Keeping Skin Issues Under Control

Beginning To Notice Pesky Skin Tags? What Are Your Best Removal Options?

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If you’ve recently begun to notice small folds or flaps of skin around your eyes, ears, neck, or other parts of your body, you’re not alone – just about everyone who lives to be age 80 or older winds up with at least one skin tag. However, their commonness doesn’t make them any less irritating, especially for those who tend to develop them in more visible areas. Should you try to treat these skin tags at home or visit a dermatologist?…

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Three Types Of Medications To Try For Your Rosacea

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Between the redness, the burning sensations, and the pimples, rosacea can be quite difficult to live with. It’s also difficult to treat. A medication that works well for one patient may do nothing for you. So you and your dermatologist may have to experiment with a few different drugs before finding one that’s effective. Here’s a look at some of the common medications used to treat rosacea. Doxycycline Doxycycline is a broad-spectrum antibiotic, which means it kills a wide array of different types of bacteria, including those that are thought to be associated with rosacea.…

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Understanding Your Skin Cancer: Treatment Options

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There are a wide range of skin cancers diagnosed each year, and it’s important to know your specific diagnosis before you begin treatment. Two types of common skin cancers are basal cell and squamous cell, both of which are generally treated easily when caught in the early stages. Dermatologists treat basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas in the early stages and will refer the patient to a surgical oncologist if surgery is necessary, a medical oncologist if chemotherapy is considered, or a radiation oncologist if the dermatologist believes radiation is necessary to treat the cancer.…

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