Category Archives: Dermatology

Acne: how to manage this age-old problem.

Acne:  how to manage this age-old problem.  The American Academy of Dermatology updated their acne care guidelines.  Here is a synopsis… Overall: 40 million Americans have acne. 74% of adolescents experience acne Nearly 20% of adult women have acne. What … Continue reading

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What do your nails say about your health?!

What do your nails say about your health?!  Nails can be a window into your overall health.  Read on…. Green nail syndrome.  This  may be caused by excessive copper in the body or an infection called Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection of … Continue reading

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Do you have toenail fungus? What can you do about it?

Do you have toenail fungus? What can you do about it? flickr.com/photos/45471172@N08/9714122727 Who gets this?  8% of adults have onychomycosis (toenail fungus).  The prevalence increases with age with more than 50% of those over 70 year of age having it.  … Continue reading

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Top 10 list of allergens…

The top 10 allergens (and how to avoid exposure) … Tixocortol pivalate (a steroid) Propylene glycol Methylchloroisothiazolinone Formaldehyde Cocamidopropylbetaine Lanolin Benzalkonium chloride Fragrance and balsam of peru Neomycin Nickel Tixocortol pixilate is a steroid present in creams like hydrocortisone acetate. … Continue reading

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Interesting facts about laceration closure (stitches)…

Laceration-closure interesting facts… Non-infected wounds (caused by clean objects) can be stitched up to 18 hours after the injury. Head wounds can be st itched up to 24 hours after the injury. Using potable (drinking) water instead of sterile saline … Continue reading

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Cradle cap?!

Oh my!  Many parents bring in their babies with a thick, scaly crust on their head.  This is usually cradle cap.  The fancy (medical) name for this is seborrheic dermatitis.    The scaling, redness, and itching occurs most often on the … Continue reading

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Want your winter skin to look more radiant?

Do not visit a tanning salon for a winter pick-me-up.  Tanning beds are bad news.  The beds use bulbs that produce mostly UVA light– a type of radiation that encourages pigment production by damaging skin’s deeper layers.  UVA exposure sharply … Continue reading

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