Harmless Irritation or Allergic Reaction?

Skin Care Atlanta GAYour skin is the largest organ in your body. But it can also be one of the most sensitive. This can make it difficult to know whether your skin irritation is something that will go away within minutes, or it is a sign that you are having an allergic reaction. If you do have a severe allergic reaction, whether environmental or food-related, understanding your skin behavior is extremely important and could even save your life.

Here are some steps to take to determine if your skin rash or other irritation could be an allergic reaction: (more…)

Seasonal Allergies and Eczema

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Atlanta GA DermatologistsNothing is worse than seeing your child itching miserably instead of enjoying the springtime weather outside. Eczema is a common and frustrating skin condition for many children. However, when environmental allergies are high, such as pollen, mold, dust mites or ragweed, eczema symptoms can go into overdrive. In fact, there is a very significant connection between chronic eczema and springtime allergies.

Eczema is an inflammatory skin condition that puts the body in nearly a constant state of immune response. This may cause a child to become overly sensitive to additional threatening allergens. In Georgia, we are still experiencing high levels of springtime allergies, including those that result from pollen and spores. While some kids may have a runny nose or itchy eyes, eczema suffers may see a dramatic flare up in their skin condition. Patches of eczema may become larger, more irritating and harder to control. (more…)

Male Skin Care: Shaving With Acne

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Atlanta GA Dermatologists for MenAs a man or teenage boy who struggles with acne, it can be difficult to perform your facial grooming habits without making your acne worse. Do you resort to having a five o’clock shadow or risk an embarrassing acne breakout by shaving? Fortunately, there are some shaving habits you can adopt to reduce the risk of aggravating your acne-prone skin.

Use the right cleanser.  Acne breeds on bacteria, so don’t forget to keep your facial skin clean on a daily basis. For best results, use a cleanser with Salicylic Acid, which will treat acne as well as help prevent ingrown hairs. (more…)

Treat Your Skin This Mother’s Day

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Atlanta GA DermatologistIn honor of Mother’s Day, we’ve decided to make you aware of how you can take care and pamper your skin, whether it is young or old. Restoring the health and appearance of your skin can make you feel good on the inside and out. How long has it been since you’ve had a full body skin check from a dermatologist? Do you stare at your age spots or wrinkles in the mirror on a daily basis? It’s time you take action. For all the TLC you’ve given to others, you deserve some yourself. (more…)

3 Skin Care Tips For Lupus Sufferers

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Atlanta GA Dermatologists for Patients with LupusLupus is an autoimmune disease that causes the immune system to attack healthy cells and tissue within the body. Therefore, it comes to no surprise that the skin can dramatically suffer if you have lupus. There are several types of lupus, including systemic lupus, discoid lupus and subacute cutaneous lupus. Unfortunately, all of these lupus types are associated with skin rashes. Lupus skin irritations can be both uncomfortable and embarrassing. While there is no cure for lupus, there are some things you can do to lessen or prevent its skin related symptoms. (more…)