Despite how strong and healthy our skin can be, it can still fall ill to very contagious skin conditions such as impetigo, fungal infections, ringworm and scabies. These conditions are extremely contagious and it is important to know how to prevent them. Here is how to prevent contagious skin conditions:  Impetigo  Impetigo is a […]

What is it? Clear cell acanthoma, or Degos Acanthoma is a rare, benign, skin tumor. It usually appears on the lower legs and is usually a single tumor rather than multiple lesions. Physical traits of clear cell acanthoma include:  Elevated dome shaped lesion Will either be brown, pink or shiny  Usually small (3 mm to […]

  When people think of acne, they usually don’t think of adults. However, adult acne is more common than you think. It can be brought on by genetics, stress, hormone levels and by the products we use. Even though it can be frustrating, knowing the cause of adult acne will help you treat it. Here […]

It is no surprise that children are prone to skin disorders. From fungal, viral and parasitic infections, children can show signs of many skin conditions. Many forms of these are common and often treated at home. Learn more about common pediatric skin disorders:    Fungal Infections  Fungal skin infections are topical infections that appear on […]

Summer is just around the corner and that means more outside time with the sun! We have all been waiting for this, but we still need to be cautious of the dangers that come with sun exposure including sunburns.  What is a Sunburn? A sunburn is simply that – a burn that comes from the […]

  As people get older, they become more prone to skin conditions and growths. One of the most common skin conditions is seborrheic keratoses. Usually black or brown, these growths are noncancerous and are not contagious or harmful.    Symptoms Seborrheic keratosis grows gradually and with age. They start out small, around one  inch across […]

  Skin cancer can come in many shapes and sizes. The most common form of skin cancer is Basal Cell Carcinoma. Most people see these start to form when they spend lots of time in the sun or in a tanning bed. Most are treatable and don’t spread if caught in time. It is important […]

Everyone gets stressed, but did you know that stress has an impact on your skin? Your skin can negatively show how much you have been stressed and can even make previous skin conditions worse.    How? What most people don’t know is that stress is a chemical response that your body goes through. This can […]

Rosacea is a very common skin condition that causes red and painful pus filled bumps on the skin. This can be anywhere on the body and has lots of medication and treatment available. With more modern technology, more treatments and therapy are becoming common for rosacea.    More common ways of treating rosacea include medicines […]

With the seasons changing and the weather getting colder, skin can suffer from many conditions including Cold Urticaria. This is a skin condition that occurs after exposure to cold weather that causes whelps and hives. It is fairly common and easily treatable.    Cold Urticaria is most common in young adults and can be caused […]

  Keratosis is a common, long term skin condition. It consists of scaly bumps on the skin where skin follicles are. These bumps can be dry and can get worse due to cold weather. Scientists do not know what causes this condition. Even though these bumps are long term, it can be treated and often […]