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Plaque Psoriasis

October 8, 2017

Plaque psoriasis is the most common form of psoriasis. Plaque psoriasis is the most common form of psoriasis. Psoriasis is called an autoimmune disease because it occurs when T-cells that usually fight viruses and bacteria in the body attack healthy cells instead. The T-cells also join with neutrophils (white blood cells) to accelerate the build-up...  read more


Guttate Psoriasis

October 1, 2017

Guttate psoriasis is a form of psoriasis that starts in childhood. Guttate psoriasis is a type of psoriasis. Psoriasis is called an autoimmune disease because it occurs when T-cells that usually fight viruses and bacteria in the body attack healthy cells instead. The T-cells also join with neutrophils (white blood cells) to accelerate the build-up...  read more


Inverse Psoriasis

September 24, 2017

Inverse psoriasis is manageable but it can be difficult to treat. Inverse psoriasis is also known as intertriginous psoriasis. Psoriasis is called an autoimmune disease because it occurs when T-cells that usually fight viruses and bacteria in the body attack healthy cells instead. The T-cells also join with neutrophils (white blood cells) to accelerate the...  read more


Pustular Psoriasis

September 18, 2017

There are several types of pustular psoriasis and they are all treatable. Pustular psoriasis is a type of psoriasis; there are several types of pustular psoriasis including Von Zumbusch, palmoplantar, and acropustulosis. Psoriasis is called an autoimmune disease because it occurs when T-cells that usually fight viruses and bacteria in the body attack healthy cells...  read more


Pay Online

September 15, 2017

Northstar Dermatology is committed to our patients. We have added a quick and easy online payment system.


Managing Dandruff

September 11, 2017

If you have trouble managing your dandruff, your dermatologist can offer help and/or diagnosis of another condition. Nobody enjoys the white flakes that dandruff causes, especially if you are wearing a dark colored top! Dandruff symptoms include white flakes of dead skin and, sometimes, an itchy scalp. Dandruff often becomes worse during cold weather month...  read more


Erythrodermic Psoriasis

September 4, 2017

Erythrodermic psoriasis can be managed and treated. Erythrodermic Psoriasis is a very rare type of psoriasis. Seek medical help immediately. Psoriasis is called an autoimmune disease because it occurs when T-cells that usually fight viruses and bacteria in the body attack healthy cells instead. The T-cells also join with neutrophils (white blood cells) to accelerate...  read more


While common, cellulitis spreads quickly throughout the body and can become serious.

August 28, 2017

What might seem to be only a slight skin irritation can quickly escalate to cellulitis. Cellulitis is often caused by bacteria entering the body through a cut or scrape. It can also be caused by the bacteria of an insect or spider bite.  While cellulitis can happen any place on the body, it most often...  read more


Your skin can give clues as to what is going on with your body internally.

August 21, 2017

The skin on your body can say a lot about what is going on inside your body.  While sometimes changes in skin and nails are normal happenings, they can also be an indicator of something more serious going on internally. So, if you notice any of the following symptoms, signs, or changes, contact your dermatologist....  read more


The new recommendation is for women to check both themselves and their partners for signs of skin cancer.

August 14, 2017

The earlier that melanoma or any type of skin cancer is detected, the better!  If a skin cancer is found quickly, early treatment can lead to better and brighter outcomes. According to research, women are nine times more likely to notice skin changes – including those that lead to melanoma – than men. The American...  read more


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