Patient Education

Our team of professionals and staff believe that informed patients are better equipped to make decisions regarding their health and well-being. For your personal use, we have created an extensive patient library covering an array of educational topics, which can be found on the side of each page. Browse through these diagnoses and treatments to learn more about topics of interest to you.

As always, you can contact our office to answer any questions or concerns.

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Fayetteville Dermatologist
...    Important information for patients on biologic medications for psoriasis regarding the COVID 19 virus:   Enbrel® (etanercept), Humira® (adalimumab), Remicade® (infliximab), Cimzia® (certolizumab pegol), Stelara® (ustekinumab), Cosentyx® (secukinumab), Taltz® (ixekizumab), Siliq® (brodalumab), Tremfya® (guselkumab), Ilumya® (tildrakizumab), and Skyrizi® (risankizumab) Due to the recent pandemic (COVID-19), there are many questions regarding biologic therapy...

Patient Education
... Acne and rosacea Acne Acne scars Acne products: How to avoid allergic reaction Acne: Tips to help you see clearer skin Adult acne Isotretinoin: Treatment for severe acne Rosacea Rosacea: Skin Care Do's and Don'ts Bumps and growths Keratosis pilaris Moles Seborrheic keratosis Color problems Acanthosis nigricans Melasma Melasma:Tips to Make It Less Noticeable Tinea versicolor Vitiligo Contagious skin diseases Genital warts Head Lice Herpes simplex Impetigo Molluscum contagiosum Nail fungus Ringworm Scabies Shingles Warts Cosmetic treatments Before getting cosmetic treatment, ask questions Botulinum toxin therapy Fillers Microdermabrasion Dry / sweaty skin Dry skin Hyperhidrosis Eczema / dermatitis Atopic dermatitis Contact dermatitis Dyshidrotic eczema Neurodermatitis Nummular dermatitis Stasis dermatitis Eczema: Tips to help children feel better Eczema Bleach bath therapy Hair and scalp problems Alopecia areata Hair loss Scalp psoriasis Itchy skin Bedbugs Hives Poison ivy, oak, and sumac Painful skin / joints Hidradenitis suppurativa Psoriatic arthritis Scleroderma Rashes Lichen planus Lupus and your skin Pityriasis rosea Scaly skin Actinic keratosis Psoriasis Psoriasis Skin Care Guide Psoriatic arthritis Seborrheic dermatitis Skin cancer Basal cell carcinoma Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) Imiquimod: A treatment for some skin cancers, genital warts Melanoma Next steps after a melanoma diagnosis Merkel cell carcinoma Sebaceous carcinoma Squamous cell carcinoma Skin cancer in people of color Skin Cancer Prevention Who's got your back Can you spot skin cancer...

Our Services
... Acne Boils Eczema Mohs Micrographic Surgery Superficial Ratiation Therapy Moles (Nevi) Psoriasis Rashes Rosacea Skin Cancers Warts Wrinkles Thermage BOTOX Cosmetic Birthmarks Cysts  Dermatitis  Chemical Peels DioLite532 Laser Laser Hair Removal Laser Skin Treatment Hair Infections Microdermabrasion Restylane Sclerotherapy Sculptra Fraxel Limelight Laser Shingles Varicose Veins Fillers Poison Ivy Skin Pen (Microneedling) Acne Acne is the most frequent skin condition seen by medical professionals...

Laura Bush, PA-C
...In 2020, she published The Dermatology Physician Assistant’s role in Recognizing and Treating Psoriasis-associated Depression in the Journal of Dermatology Physician Assistants...

Rashes
... Chronic skin problems, such as acne, psoriasis or seborrheic dermatitis...

Treating Rashes
...Your rash could be caused by: Eczema Contact dermatitis Psoriasis Hives Certain medications Heat rash Viral infections Asthma or allergies Bug bite Poison ivy, oak and sumac When do you seek medical attention...

What is Psoriasis?
What is Psoriasis...

Keeping Your Nails Healthy
...Other conditions include ingrown toenails, nail fungus, warts, cysts or psoriasis of the nails...

Dealing With Psoriasis
Psoriasis doesn’t just impact someone’s appearance but it can also affect someone’s quality of life...

Why Is My Skin So Dry?
... You are Dealing with a Skin Condition Sometimes dry skin is a sign of a skin disorder, more commonly eczema and psoriasis...

Is My Rash Ringworm or Something Else?
... Other less common symptoms that may look like ringworm include, Contact dermatitis Psoriasis Pityriasis rosea Tinea versicolor (more common in children) Vitiligo Erythema migrans (common in those with Lyme disease) Lupus Sometimes a skin biopsy of the lesion or rash is required for a dermatologist to be able to diagnose whether it is ringworm or not...

Scalp Psoriasis: Symptoms and Treatment
...It could be dandruff or it could be a sign that you’re dealing with a common condition known as scalp psoriasis...

Can't Stop Itching? Know the Signs of Poison Ivy, Sumac, and Oak
...You must call your dermatologist as soon as possible if: Pus develops on the rash You also have a fever over 100 F You experience severe itching The rash keeps spreading You aren’t sure whether the rash is caused by poison ivy, oak, or sumac The rash spreads to the mouth or the eyes Symptoms don’t improve within a week From poison ivy rashes to psoriasis, a dermatologist can treat a wide range of skin conditions and provide you with the treatment you need...

Isotretinoin: Treatment for severe acne
... When you talk with your dermatologist about isotretinoin, be sure to tell your dermatologist if you have any of the following: Disease that affects your immune system, such as HIV, AIDS, rheumatoid arthritis (RA), psoriasis, or graft vs...

Acne can affect more than your skin
...“The psychosocial impact of acne, vitiligo, and psoriasis: a review...

Nail fungus
... Health: You have an increased risk of developing a fungal nail infection if you have one or more of the following: Athlete’s foot (or another skin infection caused by fungus) Cancer and are receiving chemotherapy Diabetes Had a nail infection Injured a nail or recently had nail surgery People in your family frequently get nail infections Poor circulation Psoriasis Received an organ transplant Weakened immune system due to a disease like human immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV) Lifestyle: Your risk of getting a fungal nail infection increases if you: Have wet feet or hands frequently throughout the day Smoke Spend a lot of time in water Walk barefoot in a hot, humid place like a pool, public shower, or locker room Wear tight-fitting, closed-toe shoes, especially if you have sweaty feet Wear plastic gloves for hours every day   What causes nail fungus...

Cold sores
... Treatment is highly recommended if you get a cold sore and have: Atopic dermatitis (usually begins in childhood and is often called eczema) Sores near your eyes A lot of cold sores A lot of pain Sores that spread to another part of your body, such as your hands or genitals HIV, AIDS, cancer, or another disease that weakens your immune system Cancer and are getting chemotherapy To take medication that suppresses your immune system, such as medicine to control severe psoriasis or prevent organ rejection Cold sores frequently An outbreak that lasts more than 2 weeks It’s important to treat cold sores if you have any of the above because the cold sores may not go away without treatment...

Genital herpes
...Medications that weaken the immune system include those taken to prevent losing a transplanted organ and some that control severe psoriasis...

Scalp psoriasis
  Scalp psoriasis: When psoriasis forms on the scalp, it can creep beyond the scalp...

Hidradenitis suppurativa
... Methotrexate (severe HS only): This medicine is used to treat cancer and certain other medical conditions, such as severe psoriasis...

Psoriatic arthritis
... Do you have psoriasis...

Psoriasis
Psoriasis: Overview What is psoriasis...

Psoriasis Skin Care Guide
For people with psoriasis, a chronic skin condition, taking good care of their skin can alleviate some of the discomfort that may be experienced, such as itching, cracking, and bleeding of the skin...

Psoriatic arthritis
... Do you have psoriasis...

Seborrheic dermatitis
... Acne, rosacea, or psoriasis...

Imiquimod: A treatment for some skin cancers, genital warts
...If your dermatologist mentions imiquimod as a possible treatment, be sure to tell your dermatologist if you have: A disease that affects your immune system, such as HIV, AIDS, rheumatoid arthritis (RA), psoriasis, or graft vs...

Sebaceous carcinoma
... Some medications used to treat psoriasis or arthritis...

Neurodermatitis
...Unlike eczema, psoriasis, and other itchy skin conditions, people tend to develop just 1 or 2 patches that itch...

How to Treat Dandruff
...However, sometimes the flaking and itching that appears like dandruff is actually a medical condition, such as seborrheic dermatitis, psoriasis, fungal infections of the scalp, or eczema...

How do I know if I'm using the right sunscreen?
...Studies show that daily use can reduce your risk of: Skin cancer, including melanoma, the most-serious skin cancer Precancerous skin growths that can turn into skin cancer Signs of premature skin aging like age spots, wrinkles, and leathery skin Sunburn Melasma Dark spots on your skin that can appear when acne, psoriasis, or another condition clears Step 2: Consider your skin type, skin conditions, and other needs By limiting your sunscreen choices to ones that contain the 3 essentials, you’ll still have quite a few options...

Fungal Infections of the Skin
...Athlete’s foot can look like another skin condition such as contact dermatitis or psoriasis...

Mature Skin
...Itching may also be a sign of an internal disease, and severe flaky and cracked skin may be a sign of a more serious skin condition, such as psoriasis or dermatitis...

NAIL DISEASES AND NAIL HEALTH
... WHAT DOES NAIL PSORIASIS LOOK LIKE...

Pruritus (Itch)
... Many skin diseases, including eczema, hives and psoriasis, can begin with an itch...

Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis
If you have psoriasis, you are not alone...

Tattoos, Piercings, and Other Body Art
...Some patients who have psoriasis see flare-ups where they get tattoos...

Your Dermatologist and Insurance
... Diagnosing and treating disease Dermatologists devote their skills and energy to treating medical conditions of the skin, hair and nails, such as acne, skin cancer, psoriasis, eczema, hair loss, rashes, rosacea, warts, and nail fungus...

Videos
How to Apply Sunscreen How to Style Hair Without Damage Rosacea: Skin Care Do's and Don'ts Skin Cancer Prevention Manicure and Pedicure Safety Psoriasis Skin Care Guide Eczema: Tips to help your child feel better How to Shave Skin Self-Exam: How to Do Face Washing 101 How to Apply Self-Tanner Acne: Tips to help you see clearer skin Wrinkle Remedies Tips for Healthy Hair Get the most from your skin care products Tips for Healthy Nails How to remove gum without cutting hair Dry skin relief Coloring and perming tips Eczema Bleach bath therapy Preventing skin conditions in athletes Tips for treating poison ivy How to Treat sunburn Melasma How to care for tattooed skin How to care for pierced ears How to Treat Diaper Rash Skin Care on a Budget Who's Got Your Back...