Unexplained dry skin can be frustrating and painful. Cracks and flakes do not lend a professional appearance to your hands, face, or other body parts, and you could have limited mobility in the affected area (e.g., the knuckles of your hands) because moving stretches and hurts the dry skin too much. But there could be some very easy-to-fix problems behind the dry skin. Vitamin Deficiencies It's easy to end up deficient in a vitamin or two even if you try to eat a healthy diet. [Read More]
Worried About A Basal Cell Carcinoma On Or Near Your Eye? What Are Your Best Treatment Options?
If you've spent the last few months struggling with a pesky bump, flaky spot, or other recent growth on your eyelid or the skin just around your eye, you may be alarmed to learn that this seemingly harmless growth is actually a type of skin cancer -- basal cell carcinoma. Although this cancer is slow-growing and has a very high survival rate compared to other types of skin cancer, the idea of having a visible cancerous growth near your eye can be disconcerting. [Read More]
Answering A Few Questions Concerning Mole Removal
A mole is a common type of skin blemish, and while they are normally harmless, it is possible for a patient to need them removed. Sadly, this is a topic that many patients may not have a very thorough understanding about. If this applies to you, having the following three questions answered should help you to make informed decisions when it comes to mole removals. Why Would A Patient Need A Mole Removed? [Read More]
4 Things You Need to Know About Syringomas
Syringomas are benign tumors that affect the sweat glands and can be cosmetically distressing. Here are four things you need to know about syringomas. What are the signs of syringomas? If you develop syringomas, you'll notice numerous soft papules (bumps) on your skin. These papules are skin colored and tend to be quite small at only one to two millimeters in diameter, but since they usually form on the eyelids and cheeks, they can be very noticeable. [Read More]