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Moles (Nevi) - Swansea, IL

Moles are Usually Harmless

In the Midwest, we’re familiar with moles tunneling about under our lawns, leaving those telltale raised paths. You may be less familiar with the moles on your skin. Human skin tends to grow various skin lesions: moles, freckles, skin tags, benign lentigines, and seborrheic keratoses. While the vast majority of moles are harmless (unlike the […]


Your ABCs Weren’t Just for Elementary School

While you may have learned a song about learning your ABCs where you were in elementary school, now that you’re an adult there’s another ABC reference you need to be aware of — the signs of skin cancer. It’s easy to assume that since we’re not exactly near a beach here next to the Mississippi […]


Everything You Need to Know About Chicken Pox

When your child breaks out all over in a blistery, itchy red rash, there’s a good chance it’s the chicken pox. Chicken pox is caused by the varicella-zoster virus, and although it’s typically a childhood disease, people who have not contracted it as a child can suffer from it in adulthood as well. Chicken pox […]


Could Intense Pulsed Light Therapy Be Your Secret to Flawless Skin?

Many people suffer from acne problems, wrinkles, age spots or skin discoloration. After countless tries at topical creams and other treatment methods, reducing the visual signs of fine lines and other imperfections may seem impossible. Thanks to new advancements in dermatology, both men and women can now enjoy flawless skin. Intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy is […]


Shingles Swansea, IL

The Pain that is Shingles

While it’s bad enough to be told your roof is too old and you need new shingles, it’s worse to be told you have the varicella-zoster virus, aka “shingles.” Shingles is a skin disease that can be exceedingly painful. If you had chicken pox when you were little, you could get shingles when you’re older. […]


Acne Swansea, IL

Acne — the Four-Letter Word for a Teen

Do you have a confident teenager? That confidence can quickly vanish if you tell him or her you think you see the beginnings of a breakout on their face. The next sound you could hear is the closing of a bedroom door that could stay closed until the breakout runs its course. Acne is the […]


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