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April 24, 2016

Black Heel

April 17, 2016

Black heel, or calcaneal petechiae, is a trauma-induced darkening of the back or sides of the heel. Dermatologists often see black heel in adolescent and young adult athletes. Sometimes called talon noir, black heel is painless and harmless. It is most often seen in players who engage in active sports such as basketball football, lacrosse...  read more

Polymorphous Light Eruption

April 9, 2016

Polymorphous light eruption is a skin rash that develops on areas of the body that have been exposed to sunlight. The condition is sometimes referred to as “sun allergy.” It is seen most often in women with fair skin and often develops between the ages of 20 to 40 years. Individuals with polymorphous light eruption...  read more


April 3, 2016

Styes are boils that develop on the eyelid. They occur when an eyelash follicle becomes infected and fills with pus. Most styes form along the edge of the eyelid. A red lump appears and may be accompanied by pain, swelling and tearing in the affected eye. Sometimes chalazions can be mistaken for styes since the...  read more


March 18, 2016

Angiomas are non-cancerous tumors made up of blood vessels or lymph vessels. Cherry angiomas, also called senile angiomas and Campbell de Morgan spots, are bright red in color and quite common. The growths are typically small, ranging in size from that of a pencil tip up to one-fourth of an inch. Most are round or...  read more


Cellulitis is a skin infection that happens when bacteria enters the skin through a break or cut and spreads to deeper tissues. Mild cases of cellulitis are easily treated, but if the condition progresses it can lead to sepsis, a life-threatening infection. Cellulitis is commonly seen when the skin’s protective barrier is broken due to...  read more

Nickel Allergy

Nickel allergy is a problem for an estimated 20 percent of the population. Individuals with an allergy to nickel typically experience rash and itching whenever an item containing nickel touches their skin. Nickel is a hard, silvery metallic element used primarily in the manufacturing of stainless steels, but it also has a variety of other...  read more

Vitamin D

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that comes from sun exposure, certain foods and supplements. Vitamin D plays an important role in the body, helping to promote calcium absorption, boosting cell growth, aiding immune and neuromuscular function and reducing inflammation. Although ultraviolet rays from the sun do aid in the body’s ability to make vitamin...  read more

Love Your Skin – Valentine’s Day health tips for skin

February 12, 2016

Show your skin a little love this month through healthy living. With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, this time of year is all about love and that includes loving your skin. Expensive skin care products and fancy packaging may look appealing, but dermatologists know the best way to truly love your skin is by taking care...  read more

The Facts About Hair Loss

A certain degree of hair loss is normal for both men and women. Most people shed a small number of hairs – about 50 to 100 – every day, but thinning and bald spots are an indication of more extreme hair loss. There are a number of conditions that lead to hair loss. Hereditary baldness,...  read more

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