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What is a cold sore?

Many individuals in the United States have suffered from cold sores at some point in their life. “These outbreaks can be severe and affect activities of daily life,” explains Emily Johnston, dermatology physician assistant at Sanova Dermatology in Austin, Texas. It is important to understanding the appearance and cause of cold sores to help prevent further spread and to understand Continue reading

Herpes Simplex: 6 Ways To Combat Cold Sores

Cold sores, fever blisters, oral herpes simplex – call them what you will. These viral infections cause eruptions of sores and blisters on the lips and around the mouth that can be quite painful to those affected. “While they can be associated with stress, trauma, decreased immunity or another inciting factors, more often than not the breakouts are unpredictable,” says Continue reading

How do I Know if my Eczema is Infected?

It’s fairly common to wonder if your eczema is infected especially if you’ve recently developed it, or it appears to be acting differently than it has in the past. It’s important to remember that eczema is an inflammatory skin condition, not an infection. The itching, scaling, and redness are all normal symptoms of this condition, as are the small fluid-filled blisters and even Continue reading

What is Impetigo?

What is Impetigo? Impetigo is a contagious bacterial skin infection which spreads after entering the skin through a cut or scrape. It is most common in children aged 2-to-6 years. Patients with eczema or itchy skin can often develop impetigo from scratching their skin. Children who play contact sports such as wrestling are also susceptible, regardless of their age. What Does Continue reading

On The Run | Top Skin Care Tips for Marathon Runners

Running is a  great way to stay active and fit in our beautiful city of Austin, Texas. Whether it’s the Cap10K, 3M Marathon, or simply a Turkey Trot, it’s not too difficult to find a big running event with a bit of Austin-pizazz! With all the prep and training, your skin can also feel the strain while getting your legs Continue reading

Dermatitis Herpetiformis: What Can Gluten Do To Your Skin?

Is gluten-free truly the way to be? It seems more and more people are experiencing ill effects to gluten and report that they are intolerant to this common protein found in grains like wheat, barley and rye. Gluten has been associated with variety of health problems ranging from digestive issues to autoimmune and inflammatory conditions in the body. But what effects Continue reading

Pruritic Urticarial Papules and Plaques of Pregnancy

In case you didn’t realize it, your body changes when you become pregnant! But along with the little person growing inside of you, skin changes are some of the most common things observed during pregnancy.  We all know about stretch marks and hair changes, but changes in moles and specific skin rashes can also occur. Pruritic Urticarial Papules and Plaques of Pregnancy, Continue reading

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