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Skin Itching & Scratching

Skin Itching & Scratching
Skin Itching & Scratching can drive us up a wall. Everyone is itchy from time-to-time. However, for some of us, itchy skin can be much more severe—to the point of invading all aspects of our lives. Numerous factors can make us develop an itchy rash. Dry skin, poison ivy, skin conditions like eczema or psoriasis (skin cell build-up), a bug crawling on the skin, malfunctioning nerves (neuropathy), and other internal diseases (liver disease/kidney failure). Insect bites, allergic reactions (food allergies) and so many other agents may also trigger this itchy feeling.

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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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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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Avoid Halloween Scary Skin Tips

Avoid Halloween Scary Skin Tips

It’s easy this time of year to focus on all the amazing features of fall such as the leaves changing color, the cooler weather, and the sights and sounds of Halloween including trick-or-treaters. Yet it’s also important not to lose sight of good care for your skin and the skin of your family members.  A handful of things can occur around this time of year as we approach the Halloween holiday that can contribute to some skin issues.  The dermatologists at Advanced Dermatology of the Midlands want to share some tips to keep your skin happy and beautiful through this season.

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When to Worry About A Mole?

When to Worry About A Mole?

We are all blessed with moles, some people more than others.  And moles come in all sorts of sizes, shapes, and colors. They are generally medium to dark brown but can also be skin-colored or black. The majority of moles are flat, relatively even in color and regular in shape. Some moles are raised and these are usually soft to touch and lighter in color.

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