Dr. Tkach's Dermatology Patient Information Sheets
I try to explain things clearly during your visit. Sometimes when the doctor is using big medical terms that you can't say or spell let alone remember, people will get home and say, "What did he say?" So, when possible, I give patients information sheets to take home. Here they are without your needing to ask for them.
- Acne Information
The term acne includes conditions that affect hair follicles and their associated oil glands and sweat glands.
- Skin Infections and Warts
Skin infections can be bacterial, fungal, or viral.
- Sun Damage, Skin Cancer, and Moles
There will be 1 million cases of skin cancer in America this year. Most can be prevented by the long term use of sunscreen. If caught early, most skin cancers are relatively easy to treat. Some skin lesions look like cancer but are not cancer.
- Eczemas and Rashes
The term dermatitis broadly includes inflammation of the skin causing red, scaly, itchy rashes. There are thousands of types and causes. Even more confusing, thousands all look alike.
- Propecia: Risks and Benefits
I went to the Montana State University Bozeman and did multiple 1/2 - 1 hour MEDLINE literature searches totaling 8 hours over a 6-week period.
- Post Liquid Nitrogen Instructions
What to expect after cryosurgery and information on why liquid Nitrogen is used so much by dermatologists.
To see photos of a disease or condition of interest to you, do this:
Launch Google. Type in the name of the disease, but do not hit return. Instead look up in the upper left hand corner of the screen. Click on the word images. Now you can see many photos of the condition.
Caution: Sometimes photos on the Internet are mislabeled. There is a photo of elephantiasis presented in the Google image search results mislabelled as lichen planus. Look at the overall range of photos and you should get a good idea of what the condition may look like.
The information provided in these patient information sheets is offered for general informational and educational purposes only; it is not offered as and does not constitute medical advice. In no way are any of the materials presented meant to be a substitute for professional medical care or attention by a qualified practitioner, nor should they be construed as such.