• ROSACEA

    Do you blush or flush easily? When you look in the mirror, do you see redness in the center of your face? Do you also see acne-like breakouts even though your teen years ended decades ago? Where you have redness, do you see tiny veins? Rosacea* If so, you might have rosacea. Common signs and symptoms

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  • Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis

    If you have psoriasis, you are not alone. Millions of people have this chronic condition. Some people who have psoriasis develop psoriatic arthritis. Learning about these conditions can help you manage your disease and improve your quality of life. What is Psoriasis? Typically, new skin cells form over

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  • Pruritus (Itch)

    Pruritus is the medical term for itch. Itching is a common problem that can affect one area of the body or multiple areas at once. Usually, an itch only lasts for a limited period of time. If an itch lasts for more than six weeks, it is considered a chronic itch, which is more likely to disrupt your

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  • Pityriasis Rosea

    WHAT IS PITYRIASIS ROSEA? Pityriasis rosea (pit-ih-RYE-as-sis ro-ZEA) is a common condition that causes patches of redness and a rash on the skin. These patches can look worrisome, but they are harmless. Once it develops, the rash can last anywhere from 6 to 8 weeks before disappearing. While the rash

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  • Perioral Dermatitis

    Perioral dermatitis is a rash that usually forms around the mouth. Perioral means “around the mouth.” Dermatitis is the medical term for “inflamed skin.” People of all skin colors get perioral dermatitis. This rash is most common in young and middle-aged women. Children and adolescents can also

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  • NAIL DISEASES AND NAIL HEALTH

    Your nails can tell you a lot about your health. The skin under and around your nails are susceptible to many diseases. Warning signs of other health problems also can appear on your nails. Good nail care is important because it helps prevent many common nail conditions. In addition to taking good care

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  • Molluscum Contagiosum

    Molluscum contagiosum is a common skin infection caused by a virus that spreads easily between people. You can catch this virus through direct skin-to-skin contact or by touching an infected object. While molluscum is usually harmless, it does cause bumps to appear on the skin. These growths can appear

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  • Moles

    Moles are common. In fact, light-skinned adults typically have 10 to 40 “common” or “normal” moles on their skin. When you talk to your dermatologist about your moles, he or she may use the word “nevus.” Nevus is the medical term for mole. When your dermatologist is talking about two or more

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  • Mohs Surgery: Patient Care Tips

    Your dermatologist has recommended Mohs micrographic surgery to treat your skin cancer. This tip sheet will provide you with information about what to expect before, during and after your surgery. It is important to know that your dermatologist may also be your Mohs surgeon. Dermatologists who receive

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  • Mohs Surgery

    Mohs surgery, also called Mohs or Mohs micrographic surgery, is a specialized treatment for removing certain skin cancers. Your dermatologist will determine if Mohs surgery is appropriate for treating your skin cancer, depending on the type of skin cancer you have, its size and its location on your body.

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  • Melasma

    Melasma is a common skin condition. It causes brown to gray-brown patches on the forehead, upper cheeks, nose, upper lip, and sometimes neck and forearms. These patches often develop slowly and can last for many years. WHO GETS MELASMA? Melasma most often occurs in women. Only 10% of people who get melasma

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  • Melanoma

    Melanoma is the most serious type of skin cancer. When found early, however, it is highly treatable. WHO IS AT RISK FOR MELANOMA? While anyone can develop melanoma, some people have a higher risk than others, including those with: Light skin, hair and eyes: Fair skin that tans poorly or burns easily. Red

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  • Mature Skin

    As you grow older, you will see and feel changes in your skin. You cannot avoid skin changes associated with natural aging. However, there are skin changes you can prevent. There are even diseases, such as skin cancer, that need medical attention. Your dermatologist can be a partner in helping you keep

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  • Skin Cancer Prevention

    Follow these tips to protect your skin from the damaging effects of sun exposure and reduce your risk of skin cancer: Apply sunscreen. When you are going to be outside, even on cloudy days, apply sunscreen to all skin that will not be covered by clothing. Reapply approximately every two hours, or after

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  • Your best defense vs. another melanoma

    Check your skin: Skin self-exams can help melanoma survivors find another melanoma early. If you’ve been treated for melanoma, you may never get another melanoma. Many people don’t. But it’s important to know that you have a greater risk of getting another one. Anyone who has had melanoma has

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  • Combining newer treatments for advanced melanoma helping patients live longer

    Reviewing x-ray: FDA-approved combinations of medications can shrink melanoma tumors and stop the cancer from spreading for a longer time. If you have advanced melanoma, this means the cancer has spread. Surgery alone cannot remove the cancer. You’ll need other treatment. One option that your doctor

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