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  • What Is Impetigo?
    Find out more about this common childhood bacterial skin infection and how to treat it. Most people don’t know what impetigo is. Maybe you haven’t even heard of it. This contagious Read more
  • When To See a Dermatologist for Your Acne
    Drs. Kevin Dawson, Douglas Chun, and Sarah Grekin of Dawson Dermatology, in Honolulu, HI, understands the difficulties of acne. About 5% of adults and 80% of adolescents suffer from acne, Read more
  • Are You Dealing with Excessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis)?
    Are you embarrassed about how much you sweat? We all sweat, whether it’s during our morning run or just sitting outside on a hot day. But when does sweating become something Read more
  • Tips To Prevent Skin Cancer And What To Look For
    Not all organs are internal. The skin is the largest and contains three layers: the epidermis (outer), dermis (middle), and hypodermis (deepest). When cancer cells affect any of these areas, Read more
  • Understanding and Treating Eczema
    If you notice recurring bouts of red, scaly, itchy patches of skin then you could be dealing with eczema. Eczema refers to a variety of skin conditions that cause plaques Read more
  • Treating Shingles
    As kids, we dealt with that notoriously itchy rash caused by chickenpox. Unfortunately, as we get older, the same virus that caused our childhood chickenpox can also cause shingles. If Read more
  • Can't Stop Itching? Know the Signs of Poison Ivy, Sumac, and Oak
    Some many conditions and problems could lead to itchy skin; however, if you’ve been exposed to poison ivy, sumac, or oak you must be able to recognize the symptoms. It’s Read more
  • Scalp Psoriasis: Symptoms and Treatment
    Dealing with an itchy, flaky scalp? It could be dandruff or it could be a sign that you’re dealing with a common condition known as scalp psoriasis. Scalp psoriasis isn’t Read more
  • Is My Rash Ringworm or Something Else?
    There are many reasons that you might be dealing with a skin rash; however, if you suspect that it might be ringworm you may be surprised to discover that there Read more
  • Preventing Hair Dandruff
    Dandruff is a common problem and one that you may not worry too much about if you deal with minor flaking every once in a while; however, severe dandruff can Read more
  • Why Is My Skin So Dry?
    Dry skin is a pesky problem, but the good news is that it’s typically not something to worry about. There are many reasons why you may be dealing with a Read more
  • Healing Your Acne Scars
    If your teen years brought about painful, cystic acne then you may have the scarring to prove it. These scars, particularly on the face, can not only affect a person’s Read more
  • Tips for Preventing Eczema Breakouts
    Eczema is a chronic condition in which the skin periodically breaks out in red, scaly patches that can be itchy and uncomfortable. Treatments are available that can provide relief from Read more
  • What You Need To Know To Prevent Acne
    Acne is one of the most common skin conditions that dermatologists treat. Recommended treatments range from over-the-counter skin products, spot treatment, and light treatment. In reality, the best remedy is Read more
  • Why Tanning Is Bad For You
    During the much longed-for summer months, people work on their tans. While enjoying a richer skin tone now, tanners take huge risks for premature aging and skin cancer.  Sun and artificial Read more
  • What To Look For When Buying Skin Care Products
    In a world where appearance is important, everyone wants flawless skin. This is much easier said than done. For people who struggle with dry skin or acne, talking to a Read more

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