Red Itchy Eyelids?

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Eyelid Dermatitis is a condition that causes red, dry and itchy eyelids. More often than not it is seborrheic dermatitis, or dandruff which likes to affect the scalp, but also likes the eyelids, eyebrows, and creases on the face. But another possibility is a developed an allergy to something you are coming into contact with. Most contact allergies come from continuous or repetitive exposure to the same thing for long periods of time. The longer you have been using something, the more likely allergy is to develop. Using chamber patch testing and a proper dermatology diagnosis, patients can be equipped to improve their condition

Take the Sting Out of Your Summer

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When the sun comes out in the Seattle area, it does not disappoint.  We often use the reprieve from drizzle to go for a leisurely walk or finally tackle the overgrown yard.  It’s warm.  It’s pleasant.  Summer has finally arrived.  So what do you do when your bliss is rudely interrupted by pesky bees and […]

Dermatologic Hazards of the Gym

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A doctor should always be focused on health, right? Unfortunately, thinking about mine took back burner for a little while as Miller Family Derm got off its feet.  Things in the clinic must be settling in because after a 1 year hiatus, I’m finally able to find time to go the gym.  You can take […]

Tanning Facts or Myths?

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1. Tanning is ok if I don’t get burned. Myth Blistering sunburns are a well-known melanoma risk factor.  Somehow, this has led to claims that tanning without burning is safe. But just like unicorns, “safe” tanning is a myth.  Cumulative sun exposure, whether a burn develops or not, is also a melanoma risk factor, as […]

Sunscreen and Sun Safety

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You don’t have to give up vacations in Hawaii or fear the outdoor activities that you enjoy. You simply need to take precautions to protect yourself. Realistically, I don’t expect anyone to be perfect and have been burned myself, but these measures WILL make a difference that translates into a decreased risk of skin cancer.

Teledermatology

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I love the idea of teledermatology. The premise is simple. You have a funny looking mole, snap me a picture on your iPhone and send it to me. Wanting to see if your acne medicine is working well enough that we can stop oral antibiotics, or not working well enough and we need to make some tweaks? Send me a picture.