Guide to Skin Cancer in Transplant Patients

If you’ve recently had transplant surgery, you may be at increased risk for developing skin cancer. The risk for organ transplant patients is up to 100 times higher than the risk for the general population and increases every year after the transplant surgery. The risks for all three common types of skin cancer (basal cell…

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Feminine Itching and Pain That Doesn’t Go Away

Are you struggling with feminine itching and pain that doesn’t go away? Itchy and sore female genitals can be caused by a number of skin diseases. Vulvar dermatology can effectively diagnose and treat the source of your itching, burning and pain. Here’s how a vulvar dermatologist can treat your symptoms. Unexplained Feminine Pain Unexplained feminine…

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Understanding Your Itchy Scalp

Itchy skin of any type can be very disruptive. When the itch involves the skin of the scalp, however, it can be especially troublesome or even embarrassing. Itchy scalp is commonly associated with dandruff, rashes or open sores. Like many skin symptoms, understanding the cause of your itchy scalp is the first step towards finding…

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Benefits and Risks of Bleaching Creams

Whether you have sun spots or melasma, it is common to want to correct areas of uneven pigmentation on your face. One option for treating hyperpigmentation is with the use of topical bleaching creams. Bleaching creams can often be found over the counter, but stronger versions may require a doctor’s prescription. While not all bleaching…

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Expected Skin Changes for the Expectant Mom

There are a lot of changes to expect when you are “expecting.” Beyond the obvious physical change of a growing belly, pregnancy also triggers changes in your appetite, energy, mood and more. Surging hormones during pregnancy are to blame, and they can affect your skin too! If you are pregnant or plan to get pregnant,…

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Do We Need a Dermatologist for My Teenager’s Acne?

No one wants acne. If you are a teenager, however, acne flare-ups can be even more devastating as you try to navigate the turbulent years of adolescence. Fortunately, acne can be eliminated or greatly minimized with the correct treatment, but not all patients respond to the same products and techniques. While some teens are able…

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Sunburn: An Irreversible but Preventable Damage

Whether as a child or an adult, most of us have felt the regret of a sunburn at some point in our lives. While sunburns are unsightly and certainly uncomfortable, they can also cause lasting consequences. Sunburns hurt us in more ways than one! Sunburn not only accelerates the effects of aging within the skin…

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How to Be ‘Skin-Smart’ With Your Snacking

In an effort to keep our loved ones safe, most Georgians are following guidelines to stay at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Schedules and daily routines have undoubtedly been turned upside down. One of the most likely habits to change is the way we eat. Whether it is due to extra stress or the mere…

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May is Melanoma Awareness Month

Are you at risk for skin cancer? Early detection gives you a better chance of recovery. In fact, when skin cancers are caught and treated in their earliest stages, they are highly curable. Those who are vigilant in examining their skin on a monthly basis can detect changes and seek medical help before a more…

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Hand Sanitizers: Is Your Skin Suffering?

“Wash your hands” is the current mantra of our country. As we fight against COVID-19, the use of hand sanitizer is exploding. Hand sanitizer, which was created in the 1990’s, has become the quick and convenient alternative to soap and water. While the effectiveness of hand sanitizer has been debated, it is currently being used…

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