Team sports have a long history of fostering alliance, togetherness and a healthy competitive spirit among athletes but the proximity that brings them together can also create an environment of contagious skin infections. Skin diseases are common among athletes for these reasons, including sometimes questionable hygiene practices.
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There are many misconceptions about tanning and proper skin care. So, it’s important that you have the proper education when it comes to taking care of your skin. Skin cancer is one of the most preventable diseases if you take the necessary precautions to protect yourself from the sun.
You’ve called to make your appointment with a Dermatologist, and when you arrive for your appointment, it turns out you are seeing a Physician Assistant. Don’t fret! You are in good hands. What follows is a list of common misconceptions about Physician Assistants that will help reassure you about the excellent care you can expect to receive.
Sunscreen labels provide consumers with information about whether a sunscreen will protect against skin cancer in addition to sunburn. This is a requirement by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Labels will also indicate whether the product is water-resistant.
Outdoor workers face many potential dangers in their line of work, from machinery injuries to working along the side of a busy road, but one danger they can’t see is the sun’s ultraviolet rays. It’s easy to overlook sun protection at a busy worksite. They spend many hours in the mid-day sun, which is a major risk factor for all skin cancers, including the most serious, melanoma.
Yes, moles are common and almost every adult has a few of them on their body. Adults who have light skin often have more moles but it is normal to have 10 to 40 moles on their skin. Most moles appear on the skin during childhood and adolescence and will grow as the child (or teen) grows.
A dermatopathologist is a highly trained physician who specializes in diagnosing disorders of the skin under a microscope. They are a dermatologist or pathologist with extra board certification in evaluating skin, hair and nail diseases. In simpler terms, the dermatopathologist is a “Private Eye” using microscopic observations and information from your dermatologist to explain your skin issues.
Rosacea is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects nearly 16 million men and women nationwide. There are triggers that can make the disease worse and they can include extreme heat and cold, alcohol, spicy foods, and stress—to name a few. Avoiding these triggers when possible can help to prevent flares.