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    How Eczema Affects the Body

    Last updated 4 months ago

    Eczema is an allergic condition associated with red, itchy skin rashes. It is triggered by exposures to certain allergens. The specific allergens that cause eczema vary between patients but include things like perfumes and certain foods. There is no cure for eczema, but there are things you can do to reduce eczema flare-ups.

    Watch this video to learn what causes eczema and what you can do to reduce symptoms. If you have eczema, taking good care of your skin is essential. Use a thick, non-perfumed moisturizer and hot showers and baths. Your dermatologist can work with you to identify your triggers so you can reduce your chances of flare-ups.

    Let the dermatologists at Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery help you all of your skin issues, including eczema. Make an appointment with one of our skin doctors by calling (866) 608-9531.

     

    The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America - 2014 Take Steps Orlando

    Last updated 4 months ago

    The Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) is a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization dedicated to finding the cures for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.  It was founded in 1967 by Irwin M. and Suzanne Rosenthal, William D. and Shelby Modell, and Henry D. Janowitz, M.D. Since its founding over four decades ago, CCFA has remained at the forefront of research in Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Today, CCFA funds cutting-edge studies at major medical institutions, nurture investigators at the early stages of their careers, and finance underdeveloped areas of research. In addition, CCFA’s educational workshops and programs, along with our scientific journal, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, enable medical professionals to keep pace with this rapidly growing field.  CCFA is very proud that the National Institutes of Health has commended the Foundation for "uniting the research community and strengthening IBD research."

    CCFA’s signature event, Take Steps, is a family friendly community festival and walk dedicated to raising mission critical funds and awareness for inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). In the past 6 years, this event has raised almost $40 million in the search for cures for these debilitating digestive diseases.  Here in our local community, you can join CCFA’s efforts and Take Steps forCrohn's and Colitis.

    Take Steps Orlando (Central Florida Community)

    Date: Saturday, April 26th

    Location: Lake Lily Park, Maitland

    Time: 4pm Registration & Festival, 5pm Walk & Post Concert in the Park

    To register as a team or individual walker, or make a donation, please visit: www.cctakesteps.org/orlando <http://www.cctakesteps.org/orlando>

    To learn more please enjoy the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Px9WTHnsQA

    If you or someone you know is interested in joining Take Steps in your local community, please contact Laura Kraubetz, Community Development Director at lkraubetz@ccfa.org<mailto:lkraubetz@ccfa.org> or 646.203.1214 for more information.  We look forward to seeing you there and taking steps towards a cure!

    Understanding How Skin Works

    Last updated 4 months ago

    If you’re like most people, you don’t give your skin much thought - until something goes wrong with it. Although your skin might not always get as much attention as it deserves, it’s hard to overstate its importance. Knowing a little bit about how your skin works may help you better understand how to care for it and the treatments your dermatologist prescribes. Get to know your skin with these facts.

    Skin Overview

    Your skin is literally a protective barrier that shields your bones, muscles, and internal organs of from outside elements. It is packed with white blood cells and helps to stave off bacteria to prevent infections. When bacteria does breach the skin, it triggers your immune system to kick into gear to fight off the invaders. Skin also plays a crucial role in regulating body temperature. When it is cold, the blood vessels in your skin contract to keep the blood warm. When it’s hot, the blood vessels expand, which encourages sweating to help you cool down.

    Skin Structure

    Your skin is made up for three layers: epidermis, dermis, and hypodermis. The epidermis is the top layer. It is also the thinnest layer. The epidermis protects against infection and contains the melanin that gives your skin color. It is made up of dead skin cells that are constantly shedding to make room for younger cells. The middle layer - the dermis - contains collagen, which gives your skin tightness. The dermis also contains nerves that alert you to pain, cold, and heat. The hypodermis is the link between skin and the underlying muscles and bones. It also helps to keep you warm.

    Do you want to learn more about how your skin works? Make an appointment with Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery. Our dermatologists always take the time to answer patient questions and explain skin conditions and treatments. Discover more about our medical and cosmetic dermatology services by calling (866) 608-9531. 

    What Is Rosacea?

    Last updated 4 months ago

    Rosacea is an inflammatory skin condition that appears on the center of the face. It most often strikes women between the ages of 30 and 50 but can happen to men and people outside of those ages. If you have symptoms of rosacea, it’s important to see a dermatologist right away.

    This video explains the symptoms of rosacea and some of the complications that can develop. Including facial redness and bumps, rosacea can cause the nose to thicken and can spread to the eyes. Your dermatologist can offer treatments to control your symptoms.

    If you suspect you have rosacea, make an appointment with Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery. We offer a wide range of medical and dermatology services and can help you contain the effects of rosacea. Learn more by calling (866) 608-9531. 

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    Last updated 4 months ago

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