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What Is Teledermatology?

It seems as though so much of society has moved toward online platforms. We can buy everything from our clothes to our groceries online. We socialize with our friends and find love online. It’s no wonder that healthcare has started to move online as well.  The web has become a wealth of health and medical information for patients. Certain specialties, Continue reading

Everything You Need To Know About Scabies

When you are diagnosed with scabies, it’s distressing to think that you have tiny mites on your skin! But absolutely anyone can get scabies. Fortunately, the condition is easy to cure, so scabies typically only causes temporary discomfort. What Is Scabies? “Scabies is a skin infection caused by infestation with the Sarcoptes mite,” shares Melanie Pickett, board-certified dermatologist at Sanova Dermatology Continue reading

How Injectable Biologics Can Assist In Treating Psoriasis

“Psoriasis is most identifiable by raised, red, and scaly patches on the skin, and commonly affects the elbows, knees, or scalp,” explains Dr. Jennifer Vickers, board-certified dermatologist at Sanova Dermatology in Austin, Texas. Although the exact cause is unknown, genetics and the immune system factor into the development and presence of disease. Psoriasis causes an excessive and shortened overturn of Continue reading

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

A Case For Not Sharing Skin Care

When getting ready with a friend to go out for the night, you may be tempted to borrow some of her makeup. Or maybe you’re staying with your sister and you’re curious about the new moisturizer she has on her bathroom counter that she’s been raving about. Take the time to consider a few things before you slather it on. 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

Why Would I Need A Skin Biopsy?

When a doctor performs a skin biopsy on you, the doctor removes a small part of your skin, analyzes it, and looks at it under the microscope. “This is a sample, a piece of the bigger skin, usually removed for diagnostic purposes,” shares Dr. Azeen Sadeghian, board certified dermatologist at Sanova Dermatology in Baton Rouge, LA. In this case, the Continue reading

Pustular Psoriasis | A Rare Form of Psoriasis

Pustular psoriasis is a form of psoriasis, which is an inflammatory skin condition. Per Dr. Kellie Reed, board-certified dermatologist, “However, unlike conventional (plaque) psoriasis, which is marked by thick patches of dry scales (typically on the scalp, knees, and elbows), pustular psoriasis tends to create blisters and pustules on the skin.” These blisters may either be generalized or localized. Also, since both forms of psoriasis are inflammatory conditions, there is 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

The Role Of A Dermatology Physician Assistant (PA)

Physician assistants (PAs) are becoming more prevalent in many areas of healthcare. These highly qualified medical providers work with physicians, and they receive education and training in all major specialities, including dermatology. While physicians receive a doctorate degree in medicine, most PAs have a master’s degree in medicine. “PAs who work in dermatology receive a great deal of additional training from the Continue reading

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