Dermatology

Dermatology is the branch of medicine dealing with the skin, nails, hair and its diseases. It is a specialty with both medical and surgical aspects.

Acne: Should I See My Doctor?

Guides you through the decision to see a doctor for acne. Covers symptoms like pimples and blackheads. Looks at treating with medicines like benzoyl peroxide (nonprescription) and isotretinoin (prescription). Includes interactive tool to help you make your decision.

Hair Loss: Should I Take Medicine to Regrow Hair?

Guides you through decision to take medicines to regrow thinning hair. Covers nonprescription minoxidil (Rogaine) and prescription finasteride (Propecia). Looks at benefits and risks. Covers side effects. Includes interactive tool to help you decide.

Live Zoster (Shingles) Vaccine, ZVL: What you need to know

Shingles (also called herpes zoster, or just zoster) is a painful skin rash, often with blisters. Shingles is caused by the varicella zoster virus, the same virus that causes chickenpox. After you have chickenpox, the virus stays in your body and can cause shingles later in life. You can’t catch shingles from another…