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Questions for Your Health Care Provider

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  1. How should I care for my skin if I have acne?
  2. What will make my acne worse?
  3. What are common myths about acne?

Dermatitis (including eczema)

  1. Can dermatitis be cured?
  2. What factors or triggers will make dermatitis worse?
  3. What are the most common irritants?

Skin cancer

  1. What type of skin cancer do I have?
  2. How far has my melanoma spread within or beneath my skin?
  3. How thick is the melanoma?
  4. What treatment choices do I have? What do you recommend and why?

To Find Out More

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) call 877-226-4267 or visit

National Cancer Institute call
800-422-6237 or visit


  1. How do I know I have psoriasis?
  2. What treatments do you recommend?
  3. Can psoriasis be cured?


  1. How long does rosacea lasts?
  2. What triggers a flare up?
  3. What are the benefits of laser and therapies? How do they work?

Read More "Skin Diseases" Articles
Skin Health and Skin Diseases / NIH Research to Results / Cross-section of human skin / Skin and Sun—Not a good mix / Questions for Your Health Care Provider

Fall 2008 Issue: Volume 3 Number 4 Page 26