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Can food be causing your rash? Lemons and Mushrooms

Lemons Applying lemons directly to your skin is not recommended. Lemon juice has a high anount of vitamin C. so far so good. so this is wrong for so many reasons Lets start with the diagnosis of presumed seborrheic dermatitis or dandruff which manifests by a buildup of thick chunky white flakes and is associated with […]

  • Posted on: Apr 18 2024
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Considering Accutane (Isotretinoin) FAQ

1.       What is Accutane? Accutane also known as isotretinoin is a synthetic retinoid, derived from vitamin A   a class of chemical found naturally in the body.  They were discovered in the 1950’s 2.       How does Accutane work to get rid of acne? Accutane is thought to benefit acne through multiple pathywys. It causes sebaceous gland to shrink.  […]

  • Posted on: Feb 12 2024
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FAQ about Skin Cancer

1) Other than staying out of the sun for too long and using sunblock, how can the average person prevent skin cancer? I’ve read, for example, that some claim dietary changes can prevent skin cancer. Is there any truth to this? The most important factor is preventing excessive sun exposure.   There is more to […]

  • Posted on: Nov 26 2023
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6 Myths about Eczema

October is eczema awareness month Myth # 1 It is contagious. No, it is not contagious. Because of the way eczema looks, i.e. red irritated flaky skin sometimes with cracks or fissures, many believe it is contagious but this is absolutely not true. You cant give someone eczema and you can’t catch eczema from another person. Myth #2 Just change your diet […]

  • Posted on: Oct 23 2023
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Male Pattern Baldness? A FAQ

  What is male pattern baldness? Male pattern baldness is a chronic condition which involves and thinning and gradual disappearance of hair on the scalp.  Male pattern baldness is controlled by a combination of genetics and hormones also known as androgenetic alopecia.  No hormones = no hair loss. Under the control of  your genes, certain […]

  • Posted on: Aug 23 2023
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Dry, Cracked Heels? Frequently asked Questions.

What causes dry cracked heels? Dry cracked heels are often accompanied by splitting of the heel skin known as fissures. It starts with skin around your heels getting drier and thicker. Pressure and lack of moisture will cause the thick dead skin to crack. Il fitting shoes or just wearing sandals with a lack of […]

  • Posted on: Apr 15 2023
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Dry Lips This Winter?

Dry lips are one of the most irritating things about winter. The combo of dry air inside and outside can cause lips to start to flake and peel. Nasal stuffiness from viruses doesn’t help as it increases mouth breathing at night which can further dry your lips. Lips don’t have oil glands so they get […]

  • Posted on: Feb 26 2023
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Dandruff and Seborrheic Dermatitis

Dermatologist refer to noticeable dandruff as seborrheic dermatitis which is caused by an over reaction of the body to commensal (normally present) yeast that lives on the skin and one can use steroids or other anti-inflammatory agents to suppress the immune system or anti-yeast medication to decrease the burden of yeast. They have done dietary […]

  • Posted on: Oct 16 2022
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Face washes for men

  1. We often hear that regular bar soap shouldn’t be used to wash the face. Why is that? The skin has a ph close to 6 so it’s slightly acidic bae soaps have a higher ph which makes them an effective soap for diet and grease but this also strips the natural moisturizing factors […]

  • Posted on: Sep 5 2022
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The Skin as an Organ

The skin is an organ. What does that mean? it means that skin has multiple functions in addition to its appearance.  the skin has essential function in protecting against external stimuli like ultraviolet light, bacteria and viruses as well as temperature regulation. it is integrated into vitamin D production in concert with other organs. maintaining intact skin so it can serve this functions is a […]

  • Posted on: Jul 27 2022
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