• Psoriasis

    OVERVIEW Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune disorder that causes your skin cells to multiply too quickly. As a result, your skin becomes itchy, flaky, and inflamed as this sped-up growth cycle interferes with the typical skin turnover process. Psoriasis is not a contagious condition. It also cannot be

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  • Pruritus

    OVERVIEW Do you often feel the urge to scratch your skin? If so, you may be experiencing pruritus. Pruritus can be a nuisance, but thankfully, treatments are available to help. It can be caused by various factors, including allergies, dry skin, and infection. This article will discuss the symptoms and

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  • Pregnancy-Related Skin Conditions

    OVERVIEW Are you an expectant mother worried about how your skin could turn out as you draw closer to delivery? Well, you should know that you are not alone. While the joy of motherhood is a really beautiful thing, there is no doubt that the sacrifice of the journey does show in our skins. According

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  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, Poison Sumac

    OVERVIEW If you've ever been out in the woods and gotten a rash, you may have wondered what plant caused it. Chances are, it was one of the poisonous plants: Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac. These plants can cause serious rashes if you come into contact with them. In this article, we will discuss

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  • Perioral Dermatitis

    OVERVIEW Appearing as red rashes around your mouth, perioral dermatitis is a skin disorder. It may also sometimes occur in the folds of your nose or around the eyes. A board-certified dermatologist can help diagnose and treat perioral dermatitis and help distinguish it from other types of skin conditions

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  • Molluscum

    OVERVIEW: Molluscum, or molluscum contagiosum, is a common viral skin infection caused by the molluscum contagiosum virus (MCV), a virus in the poxvirus family. This benign condition typically presents with pink, round bumps with a central indentation. The number of bumps can range in number (few to

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  • Melasma:Tips to Make It Less Noticeable

    OVERVIEW Also sometimes referred to as a "pregnancy mask," melasma is a skin disorder that results in irregularly shaped dark-brown or shadow-like patches of skin on your face and neck. Melasma most often occurs on your cheeks, chin, forehead, jaws, and neck. What are the Causes of Melasma? You're more

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  • Melanoma

    OVERVIEW Melanoma is one of several different types of skin cancers. Though melanoma may not be as common as some other forms of skin cancer (basal cell carcinoma or squamous cell carcinoma), it is more dangerous due to its ability to spread more rapidly to other parts of the body if left untreated. According

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  • Lyme Disease

    OVERVIEW Lyme Disease is a condition that many people suffer from yearly. According to the Center for Disease Control, approximately 476,000 Americans are estimated to suffer from this infection. Ordinarily, Lyme Disease does not cause any initial pain when contracted, and it is mostly when the infection's

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  • Lichen Simplex Chronicus

    OVERVIEW It’s not uncommon to occasionally have itchy skin. However, chronic itching could be a sign of a skin condition. Scratching and itching your skin can be a by-product of Lichen Simplex Chronicus or LSC. While more common in adults, it can happen to children as well. What is Lichen Simplex

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  • Keratosis Pilaris

    OVERVIEW Some skin conditions are painful and highly contagious. On the other hand, there are skin conditions that are completely normal, not painful, and will go away without medical intervention. One of the examples of this skin condition is Keratosis Pilaris. What is Keratosis Pilaris? Keratosis

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  • Intertrigo

    OVERVIEW At least once in your life, it is likely that you have had an experience with some form of a rash. Rashes on the skin are common, whether due to an allergic reaction or dry skin like eczema. Intertrigo is another common skin condition that occurs from moisture and skin friction. What is Intertrigo?

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  • Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating)

    OVERVIEW If you experience sweating that seems more excessive than normal on your hands, feet, or armpits, you may have hyperhidrosis. A board-certified dermatologist can help—read on to find out all about excessive sweating, what causes it, and treatment options to control your symptoms. What is Hyperhidrosis? Also

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  • How your workout can affect your skin

    OVERVIEW Exercise benefits not just your heart and body but your skin as well. Regular exercise has been shown to keep your skin vibrant, healthy, and youthful. However, that may not be the case for everyone. If you have skin conditions such as rosacea, acne, or psoriasis, too much vigorous exercise

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  • How to Use Topical Retinoids

    OVERVIEW Topical retinoids are available in many over the counter skin care products as well as prescription strength medications. They work to treat a variety of skin care problems ranging from fine lines and wrinkles to acne breakouts. Talk to your dermatologist about whether topical retinoids might

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  • How to Prevent Leg Veins

    OVERVIEW Prominent leg veins are common in women as they age. Though they can be harmless, they can sometimes cause pain. Even without pain, some people with visible leg veins are self-conscious about how they look. Types of Leg Veins There are three types of leg veins of concern: varicose veins, reticular

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  • Hidradenitis Suppurativa

    OVERVIEW There is no denying that once you hit puberty, numerous physical and emotional changes come along. On the physical side, Hidradenitis Suppurativa is a skin condition that can be hereditary and can start after puberty. What is Hidradenitis Suppurativa? Hidradenitis Suppurativa is a skin condition

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  • Herpes Simplex Virus

    OVERVIEW Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) is a virus known to cause a very common infection called herpes. Oftentimes, the infection can be asymptomatic and go undetected. However, it can also manifest in some people with painful blisters and sores on the skin- commonly around the mouth or in the genital area.

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  • Healthy Skin Habits: Get glowing with these top tips

    OVERVIEW Many factors affect how your skin looks. Genetics play a role in the skin’s potential to glow, but a healthy lifestyle and positive self-care habits can help change the overall appearance of your skin. Pollution, age, smoking cigarettes, and dehydration can make skin appear dull and lack a

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  • Head Lice

    OVERVIEW Along with bed bugs, ticks, and other insect infections that make your skin crawl, head lice is one of the most uncomfortable and irritating conditions you can contract. Head lice are tiny, crawling insects drawn to the head because of the hair follicles it contains. If you've ever been unlucky

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  • Hair Loss in Women

    OVERVIEW Hair loss in women occurs for a variety of reasons. Noticeable hair loss occurs when there is greater than the usual loss of hair that outpaces new hair growth. When men have hair loss, it’s typically associated with balding, but women usually have hair loss without going bald. Signs and Symptoms

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  • Granuloma

    OVERVIEW The human body is amazing in that it naturally knows how to fight to defend itself. While your body contains lots of natural protectors and defenders, it's also capable of creating new methods as needed. Granulomas are one of your body's many defense mechanisms and often get mistaken for foreign

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  • Genital Herpes

    OVERVIEW Did you know that one in every six people between the ages of 14 and 49 has genital herpes? Did you know that most of the infected people are not even aware because infection with the virus can be asymptomatic? So how can you tell if you have it? What should you do if you think you might have

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  • Forhead Wrinkles

    OVERVIEW Forehead wrinkles are often a sign of stress, unhappiness, and worry. They can also result from poor sleep habits or an underlying health condition such as allergies or high blood pressure. Whatever their cause, forehead wrinkles make you look older than you are. But there is good news: they're

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  • Folliculitis

    OVERVIEW If you have ever had extreme itchiness on the surface of your skin for no apparent reason, there’s a good chance that you had folliculitis. Your hair follicles are surprisingly fragile and are prone to becoming infected and causing severe itchiness and discomfort. While folliculitis can be

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  • Facial Rejuvenation

    OVERVIEW Aging is accompanied by many changes in our skin. As we age, our skin becomes thinner, looser, and starts to sag. We can also experience loss of fat and volume in our face. Accumulated sun damage leads to the development of wrinkles, dryness, and new skin growths such as age spots and telangiectasias

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  • Face Washing 101

    OVERVIEW Keeping your facial skin clean is an integral part of your daily hygiene—not only can washing your face regularly stop the spread of many diseases, but it can rejuvenate your skin and, depending on the products used, can leave you feeling healthy and youthful. Here are some tips from a board-certified

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  • Erysipelas

    OVERVIEW The skin is the body's first line of immunity, also referred to as the innate immune system. Therefore, it is not surprising that it is also the first place where bacteria enter our bodies. Most infections occur when bacteria or germs find their way into the skin; this happens in the case of

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  • Eczema (Dermatitis)

    OVERVIEW Eczema (also called dermatitis) is a skin condition that can cause a variety of symptoms. These include red and swollen skin, blisters, and itchiness. Eczema is often a result of an allergic reaction or other sensitivities and varies in severity from person to person. Some people only experience

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  • Dry Skin Relief

    OVERVIEW Also known as xerosis or xeroderma, dry skin is a commonly occurring skin condition that happens when the skin lacks the necessary moisture and oil to keep it soft and smooth. Dry skin results in itchy and flaky skin that can get red and inflamed. This condition worsens during the winter months

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  • Dry Skin and Keratosis Pilaris

    OVERVIEW About 40% of adults worldwide develop some sort of Keratosis Pilaris in their lifetime. Seven in every ten teenagers are affected by the condition. While this skin condition is not harmful and doesn't need to be treated, it can be quite annoying. Most people with the condition find out that

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  • Dry Skin

    OVERVIEW Dry skin, or xerosis, is a common skin condition that results when the skin loses moisture and its natural oils resulting in scaling, flaking, cracking, and itching. It is sometimes also referred to as xeroderma or xerosis. Dry skin affects people of any age and skin type and can occur anywhere

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  • Diabetes-Related Skin Conditions

    OVERVIEW Common Skin Disorders in People with Diabetes Around 537 million adults around the world live with diabetes. Additionally, 1/3 of those with diabetes encounter a skin condition during their life. Indeed, diabetes is closely tied to skin disorders. Patients may suffer from allergies, infections,

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  • Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans (DFSP)

    OVERVIEW If you or someone you know has been recently diagnosed with Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP), you may be feeling overwhelmed and scared. Don't worry; we are here to help. This article will discuss everything you need to know about DFSP, including what it is, how it is treated, and the

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  • Contact Dermatitis

    OVERVIEW Contact dermatitis is an inflammatory skin condition that is caused when the skin comes into contact with a substance that acts as an irritant or allergen. Contact dermatitis can be classified as a type of eczema. What are the Causes of Contact Dermatitis? There are two main causes of contact

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Cape Cod Dermatology, LLC 134 Ansel Hallet Road West Yarmouth, MA 02673

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