It’s not unusual for people to pick at their skin from time to time – this is a common behavior. But if you notice that picking at your skin is constant or find that you can’t stop doing it even if you try, you might have skin picking disorder called dermatillomania. Are you picking at a scab, or more commonly the skin around your fingernails, until it causes sores, bleeding, or scars? Read on. There are ways your doctor might be able to help you.
As if the teenage years weren’t hard enough emotionally, they also seem to be the most difficult physically as well. As teens navigate their way through school and friendships, their appearance tends to be more important to them than ever before. It also seems to be the time when most young people begin to have trouble with acne. Knowing you’re not the only person battling the problem doesn’t lessen the stress on you, so it helps to have some ideas on how to combat acne and to know when to see a doctor.
People living with serious skin conditions know that day-to-day routines can sometimes be difficult. Psoriasis can be itchy at best and painful at worst and prevent those dealing with it from doing normal activities to avoid making their outbreak worse. Those who have vitiligo often feel stigmatized and sometimes suffer from mood disorders or depression as a result. The good news is that therapy for these types of skin disorders is available, and patients are seeing extraordinary success with one specific type of treatment: Xtrac laser therapy.