General Dermatology

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Can fibroids cause hair loss?

Can fibroids cause hair loss?  Why African American women with these tumors may need to see a dermatologist for hair loss. Introduction Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous growths of uterine muscle and connective tissue (leiomyoma).  Like keloids, uterine fibroids are a type of scarring disorder that is more common in people of African descent.  Fibroids occur …

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Types of Eczema

There are many types of eczema. Like we often refer to googling as the action of doing an online search, we often use the word eczema to describe the condition of atopic dermatitis. Eczema, a synonym for dermatitis, however, refers to a number of different inflammatory skin conditions characterized by redness, scale, itch, and burn.   …

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Yahoo Lifestyle! skincare experts panel

Learn the beauty secrets of those in-the-know and have a giggle in this Yahoo Lifestyle! skincare experts panel. Dr. Strachan was proud to appear on the popular show, A Conversation with Kennedy, filmed in their New York City studio. In addition to host Kennedy Johnson, other panelists included blogger Dana Oliver, and holistic aesthetician and …

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When what’s on your skin is in your head: Psychodermatology and body-focused repetitive behaviors

Dermatologists sometimes address problems that go beyond what is found on a patient’s skin, hair or nails. When the condition is primarily psychological in origin, it falls under the specialty of psychodermatology. Skin picking, hair pulling, nail and cheek biting– these are conditions that fall under the term body-focused repetitive disorders. The root is psychological …

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