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The N95 Masks Take a Toll on the Skin

Healthcare workers on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic rely on N95 masks to reduce their exposure to airborne particles, but a growing number of nurses and physicians are experiencing redness and irritation on their face. Fortunately, in the midst of the chaos, some have discovered creative treatments to ease the…


Added by Julie Morse on April 19, 2020 at 11:06am — No Comments

Rashes Could be a Symptom of Coronavirus

Aches and dry cough are common symptoms of coronavirus but now skin conditions have been added to the list of markers for identifying the infection.


Earlier this year, a hospital in Italy became the first to report COVID-19 patients with…


Added by Julie Morse on April 19, 2020 at 10:51am — No Comments

Do Dermatology Residency Programs Provide Effective Training for LGBTQ Patients?

Although sexual and gender lexicons have been widely accepted into mainstream, coastal communities, a new study published in JAMA…


Added by Julie Morse on March 20, 2020 at 2:27pm — No Comments

The Perils of Handwashing in the Age of Coronavirus

Virus-conscious citizens are washing their hands and applying sanitizer like there’s no tomorrow. Although hand washing is one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19, consequently, dermatologists are seeing patients come into clinics with dry, red, irritated hands.…


Added by Julie Morse on March 20, 2020 at 2:21pm — No Comments

Dermatologist Spots Lung Cancer in Patient During His Skin Exam

Richard Danzer thought he was just getting a possible cyst looked at by the dermatologist referred to him by his primary care doctor.


What was thought to be a benign issue turned out to be stage 4 skin cancer. Brittany Smirnov, MD,…


Added by Julie Morse on February 20, 2020 at 12:30pm — No Comments

What Does Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity Have to do With Skin Cancer?

Sexual orientation and gender identity might impact a person’s risk of developing skin cancer, according to two recently published studies.


One study analyzed…


Added by Julie Morse on February 20, 2020 at 12:30pm — No Comments

10 Things to remember while considering for Hair Transplant

What is the success rate of hair transplant surgery?

A hair transplant is an effective method to give you fuller and healthier hair naturally. The results are the procedure enduring and give you thicker hairs for all life long. Several studies conducted in different parts of the world have lauded the effectiveness of the outcomes of hair transplants. The success rate of grafts implanted is more than 90 percent. According to several pieces of research, more than 85…


Added by Dermalife on February 10, 2020 at 4:24am — No Comments

Diversity has Barely Progressed in Dermatology

Dermatology is one of the least diverse departments in medicine, and minority races have only increased a few percentage points over the last several decades, according to a study…


Added by Julie Morse on January 17, 2020 at 5:59pm — No Comments

23andMe Partners with Drug Company to Roll Out Antibody for Dermatological Conditions

23andMe is joining forces with Almirall, S.A., a Spanish dermatology-centered pharmaceutical company, to produce a commercial antibody that will fight off a variety of inflammatory diseases including some skin conditions.




Added by Julie Morse on January 17, 2020 at 5:50pm — No Comments

Dermatologists: The Best Defense Against Counterfeit Cosmetics

Are you noticing an increase in cases of contact dermatitis in your practice lately? Are more patients coming in with pink eye, swollen lips, or painful blisters and rashes on their skin? Are they complaining of accompanying headaches, dizziness or vomiting?

Your patients…


Added by Robin Miles on January 6, 2020 at 12:54pm — No Comments

What Can Vaping Really Do to Your Skin?

Vaping is the proven culprit of skyrocketing rates of respiratory conditions and injuries, and now, new research shows that the trend also has detrimental side effects on the skin.


In a …


Added by Julie Morse on December 22, 2019 at 6:02pm — No Comments

How Dermatitis Impacts Teenagers of Color

Atopic dermatitis (AD) can cause serious psychological struggles for teenagers, but for young people of color, the condition can be much more detrimental, according to a new …


Added by Julie Morse on December 22, 2019 at 5:57pm — No Comments

New Directions in the Treatment of Psoriasis

According to the National Psoriasis Foundation, approximately 8 million Americans suffer from psoriasis and 125 million people worldwide are living with it. Psoriasis is not gender-specific and occurs…


Added by Robin Miles on November 27, 2019 at 2:52pm — No Comments

Dr Kapil Dua does India proud, elected as Treasurer at ISHRS, USA

Bangkok, Thailand: International Society for Hair Restoration Surgery, USA, elected Dr Kapil Dua has Treasurer for the new term. The announcement came at General Body Meeting of ISHRS’s World Congress being held at Bangkok, Thailand (13th to 17th November). Dr Kapil Dua, who earlier became the only doctor from India to be on the Board of Governors, was elected based on his contribution to the cause of making hair transplant more ethical & result oriented. The ISHRS is an international,…


Added by Dr.Kapil Dua on November 22, 2019 at 5:22am — No Comments

Low-risk HPV Can Reduce the Risk of Developing Skin Cancer

Scientists are drawing connections between the human papillomavirus (HPV) and cutaneous squamous carcinoma (SCC) and learning that certain strains of HPV could decrease a person’s risk of developing SCC.



Added by Julie Morse on November 14, 2019 at 5:53pm — No Comments

Are Young People Successfully Avoiding Skin Cancer?

An eye-opening new study has found that although rates of melanoma are escalating, they have been rapidly decreasing among younger…


Added by Julie Morse on November 14, 2019 at 5:36pm — No Comments

What’s the connection between Vitamin A and Skin Cancer?

High intake of vitamin A can reduce a person’s risk of developing cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), according to a study published…


Added by Julie Morse on October 18, 2019 at 5:56pm — No Comments

Where Are We Headed with the “Clean” Beauty Product Trend?

Are chemicals bad for our skin?

Many natural beauty companies, manufacturers that pride themselves on omitting parabens, allergens, and hard-to-pronounce ingredients, would give a resounding  “yes” to that question. However, labels such as…


Added by Julie Morse on October 18, 2019 at 5:53pm — No Comments

How to Remove Skin Tags

A skin tag is a small, soft, flesh-colored growth that hangs off of the skin by a connecting stalk. This acquired benign skin growth typically appears as people age. Men and women are equally prone to developing skin tags. 

Also known as “cutaneous tags” or “acrochordons,” skin tags are not typically painful, just visual flaws on the skin. However, in certain situations, these skin growths may be more serious and you may need the help of a dermatologist in San…


Added by Mitchel Goldman on October 10, 2019 at 7:11pm — No Comments

Long-Term Opioid Use is 53 Percent More Common Among Patients with Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Patients with hidradenitis suppurativa are significantly more susceptible to long-term opioid use than those without the skin condition, according to …


Added by Julie Morse on September 20, 2019 at 8:46pm — No Comments

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