Latest Perspective Articles

Infected Eczema: What Doctors and You Can Do

Eczema can be worsened by staph infection. Learn about treatments for staphylococcus infected eczema. Find an eczema treatment that works for you.

Hadar Lev-Tov, MD, MASAugust 16th 2018
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Is Rosacea Genetic?

Does rosacea run in your family? Are you worried that Rosacea is genetic? Find out the causes and triggers of rosacea and how to best treat your rosacea.

Hadar Lev-Tov, MD, MASApril 15th 2018
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Genetics vs Environment in Eczema

Learn about the genetic and environmental causes for eczema. How to pets, diet, and what you eat during pregnancy affect the risk of developing eczema?

Alexandra Vaughn, MDJanuary 26th 2018
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The Epigenetics of Acne: Environment vs Genet...

​The genetics of acne can be changed by environmental influences. Learn environment vs genetics for acne. Click to learn acne genetics.

Elizabeth Usedom, MDSeptember 18th 2017
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Epigenetics: Nurturing Our Skin DNA for Beaut...

Genetics is crucial to understanding skin diseases. Learn how your genetics can be related to the development of skin disorders.

Elizabeth Usedom, MDSeptember 5th 2017
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Epigenetics in Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)

Causes and triggers of eczema. Is eczema a genetic skin condition? Learn whether eczema is genetically inherited or caused by environmental factors.

Elizabeth Usedom, MDAugust 28th 2017
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How Is Acne Different in Darker Skin?

Acne is one of the more prevalent dermatologic conditions in people with darker skin. The skin reacts to inflammation by producing more of the melanin pigment.

Rebecca QuinonezAugust 6th 2017
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What Causes Eczema To Flare? How Can We Avoid...

Multiple things have been found to cause eczema flares. The environment, diet, and lifestyle factors are all considered triggers. Learn how to avoid eczema triggers

Jason Derico, NDJune 19th 2017
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Rashes and Itching in Pregnancy - Part 2

Pregnancy rashse can cause skin rashes and itching. Learn more about pemphigus, folliculitis, and eczema of pregnancy

Megha Trivedi, MDMay 13th 2017
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What Are Some Good Ways to Treat Itch in Ecze...

Learn the triggers for itch with eczema. Some common itch triggers in eczema are temperature, humidity, dry weather, sweat, and soaps. Treat your eczema itch. 

Vivian Shi, MD May 2nd 2017
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6 Signs that Your Acne May Be More than Just ...

What causes acne can be a sign of other skin conditions. Learn what things that cause pimples make it more complicated. Your acne could actually be rosacea. 

Rebecca QuinonezApril 25th 2017
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How Does the Microbiome Change in Eczema?

The microbiome is a community of bacteria that live on your skin and are extremely important for your overall skin health especially when it comes to treating eczema. 

Raja Sivamani, MD, MS, APApril 10th 2017
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5 Surprising Myths About Eczema Explained by ...

Learn what really causes eczema to flare from our skin dermatologists. Learn about eczema misconceptions and cures. Find the right eczema treatment for you.

Raja Sivamani, MD, MS, APApril 3rd 2017
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Skin From an Ayurvedic Perspective

Taka a look through an Ayurvedic lens at the ayurvedic element approach. Taking a different apporach to your regular skin care routine may help your skin.

Ashlesha Raut, APMarch 27th 2017
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A Mindful Approach to Acne

Stress and acne have been shown to be closely related. Learn how to use meditation and mindfulness to manage stress and acne.

Antonella Aguilera-Ruiz, NDFebruary 21st 2017
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How Should We Deal With Food Allergies in Ecz...

Food allergies have been known to have an effect on eczema. Understanding food testing and how diet can affect skin is important

Alexandra Vaughn, MDFebruary 20th 2017
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Why Does Rosacea Make My Skin So Sensitive?

Rosacea is an inflammatory condition of the face that is divided into four different subgroups. Two of the common subgroups are associated with dry and sensitive facial skin. 

Raja Sivamani, MD, MS, APFebruary 7th 2017
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Leaky Gut and Atopic Dermatitis: What is the ...

There have been ties between leaky gut and eczema. There are triggers in the body that cause these two things to be linked, whether it may be an allergy or other triggers.

Peter Lio, MDNovember 30th 2016
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Dermatologists & Estheticians: What's the Dif...

Do you know the difference between dermatologists and estheticians? When it comes to facials vs cosmetics vs medical issues, see how estheticians and dermatologists differ.

Raja Sivamani, MD, MS, APNovember 5th 2016
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Emergence of Integrative Medicine and Educati...

Integrative medicine is a growing area of medical research. Learn about the rise of alternative medicine research and how it can treat skin.

Howard Maibach, MDSeptember 21st 2016
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Bathing Habits and Eczema

Eczema baths require a unique routine. Here is an eczema bathing guide for eczema treatment, including a bleach bath recipe, frequency, and length.

Vivian Shi, MD August 8th 2016
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Is Rosacea Caused by Demodex Mite Overgrowth?

The cause of rosacea is not certain but DF mites may play a big role. Skin with sosacea may have larger numbers of DF mites

Vivian Shi, MD July 26th 2016
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Integrative Medicine Inclusive of Ayurveda

Ayurveda has become an inclusive part of integrative medicine. Chinese medicine and Ayurveda share similar ideas. Ayurvedic skin care is an integrative approach to skin. 

Namyata Pathak-Gandhi, BAMS, MS (Ayurveda)July 26th 2016
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Sunlight and Rosacea

If you have Rosacea it is important to understand treatments and the effects of sunlight on Rosacea. Sunlight can worsen the redness of Rosacea

Dermveda Content TeamJuly 25th 2016
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Unique Features of Melasma

Melasma is unique to each person just like the treatment is unique to each individuals. Melasma can be triggered by hormones.

Dermveda Content TeamJuly 21st 2016
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