Amy McMichael MD

Skin Tag

Skin tags are small, soft pieces of skin that stick out on a thin stem. They most often appear on the neck, armpits, upper trunk, and body folds. The cause of skin tags is not known. They commonly appear after middle age. Skin tags do not require treatment. But if they are bothersome, a doctor can easily remove them…

Psoriasis: Skin, Scalp, and Nail Care

Covers skin, scalp, and nail care for psoriasis. Includes info on why care is important. Offers tips on products that may help and those to avoid. Covers moisturizing skin and how to protect skin, scalp, and nails.


Rhinophyma is an uncommon form of rosacea that results in knobby bumps on the nose and cheeks. This can make the nose and face look swollen. The changes in the face caused by rhinophyma may become permanent. Rhinophyma can be treated with cosmetic surgery.

Nail Psoriasis

Many people who have psoriasis have nail changes. This can involve: Pitting on the surface of the nail. Defects in the nail, such as ridges or crumbling nails. Yellowish color to the toenails (and sometimes fingernails). Thickening of the fingernails or toenails. Spots under the fingernails, such as yellow-red patches…


Psoriasis (say “suh-RY-uh-sus”) is a long-term (chronic) skin problem that causes skin cells to grow too quickly and form thick, white, silvery, or red patches. They’re most often found on the knees, elbows, scalp, tailbone, and back. Psoriasis isn’t contagious. It tends to run in families. There are many types of…