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Dr. Glashofer—Today.com Article: Why COVID-19 can trigger hair loss in survivors and those who were never sick

Hair loss expert Dr. Marc Glashofer tells Today.com in this article that stress related to COVID causes patients to suffer significant—but temporary—hair loss. The condition, called telogen effluvium, involves people experiencing excessive hair shedding after illness or a stressful life event. In the article, Dr. Glashofer says he's noticed an increase in patients with telogen …

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Newborn Skin Concerns: Should You be Worried?

We get it. Those first few weeks (who are we kidding, months) of having a newborn at home are daunting. There are so many new things to do, clean, understand, learn… clean. Then, on top of being completely sleep deprived, physically drained, and overwhelmed with new worries you notice a new spot, bump, or rash. …

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The Most Common Reasons Why Children Visit a Dermatologist

For those with kids, the summer of freedom (at least for them) is now coming to an end, ushering in a season of homework, testing, and school stress. Enter September, the month where we focus on pediatric dermatology and everything that comes with going back to school, even if it is virtual. When it comes …

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Can Your New Tattoo Trigger Psoriasis?

There are a lot of considerations you must consider before committing to getting a tattoo. What part of the body do you want it on? Do you want it to be seen? Does it have an important meaning to you? One thing you might not have asked yourself while flipping through books of ink designs …

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Cosmetic Procedures and Psoriasis: What You Should Know Before Treatment

As we age, the appeal to erase fine lines, remove wrinkles, and lift areas of the body becomes all the more attractive. For most who undergo cosmetic procedures to look younger, the positives far outweigh the concerns about side effects. If you, however, suffer from psoriasis there are a few things to be made aware …

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Avoid these 7 Psoriasis Triggers

As part of our focus on psoriasis this month, it’s important to delve into some level of prevention. While you can’t control whether or not you inherent the genes which cause the genetic disease, there are steps you can take to avoid the triggers which cause symptoms. Of the 10 percent of people who inherit …

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Scrub the Safe Way and Avoid these Common Mistakes

Whether you realize or not, your skin is in a constant process of shedding and renewal. The body naturally exfoliates, shedding surface-level dead skin cells to reveal fresh, glowy skin underneath. What the natural process lacks, however, is an appreciation for our patience. This natural exfoliation happens slowly and usually unevenly. As we age, skin …

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4 After-Sun Tips to Treat Sunburns

It’s already July and it’s officially hot out there. If you aren’t already protecting your skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays, what are you waiting for? Whether you use daily moisturizer with SPF, lather on sunscreen before heading out, or cover your body and seek shade, there are plenty of ways to keep your …

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Lose Arm Fat for a Tank-Top Ready Body

It is officially the season of showing more of our skin and bodies. The heat invites tank tops and bathing suits, showing off areas of the body we’ve been hiding during the cooler months. That brings us to arm fat. It’s a part of the body that looks amazing when slim and tone, and much …

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Bug Bites: When You Should be Concerned

As the summer months approach, you may have found yourself reaching for the bug spray. Spending more time outdoors means more risk for bug bites. Though, most bites are not worth your concern, there are times when a bug bite will send you to the dermatologist or even the E.R. Whether you have an unusual …

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