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Latest articles in Skin Conditions

Teenage Pimple Popping: Resist The Urge to Pop That Zit

There are a lot of myths about acne. Your grandmother will tell you its all in the diet. Believe it or not, acne is not caused by eating too much chocolate or greasy food.

PPD’s and The Risk of Hair Dye during Pregnancy

The risks pregnant mothers expose both themselves and their unborn child to through the continued use of commercial hair dyes whilst pregnant.

Melanoma, a skin cancer

Cells that make melanin and are found in the lower part of the epidermis. Melanin is the pigment that gives skin its natural color. When skin is exposed to the sun or artificial light, melanocytes make more pigment and cause the skin to darken.

Basal cell carcinoma (BCC), a skin cancer

Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common form of skin cancer and the most frequently occurring form of all cancers. In the U.S. alone, more than 4 million cases are diagnosed each year.

Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), a skin cancer

It is the second most common form of skin cancer, characterized by abnormal, accelerated growth of squamous cells. When caught early, most SCCs are curable.

Skin Cancer, an overview

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer. The main types of skin cancer are squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma, and melanoma.

Skin Patch and Skin Prick Allergy Testing

This is used to evaluate for an underlying trigger/agent in individuals who develop contact dermatitis. Examples of contact dermatitis is the development of a rash after wearing certain metal jewelry

RAST, Radioallergosorbent antibody test

RAST s a blood test using radioimmunoassay test to detect specific IgE antibodies, to determine the substances a patient is allergic to

Epipen® and Why Carrying One May Save Your Life

Epipen® is an intramuscular auto-injector that administers a single measured dose of Epinephrine (you probably know this as Adrenaline)

The Different Types of Eczema

Though there are several distinct types of eczema, it is possible to have more than one type at a time. All types of eczema cause itching and redness

Nummular Dermatitis (discoid eczema)

Nummular eczema (also known as discoid eczema and nummular dermatitis) is a form of eczema that can occur at any age

Dyshidrotic Eczema, a type of Eczema

This common form of eczema causes small, intensely itchy blisters on the edges of the fingers, toes, palms, and soles of the feet

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RAST, Radioallergosorbent antibody test

RAST s a blood test using radioimmunoassay test to detect specific IgE antibodies, to determine the substances a patient is allergic to

Melanoma, a skin cancer

Cells that make melanin and are found in the lower part of the epidermis. Melanin is the pigment that gives skin its natural color. When skin is exposed to the sun or artificial light, melanocytes make more pigment and cause the skin to darken.

Seborrheic Dermatitis, a type of Eczema

A chronic form of eczema, seborrheic dermatitis appears on the body where there are a lot of oil-producing (sebaceous) glands like the upper back, nose and scalp.