It has been said that knowledge is power. When it comes to your health and especially your skin, you want as much knowledge as possible! We have gathered a collection of informative articles for you to learn more about particular dermatologic conditions or diseases.
The diagnosis of malignant melanoma is a life changing event. Having one melanoma puts you (and your family) at greater risk of having another one. There are ways for you to help discover new suspicious lesions before they have a chance to grow or spread. At the time of diagnosis: Make an appointment with the […]Read More
Rosacea is a common recurrent eruption that appears on the face or neck. It is usually seen in adults, but may be diagnosed in children. Symptoms may include episodes of facial flushing or blushing (usually after spicy foods, sun, stress or alcohol), swelling, pimples, pustules, “broken” or dilated blood vessels. The central face and nose […]Read More
Atopic dermatitis is a recurrent and chronic eczema that may present at any age. Often this is found in individuals with a family history of allergy, eczema, asthma or hay fever. Known as the “itch that rashes” instead of the “rash that itches” this condition may have intense itching preceding the skin rash. Most older […]Read More
1-2% of Americans have psoriasis, a chronic skin disorder characterized by thick, red plaques of skin with silvery scales. Usually located symmetrically on elbows, knees, hands, or feet, it is also common on the scalp, at the nape of the neck, and just above the buttocks crease. It may appear at any age in either […]Read More
Evaluating your risk of developing malignant melanoma The relative risk of a person developing melanoma depends on certain characteristics. If you have a relative risk of “1”, that means you are not at increased risk of developing melanoma. Check your relative risk by examining the list below. Risk Factor […]Read More
A frequent question asked by patients who have had melanoma or are at increased risk of melanoma is “What can I do or eat to decrease my risk of this deadly disease?” Strict sun avoidance, use of hats, sunglasses, sun protective clothing and frequent skin exams are obvious choices. The effect of foods and supplements […]Read More