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What is the next break through in dermatology?

What is the next break through in dermatology?

Skin replacement: There are many areas of investigation in dermatology such as better treatment for tumors like melanoma and treatment for chronic conditions like psoriasis and eczema. A most interesting line of investigation is to develop an artificial skin to replace skin damaged by disease or trauma. This would be a fabulous breakthrough. Do you have any ideas for a skin breakthrough? ...Read more

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Dr. Glynis Ablon
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Dermatology (Definition)

Dermatology is a field of study in which a person specializes in skin, hair, and nails; plus disorders such as skin ...Read more


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What are pros and cons of dermatology?

What are pros and cons of dermatology?

Pros and cons: for what? choosing specialist, choosing profession?

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What is the next break through in dermatology?

Skin replacement: There are many areas of investigation in dermatology such as better treatment for tumors like melanoma and treatment for chronic conditions like psoriasis and eczema. A most interesting line of investigation is to develop an artificial skin to replace skin damaged by disease or trauma. This would be a fabulous breakthrough. Do you have any ideas for a skin breakthrough? ...Read more

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What is the difference between dermatology and dermopathology?

Using a microscope: A dermatopathologist has training to look at the skin under a microscope in order to render a diagnosis. A skin biospy is prepared in a lab and put on a slide for the dermatopathologist to review under the microscope. ...Read more

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Differnce between dermatology and dermatopathology?

Differnce between dermatology and dermatopathology?

Skin vs. slides: A dermatologist is trained in the clinical appearance of diseases related to the hair, skin, and nails. A dermatopathologist examines skin specimens under a microscope and makes diagnoses based on the history provided by the dermatologist and the patterns of cells on the microscope slides. The dermatologist performs skin biopsies, the dermatopathologist reads the microscope slides. ...Read more

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Difference between a dermatology and dermatopathology?

Dermatologists: Treat skin conditions and do minor surgery. Dermatopaths look a specimens sent to them from plastics and derms for a diagnosis. They are pathologists and do not treat patients directly. ...Read more

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Does anyone know how to find a mohs dermatology office?

Does anyone know how to find a mohs dermatology office?

ACMS website: Be certain to choose someone who has completed a 1-2 year fellowship that is recognized by the american college of mohs micrographic surgery. You can visit their website to help you find someone close to you. The website is www.Mohscollege.Org. ...Read more

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Is it common to get an erection during a dermatology exam?

Is it common to get an erection during a dermatology exam?

Yes it is possible: I had a patient of mine have that happen. Erection is a natural response, and dermatologists understand this. Just laugh it off, it can be a funny story you may tell one day. ...Read more

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What are good colleges in georgia that speacialize in dermatology?

What are good colleges in georgia that speacialize in dermatology?

Aesthetician schools: The field of dermatology is a medical specialty requiring 4 years training after completing 4 years of medical school which is after 4 years of college. I'm not aware of any specific college that specializes in dermatology as an undergrad major. Check out https://services.Aamc.Org/eras/erasstats/par/display8.Cfm?Nav_row=par&spec_cd=080 for list of 116 derm residencies. Hope this helps. Good luck! ...Read more

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Please look at the conditions in my profile and advise me if I should start in dermatology, neurology, or general medicine please?

Please look at the conditions in my profile and advise me if I should start in dermatology, neurology, or general medicine please?

PCP always first.: Always start with your pcp. No matter what. If you don't have one do your research and find one. The general practitioner is the first educated medical advisor to guide you with this and all of your medical concerns. Let him/her decide the best next step in management in your treatment and / or referral to the most appropriate specialist. ...Read more

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Esthetician vs. dermatology rn, which should I see?

Esthetician vs. dermatology rn, which should I see?

Estheticians are: great for cleaning your skin but not for prescription medications or medical condition diagnosis ...Read more

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Is there a field in medicine called--cosmetic dermatology?

Is there a field in medicine called--cosmetic dermatology?

Cosmetic dermatology: Some dermatologists offer mainly cosmetic dermatology. Their services may include consultations and procedures to improve skin health and appearance. For example laser treatment or peel to reduce lines and wrinkles or to get rid of unsightly blood vessels. ...Read more

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Dermatology and dandruff help needed. Is there something beside head shoulders?

Dermatology and dandruff help needed. Is there something beside head shoulders?

Yes: Products containing zinc pyrithione, selenium sulfide, ketoconazole, salicylic acid all help. Some products are neutrogena t-sal, neutrogena t-gel, selsun blue, Nizoral shampoo, dhs shampoo, keralyt. Stronger prescription shampoos require seeing doctor (ie: topical steroid shampoos, urea shampoo). ...Read more

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I would like a dermatology consultation By videoconference. have Blue Shield insurance?

I would like a dermatology consultation   By videoconference.

have Blue Shield insurance?

Try HealthTap Prime: Free, public HealthTap questions and their answers provide helpful information for both the person asking the question and for other HealthTap users. Try HealthTap Prime for private, one-on-one consultations with HealthTap doctors via cell phone, a tablet, or a computer. A patient using Prime can talk with the doctor and show the doctor pictures. Insurance is not involved in HealthTap Prime. ...Read more

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Wat cause eyebrows itchy and fall out ? Plz any advise have appointment with dermatology april

Wat cause eyebrows itchy and fall out ? Plz any advise have appointment with dermatology april

Many possible causes: There are fungal infections, bacterial infections, protozoal diseases, metabolic reasons, toxins, and immunologic reasons why you may have itchy skin over the eyebrows and loss of eyebrow hair. Make sure the dermatologist tests for all of these. ...Read more

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Dermatology question: is it true that chocolate or junk food will cause your skin to break out?

In some people: Some people find that certain foods make them break out more. If you notice a direct correlation then it would be prudent for you to avoid that food if you don't want to keep breaking out. There is no certain food group that is universally known to cause breakouts--just individual hypersensitivities. All types of foods (ie: fried, chocolate, junk food, dairy products) have been implicated. ...Read more

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Is there cream that lightens dark armpits caused from shaving that i can use? Other then seeing a dermatology

Is there cream that lightens dark armpits caused from shaving that i can use? Other then seeing a dermatology

There are many OTC: lighteners that can help, although they can be irritating. You can try , but if not working you likely need prescription strength bleach and chemical peels to lighten. There are also medical conditions that can lead to thickening of armpits. So I suggest seeing dermatologist if not improving with OTC ...Read more

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I want do have a career in dermatology; but what are other positions in skincare other than an esthetician? ...Thanks! :)

I want do have a career in dermatology; but what are other positions in skincare other than an esthetician? ...Thanks! :)

Many jobs: There are many jobs in the dermatology skin care field. They hire medical assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, front office staff, receptionists, aestheticians, lab technicians to work in the lab. For all these positions you would need to get special training and certification. ...Read more

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I went to the dermatology twice, told me theres nothing wrong about line in my fingernail. Can you give me suggestion. ?

I went to the dermatology twice, told me theres nothing wrong about  line in my fingernail. Can you give me suggestion. ?

Would need to see: what kind of line-is it pigmented? does it touch proximal cuticle. need more information, but most board certified dermatologist know when to biopsy ...Read more

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