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Genital herpes: What you should know about sex and pregnancy

People diagnosed with genital herpes often want to know if they can have: ... Sex ... Healthy children ... The answer to both questions is "yes," but you’ll need to take some precautions. ... Women with genital herpes can have healthy children. If you have genital herpes, precautions can help

How to get prior authorization for medical care

Have you ever tried to make an appointment to get a medical test, arrange for a treatment, or fill a prescription from your dermatologist only to find out that you need prior authorization? ... When some patients hear these two words, they don’t know what to do next. The following

Age spots and dark marks

Patients frequently ask their dermatologist how to get rid of age spots or dark marks on their skin. Here’s what you need to know to treat them safely. ... What can get rid of age spots? If you feel that age spots are telling people you’re past your prime, you

How will I know what to do to control the eczema?

Your child's eczema can change ... The Eczema Action Plan can help you know how to treat your child as the eczema changes. By asking your child’s dermatologist to fill out the relevant sections of this one-page plan, you can make sure that you have the key information that you

Scars and stretch marks

If you have a scar or stretch marks that bother you, a cosmetic treatment can help. Find out what results you can expect and what you should know before getting treatment. ... 10 things to know before having laser treatment for a scar To get impressive results and avoid serious

How much do you know about alternative treatments for eczema?

By taking this quiz, you’ll make sure you know when it’s best to consult your child’s dermatologist before taking action. ... How much do you know about alternative treatments for eczema? ... Your child’s eczema has been flaring more than usual lately. You think food allergies are the cause. What

Is any acne treatment safe to use during pregnancy?

So many things change during pregnancy, and your acne treatment may need to be one of them. Here’s what you should know about using acne treatment while you’re pregnant. ... Acne medication never to take during pregnancy ... If you’re pregnant, immediately stop taking these medications and do not use

Do you know how to use skin care to help heal eczema?

Skin care plays an essential role in reducing eczema flares. Taking this quiz will tell you how much you know about eczema skin care. After you complete the quiz, you’ll get dermatologists’ tips to help you care for your child’s skin.  ... Do you know how to use skin care

What is psoriasis?

Psoriasis ... What is psoriasis? This condition develops when the body makes skin cells too quickly, causing skin cells to pile up and form visible patches or spots on the skin. ... Is psoriasis contagious? No ... Psoriasis overview: What exactly is it? Psoriasis causes the body to produce skin

Diseases and conditions

Want to know what dermatologists tell their patients about managing conditions that affect the skin, hair, or nails? You’ll find their expertise and insight here. ... Coronavirus Resource Center During the coronavirus pandemic, the AAD's Coronavirus Resource Center will help you find information about changes in dermatology and how you

Prevent skin cancer

How to prevent skin cancer To prevent skin cancer, you need to protect your skin from the sun year-round. Here’s what dermatologists recommend. ... Infant sun protection: How to keep your baby safe Do you know how to protect your baby’s sensitive skin from the sun? Follow these simple tips

Moisturizer: Why you may need it if you have acne

When creating an acne treatment plan, dermatologists sometimes include a moisturizer. ... Acne can cause your skin to feel oily and greasy, so a moisturizer may be the last thing you’d think of trying. A moisturizer, however, may be just what you need if you’re using one of the following

Signs that could be melanoma on your foot

Melanoma, the most serious skin cancer, develops on skin that gets too much sun. It can also begin in places where the sun rarely shines, such as your foot. Because most people never check their feet for signs of melanoma, this cancer often spreads before it’s noticed. ... Allowed to

Microdermabrasion: Preparation

To protect your health and find out what results you want, a dermatologist always offers a consultation before performing microdermabrasion. To help you get the most benefit from this consultation, you should: ... Ask questions. ... Gather important information before your consultation. ... This page tells you what to ask

Cellulite treatments: What really works?

Cellulite on thigh: Most women, even very fit women, have cellulite — fat that causes the skin to dimple. ... If cellulite bothers you, you’re not alone. Our desire to get rid of — or at least diminish — cellulite has led to many treatment options. With so many treatments

Are you ready to manage your child's eczema triggers?

You can help your child have fewer eczema flares. The key is to find out what triggers your child’s eczema and then help your child avoid these triggers. By taking this quiz, you’ll quickly discover what you know about triggers. You’ll also receive dermatologists’ tips that can help you manage

Rosacea: Insider secrets

Just diagnosed with rosacea? 8 things you need to know. Are you looking to relieve your discomfort and prevent flare-ups? Start with these 8 tips dermatologists give their patients. ... Does drinking cause rosacea? Drinking alcohol triggers rosacea flare-ups for some people, but can it also cause rosacea? Here’s what

Are you ready to control your child's eczema?

By taking this quiz, you’ll find out whether you know how to control your child’s eczema safely and effectively.  ... Are you ready to control your child's eczema? ... Your child’s eczema has finally stopped flaring. Her skin looks healthy and you can barely see where her skin usually flares.

Newly diagnosed with melanoma

If your diagnosis seems overwhelming right now, you may find peace of mind by focusing on one good thing, such as the positive things you can do to fight the cancer. ... I’ve been diagnosed with melanoma! Now what? Here’s what you need to know. ... Financial help for people

What should I know about psoriasis treatments available online?

What should I know about psoriasis treatments available online? ... Board-certified dermatologist Steve Feldman, MD, PhD, explains what you should do before buying a product online to treat your psoriasis. ... In this video, board-certified dermatologist Steve Feldman, MD, PhD, explains what you should do before buying a product online

Cosmetic treatments: Your safety

Cosmetic treatments may look easy to perform, but having one done safely requires in-depth medical knowledge of the skin and what lies beneath. Board-certified dermatologists have this medical knowledge, which means a lower risk of complications. ... Cosmetic treatments ... Before getting cosmetic treatment, ask questions To reduce your risk

What increases your risk of getting melanoma?

More people are developing melanoma, the most-serious skin cancer, than ever before. Do you know what increases your risk of getting this sometimes deadly skin cancer? You can find out by taking this quiz. ... What increases your risk of getting melanoma? ... Using tanning beds and sunlamps increases your

Get the dermatologist's advice about rashes and how to relieve the itch

Find out whether you can treat a rash at home or need medical care. Get dermatologists’ expertise that can help you relieve the itch. ... Rash: Sign of the coronavirus in kids Kids get lots of rashes. It can be difficult to know what’s causing them. Now you can add

What causes hair loss in women?

When it comes to hair loss, you'll find a lot of misinformation. For instance, do you know the signs of hair loss in women? Can you tell the difference between hair loss that's temporary and hair loss that needs treatment? You will after taking this short quiz. ... What causes

How much do you know about managing childhood eczema?

How much do you know about alternative eczema treatments? Alternative treatment may seem safer for your child, but some come with hidden health risks. After taking this quiz, you’ll know which ones to avoid. ... Are you ready to manage your child's eczema triggers? Helping your child avoid triggers can

How often do children need to take a bath?

How often do children need to bathe? ... These guidelines from dermatologists can help you figure out how often a child six years old or older needs a bath. ... If getting your child to take a bath often means a struggle, you’ll be glad to know that a daily

Contact dermatitis: Self-care

All content solely developed by the American Academy of Dermatology ... The American Academy of Dermatology gratefully acknowledges the support from ... Sanofi and ... Regeneron . ... If you have contact dermatitis, the right skin care and prevention strategies can help heal your skin and prevent another itchy, painful

Isotretinoin: The truth about side effects

Dermatologists prescribe isotretinoin to treat deep, painful acne cysts and nodules. When other treatment fails, this medication can diminish or clear severe acne and prevent new acne scars. ... You may have heard this medication called Accutane® instead of isotretinoin. Accutane is a brand name of isotretinoin that is no

What is a skin biopsy?

The word "biopsy" is one of those worrisome words that people often associate with cancer. ... While it’s true that your dermatologist will perform a skin biopsy if a growth on your skin might be skin cancer, this medical procedure helps dermatologists diagnose many different skin conditions. ... If your

How can I find eczema triggers on my child's body?

You cannot cure eczema by ONLY removing what triggers your child’s eczema. To control eczema, you need to bathe and moisturize, treat flares, and avoid triggers. ... Learn more by matching the possible trigger on the chart below and see what you can do to help treat flares and avoid

Classifieds

The Academy offers a number of recruitment opportunities that allow you to reach the prospects you need in a timely and results-oriented fashion. Learn more about what the AAD offers so you can get the most out of our classified advertising and career opportunities. ... Explore classifieds and direct mail

Lichen planus: Who gets and causes

Who gets lichen planus? ... Anyone can get lichen planus. It is most common in middle-aged adults. Women get lichen planus in their mouths more often than men do. ... What causes lichen planus? ... What causes most cases of lichen planus remains unclear. One theory is that lichen planus

How can I keep my child's eczema under control?

The following checklist offers dermatologists’ tips that can help you reduce eczema flares. Before long, you’ll find that you know exactly what to do to reduce flares. ... Use eczema friendly skin care and medicine ... ▢ ... Bathe your child as recommended by your child’s dermatologist. ... ▢ ...

Is platelet-rich plasma the secret to younger-looking skin?

Some patients see less sagging and fewer wrinkles after a vampire facial, but this treatment cannot make your face look the way it did years ago. ... Also known as the "vampire facial," platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has received so much attention that it may seem as if we’ve finally found

Skin care on a budget

Skin care on a budget ... When building a skin care routine, it’s important to remember that products don’t need to be expensive to be effective. Adopting a simple, three-step approach that includes cleansing, moisturizing, and protecting your skin can help reduce skin care costs while keeping your skin healthy.

How to decode sunscreen labels

What to look for in a sunscreen ... Did you know that today’s sunscreens can help prevent sunburns, skin cancer, and premature skin aging, like wrinkles and age spots? Yet with so many sunscreens available, it can be overwhelming trying to figure out which sunscreen offers the best protection for

How concerned should I be about my psoriasis?

How concerned should I be about my psoriasis? ... Board-certified dermatologist Steve Feldman, MD, PhD, explains what you should know if psoriasis impacts your life. ... In this video, board-certified dermatologist Steve Feldman, MD, PhD, explains what you should know if psoriasis impacts your life. ...

Fillers: Preparation

To protect your health and find out what results you want, a dermatologist always offers a consultation before injecting a filler. To help you get the most benefit from this appointment, the AAD recommends: ... Ask questions. ... Gather important information before your consultation. ... This page tells you what

10 things to know before having laser treatment for your scar

After two pulsed-dye laser treatments from a board-certified dermatologist (B), this woman’s raised scar (A) is much less noticeable. ... A laser can seem like a magic wand that can make any scar disappear. Medical lasers, however, are nothing to play with. To get impressive results and avoid serious side

Impetigo: Diagnosis and treatment

How do dermatologists diagnose impetigo? ... A dermatologist can often diagnose impetigo by looking at your skin. ... Sometimes, lab tests are necessary to give you the diagnosis, or to get information necessary to treat you. If you need a lab test, a dermatologist often takes a sample from a

How do I know if I'm using the right sunscreen?

Using the right sunscreen can reduce your risk of developing skin cancer, which is the most common cancer in the United States. ... When shopping for sunscreen, your choices can feel overwhelming. You’ll find lotions, sprays, sticks, gels, and creams. You may see SPFs ranging from 8 to 100. With

Can you find health conditions common in kids with eczema?

If your child has eczema, this quiz will quickly let you know if you are ready to find common related health conditions. ... Can you find health conditions common in kids with eczema? ... Which of the following children has eczema and a skin infection? ... If you’re certain that

Digital media kit: Print advertising

DermWorld and ... JAAD - A winning combination ... AAD print member publications, ... DermWorld and ... JAAD , give you all the exposure you need to maximize your brand. Our members refer to ... JAAD for clinical content and rely on ... DermWorld content for information they need daily.

Neurodermatitis: Causes

All content solely developed by the American Academy of Dermatology ... The American Academy of Dermatology gratefully acknowledges the support from ... Sanofi and ... Regeneron . ... Who is most at risk of developing neurodermatitis? ... What causes this skin disease isn’t entirely clear. What researchers do know is

Psoriasis treatment can change during each stage of life

Psoriasis is a chronic condition, which means you may treat it for life. As your body changes with age or you start a family, you may need to treat psoriasis differently.  ... Men trying to start a family Men can use most psoriasis treatments, but not methotrexate. Here’s why. ...

Leprosy still occurs in the United States: Are you at risk?

In recent years, a few people in the United States have been diagnosed with leprosy, a disease that many believe no longer exists. While the very word "leprosy" evokes fear in people around the world, there’s no need to panic. ... In the United States, leprosy is no longer an

Cellulite and fat removal

If you’re interested in treating cellulite or removing fat, seeing a board-certified dermatologist will help you learn whether any options are safe for you and can deliver the results you expect. ... Cellulite treatments: What really works? If cellulite bothers you, you’re not alone. With so many treatments out there,

How to select a sunscreen

Do you know that some sunscreens can prevent sunburn, reduce your risk of getting ... skin cancer , and help prevent early signs of skin aging? This infographic tells you how to choose a sunscreen that does all three. ... How to select a sunscreen ... Do you know that

What can get rid of age spots?

If you feel that age spots are telling people you’re past your prime, you may be able to fade those spots significantly. Sometimes, you can even get rid of them. ... Before you treat age spots, however, you should know a few facts. These facts can protect your health and

Is it possible to control eczema?

Yes, it is possible to control eczema. And, controlling eczema has benefits. ... Controlling eczema can: ... Decrease flares ... Improve your child’s health and quality of life ... Reduce the amount of medicine needed — and the need for medicine ... Understand eczema ... Before learning how to control

How to take pictures of your skin for your dermatologist

Taking high-quality pictures of your skin or nails can help your dermatologist: ... Examine your concern during a telemedicine appointment. ... See how a rash, growth on your skin, or other concern is changing. ... Determine how well your treatment is working. ... These five steps can help you take

Advice from dermatologists for injured skin, such as bug bites, sunburn, blisters and cuts

If you have a minor skin injury or bug bite, how you treat it can affect healing. These dermatologists’ tips tell you what you need to do. ... Bug bites and stings Burns, cuts, and other minor wounds

How to treat different types of acne

To see clearer skin, it helps to know what types of blemishes you're dealing with. Each type requires different treatment. ... What’s that blemish? ... Is that a blackhead, papule, or something else? See what the different acne blemishes looks like and how to treat them. ... Blackheads and whiteheads

Should I get genetic testing for melanoma?

If you’re worried about getting melanoma, the most-serious skin cancer, you may be wondering whether you should have genetic testing. After all, genetic testing is now used find a person’s risk for many diseases. ... Before getting a genetic test for melanoma, here are some facts you should know. ...

Needle-free fillers: The risks you need to know about

Fillers add volume to the face, hands, and lips. This extra volume can give you fuller lips, fewer wrinkles, or younger-looking hands. ... To get this extra volume, a filler must be injected into the skin. A needle-free filler uses pressure instead of a needle to inject the filler. ...

When is a mole a problem?

Dermatologist examining a new mole ... If you develop a new mole after age 30, a dermatologist should examine the mole for signs of melanoma. ... #1 problem with moles: Melanoma ... While most moles are harmless, you shouldn’t ignore yours. ... Melanoma, the most-serious skin cancer, can begin in

Cellulitis: Diagnosis and treatment

How is cellulitis diagnosed? ... We don’t have a medical test that can diagnose cellulitis. Doctors diagnose it by examining the infected skin and asking questions. ... Be sure to tell your doctor about: ... A recent injury to your skin ... All medical conditions you have ... All medications

Acne scars: How to care for your skin after treatment

After treating acne scars, gentle skin care is essential ... Your dermatologist will explain how to care for your skin. ... Proper aftercare plays an important role in helping you get the best results from treatment for acne scars. That’s why your dermatologist will give you individualized aftercare instructions. So

Melanoma treatment

When treating melanoma, doctors strive to remove all the cancer. Because surgery (aka surgical removal) tends to be the most effective way to do this, a patient who has melanoma will often have surgery. If you have an early melanoma, your dermatologist can often perform this surgery during an office

What is male pattern hair loss, and can it be treated?

The most common cause of hair loss in men, male pattern hair loss can begin early. Sometimes, it starts in your late teens or early twenties. ... Usually, it appears later. By 50 years of age, more than half of white men have a visible sign of male pattern hair

Sun protection: Shade, clothing, and sunscreen

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month , which is a month devoted to raising awareness of the most common cancer in the United States. Skin cancer is also one of the most preventable cancers. This expert insight from dermatologists tells you how to use shade, clothing, and sunscreen to reduce

Psoriasis treatment: Corticosteroids you apply to the skin

Checking response to treatment with a corticosteroid: This medicine helps clear stubborn patches and is the #1-prescribed treatment for psoriasis. ... Corticosteroids come in different strengths, ranging from very mild to extremely strong. You can buy a very mild corticosteroid without a prescription. Stronger corticosteroids require a prescription.  ... Why

Melanoma resources

Melanoma ... What is melanoma? A type of skin cancer, melanoma is often called the "most serious skin cancer" because it can spread from the skin to other parts of the body. ... Is melanoma contagious? No ... Could I have melanoma? ... Melanoma: Signs and symptoms See the different

Botulinum toxin therapy: Preparation

To protect your health and get the results you seek, you should see a dermatologist. Injecting botulinum toxin may look easy, but to inject it safely requires in-depth medical knowledge of how the body works. ... The AAD recommends the following to everyone interested in botulinum toxin therapy. ... Questions

When does a child with eczema need allergy testing?

If your child has eczema, you may feel that the flares would stop if only you could find what causes them. Many parents ask about allergy testing. ... Here’s what dermatologists tell parents about eczema and allergy testing. ... Allergy testing ... Some, but not all, children who have eczema

Bedbugs: Diagnosis and treatment

How do you know if you have bedbugs? ... To find out if you have bedbugs, you need to look for two things: ... Bites on your body ... Signs of bedbugs ... Bites on your body: If you have bedbugs, you’re likely to have bites. Bedbug bites usually cause

How often do children need to wash their hair?

When children are between the ages of 8 and 12, parents often ask dermatologists this question. If you’re a parent trying to answer this question, you’ve come to the right place.  ... In three easy steps, you can figure out how often a child between 8 and 12 years of

No health insurance? How to follow-up after a skin cancer screening

Have you just had a free skin cancer screening and been told that you have a spot on your skin that could be skin cancer? ... If you do NOT have health insurance, you can still get medical care. In fact, getting medical care is important because: ... All —

Melanoma survivor? You really need to check your skin!

Have you been diagnosed and treated for melanoma? If so, skin self-exams are essential. Once you’ve had melanoma, you have a higher risk of getting another one. It’s also possible for the cancer to return. ... Checking your skin helps you find melanoma in its earliest stage. The earlier melanoma

Birthmarks: Tips for managing

3 tips for anxious parents ... Seeing a birthmark on your newborn’s skin can be worrisome. Here’s what dermatologists recommend if your child has a birthmark: ... See a dermatologist for a birthmark exam. Most birthmarks are harmless, but having a dermatologist examine it as soon as you notice it

Should you stop treating psoriasis with a biologic during the coronavirus pandemic?

Biologic medications during coronavirus pandemic ... Biologic medications work on your immune system, so you may wonder if you should continue to use yours during the coronavirus pandemic. Here’s what dermatologists recommend. ... If you’re using a biologic to treat psoriasis, you may wonder if it’s increasing your risk of

Good Skin Knowledge module 2: Daily Skin Care

Objectives ... Time: 1 hour ... Students will be able to… Understand the importance of daily handwashing ... Understand why they need to take regular showers ... Know how often to wash their body and face ... Be able to explain the basics of shaving ... Be able to explain

Psoriasis: Medications and light therapies

To treat psoriasis, most people apply medication directly to their skin. If you need stronger treatment, your dermatologist may prescribe light treatments or medication that works throughout the body. Find information about the many different psoriasis treatments here. ... Should I treat psoriasis? Treating psoriasis can benefit your body and

American Academy of Dermatology | Public Education

No one knows your skin better than a board-certified dermatologist. Partner with the expert for the best care. ... Learn more What is a dermatologist? A dermatologist is a medical doctor who specializes in the diagnosis of skin, hair, and nail conditions. Find out why you’re in good hands when

Good Skin Knowledge module 7: Sun safety

Objectives ... Time: 1 hour ... Students will be able to… Explain why we need to use caution in the sun regardless of our natural pigment ... Identify two conditions that are a result of sunburns ... Detail how to protect skin and eyes from the sun ... Understand the

Tattoo removal: Lasers outshine other methods

Tattoo removal: Tips for recovery ... Tattoos used to be considered permanent, but thanks to advances in laser technology, today’s lasers can get rid of tattoos more safely and effectively, including removing tattoo ink with fewer treatments and treating ink colors that were once difficult to remove. ... For the

How long will I have to treat my psoriasis?

Psoriasis medicine: Psoriasis is often a lifelong condition that requires a long-term treatment strategy. ... Psoriasis tends to come and go unexpectedly. People often have periods when psoriasis calms down. Some may see clear or nearly clear skin during these periods. Psoriasis can also flare unpredictably.  ... Treating psoriasis can

Everyday care

This insight from board-certified dermatologists can help you take the best possible care of your skin, hair, and nails. ... Skin care basics How you care for your skin can greatly affect your appearance. Here you’ll find the everyday care that dermatologists recommend. ... Skin care secrets Dermatologists often share

How could I have gotten psoriasis?

Psoriasis runs in families: If a parent, grandparent, brother, or sister has psoriasis, you have a higher risk of getting psoriasis. ... Psoriasis is not contagious. Unlike a cold or the flu, you cannot catch psoriasis from someone. You cannot get it from swimming in a pool with someone who

Can sunlight kill the coronavirus?

Here’s what we know. Lying in the sun or a tanning bed can lead to age spots, precancerous skin growths, and skin cancer. There’s no compelling evidence that the sun or tanning beds can kill the coronavirus in people. This is what the science shows. ... UVC rays can slow

Acne Resource Center

Virtually everyone can have clearer skin ... When you have acne, you need two things for clearer skin. The first is acne-friendly skin care. You also need the right treatment for each type of acne blemish that you have. ... You’ll find the skin care and treatment advice that dermatologists

Financial help for people who have skin cancer

Financial assistance may be available ... If you cannot afford treatment for skin cancer, financial assistance may be available to help you get the medical care and medications you need. ... Patients are often reluctant to tell their dermatologist or oncologist that they cannot afford to treat their skin cancer.

Heart disease: 12 warning signs that appear on your skin

Warning signs can appear on your skin and nails, which is why your dermatologist may be the first doctor to notice that you have heart disease. If you know what to look for, you can also find warning signs of heart disease on your skin and nails. The following pictures

Central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia: Causes

What causes central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia (CCCA)? ... This type of hair loss destroys hair follicles (tiny openings from which your hair grows) on your scalp. Once a hair follicle has been destroyed, it scars. When this happens, treatment becomes more difficult and hair loss is more likely to be

Bug bites and stings

Bedbug bites: How to treat Before you treat these bites, you need to make sure you have bedbugs. Learn how to tell if those itchy welts are bedbug bites and what can treat them. ... Bee stings: How to treat To treat a sting from a bee, wasp, or hornet,

Chemical peels: FAQs

To help you decide whether this treatment is right for you, you should read the following facts.  ... Warning ... The results you see after getting a chemical peel depend largely on the skill of the person performing the peel. To protect your health and get the results you seek,

Just diagnosed with rosacea? 8 things you should know

If you’re diagnosed with rosacea, there’s a lot you can do to relieve your discomfort and prevent flare-ups. ... Were you recently diagnosed with rosacea? If so, you may be wondering what to do next. Here are 8 tips that dermatologist give their patients with rosacea to help them control

Melanoma: Tips for talking with your dermatologist

Have you been diagnosed with melanoma? Are you going through treatment? ... If you feel stressed about your diagnosis or treatment, it can be difficult to listen. Too often, our minds just wander. This can make it challenging to understand medical information and instructions. ... Good two-way communication, however, is

Prurigo nodularis: Self-care

9 tips that can improve treatment for prurigo nodularis ... Prurigo nodularis can be difficult to treat. Self-care plays an important role in helping you get the best results from treatment. Here’s the self-care advice that dermatologists give their patients who have prurigo nodularis. ... Understand that treatment takes time,

What causes acne?

Access a wealth of resources on what causes acne and how dermatologists can help. ... What really causes acne? Myths about what causes are common. Knowing the facts can lead to clearer skin. ... Acne and diet Research suggests that some foods can worsen acne. Find out what you may

Good Skin Knowledge module 5: Bug bites & poisonous plants

Objectives ... Time: 1 hour ... Students will be able to… List common bugs that bite and know what to do if they get bitten or stung ... Know about ticks, Lyme disease and ways to prevent tick bites in wooded areas ... Understand poisonous plants and how to avoid

Non-invasive fat removal: What can you expect?

Small bulge of belly fat: Non-invasive fat removal treats stubborn fat that remains despite diet and exercise. ... If you have an area of fat that diet and exercise won’t budge, you may want to consider non-invasive fat removal. Without making an incision, a dermatologist can permanently remove a pocket

Your digital health

What is digital health? ... Digital health covers the many different technologies that we can use to manage our health. It includes smartphone apps, telemedicine appointments, and websites that provide health information. ... Dermatologists help patients use digital health wisely ... To find out how these technologies can help their

5 facts you should know about precancerous skin growths

If your dermatologist tells you that you have a precancerous skin growth, it means one thing. Your skin has been badly damaged by the sun, indoor tanning, or both. The good news is that it’s not too late to do something about this damage and protect your health. ... To

Insider secrets to help you control psoriasis

A diet for psoriasis? While there’s no one diet for psoriasis, changing what you eat may help reduce flare-ups. Here’s what studies have found. ... Diet and lifestyle changes that can improve psoriasis Everyone can benefit from a healthy lifestyle. When you have psoriasis, a healthy lifestyle can give you

Causes of hair loss

Can COVID-19 cause hair loss? You may see noticeable hair loss after recovering from COVID-19. Here’s why. ... Hairstyles that pull can lead to hair loss If you often pull your hair tightly into a bun, cornrows, or another hairstyle, you can develop permanent hair loss. Try these changes to

Botulinum toxin therapy: FAQs

Botulinum toxin therapy is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments available. To help you decide whether this treatment is right for you and to have the treatment performed safely, the AAD provides the following facts. ... Warnings  ... Buying botulinum toxin online jeopardizes your health. This product should require

Skin care: Does it help treat eczema?

Baths and moisturizers play an important role in treating eczema. By bathing and moisturizing your child’s skin as your dermatologist recommends, you can: ... Ease your child’s discomfort ... Decrease eczema flares ... Improve your child’s response to treatment ... Reduce the need for medicine ... Baths give relief ...

Rosacea: Causes

If you’ve been diagnosed with rosacea, you may be wondering what causes it and why you developed it. Here’s what we know. ... What causes rosacea? ... Exactly what causes rosacea is unclear. However, scientific breakthroughs, many made by dermatologists, are giving us a better understanding of what may be

Atopic dermatitis: Causes

All content solely developed by the American Academy of Dermatology ... The American Academy of Dermatology gratefully acknowledges the support from ... Sanofi and ... Regeneron . ... What causes atopic dermatitis? ... Exactly why people get atopic dermatitis, also called eczema, is still a bit of a mystery. ...

Skin cancer types: Sebaceous carcinoma overview

What is sebaceous carcinoma? ... Also called sebaceous gland carcinoma, sebaceous gland adenocarcinoma, or meibomian gland carcinoma. Sebaceous (suh-bey-shuhs) carcinoma (SC) is a rare skin cancer. It is considered an aggressive skin cancer because it can spread. ... Found early and treated, treatment is often successful. It is helpful to

Tattoos: 7 unexpected skin reactions and what to do about them

Even if you get inked by a licensed tattoo artist and follow the aftercare, your skin can react in weird and unexpected ways. Some reactions happen immediately. Others take weeks or years to appear. If you’re having a reaction, here’s what may be happening and what you can do. ...

What can treat large facial pores?

With the right skin care, you can make pores less noticeable. ... When you look in the mirror, do you feel that your skin would look more attractive if you could shrink those large pores? There’s actually a lot you can do to make pores less noticeable. Much of this,

Birthmarks: Diagnosis and treatment

How do dermatologists diagnose a birthmark? ... Often, a dermatologist can tell you what type of birthmark your child has by examining it. ... To examine a birthmark, your dermatologist may use an instrument called a Wood’s lamp. This device lets a dermatologist see parts of the skin that cannot

Digital media kit: Recruitment and direct mail advertising

The Academy offers a number of recruitment opportunities and mailing list rentals that allow you to reach the prospects you need in a timely and results-oriented fashion. ... DermWorld classifieds Reach over 16,000 U.S. dermatologists with your recruitment ad. ... JAAD classifieds Reach the full AAD membership with your recruitment

How to select anti-aging skin care products

Dermatologists share their insider tips ... With so many anti-aging products available, it can be difficult to know what to use. ... Shopping for an anti-aging skin care product can feel like a hit-or-miss experience. With so many choices, it can be difficult to know which products to choose. These

Good Skin Knowledge Module 4: Healthy hair and nails

Objectives ... Time: 1 hour ... Students will be able to… Explain what hair does and what a "follicle" is ... Understand why hair is different colors and textures ... Understand what Alopecia is ... Share how to wash and take care of hair ... Identify the three parts of

Is rosacea causing your red, irritated face?

Know the signs of rosacea ... Rosacea is a common skin condition. Yet, many people are unaware that they have it. Because treatment can reduce the discomfort and prevent rosacea from worsening, it’s helpful to know the signs. ... Flushing and blushing ... Rosacea usually begins with a tendency to

Prurigo nodularis: Treatment

How do dermatologists diagnose prurigo nodularis? ... Your dermatologist can often diagnose prurigo nodularis by examining the itchy bumps and patches on your skin. ... If you have more than one skin condition, your dermatologist may need to scrape off a bit of skin or perform a skin biopsy. The

4 skin care tips for your hands

Try these hands-down best tips to care for your digits’ delicate skin ... You use them all day, every day, but are you giving your hands the TLC they need? Much like your face, your hands are exposed to the elements more than the other parts of your body. Plus,

Eczema treatment: Coal tar preparations

Use as recommended ... Used for more than 100 years to treat eczema, coal tar is occasionally recommended to treat a child. If it’s recommended, be sure you know these facts, which include where to never apply it. ... Why do dermatologists recommend coal tar for eczema? ... Occasionally, a

Scars: Diagnosis and treatment

Why should a dermatologist diagnose what type of scar you have? ... While it may seem obvious that you have a scar, it’s important to have a dermatologist examine it before it’s treated. ... Scars are complex. To treat you safely and effectively, it’s important for the person treating you

Pityriasis rosea: Diagnosis and treatment

What if you're pregnant? ... If you are pregnant or could be pregnant, tell your dermatologist. ... Pityriasis rosea causes a rash that will clear on its own, so it’s usually nothing to worry about. Still, it’s important to get diagnosed. It’s possible that the rash could be something other

Keloid scars: Treatment

Many people who have keloids want to know about treatment. A keloid can feel uncomfortable, itchy, or painful. If a keloid develops over a shoulder or other joint, it can limit how far you can move. Many people simply dislike the way keloids look. ... Here’s what you can expect

Skin care for acne-prone skin

Find a wealth of resources on skin care for acne-prone skin and how dermatologists can help. ... Dermatologists’ skin care tips Acne friendly skin care can help reduce breakouts. Learn what dermatologists recommend. ... 10 skin care habits that can worsen acne You may be worsening acne without knowing it.

AAD Coronavirus Resource Center

Is your hand sanitizer safe? ... Hand sanitizer plays a key role in protecting us from COVID-19, but you need to choose this product carefully. Some hand sanitizers contain a toxic substance called methanol, which can cause serious health problems. To find out if your hand sanitizer contains methanol, scroll

Pimple popping: Why only a dermatologist should do it

Too often, people worsen their acne by squeezing pimples and other acne blemishes. ... If you have a pimple that you’re about to pop, stop! You’ll want to read this first. ... Do-it-yourself pimple popping can backfire ... Squeezing pimples and other acne blemishes may seem so simple that anyone

Keratosis pilaris: Diagnosis and treatment

How do dermatologists diagnose keratosis pilaris? ... To diagnose this condition, your dermatologist will examine your skin, looking closely at the skin that shows signs of keratosis pilaris. ... How do dermatologists treat keratosis pilaris? ... This skin condition is harmless, so you don’t need to treat it. ... If

How can I find out if I have psoriasis?

Showing flare-up to a dermatologist: A dermatologist can usually diagnose psoriasis by looking at skin with a flare-up. ... Wondering if you have psoriasis? A dermatologist can tell you. This doctor specializes in diagnosing and treating diseases that affect the skin. ... To diagnose psoriasis, all a dermatologist usually needs

What psoriasis treatments are available without a prescription?

Comparing shampoos: Psoriasis shampoos contain an active ingredient that can soften and loosen scale on the scalp. ... You’ll find many products to treat psoriasis that you can buy without a prescription. Your dermatologist may refer to these products as "over-the-counter" (OTC) treatments. No matter what you call them, these

What should I eat if I have psoriasis?

When it comes to treating psoriasis, no one treatment plan works for everyone. Now research suggests that this may also apply to what you eat. Here’s what dermatologists discovered about three different diets. ... Dermatologists recommend following a healthy, well-balanced diet ... For some patients who have psoriasis, adding another

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about fillers answered by dermatologists

Fillers are popular. To help you decide whether this treatment is right for you and to have the treatment performed safely, the AAD provides the following facts. ... Warning ... If you decide that fillers are right for you, it is important to know that injecting a filler is a

Syphilis: Self-care

5 things to do if you’re diagnosed with syphilis ... This disease is common, and it can be cured. If you find out that you have syphilis, dermatologists recommend that you: ... Get treated. With the right antibiotic, syphilis can be cured. Without treatment, syphilis can spread to other parts

Head lice: Diagnosis and treatment

How to treat head lice ... Watch this video for dermatologists' tips to check for and treat lice. ... Check for and treat head lice like a pro with these dermatologists' tips. ... Diagnosing head lice at home ... If you are concerned that someone has head lice, you can

Skin tags: Why they develop, and how to remove them

Skin tags are harmless growths that can appear anywhere on your skin, but often develop on the neck, eyelids, or underarms. They may be the same color as your skin or darker. Some are pink. Others turn red when irritated. You may see one dangling from a stalk, while another

Birthmarks: Signs and symptoms

Pictures of different birthmarks ... If you’ve already read " ... What exactly is a birthmark? ," you already know birthmarks come in many shapes and sizes. Here you’ll see what the different types of birthmarks can look like. ... Strawberry hemangioma ... Medical name: Superficial infantile hemangioma ... What

Skin cancer types: Melanoma diagnosis and treatment

If you find a spot or growth on your skin that you think could be a melanoma, don’t delay making an appointment to see a board-certified dermatologist. When caught early, melanoma is highly treatable. ... See a board-certified dermatologist ... Dermatologists use tools, such as a dermatoscope, to help them

I've been diagnosed with melanoma. Now what?

Learning that you have melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer, can make it difficult to hear anything else your doctor says. After leaving the office, you may wonder what happens next. ... While what happens next varies with each patient, there is a process after diagnosis. The following

Health and wellness apps dermatologists do and don’t recommend

Question: I found an app that says it can diagnose skin conditions and diseases. Should I trust it? ... Answer: You’ll find several apps like this. None of these apps has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), so you don’t know how accurate or safe they

Chemical peels: Preparation

To protect your health and find out what results you want, a dermatologist always offers a consultation before performing a chemical peel. To help you get the most benefit from this consultation, dermatologists recommends that you: ... Ask questions. ... Gather important information before your consultation. ... This page tells

What is a dermatologist?

What is a dermatologist? ... A dermatologist is a medical doctor who specializes in conditions that affect the skin, hair, and nails. Whether it’s rashes, wrinkles, psoriasis, or melanoma, no one understands your skin, hair, and nails better than a board-certified dermatologist. ... The skin is an incredible organ. It

Why you need sun protection in the winter

As you bundle up from head to toe to stay warm in the winter cold, you may be tempted to set the sunscreen aside, but experts say sun protection shouldn’t be reserved for warmer months. ... "On a crisp winter morning run, remember that even if the sky looks clear,

Younger-looking skin

If you wish you could turn back the hands of time, it’s worth seeing a board-certified dermatologist to find out what can realistically and safely diminish the signs of aging that bother you. ... Common concerns ... Hands: What can make my hands look younger? If age spots, wrinkly skin,

Tips for removing gum without cutting hair

How to remove gum without cutting hair ... There is no need to worry if chewing gum gets stuck in your child’s hair. Simply follow these steps from dermatologists. ... There is no need to worry if chewing gum gets stuck in your child’s hair. Simply follow these steps from

How can I find eczema triggers outdoors?

Find out what could be triggering your child's eczema while your child's outdoors. ... Match the possible trigger on the chart below and learn what you can do to help treat flares and avoid outdoor triggers. ...  ... Possible trigger  ...  ... Could be a trigger if...

Genital herpes: Signs and symptoms

Many people who have genital herpes never notice any signs or symptoms. ... A mild case can cause a few herpes sores that are often mistaken for pimples or ingrown hairs. Because genital herpes often causes no symptoms or very mild ones, most people who have genital herpes don’t know

Cosmetic treatment from unqualified providers may result in complications

SAN DIEGO (Feb. 16, 2018) — Board-certified dermatologists can provide safe, effective cosmetic procedures People looking for a bargain on cosmetic treatment may end up getting more than they bargained for if they receive care from someone who is not qualified to provide it. ... "You wouldn’t want to

Psoriasis treatment for your scalp, nails, and genitals

If you are already treating psoriasis, it’s still important to tell your dermatologist if you develop psoriasis on your genitals, scalp, or nails. You’ll likely need a different treatment plan — and possibly different medication. ... Scalp psoriasis: How to treat You may get relief from a non-prescription psoriasis shampoo.

Pennsylvania dermatologist goes beyond exam room to help patients access treatment

Dr. Scott Lim Honored for Efforts to Improve Prior Authorization Process ROSEMONT, Ill. (April 14, 2022) - Pennsylvania board-certified dermatologist Scott Lim, DO, FAOCD, FAAD, was named an American Academy of Dermatology ... Patient Care Hero for his extraordinary efforts to get patients access to the medications they need. ...

Should I add anything to the bath of a child who has eczema?

How to make a bath comfortable ... Amy Paller, MD, FAAD, a dermatologist, talks about things you may already have at home that can treat a skin infection or make a bath more comfortable. ... (A transcript of the video above) Should I add anything to the bath of a

How can I find indoor eczema triggers?

Find triggers at home ... Learn how to find what could be triggering your child's triggers at home. ... Match the possible trigger on the chart below and learn what you can do to help treat flares and avoid indoor triggers. ...  ... Possible trigger  ...  ...

Lauren’s personal story for skin cancer awareness

In 2007, at the young age of 22, I remember looking in the mirror and noticing what appeared to be a skin tag. The following week at a routine dermatology appointment, I asked my doctor to please remove the "skin tag" because swim-suit season was coming and I thought it

What can help reduce psoriasis flare-ups?

What can help reduce psoriasis flare-ups? ... Dermatologist Alexa Boer Kimball, MD, MPH, explains what can help reduce flare-ups if cold or stress triggers your psoriasis. ... Dermatologist Alexa Boer Kimball, MD, MPH, explains what can help reduce flare-ups if cold or stress triggers your psoriasis. ...

Telemedicine: How to get quality care

When you have a telemedicine appointment with your board-certified dermatologist or other board-certified medical doctor, you know that you’ll receive quality care. ... The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requires healthcare professionals to keep your health information and medical records secure during telemedicine appointments ... They do this

Laser hair removal: Preparation

Laser hair removal: Be prepared with these facts ... Although laser hair removal is a common treatment, it’s also a serious procedure that involves aiming a powerful laser beam at your hair follicle. Watch this video to gather important information prior to scheduling an appointment with a board-certified dermatologist. ...

Where to find accurate online health information

Chatbots, social media, and websites can give you inaccurate information ... Before using any information to change how you care for your skin, hair, or nails, discuss the information with your board-certified dermatologist. ... For years, people have been searching for health information online and sharing health advice on social

JAK inhibitors: What your dermatologist wants you to know

The JAK inhibitor is a newer type of medication that’s changing patients’ lives. It’s helping some patients with alopecia areata regrow their hair and some patients with vitiligo regain lost skin color. One JAK inhibitor can stop the itch of eczema – sometimes within a few days. ... JAK inhibitors

9 things to try when acne won’t clear

Do you feel you’ve tried just about everything to get rid of your acne but still see blemishes? Don’t despair. To see clearer skin, you probably just need to make some changes. ... The following tips from dermatologists can help you get started. ... Give an acne treatment at least

Dry skin relief from COVID-19 handwashing

Keep your skin hydrated ... Applying a hand cream or ointment immediately after handwashing will keep your skin hydrated. ... Has frequent handwashing left you with dry, cracked skin? With these tips from dermatologists you can continue to wash your hands as needed to fend off COVID-19 (coronavirus) and heal

How to test skin care products

How to test skin care products at home ... Before you add a skin care product to your routine, dermatologists recommend testing it. Here are the steps to follow. ... With so many skin care products available, including cleansers, moisturizers, and cosmetics, it can be difficult to know which products

Tinea versicolor: Who gets and causes

Who gets tinea versicolor? ... The yeast that causes tinea versicolor lives on everyone's skin. It is not clear why the yeast overgrows on some people's skin and not others. We do know the following about tinea versicolor: ... People of all skin colors get it ... Teens and young

Dermatologist-recommended skin care for your 20s

Your 20s is an ideal time to start a skin care routine and adopt skin healthy habits. "The skin care choices you make now will affect what your skin looks like in your next decade – and beyond," says board-certified dermatologist Rajani Katta, MD, FAAD. ... 6 skin care practices

What's causing your child's itchy rash?

A dermatologist addresses the difference between eczema and allergic contact dermatitis BOSTON, MA (March 25, 2022) — Itchy rashes can be very irritating, especially when children get them, and you don’t know what is causing them. While these rashes are often caused by eczema, in some cases they are caused

What to wear to protect your skin from the sun

What to wear to protect your skin from the sun ... Seeking shade, applying sunscreen, and wearing sun-protective clothing go a long way in protecting your skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays. ... Dermatologists recommend dressing to protect yourself from the sun by wearing these clothes and accessories. ...

Face-mask skin problems: DIY treatment

Skin problems can develop beneath your mask ... Common problems include acne breakouts, excessive dryness, and irritated skin. ... If you find that wearing a face mask is causing a skin problem like a rash, acne, or other irritation, you may be able to treat it yourself. To help, we’ve

Skin cancer types: Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans diagnosis & treatment

How do dermatologists diagnose dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP)? ... Your dermatologist will closely examine your skin. If your dermatologist suspects you have DFSP, you will need a skin biopsy. This is the only way to diagnose skin cancer. Your dermatologist can safely perform a skin biopsy during an office visit. ...

6 ways to remove unwanted hair

Dermatologists offer treatment for unwanted hair ... Dermatologists offer laser hair removal treatments, which can permanently remove hair, except for on a woman’s face. ... When it comes to removing unwanted hair, you have options. With so much misinformation available about these options, it can be difficult to know which

How to treat psoriasis at age 65 and beyond

If you have treated your psoriasis the same way for years, see a dermatologist to find out whether it’s time to adjust your treatment. ... Psoriasis is a chronic condition, which means you may treat it for life. As your body changes with age, though, you may need to treat

How dermatologists diagnose and treat psoriasis

Psoriasis: Diagnosis and treatment A board-certified dermatologist can tell whether you have psoriasis, and, if you do, develop an individualized treatment plan. ... Could I have psoriasis? It’s possible you could have psoriasis. It’s is a common condition. People of all races get psoriasis. Learn if you could have psoriasis.

Syphilis: Signs and symptoms

Syphilis is caused by a bacterial infection. Most people become infected during sex. ... Without treatment, syphilis can progress through stages and can cause serious health problems. Here’s what you may notice during each stage. ... Primary stage of syphilis ... When it begins: The primary stage of syphilis begins

Syphilis: Diagnosis and treatment

With the right antibiotic, syphilis can be cured. ... The antibiotic works by killing the corkscrew-shaped bacteria in your body that cause syphilis. ... How is syphilis diagnosed and treated? ... If your doctor recommends that you get tested for syphilis, knowing what to expect can help put your mind

What is rosacea?

Rosacea is a skin condition that mainly affects the face. You may see flushing, lasting color (red, violet, or brown), acne-like breakouts, or visible blood vessels. Some people develop irritated eyes or thickening skin. Your dermatologist knows how to diagnose rosacea and create a treatment plan that can bring relief.

Poison ivy, oak, and sumac: How can I prevent a rash?

Ivy blockers may help ... A study found that forestry workers who applied an ivy blocker on most days reported fewer rashes. ... It’s an oil in these plants that causes the rash. By taking some precautions, you may be able to prevent the oil from getting on your skin.

Biosimilars: 14 questions patients ask their dermatologist

A biosimilar is a newer medication that’s available to treat psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, and some other conditions. Your dermatologist may talk with you about switching to a biosimilar if you’re using a biologic, or the high cost of a biologic is preventing you from using one. ... This article explains

Nummular eczema: Diagnosis and treatment

All content solely developed by the American Academy of Dermatology ... The American Academy of Dermatology gratefully acknowledges the support from ... Sanofi and ... Regeneron . ... If you have itchy, raised spots or patches on your skin, making an appointment to see a board-certified dermatologist can be helpful.

Actinic keratosis: Signs and symptoms

What are the signs and symptoms of actinic keratosis? ... An actinic keratosis (AK) develops when skin has been badly damaged by ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun or indoor tanning. ... Signs of actinic keratosis ... The brown spots on this man’s face may look like age spots, but

Can you keep your nails looking their best?

Are you doing everything you can to have healthy looking nails? Take this quiz and find out. ... Can you keep your nails looking their best? ... Nail infections caused by a fungus are contagious and easy to catch. What are signs that you might have one? ... To avoid

7 ways to prevent injuries while trimming pubic hair

Have you ever injured yourself while trimming your pubic hair? You’re not alone. A study found that 1 in 4 people have injured themselves while grooming their privates. In this study, the most common injuries were deep cuts, burns, and rashes. ... Prevent injuries while trimming pubic hair ... You’re

Living with rosacea? How to reduce your risk of other conditions

Having rosacea may increase your risk of developing other diseases. That’s according to findings from several studies. These diseases include diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, Crohn’s disease, and migraine headaches. ... Although studies have found an increased risk of developing some diseases, dermatologists caution that many people who have rosacea

Skin cancer types: Melanoma self-care after treatment

Find skin cancer early ... The right self-care, which includes skin self-exams, after treatment for melanoma can help you stay healthy. ... If you’ve been treated for melanoma, you may never get another one. Many people don’t, but it’s important to know that you have a higher risk of getting

AAD teledermatology program helps meet a need

Emily Baumrin, MD, helps increase access for patients through teledermatology. Dr. Baumrin's story ... Emily Baumrin, MD, Penn Medicine ... I was inspired to volunteer for the AAD’s teledermatology program because I have always wanted to improve access to dermatology for patients who may not have access otherwise. In Philadelphia,

COVID Arm: No reason to skip COVID-19 vaccine

Dermatologists understand people are concerned about getting "COVID arm" (also called "COVID vaccine arm") – a rash that can develop on the arm where you got your COVID-19 shot. Seeing a large rash days after getting vaccinated can be scary, but it’s generally nothing to worry about. ... COVID arm

Is there a diet for hidradenitis suppurativa?

Take this poll by clicking on one of the options below. You'll immediately see how your experience compares with others. ... To reduce flare-ups of hidradenitis suppurativa have you ever changed what you eat? ... Yes, and I had fewer flare-ups. ... Yes, and I didn't see a difference. ...

Dry skin: Diagnosis and treatment

Follow treatment plan ... To get relief from excessively dry skin, you need to apply the moisturizer that your dermatologist selects as often as prescribed in your treatment plan. ... If you have excessively dry skin, dermatologists recommend treatment. Without treatment, you have a greater risk of developing another skin

Treating acne? Is it time to see a dermatologist?

It can be difficult to know when it’s time to see a specialist about acne. You may feel it’s just acne, so why bother. Or you may believe that your acne’s not serious enough for you to see a doctor who specializes in skin diseases. ... The truth is many

Is that acne or rosacea on your skin?

Redness and breakouts on your face could mean that you have acne, but not always. A skin condition called rosacea can cause acne-like breakouts and redness. ... Download PDF ... This picture can help you tell the difference between these two common skin conditions. ( ... Download as a PDF

Rash 101 in adults: When to seek medical treatment

Rash 101: When to seek medical treatment ... Although most rashes are not life-threatening, some can be a sign of a more serious condition. Dermatologists say you need medical treatment for rashes with the features in this video. ... Signs your rash needs medical attention ... When you see a

Contact dermatitis: Causes

All content solely developed by the American Academy of Dermatology ... The American Academy of Dermatology gratefully acknowledges the support from ... Sanofi and ... Regeneron . ... What causes contact dermatitis? ... There are two main types of contact dermatitis. The rash and other symptoms of contact dermatitis develop

How dermatologists treat acne

Learn how dermatologists can help you treat acne, pimples, whiteheads, zits, and blackheads. ... Acne: Diagnosis and treatment Today, virtually everyone can see clearer skin. Here’s a guide to treatment that can help. ... Adult acne success story Natalie tried all sorts of treatments to get rid of her deep,

What is telemedicine?

What is telemedicine? ... 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

Gential herpes: Overview

What is genital herpes? ... Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease (STD). It’s caused by the herpes simplex virus. ... Anyone who is sexually active can catch this virus. Many people who catch the virus never know they have it because they don’t develop symptoms. They never get painful

Is that acne on my baby’s face?

In newborns, acne often clears on its own without treatment. ... It’s possible. Acne usually begins in one’s teen’s, but some babies have acne. Here’s what parents should know. ... Newborn acne is generally nothing to worry about ... About 20% of newborns have a type of acne called neonatal acne. 

Bedbugs: Signs and symptoms

What are the signs of bedbugs? ... Having bite marks on your body is the most common sign of bedbugs. Most people are bitten while they sleep and do not know that they have been bitten until the next day when they notice one or more of the following: ...

Razor bump remedies for men with darker skin tones

Also known as shave bumps or barber’s bumps, razor bumps are common in people who shave. These bumps are especially common in men who have a darker skin tone. Some men live with constant discomfort and countless bumps in their beard area. Dermatologists say it doesn’t have to be that

Skin cancer types: Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans overview

Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) ... What is dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP)? Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) is a rare skin cancer. It begins in the middle layer of skin, and tends to grow slowly. ... Is dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans contagious? No ... What is dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP)? ... Dermatofibrosarcoma (dur-mah-toe-fy-bro-sar-co-ma) protuberans (pro-to-bur-anz) (DFSP) is a

Hidradenitis suppurativa: Causes

What causes hidradenitis suppurativa? ... The cause of this disease is still a bit of a mystery. Based on what scientists have learned so far, we know that hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) begins in hair follicles. These are tiny structures in our skin from which hair grows. ... Here’s what scientists

When to toss your makeup and sunscreen

How often do you replace your makeup and sunscreen? If you wait until you’ve used the entire product, keep reading. Dermatologists say that to protect your health, you sometimes need to toss these products before you empty the container. ... To find out how long you should keep makeup and

Keratosis pilaris: Overview

What is keratosis pilaris? ... Keratosis pilaris is a common skin condition, which appears as tiny bumps on the skin. Some people say these bumps look like goosebumps or the skin of a plucked chicken. Others mistake the bumps for small pimples. ... These rough-feeling bumps are actually plugs of

What can clear severe acne?

If you wake up to find a few large pimples on your otherwise clear face, you may consider that severe acne. Likewise, a breakout of whiteheads and blackheads before a first date may seem like severe acne. But that’s not the type of acne we’re talking about here. ... What

AAD Media Kit

DermWorld ... Events ... Podcasts ... AAD.org ... Advertise with the AAD ... About the AAD In a world of many advertising choices, the AAD is the distinct leader to reach the dermatology community. Build brand awareness, launch a new product, or make connections – AAD gives you the best

Medications and light treatments for psoriasis

To treat psoriasis, most people apply medication directly to their skin. If you need stronger treatment, your dermatologist may prescribe light treatments or medication that works throughout the body. You’ll find information about the different psoriasis treatments below. Within these pages, you’ll also find dermatologists’ tips to help you get

Tips for healthy hair

Tips for healthy hair ... How you wash your hair and the products you use can go a long way in maintaining smooth, shiny hair. Follow these simple tips from dermatologists to maintain healthy hair. ... How you wash your hair and the products you use can go a long

Treating light spots in brown or black skin

While anyone can develop light spots on their skin, these spots tend to be more noticeable if you have brown or black skin. Areas of lighter ( ... or darker ) skin develop for many reasons. Here’s why you may see one or more lighter areas, and what you can

Granuloma annulare: Diagnosis and treatment

How do dermatologists diagnose granuloma annulare? ... If you may have granuloma annulare annulare, your dermatologist will exam your skin and ask some questions. ... Be sure to tell your dermatologist if you: ... Have injured your skin recently ... Feel any pain or itch ... Take any medications ...

I cannot afford my psoriasis medicine! Now what?

Treating psoriasis can be expensive: Financial help is available for medicine used to treat psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. ... If you cannot afford the medicine that your dermatologist prescribes, you may be able to get financial help. Many companies that make psoriasis medications offer financial assistance. Discount cards and co-pay

Genital herpes: Who gets and causes

Who gets genital herpes? ... Any sexually active person can get genital herpes. It’s very common. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), about 1 in 6 people in the United States who are 14 to 49 years old has genital herpes. ... Genital herpes spreads through sex. You

What are those bumps on my child's skin?

It’s common for children to develop a condition that causes a rash. Here’s a guide to 12 conditions that dermatologists frequently see that can cause a rash of bumps on your child’s skin. ... In newborns, acne often clears on its own without treatment. ... Acne ... What you may

Itchy rash could be contact dermatitis

So many things that touch our skin can irritate it or cause an allergic reaction, leading to an itchy and sometimes painful rash. When this happens, you have contact dermatitis. ... If you can find and avoid the cause, you can get rid of this rash. Easy as that sounds,

Seborrheic dermatitis: Self-care

Are you looking for dermatologists’ tips to treat cradle cap, a type of seborrheic dermatitis that babies get? ... Go to ... How to treat cradle cap . ... If you’re a teenager or adult with seborrheic dermatitis, it’s important to know that skin with seborrheic dermatitis is easily irritated.

A dermatologist's top tips for a healthy beard

How to care for facial hair ... Healthy-looking facial hair starts with healthy skin. With the right skin care, it’s possible to prevent problems like dandruff, ingrown hair, acne, and itch. ... To ... keep your facial hair healthy , follow these tips from board-certified dermatologists. ... If you want

How to treat a bee sting

How to treat a bee sting ... Stings from bees, wasps and hornets can be painful. To treat a sting and help relieve the pain, dermatologists offer these tips. ... It can happen fast. One minute the kids are all playing peacefully outside on a warm, spring day. The next

Burns, cuts, and other minor wounds

Blisters: How to prevent and treat To prevent chafing that can lead to blisters, dermatologists recommend following these tips. ... Corns and calluses: How to treat To treat corns and calluses, watch this video to learn what dermatologists recommend. ... Frostbite: How to prevent and treat When the temperature dips

Can the right diet get rid of acne?

Foods that cause your blood sugar to rise quickly, such as white bread and fries, may worsen acne. ... Do you avoid eating greasy fries and burgers because you believe they’ll cause new pimples? There may be a connection, but probably not for the reason you think. Here’s what the

Is that stubborn acne really acne?

These pimple-like outrbreaks around the mouth may look like acne, but it’s actually a skin condition called perioral dermatitis. ... If you have acne that just won’t go away, you may want to take a closer look at your skin. It’s possible that you don’t have acne. Other skin conditions

Hyperhidrosis: Who gets and causes

Who gets hyperhidrosis? ... It is difficult to say how many people have excessive sweating. Many people never see a doctor. Some are too embarrassed to talk with a doctor. Others do not realize that this is a treatable medical condition. Dermatologists estimate that 3% of people in the United

Can a woman treat psoriasis while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Psoriasis can change during pregnancy: Many women find they have less psoriasis during pregnancy. Psoriasis may also stay the same or worsen. ... Yes, it’s possible to treat psoriasis while pregnant or breastfeeding. A woman must avoid some treatments because they can harm her baby. Others can be prescribed. ...

Your best defense vs. another melanoma

If you’ve been treated for melanoma, you may never get another melanoma. Many people don’t. But it’s important to know that you have a greater risk of getting another one. Anyone who has had melanoma has this risk. ... Melanoma can also come back after treatment. The risk of melanoma

Can psoriasis make you feel tired?

Many people who have psoriasis say they feel exhausted most of the time. ... Everyone feels tired from time to time. If you feel exhausted most of the time, your psoriasis could be the culprit. ... Scientists aren’t entirely sure why this happens. What is clear is that many people

A hair transplant can give you permanent, natural-looking results

If you're looking for a permanent solution to your hair loss, you may want to consider a hair transplant ... Hair transplant surgery allows the surgeon to move healthy hairs on your scalp to areas with thinning hair. ... Today, it’s possible to have natural-looking results thanks to one key

Nail fungus: Diagnosis and treatment

How do dermatologists diagnose nail fungus? ... To find out if a patient has nail fungus, a dermatologist examines your nails and nearby skin. It’s important to check the skin because the fungus can spread. You may already have a skin infection caused by fungus like athlete’s foot. ... To

Staying safe, even from the sun

Janelle Khan, an employee at AVDA, saw how important providing shade was for families in need. Janelle’s story ... AVDA supporters of the project were happy to attend the dedication ceremony for the shade structure. ... Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse, Inc. (AVDA) is thrilled with our new shade

How can I tell if I have skin cancer?

Skin cancer is actually one of the easiest cancers to find. That’s because skin cancer usually begins where you can see it. ... You can get skin cancer anywhere on your skin — from your scalp to the bottoms of your feet. Even if the area gets little sun, it’s

How long can I take an antibiotic to treat my acne?

You can reduce the amount of time you need to take an antibiotic by using all of the medicine in your treatment plan. ... Acne isn’t an infection, but an antibiotic can provide real relief from deep, painful breakouts. ... Certain antibiotics such as doxycycline (dox-ē-cyc-lean) and erythromycin (eh-rith-row-my-cin) can

Frequently asked questions for volunteers

These frequently asked questions provide answers to how to become a volunteer, what experience is needed, and the length of time volunteers are required to be at camp. ... Q: How do I apply to volunteer? A: ... Applications are available beginning in mid-January of each year and can be

What does psoriasis look like?

There are different types of psoriasis. Most people have a type called plaque (pronounced plack) psoriasis. It’s possible to have more than one type of psoriasis. What you see on your skin varies with the type of psoriasis you have and where it appears on your body. The following pictures will

Can you get psoriasis if you have skin of color?

Psoriasis on light skin and dark skin: In light skin, psoriasis tends to be red or pink (left). In dark skin, psoriasis often looks violet (right). ... Yes. People of all colors get psoriasis, but there are some differences between what you’ll see on light and dark skin. ... In

Shingles: Tips for managing

Take good care of yourself ... The right self-care can ease your discomfort while you have shingles and prevent another outbreak later. ... While you have shingles, you want to take good care of yourself and the rash. Here’s what dermatologists recommend. ... See a doctor within 2 to 3

Keloid scars: Self-care

Dermatologist tips to prevent keloid scars ... Keloids can affect your well-being. Follow these tips from board-certified dermatologists to help prevent keloids from forming. ... How to prevent a keloid ... If you have keloid-prone skin, you cannot always prevent a keloid. By taking precautions, you may reduce your risk

Confused about sunscreen? New American Academy of Dermatology survey shows Americans need a refresher on sunscreen application and SPF

Board-certified dermatologist goes beyond the numbers to ensure consumers are sun-safe heading into Memorial Day weekend ROSEMONT, Ill. (May 25, 2021) — With many planning outdoor gatherings this Memorial Day weekend, board-certified dermatologists want to make sure consumers don’t get burned by confusing sunscreen labels or the sun’s harmful rays.

Overview and dermatologist recommendations for acne

What is acne? ... Acne is a skin condition that can cause one or more of the following: ... Blackheads ... Whiteheads ... Pimples ... Acne cysts or nodules (deep, painful breakouts) ... Contagious : No ... Help is available ... Today, virtually everyone who has acne can see clearer

Pemphigus: Diagnosis and treatment

How do dermatologists diagnose pemphigus? ... Dermatologists are the experts in skin disease, so they are often asked by other doctors to examine a patient who could have pemphigus. Many different skin diseases cause blistering, and an accurate diagnosis is so important. ... If a dermatologist suspects you may have

Molluscum contagiosum: Diagnosis and treatment

If you have bumps on your skin, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommends that you to see a health care professional like a board-certified dermatologist ... The FDA cautions, "You might do more harm than good" if you try to diagnose or treat yourself. ... How do dermatologists

Sarcoidosis and your skin: Tips for managing

Dermatologists offer the following advice to their patients who have sarcoidosis on their skin: ... Keep all appointments with your dermatologist. Even if you have sarcoidosis on your skin that doesn’t need treatment, check-ups are important. Sarcoidosis can develop inside the body. Finding and treating sarcoidosis in other areas early

Resident Education Grant – American Academy of Dermatology

You’ve built your career on a strong foundation beginning with the AAD Annual Meeting. Here is your chance to help the next generation. ... You know how important the Annual Meeting has been for you – both personally and professionally. The meeting is packed with insight, connections, and learning that will

Neurodermatitis: Treatment

All content solely developed by the American Academy of Dermatology ... The American Academy of Dermatology gratefully acknowledges the support from ... Sanofi and ... Regeneron . ... How do dermatologists diagnose neurodermatitis? ... To find out if you have neurodermatitis, your dermatologist will: ... Examine the itchy patches of

Basic skin care

Skin care for your 20s Your 20s is an ideal time to start a skin care routine. See what two board-certified dermatologists recommend. ... Face washing 101 How you wash your face can make a difference in your appearance. Follow these tips from dermatologists to help you keep your face

Poison ivy, oak, and sumac

Plants that can make you itch While poison ivy is the most common cause of contact dermatitis in the United States, a host of other common plants are capable of producing skin reactions. ... Poison ivy, oak, and sumac: What if I touch a plant? If you think you’ve touched

Warts: Tips for managing

Home treatment for warts ... Find out when you can safely treat warts at home and when you need to see a dermatologist. ... Warts can often be treated at home. The following explains when you can safely treat warts at home and when you should see a dermatologist. ...

Bee prepared: how to treat a bee sting

ROSEMONT, Ill. (April 10, 2018) — It can happen fast. One minute the kids are all playing peacefully outside on a warm, spring day. The next minute a piercing scream reveals that one them has been stung by a bee. To help alleviate the panic, dermatologists from the American Academy

10 reasons your skin itches uncontrollably and how to get relief

When your skin itches, you may have a rash; however, you can have intensely itchy skin and see nothing on your skin. ... Mosquito bites, chickenpox, and poison ivy aren’t the only reasons for itchy skin. See what else may be causing your itch and what can bring relief. ...

Combining newer treatments for advanced melanoma helping patients live longer

If you have advanced melanoma, this means the cancer has spread. Surgery alone cannot remove the cancer. You’ll need other treatment. ... One option that your doctor may talk about is combination therapy. It involves using two or more treatments at the same time to fight the cancer. This approach

Robyn's personal story

In February 2009, I noticed a mole on my back that had changed from brown to black. I got it checked out and biopsied. ... Three days later my physician called and told me that I had melanoma. He scheduled me with the surgeon to do the excision. ... At

Bug bites and stings: When to see a dermatologist

Bug bites and stings: When to see a dermatologist ... Although most bug bites and stings are harmless, some can be dangerous. This is especially true if you are allergic to the bug’s venom, or if the bug is carrying a disease. Most bug bites and stings can be safely

Melasma: Diagnosis and treatment

If you notice uneven color on your face, seeing a dermatologist can help ... Your dermatologist can tell you whether you have melasma or another condition and what may help you see clearer skin. ... How do dermatologists diagnose melasma? ... A dermatologist can often diagnose melasma by looking closely

Tattoos and piercings

Caring for new piercings These dermatologists' tips can help you keep your new piercing clean, prevent closing, and heal without infection. ... Caring for tattooed skin More and more patients are asking their dermatologists for skin care tips that will keep a tattoo looking its best. Here are some tips

Cold sores: Treatment

Do you get cold sores 6 or more times a year? ... To reduce the number of outbreaks, some people who get frequent cold sores take a low dose of antiviral medication every day. ... Who should see a dermatologist for a cold sore? ... For many people, a cold

Skin cancer: Everyone's at risk

Don't let skin cancer sneak up on you ... Do you know how to spot skin cancer? In this video, the American Academy of Dermatology used an ultraviolet camera to show people the sun damage hidden underneath their skin. While you can’t see all the sun damage on your skin,

Dermatologists’ top tips for using leave-in conditioner

Are you getting your best results from a leave-in conditioner? Do you wonder if you even need this product? ... To help you answer these questions, we talked with two board-certified dermatologists known for their expertise in treating hair conditions. They told us who can benefit from using a leave-in

Is your dry scalp something more serious?

From dandruff to fungal infections, your scalp could be in need of some TLC ... A dry, itchy scalp can prove distracting, painful and—when paired with scabbing or flaking—embarrassing. It may be tempting to take matters into your own hands by scratching or attempting to mask the issue with products,

10 surprising facts about indoor tanning

Is a tanning bed really safer than the sun? Will indoor tanning help your body make all of the vitamin D it needs? Findings from years of scientific studies have answered these and other burning questions about indoor tanning. ... Here are 10 research-backed facts that may surprise you. ...

AAD Awareness campaigns

Taking good care of your skin has many benefits. Good skin care can reduce your risk of developing early signs of skin aging and skin cancer. The right skin care routine can decrease redness, lead to fewer breakouts, and give you healthier-looking skin. ... To help you get trustworthy, accurate

Dyshidrotic eczema: Diagnosis and treatment

All content solely developed by the American Academy of Dermatology ... The American Academy of Dermatology gratefully acknowledges the support from ... Sanofi and ... Regeneron . ... If you frequently get blisters, making an appointment to see a board-certified dermatologist can be helpful. Several different diseases can cause blisters,

Laser hair removal: FAQs

Laser hair removal: What to expect ... Laser hair removal works best for patients with light-colored skin and dark-colored hair. Watch this video to learn what to expect prior to and after your treatment. ... To help you decide whether this treatment is right for you, you should review the

Adult acne treatment dermatologists recommend

Are you 25 or older and seeing pimples, whiteheads, or blackheads when you look in the mirror? You’re not alone. An increasing number of adults, especially women, are battling breakouts. ... With so many acne products available online and in stores, it’s hard to know which lotion, wash, or wipe

10 reasons your scalp itches and how to get relief

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’

Amber's personal story

Unlimited tanning for $19.99 a month. ... Like many young ladies, I was a tanning bed user throughout college. What started as a couple of times before a dance or trip, turned into a relaxing activity that I began to enjoy and do more regularly. I didn't think much about

Sarah’s personal story

Sarah Renema's Grandfather ... I was recently asked to write a story about one of my favorite men, and I couldn’t be happier to do so. While I find myself referencing this man as "my Grandpa," as if he is mine and only mine, I realized that he is so

Frequently asked questions for campers and their families

These frequently asked questions provide campers and their families with more information about Camp Discovery. ... Q: What is Camp Discovery? A: Camp Discovery is for young people ages 8-16 who have chronic skin conditions. It offers a summer camping experience unlike any they've had before. ... Q: How much

Hyperhidrosis: Overview

(Excessive sweating) What is hyperhidrosis? ... This is a medical condition that causes excessive sweating. The word "hyperhidrosis" (hi-purr-hi-DROE-sis) means too much (hyper) sweating (hidrosis). ... Excessive sweating happens when a person sweats more than is necessary. Yes, it’s necessary to sweat. Sweating cools the body, which prevents us from

How to test skin care products before use

Tips from board-certified dermatologists ROSEMONT, Ill. (Aug. 19, 2021) — With so many skin care products available, including cleansers, moisturizers and cosmetics, it can be difficult to know which products to choose. While understanding your ... skin type can help you choose products formulated for your skin, it’s still possible

Can anything relieve severe atopic dermatitis?

If you're living with severe atopic dermatitis (AD), relief is possible. With help from a board-certified dermatologist, you can get a treatment plan that will help you: ... Follow an effective skin care plan ... Avoid triggers ... Use medication safely ... Find and care for related diseases ... What

Syphilis: Overview

Syphilis ... What is syphilis? ... Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease. ... Is it contagious? ... Yes. You can get syphilis by having oral, anal, or vaginal sex. If a woman who is pregnant has syphilis, she can infect her unborn child (fetus). ... What is syphilis? ... For

Become a Camp Discovery volunteer

Become a Camp Discovery volunteer ... The success of AAD's Camp Discovery depends on dedicated medical staff and counselors who volunteer their time to ensure that the campers are safe, their medical needs are attended to, and have fun! ... Volunteers need to be at least 18 years of age.

Scabies: Tips for managing

What to do if you have scabies ... Scabies is a common skin condition caused by the human itch mite. People get scabies when the mite burrows into the top layer of their skin to live and feed. When the skin reacts to the mite, an extremely itchy rash develops.

What does FAAD stand for?

Look for an FAAD ... Partner with the expert for the best care. ... When you see the letters "FAAD" after your dermatologist’s name, it stands for: ... Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology (FAAD) The letters FAAD tell you that you’re seeing a doctor who is board certified

Childhood eczema

Childhood eczema ... What is childhood eczema? When a child develops eczema, it’s usually a type of eczema known as atopic dermatitis. This type of eczema usually begins by 5 years of age. ... Is atopic dermatitis contagious? No ... Could my child have eczema? If you think your child

Acne keloidalis nuchae: Signs and symptoms

Where does acne keloidalis nuchae appear on the body? ... This condition typically develops on the: ... Back of the neck ... Back of the scalp ... What are the signs and symptoms of acne keloidalis nuchae? ... What you see (and feel) on your skin tends to change as

Telemedicine: How to prepare for your appointment

How to prepare for a telemedicine appointment ... To help patients get the most out of their telemedicine appointments, board-certified dermatologists recommend following these tips. ... 7 simple steps to prepare for your telemedicine appointment ... To get the most from your telemedicine appointment, board-certified dermatologists offer these tips: ...

What can make my hands look younger?

If age spots, wrinkly skin, or other signs of aging bother you, you can have more youthful-looking hands. Thanks to advances in dermatology, it’s possible to diminish these signs of aging safely and with little or no downtime. ... Age spots ... Many adults develop age spots on their hands.

Anti-aging skin care

Find out what dermatologists recommend when starting an anti-aging skin care plan. Learn how to maximize the results you get. ... 11 ways to reduce premature skin aging By taking some preventive actions, we can slow the effects premature aging has on our skin. ... Caring for your skin in

Bullous pemphigoid: Self-care

If you think a medication may be causing a reaction, contact your dermatologist right away ... Side effects can happen soon after you start taking a medication or weeks to months later. ... Taking good care of yourself at home may help blisters caused by bullous pemphigoid to clear more

What causes eczema?

What causes eczema? ... Amy Paller, MD, FAAD, a dermatologist, explains how the skin and the immune system are involved when someone has eczema.  ... What causes eczema? ... When a child has eczema, many factors can play a role in what causes it. ... The skin plays a key

Scleroderma: Who gets and causes

Who gets scleroderma? ... Scleroderma is rare. The Scleroderma Foundation estimates that about 300,000 people in the United States have some type of scleroderma. ... The following explains who has a higher risk of developing scleroderma. ... Gender: Women are more likely than men to get most types of scleroderma.

Rash: Sign of the coronavirus in kids

Kids get lots of rashes. It can be difficult to know what’s causing them. Now you can add one more possibility to the list — a potential coronavirus infection. ... Kids can get the coronavirus ... The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend that everyone 2 years of

Good Skin Knowledge Module 10: Psoriasis

Objectives ... Time: 1 hour ... Students will be able to… Understand what psoriasis is and what causes it ... Understand where psoriasis typically appears on the body ... Understand how psoriasis is treated ... Understand how psoriasis makes people feel ... Understand how to help friends and loved ones

Good Skin Knowledge Module 9: Eczema

Objectives ... Time: 1 hour ... Students will be able to… Understand what eczema is and what causes it ... Understand where eczema typically appears on the body ... Understand how eczema is treated ... Understand how eczema makes people feel ... Understand how to help friends and loved ones

Good Skin Knowledge Module 11: Vitiligo

Objectives ... Time: 1 hour ... Students will be able to… Understand what vitiligo is and what causes it ... Understand where vitiligo typically appears on the body ... Understand how vitiligo is treated ... Understand how vitiligo makes people feel ... Understand how to help friends and loved ones

What is Mohs surgery?

Also called Mohs micrographic surgery Used to treat skin cancer, this surgery has a unique benefit. During surgery, the surgeon can see where the cancer stops. This isn’t possible with other types of treatment for skin cancer. ... The ability to see where the cancer stops gives Mohs (pronounced Moes)

Acne keloidalis nuchae: Self-care

To gain control over acne keloidalis nuchae, most people need both medical treatment from a dermatologist and self-care ... Self-care can help prevent AKN from worsening. ... 7 self-care tips that can prevent acne keloidalis nuchae from worsening ... If you have acne keloidalis nuchae (AKN), dermatologists recommend both treatment

Keloid scars: Causes

What causes keloid scars? ... Anything that causes skin to scar can cause a keloid. ... If you have keloid-prone skin (not everyone does), this scar may form after a: ... Body piercing (especially ear piercing) ... Bout with acne or chickenpox (usually developing on the face, chest, or back)

7 dermatologists’ tips for healing dry, chapped lips

How to prevent and treat dry, chapped lips ... Cold, dry weather, sun damage, and frequently licking your lips are just some of the reasons your lips might feel dry and chapped. To prevent and treat dry, chapped lips at home, follow these tips from board-certified dermatologists. ... While it

Keratosis pilaris: Self-care tips

How to treat keratosis pilaris at home ... Keratosis pilaris causes tiny, rough feeling bumps to appear on the skin, most often on the upper arms and thighs. While treatment isn’t necessary for keratosis pilaris, if the itch, dryness, or appearance bother you, board-certified dermatologists recommend these tips. ... Treating

What can treat the spots that appear when psoriasis clears?

What can treat the spots that appear when psoriasis clears? ... Board-certified dermatologist Andrew F. Alexis, MD, MPH, explains why dark or light spots appear when psoriasis clears and how to fade them. ... Dermatologist Andrew F. Alexis, MD, MPH, explains why dark or light spots appear when psoriasis clears

Acne: Who gets and causes

Family history with acne ... If one of your parents or another close blood relative had deep, painful pimples, you have a greater risk of developing this type of acne. ... What causes acne? ... Acne develops when pores become clogged. What type of acne you get depends on what

Asthma, hay fever, and food allergies: What should I know if my child has eczema?

Doing these three things can help a child who has eczema feel better. ... Researchers have discovered that the worse the eczema, the greater the risk of developing asthma, hay fever, and food allergies. By doing the following, you can help your child feel better: ... Follow your child’s eczema

Triggers could be causing your rosacea flare-ups

Hair spray on the face triggers rosacea in some people. Knowing your triggers and making some simple changes can dramatically reduce flare-ups. ... Rosacea makes the skin extremely sensitive. Because the skin is so sensitive, many things can cause rosacea to flare. Time spent in the sun can lead to

Everyday hair care

How you care for your hair matters. The right care can prevent certain types of hair loss and leave your hair looking healthy. Here are simple tips from board-certified dermatologists that can help you take good care of your hair. ... 10 hair-care habits that can damage your hair How

Darker skin tones - Hair care

How you style your hair and the products you use can help keep your hair healthy. Discover what board-certified dermatologists recommend for keeping your hair looking its best. ... Caring for Black hair Black people's hair tends to be fragile. Here’s what dermatologists recommend to help minimize damage and keep

Cosmetic treatment advice for wrinkles from board-certified dermatologists

If you’re concerned that wrinkles and fine lines are making you look older than you feel, a board-certified dermatologist can tell you whether a cosmetic treatment can give you the results you expect. Treatment options include botulinum toxin and fillers. ... Featured video ... 5 tips for your best filler

Rosacea: Treatment

Thanks to research breakthroughs, many made by dermatologists, there are numerous rosacea treatments available today ... A board-certified dermatologist can explain which ones may work best for you. ... How do dermatologists diagnose rosacea? ... A dermatologist diagnoses rosacea by examining your skin and eyes. Because signs of rosacea can

Skin care tips dermatologists use

Skin care tips dermatologists use ... Do you ever wonder what ... skin care tips dermatologists use themselves to maintain healthy skin? ... In this video, dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology share seven skin care tips they recommend to all of their patients—and actually use themselves. ... Board-certified

How to find skin cancer

How to check your skin for signs of skin cancer Learning how to check your skin is a valuable life skill. It can help you find skin cancer early when the cancer is highly treatable. ... Melanoma can be missed if you don’t check for skin cancer Days before being

Raise awareness of skin cancer

Dangers of indoor tanning Most states limit minors’ access to indoor tanning equipment, such as tanning beds. Find out why and see which states have an access law. ... Shade structure grants Do you know of an outdoor area where children play or spend time that needs shade? If so,

Donate to the AAD

Thank you for supporting the American Academy of Dermatology! ... From gold-star education and practice management expertise to free skin cancer screenings and children’s programs, your support helps ensure the AAD’s critical community programs and services continue to improve the lives of patients, educate the public, and advance the specialty.

Donate to the AAD

Thank you for supporting the American Academy of Dermatology! ... From gold-star education and practice management expertise to free skin cancer screenings and children’s programs, your support helps ensure the AAD’s critical community programs and services continue to improve the lives of patients, educate the public, and advance the specialty.

Treating childhood eczema

Newly diagnosed: What parents ask ... Should a child who has eczema see a dermatologist? A board-certified pediatric dermatologist answers this question. ... Can eczema be cured? If your child has eczema, knowing the answer to this question can help you avoid common pitfalls. ... Can food fix eczema? Removing

Toni’s personal story

I watched that light brown spot on my leg for months and month—maybe even a couple years.  Skin Cancer crossed my mind and I did some research.  I found lots of pictures of melanoma and compared them to my leg. I thought, "I'm fine because it looks nothing like those

Skin cancer types: Merkel cell carcinoma self-care

Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is called an aggressive cancer because it can: ... Spread quickly ... Return after treatment ... For these reasons, dermatologists recommend the following self-care for everyone who is diagnosed with MCC. ... Keep all follow-up appointments with your doctors. Your doctors will tell you how often

Shade Structure Grant FAQs

These frequently asked questions (FAQs) can provide you with greater detail about the program and the application process. ... What is the AAD Shade Structure Program? ... The AAD Shade Structure Program provides monetary awards of up to $8,000 for the purchase of a permanent shade structure to schools, day-cares,

Darker skin tones - Hair loss

Some types of hair loss like traction alopecia are more common in people with darker skin tones. Find out what board-certified dermatologists recommend for treating different types of hair loss and what can prevent further hair loss. ... Hair loss in the center of your scalp? Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia

Molluscum contagiosum: Signs and symptoms

Molluscum contagiosum is generally a harmless skin infection. You’ll often see small, firm bumps on the skin. ... These bumps can appear anywhere on the skin; however, children usually get them on their: ... Torso ... Armpits ... Knees (especially the backs of) ... Arms (especially in the crooks) ...

Childhood eczema: How to spot related health concerns

Eczema increases the risk of developing other health conditions. Asthma and hay fever are common. ... In this section, you’ll find dermatologists’ insight (based on the latest research) that can help you: ... Reduce the risk of your child developing some related health conditions. ... Recognize and care for related

Moles: Diagnosis and treatment

How do dermatologists tell whether a spot is a mole? ... A dermatologist’s trained eye can often tell whether a spot is a mole. ... How do dermatologists treat moles? ... Most moles do not require treatment. A dermatologist will remove a mole that is: ... Bothersome (rubs against clothing,

Five unsafe skin care trends to avoid

Advice from board-certified dermatologists to keep your skin healthy ROSEMONT, Ill. (Nov. 1, 2023) — Social media platforms are rife with skin care advice from a variety of sources, which can make it difficult to know how to approach the recommendations you find online. In recognition of National Healthy Skin

Stubborn acne? Hormonal therapy may help

Women who have acne along their jawline and lower face tend to have good results from hormonal therapy for acne. ... Do you continue to see acne along your lower face, jawline, and neck despite trying all sorts of acne treatments? Have you taken an antibiotic to treat your acne

​In winter, will my child need different eczema skin care?

To reduce eczema flares in winter, dermatologists recommend making small changes to your child’s skin care. You can help your child feel more comfortable by doing the following at the first sign of winter: ... Continue eczema skin care ... Bathe your child (as often as your child’s dermatologist recommends)

Hidradenitis suppurativa: Self-care

Advice that dermatologists give their patients ... Patients often ask their dermatologist if they should squeeze hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) ... The answer is "no." Squeezing or popping the nodules, cysts, and sores can injure or irritate your skin. Anything that injures or irritates your skin can worsen HS. ... To

Neurodermatitis

All content solely developed by the American Academy of Dermatology ... The American Academy of Dermatology gratefully acknowledges the support from ... Sanofi and ... Regeneron . ... What is neurodermatitis? ... Neurodermatitis ... What is neurodermatitis? Neurodermatitis is a ... type of eczema that begins with an itch. Most

What to expect at a skin cancer screening

What is a skin cancer screening? ... A skin cancer screening is a visual inspection of your skin by a medical professional. No blood work is conducted at a screening. ... Why are skin cancer screenings necessary? ... Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States; in

Seborrheic dermatitis: Causes

Some people have a higher risk of developing seborrheic dermatitis ... More than half the people living with Parkinson’s disease, which affects the brain’s ability to control movement, develop the greasy, scaly patches of seborrheic dermatitis. ... What causes seborrheic dermatitis? ... Exactly what causes this skin disease is unknown.

Dry skin: Who gets and causes

Dry skin comes with aging ... By 60 years of age nearly everyone has dry skin. If you also take certain medication, undergo cancer treatment, or receive dialysis, you can develop excessively dry skin. ... What causes excessively dry skin? ... When skin loses water too quickly, it becomes dry.

Lasers and lights: How well do they treat acne?

Lasers and other light therapies may seem like the perfect acne treatment. Just beam a light to make the acne disappear. ... Using them is actually a bit more involved and the results less predictable, even in the skilled hands of a dermatologist. Still, these treatments can be an effective

How to apply self-tanner

How to apply self-tanner ... These basic tips will help you apply self-tanner so you get even coverage and longer-lasting results. ... These basic tips will help you apply a self-tanner so you get even coverage and longer-lasting results. ... Follow these steps: ... Exfoliate. Use a washcloth to exfoliate

Hair loss: Insider secrets

Do you have hair loss or hair shedding? While they may seem like the same thing, it’s important to know which is causing your hair to fall out. Only one tends to stop on its own. ... How to recognize early signs of hair loss Treatment for hair loss tends

Caring for your skin in menopause

How to care for your skin during menopause ... Menopause, which officially begins one year after a your last period, can bring with it some noticeable changes to the skin and hair. However, with the right care, you can lessen these effects. ... To care for your skin during menopause,

Can you prevent a peanut allergy when a child has eczema?

Research shows it’s possible. You can prevent a child with eczema from developing a peanut allergy, but you’ll want to proceed carefully.  ... A peanut allergy can be serious — even life-threatening — if a child has the most common type of eczema, which is atopic dermatitis (AD). For years,

Ten skin care habits that can worsen acne

Are you faithfully treating your acne but still seeing new breakouts? Your skin care routine could be to blame. Here you’ll find 10 skin care habits that can worsen acne and dermatologists’ tips to help you change those habits. ... 10 habits to stop ... Try a new acne treatment

Acne: Diagnosis and treatment

Do you continue to break out even though you’ve tried plenty of acne treatments? Are you convinced that nothing’s going to work, but given time, the acne will clear on its own? ... You don’t have to wait. Board-certified dermatologists are at the forefront of advances in treating acne, so

What your skin can tell you about your overall health

From general fatigue to possible Parkinson's disease, skin, hair, and nail conditions can be symptoms of a range of ailments. ... Though skin is on the outside of your body, it can be a surprisingly clear window to what’s happening on the inside. ... "You can tell a lot about

Melanoma: Overview

Melanoma ... What is melanoma? A type of skin cancer, melanoma is often called the "most serious skin cancer" because it can spread from the skin to other parts of the body. ... Is melanoma contagious? No ... Melanoma is highly treatable when found early ... While fewer people get

Acne myths: Are any preventing you from seeing clearer skin?

So many acne myths exist that it can be hard to tell myth from fact. By taking this quiz, you can quickly find out if any common myths are preventing you from seeing clearer skin. ... Acne myths: Are any preventing you from seeing clearer skin? ... Acne will clear

Liposuction: What can it do for me?

Before and after tumescent liposuction: This 53-year-old woman had tumescent liposuction to flatten her belly, which improved the results from diet and exercise. ... Liposuction is a type of surgery used to remove fat. By removing a small amount of fat, it’s possible to reshape just about any area of

Nummular eczema: Overview

All content solely developed by the American Academy of Dermatology ... The American Academy of Dermatology gratefully acknowledges the support from ... Sanofi and ... Regeneron . ... What is nummular eczema? ... Like other types of eczema, nummular eczema is very itchy. It causes itchy, raised, and round to

When your child needs strong medicine to control eczema

Severe eczema ... When a child has severe eczema, strong medicine may be necessary to get it under control. ... When your child needs strong medicine to control eczema ... Most parents can control a child’s eczema with: ... Baths Moisturizer (eczema friendly) Medicine applied to the skin Trigger management

Shingles: Who gets and causes

What causes shingles? ... A virus causes shingles. It’s the same virus that causes chickenpox. ... In fact, to get shingles, you must have the chickenpox virus inside your body. Anyone who has had chickenpox has this virus. After you recover from chickenpox, the virus moves to nerves inside your

Nummular eczema: Symptoms

All content solely developed by the American Academy of Dermatology ... The American Academy of Dermatology gratefully acknowledges the support from ... Sanofi and ... Regeneron . ... Where does nummular eczema develop on the body? ... This type of eczema usually develops on the legs, forearms, or backs of

Sarcoidosis and your skin: Causes

What causes sarcoidosis on the skin? ... While scientists are still studying what causes sarcoidosis, they believe this disease starts when a trigger causes the immune system to overreact. This overreaction leads to inflammation, which causes the bumps, raised patches, and other signs of sarcoidosis on the skin. ... Working

AAD Teledermatology Program stories

The AAD Teledermatology Program provides dermatologic expertise to underserved populations through telemedicine. ... Learn more about the impact of this volunteer program by reading the stories below. ... Giving back provides joy and purpose Karolyn Wanat, MD, FAAD, loves that she can volunteer using telemedicine. ... AAD teledermatology program helps

Lichen planus: Diagnosis and treament

How do dermatologists diagnose lichen planus? ... A dermatologist often can tell whether you have lichen planus by looking at your skin, nails, and mouth. To make sure that you have lichen planus, a dermatologist may remove a bit of skin. This skin will be examined under a microscope to

Alopecia areata: Treatment

Dermatologists have expertise in diagnosing hair loss and counseling their patients on what may help them regrow their hair ... This dermatologist is using a dermatoscope to examine a patient’s scalp. ... How do dermatologists diagnose alopecia areata? ... A board-certified dermatologist can often diagnose this disease by looking carefully

Genital herpes: Diagnosis and treatment

How is genital herpes diagnosed? ... If you have a herpes sore, your dermatologist can often diagnose you by looking at the sore and taking a swab from the sore. A lab test can tell whether the sore contains the herpes simplex virus (HSV), which is what causes genital herpes.

6 razor bump prevention tips from dermatologists

6 razor bump prevention tips from dermatologists ... Anyone can get painful, itchy razor bumps. Follow these tips from board-certified dermatologists to prevent razor bumps. ... If you’ve ever shaved, you probably know how razor bumps feel. Also called shaving bumps, these painful or itchy bumps are caused when shaving

Skin cancer: Types and treatment

Skin cancer ... What is skin cancer? It’s an abnormal growth of skin cells, which is usually caused by the sun’s harmful rays. ... Caught early, skin cancer is highly treatable. ... Is skin cancer contagious? No ... Overview: Common types of skin cancer Millions of Americans develop skin cancer

American Academy of Dermatology survey shows sun protection lacking in winter

Board-certified dermatologist shares tips to protect your skin from the sun during colder months ROSEMONT (Feb. 6, 2024) — A recent American Academy of Dermatology survey revealed that nearly one in five adults are not aware that you can get sunburned during the winter, and even fewer protect themselves from

Acanthosis nigricans: Diagnosis and treatment

How do dermatologists diagnose acanthosis nigricans? ... A dermatologist can diagnose acanthosis nigricans (AN) by looking at your skin. ... If your dermatologist diagnoses you with AN, you may need a blood test and other medical tests. These tests can help find out if you have another medical condition. AN

Melanoma during pregnancy: What it means for you and your baby

So many changes happen to your body during pregnancy that it can be easy to dismiss a growing mole. You shouldn’t. Melanoma, the deadliest skin cancer, can begin during pregnancy. ... Being pregnant doesn’t seem to increase the risk. It’s just that this skin cancer develops during a woman’s child-bearing

Keloid scars: Signs and symptoms

Where do keloids develop on the body? ... Most develop in one of these areas: ... Ear or earlobe ... Jawline ... Chest ... Upper back ... Shoulder ... Because a keloid develops after you injure your skin, you can get this scar elsewhere. For example, a woman who has

Sarcoidosis and your skin: Overview

Sarcoidosis ... What is sarcoidosis? Sarcoidosis is a rare disease that causes non-cancerous growths. These growths can develop on the skin and inside the body. On the skin, these growths can look like other skin diseases. That’s why diagnosing sarcoidosis on the skin often requires a board-certified dermatologist’s expertise. ...

Support SPOT Skin Cancer™

Joining forces with our family of 20,500 members, as well as individual and corporate supporters, the Academy’s SPOT Skin Cancer™ initiative is leading the fight against skin cancer. Your support helps provide access to ... shade structures , ... free skin cancer screenings , valuable ... public education and awareness

Kate’s personal story

Like many people, I love the sun, the beach, and being outdoors. It feels good to lie out and be warmed by the sun and have it tan our skin. As a teen, I never thought basking in the sun and bronzing my skin could be so destructive, so ugly. I'm kicking myself now because I

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

What is Skin Cancer Awareness Month? ... Occurring every May, Skin Cancer Awareness Month is devoted to raising awareness of the most common cancer in the United States. It’s estimated that every day about 9,500 people in the United States are diagnosed with skin cancer. ... 1 ... This May,

Hair removal techniques shared by dermatologists

Laser hair removal is a cosmetic treatment that can provide permanent hair removal. While it’s a popular option, it’s not right for everyone. To help you make an informed decision, here are the facts about different hair removal techniques that dermatologists share with their patients. ... Laser hair removal: Overview

Psoriasis treatment: Apremilast

Apremilast is a newer medicine that provides strong treatment for plaque psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Unlike other strong medicines for psoriasis, you do not need to have medical tests while taking apremilast. ... Why do dermatologists prescribe apremilast? ... For people who have plaque psoriasis, this medicine can reduce the:

Bullous pemphigoid: Treatment

How do dermatologists diagnose bullous pemphigoid? ... Bullous pemphigoid is a disease that can cause widespread blisters, itching, and rash on your skin, and sometimes even inside your mouth and other areas. ... If you are worried that you have bullous pemphigoid, seeing a board-certified dermatologist can help you get

Psoriatic arthritis: Causes

Who gets psoriatic arthritis? ... Most people who get psoriatic arthritis have one or more of the following: ... Psoriasis (plaque, guttate, or pustular) ... Psoriasis that affects their nails ... Blood relatives who have psoriatic arthritis ... Psoriatic arthritis usually appears about 5 to 12 years after psoriasis begins.

Learning to be bold

Twelve-year-old Silas DeHaven, from DeWitt, Iowa, enjoyed his fourth year at Camp Discovery. Silas's story ... Since he was 8 years old, Silas has enjoyed attending Camp Discovery every year. ... My name is Silas, and I like going to Camp Discovery. It’s nice to see other kids like me,

Dyshidrotic eczema: Self0care

All content solely developed by the American Academy of Dermatology ... The American Academy of Dermatology gratefully acknowledges the support from ... Sanofi and ... Regeneron . ... Moisturizer plays a key role in helping your skin heal ... Dermatologists recommend using a fragrance-free cream or ointment. Avoid lotions, which

Are you ready to treat your psoriasis?

Take this quiz to learn whether you are ready to treat your psoriasis. ...

Vitiligo discomfort stops with sunscreen use

All content solely developed by the American Academy of Dermatology ... The American Academy of Dermatology gratefully acknowledges the support from ... Incyte Dermatology . ... One woman's story about how something so simple could make such a difference ... Because Stella Peecher has fair skin and avoids tanning, her

Acne-like breakouts could be folliculitis

What exactly is folliculitis? ... This is a common skin infection that develops in the hair follicles. Folliculitis can appear anywhere on the skin, except for our palms and soles. ... What does folliculitis look like? ... It usually looks like a sudden acne breakout. Each spot may have a

How to treat dandruff

How to treat dandruff ... Board-certified dermatologists recommend these tips to help treat dandruff at home. ... Dandruff is a common scalp condition in which small pieces of dry skin flake off of the scalp. If you have dark hair or you’re wearing dark colors, you may notice the flakes

Warts: Diagnosis and treatment

How do dermatologists diagnose warts? ... A dermatologist can tell whether you have a wart by looking at it. In rare cases, a dermatologist may need to perform a skin biopsy to be certain. If a dermatologist needs to perform a biopsy, the doctor will remove the wart and send

I have melanoma, why do I need a sentinel lymph node biopsy?

Melanoma is a type of skin cancer that can spread quickly. When melanoma starts to spread, it often travels to a lymph node near the melanoma first. ... Having a sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) can tell whether cancer cells have spread to a nearby lymph node. If the cancer

Support international grant

Dermatology care is global and the need is vital. Our members are making an impact in Botswana, Cambodia, and around the world. Take that journey with us. Support or volunteer today. ... Donate to support programs that help ensure the future of the specialty such as international grants Learn more

Scabies: Overview

What is scabies? ... A mite causes this common skin condition. Called the human itch mite, this eight-legged bug is so small that you cannot see it on the skin. People get scabies when the mite burrows into the top layer of skin to live and feed. When the skin

Prurigo nodularis: Causes

What causes prurigo nodularis? ... This disease starts with intensely itchy skin. Scratching, picking, or rubbing the intensely itchy skin causes itchy bumps and patches on the skin. It usually takes six or more weeks of frequent scratching, picking, or rubbing before the bumps and patches appear. ... Black people

Hidradenitis suppurativa: How to cope when depression hits

If you’re having suicidal thoughts, call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline ... Free, confidential, and available 24/7, this ... hotline connects you to someone who understands what you’re feeling and knows how to help. ... Everyone feels sad or blue at some point in their life. If feelings of sadness,

Shingles: Signs and symptoms

What are the signs and symptoms of shingles? ... Shingles causes a painful, blistering rash on your skin. If you get shingles, you may notice the following three stages: ... Before the rash appears: For 1 to 2 days before the rash appears, you may have pain, burning, or tingling

Poison ivy, oak, and sumac

Act fast if you touch poison ivy, oak, or sumac ... You may be able to avoid a rash by washing your skin with a poison plant wash and then rinsing thoroughly. ... If you think you’ve touched one of these plants, acting quickly may prevent a rash. Here’s what

Danielle’s personal story

Last summer, I was enjoying my life as a barely 28-year-old healthy mother of two—a newborn and a 2-year-old. ... I noticed a small spot on the back of my arm that was the size of a freckle. It was flat and nothing that you would think would be concerning.

Hair loss: Overview

Start treatment early ... Treatment for hair loss tends to be most effective when started early. ... What is hair loss? ... One of the most common disorders that dermatologists diagnose and treat, the medical term for hair loss is alopecia. ... Is hair loss contagious? ... No, you cannot

Hives: Overview

Hives ... What are hives? This is a skin reaction that causes bumps, raised patches, or both to suddenly appear on the skin. The bumps and raised patches are often itchy and may look swollen. The medical name for hives is urticaria. ... Are hives contagious? No, you cannot get

Itch relief & skin care for childhood eczema

Skin care: Does it help treat eczema? Baths and moisturizers play an important role in treating eczema. Learn what dermatologists recommend to ease your child's discomfort. ... Home remedies: What can relieve itchy eczema? These research-proven home remedies can help relieve your child’s itchy skin. ... Why are baths and

Actinic keratosis: Overview

Actinic keratosis ... What is actinic keratosis? Also called solar keratosis, this is a precancerous skin growth caused by the sun or indoor tanning. ... Is it contagious? No ... What is actinic keratosis? ... If you have an actinic keratosis (AK) on your skin, you have one of the

Red rash around your mouth could be perioral dermatitis

What exactly is perioral dermatitis? ... If you have a rash around your mouth, you may have ... perioral dermatitis . ... This rash often looks like small, red, acne-like breakouts in people with light-colored skin and skin-colored breakouts in people who have skin of color. ... Perioral dermatitis ...

5 reasons to see a dermatologist for mole, skin tag removal

A mole that grows, itches, or changes in any way could be skin cancer ... If you remove this mole at home, the cancer can spread before it's found. ... If you have a mole or skin tag that you’d like to remove, the products available online may leave you

Can you get eczema as an adult?

Adults can get any type of eczema, including atopic dermatitis (AD), which many people consider a childhood disease. ... When AD begins after your 18th birthday, dermatologists call it  ... adult-onset atopic dermatitis . You’d receive this diagnosis if you never had AD before. A peak time for developing adult-onset AD

Melasma: Overview

Melasma ... What is melasma? Melasma is a skin condition that causes patches and spots, usually on the face, which are darker than your natural skin tone. While common, melasma can be mistaken for another skin condition. Board-certified dermatologists have the expertise required to give you an accurate diagnosis and

Leadership story by Kelly M. Cordoro, MD, FAAD

Leadership Development Steering Committee chair Kelly M. Cordoro, MD, FAAD, finds it an incredible privilege to strengthen and expand the programs and offerings of the Leadership Institute. Dr. Cordoro’s story ... Kelly M. Cordoro, MD, FAAD, chair of the AAD’s Leadership Development Steering Committee. ... Leadership training has influenced every

Could I have psoriasis?

Who gets psoriasis? Psoriasis is common. but some people have a greater risk of developing it. Do you? ... What are signs that I could have psoriasis? Dry, thick, and raised patches on the skin are a common sign of psoriasis. Here are other signs that you might have psoriasis.

Palliative care can help patients when melanoma spreads

Is melanoma (or its treatment) causing symptoms like pain, nausea, or fatigue? Are you feeling stressed because you must choose which treatment you want? Do you feel frightened or depressed by your diagnosis? ... If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may want to consider palliative (pal-lee-ah-tive)

What treatments are available for psoriasis?

What treatments are available for psoriasis? ... Dermatologist Steve Feldman, MD, PhD, talks about the different types of treatments available for psoriasis. ... Dermatologist Steve Feldman, MD, PhD, talks about the different types of treatments available for psoriasis. ...

Helping kids be carefree

Tatyana Fonseca is a longtime volunteer who keeps coming back. Tatyana’s story ... My name is Tatyana and I got involved with Camp Discovery in 2015. I was initially intended to be a camper in 2014, but as a teenager who underestimated the importance of deadlines, I ended up joining

What is nail psoriasis, and how can I treat it?

Psoriasis can affect your nails, too. When it does it’s called nail psoriasis. ... Most people develop nail psoriasis years after psoriasis begins. It’s also possible to have nail psoriasis without signs of psoriasis on your skin. ... If you have psoriasis, it’s important to check your fingernails and toenails

Ichthyosis vulgaris: Diagnosis and treatment

How do dermatologists diagnose ichthyosis vulgaris? ... A dermatologist can often diagnose ichthyosis vulgaris by looking at a patient’s skin. ... To make this diagnosis, your dermatologist will also ask a few questions. Before your appointment, it can be helpful to make sure you have answers to the following questions:

Support resident education grants

The future is here. Our up-and-coming residents need your support to further their education for the care of tomorrow’s patients. Support of Resident Education will make that happen. Act now. ... Donate to support programs that help ensure the future of the specialty such as Resident Education Grants Learn more

What should I watch for if my child has eczema?

Eczema increases the risk of developing other health conditions. Asthma and hay fever are common. ... In this section, you’ll find dermatologists’ insight (based on the latest research) that can help you: ... Reduce the risk of developing some related health conditions. ... Recognize and care for related health conditions.

Hair removal information from dermatologists

How to prevent razor bumps These easy-to-follow tips from dermatologists can help you prevent — or see fewer — razor bumps. ... Razor bump remedies for men with darker skin tones Dermatologists say you don’t have to live with the constant bumps and discomfort. See what can help. ... Hair

How to prevent razor bumps

Tips from board-certified dermatologists ROSEMONT, Ill. (October 4, 2022) — There are many ways to get rid of unwanted facial and body hair, but shaving with a razor is one of the most common and inexpensive methods. Unfortunately, using a razor sometimes can lead to razor bumps, also called shaving

DIY acne treatment

Find a wealth of resources to help you manage acne, pimples, zits, whiteheads, and blackheads, and learn when to see a dermatologist to treat your acne. ... Adult acne: How to treat it yourself You can often effectively treat adult acne at home. See what two board-certified dermatologists recommend. ...

Mark’s personal story

In September 2007, I noticed a lump in my neck. I felt fine, but went to my GP right away. She took no chances and had a CT scan done within five days, she called me and said you need a neck biopsy ASAP. Again I was feeling fine, but the

Skin reaction from targeted cancer therapy? Tell your doctor.

Are you receiving targeted therapy to treat skin cancer — or any other cancer? If so, dermatologists recommend that you pay close attention to your skin. ... Skin reactions are the most common side effect of targeted therapy. ... What is targeted therapy, exactly? ... When cancer spreads and becomes

Jenelle’s personal story

Fair-skinned, light-haired and freckled—I should have been a lot more cautious about the sun. Soaking up the sun simply made me happy. I would lay out by the pool in the summer and travel long distances for warmth in the spring and fall to escape the Chicago chills. I would

Can a child with eczema attend gym class and play sports?

Heat and sweat are common eczema triggers. With a few precautions, most kids who have eczema can attend gym class and play sports. ... If heat, sweat, or clothing triggers your child’s eczema, taking a few precautions can help your child participate in physical education classes and even play sports.

Warts: Who gets and causes

Who gets warts? ... Anyone can get warts. Some people are more prone to getting a wart virus (HPV) than others. These people are: ... Children and teens ... People who bite their nails or pick at hangnails ... People with a weakened immune system (the body’s defense system) ...

Natural treatments for skin cancer not as safe as you think

It’s said that every story has two sides. This is certainly true when it comes to vitamins, herbs, and other natural treatments for skin cancer. ... When shopping for natural skin cancer remedies, you’ll often see claims that these products can cure you. The following patient experiences, pulled from medical

6 curly hair tips from dermatologists

6 curly hair tips from dermatologists ... Follow these dermatologist tips to care for your curly or coily hair. ... Naturally curly or coily hair can feel overwhelming to care for. Thick, curly hair is more prone to breakage and dryness than other hair types. However, with the right routine

Head lice: Overview

This magnified picture of head lice on a fine-tooth comb shows that these bugs are tiny. ... The medical name for head lice is Pediculus humanus capitis Having head lice does not mean you are dirty. Most people get head lice when they have head-to-head contact with someone who has

Psoriatic arthritis: Tips for managing

If you have psoriatic arthritis, you may have trouble using your hands. You may have joint pain and swelling. These tips may help. ... Talk with your doctor about exercise ... No single exercise helps everyone. Your doctor may recommend some exercises. Other exercises may be discouraged. Your doctor can

How to select a dermatologist

Whether it’s rashes, wrinkles, psoriasis, or melanoma, skin issues can have a serious impact on your life. Dermatologists understand what’s causing your issue and the best way to treat it. ... If you’re seeing a dermatologist for the first time or it’s been a while since your last appointment, the

Psoriasis Resource Center

How do dermatologists control psoriasis? ... Psoriasis is often a lifelong condition. To help their patients live well with psoriasis, dermatologists recommend the following: ... Use psoriasis friendly skin care ... Find and avoid your psoriasis triggers ... Treat the psoriasis as needed ... Tell your dermatologist about symptoms, even

Psoriasis: Diagnosis and treatment

Wondering if you have psoriasis? ... A board-certified dermatologist can tell you. These doctors specialize in diagnosing and treating diseases that affect the skin, hair, and nails, and psoriasis can affect all three. ... How do dermatologists diagnose psoriasis? ... To diagnose psoriasis, a dermatologist will examine your skin, nails,

8 reasons your groin itches and how to get relief

If genital itch has you devising ways to discreetly scratch, talk with your doctor about best way to get relief. ... An itch in your groin area can be difficult to discuss with anyone, including your doctor. But it’s nothing to feel ashamed of. The problem is common, and it

Nail care basics

12 nail changes a dermatologist should examine Have you noticed a change to any of your nails lately? If you notice any changes to a fingernail or toenail, it’s time to see a board-certified dermatologist. ... Biting your nails? How to stop Nail biting typically begins in childhood and can

Psoriasis: Signs and symptoms

What are the signs and symptoms of psoriasis? ... Dry, thick, and raised patches on the skin are the most common sign of psoriasis. These patches are often covered with a silvery-white coating called scale, and they tend to itch. ... While patches of thickened, dry skin are common, psoriasis

Hair Loss Resource Center

Hair loss can be difficult to talk about. That's why the AAD created the Hair Loss Resource Center. Here, you'll find dermatologists’ insight that can help you discover what steps to take. In many cases, hair loss can be stopped or treated. ... Types of hair loss How to treat

Smallpox vaccine: What are the risks if someone has eczema?

Developing a health problem due to the smallpox vaccine is rare. Smallpox was wiped out more than 30 years ago, so the smallpox vaccine is no longer available to the public. A few people, however, still get this vaccine. ... For anyone who has (or had) eczema, it’s important to

Do you have hair loss or hair shedding?

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. ... Hair shedding often stops on its own ... It’s normal to shed between 50

Childhood eczema: Triggers can cause eczema to flare

Triggers on your child’s body A trigger can cause a new eczema flare-up or worsen existing eczema. Here’s how to figure out whether anything on your child’s body could be an eczema trigger. ... How can I find indoor eczema triggers? Everything from dry air to a sudden temperature change

COVID toes, rashes: How the coronavirus can affect your skin

If you develop a rash, tell your doctor ... A rash may be a sign of COVID-19. A rash can also be a sign of another disease. ... If you’re on the lookout for symptoms of COVID-19, you’re likely watching for a dry cough, fever, and shortness of breath. You

10 reasons your face is red

Many things can turn our faces red, including sunburn, acne, and hot flashes. Here are 10 less obvious reasons for seeing a red face when you look in the mirror. ... Seborrheic dermatitis. Seborrheic dermatitis is a common skin condition that causes a red rash, which often appears on the

How Natalie finally got rid of her adult acne

Patient story ... Natalie Elliott had had acne before. In high school, pimples, blackheads, and whiteheads dotted her face. When store-bought acne products didn’t work, she saw a dermatologist. By the time she was 18 and ready to leave home for college, her skin was clear. It stayed acne free

Acne scars: Causes

Squeezing, popping, or picking acne increases your risk of developing an acne scar ... You can reduce this risk by applying acne medication to the breakout instead of squeezing, popping, or picking at it. ... What causes acne scars? ... When acne clears, your body starts healing the skin where

Bedbugs: Overview

What are bedbugs? ... Bedbugs are tiny insects that feed on human blood. They hide in dark places close to where humans sleep and usually crawl out to feed while people are fast asleep. ... If you have bedbugs in your home, it's unlikely that you'll see one unless you

Do you have to treat rosacea?

Rosacea is a common skin condition, which can also affect your eyes. ... Rosacea in his eyes and on his skin: Treatment can alleviate the rosacea on this man’s skin and in his eyes. ... When rosacea develops in your eyes, it’s important to treat it. Otherwise, you could develop

Moles: Tips for managing

Dermatologists recommend the following to their patients: ... See a mole on your skin that is changing, itching, or bleeding? If you do, immediately make an appointment to see a dermatologist. These are signs that you could have melanoma, the most-serious type of skin cancer. Caught early, melanoma can be

Edward’s personal story

It kind of surprised me to know there were places on my body that even after 62 years I had never actually seen. At my doctor’s recommendation I scheduled a routine screening. Doctor Kaminska asked if I had noticed anything unusual, and I had not. It was then that my

Types of psoriasis: Can you have more than one?

You can have one type of psoriasis for years and later develop a second type of psoriasis. ... Psoriasis is a disease that can show up in various ways. Some types of psoriasis develop on the skin. One type of psoriasis affects the nails, and another type involves the joints.

Does rosacea increase your risk of having a heart attack or stroke?

You can find out whether you have a higher risk of having a heart attack or stroke by seeing your primary care doctor for a checkup. ... There’s still no straightforward answer to this question. Findings from a few studies suggest the answer is yes. Other studies have not found

Can stress worsen psoriasis?

Can stress worsen psoriasis? ... Dermatologist Alexa Boer Kimball, MD, MPH, talks about stress, its effects on psoriasis, and what you can do if psoriasis worsens your psoriasis. ... Dermatologist Alexa Boer Kimball, MD, MPH, talks about stress, its effects on psoriasis, and what you can do if stress worsens

Melasma: Causes

Melasma often begins during pregnancy ... Levels of the hormones increase during pregnancy, and this increase is believed to trigger melasma in some people. ... What causes melasma? ... More research is needed to fully answer this question. Researchers have discovered that when someone has melasma, the cells that give

Seborrheic keratoses: Who gets and causes

Who gets seborrheic keratoses? ... The people most likely to develop these harmless growths have fair skin and family members who have seborrheic keratoses. These growths also develop in people with medium to dark skin. In dark skin, seborrheic keratoses tend to be small and appear around the eyes. ...

Can eczema be cured?

Can eczema be cured? ... Amy Paller, MD, FAAD, a dermatologist, explains what can help a child who has eczema. ... Can eczema be cured? ... Some children outgrow their eczema. Others continue to have eczema flares and remissions for life. ... Eczema can be treated. ... Mild eczema can

Molluscum contagiosum: Who gets and causes

Common in kids ... The people most likely to get molluscum contagiosum are healthy children who are 1 to 10 years old. ... What causes molluscum contagiosum? ... A virus called molluscum contagiosum causes this skin infection. ... How do people get the virus? ... People catch molluscum contagiosum when

Acne scars: Treatment

While you’ll find treatment for acne scars that you can use at home, getting the best results often requires in-depth knowledge of the skin and knowing what treatment works best for each type of acne scar. That’s why board-certified dermatologists develop an individualized treatment plan for each patient. ... Before

Hidradenitis suppurativa: Diagnosis and treatment

A dermatologist is often the doctor who diagnoses a patient with hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) ... Getting an accurate diagnosis and an individualized treatment plan can prevent HS from worsening. ... How do dermatologists diagnose hidradenitis suppurativa? ... Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) can look like another skin condition, such as worsening acne,

5 vitiligo wellness tips from dermatologists

All content solely developed by the American Academy of Dermatology ... The American Academy of Dermatology gratefully acknowledges the support from ... Incyte Dermatology . ... Vitiligo wellness tips ... A vitiligo diagnosis can be overwhelming. However, focusing on the areas of vitiligo you can control may help you feel

What is psoriasis?

Psoriasis (suh-rye-ah-sis) is a condition that causes the body to make new skin cells in days rather than weeks. As these cells pile up on the surface of the skin, you may see thick, scaly patches. ... Plaque psoriasis is the most common type of psoriasis ... Those thick, scaly

Can blood pressure medication increase your skin cancer risk?

Link between blood pressure medication and risk of skin cancer ... A few studies have found a link between taking some blood pressure medications and an increased risk of developing skin cancer. ... News that taking blood pressure medication may increase your risk of developing skin cancer can be concerning

Brittany Arthur's personal skin cancer story

I was a chronic tanning bed user for five years. It started in high school, with the need to be tan before prom or trips to the beach with family friends. Once I went off to college, it became an everyday habit, every other day at the bare minimum. My

Everyday scalp care

How you care for your scalp matters. The right care can prevent certain types of hair loss and leave your hair looking healthy. Here are simple tips from board-certified dermatologists that can help you take good care of your scalp. ... How to apply scalp medications There are many safe

Symptoms

When you have acne, you can develop any (or a combination) of these breakouts on your skin: ... Whiteheads ... Blackheads ... Pimples ... Nodules, cysts, or both (deep and painful) ... The following describes how each of these breakouts develops, and pictures show what they look like. ... Whitehead

Syphilis: Who gets and causes

Who gets syphilis? ... Anyone can get syphilis. This disease spreads mainly through sexual contact, so you have a greater risk of getting syphilis if you are sexually active and: ... Have unprotected sex with multiple sex partners ... Are HIV-positive ... Are a man who has sex with other

Cold sore remedies dermatologists recommend

While you cannot clear a cold sore overnight, these self-care tips from board-certified dermatologists can speed up healing and reduce pain. These tips can help whether you’re getting medical treatment from a doctor or treating yourself. ... How to treat a cold sore: Dermatologists tips ... How to treat cold

Joy in life epitomized by AAD Camp Discovery

Becky Joseph, a medical student from Lubbock, Texas, loved her time at Camp Discovery. Becky's story ... As a medical student with a passion for dermatology and pediatrics, my decision to attend Camp Discovery, organized by the AAD, was driven by the hope of gaining more insights into these fields.

Skin cancer types: Melanoma Causes

What causes melanoma? ... Research indicates that ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun and indoor tanning can: ... Cause melanoma ... Increase the risk of a normal mole turning into melanoma ... How can UV light cause skin cancer? ... UV light is a known carcinogen (cancer-causing substance). Every time

Skin care secrets: For your face

9 ways to prevent face mask skin problems This dermatologist-recommended skin care can help reduce face mask skin problems, ranging from dry skin to acne. ... Face mask skin care made simple: Infographic Common skin problems like acne and dry, irritated skin can develop beneath your face mask. To help

Stasis dermatitis

All content solely developed by the American Academy of Dermatology ... The American Academy of Dermatology gratefully acknowledges the support from ... Sanofi and ... Regeneron . ... What is stasis dermatitis? ... Stasis dermatitis ... What is stasis dermatitis? This is a common ... type of eczema that develops

Largest study on racial differences in men with melanoma shows men with skin of color have lowest survival rates

Study author and board-certified dermatologist encourages public to get screened for skin cancer ROSEMONT, Ill. (July 11, 2023) — Melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer, is highly treatable when detected early, but when the disease advances, it can lead to death. A new article published in the ...

Is sunscreen safe?

Is sunscreen safe? ... Sunscreen has been in the news a lot lately. This news has some people wondering whether sunscreen is safe to use. ... Dermatologists understand that you may feel concerned. To help you make informed decisions about your health, you'll find answers to common sunscreen questions that

Dip powder manicure: 5 tips to keep your nails healthy

Board-certified dermatologist Chris Adigun, MD, FAAD, recommends durable manicures like the one that you can get from dip powder nails for some of her patients. This hard-as-nails manicure can help a patient stop biting or picking at their nails. You literally cannot bite or pick off this nail color. It’s

Moles: Signs and symptoms

What's the difference between a mole and melanoma? ... People often want to know how they can tell a mole from a melanoma. Here is a general rule. ... Mole ... A mole on your body usually has these traits. It's: ... One color—often brown, but a mole can be

AAD Licensing program

High quality content that can't be found elsewhere ... An unbiased source of scientifically accurate, reliable and up-to-date content from respected experts in the dermatology field, as well as clinical and market data representing 93% of all U.S. dermatologists. ... Need the AAD's expertise? No problem. ... Launch your dermatological

Hives: Self-care

How to relieve hives at home ... Have you or your child broken out in an itchy rash? If so, it could be a case of hives. To get relief, follow these tips from board-certified dermatologists. ... Most hives go away on their own in a few days or weeks.

Kristine’s personal story

Kristine Gibson and mom ... I entered college in 1995. Little did I know that my mom would be diagnosed with malignant melanoma that week. They removed all of the lymph nodes surrounding the spot (which she had looked at because it was a dark, raised, and sometimes bled spot

Lupus and your skin: Treatment

When lupus affects your skin, a dermatologist may be part of your care team ... A board-certified dermatologist has the expertise needed to create a treatment plan that can help manage skin, hair, and nail problems caused by lupus. ... If lupus could be affecting your skin, it’s important to

Sun damage and your skin

When sunlight hits your skin, it damages healthy cells. Without sun protection, this damage can build up. In time, you see signs of sun damage like freckles, age spots, and wrinkles. Some people develop precancerous skin growths, skin cancer, or both. ... See how the sun damages your skin UV

Dermatologist explains what the mpox (monkeypox) rash looks like

Warning: Beware of products, including natural remedies sold to cure or prevent mpox (formerly known as monkeypox) ... The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the JYNNEOS® vaccine for preventing mpox. It is the only vaccine approved in the U.S. for this purpose. However, you may see other products that

Neurodermatitis: Self-care

All content solely developed by the American Academy of Dermatology ... The American Academy of Dermatology gratefully acknowledges the support from ... Sanofi and ... Regeneron . ... 10 tips dermatologists give their patients who have neurodermatitis ... To clear neurodermatitis, you must stop scratching, rubbing, and touching your itchy

Dry skin: Tips for managing

Moisturizer relieves dry skin ... To help heal overly dry skin, apply a cream or ointment when your skin feels dry and take time to gently massage the moisturizer into your skin. ... To help heal overly dry skin, apply a cream or ointment when your skin feels dry and

Keloid scars: Overview

Keloid scars ... What is a keloid? A keloid is a type of raised scar. Unlike other raised scars, keloids grow much larger than the wound that caused the scar. Board-certified dermatologists have expertise in treating keloids. ... Is a keloid contagious? No ... Keloid scar on the back of

How to treat hair loss

Alopecia areata: Treatment Hair may regrow without treatment. When it doesn’t, a dermatologist may include one or more of these options in your treatment plan. ... Hair loss: Treatment The key to treating hair loss is to find out what’s causing it. Here’s how a dermatologist determines the cause and

Alopecia areata: Overview

Alopecia areata ... What is alopecia areata? Alopecia areata is a disease that causes hair loss. Most people lose hair on their scalp or beard area, but hair loss can occur anywhere on your body. A board-certified dermatologist can tell you if you have this type of hair loss and

Skin Cancer, Take a Hike!™ future events

Are you ready to step up and step out for skin cancer? Sign-up to participate in one of our next events and start making a difference today! ... Upcoming hikes ... May's National Skin Cancer Awareness Month ... This May we are stepping up and stepping out for skin cancer

What can help a child manage eczema triggers at school?

Going to school with eczema can be difficult. If your child has visible eczema or scratches often, other children — and even adults — may mistakenly believe your child has a contagious disease. Some kids may tease or bully a child with eczema. ... If eczema kept your child awake

Support AAD Camp Discovery

Donate to Camp Discovery ... Fun, friendship, and independence are on the top of everyone’s agenda. And, everyone shares in the discovery of what it’s like to be included. Your gift ensures that children with chronic skin conditions will continue to benefit from a week of fun and adventure, while

3 techniques that can strengthen eczema treatment

Soak and smear ... Child soaks in a tub of plain lukewarm water for up to 20 minutes. ... After the child gets out of the tub, you smear your child’s medicine onto the eczema while the skin is still wet. ... You soak and smear as often as directed

How to maximize results from anti-aging skin care products

Dermatologists reveal what works best ... How you use your anti-aging skin care products affects your results. ... To help patients get the best results from these products, dermatologists offer these tips. ... Start with one product. Using several anti-aging products at the same time can irritate your skin. When

Microneedling can fade scars, uneven skin tone, and more

What is microneedling? ... Microneedling is a medical treatment that uses tiny needles to puncture the skin. Dermatologists use it to diminish: ... Acne scars ... Dark spots ... Large pores ... Melasma ... Sagging skin ... Scars due to surgery or an injury ... Stretch marks ... Uneven skin

Laser hair removal: Overview

Laser hair removal: Common misconceptions ... A lot of misconceptions exist about what laser hair removal is and what it can and can’t do. Is it permanent? Does it work on light-colored hair? In this video, board-certified dermatologist Dr. Carolyn Jacob separates fact from fiction. ... Laser hair removal for

Hyperhidrosis: Tips for managing

How to manage excessive sweating ... Many people who sweat excessively do not realize that they have a treatable medical condition called hyperhidrosis. The following tips from board-certified dermatologists can help you gain control. ... Many people who sweat excessively do not realize that they have a treatable medical condition.

Psoriasis: Causes

Psoriasis is common. About 2% of people living in the United States have this condition. ... 1 ... Most people who get psoriasis have white skin, but the condition develops in people of all races. Findings from studies indicate that psoriasis may be more common in skin of color than

Insider secrets for managing eczema

What’s the difference between eczema and psoriasis? They can look a lot alike. Watch as this board-certified dermatologist explains (and shows you) the differences. ... Can anything relieve severe atopic dermatitis? Creating a treatment plan for severe atopic dermatitis often requires a dermatologist’s expertise and insight. See what such a

Research shows free skin cancer screenings can help save lives

ROSEMONT, Ill. (July 26, 2018) — Data indicates that American Academy of Dermatology’s SPOT me ® ... program serves important need While skin cancer can be deadly, it is also highly treatable when detected early. In fact, melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, has a five-year survival rate of

Rosacea Resource Center

Treatment can reduce your discomfort and improve your quality of life ... Rosacea is a common skin condition that dermatologists frequently treat. Here, you’ll find dermatologists’ insight that can help you with the redness, acne-like breakouts, sensitive skin, along with other signs and symptoms. ... What is rosacea? Rosacea: Diagnosis

Digital media kit: DermWorld print advertising

DermWorld content matters ... DermWorld provides unmatched coverage of dermatology practice issues and goes beyond the news to provide analysis and valued interpretation of what issues mean to dermatologists and their practice. We are the  ... voice of dermatologists , mailing to all AAD members in the United States. ...

How to tell the difference between dry hands and hand eczema

Unlike dry skin, patients need more than moisturizers to treat hand eczema ROSEMONT, Ill. (September 27, 2022) — Hand eczema is one of the most common forms of eczema, causing dry, itchy, and irritated skin affecting the whole hand, including the fingers. This skin condition can negatively impact a person’s

Frontal fibrosing alopecia: Overview

Frontal fibrosing alopecia ... What is frontal fibrosing alopecia? The medical name for hair loss is "alopecia." Frontal fibrosing alopecia is a specific type of hair loss. It destroys the hair follicles (openings from which hair grows), causing permanent hair loss. With an early diagnosis and medical treatment from a

Barbara’s personal story

Thomas Baker ... In January 2011, my husband Thomas Baker was diagnosed with stage IV melanoma. For the better part of 18 months, he went through chemotherapy treatments. He went to the KU Cancer Center and was treated by Dr. Gary Dolittle. ... In September of 2012, the treatments stopped

Actinic keratosis: Diagnosis and treatment

If you find a spot or growth on your skin that you think could be an actinic keratosis (AK), it’s time for a thorough skin exam. Should you have an AK, an accurate diagnosis and treatment can: ... Reduce your risk of developing skin cancer ... Get rid of an

New treatments for HIV and other STIs provide hope for better quality of life

Dermatologist discusses emerging treatments in LGBTQ+ healthcare SAN DIEGO (March 8, 2024) — LGBTQ+ individuals have unique skin care needs, including concerns about sexually transmitted infections (STI), like HIV, as well as acne and hair growth and removal, especially relating to hormone replacement therapy. With over 14 million U.S. adults

Can you spot skin cancer?

Most skin cancers aren’t found during a check-up. They’re found by people who notice a suspicious-looking spot on their own skin and then see a dermatologist. ... Do you think that you could spot a possible skin cancer? Find out by taking this short quiz. ... Can you spot skin

Birthmarks: Overview

What exactly is a birthmark? ... If your baby has a birthmark, you’ll likely see a spot, patch, or lump that looks different from the rest of your baby’s skin. You may see this when your baby is born. Some birthmarks appear shortly after birth. ... Birthmarks come in many

Melanoma can look different in children

Melanoma, the most serious skin cancer, is rare in children. Between 300 and 400 cases are diagnosed in the United States each year ... 1 ... . Because it is so rare, many childhood melanomas are found in the later stages when treatment becomes more involved. ... Melanoma can look

Poison ivy, oak, and sumac: What does the rash look like?

While rare, some people see black spots instead of a red rash on their skin. These spots look like black lacquer spilled onto the skin. Instead of black spots, some people develop black streaks on their skin. ... If you develop black spots or streaks, there tends to be little

Can eczema increase risk of asthma, hay fever, and food allergies?

A child with eczema has a greater risk of developing some other health conditions. Three of the most common are: ... Asthma ... Hay fever ... Food allergies ... Eliminate allergens ... Eliminating allergens (what causes an allergic reaction) won’t clear eczema. It’s best to see your child’s dermatologist if

Using teledermatology for those with limited access

AAD member Paul S. Yamauchi, MD, PhD, FAAD, finds teledermatology to be a helpful tool. Dr. Yamauchi's story ... Paul S. Yamauchi, MD, PhD, FAAD, finds teledermatology to be an effective tool. ... I started to do teledermatology many years ago to provide more convenience and faster access for our

Alopecia areata: Causes

What causes alopecia areata? ... Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease. This type of disease develops when your immune system mistakes a part of your body as foreign and attacks. If you have alopecia areata, your immune system mistakenly attacks hair follicles (where hair grows) and sometimes your nails. ...

Back acne: How to see clearer skin

Dermatologists recommend wearing sweat-wicking clothes when working out. ... If you have acne on your back—or "bacne" as some people call it—you don’t have to wait for it to clear on its own. Treatment and the right skin care can help you see clearer skin more quickly. ... You may

Cold sores: Signs and symptoms

Not everyone who catches the virus that causes cold sores has signs or symptoms. If you do, your signs and symptoms will depend on whether you: ... Just caught the virus (newly infected) ... Have had the virus for some time ... The following explains what signs and symptoms develop,

Kim’s personal story

Chip Hamrick ... My brother Chip was just 43 years old. His only complaints were what he had self-diagnosed as gall bladder symptoms. ... Over the weekend of July 4th, 2011, Chip and his family camp to visit us camping. I am not a fan of camping, so when all

Clinical education licensing opportunities

If your audience would like to stay on the cutting-edge of dermatology, or is looking to expand their knowledge in the field, look no further. AAD's clinical education content is perfect for educating and training physicians as well as new clinical staff including residents, medical students, physician assistants, or nurse

Cosmetic treatments

The results you see after having a cosmetic treatment depend largely on the skill and knowledge of the person performing the treatment. Board-certified dermatologists receive many years of education and training, which gives them expertise in this area. Some dermatologists continue their studies in this area so that they can

Can food fix eczema?

For many parents who have a child with atopic dermatitis (AD), the most common type of eczema, the cure seems simple. Fix the child’s diet, and you’ll get rid of the AD. What years of researching food and AD have shown, however, is that AD is much more complex. ...

New American Academy of Dermatology survey reveals most Americans say sun protection is more important now than five years ago, yet many misunderstand how to protect themselves

Dermatologists urge the public to protect themselves from the sun to reduce skin cancer risk ahead of Melanoma Monday (May 2) and Skin Cancer Awareness Month ROSEMONT, Ill. (April 26, 2022) — In a recent survey of more than 1,000 U.S. adults, the American Academy of Dermatology found that while

Prurigo nodularis: Signs and symptoms

Where does prurigo nodularis develop on the body? ... Prurigo nodularis causes itchy bumps on the skin, which appear when someone repeatedly scratches, picks at, or rubs their skin. These itchy bumps, which dermatologists call "nodules," can develop anywhere on skin that you can scratch, pick, or rub. ... While

Treatment may differ for melanoma on the head or neck

When melanoma, the most serious skin cancer, develops on the head or neck, it can behave differently than on other parts of the body. As a result, you may: ... Have more aggressive treatment ... Require frequent follow-up appointments ... Why melanoma can behave differently on the head or neck

How can I treat genital psoriasis?

Genital psoriasis can be treated successfully: You apply most treatments for genital psoriasis directly to the psoriasis. ... If you have psoriasis on or around your genitals, you have genital psoriasis. Many people who have psoriasis will have a flare in this area. Even children get genital psoriasis. As embarrassing as

12 summer skin problems you can prevent

How to prevent and treat common summer rashes ... Summer means spending more time outdoors. However, the increased exposure to things like sunlight, insects, and poisonous plants can cause some itchy and painful rashes. ... Fortunately, there a few simple steps people can take to avoid unwanted rashes, which can

Good Skin Knowledge module 1: Intro to the skin

Objectives ... Time: 1 hour ... Students will be able to… Identify and explain the three layers of skin ... Understand how skin gets its color and that we are all unique ... Detail how to take care of skin and the importance of a routine ... Explain what a

Darker skin tones

Help for skin, hair, and nail problems that disproportionately affect people with a darker tone. ... Skin care secrets for darker skin tones Dermatologists are known for sharing skin care tips with patients. See what these doctors recommend for treating acne, dark spots, and more on darker skin tones. ...

Signs of Lyme disease that appear on your skin

Signs of Lyme disease ... If you see a rash or another sign of Lyme disease on your skin, see your primary doctor right away. When caught early and treated, Lyme disease can be cured with antibiotics and most people recover fully. ... Lyme disease is caused by a bite

Vitiligo: Causes

All content solely developed by the American Academy of Dermatology ... The American Academy of Dermatology gratefully acknowledges the support from ... Incyte Dermatology . ... Vitiligo runs in families ... While having a close blood relative with vitiligo increases your risk of developing it, not everyone who has vitiligo

Hair loss: Who gets and causes

What causes hair loss? ... Hair loss has many causes. What’s causing your hair loss can determine whether your hair: ... Falls out gradually or abruptly ... Thins ... Can regrow on its own ... Requires treatment to regrow ... Needs immediate care to prevent permanent hair loss ... Causes

How to care for your skin without breaking the bank

Tips from board-certified dermatologists ROSEMONT, Ill. (Nov. 10, 2020) — November is National Healthy Skin Month, and it’s also the start of the holiday season when costs and spending can soar. Fortunately, dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology say there are several things people can do to reduce skin

Is your workout causing your acne?

How to prevent acne caused by workouts ... Working out can cause excessive sweating, as well as a buildup of oil, dirt, and bacteria on your skin — all of which can lead to acne. However, you don’t have to quit exercising in order to see clearer skin. The key

Ashley’s personal story

My name is Ashley Michulka, I am a two-year melanoma survivor and this is my story. ... I was diagnosed on May 2, 2012, at the age of 29 after a mole check with a dermatologist. I have had moles my entire life—some of them are large and all of

What options are available when melanoma spreads to the brain?

Melanoma is a type of skin cancer that can spread to other parts of the body. When it spreads to an internal organ, such as the brain, a patient has advanced or metastatic (met-ah-stat-ic) cancer. This is stage IV, the most serious stage. ... Research breakthroughs are helping patients with

Types of skin cancer

Skin cancer ... What is skin cancer? It’s an abnormal growth of skin cells, which is usually caused by the sun’s harmful rays. ... Caught early, skin cancer is highly treatable. ... Is skin cancer contagious? No ... The type of skin cancer a person gets is determined by where

Paula’s personal story

My story is that I got a bad feeling about a mole on my upper arm that I've had my entire life. It creeped me out and I didn't know why—it didn't look much different, but sometimes it seemed a little darker. ... I gathered up some round bandages and

Herpes simplex: Signs and symptoms

Many people who get the virus that causes herpes never see or feel anything. If signs (what you see) or symptoms (what you feel) occur, a person may experience: ... Tingling, itching, or burning. Before the blisters appear, the skin may tingle, itch, or burn for a day or so.

Xeroderma pigmentosum: Rare disease causes an extreme sensitivity to sunlight

Everyone has sun-sensitive skin. It’s the reason we tan and sunburn. It’s why freckles, age spots, and skin cancers appear. ... Some people are born more sun sensitive than others. People who have an extreme sensitivity to sunlight are born with a rare disease known as xeroderma pigmentosum (XP). They

Leveraging telemedicine to improve skin health and wellbeing for those who are incarcerated

American Academy of Dermatology honors Dr. Jun Lu and Clinician Tara Hood with National " Patient Care Hero ... " Awards Rosemont, Ill. (April 22, 2021) – The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) named board-certified dermatologist Jun Lu, MD, FAAD, and Tara Hood, FNP-BC, as ... Patient Care Heroes for

Vitiligo: Treatment

All content solely developed by the American Academy of Dermatology ... The American Academy of Dermatology gratefully acknowledges the support from ... Incyte Dermatology . ... If you have light spots and patches on your skin, getting an accurate diagnosis is important. White spots and patches develop for many reasons.

Adult eczema: Atopic dermatitis (AD)

Adult eczema ... What is adult eczema? Adults can develop any type of eczema. Within this section, you’llfind information about adult atopic dermatitis (AD). This type of eczemausually begins by 5 years of age. It may go away during childhood, but it’s also possible to have AD as adult. A

Sarcoidosis and your skin: Diagnosis and treatment

When sarcoidosis develops on the skin, it’s often an early sign of the disease. As such, a dermatologist is often the first doctor to notice signs of sarcoidosis. ... Signs and symptoms of sarcoidosis can come and go ... Keeping track of your symptoms can help your doctors find sarcoidosis.

Acne scars: Overview

What are acne scars? ... Acne scars ... When a deep pimple or other acne breakout clears, a scar can develop. Scars that form after acne clears are called acne scars. Not every acne breakout causes a scar. ... Are acne scars permanent? While acne scars can fade, they rarely

Eczema friendly moisturizer: How to select

When looking for an eczema friendly moisturizer, dermatologists recommend choosing one that has these qualities. ... Related AAD resources ... In winter, will my child need different eczema skin care? How to use moisturizer to reduce eczema flares How can I find eczema friendly products? References Eichenfield LF, Tom WL. 

Managing eczema in summertime

Learn how to prevent and treat flare-ups while having warm-weather fun. ... Itchy, uncomfortable eczema can be an unpredictable condition. For some people, the dry, indoor air of winter causes flare-ups. But for others, it’s warmer weather — and the sweating, outdoor allergens, and increased exposure to sunlight — that

Ringworm: Signs and symptoms

Is it ringworm? ... What do athlete’s foot, jock itch, and barber’s itch all have in common? They are all cases of ringworm. However, despite its name, ringworm is a skin infection caused by a fungus, not a worm. It is very common, and your risk increases in hot, humid

Scleroderma: Signs and symptoms

What are the signs of scleroderma? ... Scleroderma has many signs and symptoms. The following images let you see some of the ways it can affect your skin. ... Hard, thickening, or tight skin ... This trait is what gives scleroderma its name. Some people develop 1 or 2 patches

Nail care secrets

Safe and effective nail care can be simple. See what dermatologists recommend for keeping your nails looking their best. ... Nail care basics Manicures and pedicures

Melissa Bordeaux personal story

I was born and raised in Dulac, Louisiana, a little town that was always full of sunshine. As a kid in middle school, it was cool to put cooking oil on our bodies and sunbath on our black house roof. By the time I hit high school, tanning beds was

Bullous pemphigoid: Causes

What causes bullous pemphigoid? ... Bullous pemphigoid is an autoimmune disease. This type of disease develops when your immune system malfunctions, causing your body to attack a part of itself. ... When you have bullous pemphigoid, your body attacks fibers that connect the top layer of skin (epidermis) to the

New study reveals that some children with common form of eczema should also be tested for allergic reactions

Study author highlights test used to differentiate between two types of eczema ROSEMONT, Ill. (September 26, 2023) — Eczema, which is a group of medical conditions that causes inflamed, irritated, and often itchy skin, affects millions of people worldwide. A new article published in the ... Journal of the American

Darker skin tones - Skin diseases

How a skin disease or condition affects you can vary with your skin tone. Here you’ll get insight from dermatologists about some skin conditions that affect people with darker skin tones, either more frequently or more severely. ... Acanthosis nigricans If you have thickening, darker skin on your armpits, neck,

Good Skin Knowledge Community Grant FAQs

These frequently asked questions (FAQs) can provide you with greater detail about the program and the application process. ... What is the AAD Good Skin Knowledge Community Grant Program? ... The Good Skin Knowledge Community Grant awards up to $2,000 to not-for-profits and community-based organizations in underserved areas to deliver

Frontal fibrosing alopecia: Causes

When it begins, frontal fibrosing alopecia often looks like a receding hairline ... This type of hair loss may begin at an earlier age in Black women than in white women. ... What causes frontal fibrosing alopecia? ... Much about this type of hair loss is still a mystery, including

Sue’s personal story

I was diagnosed in May 2011 with recurring melanoma. I think I was in denial at first because I didn't really know that much about melanoma. Within two weeks of my diagnosis I was put through several tests and scheduled for surgery on my upper leg. ... I was in

American Academy of Dermatology Association Statement on Reports on Counterfeit Injectables

American Academy of Dermatology President Seemal R. Desai, MD, FAAD ROSEMONT, Ill. (Apr. 11, 2024) — The American Academy of Dermatology Association is alarmed by reports of patients suffering from illnesses resembling botulism after undergoing procedures that use possible counterfeit botulinum toxin, also known as botox. The concerning rise in