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Category Archives: Medical Services

The P is Silent, the Irritation Isn’t — Psoriasis

If you’ve ever heard of the term gingivitis, it’s probably due to advertising for Listerine mouthwash that may have come right down the road from some agency over in Chicago. The same is true with psoriasis and dandruff shampoo advertising — you’ve probably heard of it, but don’t know anything about it. But if you […]


Sherlock Holmes and Contact Dermatitis

Have you ever come in contact with something — maybe it’s a cleaning product, maybe a new cosmetic, maybe a type of metal — and the next thing you know you have a red, inflamed, itchy patch of skin that soon turns scaly? If you have, you’ve had allergic contact dermatitis (ACD), a skin condition […]


The Redness that is Rosacea

Some people say they just have a “ruddy” complexion.  Others assume they must have gotten a little sun without having sunscreen on. Others wonder if it’s that extra drink they had last night. On a humid Illinois July day, it’s even easy to assume you’re just flushed from the heat. Rosacea is a word that […]


Shingles and Shingrix

Shingles on our roof are a good thing, especially during a summer Illinois thunderstorm. But if you’re not a roofer the word “shingles” is one you don’t want to come across. Shingles is a skin disease that can be exceedingly painful. If you had chicken pox when you were little, you can get shingles when […]


Eczema Treatment Swansea IL

Parents with Allergies Often Have Kids with Eczema

While there has always been some cloudiness in the minds of most people between what is dermatitis and what is an allergy, studies show there is a relationship. If parents get hay fever or other allergies, it’s more likely their kids will have eczema, and then in their adult years will be more likely to […]


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 […]


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 when they 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 bane of pretty much every teenager. But […]


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