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.

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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

By DuPage Medical Group Dermatology
Acute paronychia is the term used to describe a sudden inflammation of the nail folds surrounding either a finger or toenail.
Topics and Subtopics: Skin Health

By DuPage Medical Group Dermatology
Have you ever experienced redness, scaling, crusting, or fissure like wounds at the corners of your mouth? If you have, it is possible that you may have had a condition known as Perleche, or Angular Cheilitis.
Topics and Subtopics: Skin Health

By DuPage Medical Group Dermatology
Onychoschizia is a diagnosis that may not sound very familiar; however it is a harmless condition that affects about 20% of the population at some point during their lives, most commonly women and older adults. Here is a hint; it usually affects our fingernails.
Topics and Subtopics: Skin Health

By Meghan Bramer, MMS, PA-C
Swimming is a popular past-time for many families. Most kids enjoy spending the day out by the pool, but this can wreak havoc on the skin.
Topics and Subtopics: Children's Health & Skin Health

By Cara Bushemi, PA-C
Cold temperatures can take a toll on the skin of many individuals and can trigger countless flare-ups of one of the most common skin conditions – eczema.
Topics and Subtopics: Skin Health

By DuPage Medical Group Dermatology
According to the American Cancer Society, skin cancer accounts for nearly half of all cancers in the United States and is the most common of all cancers. The most aggressive and dangerous type of skin cancer is Melanoma.
Topics and Subtopics: Skin Health

By Brandice Brazell. MMS, PA-C
Maintaining healthy skin year-round is essential to one’s overall health. In cooler temperatures, we must not forget a healthy scalp is part of this equation.
Topics and Subtopics: Skin Health

By DuPage Medical Group Dermatology
Having trouble with your feet? You may be one of the many people who are experiencing a common skin issue called Tinea Pedis, or Athlete’s Foot. This problem refers to a fungal infection of the skin that can occur in between the toes, or on the bottom of the foot.
Topics and Subtopics: Skin Health

By DuPage Medical Group Dermatology
Have you ever wondered what those little red bumps with the dry skin on the backs of your arms or on your thighs were? This is a condition known as Keratosis Pilaris,or KP,and it is completely harmless.
Topics and Subtopics: Skin Health

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