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Archive for 'Skin Conditions'

Save up to $15 on BenzaClin

Posted on 05. Apr, 2009 by .

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Benzaclin is a popular medication prescribed by dermatologists to treat mild to moderate acne patients. Patients using Benzaclin can receive a $15 rebate.  All you have to do is go to http://www.benzaclin.com/benzaclin/rebate.aspx and download the Benzaclin Rebate Certificate.   You’ll need to mail the completed rebate certificate with an original copy of the pharmacy receipt (circle the price […]

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Warts and All

Posted on 27. Mar, 2009 by .

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I recently had a patient ask me where the saying “warts and all” came from. This saying isn’t as common as it used to be, but it means basically means not to conceal the less attractive attributes.

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Should You Put a Steak on a Black Eye?

Posted on 12. Mar, 2009 by .

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We’ve all heard that a steak is a good thing to put on a “black eye”. What is the purpose of putting a steak on a “black eye” and is it the best thing?

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Shingles and the Shingles Vaccine

Posted on 01. Mar, 2009 by .

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I’ve had many patients ask me about shingles. How do you get shingles? What are the symptoms? Is there a cure? As a Dermatologist, I thought I should provide a little information about shingles and let everyone know there is a vaccine available.

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Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, And Poison Sumac Rashes

Posted on 09. Feb, 2009 by .

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For many of my patients, the first realization that they might have come in contact with poison ivy, poison oak, or poison sumac, occurs when they consult with me about a rash that they have developed. These vicious weeds are the single most common cause of allergic reactions in the United States

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When Should You Take Your Teenager to a Dermatologist for Acne?

Posted on 05. Feb, 2009 by .

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I’ve had some parents ask me if their teenager’s acne really warranted a trip to see me. Your teenager may not need to see a dermatologist if gentle cleansing with soap or the use of over the counter products control their acne.

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Those Bothersome Warts

Posted on 28. Jan, 2009 by .

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Although they are unpleasant to look at, warts are a common skin problem that is unlikely to cause serious problems. No, you won’t get a wart from holding a frog or toad, as you were told as a child.

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Annoying Skin Tags

Posted on 05. Jan, 2009 by .

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A patient recently came in to have me look at small growths of skin under their arm. These growths that the patient was concerned about turned out to be benign skin tags.

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Welcome to our Blog and our Disclaimer

Posted on 31. Dec, 2008 by .

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Abrams Dermatology is providing information and services on this blog as an informational benefit and service to its patients and prospective patients. The information on this blog is for educational purposes only. It is not intended as medical advice and should not be used as medical advice. Medical advice is only provided by your personal physician, whom you should consult with any questions.

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