Eczema

Eczema

Eczema (atopic dermatitis) can begin as early as infancy and is marked by dry, red, itchy skin. It may start on the forehead, cheeks or scalp and spread to the trunk, creases of the elbows, knees and wrists. If scratched, the rash may become raw, crusted and infected. Approximately one third of children with this…

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Hair Loss (Alopecia)

Hair Loss (Alopecia)

There are numerous causes of hair loss ranging from the autoimmune alopecia areata to scarring hairloss resulting from chronic scalp trauma (follicular degeneration syndrome). In many cases, the most important factor in ensuring rapid and complete recovering is early diagnosis and treatment. Treatments include topical or oral medications or injected steroids.

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Moles

Moles

Everyone has moles (also known as “nevi”), sometimes 40 or more. They are usually brown in color and can be various sizes and shapes. The brown color is caused by melanocytes, special cells that produce the pigment melanin. Moles probably are determined before a person is born. Most appear during the first 20 years of…

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