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Living with Psoriasis? We Can Help!

Did you know there are more than 125 million people with psoriasis and/or psoriatic arthritis all over the world? Psoriasis is a common inflammatory disease, caused by abnormal T-lymphocyte function, most often characterized by raised, red, scaly patches. These patches or plaques are usually found on the elbows, knees and scalp but may appear on any part of the skin. Joints and nails can be affected as well. This happens because skin cells in people with psoriasis grow at an abnormally fast rate which causes a buildup of the psoriasis lesions; these lesions are NOT infectious or contagious but may … Continue reading

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All About Alopecia

Did you know hair grows everywhere on your skin but your palms? You have about 100,000-150,000 hairs on your head and lose up to 100 of those per day. So finding a few stray hairs on your brush or pillow is not necessarily cause for concern. However, if you’re experiencing sudden hair loss or more hair loss than usual, it could be indication of a medical condition that requires a visit to Dr. Baker. Alopecia is a general name for hair loss. Sometimes it is an autoimmune disease in which your immune system attacks your hair follicles. This attack causes … Continue reading

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Understanding Acne

Did you know acne is the most common skin condition in the U.S.? Nearly 80% of people will suffer from it at some point in their lives. It most often appears as an outbreak of pimples on the face, neck, back or shoulders. Although acne is most commonly see in teenagers, it can affect people of all ages, race, and gender. So what exactly is acne and why does it occur? Acne forms in your pores, or hair follicles. Sometimes oil, dirt, and dead skin cells get trapped inside the pores and clog them. There’s a bacteria that lives on … Continue reading

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