PH Dermatology


What Are Warts? Warts are small, harmless growths that appear most frequently on the hands and feet. Sometimes they look flat and smooth, other times they have a dome-shaped or cauliflower-like appearance. Warts can be surrounded by skin that is either lighter or darker. Warts are caused by different forms of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). […]

Skin Tags

What Are Skin Tags? Skin tags are very common soft harmless lesions that appear to hang off the skin. Also Described As: Acrochordons Papillomas Fibroepithelial polyps Soft fibromas Pedunculated (this means they are on a stalk) Filiform (this means they are thread-like) They develop in both men and women as they grow older. They are […]


What Are Scabies? They are an itchy rash caused by a little mite that burrows in the skin’s surface. The human scabies mite’s scientific name is Sarcoptes scabiei var. hominis. How Do You Get Scabies? They are nearly always acquired by skin-to-skin contact with someone else with scabies. The contact may be quite brief such […]


What is Rosacea? Rosacea is a skin disease that primarily affects fair-skinned individuals between the ages of 30-65. It results from chronic inflammation and abnormal blood vessel response to dilating stimuli. Rosacea is not a form of acne or infection, as some people believe. Types of Rosacea Generalized redness of the face Red bumps and […]



What is a Rash? A rash can appear on the skin for many different reasons. It can be localized to a specific part of the body or affect the entire body. Rashes are a change in the skin that affect the color, appearance, or texture and can become itchy, warm, bumpy, dry, blistered, cracked, or […]


What is Psoriasis? Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune disease that impacts the body externally and internally, revealing itself in multiple organs including the skin, heart, muscles and bones. Externally, the skin cells reproduce 7 times faster than normal skin, causing the skin to be thicker than normal. It is most easily recognized by red plaques […]