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Wart Treatment by Type of Drug and Procedure

Wart Treatment by Type of Drug and Procedure

The new advance in treatment of genital warts has been imiquimod (Aldara). This encourages the patient’s autoimmune system to attack the wart. This is particularly helpful in the moist areas of the skin... 

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Treating Actinic Keratoses and Nonmelanoma Skin Cancers

Treating Actinic Keratoses and Nonmelanoma Skin Cancers

Methyl Aminolevulinate-PDT for Actinic Keratoses and Superficial Nonmelanoma Skin Cancers Methyl aminolevulinate-hydrochloride cream (Metvix® [in Canada] and Metvixia® [in the US], Galderma) in combination... [Read more...]

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Common, Plantar and Genital Warts

Common, Plantar and Genital Warts

Treatment will depend in part on the location, the age of the patient, as well as the size and immune status of the individual. The treatment choice will depend in part on previous experience of the patient... [Read more...]

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Are all Seborrheic Keratoses Benign?

Are all Seborrheic Keratoses Benign?

A recent question published on PubMed, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health, asks,  “Are all seborrheic keratoses benign?” What is seborrheic keratosis? Benign... [Read more...]

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Milia and Seborrheic Keratosis

Milia and Seborrheic Keratosis

Milia, also known as milk spots or oil seeds, are benign, keratin-filled cysts that can appear just under the epidermis or on the roof of the mouth. They are commonly associated with newborn babies but... [Read more...]

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Seborrheic Keratoses Overview

Seborrheic Keratoses Overview

Benign lesions that don’t ever turn into cancer, seborrheic keratoses, or Seb K’s for short, can look dangerous. In reality they are just annoying. Also irreverently called barnacles, they... [Read more...]

Skin Treatments

Keratosis, Skin Spots, Warts, Benign Growths and Moles

Keratosis, Skin Spots, Warts, Benign Growths and Moles

BENIGN GROWTHS & MOLES Everyone has skin growths. The dermatologist is the expert on determining which are harmless and which should receive attention. This article is not a substitute for a medical exam. If you have any serious... [Read more...]

January 21, 2010 | Leave a Comment


Products & Medications

Are Over-The-Counter Wart Treatments Safe?

Are Over-The-Counter Wart Treatments Safe?

You can’t damage yourself with these treatments. If you get salicylic acid on normal skin, it can cause burning or redness but never infection or scarring. All you have to do is stop using it on irritated areas, and the... [Read more...]

December 30, 2009 | Leave a Comment


Skin Conditions

Common Birthmarks, Dysplastic Nevi and Congenital Nevi

Common Birthmarks, Dysplastic Nevi and Congenital Nevi

A birthmark is a colored mark on or under the skin that’s present at birth or develops shortly after birth.Some birthmarks fade with time; others become more pronounced. Birthmarks may be caused by extra pigment in the skin... [Read more...]

February 5, 2010 | Leave a Comment


Skin Biology

Squamous Cell Carcinoma Treatments

Squamous Cell Carcinoma Treatments

Most squamous cell carcinomas may be treated by one of the following methods. More healthy tissue around the lesion is removed than for basal cell carcinomas because of the potential of squamous cell carcinomas to spread. Nearby... [Read more...]

December 21, 2009 | Leave a Comment