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What is a dermatologist?

It takes years of schooling to develop the expertise that only a dermatologist has. Find out why you’re in good hands when you see a dermatologist.

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How to select a dermatologist

You have choices when it comes to your health care. Here’s how to choose the dermatologist who aligns with your needs.

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What is an FAAD?

Find out what these letters stand for and why you want to choose an FAAD dermatologist.


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Diseases and conditions

Want to know what dermatologists tell their patients about managing conditions that affect the skin, hair, or nails? You'll find their expertise and insight here.

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Everyday care

This insight from board-certified dermatologists can help you take the best possible care of your skin, hair, and nails.

October is Eczema Awareness Month | American Academy of Dermatology
Get eczema wise this month

If you have eczema, take time to learn more about it during Eczema Awareness Month. What you learn could lead to fewer flare-ups or better results from treatment.

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What are COVID toes?

Some people who get COVID-19 develop COVID toes. See what COVID toes look like and what symptoms you can develop.

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Coronavirus Resource Center

During the coronavirus pandemic, the AAD's Coronavirus Resource Center will help you find information about changes in dermatology and how you can continue to care for your skin, hair, and nails.

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Read dermatologists' insights on how to recognize and treat common skin conditions, and what treatments can help you look and feel your best.

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How to test skin care products at home

Sometimes, a skin care ingredient can irritate your skin, causing a condition called allergic contact dermatitis. Fortunately, testing skin care products on small areas of your skin before use can help predict whether you'll experience a negative reaction.

Before you add a skin care product to your routine, board-certified dermatologists recommend testing it by following these tips.

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How to care for a minor wound

If you have a minor cut or scrape, good wound care may prevent a noticeable scar. Here’s the wound care that dermatologists recommend.

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Relief from uncontrollably itchy skin

Find out what may be causing the itch and how you can get relief.

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Treating light spots on brown or black skin

Board-certified dermatologist Nada Elbuluk, MD, MSc, FAAD, explains what to do if you notice light spots on your skin.

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Face mask skin care made simple: Infographic

Common skin problems like acne and dry, irritated skin can develop beneath your face mask. To help you prevent face mask skin problems, we’ve compiled these simple skin care tips from dermatologists.

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When acne won't clear

Virtually everyone can see clearer skin. If you’re not, try these 10 dermatologists’ tips.

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10 reasons your scalp itches

This dermatologists’ insight can help you figure out why your scalp itches and what can bring relief.

Learn more about everyday skin, hair, and nail care

Upgrade your routine with advice from the skin, hair, and nail experts.

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