Causes and treatments of head dandruff

Head dandruff can be unsightly, messy, embarrassing, and even painful. Some of the causes of dandruff include excessive dryness, eczema, psoriasis, allergies to some ingredient in hair products, and malassezia or other fungi. Head dandruff is easy to spot; tiny dry flakes of dead skin falling off the skin into hair and dusting shoulders. The…

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What is adult acne?

Oily skin Adult acne is quite common especially for individuals in their early twenties. However, older adults may experience pimples or blackheads on their face or body. Acne occurs due to a buildup of oil, skin flakes and debris in an individual’s pores. Individuals with blemishes often have excessively oily skin or extreme hormonal changes….

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Do I need sunscreen in the winter?

Skin care is one of the most important aspects of health care. Healthy skin can make a person look youthful and feel great. Better yet, healthy skin can also help people avoid diseases that can be disfiguring and even dangerous such as skin cancer. It is important that individuals start a healthy skin care routine…

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Changing moles: when to be concerned

Do you find yourself wondering “Should I get this spot looked at?” Is the spot enlarging? Is the spot easily irritated? If you answered yes to either of those questions, you should see your dermatologist. Always report new and changing spots that are persistent, easily irritated or enlarging. Remember the ABCDE rules: A – Asymmetrical B…

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Sleep and how it affects your skin

Lack of sleep not only affects your memory and emotions but also affects your skin’s health. Studies show that people who get an insufficient amount of sleep tend to suffer more signs of skin aging. With an insufficient amount of sleep comes the inability for your skin to properly repair itself. You may end up…

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Insect bites: facts, treatment and prevention tips

Insect bites and stings are prevalent throughout the world. They are a seasonal phenomenon, although indoor infestations can persist year-round. Remember that insects can carry disease, so personal protection against bites plays a major part in the prevention of such diseases. Insect venoms and saliva are complex. Immediate reactions are commonly related to histamine, serotonin,…

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Shingles Q&A: what you need to know

Dr. Shehnaz Zaman Sarmast is a dermatologist with extensive training in general, pediatric, surgical,and cosmetic dermatology. She enjoys working with patients of all ages. She was raised in San Antonio Texas where she graduated suma cum laude from University of Texas San Antonio. Dr.. Sarmast received her Doctorate of Medicine from University of Texas Health…

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Atopic dermatitis: a Q&A with Lenelle Jerome, MS, RN, FNP-BC

Lenelle Jerome, MS, RN, FNP-BC received her BSN from SUNY Health and Science Center where she earned an award for Academic Excellence. She later received her MSN/FNP from the same University where she received the coveted award for Clinical Excellence. Lenelle has four plus years of experience as a Nurse Practitioner in Dermatology. She is…

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All About Poison Ivy Rash

What is poison ivy rash? It is a rash that many people get after exposure to poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac. What causes the rash? This rash is caused by an oil found in the plants. This oil is called urushiol. What does the rash look like? It is an itchy blistering rash…

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