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  • Pseudofolliculitis Barbae

    Pseudofolliculitis barbae is a chronic inflammatory condition that predominantly affects men of African descent. Affected individuals develop pink papules and pustules around the hair follicles on the face and neck as a result of shaving. As the papules and pustules resolve, it can result in hyperpigmentation

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  • Pemphigus

    Pemphigus is a rare group of autoimmune skin diseases that causes painful blisters on the skin and/or mucous membranes (lips, mouth, esophagus, nose, eyes, genitals). The different types of pemphigus include: pemphigus vulgaris, pemphigus vegetans, pemphigus foliaceus, endemic pemphigus, pemphigus erythematosus,

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  • Nummular Dermatitis

    Nummular dermatitis is eczema characterized by intensely itchy, red, scaly, and at times weeping or oozing coin-shaped lesions. Nummular dermatitis typically affects the extremities, with the legs being the most common site of involvement. The condition can occur at any age, with men being affected slightly

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  • Molluscum Contagiosum

    OVERVIEW: Molluscum, or molluscum contagiosum, is a common viral skin infection caused by the molluscum contagiosum virus (MCV), a virus in the poxvirus family. This benign condition typically presents with pink, round bumps with a central indentation. The number of bumps can range in number (few to

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  • Moles (Nevi)

    OVERVIEW Moles are usually harmless, but they can be a sign of skin cancer, the most common cancer in the United States. In 2021, melanoma skin cancer claimed over 7000 lives. Not all moles are cancerous, but they are the most common skin injury affecting 95% of the population. What is a Mole? Moles

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  • Melasma

    OVERVIEW If you notice a sudden unevenness in skin tone with darker or darkened patches of skin, you may have a common skin condition known as melasma. If melasma has you feeling less confident about your appearance, scheduling an appointment with a board-certified dermatologist can help you correctly

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  • Melanoma

    OVERVIEW Melanoma is one of several different types of skin cancers. Though melanoma may not be as common as some other forms of skin cancer (basal cell carcinoma or squamous cell carcinoma), it is more dangerous due to its ability to spread more rapidly to other parts of the body if left untreated. According

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  • Lyme Disease

    OVERVIEW Lyme Disease is a condition that many people suffer from yearly. According to the Center for Disease Control, approximately 476,000 Americans are estimated to suffer from this infection. Ordinarily, Lyme Disease does not cause any initial pain when contracted, and it is mostly when the infection's

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