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Red, itchy, scaly skin: Why Canadians with psoriasis continue to suffer in silence – Global News

Red, itchy, scaly skin: Why Canadians with psoriasis continue to suffer in silence – Global News

Rosamond Turner, 25, from Toronto dealt with psoriasis for most of her adult life. Her outbreaks got so bad that her face turned itchy, red and scaly. It caused her so much anxiety that she couldn’t finish her application to a master’s degree program in social work.  She even avoided leaving the house for months at… Continue Reading

Eczema Society of Canada first patient webinar

Eczema Society of Canada first patient webinar

Topic: Managing flares & new therapies We’re entering a new era in eczema care as research breakthroughs lead to new therapies and better understanding of the disease. Please join us and our guest speaker, expert dermatologist Dr. Melinda Gooderham, as she gives her guidance on managing flares and updates us on new therapies. Dr. Gooderham… Continue Reading

Weight reduction, gluten-free diet recommended in PsO

Weight reduction, gluten-free diet recommended in PsO

A recent review by the National Psoriasis Foundation’s medical board suggests that adults with psoriasis and/or psoriatic arthritis (PsA) may use dietary interventions to supplement standard medical therapies to reduce disease severity. Authors strongly recommend the hypocaloric diet for overweight and obese patients with psoriasis, and the gluten-free diet for patients with confirmed celiac disease.… Continue Reading

FDA approves first spray-on skin treatment for burns – NBC News

FDA approves first spray-on skin treatment for burns – NBC News

“Dylan Melancon estimates that he was going 70 miles an hour when he crashed his motorcycle on a hot New Orleans highway this past June. He wasn’t wearing leathers or other protective clothing. Melancon’s virtually unprotected body slid along the concrete at high speed for yards. “I was wearing dress pants and a T-shirt. Afterwards,… Continue Reading

Don’t Pop That Pimple, Expert Says

It may be tempting to squeeze a large pimple, but doing so could make the zit worse, skin doctors say. Up to 50 million Americans struggle with various forms of acne, particularly red, swollen, painful bumps that develop deep in the skin, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. There are better, more effective ways… Continue Reading

Best Skin Care Tips for Men – Reader’s Digest Canada

Best Skin Care Tips for Men – Reader’s Digest Canada

Daily shaving can take a serious toll on a man’s skin-especially when you factor in the drying effects of winter weather. Check out our expert’s advice on how to keep your skin healthy, clean and moisturized. 1. Cleanse Your Skin For most men, skin tends to get oily throughout the day in certain areas, even in… Continue Reading

The ultimate guide to every type of wart and how to treat it – ALLURE

The ultimate guide to every type of wart and how to treat it – ALLURE

Warts — and how to treat them — often fall into the things-I-secretly-google-because-I’m-too-embarassed-to-ask-my-doctor category. But despite their (unwarranted) bad rep, warts are incredibly common. “It would be hard to go a day without someone coming into my office to have warts treated,” Robert Brodell, a board-certified dermatologist and chair of the department of dermatology at… Continue Reading

Nearly half of Canadian men aren’t concerned about sun exposure risks

Nearly half of Canadian men aren’t concerned about sun exposure risks

Research has shown that there is an alarming lack of awareness amongst Canadians concerning sun safety and protection. According to a survey that CDA has conducted on the opinions and attitudes of Canadian men and women toward sun exposure and sun protection, only 55 per cent of men are concerned about the risks of increased… Continue Reading

Acne’s Stigma Can Take a Big Mental Toll

Acne’s Stigma Can Take a Big Mental Toll

The impact of acne is more than skin-deep, and often disrupts sleep and well-being, scientists have found. Researchers in Ireland report that perceived social stigma diminishes quality of life for many who have acne — especially girls and women. “We know from previous research that many acne sufferers experience negative feelings about their condition, but… Continue Reading

Andy Cohen’s skin cancer: a lesson in speaking up – Sun & Skin News

Andy Cohen’s skin cancer: a lesson in speaking up – Sun & Skin News

  Andy Cohen was diagnosed with skin cancer. He shared in his story about how a tiny black spot turned out to be melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer. Due to early detection he’s safe now and it was all thanks to his close friend, celebrity, Kelly Ripa. Check out the full story here.… Continue Reading

Alternative medicines may treat psoriasis, but proceed cautiously – DermatologyTimes

Alternative medicines may treat psoriasis, but proceed cautiously – DermatologyTimes

A review of complementary and alternative medicines used by more than 51 percent of patients with psoriasis, shows that indigo naturalis, curcumin, dietary modification, fish oil, meditation, and acupuncture may be effective in some patients, but proceed cautiously investigators say. “There have been many complimentary and alternative medicine treatments investigated for psoriasis. There is some… Continue Reading

Life with eczema FREE educational events

Life with eczema FREE educational events

Interested in learning more about eczema? Join the Eczema Society of Canada this October to hear from dermatology experts on taking control of your eczema, and the latest advancements and new treatments. Each session will also feature patient stories and an audience Q&A, so bring your questions for our experts. The first 50 people to… Continue Reading

“Pimples are in” – the rise of the acne positivity movement – The Guardian

“Pimples are in” – the rise of the acne positivity movement – The Guardian

From Justin Bieber to Lorde, celebrities and bloggers are going bare-faced on social media and opening up about skin problems. And with 25% of women over 30 experiencing acne, it’s not just a teenage affliction It was on a family holiday that Kali Kushner discovered, abruptly, just how others viewed her skin. “At the end… Continue Reading

Kim Kardashian has made it famous…what exactly is a “vampire facial?” – HealthLine

Kim Kardashian has made it famous…what exactly is a “vampire facial?” – HealthLine

Dr. Benjamin Barankin’s was recently quoted in HealthLine about the process of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment or some may know it as “vampire facial” which is available at Toronto Dermatology Centre. Click here for the full article. Credit: healthline.com Continue Reading

Psoriasis/Psoriatic Arthritis Tied to Increased Diabetes Risk – Medscape

Psoriasis/Psoriatic Arthritis Tied to Increased Diabetes Risk – Medscape

Patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA) and psoriasis may have an increased risk for type 2 diabetes (T2D), according to a study published online September 12 in Rheumatology. “This population-based study identified a 50% increase and 40% increased risk of T2D among an incident cohort of PsA patients compared with patients with psoriasis and those in the general population,… Continue Reading

People with psoriasis often face stigma & discrimination – Reauters

People with psoriasis often face stigma & discrimination – Reauters

People with the scaly skin condition psoriasis are often faced with people who don’t want to shake hands with them and who see them – incorrectly – as contagious, according to a new study. “Patients with psoriasis often express frustration to me that they experience discrimination in public places and the work environment,” study coauthor… Continue Reading

Always be cautious

Always be cautious

  View this post on Instagram   Remember with 💉Botox and Fillers, or any cosmetic treatments: If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is! Credentials matter, know your Doctor. Don’t let anyone but a doctor inject you with Botox and Fillers. Don’t get ripped off, injured or worse. #dermatologyfact #cosmetic #botox #fillers… Continue Reading

Sweaty underarms? Palms dripping wet? Soggy sole all the time?

Sweaty underarms? Palms dripping wet? Soggy sole all the time?

Are you embarrassed by excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis)? Do you have clothes you can’t wear or are tired of stains or odour? Toronto Dermatology Centre specializes in hyperhydrosis treatment for the underarms, hands, feet, scalp and just about anywhere else. Most insurance companies cover the cost of this treatment. Depending on the area treated, results last… Continue Reading

The Psoriatic Arthritis Awareness Project

The Psoriatic Arthritis Awareness Project

Jennifer Pellegrin’s story (film by McCoy | Meyer) “My father has always been my hero. My dad was a volunteer fireman until he eventually developed PsA. He went from being a volunteer fireman, running in to rescue others, to not being able to walk or enjoy the simple things, yet he is on the road… Continue Reading

Mediterranean diet might help ease psoriasis

Mediterranean diet might help ease psoriasis

The Mediterranean diet might do more than help ward off heart disease, it may also help improve psoriasis, a new study suggests. “Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory disease triggered by environmental factors,” said lead author Dr. Celine Phan, a dermatologist at Hopital Mondor, in Creteil, France. “The Mediterranean diet, which is characterized by a high… Continue Reading

How to make heat rash, razor burn and bacne disappear

How to make heat rash, razor burn and bacne disappear

Summertime and the living is easy, right? Well, not so much for your skin. Between the harsh summer heat, pesky sweat and frequent shaving, your skin actually takes quite the beating this time of year. Summer skin problems like heat rash, bacne and razor burn can drive you up a wall and make your skin crawl… Continue Reading

Dermatologist discusses whether sunscreen causes cancer, and provides sun safety tips

Dermatologist discusses whether sunscreen causes cancer, and provides sun safety tips

There’s a reasonable approach to sunscreen use—even for those who are skeptical about its safety, says a University of Alberta dermatologist. “From a philosophical perspective, some people may not use sunscreen because they believe it’s not a natural way to live, or they are worried it may cause cancer, or they are concerned about sunscreen… Continue Reading

Are you ready for wedding season?

Are you ready for wedding season?

We all want to look our best. Especially if it’s going to be a night to be remembered for the rest of your life. Check out all our treatments and book an appointment today! #weddingskin #brideskin #groomskin #cosmetic #beauty #skincare A post shared by Toronto Dermatology Centre (@torontodermatologycentre) on Aug 10, 2018 at 7:04am PDT Continue Reading

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