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What spirit is so empty and blind, that it cannot recognize the fact that the foot is more noble than the shoe, and skin more beautiful than the garment with which it is clothed? - Michelangelo

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Dermatology Is More Than Skin Deep: What You Need To Know About Your Body's Largest Organ


Dermatology, the study of diseases of the skin—the human body’s largest organ--is both misunderstood and underrated. Even some physicians in other specialties think it’s “easy,” or borders on the trivial, but skin diseases are important because they are common, impose a huge economic and psychological burden on patients, and can be deadly.

In 2013, one American in four sought treatment for at least one skin ailment, and the average person was treated for 1.6 skin diseases. Nearly half of Americans over age 65 have skin disease, with an average of 2.2 each. Treatment of skin disorders accounted for $75 billion in medical, preventative and prescription and non-prescription…

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 Dermatology Is More Than Skin Deep: What You Need To Know About Your Body's Largest Organ

Dermatology, the study of diseases of the skin—the human body’s largest organ--is both misunderstood and underrated. Even some physicians in other specialties think it’s “easy,” or borders on the trivial, but skin diseases are important because they are common, impose a huge economic and psychological burden on patients, and can be deadly.

10 Common Skin Myths That Need To Be Debunked Right Now

Have you heard the one about annunciating vowels being an effective anti-aging exercise or that it's normal for retinol to make your face molt? Those falsehoods and other misconceptions are like the urban legends of dermatology. It's unclear who's responsible for spreading these lies, but it's time to set the record straight. I'm here to dispel ten common skin myths.

12 Things Dermatologists Who’ve Had Skin Cancer Want You To Know

You found an iffy mole. It might be cancerous–and could become deadly within weeks. Yet the dermatologist will not see you now, or possibly even for months. As melanoma rates skyrocket, a shocking derm shortage is putting millions of women’s lives at risk. But what’s more frightening, sinister even, is the underlying cause, one that’s being prioritized over your health: money.

Seven myths and truths about healthy skin

The basic principles of keeping skin healthy are mainly common sense. You should wash your skin regularly to remove dirt, but not so much that you remove the essential moisture and water-proofing substances. Use a moisturiser if your skin feels tight or dry – a greasy ointment works best unless you have acne-prone skin, in which case you should use a non-greasy water-based cream. Avoid stress if possible, eat a healthy diet and drink water when you feel thirsty. And finally, protect your skin from too much sun with a hat and clothing or sunscreen.


The Interactive Dermatology Atlas contains more than 1000 photographs from patient visits over the past two decades.

Dermatology News

MDedge Dermatology offers dermatologists content from Cutis and Dermatology News in one time-saving website to enhance patient care and keep readers informed about clinical developments. This interactive site is designed to help clinicians quickly find the information they need to improve the treatment and care of patients with conditions affecting the hair, skin, and nails.

Skin Site

The Most Complete Source of Information on Skin Diseases.

Skin Therapy Letter

Written for dermatologists by dermatologists. Indexed by the US National Library of Medicine.


Derm101 is a comprehensive digital resource for healthcare professionals at all levels of training and practice, with content tailored to a range of specialties, from dermatology to primary care (pediatrics and family practice), and is available on every major platform—on the Web and via mobile devices in three languages: English, Spanish, and Chinese.

Dermatologic Disease Database

Brought to you by the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology.

Dermatology Times

Dermatology Times is a monthly tabloid newsmagazine that reports credible, relevant timely information on the latest trends in its market and is at the forefront of all developments in the dermatology arena.

DermIS is the largest dermatology information service available on the internet. It offers elaborate image atlases (DOIA and PeDOIA) complete with diagnoses and differential diagnoses, case reports and additional information on almost all skin diseases


Dermnet is a web site that contains over 23,000 images of skin disease.

DermNet NZ

DermNet NZ was established by the New Zealand Dermatological Society, the national association of New Zealand registered dermatologists, to provide information about skin diseases, conditions and treatment for patients and their health professionals. Information provided on DermNet NZ should not be regarded as medical advice for individuals.


DermWeb is a premier destination for dermatology links and resources on the Web. There are several areas of interest for practicing dermatologists, for dermatology students, and for the general public

EWG's Skin Deep

It's our mission at Environmental Working Group to use the power of information to protect human health and the environment. EWG's Skin Deep database gives you practical solutions to protect yourself and your family from everyday exposures to chemicals. We launched Skin Deep in 2004 to create online safety profiles for cosmetics and personal care products. is an independent skin care information portal for savvy consumers. Our goal is to help you make genuinely informed choices in skin care and rejuvenation.

Warts, contrary to popular belief, are not given to people by frogs. Warts are caused by a viral infection in the top layer of skin. They are non-cancerous, epidermal growths most often occurring on the hands and feet of an infected person.

Your Skin 101

Your online guide to skin care products and tips for healthy, glowing skin.

American Academy of Dermatology

Get expert insights into the care and treatment of your skin, hair, and nails for a lifetime of healthy habits brought to you by the American Academy of Dermatology.

British Skin Foundation

We believe research is the key to beating skin disease, and we've come a long way in terms of what we know about them since the charity was founded back in 1996. In that time, we've taken great strides in understanding how many of the skin diseases function and spread, as well as how this will ultimately affect our management of them. Our unwavering commitment to funding quality research means we won't stop until we've found cures for common skin problems like eczema and acne through to potential killers like malignant melanoma.

Canadian Skin Patient Alliance

CSPA is a patient-centred organization serving patient needs to enhance care, to promote skin health and to find cures for Canadian skin patients.

NEJM Journal Watch

Our mission is to help clinicians efficiently understand medical developments to improve patient care and foster professional development. NEJM Journal Watch equips today's caregivers with the information and perspective needed to be clinically prepared and practice with confidence.


We at RashResource are committed to providing you with the most up-to-date information about symptoms and treatments for various rashes. RashResource also goals itself to supply and add as many pictures photos and images of rashes.

Skin Care

The Internet offers a wealth of information. However, as anybody who has ever searched for a specific topic knows, there are a lot of trivial web sites out there. We at LoveToKnow strive to gather the most useful information — on the topics you are searching for — and provide it in a convenient, easy-to-use format. Whatever you would love to know more about, you can find it here.

Skin Care Guide

Explore basic skin care and skin treatments to help you improve skin conditions like acne, eczema, herpes, skin cancer, psoriasis, sensitive skin and other skin conditions.

SkinHealth Centers

We're SkinHealth Centers - a team of physicians, facial cosmetic surgeons and medical aestheticians dedicated to developing and providing customized state-of-the-art cosmetic dermatology, laser and skin rejuvenation treatments.

8 Dandruff Shampoos That Will Work Miracles On Your Annoyingly Itchy Scalp

It turns out under-washing is the most common cause of dandruff, which is “ basically an overgrowth or imbalance of a normal yeast on the body,” says Haley. By letting sebum and dead skin build-up there, you create the perfect environment for fungal and bacterial infections, the former of which will jumpstart the flaking. Dandruff can also result from too much shampooing, or using too-hot water when showering.

National Eczema Association

Considered a chronic form of eczema, seborrheic dermatitis appears on the body where there are a lot of oil-producing (sebaceous) glands like the upper back, nose and scalp. Seborrheic dermatitis can affect people of any age, though it’s most common in infants and adults between the ages of 30 and 60. Among adults and teens, the condition is more common in males.

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