Five Ways to Treat Your Baby’s Eczema

Up to 20 percent of babies and toddlers develop eczema, an itchy skin rash characterized by redness, dry or scaly patches, and small bumps. Most cases appear during the first year of life. While the rash comes and goes, it can cause substantial discomfort. Here are the steps a parent should take if his or […]

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Identifying and Treating Skin Pigmentation Disorders

Skin pigmentation disorders may arise from a variety of sources, including hormonal changes, prolonged sun exposure, and certain diseases. The name of the pigment in skin is melanin, and it is produced by special cells called melanocytes. An abnormally low amount of melanin causes the skin to become lighter in color, which is called hypopigmentation. […]

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The Five Different Types of Psoriasis

A chronic skin condition of unknown origin, psoriasis affects millions of people in the U.S. The autoimmune disorder is characterized by outbreaks of red, scaly patches (plaques) that appear on the skin. Irritating and unpredictable, these flare-ups are caused by skin cells that multiply at 9 to 10 times the normal rate. Although it can […]

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How Kids Spread Molluscum And How To Prevent It

Of all the skin conditions that pass through The Dermatology Clinic, few are as unsightly as molluscum contagiosum. Caused by a human poxvirus, the infection is characterized by wart-like growths (lesions) that suddenly sprout on the body. Fortunately, its awful appearance is often the worst thing about this benign skin disease. With that said, the […]

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