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Prevent hand-foot-and-mouth disease

By Asheboro Dermatology | December 15, 2019

Hand-foot-and-mouth disease: Overview What exactly is hand-foot-and-mouth disease? Hand-foot-and-mouth disease (HFMD) is a contagious disease caused by a virus. While one of several viruses can cause it, the signs are…

Tattoos: 7 unexpected skin reactions and what to do about them

By Dermatology & Skin Surgery Center Albemarle | December 10, 2019

Even if you get inked by a licensed tattoo artist and follow the aftercare, your skin can react in weird and unexpected ways. Some reactions happen immediately. Others take weeks…

5 common sunscreen mistakes — and how to avoid them

By Dermatology & Skin Surgery Center West End | December 6, 2019

How to avoid common sunscreen mistakes Sunscreen is a vital tool in the fight against skin cancer. However, it needs to be applied correctly in order to protect you from…

Skin lightener containing mercury can cause serious health problems

By Dermatology & Skin Surgery Center Thomasville | November 26, 2019

A skin lightener can fade — or even clear — dark spots and patches on your skin, but some come with serious health risks. If your skin lightener contains mercury,…

Melasma

By Asheboro Dermatology | November 26, 2019

Melasma: Overview What is melasma? Melasma is a common skin problem. It causes brown to gray-brown patches, usually on the face. Most people get it on their cheeks, bridge of…

Acne: 5 ways to help your teenager survive acne

By Dermatology & Skin Surgery Center West End | November 19, 2019

Just when our appearance grows in social importance and we want to look our best, acne can begin. Some teens seem unfazed by acne. For most teenagers, however, this especially…

How to heal warts more quickly and prevent new ones

By Dermatology & Skin Surgery Center Albemarle | November 12, 2019

Warts: Overview What are warts? Warts are benign (not cancerous) skin growths that appear when a virus infects the top layer of the skin. Viruses that cause warts are called…

Shingles: How to reduce your risk

By Asheboro Dermatology | November 5, 2019

Shingles: Overview What is shingles? Most people who get this disease develop a painful, blistering rash. Is it contagious? Yes, but you cannot give anyone shingles. While you have blisters,…

Proper wound care: How to minimize a scar

By Dermatology & Skin Surgery Center West End | October 30, 2019

Proper wound care: How to minimize a scar: Whenever your skin is injured – whether by accident or from surgery – your body works to repair the wound. As your…

Scars

By Dermatology & Skin Surgery Center West End | October 30, 2019

Scars: Overview 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…

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