Acne Treamtents for Skin of Color

Hi, this is Dr. Charles Crutchfield clinical professor of dermatology and medical director at Crutchfield Dermatology.

Today we are going to talk about acne.

Now when treating acne in persons of color, the brown spots after
the acne blemishes have healed, this is also known as post inflammatory hyperpigmentation, can be a real problem. Continue reading Acne Treamtents for Skin of Color

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Ringworm of the Scalp – Tinea Capitis


Hi this is Dr. Charles Crutchfield clinical professor of dermatology and medical director at Crutchfield Dermatology.

Today we are going to talk about ringworm of the scalp. The medical term is Tinea Capitis.

Is Ringworm of the Scalp Common?

Tinea Capitis is very common in African American children. In fact any child with a scaling itching scalp should be thouroughly investigated for ringworm of the scalp.

Ringworm of the Scalp Clue

One of the clues are large lymphnodes on the back of the neck.

How Long Is Treatment?

It’s important that the medical treatment occurs for at least eight weeks or as advised by board certified dermatologists It’s also recommended that all objects that touch the hair such as comb barrets rubber bands and pillow cases be replaced or treated to prevent reinfection.

Anti-fungal Shampoo

I also advise all members of the household to use an anti fungal shampoo because ringworm is a fungal infection But to use this shampoo for at least two months.

Can Adults Have Ringworm of the Scalp?

This is a very common yet easily treated condition in young children.
Adults rarely develop ringworm of the scalp but can be carriers and pass it on to their children who are prone to the infection. That’s why it is so important to treat the entire family for two months.

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Traction Hair Loss – Traction Alopecia

Hi, this is Dr. Charles Crutchfield clinical professor of dermatology and medical director at Crutchfield Dermatology.

Today we are going to talk about Traction Alopecia. Also known as traction hair loss.

Can Hair Braiding Cause Hair Loss?

Hair that is braided tightly can actually produce hair loss. Especially in children. This presents in a classic pattern that can easily be detected. Continue reading Traction Hair Loss – Traction Alopecia

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Lichen Nitidus – What is it?

Hi this is Dr. Charles Crutchfield clinical professor of dermatology and Medical Director at Crutchfield Dermatology. Today we are going to talk about Lichen Nitidus.

What Is Lichen Nitidus?

Lichen Nitidus is a common condition where tiny cream colored bumps occur on the abdomen of children of color. Continue reading Lichen Nitidus – What is it?

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Mongolian Spots – What are they? Will they go away?

Hi, this Dr. Charles Crutchfield clinical professor of dermatology and medical director at Crutchfield Dermatology. Today we are going to talk about Mongolian spots.

What Do Mongolian Spots Look Like?

These are very common dark blue-gray round patches seen on the lower back and buttocks of children of color these are harmless and represent a normal variant that we see in all the time. Continue reading Mongolian Spots – What are they? Will they go away?

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Keloids – What they are & how they are treated

Hi, this is Dr. Charles Crutchfield clinical professor of dermatology and medical director at Crutchfield Dermatology Today we are talking about keloids.

What Causes Keloids?

Throughout evolution our skin has become quite skillful at repairing any sight of injury damage. Continue reading Keloids – What they are & how they are treated

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Pityriasis Alba – What is it and is it treatable?

Hi, this is Dr. Charles Crutchfield clinical professor of dermatology and medical director at Crutchfield Dermatology.

What Is Pityriasis Alba?

Today we are talking about a condition called Pityriasis Alba; these are the white patches often seen on the cheeks of children. Pityriasis Alba is a very common condition where the white spots or patches occur on the face especially cheeks and also arms of children and adolescents. Continue reading Pityriasis Alba – What is it and is it treatable?

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Ethnic Skin Color

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This is Charles Crutchfield clinical professor of dermatology and medical director at Crutchfield Dermatology.

Lets Talk About Skin Diseases Specific to Ethnic Skin

Talking about skin diseases- most skin diseases occur in people of all skin colors. Certain problems encountered in the skin are more common in people with skin of color; and sometimes a skin problem seems more obvious because it effects a person’s skin color. Continue reading Ethnic Skin Color

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