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    Skin Problems to Watch Out for This Summer

    For every glorious beach or lake day, camping trip, or tromp through the woods, there’s a potential skin problem to go with it ...

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    Why Am I So Itchy?

    Itch, scratch, itch, scratch – toss, turn – repeat. Itchy skin can be maddening - especially when it keeps you awake at night ...

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    Do Some Foods Cause Acne?

    When it comes to breakouts, we’re often quick to point the finger at food. That new pimple must be because of chocolate. That greasy slice ...

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    How to Manage Fear After Melanoma

    Nothing terrifies patients like the word “cancer.” Maybe that explains, at least to some degree, the undeniable trend I’ve noticed among my ...

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    The Key to Managing Chronic Eczema

    Your skin is an amazing organ: It has a very capable barrier function, a good blood supply to call in nutrients, and the ability to repair ...

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    7 Signs You Have Sensitive Skin

    “Sensitive skin” isn’t actually a medical diagnosis – it’s a common sense one. If you’re wondering if your skin is sensitive, start by ...

  • Wound Care and Scars

    Everybody has scars: from childhood injuries, from surgeries, from accidents. They are an inevitable part of life, since we don’t live in a ...

  • Hives

    Hives are red, splotchy, and very itchy weals that suddenly appear on the skin. Also known as urticaria, hives are ...

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    The Unrelenting Misery of Eczema

    Eczema is a challenging skin condition for doctors and patients alike. For some patients with severe cases, it means ...

  • In for a Manicure, Out With an Infection

    Last week I wrote about nail tips and how people who use them regularly are risking serious fungal infections. This week I’d like to ...


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  • Laurel Naversen Geraghty

    Laurel Naversen Geraghty, MD

    Laurel Naversen Geraghty, MD, is a Stanford-trained dermatologist, former Glamour beauty editor, and journalist who has written for The New York Times, Glamour, Allure, Real Simple, Women’s Health, and other publications. She has made many television appearances and co-hosted The Dermatology Show on Sirius-XM throughout medical school. Her personal skincare blog can be found on Instagram and Facebook.

  • Brandith Irwin, MD

    Brandith Irwin, MD

    Brandith Irwin, MD, is a board certified dermatologist and founder of Madison Skin & Laser Center in Seattle, Washington. She is also Co-Founder of a website focused on accurate consumer education on nonsurgical, aesthetic procedures and products. Through her books and website, Dr. Irwin is dedicated to educating people about skin care in the context of a global conversation about beauty, self-esteem and inclusiveness.