Patient Education

Our team of professionals and staff believe that informed patients are better equipped to make decisions regarding their health and well-being. For your personal use, we have created an extensive patient library covering an array of educational topics, which can be found on the side of each page. Browse through these diagnoses and treatments to learn more about topics of interest to you.

As always, you can contact our office at 781-237-3500 to answer any questions or concerns.

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... Acne Birthmarks/Pigmented Skin Boils Cysts Eczema (Dermatitis) Moles (Nevi) Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, Poison Sumac Psoriasis Rashes Rosacea Skin Cancers Skin Exams Shingles Spider Veins Warts Wrinkles Vitiligo Melasma Acne Acne is the most frequent skin condition seen by medical professionals...

Rashes
... Chronic skin problems, such as acne, psoriasis or seborrheic dermatitis...

The Importance Of Regular Skin Exams
...Patients who are prone to skin problems, such as eczema, rosacea, psoriasis or skin cancer should have regular exams...

Treating Your Rash
...Common causes of rashes include: Eczema Dermatitis (allergic or irritant) Psoriasis Lichen planus Fungal infections (e...

How Often Should I Visit My Dermatologist?
...Whether you are dealing with psoriasis, hair loss, allergies, acne or dermatitis, we offer many treatment options and individualized plans to address any issues you might have while also reducing the severity or frequency of your symptoms...

Isotretinoin: Treatment for severe acne
... When you talk with your dermatologist about isotretinoin, be sure to tell your dermatologist if you have any of the following: Disease that affects your immune system, such as HIV, AIDS, rheumatoid arthritis (RA), psoriasis, or graft vs...

Acne can affect more than your skin
...“The psychosocial impact of acne, vitiligo, and psoriasis: a review...

Nail fungus
... Health: You have an increased risk of developing a fungal nail infection if you have one or more of the following: Athlete’s foot (or another skin infection caused by fungus) Cancer and are receiving chemotherapy Diabetes Had a nail infection Injured a nail or recently had nail surgery People in your family frequently get nail infections Poor circulation Psoriasis Received an organ transplant Weakened immune system due to a disease like human immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV) Lifestyle: Your risk of getting a fungal nail infection increases if you: Have wet feet or hands frequently throughout the day Smoke Spend a lot of time in water Walk barefoot in a hot, humid place like a pool, public shower, or locker room Wear tight-fitting, closed-toe shoes, especially if you have sweaty feet Wear plastic gloves for hours every day   What causes nail fungus...

Cold sores
... Treatment is highly recommended if you get a cold sore and have: Atopic dermatitis (usually begins in childhood and is often called eczema) Sores near your eyes A lot of cold sores A lot of pain Sores that spread to another part of your body, such as your hands or genitals HIV, AIDS, cancer, or another disease that weakens your immune system Cancer and are getting chemotherapy To take medication that suppresses your immune system, such as medicine to control severe psoriasis or prevent organ rejection Cold sores frequently An outbreak that lasts more than 2 weeks It’s important to treat cold sores if you have any of the above because the cold sores may not go away without treatment...

Genital herpes
...Medications that weaken the immune system include those taken to prevent losing a transplanted organ and some that control severe psoriasis...

Scalp psoriasis
  Scalp psoriasis: When psoriasis forms on the scalp, it can creep beyond the scalp...

Hidradenitis suppurativa
... Methotrexate (severe HS only): This medicine is used to treat cancer and certain other medical conditions, such as severe psoriasis...

Psoriatic arthritis
... Do you have psoriasis...

Psoriasis
Psoriasis: Overview What is psoriasis...

Psoriasis Skin Care Guide
For people with psoriasis, a chronic skin condition, taking good care of their skin can alleviate some of the discomfort that may be experienced, such as itching, cracking, and bleeding of the skin...

Psoriatic arthritis
... Do you have psoriasis...

Seborrheic dermatitis
... Acne, rosacea, or psoriasis...

Imiquimod: A treatment for some skin cancers, genital warts
...If your dermatologist mentions imiquimod as a possible treatment, be sure to tell your dermatologist if you have: A disease that affects your immune system, such as HIV, AIDS, rheumatoid arthritis (RA), psoriasis, or graft vs...

Sebaceous carcinoma
... Some medications used to treat psoriasis or arthritis...

Neurodermatitis
...Unlike eczema, psoriasis, and other itchy skin conditions, people tend to develop just 1 or 2 patches that itch...

How to Treat Dandruff
...However, sometimes the flaking and itching that appears like dandruff is actually a medical condition, such as seborrheic dermatitis, psoriasis, fungal infections of the scalp, or eczema...

How do I know if I'm using the right sunscreen?
...Studies show that daily use can reduce your risk of: Skin cancer, including melanoma, the most-serious skin cancer Precancerous skin growths that can turn into skin cancer Signs of premature skin aging like age spots, wrinkles, and leathery skin Sunburn Melasma Dark spots on your skin that can appear when acne, psoriasis, or another condition clears Step 2: Consider your skin type, skin conditions, and other needs By limiting your sunscreen choices to ones that contain the 3 essentials, you’ll still have quite a few options...

Fungal Infections of the Skin
...Athlete’s foot can look like another skin condition such as contact dermatitis or psoriasis...

Mature Skin
...Itching may also be a sign of an internal disease, and severe flaky and cracked skin may be a sign of a more serious skin condition, such as psoriasis or dermatitis...

NAIL DISEASES AND NAIL HEALTH
... WHAT DOES NAIL PSORIASIS LOOK LIKE...

Pruritus (Itch)
... Many skin diseases, including eczema, hives and psoriasis, can begin with an itch...

Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis
If you have psoriasis, you are not alone...

Tattoos, Piercings, and Other Body Art
...Some patients who have psoriasis see flare-ups where they get tattoos...

Your Dermatologist and Insurance
... Diagnosing and treating disease Dermatologists devote their skills and energy to treating medical conditions of the skin, hair and nails, such as acne, skin cancer, psoriasis, eczema, hair loss, rashes, rosacea, warts, and nail fungus...

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How to Apply Sunscreen How to Style Hair Without Damage Rosacea: Skin Care Do's and Don'ts Skin Cancer Prevention Manicure and Pedicure Safety Psoriasis Skin Care Guide Eczema: Tips to help your child feel better How to Shave Skin Self-Exam: How to Do Face Washing 101 How to Apply Self-Tanner Acne: Tips to help you see clearer skin Wrinkle Remedies Tips for Healthy Hair Get the most from your skin care products Tips for Healthy Nails How to remove gum without cutting hair Dry skin relief Coloring and perming tips Eczema Bleach bath therapy Preventing skin conditions in athletes Tips for treating poison ivy How to Treat sunburn Melasma How to care for tattooed skin How to care for pierced ears How to Treat Diaper Rash Skin Care on a Budget Who's Got Your Back...