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Palmar Hyperhidrosis Treatment

Palmar Hyperhidrosis Treatment – How to Stop Sweaty Palms and Feet

Common nightmares that everyone experiences at some point include showing up in public settings like work or school absolutely naked or sweating profusely in front of other people. But what can you do if these fears carry over into reality? You can put on clothing if you’re naked, but what do you do if you find yourself sweating excessively? Understanding

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Why Are Medical Grade Skincare Products Better for Your Skin Blog

Why Are Medical Grade Skin Care Products Better for Your Skin

Although over-the-counter (OTC) skin care products are readily available and typically less expensive than their medical grade (aka pharmaceutical grade) counterparts, the mixture of ingredients used in OTC products is usually nonspecific. This generalization is necessary because over-the-counter products are designed to be sold in the mass marketplace. Generalization also means that these OTC products are not created with your

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What Causes Acne Scars and How You Can Prevent Them New

What Causes Acne Scars and How You Can Prevent Them

Acne seems to appear when you absolutely do not need another thing on your plate. Stress, diet, cleaning routines, and even sleeping habits will affect whether another pimple shows up. While acne generally goes away with a few days, even if left untreated, acne scars can be an entirely different experience. Sadly, scars from acne can actually be permanent. Scarring

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5 Tips on How to Prevent Skin Cancer New

5 Tips on How to Prevent Skin Cancer

Every year brings the San Joaquin Valley an average of 3550 hours of sun. We love the outdoors, but even in winter, there is a significant risk for skin cancer. In this month’s article, Dr. Leslie Storey, of Valley Skin Institute, shares 5 essentials to preventing sun-related skin cancers.   1. Use sunscreen all year round. Many of us instinctively

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Two New Year’s Resolutions for Healthier Skin done

Two New Year’s Resolutions for Healthier Skin 

Dr. Leslie Storey at Valley Skin Institute has some advice for all her patients flocking to the gym to keep their New Year’s resolutions to get in shape: While you are working out to lose weight and look good, don’t forget to take precautions to prevent skin infection at the gym. Germs thrive at the gym. How can you get

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National Healthy Skin

National Healthy Skin Month – Skin Care Tips

November is National Healthy Skin Month, so it’s the perfect time to talk about skincare. Unfortunately, November is also when the weather turns cold, causing many people to experience challenges. Considering the skin is the body’s largest organ, it’s essential to take care of it.  Below are some tips to help you care for your skin properly this fall/winter: 1.

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New Shingles Vaccine

New Shingles Vaccine: What You Need To Know

Editors notes: Dr. Storey recently read this story and wanted to share it with her patients. It was orginally posted on WebMD.  This story was updated on Oct. 16, 2018 to reflect that some people with insurance may still face out-of-pocket costs. Feb. 12, 2018 — In October 2017, the FDA approved a new shingles vaccine, called Shingrix. This January,

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Treating Bee Stings

Treating Bee Stings

It can happen fast. One minute the kids are all playing peacefully outside on a warm, spring day. The next minute a piercing scream reveals that one them has been stung by a bee. To help alleviate the panic, it’s important to know what to do – and not do – to treat a bee sting. The first thing to

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Treating Bug Bites

Treating Bug Bites

Although most bug bites are harmless, some can spread dangerous diseases like Zika virus, dengue, Lyme disease, and malaria. Particularly if you’re visiting areas with known insect-borne diseases, it’s important to take steps to reduce your risk. To help prevent bug bites, Dr. Leslie Storey recommends the following tips: Use insect repellent. To protect against mosquitoes, ticks and other bugs,

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Treating Poison Ivy

A rash from poison ivy or poison oak or is caused by an oil found in these plants called urushiol (you-ROO-shee-all). When this oil touches your skin, it often causes an itchy, blistering rash. Most people can safely treat the rash at home. However, if you experience any of the following symptoms, go to the emergency room right away. If

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