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...

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...

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...

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