Girl, Wash Your Face … Literally.

By Savannah Cole / May 20, 2023

Let’s be honest, we all skip washing our faces sometimes. If you’re like me, you might just use a makeup wipe and say “that’ll do”. What’s one night going to hurt, right? WRONG. Washing your face is extremely important! Did you know that makeup wipes only break down makeup particles? They don’t actually remove makeup.…

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La dermatitis atópica para los niños hispanos

By Asheboro Dermatology / January 9, 2023

Este articulo es designado para ayudar a los niños hispanos y sus familias con entender mejor y gestionar la dermatitis atópica (o lo que refieren como “eczema”). El articulo no tiene muchos detalles pero en cambio proporciona información general y ideas prácticas sobre el tratamiento. Es usado para apoyar a su dermatólogo. La dermatitis atópica es un trastorno común de la…

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Atopic Dermatitis In Hispanic Children

By Asheboro Dermatology / January 9, 2023

This article is designed to help Hispanic children and their families better understand and manage Atopic Dermatitis (or what some refer to as “Eczema”). The article is not overly detailed but is instead meant to provide general information and practical treatment insights. It is used to support your Dermatologist. Atopic Dermatitis is a common skin disorder that affects all ages but ESPECIALLY children.…

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Doctor and teenage patient


By Dermatology & Skin Surgery Center West End / January 20, 2020

Acne: Overview Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States. Although it’s common, accurate information about acne can be scarce. This can make it difficult to get clearer skin. The information on this site can help you understand acne and how to successfully treat it. Acne The number of adults who have…

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Doctor showing sign with isoretinoin fir severe acne


By Dermatology & Skin Surgery Center Albemarle / January 13, 2020

Isotretinoin: Overview Brand names for isotretinoin include Absorica®, Accutane®, Amnesteem®, Claravis®, Myorisan®, Sotret®, and Zenatane™. Isotretinoin (eye-soh-tret-in-OH-in) is a prescription medicine for severe acne. This type of acne causes deep, painful cysts and nodules. These can be the size of a pencil eraser or larger. As this acne clears, scars often appear. Severe acne can…

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Woman scratching her arm


By Dermatology & Skin Surgery Center Thomasville / January 5, 2020

Hives: Overview What are hives? Hives are welts on the skin that often itch. These welts can appear on any part of the skin. Hives vary in size from as small as a pen tip to as large as a dinner plate. They may connect to form even larger welts. Hives An allergy to a…

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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 usually the same: An itchy rash on the hands, feet, or both Mouth sores You can catch HFMD from having close contact with a person…

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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 or years to appear. If you’re having a reaction, here’s what may be happening and what you can do. Infection When it’s likely to appear:…

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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 the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays. To reduce your risk of skin cancer, follow these tips from dermatologists to avoid common sunscreen mistakes and to protect…

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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, it could be damaging your kidneys without you knowing it. Mercury can also injure your nerves, leading to permanent numbness or tingling in your hands,…

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