What is Psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a condition that causes the body to produce new skin cells more quickly than is normal (in days as opposed to weeks). As a result, these cells may build up on top of one another, resulting in patches that appear thick or scaly. These are called plaques. Although there are many types of psoriasis, the most common form of psoriasis is plaque psoriasis, which affects between 80% to 90% of psoriasis patients. 

Dealing with Head Lice

Dealing with Head Lice

Back to school is an exciting time for kids and parents alike! However, once the excitement of the first few weeks is over, you may find your child coming home with the sniffles, a scraped knee from the playground, or even head lice. The American Academy of Dermatology estimates that about 6 to 12 million…

Eczema Awareness Month

Eczema Awareness Month

October is Eczema Awareness Month! According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, around 16.5 million adults in the U.S. have atopic dermatitis (AAD). Of this number, 6.6 million report moderate-to-severe symptoms. This month we want to take a moment to share facts about eczema and how to alleviate symptoms when possible. Atopic dermatitis…

FAQs About Stretch Marks

What is a stretch mark? A stretch mark is a type of scar that appears on skin when it grows or stretches rapidly, causing collagen and elastin in skin to rupture. When skin heals, the red lines that appear are called “stretch marks.” Stretch marks are most likely to appear during times when your body…

Treating Chronic Hives

Do you suffer from hives? Appearing as welts or reddish/pink blotches or bumps on the skin, hives can appear on the skin in many sizes and flare up periodically or last for long periods of time. If your hives occur daily or last longer than six weeks, you may have chronic hives, or ““chronic urticaria.”…