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Sun Damage
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Sun Damage

Overexposure to UV rays can lead to serious health problems, including skin cancer. The good news is that UV damage is mostly avoidable, and you can protect yourself by taking a few simple precautions. Dr. Fitzgeraldo Sanchez is an expert surgical dermatologist, pathologist, and melanoma specialist at Maiden Lane Medical, and he regularly counsels patients...

Atopic Dermatitis
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Atopic Dermatitis

What is it? Atopic dermatitis (also called eczema) describes a condition that results in dry, red, and itchy skin. Patients with atopic dermatitis exhibit a skin barrier that is weakened and an immune system that is “hyper-excitable”. This means that the skin’s immune system is too reactive and responds to everyday things like dust, colors,...

MELASMA: SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS
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MELASMA: SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS

What is melasma? Melasma (muh-LAZ-muh) is a common skin problem. It causes brown to gray-brown patches, usually on the face. Most people get it on their cheeks, bridge of their nose, forehead, chin, and above their upper lip. It also can appear on other parts of the body that get lots of sun, such as...

Treatments for Acne
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Treatments for Acne

Acne Medications This medication is used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections, including those that cause acne, P. acnes. This medication is also used to prevent malaria and to treat Lyme Disease. This medication is known as a tetracycline antibiotic. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria. This antibiotic treats only bacterial infections. It will not work for viral infections (such as common...

Acne Medication
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Acne Medication

Medications for Acne Acne medication is sometimes used off-label to treat women with persistent adult acne due to increased androgen levels, because the drug is able to inhibit the activity of sebaceous glands (small skin glands that releases an oily, lubricating substance called sebum).The development of acne lesions is associated partly with increased sebum secretion,...