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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October 2017 Newsletter

Newsletter from Dermatology Specialists of Charlotte:  October 2017 FEATURED TOPIC Checking for Melanoma? Don’t make this mistake! The end of summer is a good time to check your skin for signs of skin cancer. Before you perform a skin self-exam, find out how to avoid this common mistake. Study: Most melanomas don’t arise from existing moles. Learn more about checking melanomas here.  PATIENT EDUCATION Removing a tick when you first see it can prevent Lyme disease Think you could remove a tick from your skin? You’ll definitely have a leg up after watching this video. Click here to learn how to remove a tick and prevent future bites.   Red face? Sensitive skin? Your skin could be telling you something! Do you blush easily? Is your face permanently red or your facial skin sensitive? These are signs of rosacea, a common skin condition. Find out if you should be screened. Is rosacea causing your red, irritated face? Learn more about Rosacea here.     Are you increasing your risk of developing rosacea? Rosacea is a common skin condition. Find out if a few weekly glasses of white wine or other libation could be increasing your risk of developing it. Does…

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September 2017 Newsletter

Acne- contact your local Ballantyne dermatologist

Newsletter from Dermatology Specialists of Charlotte:  September 2017 FEATURED TOPIC Acne? Stop sleeping in your makeup and other skin care tips Sleeping in your makeup can sabotage your efforts to get rid of acne. Find out what else can worsen acne — and what skin care tips dermatologists recommend to help clear your skin. Read 10 skin care habits that can worsen acne here. PATIENT EDUCATION Is it time to see a dermatologist for acne treatment? Taking a few minutes to answer these questions can help you decide if it’s time to see a dermatologist about your acne. Spoiler alert: Severe acne is not required. Treating acne? Is it time to see a dermatologist? Click here to learn when it’s time to visit a dermatologist about your acne.    Is that rash on your skin ringworm? Your risk of catching this common skin infection increases in hot, humid weather. Ringworm is an infection caused by fungus. You can get ringworm anywhere on your skin. On most areas of the skin, it causes ring-shaped patches. What you see, however, changes when ringworm grows on the feet (bottoms and sides), palms, nails, groin, beard area, or scalp. Do I have ringworm? Here’s…

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