Patient Education

Our team of professionals and staff believe that informed patients are better equipped to make decisions regarding their health and well-being. For your personal use, we have created an extensive patient library covering an array of educational topics, which can be found on the side of each page. Browse through these diagnoses and treatments to learn more about topics of interest to you.

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Skin Cancers
..." Checking your skin monthly and contacting your dermatologist if you notice any changes...

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Skin Cancer Screenings and Treatments Precancerous Skin Lesions Basal Cell Carcinoma Squamous Cell Carcinoma Atypical Moles Melanoma Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Skin Disorders Acne Warts/Molluscum Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis) Rosacea Psoriasis Fungal Infections (Ringworm) Herpes (Oral and Genital) Shingles Pigmentation Disorders (Including Vitiligo) Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating) Special Diagnoses Rashes and Allergic Reactions (Environmental and Occupational) Hair and Nail Afflictions Parasitic Skin Conditions (Scabies, Lice) Autoimmune Diseases Mouth Diseases Blistering Disorders Diagnostic Services Bacterial and Viral Cultures Microscopic Slide Examinations Patch Testing (Contact Dermatitis) Skin Biopsies Specialty Clinical Services Ultraviolet Light Treatments Biologic Therapies Using innovative procedures and modern equipment, we are dedicated to providing our patients with the best medical and surgical dermatologic care...

Welcome to Our Blog!
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Patient Education
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Notice of Nondiscrimination
... Coastal Dermatology: Provides free aids and services to people with disabilities to communicate effectively with us, such as: Qualified sign language interpreters Written information in other formats (large print, audio, accessible electronic formats, other formats) Provides free language services to people whose primary language is not English, such as: Qualified interpreters Information written in other languages   If you need these services, contact Bina Patel If you believe that Coastal Dermatology has failed to provide these services or discriminated in another way on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex, you can file a grievance with: Bina Patel, 2804 St...

Eczema
... Limit contact with irritants, such as soaps, clothing, jewelry, foods and detergents...

Poison Ivy: Prevention & Relief
If you spend time outdoors, then you’ve probably come into contact with poison ivy, poison oak or poison sumac at some point in your life...

Common Skin Cancer Symptoms
...If you notice your mole is very dark brown or black or you see more than one color within its border, you should contact your dermatologist...

Smooth Away Your Wrinkles in Minutes: Is Botox Right for You?
...  If you are interested in learning more about Botox ® cosmetic treatments, contact our office and we will be happy to answer your questions...

Got Warts? When to see Your Dermatologist for Treatment
...Wart viruses are contagious and can spread by direct contact, usually entering the body in an area of broken skin...

Did You Know? Fascinating Facts about Your Skin
...Whenever you detect an unusual skin spot or suspect a problem with your skin, contact your dermatologist for an evaluation...

Dermatology Office
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Everything You Need to Know About Chicken Pox
... Chicken pox is highly contagious and can spread from person to person by direct contact or through the air from an infected person's coughing or sneezing...

Diagnosing and Treating Skin Cancer
... Basal cell carcinoma symptoms - white or brown scaly or waxy looking patches, most commonly found on the neck and face Squamous cell carcinoma symptoms - scaly patch or sore that does not heal, or heals and then reopens, most common on the parts of the skin that receive the most sun exposure such as face, neck, arms and hands Melanoma symptoms - changes to the size, shape, borders, and color of existing mole or a new growth, can develop anywhere on the body Skin Cancer Screening in Ponte Vedra Beach and Jacksonville, FL For more information on the different types of skin cancer, prevention tips, and screening information, contact Coastal Dermatology & MedSpa to schedule an appointment by calling 904-727-9123 for Jacksonville or 904-567-1050 for Ponte Vedra Beach...

Treating Your Chronic Acne
... For more information on acne treatments, please contact Dr...

Types of Eczema
... Contact Dermatitis This is caused when the skin comes in contact with an irritant such as certain chemicals...

Head Lice
... Head lice are spread through head-to-head contact; by sharing clothing, linens, combs, brushes, hats and other personal products; or by lying on upholstered furniture or beds of an infested person...

Rashes
... Contact Dermatitis, a type of eczema caused by coming into contact with an allergen...

Eczema (Dermatitis)
...Coming into contact with a trigger, such as wind or an allergy-producing fabric, launches the rash and inflammation...

Blisters
...In other cases, blisters form in response to a chemical or allergic irritant, which is known as contact dermatitis...

Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, Poison Sumac
...The inflammation is a reaction to contact with any part of the plant, which leads to burning, itching, redness and blisters...

Lichen Simplex Chronicus
...If you are unable to break a scratch and itch cycle somewhere on your skin or if the skin becomes painful, contact your dermatologist...

Herpes Simplex Virus
...It is passed from person-to-person through contact with saliva...

Ringworm (Tinea Corporis)
...Ringworm is contagious and can be passed from person to person or through contact with contaminated personal care products, clothing or linens...

Erysipelas
... Erysipelas requires medical treatment, so you should contact your dermatologist as soon as you suspect you may have this infection...

Cellulitis
...Be sure to contact your dermatologist as soon as you observe these symptoms to start an effective treatment...

Candidiasis
...If diaper rash doesn't abate in seven to 10 days, contact your dermatologist...

Boils
...If the boil does not go away within two weeks, is accompanied by a fever or is painful, contact your dermatologist...

Shingles (Herpes Zoster)
...If you suspect you may have shingles, it is important to contact your doctor as quickly as possible...

Scabies
...Scabies is spread through direct contact with an infected person or by sharing clothing and linens...

Warts
... If self-treatments don't work after a period of about 4 to 12 weeks, contact our dermatologist...