You use your fingernails daily. However, you likely take it for granted that your fingernails have certain characteristics which make them useful. Nails are great for scraping, scratching, picking, prying, gripping, sorting, and even adornment. All is well until our nail health begins declining. One of the most common types of nail abnormalities is brittleness. The resulting changes in the fingernails are often referred to as brittle nail syndrome.
Seborrheic dermatitis (seb derm) is an extremely common skin condition affecting mostly the face and scalp. Think of this as being similar to dandruff, though it is more of a substantial rash with redness and increased symptoms, particularly itching. This can affect both adults and children. In babies, it is often called a “cradle cap.” At Advanced Dermatology of the Midlands, seborrheic dermatitis is a skin disease that we diagnose and treat quite often.
It is that time of year again – Nebraska’s cold winter weather has thoroughly set in and is drying out our skin! Skin care is extra important during this time of the year, especially for people with naturally dry, sensitive skin. Dry air outdoors coupled with indoor heat are the leading causes of winter dry skin, but don’t fret. Here are some helpful tips about how you can combat the problems of wintertime dry skin, and what dermatologist-recommended skin care products can help your skin stay hydrated.
As we enter the wintertime, on the verge of another bout of winter weather, we would like to focus a bit more on itching of the skin. Itching, after all, is most common in the winter. Itching can be localized to certain areas of the skin, for example in the skin over insect bites or bed bug bites. In uncommon cases, it can be widespread, affecting all the skin.
The best dermatologists know that the number one cause of widespread itching without a rash is dry skin. In most cases of widespread itching all over due to dryness, you may have little or no rash. Keep reading to learn more about itching without a rash, dry skin, and home remedies to treat skin itching.
Dry skin, poison ivy, skin conditions like eczema or psoriasis (skin cell build-up), a bug crawling on the skin, malfunctioning nervous system (neuropathy), and other internal diseases (liver disease/kidney disease) can all cause itching. Insect bites, allergic reactions (food allergies) and so many other agents may trigger this itchy feeling as well.
Even at the best of times, heels take a lot of abuse. When we are standing, they bear more of our weight than any other part of the body. With us moving, including walking and running they are exposed to all sorts of elements including rough, hard, and uneven surfaces both on the ground we walk and in our footwear. Environmental humidity levels can also contribute to problems, whether there is excess moisture or dryness.
Skin itching and scratching are some of the great scourges of human existence. As the largest organ, the skin has millions of nerves. These nerve fibers are miles long and cover every part of our skin. They help us to have all sorts of sensations, ranging all the way from itch and pain to more pleasurable and welcome feelings.
Simplicity is key for most men. We want a skin care routine that involves basic and speedy techniques. If it takes more than a few minutes, it just isn’t going to happen…
Though men’s skin care can be like women’s, there are some notable differences. Testosterone, the primary sex hormone in men, has strong effect on stimulating oil production. This leads up to men having more oily skin, which has a big impact on how we approach skincare routines.
James M Shehan, MD FAAD February 27, 2017 Key Points: The best ways to combat dry skin in the winter involve aggressive use of moisturizers on your hands, feet, face, and other parts of your body and minimizing factors that will further irritate the skin by removing natural oils from your skin. First, it is important to limit the length…