Dry Skin Tips, Tricks, & Other Recommendations

Justin Creel, MD, FAAD Dry skin (also known as xerosis or asteatosis in “medical-speak”) is a common problem that often worsens or progresses with age. Your skin needs moisture to function correctly, and your naturally secreted oils protect against rash, irritation, and overall itchiness. Most people are unaware that daily routines, such as bathing and…

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Razor Bumps & Ingrown Hairs

Justin Creel, MD, FAAD Pseudofolliculitis barbae (PFB) is a common skin condition that occurs as the result of ingrown hairs. Better known as razor bumps, these spots develop when strands of hair curl back on themselves and grow into the skin. They often look or feel like pimples and can affect anyone with curly hair…

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Why You Should Never Remove Skin Tags By Yourself

As the world continues to grapple with COVID-19, you’ve likely taken part in an “at-home” version of something. Making sourdough bread, home workouts, or cooking extremely fancy meals you used to only have in a restaurant are all some of the lifestyle changes people have incorporated into their daily routines. While some of these lifestyle…

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What Is Triggering My Rosacea?

It’s human nature to get a little red in the face sometimes. It’s normal to blush when you’re embarrassed or a little flushed after exercise, but if you’re red-faced all the time, you may have rosacea—a chronic skin condition that causes redness, particularly on the nose, cheeks, and forehead. What is Rosacea? Rosacea is a…

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COVID Hands

Justin Creel, MD, FAAD   Are your hands dry and scaly? What about itchy or irritated? Do they have cracks that are painful and tender? With the ongoing (and seemingly never-ending) COVID-19 pandemic, we’re seeing more patients than ever with irritant hand dermatitis (which is another word for rash or irritation)! This is primarily due…

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What is a Ringworm?

Justin Creel, MD, FAAD   From Zachary to Natchez and all across the South, ringworms are common harmless conditions that have nothing to do with worms. In fact, they are caused by a specific type of fungus known as dermatophytes, and tinea is the term for their infection of skin, hair, or nails. Thankfully, infections…

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