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The Dangers of 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....

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...
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...

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...