Skin Health

Your skin performs many more functions than just outward appearance. The skin protects our bodies from bacteria and environmental dangers. Because our skin covers our body, we want to take preventive measures such as facials, microdermabrasion and general daily care.

All Skin Health Posts
by our physicians
By Alix Charles, MD, FAAD
Razor burn is a fairly common condition of the skin that typically occurs after shaving. The skin can become inflamed, red and irritated. Acne-like bumps in the beard area and even at the base of the scalp may appear as well.
Topics and Subtopics: Skin Health

By Alix Charles, MD, FAAD
Topics and Subtopics: Skin Health

By Callie Dahleen, PA-C
Topics and Subtopics: Skin Health

By Dr. Stankiewicz
Bug bites and stings are a common problem in the spring and summer months. They are usually harmless and more of a nuisance than a serious health concern. Occasionally, they can cause infections or allergic reactions that may need to be addressed by a health care professional. Parents should know the signs of infection or an allergic reaction and when and how to take action.
Topics and Subtopics: Children's Health & Skin Health

By Andrea Rutherford, PA-C
There are two types of contact dermatitis: allergic contact dermatitis and irritant contact dermatitis.
Topics and Subtopics: Skin Health

By DuPage Medical Group Dermatology
If you have ever had a red sore appear on or near your lips with or without blisters that sometimes forms a crust, chances are, you may have had a cold sore. Cold sores are caused by the Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV), which is highly contagious and is spread by direct contact with the skin and mucous membranes.
Topics and Subtopics: Skin Health

By DuPage Medical Group Dermatology
Dermatofibroma appears as a firm dark brown or red bump on the leg or arm. Dermatofibromas are benign skin lesions that are sometimes called a benign fibrous histiocytoma. It is thought that these lesions arise from the site of minor skin injury such as an insect bite or a thorn prick.
Topics and Subtopics: Skin Health

By DuPage Medical Group Dermatology
Have you noticed an appearance of rough brown spots or bumps on your skin as you have grown older? If you have, you are not alone. As we age, we have the potential to develop benign skin tumors known as Seborrheic Keratoses (SKs).
Topics and Subtopics: Skin Health

By DuPage Medical Group Dermatology & Plastic Surgery
Topics and Subtopics: Skin Health

By Meghan Bramer, MMS, PA-C
Do you have dry, cracked skin on the bottom of your feet? Many people suffer from this chronic and uncomfortable condition, which can worsen during the winter.
Topics and Subtopics: Skin Health

Physicians & Experts

Locations

Receive more health tips and DMG news right in your inbox!
Sign up for the Live Life Well newsletter