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You don’t have to be an Athlete to get Athlete’s Foot

Posted on 29. Oct, 2012 by .

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Athlete’s foot also known as Tinea Pedis is a common fungal infection that occurs mainly in warmer weather when feet are more likely to be sweaty and moist.  Don’t think you’re off the hook in winter; this can occur year round and be passed by walking barefoot in the gym, public shower, pool etc.  Anybody […]

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Does touching toads gives you warts

Posted on 29. Oct, 2012 by .

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Grandma used to tell me that kissing or touching a toad caused warts!  So for most my life I steered clear of all amphibians for fear of getting a wart.  Truth be known, toads do not cause warts. Warts are benign growths attributed to the human papilloma virus (HPV). There are 100 strains of HPV […]

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Sunscreen Tips to Reduces Skin Cancer Risks

Posted on 11. Jun, 2012 by .

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Skin cancer is the #1 cancer in America. Many of us have suffered more than five sunburns in our lifetime, that alone increases doubles our skin cancer risk.

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Do you get so mad you pull your hair out? Or does it fall out all on its own?

Posted on 05. Mar, 2012 by .

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If you suffer from hair loss, consult your dermatologist. We will initiate a pull test, order appropriate laboratory work and may even do a biopsy to determine what type of hair loss you may suffer from.
Treatments will be based on the results. Treatment options range from topical treatments, injectable, oral tablets or referrals to other specialists.

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Skin cancer ranked #1 in the US!

Posted on 27. Jul, 2011 by .

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“IT’S OFFICIAL!” Skin cancer has now been ranked the #1 cancer in the United States!   It is on the rise around the world as well.  Protect yourself, your children and grandchildren.  It is never too late. It is important to see your dermatologist once to twice a year.  Early detection means early treatment which means […]

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Scalp Dissecting Cellulitis

Posted on 25. May, 2011 by .

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Dissecting Cellulitis of the scalp usually affects male African Americans between the ages of 20 and 40 years old. Although less common, this disease has been seen in other races and sometimes in women.

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Varicose or Spider Veins?

Posted on 13. Apr, 2011 by .

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Dr. Abrams specializes in sclerotherapy for the treatment of varicose and spider veins on the legs. For facial veins we recommend the Vbeam treatment.

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There is fungus among us or is there?

Posted on 08. Apr, 2011 by .

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The rash of Tinea Versicolor can be located on the shoulders, back, chest and upper arms.

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Acne – The other treatment option…

Posted on 19. Jan, 2011 by .

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Acne – The other treatment option… PDT also known as photodynamic therapy is a great option for those Acne patients who either cannot or do not want systemic therapy, by this I mean antibiotics or Accutane. The Photodynamic acne treatment works well for those who suffer from moderate acne, teenagers and adults with resistant and […]

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“Breakout” The SKINny on Acne

Posted on 17. Nov, 2010 by .

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Acne is the most common skin condition in America affecting 85% of those ages 12 to 25.  Genetics play a big role in who will get acne and to what extent.  For most, acne will usually resolve in your 30s or 40’s. We have several different types of follicles but only one is involved in […]

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