. Since the symptoms of rosacea can be similar to other skin issues like acne, getting your skin looked at by a board-certified dermatologist can help in developing a specialized plan of treatment that's right for

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  • Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

    OVERVIEW Infections caused by ticks are widespread in warm weather because more people are spending time outdoors, leading to an increase in infections. This infection can be lethal and life-threatening, so you should seek medical attention right away once you see signs of infection. What is Rocky Mountain

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  • Ringworm (Tinea Corporis)

    OVERVIEW There are many different types of fungal infections that can affect your skin. One of the most common types is Ringworm or Tinea Corporis. This condition impacts several people, but fortunately, there are treatment options that can help curb the symptoms. What is Ringworm? Ringworm d is a rash

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  • Rejuvenating Sun Damaged Skin

    OVERVIEW While getting some vitamin D may be good for you, being outdoors without adequate sun protection can cause your body more harm than good. Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun can lead to the onset of wrinkles, dark spots, and sagging skin. Read on to find out how a visit to your dermatologist

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  • Rashes

    OVERVIEW Your skin can experience many different changes throughout your lifetime. Sometimes skin changes occur due to allergies or certain medical conditions, causing bumps, redness, itching, or other uncomfortable symptoms. Typically, when these symptoms happen, a rash develops. What are Rashes? Rashes

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  • Psoriasis

    OVERVIEW Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune disorder that causes your skin cells to multiply too quickly. As a result, your skin becomes itchy, flaky, and inflamed as this sped-up growth cycle interferes with the typical skin turnover process. Psoriasis is not a contagious condition. It also cannot be

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  • Pruritus

    OVERVIEW Do you often feel the urge to scratch your skin? If so, you may be experiencing pruritus. Pruritus can be a nuisance, but thankfully, treatments are available to help. It can be caused by various factors, including allergies, dry skin, and infection. This article will discuss the symptoms and

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  • Pregnancy-Related Skin Conditions

    OVERVIEW Are you an expectant mother worried about how your skin could turn out as you draw closer to delivery? Well, you should know that you are not alone. While the joy of motherhood is a really beautiful thing, there is no doubt that the sacrifice of the journey does show in our skins. According

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  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, Poison Sumac

    OVERVIEW If you've ever been out in the woods and gotten a rash, you may have wondered what plant caused it. Chances are, it was one of the poisonous plants: Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac. These plants can cause serious rashes if you come into contact with them. In this article, we will discuss

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  • Picking the Filler that is Best for You

    OVERVIEW One of the biggest decisions you’ll have to make when deciding to have cosmetic surgery is choosing which filler to have injected into your face. Each filler has its unique qualities, and each can help address different issues and defects, but it’s up to you to choose the one that’s right

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