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Examining the Link Between Stress and Psoriasis Flares

Psoriasis can be a devastating skin condition. It typically affects people in a series of dormant periods and flares, and an important part of treatment is identifying the triggers that cause symptoms ...
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What Happens to Untreated AKs?

You may have heard that the sun’s ultraviolet rays can damage your skin, but you may not have realized how serious the damage can become. Actinic keratosis is a rough patch that grows on your ...
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Get the Facts About Blackheads

If you’ve ever had to deal with blackheads, you may have wondered why people develop them in the first place. Blackheads are the result of a clog inside one of the pores in your skin. The clog ...
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Preventing Recurring Squamous Cell Carcinomas

If you have had a squamous cell carcinoma removed, you are probably understandably concerned about the possibility of a recurrence. Fortunately, it’s entirely possible to prevent this common ...
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A Look at Conditions That Can Accompany Psoriasis

An estimated 1 out of every 50 Americans suffers from psoriasis, an irritating skin condition that causes dry, itchy, and scaly skin patches. Psoriasis can pop up nearly anywhere on your body, but ...
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What Are the Side Effects of Steroid Used in Psoriasis Treatment?

If you have psoriasis, one treatment your dermatologist may recommend is steroids. Steroid treatment can be extremely effective, but it does carry side effects that patients should be aware of. ...
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Fighting Back Against Acne During Pregnancy

One of the many changes women experience during pregnancy may be acne. Although some women find that their acne treatments seem to be more effective during pregnancy, others who have never had acne in ...
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Questions to Ask Your Dermatologist About Your Hair Loss

Hair loss is a frustrating and distressing thing to experience for men and women alike. Fortunately, your dermatologist can help you find out what is causing your hair loss and how to manage it. ...
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Creating an Actinic Keratosis Prevention Plan

Actinic keratosis, or AK, is a precursor to skin cancer. Although most AKs can be effectively treated by your dermatologist through laser treatment, cryosurgery, or removal of the lesion, preventing ...
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Treating Tinea Versicolor

Tinea versicolor is a non-contagious, fungal condition that affects the skin and is caused by an overgrowth of yeast. This yeast lives naturally on the skin, but when it grows out of control, the ...
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Warts 101

Warts are skin growths that are non-cancerous and are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). If you’re thinking about seeing a dermatologist because you suffer from this skin condition, then ...
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FAQs About Pruritus

If you have an itch that won’t be relieved, then your dermatologist may inform you that you have pruritus. The following are answers to some common questions that patients often have about this ...
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Debunking Persistent Myths About Psoriasis

If you have been diagnosed with psoriasis, then you may have questions about your condition due to the level of misinformation that is available. Read on to learn the truth behind some of the myths ...
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When to Talk to Your Dermatologist About a Mole

Most moles are not cause for alarm. However, dermatologists have found that people who have more than 50 to 100 moles do have a greater risk of melanoma—the deadliest form of skin cancer. ...
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What Does Actinic Keratosis Look Like?

Actinic keratosis is a skin lesion that is assumed to be precancerous. They can develop after years of unprotected sun exposure, and they might look relatively benign at first. Since it’s best ...
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Prepping Your Skin for Colder Temperatures

The plunging temperatures, dry air, and stinging winter winds do your skin no favors. Don’t wait until your skin becomes dry, chapped, and fissured before doing something about it. Your ...
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Identifying Your Psoriasis Flare-Up Triggers

Psoriasis flare-ups are uncomfortable and itchy, not to mention unsightly. There are effective psoriasis treatments available to patients. These include medications and light therapy. However, ...
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Join Our Walk!

Arlington Dermatology is participating in the Skin Cancer, Take a Hike!™ This event is on October 1 from 9 AM-12:30 PM at Busse Woods. For more information or to donate, please contact us!
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Are You at Risk of Actinic Keratosis?

Actinic keratoses (AKs) are precancerous abnormalities that dermatologists often find on the skin of patients who have had many years of unprotected sun exposure. It’s possible for AKs to go ...
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