Skin Health; Questions to Ask

Skin Health; Questions to Ask

Review the following ‘Questions To Ask’ about skin health so you’re prepared to discuss this important health issue with your health care professional.

* How should I care for my skin, given my age and skin type?

* What products do you recommend to keep my skin healthy?

* What advertising claims can I believe about skin care products? Which claims are untrue?

* How can I get rid of my acne?

* How can I get rid of my dandruff?

* What treatments may help improve my psoriasis?

* Am I at high risk for skin cancer?

* What can I do to minimize my risk?

* What should I look for when examining my skin and how often should I examine it?

* What should I do if I find a suspicious spot on my skin?

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“What is Eczema?” EczemaNet. American Academy of Dermatology. Copyright 2004. http://www.skincarephysicians.com/eczemanet/whatis.html#who. Accessed January 7, 2005.

“Frequently Asked Questions About Psoriasis.” PsoriasisNet. American Academy of Dermatology. Copyright 2004. http://www.skincarephysicians.com/psoriasisnet/FAQs.html2. Accessed January 7, 2005.

“Fact Sheet:Actinic Keratosis and Skin Cancer.” American Academy of Dermatology. Copyright 2004. http://www.aad.org/public/NEWS/DermInfo/ActKerSkCancerFAQ.htm. Accessed January 7, 2005.

Judy Tidwell. “Topical Immunodilators Prove Effective in Treating Eczema.” About, Inc. August 11, 2004. http://www.allergies.about.com/b/a/102504.htm. Accessed January 7, 2005.

“ASPS (American Society of Plastic Surgeons) Welcomes CaptiqueT to the InjectableWrinkle Fighters Market.” U.S. Newswire. December 14, 2004. http://www.releases.usnewswire.com/GetRelease.asp?id=40678. Accessed January 7, 2005.

“FDA Approves New Product for Facial Wrinkles.” FDA Talk Paper. U.S. Food and Drug Administration. December 12, 2003. http://www.fda.gov/bbs/topics/ANSWERS/2003/ANS01271.html. Accessed January 7, 2005.

“FDA Approves Fourth Wrinkle Filler.” WebMDHealth. April 23, 2004. http://www.my.webmd.com/content/article/86/98898.htm. Accessed January 7, 2005.

“Injectable Fillers.” American Society of Plastic Surgeons. 2004. http://www.plasticsurgery.org/public_education/procedures/InjectableFillers.cfm. Accessed January 7, 2005.

“Skin Cancer.” American Cancer Society. http://www.cancer.org/downloads/PRO/SkinCancer.pdf. Accessed January 7, 2005.

“Skin Cancer.” American Academy of Dermatology. 2000. http://www.aad.org/public/Publications/pamphlets/SkinCancer.htm. Accessed January 7, 2005.

“News Release Archives-Melanoma, Skin Cancer and Sun Safety.” American Academy of Dermatology. 2000-2003. http://www.aad.org/public/News/NewsReleases/Press+Release+Archives/Skin+Cancer+and+Sun+Safety/melanoma.htm. Accessed January 7, 2005.

“New Class of Eczema Drugs Associated with Significant Quality of Life Benefits in Adult and Child Sufferers” American Academy of Dermatology. Nov. 2001. http://www.aad.org/public/News/NewsReleases/Press+Release+Archives/Skin+ Conditions/EczemaNewDrugs.htm. Accessed January 7, 2005.

“Combination Therapies Offer New Management Options for Acne and Rosacea” American Academy of Dermatology. Oct. 2001. http://www.aad.org/public/News/NewsReleases/Press+Release+Archives/Acne/CombinationTherapies.htm. Accessed January 7, 2005.

National Institute of Arthritis, and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. Health Topics. Updated September 9, 2004. http://www.niams.nih.gov/hi/index.htm#O-U. Accessed January 7, 2005.

“Skin Cancer.” National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health. May 19, 2004. http://www.nci.nih.gov/cancertopics/types/skin/. Accessed January 7, 2005.

“Understanding Wrinkle Treatment” American Academy of Facial and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery. 2000. http://www.facial-plastic-surgery.org/patient/procedures/wrinkles.html. Accessed January 7, 2005.

Dermatologic Disease Database: Dandruff. American Osteopathic College of Dermatology. 2001. http://www.aocd.org/skin/dermatologic_diseases/dandruff.html. Accessed January 7, 2005.

Editorial Staff of the National Women’s Health Resource Center 2002/03/01 2005/03/16 The importance of keeping your skin healthy can’t be overemphasized. It’s the body’s first defense against disease and infection, and it protects your internal organs from injuries. Acne,Actinic keratoses,Collagen,Eczema,Elastin,Melanin,Melanocytes,Skin health

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