Rashes

10 Things Your Skin Is Trying To Tell You

A rash or blemish on the skin can sometimes be a window to an underlying health issue. Often times people may reach for an ointment or cream to clear the visible problems on their skin, but consider what your body may be telling you. “Those unwanted blemishes or discolorations may not be the main issue, but rather a symptom of Continue reading

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

3 Minimally Invasive Ways To Treat Your Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a common skin disease characterized by red, itchy patches on the body caused by inflammation and increased skin turnover leading to a buildup of extra layers of skin cells. Over 7 million Americans live with continuous pain and discomfort from psoriasis. “Treatments for psoriasis have evolved over the years, as dermatologists and patients alike seek to control outbreaks and reduce 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 DSAP: Disseminated Superficial Actinic Porokeratosis

Disseminated Superficial Actinic Porokeratosis, or DSAP, might not be something you’ve heard much about, but if it affects you or others in your family, it’s certainly worth learning about. What is Disseminated Superficial Actinic Porokeratosis? “Disseminated Superficial Actinic Porokeratosis (DSAP) is an inherited skin condition which causes dry and flaky patches to appear on the skin, mostly on the legs 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

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

Skin Disorders : Erythema Nodosum

Erythema Nodosum is an inflammatory condition that happens deep underneath the skin, within the subcutaneous fatty layer. It is a somewhat rare condition that can affect both men and women between the ages of 20 – 40. “It typically appears as painful lumps, otherwise known as nodules, that are red and tender to the touch,” explains Dr. Adam Mamelak, a board 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

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

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