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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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,…

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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…

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Added by Julie Morse on February 20, 2020 at 12:30pm — 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…

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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.

 

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Added by Julie Morse on January 17, 2020 at 5:50pm — 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 …

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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 …

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Added by Julie Morse on December 22, 2019 at 5:57pm — 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.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Added by Julie Morse on October 18, 2019 at 5:53pm — 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 …

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

Skin Cancer Treatments and Cosmetic Injections Were The Most Popular Dermatologic Procedures of 2018

More and more people are investing in their skin health. In 2018, there were 12.5 million dermatologic procedures performed — a 60 percent increase from 2012, with skin cancer treatments being the most popular, according to a …

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Added by Julie Morse on September 20, 2019 at 8:34pm — No Comments

What Does the Rise of Private Equity-Backed Dermatology Clinics Mean for the Future of Dermatology?

Private equity (PE) firms are scooping up dermatology practices at alarming rates, raising concerns about their business strategies, according to a …

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Added by Julie Morse on August 15, 2019 at 6:23pm — No Comments

How Can We Combat Melasma’s Impact on Patients’ Mental Health?

Melasma takes a significant toll on a female’s self-esteem, according to a pilot study published in the International…

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Added by Julie Morse on August 15, 2019 at 6:19pm — No Comments

What’s the Relationship Between Psoriasis and Mental Health Disorders?

Psoriasis patients are at a higher risk for mental health hospitalizations than those without the skin condition, according to …

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Added by Julie Morse on July 18, 2019 at 7:22pm — No Comments

Which is More Effective for Acne Treatment: Spironolactone or Antibiotics?

Spironolactone, a versatile drug used to treat low potassium levels and high blood pressure among other conditions, is being touted as a successful alternative to antibiotics for acne treatments in females, according to a retrospective …

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Added by Julie Morse on July 18, 2019 at 7:12pm — No Comments

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