Patient Education

Our team of professionals and staff believe that informed patients are better equipped to make decisions regarding their health and well-being. For your personal use, we have created an extensive patient library covering an array of educational topics, which can be found on the side of each page. Browse through these diagnoses and treatments to learn more about topics of interest to you.

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Head Lice
... Head lice are spread through head-to-head contact; by sharing clothing, linens, combs, brushes, hats and other personal products; or by lying on upholstered furniture or beds of an infested person...

Rashes
... Contact Dermatitis, a type of eczema caused by coming into contact with an allergen...

Eczema (Dermatitis)
...Coming into contact with a trigger, such as wind or an allergy-producing fabric, launches the rash and inflammation...

Blisters
...In other cases, blisters form in response to a chemical or allergic irritant, which is known as contact dermatitis...

Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, Poison Sumac
...The inflammation is a reaction to contact with any part of the plant, which leads to burning, itching, redness and blisters...

Lichen Simplex Chronicus
...If you are unable to break a scratch and itch cycle somewhere on your skin or if the skin becomes painful, contact your dermatologist...

Herpes Simplex Virus
...It is passed from person-to-person through contact with saliva...

Ringworm (Tinea Corporis)
...Ringworm is contagious and can be passed from person to person or through contact with contaminated personal care products, clothing or linens...

Erysipelas
... Erysipelas requires medical treatment, so you should contact your dermatologist as soon as you suspect you may have this infection...

Cellulitis
...Be sure to contact your dermatologist as soon as you observe these symptoms to start an effective treatment...

Candidiasis
...If diaper rash doesn't abate in seven to 10 days, contact your dermatologist...

Boils
...If the boil does not go away within two weeks, is accompanied by a fever or is painful, contact your dermatologist...

Shingles (Herpes Zoster)
...If you suspect you may have shingles, it is important to contact your doctor as quickly as possible...

Scabies
...Scabies is spread through direct contact with an infected person or by sharing clothing and linens...

Warts
... If self-treatments don't work after a period of about 4 to 12 weeks, contact our dermatologist...

Skin Cancers
..." Checking your skin monthly and contacting your dermatologist if you notice any changes...