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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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DPN removal

DPN removal is one of our highest satisfaction procedures. Who would think that this fast, affordable and simple procedure would make so many patients smile. What are DPNs? DPNs (dermatosis papulosa nigra) are non-viral wart-like lesions that run in families. They are benign. DPNs are usually asymptomatic but can sometimes itch or become painful usually …

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gentle skin care

Gentle Skin Care: It’s a Vote Against Dry Skin – Musings of an NYC Dermatologist

As we enter into the colder months it’s time to start thinking about preventing winter skin.  In a word, winter skin is dry.  Dry skin is itchy.  It is not cosmetically pleasing.  Further, dry skin results in inflammation which causes flares of skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and even acne. As skin is the …

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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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Register now to learn about Body-Focused Repetitive Behavior with Dr. Strachan Friday May 15, 2020 at 2 pm EST

Do you or someone you love suffer with a body-focused repetitive behavior (BFRB) such as skin-picking, hair pulling, or nail biting?This a complex group of behavioral conditions that can cause damage to the skin and hair.Join me on the Habitaware broadcast tomorrow where I will be discussing strategies for people dealing with BFRB to prevent …

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Telemedicine Update: May 4, 2020

We hope you, your colleagues and your families have been staying safe and healthy during these challenging times. We have some good news—we are still able to provide care for your skin, hair and nail concerns virtually. This is the service we have set up: 1. Register at our Healthlens link: https://healthlens.com/referral?group=dr-strachanThis is the same …

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3 Skin problems in women with large breasts—and how to address them

Do skin problems in women with large breasts occur more often? Having ample in the bustline is often valued in our society.  But as with other types of assets, poor management of larger breasts can result in problems. Here are three conditions I treat more in patients who wear larger cup sizes and the stewardship …

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Dr. Strachan speaking at Hair + 2019!

If you are in Atlanta September 22-24, 2019, come learning from a variety of industry professionals about solutions for hair loss. Aglow Dermatology’s own Dr. Dina Strachan will be speaking on Sunday as part of the Phyto USA team. Details here: www.hairplussummit.com

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