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Tinea Versicolor

Tinea Versicolor
Tinea versicolor is a condition that we see frequently in our clinics at Advanced Dermatology of the Midlands, especially in the summertime.  The condition involves an overgrowth of a yeast organism (Malassezia type) on the skin, which disrupts pigment production temporarily.  This is condition usually affects the torso, neck, and/or the arms.  Though it is very common, the good news is that it is harmless.  A common misconception is that it can affect the face when in reality it essentially never shows up in that area.

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How to Save a Life?

How to Save a Life?
On two consecutive days in my dermatology clinic, I met two sets of married couples. They came in for full-body skin examinations. In both cases, the patient’s wife had concerns about a spot on her husband’s skin. She was the one who made the appointments. Without her efforts, the man would likely have never sought dermatology care.

These types of situations are nothing unusual in dermatology. Daily in all our clinics at Advanced Dermatology of the Midlands we see loved ones who have appointments together, frequently for skin checks or specific areas of concern. In most of those cases, one of the individuals is particularly concerned about the other. And as I pointed out, without this concern and the effort, it is very likely the appointments never would have been made.

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Summer Sun Tips

Summer Sun Tips

At last, summer is here again, with warmer weather beckoning us to spend more time outdoors. This is especially the case right now with most everyone feeling cooped-up due to the viral pandemic.

We want you to have fun, but also be safe—whether you golf, garden, walk, or do any other outdoor activities. Through our work in dermatology, we see numerous hazardous effects of ultraviolet light exposure.  The worst immediate effect, of course, is sunburn—see the recent tips we published about this: https://www.midlandsderm.com/extinguishing-your-sunburn/. Many of the long-term effects include premature aging and skin cancers like melanoma.

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Extinguishing Your Sunburn

Extinguishing Your Sunburn
Summer is here, and this is the prime time for sunburns.  The staff at Advanced Dermatology of the Midlands want to give you a quick reference guide for what to do if you or someone you know experiences a sunburn.

Above all else, once you have a sunburn, the first critical step is to avoid further injury by getting out of the sun and staying out of it until you are completely healed.  Burns can develop in just a few hours in the sun, so keep a watchful eye for any signs or symptoms.

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Unwanted Skin Spots Removal

Unwanted Skin Spots Removal

In our last blog, we reviewed the top 10 most common skin spots that we see in dermatology (https://www.midlandsderm.com/top-ten-common-skin-spots/).  All of these can be removed.  Now we would like to share with you some more information about the options for unwanted skin spots removal, as well as the details on what these procedures entail.  Which procedure goes best for each spot heavily depends on the size and depth of the skin growth.

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Expanding With A Second Omaha Location

Expanding With A Second Omaha Location
Advanced Dermatology the Midlands is pleased to announce our newest and second dermatology clinic location in Omaha.  Given the rapid northwest expansion of the metropolitan area and many of our patients already live or work in this growing region, we have decided to expand with a second Omaha location at 156th & Maple (15805 West Maple Rd, Suite 104).

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Top Ten Common Skin Spots

Top Ten Common Skin Spots
With the skin being the largest organ in the body (about 20 square feet of surface area), it can have many different types of growths.  As dermatologists, we separate these growths into the major categories of benign (meaning non-cancerous) and malignant (cancerous) growths. Properly diagnosing and treating common benign conditions and distinguishing them from malignant lesions are vital skills for the best dermatologists.

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Psoriasis Treatments During Viral Pandemic

Psoriasis Treatments During Viral Pandemic

The management of Psoriasis has made huge leaps forward over the last two decades.  This has transformed our ability to treat this condition.  The greatest advances have been in the realm of systemic biologic medications.  These work by altering the immune system. They, therefore, are generally considered immune suppressants, weakening the immune system.  Taking this into consideration, the best dermatologists worry about what this means for patients on biologic medicines for psoriasis during the time of the COVID 19 (Coronavirus) viral pandemic.  Considering that, some patients are deciding to hold their biologic medication until the viral pandemic has ended.

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Hand Eczema (Hand Dermatitis)

Hand Eczema (Hand Dermatitis)

Chances are good you’re washing or sanitizing your hands more now than you ever have in your life.  With the current state of things relating to COVID 19, we have all become more cautious with our hand hygiene.  Our hands ordinarily take a lot of abuse.  Repetitive wet-dry cycles from hand washing and/or irritating chemicals in hand sanitizer can compound these abuses.  This is especially the case in individuals with sensitive skin.  Considering this, at Advanced Dermatology of the Midlands we expect that more and more of us will start to suffer from hand eczema (hand dermatitis).

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COVID 19 Safety Measures

COVID 19 Safety Measures

At Advanced Dermatology of the Midlands, we are closely monitoring the developments with the COVID 19. Just like you, we have numerous concerns about this situation. Considering that, we want you to understand our current position and approach. We know that trying times require both unique and up-to-date safety precautions to keep our patients and staff healthy.

First, we are committed to being there for all our patients through this challenging time. Despite the problem going on worldwide, people will continue to have concerns that arise with their skin and require skilled dermatology care.   We plan to remain open to continue to take care of your dermatology needs.

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