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Help! I Touched Poison Ivy! – Advice From Your Board-Certified Dermatologists

Help! I Touched Poison Ivy! – Advice from Your Board-Certified Dermatologists

What Should You Do If You Touch Poison Ivy? Wash your skin with lukewarm, soapy water, including under your nails. Apply cool compresses. Wash your clothing. Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, and Poison Sumac contain an oil called urushiol. If you are allergic to this oil, you can develop a rash. The Rash Is Not Contagious …

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Maskne

Maskne

Yes, it’s really a thing & other skin related concerns from wearing a mask! Our new normal in the time of COVID-19 includes wearing a face mask to protect ourselves and those around us and reduce the spread of the coronavirus. However, face masks can cause skin problems like acne breakouts (aka “maskne”). The Board …

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Application Matters: Spray Sunscreen

While sunscreen in cream and lotion forms are better than sprays, the best sunscreen is the one you will actually use. Given the popularity and availability of sprays, keep in mind these tips for proper application to make sure you are protected from the harmful effects of sunlight this summer. Hold the spray nozzle close the …

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Skin Cancer Awareness Alphabet

Skin Cancer Awareness Alphabet

See a New, Changing, or Unusual Spot? Make an appointment with one of our Board-Certified Dermatologists to get it checked out. May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month and a good reminder to perform regular self skin checks and practice sun safety. With 1 in 5 Americans developing skin cancer, it is the most common form …

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COVID-19 Toes

COVID Toes

As dermatologists, we are familiar with the many ways viral infections can manifest on the skin. Like other viral illnesses, the current viral pandemic of COVID-19 has been shown to cause skin changes as well. COVID-19 Symptom: COVID Toes A small percentage of those positive for COVID-19 are showing signs of an unusual rash on …

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Hitting the slopes this winter? Here’s what you need to know to protect your skin.

Protect Your Skin on the Slopes

Planning on Skiing this Winter? Hitting the slopes in high altitudes increases the intensity of the harmful Ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun. Here’s what you need to know to Protect Your Skin! The thinner atmosphere also reduces the number of rays that are normally blocked, which increases your chance of sunburn. The snow also …

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Do I still need sunscreen in the winter?

Do I Need Sunscreen in the Winter?

Ultraviolet (UV) light causes skin cancer. Certainly, most of us get less sunlight in the winter as the days are shorter and colder temperatures keep us indoors. So why apply sunscreen in the winter? UV & Blue Light Damaging UV rays are all around us and not just from the sun. Fluorescent lighting has been …

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Falling Temperatures Signals Change for Our Skin Care Regimen

Falling Temperatures Signals Change for Our Skin Care Regimen

As we say goodbye to the warm temperatures and St. Louis humidity for a few months, we suggest that you consider your skin care and how your routines should change with the seasons. With the start of Fall comes changes to our environment around us. Your body needs to make adjustments to acclimate to the …

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UV Protecting Clothing

UV Protecting Clothing

In an article written by the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology they provide research that UV protective clothing garments provide better protection against UVA than most sunscreens. The authors examined the UVA protection afforded by various dry clothing garments, including regular clothing fabrics (t-shirts, jeans), UV protective fabrics (athletic shirts, bathing suits), and …

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Sunscreen Protects Better than a Beach Umbrella

Sunscreen Protects Better than a Beach Umbrella

A study released in 2017 showed that a sunscreen protects against sunburn better than a beach umbrella! Protect Your Skin with Sunscreen During 3.5 hours of sun exposure, 78% of people got a sunburn while sitting under a beach umbrella while only 25% did while using sunscreen. Reflected and indirect rays expose the skin to …

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Dr Katherine M. Moritz is the bomb-diggity!!! She’s very professional, kind, and most of all caring for my concerns and needs. Today, I walked out of her office with my son in my arms in tears of joy. She removed a cyst on my eyelid that had been there for over a year now. In a matter of seconds, she painlessly had it removed. When I looked in the bathroom mirror, I ran back into her office thanking the staff and giving her my gratitude and thanks. I swear, I cried when I got into my car all over again. This place is a whole vibe, they are culturally competent, and she’s helping me live my wishes in my 40’s, that I had in high school. Dr. Moritz is like the fountain of youth, she’s reversing my aging and I feel more confident in myself than I did in my 20’s.

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