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Corn vs Callus vs Wart vs Other

Corn vs Callus vs Wart vs Other
Our feet take lots of abuse, and consequently, the skin on the soles of our feet is quite unique. In fact, the top layer of the skin, known as the epidermis, is thicker on the foot than it is anywhere else on the body! This skin is also unique because it can thicken up for a variety of reasons. The most common skin issues causing thickened spots on various areas of the foot are Corn vs Callus vs Wart.

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Nail Fungus Treatments

Nail Fungus Treatments

Do you have nails that are thick and difficult to trim? Do they have white or yellow discoloration? 

If the answer to either of those questions is,’ yes’ then it is possible you have nail fungus. Nail fungal infections, known as onychomycosis, are extremely common. As people age, the odds steadily increase that a person will have fungus infection in one or more fingernails or toenails.

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Tinea Versicolor

Tinea Versicolor
Tinea versicolor, which is also called pityriasis versicolor, is a common fungal infection that we see frequently in our clinics at Advanced Dermatology of the Midlands, especially in the summertime. The condition is caused by a type of fungus and involves an overgrowth of a yeast organism (Malassezia type) on the skin, which disrupts pigment production temporarily. Tinea versicolor that develops in people with dark skin may result in the loss of skin color, known as hypopigmentation. Depending on the person, skin may appear lighter or darker. This skin infection occurs frequently in teens and young adults, as well as those with weakened immune systems, on 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 practice sun safety —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 of UVA and UVB rays include skin cancer and premature aging.

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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 health care advances have been in the realm of systemic therapy & 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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