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How To Manage Winter Itch

With the sound of Jingle Bells in the air, the holiday season is a special time when we want to look and feel our best. But colder temperatures and low humidity can wreak havoc on your skin leaving it dry, flaky and itchy. This condition, called Winter itch, occurs because the cold dry air literally sucks the moisture out of Continue reading

Hives: Symptoms & Treatment

“Hives – itchy red welts that seem to come out of nowhere – affect 20% of people at some time in their lives,” reports Dr. Kellie Reed, a board-certified dermatologist at Sanova Dermatology. Why do hives appear and what can you do about them? Dr. Reed explains more below. Symptoms Hives (also called urticaria) are raised pink or red swellings on the 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

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

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

Plaque Psorasis: Understanding the Disease and the Treatment Options

Plaque psoriasis is a chronic disease characterized by the appearance of patches of thick, red, and dry skin. While the disease shows itself on the surface of the skin, its origins are tied to the immune system. “Faulty signals from the immune system tell skin cells to grow too quickly, resulting in new skin cells forming in days rather than 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

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

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