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Telehealth is now offered at Abrams Dermatology

Posted on 22. Jul, 2016 by .

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Abrams Dermatology is one of the first dermatology practice in the area to offer their patients Teleheatlh services. Telehealth can be used for minor issues like acne flares, eczema flare, and skin lesion that would prefer to receive diagnosis for sooner than later while avoiding the commute to the doctor’s office.

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Some helpful facts about the sun…and its harmful UVA and UVB rays

Posted on 18. Jul, 2013 by .

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90% of skin cancers are caused by the sun’s rays Overcast days are not much safer than sunny days – 70-80% of the ultraviolet rays can get through clouds. The sun is around 80% stronger when reflected off sand and snow. The sun’s rays increase in intensity about 4% for every 1000 foot rise in […]

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BEAUTY AND THE BEACH: How to get your skin ready for Summer

Posted on 29. Jun, 2012 by .

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Summer -time is officially here.  The days are longer and the temperature is soaring…Thinking about summer and the beach  brings  to mind visions of deep, dark bronzed skin.  But did you know that a suntan is our skin’s way of actually protecting itself from sun damage?!  That bronze color is an over-production of melanin.  Melanin […]

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Cell Phones Can Cause a Rash

Cell Phones Can Cause a Rash

Posted on 17. Dec, 2009 by .

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Could your cell phone be causing that facial skin rash? The answer may be yes– and the culprit may be the nickel content in the fashionable design of many cell phones.

Nickel is a familiar allergen that afflicts anywhere from 17% to 33% of the population with a red itchy rash doctors call Contact Dermatitis.

People with a nickel allergy may take steps to avoid skin contact with products that contain nickel, which is found in some jewelry.

But whether you know you have an allergy to nickel or not, you may not suspect the design on the front of your cell phone. Studies have shown many cell phones use nickel for their metallic highlights such as the brand logos, decorative accents, and even the buttons on the front of the phone.

As a result there has been an increase in the prevalence of facial skin rashes associated with these cell phones.

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Tanning Beds and Melanoma

Tanning Beds and Melanoma

Posted on 27. Oct, 2009 by .

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Melanoma is the 2nd most common cancer in women ages 20-29 and can cause death. The risk for cutaneous melanoma increases by 75% when a tanning device is used before the age of 30. Also, skin cancers are being found on the abdomen which is also related to tanning bed use.

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What Should I do if I get Sunburned?

Posted on 24. Apr, 2009 by .

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My advice is not to get sunburn in the first place. It can be very painful and is linked to the development of a potentially lethal form of skin cancer.

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