Eczema

Dupilumab: A Breakthrough in Eczema Treatment

If you have eczema–especially if you haven’t found an effective treatment for your unbearably itchy skin–you may want to schedule an appointment with your dermatologist soon. For the first time in decades, there is a promising new treatment for eczema on the horizon. Dupilumab is being heralded as a breakthrough medication. The research is very promising, and physicians are hopeful Continue reading

How to Know When Redness, Spots, and Discoloration is Pityriasis Alba

  Skin can change its color and appearance for a number of reasons. When the skin develops red, scaly patches that leave the skin a lighter color, that condition could be pityriasis alba. “Pityriasis alba is actually a relatively common and benign condition that can usually be addressed with relatively straightforward measures,” says Dr. Miriam Hanson, board certified dermatologist in Austin, Continue reading

Understanding the Atopic March

The phrase “Atopic March” often comes up when patients investigate the cause of their eczema and skin rashes. It has been used to describe a history or an often observed progression of allergic diseases. “These atopic conditions begin early in a patient’s life, usually in childhood,” says Dr. Miriam Hanson, board certified dermatologist in Austin, Texas. “They are thought to be Continue reading

Austin Dermatologists Distinguish Between Eczema and Psoriasis

Dr. Adam Mamelak and Dr. Miriam Hanson explain the similarities and differences between the common skin conditions eczema and psoriasis. Austin, TX—Among the many skin conditions people suffer from, eczema and psoriasis are two of the most common that Austin dermatologists Dr. Adam Mamelak and Dr. Miriam Hanson see. The physicians explain that these two chronic rashes can be physically 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 Causes Eczema?

Eczema can result from a variety of factors. The extremely common skin condition is characterized by dry, itchy red patches on the skin caused by inflammation. Flare-ups of eczema can occur due to a number of reasons. The most common forms of the condition are considered hereditary, allergic, and irritant. Depending on the type of eczema you suffer from, different 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

Learn How A Dermatologist Can Help You!

Too often, people suffer from common problems such as acne, hair issues, or issues with their nails. But more often than you think, the solution is actually easier than you think. Keep reading to learn how a Dermatologist can help you. A dermatologist is a doctor whose expertise is in the field of skin, hair, and nails. These professionals can treat a wide Continue reading

3 Reasons You Might Have A Red Flaky Scalp

Many experience dry or flaking skin, especially during the colder months, and the scalp is one of the most common areas effected. But the true culprit behind the head scratching and flakes on the shoulders may be more than just cool weather. The truth is, there are a few dermatologic conditions that can cause this common skin concern. Seborrheic Dermatitis Often called dandruff or cradle cap in Continue reading

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