Eczema

Top 10 Ways to Stop Eczema From Flaring In Colder Months

Fall and Winter can be challenging for our skin, and eczema flare-ups are common during the cold months due to the long, cold nights and dry air. What is an eczema flare-up? It’s a return of the symptoms of eczema characterized by: Itchy, red skin Inflamed reddish-brown or gray patches on your arms, hands, chest, or neck Thickening and cracking Continue reading

Topical Calcineurin Inhibitors: A Treatment for Eczema

Topical calcineurin inhibitors are treatments used to control atopic dermatitis, which is the most common form of chronic eczema. Topical calcineurin inhibitors are usually prescribed to patients as a steroid sparing therapy.  “They are typically not as effective during an eczema flare as quickly as topical steroids, which still form a mainstay of therapy, but are an ideal maintenance therapy 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

Eczema vs. Squamous Cell Carcinoma: How Can You Tell The Difference?

Eczema is a common skin condition that affects millions of children and adults. It causes redness, dryness and flaking on the skin, as well as irritation and itching. Eczema ranges from mild to severe, can come and go and be seasonal or constant. Some people have eczema from an early age and outgrow it, others will deal with it throughout 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

What Traits Does Your Skin Have? How to Identify Your Skin Type

Most of us are at least somewhat familiar with the basic skin “types” — oily, dry, combination, sensitive and normal — but may still be a bit confused about how to characterize our own skin. The easiest place to start is by asking yourself “What traits does my skin have?”. “Making a list of your skin’s characteristics will help you 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

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