Public health programs
Public health programs. Dermatologists care deeply about the effects that skin conditions have on their patients’ lives. That’s why they have helped develop these public health programs. This program offers you the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors, meet new people, and …
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What your skin can tell you about your overall health
(9 days ago) Other times, rashes appear as a symptom of skin diseases that can affect your overall health. Having psoriasis, for example, increases the risk of having heart disease and other conditions. And, of course, there are distinctive rashes like the target-shaped rash of Lyme disease and the butterfly rash across the face that many lupus patients
Free skin cancer screenings
(3 days ago) The free skin cancer screening program is the AAD's longest-standing public health program. Millions of people have been educated about the importance of sun protection and early cancer detection through the skin cancer screening program. As a result, countless lives have been saved by identifying melanomas in their earliest, most treatable stage.
Preventing and treating occupationally induced
(9 days ago) Preventing contact dermatitis. During the COVID-19 pandemic, health care workers are increasingly exposed to fragrances, surfactants or foaming agents, preservatives in cleansers and lotions, sterilizing agents (e.g. 70% ethyl alcohol, 0.5% sodium hypochlorite), rubber (in gloves and respirators), elastic (bands in surgical masks) and other exogenous compounds which may trigger contact dermatitis.
Tips for healthy nails
(3 days ago) Nails reflect our overall health, which is why proper nail care is so important. Here are dermatologists’ tips for keeping your nails healthy: Keep nails clean and dry. Cut nails straight across. Use sharp nail scissors or clippers. Round the nails slightly at the tips for maximum strength.
Heart disease: 12 warning signs that appear on your skin
(Just Now) Medical name: Mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome (another name for Kawasaki disease) Other signs that appear on the skin and can be a warning sign of heart disease, include: A gray ring around the colored part of your eye. Changes to your tongue, such as it swelling and turning red as a …
How to care for your skin in your 60s and 70s
(8 days ago) Skin care in your 60s and 70s. You increase your risk of slips and falls when you use bath oil to moisturize your skin, so it's best to avoid bath oil. Use a humidifier when the air feels dry. Heating and air conditioning can strip humidity from the air. Dry air can make your skin feel dry and itchy. Keeping indoor humidity between 45% and 60%
American Academy of Dermatology Public Education
(6 days ago) Everyday care. This insight from board-certified dermatologists can help you take the best possible care of your skin, hair, and nails. DIY pimple popping can backfire. Without the right technique squeezing a pimple can cause a permanent acne scar, more noticeable acne, or an infection. Find out how to …
When it comes to skin health, does diet make a difference
(5 days ago) And while more research in this area is necessary, Dr. Katta says, the existing evidence does indicate that a diet supporting overall health also supports good skin health. “Nutrient-rich whole foods like fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and healthy fats are good for your whole body, and that includes your skin,” Dr. Katta says. “If
Skin Healthy Magazine
(8 days ago) 33) Keep your hair looking healthy all summer long (p. 42) Make melasma less noticeable this summer (p. 45) Inside this issue, you’ll also find advice from dermatologists that you can use year-round. Flip to page 19 and discover the one thing you can do to catch the most common type of …
How to get prior authorization for medical care
(Just Now) Prior authorization, also called prior approval or pre-authorization, is a process that many health insurance companies, as well as Medicare and Medicaid, use to manage costs. Before you can get coverage for certain medications, tests, procedures, surgeries, and medical devices, you need to get prior authorization.
12 nail changes a dermatologist should examine
(7 days ago) Disease or other health problem; Blue nails : Not enough oxygen in your bloodstream : White nails : Liver disease, diabetes : Pale nails : Anemia : Half pink, half white nails : Kidney disease : Yellow nails : Lung disease, nail infection : Dusky red half-moons : Could be lupus, heart disease, alopecia areata, arthritis, dermatomyositis : Blue
Do you have hair loss or hair shedding
(2 days ago) If you’ve been noticing more hairs on your pillow or hairbrush than normal, you may worry that you have hair loss. You could actually just be shedding more hairs than normal. Yes, there is a difference. It’s normal to shed between 50 and 100 hairs a day. When the body sheds significantly more
10 reasons your scalp itches and how to get relief
(Just Now) When your scalp itches, it can be difficult to think about anything else. You may feel that the itch will never stop, but relief is possible. Getting rid of the itch begins with finding out why your scalp itches. Here are 10 reasons for an itchy scalp along with dermatologists’ advice on what can bring relief.
How to heal warts more quickly and prevent new ones
(Just Now) Wearing flip-flops can help prevent warts. Wearing flip-flops or other shoes in moist areas, such as piers, pool decks, and public showers can reduce your risk of developing warts on your feet. Make sure your children get the HPV vaccine.
Pemphigus: Diagnosis and treatment
(9 days ago) Hospital stay: To treat health problems that pemphigus can cause, some patients need to be hospitalized. While in the hospital, a patient may get an IV to replace lost fluids. Widespread sores can cause an enormous loss of fluids. An IV can also help patients get much-needed nutrition. Sores in the mouth or throat can make it too painful to eat.
Herpes simplex: Who gets and causes
(1 days ago) A person usually gets HSV-2 (herpes simplex type 2) through sexual contact. About 20% of sexually active adults in the United States carry HSV-2. Some people are more likely to get HSV-2. These people: Are female. Have had many sex partners. Had sex for the first time at a young age. Have (or had) another sexually transmitted infection.
Dangers of indoor tanning
(3 days ago) The World Health Organization has declared indoor tanning devices to be cancer-causing agents that are in the same category as tobacco. Studies have found a 59% increase in the risk of melanoma in those who have been exposed to UV radiation from indoor tanning. To date, more than 40 states restrict
Artificial nails: Dermatologists' tips for reducing nail
(5 days ago) The list of health risks doesn’t end here. To remove artificial nails, you often need to soak in acetone or file them off. If you want to wear artificial nails for more than a few weeks, you’ll need touch-ups every 2 to 3 weeks to fill in the gaps that appear as your nails grow. Frequent touch-ups can seriously damage your natural nails.
Chris Klug's personal story
(9 days ago) Learn why professional snowboarder Chris Klug is educating organ transplant recipients about their increased risk of skin cancer. Organ donation is a life-saving gift to people with serious medical conditions. After surgery, organ transplant recipients can often return to their daily activities
Hair loss: Who gets and causes
(2 days ago) Abruptly stopping some medications can cause serious health problems. Is regrowth possible? Yes. Medication. A possible side effect of some medications is hair loss. If you think a medication is causing your hair loss, ask the doctor who prescribed it if hair loss is a possible side effect.
Academy advocacy priorities
(6 days ago) The AADA provides members with valuable resources and tools to adapt to the shifting health care landscape while contributing to policies that protect the quality of, and access to dermatologic care. Here are advocacy priorities for this year.
Addressing health disparities during COVID-19
(7 days ago) A dermatologist applies her own life experiences to address health disparities during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Dr. Bowers' story. Sacharitha Bowers, MD, FAAD It’s hard to imagine being a doctor and not being acutely aware of longstanding health care disparities in the United States. In my role as Vice Chair of Health Equity for the Department of Internal Medicine at Southern
(3 days ago) Telemedicine allows you to have an appointment with a doctor, including a dermatologist, from the comfort and safety of your home using your smartphone or computer. Patients with both new concerns and ones with chronic conditions can be treated through telemedicine. Your telemedicine appointment could include: A video conference with your
Rosacea: Who gets and causes
(8 days ago) Most people who get rosacea are: Between 30 and 50 years of age. Fair-skinned, and often have blonde hair and blue eyes. From Celtic or Scandinavian ancestry. Likely to have someone in their family tree with rosacea or severe acne. Likely to have had lots of acne — or acne cysts and/or nodules. Women are a bit more likely than men to get rosacea.
Is sunscreen safe
(2 days ago) "Given the recognized public health benefits of sunscreen use, Americans should continue to use sunscreen and other sun protective measures as this important rule-making effort moves forward." 1. Sunscreen plays a key role in protecting your skin from the sun. When you use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher, it can:
Frequently asked questions for campers and their families
(7 days ago) A: Campers are placed in cabins based on age, sex, and health care needs. Counselors bunk in the cabins with the campers and medical staff sleep nearby to assist with any medical needs. Q: Who should I contact for additional information? A: For additional information regarding Camp Discovery, please email Janine Mueller at [email protected]aad.org.
10 surprising facts about indoor tanning
(5 days ago) This led the U.S. House of Representatives to report, “The vast majority of tanning salons contacted by Committee investigators provided false information about the serious risks of indoor tanning and made specious claims about the health benefits that indoor tanning provides.” 6. Looking tan year-round is possible with a self-tanner.
Patient and physician stories
(9 days ago) Learn how board-certified dermatologists have helped patients with serious skin disease and collaborated with other doctors to enhance patient care. Whether it is identifying the cause of mysterious ailments or working to treat patients with cancer, these real-life dermatology stories will inspire.
Gel manicures: Tips for healthy nails
(1 days ago) Gel manicures can cause nail brittleness, peeling and cracking, and repeated use can increase the risk for skin cancer and premature skin aging on the hands. To keep your nails healthy before, during and after gel manicures, dermatologists recommend the following tips: Be proactive with your manicurist. Ask if tools are sterilized, and look
Dermatologists can use telemedicine during COVID-19 outbreak
(3 days ago) With COVID-19 spreading widely in the U.S., you may wish to use telemedicine to treat patients without putting their health, or your own, at risk. Telemedicine may be of particular use for patients at higher risk of infection (the elderly and those with other health issues) and for non-urgent appointments.
Health information technology (HIT)
(8 days ago) Access a health information tech toolkit, depending on whether you use EHR or paper. The EHR resources include information on scribes, apps, EHR templates, patient portals, and more. The paper resources include information on apps that will work for paper …
Shingles: Tips for managing
(8 days ago) Lower your risk of developing other health problems, such as long-lasting pain that can linger for months or years after the rash clears; Care for the rash every day until it clears. Most people see the blister-like rash start to scab in about 7 to 10 days. It usually takes between 2 and 4 weeks for the rash to go away completely.
Research suggests connection between excessive sweating
(6 days ago) Research suggests connection between excessive sweating and mental health conditions. WASHINGTON (March 1, 2019) — Hyperhidrosis associated with anxiety, depression and ADD. Board-certified dermatologist Dee Anna Glaser, MD, FAAD, started noticing something concerning in her patients with hyperhidrosis, a condition that causes excessive sweating.
Molluscum contagiosum: Overview
(3 days ago) Molluscum contagiosum is most common in children who are 1 to 10 years old. While molluscum contagiosum may sound like a dreaded spell from a Harry Potter story, it’s actually a skin condition that’s relatively harmless. You can get molluscum at any age, but it’s most common in children who
Sunscreen Resource Center
(1 days ago) Health benefits of sun protection. When you protect your skin from the sun, you reduce your risk of developing skin cancer and early skin aging. Discover the role that sunscreen plays in protecting your skin and what else helps to keep you safe. Sunscreen resources
Hives: Who gets and causes
(2 days ago) Foods: Fruits (especially citrus fruits), milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, and shellfish. Medicines. Insect bites and stings. Animals. Pollen. Touching something to which you are allergic, such as latex. Allergy shots. Other causes of hives are: Infections, including colds and infections caused by some bacteria or fungi.
As virtual heath care visits soar amid the coronavirus
(6 days ago) Previous health problems. When your current symptoms began. Your allergies. Previous health problems or illnesses that your family members have had, such as cancer, heart disease, or diabetes. You will also want to ask your doctor’s office what type of …
What causes eczema
(5 days ago) What causes eczema? When a child has eczema, many factors can play a role in what causes it. The skin plays a key role because normally our skin acts as a barrier, keeping out germs and other things that can harm us and sealing in water. When eczema develops, the skin’s ability to act as a barrier diminishes. A poor skin barrier causes the