Dermatitis

Is TREMFYA the right choice for my plaque psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a disease affecting millions of people around the world. The most common type of psoriasis is known as plaque psoriasis and is characterized by raised red areas of skin that can become painful, crack and bleed. Thankfully there are many treatment options available. One of the most recently FDA approved treatments is Tremfrya (guselkumab). Tremfrya is a FDA Continue reading

Are Sweat and Eczema Connected?

If you have eczema, learning how to manage your symptoms on a day-to-day basis can be difficult. Although there are many things you can do to control your eczema flare ups, there are certain times that they simply can’t be avoided. Now in the summer months, you may wonder if heat and sweating can impact your skin condition. Does Sweat Continue reading

FDA Approves Dupilumab for Treatment of Atopic Dermatitis!

Medical researchers are constantly working to find new and more precise ways to treat the many health conditions and diseases found worldwide. Each and every discovery makes an impact on patients, which can ultimately be a life-changing experience. Skin Disease is no different, and new treatments often bring great benefit to patients that suffer from everything form acne breakouts, to more chronic Continue reading

Could Cannibinoids Be The Answer To Itchy Skin?

More and more medical studies are being performed examining the potential health benefits of cannabis, or marijuana. “It turns out this taboo drug has been found relieve conditions like chronic pain, nausea, and even anorexia,” notes Dr. Adam Mamelak, a board certified Dermatologist at Sanova Dermatology. After the success in previous studies, researchers are now investigating if cannabinoids, chemical compounds Continue reading

Lichen Nitidus: Tiny Bumps on the Skin

Lichen Nitidus is a bumpy rash that typically develops in children and young adults, but it can affect anyone. It’s not known what causes it, but luckily it isn’t harmful. “It appears as clusters of bumps or papules which are smaller than a pinhead. They tend to be flat-topped and round, and usually the same color as your skin, although Continue reading

Understanding and Soothing the Winter Itch

Is your skin feeling dry and flaky? Worried winter is making you morph into some sort of reptile? Don’t fret because you aren’t alone. The dreaded winter itch strikes young and old alike. “The dry, flaky, itchy skin condition commonly referred to as ‘winter itch’ can occur anywhere and everywhere on the body,” says Emily Johnston, a physician assistant at Sanova Dermatology Continue reading

5 Tips for Managing Your Hand Eczema

Hand eczema, sometimes referred to as hand dermatitis or dishpan hands, affects approximately 10 percent of the population. The condition is most common among those who are in frequent contact with chemicals or irritants, such as janitors, mechanics, hairdressers, and health care workers. Symptoms of Hand Eczema Eczema can cause the hands to become red, dry, and itchy. “Although the Continue reading

Pityriasis Rosea: The Christmas Tree Rash

What is Pityriasis Rosea? Pityriasis Rosea is a benign skin rash. While the rash isn’t dangerous, it can cause substantial discomfort to those affected by it. “The rash usually begins with a single ‘herald patch’ skin lesion which is then followed by a general body rash after one to two weeks,” says Dr. Kellie Reed, board-certified Dermatologist at Sanova Dermatology. Continue reading

Understanding Chondrodermatitis Nodularis Helicis

What is Chondrodermatitis Nodularis Helicis? Chondrodermatitis Nodularis Helicis (CNH) is a common, benign, though painful condition which presents as a small, tender, nodule on the helix of the ear. “It is a chronic inflammatory lesion, similar to a pressure sore on the ear,” explains Dr. Kellie Reed, a board certified Dermatologist at Sanova Dermatology in Austin, Texas. Who gets it? While the Continue reading

What is Dermatomyositis?

Dermatomyositis is a disease of the connective tissue that is related to polymyositis and can cause inflammation of the skin and muscles, among other symptoms. Who gets it? “While the exact cause of dermatomyositis is unknown, it may be the result of an initial viral or bacterial infection or of subsequent treatment in genetically predisposed individuals,” says Dr. Kellie Reed, a Continue reading

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