How do I know if I’m using the right sunscreen?

Using the right sunscreen every day can reduce your risk of developing skin cancer, which is the most common cancer in the United States. When shopping for sunscreen, your choices can feel overwhelming. You’ll find lotions, sprays, gels, and creams. With so many different SPFs, it can be hard to tell which one you need. … Continued

8 things to know if you’re diagnosed with rosacea

If you’re diagnosed with rosacea, there’s a lot you can do to relieve your discomfort and prevent flare-ups. Were you recently diagnosed with rosacea? If so, you may be wondering what to do next. Here are 8 tips that dermatologist give their patients with rosacea to help them control the condition and feel more comfortable. … Continued

When is a mole a problem?

Dermatologist examining a new mole. If you develop a new mole after age 30, a dermatologist should examine the mole for signs of melanoma. #1 problem with moles: Melanoma While most moles are harmless, you shouldn’t ignore yours. Melanoma, the most-serious skin cancer, can begin in a mole. A bleeding or itchy mole can be … Continued

Combining newer treatments for advanced melanoma helping patients live longer

Reviewing x-ray: FDA-approved combinations of medications can shrink melanoma tumors and stop the cancer from spreading for a longer time. If you have advanced melanoma, this means the cancer has spread. Surgery alone cannot remove the cancer. You’ll need other treatment. One option that your doctor may talk about is combination therapy. It involves using … Continued

Fungal Infections of the Skin

For most people, a fungal infection causes a mild skin rash or itching of the skin. Most fungal infections develop on the skin, but a fungal infection also can affect the nails and hair. If a person has a weak immune system due to a medical condition such as HIV or cancer, a fungal infection … Continued

NAIL DISEASES AND NAIL HEALTH

Your nails can tell you a lot about your health. The skin under and around your nails are susceptible to many diseases. Warning signs of other health problems also can appear on your nails. Good nail care is important because it helps prevent many common nail conditions. In addition to taking good care of your … Continued

10 things to try when acne won’t clear

Popping a pimple: While this may seem like the fastest way to get rid of a blemish, popping often worsens acne. Do you feel you’ve tried just about everything to get rid of your acne but still see blemishes? Don’t despair. To see clearer skin, you probably just need to make some changes. The following … Continued

Does drinking cause rosacea?

While drinking may play a role in causing rosacea, people who never drink alcohol can develop this common skin condition. Research suggests that drinking alcohol may increase a person’s risk of getting rosacea. A study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology concluded that the women who drank alcohol had a higher … Continued

Scars

Scars: Overview If you dislike the look of a scar, treatment may make it less noticeable. What exactly is a scar? When you injure your skin, your body naturally repairs the damage. How your body repairs this damage depends on how deeply the injury penetrates your skin. If the injury damages the top layer of … Continued

I have melanoma! Why do I need a sentinel lymph node biopsy?

Lymph system: We have lymph nodes, which are connected by lymph vessels (shown in green), throughout our body. The largest number of lymph nodes are found in our neck, armpits, and groin. Melanoma is a type of skin cancer that can spread quickly. When melanoma starts to spread, it often travels to a lymph node … Continued