Patient Education

Our team of professionals and staff believe that informed patients are better equipped to make decisions regarding their health and well-being. For your personal use, we have created an extensive patient library covering an array of educational topics, which can be found on the side of each page. Browse through these diagnoses and treatments to learn more about topics of interest to you.

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Our Offices
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New Patients
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Patient Privacy
...We may use your protected health information to contact you with information about treatment alternatives that may be of interest to you and to describe our own health-related products and services...

Welcome to Our Blog!
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Eczema
... Limit contact with irritants, such as soaps, clothing, jewelry, foods and detergents...

Poison Ivy: Prevention & Relief
If you spend time outdoors, then you’ve probably come into contact with poison ivy, poison oak or poison sumac at some point in your life...

Smooth Away Your Wrinkles in Minutes: Is Botox Right for You?
...  If you are interested in learning more about Botox ® cosmetic treatments, contact our office and we will be happy to answer your questions...

Got Warts? When to see Your Dermatologist for Treatment
...Wart viruses are contagious and can spread by direct contact, usually entering the body in an area of broken skin...

Did You Know? Fascinating Facts about Your Skin
...Whenever you detect an unusual skin spot or suspect a problem with your skin, contact your dermatologist for an evaluation...

Community Outreach
...If your organization would like to learn more about any dermatology topic, please contact us...

Everything You Need to Know About Chicken Pox
... Chicken pox is highly contagious and can spread from person to person by direct contact or through the air from an infected person's coughing or sneezing...

Types of Eczema
... Contact Dermatitis This is caused when the skin comes in contact with an irritant such as certain chemicals...

Treating Rashes
Rashes will happen to most people at some point during their lifetime, whether it’s from coming in contact with poison ivy while on a camping trip or from an allergic reaction to a skincare product...

The Basics of Wart Treatment
...Sharing towels and clothing, or even just coming in contact with their wart can cause the virus to spread...

What are Hives?
...This variety of hives usually appears within an hour after contact with one of these elements...

Hyperhidrosis
...If you are looking to relieve your symptoms, give contact your local pediatrician today!

What is Rosacea?
...Rosacea is characterized by flare-ups of redness that may go away and then come back when in contact with certain triggers...

What is Vitiligo?
...If you or someone you love is looking for vitiligo treatment, contact your dermatologist today...

Rosacea
...Surveys and studies report that living with rosacea can cause:   Feelings of frustration and embarrassment: In surveys conducted by the National Rosacea Society, 41 percent said their rosacea caused them to avoid public contact or cancel social engagements...

Back acne: How to see clearer skin
...8% emollient foam on reduction of Propionibacterium acnes on the back using a short contact therapy approach...

Are your hair care products causing breakouts?
...Be sure to wash everything your head touched, including: Pillow cases and sheets Caps Hats Headbands Visors When a dermatologist can help This type of acne tends to clear on its own once the product(s) causing the problem stops coming into contact with your skin...

Genital warts
... Genital contact (people's genitals touch)...

Head Lice
...Most people get head lice when they have head-to-head contact with someone who has head lice...

Herpes simplex
...The first time sores appear, they will show up between 2 and 20 days after a person has contact with an infected person...

Impetigo
... Most people get impetigo through skin-to-skin contact with someone who has it...

Molluscum contagiosum
...Skin-to-skin contact also spreads the virus...

Nail fungus
... Many people pick up the fungi when they have skin-to-skin contact with someone who has a fungal infection like athlete’s foot or ringworm on their hands...

Ringworm
...Most men get it when they have contact with infected animal, which may explain why farmers and ranchers seem to develop it more often...

Scabies
...Most people get scabies from direct, skin-to-skin contact...

Warts
...Warts can spread by contact with the wart or something that touched the wart...

Cold sores
... Avoid other intimate contact...

Genital herpes
...Be sure your partner knows that the following can reduce this risk: Skipping sex when you have sores: To avoid giving your partner genital herpes, it’s recommended that you skip all sexual contact while you have sores and for 1 or 2 days after the sores clear...

Botulinum toxin therapy
...You should contact your insurance company to find out what your policy covers...

Chemical peels
... If your skin burns, itches, or swells, contact your dermatologist...

Alopecia areata
...A dermatologist may call this short-contact therapy...

Hives
... Contact with chemicals...

Poison ivy, oak, and sumac
... The itchy, blistering rash often does not start until 12 to 72 hours after you come into contact with the oil...

Psoriatic arthritis
...To find out whether such classes are available in your area, contact your local hospital, YMCA, fitness center, community center, and park district...

Actinic keratosis
...If you notice a growth on your skin that has any of the following traits, contact your dermatologist right away: Starts to itch or bleed...

Psoriatic arthritis
...To find out whether such classes are available in your area, contact your local hospital, YMCA, fitness center, community center, and park district...

Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP)
... When examining your skin, you should immediately contact your dermatologist if you: Find any new growth or rough patch on your skin Feel a change in your lymph nodes Think about joining a support group...

Imiquimod: A treatment for some skin cancers, genital warts
...If the intensity becomes too much, you should contact your dermatologist...

Melanoma
... Ask whom you can contact if you have questions later...

Skin reactions from targeted therapy deserve attention
... At the first sign of a skin reaction, contact your doctor...

7 ways to find peace of mind after a melanoma diagnosis
... Contact the Cancer Support Community’s Helpline...

Contact dermatitis
  Contact dermatitis: Many health care workers develop an allergy to latex, as did this nurse...

Dyshidrotic eczema
... The people most likely to get dyshidrotic eczema (DE) are adults aged 20 to 40, who often have one or more of the following: Certain medical condition: You have a higher risk of developing DE if you have any of the following: Atopic dermatitis (eczema) or blood relatives who have eczema Contact dermatitis, especially an allergy to nickel Dyshidrotic eczema in your family Hay fever Sweaty or moist hands: Some people have flares every spring or summer when the temperature rises...

Neurodermatitis
... Medical history: You have a personal or family history of one or more of the following: Eczema (atopic dermatitis) Psoriasis Contact dermatitis An anxiety disorder, especially  obsessive-compulsive disorder Researchers have discovered that a trigger can increase the risk of developing neurodermatitis...

Nummular dermatitis
... Injured your skin (insect bite, contact with chemicals, or abrasion)...

Stasis dermatitis
...Two common conditions are: Contact dermatitis (skin becomes very sensitive to almost everything that touches it, including medicines and ingredients in moisturizers, such as lanolin) Cellulitis (a serious infection that extends deep into the skin)   Image #1 used with permission of Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology: 2009; 61:1028-32...

How to Treat Boils and Styes
...If you have a stye, avoid wearing eye makeup or contact lenses until the stye heals...

How to Treat Shingles
... If you suspect you have shingles, avoid contact with women who are pregnant and anyone who has not had chickenpox or has not been vaccinated, and see a board-certified dermatologist right away...

How to Treat Cold Sores
...If you have a cold sore, dermatologists recommend avoiding intimate contact – such as kissing – and sharing cups, towels, razors, toothbrushes and any other objects that may have come in contact with your cold sores...

Tips for treating poison ivy
...Thoroughly wash all of the clothes you were wearing when you came into contact with the poisonous plant...

Do you have to treat rosacea?
...  Some people say they try to avoid contact with other people as much as possible because they feel ashamed...

Rosacea treatment: Eye problems
...In fact, many people mistakenly believe that something else, such as allergies or contact lenses, is causing their eye problems...

Stubborn acne? Hormonal therapy may help
... When taking hormonal therapy for acne, it’s helps to: Give the medication time to work Take the medication at the same time every day Use everything on your acne treatment plan Keep all follow-up appointments with your dermatologist Contact your dermatologist’s office right away if you experience signs of a serious side effect, such as cramping in your leg or arm Hormonal therapy is an option for many women with stubborn acne, but it’s not always the only option...

Is that stubborn acne really acne?
... The signs and symptoms usually develop 2 to 4 weeks after you’ve come into contact with toxic chemicals found in insecticides, herbicides, or wood preservatives...

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