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Diseases and conditions


Want to know what dermatologists tell their patients about managing conditions that affect the skin, hair, or nails? You’ll find their expertise and insight here.

Coronavirus Resource Center

During the coronavirus pandemic, the AAD's Coronavirus Resource Center will help you find information about changes in dermatology and how you can continue to care for your skin, hair, and nails.

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Is your dry skin actually hand eczema?

If your hands are dry, scaly, and painful, you might have hand eczema instead of dry skin.

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Shingles: How to reduce your risk

Complications from shingles can last a lifetime. If you’re 50 or older, here’s the one thing you can do to greatly reduce your risk of getting shingles.

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Chronic hives: How to get relief

Hives are itchy welts on the skin. Here’s what dermatologists recommend if you’ve had flare-ups for 6 weeks or longer.

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Prevent hand-foot-and-mouth disease

This childhood disease can cause painful mouth sores and an itchy rash. Taking these simple precautions can reduce your child’s risk.

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Wart treatment you can do at home

It’s possible to clear warts more quickly and prevent new ones from developing. You probably have everything you need at home.


Why everyone should treat acne

While acne will eventually go away on its own, dermatologists strongly recommend treating it. Here’s why.

How to spot a precancerous skin growth

Also called an AK, this growth can turn into skin cancer, so you want to know if you have one. These pictures show you what to look for.

Relief for childhood eczema

If your child has eczema, you can gain control. This online guide offers dermatologists’ insight to help you calm the skin and reduce flare-ups.

Skin care that helps reduce rosacea flare-ups

The right skin care can make a noticeable difference. Here’s what dermatologists recommend.

Is that eczema or psoriasis?

These two conditions can look similar. Find out how to tell the difference.

7 signs of skin cancer many people miss

Skin cancer can look harmless. Would you think any of these spots could be a skin cancer?

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