April 2018 Newsletter

Newsletter from Dermatology Specialists of Charlotte:  April 2018 FEATURED TOPIC Yes, you can control oily skin There’s a lot you can do at home to control oily skin. See what dermatologists recommend when it comes to blotting papers, cleanser, and more. How to control oily skin, here.   PATIENT EDUCATION Moms-to-be: A healthy lifestyle may prevent eczema More children are developing eczema than ever before. Find out what you can do during pregnancy that may reduce your child’s risk. 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 anything prevent my child from getting eczema?   Start early to prevent peanut allergy For a child who has eczema, the best time to prevent a peanut allergy is early in life. Discover what you can do and how a dermatologist can help. Can you prevent a peanut allergy when a child has eczema? Learn more here.     Eczema increases risk of some eye problems Itchy, irritated eyes are common…

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March 2018 Newsletter

Newsletter from Dermatology Specialists of Charlotte:  March 2018 FEATURED TOPIC Noticing nail changes can keep your nails looking their best Some nail changes only affect how your nails look, but others can be a warning sign of a health issue. If you see any of these changes to your nails, a dermatologist can help. Learn about the 12 nail changes a dermatologist should examine.   PATIENT EDUCATION To cut or not cut your cuticles? When it comes to nail care, you can get a lot of conflicting advice. Taking this quiz will help you nail down some basic facts, including whether you should cut your cuticles. Take this quiz: Can you keep your nails looking their best?   Whole-body cryotherapy can mean a whole lot of trouble Dermatologists often use a treatment called cryotherapy to treat skin conditions. Whole-body cryotherapy is completely different, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) wants you to know it’s not approved to treat anything. It can even be harmful. Whole body cryotherapy: A cool trend that lacks evidence, poses risks. Learn more here.   How to get that perfect shave Men, following these 4 steps can help you get a baby-smooth face. Tips…

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January 2018 Newsletter

Newsletter from Dermatology Specialists of Charlotte:  January 2018 Happy New Year! We wish you a healthy and prosperous new year!  FEATURED TOPIC New shingles vaccine available: How to avoid “coverage denied” Will insurance cover the cost of the new shingles vaccine? Read more to find out what you need to know to get this vaccine covered by insurance.   PATIENT EDUCATION Is chickenpox causing that itchy rash? Chickenpox is extremely contagious. Here’s how you can spot the signs and help your child feel better if chickenpox develops. How to care for children with chickenpox. Read more here.      Taking biotin? Tell your doctor! Before your next doctor’s appointment, you’ll want to check your supplements to see if any contain biotin, also known as vitamin B7 or vitamin H. Too much biotin can skew your blood test results. Biotin may also interact with certain medications. Biotin (vitamin B7): Safety communication — may interfere with lab tests. Here’s what you should know.   Is that acne or rosacea on your skin? These two skin conditions sometimes look a lot alike. This new infographic can help you figure out which one you have. Learn the difference between acne and rosacea- here.     …

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December 2017 Newsletter

December 2017 Newsletter

Newsletter from Dermatology Specialists of Charlotte:  December 2017 May the magic of Christmas, warm your heart and brighten your days. Merry Christmas from your DSC Family! FEATURED TOPIC 8 simple ways to keep your skin healthy We’re sharing dermatologists’ top tips to help you keep your skin healthy year-round. Here are 8 simple things you can start doing today to see healthier skin. Tips for National Healthy Skin Month   PATIENT EDUCATION Benefits of seeing a board-certified dermatologist When you see a board-certified dermatologist, you see a specialist who has the training and expertise to: Diagnose and treat more than 3,000 skin conditions accurately Treat complex, serious skin diseases Reduce signs of aging safely Here’s how you can tell whether a dermatologist is board-certified- click here.   Menopause can affect your skin and hair Find out what may change and how you can lessen these effects. Learn how to care for your skin in menopause, here.   Scabies can be successfully treated Intense itching, a rash, and sores could mean scabies. In this video, you’ll find out what to do if you notice these on your skin and how to treat scabies successfully. What to do if you have scabies….

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November 2017 Newsletter

relieve eczema at home- from your Charlotte dermatologist

Newsletter from Dermatology Specialists of Charlotte:  November 2017 FEATURED TOPIC How to relieve your child’s eczema at home As temperatures drop and indoor heating dries the air, your child’s eczema can flare. Here’s what you can do to reduce flare-ups and help your child feel more comfortable. How to use moisturizer to reduce eczema flares How to bathe a child who has eczema Home remedies: What can relieve itchy eczema? How can I find indoor eczema triggers?   PATIENT EDUCATION Butter is great for bread — not for burns Minor burns are common. You may have gotten one if you accidentally touched a hot burner on your stove. Knowing how to treat this burn at home is important. You’ll find out how to treat a minor burn while reducing infection and minimizing scarring by watching this video. Learn How to treat a first-degree, minor burn   How to treat the acne-like breakouts of rosacea You have options when it comes to treating the acne-like breakouts. Find out what can control these and prevent new ones. Rosacea treatment: Acne-like breakouts     The truth about rosacea, strokes, and heart attacks Can a skin condition increase your risk of having a heart…

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