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Eczema types: Contact dermatitis overview

All content solely developed by the American Academy of Dermatology ... The American Academy of Dermatology gratefully acknowledges the support from ... Leo Pharma, Inc. , and ... Sanofi and ... Regeneron . ... What is contact dermatitis? ... When something that touches your skin either irritates it or causes

Contact dermatitis: Causes

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Contact dermatitis: Signs and symptoms

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Contact dermatitis: Treatment

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Contact dermatitis: Self-care

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

Nickel allgery" How to avoid exposure and reduce symptoms

Nickel allergy: How to avoid exposure and reduce symptoms ... If you have a nickel allergy, the best way to avoid symptoms is to avoid objects containing nickel. To avoid exposure and reduce symptoms, board-certified dermatologists recommend following these tips. ... Nickel is one of the most common causes of

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,

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

Seborrheic dermatitis: Diagnosis and treatment

How do dermatologists diagnose and treat seborrheic dermatitis? ... Seborrheic dermatitis is a condition that dermatologists frequently diagnose and treat. ... If you think you might have seborrheic dermatitis, you should see a dermatologist for a diagnosis. This common skin condition can look like psoriasis, eczema, or an allergic reaction.

Seborrheic dermatitis: Tips for managing

Dermatologists recommend the following to help keep seborrheic dermatitis under control. ... Infants: Diaper area and elsewhere ... If your baby may have seborrheic dermatitis in the diaper area or elsewhere, it is best to see a dermatologist for a diagnosis. This common rash can look a lot like eczema,

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,

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

Acne products: How to avoid allergic reaction

A few people who used a non-prescription acne product have developed a serious allergic reaction. Between 1969 and January 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) received 131 such reports. That makes this reaction extremely rare. ... All products named in the reports contained either benzoyl peroxide or salicylic

Poison ivy, oak, and sumac: Who gets a rash, and is it contagious?

Avoid areas where poisonous plants grow ... So many people develop a rash from poison ivy, oak, or sumac that it’s important to avoid areas where these plants grow. ... Poison ivy, oak, and sumac all contain an oil called urushiol (yur-oo-shee-aal). If youhave an allergic reaction to this oil,

Dyshidrotic eczema: Causes

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Eczema Resource Center

What exactly is eczema? ... The word "eczema" has two meanings. It can mean either of the following: ... A group of conditions that causes inflamed, irritated, and often itchy skin. ... Any one of the conditions within this group, such as atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, or stasis dermatitis. ...

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 ...

Stasis dermatitis

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Seborrheic dermatitis: Signs and symptoms

What are the signs and symptoms of seborrheic dermatitis? ... The signs and symptoms of seborrheic dermatitis vary with age. The following describes how it affects people at different ages. ... Adults and adolescents ... Seborrheic dermatitis causes: ... Scaly patches on the skin ... The skin beneath these patches

Atopic dermatitis: Overview

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Stasis dermatitis: Self-care

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Stasis dermatitis: Treatment

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Seborrheic dermatitis: Overview

What is seborrheic dermatitis? ... This is a very common skin disease that causes a rash. When this rash appears, it often looks like the one shown on this page. The skin tends to have a: ... Reddish color ... Swollen and greasy appearance ... White or yellowish crusty scale

Seborrheic dermatitis: Who gets and causes

What causes seborrheic dermatitis? ... Researchers are still studying what causes this common skin disease. From what they have learned, it appears that the cause is complex. Many factors seem to work together to cause seborrheic dermatitis. These factors may include the yeast that normally lives on our skin, our

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

Patch testing can find what's causing your rash

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Atopic dermatitis: Treatment

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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. ...

Rashes

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

Eczema: Types and treatment

Atopic dermatitis Often beginning in childhood, this is a common type of eczema. Here are signs that a child may have it. ... Contact dermatitis Almost everyone gets this type of eczema at least once. Find out when to see a dermatologist. ... Dyshidrotic eczema Tiny blisters on your hands,

Atopic dermatitis treatment: Crisaborole (Eucrisa®) ointment

Crisaborole ointment ... A newer treatment for atopic dermatitis (AD), crisaborole ointment offers an alternative to treating AD with corticosteroids that you apply to the skin, pimecrolimus cream, or tacrolimus ointment. ... Why do dermatologists prescribe this medication to treat atopic dermatitis? ... This is a newer treatment for people

Neurodermatitis: Causes

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Atopic dermatitis: Symptoms

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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

Could my child have 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 ... Eczema is a common condition in children. It is so

Atopic dermatitis: Causes

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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

Gardening this spring? Dermatologists share tips to prevent skin problems

ROSEMONT, Ill. (April 9, 2019) — As the days get warmer and more people head outdoors to garden or do yard work, dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology are reminding the public to take a few precautions. Although gardening can be an enjoyable activity for many, they say, it

Stasis dermatitis: Causes

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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

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

Contact the Academy

The Academy’s Member Resource Center (MRC) is available to answer your questions or direct your inquiry to the appropriate staff member in our Rosemont, Illinois, or Washington, D.C., offices. The MRC is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (CT). ... Note:  The American Academy of Dermatology cannot

How to prevent skin problems while gardening

How to prevent skin problems while gardening ... Although gardening can be an enjoyable activity for many, it can take a turn for the worse if you injure yourself, come into contact with a poisonous plant, or have an allergic reaction. To prevent skin problems from gardening or yardwork, follow

Plants that can make you itch

For most, knowledge of hazardous plants is limited to the phrase, "leaves of three, leave them be." However, despite widespread awareness of a few common culprits, many casual outdoor enthusiasts may find themselves with an itchy souvenir following an encounter with a flower or shrub. ... While poison ivy is

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

Adult eczema

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

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Stasis dermatitis: Signs and symptoms

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Preventing and treating occupationally induced dermatologic conditions during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in occupationally induced skin conditions in health care workers associated with increased hand washing, repeated exposure to sterilizing agents and increased use of personal protective equipment (PPE) such as respirators, face masks and gloves. The purpose of this document is to facilitate identification, appropriate treatment

Tattoo complications may warrant a trip to the doctor

WASHINGTON (March 1, 2019) — Board-certified dermatologists can help with problems like infections and allergic reactions Research indicates that 10 percent of people with tattoos experience some sort of complication, such as pain or infection. While their first inclination may be to seek help from the artist who gave them

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

Can anything prevent my child from getting eczema

As the number of children who develop atopic dermatitis (AD) grows, so do the studies looking for a way to prevent it. So far, no one thing guarantees your child won’t develop AD, the most common type of eczema. Making some lifestyle changes, however, may reduce your child’s risk. ...

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

Adults with eczema should watch for eye problems

Eye problems can be a fact of life for anyone living with  ... atopic dermatitis  (AD), the most common type of eczema. AD can develop on your eyelids and around your eyes, causing itchy skin and red, swollen eyes. ... If your eyes have felt this way for some time,

Media contacts

The American Academy of Dermatology is pleased to offer reporters a variety of resources to assist with their news-gathering efforts.The Academy’s public relations staff members provide reporters with referrals to board-certified dermatologists for interviews, as well as background information about all aspects of skin, hair and nail care and treatment. 

Adults with eczema too often suffer in silence

Peter Moffat knows well the everyday struggles of living with atopic dermatitis (AD), the most common type of eczema. Now he’s using his celebrity status to raise awareness of these struggles so that fewer people suffer in silence. ... Before he was the award-winning writer of the British TV series 

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

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

Contact us

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Head lice: Who gets and causes

Who gets head lice? ... Anyone can get head lice. In the United States, children in preschool and elementary school are most likely to get head lice. Children can spread the lice to their parents, caretakers, and others in their households. ... Girls seem more likely than boys to get

Impetigo: Who gets and causes

Who gets impetigo? ... Children aged 2 to 5 years old are most likely to get this extremely contagious skin infection. ... However, anyone can get impetigo. Older children and adults get it. Adults often catch impetigo from an infected child. ... Some athletes have a higher risk of catching

How to use bleach baths to help manage eczema flares

ROSEMONT, Ill. (Oct. 9, 2018) — Although hot water and bubble baths may sound relaxing to many, for those with atopic dermatitis, this can have the opposite effect, causing dry, scaly, red patches to develop on the skin. Affecting nearly 28 million Americans, atopic dermatitis, also known as eczema,

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. 

How to bathe a child who has eczema

Unlock the healing powers of baths by following these 4 simple steps recommended by dermatologists. ... Related AAD resources ... Should I add anything to my child's bath? How to use moisturizer to reduce eczema flare Reference Eichenfield LF, Tom WL.  ... et al . "Guidelines of care for the

October is Eczema Awareness Month

Throughout October, the American Academy of Dermatology is helping people better understand eczema. To do this, we’re sharing information with two goals in mind: ... Help people who have eczema live their best life. ... Share dermatologists’ tips with parents and caregivers who care for a child who has eczema,

How to relieve hives at home

Tips from board-certified dermatologists ROSEMONT, Ill. (Feb. 11, 2022) — Hives are a common skin reaction that causes itchy bumps or raised, swollen-looking patches to appear on the skin. If you have a darker skin tone, hives are often the same color as your skin, or slightly darker or lighter.

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

Ringworm: Who gets and causes

Who gets ringworm? ... People around the world develop ringworm, and anyone can get it. ... Your risk of getting ringworm increases if you: ... Live in a tropical area ... Spend time in hot, humid weather ... Sweat heavily ... Wrestle, play football, or participate in another contact sport

Herpes simplex: Who gets and causes

Who gets herpes simplex? ... Most people get HSV-1 (herpes simplex type 1) as an infant or child. This virus can be spread by skin-to-skin contact with an adult who carries the virus. An adult does not have to have sores to spread the virus. ... A person usually gets

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 ... Leo Pharma, Inc. , and ... Sanofi and ... Regeneron . ... If you have itchy, raised spots or patches on your skin, making an appointment to see

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

How to treat eczema at home

Tips from board-certified dermatologists ROSEMONT, Ill. (October 27, 2022) — Eczema, or atopic dermatitis, is a common skin condition affecting 1 in 10 Americans. Patients with eczema often experience itchy, dry, raw, and sensitive patches of skin, which greatly impacts their quality of life. As we wrap up Eczema Awareness

How to treat eczema in babies

How to treat eczema in babies ... Atopic dermatitis (also known as eczema) is a common skin condition in babies. It affects up to 25% of children, and an estimated 60% of people with eczema develop it during their first year of life. While there is no cure, most cases

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

4 cradle cap tips from dermatologists

Tips from board-certified dermatologists ROSEMONT, Ill. (August 18, 2022) — Bringing home a new baby is a joyous time for any parent. For first time parents, bringing home a new baby can unlock a wide range of emotions—from excitement to nervousness. As you adjust to parenthood, you’ll notice that your

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

EU General Data Protection Regulation

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF DERMATOLOGYEUROPEAN UNION GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION POLICY ... Scope The following sections apply to you if you are an individual located within the European Union ("EU") and your Personal Data is processed in connection with the American Academy of Dermatology communication of activities, benefits and marketing of

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

10 tips to prevent spreading impetigo, and avoid getting it again

Impetigo is very contagious, so it’s easy to spread the disease to other people, and to other parts of your body. To help patients avoid this, dermatologists recommend the following. ... Sideline sports activities while you are contagious. Playing sports can spread impetigo to others and to other parts of

Psoriasis treatment: Tacrolimus ointment and pimecrolimus cream

Also called topical calcineurin inhibitors (TCIs) The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved these medications to treat atopic dermatitis (eczema), not psoriasis. It’s perfectly acceptable, however, for doctors to prescribe a medicine to treat another condition. This is called "off-label use." TCIs can be extremely helpful for some people who

Dulce Michell’s story

I was 48 when my husband first noticed a dark spot on my upper left shoulder. I didn't pay much attention to it because I thought it was just another sun spot related to all my years of sun exposure. Time went by, and the more the spot got bigger

Sarcoidosis and your skin: Signs and symptoms

What are the signs of sarcoidosis? ... About 20% of people who get sarcoidosis develop signs of the disease on their skin ... 1 ... . The following pictures show some of the ways that this disease can show up on the skin. ... As you look at these pictures,

Eczema skin care tips from dermatologists

All content solely developed by the American Academy of Dermatology ... The American Academy of Dermatology gratefully acknowledges the support from ... Leo Pharma, Inc. , and ... Sanofi and ... Regeneron . ... 7 eczema skin care tips from dermatologists ... Eczema flare-ups can be distressing. To relieve discomfort

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

How to treat eczema in babies

October is Eczema Awareness Month ROSEMONT, Ill. (Oct. 10, 2019) — Atopic dermatitis (also known as eczema) is a common skin condition in babies. It affects up to 25% of children, and an estimated 60% of people with eczema develop it during their first year of life. While there is

Molluscum contagiosum: Overview

Common in children ... Molluscum contagiosum is most common in children who are 1 to 10 years old. ... What is molluscum contagiosum? ... Caused by a virus, molluscum contagiosum causes small bumps on the skin that tend to clear with time. ... Contagious : Yes ... While molluscum contagiosum

Dermatologists’ tips for applying scalp medications

ROSEMONT, Ill. (Aug. 14, 2018) — According to dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology, scalp conditions, such as alopecia areata, psoriasis and seborrheic dermatitis, are very common. In fact, researchers estimate that at least half of the people who have plaque psoriasis have it on their scalp. Fortunately, patients

10 ways to get relief from chronic hives

All content solely developed by the American Academy of Dermatology ... The American Academy of Dermatology gratefully acknowledges the support from ... Sanofi Genzyme and ... Regeneron . ... Hives are itchy welts on the skin. They can be caused by: ... An allergic reaction ... A physical trigger, such

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

Can some products cure eczema?

Promises of a cure are tempting. When "all natural" and "proven effective" are added to that promise, the product certainly seems worth trying. ... 3 reasons to talk with your child’s dermatologist before trying an eczema cure ... If you’re tempted to try a product or method that is said

American Academy of Dermatology releases first-ever guidelines for pediatric psoriasis treatment

Dermatologists say psoriasis may affect a child’s quality of life as much as diabetes, epilepsy and atopic dermatitis ... ROSEMONT, Ill. (Nov. 5, 2019) — One-third of psoriasis cases begin in the pediatric years, and onset is most common during adolescence for the chronic, multisystem, inflammatory skin disease that causes

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

Scabies: Who gets and causes

Who gets scabies? ... Anyone can get scabies. Because skin-to-skin contact is the most common way to get scabies, the following people are especially susceptible: ... Children ... Mothers of young children ... Sexually active young adults ... Residents of nursing homes, assisted-living residences, and extended-care facilities ... Hospitalized patients

How to treat cradle cap

4 cradle cap tips from dermatologists ... The scaly, greasy patches on your baby's scalp are called cradle cap. Follow these dermatologist tips to loosen and remove the scale to help treat cradle cap at home. ... Your new baby has the softest skin — however, maybe you’ve noticed scaly,

AAD condemns Russian assault on Ukraine

ROSEMONT, Ill. (March 4, 2022) — ... Statement from AADA President Kenneth J. Tomecki, MD, FAAD The American Academy of Dermatology stands in solidarity with our Ukrainian members and their patients during this time of crisis. We condemn the Russian assault on Ukraine’s sovereign territory, and we support freedom in

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

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

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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.

Scalp psoriasis: Tips for managing

All content solely developed by the American Academy of Dermatology ... The American Academy of Dermatology gratefully acknowledges the support from ... Bristol Myers Squibb . ... How to apply scalp medications ... There are many safe and effective treatments for scalp conditions, such as alopecia areata, psoriasis, and seborrheic

Head lice: Tips for managing

Most children get head lice through head-to-head contact. ... Head lice are common, and it is easy for children to pick up head lice at school and other places where they play. Here are a few things you can do to reduce the risk of your child getting head lice:

Find a free skin cancer screening

Skin cancer screenings during the COVID-19 pandemic ... Some communities are now allowing skin cancer screenings at community events, in accordance with the guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and their local governing bodies. ... If your community does not currently allow skin cancer screenings,

Warts: Overview

What are warts? ... Warts are benign (not cancerous) skin growths that appear when a virus infects the top layer of the skin. Viruses that cause warts are called human papillomavirus (HPV). You are more likely to get one of these viruses if you cut or damage your skin in

About the Academy

Headquartered in Rosemont, Illinois, the American Academy of Dermatology, founded in 1938, is the largest, most influential, and most representative of all dermatologic associations. ... With a membership of more than 20,500 physicians worldwide, the AAD is committed to: advancing the diagnosis and medical, surgical, and cosmetic treatment of the

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

Camp Discovery referrals

There is no fee for children with chronic skin conditions to attend Camp Discovery. However, every child must initially be referred by his/her dermatologist. The ... camper referral form can be downloaded by the referring dermatologist or by the child's parent/guardian. ... Download the Camp Discovery referral form ... Download

Hand-foot-and-mouth disease: Overview

What exactly is hand-foot-and-mouth disease? ... Hand-foot-and-mouth disease (HFMD) is a contagious disease caused by a virus. While one of several viruses can cause it, the signs are usually the same: ... An itchy rash on the hands, feet, or both ... Mouth sores ... You can catch HFMD from

Bullous pemphigoid: 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 think a medication may be causing a reaction, contact your dermatologist right away ... Side effects can happen soon after

Dry, scaly, and painful hands could be hand eczema

How to prevent and treat hand rashes ... Hand rashes can be frustrating, especially when the cause of your rash is unknown. To help prevent a hand rash, dermatologists offer these tips. ... Is the skin on your hands dry, thick, and scaly? Do you have deep, painful cracks on

Impetigo: Overview

Also called school sores What is impetigo? ... Impetigo is a common skin infection, especially in children. It is caused by a bacteria. It’s also highly contagious. ... Most people get impetigo through skin-to-skin contact with someone who has it. Children and athletes like wrestlers and football players often get

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.

Rosacea treatment: Eye problems

Swollen eyelids, bloodshot eyes, or a feeling that you have something in your eyes could mean that you have rosacea in your eyes. ... People who have rosacea are often unaware that it can also develop in their eyes. As a result, symptoms, such as irritated or dry eyes, are

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. ...

Eczema treatment: Corticosteroids applied to the skin

"My son had terrible eczema as a baby. Nothing would heal his skin. When he saw a dermatologist, that changed. I learned how to apply different topical corticosteroids to his eczema. His skin started to clear. When he had a flare, I used topical corticosteroids and oatmeal baths to clear

Telemedicine: How to prepare for your appointment

How to prepare for a telemedicine appointment ... Consumer demand for virtual health care has exploded during the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanks to telemedicine, patients with new concerns and those with chronic conditions can have an appointment with a board-certified physician from the comfort and safety of their homes. ... To

Atopic dermatitis: Self-care

Eczema: Tips to help your child feel better ... These skin care tips from dermatologists can help reduce eczema flare-ups. ... Most children’s eczema does not have a clear cause, such as an allergy, but most eczema will improve with good skin care. These tips from dermatologists can reduce the

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

Epidermolysis bullosa: Tips dermatologists give parents

Dermatologists are committed to improving the quality of life for children who have EB and their parents. One way they do this is by giving parents information to help them care for their child. ... These tips include the following: ... Try to reduce blisters from diapers and clothes with

Dyshidrotic eczema: Self0care

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

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’

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. ...

Hives: Causes

All content solely developed by the American Academy of Dermatology ... The American Academy of Dermatology gratefully acknowledges the support from ... Sanofi Genzyme and ... Regeneron . ... What causes hives? ... Hives are often-itchy bumps and raised patches that develop when the body releases histamine. ... Your body

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

Digital media kit: DermWorld editorial calendar

Download a PDF of the 2023 DermWorld editorial calendar . ... JANUARY ... FEBRUARY ... MARCH ... Parenting and dermatology ... Universal licensure update ... Talking to patients about STDs Close: 12/1/22 ... Materials due: 12/8/22 ... Mail date: 1/3/23 ... Access to pharmaceuticals ... Biologics for children Legislation/regulations ...

Rash 101 in adults: When to seek medical treatment

Rash 101: When to seek medical treatment ... Rashes can appear as blotches, welts, or blisters. Find out when you need to see a dermatologist for medical treatment. ... To the untrained eye, all rashes may look alike and seem easily treatable with over-the-counter oral antihistamines or hydrocortisone cream. However,

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.

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

Nummular eczema: Causes

All content solely developed by the American Academy of Dermatology ... The American Academy of Dermatology gratefully acknowledges the support from ... Leo Pharma, Inc. , and ... Sanofi and ... Regeneron . ... What causes nummular eczema? ... Researchers continue to look for the exact cause. ... While studying

People with skin of color can get rosacea

Rosacea is a common condition that affects the skin on the face and sometimes the eyes. It often begins with a tendency to flush or blush easily. With time, that warm feeling on the face tends to last longer and may eventually become constant. ... Studies show that when people

Dermatologists warn people about the reliability of online symptom checkers

Research shows that online symptom checkers inaccurately diagnose skin rashes ROSEMONT, Ill. (October 12, 2022) — Thanks to the internet, we have the world at our fingertips, and with just a few clicks, we can easily enter our medical symptoms into websites and apps to self-diagnose illnesses. However, a new

Nummular eczema: Overview

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

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

4 infection fighters to avoid if your child has eczema

What to avoid ... If your child has eczema, dermatologists recommend that you avoid the 4 infection fighters on the do-not-use list below. ... When a child has eczema, dermatologists often recommend that parents avoid the treatments on this do-not-use list. ... Do-not-use list ... Antibiotics applied to the skin

Public, researchers demonstrate growing interest in cannabis treatment

SAN DIEGO (Feb. 16, 2018) — Topical application shows promise for skin diseases Medical marijuana is legal in more than half of U.S. states. As its presence has increased over the last decade, so has research into the different medical applications of cannabis — including topical cannabis for dermatologic treatment.

Dry skin: Overview

What is dry skin ? When skin loses too much water, it becomes dry. ... Is dry skin contagious ? No. ... Relief for dry skin ... To relieve extremely dry skin, apply a cream or ointment throughout the day. Creams and ointments tend to be more effective than lotion.

How can I find eczema friendly products?

Kids with eczema have very sensitive skin. Many products that touch their skin can trigger eczema. ... To complicate matters, it can take time for your child’s skin to react. For example, an ingredient in your child’s shampoo could trigger an eczema flare. The flare could occur a few hours

6 skin biopsy wound care tips from dermatologists

ROSEMONT, Ill. (May 31, 2022) — Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer. It is estimated that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. As Skin Cancer Awareness Month continues, it’s important to check your skin regularly, and if you notice a spot on

Cellulitis: Overview

What is cellulitis? ... Cellulitis is a common and potentially serious infection caused by bacteria. The bacteria infect the deep layers of skin and tissue beneath the skin. ... The first sign of cellulitis is usually red and swollen skin. When you touch the infected area, it often feels warm

Prurigo nodularis: 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 prurigo nodularis? ... This disease starts with intensely itchy skin. Scratching, picking, or rubbing the intensely itchy skin causes itchy

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 ... Leo Pharma, Inc. , and ... Sanofi and ... Regeneron . ... If you frequently get blisters, making an appointment to see a board-certified dermatologist can be helpful.

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

Poison ivy, oak, and sumac: When does the rash appear?

The amount of time it takes for a rash to appear depends on whether you’ve had a rash from one of the plants before. Here’s the general rule: ... Previous rash from poison ivy, oak, or sumac: A rash usually appears within 4 to 48 hours. ... Never had a

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

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

USC dermatologist’s quick action stops scarring from alopecia

American Academy of Dermatology honors Dr. Nada Elbuluk as National "Patient Care Hero" Local board-certified dermatologist Nada Elbuluk, MD, MSc, FAAD, was honored as an American Academy of Dermatology ... Patient Care Hero for swiftly diagnosing and treating a patient’s severe scarring condition. ... When Los Angeles area resident Julie

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

Gel manicures: Tips for healthy nails

Gel manicures: Tips for healthy nails ... Although gel manicures can be beautiful and long-lasting, they can be tough on nails. Gel manicures can cause nail brittleness, peeling and cracking, and repeated use can increase the risk for skin cancer and premature skin aging on the hands. To keep your

As floodwaters rise, so do dermatologic conditions

WASHINGTON (March 1, 2019) — From infections to insect bites, board-certified dermatologists can help treat flood-related skin issues When it comes to hurricane-related injuries, skin disease may not be top of mind for most people. But as more frequent and intense flooding disasters have occurred in conjunction with progressively rising

Cold sores: Should I keep a child with eczema away?

For anyone who has eczema, the virus that causes cold sores can lead to a rare infection that can be life threatening. This infection develops when the virus that causes cold sores, the  ... Herpes simplex  virus, finds its way to open skin and spreads. If this happens, a person

Largest study of COVID-19 vaccine skin reactions shows a wide range of reactions possible — but none severe

Study author and board-certified dermatologist encourages the public to get vaccinated ROSEMONT, Ill. (April 7, 2021) — As COVID-19 vaccination ramps up globally, new research published today in the ... Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology demonstrates the wide variety of skin rashes, including full-body rashes, observed after COVID-19

Is that eczema or an infection on my child's skin?

Many kids with eczema get frequent skin infections. The very dry skin has cracks that allow bacteria, viruses, and other germs to get inside the body. ... When a child has a skin infection, parents often notice that eczema treatment fails to work. Even when following the child’s treatment plan,

Dyshidrotic eczema

All content solely developed by the American Academy of Dermatology ... The American Academy of Dermatology gratefully acknowledges the support from ... Leo Pharma, Inc. , and ... Sanofi and ... Regeneron . ... What is dyshidrotic eczema? ... This type of eczema causes tiny, intensely itchy blisters on the

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

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

San Francisco dermatologist advances innovative treatment on FDA committee

American Academy of Dermatology honors Dr. Kenneth Katz as National "Patient Care Hero" ROSEMONT, Ill. (April 11, 2022) - San Francisco board-certified dermatologist Kenneth Katz, MD, MSc, MSCE, FAAD, was named an American Academy of Dermatology ... Patient Care Hero for his work leading a national advisory committee at the

Bed bugs: Diagnosis and treatment

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

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

Emotional support may help control eczema

Camp Discovery ... At AAD's Camp Discovery, spending time with other children who have a skin condition can boost self-esteem, reduce stress, and ease feelings of "being alone ... If your child seems sad, lonely, or anxious, you may want to mention this to your child’s dermatologist. Research shows that

How to care for a child with chickenpox

Chickenpox is a highly contagious disease caused by a virus. Although the incidence of chickenpox has declined significantly since the development of the chickenpox vaccine, there are still children who develop chickenpox every year. Fortunately, there is a lot parents can do at home to help ease their children’s symptoms

American Academy of Dermatology elects new officers, board members

ROSEMONT, Ill. (April 18, 2022) — The American Academy of Dermatology has announced the results of its annual election. The Academy’s new officers and board members will lead the world’s largest dermatologic society, representing more than 20,500 physicians who specialize in the diagnosis and medical, surgical, and cosmetic treatment of

Skin biopsy: Dermatologist-recommended wound care

During a skin biopsy, your dermatologist removes a small sample of skin. If you’ve just had a skin biopsy, proper aftercare is essential. Caring for your wound can prevent infection and other complications. It can also speed up healing and reduce scarring. ... Skin biopsy wound care tips from dermatologists

Massage and acupressure may help child with eczema

Benefits of massage ... Giving your child a gentle massage every day may help reduce eczema. ... People have been using massage and acupressure for centuries to relieve stress and promote wellness. To find out whether these techniques could help children with eczema, dermatologists conducted a few very small studies.

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

Stress: Is it a common eczema trigger?

As children transition into their tween or teen years, stress often becomes a common eczema trigger. Research shows that managing stress effectively can reduce eczema flares. ... Manage stress ... Stress is a common eczema trigger, so it’s important to teach your child how to manage stress. ... Here are

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

Gerald’s personal story

As a "Baby Boomer," sun care was not part of my concerns growing up. I was active in multiple outdoor sports, and sun tan products, not sun block products, were all I (and my friends) used. Getting a tan was the aim each year. With a fair complexion, I got

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

How to reduce eczema flares with moisturizer

Eczema creates tiny cracks in the skin, so the skin loses water quickly. This is why skin with eczema feels so dry. Applying a gentle, fragrance-free moisturizer immediately after a bath — and as often as your dermatologist recommends — is one of the best treatments for dry, itchy skin.

American Academy of Dermatology elects new officers, board members

ROSEMONT, Ill. (April 21, 2021) — The American Academy of Dermatology has announced the results of its annual election. The Academy’s new officers and board members will lead the world’s largest dermatologic society, representing more than 20,000 physicians who specialize in the diagnosis and medical, surgical, and cosmetic treatment of

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. ... ▢ ...

How Does Your Environment Affect Your Skin?

A dermatologist addresses the skin problems caused by bugs, plants and water creatures BOSTON, MA. (March 25, 2022) — Whether you are hiking in the woods, gardening, or swimming in a lake or ocean, the bugs, plants, and water creatures that you are exposed to can cause irritating skin conditions

Could my child have rosacea?

Few children and teens develop rosacea, but it’s worth considering if your child frequently has any of the following: ... Red, irritated eyes ... Styes or pinkeye (especially if your child received treatment) ... Red, swollen eyelids that may itch and can look greasy or crusty ... Long-lasting flushing on

Skin conditions by the numbers

Acne ... Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States, affecting up to 50 million Americans annually. ... 1 ... Acne usually begins in puberty and affects many adolescents and young adults. ... Approximately 85 percent of people between the ages of 12 and 24 experience at

Will swimming in a pool trigger my child's eczema?

Chemicals used to disinfect swimming pools can irritate the skin. It’s best to keep your child out of pools when your child has any of the following: ... Itchy, red, and oozing skin ... Skin infection ... Open sore or raw skin ... Severe eczema flare ... Pools can dry

Coloring and perming tips for healthier-looking hair

Coloring and perming tips for healthier-looking hair ... Learn tips to keep your hair healthy after coloring or perming. ... Many treatments that enhance the appearance of your hair can actually damage it, causing your hair to become dry and brittle. Follow these dermatologists’ tips to prevent dry, brittle hair:

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.

Can oils, probiotics, or vitamins heal eczema?

Safety concerns ... For years, people have said that supplements can effectively treat eczema; however, research reveals numerous safety concerns when these are used to treat childhood eczema. ... Before giving your child any supplement, it’s best to talk with your child’s dermatologist.Here’s why: ... Research shows that some may

American Academy of Dermatology installs new officers, board members

BOSTON (March 25, 2022) — Immediately following the American Academy of Dermatology’s Annual Meeting, three new officers and four new board members will be installed to help lead the world’s largest dermatologic society and represent more than 20,500 physicians who specialize in the diagnosis and medical, surgical, and cosmetic treatment

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

Rosacea treatment: How to treat the redness

If you have rosacea, you’ll likely have redness on your face at some point. The redness may show up as flushing that lasts a little longer each time. Without treatment for rosacea, this redness can become permanent. Another cause of permanent redness is visible blood vessels on the face. ...

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  ...  ...

How to treat dandruff

How to treat dandruff ... Dandruff is a common scalp condition in which small pieces of dry skin flake off of the scalp. The most effective way to treat and control dandruff is to use dandruff shampoo and scalp treatments. Follow these tips from dermatologists to get the best results.

Eczema treatment: Antihistamines

Help for sleeplessness ... If itchy eczema leaves your child unable to fall asleep or sleep through the night, your dermatologist may recommend an antihistamine, but only for a short time. ... When do dermatologists recommend an antihistamine for a child with eczema? ... Your child’s dermatologist may recommend that

Eczema treatment: Antibiotics and other antimicrobials

Increased risk of infection ... Eczema increases your child’s risk of developing a skin infection, which requires treatment. ... Why do dermatologists prescribe these for children? ... Children who have eczema are prone to skin infections. Often these infections are caused by staph (bacteria) or herpes simplex (virus). ... When

Can eczema affect my child’s mood?

Living with the constant itch of eczema often affects a child’s mood. A baby or young child who has eczema can be: ... Irritable ... Fussy ... Clingy ... Restless ... Some children learn that scratching gets their parents’ attention. When this happens, scratching can become a habit. ... Teens

Do certain foods cause eczema to flare?

Do certain foods cause eczema flares? ... Amy Paller, MD, a dermatologist, explains why it’s important to talk with your child’s dermatologist if you feel that certain foods cause your child’s eczema to flare. ... Do certain foods cause eczema flares? ... It is natural for any parent to want

DIY acne treatment

Acne: Self-care You can reduce your acne by following these skin care tips from dermatologists. ... Back acne: How to see clearer skin Treatment for back acne differs from treatment for acne on your face. See what dermatologists recommend. ... How to treat a deep, painful pimple Deep, painful pimple:

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

Fillers: FAQs

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

Skin: Eczema and psoriasis (ages 11 - 13)

Good Skin Knowledge lesson plan ... Time:  45 min ... Objective ...   Students will be able to: ... Provide basic explanation about how the immune system relates to eczema and psoriasis ... State what a trigger is ... Learn that eczema and psoriasis are not contagious ... Learn at

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.

Cellulitis: Who gets and causes

Who gets cellulitis? ... Cellulitis is common, and anyone can get this infection. It’s estimated that 14.5 million cases of cellulitis are diagnosed in the United States each year. ... The number of people who get cellulitis is expected to grow. That’s because more people than ever have an increased

How to treat sunburn

How to treat sunburn ... Your skin can burn if it gets too much sun without proper protection from sunscreen and clothes. To help heal and soothe stinging skin, it is important to begin treating sunburn as soon as you notice it. Follow these dermatologists' tips to help relieve the

Manicure and pedicure safety

Manicure and pedicure safety ... Having beautiful nails is less a matter of luck and more a matter of caring for them correctly. Here are dermatologists' top manicure and pedicure tips. ... Having beautiful nails is less a matter of luck and more a matter of caring for them correctly.

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

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

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

Herbal remedies can be dangerous for kids with eczema

Herbal remedies ... Before trying an herbal remedy to treat your child’s eczema, you should talk with your child’s dermatologist. ... Herbal remedies may seem safer than prescription medicines for treating eczema, but some herbal mixtures have caused serious health problems. ... Reports of unwanted side effects caused by herbal

Back acne: How to see clearer skin

Having trouble getting your acne medication? ... The AADA is advocating to find a solution to help patients get the isotretinoin they need. Patients can help us by sharing their stories. ... Share your story Dermatologists recommend wearing sweat-wicking clothes when working out. ... If you have acne on your

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,

Prurigo nodularis: Overview

All content solely developed by the American Academy of Dermatology ... The American Academy of Dermatology gratefully acknowledges the support from ... Sanofi and ... Regeneron . ... Prurigo nodularis ... What is prurigo nodularis? ... This is a skin disease that usually begins with intensely itchy skin. Scratching and

Eczema treatment: Phototherapy

Phototherapy therapy ... If your child’s eczema covers a large area or treatment you apply to the skin fails to work, your child’s dermatologist may recommend phototherapy. ... Why do dermatologists recommend this treatment for children? ... Your child’s dermatologist may recommend phototherapy if your child’s eczema: ... Remains (after

Dyshidrotic eczema: Symptoms

All content solely developed by the American Academy of Dermatology ... The American Academy of Dermatology gratefully acknowledges the support from ... Leo Pharma, Inc. , and ... Sanofi and ... Regeneron . ... You can only get this type of eczema on your hands, feet, or both. Most people

Nummular eczema: Symptoms

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

What’s the difference between eczema and psoriasis?

What’s the difference between eczema and psoriasis? ... Amy Paller, MD, FAAD, a dermatologist, talks about the differences between these two diseases. ... What's the difference between eczema and psoriasis? ... Children get eczema. They can also get ... psoriasis . ... While more children develop eczema than psoriasis, almost

Acne: Tips for managing

6 skin care habits that can clear acne ... If you’re treating your acne but still seeing breakouts, it can be frustrating. Acne has many causes, and treatment looks different for everyone. Fortunately, there are some self-care steps you can take at home to help manage your acne during treatment.

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

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

Central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia: Self-care

If your dermatologist prescribes medication, get the medication and immediately start treatment ... Waiting allows the hair loss to worsen. ... If you have central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia (CCCA), dermatologists recommend following these self-care tips. They can help you get the best results from your treatment. ... Fill your prescriptions

Home remedies: What can relieve itchy eczema?

If you’ve tried numerous remedies and nothing seems to stop the itch, you’re not alone. ... Parents often tell dermatologists that nothing they try seems to stop the itch. Research shows that the best way to relieve itchy eczema is to get eczema under control. This can take time. ...

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

Hiding child’s skin condition with makeup may boost self-esteem

If a birthmark or other skin condition causes your child to feel bad, covering it up with makeup may help. That’s what the findings from two studies suggest. ... Camouflaging makeup can look natural ... Covering up a skin condition with camouflaging makeup may improve a child’s quality of life.

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

Can homeopathic medicines treat childhood eczema?

Therapy helps body heal ... The purpose of homeopathy is to stimulate the body’s ability to heal itself. ... It’s always best to check with your child’s dermatologist before you: ... Add a homeopathic treatment to your child’s eczema treatment plan. This may affect your child’s overall treatment plan. ...

Nummular eczema: Self-care

All content solely developed by the American Academy of Dermatology ... The American Academy of Dermatology gratefully acknowledges the support from ... Leo Pharma, Inc. , and ... Sanofi and ... Regeneron . ... Self-care can help clear your skin and prevent flare-ups ... If you have nummular eczema, self-care

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

7 reasons to treat acne early

If your teen or pre-teen has acne, you may decide to let the acne run its course. The most-effective strategy, however, may be to treat acne when it first appears. ... Here are 7 science-backed reasons why early treatment appears to be your best option. ... Treating acne early may

How to treat different types of acne

Having trouble getting your acne medication? ... The AADA is advocating to find a solution to help patients get the isotretinoin they need. Patients can help us by sharing their stories. ... Share your story To see clearer skin, it helps to know what types of blemishes you're dealing with.

Rosacea: Diagnosis and treatment

How do dermatologists diagnose rosacea? ... A treatment plan for rosacea generally includes avoiding triggers, using gentle skin care products, and treating the rosacea. ... If your dermatologist suspects you have rosacea, you won’t need medical tests. No medical test can tell whether you have rosacea. ... To diagnose rosacea,

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

Cold sores: Tips for managing

How to treat cold sores ... There are things you can do at home to help manage cold sores. Watch this video to learn how to relive discomfort and avoid spreading the virus. ... If you have a cold sore, you’ll want to watch this video. In less than three

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

Tips to avoid spreading molluscum contagiosum

The common and highly contagious skin condition mostly affects children ages 1 to 10 ROSEMONT, Ill. (Dec. 8, 2020) — Molluscum contagiosum is a common and highly contagious skin condition caused by a virus. According to dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology, the condition mostly affects children — adults

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...

Digital media kit: AAD online advertising

Advertise on AAD.org to be top-of-mind for key decision makers ... AAD.org is an award-winning website, attracting more than 3.75 million unique visitors each month. With interactive, online-only features, AAD.org goes beyond the news to provide helpful, practical tools and resources for the dermatology community as well as consumers with

Neurodermatitis: Treatment

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

Research data licensing opportunities

Research data can be the foundation to any content program. Discover, examine, and build upon AAD's research content from the Burden of Skin Disease, to Dermatology Practice Profile, and Electronic Health Records studies. ... Burden of Skin Disease An AAD 2016 research study that looked at the effects of having

What can help a child with eczema sleep?

How to reduce sleep loss ... If your child has eczema and has problems sleeping, dermatologists recommend the following. ... Itchy skin, cranky baby ... Itchy eczema can cause sleep loss. When eczema itches, it can keep a child awake or wake the child from a sound sleep. ... Work

Ichthyosis vulgaris: Signs and symptoms

This type of ichthyosis often begins in childhood. Most children have normal skin at birth. Between 3 months and 5 years of age is when parents usually notice changes to their child’s skin. Sometimes, these changes begin when the child is younger or older. ... When the changes begin, parents

12 nail changes a dermatologist should examine

Have you noticed a change to any of your nails lately? A change in color, texture, or shape can be harmless, but it can also be a sign of disease. If you notice any of the following changes to a fingernail or toenail, it’s time to see a board-certified dermatologist.

How your workout can affect your skin

Working out affects skin in good and not-so-good ways. Here is how to protect it while getting fit. ... Working out regularly can help maintain your weight, boost your overall mood and self-esteem, motivate you to eat healthier, and do wonders for your skin. However, not taking the right precautions

Expert dermatologists present latest information at 2022 AAD Annual Meeting

ROSEMONT, Ill. (March 23, 2022) — The 2022 American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting is back. The meeting will take place March 25-29 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center in Boston. The meeting will feature 300 educational sessions on the latest information on skin, hair and nails, presented by

AADA statement on FDA Notice for Environmental Impact Statement for certain sunscreen drug products

ROSEMONT, Ill. (May 14, 2021) — The American Academy of Dermatology Association (AADA) and its members are committed to the health and safety of the public including the prevention of skin cancer. ... The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently published a notice on the study of environmental impacts

American Academy of Dermatology Association statement on physician assistant name change

ROSEMONT, Ill. (June 4, 2021) — ... Statement from AADA President Kenneth J. Tomecki, MD, FAAD The American Academy of Dermatology Association (AADA) values the role of physician assistants as members of a physician-led team providing quality patient care. But the AADA and its members strongly oppose the title change

American Academy of Dermatology Association disappointed by iPLEDGE REMS Program transition

Statement from AADA President Kenneth J. Tomecki, MD, FAAD ROSEMONT, Ill. (Dec. 14, 2021)  — The American Academy of Dermatology Association (AADA) has been working closely with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the iPLEDGE Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) program administrator, and the program sponsors to ensure

Practice management licensing opportunities

Navigating the health care environment can be tricky and difficult to understand. We've designed our practice management content to provide practical, easy-to-understand tools and guidance to help in a variety of areas, including coding and reimbursement, and MIPS. ... Derm Coding Consult (DCC) For more than a decade,  ... Derm

The AAD encourages FINA to allow swimming caps designed for voluminous curly and tightly coiled hair

In a July 20 letter to the International Swimming Federation President Husain Al-Musallam, AAD President Kenneth J. Tomecki wrote: On behalf of the more than 20,000 members of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), I encourage the International Swimming Federation (FINA) to allow Olympic athletes to use swimming caps that

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

Cold sores: Diagnosis and treatment

How do dermatologists diagnose cold sores? ... A dermatologist can often diagnose a cold sore by looking at it. ... Your dermatologist may also swab a cold sore. Fluid from the sore can be examined to find out if you have a herpes virus called the herpes simplex virus (HSV).

Shot may help shield against shingles

SAN DIEGO (Feb. 16, 2018) — Painful skin condition can affect anyone Anyone who has had chickenpox or the chickenpox vaccine is at risk for the painful skin condition herpes zoster, more commonly known as shingles. Both diseases are caused by the varicella-zoster virus, which stays in the body after

Patient education licensing opportunities

Written and vetted by dermatologists, the AAD's patient education content is accurate, up-to-date, and most importantly easy to understand. ... Choose from more than 60 skin, hair, and nail conditions in a variety of formats — video, print, digital, and infographics. ... Incorporate AAD content from your practice's website and

Mark D. Kaufmann, MD, FAAD, assumes presidency of the American Academy of Dermatology

BOSTON (March 25, 2022) — At the close of the American Academy of Dermatology’s (AAD) Annual Meeting, board-certified dermatologist Mark D. Kaufmann, MD, FAAD, will begin his one-year term as president of the AAD. ... As president, Dr. Kaufmann will lead the world’s largest dermatologic society, representing more than 20,500

AAD Covid-19 Recruitment Response and Vaccination Policy

Download this policy ... You can also download a ... PDF version of this policy . ... We are committed to keeping our candidates for employment informed of changes to our COVID policies and procedures as we continue to evaluate employee, member, and candidate safety. This memo contains information on

As virtual heath care visits soar amid the coronavirus outbreak, dermatologists share tips to help patients manage their appointment

Dermatology is one of the few medical specialties that has been at the forefront of telemedicine ... ROSEMONT, Ill. (April 16, 2020) — As the coronavirus outbreak continues to spread across the country, ... telemedicine visits — which allow patients to have an appointment with their doctor from the comfort

Is it safe to see a dermatologist now?

Patient safety remains a top priority for dermatologists ... To help patients safely get the care they need, dermatologists and their staff have made some changes to in-office appointments. ... As medical offices re-open during the coronavirus era, patients are wondering, "Is it safe to get in-office care?" Dermatologists understand

Kenneth J. Tomecki, MD, FAAD, assumes presidency of the American Academy of Dermatology

ROSEMONT, III (March 24, 2021) — Today, board-certified dermatologist Kenneth J. Tomecki, MD, FAAD, will begin his one-year term as president of the American Academy of Dermatology. ... As president, Dr. Tomecki will lead the world’s largest dermatologic society, representing more than 20,000 physicians specializing in the diagnosis and medical,

Cold sores: Overview

What is a cold sore? ... A cold sore is a small blister or group of blisters that usually develop on the lip or around the mouth. Cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). ... Cold sores are also known as fever blisters or herpes simplex labialis

How to reduce flares if you have lupus

Dermatologists advocate for continued patient access to lupus medications during the COVID-19 pandemic ... ROSEMONT, Ill. (April 21, 2020) — Medications for lupus — a long-term autoimmune disease that occurs when a person’s immune system attacks different parts of their body, including their skin — are currently being explored as

How to prevent and treat common summer rashes

ROSEMONT, Ill. (August 11, 2020) — As the coronavirus continues to spread throughout the country, many people may find themselves spending more time outdoors for a much-needed change of scenery. While gardening, hiking in the woods and swimming can provide relief amid continuous social distancing measures, dermatologists from the American

Does eczema put my child at risk for infections?

Does eczema put my child at risk for infections? ... Dermatologist Amy Paller, MD, FAAD, talks about two infections common in children who have eczema. ... (A transcription of the video above.) There are two infections that we see quite a bit in our patients with eczema, and they’re both

Keratosis pilaris: Who gets and causes

Who gets keratosis pilaris? ... People of all ages and races have this common skin condition. For most people, it begins at one of the following times: ... Before 2 years of age ... During the teenage years ... Because keratosis pilaris usually begins early in life, children and teenagers

JAAD ranks No. 1 among dermatology journals

The Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology’s impact factor increases by 40% ROSEMONT, Ill. (July 13, 2021) — The ... Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology is the top peer-reviewed journal in its field, according to the 2020 impact factor rankings recently published by Clarivate’s Journal Citation Reports

Terrence A. Cronin, Jr., MD, FAAD, elected American Academy of Dermatology president for 2023

ROSEMONT, Ill. (April 21, 2021) — Florida board-certified dermatologist Terrence A. Cronin, Jr., MD, FAAD, has been elected to lead the American Academy of Dermatology. He will be installed as president-elect in March 2022 and hold the office of president for one year beginning in March 2023. ... As president,

JAAD ranks #1 among dermatology journals

The Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology’s impact factor increases by 16.5% ROSEMONT, Ill. (July 14, 2020) — The ... Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology is the top peer-reviewed journal in its field, according to the 2019 impact factor rankings recently published by the Journal Citation Reports

Mark D. Kaufmann, MD, FAAD, elected American Academy of Dermatology president for 2022

ROSEMONT, Ill. (April 15, 2020) — Board-certified dermatologist Mark D. Kaufmann, MD, FAAD, has been elected to lead the American Academy of Dermatology. He will be installed as president-elect in March 2021 and hold the office of president for one year beginning in March 2022. ... As president, Dr. Kaufmann

Bruce H. Thiers, MD, FAAD, assumes presidency of the American Academy of Dermatology

ROSEMONT, III (March 24, 2020) — Today, board-certified dermatologist Bruce H. Thiers, MD, FAAD, will begin his one-year term as president of the American Academy of Dermatology. ... As president, Dr. Thiers will lead the world’s largest dermatologic society, representing more than 20,000 physicians specializing in the diagnosis and medical,

American Academy of Dermatology Association comments on FDA proposed sunscreen rule

ROSEMONT, Ill. (Feb. 21, 2019) — Statement from AADA President Suzanne M. Olbricht, MD, FAAD Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, and dermatologists see the impact that this disease can have on patients’ lives every day. For this reason, the American Academy of Dermatology Association

Hand-foot-and-mouth disease: Tips for preventing

While there is currently no vaccine for hand-foot-and-mouth disease (HFMD), you can lower your risk of catching it. ... Hand washing can help prevent you from getting hand-foot-and-mouth disease. Frequently washing your hands can prevent you from catching so many diseases that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Itchy scalp? How to find head lice early

ROSEMONT, Ill. (Aug. 13, 2019) — Ahead of the new school year, dermatologists encourage parents to be on the lookout for these pesky critters Head lice affect about six to 12 million children, ages three to 12, each year in the United States. Although head lice are not known to

Itchy scalp? How to find head lice early

ROSEMONT, Ill. (Aug. 13, 2019) —  Ahead of the new school year, dermatologists encourage parents to be on the lookout for these pesky critters Head lice affect about six to 12 million children, ages three to 12, each year in the United States. Although head lice are not known to

What to wear to protect your skin from the sun

Ahead of the 4th of July holiday, dermatologists urge the public to #PracticeSafeSun as they head outdoors ROSEMONT, Ill. (June 30, 2020) — Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S., and nearly 20 Americans die from melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, every day. As more

American Academy of Dermatology statement on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization

Statement from Mark D. Kaufmann, president of the American Academy of Dermatology ROSEMONT, Ill. (July 18, 2022) — There is no doubt that the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in ... Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization will impact the way that board-certified dermatologists provide care for their patients. ... The

Seemal R. Desai, MD, FAAD, elected American Academy of Dermatology president for 2024

ROSEMONT, Ill. (April 18, 2022) — Texas-based board-certified dermatologist Seemal R. Desai, MD, FAAD, has been elected to lead the American Academy of Dermatology. He will be installed as president-elect in March 2023 and hold the office of president for one year beginning in March 2024. ... As president, Dr.

American Academy of Dermatology Association comments on FDA proposed sunscreen administrative order

Statement from AADA President Kenneth J. Tomecki, MD, FAAD ROSEMONT, Ill. (Sept. 24, 2021) — Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, and dermatologists see the impact of this disease on their patients and their families every day. As such, skin cancer prevention is a top

American Academy of Dermatology Association statement on sunscreen access

ROSEMONT, Ill. (May 4, 2018) — Statement from Suzanne M. Olbricht, MD, FAAD, president, American Academy of Dermatology Association The American Academy of Dermatology Association is concerned that the public’s risk of developing skin cancer could increase due to potential new restrictions in Hawaii that impact access to sunscreens with

Philadelphia physicians honored for teamwork

ROSEMONT, Ill. (Feb. 21, 2019) — Dermatologist and infectious disease specialist work together to treat patient with leprosy The American Academy of Dermatology has honored Carrie Kovarik, MD, FAAD, and Keith Hamilton, MD, as Patient Care Heroes for their collaboration to improve patient care. Both physicians teach and practice

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

10 skin care secrets for healthier-looking skin

These general skin care tips from dermatologists can benefit just about everyone. ... Apply sunscreen every day before you go outdoors. Sunscreen is the closest thing we have to a fountain of youth. It really can slow down skin aging. It can also help prevent skin cancer. Look for a

How to prepare for a telemedicine appointment

Tips from board-certified dermatologists ROSEMONT, Ill. (April 6, 2021) — Consumer demand for virtual health care has exploded during the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanks to telemedicine, patients with new concerns and those with chronic conditions can have an appointment with a board-certified physician from the comfort and safety of their homes.

Digital media kit: About the AAD

The AAD difference 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 results. ... Audience & demographics DermWorld is the voice of the American Academy

JAAD ranks no. 1 among dermatology journals

The Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology’s ... impact factor increases by 34% ROSEMONT, Ill. (July 5, 2022) — The ... Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology is the top peer-reviewed journal in its field, according to the 2021 journal impact factor rankings recently published by Clarivate’s Journal

Elizabeth K. Usher named Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer of AAD/A

ROSEMONT, Ill. (Nov. 4, 2019) – Elizabeth K. Usher, MBA, has been named executive director/chief executive officer of the American Academy of Dermatology and American Academy of Dermatology Association (AAD/A). Usher comes to the Academy from the College of American Pathologists (CAP), most recently holding the position of chief market

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The future of dermatology depends on you ... Establish your legacy by including the AAD in your will, life insurance, or other estate planning documents. This gift does not cost you anything during your lifetime, yet it allows you to ensure the AAD continues to provide a lifetime of benefits

Dermatologist explains what the monkeypox rash looks like

Most rashes that dermatologists are seeing at this time are not caused by monkeypox ... Still, it’s important for you to be aware of monkeypox and get medical care if you develop a new rash with an unknown cause. ... As reported cases of monkeypox grow, more patients are reaching

Welts on skin due to cold temperature could be hives

All content solely developed by the American Academy of Dermatology ... The American Academy of Dermatology gratefully acknowledges the support from ... Sanofi Genzyme and ... Regeneron . ... Do you develop welts or an itchy rash after you come in from the cold, especially on skin that clothing didn’t

Hives: Diagnosis and treatment

All content solely developed by the American Academy of Dermatology ... The American Academy of Dermatology gratefully acknowledges the support from ... Sanofi Genzyme and ... Regeneron . ... If you have a mild case of hives, it will likely go away in a few days. To get relief until

How to treat minor cuts

ROSEMONT, Ill. (July 10, 2018) — Cuts from a sharp knife or a piece of glass are very common. They often occur while people are preparing food, washing dishes or even crafting. All it takes is a slip of the knife or a dish breaking, and suddenly there’s blood. However,

How to care for your skin during radiation therapy

Tips from board-certified dermatologists help reduce patients’ pain and discomfort from side effects ROSEMONT, Ill. (Oct. 13, 2020) — Radiation therapy plays an important role in treating cancer. However, it can also produce some uncomfortable or even painful side effects on the skin, such as itchiness, redness, blistering and peeling.

Dermatology appointment leads to life-saving cardiac care

American Academy of Dermatology honors Dr. Christopher Bengson as national "Patient Care Hero" ROSEMONT, Ill. (November 10, 2022) — Christopher Bengson MD, MHS, FAAD, a board-certified dermatologist for the Indian Health Service in Phoenix, Ariz., and a Commander in the U.S. Public Health Service, was named an American Academy of

American Academy of Dermatology unveils new and improved website

The enhanced site showcases AAD.org’s best-in-class public content and reinforces its status as one of HealthWeb.org’s ‘Highly Recommended’ healthsites ... ROSEMONT, Ill. (Nov. 1, 2019) — During National Healthy Skin Month in November, the American Academy of Dermatology is pleased to announce a re-launch of its award-winning website to better

How to care for dry, cracked heels

Tips from board-certified dermatologists ROSEMONT, Ill. (Feb. 1, 2022) — With the winter in full swing and the cold nipping at your skin, it’s easy for your feet to become dry and cracked. While this may seem like something you have to live with until spring, dermatologists from the American

Need a clean slate? How to care for your skin after tattoo removal

ROSEMONT, Ill. (Sept. 10, 2019) — Tattoos used to be considered permanent, but thanks to advances in laser technology, dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology say today’s lasers can get rid of tattoos more safely and effectively, including removing tattoo ink with fewer treatments and treating ink colors that

Research suggests connection between excessive sweating and mental health conditions

WASHINGTON (March 1, 2019) — Hyperhidrosis associated with anxiety, depression and ADD Board-certified dermatologist Dee Anna Glaser, MD, FAAD, started noticing something concerning in her patients with hyperhidrosis, a condition that causes excessive sweating. ... "Many of them had either anxiety or depression," she says. "There were some who

Study indicates isotretinoin is not an independent risk factor for depression

WASHINGTON (March 1, 2019) — A board-certified dermatologist can help acne patients determine the best treatment option for them Acne is the most common skin condition in the U.S., affecting up to 50 million Americans annually, and it can have negative effects on patients’ mental health, including reduced self-confidence, anxiety

Statement from American Academy of Dermatology President Mark Kaufmann in support of Iranian protestors

Statement from AAD President Mark Kaufmann, MD, FAAD ROSEMONT, Ill. (November 18, 2022) — The American Academy of Dermatology stands in solidarity with our Iranian members and their countrywomen and men who are facing violence and repression in response to protests against the Iranian government’s oppressive policies. Our hearts are

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

AAD continues to stand in support of the people of Ukraine

Statement from AAD President Mark Kaufmann, MD, FAAD ROSEMONT, Ill. (April 15, 2022) - As the war in Ukraine approaches the two-month mark, the American Academy of Dermatology expresses its continued solidarity with our Ukrainian members and their patients. We applaud the efforts of dermatologists and our sister organizations, the

American Academy of Dermatology statement on wearing a cloth face mask

Statement attributable to AAD President Bruce H. Thiers, MD, FAAD ROSEMONT, Ill. (July 29, 2020) — "The American Academy of Dermatology supports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendation to wear a cloth face covering in public settings and when around people who don’t live in your household, especially

Webinar digital advertising

Industry Showcase Webinar Series ... AAD responsibility Advertiser webinars will be limited to one per month; scheduled in accordance with Academy marketing webinars. ... Webinars will be offered free to AAD members. ... There will be an advertising fee charged for each webinar. ... Webinars will be no longer than

AAD Cares

AAD programs and services make a difference in the lives of thousands of individuals across the country and around the world. Our community outreach initiatives positively impact children and underserved communities, as well as raise awareness of skin cancer prevention and detection and the importance of seeing a dermatologist. Your

Kevin’s personal story

At the end of January 2016, my family took a two-day trip to the Great Wolf Lodge in the Poconos for my daughter’s 4th birthday. While in the wave pool with my daughter, a woman tapped me on the shoulder and told me she was a dermatologist and that I

Texas dermatologist recognized for improving the quality of life of a child with rare condition

American Academy of Dermatology honors Dr. John Browning as national "Patient Care Hero" ROSEMONT, Ill. (November 30, 2022) — Board-certified dermatologist John Browning MD, FAAD, FAAP, adjunct associate professor of pediatrics and dermatology at UT Health in San Antonio, was named an American Academy of Dermatology Patient Care Hero for

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.

Psoriasis treatment: Coal tar

Prescribing coal tar: Dermatologists have been prescribing coal tar for more than 100 years to treat psoriasis. ... You’ll find many psoriasis treatments that contain coal tar. Some you can buy without a prescription. Treatments that contain coal tar include solutions that you add to a bath, foams, shampoos, and

Eczema treatment: Topical calcineurin inhibitors (TCIs) for children

When is this medicine prescribed? ... Your child’s dermatologist may prescribe this medicine when corticosteroids stop working, fail to work, or are not a good option for your child. ... Pronounce: cal-see-neur-in Why do dermatologists prescribe TCIs for eczema? ... When applied to eczema, this medicine can reduce the: ...

Hair loss types: Alopecia areata causes

What causes alopecia areata? ... Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease. This means that your immune system mistakenly attacks a part of your body. ... When you have alopecia areata, cells in your immune system surround and attack your hair follicles (the part of your body that makes hair). This

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

Research demonstrates potential of platelet-rich plasma therapy for hair loss

WASHINGTON (March 1, 2019) — Board-certified dermatologists can help patients determine the best treatment option for them Tens of millions of people in the U.S. experience hair loss, which can have a significant impact on patients’ quality of life. There is more hope on the horizon, however, as a growing

How to treat keratosis pilaris at home

Tips from board-certified dermatologists to help clear tiny, rough-feeling bumps on the arms and thighs ROSEMONT, Ill. (June 24, 2021) — The start of summer means more tank tops and shorts, and for some people, a pesky new skin condition they may not have noticed before. ... Keratosis pilaris causes

How to prevent and treat dry, chapped lips

Tips from board-certified dermatologists ROSEMONT, Ill. (Jan. 26, 2021) — For many people, winter skin probably conjures up images of dry, cracked hands, flaky skin, and windburn. However, the lips can be affected too. And while it may seem that dry, cracked lips are something you have to live with

How to prevent hair damage from a weave or extensions

ROSEMONT, Ill. (March 10, 2020) — For many women, wearing a weave or extensions is a great way to switch up their hairstyle, adding length, volume and even color. However, while these hairstyles offer a range of possibilities, dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology say wearing them can damage

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

How to check your nails for melanoma

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month ROSEMONT, Ill. (May 11, 2021) — When checking the body for signs of skin cancer, many people may only think to check their skin. However, it’s important to check the nails, too. Although rare, skin cancer, including melanoma — the deadliest form of skin

American Academy of Dermatology shares hand washing tips amid COVID-19

Dermatologists encourage the public to moisturize after hand washing to prevent dry skin and infections ... ROSEMONT, Ill. (March 19, 2020) — As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to climb, health officials have been urging Americans to wash their hands at every opportunity. Hand washing is critical to the

How to care for facial hair

Tips from board-certified dermatologists ROSEMONT, Ill. (Dec. 15, 2021) — For many, the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in less shaving and more beard-growing. However, how does one properly groom facial hair? According to dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology, healthy-looking facial hair starts with healthy skin. With the right skin

How to remove unwanted hair using a cream, lotion or gel

Tips from board-certified dermatologists ROSEMONT, Ill. (Sept. 14, 2021) — As temperatures remain high across the country, removing unwanted body hair is still top of mind for many; however, shaving may have started to feel tedious. Fortunately, there are options besides shaving or waxing. According to board-certified dermatologists from the

American Academy of Dermatology installs new officers and board members

ROSEMONT, Ill (March 24, 2021) — Today, the American Academy of Dermatology installed two new officers and four new directors to its ... Board of Directors . The AAD’s new officers and board members will lead the world’s largest dermatologic society, representing more than 20,000 physicians specializing in the diagnosis

American Academy of Dermatology installs new officers and board members

ROSEMONT, Ill (March 24, 2020) — Today, the American Academy of Dermatology installed two new officers and five new directors to its ... Board of Directors . The AAD’s new officers and board members will lead the world’s largest dermatologic society, representing more than 20,000 physicians specializing in the diagnosis

American Academy of Dermatology’s statement on the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s report on environmental impact of currently marketed sunscreens and potential human impacts of changes in sunscreen usage

Statement from Mark D. Kaufmann, MD, FAAD, president of the American Academy of Dermatology ROSEMONT, Ill. (Aug. 9, 2022) — The American Academy of Dermatology supports the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s recommendation that the U.S. EPA conducts an ecological risk assessment of UV filters to characterize possible

Genital warts: Who gets and causes

All content solely developed by the American Academy of Dermatology ... The American Academy of Dermatology gratefully acknowledges the support from ... PharmaDerm . ... Who gets genital warts? ... Anyone who has sex can get human papillomavirus (HPV), the virus that causes genital warts. At least half of people

How to treat acne

Board-certified dermatologist offers skin care advice to help you get the best results from your acne treatment ROSEMONT, Ill. (November 17, 2022) — Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States, affecting up to 50 million Americans annually. As your body’s largest organ, it’s important to take

Artificial intelligence shows promise for skin cancer detection

WASHINGTON (March 1, 2019) — While technology needs further development, it could be a useful tool to support dermatologists’ diagnoses The same technology that suggests friends for you to tag in photos on social media could provide an exciting new tool to help dermatologists diagnose skin cancer. While artificial intelligence

How to break a sweat without causing acne

ROSEMONT, Ill. (Jan. 14, 2020) — Those hitting the gym on account of their New Year’s resolutions are likely reaping the benefits, including improved overall health and mood. However, gymgoers may also find that their skin is breaking out more than usual, putting a damper on that post-workout glow. According

Board-certified dermatologist shares how visible light impacts the skin

ROSEMONT, Ill. (April 23, 2021) — Visible light is all around us. From nature’s sunlight to artificial light sources from ceiling lights, our phones, computer screens and TVs, we may be exposed to more visible light than ever before, but what does that mean for our skin? ... At the

Board-certified dermatologist warns consumers about the dangers of skin bleaching to achieve a lighter complexion

The increasingly popular trend can have harmful and sometimes permanent side effects. ROSEMONT, Ill. (April 23, 2021) — Despite the potential dangers of skin bleaching products, the global market for skin lighteners last year was estimated at $8.6 billion. ... 1 ... With the market projected to reach $12.3 billion

Pathways: Inclusivity in Dermatology to increase number of Black, Latino, and Indigenous physicians in dermatology

American Academy of Dermatology collaboration with Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health and the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson will double representation in next 5 years. ROSEMONT, Ill. (March 23, 2022) — People of color often face unequal access to health care and experience poorer outcomes across the health

How to care for your baby's delicate skin, hair, and nails

Tips from board-certified dermatologists ROSEMONT, Ill. (Oct. 26, 2021) — Bringing home a new baby is a time of joy and excitement. However, caring for them can be overwhelming — even for experienced parents. Fortunately, dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology say five simple tips can help make caring

5 tips to improve nail psoriasis at home

ROSEMONT, Ill. (June 11, 2020) — ... Approximately 7.5 million people in the U.S. have psoriasis, a chronic inflammatory disease that mostly affects the skin and joints but could also affect the nails. According to dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology, most people who have plaque psoriasis — the

How to treat deep, painful pimples

ROSEMONT, Ill. (Sept. 11, 2018) — ... 8 Do’s and Don’ts from Dermatologists If you’ve ever gone to bed with clear skin and woken up with a massive, painful pimple on your face, you’re not alone. According to dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology, acne is the most common

How to bathe a newborn: tips from dermatologists

ROSEMONT, Ill. (July. 9, 2019) — For many parents, bringing home a baby is a happy and exciting time. However, it can also be daunting — especially the thought of bathing this tiny, fragile human. Yet with a little practice, say dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology, bathing your

Imiquimod: Skin cancer treatment FAQs

Will imiquimod cure me? ... Many patients see actinic keratoses (AKs) and the earliest form of basal cell cancer clear. This medicine also destroys ... genital warts . ... Some patients, however, continue to get new AKs, skin cancers, or genital warts. Imiquimod can destroy a tumor or wart —

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

10 tips for clearing acne in darker skin tones

How to treat acne in skin of color ... For people with skin of color, acne is often accompanied by dark spots or patches called hyperpigmentation. Fortunately, there are plenty of things people with skin of color can do at home to help clear their acne, as well as the

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.

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

2020 Virtual Camp Discovery: Activities and videos

Ted Danson welcomes campers ... Actor and producer Ted Danson, welcomes campers to the AAD's 2020 Virtual Camp Discovery. ... Hall-of-Famer Mariano Rivera welcomes campers ... Hall-of-Famer Mariano Rivera, a former professional baseball pitcher who played 19 seasons in Major League Baseball for the New York Yankees, welcomes the AAD's

Botulinum toxin therapy: Overview

Before treatment: This woman disliked her deep frown lines. ... Also called  botulinum rejuvenation Brand names: Botox® Cosmetic, Dysport®, MYOBLOC®, and XEOMIN®  ... When you look in the mirror, do you see deep frown lines? These lines bother many people.   ... To diminish these lines, many choose botulinum toxin

How to treat boils and styes

How to treat boils and styes ... Boils are pus-filled skin infections that occur around a hair follicle or oil gland. This causes a red, painful lump to form as pus collects under the skin. A boil that occurs on the eyelid is called a stye. ... To treat a

New monkeypox registry established

Health professionals encouraged to submit data on the skin symptoms of the disease and the vaccine to improve patient care ROSEMONT, Ill. (August 23, 2022) — The World Health Organization and the White House have declared the growing monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency, with the Centers for Disease Control

Feeling stressed? It can show in your skin, hair, and nails

Board-certified dermatologist provides the latest information on how mind body practices can help skin and hair conditions VANCOUVER, BC. (July 21, 2022) — Stress is a part of life. Whether your stressors are small or large, they can impact both your mental and physical well-being. While we can’t completely remove

New American Academy of Dermatology survey finds one-third of Americans fail basic quiz on skin cancer and sun exposure

In recognition of Skin Cancer Awareness Month in May, dermatologists share how the public can #PracticeSafeSun to reduce their risk of skin cancer ROSEMONT, Ill. (April 27, 2021) — In a recent survey of 1,000 U.S. adults, the American Academy of Dermatology found that one-third of Americans lack a basic

The latest in sun protection

New sunscreens now match a person’s skin tone without leaving a visible white film on the skin BOSTON, MA (March 25, 2022) — Throughout the years, sunscreens have evolved to meet the public’s needs. These innovations have included improved protection from sunburn and skin aging, as well as specific formulas

How to prevent premature skin aging

Tips from board-certified dermatologists ROSEMONT, Ill. (Feb. 25, 2021) — As people age, it’s natural to experience thinner, drier skin and an increase in wrinkles and other signs of aging. However, sometimes one’s environment and lifestyle choices can cause the skin to age prematurely. Although there is no way to

Skin reactions to COVID-19 and its vaccines

Board-certified dermatologist provides the latest information on how COVID and its vaccines affect people’s skin BOSTON, MA (March 25, 2022) —When the pandemic began, everything about COVID-19 was new and unknown, including the correlation between COVID and the skin. Thanks to a comprehensive COVID-19 dermatology registry, dermatologists now have gathered

New research focuses on a growing pandemic problem — “zoom dysmorphia”

A board-certified dermatologist explains how the shift to remote work and socializing increased negative self-perceptions. ROSEMONT, Ill. (April 23, 2021) — During the pandemic, there was a shift to remote work, and demand for video conferencing increased. Zoom estimates daily meeting participants grew from approximately 10 million in December 2019

Dermatologists address responsible opioid prescribing practices in new guidelines

Recommendations suggest that opioids are not routinely needed for pain management after most dermatologic procedures, and minimizing their use helps improve patient care and safety ... ROSEMONT, Ill. (Nov. 18, 2019) — According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), overdose

6 curly hair tips from dermatologists

Tips from board-certified dermatologists ROSEMONT, Ill. (June 30, 2022) — As people shed their winter hats in favor of warmer temperatures, letting their hair flow freely, having the right hair care routine is important. According to dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology, people with curly or tightly coiled hair

Finding the right treatments for genetic hair loss

Early diagnosis and treatment can prevent hereditary hair loss from worsening and regrow hair, says board-certified dermatologist. VANCOUVER, BC. (July 21, 2022) — Hereditary hair loss, also known as androgenetic alopecia or pattern hair loss, is the most common form of hair loss in both men and women, affecting millions

American Academy of Dermatology elects new officers, board members

ROSEMONT, Ill. (April 15, 2020) — The American Academy of Dermatology has announced the results of its annual election. The Academy’s new officers and board members will lead the world’s largest dermatologic society, representing more than 20,500 physicians who specialize in the diagnosis and medical, surgical, and cosmetic treatment of

Makeup tips for acne-prone skin

As the holidays approach, dermatologists say it’s okay for acne patients to wear makeup ...  ... ROSEMONT, Ill. (Dec. 10, 2019) — ... Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States, affecting up to 50 million Americans annually. Since acne-prone skin is sensitive, people with acne

Whole body cryotherapy can be hazardous to your skin

Woman entering a whole body cryotherapy chamber. ... Whole body cryotherapy (WBC) involves exposing your body to subzero temperatures for 2 to 4 minutes while nearly naked. Temperatures can exceed -200° Fahrenheit. ... If you’re wondering why anyone would do this, most people try it for the alleged health benefits.

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

How do dermatologists control eczema?

Control begins with a treatment plan created for your child’s needs. ... While the treatment plan will be tailored to your child’s needs, it is likely to include 4 parts: ... Skin care (baths and moisturizer) ... Medicine (as needed) ... Coping strategies (manage itch, stress, and other issues) ...

American Academy of Dermatology statement on the dangers of ultraviolet exposure

ROSEMONT, Ill. (April 24, 2020) — ... Statement attributable to AAD President Bruce H. Thiers, MD, FAAD "There is no evidence to support the recent speculation that traditional ultraviolet exposure is an effective treatment for COVID-19. This misinformation may encourage the public to seek UV radiation from the sun and

Virtual Camp Discovery 2021

We are excited to welcome you to Virtual Camp Discovery! The staff at Camp Knutson have been busy planning these camp sessions for you and we know they will be tons of fun! On these calls you can expect to play games, do an art project, laugh a lot, see

Good Skin Knowledge youth education campaign

Good Skin Knowledge youth education ... Welcome to the American Academy of Dermatology’s youth education campaign, Good Skin Knowledge. The goal is to teach young people the facts about common skin, hair, and nail conditions. Misunderstanding can lead to teasing and bullying, which is associated with anxiety and depression. ...

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

Skin cancer types: Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans self-care

Tips for managing dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) ... Findings from research studies suggest that patients treated for dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) should: ... Keep all follow-up appointments with your doctors. This skin cancer can return after treatment. If DFSP returns, it usually returns within 3 years of treatment. DFSP can return later,

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,

National healthy skin month: dermatologists provide tips on caring for your skin, hair, and nails

Board-certified dermatologists remind patients that skin, hair, and nail care routines are a key to health ROSEMONT, Ill. (October 25, 2022) — In recognition of National Healthy Skin Month in November, board-certified dermatologists are providing their top tips for caring for your skin, hair, and nails. ... These seven tips

New AAD survey: Only a third of Americans are concerned about skin cancer despite nearly 70% having at least one risk factor

Board-certified dermatologists urge everyone to #PracticeSafeSun, particularly individuals with a greater risk for developing skin cancer ROSEMONT, Ill. (June 15, 2021) — With the first day of summer right around the corner, many Americans will increasingly head to the beach or water parks to cool down, but will they turn

How to care for your skin during menopause

ROSEMONT, Ill. (Feb. 11, 2020) — By the time they reach menopause — which officially begins one year after a woman’s last period — many women think they have their lives figured out. Careers are well established; children are grown and independent; and there’s more time for leisure and self-care.

How to treat acne in skin of color

Tips from board-certified dermatologists ROSEMONT, Ill. (Sept. 10, 2020) — Acne affects up to 50 million Americans annually, including people of all skin types and complexions. For people with skin of color, acne is often accompanied by dark spots or patches called hyperpigmentation. Fortunately, dermatologists from the American Academy of

New American Academy of Dermatology survey finds most Americans know sun protection is important, yet many aren't protecting themselves

In recognition of Skin Cancer Awareness Month in May, dermatologists remind the public to #PracticeSafeSun to reduce their risk of skin cancer ... ROSEMONT, Ill. (April 28, 2020) — As more Americans head outdoors for warmer weather and fresh air amid "shelter-in-place" measures, dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology

Molluscum contagiosum: Tips for managing

Reduce risk of spreading molluscum ... When one child has molluscum bumps, you can reduce the risk of another child getting molluscum by: 1) bathing the children separately, and 2) using different towels to dry each child. ... While molluscum contagiosum rarely causes pain and will eventually clear on its

Hand-foot-and-mouth disease: Who gets and causes

Who gets hand-foot-and-mouth disease? ... Infants and children younger than 5 years of age are most likely to get hand-foot-and-mouth disease (HFMD) ... 1 ... . The disease is common in this age group because it takes time for the human body to develop immunity to the viruses that cause

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

Acne: Diagnosis and treatment

How to apply topical acne medication ... Today, there are many effective treatments for acne. To get the greatest benefit from topical acne medications, follow these tips from board-certified dermatologists. ... Do you continue to break out despite having tried several acne treatments? Are you convinced that nothing’s going to

AADA responds to USPSTF recommendation on skin cancer prevention counseling

ROSEMONT, Ill. (March 20, 2018) — Statement from Suzanne M. Olbricht, MD, FAAD, president, American Academy of Dermatology Association The American Academy of Dermatology Association commends the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force for addressing the importance of skin cancer prevention counseling, particularly in our youngest, most vulnerable patients. We

American Academy of Dermatology comments on recent study on absorption of sunscreen ingredients

ROSEMONT, Ill. (May 6, 2019) — Statement from AAD President George J. Hruza, MD, MBA, FAAD The study “Effect of Sunscreen Application Under Maximal Use Conditions on Plasma Concentration of Sunscreen Active Ingredients" published in the ... Journal of the American Medical Association addresses an important question about the potential

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 $1,000 to non-profit and community-based organizations in underserved areas to deliver

How to treat minor cuts

How to treat minor cuts ... Cuts from a sharp knife or a piece of glass are very common. Fortunately, most can be safely treated at home with a few simple steps. To treat a minor cut, follow these tips from board-certified dermatologists. ... Cuts from a sharp knife or

Telemedicine: Follow-up care after your appointment

What should I expect after my telemedicine appointment? ... After your telemedicine appointment, ... ask your dermatologist how they will follow up with you. They might call you or send you messages in another way. Ask your dermatologist if they have a patient portal, where they may send you messages

Mailing lists

AAD's list is direct ... The official mailing list of members of the American Academy of Dermatology is available exclusively from the American Academy of Dermatology Association (AADA). ... Mailing lists ... The Academy's membership list is more current and accurate than any other dermatology list available in the market.

How to treat corns and calluses

How to treat corns and calluses ... Corns and calluses are hard, thickened areas of skin that form as a result of friction or pressure on the skin. Corns and calluses develop naturally to help protect the skin underneath them. To treat corns and calluses, dermatologists recommend the following tips.

Cold sores: Who gets and causes

Who gets cold sores? ... The virus that causes cold sores is very contagious, so many people get cold sores. ... In the United States, people usually get this virus when they are a child. Getting kissed by someone who has a cold sore is often how a child catches

6 skin care tips that dermatologists use themselves

November is National Healthy Skin Month ... ROSEMONT, Ill. (Oct. 29, 2019) — Board-certified dermatologists are experts when it comes to the skin, hair and nails, diagnosing and treating more than 3,000 diseases and conditions, including skin cancer, acne, psoriasis and eczema. They also help patients address their cosmetic concerns,

Illinois dermatologist organizes local effort to vaccinate frontline health care workers

American Academy of Dermatology honors Dr. Amy J. Derick as National "Patient Care Hero" ROSEMONT, Ill. (June 2, 2021) — Local board-certified dermatologist Amy J. Derick, MD, FAAD, was honored as a ... Patient Care Hero by the American Academy of Dermatology for her efforts to improve access to COVID-19

American Academy of Dermatology comments on follow-up study on absorption of sunscreen ingredients

ROSEMONT, Ill. (Jan. 21, 2020) — ... Statement from AAD President George J. Hruza, MD, MBA, FAAD A follow-up study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association builds upon previous research aiming to assess whether, and to what extent, certain ... chemical sunscreen ingredients are absorbed into

The American Academy of Dermatology statement on the safety of sunscreen

ROSEMONT, Ill. (May. 22, 2019) — Statement attributable to AAD/AADA President George J. Hruza, MD, MBA, FAAD "Recent accounts of the Food and Drug Administration’s proposed sunscreen rule incorrectly suggest that many sunscreens currently on the market do not meet safety requirements of the FDA. In fact, only two ingredients

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

Mel’s personal story

My parents took us camping a lot but did not understand the importance of having sun tan lotion. Even in my twenties, I would be so focused on bicycling to the goal I forgot to re-apply my cheap sun lotion every two hours. On a horseback riding trip I got

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

Dermatologists warn consumers about the dangers of buying cosmetic injectables — such as fillers — online

Research underscores harmful and serious side effects associated with purchasing unregulated filler, neurotoxin products on e-commerce sites ROSEMONT, Ill. (September 15, 2020) — You might do a lot of your shopping online, but there are some items dermatologists say you shouldn’t shop for virtually: cosmetic injectables, like fillers and neurotoxins.

New AAD survey: 74% of parents today say they worry about sun protection more with their children than their parents did with them

ROSEMONT, Ill. (June 16, 2020) — With Father’s Day approaching, dermatologists are giving parents two thumbs up for keeping sun protection top of mind for their families. According to a new survey from the American Academy of Dermatology, 74% of parents today say they worry about sun protection more with

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

Massachusetts dermatologist establishes COVID-19 vaccination site for school nurses

American Academy of Dermatology recognizes Dr. Louis Kuchnir as National "Patient Care Hero" ROSEMONT, Ill. (June 2, 2021) — Local board-certified dermatologist Louis Kuchnir, MD, FAAD, was honored as an American Academy of Dermatology ... Patient Care Hero for establishing a COVID-19 vaccination site in Marlborough, Mass. for school nurses

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

2020 AAD Annual Meeting canceled due to COVID-19 outbreak

ROSEMONT, Ill. (March 10, 2020) — ... Statement from AAD President George J. Hruza, MD, MBA, FAAD As the outbreak of COVID-19 has been developing worldwide, the American Academy of Dermatology’s Executive Leadership has been closely tracking its impact within the global dermatology community. We have been monitoring daily recommendations

New Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology paper highlights research into certain sunscreen ingredients

ROSEMONT, Ill. (July 5, 2018) — AAD reminds public that sun protection remains important for skin cancer prevention An article published today in the ... Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology reviews the available research into chemical ultraviolet filters found in U.S. sunscreens. ... This paper comes in the

Are your hair-care products causing breakouts?

The oils in hair care products can cause tiny breakouts along your hairline and forehead. ... Do you have tiny bumps along your hairline, the upper part of your forehead, or both? Have you noticed tiny bumps along the back of your neck? ... The culprit may be your hair

Hand-foot-and-mouth diseases: Signs and symptoms

Signs and symptoms in children ... A child with hand-foot-and-mouth disease can often develop reddish spots on the soles of feet and palms of hands, which quickly turn into bumps or blisters. ... When a child gets hand-foot-and-mouth disease (HFMD), most signs and symptoms clear within 7 to 10 days.

Diabetes and your skin

Dermatologist explains how diabetes affects the skin and the importance of proper skin care ROSEMONT, Ill. (November 2, 2022) — Your skin is a window to your overall health, and what happens on your skin is often an indicator of what’s happening inside your body. Skin, hair, and nail conditions

Largest study of skin cancer prevention in American Indians and Alaskan natives shows UV protection lacking

Use of tanning beds and inadequate sun protection increases skin cancer risk ROSEMONT, Ill. (August 16, 2022) — Ultraviolet (UV) protection from the sun and avoiding indoor tanning play an important role in reducing a person’s risk for skin cancer — the most common cancer in the U.S. and one

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.

American Academy of Dermatology survey shows Gen Z sun protection, tanning knowledge lacking

Board-certified dermatologist shares personal cancer diagnosis and sun protection habits to encourage younger generations like Gen Z to practice safe sun ROSEMONT, Ill. (June 28, 2022) — A recent American Academy of Dermatology survey of more than 1,000 U.S. adults revealed that many Generation Z adults, ages 18-25, are not

Jennifer’s personal story

My name is Jennifer Kowatch. I am 28 years old. I was diagnosed with (stage IIB) melanoma on September 1, 2009, when I was 24 years old. ... I had been noticing this lump at the top of my back, near my neck, for a while. It didn't really look

Nearly $40,000 raised for skin cancer prevention and detection through "Skin Cancer, Take a Hike!™"

ROSEMONT, Ill. (Oct. 14 2019) — This fall, a group of skin cancer advocates and their families and friends in both Chicago and Phoenix hiked three miles to say " ... Skin Cancer, Take a Hike! " Together, they raised nearly $40,000 for SPOT Skin Cancer™ benefiting the American Academy

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. ...

MD Anderson dermatologist & oncologist collaborate to treat vitiligo

American Academy of Dermatology honors Dr. Anisha Patel as National "Patient Care Hero" ROSEMONT, Ill. (Dec. 13, 2021)  — Houston board-certified dermatologist Anisha Patel, MD, FAAD, was named a ... Patient Care Hero by the American Academy of Dermatology for collaborating to treat a patient who developed a complex skin condition

Dermatologist brings needed specialty care to the Mississippi Delta

ROSEMONT, Ill. (April 12, 2019) — American Academy of Dermatology Honors Dr. Robert Brodell for Establishing Free Clinic The American Academy of Dermatology has honored Robert T. Brodell, MD, FAAD, as a Patient Care Hero for working with colleagues at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Oxford to open

Chicago physicians honored for teamwork by American Academy of Dermatology

ROSEMONT, Ill. (July 15, 2019) — Dermatologist and sleep neurologist lead multidisciplinary clinic treating patients with eczema The American Academy of Dermatology has honored dermatologist Jonathan Silverberg, MD, PhD, MPH, FAAD, and sleep neurologist Hrayr Attarian, MD, as  ... Patient Care Heroes  for teaming up to provide coordinated, multidisciplinary care

How to clean your makeup brushes

ROSEMONT, Ill. (Dec. 11, 2018) — According to dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology, dirty makeup brushes can wreak havoc on the skin. In addition to collecting product residue, dirt and oil, makeup brushes are a breeding ground for bacteria. This could compromise your complexion—in the form of acne

Wisconsin physicians honored for cross specialty collaboration to advance skin cancer treatment

Doctors at the University of Wisconsin implemented a coordinated, multidisciplinaryapproach to skin cancer treatment ROSEMONT, Ill. (Sept. 18, 2019) — The American Academy of Dermatology has honored dermatologist Gloria Xu, MD, PhD, FAAD, and oncologist Mark Albertini, MD, as Patient Care Heroes for their leadership in launching a melanoma tumor

Taking isotretinoin during the coronavirus pandemic

Having trouble getting your acne medication? ... The AADA is advocating to find a solution to help patients get the isotretinoin they need. Patients can help us by sharing their stories. ... Share your story Taking isotretinoin during the coronavirus pandemic ... Telemedicine and regulation changes allow patients to continue

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. ...

Nail fungus: Who gets and causes

Who gets nail fungus? ... Nail fungus is common, and anyone can get it. However, some people have a higher risk of developing a fungal nail infection. Your age, health, and even your lifestyle can increase your risk. ... Age. The risk of developing a fungal nail infection increases with

Survey: 60% of Americans say they have gotten sunburned so badly their clothes were uncomfortable

Dermatologists urge Americans to #PracticeSafeSun to reduce their risk of skin cancer, the most common cancer in the U.S. ... ROSEMONT, Ill. (May 18, 2020) ... — Memorial Day — long considered the unofficial start of summer in the U.S. — is quickly approaching, and dermatologists from the American Academy

How to care for your skin in your 60s and 70s

During our 60s and 70s, skin can feel dry and irritated. This happens for many reasons, including that skin is thinner and loses water more easily. Medications and medical conditions can also play a role. ... There is good news. The right skin care can improve how your skin feels

How to care for your skin during and after radiation therapy

How to care for your skin during radiation therapy ... Radiation therapy plays an important role in treating cancer. However, it can also produce some uncomfortable or even painful side effects on the skin, such as itchiness, redness, blistering, and peeling. ... To take care of your skin during radiation

Reducing skin-related side effects of targeted cancer therapies

NEW YORK (July 25, 2019) — When board-certified dermatologists help prepare patients for treatment, outcomes improve While a new wave of drugs used in common cancer therapies are helping patients fight cancer, they also produce side effects that can affect patients’ hair, skin and nails. These side effects can greatly

Ohio dermatologist aims to protect youth from tanning bed dangers

American Academy of Dermatology honors Dr. Shannon Trotter as National "Patient Care Hero" ROSEMONT, Ill. (April 13, 2022) - Ohio board-certified dermatologist Shannon Trotter, DO, FAOCD, FAAD, was honored as an American Academy of Dermatology ... Patient Care Hero for her efforts to protect teenagers from the dangers of tanning

National Healthy Skin Month: Dermatologists encourage regular skin checks

Board-certified dermatologists remind patients that routine skin self-exams are key to health. ROSEMONT, Ill. (Nov. 11, 2021)  — The American Academy of Dermatology highlights the importance of regular skin self-exams during National Healthy Skin Month this November. These exams help catch serious conditions early when they are most treatable. ... Research

Springfield dermatologist recognized for extraordinary efforts during COVID-19 pandemic

Dr. Sacharitha Bowers played key role in developing and sharing tailored information for Black community members Rosemont, Ill. (Nov. 16, 2020) – The American Academy of Dermatology named board-certified dermatologist Sacharitha Bowers, MD, FAAD, a Patient Care Hero for her role in addressing disparities in care related to COVID-19 in

Florida dermatologist recognized for treatment of Vietnam veteran

Helping America’s military heroes ... Dr. Cyndi Yag-Howard receives national Patient Care Hero award Rosemont, Ill. (Oct. 27, 2020) —The American Academy of Dermatology named board-certified dermatologist Cyndi Yag-Howard, MD, FAAD, a ... Patient Care Hero for her work treating veterans with serious service-related skin conditions. ... Jack Cooper of

Dermatologist saves South Florida man’s life with early diagnosis of lung cancer

Skin reveals many things ... Dr. Brittany Smirnov receives national Patient Care Hero award Rosemont, Ill. (Oct. 27, 2020) – The American Academy of Dermatology named board-certified dermatologist Brittany Smirnov, DO, FAAD, a ... Patient Care Hero for her role in diagnosing and treating a patient with stage IV metastatic

American Academy of Dermatology honors Detroit physician Iltefat H. Hamzavi with national “Patient Care Hero” award

Rosemont, Ill. (September 17, 2020) – The American Academy of Dermatology has named board-certified dermatologist Iltefat H. Hamzavi, MD, FAAD, a ... Patient Care Hero for his innovative use of light therapy to sanitize masks needed by frontline health care workers. ... The COVID-19 pandemic caused a shortage of the

Phoenix dermatologist and oncologist honored for providing collaborative care to patient with rare cancer

American Academy of Dermatology recognizes Drs. Lindsay Ackerman and Craig Reeder with national ... "Patient Care Hero" awards ... ROSEMONT, Ill (March 26, 2020) — The American Academy of Dermatology has named board-certified dermatologist Lindsay Ackerman, MD, FAAD, and hematologist/oncologist Craig Reeder, MD, as ... Patient Care Heroes for their

How to prevent common skin infections at the gym

ROSEMONT, Ill. (Jan. 8, 2019) — As more people flock to the gym for their New Year’s resolutions, dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology are offering words of caution for gym members. While working out has many benefits, including weight control, disease prevention and even mood improvement, germs can

American Academy of Dermatology PSA highlights dangers of tanning

ROSEMONT, Ill. (May 22, 2018) — Teenage girls encouraged to reduce their skin cancer risk by protecting themselves from harmful UV rays As Memorial Day signals the unofficial start of summer, many teen girls will be eager to get out of school and spend time outside — and some

Boston doctors honored for pediatric cancer teamwork

ROSEMONT, Ill. (May. 20, 2019) — Dermatologist and oncologist collaborate in the care of pediatric stem cell transplant patients The American Academy of Dermatology has honored oncologist Jennifer Whangbo, MD, PhD, and dermatologist Jennifer Huang, MD, FAAD, as ... Patient Care Heroes for their collaboration in caring for pediatric stem

Norfolk dermatologist recognized for increasing accessibility for patients

Eastern Virginia Medical School Dermatology’s Dr. Abby Van Voorhees receives national honor from the American Academy of Dermatology ... Rosemont, Ill . – The American Academy of Dermatology has honored board-certified dermatologist Abby Van Voorhees, MD, FAAD, as a Patient Care Hero for her leadership at the Rapid Access Clinic

About Camp Discovery

AAD Camp Discovery ... Camp Discovery offers kids living with skin disease a one-of-a-kind experience. Every summer, the AAD sponsors six weeks of camp in five locations where everyone can experience activities such as fishing, swimming, archery, horseback riding, nature trails, and just plain fun! ... Camp Discovery was founded

New survey reveals public confusion about risks of tanning and sunburns

American Academy of Dermatology Survey Shows Large Increase in People Getting Tans and Sunburns in 2021 ROSEMONT, Ill. (May 24, 2022) — A recent American Academy of Dermatology survey of more than 1,000 U.S. adults revealed a significant increase in both tanning and number of sunburns in 2021 compared to

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

DIY treatment for 5 common beard problems

Whether your beard is close-cropped or full and bushy, skin problems can develop beneath it. With this expert advice from dermatologists, you can often treat five of the most common problems at home. ... Beard acne ... When you grow a beard, your beard hairs trap oil from your skin,

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

Microneedling: experienced hands can improve the face

SAN DIEGO (Feb. 16, 2018) — Treatment from a trained doctor provides better results than at-home devices When it comes to microneedling, not all treatments are created equal. At-home devices won’t provide the same effects as an in-office treatment from a board-certified dermatologist. ... "Microneedling that delivers significant, long-lasting

Yale dermatologist uses innovative treatment to treat child with severe alopecia

American Academy of Dermatology honors Dr. Brett King as National "Patient Care Hero" ROSEMONT, Ill. (April 18, 2022) - Connecticut board-certified dermatologist Brett King MD, PhD, FAAD, was named an American Academy of Dermatology ... Patient Care Hero for pioneering an innovative new treatment for severe dermatologic conditions that are

Brooklyn dermatologist bridges digital divide to help patients at safety-net hospital

American Academy of Dermatology honors Dr. Shoshana Marmon as National "Patient Care Hero" ROSEMONT, Ill. (Nov. 16, 2021)  — Brooklyn board-certified dermatologist Shoshana Marmon, MD, PhD, FAAD, was honored as an American Academy of Dermatology ... Patient Care Hero for providing safe, accessible care to patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

D.C. dermatologist plays leading role in COVID-19 testing for vulnerable communities

Ensuring access to testing amid the pandemic American Academy of Dermatology honors Dr. Ginette Okoye with national "Patient Care Hero" award The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) named board-certified dermatologist Ginette Okoye, MD, FAAD, a ... Patient Care Hero for establishing a dedicated COVID-19 community testing site in a historically

More than $41,000 raised for skin cancer prevention and detection through “Skin Cancer, Take a Hike!™ - Chicago”

ROSEMONT, Ill. (Oct. 10, 2018) — On Sat., Sept. 29, more than 200 dermatologists, skin cancer survivors and their families and friends hiked four miles at Busse Woods to tell " ... Skin Cancer, Take a Hike! " Together, they raised more than $41,000 for SPOT Skin Cancer™ to benefit

Dermatologists treat young boy who saved sister from dog attack

Drs. Dhaval Bhanusali and Cory Maughan receive national "Patient Care Hero" award from the American Academy of Dermatology Rosemont, Ill (Nov. 16, 2020) – The American Academy of Dermatology named dermatologists Dhaval Bhanusali, MD, FAAD, and Cory Maughan, DO, FAAD, ... Patient Care Heroes for providing life-changing scar treatment to

Dermatologist provides skin care to people experiencing homelessness amid COVID-19

Giving back during the pandemic ... Dr. Jennifer Tan receives national Patient Care Hero award Rosemont, Ill. (Oct. 27, 2020) – The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) named board-certified dermatologist Jennifer Tan, MD, FAAD, a ... Patient Care Hero for making critical skin care and hygiene items easily accessible to

Dermatologists honored for pioneering teledermatology in the U.S. Army

American Academy of Dermatology recognizes Drs. Hon Pak and Darryl Hodson with national "Patient Care Hero" awards ... Rosemont, Ill. (JUNE, 2, 2020) – The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) has named board-certified dermatologists Hon Pak, MD, FAAD, MBA, and Darryl Hodson, MD, FAAD, as ... Patient Care Heroes for

Telemedicine helps Missouri dermatologist detect melanoma

American Academy of Dermatology honors Dr. Kari Lyn Martin with national "Patient Care Hero" award ... Rosemont, Ill. (JUNE 2, 2020) – The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) has named board-certified dermatologist Kari Lyn Martin, MD, FAAD, a ... Patient Care Hero for using telemedicine to diagnose and remove a

Florida suncoast physicians honored for treatment of patient with rare skin condition

Drs. Jean-Pierre Galliani and Naomi Johansen receive American Academy of Dermatology "Patient Care Hero" award Rosemont, Ill. – The American Academy of Dermatology has honored board-certified dermatologists Jean-Pierre Galliani, MD, FAAD, and Naomi Johansen, MD, FAAD, as ... Patient Care Heroes for their diagnosis and treatment of a patient with

Medical College of Georgia Physician honored for care of family with rare genetic condition

American Academy of Dermatology recognizes Dr. Loretta Davis with national "Patient Care Hero" award ... Rosemont, Ill. – The American Academy of Dermatology has honored board-certified dermatologist Loretta Davis, MD, FAAD, as a Patient Care Hero for her role treating a family with a rare genetic disorder. The condition, known

Agape Center dermatologist recognized for providing free, multidisciplinary care

Dr. Amit G. Pandya receives national honor from the American Academy of Dermatology ... Rosemont, Ill. – The American Academy of Dermatology has named dermatologist Amit G. Pandya, MD, FAAD, as a Patient Care Hero for his work providing free dermatologic care to patients at the Agape Clinic in Dallas.

Michigan dermatologists recognized for oncology collaboration, help patient avoid unneeded chemotherapy

Drs. Steven Daveluy and Benjamin Workman receive national honor from the American Academy of Dermatology ... Rosemont, Ill. —The American Academy of Dermatology has honored board-certified dermatologists Steven Daveluy, MD, FAAD, and Benjamin Workman, MD, FAAD, as Patient Care Heroes for their teamwork with oncologists to diagnose a rare condition

5 ways to use petroleum jelly for skin care

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (Jan. 9, 2018) — The skin is the body’s largest organ, so it’s important to take good care of it. However, doing so doesn’t necessarily mean breaking the bank, say dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology. In fact, petroleum jelly, a common, inexpensive product found in most

Tips for men: how to shave

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (Feb. 13, 2018) — There is no shortage of men’s razors and other shaving tools on the market, but do any of them offer the perfect shave? According to dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology, it’s less about which tools you use, and more about your shaving

Pediatric dermatologist who co-founded camp for children recognized for care

UMass Memorial Health Care physician Karen Wiss makes a big difference in the life of a patient with an extremely rare skin disease ROSEMONT, Ill. (Sept. 18, 2019) — The American Academy of Dermatology has honored board-certified dermatologist Karen Wiss, MD, FAAD, as a ... Patient Care Hero for her

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

Pityriasis rosea: Tips for managing

Care warning ... Never apply a product that fights fungus, controls tinea, or treats candida to your rash, as these can worsen pityriasis rosea. ... While the rash will go away on its own without treatment, self-care can help you feel more comfortable while you have the rash. Here’s what

Research shows increased skin cancer risk among U.S. military members

ROSEMONT, Ill. (May 17, 2018) — AAD encourages soldiers, veterans to take steps to detect the disease early When one considers the risks of military service, skin cancer may not be top of mind. According to ... research published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, however,

Organ transplant patients have increased skin cancer risk

CHICAGO (July 26, 2018) — Research shows that specific risk factors vary based on patients’ skin tone While anyone can develop skin cancer, regardless of age, race or gender, certain groups of people have a higher risk of getting the disease than others. Because organ transplant patients must take medication

How to trim your nails

ROSEMONT, Ill. (Feb. 12, 2019) — In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology are advising the public about a simple yet important self-care routine: nail grooming. Not only do short, well-manicured nails look great, they say, they are also less likely to harbor dirt

American Academy of Dermatology elects 2018 new officers, board members

ROSEMONT, Ill. (March 27, 2018) — The American Academy of Dermatology has announced the results of its annual election. The Academy’s new officers and board members will lead the world’s largest dermatologic society, representing more than 19,000 physicians who specialize in the diagnosis and medical, surgical and cosmetic treatment of

Philadelphia dermatologist recognized for providing free care for uninsured patients

The University of Pennsylvania’s Dr. Cory Simpson receives national "Patient Care Hero" honor from the American Academy of Dermatology ... Rosemont, Ill. – The American Academy of Dermatology has named board-certified dermatologist Cory Simpson, MD, PhD, FAAD, as a Patient Care Hero for his work providing free dermatologic care to

People with skin of color face unique dermatologic concerns

CHICAGO (July 26, 2018) — Board-certified dermatologists can provide treatment to improve patients’ quality of life Although skin disease can affect anyone, it may not affect everyone in the same way — and this is especially true for patients with skin of color. ... "Skin conditions are color blind, occurring

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

Rosacea: Signs and symptoms

Rosacea causes more than a red face. There are many signs (what you can see) and symptoms (what a person feels) of rosacea.  ... Because rosacea has so many signs and symptoms, scientists created 4 subtypes of rosacea. Some people have more than one rosacea subtype at the same time.

Poison ivy, oak, and sumac: How to treat the rash

Tips for treating poison ivy ... A rash from poison ivy, poison oak or poison sumac is caused by an oil found in these plants called urushiol. When this oil touches your skin, it often causes an itchy, blistering rash. Most people can safely treat the rash at home. ...

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

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

Research suggests hyperhidrosis is widespread, but patients are not seeking treatment

NEW YORK (July 25, 2019) —  Treatment can effectively control sweating and improve patients’ daily life and quality of life At least 15 million people in the U.S. experience diminished quality of life due to excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis. Many treatments are available, say dermatologists from the American Academy of

Early detection essential for nail melanoma

CHICAGO (July 26, 2018) — Miss Illinois USA 2018 shares her story Karolina Jasko’s nails were usually painted during her senior year of high school, so she didn’t notice the black vertical line on her right thumbnail until a nail technician pointed it out — and at the time, she

Research suggests hyperhidrosis is widespread, but patients are not seeking treatment

NEW YORK (July 25, 2019) — Treatment can effectively control sweating and improve patients’ daily life and quality of life At least 15 million people in the U.S. experience diminished quality of life due to excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis. Many treatments are available, say dermatologists from the American Academy of

American Academy of Dermatology honors Dr. Esther Freeman with national “Patient Care Hero” award

Rosemont, Ill. (September 17, 2020) – The American Academy of Dermatology has named board-certified dermatologist Esther Freeman, MD, PhD, DTM&H, FAAD, a ... Patient Care Hero for developing an international registry that tracks the many ways COVID-19 manifests itself through the skin. ... Early this year, new symptoms of COVID-19

Study: Men with nonmelanoma skin cancer history less likely to die of melanoma

ROSEMONT, Ill. (April 25, 2018) — American Academy of Dermatology PSA reminds men of the importance of early detection Skin cancer survivors know firsthand that the disease is most treatable when detected early, so they’re more likely to be vigilant about skin exams — and new research shows that

How to use stick and spray sunscreens

ROSEMONT, Ill. (June 12, 2018) — Sunscreen is a vital tool in the fight against skin cancer, including melanoma, the deadliest form. Research suggests that daily sunscreen use—when used correctly—could significantly cut the incidence of melanoma. This is why dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology advise their patients that

How to Control Oily Skin

ROSEMONT, Ill. (March 13, 2018) — 10 Do’s and Don’ts from Dermatologists Although oily skin can clog pores and lead to increased acne breakouts, dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology say oily skin also has many benefits. Oil helps preserve the skin, and people with oily skin tend to

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

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.

Tell Skin Cancer, Take a Hike!™ during steps challenge for Skin Cancer Awareness month

Month-long fundraising event invites the public to help log 9,500 miles in honor of the 9,500 people diagnosed with skin cancer every day. ROSEMONT, Ill. (April 29, 2021) — Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, affecting one in five Americans during their lifetime. To help

Ahead of Memorial Day, the American Academy of Dermatology reminds Americans to use protection

Rosemont, Ill. (May 23, 2019) – Dermatologists urge the public to "practice safe sun" when outside this holiday weekend to reduce the risk of skin cancer An estimated 9,500 people in the United States are diagnosed with skin cancer every day, yet many Americans will put themselves at greater risk

Research sheds light on parents’ views of indoor tanning

SAN DIEGO (Feb. 16, 2018) — Fathers, tanners more likely to have favorable attitudes toward children’s tanning bed use While everyone who climbs into an indoor tanning bed faces an increased risk of skin cancer, this risk is especially pronounced for young people: Using indoor tanning beds before age 35

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

When it comes to skin health, does diet make a difference?

CHICAGO (July 26, 2018) —  Patients with skin concerns should talk to a board-certified dermatologist before changing their eating habits They say you are what you eat, but it’s not quite that simple when it comes to healthy skin. ... "People looking to improve their skin health may think that

Dermatologists share skin care tips for people with vitiligo

ROSEMONT, Ill. (June 11, 2019) —  Millions of people worldwide have vitiligo, a condition that causes the skin to lose its natural color, resulting in patches of light skin. Although the white or light patches do not typically cause other symptoms, the condition can cause low self-esteem and depression in

Dermatologists, skin cancer survivors tell “Skin cancer, take a hike!”

ROSEMONT, Ill. (July 12, 2018) — 12 skin cancer advocates to trek remote Alaska to raise awareness, funds for skin cancer prevention and detection Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, affecting one in five Americans in their lifetime. To help raise awareness of skin cancer

Isotretinoin FAQs

Having trouble getting your acne medication? ... The AADA is advocating to find a solution to help patients get the isotretinoin they need. Patients can help us by sharing their stories. ... Share your story Will isotretinoin cure me? ... Treatment with isotretinoin often results in prolonged clearance of acne,

Thyroid disease: A checklist of skin, hair, and nail changes

Although your thyroid gland sits deep in your neck, your dermatologist may be the first doctor to notice signs of thyroid disease. That’s because many signs and symptoms of thyroid disease develop on the skin, hair, and nails. ... The thyroid gland ... The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in

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

Pemphigus: 10 tips for managing

Partner with your dermatologist ... If you are unsure how to take care of your blisters and sores, ask your dermatologist. ... Pemphigus can be a serious disease that changes your life. The following can help you manage life with pemphigus. ... Try NOT to injure your skin. If you

Tom’s personal story

It all began in the middle of my back, near the spine, where I probably would never have noticed it—except for the fact that it itched. And itched. It itched so much that my wife decided to investigate. And there it was: the tiniest mole, no bigger than a pinhead.

Hair loss types: Alopecia areata diagnosis and treatment

Dermatologist examining a patient with hair loss ... To find out what's causing your hair loss, a dermatologist may use a tool called a dermascope to get a closer look. ... Many things can cause hair loss. To provide you with the right treatment, it’s essential to know what’s causing

Molluscum contagiosum: Diagnosis and treatment

Treatment might not be needed ... If your child has a healthy immune system, the molluscum bumps will eventually clear on their own, so your dermatologist may not recommend treatment. ... If you or your child could have molluscum contagiosum, seeing a dermatologist has benefits. First, you’ll find out whether

Dermatologists say sunscreen is a vital tool in the fight against skin cancer, the most common cancer in the U.S.

Rosemont, Ill. (May 7, 2019) — During Skin Cancer Awareness Month, the American Academy of Dermatology is asking the public "Do you use protection?" and encouraging consumers to "practice safe sun" — which includes applying sunscreen Recent news about sunscreen has many consumers confused about the best approach for sun

“Do you use protection?” American Academy of Dermatology study finds half of Americans are not protecting themselves against sun damage

Rosemont, Ill. (May 1, 2019) — Dermatologists urge Americans to "practice safe sun" to reduce their risk for skin cancer Skin cancer is one of the most preventable types of cancer, yet new data shows Americans aren’t "practicing safe sun." In a recent survey, the American Academy of Dermatology found

Study shows increasing incidence of rare skin cancer

SAN DIEGO (Feb. 16, 2018) — Merkel cell carcinoma especially prevalent in older population Merkel cell carcinoma is a rare type of skin cancer, affecting only a few thousand people each year, compared to tens of thousands with melanoma. But while it may not be as common as other skin

Untangling hair loss in women

NEW YORK (July 25, 2019) — The right diagnosis is key for a successful treatment plan Many people think of hair loss as a men’s issue, however hair loss is just as common in women as it is in men. In addition to hereditary hair loss, the hairstyles and products

American Academy of Dermatology releases guidelines for melanoma treatment

ROSEMONT, Ill. (Nov. 1, 2018) — New areas addressed include genetic testing for hereditary risk and considerations for pregnant patients More than 1 million Americans are living with melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, and one person dies of the disease every hour. Fortunately, melanoma is highly treatable when

Two new psoriasis guidelines address comorbidities, biologic treatment

ROSEMONT, Ill. (Feb. 13, 2019) — American Academy of Dermatology, National Psoriasis Foundation collaborate on guidelines of care The symptoms of psoriasis are visible on the skin, but the effects of the condition extend beyond what meets the eye. The disease is associated with several other physical and mental conditions,

Hair loss types: Alopecia areata self-care

Most people with alopecia areata are otherwise healthy ... The hair loss is never a sign of cancer. ... Things you can do to help gain control over alopecia areata ... Alopecia areata is a medical condition that can affect many areas of your life. The following may help you

7 ways to find peace of mind after a melanoma diagnosis

Find peace of mind after diagnosis ... It’s natural to worry after being diagnosed with melanoma. Getting help dealing with worry and other emotions can bring peace of mind. ... After a melanoma diagnosis, feelings of worry, fear, or anxiety can be overwhelming. To find out what can help ease

American Academy of Dermatology issues new guidelines for treatment of nonmelanoma skin cancer

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (Jan. 10, 2018) — Board-certified dermatologists can provide proper treatment for basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, ... 1,2 ... and nonmelanoma skin cancer is the most common type of skin cancer, affecting more than 3 million

During skin cancer awareness month, dermatologists share 5 common sunscreen mistakes — and how to avoid them

ROSEMONT, Ill. (May 14, 2019) — Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, affecting one in five Americans in their lifetime. Yet according to dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology, most cases of skin cancer can be prevented by protecting your skin from the sun’s

8 tips to help prevent rosacea flare-ups

ROSEMONT, Ill. (March 12, 2019) — Rosacea is a common skin condition that causes redness to form across the nose and cheeks. According to dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology, multiple factors — including sunlight, stress, and many foods and beverages — can play a role in worsening rosacea

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

Scabies: Diagnosis and treatment

How do dermatologists diagnose scabies? ... A dermatologist can often diagnose scabies by visually examining a patient’s skin from head to toe. ... To make sure that a patient has scabies, a dermatologist may remove some skin. This is painless. Your dermatologist will put the skin on a glass slide

AAD members bring skin cancer screening to underserved Latino farm workers

By Antoanella Calame, MD ... On October 28, 2016, Dr. Maria Bonilla and I drove from San Diego to Calexico to provide ... free skin cancer screenings to migrant farmer workers. The screenings were part of the Mexican consulate’s 14th Annual Farm Workers Health Fair and organized by the Academy.

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

Spike in female skin cancer rates reveals alarming tanning trends

NEW YORK (July 25, 2019) —  Research highlights the need for further education around the dangers of UV exposure Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S. ... 1 ... , affecting one in five Americans in their lifetime. ... 2 ...  Limiting exposure to ultraviolet radiation is

Dermatologists urge consumers to treat acne early

ROSEMONT, Ill. (Nov. 13, 2018) — T ... reating acne when it first appears can reduce severity, scarring and acne-related anxiety Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States, affecting up to 50 million Americans annually. However, despite its prevalence, accurate information about acne can be scarce.

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 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

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,

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

Hair today, gone tomorrow: Dermatologists debunk common misconceptions about laser hair removal

ROSEMONT, Ill. (Nov. 26, 2018) — AAD warns consumers that laser hair removal can be dangerous in inexperienced hands When performed by a doctor, laser hair removal is a safe, effective and permanent solution for removing unwanted face and body hair. This clinically tested, FDA-approved treatment has been around

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

Vitiligo: Treatment

If you have light spots and patches on your skin, getting an accurate diagnosis is important. White spots and patches develop for many reasons. ... You might have vitiligo. You could also have another condition like tinea versicolor. The white spots may also be caused by a skin injury. A

Sunscreen facts and FAQs

Sun Protection Resource Center ... Looking for information on sunscreen? Visit the Academy's Sun Protection Resource Center. ... Learn more Seeking shade, wearing protective clothing — including a lightweight and long-sleeved shirt, pants, a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses with UV protection — and wearing sunscreen on all skin not covered

Keloid scars: Self-care

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 of getting a keloid. ... Here are four common causes of keloids and what dermatologists say can prevent (or at least reduce the size of)

Isotretinoin: The truth about side effects

Having trouble getting your acne medication? ... The AADA is advocating to find a solution to help patients get the isotretinoin they need. Patients can help us by sharing their stories. ... Share your story Dermatologists prescribe isotretinoin to treat deep, painful acne cysts and nodules. When other treatment fails,

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

American Academy of Dermatology provides tips for skin self-exams

ROSEMONT, Ill. (May 3, 2018) — Dermatologists encourage everyone to be a ‘Skin Cancer Hero’ by learning this life-saving behavior in conjunction with Skin Cancer Awareness Month and Melanoma Monday ® ... Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. It is estimated that one in five

Our donors

We welcome this year's generous donors into the following giving societies and thank them for their commitment to advancing the programs and services of the Academy, especially those who have given consecutively for the past 5+ years. ... Blue Visionary ($5,000+) ... Individuals Murad Alam, MD, FAAD** ... Humberto C.