• 07 DEC 14
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    ZOSTER, SHINGLES

    Zoster is an eruption of the skin that is one of the most dreaded conditions that a person can have. Shingles and zoster are the same condition, and they come up as an eruption of an old chicken pox virus travelling down a nerve root. The full name of the virus is the Varicella Zoster

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    • 07 DEC 14
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    Waxhaw Poison Ivy

    Waxhaw Poison Ivy

    Even with my new practice being small, I’m impressed that nearly everyday a patient will show me something or tell me something that I have seen or heard that way before. With 16 years of pure dermatology experience and everything I have seen, there is always something new and different. Some way to keep me interested

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    • 07 DEC 14
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    The Evil of Hives

    Few things are as annoying as hives. Patients are often desperate from the itch and the accompanying lack of sleep. The medical name for hives is urticaria. Hundreds of things can cause hives and nearly every medicine ever used will lead to someone somewhere getting hive. The most common medicines are the penicillen antibiotics, along

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    • 07 DEC 14
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    The Dangers of Sun Tanning

    The tanning booth industry has a problem. Their product causes cancer. You don’t have to take my word for it, trust the World Health Organization. It is officially on their list of known carcinogens. This is an issue which patients have actually argued with me about. Young women especially often believe that there is no

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    • 07 DEC 14
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    Skin Cancer : Epidemic From The Sun

    There is a true epidemic of skin cancer in America. One million cases of skin cancer will occur this year in America. Lifelong sun exposure is increasing for Americans as we spend more time outdoors and the sun’s rays are becoming more intense with our loss of ozone. The use of tanning booths is a

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    • 07 DEC 14
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    Scarring Yourself

    There are many ways to scar the skin. I have seen chainsaw scars and bullet holes. I’ve removed shrapnel from men who fought in World War 2. I have seen shark bites and man-o-war stings. I have seen patients who have been butchered going overseas to save a few dollars for their cosmetic procedures and

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