Archive | Skin Care Conditions

What your Skin may be Trying to Tell you

A lot of what we do in our St. Louis dermatology office is investigative work. Your dermatologist is somewhat of a detective, looking at clues on your skin and drawing conclusions based on symptoms such as redness, itching, and other irritations. Your skin is actually quite adept at reflecting your overall health. It can even […]

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What Are Skin Tags?

Aging brings with it some interesting skin-care challenges, among which are the little flesh-colored flaps of skin on your eyelids, neck or under your breasts or arms with the scientific name of acrochordons. They acquired and non-cancerous, and are commonly called “skin tags” or “barnacles.” But whatever name you give them, if you have them, […]

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Living In Your Skin

You live in the skin you’re in…every day. It’s the largest organ in your body and tirelessly protects you from negative effects of the environment. Tip: A good habit to form is checking your body all over once a month for any irregularities or abnormalities. Any new or changing skin condition may be indicative of […]

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DO YOU SUFFER FROM ROSACEA?

If you are one of the 16 million Americans suffering from Rosacea, your feelings about it are probably not “rosy” ones. • In a survey taken by the National Rosacea Society, it was found that over ninety percent of rosacea patients said their condition had lowered their self-confidence and self-esteem. • Forty percent said they […]

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Do You Need Treatment for Rhinophyma?

Rhinophyma is a condition that causes the enlargement and redness of the nose. It also includes prominent pores and fibrous features.  Although many people believe that alcoholism causes rhinophyma, it is actually a form of rosacea. However, excessive alcohol consumption can exacerbate the symptoms of rhinophyma. Rhinophyma does not cause pain in most patients but […]

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Help Keep Your Skin Clear, At Home

Patients of all ages and backgrounds experience frustration with acne. This includes teenagers and adults alike. In fact millions of Americans suffer from acne each year. Acne is commonly characterized by red, irritated skin that can become bumpy in texture and even full of white or black heads. Acne is often caused by clogged pores […]

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Redness or Rosacea?

Rosacea is a skin inflammatory disease that affects millions of Americans. In reality there may be more affected than even are aware, as many people mistake their Rosacea symptoms for adult acne or sunburn. While not life-threatening, Rosacea can disturb daily activities and social activities as the disease occurs frequently and most commonly affects the […]

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Tips for Treating Eczema

Are you living with eczema, but struggling with how to best handle the symptoms of your skin condition? You’re not alone. Eczema is one of the most common dermatological conditions in the United States. In fact, most patients with eczema are diagnosed as soon as infancy. If you are the parent of a young child […]

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