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Pediatric Dermatology

Medical Skin Condition

The medical providers at Bowes Dermatology treat all medical skin conditions affecting all age groups, including the newborn, children and adolescents. We specialize in all aspects of pediatric derm...

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Acne

Medical Skin Condition

What Causes Acne? And more importantly, how do I get rid of it? All types of acne — blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, and cysts — develop when pores in our skin become clogged. The culprit...

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Rosacea and Perioral Dermatitis

Medical Skin Condition

Rosacea is a common but often misunderstood condition that is estimated to affect over 45 million people worldwide. It affects fair-skinned people of mostly north-western European descent, and has bee...

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Seborrheic Dermatitis

Medical Skin Condition

This is a very common skin disease that causes a rash. When this rash appears, it often looks like the one pictured above. The skin tends to have a: Reddish color. Swollen and greasy appearance. ...

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Atopic Dermatitis / Eczema

Medical Skin Condition

Eczema / Atopic Dermatitis is one of the most common conditions seen at our office. What is eczema? Eczema is a word that means irritated skin. Doctors don't really know why some kids and adults get...

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Psoriasis

Medical Skin Condition

What you see and feel depends on the type of psoriasis you have. You may have just a few of the signs and symptoms listed below, or you may have many.   Plaque psoriasis (also called psoriasis...

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Pityriasis Rosea

Medical Skin Condition

This rash usually begins in a young adult as a single scaling bump or patch and then extends to cover much of the torso with hundreds of scaling spots that re elliptical in shape. They are associated ...

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Tinea Versicolor

Medical Skin Condition

Tinea versicolor: Signs and symptoms The first sign of tinea versicolor is often spots on the skin. The other signs and symptoms are: The spots are lighter (sometimes darker) than the surrounding ...

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Vitiligo

Medical Skin Condition

Vitiligo: Signs and symptoms Vitiligo causes loss of color. Your dermatologist may call this “loss of pigment” or “depigmentation.” We can lose pigment anywhere on our bodies,...

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Melasma

Medical Skin Condition

Melasma: Signs and symptoms Common signs (what you see) of melasma are brown or gray-brown patches on the face. These patches most commonly appear on the: Cheeks. Forehead. Bridge of the nose. ...

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Alopecia / Hair Loss

Medical Skin Condition

Hair loss: Signs and symptoms Hair loss may cause gradual thinning, bald patches, or complete baldness. The above photos show some of the different types of hair loss.   Hair loss: Who gets an...

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Urticaria

Medical Skin Condition

Urticaria or hives is a relatively common form of allergic reaction that causes raised red skin welts. Urticaria is also known as nettle rash or uredo. These welts can be 5 mm (0.2 inches) in diameter...

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Lupus and Collagen Vascular Disease

Medical Skin Condition

Systemic lupus erythematosus Systemic lupus erythematosus is a chronic inflammatory condition caused by an autoimmune disease. An autoimmune disease occurs when the body's tissues are attacked by its...

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Skin Infections (Bacterial, Fungal and Viral)

Medical Skin Condition

Bacterial Impetigo A contagious infection usually caused by staphylococcal or streptococcal bacteria, impetigo causes red sores or blisters that can break open, ooze, and develop a yellow-brown crus...

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Warts / Verrucae

Medical Skin Condition

The development of small keratotic tumors of the skin is caused by one of about 200 members of the human papillomavirus group. They often spontaneously go away, but particularly stubborn warts may req...

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Sexually Transmitted Skin Diseases

Medical Skin Condition

Cold Sores (Fever Blisters) Herpes labialis (cold sore) is caused by the herpes simplex virus. Cold sores commonly appear on the edge of the lip. This virus exists in a dormant state in the spinal co...

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Abnormal Moles / Atypical Nevi

Medical Skin Condition

Moles are common. Almost every adult has a few moles. Adults who have light skin often have more moles. They may have 10 to 40 moles on their skin. This is normal. People often want to know how they ...

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Skin Cancer

Medical Skin Condition

What skin cancer looks like Even the same type of skin cancer can look very different from person to person. This makes it hard to look at a picture and tell if you have skin cancer. The best way to...

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