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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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...

Rashes
...The majority of rashes are harmless and can be treated effectively with over-the-counter anti-itch creams, antihistamines and moisturizing lotions...

Treating Rashes
Rashes will happen to most people at some point during their lifetime, whether it’s from coming in contact with poison ivy while on a camping trip or from an allergic reaction to a skincare product...

How Swimmers Should Care for Their Skin
...Chlorine found in the majority of pools sticks to your skin and can cause rashes and other skin problems...

What is Lupus and How Does It Affect Skin
... Lupus Symptoms Those with lupus may experience some or all of these symptoms: Muscle aches and pains Joint pain and swelling Skin rashes, most commonly found on the face Fever Chest pain when breathing deeply Loss of hair Pale fingers and toes Sun sensitivity Mouth sores Extreme fatigue Leg or eye swelling Swollen glands These symptoms may not be present all the time...

What is Psoriasis?
... Both the appearance of these symptoms and the level of their severity can be triggered through a number of factors, including: Skin infections Skin injuries Heavy stress Regular tobacco use Excessive alcohol consumption Use of specific medications, such as lithium, beta blockers, antimalarial drugs, and iodides Treatment Options Although there is no cure for the disorder, your local dermatologist has a number of treatment methods that can slow down the growth of skin cells responsible for psoriasis’ uncomfortable rashes...

Dealing With Poison Ivy
... Rash Symptoms Poison ivy rashes often show up right after exposure to the plant leaves, although they do sometimes spring up a couple days afterward, as well...

Dealing With Eczema
Do you have itchy, scaly rashes...

Treating Different Types of Rashes
...Most rashes are harmless and usually go away on their own; however, some rashes may require further treatment...

Is My Rash Ringworm or Something Else?
...This is why it’s important to have any rashes or skin problems thoroughly evaluated by a qualified dermatologist...

Namita Kumar, PA-C
...James T Sandwich supervision, she examines and treats all general dermatology conditions that include acne, rashes, warts and skin cancer screenings...

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...

Poison ivy, oak, and sumac
... Adults who had rashes as a child often find that they are less sensitive as adults...

Lupus and your skin
...Studies have also shown that when patients quit smoking, the medicine that failed to clear their rashes and other skin problems starts to work...

Seborrheic dermatitis
...   One or more of these rashes can appear on the body...

Skin reactions from targeted therapy deserve attention
...Common skin (and hair) reactions that occur while taking trametinib include: Rashes, including a measles-like eruption on your skin Itchy skin Tender, painful, or burning skin Extremely dry skin Infection around a fingernail or toenail Loss of hair color Ipilimumab (Yervoy®), nivolumab (Opdivo®), or pembrolizumab (Keytruda®) – Patients with advanced melanoma may be prescribed one of these targeted therapies, which can cause the following skin reactions: Rash (skin may itch, blister, or develop sores that bleed) Extremely dry skin Mouth sores Itchy skin Blisters, crusts, or redness on the skin Thick, scaly skin Vitiligo (loss of skin color) Vitiligo on hands: Loss of skin color (vitiligo) while on a targeted therapy usually means treatment is working and you’ll have a good outcome...

Contact dermatitis
...Some rashes happen immediately...

Nummular dermatitis
  Nummular dermatitis: This skin problem often causes coin-shaped rashes on the skin that can itch or burn...

Caring for your skin in menopause
... 10 skin care habits that can worsen acne Rashes and easily irritated skin Around 50, the pH level of our skin changes...

How to find a skin lightener that won’t cause serious health problems
... If you’re using a mercury-laden skin lightener, the product may cause skin rashes, scars, discolored skin, anxiety, or depression...

Tips for treating poison ivy
...However, if you have difficulty breathing or swallowing, you experience swelling, or you have many rashes or blisters, go to the emergency room right away...

Allergic Contact Rashes
...Allergic contact rashes are common in industries that use cement, metal, leather, some matches, paints, epoxy-based sealants, and anti-rust products...

Hand Rashes
Hand rashes are common...

Lupus and Your Skin
... When rashes and sores from lupus clear, they can leave dark or light spots on your skin, or even scars...

Poison Ivy, Oak & Sumac
... Poison ivy, oak and sumac rashes are not contagious...

Skin of Color
... POSTINFLAMMATORY HYPERPIGMENTATION (PIH) This condition causes dark marks or dark patches on skin and often occurs as your skin heals from acne, eczema, or other rashes or even after a cut, scrape or mosquito bite...

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...