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Fall And Winter Sensitive Skin Irritants And Remedies

As the weather starts to cool down, cracked, dry, and sensitive skin starts to creep its way back in. Our skin naturally traps moisture due to natural oils, which act as a barrier of protection and hydration. During colder months, your skin doesn’t trap enough moisture, and dry skin is caused by a weakened skin

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5 Common Dermatology Conditions: Causes And Treatments

The skin is the body’s largest organ and is a physical barrier that protects you against hazardous substances, bodily injury, and helps to regulate your body temperature. Dermatology conditions generally occur on the skin\’s outermost layer, the epidermis, due to this layer acting as the body’s primary defense. Because it keeps out harmful substances, it

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Your Guide To Finding The Right Dermatologist

Deciding to go to the dermatologist is one thing. Finding the right dermatologist can be the real challenge. The easiest way to determine if a doctor is right for you is by creating a list of criteria to compare them against. Once you have determined this list, you can compare your finds to see who

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Why Is My Skin So Sensitive?

Everyone will have at least a few skin issues during their life. However, some people have skin that is more prone to dryness, itching, burning, and general irritation. If you are one of those people, you might be wondering, “Why is my skin so sensitive?” Well, there’s no one answer to that question, but there

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5 Signs You Need to Visit a Dermatologist

If you have been searching the internet for “when to visit a dermatologist,” chances are it is time to schedule an appointment. At Blue Ridge Dermatology, we recommend patients schedule a yearly visit with us for a full-body skin check. During these checks, our dermatologists will look for suspicious markings on the skin, such as

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7 Ways to Help Manage Psoriasis

Psoriasis Awareness Month is coming up in August. According to current studies, more than 8 million Americans have psoriasis–an autoimmune disease of the skin. Psoriasis often results in patches of thick, red (inflamed) skin covered with silvery scales. These patches typically occur on the elbows, legs, scalp, lower back, face, palms, and soles of the

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What You Need to Know About Rosacea

There are an estimated 16 million Americans who suffer from the signs and symptoms of rosacea, with millions more in temporary remission. The skin condition involves the swelling of the veins under the skin, which produce a red rash. Chronic inflammation affects the cheeks, nose, chin, and forehead. Pimples and pustules may also occur, and

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The Top 5 Causes of Skin Rashes

It’s a safe bet that most people have experienced more than one skin rash in their lives. From birth to old age, rashes affect everyone. They can be itchy, irritating, annoying, or downright painful. Many people are also bothered by how they look. When you talk to a dermatologist about your issues with skin rashes,

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3 Most Common Skin Issues (And How to Treat Them)

Skin issues can be a difficult challenge for most people, affecting everything from self-esteem to the quality of daily life. And many of those with skin issues face the same common culprits. But, just because these conditions are common does not mean they are always easier to treat. In fact, surprisingly, they can be some

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